Declan Hughes

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Declan's iPod - Top 25 Most Played

  1. Martin Wynne's/The Longford Tinker - Bothy Band - The First Album
  2. No Cars Go - The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
  3. Window In the Skies - U2 - Single
  4. Beverley Penn - The Waterboys - This Is The Sea [Disc 2]
  5. The Hardest Part - Coldplay - X & Y
  6. Break Me - The Lemonheads - Car Button Cloth
  7. The Untouchables (End Title) - Ennio Morricone - The Untouchables
  8. Breathe - U2 - No Line On The Horizon
  9. Death Theme - Ennio Morricone - The Untouchables
  10. Glastonbury Song - The Waterboys - Dream Harder
  11. Not Forever - Popsicle - Popsicle
  12. L.A. Confidential - Jerry Goldsmith - L.A. Confidential
  13. Jesus, Etc. - Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  14. Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix - Radio Edit) - U2 - Single
  15. Hammett - John Barry - Zulu: The Film Music of John Barry
  16. End Titles - Carter Burwell - Miller's Crossing
  17. Reckoner - Radiohead - In Rainbows
  18. Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
  19. There There - Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
  20. Hopeless - The Wrens - The Meadowlands
  21. Descending - The Black Crowes - Amorica
  22. Rearviewmirror - Pearl Jam - Vs.
  23. Unknown Caller - U2 - No Line On The Horizon
  24. Calling On Mary - Aimee Mann - One More Drifter In the Snow
  25. Victorious - Ennio Morricone - The Untouchables
The main changes this year are the new entry of two songs from No Line On The Horizon (a brilliant record) and the high placing for the joyous Window in the Skies, a song from the Rick Rubin sessions (I'd like to hear more of them). But largely this is stuff I've been listening to for three or four years, and since it's the first playlist I plump for when I can't decide what I want to listen to (the tyranny of choice) I expect to be listening to most of it in three or four years time. The only track to feature in a Loy book is the delirious pair of reels by the Bothy Band, which caused Ed to drive too fast in The Price of Blood/The Dying Breed. It has occasionally felt strange to be listening to Aimee Mann's Calling On Mary out of season (Christmas in July) but it's a great song from an extremely melancholy album, although if the yuletide blues are your thing and your body isn't coming up with the anti-seratonin automatically, Aimee will provide. And I would not be surprised to see another Christmas record, Sister Winter by Sufjan Stevens, on the list next year, as I am currently playing it ten times a day. I could say that I listen to a lot of jazz and a lot of classical music and a lot of soul and funk and that I have more songs on my iPod by Frank Sinatra than any other artist (1007, if you're asking, and that's before I've uploaded the Frank Sinatra: New York box set I got for Christmas) and where are Bruce and the Stones and Led Zeppelin, never mind all those indie bands whose names I can't remember but whose albums I buy religiously every year because they made the top ten lists in all the music magazines the previous year, but this is the music I've listened to most: the iPod doesn't lie. Not even, I regret to say, about Coldplay.


Blogger AnswerGirl said...

What an excellent topic for a list, and I'm going to steal it. I didn't even know the "Miller's Crossing" soundtrack was available for purchase! And "This is the Sea" is a 2-disc set . . . ?

20 January 2010 12:03  

Post a Comment

<< Home