Is Feb. 27 Too Early To Declare Your Favorite Albums Of The Year So Far?
Apparently not, if this NPR blogger’s list—which is topped by the Antlers’ Hospice—is anything to go by. And another site has even snagged a domain name that assures it’ll at least be atop the Google searches for peoples’ favorite records of the year. And yes, OK, OK, I’m guilty of this premature ranking too, albeit in a way that’s much more shape-shifty than the Ten-Album List On A Blog-Shaped Stone Tablet Post from the public radio behemoth’s site. Anyway, feel free to list your favorites from this still-young year in this site’s comments, or peruse other two-month rundowns I found on the Web after the jump!
• Christopher R. Weingarten, Twitter critic/occasional Idolator co-pilot (not ranked, but Antony & The Johnsons’ The Crying Light has his highest grade so far) • Sasha Frere-Jones, New Yorker music critic (No. 1: Neko Case, Middle Cyclone) • Ellen Godwin, MSN UK Music blogger (No. 1: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Century Of Self • Andrew Kuo, gimmicky graphic artist (No. 1: Antony & The Johnsons, The Crying Light) • Colin McDonnell, some dude on Amazon (No. 1: Neko Case, Middle Cyclone)