Troika #25: Valentines Edition

Troika #25: Valentines Edition

This Valentine’s edition is either really early, or a bit late, depending on how you look at it!

Love songs in general are either insincere, mawkish rubbish, cheesy, or all three. There so much chaff, but (for me at least) here’s the wheat! My three favourite love songs in ascending order:

  1. ‘Sick of Myself’ by Matthew Sweet
    Big fan of Matthew Sweet, and ’100% fun’ is definitely in my favourite albums of all time list. This is the cool power-pop opener from that album, and a song that takes me back to the summer of ’95.
  2. ‘Unravel’ by Bj√∂rk
    Homogenic was the first album that Leigh ever bought me, and ‘Unravel’ was the song that I associate with the early months of us getting together. Its also has some interesting cover versions too, like this one by Adem
  3. ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ by Roberta Flack
    THIS. This is in my opinion the greatest love song ever made. It sends tingles up my spine and turns me into a blubbering idiot.

Dedicated to the love of my life, my ever lovely wife Leigh.

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