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Day 334: All Cried out, Alison Moyet

I am surprised it has taken me so long to cite a song from this very talented musician. I really enjoy songs that carry a certain musical intensity to them and this one definitely fits the bill. The bit for... View Article

Day 296: Brimful of Asha, Cornershop

A fun song from the 1990s. This is actually a remixed version which is significantly faster than the original. This version reached number one in both the UK and USA charts while the original version (also on this post) reached... View Article

Day 292: Bitter Sweet Symphony, The Verve

Second song in Covid Island discs by the Verve. I particularly like the string instruments in this song and the line: “trying to make ends meet, you’re a slave to money then you die” Not the most cheery line I... View Article

Day 272: No Surprises, Radiohead

There is something very sad and true about this song. Perhaps it is just me, but there are lyrics in this song that I have related to at different times in my life. Probably the lines that I most relate... View Article

Day 240: So Young, The Corrs

I was young when this song was first released. Not so now! It would also be dishonest of me not to note that the women who make up this group I think are some of the most beautiful in the... View Article

Day 80: The Drugs Don’t Work, The Verve

This song first came out when I was still working at Manchester University. Years later, I would attempt to play my part in developing science which could help optimise chemotherapy by testing cancer samples using High Content Screening. Sadly it... View Article