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.
The Guardian music critics’ favourite albums of the year, counting down to reveal 2016’s best release
Source: The best albums of 2016: 40-11 | Music | The Guardian
The article 50 supreme court hearings won’t solve our systemic crisis. We need a new way to connect people and state
Source: Why our 21st century democracy needs the spirit of 1647 | Michael Mansfield | Opinion | The Guardian
We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it
Source: This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking | Opinion | The Guardian
Recent events around the world have prompted debate about the historical parallels between our times and the period preceding the second world war
Source: Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism | US news | The Guardian
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
A photographer launches a search for a mystery couple after finding their 1970s wedding photos in an old camera.
Source: Search for couple after lost 1970s wedding photos are found – BBC News