It has never been easy for me, to pick something like "The album of the Year" - but in 2013 the decision was no problem. "Crimson/Red" by Prefab Sprout was such an remarkable and unexpected return and this is my favourite song from it - still sticking on top of my daily playlist ...
Finally got round to buying Prefab Sprouts latest album and its really good. This is the first track and it reminds me of the stuff on Steve McQueen from the late 80's which was their finest moment (in my humble opinion).
I first heard of this vastly underappreciated 80s Brit Pop band while studying abroad in London. They continue to put out fully formed, layered songs with quirky but memorable lyrics. Paddy McAloon is one of the best songwriters you've never known.