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2018 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 Mojo, Q, Uncut & 6 Music plus any other publication/Web site that catches my eye  from time to time.

The Year So Far Archive

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

In The Shops Soon (UK)


  Expected Sometime During 2018

Bill Callahan
Bruce Springsteen
Flying Lotus
John Grant
Matthew E White
My Bloody Valentine
Scott Walker
Sleaford Mods
The Cure
Vampire Weekend


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
HC Mc Entire - Lionheart
No Age - Snares Like A Haircut
Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us
First Aid Kit - Ruins
Django Django - Marble Skies

Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads
Johnny Down - Twinkle, Twinkle
Van Morrison - Versatile
tUnE-yArDs - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
I'm With Her - See You Around

Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin
Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems
Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasty
S Cary - Hundred Acres
Alela Diane - Cusp
Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending
Go-Kart Mozart - Mozart's Mini-Mart
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland
The Lovely Eggs - This Is England

Hookworms - Microshift
Wils Beasts - Last Night All My Dreams Came True
MGMT - Little Dark Age
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
Field Music - Open Here
Ezra Furman - Transatlantic Exodus
Fever Ray - The Plunge
Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
Gwenno - Le Kov
The Breeders - All Nerve
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Tearing At The Seams
David Byrne - American Utopia
Yo La Tengo - There's A Riot Going On
Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds
Nap Eyes - I'm Bad Now
Melissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwel
Creep Show - Mr Dynamite
Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Was Hurt
Laura Veirs - The Lookout
Jack White - Boarding House Reach
Daniel Avery - Song For Alpha
The Damned - Evil Sprits
Eels - The Deconstruction
Goat Girl - Goat Girl

Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile
Josh T. Pearson - The Straight Hits!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
The Vaccines - Combat Sports
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - Seedlings All
Albert Hammond Jr. - Francis Trouble Vol.1
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Leon Bridges - Good Thing
Gaz Coombes - World's Strongest Man

Frank Turner - Be More Kind
Eleanor Friedberger - Rebound
Neil Young + Promise Of The Real - Paradox
Beach House - 7
Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance
Ry Cooder - The Prodical Son
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco - You're Driving Me Crazy
Wooden Shjips - V.
The Magic Numbers - Outsiders
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer
Half Man Half Biscuit - No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub....
Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
Neko Case - Hell-On
Johnny Marr - Call The Comet
Julian Cope - Skellington 3
Wilko Johnson - Blow Your Mind

Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg
Natalie Prass - The Future And The Past
Lump - Lump
Phil Cook - People Are My Drug
Luluc - Sculptor
Israel Nash - Lifted
Dawes - Passwords
Deerhunter - Double Dream Of Spring
Gorillaz - The Now Now
Florance + The Machine - High As Hope
Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose
Ty Segal & White Fence - Joy
Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears
Ray Davies - Our Country: Americana Act II
Lykke Le - So Sad So Sexy
The Orb - No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Elephant Micah - Genericana
Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning
Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake The Want Is
Gulp - All Good Wishes
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals
White Denim - Performance

West Byfleet Selfie - JC Carroll

JC Carroll - West Byfleet Selfie
Interpol - Marauder
Anna Calvi - Hunter

Ethan Johns With The Black Eyed Dogs - Anamnsis
Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Animal Collective - Tangerine Reef

Big Red Machine - Big Red Machine (People)
Low - Double Negative
Blood Orange - Negro Swan
Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
Orbital - Monsters Exist

Spritualized - And Nothing Hurt
The Lemon Twigs - Go To School
Suede - The Blue Hour
Paul Weller - True Meanings
Tunng - Songs You Make At Night
Villagers - The Art Of Pretending To Swim
Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers
Anna Meredith - Anno
Cat Power - Wanderer
Harmony Rockets - Lachesis/Clotho/Atropos
The Goon Sax - We're Not Talking
Mudhoney - Digital Garbage

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now
Cypress Hill - Elephants On Acid
Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie
David Crosby - Here If You Listen
Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
Connan Mockasin - Jassbusters
Julia Holter - Aviary
John Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions
John Grant - Love Is Magic
Graham Parker - Cloud Symbols
Muse - Simulation Theory
Thom Yorke - Suspiria
Marianne Faithful - Negative Capability
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Merrie Land
Bill Ryder-Jones - Yawn
Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny Ans Oh So Bright, Vol.1....
Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich
David Crosby - Here If You Listen
Larkin Poe - Venom & Faith
Kiran Leonard - Western Culture
J Mascis - Elastic Days
Ryley Walker - The Lillywhite Sessions
Richard Swift - The Hex
Rosali - Trouble Anyway
Jeff Tweedy - Warm
Van Morrison - The Prophet Speaks
Willard Grant Conspiracy - Untethered

