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Last week – with a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE euros at Golden Discs – we asked you to select a song YOU like to slow dance to.

You answered in your clumsy tens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

The Golden Horde – Friends In Time

Dylad writes:

‘When I sway closely with a special friend at a ‘dance’, I like to do so to the strains of The Golden Horde’s ‘Friends in Time’ owing to its painfully sexy nostalgia’

Charly Black – Gyal You A Parry Animal

When I away closely with a special friend at a ‘dance’ I like to do so to the strains of Charly Black remix dj brain dead – Gyal you a party Animal owing to I don’t like to be falling asleep when I’m getting my freak on….

Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois

JonesBaron writes:

When I sway closely with a special friend at a ‘dance’, I like to do so to the strains of Amar Pelos Dois owing to its timeless nature and modern appeal that never fails to bring a tear to my eye remembering past love and warmth to my heart thinking about love yet to come…

Omar – There’s Nothing Like This

Someoldqueen writes:

When I sway closely with a special friend at a ‘dance’, I like to do so to the strains of Omar’s There’s nothing like this owing to its downright sexiness.

Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug

Smith writes:

Because of the lyrics: ‘Late that night I parked my car, Staked my place in the singles bar, Face to face, toe to toe, Heart to heart as we hit the floor’ and hoping to, ‘Lumbered up limbo down, The locked embrace, stumble round, I say go, she says yes, Dim the lights you can guess the rest’ But then I get a slap on the face for my ’70s sleazy Bryan Ferry (esque) presumption…

Winner:

LL Cool J – I Need Love

AMOS writes:

When I sway closely with a special friend at a “dance” , I like to do so to the strains of LL Cool J’s “I Need Love” owing to its killer line “You can scratch my back, we’ll get cosy and huddle, I’ll lay down my jacket so you can walk over a puddle”. Chivalry lives!!

Thanks all

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Last week: Pure Slush

Every week, we give away a voucher worth twenty five euros to trade for vinyl, CD or ‘merch’ from any of the many Golden Discs across the country.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play next week.

This week’s theme: Slow set!

You’ve mustered up the courage to ask them to dance.

Now, what sentimental ballad would you like played as you take the floor?

You will need a song that contains enough melodic poignancy, emotion and cheese to transcend the awkward, intimate shuffling that may ensue… while offering little nourishment to the true music lover.

To enter, complete this sentence.

‘When I sway closely with a special friend at a ‘dance’, I like to do so to the strains of________________________ owing to its____________________________’

Lines MUST close at 5.45pm MIDNIGHT! 6am!

Entries may include one saxophone solo.

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Last week, with a twenty five euro Golden Discs voucher on offer, we asked you to select your favourite piece of ambient music

You replied in your blissed out tens

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then.

Tomboy – Panda Bear

Ed: writes:

This makes makes me feel like I’m listening to a choir that are all shroomed up.

Fever Ray – Keep The Streets Empty For Me

Gorugeen: writes:

I am partial to the ambient sounds of Keep the streets empty for me by Fever Ray as it makes me feel like I’m drifting through a sepia frozen street scape in the dead of night with a secret lover and we can’t tell if we might actually be foxes.

Sigur Rós’ – Ára Bátur

YupYup writes:

I am partial to the ambient sounds of Sigur Rós’ Ára Bátur as it is amazing, it feeds you, it is soulful. It is immense with sadness, happiness, relief, pleasure. I don’t know the lyrics, I don’t know if I want to know them. It is what you take; it is real. The version live at Abbey Road above is beautiful.

Thomas Tallis – 40 part motet- Spem in Alium

Verbatim writes:

I am partial to the ambient sounds of 40 part motet- Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis as it makes me feel that I have a sixth sense.

 

 

The Orb – A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre of the Ultraworld

LeopoldGloom writes:

it makes me feel all a little bit disconnected, but in a good way. There’s so much going in, but you can just zone out and relax to it…Honorable mentions to Alone in Kyoto by Air, Looped by Kiasmos, and XTAL by Aphex Twin…. or Orbital’s Live Version of Belfast from Glastonbury. It’s a thing of beauty.

