Terrorism, war, recession . . . whatever. This was a terrific decade for music. These were the albums that gripped me and never let go and remain head-and-shoulders above the rest.
I don’t feel complete unless I’ve compiled a list ranking my favorite music of the year (too many NYEs spent up late listening to the top 100 countdown on the headphones.) So, here goes: favorite 30 albums top 5 albums favorite 20 songs favorite 10 videos
swan lake enemy mine genre death folk glam metal sounds like angels riding a thunderstorm. peaceful venom. splatter painting the cosmos. seasick wormholes. wounded soldiers in an alternate history montmartre. a drunken barn-raising. birds of paradise fluttering within a rambling glass conservatory. notes song title warlock psychiatrist most aptly describes the album. verdict just short [...]
These are albums I love listening to from beginning to end and have a magical appeal no matter the time, place or mood. These are not necessarily the albums I respect the most. In other words: this is a list of what I consider to be my favorite albums—but not, in all cases, what I [...]