The Best Thing YOU Heard This Year


Last week, with a voucher for Golden Discs worth Twenty Five big lads on offer, we asked you to name the best thing you’ve heard in the past 12 months.

You answered in your dozens,

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

The xx – Say Something Loving

Penfold writes:

From way back at start of the year. They seemed to find some happiness for this album compared to their debut, and this song puts on show much of this new joy. Great album too.

Awolnation – Seven Sticks of Dynamite

Selected by Gorugeen.

Sugarmen – Our Gallows

Barry Higgins writes:

Great new Liverpool band.

Jake Thackray – Lah Di Dah

Bertie Blenkinsop writes:

The best thing I’ve heard this year is an old song…I may make it my new karaoke song


Lisa O’Neill & Radie Peat – Factory Girl (from This Ain’t No Disco)

Some Old Queen writes:

Never heard of either singer before this but both are amazing.

Thanks all.

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Last week: The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year

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45 thoughts on “The Best Thing YOU Heard This Year

        1. Go A Way


          I’m sorry but I don’t like this outcome at all

          Both are good singers make no mistake but why couldn’t it go to a more contemporary tune?

  1. Charger Salmons

    Any moment now KillianG will be on to complain his track wasn’t picked because Broadsheet are anti-Eu and pro-Brexit.

    1. Killian G

      You’re developing an unhealthy obsession with me. It’s disturbing. I think the Christmas break will do you well. I suggest using the time to think about some hobbies you could perhaps take up – very preferably offline, traditional sort of things, you know. How about bowling? For the new year, I would like to see you thinking more about other things (not Brexit) and trying to be a little more cheerful, upbeat and positive. I think limiting yourself to four hours a day on Broadsheet would be a big step forward. It is not helping you, trust me.

      Any questions, I’m here.

      And I do care.

      (And I am actually anti-EU. And by the way too I did not enter that competition… I do not like music, nor do I know anything about it)

      1. Go A Way

        Well I don’t care for you much either Killian if it’s any compensation

        Especially after your cheap lowlife mental health joke at Daisy yesterday

        Take some of your own advice pal

        1. Killian G

          That is very mean but I will forgive you. And am willing to still regard you as a dear buddy.

          (Btw, That was not a mental health joke. That was a Christmas joke)

          1. Go A Way

            I am a dear buddy
            I only drink the most expensive wines
            Like I said yesterday a real friend tells you the truth
            Thanks for listening

  2. some old queen

    I’d like to thank my social worker, probation officer and psychiatrist for making this possible. Also Radie and Lisa of course.

    If Lisa reads this I am about to make you insanely jealous. I actually seen Maggie Barry live. Yes, I really am that old.

      1. Go A Way

        Yea I didn’t enter so she’s definitely not an unworthy winner compared to me, and despite my grousing

      1. some old queen

        I was an < 8 fidgety kid but I do remember it. School hall and a Banjo. Her voice has stayed with me which is why what Lisa is doing struck a chord.

        Maggie Barry was a traveller in the true sense; a free spirit.

          1. some old queen

            No in Ireland. It’s just a media slant that she was an exiled ‘paddy’. Borders and/or Irish Sea wouldn’t stop a woman like that. Pretty sure she travelled as she wanted.

          2. Charger Salmons

            Travel broadens a person’s horizons that’s for sure.
            I clocked up my 79th country this year.Honduras.
            And in case you’re wondering Cuba was the most fascinating.The guide I hired was a doctor.Orthapaedics.Did hip operations in the morning for peanuts and tour guided in the afternoon to make ends meet.
            We don’t know how lucky we are.

          3. Brother Barnabas

            some might say travel has been wasted on someone who recounts it in terms of the number of countries “clocked up”

            I wouldn’t say that, though, charger… just saying some might

          4. Go A Way

            I LOVE when they run the routine on the chargerbot Whose feature is “I’m actually a normal enough sort of person when you get behind the mask of racist xenophobia “

          5. Charger Salmons

            Of course there are some people in life whose idea of travel horizons only extend as far as reaching the end of the Luas line.
            They bring a flask of tea and some ham sangers to get to Saggart.
            And a pitchfork,obvs.

        1. Charger Salmons

          Santa Ponsa is El Dorado for de Paddy.
          In their suitcase is a big handful of Barry’s tea bags wrapped in a plastic bag robbed from the veg counter at Supervalu.
          And a packet of rashers.None of that Spanish muck.
          And a carefully folded nylon Irish team jersey for the big night out on the Saturday.
          Mam has done some ham and cheese sangers in Brennans bread for the journey but it just adds to the worry whether the tinfoil will set off the airport X-rays.
          And then the Clonakilty black pudding will probably get discovered as well, the b@stards.
          Never mind,we still have the Damo and Ivor box set to fall back on.Jaysus,we’ll do an episode per night before the gallon of San Miguel and the all you can eat buffet which closes at 9pm but we’ll be in there at 8.55pm loading the bleedin’ plates ‘cos ” You’ll never beat the Irish. “

          1. Nigel

            You see, he goes on like this, but when he visits England he adopts a gentle brogue, starts talkin’ about the dear ould sod, sniffing tears of emerald and hums toor-aloora-loo at the every convenient fireside.

    1. Warden of the Snort

      it’s always about you isn’t it

      why can you just be happy for the blokes who won? Or that you had the chance to learn about some new songs, i’m guessing it’s wall to wall michael bublé in your house

    1. Amorphous Kerry Blob

      That’s a great one. Cliched to say, but it makes you think.
      God help the person who is in that situation. I hope it won’t be me, or anybody here. You feel like it is possible though. Welcome to Ireland 2017.

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