Category Archives: Songs

Every Song has a Story to tell: 10,000 Maniacs – Like the Weather

It does not happen that often that the mood of the lyrics and the mood of the music of a song seem to totally contradict each other, and yet the result turns out just perfectly fine. "The A Team" by … Continue reading

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Every Song has a Story to tell: Aram Mp3 – Not Alone

It is not often I would include Eurovision Song Contest in this category of song analyses. Because, while I love the contest and watch it every year, let’s be honest: it is more about the for once acceptable mixture of … Continue reading

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Every Song has a Story to tell: SoKo – We might be dead by tomorrow

I realise my blog is not as active as it should be. I know and I take the blame. To maintain a blog when OCD is often making it hard to focus and hit the web, isn’t that easy. But … Continue reading

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Every Song has a Story to tell: The Smiths – Rubber Ring

There are few bands in history who, despite existing less than a decade, left such a legacy and such important back catalogue as the Smiths did. The band formed around the highly charismatic and sometimes (well, often) controversial vocalist Morrissey … Continue reading

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Every Song has a Story to tell: Birdy – Wings

I thought of more frequently writing about songs just because… I like them. Even if there is no special meaning or so, just sharing the songs I love. But then, every song has a meaning, and in addition most songs … Continue reading

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The Black Tokens – Another Little Lie – Belfast memories

In the past I have already discussed how music and arts in Belfast’s underground artistic scene influenced me and inspired me to start writing myself. Sadly enough, a lot of the bands I was friends with and attended gigs of, … Continue reading

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The most unique interpretation of Tainted Love: Coil

Tainted Love is a song most people, if not all people, know. It was originally performed by Gloria Jones, but only became a mainstream hit when synthpop duo Soft Cell (including Marc Almond on vocals) covered the song in 1981. … Continue reading

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A rising star that came outta nowhere: EMA

I often say that musically, I was born 10 years too late, because I missed out on the eighties and seventies when bands such as Joy Division, Black Sabbath, Bauhaus, U2, The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Connells, REM, … Continue reading

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A darkwave epic: The Sparrows and the Nightingales – Wolfsheim

In an earlier article on this blog, I already introduce the attentive readers to German synthpop/darkwave duo Wolfsheim. The duo consisted of vocalist Peter Heppner and synths player Markus Reinhardt and has existed for almost 20 years, being a prominent … Continue reading

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An ode to travelling: Heather Nova – Walk This World

Last week I celebrated 2 years of living in Spain. However, Spain was not my first foreign adventure. It was 7 years ago when my wandering started and when I left my native Belgium behind me. It was a lifelong … Continue reading

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