It's that time of the year again when I present my favourite tracks that I've listened to over the last twelve months. They can be any genre or era, so long as I've heard them for the first time this year. So without further ado, here are this year's selections from 50-41.
50. Tilana in Raagam - from the Sound of South East Asia (Songlines Compilation)
It's different, spiritual and hypnotic; a spicy treat from Songlines South East Asia compilation.
49. The Joy Formidable - Cradle
Disappointing live at Leeds Festival, and this is the pick of the tracks from a luke warm debut album.
48. Polly Scattergood - Poem Song
Attempting to climb the League of Quirky Female singers, Polly is distinctly mid-table material, but I quite enjoyed the downcast 'Poem Song'.
47. Lepisto - Ravdanselka
The spooky soundtrack to our summer camping adventure in Bridlington; minimal, haunting and relentless.
46. Bright Eyes - Devil in the Detail
My least favourite album so far from the King of Camp Acoustic, but a great song if you persevere.
45. Future Bible Heroes - I'm Lonely (And I Love it)
Stephin Merrit come up trumps again with a chamber-pop-esque take on synth pop.
44. Royksopp - Sombre Detune
Royksopp get down and dirty with this breathy, dark soundtrack from urban Scandinavia.
43. Those Dancing Days - Run Run
My favourite track from the slightly lacklustre 'In their Space Hero Suits' LP.
42. He is We - Light a Way
A favourite of Daughter of Doccortex and a stunning vocal performance by Rachel Taylor.
41. Johnny Cash - Redemption
You can't go wrong with a bit of Johnny Cash and this is a darkest, most captivating tale from 'American Recordings'.