Best-of-Year Lists

This list isn’t ordered, and I’m not entirely sure it’s comprehensive, either. But as I sat and considered which records stuck with me throughout the year, this is the list I was left with initially.

SuperchunkI Hate Music
Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze
Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
Los CampesinosNo Blues
Bill CallahanDream River
Jim JamesRegions of Light and Sound of God
LoveBlack Beauty (the vinyl came out this year, so I’ll count it)
Yo La TengoFade
The StepkidsTroubadour
The So So GlosBlowout
Dean WarehamEmancipated Hearts
Old BabyLove Hangover
Diarrhea PlanetI’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Volcano ChoirRepave
Touche AmoreIs Survived By
Robert Pollard/Guided by VoicesBlazing Gentlemen/Honey Locust Honky Tonk/English Little League
William TylerImpossible Truth
Billy BraggTooth and Nail
Eleanor FriedbergerPersonal Record
Marnie SternThe Chronicles of Marnia