Had to be done.
Mine listens to Duffy and Amy Winehouse on repeat at the moment. Loves Hot Chip too.
Gave it a spin, she seemed to enjoy it etc
She says Leonard Cohen and Janis Ian but she only has one album by each and the DiSer/man in me refuses to accept this
Could be a lot worse.
Or British Sea Power. I hope it's British Sea Power.
plus Amy Winehouse
like Suede and Pulp, and some really fucking awful stuff like Simply Red and Wet Wet Wet.
I think her favourites of all time are The Beatles & Queen, which is probably more predictable.
not too sure what she would rank as top
When mum used to get me to help her with her iPod playlists I used to throw in a bit of stuff she might not of heard but might like. This escalated to the point where I was putting on stuff like Throbbing Gristle.
Needless to say, she doesn't require my help anymore for some reason.
Or Help!-era Beatles.
Possibly the only gig she's ever been to as well.
Kings of Leon
i think she would leave my dad for him
Favourite song I think is Chris Isaak's Wicked Game.
my mum's fantastic though
Gotta love her
but I know her favourite song is I'm Not In Love by 10CC. Sends "shivers down her spine" apparently. Her and my dad get a bit soppy whenever it comes on.
She prefers to listen to storytapes. Paul Temple's her favourite.
Which is bonkers as her record collection is Wishbone Ash, Focus, T-Rex, Suede, Ash...
Current = Mumford & Sons
I bought her a book on Springsteen for Christmas and while I know she has loads of Springsteen albums, I hope she likes him enough to read a book about him. It's fucking massive.
She loves loads.
Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club
As well as a lot of the classic Rock 'n' Roll, Ell Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and many more.
Talking Heads, Pulp... Crap like Usher and 1D, too. Maybe she keeps the Cave as a front for when I'm over.
Fairly standard mum stuff really.
She plays in an orchestra so she's much more into classical than anything else. She did buy me Endtroducing by DJ Shadow for my birthday once because she read a review and it sounded interesting. Top mum.
Bit of a mix.
and Simple Minds
since she was a teenager. She's 61, so prime age for liking them.
Other than that she likes a bit of Idlewild, Ben Kweller, Stones, Roxy Music, Blondie, maybe a cheeky REM album here and there. Or just lots of Sixties stuff, you can't really go wrong with the music of your youth.
so her liking lonnie donegan is probably about right.
Those were the only acts she used to play in the car. In recent times she's gotten into Cat Power, Feist and Emiliana Torrini.
where she thought Cat Stevens (or Yusuf Islam, w/e) was talking to her online through accounts under other names.
:( (this was genuinely horrible. she seems a lot saner of late.)
which is cool because he has some proper classic material.
also The Kinks, Love, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel...60s stuff. and the odd bit of later stuff like Crowded House. and she said she liked some Mancunian stuff like New Order and Joy Division and The Smiths but idk if that was just a phase.
she likes some mumsy rubbish, too. Westlife and stuff. but she's professed at times to liking some good recent stuff.
like back when she was in The Christie, I put some Arcade Fire on a mix CD me and my sisters made and she thought it was great. also she commented positively on Grizzly Bear once.
Leonard Cohen, REM, The Verve, Elbow
and The Beautiful South
Beautiful South actually have some good songs, funny, arch, dark.
My dad has been trying to put hardcore folky stuff like Maddie Pryor, or mediaeval madrigals on and my Mum complains that it doesn't sound "rocking around the christmas tree" So he put on the Bad Shepherds.
and more recently (because of me) The National.
she mostly listens to country, adult contemporary, showtunes, and christian music.
if i had to guess i would probably say garth brooks or neil diamond. and the les miserables sountrack.
I'm lucky in that respect cos I love em too. We're split on solo careers though: I'm in the Simon camp and can't do with the other one, she's the opposite.
she also likes Enya!
Recently she's been enjoying Plan B and Maverick Sabre