Re Issues/Compilations

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]
Roy Harper - Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith/HQ/Bullinamingvase
A Certain Ratio - To Each
The Durutti Colum - The Guitar And Other Machines
Ramones - Rocket To Russia 40th Anniversery Edition
Roxy Music - Roxy Music
Felt - Ignite The Seven Canons
Felt - A Decade In Music
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac (1975)
Ringo Star - Ringo/Goodnight Vienna
Atomic Rooster - Sleeping For Years: The Studio Recordings 1970-'74
Bert Jansch - Man I'd Rather Be (Parts 1 & 2)
Jimi Hendrex - Both Sides Of The Sky
Holger Czukay - Cinema
Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
Julian Cope - Peggy Suicide/Jehovakill
The Who - Live At The Filmore East 1968
John Fogerty - Centrefield/Blue Moon Swamp/Premonition
Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine
Love - Forever Changes: 50th Anniversery Edition
Suede - Suede: 25th Annerversery Edition
Neil Young - Roxy: Tonight's The Night Live
Pete Townhend - Who Came First
Wire - 154
Bow Wow Wow - Your Box Set Pet
Judee Sill - Songs Of Rapture And Redemption
Pink Floyd - Relics
Pretty Things - SF Sorrow: 50th Anniversery Edition
David Axelrod - Songs Of Innocence
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once
Teenage Fanclub - The 1990's Creation Album Collection
Joe Strummer - Joe Strummer 001
The Band - Music From Big Pink 50th Anniversery Edition
Various Artists - The Trojan Box
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun 50th Anniversery Editon
Loudon Wainwright III - Years In The Making
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya 40
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - The Roxy, July 7th 1978
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
Japan - Tin Drum/Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Tom Petty - An American Tresure
David Bowie - Loving The Alien (1983-1988)
John Lennon - Imagine - The Ultimate Collection
Felt - Me And A Monkey On The Moon
XTC - Apple Venus Vol. 1 & 2
Stereolab - Switched On Vols. 1-3
Groundhogs - Blues Obituary
Cocteau Twins - Treasure Hunting: The Fontana Years
The House Of Love - The House Of Love (Creation)
Ramones - Road To Ruin: 40th Anniversery Special Edition
Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
The Beta Band - The Three EP's
Martin Stephenson & The Daintees - Gladsome, Humour & Blue 30
The Beatles - The Beatles [Deluxe Edition]
R.E.M. - Live At The BBC
Mott The Hoople - Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-'71
Bob Dylan - More Blood On The Tracks
Neil Young - Songs For Judy
Kate Bush - Vinyl Box Sets Vol 1-4
Calexico - The Black Light: 20th Anniversery Edition
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Brian Eno - Discreet Music/Ambient 1 & 4/Music For Films
Rolling Stones - Beggers Banquet
Super Furry Animals - At The BBC
Paul McCartney & Wings - 1971-1973 Box Set



Baxter Dury - Prince Of Tears
Beck - Dear Life
First Aid Kit - Fireworks
Hookworms - Negative Space
Manic Street Preachers - International Blue
The National - Turtleneck
tUnE-yArDs - Look At Your Hands
Django Django - In Your Beat
Gary Numan - The End Of Things
King Krule - Biscuit Town
Laura Marling - Don't Pass Me By
Mogwai - Old Poisons
Nadine Shah - Evil
Sharon Jones - Sail On
This Is The Kit - By My Demon Eye
Ezra Furman - Suck The Blood From My Wound
Hookworms - Static Resistance
Franz Ferdinand - Feel The Love Go
Noel Gallagher - It's A Beautiful World
Wolf Alice - Don't Delete The Kisses
Ty Segall - Every 1's A Winner
David Byrne - Everybody's Coming To My House
Gaz Coombes - Deep Pockets
Jack White - Connected By Love
Joan As Police Woman - Tell Me
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - American Guilt
Car Seat Headrest - Nervous Youg Inhumans
James Blake - If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead
Moby - Like A Mtherless Child
The Lovely Eggs - Wiggy Giggy
Young Fathers - In My View
The Orielles - Blue Suitcase
Gwenno - Tir Ha Mor
Father John Misty - Mt Tillman
Goat Girl - The Man
Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
Janelle Monae - Make Me Feel
Manic Street Preachers - Distant Colours
St Vincent - Pills
Tune Yards - Heart Attack
Ash - Buzzkill
Django Django - Serface To Air
Eels - Today Is The Day
Field Music - Share A Pillow
First Aid Kit - My Wild Sweet Love
Laura Veirs - Everybody Needs You
Public Service Broadcasting - People Will Always Need Coal
Liam Gallagher - Paper Crown
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - You Worry Me
Arcade Fire - Put Your Money On Me
Gaz Coombes - Walk The Walk
John Hopkins - Emerld Rush
Leon Bridges - Bad Bad News
Wye Oak - It Was Not Natural
Sunflower Bean - Twentytwo
Frank Turner - Blackout
Arctic Monkeys - Four Out Of Five
Kamasi Washington - Street Fighter Man
Idles - Danny Nedelko
John Grant - Love Is Magic
Orbital - P.H.U.K.
Parquet Quarts - Total Football
St Vincent - Fast Slow Disco
Villagers - A trick Of The Light
White Denim - It Might Get Dark
Father John Misty - Please Don't Die
Mogwai - We're Not Done
Rolling Blackouts CF - Time In Common
Lump - Late To The Flight
Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake The Want Is
Elvis Costello - Unwanted Number
Elvis Costello - Under Lime
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Natalie Prass - Oh My
Tunng - Dark Heart
Kiran Leonard - Paralysed Forces
Anna Calvi - Hunter
White Denem - It Might Get Dark
Gruff Rhys - The Club
Blood Orange - Charchoal Baby
Cat Power - Woman
Villagers - Fool
Courtney Barnett - Charity
The Goon Sax - Make Time For Love
Orbital - The End Is Nigh
Paul Weller - Moven' On
Manic Street Preachers - People Give In
Sleaford Mods - Stick In A Five And Go
Spritualized - Here It Come (The Road) Lets Go
Suede - Life Is Golden

Selected Gigs


Arcade Fire - Wembly
Tom McRea - Guildford
Manic Street Preachers - Cardiff
Rolling Stones/Elbow - Cardiff
Elvis Costello/Nick Lowe/Waterboys - Blenheim
Danny Baker - Guildford
Ethan Johns - Guildford
The Low Anthem - Guildford
Jim White - Guildford
David Byrne - Cardiff
Richard Thompson - Woking
Kathryn Williams - Guildford
Laura Veirs - Guildford
John Smith - Guildford