#BoL50 2018

Merry Christmas. Another year of crate-digging done and here’s our traditional end-of-year collection of 50 of the best tracks of the year. It’s not exhaustive – mainly because we chose Spotify as our medium and some of our favourites simply aren’t on there (to whit Christian Fitness, Laura Cantrell‘s new one and several others).

Enough waffle: onward. Set your crossfade to 12 and play it in order. Or don’t. Whatever.


That playlist:

LA Salami – England Is Unwell
Spray – Anthologised By Cherry Red
Half Man Half Biscuit – Knobheads On Quiz Shows
Teleman – Cactus
Art Brut – Good Morning Berlin
Thee Oh Sees – Sentient Oona
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs  – GNT
The Death Wheelers – Roadkill 69
Sauna Youth – Theatre 83
Viagra Boys – Sports
Idles – Colossus
Oxygen Thief – End Of The Pier Pressure
Polly Panic – Losing Form
Swine Tax – Natural Causes
Shame – Tasteless
Pinch Points – Teflon
Parquet Courts – Almost Had To Start A Fight/In And Out Of Patience
The Chats – Do What I Want
The Immediate – Sever
Flux Capacitors – Paul
Peter Bibby – Work For Arseholes
Silverbacks – Dunkirk
Fontaines DC – Chequeless Reckless
Drenge – Bonfire Of The City Boys
BSÍ – Ekki á Leið
Menace Beach – Crawl In Love
Silent Forum – How I Faked The Moon Landing
Mien – (I’m Tired Of) Western Shouting
Awolnation – Seven Sticks Of Dynamite
Fews – Paradiso
Autobahn – The World Around You Is Fractured Somehow
Grimes – We Appreciate Power
The Armed – Nowhere To Be Found
Vukovar – Little Gods
Tarkamt – Death Takes A Vacation
Kamaal Williams – High Roller
Emanative – Planet B
The Last Skeptik – Out Of Mind
Epic Beard Men – Five Hearts
John Paul – Kiss Me Quick
Chester P – No-One Makes It Out Alive
Unangelic Voices – My World
Novyi Lef – Blue Lampshade
Eli Hermit – Rats
The Lucid Dream – SX1000
Bonnacons Of Doom – Solus
Matt Berry – World In Action
Unloved – Love
Holly Golightly – Satan Is His Name
John Metcalfe – Solitude

And a happy new year as well. x