Not the pastoral beauty of it's predecessor but this was a really solid album full of great songs. Yes, it's a bit predictable that it's my No 1 (me being a big fan) but according to my last.fm stats it's the album I listened to the most so there. Favourite track was Still
2. Chuck Prophet- Let Freedom Ring!
Rock record of the year and Chuck's best album, raw rock 'n' roll recorded in Mexico City during the Swine Flu epidemic. There's some absolute corkers on this disc,"Where the Hell is Henry?", "You and Me Baby (Holding On)" "American Man" and the closing track "Leave the Window Open" the best track written about living for the moment and "living this life before it's gone". Love Chuck, love this, brilliant album.
3. Slaid Cleaves - Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
What a great songwriter! This contains tunes of such poignancy it almost brings a tear to the eye. It's a stunning effort, a real joy to listen to. …