Continuing the rundown. A quick reminder that you only have 10 days to vote in the official Festive Fifty at www.dandelionradio.com/festive50.htm. This, to remind you, is purely my own choice of the best albums of the year:
As crafters of irresistable indie pop gems go, there aren't many who can outdo Standard Fare. This was released back in January and continues to delight.
23. The Observer in the Star House - The Orb (ft Lee 'Scratch' Perry) (Cooking Vinyl)
Two innovative giants of music get together. Brilliance predictably ensues.
22. View From The Outer Rim - Lee Negin (Passing Phase)
The second of Lee's releases in 2012 was a piece of at times unsurpassable electronic that satisfies mind and body in roughly equal measures.
21. A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy - Globular (Omnitropic/Gliese 581C)
Mind-expanding transcendent gem from Bristolian crafter of psychedelic dub. Sumptuous and available for free here.
Top Twenty to come soon.