30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011

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30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« on: June 25, 2020, 12:11:19 AM »
I debated this one between 2 songs.

First, The Black Keys and Lonely Boy. Great tune that I really enjoyed that year. Still sounds cool to this day.

On the other hand, I canít pass up Adele and one of the all-time great pop song ever recorded, Rolling in the Deep.

Now, this is a song that has everything. And Iím convinced it will remain an enduring classic for decades. The fact the song was a crossover hit on many radio formats is a testament to its greatness. One for the ages.

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 12:39:17 AM »
Horrible year for music.

Iíll go with Rolling in the Deep as well.
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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 05:35:02 AM »
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 05:45:15 AM »
11....

The Kills released Blood Pressures and from that Baby Says and Future Starts Slow are belters.

St Vincent released Strange Mercy and from that Chloe in The Afternoon is the standout.

The King of Limbs by Radiohead gave us Feral.

Wild Flag and their self titled sole album was a cracker - Romance gets the call here.

Arctic Monkeys gave us Suck it and See, She's Thunderstorms the highlight.

Build a Rocket Boys by Elbow - Lippy Kids, is just gorgeous.

Anna Calvi and her self titled debut was probably my 2nd favourite album of 2011 - Suzanne and I, the best from it for me.

But 2011 saw the release of an album that sits in my top 3 of all time and maybe at the very top of the pile....an album that is just a towering achievement by the artist i consider the greatest of all time.

Masterpiece, magnus opus, high watermark - i can't throw enough superlatives at this album.

LET ENGLAND SHAKE - PJ HARVEY

The problem is picking just one song from this incredible set of songs.

But one songs it has to be.....

I give you - ALL AND EVERYONE by PJ Harvey.

Death was everywhere,
In the air
And in the sounds
Coming off the mounds
Of Bolton's Ridge.
Death's anchorage.
When you rolled a smoke
Or told a joke,
It was in the laughter
And drinking water
It approached the beach
As strings of cutters,
Dropped in the sea and lay around us.

Death was in the ancient fortress,
Shelled by a million bullets
From gunners, waiting in the copses
With hearts that threatened to pop their boxes,
As we advanced into the sun
Death was all and everyone.
Death was all and everyone.

As we advance in the sun
As we advancing every man
As we advancing in the sun

Death hung in the smoke and clung
To four hundred acres of useless beachfront.
A bank of red earth, dripping down
Dead is now, and now, and now
Death was everywhere
In the air
And in the sounds
Coming off the mounds
Of Bolton's Ridge.
Death's anchorage.
Death was in the staring sun,
Fixing its eyes on everyone.
It rattled the bones of the Night Horsemen
Still lying out there in the open

As we, advancing in the sun
As we, advancing every man
As we, advancing in the sun
Sing "Death to all and everyone."


Reading the lyrics alone make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up....the song slays me, absolutely slays me.

ALL AND EVERYONE - PJ HARVEY




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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 09:31:38 AM »
Codex - Radiohead
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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 11:45:08 AM »
Adele, but a different song.


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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 11:49:17 AM »
11....

The Kills released Blood Pressures and from that Baby Says and Future Starts Slow are belters.

St Vincent released Strange Mercy and from that Chloe in The Afternoon is the standout.

The King of Limbs by Radiohead gave us Feral.

Wild Flag and their self titled sole album was a cracker - Romance gets the call here.

Arctic Monkeys gave us Suck it and See, She's Thunderstorms the highlight.

Build a Rocket Boys by Elbow - Lippy Kids, is just gorgeous.

Anna Calvi and her self titled debut was probably my 2nd favourite album of 2011 - Suzanne and I, the best from it for me.

But 2011 saw the release of an album that sits in my top 3 of all time and maybe at the very top of the pile....an album that is just a towering achievement by the artist i consider the greatest of all time.

Masterpiece, magnus opus, high watermark - i can't throw enough superlatives at this album.

LET ENGLAND SHAKE - PJ HARVEY

The problem is picking just one song from this incredible set of songs.

But one songs it has to be.....

I give you - ALL AND EVERYONE by PJ Harvey.

Death was everywhere,
In the air
And in the sounds
Coming off the mounds
Of Bolton's Ridge.
Death's anchorage.
When you rolled a smoke
Or told a joke,
It was in the laughter
And drinking water
It approached the beach
As strings of cutters,
Dropped in the sea and lay around us.

Death was in the ancient fortress,
Shelled by a million bullets
From gunners, waiting in the copses
With hearts that threatened to pop their boxes,
As we advanced into the sun
Death was all and everyone.
Death was all and everyone.

As we advance in the sun
As we advancing every man
As we advancing in the sun

Death hung in the smoke and clung
To four hundred acres of useless beachfront.
A bank of red earth, dripping down
Dead is now, and now, and now
Death was everywhere
In the air
And in the sounds
Coming off the mounds
Of Bolton's Ridge.
Death's anchorage.
Death was in the staring sun,
Fixing its eyes on everyone.
It rattled the bones of the Night Horsemen
Still lying out there in the open

As we, advancing in the sun
As we, advancing every man
As we, advancing in the sun
Sing "Death to all and everyone."


Reading the lyrics alone make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up....the song slays me, absolutely slays me.

ALL AND EVERYONE - PJ HARVEY


Immense song that I only recently discovered.

Although the story is about a lost battle in Turkey during WWI, where over 50K Allied soldiers lost their lives, when I first heard the song, it immediately sent me back to the WWI trenches I visited last year in the north of France, near Belgium. Chilling feeling I can assure you. It even applies to the D-Day Normandy landings of WWII in my view. Truly an exceptional piece of songwriting.

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 04:55:45 PM »
Did some one say The Kills? I love that tune!

Lykke Li again


Radiohead again (fond memories of the reaction when this video was first released!)


Let England Shake is my album of the year as well but it's so hard to pick a track from it. Nice to see her words here, I'm ashamed to say I don't listen to the lyrics enough but often just sort of drift away in the music.



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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2011
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2020, 05:49:03 PM »
Life On a Film Set - Yes

Hard to find any videos of the original 2011 version on YouTube unfortunately.
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