I’ve thought about this way too much, screw it. There are a few more albums I’d like to give more of a chance to but I know they won’t crack the top 3, which are either my top 3 or 3 of the top 4 of the year. What a month.
- The National
Normally and In a vacuum, I’d probably have given #1 to another fantastic album by The National, but since we apparently live in hell now it’s going to Protomartyr. Defining album of the year for me, and lyrically Joe Casey is on a whole other level from everyone else right now. If you haven’t heard this album yet I highly, highly recommend giving it a shot.
The Mogwai album is fantastic and was the surprise of the year for me. It might be my favorite thing I’ve heard from them as a whole. “Old Poisons” is a monster of a song.
It really bothers me that I didn’t end up giving points to METZ - any other month this year that album would have been #1 or #2.
I’m not fully there with the TWIABP album yet but it has enough good moments and potential to keep me coming back a lot. The GY!BE is kind of a disappointment but perfectly fine, but I don’t see myself wanting to come back to it a lot.