1. Radiohead/Moon Shaped Pool
2. Miranda Lee Richards/Echoes of the Dreamtime
3. Parquet Courts/Human Performance
4. Lucinda Williams/Ghosts of Highway 20
5. David Bowie/Blackstar
6. Wilco/Schmilco
7. Paul Simon/Stranger to Stranger


1. Lemon Twigs/Do Hollywood
2. Peter Bjorn and John/Breakin' Point
3. Field Music/Commontime
4. Climbing Trees/Borders
5. Last Shadow Puppets/Everything You've Come to Expect
6. Julie Ruin/Hit Reset
7. John Howard/Across the Door Sill
8. Sex Stains/Sex Stains
9. Astronautalis/Cut the Body Loose
10.Nick Worrall/Hero Buffet

Gig of the Year: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Cheap Trick andHeart at Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, 17/7/2016

(In no particular order)

1. Hollie Stephenson/Hollie Stephenson
2. Robberie/Beneath Your City ; As You Sleep
3. Bon Iver/22, A Million
4. Kevin Marby/Singing Saw
5. Hattie Briggs/Young Runaway
6. Dodson and Fogg/Roaming
7. Beyonce/Lemonade
8. Groovy Uncle/Life’s a Gift
9. Lemon Twigs/Do Hollywood
10 Ray Humphries/Nothing to Hide


1. Madam/Back to the Sea
2. Idiot Son/Stibbington
3. Rapid Results College/In City Light
4. Dream Maps/In Stormy Nights
5. Richmond Fontaine/You Can't Go Back if There's Nothing to Go Back to
6. Vinny Peculiar/Silver Meadows
7. Eastern Swell/One Day, A Flood
8. Black Angel Drifter/Black Angel Drifter
9. Rothko/A Young Fist Curled around a Cinder for a Wager
10.Christine And The Queens/Chaleur Humaine

Gig of the Year: Raf and O, St James the Less, London, 22/7/2016


1. Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam/I Had a Dream that You were Mine
2. Urusei Yatsura/You Are My Urusei Yatsura
3. Goblin Cock/Necronomikonkeykongmicon
4. Slow Club/One Day All Of This Won't Matter Anymore
5. Parquet Courts/Human Performance
6. Deftones/Gore
7. Mykki/Mykki Blanco
8. Ezra Furman/Big Fugitive Life
9. Swet Shop Boys/Cashmere

(In no particular order)

1. Souad Massi/El Mutakallimun
2. Alasdair Roberts and James Green/Plaint of the Lapwing
3. Various/Wayfaring Strangers, Cosmic American Music
4. Graham Nash/This Path Tonight
5. Goat Roper Rodeo Band/Cosmic Country Blues

Gig of the Year: Souad Massi : Merlin Theatre, Sheffield, 11/9/2016


1. L A Salami/Dancing with Bad Grammar
2. Julie Anne McCambridge/Nature Makes Amazing Shapes
3. That Will Be Lunch/The Mixtape of Things

Gig of the Year: Bob Mould, Brooklyn Bowl, O2, London, 11/2/2016

(In no particular order)

1. Holiday Crowd/Holiday Crowd
2. Crookes/Lucky Ones
3. Laish/Pendulum Swing
4. Perfect English Weather/Isobar Blues
5. Charlie Tipper Conspiracy/Ten
6. Goon Sax/Up to Anything

Gig of the Year: Robert Forster, Deaf Institute, Manchester, 31/5/2016

(In no particular order)

1. Jackal Trades/Need the Character(s)
2. Filthy Tongues/Jacob’s Ladder
3. Veils/Total Depravity
4. Bread Over Bombs/Bread Over Bombs
5. David Bowie/Blackstar
6. Toy Tin Soldier/Yield
7. Ramones/Ramones: 40th Anniversary Reissue
8. Wonderlux/Christmas Eve
9. Posies/Solid State
10.Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions/Now and Then

Gig of the Year: Thomas Truax, The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, 12/10/2016

(In no particular order)

1. Kate Tempest/Let Them Eat Chaos
2. Last Shadow Puppets/Everything You've Come to Expect
3. James/Girl at the End of the World
4. Amber Herd/In Cascade EP
5. Marsheaux/Ath.Lon
6. David Bowie/Blackstar
7. Rationale/Fuel to the fire
8. Bloc Party/Hymns
9. Heavy/Hurt & The Merciless
10.Christine And The Queens/Chaleur Humaine

Gig of the Year: Orphan Boy, Spiders Web, Grimsby, 23/7/2016


1. Last Shadow Puppets/Everything You've Come to Expect

Gig of the Year: Last Shadow Puppets, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 10/7/2016

(In no particular order)

1. Darren Hayman/Thankful Villages Vol. 1
2. Richard Moult/Sjorault
3. Toby Hay/Birds
4. Avishai Cohen/Into the Silence
5. Sinikka Langeland/The Magical Fores
6. Concretism/Electricity
7. Max Richter/Sleep
8. Plinth/Wintersong
9. Various/Fractures
10.Ereland Apneseth Trio/Det Andre Rommet

Gig of the Year: Stars of the Lid, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, 4/10/2016


1. The Divine Comedy/Foreverland
2. The Wave Pictures/Bamboo Diner in the Rain
3. Robert Rotifer/Not Your Door
4. Dodson and Fogg/Walk On
5. Case, Lang, VeirsCase, Lang, Veirs
6. Ed Harcourt/Furnaces
7. John Howard/Across the Door Sill
8. Richmond Fontaine/You Can't Go Back if There's Nothing to Go Back to
9. Claire Hastings/Between the River and Railroad
10.Dinosaur Jr/Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

