Some of the mostly new (but also some slightly older) music I enjoyed in 2016:
Obviously have to start with Teenage Fanclub. While I haven’t got a fixed ranking they will always be in my top 3 favourite bands. Here’s their offering from this year’s album Here:
The Pixies have been among my favourites for a long time as well, from this year’s Head Carrier I’ve picked the Tenement Song:
Slightly older (released in 2014 to be precise) but I only discovered it this year. Some great noise and energy in this Scottish/Australian/American collaboration:
Another slightly older one from 2015, but I mainly listened to it in 2016. The Welsh contingent with the Stereophonics:
Didn’t really have them on my radar before, but Teleman’s song named after a town in Germany caught my ears this year:
I prefer his work with The Gaslight Anthem, but Brian Fallon’s solo album is also very good:
Another older one but on very heavy rotation this year, from the aforementioned Gaslight Anthem:
By quite some distance the oldest song in this collection, but I keep returning to it. I just love the simplicity of it.
He’s been around forever, his new album with Joshua Homme is rather good:
I thought their last couple of albums were slightly weaker than their early ones, until 2016s Walls, which I think is a fantastic return to form:
What will 2017 bring musically?