The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The National – The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness Monks – I’m Watching You Chastity Belt – 5am This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze Elf Power – Watery Shreds Terror Watts – Time Bomb Milk – Lord, Don’t Take Me To Prison Neils Children – I Am Not Anchor                   Continue reading Eight 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 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

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here is our regular gathering up of some of this week’s best new releases for you. Enjoy. 1. Daughn Gibson – Shatter You Through 2. Laura Marling – Strange 3. This Is The Kit – Silver John 4. Bully – I Remember 5. Tame Impala – Let It Happen 6. Adam Torres – Dusty Wing Spirit 7. Lower Dens – Ondine 8. Mikal Cronin – ii) … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week