#48 Gomez – GirlShapedLoveDrug

Supongo alguna vez habrán oído hablar de la maldición del Mercury Music Prize. O tal vez no, pero yo se las cuento. El Mercuy Music Prize es el premio supuestamente mas prestigiado que se da en Inglaterra al mejor disco británico del año, con un panel en su mayoría integrado por músicos y críticos de revistas, y no toma en cuenta el éxito comercial (dicen), sino la calidad artística. Los primeros ganadores en 1992 fueron Primal Scream. El premio? Un cheque para la banda exclusivamente por mas de medio millón de libras. En la fiesta de celebración, el cheque se perdió y nunca fue recuperado (ni cobrado). Desde entonces, parece que la mala suerte hara presa del artista o grupo que gane. Grupos que estaban en la cúspide ganaron y pasaron a la obscuridad. Pulp, Ms. Dynamite, Talvin Sing, M People o Roni Size? O los que venían debutando con todo y parece que conquistarían al mundo. Badly Drawn Boy, en cierta manera Franz Ferdinand, y por supuesto, Gomez. Un laureado disco el Bring It On que gano el Mercury, y de ahi parece que la regla fue que por cada disco que Gomez sacara, sus fans se reducirían a la mitad. Ya van en el quinto, y a pesar de darnos canciones excelentes como esta, pasan sus días abriendo los conciertos de Matisyahu en Estados Unidos.

Gomez – GirlShapedLoveDrug

She’s a wicked girl
Worst in all the world
A mystery lies in her
She spends her days
In a violent rage
Try as i might, i love her
Everytime the tears run dry
The story goes
What’s left behind
Shivers like a leaf
Taciturn and gentle
It’s not hard to believe
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with my mind
(Don’t, don’t) Don’t ask me why
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with your mind

She likes to fight
The whole world bang to rights
Yours truely would die for her
The growing pains
Dissolve in lemonade
The sweetness flies to her
Everytime her temper flares
A storm will blow
What’s left so rare
A fragment of the girl
Soft and sentimental
The side she tries not to share
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with my head
(Don’t, don’t) Don’t ask me why
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with your mind
(Don’t, don’t) Don’t ask me why
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with my mind

When the song is sung
Don’t let it colour your opinion
That girl’s my life
I tell you everytime
My tears run dry
The moment’s long
And we design
My feelings for the girl
I could not be without her
I would surely still find
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with my mind
(Don’t, don’t) Don’t ask me why
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with my mind
(Don’t, don’t) Don’t ask me why
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with your mind
(Don’t, don’t) Don’t ask me why
The girlshapedlovedrug messes with my mind

#49 Boy Kill Boy – Back Again


La primera canción del grupo londinense en esta lista. En realidad, Boy Kill Boy empezó a sonar dese el año pasado con singles editados independientemente pero como no los considere en la lista pasada (porque no los conocía) pues entran este año que aparte fue el que se dieron a conocer y relanzaron todos sus singles con versions regrabadas para su disco debut, Civilian, el cual inicia con esta canción, Back Again.

Boy Kill Boy – Back Again

Close to madness
So demanding, I can’t breathe anymore
I’ll never be the same again
Please forgive me, and forget me
‘Cause it’s calling my name
I’ll never go back again, back again, back again, back again

Can I find some more misery?
If it can’t be you, then it must be me, and
Can i find some more for me?
I’ll never know, I’ll never go back again, back again, back again

Cold September, I remember
Wishing I was away
I’ll never be the same again
Please forgive me and forget me
Cause it’s calling my name, it’s calling, it’s calling it’s calling, it’s calling, it’s calling

Can I find some more misery?
If it can’t be you, then it must be me and
Can i find some more for me?
I’ll never go ill never go back again

Time to time it gets easier
Time to time it gets easier again, again, again, again…

Can I find some more misery?
If it can’t be you, then it must be me and
Can i find some more for me?
I’ll never go ill never go back again.

