#57 Dirty Pretty Things – Wondering


Hace poco mas de un año, Carl Barat anunciaba que su nueva banda se llamaría Dirty Pretty Things y anunciaba a Didz Hammond de The Cooper Temple Clause, como el último en sumarse a la banda. Después de debutar en Milan y Paris, la banda sorpresivamente visitó México, sin siquiera haber editado un single. Casi un año después, han tenido un gran éxito con su disco Waterloo To Anywhere y con cada uno de sus singles, incluido este que en el concierto de México era de las que se quedaban grabadas en la memoria. Wondering.

Dirty Pretty Things – Wondering

We were so pretty now is this it
You and I are too young for this
No blood no lust or spit
But still there is something there to play upon
A flash of instant thereabouts youll miss it and its gone
But still its good to be in love with someone
When you’ve always had to be with no one.
She said everyones a story of their own
But if we don’t leave now well find ourselves with no way home
And so we strolled on all bangered and confused
At first it wasn’t pretty but we soon undid that rouse so
Now we got something in many other ways
All the boys together and a knees up on the way
Still its good to be in love with someone
When you’ve always had to be with no one.
She said everyone’s a story of their own
But if we dont leave now well find ourselves with no way home
Find ourselves with no way home
And it occurred to me, I think on Lambeth Road
There’s no more need to question life
Or cry for what I’m owed
And now its over so now its done
The English sun is setting and the rude boys on the run oh
Still its good to be in love with someone
When you’ve always had to be with no one.
Still I need you to remind me every day
The lives and loves weve lost and broken on the way
Heres to tomorrow and the lonely streets well roam
But if we don’t leave now well find ourselves with no way home
Just to think were almost home

#58 Editors – All Sparks


Al igual que Morning Runner, Editors repiten en la lista después de haber estado el año pasado, y nada menos que con 3 canciones el año pasado. Aunque Munich fue lanzada (por 3ra vez!) este año, no califica porque estuvo en la lista del año pasado, incluso siendo top 5, aunque parece que este año es el que se han vuelto famosos, pero pues ya tiene mas de un año que salio el disco y de hecho All Sparks es el último single, después de que The Back Room dio para lanzar 3 veces Munich, 2 Blood y una vez Bullets y esta gran canción, que es All Sparks.

Editors – All Sparks

You’re answering questions
That have not yet been asked
All sparks will burn out in the end
You burn like you’re bouncing
Cigarettes on the road
All sparks will burn out in the end

All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
In the end

You’re casting opinions
At people who need them
All sparks will burn out in the end

Well, be careful angel
This life is just too long
All sparks will burn out in the end

All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
In the end

You burn like a bouncing cigarette

All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
In the end

#59 Morning Runner – The Great Escape


Uno de los 8 grupos que estuvieron en la lista del año pasado y repiten en esta (el año apsado con Gone Up In Flames), Morning Runner parecían tener todo para el estrellato. Promocionados hasta el cansancio por Chris Martin y alabados por la crítica con sus primeros singles y EPs. Vino Burning Benches, top 20 hit, y luego el disco Wilderness Is Paradise Now. Y. Y nada. Así como vino se fue. Después salio The Great Escape (excelsa canción), pero parece que el momento paso para Morning Runner. Ojala no sea así. Por cierto pueden dejar sus comentarios y gracias a las personas que visitan y bajan regularmente las canciones.

Morning Runner – The Great Escape

Babe,
I love your dreams,
Come drift away with me

Babe,
I love your dreams,
Come drift away with me

Stay with me,
Like a letter unsent,
There’s no need to return
There’s no need to return

And all I ask
Is that I hide with you
And never leave me
And never leave me

And when I’m lying in bed
Trying to sleep instead
Just to escape it
Escape it

Oh dear,
Its me I fear,
I need a helper
I need a helper

Of ability,
What do you see in me?
I need a helper
I need a helper

Stay with him,
Like a leaving guest.
There’s no need to give up
There’s no need to give up

And all I ask
Is that I hide with you
And never leave me
And never leave me

And when I’m lying in bed
Trying to sleep instead
Just to escape it
Escape it

And all I ask
Is that I hide with you
And never leave me
Leave me

And when I’m lying in bed
Trying to sleep instead
Just to escape it
Escape it

#60 Eskobar – Devil Keeps Me Moving


¿Que habrá en el agua de Suecia que salen tantas bandas buensa de rock y aparte brit-oriented? A lo largo de los ultimos diez años o mas han salido tantas que se pierden y siguen saliendo. Y solo pasa en Suecia de los países de Escandinavia. Eskobar no es de los nuevos, es de los primeros pero no por eso no son buenos al contrario, este año sacaron su cuarto disco y aquí el segundo single, que yo creo de la lista es la canción mejor producida de todas, escuchenla con audífonos para poder apreciar bien todos sus detalles.

