Your ten absolute favourite songs of all-time?


Pretty much you all got it RIGHT


As soon as I post this I’ll think of a really obvious song that I’ve missed. But at the moment…

Weezer - Only In Dreams
Bjork - Bachelorette
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Beastie Boys - So Whatcha Want
Kanye West - Runaway
Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea
Radiohead - True Love Waits
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
Slint - Good Morning, Captain
Robyn - Dancing on My Own


JUST from the top of my head:

Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien
Animal Collective - Grass
Ash - Goldfinger
Blur - Blue Jeans
Elbow - Mirrorball
Prince - Take Me With U
Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm
Muse - Starlight
Pink Floyd - Time
Grateful Dead - Dark Star (any performance from 1969)


:heart_eyes: at about the age of 15 this was my favourite song of all time




  1. Built to spill - they got away (100% my favourite song ever)

And in no particular order:
Built to spill - weather
Big star - blue moon
Replacements - the ledge / alex chilton / left of the dial
Guided by voices - weedking
Can - vitamin c
Choir of young believers - things I stole
Woodpigeon - I live a lot of places

This isn’t really that indicative of my music taste though now, idk, most of my favourite songs over the last few years are by hip hop and kpop artists. I really love these songs though, would play them to anyone


Very tricky - I find myself torn in two on this. Mopey/Indie me wants the following:

Gold Soundz - Pavement
Gimme Danger - The Stooges
Out There - Dinosaur Jr
JC - Sonic Youth
Salt, Peppa and Spinderella - Johnny Foreigner
Seconds - Pulp
I Saw You - Arab Strap
Helicon 1 - Mogwai
Mapped By What Surrounded Them - The Twilight Sad
Big Sea - Crash of Rhinos

But partytime me says:

Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass - I-F
The Bells - Jeff Mills
The Final Frontier - UR-003
Amo Bishop Roden - Boards of Canada
Pyramids - Frank Ocean
Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
Photograph - Def Leppard
The Rat - The Walkmen
Stillness Is The Move - Dirty Projectors
Hey Ya! - Outkast

Either way it’s clear I am now an old man with no significant choices from the past few years


Oh shit! This should be on everyone’s list, including mine.


Obviously an impossible task but off the top of my head

The Smiths - Boy With A Thorn In His Side
Sonic Youth - Stereo Sanctity
Converge - Jane Doe
Manic Street Preachers - Design For Life
Mogwai - X-Mas Steps
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Dead Flag Blues
Explosions In The Sky - Greet Death
Bjork - Jóga
Aphex Twin - Flim
Grouper - Heavy water I’d Rather Be Sleeping


Always up for one of these list things. Here’s 10 which are close enough.

Stereolab - French Disko
The KLF - What Time is Love?
Flowered Up - It’s On
Carter USM - Sheriff Fatman
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division - Transmission
Pulp - Babies
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Pixies - Velouria
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle


Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Popplagið - Sigur Ros
First Big Weekend - Arab Strap
Medicine Bottle - Red House Painters
I Believe in You - Talk Talk
Galaxie 500 - Tugboat
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Has it Come to This - The Streets
New Paths to Helicon - Mogwai
Quiet Crown - iDLEWiLD


I probably disagree with half of this list already and I can’t count, but here we go,

Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe
Aphex Twin – 4
Beach Boys – Til I Die (though it’s the toss of a coin between this one, Surf’s Up and Feel Flows)
Calexico – Black Heart
Wire – Outdoor Miner
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
Underworld - Juanita/Kiteless/To Dream
Bob Dylan – Visions of Johanna
Tom Waits – Grapefruit Moon
Frank Ocean – Pyramids
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle – Gustavo
Alela Diane – Dry Grass & Shadows



mark kozelek & jimmy lavalle - sometimes the wonder of life prevails
bruce springsteen - thunder road
bob dylan - idiot wind
kanye west - devil in a new dress
frank ocean - pyramids
kendrick lamar - the art of peer pressure
bill callahan - too many birds
joanna newsom - sawdust & diamonds
roy orbison - blue bayou
fred neil - the dolphins


wichita lineman is a great shout.


think the first 2 mins of 1999 is the most fun bit of music ever.


There are 12 here but

Archive — Lights
Archive — The Empty Bottle
Archive — Again
Archive — Controlling Crowds
Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Sleep
Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls
The Drones — Why Write A Letter That You’ll Never Send
The Drones — I See Seaweed
The Drones — Shut Down SETI
Moderat — Milk
Muscle Snog — The Boy With Burning Legs
Sufjan Stevens — Impossible Soul


The Cinematic Orchestra — Man With the Movie Camera


Good call. All Things To All Men with Roots Manuva from the same record would have been a contender for me if I’d have thought of it when posting.


There’s some really awesome stuff up-thread… time to probably lower the standard considerably now with my largely “so 2005, dude” list…

Radiohead - Last Flowers
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - The Copper Top
Eels - That Look You Give That Guy
Beirut - Forks & Knives (La Fete)
The National - Pink Rabbits
The Wrens - She Sends Kisses
Sufjan Stevens - Adlai Stevenson
Yndi Halda - We Flood Empty Lakes
Magnetic Fields - Busby Berkeley Dreams


Can’t believe I didn’t include The Blue Nile’s ‘Over The Hillside’ in mine.