I did not provide year end lists this year, but in lieu of that I am going to give you each 2 cds, (at the Lou Reed wake coming up), that I made for a friend, which comprise 80% new material from last year....
..........also I am just loving a disc from last year that I am late to by John Grant called Pale Green Ghosts. I was put onto this via Dereks year end list. I had totally missed it, but it really is fabulous. It has some 80's influence , but I hear 70's stuff too, and that is not to say that it is retro as it most definitively is not retro. Great lyrics, smart and actually laugh out loud funny occasionally..
rdio has it , if you missed this too. ( warning: it needed several listens to get it for me)