My 10 Favorite Albums of the Year In No Particular Order That Won’t Include Kendrick Lamar Because That’s Too Obvious List GO!

And it’s that time of the year (even though you probably don’t care):

My 10 Favorite Albums of the Year In No Particular Order That Won’t Include Kendrick Lamar Because That’s Too Obvious List GO!

First 2 picks…my favorite 2 songwriters on the planet right now.

Courtney Barnett
Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit.

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I saw her for the first time at Lollapalooza 2 years ago, and was lucky enough to hear her with 4 other people in the Hay Bale Trailer back stage at Bonnaroo. It was one of the highlights of my year. There isn’t a more clever songwriter that can be as witty and as heartbreaking at the same time…

 

 

 

Jason Isbell
Something More Than Free

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I owe Bryan Stone and Mike Dougher a big apology on this one. I never gave him a shot because of his Drive By Truckers ties…but the second I read his story and learned how the words of this album came to be I found an appreciation that I never imagined I would have had. There’s no one in the industry I root for more than this guy. Throw in Amanda Shires, his wife, and you have as pretty of a listening experience that I have heard all year.

 

 

 

2 more picks tomorrow!