271 Festive Fifty 2016 (part 3)

Did you know that this is the thirtieth Contrast Podcast festive fifty episode? That’s 10 years charting the best music each year. Wow!

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17 Joseph – White Flag

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

16 Car Seat Headrest – Fill in the Blank

Ram from Dying Note

15 Polica – Lime Habit


14 Conor Oberst – Gossamer Thin


13 Bitch ‘n Monk – Apocalyptic Fantasies

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

12 Plastic Animals – Colophone

James from Appetite For Distraction

11 Fenne Lily – Top to Toe

Tim from Contrast Podcast

10 The Divine Comedy – To the Rescue

Robert Todd

9 LP – Lost On You

Niels from Sun in Late December

8 Christine & the Queens – Tilted


7 Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over

Robert Todd

6 Radiohead – Identikit


5 Regina Spektor – The One Who Stayed and The One Who Left

Tricia from I Sing In the Kitchen

4 Radiohead – Burn the Witch

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

3 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

Kev from Let Me Educate You

2 David Bowie – Blackstar

Jeremy from Fingertips

1 David Bowie – Lazarus

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

The Festive Fifty was curated by James from Appetite For Distraction so please send your thanks to him.

If you would like to take part in the podcast, or would like to suggest a theme for us to explore, you’ll need to start by sending a message to contrastians@gmail.com and we’ll let you know what you need to do to.

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Did I say 14 years? Duh, 24 YEARS!!

With all due respect to our benevolent overlord, I think all the songs in the top 10 are pretty darn cool this year. Originally I was a little bummed that “Blackstar” ‘only’ came in at #2 but now that I see #1 it’s understandable. 🙂

I was pretty shocked to see Bowie have the top two spots, and I agree with Jeremy. The top 10 sparkles.

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