Hello friends and fans! It’s a new year and that means it’s time for our annual look back at the top records of the previous 12 months. As always, this isn’t a countdown (I hate those). Rather, it’s a very subjective view of a collection of tunes from some of the albums that really stood out on the podcast in 2017. So, let’s get to it!
The Marking Time Podcast Episode 101 features 25 songs which embody the spirit of #RealGrownupMusic – great lyrics, memorable melodies and, above all, they sound fantastic across an array of situations, circumstances and my ever changing moods. (And yes, that’s a Paul Weller reference.)
And just to see if anyone reads these episode notes, I’m inserting a warning about some ***ADULT LYRICS*** around the 30 minute mark of the show, during the song “Young & Dumb” to be exact. If you listen to the program with little ones (normally very cool and we love this!) you may want to exercise some listener discretion, or be prepared to do some fancy explaining to little Johnny and/or Mary.
So once again, thanks for your continued support of the program. I hope you enjoy the playlist and my various and assorted commentary breaks throughout. Yes, that’s new this time also, so thanks for noticing. We’ll see if it sticks for future shows – feel free to give feedback on whether you like it or not!
Thanks and keep on keeping the faith!
|Foster the People||“SHC”||Sacred Hearts Club|
|Gord Downie||“A Natural”||Introduce Yerself|
|Land of Talk||“Heartcore”||Life After Youth|
|Taylor Knox||“Running Into Love”||Love|
|Sarah Slean||“Perfect Sky”||Metaphysics|
|Alison Moyet||“Happy Giddy”||Other|
|Cigarettes After Sex||“Young & Dumb”||Cigarettes After Sex|
|Rose Cousins||“Chains”||Natural Conclusion|
|Beck||“Up All Night”||Colors|
|The Elwins||“Don’t Walk Away from Me”||Beauty Community|
|Fast Romantics||“Alberta”||American Love|
|The Charlatans||“Spinning Out”||Different Days|
|Port Cities||“In the Dark”||Port Cities|
|The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer||“Pretty Please”||Apocalipstick|
|David Myles||“Cry, Cry, Cry”||Real Love|
|Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||“Rumors”||Soul of a Woman|
|Ron Sexsmith||“Every Last One”||The Last Rider|
|Stars||“California, I Love That Name”||There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light|
|Tennis||“Baby Don’t Believe”||Yours Conditionally|
|Louise Burns||“Strange Weather”||Young Mopes|
|Portugal. The Man||“Tidal Wave”||Woodstock|
|Yumi Zouma||“Us, Together”||Willowbank|
|The War on Drugs||“Pain”||A Deeper Understanding|
|Alvvays||“Not My Baby”||Antisocialites|