Friday, December 2, 2011

Top 10 albums of 2011

I may regret doing this now, but here goes:

10. Remember Remember – The Quickening

A new name to me and another excellent Scottish album in a good year for Scottish albums.

9. Belong – Common Era

Darkly addictive, shoegazing stuff.

8. Anna Calvi

Believe the hype.

7. Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – Everything’s Getting Older

Marvellously miserable musings.

6. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire

That old cliché – the return to form.

5. Richmond Fontaine – The High Country

Could have been a real failure but wasn’t.

4. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest

Her albums don’t come around too often but they are worth waiting for.

3. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Great title.

2. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse

Someone has to chronicle the apocalypse.

1. Low – C’mon

Terrible title, but a fine album.