IDLES – Mother
Stickin’ it to the Tories, as soon as I heard this song I knew I’d love the rest of the debut album. Segregating the working class from the upper class, ‘Mother’ contains one of my favourite lyrics “the best way to scare a Tory is to read and get rich…”.
Kendrick Lamar – Hood Politics
Kendrick’s lyrical placement and timing on this track is second to none, and the message he carries throughout the track symbolises his hatred for rap politics. If you want to hear one of the best rap albums of our generation then you need to listen to “to pimp a butterfly”.
Drenge – Fuckabout
An anomaly on the two piece’s debut album, “Fuckabout” brings the album to a close. An almost romantic song with a hint of grunge, this is the song that stood out for me the first time I saw the band. I was hooked…
QOTSA – Smooth Sailing
With a guitar riff that could be on an early 00’s rap album, lyrics that don’t give a fuck, and possibly one of the filthiest riffs in the bridge breakdown. Josh Homme is just a cool motherfucker…
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at best
I only heard this song a few weeks ago but instantly fell in love with Courtney’s quirky lyrics and huge sounding chorus. I also adore the Australian accent…
David Bowie – Life on Mars
The orchestration in this track is second to none. Bowie’s lyrics are so subtly opaque that the song can be interpreted personally by each individual.
Future of the Left – Singing Of The Bonesaws
No better song for our time; enough said.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seed – Dig Lazarus Dig
I have never been captured by a story told in a song before as much as this one. Pure insanity and one of the most fun sounding grooves I’ve ever heard.
Fleet Foxes – Blue Ridge Mountains
The harmonies in this song (pretty much all their songs tbf) give me chills no matter how many times I put it on repeat; a wonderfully charming tale as well
The Beatles – I’m Only Sleeping
John’s vocals are so strained as if he’s at the limit of his range, yet it makes his voice sound even more angelic; literally feels like you’re sleeping when you listen to this track – absolute bliss