The devil keeps me moving, I can’t stay in one place
And after a while, when enough is done, I move from first to second base
And all the trust that I’m loosing, I have to build it back up
so at my new home, I behave, until i drop

Then I go down, down, down like I always do
i try to stop, this evil flow, but it runs right thru
and I go down, down, down like I always do
ive given up, and i take a bow, to the same old view

The devil keeps me moving, just like a rolling stone
surface somewhat clear, but inside this rock, the trouble’s grown
and the direction I’m goin, you say it is my own choice
and then to me it’s clear, you’ve never felt the strengt, of this inner voice

Then I go down, down, down like I always do
i try to stop, this evil flow, but it runs right thru
and I go down, down, down like I always do
ive given up, and i take a bow, to the same old view

#61 The Automatic – Recover


Gales se ha caracterizado por dar buenas bandas a la escena del rock británico. Manics, Stereophonics, Super Furries, Catatonia, Feeder, pura calidad. Ya había tiempo sin que hubiera una banda galesa que impactara a los ingleses hasta que llego The Automatic, de Cowbridge, Gales. Este fue su primer single (muy limitado) y este año, después de su éxito, fue relanzado. Recover. Yeah

The Automatic – Recover

Can’t fight! There’s no escaping the facts
I tried to help but I failed
To solve the problems so much
Of good intentions

I want my wasted hours back
And I want my head to clear
And I have this bad taste in my mouth
From late nights and bad films

Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!
Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!

I’m drip fed these pictures
And now my words abandon me
The fraction that still me
Said this lives not all it could be

Now did you catch what I said?
Did you catch what I said?
One by one my ideas fade
And there’s nothing left to say

Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!
Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!
Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!
Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!

Can’t fight, decide a future
Let’s dance, you’re so robotic
Times up, refill the meter
This disappointment’s so electric

Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!
Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!
Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!
Get up! Recover! Cause you’ll never dance again!

#62 Cerys Matthews – Open Roads


El primer single del segundo disco de la ex-cantante de Catatonia, ahora con un estilo no tan folk como su disco debut y que la verdad me gusta un poquito mas aunque el primero no es para nada malo. Si tan solo Catatonia volviera… pero eso no pasara así que disfrutemos lo que hay ahora. De esta si ni letra y el video no es el oficial pero bueno algo es algo no?

Cerys Matthews – Open Roads

#63 The Zutons – Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?


Hace unos pocos años, empezaron de repente a salir muchas bandas de Liverpool, en general con un sonido muy reminiscente de los 60 y un poco de psicodelia. Ahi teniamos a The Coral, The Bandits o The Stands y claro, a The Zutons. Avanza el tiempo y The Stands y The Bandits han desaparecido, The Coral se preguntan en que fallaron y The Zutons disfrutan un sorpresivo éxito en el cual su segundo disco, Tired of Hanging Around, duro meses en el top 40 de Inglaterra. Y este fue el sencillo que lo impulso, Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love? Por cierto, excelente video.

The Zutons – Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?

What can I do, what can I say
To make you want me more
To have your love and show you more
That’s all I’m asking for,
I’ve been around the block so many times
And I need a place to stop

I only want whats right for you
And you could be right for us
I hear the same thing all the time
And you know that I don’t care
I don’t like the way your hanging around
And I sure don’t like your hair

Ooo oooh
Why won’t you give me your love?
Ooo oooh
Why won’t you give me your love?

I chain you up I make you mine I keep you
Locked downstairs with all the bugs
And all the rats I’ll feed you rodent hair
I’ll keep you in my celler safe
And I’ll keep you there ‘till dawn
I’ll wait until the sun comes up
Then I’ll poke and prod you more into your tired
And your having a date
But that don’t mean much to me
And when I see you out in town
I’m gonna hide so you can’t see

Ooo oooh
Why wont you give me your love?
Ooo oooh
Why wont you give me tour love?

