Top 25 Songs of January 2016

My favourite songs from a jam-packed month of quality music.

25. Gryffin – Heading Home


24. Modern Space – It’s Only A Dream

No link to the song above. I dig the following too.


23. Wet – All The Ways


22. Mother Mother – Monkey Tree (UK Mix)


21. Matthew Good – Kid Down The Well


20. Gwen Stefani – Used To Love You (MAIZE Remix)


19. Shearwater – Quiet Americans


18. Lucius – Madness


17. Marianas Trench – Who Do You Love/End of An Era


16. Pusha T & The-Dream – M.F.T.R.


15. Wintersleep – Amerika


14. Mates of State – Sides of Boxes


13. School of Seven Bells – Open Your Eyes


12. Troye Sivan – Heaven (f. Betty Who)/Talk Me Down/Youth


11. Skizzy Mars – Comb


10. Cage The Elephant – Too Late To Say Goodbye/Cold Cold Cold


9. Walk The Moon – Work This Body


8. The 1975 – The Sound


7. St. Lucia – Physical


6. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean


5. Marianas Trench – One Love


4. Mates of State – Staring Contest


3. The 1975 – Love Me

The INXS vibe is palpable here. As is the feeling that this band is destined for great things.


2. Panic! At The Disco – LA Devotee

Unbearably catchy. Maybe the best song they’ve ever done — strong words as their catalogue is teflon strong.


1. Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

Number one couldn’t be anything else. I shed tears at the first listen of this masterpiece. This is art. In every way imaginable.

Top 50 Cover Songs of 2014 (50-26)

I'm not Melvin, but this picture is dope.

I’m not Melvin, but this picture is dope.















I’m expanding my favourite cover songs list of 2014 to 50 songs from the 40 it was last year, as 2014 saw a tonne of great, fresh takes on songs, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to as many of them as possible. Without any more preamble, here’s the list of My 50 Favourite Cover Songs of 2014:

(Original artist is in parentheses.)

Bonus cover:

KRNFX – Get Lucky (from 2013)


50. Jarvis Cocker – The Power Of Love (Celine Dion)


49. Bill Patton – Jenny From The Block (Jennifer Lopez)


48. Papertwin – Revelator (Gillian Welch)


47. James Vincent McMorrow – West Coast (Lana Del Rey)


46. Asgeir – Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana)


45. Mo – Say You’ll Be There (Spice Girls)


44. Lorde – Don’t Tell ‘Em (Jeremih)


43. The Holidays – Is This How You Feel? (The Preatures)


42. Cloud Control – Dammit (Blink 182)


41. John Mayer – XO (Beyonce)


40. Indiana – Ready For Your Love (Gorgon City)


39. Janelle Monae – Simple Irresistible (Robert Palmer)


38. Lucius – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears)


37. Panic! At The Disco – Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)


36. Miley Cyrus – Why Do You Only Call Me When You’re High (Arctic Monkeys)


35. Walk Off The Earth – Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)/Rude (Magic!)


34. Tame Impala – Stranger In Moscow (Michael Jackson)


33. Shearwater – I Luv The Valley Oh! (Xiu Xiu)/Fucked Up Life (The Baptist Generals)


32. Banks – Are You That Somebody (Aaliyah)


31. Rufus – My Number/Charlotte (Foals/Booka Shade)


30. Haim – XO (Beyonce)


29. Kyla La Grange – Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)


28. Passenger – Holocene (Bon Iver)


27. Twin Shadow – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)


26. The Ragtime Gals f. Steve Carell – Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye)