THE SOUND OF 2011 : 1-20

So, here it is, the Top 20 songs of the year ……….

1. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA What A Life
2. Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N
3. The Pierces – Glorious
4. Jon Fratelli – Santo Domingo
5. The View – Blondie
6. Clare Maguire – The Last Dance
7. Silhouette – Can’t Keep Up
8. Beady Eye – The Roller
9. The Naked And The Famous – Young Blood
10. Girl Crisis – The Sign
11. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – I Wanna Live In A Dream In My Record Machine
12. Scala and Kolacny Brothers – With Or Without You
13. My Chemical Romance – Planetary
14. The Vaccines – If You Wanna
15. Sunday Girl – Stop Hey
16. Pearl and the Puppets – I Do Like You
17. Adele – Rollin In The Deep
18. Nero – You And Me
19. Tone Damli – Butterflies
20. Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

So, congratulations to Noel Gallagher. What A Life ……. What a tune.

There is no prize as such, but if wants to meet up before his Belfast show in February, i’ll buy him a Hungry Hound. It’s only fair.

By the way, the offer of a Hungry Hound is still open to Marina and the Diamonds (2010) and Little Boots (2009) should they ever be in Belfast.

If you haven’t heard ‘AKA …… What A Life’, here’s the video, as well as the previous winners.

Sound Of 2010

Sound Of 2009

Sound Of 2008

Sound Of 2007

Sound Of 2006


No doubt you’ve been wondering what i’ve been listening to the last couple of weeks, well here you go.

The first song, is the long awaited debut single from Noel Gallagher. It has been worth the wait, but if there is a complaint, there’s too much trumpet on it.

Having previously blogged about how i’ve love Noah and the Whale’s last two releases, and the third single from ‘Last Night On Earth’ is also excellent, even if it takes a few listens to really get into it.

Can’t wait to see them at Mandela Hall in October.

Not a massive Coldplay fan but I like their new single, possibly because it sounds like ‘There Goes The Fear‘ by Doves.

To be fair, they usually do one or two good singles per album, just a pity their albums are usually dull.

I recently purchased the new album by The View, ‘Bread and Circuses’ and especially love ‘Blondie’

It’s a fantastic album worth getting from a band I love.

Staying on a Scottish theme, i’m loving the new single by Jon Fratelli ‘Santo Domingo’

Unsurprisingly, it sounds quite a lot like The Fratellis …….. which is no bad thing.