I had been planning to take a break from the lofty thinking and compose a top ten of the year. But it got annoying. And I've still got Bon Iver and Kate Rusby on repeat from last year anyway. So, in lieu of being able to make any kind of decision, I have at least come to one realisation recently.
The most perfect song I've ever heard? It's not Crash Into Me. Nor is it bluegrass or acoustic-alternative. It's not even at the other end of the spectrum in rock-land. Instead, oozing passion and soul from every pore, plus a kick-ass bassline, it's this.