It’s that annual “oh yeah I have a blog” time.
But first, questions:
- Is this the most scattered list of favorite records I’ve ever posted? I found something to love in just about every genre this year.
- Why do I insist on posting these things every year when I know I’m going to finally get around to something next week that I missed, and regret my list?
- Do podcasts count? Because I listened to a lot of those this year.
- Can you say you work at a record store if you only worked there three times in the year?
- Where does the time go?
Because ranking only leads to regret, I go with two buckets.
Records I Loved:
Run The Jewels — Run the Jewels 2
What a record. Seriously. RTJ2 is a perfect combination of apocalyptic hip hop production, a singular lyrical mission, a willingness to blend humor and hyperbole and warts-and-all social commentary, and an undeniable chemistry…
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