Stiltskin – Inside (Starters for Ten #167) 7/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #167: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190616

Stiltskin – Inside (1994)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Stiltskin’s Inside from 1994

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Talking Heads – Animals (Starters for Ten #116) 6/10 (12)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #116: Top Ten Talking Heads tracks: 190426

Talking Heads – Animals (1979)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 12th – running between 21 an 30 April and featuring my top ten Talking Heads tracks – here’s Animals from the 1979 album ‘Fear of Music’

Dogbreath – Fit in (Starters for Ten #026) 6/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 26: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190126

Dogbreath – Fit in (2009)


Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s Fit in from Dogbreath’s self-released and only album – 2009’s ‘Pale face baby’

Elbow – Leaders of the Free World (Starters for Ten #023) 3/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 23: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190123

Elbow – Leaders of the Free World (2006)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s the title track from Elbow’s 2006 album, ‘Leaders of the Free World’

The Divine Comedy – Lady of a certain age (Starters for Ten #022) 2/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 22: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190122

The Divine Comedy – Lady of a certain age (2006)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s Lady of a Certain Age from the Divine Comedy’s 2006 album ‘Victory for the Common Muse’

I am Kloot – From your favourite sky (Starters for Ten #021) 1/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 21: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190121

I am Kloot – From your favourite sky (2003)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Kickstarting the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s From your favourite Sky from I am Kloot’s second self-titled album, released in 2003.

Artic Monkeys – AM (The ’59 ) #335

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Artic Monkeys – AM (2013)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Today we’ve reached year 55 – 2013.

AM was the fifth studio album from the  Arctic Monkeys. Produced by James Ford and Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording in Los Angeles and Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, it was released in September 2013 through Domino Records.

The album was promoted by the singles “R U Mine?”, “Do I Wanna Know?”, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”, “One for the Road”, “Arabella”, and “Snap Out of It”. It features guest appearances by Josh Homme, Bill Ryder-Jones, and Pete Thomas.

It was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize for best album, hailed the Best Album of 2013 by NME magazine, and featured at number 449 on NME’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

With ‘AM’, Artic Monkeys also broke a record in the UK by becoming the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums.