Tuesday 29 December 2015

James Medd rounds up 2015 (2)

James Medd - he's listening

1. Hurtin Class - King Khan (feat. Ian Svenonius)
2. Don’t Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes
3. Alright - Kendrick Lamar
4. On Fire Tonight - Blackalicious
5. Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic - SLUG
6. The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt. - Father John Misty
7. Pretty Pimpin’ - Kurt Vile
8. 20/20 - Gaz Coombes
9. Beautiful Blue Sky - Ought
10. Breaker - Deerhunter
11. Fractals - Keep Shelly In Athens
12. Don’t Breath Out- Roots Manuva
13. Come Home Baby - The Charlatans

It probably won't surprise you to hear that The Number One Son listens to far more new music than his old man these days. Anyone on the receiving end of one of my Best Ofs this year doesn't have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out that precious little contained therein was made this year; precious little of it was made this century.

James asked if I'd listen to his 2015 round up and tell him what I thought of it. Like he does every year. But he already knows that Come Home Baby (track 13) was voted my Single of the Year way back in March and that Father John Misty (track 5) can do no wrong. So, instead of a conventional review, here's my pick of the rest. Each one comes with its own concise (some may say lazy) one word synopsis.

Gaz Coombes

'Beautiful Blue Sky'

Roots Manuva
'Don't Breathe Out'

Keep Shelly in Athens

'Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic'


  1. Slug, Father John, Deerhunter and Gaz were on my long list. Roots should've been. Spoiler alert: The Charlatans will crop up in my own run-down within the next 24 hours.

  2. If you click on the Number One Son link in my post you'll see what was bubbling under on James' long list. The lad's got taste!