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The albums of the year show

Tonight’s show was an albums of the year special. I picked 30 random songs from 30 albums which I consider to be my favourite ones of the year – in no particular order. And you know what, it felt GREAT – 2011 was a fantastic year for music and I don’t doubt there will be more of the same in 2012. (Although I’ve got TWO more shows to get through before we reach the new year …)

PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
(From “Let England Shake”, released February)
Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
(From “The Big Roar”, released January)
Radiohead – Lotus Flower
(From “The King Of Limbs”, released February)
A Small Document – Muddling Head
(From “The New Middle Age”, released March)
Kate Bush – Wild Man
(From “50 Words For Snow”, released November)
Yuck – Get Away
(From “Yuck”, released February)
Art Brut – I Am The Psychic
(From “Brilliant! Tragic!”, released May)
Jensen Code – I Am Cargo
(From “The True Colors Of Mars I”, released November I think)
Erland and the Carnival – Map Of An Englishman
(From “Nightingale”, released March)
Boxer Rebellion – Step Out Of The Car
(From “The Cold Still”, released February)
Kaiser Chiefs – When All Is Quiet
(From “The Future Is Medieval”, released June)
Le Monnier – Con Amor Siempre
(From “Russian Doll Life”, released October)
Eliza Newman – In The Beginning
(From “Pie In The Sky”, released April)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Stick Figures In Love
(From “Mirror Traffic”, released August)
Killed By 9V Batteries – Worst Of Total Anarchy
(From “The Crux”, released September)
Luke Haines – Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball Rocco
(From “9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling Of The 1970’s And Early ’80s”, released October)
Cowboy Racer – Fly My Plane
(From “Love Stationary”, released January)
Scumbag Philosopher – Heroes At Home
(From “It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing”, released April)
British Sea Power – Mongk II
(From “Valhalla Dancehall”, released January)
Colorama – V Moyn T
(From “Llyfr Lliwio” (Colouring Book), released October)
Fashoda Crisis – 100 Years Of Cake
(From “Him Make They Learn Read”, released December)
CSS – City Grrrl
(From “La Liberacion”, released August)
Something Beginning With L – Last Night’s Party
(From “Beautiful Ground, released June)
Little Roy – Heart-Shaped Box
(From “Battle For Seattle”, released September)
Lovely Eggs – Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)
(From “Cob Dominos”, released February)
Thomas Tantrum – Sleep
(From “Mad By Moonlight”, released June)
Tortoise Family Connections – Mother
(From “Extraterrestrial Kestrel”, released November)
MJ Hibbett and the Validators – The Battle Of Peterborough
(From “Dinosaur Planet”, released December)
Pop Will Eat Itself – Chaos And Mayhem
(From “New Noise Designed By A Sadist”, released October)
They Might Be Giants – Authenticity Trip
(From “Album Raises New and Troubling Questions”, released November)
Young Knives – Human Again
(From “Ornaments From The Silver Arcade”, released April)

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The albums of the year show

Tonight’s show was an albums of the year special. I picked 30 random songs from 30 albums which I consider to be my favourite ones of the year – in no particular order. And you know what, it felt GREAT – 2011 was a fantastic year for music and I don’t doubt there will be more of the same in 2012. (Although I’ve got TWO more shows to get through before we reach the new year …)

PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
(From “Let England Shake”, released February)
Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
(From “The Big Roar”, released January)
Radiohead – Lotus Flower
(From “The King Of Limbs”, released February)
A Small Document – Muddling Head
(From “The New Middle Age”, released March)
Kate Bush – Wild Man
(From “50 Words For Snow”, released November)
Yuck – Get Away
(From “Yuck”, released February)
Art Brut – I Am The Psychic
(From “Brilliant! Tragic!”, released May)
Jensen Code – I Am Cargo
(From “The True Colors Of Mars I”, released November I think)
Erland and the Carnival – Map Of An Englishman
(From “Nightingale”, released March)
Boxer Rebellion – Step Out Of The Car
(From “The Cold Still”, released February)
Kaiser Chiefs – When All Is Quiet
(From “The Future Is Medieval”, released June)
Le Monnier – Con Amor Siempre
(From “Russian Doll Life”, released October)
Eliza Newman – In The Beginning
(From “Pie In The Sky”, released April)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Stick Figures In Love
(From “Mirror Traffic”, released August)
Killed By 9V Batteries – Worst Of Total Anarchy
(From “The Crux”, released September)
Luke Haines – Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball Rocco
(From “9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling Of The 1970’s And Early ’80s”, released October)
Cowboy Racer – Fly My Plane
(From “Love Stationary”, released January)
Scumbag Philosopher – Heroes At Home
(From “It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing”, released April)
British Sea Power – Mongk II
(From “Valhalla Dancehall”, released January)
Colorama – V Moyn T
(From “Llyfr Lliwio” (Colouring Book), released October)
Fashoda Crisis – 100 Years Of Cake
(From “Him Make They Learn Read”, released December)
CSS – City Grrrl
(From “La Liberacion”, released August)
Something Beginning With L – Last Night’s Party
(From “Beautiful Ground, released June)
Little Roy – Heart-Shaped Box
(From “Battle For Seattle”, released September)
Lovely Eggs – Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)
(From “Cob Dominos”, released February)
Thomas Tantrum – Sleep
(From “Mad By Moonlight”, released June)
Tortoise Family Connections – Mother
(From “Extraterrestrial Kestrel”, released November)
MJ Hibbett and the Validators – The Battle Of Peterborough
(From “Dinosaur Planet”, released December)
Pop Will Eat Itself – Chaos And Mayhem
(From “New Noise Designed By A Sadist”, released October)
They Might Be Giants – Authenticity Trip
(From “Album Raises New and Troubling Questions”, released November)
Young Knives – Human Again
(From “Ornaments From The Silver Arcade”, released April)

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The albums of the year show

Tonight’s show was an albums of the year special. I picked 30 random songs from 30 albums which I consider to be my favourite ones of the year – in no particular order. And you know what, it felt GREAT – 2011 was a fantastic year for music and I don’t doubt there will be more of the same in 2012. (Although I’ve got TWO more shows to get through before we reach the new year …)

PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
(From “Let England Shake”, released February)
Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
(From “The Big Roar”, released January)
Radiohead – Lotus Flower
(From “The King Of Limbs”, released February)
A Small Document – Muddling Head
(From “The New Middle Age”, released March)
Kate Bush – Wild Man
(From “50 Words For Snow”, released November)
Yuck – Get Away
(From “Yuck”, released February)
Art Brut – I Am The Psychic
(From “Brilliant! Tragic!”, released May)
Jensen Code – I Am Cargo
(From “The True Colors Of Mars I”, released November I think)
Erland and the Carnival – Map Of An Englishman
(From “Nightingale”, released March)
Boxer Rebellion – Step Out Of The Car
(From “The Cold Still”, released February)
Kaiser Chiefs – When All Is Quiet
(From “The Future Is Medieval”, released June)
Le Monnier – Con Amor Siempre
(From “Russian Doll Life”, released October)
Eliza Newman – In The Beginning
(From “Pie In The Sky”, released April)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Stick Figures In Love
(From “Mirror Traffic”, released August)
Killed By 9V Batteries – Worst Of Total Anarchy
(From “The Crux”, released September)
Luke Haines – Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball Rocco
(From “9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling Of The 1970’s And Early ’80s”, released October)
Cowboy Racer – Fly My Plane
(From “Love Stationary”, released January)
Scumbag Philosopher – Heroes At Home
(From “It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing”, released April)
British Sea Power – Mongk II
(From “Valhalla Dancehall”, released January)
Colorama – V Moyn T
(From “Llyfr Lliwio” (Colouring Book), released October)
Fashoda Crisis – 100 Years Of Cake
(From “Him Make They Learn Read”, released December)
CSS – City Grrrl
(From “La Liberacion”, released August)
Something Beginning With L – Last Night’s Party
(From “Beautiful Ground, released June)
Little Roy – Heart-Shaped Box
(From “Battle For Seattle”, released September)
Lovely Eggs – Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)
(From “Cob Dominos”, released February)
Thomas Tantrum – Sleep
(From “Mad By Moonlight”, released June)
Tortoise Family Connections – Mother
(From “Extraterrestrial Kestrel”, released November)
MJ Hibbett and the Validators – The Battle Of Peterborough
(From “Dinosaur Planet”, released December)
Pop Will Eat Itself – Chaos And Mayhem
(From “New Noise Designed By A Sadist”, released October)
They Might Be Giants – Authenticity Trip
(From “Album Raises New and Troubling Questions”, released November)
Young Knives – Human Again
(From “Ornaments From The Silver Arcade”, released April)

