We're 2 years old (not literally, please don't close our Twitter account...) so in a break from our usual programming this month we have a VERY SPECIAL EPISODE for you all. It's a bit like our christmas/end of year episodes, but rather than being our favourite songs of the last year, this time we're going back in time for two full decades to the year 1999!
To explain how the voting works, we each picked our 10 favourite songs of the year, then for each list we each ranked them 1-10 giving 10 points to our favourite and 1 to the one we liked least on each list. we also had a bonus point we could assign to one song on either of the other people's lists (So Colin could only assign the bonus point to a song on either Tracey or Ian's list). Colin's wife then added all the points up and we didn't find out the order until we were recording, so all the reactions you'll hear are genuine.
Now admittedly, we are a little bit brutal to some of the songs on the list, but please remember that to be in the episode they have to have been in one of our top tens of the year!
Bands featured in this episode include American Football, Tori Amos, Aphex Twin, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, The Chemical Brothers, Ani DiFranco, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dr Dre Ft, Snoop Dogg, Filter, The Flaming Lips, Ben Folds Five, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Grant Hart, The Herbaliser, Jimmy Eat World, Marduk, Mindless Self Indulgence, Mint Royale Ft. Lauren Laverne, Mogwai, Neurosis, Nine Inch Nails, Pavement, Porcupine Tree, Sigur Ros, Slipknot, Songs: Ohia, Therapy?, Tom Waits & Wilco.
You can find all the songs in alphabetical order here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/1o4JFcX2m2vLU3NXMWJQhd?si=Te2tYfodQ7uXtKfxdzxUGw