Best of 2012 IAN RANKIN

Author Ian Rankin is a big music lover and his latest novel ‘Standing In Another Man’s Grave’, featuring the return of Rebus, is out now.

Albums of the year:

Patti Smith – Banga

Snowgoose – Harmony Springs (very good Scottish folk group like Sand Denny/Pentangle)

Tim Burgess – Oh No, I Love You

Paul Buchanan – Midair

Bob Dylan – Tempest

Magnetic North – Orkney

Van Morrison – Born to Sing: No Plan B

Godspeed You Black Emperor – Allelujah!

Django Django – Django Django

Bill Fay – Life is People

Honourable mentions to: PIL, Jack White, Richard Hawley, Love and Money, Hawkwind, Donald Fagen, Dexys, Leonard Cohen, Meursault. And out of left-field: Sergeant Buzfuz. Reissue of the year was Paul McCartney’s Ram (in mono).


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Power Plays w/c 21 July (Mon-Fri)

DANNY BEARDSLEY This Fool (indie)
KRIS BARRAS Ignite (Light It Up) (Provogue)
MIND KEY Vertigo (Where The Cold Wind Blows) (Frontiers)
HOLLOW HAZE A Different Sky (Frontiers)
KIN SOUND SYSTEM Live Again (indie)
SAPIEN TRACE Precipice (indie)
STONEWIRE FTM (indie)
FIFTEEN LIONS So Serene (indie)

Featured Albums w/c 21 July (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 JANET GARDNER Your Place In The Sun (Pavement Music)
12:00-13:00 THE NEW ROSES Nothing But Wild (Napalm Records)
14:00-16:00 JESSE KINCH I’m Not Like Everybody Else (Curb Records)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

LOVE & MONEY Dogs In The Traffic (1991)



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