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The Top 100 Songs of 2017, Part Five: 20 – 1

Folks, I could not be more thrilled to bring you the top 20 songs of 2017 and the final part of the DJY100. Thanks so much for reading. I always … Continue reading


The Top 100 Songs of 2017, Part Four: 40 – 21

Almost there! Time to crack into the top 40. Big things popping, little things stopping. Local heroes, global megastars – this bracket’s got it all. Catching up on the list … Continue reading


The Top 50 Albums of 2017, Part One: 50 – 41

It’s been another banner year of full-length releases, and it’s never been easier to access incredible LPs from all over the world. Here are my 50 favourite albums of the … Continue reading


2017: The Best of The Rest

Photo: Ryan Kitching As you’ve probably gathered, this site is primarily about my main passion: Music. With that said, I wanted to give a quick shout-out to my other interests … Continue reading


The Top 100 Songs of 2017, Part Three: 60 – 41

Officially cracking the halfway point now and things are set to get very interesting. Who’s bubbling under? Who’s leading the way into the top end of the countdown? Who is … Continue reading


The Top 100 Songs of 2017, Part Two: 80 – 61

Part two! 20 more bangers, including the greatest number there is (just after 70). Maybe some controversial choices in here? Maybe? Guess we’ll see. Don’t forget to catch up with … Continue reading

18/12/2017 · 1 Comment

The Top 100 Songs of 2017, Part One: 100 – 81

There are all but a few certainties in life: Death, taxes and the DJY100. This one took a little longer than expected to come together, and there was some very … Continue reading

11/12/2017 · 2 Comments

The Top 50 Albums of 2016

Urthboy – The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat Beyoncé – Lemonade The Avalanches – Wildflower Bon Iver – 22, A Million Camp Cope – Camp Cope H … Continue reading


The Top 50 Albums of 2015

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly MAKING – HIGHLIFE Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle Jason Isbell … Continue reading


For Hannah, Wherever I May Find Her.

I found out it was over second-hand – from Josh, who I wasn’t sure if you knew personally or not. “Did you hear?” I hadn’t, as it turned out. It … Continue reading

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