The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

The third part of our epic countdown of our favourite songs of the past ten years. 160 The Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves (2014)   Filthy, snarling, primal rock’n’roll featuring some pornographic rapping from Annie Hardy (ex-Giant Drag). A case of the bite being much worse than the bark.   159 Calexico – Two Silver Trees (2008) Atmospheric and relaxed, Two Silver Trees meanders … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

Fifteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

First Aid Kit – Ruins Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain Suuns – Watch You, Watch Me Alela Diane – Ether & Wood Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now Prism Tats – Daggers Public Access T.V. – Lost In The Game U.S. Girls – Pearly Gates Sunflower Bean – Crisis Fest Rik & The Pigs – America Frankie Cosmos – Jesse Kal Marks … Continue reading Fifteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our final weekly round-up of the year… King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – All Is Known Decemberists – Ben Franklin’s Song Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys Van William – Before I Found You A Savage – Linger  (Cranberries cover) Purling Hiss – My Dreams S. Carey – Still, Still, Still. NØMADS – Xenophobia                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

Our final Best of post of 2016 is MM’s own selections. You can also listen via Spotify here. 20 TRAAMS – A House On Fire I always think I don’t really like long songs and yet they always seem to end up in my favourite tracks of the year. This TRAAMS song is nearly nine minutes long yet hurtles along in a blur of krautrock … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

MM’s BEST OF 2016: MRS MACKEREL

Our third Best Of listing comes from the ever lovely Mrs Mackerel. Listen on Spotify here. 2016 turned out to be fairly music-light by my standards in that I didn’t listen to nearly as much as I usually do, partly in response to spending so much time driving up and down the country. For this, I need the spoken word rather than the sung one, … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MRS MACKEREL

MM’s BEST OF 2016: CHRIS T POPPER

Our second individual listing comes from long-standing contributor Chris T Popper, he of the creaking joints and club foot (and yet still the second-best footballer in his family). Another cracking collection of tunes, and you can always listen on Spotify here. 20 Big Thief – Paul   19 Mind Spiders – Running   18 Hooded Fang – Dead Battery   17 Van William – Revolution … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: CHRIS T POPPER

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

And so here we are, our favourite tracks of the year counting down from 25 to number 1. Enjoy…   25 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife   24 Little Barrie – I.5.C.A.   23 She Drew The Gun – Since You Were Not Mine   22 Car Seat Headrest – Fill In The Blank   21 Communist Daughter – Balboa Bridge … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1