Tag Archives: The Unthanks

My Top Twenty – Most played songs on iTunes/iPod

I’ve compiled plenty of lists of favourites in the past – top tens, twenties, hundred albums, even a 200 tunes. But do they actually represent what I listen to most? I thought I’d  sort my iTunes by “plays” and see. … Continue reading

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My Top Ten – Albums of 2015

It’s that time of year when it has to be done – my top ten albums of 2015! I had more candidates this year than in previous ones, as I’ve spent a lot of time listening BBC 6 Music and … Continue reading

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My Top Thirteen – Reflective Songs for a Summer Evening

This was meant to be a ten, but I just couldn’t leave any of the songs out. In the same series though. They are songs with their roots in folk, but few would be classified purely as folk. They are … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (64) Three Kinds of Beautiful: new albums by The Unthanks, Laura Marling and The Staves

Three of the albums I’ve been listening to a lot recently are all beautiful sounds that have their roots in folk music. But the artists have evolved, taking different directions, but still capturing the soulful essence of our traditional music. … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (63) A BBC 6 Music selection

Since finishing my music book I’ve been listening to a lot more new music, mainly via BBC 6 Music, a brilliant music station. Not only do all the DJs play great music, but they put most of it on what … Continue reading

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