1. National/Sleep Well Beast
2. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile/Lotta Sea Lice
3. War on Drugs/A Deeper Understanding
4. Gregg Allman/Southern Blood
5. Robert Plant/Carry Fire"
6. St Vincent/Masseduction
7. Aimee Mann/Mental Illness
8. Iron and Wine/Beast Epic
9. Miranda Lee Richards/Existential Beast

Gig of the Year: Paul McCartney, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, 1/10/2017


1. Sharks/Killers of the Deep
2. Duke Tumatoe/How Much Crazy Can You Take?
3. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds/Who Built the Moon?
4. Various Artists/Big Bend Killing/The Traditional Appalachian Ballad
5. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit/The Nashville Sound

Gig of the Year: Robyn Hitchcock, White Rabbit Cabaret, Indianapolis, 15/11/2017


1. Granite Shore/Suspended Second


1. Vintage Calvinos/An Invitation to INfamy
2. Stephen McLaren/We Used to Go Raving
3. Roger Waters/Is This the Life We Really Want?
4. Benjamin Schoos/Profession Chanteur
5. Band of Holy Joy/Funambulist We Love You
6. Curse of Lono/Severed
7. Godfathers/A Big Bad Beautiful Noise
8. Bronski Beat/The Age of Reason
9. Dials/That was the Future
10.Tiny Magnetic Pets/Deluxe Debris

Gig of the Year: Who, Hydro, Glasgow, 7/4/2017

(In no particular order)

1. Future Islands/The Far Field
2. Morrissey/Low in High School
3. Luxury Stranger/Darkness Falls Upon the light
4. Depeche Mode /Spirit
5. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds/Who Built the Moon?
6. Beth Ditto/Fake Sugar
7. Arcade Fire/Everything Now
8. When the Sun Hits/Immersed in Your Eyes
9. Servants of Science/A Swan Song
10.LCD Soundsystem/American Dream


1. Magnetic Fields/50 Song Memoir
2. Sparks/Hippopotamus
3. Sodsastream/Little by Little

Gig of the Year: Sparks, Skandia Stage, Cirkus, Stockholm, 10/8/2017

(In no particular order)

1. Ryuichi Sakamoto/ASYNC
2. Alice Coltrane/Spiritual Songs
3. John Foxx/The Machine
4. Jim Ghedi/Hymn for Ancient Land
5. Loscil/Monument Builders
6. Vijay Iyer Quartet/Far From Ove
7. Anour Brahmen/Blue Maqams
8. Avashai Cohen/Cross My Palm with Silver
9. Toby Hay The Gathering
10.Nathan Hall/Effigies


1. Jarrod Dickenson/Ready the Horses
2. Roddy Woomble/The Deluder
3. Laura Marling/Semper Femina
4. Josh Ritter/Gathering
5. Blue Rose Code/The Water Of Leith
6. Len Price 3/Kentish Longtails
7. Ani DiFranco/Binary
8. Dodson and Fogg/Follow the Path
9. Port Erin/Ocean Grey
10. Bella Gaffney/Heaven Knows

Gig of the Year: Divine Comedy, Hammersmith Apollo, 30/11/2017


1. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs/Feed the Rats'
2. LCD Soundsystem/American Dream
3. Idles/Brutalist
4. Blanck Mass/World Eater
5. Queens of the Stone Age/Villains
6. Death From Above/Holy Books
7. Iron Monkey/9-13
8. Fen/Winter
9. Picturebooks/Home is a Heartache
10.Amenra/Mass VI

Gig of the Year: New Model Army, The Riverside, Newcastle, 5/4/2017


1. Queens of the Stone Age/Villains
2. Grizzly Bear/Painted Ruins
3. Autobahn/The Moral Crossing
4. Jane Weaver/Modern Kosmology
5. Black Angels/Death Song
6. Miniatures/Jessamines

Gig of the Year: Fantastic Negrito, Nell’s Jazz and Blues, London, 28/7/2017


1. Nick Ellis/Adult Fiction
2. Siobhan Wilson/There Are No Saints
3. Ben Folke Thomas /Copenhagen

Gig of the Year: Louis Berry, Sugarmill, stoke, 25/10/2017


1. Beaches/Second of Spring
2. Dirge/Alma|Baltica
3. Pale Honey/Devotion
4. Ibibio Sound Machine/Uyai
5. Yagow/Yagow
6. Little Star/Little Star
7. Green Meteor/Consumed by a Dying Star"
8. Tashaki Miyaka/The Dream
9. Xiu Xiu/Forget
10.King Woman/Created in the Image of Suffering


1. Kasaï All Stars/Félicité Remixes
2. Evil Usses/Amateur Pro Wrestling
3. Sophie Cooper & Julian Bradley/The Blow Volume 3
4. Pea Sea/Lonnin Life
5. Kreidler/European Song
6. King Ayisoba/1,000 Can Die
7. Two Monkeyz/Whatt?
8. Der Plan/Unkapitulierbar
9. Ty Segall/Ty Segall
10 Odd Fellow's Casino /Oh, Sealand

(In no particular order)

1. Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Luciferian Towers
2. James Holden & The Animal Spirits/The Animal Spirits
3. Slowdive/Slowdive
4. National/Sleep Well Beast

Gig of the Year: This is Not THis Heat, Barbican, London, 4/3/2017


1. Alice Cooper/Paranormal
2. Robert Plant/Carry Fire
3. St Vincent/Masseduction
4. Weezer/Pacific Daydream
5. Evansecence/Synthesis
6. Morrissey/Low in High School
7. Paloma Faith/The Architect
8. Sia/Everyday is Christmas
9. U2/Songs of Experience
10.Bryan Adams/Ultimate

Gig of the Year: Alice Cooper, Arena, Birmingham, 15/11/2017


1. Mac Demarco/This Old Dog
2. Jessica Hoop /Memories are Now
3. Idles/Brutalism
4. Sleaford Mods/English Tapas
5. Zeal and Ardor/Devil is Fine
6. Night Demon/Darkness Remains
7. Igorrr/Savage Sinusoid
8. Brutus/Burst
9. Hark/Machinations
10. This is The Kit/Moonshine Freeze


1. Sleaford Mods/English Tapas
2. Moonlandingz/ Interplanetary Class Classics
3. British Sea Power/Let the Dancers Inherit the Party
4. Paul Draper/Spooky Action
5. Cabbage/Young, Dumb and Full of...
6. Jesus and Mary Chain/Damage and Joy
7. Fall/ New Facts Emerge
8. Pete Fij and Terry Bickers/We are Millionaires
9. Baxter Dury/Prince of Tears
10.Wire/Silver Lead

Gig of the Year: British Sea Power, Albert Hall, Manchester, 11/11/2017

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