Thanks to Santa, we’re all chooned up in the burdz nest. Boy Wonder got his very ain MP3 player, complete with speaker dock, and a very nice real-ish guitar. The bairns next door also got guitars and drums so the first practice session of Scotland’s Next Big Thing takes place tomorrow. The burd got a speaker dock too, and the Big Yin an external hard drive which thankfully means all that awfy hip hop can be shifted from my itunes.
The only thing missing is the choons. But worry not, anyone needing to fill an ipod, a hard drive or who is just seeking respite from family and over-indulging, here are some excellent top tens, twenty fives and forties to check out. With lotsa free downloads!
Vic Galloway over at Dear Scotland posted his top 75 albums of the year a while back – some great Scottish entries in there. But a little more discernment wouldn’t go amiss… from the burd who could only post a top twelve rather than ten!
Finally, Song, by Toad, took a novel approach to this malarkey, inviting readers to vote for their top five albums of the year. It resulted in a tie for first place. Go take a look.
Coming up before the year end, a guest post to look forward to on burdzeyeview- on top Scottish albums of all time, no less.
And yep, this end of year music blogging is so much fun, I’m tempted to give up the day blog. But fortunately (or not) there’s plenty of political polemic left in the old burd yet…. Normal service will be resumed shortly.