MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

Our final Best of post of 2016 is MM’s own selections. You can also listen via Spotify here. 20 TRAAMS – A House On Fire I always think I don’t really like long songs and yet they always seem to end up in my favourite tracks of the year. This TRAAMS song is nearly nine minutes long yet hurtles along in a blur of krautrock … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

MM’s BEST OF 2016: MRS MACKEREL

Our third Best Of listing comes from the ever lovely Mrs Mackerel. Listen on Spotify here. 2016 turned out to be fairly music-light by my standards in that I didn’t listen to nearly as much as I usually do, partly in response to spending so much time driving up and down the country. For this, I need the spoken word rather than the sung one, … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MRS MACKEREL

MM’s BEST OF 2016: CHRIS T POPPER

Our second individual listing comes from long-standing contributor Chris T Popper, he of the creaking joints and club foot (and yet still the second-best footballer in his family). Another cracking collection of tunes, and you can always listen on Spotify here. 20 Big Thief – Paul   19 Mind Spiders – Running   18 Hooded Fang – Dead Battery   17 Van William – Revolution … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: CHRIS T POPPER

MM’s BEST OF 2016: THE ITALIAN JOB

  The first of our four individual listings comes from The Italian Job – she of the detailed spreadsheets and punk rock outlook. Listen on Spotify here. 20. Underworld – I Exhale   19. The Wave Pictures – Pool Hall   18. Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   17. Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   16. Terry Malts – Used To Be   … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: THE ITALIAN JOB

MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

Here are our favourite albums of 2016. We have to go against the flow a bit and say up front there is no place for David Bowie. Great though he was, and tragic that he died two days after the release of a good album, for us that was what it was, a good album, but not a great one. And besides he is topping … Continue reading MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

And so here we are, our favourite tracks of the year counting down from 25 to number 1. Enjoy…   25 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife   24 Little Barrie – I.5.C.A.   23 She Drew The Gun – Since You Were Not Mine   22 Car Seat Headrest – Fill In The Blank   21 Communist Daughter – Balboa Bridge … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

Inside the top fifty of our favourite songs of the year now. Check numbers 50 – 26 and come back tomorrow for the final countdown… 50 BAIT – I’m Still Here   49 Big Thief – Paul   48 Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   47 Staches – Total Commitment   46 Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   45 Hooded Fang – Dead … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 75-51

Part 2 of our rundown of our favourite tracks of the year. Today we have tracks 75 through to 51.   75 The Julie Ruin – Mr. So And So   74 Beach – Donuts   73 exmagician – Job Done   72 W.H. Lung – Inspiration   71 Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child   70 Dune Rats – Bullshit   69 Meatbodies – Valley Girl … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 75-51

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

It’s here! Our countdown of our favourite tracks of 2016 as nominated by MM, Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper and The Italian Job. Part One sees us counting down from 100 to 76. So without further ado…   100 Oldermost – Finally Unsure   99 Slaves – People That You Meet   98 Spoilers – No Pressure   97 Adam Torres – Morning Rain   96 Johnny Dowd – Whiskey Ate … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76