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Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2019

January 5th, 2020 · Comments Off on Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2019

1. Purple Mountains, Purple Mountains (Drag City) When David Berman returned suddenly after a self-imposed, decade-long exile, it was cause for celebration. Seeing the world through Berman’s – by turns – caustic, witty, scholarly, devastating, absurd, and wry lens was sorely missed and missing from independent music at large. His suicide merely weeks after his […]

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Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2019

January 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2019

I feel like I had more albums than ever in my running yearlong playlist this year, but I didn’t get to spend nearly the time with all of them that I would have liked to. Here’s my list of the albums that rose above the noise in 2019. (Minus metal records. Those might get their […]

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Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2019

January 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2019

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Is Patrick Wall the only one here who gives a shit about the rules? KNEE MEETS JERK: A Tragicomedy in Three Acts Or, In Which a Mostly Retired Music Critic and Journalist Offers Brief, Non-Critical and Non-Sequitur Thoughts Only Tangentially Related to His Favorite Music of 2019. Because, Hey, Music Is Personal […]

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Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2014

January 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2014

Tug Baker is an eater of things, and an arbiter of tunes. He has shared his best of list from About Today. 1. Run The Jewels, Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal, Sony Red) 2. Hurray For The Riff Raff, Small Town Heroes (ATO) 3. Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (Loose Music) 4. […]

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Robert J. Howell’s Top Albums of 2014

January 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Robert J. Howell’s Top Albums of 2014

This year I can’t in good conscience list ten albums in order. It always feels like splitting invisible hairs to decide between one and two or five and six, and when the albums I loved this year are such a diverse bunch it just seems silly. (I would say it is like comparing apples to […]

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Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2013 (better late than never edition)

February 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2013 (better late than never edition)

You think you’ve got game, and then you meet Drew Harkins and you throw the game away because you just can’t win. Deerhunter, Monomania (4AD) Pick your favorite review of this album: a.) Monomania is a willfully inscrutable/abstruse nocturnal garage pastiche of shopworn indie standards, pieced together meticulously from a post-nothing fakebook, delivered with mesmerizing […]

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Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2013

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off on Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2013

Logan K. Young is the Editor in Chief at Classicalite.com. ALBUMS: Body/Head, Coming Apart (Matador) Lonnie Holley, Keeping a Record of It (Dust to Digital) Because Oxford American needs to see him. Wolf Eyes, No Answer: Lower Floors (De Stijl) Richard Youngs, Summer Through My Mind (Ba Da Bing!) Because Ba Da Bing! captured him […]

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