Top 5 “M” Artists
Do you hear that?
The sound of Jon Bon Jovi singing Whoa we’re halfway there?
Lucky Letter #13/26, the Top 5 Ms!
Believe it or not, in the first draft, Motörhead was my #5. But until my daughter starts belting out Ace of Spades, her car sing-alongs with Mika’s Life in Cartoon Motion bump him into the Top 5.
Like The Darkness, Mika brought some fun back into music in the mid-00s. Grace Kelly, Lollipop and Big Girl are practically perfect pop ditties.
4. McCartney, Paul
Speaking of songwriting, few have been better at the craft than Paul McCartney. Much like Lennon with the “L” artists, this ranking is based solely on his post-Beatles output. He hasn’t always been consistent but when he’s on (as with Ram), he’s on.
2. Modest Mouse
Yes there’s the inevitable Johnny Marr bias but a lot of their stuff without him is equally strong.
Hard to believe he’s been a solo artist, singing his patented 3-note range, for 26 years! Viva Hate set the bar, later raised by Your Arsenal & Vauxhall, hopefully his 2014 album will be a return to form.
And there will hopefully be a couple “M” reviews before too long, enjoy!
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