Songs About Kings

June 21, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Chaz Cozens (HopelessCase)
At: The Guardian

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Requiem for the Static KingA Winged Victory for the SullenShoegazer
2King of RomeThe UnthanksSnoopDogStevens
3Love, Love AloneHarry BelafonteIsabelleForshaw
4Over the Hills and Far AwayJohn TamsAddicks123
5King HenrySteeleye SpanNaguchi
6King and LionheartOf Monsters and MenDarceysDad
7In the Hall of the Mountain KingEdvard GriegLondon 2471
8Oh Better Far to Live and DieGilbert and Sullivanmisterbadexample
9From Galway to GracelandRichard ThompsonTheBeast
10My God, My KingPapa Leviseverin
11King of EverythingBoy GeorgeBoreworm
12King of the RoadThe ProclaimersGreatGrendel
13King of MexicoBap KennedyDarceysDad
14LavenderMarillionbllckchps
15A Farewell to KingsRushphilipphilip99

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NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Hail to the KingAvenged SevenfoldAFictionHabit
2A Tribute to a KingWilliam Bellsonofwebcore
3Crawling King SnakeThe DoorsSeaSal
4Father, Ruler, King, ComputerEchobelly658spark
5King of Wishful ThinkingGo Westnigeljones
6Kings of SpeedHawkwindThesubhuman
7Kings and Queens of the UndergroundBilly Idoldave56
8Alexander the GreatIron MaidenLyntonCrosby
9King of GuitarBB Kingattwilightlarks
10Love is AllKungenvastariner
11His Majesty King RaamLemon JellyDarceysDad
12King's CallPhil Lynott with Mark Knopflerphilipphilip99
13I Wanna Be Like YouLouis PrimaRavi Raman
14A Hard Day's NightPeter Sellars (as Richard III)StevenFlanagan
15He Was the KingNeil YoungLyntonCrosby

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Striking Song and Album Endings

June 20, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

NumberSongArtistRecommended By
1So Here I ComeNeneh Cherryseverin
2BikePink FloydShivSidecar
3There, There My DearDexys Midnight Runnersattwilightlarks
4A World AloneLordeEnglishOutlaw
5KicksFKA TwigsFretlessBasser
6Medicine for My PainLynden David Hallnosuchzone
7The Big SleepBat for LashesBethnoir
8Tender is the NightThe Triffidsbishbosh
9StarshipPaul Kantner and Jefferson StarshipTempusfugit
10You Set the SceneLovemegadom
11Moonlight MileThe Rolling Stonesamylee
12I Can't WinRy Coodermagicman
13ElectroliteR.E.M.megadom

B List

NumberSongArtistRecommended By
1Love SpreadsThe Stone RosesAltraEgo
2Time of the SeasonThe Zombiesmegadom
3Bitters EndRoxy Musicseverin
4Call of the WildJimi TenorUncleben
5Caribbean FestivalKool and the GangAlBahooky
6PricSuper Furry Animalshappyclapper
7In Bluer SkiesEcho and the BunnymenCarpgate
8FreebirdLynyrd Skynyrdleaveitallbehind
9Whipping PostAllman Brothers BandSkydog7
10Wars of ArmageddonFunkadelicnicko
11Bewlay BrothersDavid Bowieseverin
12Brain Damage/EclipsePink FloydRavi Raman
13Happy TrailsQuicksilver Messenger Service9hairs9knots

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Songs About Fathers and Daughters

June 14, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (Fuel)
At: The Guardian

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1My GirlsAnimal Collectivemusikmonkey
2Daddy Could Swear, I DeclareGladys Knight & the PipsIsabelleForshaw
3The Sun I Always WantedStewuntergunther
4The Girl Who Fell To EarthGaz Coombehelican
5Up On the SunMeat Puppetsbllckchps
6Girls Just Wanna Have FunCyndi LauperStevenFlanagan
7Daddy LessonsBeyoncé & the Dixie ChicksGreat Grendel
8Fille a PapaCamilleuntergunther
9DaughtersNasAnthonyGreendown
10Papa Don't PreachMadonnagordonimmel
11Scarlet RibbonsRóisín MurphyLuDux22
12MagazineThe Hold Steadydylan37
13Isn't She LovelyStevie WonderFatherChewyLouie
14DaughtersFour Tetuntergunther

