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Wednesday 27 December 2017
My Record(s) of the Year
As I have previously mentioned I have not bought much new music this year but from those purchases that I have made my best record of 2017 is undoubtedly Returned From Sea by Sister John on the Last Night From Glasgow label
They also were responsible for my gig of the year as well
A close second is There Are No Saints an album by Siobhan Wilson on Song by Toad. I am looking forward to catching her at Celtic Connections in February.
For me 2017 has been dominated by female artists and honourable mentions should also be made for Annie Booth with An Unforgiving Light, . Nadine Shah with Holiday Destination , Holly Macve with Golden Eagle and Courtney Marie Andrews with Honest Life.
There are a number of artists that I have listened to and enjoyed but sadly have not had the funds to purchase anything by although that might change for a couple when I get round to spending my Christmas money.
In no particular order a shout out to Molly Burch, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Girl Ray, Blue Rose Code, Conor Oberst, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Divisionists,Mt Doubt, Neon Waltz, Spinning Coin and Static Union.(without trying that is 17 featured acts for 2017!)
A good number of Scottish artists in that list confirming that Scottish music is in good hands