March 15, 2011 by jessperriam
This week’s top five is a rather unoriginal concept.
It’s merely a playlist of five songs which have meant something in the past week.
1. Johnny Cash- Hurt
I heard this cover of a Nine Inch Nails song on BBC 6 Music the other night and it instantly put me in a melancholy mood. Powerful stuff.
2. Iron & Wine – Boy With a Coin
I saw Iron & Wine in Liverpool on the weekend. I like to slot them in the indie genre of ‘Bearded Music’ – the vast majority of the band sport beards. Warning: they may sound mellow on the album, but they rock out live.
3. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Also on the Liverpool odyssey, I went to The Beatles Story (ok, it’s a fancy pants museum). But they had a big, wall size copy of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, explaining who all the faces on the cover was.
4. Breakstra – Set the Sun
Breakestra never gets old. And I had the pleasure of introducing Karolina to the genius that is Breakestra. Karolina plays the trumpet (and she’s really awesome at it). I’m going to keep lobbying for her to join an awesome funk band and travel the world.
5. Powderfinger – Pick You Up
Vintage Powderfinger always works a treat. Declaring your enthusiasm for them does however tar you with the token Aussie brush. Care factor: zero.