After writing about the SAY Award, I thought I might well do a podcast about it, given there are more than enough ace bands and ace records on that list, last year's list and I assume next year's list to make a couple of podcasts.

I play a couple of shocking, scandalous omissions from this and last year's long- and shortlists, and stamp my little foot about them. I play a couple of tracks from bands who I reckon should be in with a very strong shout of making next year's shortlist.  And I play a random tune by David Thomas Broughton because he, along with Rick Redbeard who I tip for next year's shortlist, is playing a show in Edinburgh this week.  David on Thursday with Rachael Dadd and Ichi, and Rick on Saturday with the awesome Ian Humberstone. 

And again, I try and remind people not to get too worked up about this kind of thing, because, well, if no-one agrees with you that something is excellent, it should hardly make you love it any the less, should it. And equally, being told that yes, you are right, this album is good, shouldn't particularly improve your enjoyment of it should it. So these things are here to be bickered over and are good fun, as well as being fantastic for the artists who win them, but they aren't of course to be taken too seriously.

01. Meursault - Untitled (00.26)
02. PAWS - Bird Inside Birddcage, Ribcage Inside Bird (06.40)
03. Rick Redbeard - Any Way I Can (14.35)
04. David Thomas Broughton - River Lay (20.10)
05. Now Wakes the Sea - Propranolol (28.47)
06. RM Hubbert - Car Song (With Aidan Moffat and Alex Kapranos) (35.42)
07. Django Django - Love's Dart (39.59)
08. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bats in the Attic (45.36)
09. Rob St. John - Stainforth Force (52.54)
10. The Pictish Trail - I Will Pour it Down (1.02.06)

Direct download: ToadcastNo271.mp3
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