Few big omissions for me…
Have to add my voice for Julie Byrne. Quite enjoyed it when it was 1st released at the start of the year, but didn’t really connect with it until the past couple of months. Maybe it’s a great autumnal record. Undoubtedly in my top 5.
Work by Nick Hoppner has been one of my most played records this year, outstanding stuff.
AZD by Actress - yet another excellent album to add to his canon
Hot Thoughts by Spoon - not their best album, but a really enjoyable indie rock album none the less. Is the Arcade Fire album better than this?
Gargoyle by Mark Lanegan - Again, not his strongest work, but it’s still a very fine album & has gone ridiculously under the radar.
The War On Drugs at 96… Really? I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea on here but that album is a top 10 for me & I can’t wait to see them live again next summer.
Oh and the Godspeed album should be listed too.
Otherwise… lots of great stuff on the list (like every year)
I don’t get Wolf Alice, but that’s okay.