Top Tens

ALBUMS

1  Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
2  The Magnetic North – Prospect of Skelmersdale
3  Kris Drever – If Wishes Were Horses
4  The Head and the Heart – Signs of Light
5  Heidi Talbot – Here We Go 1 2 3
6  The Changing Room – Picking Up The Pieces
7  Songs of Separation – Songs of Separation
8  Darlingside – Birds Say
9  Turin Brakes – Lost Property
10 Band of Horses – Why Are You OK

GIGS

1  The Leisure Society – St Pancras Old Church
2  Kris Drever & Ian Carr – Sunny Sailor, Maldon
3  Turin Brakes – Colchester Arts Centre
4  Lau – Barbican Centre
5  The Changing Room – Blue Boar, Maldon
6  The Changing Room – Colchester Arts Centre
7  Churchfitters – Colchester Centre
8  Gigspanner – Colchester Arts Centre
9  Hannah & Philip Martin – Colchester Arts Centre
10  Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage – Colchester Arts Centre

FESTIVALS (All From Cambridge Folk Festival 2016)

1  Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys
2  Darlingside
3  Megson
4  Songs of Separation
5  John McCusker Band (feat. Heidi Talbot, Kris Drever, Graham Coxon)
6  Jon Boden
7  Brian McNeill
8  The Rheingans Sisters
9  Le Vent Du Nord
10 Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band

BEST SONG

Northway/Southway - The Magnetic North

BEST FILM

Captain America 3: Civil War

BEST TV SHOW

Westworld

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT

Being pleasantly surprised/impressed by an unknown band called Darlingside at Cambridge

WORST MUSICAL MOMENT

The Disappointment felt listening to the new Field Music Album the first time

 

Top Ten Albums

1.  Stone Broken - All in Time
2.  Billy Talent - Afraid of Heights
3.  Sixx:A.M - Prayers for the Damned
4.  GooGoo Dolls - Boxes
5.  Joe Bonamassa - Blues of Desperation
6.  Black Stone Cherry - Kentucky
7.  Messenger - Threnodies
8.  Sturgill Simpson - A Sailors Guide to Earth
9.  Red Hot Chilli Peppers - The Getaway
10. Dan Patlansky - Introvertigo

Best song

Afraid of Heights - Billy Talent

Cheers
Iain

Top Ten Albums 2016 from Matt Pond of matt pond PA Matt & co. released their latest album, Winter Lives, last month. 

1.  Mitski — Puberty 2
2.  Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam's — I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
3.  Laura Gibson — Empire Builder
4.  Mavis Staples — Livin' on a High Note
5.  Brian Eno — The Ship
6.  Porches — Pool
7.  Lucinda Williams — The Ghosts of Highway 20
8.  Caveman — Otero War
9.  Frankie Cosmos — Next Thing
10. Whitney — Light Upon the Lake

 

A Top Ten from FOONYAP who released her debut full-length, Palimpsest, in October.

1. Woodpigeon - T R O U B L E
2. L.T. Leif - Shadow on the Brim / Rough Beasts
3. Null Command - User Manual
4. Entropy - An Ant and An Atom
5. JindaLee - Wild Spectrum
6. Woulg - Tiny Moon
7. OffWorld - 1
8. The Highest Order - Still Holding
9. Consilience - Under Our Beds
10. Alder & Ash - Psalms for the Sunder

 

Top 10 of 2016 by Jon Rooney, Virgin of the Birds

1.   Nap Eyes - Thought Rock Fish Scale
2.   Modern Studies - Swell to Great
3.  Various Artists - Song, By Toad Split 12” Volume 4
4.  Faith Eliott - Insects
5.  Amanda Bergman - Docks
6  Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
7.  Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
8.  David Thomas Broughton - The Crippling Lack
9.  Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
10. Okkervil River - Away

Check out Virgin of the Birds, single “Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty”