Is it really December already? But weren’t music critics just tweeting out links to their favorite albums of the half-year a few blinks ago?
It seems that way, but, alas, here we are. With every December comes the avalanche of year-end music lists. For the past week (and in the weeks to come), the internet has been a swarm of lists: 50 best albums of the year, 200 best songs of the year, 25 best album covers of the year, 50 best songs under 2 minutes that start with the letter J.
As a rabid music consumer, I sometimes gripe about all the list-peddling but, at the same time, I look at them all. Here are a few that have caught my attention and, although sometimes they all seem to fit the same formulas, they can often lead to some exciting discoveries.
For those curious, I’ll be posting my favorite albums of 2013 later on this week.
–Shane Nyman, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter: @shanenyman