Voting closes tonight for Triple J’s hottest 100. I voted way back on Christmas Eve when I was in lazy holiday mode.
You still have just under two hours to vote at www.abc.net.au/triplej.
Here are my picks.
Mumford and Sons – little lion man – I love the banjo and catchy chorus. ‘I really fucked it up this time, didn’t I my dear?’
Angus and Julia Stone – and the boys – Julia’s voice is divine. This song catches in my mind for ages after I’ve listened to it. ‘And the boys goes on and on…’. I’ve been a fan of A&J for ages now, since Paper Aeroplane in 2006, I love their honest lyrics and wispy singing. I’ve seen them on each of their tours since 2006 and met them – they’re lovely. I’ll be seeing them in March.
Bertie Blackman – heart – this has a killer chorus and is the song that got me properly acquainted with Bertie. I saw her live last year and she was great live.
The Temper Trap – fader and science of fear – I have adored The Temper Trap since I heard Fader. When I bought their album I marvelled at the fact every song was a great song. Saw them live last week and I was blown away. Spectacular! I wanted to vote for Love Lost two but we’re limited to 10 votes.
Bob Evans – not fair (Lily Allen cover), hand me downs, someone so much, pasha bulker and we’re a mess – this took a lot of narrowing down! I love love love Bob Evans and his album Goodnight Bull Creek tied with The Temper Trap’s Conditions as my fave album of 2009. I love the romance and smooth sound of his songs.
I had a few other contenders – Gossip’s heavy cross, Phoenix’s Lisztomania and Snobscrilla’s song with no name. But I’d nerd to create another identity to vote for more!