Best Albums of 2017

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I forgot that I completely missed 2016…Ah, hell, I’ve missed a lot of posts and new music in the past few years, but that isn’t hard to do with a slew of new artists and new albums that still flood my inbox. Anyway, 2016 and 2017 were busy and life-changing; between work, family, pregnancy, and becoming a new mother to a beautiful baby boy last April, I think I have some pretty good reasons not finding the time or energy to post or pay close attention to the new music that was released. But, I have created a list of MY FAVORITE albums released in 2017…well, at least the ones I did pay attention to. Maybe 2018 will be a better blogging year.

Drum roll, please…

11. Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You, Porter and The Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes.

10. Life After YouthLand of Talk

9. Mental Illness, Aimee Mann

8. Stranger in the AlpsPhoebe Bridgers

7. Dizzy SeasChris Bathgate

6. PurgatoryTyler Childers

5.  Joan ShelleyJoan Shelley

 4. The Nashville SoundJason Isbell and The 400 Unit

3. Hallelujah AnyhowHiss Golden Messenger

2. Honest LifeCourtney Marie Andrews

(2017 UK Release; Released in US 2016, but I’m just slow and out-of-touch)

1. Turn Out the LightsJulien Baker

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Best Albums of 2015

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Wow! Another year has gone by without much blogging, but I’m still listening to what’s out there. So, here are my favorite albums of twenty-fifteen, and here’s to hoping and wishing that my job will allow me to write more in twenty-sixteen… But, you know what they say about wishes.

10. Where in Our Woods, Elephant Micah

9. All Your Favorite BandsDawes

8. High On Tulsa HeatJohn Moreland

7. Coming HomeLeon Bridges

6. Something More Than FreeJason Isbell

5. WindfallJoe Pug

4. Swan City VampiresWill Johnson

3. This Is The LifeAndrew Bryant

2. Over and EvenJoan Shelley

1. TravellerChris Stapleton