Otro video que tampoco esta en YouTube (!!!) pero bueno, está esta versión acústica en vivo que suena muy muy bien

Break

Bueno solo un pequeño break ahora que llegamos a una tercera parte de la lista. Gracias a las personas que vienen y bajan las canciones y mucho mas a las que firman 😉 =) Lamento luego los periodos de inactividad pero así es esto, con decirles que la del año pasado la acabe en marzo, pero ahora espero que para febrero ya este esta. Bueno solo para recordar como van las cosas:

50 The Fratellis Whistle For The Choir
51 The Rifles She’s Got Standards
52 The View Superstar Tradesman
53 Milburn Send In The Boys
54 Keane Crystal Ball
55 Guillemots We’re Here
56 Muse Knights of Cydonia
57 Dirty Pretty Things Wondering
58 Editors All Sparks
59 Morning Runner The Great Escape
60 Eskobar Devil Keeps Me Moving
61 The Automatic Recover
62 Cerys Matthews Open Roads
63 The Zutons Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love
64 The Charlatans Blackened Blue Eyes
65 Brakes All Night Disco Party
66 Graham Coxon Standing On My Own Again
67 The Feeling Sewn
68 The Sunshine Underground Put You In Your Place
69 The Raconteurs Steady, As She Goes
70 Albert Hammond, Jr Back To The 101
71 Duels Animal
72 The Magic Numbers Take A Chance
73 The Upper Room Black And White
74 Franz Ferdinand Eleanor Put Your Boots On
75 Milburn What You Could’ve Won

#50 The Fratellis – Whistle For The Choir

Desde Franz Ferdinand, parecía que Escocia no nos daba muchas bandas dignas de mencionar. Hasta que este año llegaron The View y The Fratellis. Estos últimos con un gran reconocimiento desde sus primeros demos a principio de año, hasta que lograron consolidarse con su disco Costello Music, de los pocos discos “indie” en entrar en el top 10 inglés este año. Whistle For The Choir es su último single hasta la fecha, y es por mucho su canción más calmada y melancólica.

The Fratellis – Whistle For The Choir

Well it’s a big big city and it’s always the same
Can never be too pretty tell me you your name
Is it out of line if I were so bold to say “Would you be mine”?

Because I may be a beggar and you maybe the queen
I know I maybe on a downer am still ready to dream
Now it’s 3 o’clock time it takes for you to talk

So if you’re lonely why’d you say your not lonely
Oh your a silly girl, I know I hurt it so
It’s just like you to come
And go you know me no you don’t even know me
Your so sweet to try, oh my, you caught my eye
A girl like you’s just irresistible

Well it’s a big big city and the lights are all out
But it’s much as I can do you know to figure you out
And I must confess, my hearts in broken pieces
And my heads a mess
And it’s 4 in the morning, and I’m walking along
Beside the ghost of every drinker here who has ever done wrong
And it’s you, woo hoo
That’s got me going crazy for the things you do

So if your crazy I don’t care you amaze me
Oh your a stupid girl, oh me, oh my, you talk
I die, you smile, you laugh, I cry
And only, a girl like you could be lonely
And it’s a crying shame, if you would think the same
A boy like me’s just irresistible

So if your lonely, why’d you say you’re not lonely
Oh your a silly girl, I know I hurt it so
It’s just like you to come and go
And know me, no you don’t even know me
Your so sweet to try oh my, you caught my eye
A girl like you’s just irresistible

#51 The Rifles – She’s Got Standards


Con una marcada influencia de la cultura mod y de grupos como The Jam o mas recientes como The Libertines u Oasis, llegaron The Rifles hace un par de años a la escena musical londinense. Les tomo casi un año grabar su disco debut y eso puede haber afectado un poco su popularidad inicial, la cual es el tema principal de este, su 3er single y primero en esta lista, She’s Got Standards.

