So as promised, below is the Spotify playlist for my Top 10 Tracks of the year. Have a listen and be sure to let me know what you think?
And so here we are, number one. I know I said that I would put this up yesterday but I wanted to build the suspense. There was also the small fact of it being New Years Day and the previous nights festivities did more than enough to keep me from blogging. Which reminds me, Happy New Year!! I cannot think of a better way of starting 2013 then with my number song of, well last year.
2012 has been a great year for the Irish indie-rockers, Delorentos. They graced the stages of prestigious festivals both at home and abroad. They also released their third album, Little Sparks, which has received critical acclaim across the board. And low and behold, my song of the year just so happens to come from said album.
Delorentos – Bullet In A Gun
(Check out the very special live acoustic version below.)
So there we have it. My top 10 tracks of 2012. What did ye make of that? I’ll be amalgamating all individual song’s into one post and putting a Spotify playlist together in the coming days. Be sure to check out my Facebook Page for more details.
And so we reach the penultimate position of this chart. My selection should not come as a surprise to anyone even remotely familiar with the Irish Music Scene. The Dublin Alternative band, Kodaline, turned heads with their impressive single ‘All I want’. So much so that it took the number two position in my tracks of 2012 chart. With it being New Years Eve and all that I think I will cut this post short. I will be unveiling my number one song of the year tomorrow. Until then, feel free to check out Kodaline below and share your own favourite songs in the comments below.
Kodaline – All I Want
I had planned to finish this top 10 with at least a couple days spare before the year ended. But sure what can you do? So pressing on, in a timely fashion, here is the number three song in my tracks of 2012 list.
Villagers – Nothing Arrived
Villagers are an Irish band fronted by Conor O’Brien. They have performed at several music festivals and toured with the likes of Tracy Chapman, Bell X1 and Elbow. Nothing Arrived was released only last month ahead of their 2013 album, Awayland. It’s a great track and does well to showcase the intricate vocal prowess of O’Brien. Have a listen and see for yourself. (not sure if that makes much sense, but hopefully you know what I mean).
Jake Bugg took the music world by storm when he came on the scene earlier this year with his debut single, Lightning Bolt. While the upbeat charms of the 50/60’s pop throw back may have garnered the attention of critics and fans alike it was his second single that made it on to the number four slot of my list.
Jake Bugg – Two Fingers
And so we reach the halfway point in this list of intricate and inspiring melodies from the year that was due to bring about our Armageddon. I apologise for that little outburst. I am currently suffering from a minor bout of writers block and so I have decided to use this blog post to hopefully jump start my mind. As well as that I am also going to unveil the fifth place song in this highly unique end of year poll.
Mick Flanery – No Way To Live
There was no way I was going to exclude this gravelly voiced corkonian from my top tracks of 2012 list. No Way To Live is taken from Mick Flannery’s very impressive 2012 album, Red To Blue and is a stand out track from the year gone by. The lyrics are poignant, the vocals hard-hitting and the music is overall energetic, uplifting and refreshing. I think that says it all.
Stay tuned for number four.
The list and the ‘Irishness’ continues with the northern indie-rockers, Two Door Cinema Club. Their 2012 album, Beacon, provided an abundance of choice for this list. But above all one track stood out. That of course was ‘Sun’, which you probably could have guessed from the title. But anyway, it makes up the number six spot and slowly but surely moves this list one step closer to completion.
Two Door Cinema Club – Sun