To end another wonderful decade of great music, I’m going to write about ten albums from each of the last ten years, that are either great, or hold some sort of personal significance. A musical kiss off to 00s.

2004 – #2. Lazy Susan – Never Better

This is, of course, another one that’s tough to be objective about. Lazy Susan’s Never Better was recorded, and I was asked to fill in on bass for a bit. It ended up being quite a long bit and one of the favourite times in my life.

It’s a beautiful album. There is something very straight ahead about it. It’s not heavy on keyboards, guitars or lo-fi madness. It sounded like a million bucks.

When Paul first gave me a CDR to learn the songs, he left off two songs that we never played – I Will, and Why Don’t We Just Call It A Night. I had learnt all the funny chords, and memorised every part of every other song. Then these two new ones came along and reminded me how great the songwriting was.

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