Music plays a big part in this ‘house’ – wherever that may be at any given time. We’d like to pretend we’ve increased our knowledge of the Notre Dame school of polyphony from the 12th century – but we listened to other stuff instead.
Here are our favourite songs of the past year – old and new.
Laura – Bat For Lashes
Brass never sounded so lovely.
‘You’re the glitter in the dark’
Cold Skin – To Kill A King
Don’t mess with the wrong people.
‘We waste with love, like our parents did years before’
Facing West – The Staves
Harmonies to die for.
‘Sing me a song, your voice is like silver’
Skip To The Good Bit – Rizzle Kicks
How school should have been.
‘Don’t wanna die, but I quite like heaven’
Sister Golden Hair – America
Sun-drenched South Ruislip.
‘It doesn’t mean you ain’t been on my mind’
My Lighthouse – Villagers
More lovely harmonies.
‘You’re the kind host, in the port’
Mother Protect – Niki And The Dove
Cloudbusting in the jungle.
‘You can’t keep me down, I am done, I am furious’
Something – Bill Evans and Herb Geller
From 1972. Herb Geller (sax) died just before Christmas 2013.
The Stars Are Out Tonight – David Bowie
‘They’re broke and shamed or drunk or scared, but I hope they live forever’
Warrior – Wishbone Ash
A song for any year.
‘A hundred years in the sunshine’
Incense, in tents and Pink Floyd
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Surely Angelwitch is a must in any year ending in 13
Indeed, as are Sledgehammer, Wytchfynde and Tank.