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I don't have kids and don't particularly want to have kids, but this Modest Mouse song about parenthood hits me right in the heart every time I listen to it:

I'm totally loving this Sleater Kinney song. Main guitar riff is so catchy, reminds me of 2 Door Cinema Club

Another great upbeat rock song:

More mellow than the previous two suggestions but really like the melody to this:

Honourable mentions also go to:
Boys and Girls by Viagra Boys - love the driving bass and screaming sax
Stay in the Car by Batchelor - reminds me of Pixies which can only be a good thing
look up - Joy Oladokun - a lot more chilled than what I normal listen too, but this whole album is great, very stripped back delicate songs

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Black Country, New Road - Opus

Wolf Alice - The Last Man on Earth

Iceage - Shelter Song

Squid - Pamphlets

Shame - Born in Luton

Dry Cleaning - Strong Feelings

Black Midi - Diamond Stuff

Mogwai - Ritchie Sacramento

Arlo Parks - Hurt

I'm not sure if it counts as it wasn't released this year, but a rerecorded version of this song was released on the album which was released this year. I prefer the original and I discovered this band this year and I've loved everything they've put out so far. I saw them on a socially distanced tour at the Brudenell in Leeds and they were fantastic, their unreleased tracks are sounding fantastic and it's my most anticipated album ever. It's definitely going to be my album of the year and this track is probably in my top ten songs of all time. It's up there with All My Friends and Wake Up for me. They were meant to be playing the Williams Green tent in 2020. Let's get them back and make them do a Fontaines D.C. and play four gigs over the weekend as I'd happily see them that many times. They've got seven members so might need to play a few to get all the tickets they want. 

Black Country, New Road - Sunglasses


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27 minutes ago, BlueDaze said:

This is embarassing.. i have listened to none of this..

This year i have made @Yoghurt on a Sticklook like John Peel.

I shall pick thru these over the weekend.. Thankyou. (already loving Tuneyards)

I'm glad somebody understands my situation.

The above said this is fucking ace (OK, the years out a little);



Do everything.


Feel nothing.


Do everything.


Feel nothing.

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Just a random few off the top of my head, I throw most tunes from this year I find in this playlist then delete stuff from it when I listen to it on shuffle, some gems in there and a fair bit of shite and half of it has been posted on the new music thread 


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A few favourites from the fringes:

The Zenmenn — Salad Bar (Somewhere between Washed Out and the Durutti Column, zen is right)


Throttle Elevator Music – Final Floor (Kamasi flooring it. Proper '70s cop show theme tune tackle)


Zopelar – Cruisin (Sleazy boogie-funk, absolute jam)


Steve Gunn – Other You (Lovely Americana twang, big tip if you're into Woods / Kurt Vile / Cass McCombs)


Sonar's Ghost & Tim Reaper — Leapfrog Style (Lethal banger from Tim Reaper, the most exciting young producer working in jungle, hardcore and drum 'n bass today)


João Donato, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge — Liaisons (A Tribe Called Quest's DJ and throwback beatmaker Adrian Younge have been teaming up with multiple veterans of jazz, bossa nova and global grooves under the series 'Jazz Is Dead'. This one, from JID007, is a highlight amongst highlights) 


Dinosaur Jr. — I Ran Away (the new Dino Jr album had no right being this good! Their best since the early '90s imo, wiping off the dirt and leaning into power-pop paid off hugely)


Cadence Weapon & Jacques Greene — SENNA (One of the most thoughtful voices in rap morphs into a kind of grime/garage/drill hybrid mode. Fearsomely good)


Fatima al Qadiri – Zandaq (Truly gorgeous New Age made using Arabic scales, from a genius in the experimental electronic realm)


Mdou Moctar — Afrique Victime (Scorcher.)


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