For most of the first half of last year I was documenting my favourite new musical discoveries regularly on here but I did slack off a little over the final 6 months, so this is why I'm recapping a bit with these latest two blogs.
I already mentioned I wasn't totally blown away by anything over this second period - but this doesn't mean there wasn't any good music released, there definitely was. So I'm going to list my highlights of the "best of a quite lovely but not mind-blowing bunch" below.
I'm not going to give any huge descriptions of each of these artists - just know that I enjoyed their albums and most of the songs I've linked to are my favourites from those.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Brandon Flowers - Flamingo
Lissie - Catching a Tiger
The Tallest Man on Earth - Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird
Robert Plant - Band of Joy
Micah P Hinson - ...And The Pioneer Sabateurs
Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - III/IV
Great North - Newfoundland