Songs of the Decade - An Introduction

Hello. It’s been a while.

There’s been a lot of time when I’ve not missed this blog at all.

There’s been a lot of time when I’ve not thought about this blog at all.

Then there’s been a lot of time when I’ve considered bringing it back.

I never did.

I will likely not again.

However, I thought it would be good to to a run through of my favourite songs of the decade as we approach its end. I don’t know how long it will take more, or if I’ll make the end.

This is a personal list. If your favourite song list isn’t personal then you are doing something wrong. Music is personal. Music is about how it makes you feel. These tracks have all connected with me over the last ten years. I’ll tell a few tales no doubt and waffle about it to myself. Or you maybe. That’s okay, that’s the joy of music.

I still love music. I always will.

I’m going to aim to post one hundred. An order will be given but the order is nonsense.


We have to have rules.

To avoid this being a duplication of my favourite seven or eight artists I’m going to limit the songs to one song per album and maximum two per artist.

Let’s see how this goes.

Molly Burch #4 - Please Be Mine


Posts here are getting rarer and rarer so I must apologise, there's a hundred and one reasons that I won't bore you with... There's two albums of 2017 so far that I completely love, one is Courtney Marie Andrews' wonderful Honest Life and the other is Please Be Mine by Molly Burch, whom I fell in love with in the middle of last year.

Unbelievably her best song (in my opinion) "I Adore You" doesn't make the cut but over ten songs Please Be Mine transports you to a sensual wonderful filled with Molly's sultry, hazy vocal and slowly waltzing balladry, swoonsome is the best word I can think of.

Molly plays London's Sebright Arms on June 1st, I shall definietly not be missing it. 

Mermaidens #3 - Lizard


Ah yes, guitars and darkly hued menace, two of my favourite things. New Zealand's Mermaidens have featured here a couple of times already and the taut, hypnotising rhythms, harmonising choruses and swirling guitar textures of "Lizard" were sure to make me pick up on the trio again, a four minute concoction of noise, distortion and gnarling confrontation. 

Perfect Body is due out on August 4th via Flying Nun.