The last year was one of ups and downs for Beijing's music scene. We've seen venue closures, gig cancellations, censorship crackdowns and more.
But more importantly than any of that, we also saw some great new releases. Some old favourites – Queen Sea Big Shark and Duck Fight Goose to name just two – came back with exciting new sounds, and there were also some really promising new bands on scene, including The Twenties, Future Orients and more.
Here's what was on the Time Out office stereo over the last 12 months.