B List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Think of YouIbeyiuntergunther
2Miss Black AmericaCurtis MayfieldSpotTheWhopper
3Daddy, You Gotta Let Him InThe Satisfactionsvastariner
4Your Daddy Loves YouGil Scott-Heronalexito
5Daddy, You Gotta Let Him InBinder & Krieglsteinsaneshane
6Black GuysBirdcloudonarope
7So Begins Our AlabeeOf Montrealuntergunther
8Staring at the SunWendy & LisaDarceysDad
9Savannah SmilesOkkervil RiverGreatGrendel
10Oh FatherMadonnaAFictionHabit
11Daddy IssuesThe Neighbourhoodnilpferd
12Just Drifting (For Caresse)Psychic TVMussoliniheadkick
13My BabyKen NordineOlivesNightie
14My Father's DaughterJewel ft. Dolly PartonHopelessCase
15SkippingEddie VedderIsabelleForshaw
16The House That Jack BuiltJesca HoopAFictionHabit
17Holly Up on PoppyXTCLagado
18UnsaidAnouhka Shankar & Norah JonesRavi Raman
19AdagioEstrella Morentesonofwebcore
20Mr. GrievesTV on the Radiosaneshane
21How Can I Protect YouAlabama 3DarceysDad
22WinterTori Amos658spark
23La Hija de Juan SimónRosalíaalexito

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Songs About Marijuana

June 13, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: megadom
At: The Song Bar

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Stranger in Blue Suede ShoesKevin AyersShivSidecar
2Along Comes MaryThe AssociationParaMhor
3Thoughts of Mary JaneNick Drakebarbryn
4Stoned and StarvingParquet Courtsamylee
5The International HerbCultureTarquinSpodd
6Magic Carpet RideSteppenwolfRavi Raman
7Ganja SmugglingEek-a-MouseUncleben
8Don't Bogart That JointFraternity of ManNicko
9Weed BusThe Stairsvanwolf2
10Legalize ItPeter Toshamylee
11Stoned LoveThe SupremesShivSidecar
12KayaBob Marleymagicman
13Eight Miles HighThe ByrdsParaMhor

B List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Haschisch PartyGeorges GarvarentzAlBahooky
2SensimillaBlack UhuruParaMhor
3Me and Mr. HohnerBobby Darinuneasy listening
4Nuh Skin Up DubKeith Hudsonnosuchzone
5The Reefer ManCab Callowaymagicman
6Roll Another One (For the Road)Neil YoungRavi Raman
7Stoned ImmaculateDub SyndicateUncleben
8Under Mi SensiBarrington LevyUncleben
9The Marijuana AffairJoe Gibbs & the Professionalsmagicman
10BananasMan9hairs9knots
11Macka SplaffSteel PulseAndrew Morrissey
12Meet Me on the CornerLindisfarneShivSidecar
13Smoke Ywo JointsThe ToyesParaMhor

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Songs About Volume

June 7, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Scott Blair (misterbadexample)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Cum On Feel the NoizeOasisgordonimmel
2Johnny's Got a Boom BoomImelda Maybllckchps
3Sod the NeighboursThe Toy DollsIsabelleForshaw
4One Man GuyLoudon Wainwright IIIruhenry
5The Barley MowThe Irish Roverssuzi
6VolumesChurchXanh_cay
7Step Right UpTom WaitsSethMiller
8CaravanVan Morrisondave56
9He'll Have to GoJim ReevesEnglishOutlaw
10Sound of SilenceDisturbedRavi Raman
11Play It All Night LongWarren ZevonThesubhuman
12Whole Lotta RosieAC/DCLondon2471

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Diminuendo and Crescendo in BlueDuke EllingtonDarceysDad
2Joe's GarageFrank Zappa658spark
3Void CityHawkwindzarathusa
4Secret LoveKathy Kirbyattwilightlarks
5What's the Use of Getting Sober?Louis JordanDaddyPig
6Annoying All the NeigboursThe Lonely BoysBarringtonWomble
7The Boomin' SystemLL Cool Jrobbo100
8Pump Up the VolumeMARRSbllckchps
9Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellStevenFlanagan
10Everything Louder Than Everything ElseMeat LoafThesubhuman
11Alive & AmplifiedThe Mooney Suzukimidlandsteacher
125 Gallon BucketWild Bill & the Lost Knobsrichardw65

