73-year old Ian Hunter, former frontman of Mott The Hoople has no right sounding this good at his age. While his contemporaries croon their way through standards album, Hunter has turned his nose up at that kind of nonsense and released a powerful, swaggering, energetic album a man half his age would be proud of. Indeed, if The Rolling Stones had released this very album, the press would be falling over themselves to lavish it with praise, but - seeing as it's Ian - it seems to have passed all but fans and people who go out of their way to seek out the best music by. This truly is rock 'n' roll at its very best, the kind of album that, when it has finished, you feel as if you've been picked up and shaken. With grooves to make your body involuntarily move along and guitar lines that make you grin appreciatively, When I'm President is a sheer pleasure to listen to, from start to finish. There is such a rich mix of harder and softer edged songs, but they all share sharp lyrics and great melody, making it such a winning album. I'm not going to pick out favourite tracks, they're all superb, from ballsy opening statement "Comfortable" to the gently philosophical epilogue, "Life". There haven't been many better than this one this year, that's for sure.