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Published on December 30th, 2016 | by Alan Cross


This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 30 December 2016 (My Favourite Picks of the Year!)

Next year will be the fifth year of uninterrupted Top 11 Playlists, a weekly set of recommendations of songs that for one reason or another float my boat for that seven day period. As wretched 2016 comes to a close, here’s a look back at my favourite picks from the last 51 weeks and 561 songs. The whole shebang has been hosted by Mediazoic.

1 David Bowie Tis a Pity She Was a Whore Blackstar
2 Laura Sauvage Rubberskin Extraordinormal
3 SWMRS Drive North Drive North
4 Goat Girl Country Sleaze Single
5 Shame Gold Hole Single
6 Okilly Dokilly White Wine Spritzer Howdilly Dodilly
7 Kate Bush King of the Mountain Before the Dawn
8 Cabbage Kevin Le Chou EP
9 Emma Ruth Rundle Marked for Death Marked for Death
10 Prophets of Rage Prophets of Rage Single
11 Margaret Glaspy You and I Emotions and Math

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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