Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Compliments of the Season
I've been chasing my tail this year. For the past few weeks I've been re-listening to as many of my favourite albums from the past 12 months as I possibly can, but the task isn't complete and time has run out. So I pulled a long list together, hoping that this would make deciding on a top 20 a little bit easier. Unfortunately, the 'long list' proved to be exactly that - 69 titles. I'm actually waiting for a brand new release to arrive from Australia. It's by one of my favourite artists so I'm pretty darned certain that it will end up in the long list, at the very least. So make that 70 titles. Anyway, the long list didn't really aid the process, in fact if anything, seeing them all written down in front of me only compounded my indecision. Every year I swear I'm going to be more organised, like so many of my blogging chums, and keep a tally of potential favourite records as I come across them throughout the following 12 months. Perhaps I'll try that again in 2016. You never know, it might work.
Anyway, in the manner of a parent recklessly choosing the favourites of his beloved children, I selected 20 albums from the long list in a few minutes of blind panic (actually, the top four or five are pretty much set in stone, but you catch my drift) and have even attempted to arrange them in some kind of order. All will be revealed next week. Right now, I'm just stopping by to convey seasonal greetings from all the gang here at Swede Towers. Have a very happy, peaceful Christmas, however you choose to spend it.
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