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It’s the third instalment of our end of year list of our favourite tracks of 2015. Today we enter the top half of the chart with numbers 50 through to 26.


50 Mutual Benefit – Not For Nothing


49 Rats On Rafts – Last Day On Earth


48 Slaves – Ninety Nine


47 Diet Cig – Harvard


46 Decemberists – The Harrow And The Haunted


45 Laura Marling – I Feel Your Love


44 Elephant Stone – The Devil’s Shelter


43 Harrison Storm – Sense Of Home


42 Protomartyr – Dope Cloud


41 Noah Gundersen – Slow Dancer


40 Karen Meat & The Players – Pizza & Beer


39 Du Blonde – Chips To Go


38 Bjork – Stonemilker


37 Chaika – The Mirror


36 Marika Hackman – Drown


35 Gun Outfit – Gotta Wanna


34 Traams – Silver Lining


33 Fat White Family – Whitest Boy On The Beach


32 Abandoned Delta – I Never Lived In New Orleans


31 Jeffrey Lewis + The Bolts – Scowling Crackhead Ian


30 Fritjof Norrmo – Set Me On Fire


29 James McMurtry – Copper Canteen


28 Tow’rs – The Kitchen


27 Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight


26 Gaz Coombes – 20/20


Check in tomorrow for the final countdown to our number one choice of the year. Click here for numbers 100-76 and here for 75-51.

Friday Round Up

Following on from our Monday Morning Round Up post, here is a second instalment of another eight fine tunes that we have uncovered whilst trying to catch up with our in-box.

All starting with some easy going country rock from Americana band The Afternoon Edition. The solid harmonies and laid back approach on their debut single Canyon Lights recalls such greats as The Band and Crosby Stills Nash and Young.


Having drawn comparisons to everyone from Syd Barrett, to Robyn Hitchcock and Ennio Morricone, Between the Channels is the brilliant second single of gently pulsating psychedelia and motorik rhythms taken from J Fernandez’s new album Many Levels Of Laughter.


Apache Sun are a psych-rock band from Glasgow and new single Silhouettes is a undeniably groovy, blissed out paean to the tripped out sixties – all kaftans, kaleidoscopes and lava lamps.


Tough Age released their new album I Get The Feeling Central last week. Twelve songs of incendiary garage punk with none better than the scuzzed up twang and ferocious surf licks of New Orleans Square.


Goodcat are an indie folk band from Des Moines and Time & Space is taken from recent album release Keep Sinking In. It is a lovely slice of pastorally tinged orchestral folk that is somewhat reminiscent of Loch Lomond. Lovely stuff.


In a similar vein, Ash & Iron is a band from southern Sweden, that expertly fuse nordic melancholy and Americana to create sharp and distinct songwriting with a sound that reminds us of bards like Neil Young and James Taylor. Listen to the lovely Wolves.


Abandoned Delta have just released their self-titled debut album and it is a unhurried, reflective collection of alt-country that gets better with every listen. Try album opener Black Car.


Lastly FANS take dark and brooding indie rock to new heights (or should that be lows) with gothic tinged new single If God Is Real, all driving guitars and metronome percussion to create an almost palpable sense of isolation and suffocation.