#1469 Martha Wainwright – Martha Wainwright

This is Martha’s debut record, and arguably still her best, at least in terms of the emotional power of her songs. Younger sister to Rufus, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, they all must have been hard acts to follow being the youngest in such a musical dynasty. Although closer to the guitar-led … Continue reading #1469 Martha Wainwright – Martha Wainwright


#41 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

Arcade Fire’s second album, and arguably their best, shot them into the stadium sphere of general public consciousness for the first time. It’s an immense album in several ways, the sound and production significantly grander in scale then the first, plus it takes a widescreen view of the world tackling subjects such as the church, … Continue reading #41 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

#1281 – Tegan & Sara – So Jealous

Tegan and Sara are two identical twins from Canada. This is their breakthrough album from 2004. Ten years later they were responsible for a strong contender for the catchiest pop song ever, Everything is Awesome for the Lego Movie. A song which, once it’s stuck in your head, will burrow itself into your brain like … Continue reading #1281 – Tegan & Sara – So Jealous