Jesse Ware: Devotion
(Anjunabeats/Above and Beyond) not an album but had to mention!
Nick Lowe's "The Old Magic" was a great album (as indeed was his gig at Edinburgh's Queens Hall) but my pick of the year is kind of a reissue for which I just bought not only the 4-disc set, but also the Bluray audio disc as well....and it's magnificent.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy DC4 speakers / Marantz UD-7007
AVI Lab Series & Marantz CD63 MkII KI CD players / various cables
Best mix album
Sinkane......"Mars". Beautiful, just beautiful.
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Europe Bag Of Bones
Rival Sons - Head Down
Buffalo Summer - Debut
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball.
It's been a pretty good year on the whole.
Some cracking albums this year. My most listened to are:
1. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
2. Beach House - Bloom
3. Dirty Projectors - Swing Low Magellan
4. First Aid Kit - Lions Roar
5. Frankie Rose - Interstellar
6. Grizzly Bear - Shields
7. John Talabot - Fin
8. Lambchop - Mr M
9. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
10. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
11. Spritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
12. Tame Impala - Loneris
13. The XX - Coexist
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