Matt's Top Tens 2017


1.  Richard Dawson- Peasant
2.  Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit- The Nashville Sound
3.  Barr Brothers- Queens of the Breakers
4.  Ed Dowie-The Uncle Sold
5.  Mogwai- Every Country’s Sun
6.  Offa Rex- The Queen of Hearts
7.  Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
8.  Godspeed You! Black Emperor-Luciferian Towers
9.  The War on Drugs- A Deeper Understanding
10. Grandaddy- Last Place

(Joint) Tracks of the Year- Barr Brothers-Song That I Heard/Richard Dawson - Ogre


I did fewer gigs this year, so only a top 5, but that’s meant Ive left good gigs by Mt Eerie and the Rails on the cutting room floor:

1. Darlingside- Union Chapel 3.7.17
2. Drive by Truckers-Roundhouse 3.3.17
3. Songhoy Blues-Somerset House 16.7.17
4. Grandaddy –Roundhouse 3.4.17
5. Mogwai- Brixton Academy 15.12.17

Best musical experience: BBC6 on the iplayer radio app. Ive been spending my commute listening to all the shows I missed because Im too busy at the time.

Most disappointing musical experience: Having the misfortune to witness the exercise in monumental self indulgence that is a Ryley Walker gig.

TV Show: Detectorists

Film: Free Fire