Annual Lists

2018 ALBUMS

Kasey Musgraves, Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)
Pistol Annies, Interstate Gospel (RCA Nashville)
Sunny Sweeney, Big Machine Classics (Big Machine Label)
Soccer Mommy, Clean (Fat Possum)
Noname, Room 25 (self-released)
Lori McKenna, The Tree (CN Records)
Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer (Wondaland)
Mitski, Be the Cowboy (Dead Oceans)
Boy Genius, Boy Genius (Matador)
Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!)
Lucy Dacus, Historian (Matador)
Ariana Grande, Sweetener (Republic)
Rosanne Cash, She Remembers Everything (Columbia)
Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra)
Amy Rigby, The Old Guys (Southern Domestic)
Eleanor Friedberger, Rebound (Frenchkiss)
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty (Capitol Nashville)
KT Tunstall, Wax (Virgin)
Toni Braxton, Sex & Cigarettes (Def Jam)
Macy Gray, Ruby (Mack Avenue)

bubbling under:

Kylie Minogue, Golden (Darenote/BMG)
Loreena McKennitt, Lost Souls (Big Hit/iriver)
Kasey Chambers, Campfire (Warner Music/Australasia)
Lily Allen, No Shame (Parlophone/Regal)
Kate Nash, Yesterday Was Forever (Girl Gang)
Bettye LaVette, Things Have Changed (Verve)
The Mekons 77, It Is Twice Blessed (Slow Things)
Maria Muldaur, Don’t You Feel My Leg, The Naughty, Bawdy Blues of Blue Barker (The Last Music Company)
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Downey to Lubbock (Yep Roc)
Unkown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food (Jagjaguwar)
Leon Bridges, Good Thing (Columbia)
Parquet Courts, Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)
Joe Ely, The Lubbock Tapes (Full Circle)

2018 CLASSICAL

Bartok, Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2, Christian Tetzlaff (Ondine)
Shostakovich, Symphonies Nos. 4 and 11, Nelsons with BSO (DG)
Nightfall: Debussy, Satie, Ravel, Alice Ott (DG)
Bach Partitas, Shoshona Tellner (Centaur)
Liebe Schumann, Yunie Eunyoung Song (Sony)
Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, David Kadouch (Transart)
Mozart Piano Sonatas, Maxim Emelyanychev (Aperté)
The Renowned Haydn Recordings, Nadia Reisenberg (Romeo Records)
Debussy and Ravel String Quartets, Jerusalem Quartet (Harmonia Mundi)
Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Chloe Hanslip, Danny Driver (Rubicon)
Visions of Prokofiev, Lisa Batiashvili (DG)
Debussy Preludes, Vladimir Ashkenazy (Paladino)

2017 ALBUMS
Bob Dylan, Triplicate (Columbia)
Beck, Colors (Capitol/Virgin EMI)
Kendrick Lamar, Damn (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)
Various, Afro Beats Hot Hits (Shanachie)
Arcade Fire, Everything Now (Columbia)
Saint Etienne, Home Counties (Heavenly)
Old Crow Medicine Show, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Columbia/Sony Music)
Dan Auerbach, Waiting on a Song (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch)
Mary J. Blige, The Strength of a Woman (Capitol)
Chuck Berry, Chuck (Dualtone) (NB, not a sentimental glitch)
Chuck Prophet, Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins (Yep Roc)
Sunny Sweeney, Trophy (Aunt Daddy)
Thundercat, Drunk (Brainfeeder)
The New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions (Collected Works/Concord)
Angeleena Presley, Wrangled (Thirty Tigers)

2017 Classical
Mahler, Symphony No. 4, Kenneth Slowick (Dorian)
Bach, Trios, Thile, Ma, Meyer (Sony)
Schubert, Quintet and Lieder, Quatour Ebene (Erato)
Brahms, The Symphonies, BSO, Andris Nelsons (BSO Classics)
Schubert, Impromptus, D 899; Moments Musicaux, D 780; Six German Dances, D 820, Lars Vogt (Ondine)
Brahms, Violin Sonatas, Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt (Ondine)
Bartok, String Quartet No. 6, Jerusalem Quartet (Harmonia Mundi)

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