Friday, 24 September 2010

LIST 50 - 24/09/10

So there it is, the first single off the new Belle & Sebastian long-player, complete with top-name actress talent and that. Hasn't grabbed me as the strongest song of those I've heard so far by any means; and with guitar acts almost universally failing to grab any sort of toehold in the hit parade nowadays, I will be looking at its progress upon its imminent release with interest rather than the usual hope and expectation.

Elsewhere, several of the acts turning out at this weekend's Nottingham Indiepop festie get an airing, as does the newest Tunng release as vaunted last week. The OMD comeback album is anything but a total triumph (not surprising given its origin as mostly re-imagined session / lost tracks), but part one of the title track has rightly piqued its share of radio interest and is featured here alongside something all of 30 years its senior from the same source.

The Orb's "Loving You" is a song with a story, having existed in its original form commercially for not much time at all before Minnie Riperton's legal team stomped on the then duo of Alex Paterson and Jimmy (KLF) Cauty. Even all this time later, it's still probably my favourite piece of work from the band in any of its many guises.

Oh, apparently this is the fiftieth That Music List. Compiling them has been a lot of fun so far - hours of my life I'll neither get nor want back! ;-)

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN – Write about Love (2010)

TUNNG – Hustle (2010)

MILKY WIMPSHAKE – Lemonade (2004)

CHROMEO – Don’t Turn the Lights on (2010)

THE ORB – Loving You (Bucket and Spade Mix) (1989)

THE SUNNY STREET – Insull (2010)

OMD – History of Modern Part 1 (2010)

OMD – Messages (1980)


OI VA VOI – Waiting (2009)

HOLY F*CK – Red Lights (2010)

BETTY AND THE WEREWOLVES – Euston Station (2008)

THE VASELINES – Sex with an X (2010)

BJORK – Declare Independence (2007)

DAVID GEDGE & THE BBC BIG BAND – Brassneck (live at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 29th April 2009)

COCOROSIE – Lemonade (2010)

POPGUNS – Still A World Away (1991)

PETE GREEN – Subterranean Moseley Blues (2009)


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