229 Festive Fifty 2011 (part 3)

The festivities may be well and truly over elsewhere but our party is still in full swing and bringing you the seventeen tracks that we liked most in 2011. So dig out the last of the sweet sherry and toast our top tunes!

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17 PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

16 King Post Kitsch – Don’t You Touch My Fucking Honeytone

James from Appetite For Distraction

15 King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Bats in the Attic


14 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Jeremy from Fingertips

13 Wild Flag – Glass Tambourine

Brian from The Enthusiasts’ Radio Hour

12 Fleet Foxes – Lorelai

Linda from Speed of Dark

11 My Morning Jacket – Victory Dance

Ram from DyingNote

10 Wilco – I Might

Greer from A Sweet Unrest

9 M83 – Midnight City


8 Half Man Half Biscuit – Fun Day in the Park

Shaun from Cold Citrus

7 Wooden Shjips – Lazy Bones

Dirk from Sexyloser

6 Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Alex from Solid Sea and Southern Sky

5 Dawes – A Little Bit of Everything

Kev from Let Me Educate You

4 Radiohead – Lotus Flower

Greg from Broken Dial

3 Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks


2 The Lovely Eggs – Don’t Look at Me (I Don’t Like It)


1 Adele – Rolling in the Deep

Thomas from Better in the Dark

Our most grateful thanks go to James from Appetite For Distraction and Chris from Dead Sea Apes for their help in putting the festive fifty together this time around. The next two episodes of the podcast will be a double bill of High and Low … no Broccoli in sight! So much choice!!!

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Grrrrrl power! Yay! Lots of awesomesauce in this episode.

So Pete Wylie didn’t make it in at all?! Jesus, this world is really going down … shame on you all!!

…And no FareWell Poetry…you’re all mad!!!

I guess I am not terribly surprised at #1 but is it just me or did that whole album get so played out that I actually didn’t include it on my year end list at all.

Either way, very successful Festive Fifty this year! Cheers to new music in 2012 🙂

Thank you to Tim, James and Chris! xx

Lovely Eggs! Thank you, voters, for introducing me to them! Just bought the CD from off of out of Amazon, can’t wait for the postie to bring it. Belter!

As another poster said the 1st part is always my favourite of the festive 50 maybe because it’s a little more obscure and quirky, I don’t know. I always love Sexy Losers picks Lazy Bones is the best track in my opinion. You missed out ‘Metronomy’. Thanks again lads and lassies have a great new year.

It’s been killing me for weeks that I got the reference wrong in my intro! I was on vacation (holiday) when this got posted and I’m finally able to come clean. It was Nick Hornby’s “Songbook” that discussed owning more Dylan albums than reflected his love of Bob Dylan. Whew. Happy to get that off my back.

Also, haters and hating, I suppose, but this is a fun capper to the year, and I would miss it if it wasn’t. Thanks to Tim and all involved!

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