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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

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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.