Well it’s come to that part of the year when lists of best of’s over run the Internet like cute puppies. So here ladies and gentlemen is the Grievous Angel’s 20 of ’16 ,these are the tunes that say something to me about the year and will remind me of where I stood. A year when we lost heroes and legends and gained some new villains in the process, a year when we said goodbye to old favourites and hello to new friends, of 6% eyes and lunchtime hangovers. pickled eggs and mackerel  A light is needed to be shone in the darkest of times and lives are to be celebrated and i can’t think of a better way than through music . So in no particular order let’s start with a good old protest song.

1 – Drive-by Truckers – What it Means.

2 – Waco Brothers – DIYBYOB

3 – Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart

4 – Richmond Fontaine  – Wake up Ray

5 – Caleb Caudle – Piedmont Sky

6 – Treetop Flyers – 31 Years

7 – Daniel Meade, The Flying Mules – Please Louise

8 – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife

9 – Peter Bruntnell – Long Way from Home

10 – Monster Truck – Enjoy the Time

11 – Leonard Cohen – You Want it Darker

12 – David Bowie – Lazarus

13 – Sophia Marshall – Wasted Days

14 – Mountaintop Junkshop – Roman Candles and Red Lights

15 – Billy Bragg and Joe Henry – Gentle On My Mind

16 – The Cave Singers – Strip Mine

17 – Carter Sampson – Run Away

18 – Cale Tyson – Staying Kind

19 – The Stone Roses – Beautiful Thing

20 – Lambchop – The Hustle


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