In no particular order, these were the albums that mattered most this year. Top Ten lists are usually a crock, since there isn’t actually that much good music out there. Or at least that much different music out there. If it isn’t interesting, it isn’t in my ears. Other significant mentions: Fugazi. This band took up a lot of my time this year, I was only maybe a decade or two behind.
One of my picks was also a pick by The New York Times. Who the hell is Frank Ocean?