MLE - Top 50 Tracks of 2017

The less said about 2017 from a political and social point of view the better; bar a few bright sparks (woop woop Australia for legalising gay marriage!) it's been pretty awful. From a label and a personal point of view it's actually been pretty great. I (it's Aled, hi!) was lucky enough to spend 3 months travelling around Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, before moving to Bristol when I got back. Adam's had a good one too, getting married last month, with the privilege of having yours truly as his best man. 

As a label we put out brilliant new music from Pip Hall, Caroline Lazar and Me & the Moon as well as getting airplay on Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X and BBC Introducing, as well as coverage on Clash, TLOBF, DIY and many many other brilliant blogs of whom there are too many to name - thanks so much to everyone who's supported us this year.

In the true spirit of the listing season, below are our top 25 tracks of 2017 (ex. MLE artists):

Aled's Top 25 of 2017

  1. Big Thief - Mary

  2. Jeff Tweedy - Laminated Cat

  3. Kendrick Lamar - Duckworth

  4. Ryan Adams - Shiver and Shake

  5. Phoebe Bridges - Motion Sickness

  6. Peter Silberman - New York

  7. Lorde - Green Light

  8. The National - The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness

  9. Diet Cig - Tummy Ache

  10. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

  11. Sivu - Childhood House

  12. Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

  13. Frightened Rabbit - How It Gets In (feat. Julien Baker)

  14. Zuzu - What You Want

  15. Will Joseph Cook - Biggest Fan

  16. Paul Thomas Saunders - Holding On For Love

  17. Matt Maltese - No One Won The War

  18. Tove Stryke - Say My Name

  19. George Glew - Bury Me

  20. Illuminati hotties - (You’re Better) Than Ever

  21. Marika Hackman - Boyfriend

  22. PALMSY - You’re Far Too Cool For Me

  23. Tall Ships - Petrichor

  24. Tom Adams - Come On, Dreamer

  25. The Killers - Some Kind Of Love

Adam's Top 25 of 2017

  1. Pale Waves - Television Romance

  2. Lawrence - Oh No

  3. Sorority Noise - No Halo

  4. Theo Katzman - Crappy Love Song

  5. George Glew - Me and My Brother

  6. Haim - Little of Your Love

  7. Khalid - Young Dumb and Broke

  8. Paramore - Hard Times

  9. Conor Oberst - A Little Uncanny

  10. Diet Cig - Barf Day

  11. Bird Laww - OCD

  12. Stormzy - Blinded by Your Grace pt 2

  13. Jeffrey East - Still Crazy

  14. Glass Animals - Agnes

  15. Alvvays - Plimsoll Punks

  16. Chris Stapleton - Last Thing I Needed

  17. Charli XCX - Boys

  18. Seramic - Same mistakes

  19. Andi - Half Home

  20. Starling - No Rest for the Wicked

  21. Wild Pink - Wizard of Loneliness

  22. Vulfpeck - Business Casual

  23. Fickle Friends - Glue

  24. DJ Khalid & Friends - I’m the One

  25. Horder - North Dakota

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