Mr Scruff – Get A Move On

Penfold writes:

This  makes me feel like having a lazy head bob sitting out on a deck in the summer. Funky jazzy beats, relaxing like a decent tea after a shite meeting, or the first pint after a shite week. Maybe I just need to change jobs.

Winner

Klaus Schulze – Mirage

Hans Zeuthof writes:

I am partial to the ambient sounds of Klaus Schulze’s Mirage as its two pieces, Velvet Voyage and Crystal Lake, both 30 minutes long, make me feel like I’m actually on a ship which has broken its moorings and is drifting serenely across a calm sea on a clear sky night. The serenity, however, begins to disappear with the sounds of birds and rising waves, along with shooting stars above. This rising crescendo climaxes as the drifting ship reaches a foreign shore … and all that ensues …
It’s pure one hour of bliss … and probably Klaus’s best and purest sound … check what can only be described as an approaching bass in Velvet Voyage at the 10 minute mark on …

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Previously: Ignorable As It Is Interesting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every week, we give away a voucher worth twenty five euros wherever you see the Golden Discs sign.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play next week.

This week’s theme:Ambient

What unobtrusive, yet atmospheric, soundscape puts you into a mood best described as ‘floaty’?

How, in other words, do YOU like your sonic wallpaper?

To enter, please complete the sentence.

‘I am partial to the ambient sounds of ______________________as it makes me feel____________________’

Lines Must Close at 9.15pm 6am!

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Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth twenty five euros on offer, we asked YOU: what song from the  woozy, reverb-drenched My Bloody Valentine canon would you like played on February 14?

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise

Digs writes:

Cause it has the most disarming mix of the following four ingredients; Sonic, Punk, Melody and Harmony. It’s basically like the Beach Boys strung out on love, insecurity and crystal meth. Like a young persons awoken brain!…and it’s kind of catchy!

My Bloody Valentine – Nothing Is

Rich Uncle Skeleton writes:

It may be a few seconds of noise repeated over and over, but if you let yourself get lost in its repetitive glory, it’s always worthy of your time. LIKE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP.

My Bloody Valentine – Sometimes

Liam writes:

Such a beautiful melody buried deep under layers and layers of distortion. It was the first song of theirs I heard on the old Fanning radio show and I still remember thinking WTF is this? Perfect lovelorn (if virtually inaudible) lyrics too:

Over there, and I want true love to grow
You can’t hide, oh no, from the way I feel

My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow

Matt Lucozade writes:

Just play My Bloody Valentine’s Only Shallow on February 14 for the following reason(s): “It’s the perfect shoegaze wall of sound mashup of monstrous guitars, snare-centric drumming and a slathering of digital distortion with a Kate Bush-alluded Bilinda soothing topping”

Winner:

My Bloody Valentine – Blown A Wish

Wait For It writes:

it’s their most deliriously romantic song. Even aside from the lyrics that follow the opening line, ‘midnight wish, blow me a kiss/I’ll blow one to you’, there’s the dizzying, off-kilter swooping of the guitar, the warm explosion between verses, and the half-heard gurgling guitars and Bilinda’s soothing, wordless vocal harmonies as the song comes to an end.

It’s a song that sounds as heady and disorienting as love feels. They  also do a lovely cover of ‘We Have All The Time In The World’ too.

Thanks all

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Previously: Cupid From Coffee Cup

Pic: Island

Or so ‘they’ say.

Every week, we give away a voucher to the amount of twenty five euros to splash out wherever you see the Golden Discs sign

All we ask from you is a tune we can play next Wednesday, February 14.

This week’s theme: My Bloody Valentine

What dissonance-drenched banger from the Cabinteely, County Dublin quartet’s canon would YOU like us to crank up on Valentine’s Day?

And, critically, your reasons musical or otherwise.

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘Just play My Bloody Valentine’s ___________________________on February 14 for the following reason(s)______________________’

Lines MUST close at 2am 3am

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Last week, with a twenty five euro Golden Disc voucher on offer, we asked YOU:

Apart from ‘Take On Me’, what A-Ha song still goes you the chills?

