2017 was a nice musical relief for me, having spent the majority of 2016 living in Dubai, I wasn’t really exposed to much music at all. Apart from the theme tunes to pretty much every Cbeebies program. Oh and Peppa blinking Pig... I returned to the UK in late January and made it my mission to listen to as much new stuff as possible. I discovered lots of new Bands that I really like and could probably have made a best of 2016 just from some of the tracks I discovered. I couldn’t settle on a round 20 or even 25 so please try and enjoy my 28 Tracks Of The Year.
The Sleaford Mods - 'Like We Do'
Catchy and toe-tappingly awesome, yes they say some naughty words, but I don’t care. Their album 'English Tapas' is without doubt my most listened to album of 2017.
Wooly Mammoths - 'Water Slide'
I don’t really know a lot about this band other than they're Belgian and what I’ve just read on their Facebook page, that they’re apparently splitting up. Which is a shame, cos this song is bloody brilliant.
Superorganism - 'Something For Your Mind’
A work colleague introduced me to this track in December, and immediately I knew I had to include it. The video is weird, the song is too.
Kodaline - 'Brother (Stripped Back)'
I featured this as a TOTW earlier this year, and the emotions of the song haven’t left me.
The Proper Ornaments 'Cremated (Blown Away)'
I featured another song by the band back in March and since then I’ve grown to like this more. Like a cross between The Beatles & Love.
I hope you like these tracks, and I hope you’ll spend a short time listening to the rest of my best.
Best of 2017 - London Scouser
4/ 5Oleh London Scouser