Here are 10 great albums released this year (ranked with some juicy Spotify embeds). It’s been a great music-year already. The plan is to update this list once I hit 20 great albums. Then 30, 40, and finally 50. My unpublished top 50 lists from 2011 and 2012 have taught me that saving things up for some big end of year reveal that no one will read doesn’t work, so let’s try this instead.
1 - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
2 - Local Natives - Hummingbird
3 - Rhye - Woman
4 - Dawn Richard - GoldenHeart
5 - Bilal - A Love Surreal
6 - Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
7 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
8 - Widowspeak - Almanac
9 - Jose James - No Beginning No End
10 - Adam Green and Binki Shapiro - Adam Green and Binki Shapiro
ALSO coming tomorrow - movie discussions (I’m no critic, so I won’t say movie reviews). Blogresurrection is on.