Best-of-Year Lists

Picking a top 10 from a year’s worth of music isn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done. Every time I think I’ve got it another album pops into my mind. This year’s list has the 10 albums that made me think about what we used to say about vinyl records: anywhere you drop the needle, it’s good. Here they are, in no certain order.

Pearl JamLightning Bolt
Neko CaseThe Worst Things Get…
Laura MarlingOnce I Was an Eagle
Kings of LeonMechanical Bull
Noah and the WhaleHeart of Nowhere
Emmylou Harris & Rodney CrowellOld Yellow Moon
Aiofe O’DonovanFossils
Tedeschi TrucksMade Up Mind
HoundmouthFrom the Hills Below the City
Valerie JunePushin’ Against a Stone

By the way, Jim James’ Regions of Light and Sound of God is haunting me this year, so let’s put him at 11. Thanks for listening and enjoy the new year.