“A Long Year”

Farewell, 2016, you total shitbag. You murdered our idols and now there are nazi's all over everything. As this show wraps up, the sentiment is not even so much about reviewing the music of the year (although Laura and I do play some good stuff), nor acknowledging the Christmas season (although we briefly manage that too.) No, as we open with Super Furry Animal's reissued classic “The Man Don't Give a Fuck” and end with a cut from Kate Tempest's “Let Them Eat Chaos” — this year's best record — this week's show is substantially the cold-stare middle finger salute that 2016 earned.

We got hurt this year, and we're going to come back and do something about it.

I’m out in the rain
It’s a cold night in London
And I’m screaming at my loved ones to wake up and love more
I’m pleading with my loved ones to wake up and love more


  1. Long Year by The Anchoress on Confessions of a Romance Novelist (Snapper)
  2. The Man Don't Give A Fuck by Super Furry Animals on The Man Don't Give A Fuck (Placid Casual)
  3. Break
  4. A Choir Apart by Ryley Walker on Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Dead Oceans)
  5. Real Love by Big Thief on Masterpiece (Saddie Creek)
  6. Satan by D.D Dumbo on Utopia Defeated (4AD)
  7. Take Time by The Books on The Lemon of Pink (Temporary Residence)
  8. Back to the Start by The Album Leaf on Between Waves (Relapse)
  9. Nocturne 1 by Ben Lukas Boysen on Gravity (Erased Tapes)
  10. Break
  11. Familiar by Agnes Obel on Citizen of Glass (Play It Again Sam)
  12. 4 Degrees by ANOHNI on HOPELESSNESS (Secretly Canadian)
  13. Prime by Shearwater on Jet Plane and Oxbow (Sub Pop)
  14. Break
  15. Stamina by The Jezebels on Synthia (MGM Distribution)
  16. Fall by Suuns on Hold/Still (Secret City)
  17. Break
  18. This Is Where It Ends by The Ravonettes on 2016 Atomized (Beat Dies)
  19. Christmas Will Break Your Heart by LCD Soundsystem on Gravity (Christmas Will Break Your Heart)
  20. Break
  21. Place I Belong by Michael Kiwanuka on Love & Hate (Polydor)
  22. Just Like I by Xenia Rubinos on Black Terry Cat (Anti)
  23. Come Down by Anderson Paak on Malibu (Steel Wool)
  24. Smiling (Quirky Race Doc) by Open Mike Eagle & Paul White on Hella Personal Film Festival (Mello Music)
  25. Breaks by Kate Tempest on Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex)
  26. Tunnel Vision by Kate Tempest on Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex)