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20 at 20: Mike Turner

It’s not often you see online music publications make it twenty years. It’s even more rare to see them continue to expand and get better, and it’s near impossible to see them continue without running actual ads. I decided to take inspiration in God Is In the TV’s continued independence and make my top 20 tracks of the last twenty years reflect my time running an indie record shop and pick the indie tracks that when playing on a busy Saturday made customers notice and ask “who are you playing”. (I also run an indie label and do publicity so I’ve excluded any artists that I’ve worked with on that level for fairness.) Listed alphabetically

Apples In Stereo – Energy (Yep Roc / Elephant 6)

Bad Weather California – Let It Shine (Family Tree)

Big Joanie – In My Arms (Kill Rock Stars)

Cats On Fire – Draw in the Reins (Fraction)

Deerhoof – Exit Only (Polyvinyl)

Eagulls – Possessed (Partisan Records)

Electrelane – To The East (Too Pure)

Priests – JJ (Sister Polygon Records)

Royal Headache – Down the Lane (What’s Yr Rupture)

R.Ring – Cutter (Sofaburn Records)

Laetitia Sadier – Find Me the Pulse of the Universe (Drag City)

The School – It’s Not the Same (Elefant)

Shopping – The Hype (Fat Cat Records)

The Soft Pack – Extinction (self-released)

Standard Fare – Philadelphia (Bar None)

The Stroppies – The Perfect Crime (Tough Love)

Supreme Joy – Body Contact (self-released)

Traams – Flowers (Fat Cat Records)

Veronica Falls – Found Love In A Graveyard (Slumberland / Bella Union)

Younger Lovers – Get Up, Get Up (Southpaw)

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God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.