It’s been an interesting year of releases, and as ever the guys who make our shows work so well have handed in their #AOTY lists, and as suspected, it’s a varied list….
Dan Buckingham, aka HYPE MAN or NAPALM to his friends, in no particular order… (and he can’t apparently stop at 10!)
The Dirty Nil – Master Volume (Dine Alone records)
Alkaline Trio – Is This Thing Cursed? (Epitaph)
Artic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino (Domino)
Single Mothers – Through A Wall (Big Scary Monsters)
Ogikubo Station – We Can Pretend Like (Asian Man Records)
Quiet Slang – Everything Matters and No One is Listening (Big Scary Monsters)
Cursive – Vitriola (Big Scary Monsters)
Foxing – Nearer My God (Triple Crown Records)
Nothing – Dance On The Blacktop (Relapse Records)
Deaf Havana – Rituals (Warners)
Culture Abuse – Bay Dream (Epitaph)
We Are Scientists – Megaplex (100%)
The Neightborhood – The Neighborhood (Columbia)
All things TCOV magazine, Mr Rob “McRob” McKelvey, submit’s his via a nice Graphic.
In case you don’t know, those images in order, left to right, top row first.
Father John Misty
Let’s Eat Grandma
With honorable mentions to… Sean McGowan, Courtney Barnett, Now Now, Pale Waves, Superorganism, Dream Wife & Frank Turner. (A good selection there Rob, that gives you a far indier image than you would guess!)
Coming up with the last list is the lesser seen “Greater Spotted Rob Escott” and creator of TCOV webzine.
- Muncie Girls – Fixed Ideals
- Oxygen Theif – Confusion Species
- Sean McGowan – Son of the Smith
- Architects – Holy Tell
- The Longshot – Love is for Losers
- Black peaks – All that Divides
- The Xcerts – Hold onto Your Heart (can’t believe I forgot this one!!!)
- Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die & Love Will Bury It
- The Wonder Years – Sister Cities
- The Dirty Nil – Master Volume
FINALLY Mike Barham comes last, because he couldn’t choose 10….
- Black Peaks – All That Divides
- Breaking Benjamin – Ember
- Dead Letter Circus – Dead Letter Circus
- Deathcab For Cutie – Thank You for Today (didn’t see that coming Mike!)
- Jack White – Boading House Reach
- City & Colour – Guide Me Back Home.
SO there you have it, the mixed bag that is #TeamSheer – Turns out, we’re not particularly fans of metal…..