And the final segment of the traditional end-of-year lists: the 25 tracks which made it on to Eden On The Line's pick of the year. You can hear the compilation on Soundcloud here.
The track list looks like this:
- Bob Dylan 'Duquesne Whistle'
- Neil Young & Crazy Horse 'Oh Susannah'
- Patti Smith 'Banga'
- Gum 'Cherryade'
- John Cale 'Hemingway'
- Beth Jeans Houghton 'Liliputt'
- Two Wings 'Just Like'
- Leonard Cohen 'Banjo'
- Van Morrison 'Open The Door To Your Heart'
- Cornershop 'What Did The Hippie Have In His Bag'
- Wooden Sky 'Child Of The Valley'
- Ahab 'Run Me Down'
- Wussy 'Motorcycle'
- Bruce Springsteen 'Death To My Hometown'
- Dexys 'You'
- Meg Baird 'No Song To Sing'
- Brasstronaut 'Moonwalker'
- Bonnie Prince Billy & Trembling Bells 'Love Is A Velvet Noose'
- Cheek Mountain Thief 'Wake Him'
- Pretty Lightning 'Down With The Moon'
- Dr John 'Kingdom Of Izzness'
- Hiss Golden Messenger 'Call Him Daylight'
- Eat Lights Become Lights 'La Kraut III'
- Alejandro Escovedo 'Bottom Of The World'
- Lyle Lovett 'Brown Eyed Handsome Man'
My thanks to everyone on the list - and a whole host of other folk - for a lot of listening pleasure in another fine year for music.