Why wont you give me your love,
Why wont you give me your love,
Why wont you give me your love,
Why wont you give me your love (give me your love)
Why wont you give me your love (give me your love)
Why wont you give me your love?

#64 The Charlatans – Blackened Blue Eyes


La camaleónica banda de Manchester, lidereada por Tim Burgess, nos sorprendió en el 2005 con su nuevo disco, Simpatico. Y digo sorprendió porque después de haber empezado en la escena baggie, pasado por el brit pop, rock, un poco de electrónica, folk, e indie, decidieron probar suerte con un poco de… reggae. Combinado con rock y ska y cosas raras. En pocas palabras, Simpatico fue una decepción. Pero por suerte siempre de menos tienen algo interesante y eso fue el primer single del disco, Blackened Blue Eyes, como en sus mejores épocas. Incluida también en su compilación “Forever” que acaba de salir al mercado.

The Charlatans – Blackened Blue Eyes

A charlatan I
Noble and wild
Hustlin for tricks to help you feel loved
And we all need a shoulder to cry on
Once in a while

And there won’t be a dry eye
In the house tonight

Blackened blue eyes
I don’t care too much for your
Circumstances or you
Situation wise

A charlatan I
Will blossom and die
One day you’ll find a real need for love
Or you live with the fear for
The rest of your life

And there won’t be a dry eye
In the house tonight

Blackened blue eyes
I don’t care too much for your
Circumstances or you
Situation wise

The one thing I hate
The numb and the fake
The gutless who rape
The jaws of a snake
We all need a best friend
We can trust with our lives til the end

And there won’t be a dry eye
In the house tonight

Blackened blue eyes
I don’t care too much for
Second chances
Blackened blue eyes
I don’t care too much for
Final chances

Ride out into a world of random prostitutes
I’ll show you some fantastic scenes
And it will be alright

Blackened blue eyes
Blackened blue eyes
Blackened blue eyes

#65 Brakes – All Night Disco Party


De las cenizas de British Sea Power surge hace dos años Brakes, con la simple propuesta de divertirse y compartir su música con el público. En el 2005 sacan su primer disco, Give Blood, que incluía un par de canciones que duraban menos de 20 segundos, y otras como esta, All Night Disco Party, lanzada como single a principios del 206 la canción perfecta para cualquier fiesta. Por cierto, el nuevo disco de Brakes ya esta a la venta, The Beatific Visions.

Brakes – All Night Disco Party

All night disco party
it’s an all night disco party
all night disco party
a super non-stop uber-rocking disco party
All night disco party
it’s an all night disco party
all night disco party
a super non-stop uber-rocking disco party

east west
north south
left right
croque monsieur, croque madam
east west
north south
left right
croque monsieur, croque madam

All night disco party
it’s an all night disco party
all night disco party
a super non-stop uber-rocking disco party

east west
north south
left right
croque monsieur, croque madam
east west
north south
left right
croque monsieur, croque madam

All night disco party
it’s an all night disco party
all night disco party
a super non-stop uber-rocking disco party

east west
north south
left right
croque monsieur, croque madam
east west
north south
left right
croque monsieur, croque madam

#66 Graham Coxon – Standing On My Own Again


Después de que Graham dejó a Blur apenas empezadas las grabaciones del Think Tank, se concentró en grabar el que sería su disco más exitoso como solista, Happiness In Magazines. Graham encontró éxito inusitado, altas ventas y aceptación del público y la crítica. La mayoría de la gente pensaba que era su primer disco como solista cuando en realidad era el cuarto, solo que era el primero que tenía canciones mas accesibles por decirlo de una forma. Menos de un año después, Graham ya tenía listo el sucesor, llamado Love Travels At Illegal Speeds, pero decidió esperar otro año para sacarlo. Este es el primer single de ese disco y aunque muy similar al anterior, aun asi bueno. Blur nunca sera lo mismo sin el y su locura.

