It’s inevitable I suppose. You listen to lots of superb music through the year and end up playing a great deal of it on the radio. From this you devise your end of year favourite albums list. And click publish. So far so good. Then a week or two later you are discover albums that you would have also included on that list if only you’d heard them sooner. May I take this opportunity to thank friends, music bloggers and music websites for ensuring these fine selections eventually appeared on my radar albeit fashionably late. Please add them to my 117 albums of the year posted on my earlier blog.
So below I recognise those lost albums that almost got away. Enjoy. Happy New Year, I know it’s a bit early but it’s not that far away so thought I could just about get away with it! And thank you for supporting my endeavours on the Quiet Revolution whether you’re one of the musicians I’ve played on the show, a regular listener or recent convert, a record label or independent promoter. Although brevity is overrated I’ve rambled on long enough. Enjoy.
118) Lucy Rose – Something’s changing
119) Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
120) Kim Janssen – Cousins
121) Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the alps
122) Julia Jacklin – Don’t let the kids win
123) Almond and Olive – Standing at the precipice
124) Gem Andrews – North
Think it may be out in 2018, but I got a copy a few weeks ago so including it here!
125) Mush – Family Album
Unfortunately can’t find any YouTube videos but search for Mush Newcastle on Facebook and you will hear the lovely song Snow, one of my favourites from the family album.
126) Jeff Tweedy – Together at last
127) Grace Petrie and the PC Brigade – Heart First Aid Kit
128) Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds – Songs my ruiner gave to me
129) Tom Williams – All Change
130) The Lone Bellow – Walk into a storm
131) Birds of Chicago – American flowers
132) Folk and Honey presents Sonic Blooms: UK alt-folk and new roots rising (compilation)