25. Anna Maria Jopek – Id
This is a lovely little album from one of Poland’s best. It’s ethereal and mysterious, and very relaxing. I do wish I could understand Polish, since I cannot understand any of the songs, and I think it would enhance my listening if I could. Furthermore, it doesn’t let me choose a favourite easily. Anyhow, the Polish language sounds beautiful on this music, as does Jopek’s voice. I prefer her last album, a more jazzy work, with interesting arrangements of well-known songs, but this CD is great to relax with.
24. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
This album’s sold very well, and has had a lot of critical acclaim. I’m not so sure. I do like it when it’s on, but I find it pretty underwhelming, and not particularly memorable. …