As has become traditional, Andy picks the 30 songs that have defined his 2017 – and gives them a nifty title  

Even before doing the site, going back as far as I can remember, I have made playlists for the year.

Some notes: There’s one song from each of the best albums of the year and 10 others that I just loved.

The last five are the best song from the best albums from 5-1. And yes, the band really is called Country Lips…..

So here it is: Nothing I’m Prepared To Negotiate – The Best Of 2017 (it takes the title from a line in the song “When The Night Comes In.”)

SHE DON’T GIVE ME NO LOVIN’ KING KING
I GET FUCKED UP WARRIOR SOUL
FEEL THIS RIGHT JEREMY PINNELL
WORLD GONE MAD LIFE OF AGONY
FIRE IN ATHENA LIONIZE
RAMBLIN BONES TYLER BRYANT AND THE SHAKEDOWN
LAST CHANCE JARED JAMES NICHOLS
WITHOUT WARNING HORISONT
SMARTER RYAN HAMILTON AND THE TRAITORS
GOLD RUSH HANNAH ALDRIDGE
BABY GOT GONE KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD
GRIZZLY BAR BILLBOARD COUNTRY LIPS
TAIPEI PERSON – ALLAH TEA STONE SOUR

ANXIETY JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
CAN’T TURN BACK THE CLOCK ROBIN TROWER
THESE HANDS THE YOUNG’UNS
I KNOW KRIS ROGERS
HARLAN CLANCY TOM RUSSELL
BLOWHARD NATION STEPHEN FEARING
BLOOD RED ROAD SAVAGE MESSIAH
TAKE IT FROM ME JARROD DICKENSON
WHEN THE NIGHT COMES IN BLACK STAR RIDERS
HOW ANIMAL ARE YOU? SLYDIGS
LITTLE GUYS SLAID CLEAVES
SMALL TALK WAYWARD SONS
VULTURE CITY BITERS
I NEED THAT OOH PICTUREBOOKS
DANCING ON A RAZOR BLADE THE NEW ROSES
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER WALTER TROUT
OVER MY HEAD BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION