Albums of the Year

Not many folk on here this time of year but as a list-obsessive I thought I'd share my top 20

albums of the year. Feel free to add yours. if we get enough and I can be arsed I may even compile a best of list. 

Merry Christmas to you all and fuck the Tories.

  1. Bato Mato: Adwaith
  2. And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow: Weyes Blood
  3. The Ruby Cord: Richard Dawson
  4. When the Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings: The Wave Pictures
  5. The Spur: Joan Shelley
  6. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You: Big Thief
  7. A Bit of Previous: Belle & Sebastian
  8. We Are There: Modern Studies
  9. Lore of the Land: The Order of the 12
  10. Centrifics: Marina Allen
  11. The Sea Drift: The Delines 
  12. Everything Was Forever: Sea Power
  13. Shufflemania: Robyn Hitchcock
  14. The Carrier: Large Plants
  15. Warm Chris: Aldous Harding
  16. Life on Earth: Hurray for the Riff Raff
  17. Dost 2: Derya Yildriym & Grup Simsek
  18. Island Family: Pictish Trail
  19. In Clover: David Ian Roberts
  20. Green Dream in F#: The Bug Club


Merry Christmas to you Krasnyi, fuck'em indeed. Several there I've not listened to so thanks.

For me Bill Callahan, Decius, Richard Dawson, Pictish Trail and Michael Head highlights, sure I'll think of more

Sharing your love of lists and utter hatred of the Tories, here's my Top 20 (not in order)

1.Big Thief-Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

2.Wet Leg -Wet Leg

3.Kendrick Lamar-Mr Morale And The Big Steppers

4.Cate Le Bon-Pompei

5.Kurt Vile-(watch my moves)

6.Hurray For The Riff Raff-Life On Earth

7.Black Country New Road-Ants From Up There

8.Spoon-Lucifer On The Sofa

9.Spritualized-Everything Was Beautiful

10.Kevin Morby-This Is A Photograph

11.Jana Horn-Optimism

12.Jake Xerxes Fussell-Good and Green Again

13.The Soundcarriers-Wilds

14.Bodega-Broken Equipment

15.Alela Diane-Looking Glass

16.Naima Bock-Giant Palm

17.King Hannah-I'm Not Sorry, I'm Just Being Me

18.Erin Rae-Lighten Up

19.Mattiel-Georgia Gothic

20.-Plains-I Walked With You Aways

plus an EP- Whitney K- Hard To Be A God 


I don't have 20, but here are mine in no particular order:

Nina Nastasia: Riderless Horse

Sault: Air

Cate le Bon: Pompeii

Fontaines DC: Skinty Fia

Pigeon Pit: Feather River Canyon Blues

Gilla Band: Most Normal

Stella Donnelly: Flood

Ezra Collective: Where I'm Meant To Be

And... Beyoncé: Renaissance

always good to see so little overlap in our end of year roundups

there is so much great - and very different - music being made

to add to that (admirable) lack of agreement, here are my top 20 - in no particular order

and a spotify playlist made of two tracks from each:

Pete Astor                   Time On Earth

Belle & Sebastian          A Bit Of Previous

Katy J Pearson             Sound Of The Morning

Marina Allen                Centrifics

Dehd                          Blue Skies

Papercuts                    Past Life Regression

King Hannah                I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me

Soft Cell                      * Happiness Not Included

Tess Parks                   And Those Who Were Seen Dancing

Naima Bock                 Big Palm

Aoife Nessa Frances       Protector

Sonic Boom + Panda Bear       Reset

Into a Circle                  Steel Box

Suede                          Autofiction

Tim Burgess                 Typical Music

HAAi                          Baby, We’re Ascending

Stella Donnelly             Flood

Ezra Furman                All Of Us Flames

Cowboy Junkies            Songs Of The Recollection

Damien Jurado             Reggae Film Star