Another album that passed me by in 2011 is King Creosote & Jon Hopkins' beautiful Diamond Mine. King Creosote a.k.a. Kenny Anderson is a Scottish singer/songwriter who's released an astonishing 40+ albums since his 1998 debut, and Jon Hopkins is a London-based musician, producer and performer who's been working with Brian Eno, Coldplay, Imogen Heap, David Lynch and others. Together they've made an album that appeared on several best of 2011 lists, especially in the UK, and the album is truly great. One of the stand-out tracks is "Bubble", a stunningly beautiful, slow-moving, melodic little ditty with an amazing video. Enjoy!
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