Number 2 on the top 10 list is occupied by the brilliant ‘Everything’s Getting Older’ by Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat. A problem that I have with this record is that too many people seem to be referring to it as an Aidan Moffat record. This is exceptionally unfair as the contribution of Bill Wells should not be underestimated. It’s the brilliant juxtaposition between the beautiful jazz and lounge music of Wells and the usual vitriolic ramblings of Moffat that make this record so special. There are the usual themes of love, lust and sex in Moffat’s work but in the simply sensational ‘Copper Top’ the themes of death, loss and regret are conveyed simply, stunningly and with genuine feeling. It’s this wonderful ability to convey emotion so poignantly that makes Moffat a master of his art and combined with the brilliant accompanying music this record sparkles as Scotland’s finest in 2011 by a small country mile.
You can read my original review of the record here. And you should own this record if you don’t already.