It's that time of the year when lists of albums of the year are drawn up.
There aren't as many as I thought I had and there are a couple of older albums Alice Clark (1972) and Mark W Georgsson - Faces and Places (2017) which would have probably featured if I wasn't concentrating on records from 2020.
Similarly two records from 2019 which I only picked up this year Cloth -Cloth and Savage Mansion -Revision Ballads should perhaps also be included. They would both be somewhere in the middle
Here then is the countdown from 10 to 6 with part two featuring tomorrow
10 Carla J Easton - Weirdo (Olive Grove)
A re-issue of the classic 1984 album by Glasgow legends The Bluebells on Past Nights From Glasgow a new label from the LNFG stable with a mission to repackage , remaster and re-issue much loved, occasionally maligned or outright ignored classic albums from our past.
It includes an updated version of the opening track Everybody's Somebody's Fool plus two new bonus tracks produced by Elvis Costello Oh, and two of the great pop songs of our times Young at Heart and Cath
7 - Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (Dead Oceans)
Her second solo album after Stranger in the Alps described by Pitchfork as being candid, multi-dimensional, slyly psychedelic, and full of heart. Deeply personal in nature it explores topics like disassociation and fragmenting relationships.A few more listens and I suspect it would be higher
6 - Martha Ffion -Nights to Forget (Lost Map)
A terrific pop record from Irish born but Glasgow based Claire Mackay aka Martha Ffion , her follow up to her SAY nominated debut Sunday Best. A collection of personal reflections on loss, letting go, looking forward and the futility of nostalgia
Numbers 5 to 1 tomorrow