Quotation Of The Day: Ian Anderson -- Too old to rock 'n' roll, too young to die
There's really no question.
I bought some really good CDs this year. Honourable mentions go to many: "Chickenfoot III," Black Country Communion's "2," Florence + The Machine's "Ceremonials," "New Blood" by Peter Gabriel, "PNO GTR VOX" by Peter Hammill, "So Beautiful Or So What" by Paul Simon, "Endgame" by Rise Against, and "A Grounding In Numbers" by Van der Graaf Generator are all great albums (most of them by a bunch of old farts).
The runner-up is (drum roll)....
A sublime meditation on the subject of winter.
But the winner is:
Seether was a Major Musical Discovery for me in 2011. "Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray" (daft title!) is a CD without a crap track on it (and how rare are those these days!). I'd been vaguely aware of the band ere now, but am now investigating their entire back catalogue, and have loved everything i've found.
This is a joyful noise in what is apparently called the "post-grunge" genre. Well, what do i know about genres, i don't grasp them very well. I just love Seether to pieces, i want to have its babies :o)