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December 31st, 2013

So after rising from the flames like a word spewing phoenix with yesterday’s albums of the year list, I thought it might be worth throwing a little context on the whole affair. So here for your viewing pleasure, is the full list of albums and EPs that I listened to last year. Well, the ones that were released in 2013 that is.

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My Favourite Albums Of 2013

December 30th, 2013

Hello.

I hope you don’t mind me greeting you with a simple ‘hello’ after so long away but it’s seemed like the best way to start this. I was going to begin by saying something about how long it’s been since I last posted but looking back, the last few posts seem to have started in similar ways, so I decided not to. Although technically, I guess I kind of just did.

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My Favourite Albums Of 2012

December 31st, 2012

Blimey, it’s been a while since I’ve been here. At least 6 months, maybe more. No offence but I can’t say I’ve missed it and really, it’s only since I stopped updating this blog that I realised how much I was just going through the motions. That is to say, writing about music for the sake of it rather than the love of it. Maybe this year hasn’t been great for music. Or maybe like Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, I’m just getting too old for this shot. Who knows. Either way, I guess I kept this place alive just in case I ever felt the need to start writing again and while I wouldn’t necessarily say that was the case right now, I kind of felt like I wanted to do this post. So, just in case you haven’t had enough lists thrust at you this month, here’s my choice of favourite albums of 2012. As ever, I make no claims to them being the best, the most important, the most revolutionary or any other grand statements like that. No, these are merely the albums that I’ve enjoyed listening to the most over the last 12 months. As ever, the albums are presented in alphabetical order because to my mind, music isn’t a competition. Read more

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My Favourite Albums of 2011

December 23rd, 2011

Okay, so before we go any further, I have to confess to making a little mistake. A miscalculation shall we say. For previously, where I said that this list consisted of 13 albums, it appears I counted wrong because there are actually 14. Clearly my maths skills aren’t what they used to be. Not that it makes much difference. These are still my favourite albums of 2011. So without further ado, I present to you, in alphabetical order, the 14 albums that stood out for me over the last 12 months.

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Not quite my favourite albums of 2011

December 17th, 2011

Well it’s taken me a while but I think I’ve finally narrowed down my favourite albums of 2011 to a selection of 13. As ever, I’ll throw in the caveat that I make no claims for them being ‘the best’. It’s merely a list of the albums that I’ve enjoyed the most this year. Not that I’m going to reveal them just yet. You’ll have to wait a little longer to discover what made the cut I’m afraid. However if you keep reading, you’ll see what didn’t quite make the cut because this post is about 35 albums that were considered for inclusion but which, for one reason or another, didn’t quite make it.

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