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The albums of the year show

Tonight’s show was an albums of the year special. I picked 30 random songs from 30 albums which I consider to be my favourite ones of the year – in no particular order. And you know what, it felt GREAT – 2011 was a fantastic year for music and I don’t doubt there will be more of the same in 2012. (Although I’ve got TWO more shows to get through before we reach the new year …)

PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
(From “Let England Shake”, released February)
Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
(From “The Big Roar”, released January)
Radiohead – Lotus Flower
(From “The King Of Limbs”, released February)
A Small Document – Muddling Head
(From “The New Middle Age”, released March)
Kate Bush – Wild Man
(From “50 Words For Snow”, released November)
Yuck – Get Away
(From “Yuck”, released February)
Art Brut – I Am The Psychic
(From “Brilliant! Tragic!”, released May)
Jensen Code – I Am Cargo
(From “The True Colors Of Mars I”, released November I think)
Erland and the Carnival – Map Of An Englishman
(From “Nightingale”, released March)
Boxer Rebellion – Step Out Of The Car
(From “The Cold Still”, released February)
Kaiser Chiefs – When All Is Quiet
(From “The Future Is Medieval”, released June)
Le Monnier – Con Amor Siempre
(From “Russian Doll Life”, released October)
Eliza Newman – In The Beginning
(From “Pie In The Sky”, released April)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Stick Figures In Love
(From “Mirror Traffic”, released August)
Killed By 9V Batteries – Worst Of Total Anarchy
(From “The Crux”, released September)
Luke Haines – Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball Rocco
(From “9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling Of The 1970’s And Early ’80s”, released October)
Cowboy Racer – Fly My Plane
(From “Love Stationary”, released January)
Scumbag Philosopher – Heroes At Home
(From “It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing”, released April)
British Sea Power – Mongk II
(From “Valhalla Dancehall”, released January)
Colorama – V Moyn T
(From “Llyfr Lliwio” (Colouring Book), released October)
Fashoda Crisis – 100 Years Of Cake
(From “Him Make They Learn Read”, released December)
CSS – City Grrrl
(From “La Liberacion”, released August)
Something Beginning With L – Last Night’s Party
(From “Beautiful Ground, released June)
Little Roy – Heart-Shaped Box
(From “Battle For Seattle”, released September)
Lovely Eggs – Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)
(From “Cob Dominos”, released February)
Thomas Tantrum – Sleep
(From “Mad By Moonlight”, released June)
Tortoise Family Connections – Mother
(From “Extraterrestrial Kestrel”, released November)
MJ Hibbett and the Validators – The Battle Of Peterborough
(From “Dinosaur Planet”, released December)
Pop Will Eat Itself – Chaos And Mayhem
(From “New Noise Designed By A Sadist”, released October)
They Might Be Giants – Authenticity Trip
(From “Album Raises New and Troubling Questions”, released November)
Young Knives – Human Again
(From “Ornaments From The Silver Arcade”, released April)

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