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.

2005 – #10. The Reservations – I Blame This On You

I left this last slot for 2005 for this record. Our last album as a band that was never released, although most of my friends have it. In my mind it was finished and done.

I was going to do a longer piece. Essentially the liner notes and track-by-track for an album no one’s ever heard, really. Then I realised how boring and arrogant that is/was.

Here’s some quick fire points instead.

– This album is largely unhappy. As opposed to our first album which sounded very bright and happy. Odd then that this record was written in a time of happiness and the previous one came from deep unhappiness. Fascinating, as Stephen Fry might say.

– I’m not only proud of this album, I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Encompassing all my life experience, this is the top thing.

Okay, enough indulgence.

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