I’ve been asked a couple of times which albums made it into the number one spot since I began this little thang I do and I thought here was the best place to put them. I was also asked when I started my ambitious album of the year challenge and I can answer 1996.
Here are the previous winners:
1996 Tori Amos – Boys for Pele
1997 There was no official winner after I found out that Eels – Beautiful Freak was released in 1996 and not 1997 as originally thought.
1998 Eels – Electro-shock Blues
1999 Blur – 13
2000 Fiona Apple – When the Pawn…
2001 Eels – Souljacker (yes, they are a favourite band)
2002 Tom Waits – Alice (my hero)
2003 Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
2004 Stina Nordenstam – The World is Saved (that kooky Swede)
2005 Patrick Wolf – Wind in the Wires
2006 Two Gallants – What the Toll Tells
2007 Editors – An End Has a Start
2008 Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane
So as you can see, 2009’s album will be in good company, very good company!
And for those reading my music blog, I can reveal that of those artists listed above, two of them have albums in this year’s top twenty!