Month: January 2019

22 January 2019 playlist

Megson Are you sitting comfortably from Con-tra-dic-shun (2019 EDJ Records) 

Michael Chapman After all this time from True North (2019 Paradise of Bachelors)

Phillip Henry True North from True North (2018 Dragonfly Roots)

Kai Kater Grenades from Grenades (2019 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) 

Karine Polwart Dignity download single (2019 Hegri Music)

Lau Toy tigers from Midnight and Closedown (2019 Reveal Records)

Sean Taylor This is England digital download single (2019 Sean Taylor) 

Dan Webster Freedom in suburbia from Devil Sky (2018 Paper Plane Records)

Rachel Croft Hear me from Hours Awake (2019 Black Ink)

Daniel Romano All the reaching trims from Finally Free (2018 New West Records)

Mountain Man Rang tang ring too from Magic Ship (2018 Bella Union Records) 

Lucy Kitt Stand By from Stand By (2019 Wineberry Records) 

William the Conqueror Bleeding on the soundtrack from Bleeding on the soundtrack (2019 Loose Music)

Angus McOg Laika from Beginners (2019 Buzz Supreme Records)

Doug Paisley Drinking with a friend from Starter Home (2018 No Quarter Records) 

Lucy Wainwright Roche Ohio is for lovers from Little Beast (2018 Tone Tree Music)

Suzanne Jarvie Carpenter Bay from In the clear (2019 Wolfe Island Records)

Harbottle and Jonas Was it you? from The sea is my brother (2019 Brook View Records) 

Christian Kjellvander Love Xomes from Wild Hxmans (2018 Tapete Records)

Martyn Joseph Summer has a way of finding you from Here come the young (2018 Pipe Records)

Neilson Hubbard Don’t make me walk through this world on my own from Cumberland Island (2018 Proper Records) 

Will Varley Seven days from The spirit of Minnie (2018 Xtra Mile Recordings) 

Ed Harcourt Dust for ghosts from Beyond the end (2018 Point of Departure/PIAS)

Albums of the year 2018 – the ones that got away!

After publishing my albums of the year there are always some that got away. Albums that in error I’d not included in my list or those that I simply hadn’t had a chance to hear yet. I’ve not done too badly this year. Three additions to my original lengthy favourites list. I’m kind of encouraged to learn that having a long list of favourite releases isn’t unique to me. John Mulvey, editor of Mojo magazine’s own personal favourite releases of last year was longer than mine so I feel I’m in good company.

Anyway here are my additions.

Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Wapentak : erroneously missed off my original list. Now corrected.

Doug Paisley – Starter Home: I’ve loved all of Doug’s previous albums, just didn’t get to this one fast enough!

Neilson Hubbard – Cumberland Island: Producer in demand for Quiet Revolution faves like Dean Owens and Caroline Spence. Like Doug’s album I didn’t get to hear it until too late. Now rectified I’m delighted to say.

6 January 2019 playlist

Pierce Pettis I wouldn’t change it for the world digital download single from forthcoming album Father’s Son (2019 Compass Records) 

Caroline Spence I can’t complain from Spades and Roses (2017 Caroline Spence)

Neilson Hubbard My heart belongs to you from Cumberland Island (2018 Proper Records)

Sam Baker Peace out from Land of doubt (2018 Sam Baker Music) 

Jess Morgan Familiar shoulders from And I can’t keep still EP (2018 Drabant Music)

Courtney Marie Andrews May your kindness remain from May your kindness remain (2018 Loose Music)

Emmylou Harris Diamonds are a girl’s best friend from White Shoes (1982 Warner Brothers) 

Sweet Billy Pilgrim A shelter of reeds from Wapentak (2018 Deco Audio Records)

Loudon Wainwright III Your mother and I from Years in the making (2018 Storysound Records)

The Delines Eddie & Polly digital download single from forthcoming album The Imperial 

Cunning Folk Soft estate from Constant Companion (2018 Dharma Records) 

Lau I don’t want to die here from Midnight and Closedown (2019 Reveal Records) 

Doug Paisley Starter Home from Starter Home (2018 No Quarter Records) 

Willard Grant Conspiracy Untethered from Untethered (2018 Loose Music)

Karine Polwart with Steven Polwart & Inge Thomson Matsuo’s welcome to Muckhart from Laws of Motion (2018 Hudson Records)

Chris Wood Come Down Jehovah from Trespasser (2007 RUF Records) 

Bennett Wilson Poole Funny guys from Bennett Wilson Poole (2018 Aurora Records)

Odette Michell Bless the ground you grow on single (2018 Odette Michell) 

Amy Speace The letter from Same Old Storm EP (2014 Continental Song City) 

Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell Letters to Lenore from The North Farm Sessions (2013 Rabble Rouser Records)

Neil McSweeney Land Of cockayne from A coat worth wearing (2016 Hudson Records) 

The Trials of Cato These are the things from Hide and Hair (2018 Trials of Cato)

The Weather Station featuring Jennifer Castle I tried to wear the world collaboration digital download single (2018 Paradise of Bachelors) 

Peter James Millson Driving home from Low-Key (as yet unreleased)