30. Gabriel Aplin - Home
Tiny little pixie Gabriel features in pick of the week with this song and the next thing you know she's got the Christmas number 1. She owes us an interview.
It's basically Tinariwen with beautiful African vocals. Gorgeous!
28 Joolz - Ambition
27. Mahala Baï Banda - Hora Din MahalaIf you like fiddling or tooting then you'll love this tooting and fiddling fest from Romania.
26. Amy MacDonald - A Wish for Something MoreGood old Amy churns out generic Scottish folk music, possibly just for me.
25. Led Er Est - Port IsabelLast year's number one-sters have to settle for mid-table obscurity this year. Things could have been different if they really had been German.
24. REM - UberlinStipey and the boys got bullied into splitting up by the media, but still produced a cracking last album. Hopefully a solo career beckons.
23. No Blues - WayackBeautiful world fusion music from the Songlines Dutch Delta Sounds Compilation.
Many thanks to the Rough Trade Counter Culture album for this little gem.
21. The Brunettes - Small Town CrewQuality New Zealand twee-core from Princess Chelsea's one time cohorts.