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›› 2017 End Of Year Lists Now Being Added

Included on this page are selections that have been favourably reviewed in some or all of the following publications NME, Q and Uncut plus any other publication that catches my eye in the newsagent from time to time.

The Year So Far Archive

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In The Shops Soon (UK)


Keep Calm Buy A Recoed                

         Expected Sometime During 2017

Brian Eno
Friendly Fires
Grace Jones
The Stone Roses
The Who



David Crosby - Lighthouse
Neil Young - Peace Trail
Kathryn Williams - Resonator
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody

The XX - I See You
Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Mark Eitzel - Hey Mr Ferryman
The Blue Aeroplanes - Welcome, Stranger!
AAron Lee Tasjan - Silver Trees
Brian Eno - Reflection
Michael Chapman - 50
Foxygen - Hang
Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
Ty Segall - Ty Segall
Bonobo - Migration
Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Iris
Flo Morrissey & Matthew E White - Gentlewoman, Ruby Man

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 3
Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway
Tinariwen - Elwan
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Euros Childs - Refresh!
Dutch Uncles - Big Ballon
Elbow - Little Fictions
Duke Garwood - Garden Of Ashes
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana

Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now
Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
Tim Darcy - Saturday Night
Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
The Shins - Heartworms

Laura Marling - Semper Femina
The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir
Temples - Volcano
Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Navigator
Depeche Mode - Sprit
Craig Finn - We All Want The Same Things
Grandaddy - Last Place
Julia Holter - In The Same Room
Conor Oberst - Salutations
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Damage And Joy
Sheer Mag - Compilation
British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
Spoon - Hot Thoughts
Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
Future Islands - The Far Field

Farther John Misty - Pure Comedy
Real Estate - In Mind
Thundercat - Drunk
Aldous Harding – Party
Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory
Ibibio Sound Machine – Uyai
IDLES – Brutalism

Yesterday's Gone

Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics
Perfume Genius – No Shape
Songhoy Blues – Resistance
Slowdive – Slowdive
Sylvan Esso – What Now?
Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
Mark Lanegan - Gargoyle
Aimee Mann - Mental Illness
Paul Weller - Jawbone (OST)
Samantha Crain - You Had Me At Goodbye
Feist - Pleasure

Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Best Troubador
Blondie - Pollinator
Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
Gorillaz - Humanz
Pond - The Weather
Big Thief - Capacity

Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud
Afghan Whigs - In Spades
At The Drive-in - In*ter A*li*a

Thurston Moore - Rock 'N' Roll Consciousness
Maximo Park - Risk To Exist
Slowdive - Slowdive
The Charlatans - Different Days
Richard Dawson - Peasant
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Lindsy Buckingham & Christine McVie - Lindsy Buckingham & Christine McVie

Alt-J - Relaxer
Sam Amidon - The Following Mountain
Cody Chesnutt - My Love Divine Degree
Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar
Dan Auerbach - Waiting On A Song
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
Marika Hackman - I'm Not Your Man
Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister - Planetarium
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Murder Of The Universe
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
Little Steven - Soulfire
Ride - Weather Diaries
Saint Etienne - Home Counties
Sweet Baboo - Wild Imagination
The Unthanks - Diversions Vol. 4: The Songs & Poems Of Molly Drake
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder
Public Service Broadcasting - Every Valley
Haim - Something To Tell You

Kathryn Williams - Songs From The Novel Greatest Hits
John Murry - A Short History Of Decay
This Is The Kit - Moonshine Freeze
Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?
Danny & The Champions Of The World - Brillant Light
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
Randy Newman - Dark Matter
Avey Tare - Eucalyptus
Cornelius - Mallow Waves

The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
The Fall - New Facts Emerge
Queens Of The Stonage - Villans

Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Oh Sees - Orc
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics II
Psychic Temple - Psychic Temple IV
Steven Wilson - To The Bone
Sparks - Hippopotamus
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Foo Fighters - Concrete And Gold
The Horrors - V
Tori Amos - Native Invader

Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
His Golden Messenger - Halleluja Anyhow
Iron & Wine - Beast Epic
Van Morrison - Roll With The Punches

The National - Sleep Well Beast
Wand - Plum
Zola Jesus - Okovi
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lott Sea Lice
Robert Plant - Carry Fire
Beck - Colors
Margo Price - All American Made
The Duke Sprit - Sky Is Mne
Liam Gallagher - As You Were
Four Tet - New Energy
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Luciferin Towers
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adios Senor Pussycat
Gregg Allman - Southern Blood
Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker - SpiderBeetleBee
The Weather Station - The Weather Station
St Vincent - Masseduction
Squeeze - The Knowledge
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Of A woman
Morrissey - Low In High School
Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black
Euros Childs - House Arrest
Baxter Dury - Prince Of Tears

Waffles, Triangles & Jesus

Jim White - Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Leon Russell - On A Distant Shore
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon?
Neil Young - The Visitor


Bob Dylan - The Live 1966 Recordings
Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972 (Cre/ation - 2 disc Version)
Kate Bush - Before The Dawn
The Doors - The London Fog
The Greatful Dead - The Greatful Dead
Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch
Bert Jansch - Living In The Shadows

List To Experience - The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads
Cream - Fresh Cream (Deluxe Edition)
Buzzcocks - Time's Up
Elliott Smith = Eithe/Or - Expanded
George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection
Chris Difford - Chris To The Mill
The Doors - The Doors [Deluxe Edition]
Paul McCartney - Flowers In The Dirt - Special Edition
Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night
Manic Street Preachers - Send Away The Tigers - 10 Year Collectors Edition
Leftfield - Leftism 22
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Loveley Creatures
Alice Coltrane - World Spirituality Classics Vol. 1
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band [50th Annerversery Deluxe Edition]
Van Morrison - The Authorized Bang Collection

