Another Christmas has come and gone.
Yesterday was a quiet family day, no dramas, food cooked properly, everyone contented.
I think most of us agree 2016 has been by most measures a dreadful year, high profile deaths that keep on coming, ongoing terrorism, sporting controversies, Brexit, US President elect, plight of refugees and migrants to highlight a few.
This is a season of good cheer and I for one feel there have been some of the best records released for some time during the course of the last 12-months. I thought I’d take time to share some of my favourite musical releases of the year:
|Black Stone Cherry||Kentucky||Cheaper to Drink Alone|
|White Denim||Stiff||Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)|
|Alter Bridge||The Last hero||Crows on a Wire|
|St. Paul & the Broken Bones||Sea of Noise||All I Ever Wonder|
|Brian Fallon||Painkillers||Honey Magnolia|
|Whiskey Myers||Mud||On The River|
|Kings of Leon||Walls||Reverend|
|Rival Sons||Hollow Bones||Hollow Bones Pt 2|
|Frightened Rabbit||Painting of a Panic Attack||Get Out|
|Biffy Clyro||Ellipsis||Friends and Enemies|
Some have featured in the Festive Spill lists or on the Song-Bar’s Vinyl Tap and I appreciate not everything will be to everyone’s / anyone’s taste but if you want something different from your normal Boxing Day Fare then taste a little of Leavey’s 2016 favourite albums.