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Electronic Music to 1983

June 6, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

A List

 Song TitleArtistNominator
1The Swan Clara Rockmore (composer Camille Saint-Saëns)megadom
2Love Don't Live Here AnymoreRose Roycenosuchzone
3TimewhysTonto's Expanding HeadbandUncleben
4WatussiHarmoniamegadom
5The GnomeEmerson, Lake & Palmer (composer: Mussorgsky)Joelle
6PortofinoRaymond ScottUncleben
7Behind the MaskYellow Magic Orchestraphilipphilip99
8SOSAbbaParaMhor
9FlamingoTodd Rundgren9hairs9knots
10Back Street LuvCurved AirShivSidecar
11Electric GardenConrad Schnitzlermegadom
12St. Elmo's FireBrian EnoDjinnjaha
13NeukölnDavid Bowiemegadom
14Doctor Who ThemeDelia Derbyshireattwilightlarks
15Création Du MondeVangelisBanazirGalbasi
16The Fifth Wave: Water LullabySuzanne CianiDiscoMonster

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Planet RockAfrika Bambaataabishbosh
2Hatgini TaniAl Massrienuntergunther
3I'm the OneAnnette PeacockTatankaYotanka
4SunrainAshraRavi Raman
5PhaedraTangerine Dreammegadom
6Répons: Section OnePierre Boulezmegadom
7Test CardThis Heatmegadom
8The Ice Cream ManThe TornadosFretlessBasser
9Battle With the Invisible MonsterLouis & Bebe Barronphilipphilip99
10Venusian Summer Suite Pt. 2Lenny WhiteBanazirGalbasi
11Legend Days are OverBeaver & KrauseShivSidecar
12TanzmusikKraftwerkmegadom
13Gossipo PerpetuoJean-Jacques PerreySweetHomeAlabama
14Rainbow ChaserNirvana UKShivSidecar
15GeradewohlRoedeliusmegadom
16FunkytownLipps Inc. SweetHomeAlabama

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Great Solo Performances

May 31, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: nilpferd
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Peace PieceBill Evansflorian7
2That Joke Isn't Funny AnymoreJanice Whaleybarbryn
3AngieBert JanschYippeeYouCantSeeMe
4Atlantic CityBruce SpringsteenAddicks123
5Tom's DinerSuzanne VegaOlivesNightie
6Portrait of TracyJaco Pastoriuslachute
7Whitman's WoodJohn Surmanuntergunther
8PeauxKuniko KatoXanh_cay
9Another Man's Done GoneOdettaattwilightlarks
10Alla L'aa KeToumani DiabatéLyntonCrosby
11Hard Time Killing Floor BluesSkip Jamesonarope
12Monkey FistPhillip RoebuckShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sketch for SummerDurutti ColumnHarryPilling
2The Saturday BoyBilly Braggdylan37
3Nothing in RamblingMemphis MinnieBeyondOurKev
4Fascinating RhythmJacob CollierXanh_cay
5Round MidnightJoe Passsonofwebcore
6I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)Thelonius Monkuntergunther
7Moondog's SymphonyMoondogbllckchps
8TodiCharanjit SinghRavi Raman
9Squarepusher ThemeSquarepusherLagado
10Nobody's Fault But MineBlind Willie JohnsonXanh_cay

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Songs About Non-Alcoholic Drinks

May 30, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: uneasy listening
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Here Comes AliceJesus & Mary Chainhappyclapper
2Glass of WaterThe Lithicsvanwolf2
3Let's Go Get CokesThe FactionSkydog7
4Diet CokeThe Priestsvanwolf2
5Hot ChocolateShonen KnifeTarquinSpodd
6IsotopacolaChineapple PunxCarpgate
7Lemon TeaSheena & the RokketsTarquinSpodd
8Hot Chocolate BoyBeat HappeningUncleben
9And In a NutshellChumbawambamegadom
10Hot MilkJackie Mittoonilpferd

