Bringing you (almost) up to date with the Top 100, here’s Friday night’s selections – and we’re finally into the top forty (saying that, I almost feel like I should be presenting Top Of The Pops here!). If you’ve missed any of my previous #Top100 choices, you can find all of them in one place by clicking here.
40) SISTERS OF MERCY – Dominion/Mother Russia:
Epic gothness from some epic goths (although I got told off for choosing this one over some earlier Sisters material!)
39) ELBOW – Station Approach:
Another one that builds beautifully. And Guy Garvey’s voice just reduces me to jelly…
38) JANIS JOPLIN – Try (Just A Little Bit Harder):
Can this white girl sing the blues (and rock and soul…)? Hell yeah.
37) RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE – Mic Check:
One of the most incendiary tracks they’ve ever recorded – musically and lyrically.
36) SOUL II SOUL – Back To Life:
Classy, sophisticated and with a funky-as-fuck groove you’d have to be dead not to appreciate!
35) DAVID BOWIE – Suffragette City:
“Ahhhhhhhh, WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM!” Chosen almost for that bit alone, this is a Bowie classic.
34) NEIL YOUNG – Rockin’ In The Free World:
“That’s one more kid who’ll never go to school, never get to fall in love, never get to be cool”. Goosebumps.
33) THE WiLDHEARTS – Nothing Ever Changes But The Shoes:
Early classic from a band who really should have conquered the world. And they’re lovely to their fans too.
32) PIXIES – Where Is My Mind?:
How can you describe the unique genius of this band? You can’t. Just listen.
31) REM – Radio Free Europe:
From their superb debut LP Murmur, this is REM at their most spine-tingling and mysterious.
Last night’s choices from 30 to 21 coming right up!