Gig of the Year: Otis Gibbs, Green Note, London, 29/9/2016


1. Bossk/Audio Noir
2. David Bowie/Black Star
3. Conan/Revengeance
4. Darkthrone/Arctic Thunder
6. D.D. Dumbo/Utopia Defeated
7. King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard/Nonagon Infinity
8. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard/Y Proffwyd Dwyll
9. Dinosaur Jr/Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

Gig of the Year: Father John Misty, O2 Academy, Glasgow, 12/5/2016


1. Morgan Delt/Phase Zero
2. Fantastic Negrito/The Last Days of Oakland
3. Fassine/Dialektik
4. September Girls/Age of Indignation
5. Heart Hearts/Young


1. Leisure Tank/Wetsuit
2. Baltic Fleet/The Dear One
3. Brian Eno/Ship
4. Coral/Distance Between
5. Jherek Bischoff/Cistern

Gig of the Year; The Racket, Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool, 4/12/2016


1. Pinkshinyultrablast/Grandfeathered
2. Radiohead/A Moon Shaped Pool
3. Flyying Colours/Mindfullness
4. Weaves/Weaves
5. Twin Peaks/Down in Heaven
6. Haley Bonar/Impossible Dream
7. Early Years/II
8. Lucid Dream /Compulsion Songs
9. Slow Down Molasses/100% Sunshine
10.She Drew The Gun/Memories of the Future


1, Radiohead/A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Kishi Bashi/Sonderlust
3. Christian Kjellvander/A Village: Natural Light
4. Neaux/ Fall Off the Deep End
5. Xiu Xiu/Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
6. Dylan Carlson/Falling with a Thousand Stars
7. Dalek/Asphalt for Eden
8. Sonny & The Sunsets/Moods Baby Moods
9. Eagulls/Ullages


1. Angel Olsen/My Woman
2. Wilco/Schmilco
3. Open Mike Eagle/Hella Personal Film Festival
4. Animal Collective /Painting With
5. Radiohead/A Moon Shaped Pear
6. David Bowie/Black Star
7. Jóhann Jóhannsson/Arrival: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Gig of the Year: Raincoats and Angel Olson, Islington Assembly Hall, London, 3/11/2016


1. David Bowie /Blackstar
2. Car Seat Headrest/Teens of Denial
3. Pinegrove/Cardinal
4. Angel Olsen/My Woman
5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds/Skeleton Tree
6. Dinosaur Jr/Give a Glimpse of What You Got
7. Frank Ocean/Blonde
8. Wilco/Schmilco
9. Greys/Outer Heaven
10.Big Thief/Masterpiece


1. IX Tab & Hoofus/The Blow Volume 1
2. a.P.A.t.T./FuN wITh MuSIc
3. Fumaça Petra/Impuros Fanáticos
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson/Orphée
5. Konono N° 1 meets Batida/Konono N° 1 meets Batida
6. Inutili/Elves, Red Sprites, Blue Jets
7. Palomica/Petito
8. Prism Tats/Prism Tats
9. Woog Riots/Alan Rusbridger
10.Yama Warashi/Moon Egg


1. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions/Until The Hunter
2. Johann Johannsson/Orphee
3. Mark Pritchard/Under the Sun
4. Anohni - Hopelessness
5. Swans/The Glowing Man

Gig of the Year: Stars of the Lid, Barbican Centre, London, 2/10/2016


1. Leonard Cohen/Do You Want It Darker?
2. Ryley Walker. Golden Songs That Have Been Sang
3. Ian McNabb/Respectfully Yours
4. Beth Orton/Kidsticks
5. Gregory Porter/Take to the Alley
6. David Bowie/Black Star
7. Mayflower Madame/Observed in a Dream
8. Bob Dylan/Fallen Angels
9. Dead Skeletons/Live in Berlin
10.Toy/Clear Shot

Gig of the Year: Cure, SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 2/12/2016

(In no particular order)

1. Suzanne Vega/Lover, Beloved: Songs From an Evening with Carson McCullers
2. Simon Townshend/She Asked Me
3. Struts/Everybody Wants
4. James McCartneyThe BlackBerry Train
5. Judy Collins and Ari Hest/Silver Skies Blue
6. Henry Padovani/I Love Today
7. Gang of Four/What Happens Next
8. Beyonce/Lemonade
9. Rihanna/Anti
10.David Bowie/Blackstar

Gig of the Year: ARW, Chicago Theatre, 5/11/2016


1. David Bowie/Blackstar
2. Slabdragger/Rise of the Dawncrusher
3. Sir Admiral Cloudsley Shovel/Keep it Greasy!
4. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard/Y Proffwyd Dwyll
5. Kvelertak/Nattesferd
6. Strokes/Future Present Past EP
7. Conan/Revengence
9. Bossk/Audio Noir
10.Car Seat Headrest/Teens of Denial


1. Fat White Family/Songs for Our Mothers
2. Theatre of Hate/Kinshi
3. Luke Haines/Smash the System
4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds/Skeleton Tree
5. David Bowie/Black Star
6. Wire/Nocturnal Koreans
7. Violent Femmes/We Can Do Anything
8. Teleman/Brilliant Sanity
9. Slaves/Take Control
10.Last Shadow Puppets/Everything You Have Come to Expect

Gig of the Year: Fat White Family, The Plug, Sheffield, 22/2/2016

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