So, here are my favorites. They’re organized in order of preference as well as I could manage at the time of writing this. The first ten are pretty solid, but it kind of goes to hell after that. The honorable mentions are records that might rank differently on any given day depending on my mood. I know there are records that I’ll discover months from now that would make this list if I were aware of them. There are records that I bought and liked at the time that didn’t make the cut because I brought them home and barely played them. I haven’t bought some of things on here. What follows are the records I kept going back to, records that made me excited to hear them again.
The Top Ten
Honorable Mentions (The Best of the Rest)
I didn’t number the rest of what follows. I’m less sure of how I feel about these records than I am of the ones above. They’re listed in a loose order, ranked roughly in preference. They’re followed by one latecomer from last year and my favorite complilation/reissue.
Late Entry from Last Year:
Here's a playlist of tracks from the above albums followed by some videos, including a Ty Segall video because Manipulator isn't on Spotify.