It’s hard to believe that 2016 has whizzed past and all we have now is the memories and the credit bill which is maxed out which concert ticket purchases. So much as happened – the good, the bad and the indifferent.

Our team has taken stock and looked back on the best album releases this year, concert experiences and our vision for next year… what are yours?

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Rob Lyon

Top 5 albums

  1. Cheap Trick – Bang Zoom Crazy… Hello
  2. The Dandy Warhols – Distortland
  3. DMA’s – Hills End
  4. Teenage Fanclub – Here
  5. Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial

Top 3 Gigs

  1. You Am I – A Day On The Green
  2. The Dandy Warhols – HQ Complex
  3. The Delta Riggs – The Gov

Music Vision For 2017

Big international acts to stop bypassing Adelaide…

Ian Bell

Top 4 albums

  1. ABC – Lexicon of Love 2
  2. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
  3. David Bowie – Black Star
  4. The 1975 – I Like it When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful & Yet so Unaware of It.

Top 3 Gigs

  1. OL’55 / Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons – The Palais Melbourne
  2. Tom Jones – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  3. DZ Deathrays / Velociraptor – Fowlers Live

Music Vision For 2017

It would include more guitars, pop sensibility and less auto tune karaoke.

DJK

Top 5 albums

  1. David Bowie – Blackstar
  2. Bon Jovi – This House is not for Sale
  3. Sting – 57th & 9th
  4. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  5. The Jayhawks- Paging Mr. Proust

Top 3 Gigs

  1. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds  – Adel Entertainment Centre Theatre
  2. The Cure – Adel Entertainment Centre Arena
  3. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood – Adel Entertainment Centre Arena

Music Vision For 2017

Big Day Out and Sound Wave concert tours are financially funded back a new promoter to go around again. Adelaide music lovers get out and support local, interstate and overseas artists to ensure the Adelaide gig scene survives and makes it viable for artists to play here. REM reform and tour Australia in 2017.

Tim Nicholas

Top 5 albums

  1. Pennywise – Nineteen Eighty Eight
  2. Metallica –
  3. A Day To Remember – Bad Vibrations
  4. NOFX – First Ditch Effort
  5. Frenzal Rhomb – We Loved Like Kings

Top 3 Gigs

  1. Spiderbait – A Day On The Green
  2. Frenzal Rhomb – The Gov
  3. Millencolin – HQ Complex

Music Vision For 2017

More punk and metal shows coming to Adelaide in 2017