Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The joy of '16

Somewhat predictably, Episode 12 of Sounding Bored - the final one for 2016 and, sadly, my last one as a regular panellist (sob!) - finds us looking back over the year in music.

Rob, Amy and I talk through our Top Ten Albums of 2016, as compiled from votes cast by everyone who's appeared on the podcast over the last 12 months - a very varied list covering everything from indie and pop to jazz, punk pop, hip hop and R&B, which features a couple of my picks (Angel Olsen's MY WOMAN and Marissa Nadler's Strangers) and which is (*spoiler alert*) topped by Anna Meredith's extraordinary pop debut for Moshi Moshi, Varmints.

There's also mention of the LPs that just missed out (for me, Radiohead, Maiians and Mogwai) and our quick nominations for Best Song of 2016 - my choice, Charles Bradley's astonishing cover of Black Sabbath's 'Changes', bending the rules slightly as it first appeared in 2013, though only this year found its way onto an album of the same name.

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