Staff Picks: Huw Baines

Hello. My favourite thing about end of year lists is finding stuff that I missed out on the first time around. In that spirit, here’s a massive stack of records I enjoyed this year (and some wibble that I wrote about some of them) in no particular order.

I hope that this time next year my list will consist of a single album by Dillinger Four.

  • The Menzingers – After The Party [Listen] [Read]
  • Open City – Open City [Listen]
  • The New Lows – All Our Roads [Listen]
  • Priests – Nothing Feels Natural [Listen]
  • Craig Finn – We All Want The Same Things [Listen] [Read]
  • Lorde – Melodrama [Listen]
  • Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs – Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs [Listen]
  • Vacation – Southern Grass: The Continuation of Rock ‘n’ Roll Vol 1 & 2 [Listen]
  • Propagandhi – Victory Lap [Listen] [Read]
  • Worriers – Survival Pop [Listen] [Read]
  • Upper Wilds – Guitar Module 2017 [Listen]
  • Katie Von Schleicher – Shitty Hits [Listen] [Read]
  • AFI – The Blood Album [Listen]
  • Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory [Listen]
  • Daddy Issues – Deep Dream [Listen]
  • The Hold Steady – Entitlement Crew b​/​w A Snake In The Shower [Listen]
  • The Smith Street Band – More Scared of You Than You Are of Me [Listen] [Read]
  • Cayetana – New Kind of Normal [Listen]
  • SZA – CTRL [Listen]
  • Direct Hit/Pears – Human Movement [Listen]
  • The Dopamines – Tales of Interest [Listen]
  • Mobina Galore – Feeling Disconnected [Listen]
  • Crusades – This is a Sickness and Sickness Will End [Listen]
  • The Lillingtons – Stella Sapiente [Listen]
  • Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure [Listen]
  • The Eradicator – The Eradicator [Listen]
  • Starter Jackets – Preferred Stock 7” [Listen]
  • Pillow Queens – Calm Girls 7” [Listen] [Read]
  • Radiator Hospital – Play The Songs You Like [Listen]
  • Torres – Three Futures [Listen]
  • Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet [Listen]
  • Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm [Listen]
  • Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love [Listen]
  • Perfume Genius – No Shape [Listen]
  • Thunder Dreamer – Capture [Listen]
  • Charly Bliss – Guppy [Listen] [Read]
  • Allison Crutchfield – Tourist in This Town [Listen]
  • Wax Bottles – Wax Bottles [Listen]
  • Algiers – The Underside of Power [Listen] [Read]
  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN [Listen]
  • Big Thief – Capacity [Listen]
  • Princess Nokia – 1992 Deluxe [Listen]
  • White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band [Listen]
  • Onsind – We Wilt, We Bloom [Listen]
  • Alvvays – Antisocialites [Listen]
  • Great Grandpa – Plastic Cough [Listen]
  • The Flatliners – Inviting Light [Listen] [Read]
  • Converge – The Dusk in Us [Listen]
  • Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights [Listen] [Read]
  • The Bronx – V [Listen] [Read]
  • Capitalist Kids – Brand Damage [Listen]
  • Katie Ellen – Cowgirl Blues [Listen]
  • Jessie Ware – Glasshouse [Listen]
  • Caves – Always Why [Listen]
  • The Preatures – Girlhood [Listen] [Read]
  • Girl Ray – Earl Grey [Listen] [Read]
  • Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms [Listen]
  • The National – Sleep Well, Beast [Listen]
  • Makthaverskan – III [Listen]
  • Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry [Listen]
  • A Giant Dog  -Toy [Listen]
  • The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding [Listen]
  • The Yawpers – Boy in a Well [Listen]
  • Feist – Pleasure [Listen]
  • The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions [Listen]
  • Aimee Mann – Mental Illness [Listen]
  • Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me [Listen]
  • Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator [Listen]
  • The Shins – Heartworms [Listen]
  • Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone [Listen]
  • Career Suicide – Machine Response [Listen]
  • Tim Darcy – Saturday Night [Listen]
  • Telethon – The Grand Spontanean [Listen]
  • Future Virgins – Dirty Smiles 7″ Anthology [Listen]
  • Needles // Pins – Good Night, Tomorrow [Listen]
  • Lemuria – Recreational Hate [Listen]

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