This was originally going to be a “10 best albums of the year list,” but I scrapped that idea pretty quickly because “best” implies I have some kind of authority or credibility to make such claims. Instead it turned into a “my favorite albums of the year” list because the only parameter I have to abide by is, “did I listen to this album a lot this past year and enjoy it?” The purpose, at least for me, of any year-end list is twofold: 1. document my year in listening habits for digital eternity (because this kind of thing is important to our generation, right?), and 2. turn any passers-by on to a record that might have slipped by them this past year. And with that, my favorite
10 12 13 albums of the year (along with some other lists), in no particular order.