2015 - ANOTHER GREAT YEAR OF MUSIC
Jamie XX - 'Loud Places ft. Romy'
A track that has what I loved about The XX, the sparse backing and Romy's distinct wispy voice. Once the chorus comes in, it's impossible not to get goosebumps. My song of the year.
Songs Of Boda - 'Where My Hands My Go'
This one came out of nowhere (actually from SFW), as it wasn't my usual cup of tea. I was listening to the TOTW playlist whilst out jogging and it got under my skin in a major way. After you get over the initial school kid giggles about the lyrics, you are hit with the haunting Mark Knophler-esque guitar. I remember it was the first song that came into my head to desperately soothe my crying little one. We found that "hideaway, secret place". Worthy of a lullaby.
Paper Kites - 'Electric Indigo'
Just loved this (thanks again SFW)! Fantastic 80s love song feel to it accompanied by a perfect video that will have you whooping at the end. Sometimes you and a song just click.
Widowspeak - 'All Yours'
I was keen to impress my new mummy friends with an eclectic but chilled playlist which was kindly donated by Flycasual. During our tea and cake, this song lifted up over the murmurs of explosive nappies and snoring husbands enough for me to interrupt them to check the title. That doesn't happen often.
Beck - 'Dreams'
He just keeps hitting the retro spot doesn't he! It could've come straight from Midnight Vultures with its quirky - just enough -cheesiness. I don't even mind that the backing vocals sound like a New Kids On The Block song. Genius.
Enjoyed my choices? Hear the rest of my Best of 2015 on my Spotify playlist below!
Shell Hunter's - Best 5 of 2015
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