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Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 4

So now we can reveal our top 5 favourite tracks of 2017.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our festival special edition:

Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry out of Christmas?
The Tragically Hip – We’ll Go Too
Iron and Wine – About A Bruise
Wind-Up Birds – Working Christmas Day

Christmas Countdown Top 5
5 Idles – Well Done
4 This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
3 The XX – Say Something Loving
2 Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision
1 Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

Alt-J – Pleader
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Fats Domino – The Fat Man
Asian Dub Foundation – Taa Deem

You can listen again here - and we’ll also be repeating the show from 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 28 December

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 3

Now we’re into the Top 10 in the Christmas Countdown – our favourite 20 tracks of the year.

Team Picture – Back To Bay Six
Billy Bragg – World Turned Upside Down
Terrorvision – Celebrity Hit List
British Sea Power – Bad Bohemian

Christmas Countdown

10 Chastity Belt – Caught In a Lie
9 Josefin Ohrn and the Liberation – Rushing Through My Mind
8 Sparks – What The Hell Is It This Time?
7 Elbow – Magnificent (She Says)
6 Oumou Sangare – Mogoya

Young Cub – Fragile
Animal Collective – My Girls
The Duke Spirit – Serenade
The Breeders – Wait In The Car
Reef – Place Your Hands

You can listen again here >

Christmas Countdown 2017 – part 2

We’re halfway through our favourite tracks of the year.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our latest show:

Skeletal Family – I Have Changed
Tune-Yards – Look At Your Hands
Felt – Primitive Painters

Christmas Countdown:

15 Carseat Headrest – Unforgiving Girl
14 Moonlandingz – Black Hanz
13 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
12 Morrissey – Spent The Day In Bed
11 Glass Mountain – Cowboy Song

The National – Turtleneck
Magic Mountain – Zodiac
Alt-J – Pleader (Mr Jukes remix)
Young Cub – Avalanche
Circa Waves – Young Chasers

On Thursday 14 December from 8pm to 9pm we’ll be starting on the top 10

You can listen again here >

 

Christmas Countdown – the top 5

We’ve unveiled the final part of this year’s Christmas Countdown – and here’s the full list of what we played on our festive special show, which will be repeated on Thursday 29 December from 8pm – 9pm.

Western Dance – What Does It Take?
handmadehands – Over The Edge
Neil Young – Big Box

Christmas Countdown
5. Parquet Courts – Dust
4. Animal Collective – Floridada
3. Sleaford Mods – TCR
2. Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
1. Glass Mountain – Glacial

Frank Turner – Get Better
Half Man Half Biscuit – Irk The Purists
Broken Bells – The High Road
Deadwall – The Talk

You can listen again here >

Christmas Countdown 2016 – part three

Three-quarters of the way through our Christmas Countdown 2016 – and a cracking chart it’s proving to be.

Here’s the full list of what we played on our latest show:

Goat Girl – Country Sleaze
Glass Mountain – Home in The Weather
Warpaint – So Good
Her Name Is Calla – Kaleidoscoping

Christmas Countdown part 3:
10. The Prettiots – Move to LA
9. Steve Mason – Planet Sizes
8. Radiohead – Burn The Witch
7.  John Grant – Voodoo Doll
6. Too Many Chiefs – Road Trip

Rettward von Duernberg – Be Water
Western Dance – Give Me the Moonlight
Spring King – City

You can listen again here >

Christmas Countdown – part 2

We’re into the second part of the Christmas Countdown – our top 20 tracks of the year:

Western Dance – Here From Nowhere
Chutzpah – Eyes
Savages – Evil
MC5 – I Can Only Give You Everything
Mick Mathers – Looking For Love
Nikka Costa – Everybody Got Their Something

Christmas Countdown part 2 -

15 Blackalicious – The Blow Up
14 Cate Le Bon – Wonderful
13 Fat White Family – The Whitest Boy on the Beach
12 Iggy Pop – Gardenia
11 Kate Tempest – Don’t Fall In

Wilful Missing – Waiting For The snow
Kascarade – Stomp
Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

You can listen again here >

 

Christmas Countdown 2016 – part 1

Our annual Christmas Countdown is underway – that’s our choice of the best 20 tracks of the year.
Here’s what we played in full on our latest show:
Deadwall – The Talk
Cassels – Flux Analogy
Western Dance – Get Me Some
Terrorvision – Tequila
Christmas Countdown:
20 – Courtney Barnett – New Speedway Boogie
19 – The Delvaux – Further Back
18 – Sinderins – Fayre
17 – Mystery Jets – The World Is Overtaking Me
16 – Daughter – No Care
Frank Turner – Get Better
Primate – Overwound
Wilful Missing – I Am Clay (BCB session)
Glass Mountain – Medicate

Farewell 2015

There’s another chance to hear the climax of the 2015 Christmas Countdown on New Year’s Eve from 8pm to 9pm.
The top five of this year’s chart was:

5 Low – What Part Of Me
4 Jeffrey Lewis – Outta Town
3 The Prettiots – Boys (I Dated in High School)
2 Warpaint – No Way Out
1 SOAK – Blud

Our festive special show also featured these tracks:

Euros Childs – Christmas in Love
The Spills – A Film and a Frame
The Decemberists – Cavalry Captain
Nick Toczek – Head Came Off
Drenge – The Woods
Stand Alone – False Beginnings (BCB session)
Holly Herndon – Morning Sun
fourteencorners – Small Northern Town
Jackson 5 – Rockin’ Robin
Wedding Present – Stepping Into Christmas

You can listen again here

Christmas Countdown – part 3

We’re nearly there.

As the festive season approaches its climax Bradford Beat moved into the Top 10 of its annual Christmas Countdown (our choice of the best 20 tracks of the year).

Here’s the third part of the 2015 chart:

10 – Bloc Party – The Love Within
9 – Euros Childs – Fruit and Veg
8 – The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It
7 – Frank Turner – The Next Storm
6 – Public Service Broadcasting – Go!

Other tracks we played this week were:

Portico featuring Joe Newman – 101
Zed – White Knuckle Ride
Ghostpoet – Be Right Back, Moving House
Venusian Plow – Ed Canaveral
Sentimentalists – My Mad Mind
Mini Mansions – Double Visions
Eaves – Pylons
Seasick – Summertime Boy

You can listen to this show again and the Top 5 will be in our Christmas Eve show from 8pm to 9pm on BCB 106.6FM

Christmas Countdown part 2

We’re tiptoing ever closer to festive season proper – with numbers 15 to 11 of our annual Christmas Countdown being revealed on this week’s show.

Here’s the full list of tracks we played.

Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline
Fire Engines – Candyskin
Laika Dog – Getaway
BB King – Christmas Celebration
The Prettiots – Stabler
Malombo – Motshile

Christmas Countdown:
15 – Savages – The Answer
14 – Too Many Chiefs – Psilocybin
13 – Laura Marling – Short Movie
12 – The Delvaux – Deco Doll
11 – Drenge – Running Wild

Delta 5 – Anticipation
Public Service Broadcasting – Korolev
Mystery Jets – Telomere

You can listen again here.

We’ll be moving into the Top 10 on Thursday 17 December (8pm to 9pm) and playing the Top 5 on Christmas Eve at the same time.