The Best Albums Of 2016

Good list from the Guardian – curious to see their top ten next week.

These things are always very subjective but some would certainly be on my list too:

  • Nick Cave – Skeleton Tree
  • Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  • Avalanches – Wildflower
  • Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  • Angel Olsen – My Woman
  • The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
  • Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
  • Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

Nick Cave in with a shout of the No.1 spot for me – hard to look past Blackstar for that though.

My Last.FM scrobbles for 2016 are interesting – although albums released earlier in the year ( or with more tracks ) tend to benefit from more plays.

Robin McAlpine: You can’t win an argument without arguing – independence is no exception | CommonSpace


CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says it’s time to set out a proper plan and timetable for Scottish independence ST ANDREW’S DAY is one of those times which acts as a focus for a ‘where are we now?’ discussion. Given that I’ve placed quite a lot of emphasis on St Andrew’s Day 2018 as a key staging-post to independence, for me it is also a useful signpost of ‘where next’?

Source: Robin McAlpine: You can’t win an argument without arguing – independence is no exception | CommonSpace