Coldplay can occasionally be great but this track shows them at their very worst - bottom-of-the-barrel trash, lowest-common denominator pandering, redundant lyrics about nothing. Awful.
Aug 26, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
I'm bored and unwell so there's probably no better time to list 👎 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚃𝚘𝚙 𝟷𝟶 𝚆𝚘𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚂𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙰𝚕𝚕 𝚃𝚒𝚖𝚎 👎
There are no comedy songs, charity singles or gameshow winners in here - just 10 tracks full of absolutely incomprehensible toot.
🔟 | 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗢𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁𝘀 by 𝗨𝟮 (2009)
This is, by some distance, U2's worst song, a terrible single that helped tank the No Line on the Horizon album. Bono mewling about "sexy boots" is as appealing as catching your da licking out your ma.
Aug 24, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
It's a miserable Monday night, so that can only mean one thing - it's time to kick back and look at the 👹 𝕋𝕠𝕡 𝟙𝟘 𝕄𝕠𝕘𝕨𝕒𝕚 𝕊𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝔸𝕝𝕝 𝕋𝕚𝕞𝕖 👹
Mogwai are one of the best bands to ever come out of this wonderful little country, so let's get loud!
🔟 | 𝗠𝗼𝗴𝘄𝗮𝗶 𝗙𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗻 (1997)
The final track on Mogwai Young Team is one of the band's most striking compositions, rolling through a gamut of emotions across its 16-minute run time. The unexpected arrival of the flute is a rare treat!
Aug 13, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
This evening's football has been poor so I've spent the first half working out the definitive ✨ 𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝟭𝟬 𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 ✨
These are world-class tracks that bewitch and enrich the listener. Pharrell Williams is nowhere in sight.
James Taylor's gorgeous paean to his lover's quirks sounds like a man ascending to heaven. He is dumbfounded and incredulous and head over heels. Some voice, too - pure honey!
Aug 9, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Frightened at the prospect of working tomorrow, I have spent the evening listening to every single piece of music ever recorded in a bid to determine the Top 10 Most Exciting Songs of All Time.
This list is exhaustive and renders all debate pointless.
🔟 | 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗴𝗲 by 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁𝘀 (2002)
Mike Skinner's finest moment summons Roman gladiators, the ghost of Jimi Hendrix, and the apocalypse over ear-pricking strings and an insistent rhythm. Dense, brilliant and full of tension.
Jul 15, 2020 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
There needs to be a better mechanism in place to ease the movement between League 2 and Highland and Lowland Leagues teams. The current set-up sucks and creates an anxious, unnecessary bottleneck at both ends.
Two up, two down, with relevant league reconstruction, I say.
This kind of comment annoys me - which League 2 sides "lack ambition"? Which sides are "dead wood"? I don't think either slur can be levelled at any of the 10 teams -
I have steadily been working my way through the "horror" section on Netflix while working from home and it gives me no pleasure so say this but I have watched some absolute toot over the past four weeks.
Five movies a day, each one worse than what came before. A true low.
Here is a comprehensive list of everything I've watched since lockdown. It starts off reasonably well but, after our journey into the "horror" genre, it's fair to say the whole thing bottoms out!
Apr 2, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Like a lot of people, I had very little to do with myself today. Unlike a lot of people, however, I listened to every Burial track in a bid to determine his Top 10 songs.
Was it fun? Yes, it was. Was it worthwhile? Well, I'll let you be the judge of that!
🔟 | Distant Lights (2006)
Distant Lights is one of the highlights of Will Bevan's self-titled debut and an excellent introduction into the artist - tense, claustrophobic and unknowing but, through the gloom, there are moments of real beauty. Lovely!
Mar 29, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
With absolutely nothing better to do with my time, I have listened to the Style Council's entire back catalogue.
I believe them to be one of the most eclectic and underrated bands ever to grace these sceptred isles, and I have worked out their Top 10 greatest songs.
🔟 | Wanted (Or Waiter, There's Some Soup in my Flies) (1987)
Slinky and twinkly, this thick slice of American R'n'B is a sparkling single. Dee C Lee is on great form here and "I only want to be wanted" is certainly a sentiment we can all get behind!
Mar 16, 2020 • 70 tweets • 30 min read
I have successfully downloaded Football Manager 2020 and I am about to embark on my greatest quest:
I will spend all of Mr Willie Haughey's pocket money in taking the newly professional Queen's Park FC from Scottish League 2 to Champions League winners!
Join me! ⚽️🤝🏆
Imagine taking a hiding off someone who a) looked like this and b) had never kicked a ball in their puff.
