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End of year review. The Record Cafe Staff Top 5s

This is some text in a paragraph. It's the last Friday of the year. All the year's albums have been released. All the year's beers have been poured. That's it. Finished. So, it's time to look back over the last 52 weeks and pick our favourites.

It's been an exceptionally difficult job this year. So many brilliant albums from new and established artists. Likewise, on the beer front we've been privileged to pour beers from new and established breweries. It gets more and more difficult each year to pick what we put on the bar. But that's only good for you, the customer!

So, here we go. Our top 5s.

  • Claire
  • Beer
  • Wilde Child - Opaque Reality
  • Beaver town - Peacher Man
  • Mad hatter - Orange and Basil Sour
  • Northern monk - Neapolitan Pale
  • Chorlton- Toffee Apple Sour
  • Albums
  • Depeche Mode - Spirit
  • Still have the greatest industrial dance-y sounds as ever. Also went to see them this year on tour.
  • Ryan Adams - Prisoner
  • Catchy songs, good voice and easy listening
  • Ten Fe - Hit the Light
  • Really enjoyable album. Never heard of them before but the vocals are really chilled out
  • Liam Gallagher- As You Were
  • Always been an oasis fan. Didn't really like Liam's Brady eye stuff but he is new solo album was surprisingly great really like the song "for what it's worth"
  • The Shins - Heartworms
  • Really like the shins anyway. This album is more upbeat than the previous. Really good
  • Melanie
  • Beer
  • UBREW - Rocket Bear
  • Best keg IPA of the year and whats not to like about a bear with a flamethrower glove!
  • Beer Ink x Lost Industry x Steel City Brewing - Starbeer
  • If heaven has a flavour, this has to be it!
  • Lost Industry - Beetroot Gose
  • Vibrantly colourful and earthy flavours
  • Beavertown - Peacherman
  • what Dusty Springfield meant to say
  • Torrside - I'm Spartacus
  • Not the Kirk Douglas kind
  • Albums
  • Michael Chapman - 50
  • It was like discovering a local SeaSick Steve
  • Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
  • War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  • Highly Anticipated & It didn't disappoint!
  • Ryan Adams - Prisoner
  • Future Islands - the Far Field
  • JT
  • Beer
  • Lost Industry vs Steel City vs Beer Ink - Do You Even Iron Bro?
  • Belching Beaver - Peanut Butter Milk Stout
  • North Riding - Rum and Raisin Dark Mild
  • Sonnet 43 - Raven
  • Flying Dog - Heat Series: Carolina Reaper Peach IPA
  • Albums
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Vol 2
  • Michael Chapman - 50
  • Elbow - Little Fictions
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain - Damage and Joy
  • Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
  • Allan
  • David Crosby - Sky Trails
  • Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark
  • Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
  • Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Crooked Calypso
  • Cornshed Sisters - Honey and Tar
  • Wilde Child - Opaque Reality
  • Revolutions - Swoon
  • Northern Monk - Mango Lassi Heathen
  • Northern Monk - Eternal Session IPA
  • Acorn - Gorlovka
  • Keith
  • Wilde Child - Opaque Reality
  • Torrside - I’m Spartacus
  • Omnipollo - Magic #3.5 Pineapple Gose
  • Cloudwater - NW DIPA Ekuanot
  • Fuerst Wiacek - A Quick One While She’s Away
  • Albums
  • Micheal Head and the Red Elastic Band - Adios Señor Pussycat
  • Ride - Weather Diaries
  • Slowdive - Slowdive
  • LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
  • Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett - Lotta Sea Lice

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