Year-End Mania is the Key’s survey of the things below the surface that made 2013 awesome. In this installment, our contributing concert reviewer Maureen Walsh runs down some lesser-heard jams.
These are 5 songs I have been listening to this year that are missing from many a year end list:
1. “Glitterbombed” by Charlotte Church – Yes, that Charlotte Church. The “voice of an angel” that stole our hearts on many a PBS special has returned with a set of EPs that feature epic soundscapes and Church’s amazing voice. Think Explosions in the Sky meets Sinead O’Connor. This year Church also had the honor of delivering the 2013 John Peel Lecture taking on the theme of Women’s Place in Music.Charlotte Church, Cub Sport, Danity Kane, Dawn Richard, Mutya Keisha and Siobhan, Sugababes, The Pastels, Year-End Mania 2013