Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here are our selections from the week’s new releases. Tracks from UK indie royalty such as Jamie T, Slaves, and TOY, some brilliant Dylan-esque protest folk from Kyle Craft, three very different covers from Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop, St. Vincent, and Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan, jerky, infectious punk rock from Sex Stains, and more raw country from Lydia Loveless. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Jamie T … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: THE ITALIAN JOB’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Following Barry-Sean’s welcome return to the MM bosom yesterday, we are equally delighted to now introduce The Italian Job’s debut entry into MM’s Best Of annals (and don’t try saying that when you’ve had too much eggnog). Providing us with a welcome European flavour, and writing better in her second language than we can in our first, we invite you to sample her pleasingly punk-tinged favourites … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: THE ITALIAN JOB’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: BARRY-SEAN’S TOP TEN SONGS

It is a warm welcome back into the fold for Barry-Sean, and he kicks off our individual contributors personal favourites of the year. Take it away maestro…   10. Slaves – The Hunter  So, they’re not the most mature lyrics ever. In fact they make a lot of the old punk stuff I listened to as a teenager sound quite sophisticated. But there’s a rawness … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: BARRY-SEAN’S TOP TEN SONGS

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

Here we go then, our final countdown of our favourite tracks of 2015, with no fewer than three artists managing two entries in the top 25 this year! And don’t forget you can see the other 75 choices here (100-75), here (75-51) and here (50-26). Enjoy. 25 Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams   24 Tracy Thorn – Goodbye Joe (2015 re-issue)   23 Calexico – Follow … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 50-26

It’s the third instalment of our end of year list of our favourite tracks of 2015. Today we enter the top half of the chart with numbers 50 through to 26.   50 Mutual Benefit – Not For Nothing   49 Rats On Rafts – Last Day On Earth   48 Slaves – Ninety Nine   47 Diet Cig – Harvard   46 Decemberists – The … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 50-26

MM’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2015: 15-1

Here are our favourite albums of 2015. 15 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle   14 Joe Ely – Panhandle Rambler   13 Low – Ones And Sixes   12 James McMurtry – Complicated Game   11 Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy   10 Quiet Hollers – Quiet Hollers   9 Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie   8 Ezra Furman – Perpetual … Continue reading MM’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2015: 15-1

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 100 – 76

Time for the MM countdown of our favourite tracks of the year to begin. Over the next few days we’ll be revealing our top 100 tracks and top 30 albums of 2015, with contributions from Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, Polly Pocket and Franca. We’ll also share their personal choices with you next week. So without further ado, here are numbers 100 through to 76. … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 100 – 76

Mega Video Round Up

Time for some more entertainment in the form of musical films. Here are ten of the more entertaining tunes and videos that have landed in our in-box over the past couple of weeks. They come from the likes of Protomartyr, Dogheart, Split Screens,  Mind Brains, Colleen Green, Gaz Coombes, Slaves, …And The Hangnails, Jamie T, and Tom Williams. . . . [Click through for free download] . … Continue reading Mega Video Round Up