We count down our favourite 30 songs of the year, plus we discuss songs that didn’t quite make it, our favourite gigs of the year and also music we’ve discovered this year that didn’t come out in 2019. It’s basically like Top Of The Pops but with way more music from the former USSR…
To explain how the voting works, we each picked our 10 favourite songs of the year, then in secret ranked our own out of 10 and the remaining songs from the other two’s selections out of 20 (so the highest possible score would be 50 points if all three of us were unanimous on our favourite song and the lowest possible score would be 3 points). Ian’s wife Lydia distributed the lists to each of us and then Colin’s wife Helen added all the points up and sealed them in envelopes so we didn’t find out the order until we were recording and all the reactions you hear are genuine.
Now, admittedly, in parts we’re a little bit brutal to some of the songs in the list as we’re three seperate people with differing music tastes, but please remember that to be in this episode at all the songs have to have been in one of our top 10’s of the year.
Bands featured in this episode include (in alphabetical order, you’ll find no spoilers here!) – 1914, American Football, Julien Baker, Better Oblivion Community Center, Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Charly Bliss, Cult Of Luna, Czarface Vs Ghostface Killah, Lucy Dacus, Daughter, Disq, Bille Eilish, Mark Eitzel, Ghost, Max Govan, Grebz, Halfsour, Ho99o9, The Interrupters, KAUAN, Laibach, Jenny Lewis, Middle Kids, Mildlife, The Moth Gatherer, Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky, The National, Oh Hiroshima, Opeth, Amanda Palmer, Porridge Radio, Refused, The Regrettes, Emma Ruth Rundle, Saudade, Seazoo, Sigrid, Taylor Swift, Tatarka, Devin Townsend, TOY, Tropical F*ck Storm, The Twilight Sad, Sharon Van Etten, Viagra Boys, Wozniak
The spotify playlist for our best of the year list is at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6sodrbToM7q1ZObdzf4Ubh?si=r8TG81A2QA25e0tyIRwnjA and our songs discovered in 2019 list is at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Vs7pPqDoE6J62MRP8cqrF?si=dIRMomoNSPWkZ7bHBFGAcg.
plus you can find all our other episodes and podcasts at www.wedigpodcasts.com.
Merry Christmas, massive thanks to everyone who’s listened or interacted with us in any way in 2019. it’s 2020 in just over a week, how the hell did that happen. stay with us and help us as we ignore our existential crisises (crisiseseses?) by talking utter rubbish about music we love!