MTP: Episode 101

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!

Artist Song Album
Foster the People “SHC” Sacred Hearts Club
Gord Downie “A Natural” Introduce Yerself
Land of Talk “Heartcore” Life After Youth
Skytone “Flower House” JangleWaves
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

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