I've been feeling folksy this week, looking for something rawer than I normally listen to. I don't get much of this on the car radio, so it's something I have to search for.
31. The Waifs - 'SunDirtWater' - Adored the folksy, bluesy-ness of 'London Still', 'Bridal Train' and 'Lighthouse'. This is way more bluesy and making me pine for the summer we didn't have.
32. The Waifs - 'Fisherman's Daughter' - One of the few bands that manage to keep the Australian accent in the vocals.
33. Mumford & Sons - 'The Cave' - 'Little Lion Man' was all cranky sweetness and people kept sending me copies knowing I'd like it.
34. Mumford & Sons - 'White Blank Page' - Awesomeness from the Bookshop Sessions.
35. Mumford & Sons - 'Winter Winds'.
36. Wilco - 'You and I'.
37. Billy Bragg & Wilco - 'Walt Whitman's Neice'. That Mermaid Avenue album is such a good listen.
38. Billy Bragg w. Wilco & Natalie Merchant - 'Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key'.
39. Bill Bailey & Billy Bragg - 'Unisex Chipshop'. Awful quality video but I'm a sucker for a comedy song, even more so for people who are happy to take the piss out of themselves.
40. Kate Nash & Billy Bragg - 'A New England/Foundations'. Turns out I'm also a sucker for a duet.
41. Kate Nash - 'Men's Needs'.
42. Kate Nash - 'Flourescent Adolescent'.
43. Ani Di Franco - '32 Flavours'.
44. Ani DiFranco - 'Untouchable Face'.
45. Indigo Girls - 'Closer to Fine'.
46. Indigo Girls - 'Galileo'.
47. Natalie Merchant - 'Candy Everybody Wants'.
48. Taylor Swift - 'Back to December' - I'm not a country fan and I'm not fussed on teen girls singing but I've been secretly digging on Taylor Swift. Part of it, I think, is because the first few hits of hers I heard on the radio were actually telling a story. I like that but it's not something that happens often.
49. Taylor Swift - 'Our Song'.
50. Buffy Sainte-Marie - 'Generation'.
Photo Sources: Waifs from thewaifs.com photo page; Mumford & Sons from clashmusic.com; Taylor Swift from taylorswift.com