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 NilMaster Volume (Dine Alone records)
Alkaline TrioIs This Thing Cursed? (Epitaph)
Artic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel + Casino (Domino)
Single MothersThrough A Wall (Big Scary Monsters)
Ogikubo Station – We Can Pretend Like (Asian Man Records)
Quiet SlangEverything Matters and No One is Listening (Big Scary Monsters)
CursiveVitriola (Big Scary Monsters)
FoxingNearer My God (Triple Crown Records)
NothingDance On The Blacktop (Relapse Records)
Deaf HavanaRituals (Warners)
Culture AbuseBay Dream (Epitaph)
We Are ScientistsMegaplex (100%)
The NeightborhoodThe 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
Goat Girl
Let’s Eat Grandma
Our Girl
Rolo Tomassi
Sleafod Mods
Insecure Men

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.

  1. Muncie Girls – Fixed Ideals
  2. Oxygen Theif – Confusion Species
  3. Sean McGowan – Son of the Smith
  4. Architects – Holy Tell
  5. The Longshot – Love is for Losers
  6. Black peaks – All that Divides
  7. The Xcerts – Hold onto Your Heart (can’t believe I forgot this one!!!)
  8. Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die & Love Will Bury It
  9. The Wonder Years – Sister Cities
  10. The Dirty Nil – Master Volume


FINALLY Mike Barham comes last, because he couldn’t choose 10….

  1. Black Peaks – All That Divides
  2. Breaking Benjamin – Ember
  3. Dead Letter Circus – Dead Letter Circus
  4. Deathcab For Cutie – Thank You for Today (didn’t see that coming Mike!)
  5. Jack White – Boading House Reach
  6. 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….. 


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