Part 2 of this year’s run down of my favourite albums of the year…I need to get my skates on to get this finished…but I have plans for next year…more later
Released via Jump Up / Grover
This is a great album of poptastic Ska – strangely I picked this up via the American label rather than Germany’s Grover…although, to be fair, they are an American band. Still, both labels have an excellent reputation for releasing great Ska albums and this is no let down. I stumbled across them of You Tube and their video for One Time – which gives you a good steer as to the sort of music they make.
Released via Harlequin and Clown
It’s always a bit of a worry when I enjoy an album that I know my father will enjoy (and he did!). Another charting album – there are a few in my Top 20 this year…which is also a worry…this one peaked at 14 in the UK following its release in January – I came across it via their video for November Tale, which you can listen to here:
Release via Attack Attack Records
I have a feeling this was a fan club only type release – a triple live album with accompanying DVD all for the bargain price of £12.99 – number 1 for VFM…you really can’t go wrong – you can still get it here – http://goo.gl/O7QyLb, but it is a limited edition so will sell out in the future. Here’s No Mirror, No Shadow from the DVD:
Released via Sub Pop
Fabulous album that made me go our and buy the previous 7 studio albums! No word of a lie…quite how I had avoided listening to them before I have no idea. This was their first album in 10 years…try the title track out here:
Released via Virgin Love Records
Another chart appearance (this time topping out at Number 12) and feeding my pop tastes very well…typical Squeeze fair, but an improvement (to my mind) over the previous couple of albums. Here’s “Happy Days” from the album for your enjoyment.
More to come!