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then

A-Ha – Touchy

Ouch writes:

Owing to its chorus..’Me I’m touchy..touchy touch you….’ you couldn’t make it up but they did!

A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV

Martco writes:

1) the first time I noticed it at all was when watching a highlights segment (with it as the background music) of a horse called Sean Kelly doing a timetrial & utterly ruining everyone else on the road that day & demonstrating definite proof to me that we should allow cyclists take whatever they want in order to be the best and win at all costs…& I went out & found & bought the 12″ (google it) that weekend which is on de shelf at home here to this day.

2) My future to be Mrs Martco including it on a mixtape (google it) she did up for me when we started going out together, her 2nd favourite song after…you’ve guessed it…

3) because they can still bang out the song good and proper, see here for proof (54:30 ish onwards) unusually A-Ha were actually a competent outfit…

A-Ha – Stay On These Roads

Digs writes:

 The most beautiful A-Ha song, and indeed one of the finest Scandinavian pop perfect songs written by a band other than ABBA is, “Stay on These Roads”.
It soars like a cheesetastic zeppelin!I spent a year or two playing it on repeat at 3am every morning with my infant son’s head burrowed into my shoulder when he woke up crying! Never failed to soothe him…I wouldn’t be a popular winner, but if you got an independent body to actually adjudicate, it’d be a no brainer.

A-Ha Manhattan Skyline

Halla writes

Apart from ‘Take on Me’, I am rather fond of A-Ha’s ‘Manhattan Skyline’ owing to its utter fabness as a song and the fact it kids on all the way through it’s a dramatic New York story only to reveal right in the last line it’s a picture in a paper and they’re probably hanging playing out this heartbreaking story back in Norway somewhere, which just isn’t quite as romantic somehow….

Winner

A-Ha – Hunting High And Low

RandomNoise writes:

 Got to be Hunting High and Low. Beautiful, melancholic tune with casual minor key changes dappled here and there. Also love the slightly second language feel of the lyrics – the “I guess” sounds slightly studied, but scans perfectly in the line. Timeless, whether heard on the cassette copy of their album I robbed from my older brother when I was a nipper, or on the YouTube video of their Royal Albert Hall gig in 2010 – . Legends.

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Every week, we give away a voucher worth twenty five euros to spend freely wherever you see the Golden Discs sign.

All we ask from you is a tune we can share.

This week’s theme: A-Ha

Norway?

Yes, way.

To celebrate A-Ha’s reunion tour what song – apart from Take on Me – from the underrated chiselled Norwegian trio still gives you the pop chills?

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘Apart from ‘Take on Me’, I am rather fond of A-Ha’s_____________________owing to its________________’

Lines MUST close at 10.45pm

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The polls have closed.

Following last night’s shortlist…

Bertie Blenkinsop‘s choice of Cream drummer Ginger Baker as contemporary music’s finest tub thumper collected the most votes.

Bertie wins a Golden Discs voucher currently trading on the crypto vinyl market at TWENTY FIVE euros.

Baker beat out the likes of Stewart Copelnd, Brian Downey, Levon Helm and ‘Moonie’ to claim the hi-hat.

Bertie’s chosen Ginger performance is Crossroads (above) performed by Cream at their reunion concert in 2005.

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Last night: Skin In The Game

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Clockwise from to left: Levon Helm, Brian Downey, Stewart Copeland, Keith Moon and Ginger Baker

Badum.

Tish.

Last week, with a twenty five euro voucher to spend in Golden Discs on offer, we asked you to name the greatest sticksperson in contemporary music.

You answered in your dozens.

And we still can’t decide.

We have whittled the shortlist down to five drummers ( controversially leaving out John Bonham for reasons best left to the judges).

Ginger Baker – Bertie Blenkinsop

Keith Moon – Cian

Levon Helm – Yep

Brian Downey – Scottser

Stewart Copeland – Leopold Gloom

Please VOTE now (below)

Lines will close at 6pm MIDNIGHT

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