Be very, very quiet... we're in avalanche country.
Special mention to The Avalanches and I Am The Avalanche.
10. Manafest - Avalanche
Not sure what I make of Manafest - I may just be too old. Still, points for mentioning Ghost Rider in the lyrics.
9. Matthew Good - Avalanche
No, not the bloke who played Ozymandias in Watchmen. (I did wonder, for a second.)
8. Folks - Avalanche
Cool northern indie band who aren't getting the airplay they deserve.
7. Guided By Voices - Avalanche Aminos
Noisy nonsense, as are all the best Guided By Voices records.
6. Shawn Colvin - Shotgun Down The Avalanche
Lovely. Haunting. Special.
5. Ryan Adams - Avalanche
Like most of the songs on Love Is Hell, this sounds like a man clinging on by his fingernails.
4. Epica - Avalanche
Epica are described as a "Dutch Goth Metal Band", but for the first 2 and a bit minutes they just sound like Kate Bush fans. Then the devil voice kicks in... although only in short doses. I quite like this: it is sufficiently mental to maintain my interest for nearly 7 minutes. Jim Steinman would be proud. Plus, lead singer Simone Simons is a very pretty lady with the voice of angel. Also, unlike most of the songs on this Top Ten, this one sounds like an ACTUAL AVALANCHE!
3. James - Avalanche
James's stupid record company don't want you to hear this song, so they've blocked it from youtube. Thank god for Grooveshark.
2. Thea Gilmore - Avalanche
New Thea Gilmore album just out - good to see it getting so much attention. I haven't got my copy yet, but only because I'm skint. Thea's long been one of my favourite female singer-songwriters.
1. Leonard Cohen - Avalanche
We need more songs about hunchbacks in love. No, really, we do.
I myself am the pedestalSee also Nick Cave's excellent cover.
for this ugly hump at which you stare.
Which one buries you?