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 Jam – Lightning Bolt
Neko Case – The Worst Things Get…
Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull
Noah and the Whale – Heart of Nowhere
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon
Aiofe O’Donovan – Fossils
Tedeschi Trucks – Made Up Mind
Houndmouth – From the Hills Below the City
Valerie June – Pushin’ 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.