Tag Archives: Lykke Li

SOUND THE FREE MUSIC SIREN: Soso’s giving her album away.

This is Soso in her bathroom.

Some bastard's been scribbling on her tiles.

I haven’t written about Soso before, but if I hadn’t forgotten about her smashing debut single ‘Who’s Gonna Love Me’ then it certainly would have made my ’41 Greatest Singles Of 2011′ list. Perhaps I didn’t forget about it, perhaps at the time I thought I shouldn’t include it because she gave it away for free or something. Perhaps that’s complete bullshit because i’ve just checked on iTunes and it appears to be available for download for seventy nine pence. REGARDLESS. It was amazing, Soso looked like she had the potential to be very amazing, and basically all was fine and dandy and amazing.

Well, yesterday, this happened: Continue reading

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The 11 Greatest Albums Of 2011

So, yeah. List Season is well and truly over and so with this being a hip and happening blog I really wanted to really shake things up and so I thought – prepare yourselves people – I’d rank last year’s best albums. What about that eh? The year’s best albums, in an objective numeric order? A month after everyone and their grandmother’s cat has done it? Unheard of! I shall set the trend, and that, of course, was my intention behind this late list all along.

(Yes, alright, sorry, I wrote most of everything a day after the singles one but couldn’t be arsed to write the rest. YOU CAUGHT ME. What do you want, a biscuit?)

As a bit of a forewarning all of the albums on this list are, at the very least, brilliant, otherwise they wouldn’t be on it. They are all worth parting with cash over. And readers, that is music well made. ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE LISTED ARTISTS PLEASE.

And on with the show. Continue reading

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The 41 Greatest Singles of 2011

And here they are.

So, 2011 has sort of happened hasn’t it? And quite a lot of artists released good singles in it, which can get a bit confusing in the day and age where LMFAO are the year’s biggest selling iTunes artist. So HERE ARE the best fourty one singles 2011 had to offer, in reverse order so there’s a poptacular drum-roll from the ‘fucking good’ through the ‘absolutely chuffing brilliant’ right up to the ‘OH MY BLOODY GOD’ ones at the end. Any problems? Of course not. Here we go. Continue reading

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STOP EVERYTHING!

Until We Bleed was featured on last week’s episode of Ringer. Aside from immediately quashing any doubts over the show’s musical taste (not that any of you care enough to have doubts, but they also played Miss Del Ray’s Video Games) this served as an excellent reminder of a phenomenally powerful song that never got the recognition it so righteously deserved.

Main points:

  • Fragile, visceral, and effortlessly heartbreaking
  • Lykke Li has never topped it (although Get Some and Love Out Of Lust came very bloody close)
  • Certainly one of Kleerup’s finest moments
  • An absolute staple in anyone’s iTunes library

10/10

And that’s that.

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