The wonderful talent that is Helen McCookerybook not only has an album in the #hiapopFestive50 with Anarchy Skiffle but is also a long-term friend of the Blog. Always one to help where she can, she’s not only become a cyber-friend but also makes songs that are a pure aural delight.
Asked for her Top 10 albums of 2014 she came up with the following list, “Mostly because there's some great singing voices there, but also some good female instrumentalists/producers!”.
Her words can’t be argued with and neither can her final quip – “it's been an interesting year!”. It certainly has.
Old Town Quartet –Old Town Quartet
St Vincent - St Vincent
Pharrell Williams – GIRL
Johnny Cash - Out Among the Stars
Lykke Li - I Never Learn
Imogen Heap - Sparks
Hollie Cook – Twice
Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems
Sarah Jane Morris - Bloody Rain
Sly Stone - I'm Just Like You (reissue)