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.

http://www.meg.ie/remember-remember-the-quickening/

9. Belong – Common Era

Darkly addictive, shoegazing stuff.

http://www.meg.ie/belong-common-era/

8. Anna Calvi

Believe the hype.

http://sacredcowpats.blogspot.com/2011/09/album-review-anna-calvi.html

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

Marvellously miserable musings.

http://www.meg.ie/aidan-moffat-bill-wells-everything%E2%80%99s-getting-older/

6. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire

That old cliché – the return to form.

http://www.meg.ie/ryan-adams-ashes-fire/

5. Richmond Fontaine – The High Country

Could have been a real failure but wasn’t.

http://www.meg.ie/richmond-fontaine-%E2%80%93-the-high-country/

4. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest

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

http://www.meg.ie/gillian-welch-the-harrow-the-harvest/

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

Great title.

http://www.meg.ie/mogwai-hardcore-will-never-die-but-you-will/

2. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse

Someone has to chronicle the apocalypse.

http://www.meg.ie/bill-callahan-apocalypse/

1. Low – C’mon

Terrible title, but a fine album.

http://www.meg.ie/low-cmon/