TOP 200 TRACKS OF 2014 (1-25)

TOP 200 PLAYLISTS: WHYD.COM (embedded below) / SOUNDCLOUD / SPOTIFY (Web / Player) / YOUTUBE Read/listen to more: TOP 200 OF 2014 - 26-50 / 51-100 / 101-150 / 151-200 So much great music, so little time! Apologies as ever for the lateness of this years 'Greatest' list. Almost a decade on from the first Music Like Dirt Top 200* (2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13) and the only thing…

TOP TRACKS OF THE MONTH: September 2014

My continuing inability to master the work/life/obscure music blog balance means another delayed collection of my favourite tracks from the last four weeks. You can listen to forty or so of the best new music from September in handy playlist form - Whyd (below) or soundcloud at the bottom of the page). JONNIE COMMON Three years on from his 'Master of none' LP and Jonnie Common has…

TOP TRACKS OF THE MONTH: August 2014

Back with another (very late) roundup of the finest tunes I stumbled across last month. Forty-five future classics to listen in handy Whyd (above) and Soundcloud (bottom of page) playlists. Here's a few highlights from the long list along with a little moan about music blogs. FABIANA PALLADINO - FOR YOU As a music blog that's about to enter it's tenth year, when it comes to crimes…

Top 200 Tracks of 2012 (26-50)

The penultimate positions, 26-50, in the perennially late but musically still great end of year chart – sample 51-100,  101-150 or 151-200 by doing the clicky thing. Alternatively pick a playlist below for the full fat streamable Top 200. Whyd.com (197 Tracks) / Youtube (170+ tracks) / Spotify (Web / Player) 50. City Brat - Moves / Yeah It's There Brooklyn based ‘City Brat’ are Alex…

MLD’s three favourite artists of the year so far (sort of)… #Blog6Music

The lovely people at the station the BBC wanted to kill but the public wouldn't let them, 6music, asked a select few (hundred) music bloggers their favourite three artists as we reach 2012's half way point.  On Sunday the 24th of June (6-8pm) they'll join forces with blogging zeitgeist'ers The Hype Machine and declare Purity Ring the winner unveil the top 25 artists of the year so far (according…

Kwesachu 2 Mixtape @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

The joys of spring. Its been pelting with rain for 36 hours straight and The Southbank Centre, London's concrete edifice to art is looking fairly bleak. At the Queen Elizabeth Hall there's a loud clanking gear shift crowd wise, as the heavy coats and grey hair of a Beethoven Cello Sonata audience push up their umbrellas and scurry into the rain, an assortment of hairstyles and slightly hipper…

Fabiana Palladino

I'd like to claim I've been keenly following the music of Fabiana Palladino from the second I heard her voice on Ghostpoet's "Survive It" last year. Unfortunately though I simply loved the tune, swooned at the gorgeous vocals and then didn't bother my arse finding out who was responsible for said voice. Thankfully Ghostpoet places more value on the people that made his debut such a success…

Top 200 Tracks of 2011 (1-50)

Like a 2011 Annual, pasted with price reduction stickers and sitting forlornly in the bargain bin, my end of year list may have slightly missed its moment. However as it's the 7th year Ive engaged in this ludicrous pastime it'd be a shame to let it sit in "draft" status forever, even if it is the equivelent of being given a creme egg on halloween. Someone once said that in the obsessive…

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 (1-50)

As the sun sets on the first month of 2011 hopefully a few will still indulge me in my annually late look back at the year just gone. Now in its 6th edition (2005,2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009) it should like all "best ofs" be taken with a pinch of salt. I dont even agree with half the placings but if you think Im retyping 200 numbers again... Ask me tomorrow what my favourites are and ill have…

A few of my favourite things 7

Hello there. For 15 years the comforting sweep of Heather "The Weather" Reid's arm over the map of Scotland brought news of what the skies had in store for the day ahead. When she left, Reporting Scotland marked the occasion with all the solemnity and imagination a TV producer can summon, ie a montage of clips set to Crowded House's "Take The Weather". Thankfully at the time Randan…