Wednesday, November 23, 2005


As 2005 starts to draw to its end, Take Your Medicine's Mike has pulled together the votes of several top British based music bloggers (and us) and podcasters to produce a Top 40 of current UK acts. The winners, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, are Girls Aloud, inching ahead of the Go Team, Radiohead and Bloc Party.

It's the sort of cussed, unexpected result and mix of bands which probably relfects more warmly on British music blogs than British music itself - it's a glorious mixture of styles, the hugely successful and the less well known, and a refreshing change from the usual year-end lists which you could, to be honest, probably draw up for yourself according to where they'll appear. Let's hope it becomes an annual event.