Record of Years
I am very aware of how anal creating a record of the year as voted for by oneself and for the consumption of - well - oneself but nevertheless I am doing because I miss the process of organising records that came with the Festive Fifty.
Previous winners of this not really an honour...
- 2011 I Am Very Far - Okkervil River
- 2010 Love and Its Opposites - Tracey Thorn
- 2009 Blue Roses - Blue Roses
- 2008 Distortion - The Magnetic Fields
- 2007 Night Falls Over Kortedala - Jens Lekman
- 2006 This Hungry Life - Tanya Donelly
- 2005 Get Behind Me Satan - The White Stripes
- 2004 Whiskey Tango Ghosts - Tanya Donelly
- 2003 Elephant - The White Stripest
- 2002 Beautysleep - Tanya Donelly
- 2001 White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
- 2000 The Hour of Bewilderbeast - Badly Drawn Boy
- 1999 Central Reservation - Beth Orton
- 1998 Up - R.E.M.
- 1997 Lovesongs For Underdogs - Tanya Donelly
- 1996 Walking Wounded - Everything But The Girl
- 1995 King - Belly
- 1994 Vauxhall and I - Morrissey
- 1993 Bring it Down - Madder Rose
- 1992 Automatic for the People - R.E.M.
- 1991 Out of Time - R.E.M.
- 1990 Violator - Depeche Mode
The following were done retroactively in 1990.
- 1989 Cloudcookooland - The Lightning Seeds
- 1988 Green - R.E.M.
- 1987 Music for the Masses - Depeche Mode
- 1986 The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
- 1985 Meat Is Murder - The Smiths
Then I stopped and played out or something cause back then I thought that the love songs of Out Of Time were better than the bitter regret of Seamonsters.