Posts Tagged ‘Friendly Fires’
I first started compiling my picks of 2011 back in July and have intentionally not revisited the list, interested to see if the final list will be utterly and completely different given the multiple personalities that seem to tiptoe out of me through my music choices.
Twitter spoke when I asked how many tracks should make up this list, the majority said 50 so here they are (in no particular order as that would have been as painful as picking my favourite Rum)
|1||Slow Club – Beginners||2||Metronomy – She Wants|
|3||Little Scream – Boatman||4||Lykke Li – Sadness Is A Blessing|
|5||Ghostpoet – Us Against Whatever Ever||6||Brett Anderson – Brittle Heart|
|7||Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out||8||Sissy & The Blisters – Let Her Go|
|9||Hooray For Earth – True Loves||10||Beyonce – Countdown|
|11||Bjork – Cosmogony||12||Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm|
|13||Anna Calvi – Black Out||14||Josh T. Pearson – Country Dumb|
|15||Lana Del Rey – Videogames||16||Wye Oak – Civilian|
|17||Beirut – Santa Fe||18||Bombay Bicylce Club – Shuffle|
|19||I Break Horses – Winter Bears||20||The Horrors – Still Life|
|21||The Kills – The Last Goodbye||22||Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready|
|23||Emmy The Great – Iris||24||Wild Beasts – Bed Of Nails|
|25||Friends – I’m His Girl||26||The Drums – Money|
|27||Theme Park – A Mountain We Love||28||Black Keys – Lonely Boy|
|29||Wu Lyf – We Bros||30||Zulu Winter – Let’s Move Back To Front|
|31||Summer Camp – Better Off Without You||32||Tom The Lion – Golden|
|33||Friendly Fires – Blue Cassette||34||PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder|
|35||St. Vincent – Cruel||36||Joy Formidable – Whirring|
|37||Gang Gang Dance – Mindkilla||38||Wild Flag – Boom|
|39||Battles – Ice Cream||40||R.E.M – Uberlin|
|41||Au Palais – Tender Mercy||42||Metronomy – The Look|
|43||Bon Iver – Holocene||44||SBTRKT – Hold On|
|45||Gil Scott-Heron – I’ll Take Care Of U||46||Black Lips – Family Tree|
|47||M83 – Midnight City||48||The Maccabees – Pelican|
|49||Field Music – (I Keep Thinking) A New Thing||50||Summer Camp – 1988|
Tonight I am full of steely determination. Determined to dry my knickers in time for the morning as I fly out to Istanbul a day earlier that I was expecting. Determined to post my weekly mixtape even though it will be a rushed effort. Determined to catch up on Misfits. I fully expect this post to therefore not be my finest moment, and I suspect I will be wearing damp pants tomorrow morning.
My birthday celebrations this weekend felt like I was at a festival. I’ve been weighing up whether it was the relentless, carnival energy Friendly Fires rocket at you. Or if it was being with all my nearest and dearest, most loved and genius raggedy bunch of friends. Both parties smashed it at Brixton Academy for me on Saturday night. This mixtape is solely dedicated to those on stage and those off it. The ones that poured cocktails down my neck, performed interpretive dances of my birth, trudged around Brixton until the early hours of Sunday morning with me when I craved more G&T. Yet more cherished gig memories as I get older… and older… and older.
If you’re a Spotify user click here to play the mixtape. ♥
1. Lovesick/ 2. Jump In The Pool/ 3. Running away/ 4. Blue Cassette/ 5. True Love/ 6. On Board/ 7. Chimes/ 8. Skeleton Boy/ 9. Show Me The Lights/ 10. In The Hospital/ 11. Pala/ 12. Live Those Days Tonight/ 13. Hurting/ 14. Pull Me Back To Earth/ 15. Paris/ 16. Hawaiian Air/ 17. Kiss Of Life.