Five Favourite Albums of the Year

No, not mine, that’s a secret for a little while longer.  Well, at least until I figure out which five they are at least, which might take another week or so.  No, this is yours.  For those of us sleeping off hangovers from Thursday’s drinking, and preparing to give ourselves whole new ones tonight, I think this might be the perfect diversion: simply list, in order, your five favourite albums of the year.

I am not sure how to score this, frankly.  I could either award five points for a number one, four for a two and so on, or just add up each mention as a single vote like I did with the songs of the year – what do you think? Perhaps when you add your answers you could give me a steer on how to score it – one mention, one vote or sliding scale.

As this week’s five songs, I have picked one from each of last year’s top five albums, but I feel obliged to point out that Timber Timbre was actually re-released this year on a UK label (the brilliant Full Time Hobby), so is very much eligible for this year’s vote.  And if I were to nudge you in any one direction that would probably be it.  It’s a fucking incredible album, and would be very highly placed in my own list this year had I not already included it last year.

Timber Timbre – Magic Arrow (from Timber Timbre)
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/TimberTimbre-MagicArrow.mp3]

Navigator – Danger Dragon (from Bad Children)
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/Navigator-DangerDragon.mp3]

Withered Hand – Providence (from Good News)
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/WitheredHand-Providence.mp3]

Samantha Crain – Get the Fever Out (from Songs in the Night)
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/SamanthaCrain-GettheFeverOut.mp3]

Trembling Bells – When I Was Young (from Carbeth)
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/TremblingBells-WhenIWasYoung.mp3]

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