11. AMY HELM - THIS TOO SHALL LIGHT
Discovered this beauty late in the year. Joe Henry on production. Enough said.
12. GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS - THE WAVE, THE WAKE
David Park in his wonderful novel Travelling In A Strange Land introduced me to this piece of sonic bliss.
13. THE JAYHAWKS - BACK ROADS AND ABANDONED HOTELS
I have been a little apathetic about Jayhawks records in recent years but this collection of songs they have written with other artists had me loving them again.
14. ROMANTICA - OUTLAWS
A wee extra treat from one of my favourite bands.
15. COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS - MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN
16. GLEN HANSARD - BETWEEN TWO SHORES
17. PAUL McCARTNEY - EGYPT STATION
18. MARIANNE FAITHFUL - NEGATIVE CAPABILITY
She has this ability to bring words and phrases alive in her own inimitable way.
19. RAY LAMONTANGE - PART OF THE LIGHT
20. DAWES - PASSWORDS
Just for the brilliant song Crack The Case on its own. I will be blogging that song in the lead up to 4 Corners Festival!