Can - The Singles
Evan Dando - Baby I'm Bored
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus 40
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain [Deluxe Edition]
Radiohead - OK Computer - OKNOTOK 1997-2017
The Congos - Heart Of The Congos
Nick Lowe - Nick The Knife/The Abominable Showman/...Cowboy Outfit
Nick Lowe - The Rose Of England/Pinker & Prowder../Party Of One
The Beach Boys - 1967-Sunshine Tomorrow
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets/Taking Tiger Mountain/Another Green World/Before & After Science
Super Furry Animals - Radiator
Lal & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus
Michele Mercure - Eye Chant

Neil Young - Hitchhiker
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead [Deluxe Edition]
David Bowie - A New Career In A New Town
Dr John - The Atco Albums Collection
Husker Du - Savage Young Du
Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties [Expanded]
R.E.M. Automatic For The People [25th Anniversery Deluxe Edition]


Soft Hair - Lying Has To Stop
The Flaming Lips - The Castle
Whitney - Polly
The XX - Hold On
Agnes Obel - It's Happening Again
Metronomy - Hang Me Out To Dry
The Lemon Twigs - I Wanna Prove To You
Wilco - Someone To Lose
Laura Marling - Soothing
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Amputation
Ty Seagall - Orange Colour Queen
British Sea Power - Bad Bohemian
Elbow - Magnificent (She Says)
Dutch Uncles - Big Ballon
Toy - Another Dimention
Jesca Hoop - The Lost Sky
Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution
The Rolling Stones - Just Your Fool
Ty Segall - Orange Color Queen
Arcade Fire - I Give You Power
Ryan Adams - To Be Without You
The Flaming Lips - We Are Family
Bon Iver - 29#Strafford APTS
Goldfrapp - Anymore
Grandaddy - Evermore
Laura Marling - Wild Fire
Maximo Park - Risk To Exist
Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart
The Shins - Name For You
Dutch Uncles - Oh Yeah
Sleaford Mods - B.H.S.
The Divine Comedy - To The Rescue
Paul Weller - The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe
Blondie - Fun
Madness - Another Vision Of You
The 1975 - Loving Someone
Christine & The Queens - iT
Kings Of Leon - Reverend
Biffy Clyro - Flammable
A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Genereation
Alt-J - Three Worn Words
British Sea Power - Keep On Trying
Depheche Mode - Wheres The Revolution
Fleet Foxes - Third Of May
Marika Hackman - Boyfriend
Ride - Charm Assault
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Always Sad
Young Fathers - Only God Knows
Car Seat Headrest - Unforgiving girl
Real Estate - Darling
Lemon Twigs - Baby Baby
Thundercat - Show Me The Way
Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now
Spoon - Hot Thoughts
Paul Weller - Long Long Road
Alt-J - In Cold Blood
Goldfrapp _ systemagic
Kate Tempest - Whoops
The Charlatans - Plastic Machinery
Beth Ditto - Fire
Fleet Foxes - Fool's Errand
Jane Weaver - Slow Moion
Mac DeMarco - On The Level
Marika Hackman - My Lover Cindy
Ride - All I Want
Tom Williams - Little Bird
The War On Drugs - Thinking Of A Place
Richard Dawson - Shapeshifter
Dan Auerbach - Shine On Me
Queens Of The Sonage - The Way You Used To Do
Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort
Gorillaz - Sleeping Powder
The National - The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
The Horrors - Machine
LCD Sound system - Call The Police
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Depeche Mode - Going Backwards
Foo Fighters - Run
Radiohead - I Promise
Grizzly Bear - Mourning Sound
This Is The Kit - Moonshine Freeze
Elbow - All Disco
Maximo Park - What Equals Love
Public Service Broadcasting - They Gave Me A Lamp
The War On Drugs - Holding On
The XX - I Dare you
Thurston Moore - Turn On
St Vincent - New York
The Charlatans - Different Days
Phoenix - Ti Amo
The Horrors - Machine
Beth Ditto - Oo La La
Jane Weaver - Did You See Butterflys?
Mac DeMarco - Baby You're Out
Everything Everything - Desire
Foo Fighters - The Sky Is A Neighborhood
The War On Drugs - Pain
Ride - Cali
Marika Hackman - Time's Been Reckless
Kate Tempest - Tunnel Vision
LCD Soundsystem -American Dream
This Is The Kit - Hotter Colder
Foul Tet - Two Thousand And Seventeen
The Horrors - Something To Remember Me By
The National - Day I Die
Sparks - Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
Beck - Up All Night
Belle & Sebastian - We Were Beautiful
Loyal Carner - Damselfly
Robert Plant - Bones Of Saints
St Vincent - Los Ageless
Alt-J - Pleader
Bjork - The Gate
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Over Everything
Elbow - Kindling
Public Service Broadcastin (Feat. Jame Dean Bradfield) - Turn No More
Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort
Baxter Dury - Miami
First Aid Kit - It's A Shame
Morrissey - Spent The Day In Bed
Mogwai - Crossing The Road Material
Grizzly Bear - Losing All Sense
Beth Ditto - Savoir Fire
Jane Weaver - The Architect
Nadine Shah - Mother Fighter
Phoenix - Tuttifrutti
Four Tet - Scientists
Dan Auerbach - Stand By My Girl
Paul Weller - The Cranes Are Back
Everything Everything - Night Of The Long Knives
Django Django - Tic Tac Toe
MGMT - Little Dark Age
Noel Gallagher - Holy Mountain
Queens Of The Stoneage - Feat Don't Fail Me
The Horrors - Press To Exit
Wild Beasts - Punk Drunk And Trembling

Selected Gigs