Part one of our end of year run down brings us a healthy dose of authentic, old school passion with a dash of modern day style. Join us for the next ten this afternoon.
50. Glen Hansard – Rhythm and Repose
Solo album from Frames man finally arrives. Worth the wait.
49. First Aid Kit – Lion’s Roar
Swedish take on Americana proves a winning formula.
48. Melody’s Echo Chamber (pictured) – Melody’s Echo Chamber
Sweet jazz voice meets blissful dream pop.
47. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
UK wunderkind strikes gold with debut.
46. Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar
How to come back with style and panache.
45. John Talabot – ƒIN
Spanish producer lives up to his promise.
44. Saint Etienne – Words and Music
The sound of swinging London.
43. Dr. John – Locked Down
New Orleans legend puts his trust in the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Good move.
42. Croupier – Croupier
Post-rock band from Wicklow make impressive debut.
41. Bob Dylan – Tempest
The veteran’s fine run of form continues.