There will be best of year lists at some point, but the judges are still in conclave.
I'm off to see Yo La Tengo for the first time tonight, along the coast in Bexhill. They might slip into the frame in what has been a very competitive year for concerts and also remind me of the undoubted strengths of Fade, the record they released in January.
It strikes me that there have been quite a few very good albums this year, but not many great ones. I suppose it was ever thus. I need to listen to some candidates again.
And then there's Kurt Vile to see at the Concorde on the 17th. This could go to the wire...