And finally in our review of the year here are our top 5 favourite CDs of the year.
1) Various - Duay ruk dae kroo salah
What a great collection of songs by Grammy's female luktung singers! There is Tai Orratai with her fabulous "Khor kae roo kao" and Praewa Patcharee's "Jeb tee tong jai" plus other great songs from the likes of Takkatan Cholada and Ratchanok Srilophan.
2) Takkatan Cholada - tanon kon fun
So many wonderful songs on this album, her second. It includes the fantastic Mai chai fan tum taen mai dai, one of the best songs i heard all year.
3) Prik Wharn - fan nai fhun
Best song this year was "Chai kon raek" by Prik Wharn, a sledgehammer of a country torch ballad, sung by a young lady who appears to like strumming her guitar in an armchair placed in a field. Rest of the album isn't bad either.
4) Tai Orratai - pasa ruk jark dokyah
Tai Orratai, whose voice has the ability to take you away from current reality and transport you into a world of woe, lost love, sacrifice and dancing for coin.
5) Sear Napat - kum diew tee kao jai
Sear has a great voice and has an album full of powerful country ballads here.
Others we liked...
Janet Kiew - thank you tee ruk
Suchada - aok huk rueng khum khum
Vit Hyper - wid chanid pised
Morgan - Morgan