The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 11)

We’re celebrating ten years of MM. Today we’ve reached the top 50 of our favourite songs of the past decade. 50 Discount Guns – I Heard (2012)   Ass kicking blend of blues rock and country and western with big riffs, plenty of fuzz and loads of reverb. Like the Black Keys with balls.   49 Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter/Thumb Buster (2013)   … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 11)

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 9)

We’re counting down our favourite songs of the past ten years. Here are numbers 70-61. 70 Water Liars – Swannanoa (2015) A melancholy story of searching and loss, of heroin and girls with stutters, of cowardice and looking death in the face. No one does this stuff as well as Water Liars.   69 Goodnight, Texas – Jesse Got Trapped In A Coalmine (2012)   … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 9)

Best of the Year: Mad Mackerel’s Top Twenty

And so we bring our round up of favourite songs, albums, covers, and guilty pleasures to a close with the final “best of” post, Mad Mackerel’s own top twenty. 20 Kye Alfred Hillig – My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat . 19 Parquet Courts – Black And White . 18 Jamie T – The Prophet . 17 … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mad Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Our penultimate offering comes in the shape of Mrs Mackerel’s favourite songs of 2014… …I think, being a fish of some advancing years now, I know what I like – but at least that ranges quite widely (she says, defiantly). As usual, though, I’m late to deadline, so without further pontification or procrastination, here are my favourite songs of 2014. 20. War On Drugs – … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2014: Part 2

Here are our favourite twenty albums of 2014. Don’t forget to check out numbers 40 – 21 here. 20 Together PANGEA – Badillac . 19 Meatbodies – Meatbodies . 18 Strand of Oaks – Heal . 17 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing . 16 Eagulls – Eagulls . 15 Happyness – Weird Little Birthday . 14 Felice Brothers – Favourite Waitress . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2014: Part 2

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

So here we are, the favourite twenty tunes of 2014 as voted for by the MM contributors. Enjoy! 20 Sharon Van Etten – Tarifa . 19 Dan Amor – Sister Anne . 18 Sleaford Mods – Tied Up In Nottz . 17 Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me . 16 Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves . 15 Elijah Ocean – Ride It Out . 14 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Here is the second instalment of our countdown of our favourite 100 tunes of the year. Enjoy and check back tomorrow for numbers 60 down to 41. 80 Greylag – Yours To Shake . 79 Ty Segall – Feel . 78 The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure . 77 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Party Drugs . 76 Tweak Bird – Greens . 75 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course… . The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads . Amen Dunes – Love . Avers – Empty Light . Dan Baker – Pistol In … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Water Liars – Ray Charles Dream

Safe to say, the new self-titled Water Liars album is among our most anticipated in the first half of 2014. With the release of the the second taster from it, Ray Charles Dream, it is also safe to say that our anticipation has just ratcheted up another couple of notches. Water Liars is out on the 4th February via Fat Possum. . Continue reading Water Liars – Ray Charles Dream