One of mine and the missus' best drunken rambling ideas ever was that, rather than watch some averagely funny film we've seen umpteen times before, we should spend Saturday nights listening to some music - each of us picking something new for us to listen to. Unfortunately like many a good drunken idea it has never actually happened and now we just end up watching x-factor with the girls. Such is life.

  • Shit Robot - From the Cradle to the Rave. Like judging a porridge by it's packaging I just knew by the name this would be anything but Shit. Love it. Lots.
  • Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This. Gets off to a right good start with Don't Ask, but then... well it just seems to pass by and end. I've tried listening to it a couple of times and it's the same: great start then before I realise it, it's finished and I've not noticed it. Not sure what's up with that. This is probably why I'm never that enthusiastic to check out music recommended by Last.fm - it's just not quite there (I don't think).
  • Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had the Blues but Shook Them Free. Had this for a while and never got around to listening. Wasn't in the mood for it. Still not really. Always Like This is awesome, but the only stand out for me.
  • Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - The Golden Year. How incredibly sad really the whole story with their lead singer. Wonder if they will carry on? Great album though. Had the Kings of Perignon track for quite awhile - think it was in Annie Mac's Top Ten Track's at one point which is how I found it.
  • Beatbullyz - Human Nature. Where did I hear of these? Must have been on Huw Stephen's podcast. I went and found Keyz to Life, Wham and 6 Music to a Stereo. Great tracks. The album is ok, but not as good as those tracks. Bit too well produced for it's own good.
  • Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History. This is where I am absolutely, totally and irrevocably wrong about Last.fm recommendations. Oh why did I ignore these for so long? Thanks to the excellent video for Come Back Home for prompting me to go and listen. Superb album.
  • The Drums - The Drums. I had Let's Go Surfing free from iTunes for awhile and listened and never thought much of it. Then I saw the video (NME channel, same time as Two Door Cinema Club), which isn't actually that much, but for whatever reason made me hear the song again and I like it. However, it is probably the best on the album (I say probably though, and same feelings go for Blood Red Shoes, because perhaps I just haven't listened to them properly yet - after all I didn't think much of Let's Go Surfing the first time round).
  • Smoke Fairies - Frozen Heart. Which just goes to show that just because they are pretty girls and TLOBF mentioned them, that I shouldn't necessarily listen to them. Not my cup of tea.
  • Mad Caddies - Keep it going. Sadly, it seems they haven't. Oh well, there's always Duck and Cover and Just One More which I shall never tire from listening to.
  • Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II. Argh! Noise! Not for me. I think I remembered these (from the NME channel one night) quite a bit better than they actually are.