​​​​​The three albums that glass half empty, shed man has returned to over and over again in 2016


Leonard Cohen 'You Want It Darker'   

David Bowie 'Black Star'

Nick Cave 'Skeleton Tree'


The best of the rest in no particular order - all of them are crackers :


Elza Soares  - 'The Woman At The End Of The World'

Krom - 'Mekong Delta Blues'

Joe Driscoll + Sekou Kouyate - 'Monistic Theory'

Lakou Mizik - 'Wa Di Yo'

Lambchop - 'Flotus'

Kimi Djabate - 'Kanamalu'

The Gloaming - '2'

Applewood Road - 'Applewood Road'

Avishai Cohen - 'Into The Silence'

Meta Meta - 'MM3'

Radiohead - 'A Moon Shaped Pool'

Olafur Arnalds - 'Island Songs'

​Rokia Traore - 'Ne So'

Various - 'Zomba Prison Project : I Will Not Stop Singing' 

Various - 'Space Echo - The Mystery behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed'

Anthony Joseph - 'Caribbean Roots'

Peter Bruntnell - 'Nos Da Comrade'

Various - 'Brexit Blues'

​Brian Eno - 'The Ship'

Batuk - 'Musica Da Terra'

Melingo - 'Anda'

Flavia Coelho - 'Sonho Real'

Idan Raichel - 'At The Edge Of The Beginning'

Aziza Brahim - 'Abbar el Hamada'

Cale Tyson - 'Careless Soul'

Allen Toussaint - 'American Tunes'

Various - 'Amerli : Refugees For Refugees'

Idris Ackamoor + The Pyramids - 'We Be All Africans'

John Prine - 'For Better, Or Worse'

Bon Iver - '22, A Million'

Merry Hell - 'Bloodlines' 


HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR - Peter Bruntell playing live in 'The Shed' and getting locked in !


BEGRUDGING RESPECT OF THE YEAR - World Radio Switzerland...I had to fight to get every invoice paid but they broadcast 'The Shed' every week from day one right to the end. 


TURKEY OF THE YEAR - RADIO NEW ZEALAND ​- for not recommissioning 'The Shed' and not having the decency to even tell me. Wouldn't have happened under John Pilley.   


THE SHED'S FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2016

"Excellent...a real treat"  - THE GUARDIAN


"I'm a Shed-head...this is a great programme" - WILLIAM ORBIT


"A gem of a programme" - ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO

"Best radio show in the world...by a wide mile" - KROM 


So, farewell then....the final episode of The Shed

THE SHED

MARK COLES