1. Blue Piccadilly/Miss You - The Feeling The whole Twelve Stops and Home album is a work of genius. I listen to this track the most as it's so epic. In nine minutes it describes a tedious journey home from a mundane day at work culminating in a trip to the pub where he drowns his sorrows and reminisces about a lost love. 2. Actor Out of Work - St Vincent Apart from the fact that I'm madly in love with Annie Clark (who isn't?) she's also an amazing singer-songwriter. I love the constant repetition on a theme in this particular track as well as the highly original production and sound - from the Actor album. 3. Light & Day/Reach for the Sun - The Polyphonic Spree This track is a touring staple for me. It's one of the most uplifting songs you'll ever hear, and a must when spending day in day out staring at generic hotel room walls. It gives me the inspiration to go out and explore. 4. Geraldine - Glasvegas If you can get past the broad Scottish accent, Glasvegas are one of the best bands around. I can only compare them to The Clash in the way they manage to voice the hardships of growing up underprivileged yet managing to find strength through adversity. Geraldine is a song about a struggling social worker who spends every day trying to make a difference to those put under her care. 5. Happiness - The Blue Nile I have to include a track from my favourite singer, Paul Buchanan from The Blue Nile. I chose Happiness from the Peace At Last album as it's probably the saddest song of joy you'll ever hear. On this track Paul is explaining how everything (on the surface) in his life seems perfect, yet manages to convey through his voice alone an underlying sense that all is not right.