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May 2016

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A selection of recent toppermosts

"Songs about quintessential English culture, photos of dog tracks and four Brit awards for the band, Parklife was the record that took Blur and English guitar music back into the mainstream" READ ON
The Selecter
Bill Evans
Lonnie Donegan
Arab Strap

From the Toppermost archive

Counting Crows
Tom Waits
Joy Division
Soft Machine
"The Crimea's songs (notably championed by the late John Peel) were glossy and grown-up by comparison. Their new sound was paradoxically both a great deal poppier and a great deal more complex..."



Tin Huey
from Akron, Ohio:

“Tin Huey - the poster child for a band just a bit too off kilter that never planned to be anything but non-commercial to ever find lasting success from a commercial viewpoint"



In Memoriam

Merle Haggard

(6 April 1937
- 6 April 2016)



Keith Emerson

(2 November 1944 –
10 March 2016)




(7 June 1958 –
21 April 2016)


Just some of the artists
we'd like to see on here

who haven't appeared yet...!

Steve Hillage | Rotary Connection | Stone Roses | Steppenwolf | Mogwai | American Music Club | Muddy Waters | Billy Fury | Hank Williams | The Shins | M. Ward | My Morning Jacket | New Order | Associates | Wedding Present | Dr Feelgood | Willie Nelson | Patti Smith | Jacques Brel | Tim Buckley | Ray Charles | Bix Beiderbecke | Wanda Jackson | Buck Owens | Sonic Youth | Wooden Shjips | Otis Rush | Charlie Parker | Little Willie John | Moby Grape | Waylon Jennings | Pretty Things | Nancy Wilson | The Action ...

Coming soon

Tindersticks, L7, Electric Prunes, Clark Terry, X-Ray Spex, Lonnie Mack, Fluke, Dwight Yoakam, James, The Vapors, Johnny Horton, Ocean Colour Scene, Gene Vincent, F.R. David, Planxty, Judy Dyble, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, R.E.M., Charlie Rich, David Sylvian, The Libertines, The House of Love, Del Amitri, Willy Mason ...
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