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Vincent Dermody from Into The Music Yourself’s Best of 2017

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  Richard Dawson: Weaver (Weird World) Part Comus, part Morricone, part Cardiacs but mostly just Richard Dawson. As with most of Richard’s work this is epic, local, universal, hilarious, tragic, glorious and completely unique. As if Robert Wyatt was raised on the moors by a herd of wild black metallers. On top of all of that Richard is an absolute joy to work with and one of the funniest people … Read More

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Lolz’ Best of 2017

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JASSS – Oral Couture (iDEAL Recordings) JASSS debut LP Weightless is one of my favourite albums this year, with Industrial, EBM and Jazz inspired leanings there are so many gems to pick from. but her track Oral Couture squeezes on to the list above the rest. Davy Kehoe – Storm Desmond (Wah Wah Wino) There were so many unreal Irish releases this year, but Davy’s definitely sticks out as a … Read More

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Shane O’Meara from Feathers Glued To Your Face, Bringing Firepower’s Best of 2017

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Privacy – U Can Tell (Klakson) A mixture of old and new electro influences on this killer jam, which still sounds completely fresh. Good to see Klakson back with some new records too. Nu Era – Octahedron (Omniverse) It could have been any of the four tracks on this record, or any of the five tracks off the other EP Marc Mac did this year, but we’ll settle on this rusher. … Read More

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Ralph Sher & Andrew Kelly from The Friendly Side of Strange’s Best of 2017

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Almost Grown – The System (Music From Memory Released in 1983, re-issued in 2016, heard by us in 2017. Amazing bass line and little riff on the keys. A lot of music from this era seems to over do it on the chorus but here it’s perfect. Love how it’s a pop song that’s 6 minutes long as well. This one is very much “The Friendly Side of Strange” Storm … Read More

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Michael Greville from The Other Show’s Best of 2017

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I don’t know how I came up with these 5. 2017 has been a pretty spectacular year for music, if you ask me. So, not sure if these would be my top 5 if you asked me tomorrow, but I’ve tried to include a wide variety of genres, in keeping with the schizophrenic nature of my show Lankum – The Turkish Reveille (Rough Trade) For me, this is the absolute … Read More

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Cathy Flynn from Getting Away With It’s Best of 2017

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Johnny Marr & Maxine Peake – The Priest (Not On Label) Johnny Marr directed a short film about homelessness in central Manchester. The words are a first hand account written by a homeless man in Edinburgh.The combination of Marr’s music & Maxine Peake’s delivery of the words is extremely powerful. Essential viewing & listening. Sissy feat Radie Peat – Sail & Rail (Not On Label) I couldn’t put any actual … Read More

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Emily Carson from Vocal’s Best of 2017

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I actually didn’t listen to a lot of new music this year outside of work so my choices are a bit coloured by that! I got really obsessed with Kelela’s new album and Noname’s album and I saw Soulé play at EP and think she’s a really fun/is going to do really well. Kelsey Lu – Dreams Avalon Emerson – 2000 Species of Cacti Kelela – LMK Noname – Diddy … Read More

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Calspar from Rolling Over with Baby, Red & Wolf’s Best of 2017

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  Urizen – Proverbs of Hell (Baby, Red & Wolf) All time fav.  Off our first release on wax by our friend Urizen. Yves Tumor – Limerence (Not On Label) https://soundcloud.com/pan_hq/3-yves-tumor-limerence-pan-77?in=pan_hq/sets/v-a-mono-no-aware-pan-77 5 am fav. Ploy – Footprints In Solid Rock (Beatrice Dillon Remix) (Timedance) Fav remix. Avalon Emerson – One More Fluorescent Rush (Whities) Fav video Ability II – Pressure Dub (Major Problems) Fav reissue.

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Rory Caraher from Mutate’s Best of 2017

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Jon Hussey – Dark Motif (RLSD) Jon Hussey’s well-overdue vinyl debut, broken meandering acid with a really nice thick atmosphere. Dublin’s own RLSD pressing more great stuff. Schacke – Future Not Materialized (Ectotherm) Some subtler techno rhythms at a proper boshing tempo with lovely soft melodies and a bittersweet mood. A great cross between a few different buzzes, released on Mama Snake and Courtey’s label Ectotherm. Stanislav Tolkachev – Yes, … Read More

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Aidan Hanratty from Bandcloud’s Best of 2017

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Objekt – Theme From Q (Objekt) Ooof. This shouldn’t work. 90s synths and Think breaks. It’s been done to death. But good God Objekt made it work. Track of the year from the moment I heard it. Telephones – DTMF (Call Super Remix) (Running Back) I loved the original but now I can’t listen to it. Call Super took its key elements and gave it a sick beat, teased it … Read More