Sometimes an album comes along that you knew about but never listened to, and when you finally do you wonder why you waited.
Here’s where it gets really interesting: the best albums from one of the best years I can remember.
It’s the moooost wonderful time of the year. Not because of Christmas. Not because of festive food and drink, or a bottomless supply of Quality Street, or Boxing Day football.
Some weeks, we throw out our Picks and remark upon the range that exists between the far ends of the albums that grab our attention.