Nine by La Dispute
"We never knew the difference between the feeling and the sound…”
Riddled with lines written with more precision than the cut of an experienced painter, ‘Nine’ nominates itself to be one of the most lyrically poetic songs La Dispute has created. Choosing between lines is like choosing a
Soluble In Air by Mystery Jets
"Let me be soluble in air."
Between the ethereal harmonies, soothing percussion, and brilliant lyrics, Soluble In Air is beyond beautiful. One of my favourite lines, deriving from the song's title itself is, "Let me be soluble in air." Mystery Jets delicately capture a feeling of
Slide by Jake Bugg
“I’ve got autumn leaves, and heartbreak dreams inside. You and me on this frozen sea, we slide.”
Ever since the teenager hailing from a council estate in Nottingham burst onto the scene last year, we’ve heard countless times about his particularly young age. And why not? How many
Coming Of Age by Tribes
“I wanna stay up late in your room at night, don’t wanna watch my world grow old and die. I wanna get drunk, leave my brain outside. Don't wanna make friends with people I don't like.”
Magical. Utterly magical. This is the pre-chorus of the song Coming
Conventional Girl by Kate Nash
“I’m sick of being the bitch that you think I am”
If you don’t know it yet, I’m a massive fanboy of Kate Nash. She’s just an absolute goddess, I adore her. Her lyrics can be as witty as any good sitcom on TV but also, incredibly
Taro by Alt-J
“Do not spray into eyes - I have sprayed you into my eyes."
The first time I heard this utterly spellbinding lyric that brings, what for many, was the album of 2012 to a close, I was wholly mesmerised. This beautifully isolated lyric gives you a few moments of
Wall of Arms by The Maccabees
"Through these eyes, there's no god above me, no devil below me. No purgatory, no pearly gates, the worms are what await me. It's only me that can forgive me. And I have faith, oh I have faith. I have faith, oh I have faith
Tongue Tied by Grouplove
"Take me to your best friend's house, roll around this roundabout, oh yeah. Take me to your best friend's house, I loved you then and I love you now."
There's always a song that randomly comes on and makes you feel great. When it does you look over
Sandblasted and Set Free by Maxïmo Park
"Sandblasted and set free, a trial run on paper. The earth is solid- you can dig it up, or you can pave it over."
This would have to be my all-time favourite song by Maxïmo Park. They absolutely hit the nail on the head in every
Photobooth by Friendly Fires
"You and me in the photobooth, waiting for the flash, close the curtain urgently. You and me like young lovers do, timing for the kiss and close enough to hear you breathe. You and me in the photobooth, waiting for the flash, style with a cup of