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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 2017 – part 1

We’ve embarked on this year’s Christmas Countdown – our choice of the best 20 tracks of the year.

As usual we’ll be playing five tracks a week up to Christmmas.

Young Cub – Fragile
Morrissey – Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage
This Is The Kit – By My Demon Eye
Skeletal Family – Don’t be Denied
Superfood – Where’s The Bass Amp?

Christmas Countdown:
20 Team Picture – Back To Bay Six
19 Daughter – Burn it Down
18 Alt-J – 3WW
17 Furr – Another Fable
16 The Tiny Minds – Jealous Sea

Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses
Jon Jones and the Beatnik Movement – No Brainer
Tony Toni Tone – Thinking Of You
The Tiny Minds – Jealous Sea

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Christmas Countdown 2016 – the full mashings

Here’s the full rundown of our Christmas Countdown 2016 – our favourite 20 tracks of the year:

1. Glass Mountain – Glacial
2. Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
3. Sleaford Mods – TCR
4. Animal Collective – Floridada
5. Parquet Courts – Dust
6. Too Many Chiefs – Road Trip
7. John Grant – Voodoo Doll
8. Radiohead – Burn The Witch
9. Steve Mason – Planet Sizes
10. The Prettiots – Move to LA
11 Kate Tempest – Don’t Fall In
12 Iggy Pop – Gardenia
13 Fat White Family – The Whitest Boy on the Beach
14 Cate Le Bon – Wonderful
15 Blackalicious – The Blow Up
16. Daughter – No Care
17. Mystery Jets – The World Is Overtaking Me
18. Sinderins – Fayre
19. The Delvaux – Further Back
20. Courtney Barnett – New Speedway Boogie

Creme de la creme

To start the New Year, here’s a reminder of the number ones in all our Christmas Countdowns dating back more than a decade:

2016
Glass Mountain – Glacial

2015
SOAK – Blud

2014
Alt-J – Every Other Freckle

2013
Simon Crabtree – The Spirit of Bradford City

2012
Whiter Than – Note To Self

2011
The Wind Up Birds – Meet Me At The Depot

2010
Divine Comedy – Indie Disco

2009
Super Furry Animals – Inaugural Trams

2008
Jonjo Feather – I Suppose

2007
Sky Larkin – Summit

2006
iLiKETRAiNS – The Beeching Report

2005
Beck – Girl

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