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Deeper WellEmmylou HarrisSuzi
2Bring a Little Water, SylvieLeadbellyTarquinSpodd
3Jailer Bring Me WaterBobby Darindeanofromoz
4I'd Rather Drink the Muddy WaterCats and the Fiddleseverin
5Cool Drink of Water BluesTommy Johnsonmagicman
6Cool WaterSons of the Pioneersseverin
7Bread and Water BluesKid Stormy Weathermagicman
8It MekDesmond DekkerTarquinSpodd
9You Don't Miss Your WaterWilliam BellNicko
10Agua de BeberAstrud Gilbertomagicman

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Songs About New Orleans

May 24, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1My Dawlin' New OrleansL'il Queenie and the PercolatorsLyntonCrosby
2Steamboat StompJelly Roll Morton & his Red Hot Peppersmagicman
3New OrleansGary U.S. BondsAddicks123
4New Orleans (After the City)The Hot 8 Brass bandGreatGrendel
5The Lakes of PontchartrainPaul Bradysuzi
6Congo SquareSonny Landrethdave56
7Marie LaveauDr. JohnLyntonCrosby
8Lady MarmaladePatti LabelleFuel
9La Danse de Mardi GrasThe Balfa BrothersMussoliniheadkick
10Meet de Boys on the BattlefrontWild Tchoupitoulasngoo
11Later, On DecaturDave FerratoID877151
12Black RainBen Harperstevenjameshyde
13This CitySteve EarleGreatGrendel

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1HoustonMary Chapin Carpenterthoughtballoons
2Bourbon Street BluesLouis PrimaLyntonCrosby
3New Orleans FunctionLouis ArmstrongBeyondOurKev
4New Orleans The Staple SingersJustthem
5Street ParadeEarl Kingattwilightlarks
6Devil's QueenBlack Stone Cherrymisterbadexample
7Mardi Gras MamboThe Hawkettespmarfleet
8My Indian RedDr. JohnRavi Raman
9They Wore BlueOtis TaylorFuel
10Witch Queen of New OrleansRedboneRavi Raman
11Take Me to the Mardi GrasPaul SimonMaggie B
12Bourbon Street ParadeWynton Marsalisdrunkenpanda
13Jock-a-MoJanes "Sugar Boy" CrawfordFMastropolo
14Canal Street BluesJohn Lee HookerStevenFlanagan
15Big Bad JohnJimmy DeanSpotTheWhopper
16Message to MichaelDionne Warwickseverin
17HomeCowboy MouthRavi Raman
18ChaptersCha Wauntergunther
19New Orleanian Love SongChristian Scott aTunde Adjuahnilpferd
20MagnoliaWilliam TopleyDarceysDad

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Music That Marks Artistic Trends of the 21st Century

May 23, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: nilpferd
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Seven Nation ArmyThe White Stripesmegadom
2Punk PrayerPussy Riotseverin
3JobseekerSleaford ModsFretlessBasser
4American GuiltUnknown Mortal OrchestraShivSidecar
5Fix Up, Look SharpDizzee Rascalamylee
6LatchDisclosure ft. Sam Smithmagicman
7Carbon 7 (161)JlinDiscoMonster
8Future StringsCatrin Finch and Sekou KeitaSuzi
9BinkySnarky PuppyLeaveitallbehind
10FormationBeyoncébishbosh
11Aint' Misbehavin'Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocellountergunther
12PynkMonae, Janellebarbryn

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Best of TimesSage FrancisLeaveitallbehind
2Change of the GuardKamasi Washingtonmagicman
3TeardropsThe XXnosuchzone
4PillsSt. Vincentbishbosh
5Lucky GirlFazerdazeTarquinSpodd
6Work ItMissy Elliottmagicman
7Smells Like Teen SpiritRobert Glasper Experimentuntergunther
8My Queen is Ada EastmanSons of KemetAlBahooky
9HopoponoGoGo PenguinFretlessBasser
10Blacker the BerryKendrick Lamarmagicman
11Video GamesLana del RayParaMhor
12Laissez PasserTootArdUncleben

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