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CHECK IT OUT: 20 Lyrics That Feel Like Your 20s

24 May



I was at an interview the other day, talking about music – as you do – and the interviewer asked me why I liked music. It’s a difficult question that I’m sure we’ve all been asked – right up there with ‘what kind of music do you like?’ and ‘what are your favourite bands?’ It leaves you wondering where to start – I always want to specify in terms of lists, and get a bit High Fidelity about it.

The answer to the question of why I like music is one that changes frequently, but the answer I gave at the time was that there’s always something to identify with. It ranges from when you know exactly what you want to listen to, and turn up the volume on something like The Who’s ‘My Generation’, to when you hear a song and realise for the first time that this person knows exactly what you’re going through.

I’ve been thinking about it on and off since and, while I think that it’s an important quality in any part of your life, there is something about your 20s that leaves you seeking out this feeling in particular. So I’m adding to the multitude of already existing lists out there with my own – 20 lyrics that feel like your 20s. And don’t worry, it’s not just Taylor Swift.

From Kanye to John Mayer, OneRepublic to Jimmy Eat World – click here to check it out.

Do you have any further suggestions? What songs do you find yourself identifying with lately?


In the Roundhouse over the Sea: Neutral Milk Hotel, 21/05/14

22 May


Warning: this is pretty long. And while it’s technically sort of about the Neutral Milk Hotel concert at the Roundhouse last night, it’s also sort of not really about that and about the band as a whole. So if you’re looking for a proper gig review, that’s probably not what this is.

Now you know, let’s continue.

Last night, I went to see Neutral Milk Hotel at the Roundhouse and let me tell you, it was an experience. So much so, that it’s difficult to find the words to describe it. I know, I know – that’s one of the worst things that a journalist can say, particularly as, you know, it’s our entire job to find words to describe things. So with that in mind, I’m going to do the best I can. But if not… I’m sure you’ve all had concerts like this before. You’ll know what I mean.

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