Endless colours of music to share. Photo: Bengt Nyman
Welcome to The Song Bar, a sociable establishment where visitors enthuse and share in their music tastes, indulge in civilised discussion and create playlists on a whole variety of subjects. Feel free to drop in anytime. The main event is the song blog, where each Thursday a topic will be set, and readers around the globe nominate and recommend music on that theme, culminating in a playlist compiled by a guest writer on the following Wednesday.
So find yourself a seat, grab a drink, have a read and listen, and if you like it, join in ... – Your friendly Landlord
It's a musical meta-topic! Hear examples, then suggest more songs that refer to others in lyrics, titles, artists, through musical echoes, or, with nuance, those that variously praise, seek or reject love songs
What might be played at yours? The tranquil and reflective? Songs humorous, loud, brash or celebratory? Lyrics personal or universal? This week we create a cultural range as much for those present as the departed
Our latest selection includes some collaborations from the pop noir singer, some innovative Steve Reich inspiration from Berlin artists, Black Mirror soundtrack music, and an impressive 18-year-old's debut
This week's selection includes more ingenious nostalgia and social commentary mined by Public Service Broadcasting, plus the return of Black Lips, Broken Social Scene, LA sisters Haim, and Gareth Dickson
This week's selection guarantees taking you to new musical places: Beach House, Penguin Cafe & Cornelius, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Jad Fair, Tenniscoats & Norman Blake, Floating Points and a reissue from Anne Briggs