Just to let you know folks, as well as the Christmas posts I’ve been doing over the last few weeks, I will be posting my annual Festive Fifty and lists of all the best albums of the year, including this year – for the first time -another list for re-issues and compilations. I’m still trying to finalise both lists, as well as worrying about all the albums I haven’t heard this year. But as I have heard over 160 new albums this year, hopefully the list will be pretty comprehensive, as comprehensive as one person’s list can be.
Two things I want to say now:
1. Glasvegas are not featuring.
You heard. I’ve thought long and heard about this, and have decided that as they refused to comment on the mp3 debacle back in October that I won’t feature them. I haven’t been able to bring myself to listen to them since then, anyway. Is this being childish? Um, no, I think their behaviour, smacking as it does of the outsider kid who suddenly negelcts all they’re old friends once they’re accepted, is unacceptable. So if you can’t deal with this, umm, too bad.
And if you think that a professional magazine wouldn’t do this…GET REAL!
There’s a wonderful article here which I was consulted on.
2. Aberfeldy won’t be featuring either.
This is for completely different reasons – as I have helped put the record out, I think it would be a little biased to do so. Obviously I think the ‘Claire’ single is fantastic, but it might seem like favouritism, and as a teacher, that’s something I try to avoid.
Obviously, I am not for one moment suggesting that anyone else follows suit. It would be great if anyone chose to include the Aberfeldy single in their list!
2007’s Festive Fifty topping entry:
Emma Pollock -‘Adrenaline.’ mp3