Mine Is Yours Cold War Kids My go-to 2011 record when I just need an energy boost (sadly, there don't seem to be as many ...
Kiss Each Other Clean Iron & Wine A bit of a departure from the previous Iron and Wine releases, it took me a few listens to ...
Gloss Drop Battles Each of their records is a "levelup" - easily the best experimental/(mostly) ...
Here We Rest Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Blows away the Drive-By Truckers 2011 album, which was one of their weakest efforts.
Give Till It's Gone Ben Harper I kinda forgot about this record, but it's up there with Ben's better work - first two songs ...
Dynamite Steps The Twilight Singers Not their best work, but almost everything Dulli does is at such a high level of quality . . .
Dark Hope Renée Fleming Opera singer doing rock songs - and mostly non-obvious ones. Quite cool and unique - seek this ...
C'mon Low Year after year, Low's songwriting skills slowly creep upward.
Gentle Spirit Jonathan Wilson Added late as I didn't hear this until 2012 . . . might climb even higher on the list
Mockingbird Time Jayhawks Best thing they've done since . . . well since Olson left the band in '97 or so.
The Apostasy Behemoth
Constant Future Parts & Labor
Nine Types of Light TV on the Radio Unquestionably their weakest work, and lacking in standout tracks. But in a relatively ...
Blessed Lucinda Williams More consistent than some of her post-Car Wheels output, though never great.
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