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The best thing about the festive season is reading some lists of things. Here's our list of the year's best long players put together by some of our contributors: Adam Taylor, John Wilson, Matt Wingate, Adam Millard, Oli Heffernan and Carey Kramer. Top spot goes to Cloud, who's album Comfort Songs was such an unexpected treat which has only got better with repeated listenings. The other 19 aren't bad either.

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Bandcamp can be a treasure trove or an endless maze of dissappointments, depending on which way you look at it. In the first of our bandcamp features we show you one of the very best around.

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Our writers went far and wide for the sake of live music in 2012, some of them were reviewed in glowing terms on this very website. Here's a list of our favorites.
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For better or for worse, the "track" has arguably never been so important, what with downloads, soundcloud, youtube and the like. Here's the individual h'orderves that our writers loved. Some of them just happened to appear on ace albums too.
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The votes are in. Here's our list of the twenty best albums of the year selected by our writers, irrespective of their original scores. Some of them are growers, some of them we knew were classics as soon as we heard them and some of them we missed all together first time round (although Godspeed did spring theirs on us quite unexpectedly...)
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This is Part 2 of our Twilight Sad interview. Click here for Part 1

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Straight off the back of this year’s fantastic No One Can Ever Know album, The Twilight Sad are about to release a remixed version, the

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Brighton band Milk & Biscuits were formed by Matt Davies and Max Erle (also of Restlesslist) and are about to release a snazzy new single called “White Noise”.

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In a new regular feature we talk to some up and coming bands about the past and present. Did they learn their first chords on an Encore guitar bought from Argos?

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In a new regular feature we talk to some up and coming bands and look into how their tastes and talents have changed over the years.