Nevertheless: my first task is to sack all the useless jobbers the club inexplicably allowed to sign professional terms in January and replace them with Pelé Podcast guests.
Mar 15, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Having spent the last two days in self-isolation (with a hangover the size of a three children hiding under a big trenchcoat), I listened to every song written by Frank Ocean.
To pass the time, I will rank his Top 10 tracks of all time. Who knows, it could be fun!
🔟 | Provider (2017)
The only non-album track to make this list. A soupy mix of warped vocals, skittering beats and gorgeous electric piano, this is perhaps one of his most straightforward songs in years - and is all the better for it!
Mar 1, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
I spent the past week listening to every Jay-Z album - a truly exhausting exercise - in a bid to determine his Top 10 songs, but I think I just about got there.
(There's only so many times you can listen to someone rap about how much money they have.)
🔟 | 99 Problems (2003)
This is an absolute monster! Rick Rubin's muscular production, all thumping percussion, is tremendous while the second verse, describing a traffic stop by police, contain some of the best "bars" in Jay-Z's career.
Feb 23, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Kanye West is the most important artist of the past two decades so I sat down with a pen and paper and worked out the Top 10 songs of his career. Sign me up, Pitchfork!
This was a very difficult list to put together - it could easily have been a Top 50.
🔟 | Heard 'Em Say (2005)
West examines the socioeconomic issues facing African-Americans while pianos lilt, drums skitter and a bass squelches, but it is the feline vocals of Maroon 5's Adam Levine that take this into the stratosphere. What a hook!
Feb 16, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
I was hanging out with your da last night and I couldn't believe how hard he popped when The War on Drugs came on the stereo - he told me he hadn't felt this way about music since he was 15.
So we put our heads together and worked out their Top 10 greatest songs.
🔟 | Red Eyes (2014)
The first single from the tremendous Lost in the Dream LP contains one of the band's best moments: the way pensive verses suddenly burst into bloom with a glorious WOO! that even Ric Flair would be proud of. Truly life affirming!
Feb 2, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
It's a miserable Sunday night so that can only mean one thing: it's time to take a look at the 10 greatest Destroyer songs of all time!
Are there a lot of earlier tracks on this list? No, they're mostly rubbish. Do songs from Kaputt dominate here? Of course they do!
🔟 | It's Gonna Take an Airplane (2014)
This list, perhaps more than any other, is going to enrapture the TL, so let's get it started! With its subtle mellotron backing and subdued percussion, Dan Bejar and his band create a woozy nocturnal mood here.
Jan 19, 2020 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
I have spent the last 10 weeks listening exclusively to Van Morrison and feel as though I'm in a good position to rank the 10 greatest songs from his long and winding career.
From pop bangers to soul, from R'n'B to Celtic mysticism, there's something for everyone here.
🔟 | Natalia (1978)
Wavelength, with its eye fixed firmly on commercial success, was so-so but it did yield Natalia, a breezy, low-key masterpiece. With its gorgeous guitars, honied backing vocals and easygoing swagger, this really is lovely stuff!
Dec 23, 2019 • 15 tweets • 6 min read
In my DVD collection are some movies that are considered to be the worst of all time. I will endeavour to watch one a day over the Christmas break and review it openly and objectively.
Set your phasers to fun!
KEITH LEMON: THE FILM
(2012, directed by Paul Angunawela)
Let’s kick things off with this shocking blight on British cinema. Cheap, desperate and excruciating, this is one of the grottiest experiences I’ve ever had.
Everyone associated with this should be ashamed.
Dec 1, 2019 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
It's a cold Sunday evening so that can only mean one thing: it's time to compile the best Stenhousemuir FC XI of the decade!
Some brilliant players have turned out for the Warriors over the past 10 years so let's stick them in a 4-3-3 formation and celebrate.
GK: Graeme Smith
Stenny have employed some great goalies over the past 10 years but current incumbent Graeme Smith is their very best. Tall, commanding and assured, Buzz is a world-class shot-stopper (where would they be without him!) and tremendous at saving penalties.
Aug 25, 2019 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
I sat down with elected politicians from my local constituency to discuss The Streets and, after hours of fierce debate, we finally settled on their Top 10 greatest songs of all time. This was largely good fun.
🔟 | Trust Me (2011)
Computers and Blues, The Streets most recent album, was a so-so affair but this gem tucked towards its closing stretch is a banger. With its sped-up sample and agreeable chord movements, Mike Skinner sounds like he's having fun!