If you’re a new band breaking be aware cause she won’t be far behind
But if you’ve got no airplay she won’t care and you better move aside
She’ll be down south top ten in her mouth in the blink of an eye
She’ll be top draw on the backstage floor till the new band arrives

Ooh she’s got standards but your call if your at twenty five
Ooh she’s got standards till you put the twinkle in her eye
So you better cover up boy

If you’re a new band breaking be aware cause she’ll never leave your side
Cause if the n.m.e. say your so cool and they really like your style
She’ll be down south top ten in her mouth with the blink of an eye
She’ll be top draw on the backstage floor till the new band arrives

Ooh she’s got standards but your call if your at twenty five
Ooh she’s got standards till you put the twinkle in her eye
So you better cover up boy

El video (increiblemente) no esta en youtube pero AQUI si

#52 The View – Superstar Tradesman

De todas las veces que han detenido a Pete Doherty por posesión o consumo de drogas, hay algunas mas memorables que otras. En las de este año, sin duda esta la ocasión en que, después de comparecer ante un juez y ser condenado a trabajos comunitarios y jurar que no volvería a tomar drogas, fue detenido el mismo día unas horas después, cuando conducía con un amigo en sentido contrario, y drogado hasta la médula. Esta historia nos lleva hasta el amigo que iba con el, que resulto ser el baterista de la banda que estaba abriendo los conciertos de Babyshambles, claro cuando Pete se molestaba en ir. Esa banda era The View, y ese incidente hizo que de repente la prensa se fijara un poco en ellos y vieran que de verdad había melodías detrás de la polémica. Desde las lejanas tierras de Dundee, Escocia, llegan The View y este es su segundo single, Superstar Tradesman.

The View – Superstar Tradesman

Superstar Tradesman,
Stand at the bar,
Get a trade son,
You will go far.

You’ll have a house in the Ferry,
And a new guitar,
That’s never been played before,
And it never will,
Its never been played before,
And it never will.

The weather is sunny,
You’re locked inside,
The weather is sunny oh yes,
I’ve tried and I’ve tried,
To keep me sane,
to keep me sane,
To keep me sane,
to keep me sane.

I don’t want money,
I want happiness,
I don’t want cash and no,
I quite like memories,
To keep us on track,
Will never look back,
Keep us on track,
Lets never look back.

Ha, what would you do,
If I asked you,
What would you do,
If I asked you,
To sail away,
To see some sights,
Sail away with me,
To see some sights,
Sail away,
To see some sights.

Superstar Tradesman,
Stand at the bar,
Get a trade son,
You will go far.

You’ll have a house in the Ferry,
And a new guitar,
That’s never been played before,
And it never will,
Its never been played before
And it never will

#53 Milburn – Send In The Boys


Después de varios años de estar luchando, Milburn por fin logra un poco de reconocimiento el año pasado cuando empiezan a abrir los conciertos de los Arctic Monkeys cuando estos empezaban su fenómeno. Esto logra que sean firmados y lanzan en edición muy limitada a finales del año pasado un single promocional, Showroom. La prensa parece reaccionar bien y Milburn anuncia su primer single, Send In The Boys, para principios de este año, y la canción logra ser un éxito menor, rasguñando el top 20 de las listas británicas y empezaba a crear expectativa por este nuevo grupo.

Milburn – Send In The Boys

He had her down in the cellar with a knife pointing at her throat
He wouldn’t let her go oh no, he wouldn’t ler her go
She kicked and screamed
Someone heard through the walls from next door
‘What’s the crack? what’s the score?’
Next door neighbour gave a call
No one answered, so the boys are coming
The boys are coming for you

They’ll take you on a holiday
Maybe to the seaside, maybe they’ll just give you away
They’ll drop you off and say goodbye
You’re looking pretty dangerous
You’re looking pretty dangerous tonight
And nobody knows just quite what you will do next
So we will send in the boys, the boys are coming for you

Coppers came heavy handed
Closed the street and demanded us to stay at home today
Oh you must stay at home today
Calm him down, reassure him
Leave the girl this is stupid, hold your hands up
We’ll get you through this, yeah we’ll get you through this
So the boys are coming, the boys are coming for you

They’ll take you on a holiday
Maybe to the seaside, maybe they’ll just give you away
They’ll drop you off and say goodbye
You’re looking pretty dangerous
You’re looking pretty dangerous tonight
And nobody knows just quite what you will do next
So we will send in the boys, the boys are coming for you.

