TRACKS OF 2019
45 x 45's of 2019
A weird but not quite wonderful year, but looks like we made it. Just. Whatever comes next is anyone's guess. So let's kick back with a tin of M&S Gin and Tonic and celebrate the years best choons.
1. Melody of Love - Hot Chip
Beautifully fragile assertion of love, constantly and tantalisingly out of grasp
2. Late Night Feelings (Krystal Klear Remix) - Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li
Booty call banger for the boudoir, via a detour to the dancefloor
3. Prophet - King Princess
A slinky languid, 2am in a cocktail bar track that winds itself around you and doesn't let go
4. Soldi - Mahmood
Incoherent, angry sounding Italian with added double claps. Iconic "fingers on temple" moment is just so......
5. BKLYNLDN - Shura
"This isn't love, this is an emergency". Understated Transatlantic sexual yearning with a sly hint at the sending of unsolicited pics....such is the modern dating way.
6. Adore You - Jesse Ware
Another slice of beautiful perfection from Jesse Ware. She's really very good.
7. To Be Human - MARINA
State-of -the-globe Lonely Planet travelogue, which essentially comes to the conclusion that - yes, we're a bit fucked.
8. Jasmine - Bat for Lashes
80's 'Lost Boys'- inspired ethereal hypno-banger, half spoken in a detached icy tone, half over the top falsetto. Weirdly brilliant in all the right places.
9. Patience - Tame Impala
A sort of laid back yacht rock that - true to most Tame Impala tracks - is fairly indefinable lyrically, but washes over you like a cooling facecloth on your forehead.
10. Lights Up - Harry Styles
Hail the return of Harry, with a warm rush of airy loveliness, a gospel singalong preceded by a clever pre-chorus asking "Do you know who you are?" The tease.
11. Poplar - Michigander
12. Bright Horses - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
13. Find U Again - Mark Ronson feat. Camilla Cabello
14. Hungry Child - Hot Chip
15. The Greatest - Lana Del Rey
16. I Wanna Know (Lost Tapes) - Royksopp
17. Kids In The Dark - Bat for Lashes
18. Hello Sunshine - Bruce Springsteen
19. Now That I've Found You - Carly Rae Jepsen
20. Leaning On Myself - Anna of the North
21. About Work The Dancefloor - Georgia
22. Morph - Gemini Rising
23. Silence - Tepr
24. Blame It On Your Love - Charli XCX feat. Lizzo
25. Tokyo - White Lies
26. Assume Form - James Blake
27. Shadows (F9 Remix - Alphabeat
28. Got To Keep On - The Chemical Brothers
29. Baby - Clean Bandit feat. MARINA and Louis Fonsi
30. Violence - Grimes
31. Scarcity - Vok
32. This Life - Vampire Weekend
33. Performance Review - John Tejada
34. Gone - Charli XCX and Christine
35. You and I - LEON
36. Incapable - Roisin Murphy
37. Interstellar Disco - Oscar Schaller
38. Talk - Two Door Cinema Club
39. An Open Mind - Pet Shop Boys
40. The Warning - Kindness feat. Robyn
41. Truth - Chingiz
42. All The Songs - Will Young
43. Julien - Carly Rae Jepsen
44. Wasted Lewis - Jenny Lewis
45. Disco Moment - Bright Lights, Bright Lights