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A Mass of Nothing

I have never been one for lists at the end of each year. However, sitting here and realizing just how challenging it is, we, S and I, have decided to give it a whirl. The following are a list of our top 55 albums of the last year, in no particular order. Why 55 you may ask? Who knows!

* = Go Buy Right Now! Some are available for free so you might as well pick them up.

  1. The Wooden Birds – Magnolia
  2. Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears – Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!
  3. Homelife – Exotic Interlude
  4. *Timber Timbre – Timber Timbre
  5. Gregory Alan Isakov – This Empty Northern Hemisphere
  6. *The Generationals – Con Law
  7. Eels – The MySpace Transmissions
  8. DJ Zebra – Bootstock
  9. Throw Me The Statue – Creaturesque
  10. *Alec Ounsworth – Mo Beauty
  11. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
  12. Tap Tap – On My Way
  13. *Scott H. Biram – Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever
  14. *Roadside Graves – My Son’s Home
  15. Pomegranates – Everybody, Come Outside!
  16. Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
  17. Kings Of Convenience – Declaration of Dependence
  18. *Eau Claire Memorial Jazz I, Featuring Justin Vernon – A Decade With Duke
  19. *Joe Pug – In The Meantime EP
  20. *The Devil Makes Three – Do Wrong Right
  21. *Deer Tick – Born on Flag Day
  22. *The Deep Dark Woods – Winter Hours
  23. *Dan Mangan – Nice, Nice, Very Nice
  24. *Chris Smither – Time stands still
  25. Chris Garneau – El Radio
  26. Califone – All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
  27. Brakes – Touchdown
  28. Bowerbirds – Upper Air
  29. Bombadil – Tarpits And Canyonlands
  30. BLK JKS – After Robots
  31. *Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer EP
  32. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Eating Us
  33. Bill Frisell – Disfarmer
  34. Bear In Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
  35. The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
  36. *The American Analog Set – Hard to Find: Singles and Unreleased 2000-2005
  37. A.A. Bondy – When The Devil’s Loose
  38. Pink Mountaintops – Outside Love
  39. Patterson Hood – Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)
  40. Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms
  41. Chet – Chelsea Silver, Please Come Home
  42. Caledonia – We Are America
  43. *Ola Podrida – Belly of the Lion
  44. Japandroids – Post-Nothing
  45. Huck Notari – Very Long Dream
  46. The Mountain Goats – The Life Of The World To Come
  47. Molina & Johnson – Molina & Johnson
  48. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Summer Of Fear
  49. *Megafaun – Gather, Form & Fly
  50. Malcolm Middleton – Waxing Gibbous
  51. Magnolia Electric Co. – Josephine
  52. Magic Wands – Magic Love & Dreams – EP
  53. Lou Barlow – Goodnight Unknown
  54. Loch Lomond – Trumpets For Paper Children
  55. *Langhorne Slim – Be Set Free
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