The Photo Album
With the Beatles, because where else can one find those sweet, sweet aoleonic cadences?
No, because, with the exception of the Christmas album, according to fans, seemingly everything since Love and Theft has been “the best thing he’s done since Desire.”
While it doesn’t count as an official album, Dylan’s Bootleg Series Vol. 5 serves as a better chronicle of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour than Hard Rain, although it’s unfortunately missing “Stuck Inside of Mobile…”
Take It Away. It also has an amazing music video.
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
Caribou – “Lalibela”
Robbie Robertson’s performance with the Roots on Fallon was a surprise standout for me this year. Far superior to the album version of “Straight Down the Line.”
“Northern Lights” – St. Vincent