This is my lame intro to my lame list. The end.
The Replacements – Tim Let It Be Edition
A revelation to say the least. One of my favorite records ever now might be my favorite thing. The previously buried guitars, bass, and unheard lyrics only hint at what might have been. Kind of the Mats in a nutshell. The greatest band ever that was always never meant to be. Many of their wounds were self-inflicted, maybe this was as well. Regardless, as great as any rock record ever.
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit – Weathervanes
Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy
Olivia Rodrigo – Guts
Bakar – Halo
Cat Power – Sings Dylan
Ratboys – The Window
Anders Parker – The Black Flight
Son Volt – Day of the Doug
Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World
I’m lame. That’s all I got. I’ll try harder next year.
Peace and love.