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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Doccortex’s Festive 50 2013 (30-21)

30. The Soft Pack – Answer to yourself

Dynamic indie from the San Diego noise merchants.

29. Broken Bells – Mongrel Heart

James Mercer plays Penfold as he teams up with Danger Mouse to break out of his comfort zone, albeit briefly.

28. Eels – Let’s Ruin Julie’s Birthday

Annual dose of ‘fun’ from Mark Oliver Everett taken from the disappointing album ‘Tomorrow Morning’.

27. VV Brown – The Apple

Eighties throwback festivities from the Northampton based singer and M&S model. This is the best version from Joolz Holland.

26. Maria Kalaniemi – I Fjol

The pick of the stark Scandinavian tracks from the year from Finland’s premier accordion player.

25. The Skatalites –Walk this Way

 A possible farewell to recording from legendary ska pioneers.

24. Rokia Traore – Tounka

Awe inspiring vocals from the queen of Malian soul.

23. Rumi Ensemble – Ros o Shab

 Delectable Iranian/Scandinavian fusion the is both eerie and addictive.

22. Polica – Violent Games

 Portishead meet the Cocteaus in a 21st Century hybrid from the Minneapolis combo.

21. Kirsty Hawkshaw – Walking on Clouds

Crystal vocals from the legend that is Kirsty Hawshaw on this trance crowd pleaser with Tiesto.

1 comment:

  1. 30. The Soft Pack - Don't mind this one, sounds a bit Rick Frobergy - 6/10
    29. Broken Bells - Shockingly I like this one. Way better than his later entry in this year's Fest 50 - 7/10
    28. Eels - Then everything falls apart. I just can't into this beardy little fellows twinklings. This one sounds far too much like The Lightning Seeds. Sorry for using those dirty words - 2/10
    27. VV Brown - Another like - 6/10
    26. Maria Kalaniemi - Okay I suppose - 5/10
    25. The Skatalites - Same as above - 5/10
    24. Rokia Traore - Another like. You're doing quite well tonight. She's got a top quality voice - 6/10
    23. Rumi Ensemble - Like you I can't get this track out of my head. Hated it at first. Now it's probably my number 2 or 3 out of your Fest 50 - 8/10
    22. Polica - Not bad bit of electronica type stuff - 6/10
    21. Kirsty Hawkshaw - Not that keen on this one. It's okay but not great - 4/10

    Right then, how many likes is that? 6! Not bad nipper. Makes up for 40-31 a bit.