If you haven't done your Christmas shopping yet, now would be a good time. Amazon have a great deal:
Buy CDs and get up to £3 credit to spend on MP3s
Spend more than £5 on CDs at Amazon.co.uk between now and December 31st, and we'll apply a credit to your account that you can spend on MP3s:
- Spend £5 on CDs, get £1 of credit to spend on MP3s
- Spend £10 on CDs, get £2 of credit to spend on MP3s
- Spend £15 on CDs, get £3 of credit to spend on MP3s
Here are my favourite records this year to get your started:
Avett Brothers: I and Love and You
Passion Pit: Manners
U2: No Line on the Horizaon
Criticised by many and it's true the second half of the album, like a lot of U2 albums is quite weak (not withstanding Breathe) but once you have heard the songs live they will come to life - Magnificent, Moment of Surrender, Unknown Caller are all excellent songs.
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
A lot of fun by a band with a great line in hooks and melodies.
Wilco: The Album
Wilco just keep getting better. This album is a real grower. Tracks like Everlasting and Country Disappeared rank among their finest.
What have you enjoyed this year (or decade as everyone now seems to be doing)?