This is usually the time of the year when I trawl through the Best Albums lists for the previous year; as it turns out some of my big favourites made pretty damn great records.
A vibrant and playful return from one of my favourite electronic artists; a New Zealand folk singer with a penchant for weird.
Gorgeous introspective music for the soul from a new favourite and the old one.
I thought that, rather than acquiring more new music, I should give attention to the neglected albums in my collection that I never had a proper listen to.
Intoxicating genre-hopping pop by a Colombian-American singer; live album from an experimental folk band that delves deep into the Nordic past; vintage sound and a genuinely great voice.
90s riot grrrl punk rock; another fine album from one of my favourite UK bands; a folk supergroup make magic together.
Idiosyncratic pop from a Japanese-American songwriter; catching up with an old folky favourite.
Catching up with the old alt-rock favourites; an avant-garde prog-folk concept album about the 6th century Anglo-Saxon kingdom… no really that’s what the album is about.