A Happy Saturnalia to you all! And as that’s my hols over, what better than a hastily cut-and-pasted reposting of the Top 50 to sit on top of the turkey, trifle and Twiglet overdoings of the previous 48 hours? Probably plenty of stuff now that I think of it, but there you go.
Depending on what lists you’ve been reading this year, you’ll see people disagreeing about whether this was a year for Great records, or merely Good ones. That, I suppose, we’ll find out in time when the truly timeless ones float up to the top and the ones we listen to every now and again (even sometimes the ones that now make us go “Wow!”) drift slowly towards the back of the crates. That most lists this year are so wildly different would seem to suggest that people may not be talking about 2012 in terms of a Great Cultural Wossname, but there are more than a few records around and about that have the potential to be either looked back at fondly and excitedly as stepping-stones to someone’s future greatness, or as Pink Moon-like gems that are just waiting for everyone else to catch up. Whatever happens, it’s been a good year to be doing this sort of year no matter how many of the below (or indeed, ones that I missed out on and am only just picking up on, thanks to other top 10s, 20s and 50s) I’ll be listening to later on.
There’s already much to look forward to in 2013, hope to see you all there.
Si, the people of 6 Days From Tomorrow.