Graham Coxon – Standing On My Own Again

Standing on the shore watching our ship go down
Sinking in the sand and I can’t turn around
Future’s looking black and it’s a sight to see
Just a thousand grey waves crashing over me
Just a thousand grey waves breaking over me

Now it’s happening to me
Why can’t I ever see?
Am I gonna let you leave without a sound?
Watching ‘til you’re out of sight
Dreaming I did something right
Standing on my own again

Water in my lungs and it’s a pain to breathe
Salt is in my eyes and it’s a pain to see
I can’t stand the pressure though you think I can
Just don’t wanna see it going down the pan
Just don’t wanna see it going down the pan

Now it’s happening to me
Why can’t I ever see?
Am I gonna let you leave without a sound?
Pushing you to your wit’s end
Guess I’m gonna lose a friend
Standing on my own again

Now it’s happening to me
Why can’t I ever see?
Am I gonna let you leave without a sound?
Watching ‘til you’re out of sight
Dreaming I did something right
Standing on my own again

#67 The Feeling – Sewn


“Give me the song and I’ll sing it like I mean it” Era el principio del 2006 y esa fue la canción “soft-pop” que empezó a sonar en Inglaterra. Solo había lugar para un grupo así al año así que The Feeling empezaron pronto y Sewn fue todo un hitazo (#7 en las charts inglesas) Su disco es uno de los mas vendidos del año y la verdad que aunque a veces puedan sonar muy mellow, tienen unas muy pegajosas, como este sencillo. Pueden encontrar el disco en cualquier mixup.

The Feeling – Sewn

Give me the song and I’ll sing it like I mean it
Give me the words and I’ll say them like I mean it

Cos you got my heart in a headlock
You stopped the blood and made my head soft
And god knows
You got me sewn

Nah nah nah

Danny boy, don’t be afraid, to shake that ass, and
misbehave
Danny boy, I now you got time, but what are you waiting
for,
Anyway the dust may just blow away, if you wait for a
windy day

But you may find the chance has past you by;

I can’t do the way
I can’t do the talk
I can’t be your friend
Unless I pretend

So give me the song and I’ll sing it like I mean it
So give me the words and I’ll say them like I mean it

Cos you got my heart in a headlock
You stopped the blood and made my head soft
And god knows
You got me sewn

Nah nah nah

Danny boy, don’t be a fool
Take upon to break the rule
Danny boy your lookin so low
You lookin like the dead grown old
Anyway the blues just may wash away, if you wait for a
rainy day
But you may find, the chance had past you by

I can’t do the way
I can’t do the talk
I can’t be your friend
Unless I pretend

So give me the song and I’ll sing it like I mean it
So give me the words and I’ll say them like I mean it

Cos you got my heart in a headlock
You stopped the blood and made my head soft
Cos you got my heart in a headlock
You stopped the blood and made my head soft
made my head soft
made my head soft
made my head soft
made my head soft
Yeah, yeah, yeah

#68 The Sunshine Underground – Put You In Your Place


De Leeds son The Sunshine Underground, una banda que los que escuchen reactor seguro conocen con commercial breakdown, y que debo decir que yo también los conocí asi, raro pero sí. Su disco, Raise The Alarm, salio el pasado mes de septiembre y ha tenido un muy muy discreto éxito en Inglaterra. Tiene muy buenas canciones, sobre todo varias que no fueron singles, pero de los singles tambien y para muestra esta, Put You In Your Place.

I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I just dont think im coming down
And whats the reasons why you proud
I cant stand to see that side of my face
I need to put you in your place

I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
And i bet you wish i’d disappear

Let you listen to me here
And can’t stop to be move out
Well i just down think im coming down
I cant stand to see that side of my face
I need to put you in your place

I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now
I’m on top are you trying to stop me now

I just dont think im coming down
And whats the reasons why you proud
I cant stand to see that side of my face
I need to put you in your place

#69 The Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes


Dicen que el año pasado que Jack White se caso, Meg White se puso celosa y empezó a tener problemas con Jack y, mas especificamente, con su esposa (modelo brasileña que sale en el video de Blue Orchid y de quien no recuerdo su nombre) . Como Jack no quería tener problemas con Meg pero no iba a ponerla primero que a su esposa, decidió darle un descanso a los White Stripes y busco proyectos alternos, y asi fue como nacieron los Raconteurs, proyecto creado con su amigo Brendan Benson. ¿Nadie nota un cierto parecido entre esta y Seven Nation Army? Bueno como sea, una canción muy pegajosa, muy buen single.

The Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes

Find yourself a girl and settle down
Live a simple life in a quiet town

Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)

So steady as she goes

Your friends have shown a kink in the single life
You’ve had too much to think, now you need a wife

Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
So steady as she goes (steady as she goes)

Well here we go again
You’ve found yourself a friend that knows you well
But no matter what you do
You’ll always feel as though you tripped and fell

So steady as she goes

When you have completed what you thought you had to do
And your blood’s depleted to the point of stable glue

Then you’ll get along
Then you’ll get along

Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
So steady as she goes (steady as she goes)

Well here we go again
You’ve found yourself a friend that knows you well
But no matter what you do
You’ll always feel as though you tripped and fell

So steady as she goes
Steady as she goes

Settle for a girl (settle for a girl), neither up or down (neither up or down)
Sell it to the crowd (sell it to the crowd) that is gathered round (that is gathered round)

Settle for a girl (settle for a girl), neither up or down (neither up or down)
Sell it to the crowd (sell it to the crowd) that is gathered round (that is gathered round)

So steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)

Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
So steady as she goes (steady as she goes)

Steady as she goes, are you steady now?
Steady as she goes, are you steady now?

Steady as she goes

#70 Albert Hammond Jr. – Back To The 101


El guitarrista de los Strokes sorprendió con el anuncio hace unos meses de que sacaba un disco solista. Sobre todo, por el hecho de que los Strokes siempre han sido vistos como una unidad muy sólida, con una filosofía de todos para uno uno para todos, por lo que rápidamente se hablo de fracturas en la banda, y en especial, con Julian Casablancas. Albert salio rapidamente al paso de esas especulaciones y dijo “si ofrecí estas canciones a los Strokes, pero las vetaron, aunque Julian no fue, sino otros miembros.” Hace unos días Albert presento su disco con un concierto en un pequeño lugar en Nueva York. Julian, Frabrizio y Nikolai estaban en la audiencia. Sobra decir quien veto las canciones ¿no?

Albert Hammond Jr. – Back To The 101

Though it took me by surprise
One by one I realized
There was something I could do

I lost my way.
That’s what she said
Back to the 101
If we don’t know
Somewhere to go
Back to the 101

I never said to feel relaxed
I never said to love me back
What was I next to you?

In my mind it all goes back
Lost control of what I had
All my thoughts left one by one

I lost my way.
That’s what she said
Back to the 101
Back to the one
I never won
Back to the 101

I count the one
I count the one
I count the one oh one

I know (I count the one)
I lost (I count the one)
My way (I count the one oh one)

This time (I count the one)
We’ll find (I count the one)
A place (I count the one oh one)

I know (I count the one)
I lost (I count the one)
My way (I count the one oh one)

This time (I count the one)
We’ll find (I count the one)
A place (I count the one oh one)

#71 Duels – Animal


De Leeds llegan Duels, banda que tiene un par de hermanos, una prima, y otroso dos amigos para completar un quinteto con canciones atmosféricas increíbles y accesibles. Por ahi leí que son modern brit-pop. Puede ser, yo solo se que me gustan mucho, y es una lastima que no hayan tenido el menor éxito. Pero por eso aquí estan en el 71 con Animals.

Duels – Animal

Does your public image of you very confused
You feel a thinker in a thoughtless world
Do you often find yourself with nothing to do
Well call this number whether boy or girl
I like you
I want you
You are so good to talk to
We don’t know what to believe
Well I guess that everyone gets loved sometimes
And I could use some relief

Me Animal, you Animal
Me Animal, you Animal
Me Animal, you Animal
Me Animal, you Animal, yes yes
Me Animal, you Animal, yes yes
Me Animal, you Animal, yes yes
Me Animal, you Animal, yes yes
Me Animal oh you Animal!

Ah……..

Do you fear the actions of reactionary youth
I am a thinker in a thoughtless world
Suddenly you realise there’s nothing left to do
So call this number whether boy or girl
I’m a boy, I’m a girl

Me Animal, you Animal
Me Animal, you Animal
Me Animal, you Animal
Me Animal, you Animal, yes yes
Me Animal, you Animal, yes yes
Me Animal, you Animal, yes yes
Me Animal, you Animal, yes yes
Me Animal oh you Animal!

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