#54 Keane – Crystal Ball


Aunque a todas luces se nota que el segundo disco de Keane no es de la misma calidad que el primero, no es para nada malo. Escrito y grabado con granes tensiones entre Tim Rice-Oxley y Tom Chaplin, resulto en algo mas melancólico y obscuro pero aun asi con grandes canciones. Is It Any Wonder pego y Crystal Ball tenía todo para pegar…. hasta que Tom Chaplin entro a rehabilitación y el tren en que Keane iba directo a consolidar su estrellato mundial tuvo que parar. Yet to recover.

Keane – Crystal Ball

Who is the man I see
where I’m supposed to be?
I lost my heart, I buried it too deep
under the iron sea.

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball,
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful,
Mirror, mirror on the wall.

Lines ever more unclear,
I’m not sure I’m even here,
The more I look the more I think that I’m
starting to disappear.

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball,
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful,
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
Oh, crystal ball, hear my song,
I’m fading out, everything I know is wrong,
So put me where I belong.

I don’t know where I am,
and I don’t really care,
I look myself in the eye,
there’s no one there.
I fall upon the earth,
I call upon the air,
but all I get is the same old vacant stare.

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball,
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful,
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
Oh, crystal ball, hear my song,
I’m fading out, everything I know is wrong,
So put me where I belong.

#55 Guillemots – We’re Here


Para nada los Guillemots son una banda convencional. Desde el estilo hasta el look. Sus canciones son como grandes landscapes, muchos sonidos por aquí y por alla y a veces se exceden un poco, pero cuando le atinan, le atinan, como en esta llamada We’re Here tomada de su disco Through The Windowpane. Excelente video el de esta canción por cierto.

Guillemots – We’re Here

The world is our carpet now
The world is our dancefloor now
Remind me how to dance again
The world is our carpet now

The world is just waiting now
No staring out windows now
Our train stopped moving hours ago
We’re here, we’re here, we’re here

Yes we’re here
Free to laugh and cry
Obliged to try
And nothing here’s worth winning without a fight

When I can’t move
I’ll enjoy the still for a while
And lose myself in waves
And mountains and the sky
And I’m back here quick as lightning

‘Cause we are just seconds
Seconds in a day

It’s a dancefloor now
No staring out windows now
Our train stopped moving
Hours ago
We’re here, we’re here, we’re here
What do I do? / ? ?

Free, free to run and cry
Obliged to try
And nothing is worth winning without a fight
Oh yes we’re here
Free to go insane
Joy and pain are fighting in the corridors inside

When I can’t move
I’ll savour the pause for a while
And lose myself in waves
And mountains and the sky
And I’m back here quick as lightning
‘Cause we are just seconds
Seconds in a day

#56 Muse – Knights of Cydonia


Cydonia es una región que se encuentra en Marte, donde se especula pudo haber vida en algún momento del pasado. La portada del nuevo disco de Muse se supone muestra a caballeros jugando juegos de mesa en Cydonia, decidiendo el futuro del mundo. Una de las tantas teorías que Matt Bellamy cree que hay en el universo y nadie las sabe. Como sea, la canción es muy buena y es el 3er single del fabuloso Black Holes And Revelations.

Muse – Knights of Cydonia

Come ride with me
Through the veins of history
I’ll show you how God
Falls asleep on the job

And how can we win
When fools can be kings
Don’t waste your time
Or time will waste you

No one’s gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

No one’s gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

No one’s going to take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

#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!

British Music, all the time

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