Your ten absolute favourite songs of all-time?


I love Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor. It’s so…fragile.


done up to here in thread, got rsi, not doing any more.


You beautiful, beautiful lamb.




Probably my two favourites as well. And Bone Machine.


This list would probably have been my top 10 7 or 8 years ago. Gonna go back and listen to all these tunes later.


Love that Gorkys song. One of my faves, “Heart of Kentucky” probably just pipping it



(Been listening to them this week)



  1. this thread and its attendant playlist is fucking magnificent

  2. massively regretting not including a lot of stuff.


Sticking this one on is a bit of a cheat- it’s about 7 songs in one!


I love this Low track so much


great stuff, m8 :slight_smile: not gonna tell you to swap out the Russian Futurists tune for the Dirty Three one, after doing all of those :wink:

man, I was trying to think of a Red House Painters song to stick in mine but couldn’t; now I’m annoyed I didn’t think of ‘Japanese to English’ because that might have edged something out.


WThis is hard…
In no particular order after the 1st one which is nailed on as my all time favourite song.

Nick Cave - The Mercy Seat
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Low - In Metal
Smog - I Could Drive Forever
Sharon Van Etten - Serpents
Joanna Newsom - Baby Birch
Frank Ocean - Nikes
Neil Young - On The Beach
Sleater Kinney - Entertain
Velvet Underground - What Goes On


I’m trying to pinpoint exactly what gives it that unfailing lump-in-the-throat quality… it’s a fan-favourite, I hear?

it’s always seemed like people are more into the post-TWLITF stuff when I’ve been to see them, I don’t know if it has the same exalted status these days. still does it for me, though.


Okay, so off the top of my head:

Grandaddy: He’s simple, he’s dumb, he’s the pilot
ELO: Mr Blue Sky
Sigur Ros: Staralfur
Aphex Twin: Avril 14th
Elliott Smith: Pitseleh
Doves: The Cedar Room
Belle and Sebastian: Lazy Line Painter Jane
Low: Two Step
Mogwai: New paths to Helicon part 1 (the version from Government Commissions)
And yeah sure, let’s finish with Sufjan Stevens: Impossible Soul


after an hour or so any posts that didn’t obviously have a list in em were met with praise to the lord & scrolled past toot sweet. could stick it on yourself though, it’s a collaborative playlist.


I guess I can understand them not doing more early songs when they play live, but there are several from their real slowcore years that I’ve never heard. Coattails, Two Step, Don’t Understand…


Great Prince shout there👍


ahh cool, will do!


Coattails was a contender for my ten, that was my favourite for a long time.

I’m also resigned to never seeing the original version of Silver Rider live. the later version just doesn’t compare tbf tbh