You'll be pleased to hear that despite last year's move to Spank 2.0 (as nobody appears to be calling it), some of the traditions of the old version 1.0 site steadfastly remain. Including this one: that even though my Pick Of The Year compilation CD is invariably ready before Christmas so that I can hand it out as a cheapskate present, it still takes me till late January of the following year to write it up for this site. And so, one month into 2007, when everyone's forgotten what the hell 2006 was like, here are my favourite 18 songs of the old year gathered for your listening pleasure.
As a concession to modernity, this year I'm replacing the traditional crappily encoded Real Player samples with crappily encoded MP3 samples. The embedded player links that used to be here seemed to be causing grief in some browsers (yes, Internet Explorer, I'm looking at you), so I've replaced them with ordinary links which will open up in a new window. Three other ways are available to sample the songs for yourselves. 1: visit Spank's Audio Lair and wait for them to come around in the 100 song rotation. 2: watch the video album, available here now. 3: enter the competition at the end of this page before March 14th, and you could win a copy of the CD for yourself.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll continue.