Category Archives: Year lists

In 2018 I still haven’t broken out of the indie rock circle that I’ve been lost in for the last 25 years. The best music has guitars. The best songwriters are women. Just like it has always been. These are my favorite albums of last year: Yowler – Black Dog In My Path Listen to […]

Best albums of 2017

Big Thief – Capacity Listen to “Mythological Beauty” (YouTube) Aye Nako – Silver Haze Listen to “Particle Mace” (YouTube) Beaches – Second of Spring Listen to “Arrow” (YouTube) Katie Von Schleicher – Shitty Hits Listen to “Paranoia” (YouTube) Menace Beach – Lemon Memory Listen to “Suck It Out” (YouTube) Vagabon – Infinite Worlds Listen to […]

Best albums of 2016

Amber Arcades – Fading Lines Listen to “Fading Lines” (YouTube) The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset Listen to “I Decide” (YouTube) Eleanor Friedberger – New View Listen to “Sweetest Girl” (YouTube) King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard – Nonagon Infinity Listen to “Robot Stop (Live)” (YouTube) Parquet Courts – Human Performance Listen to “Dust” (YouTube) […]

Best albums of 2014

Fear of Men – Loom Listen to “Descent” (SoundCloud) September Girls – Cursing the Sea Listen to “Heartbeats” (YouTube) Death Vessel – Island Intervals Listen to “Ilsa Drown” (YouTube) Hookworms – The Hum Listen to “The Impasse” (YouTube) Clark – Clark Listen to “The Grit in the Pearl” (SoundCloud) Cold Beat – Over Me Listen […]

Last year’s best albums

Beaches – She Beats Listen to “Send Them Away” (YouTube) Scout Niblett – It’s Up To Emma Listen to “Gun” (YouTube) Eefje de Visser – Het Is Listen to “Er Is” (Bandcamp) Yo La Tengo – Fade Listen to “Ohm” (YouTube) Phosphorescent – Muchacho Listen to “Song For Zula” (YouTube) Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana […]