This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 01 January 2016

What? You thought just because it was New Year’s Day was going to break my streak of posting a Top 11 playlist of recommended music? That would break a streak started in 2012. And Mediazoic would be bereft. To start 2016, here are eleven fresh tunes.

1 Blinker the Star, “Under Night’s City Moon” (11235)
2 Maybird, “Big Sun Explosion” (Single)
3 Bill Pritchard, “Saturn and Co” (Mother Town Hall)
4 The Villagers, “Set the Tigers Free” (Where Have You Been All My Life?)
5 Skye Steele, “Take Me On” (Single)
6 diNMachine, “Ewast” (The Opposite of Unity)
7 Lil Bub, “Hello Earth” (Science & Magic)
8 SKROU, “A Place to Shake”(Single)
9 The Sienna, “Pretty Pretty Girl” (Single)
10 Willow, “Wait a Minute!” (ARDIPITHECUS)
11 Parquet Courts, “No, No, No!” (Monastic Living)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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