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Wrote about some albums I loved a whole lot this year — from Amen Dunes (#11), Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (#6), Parquet Courts (#5), and Janelle Monae (#3) — for Flood Magazine.

“Best Of” lists are so subjective and ranking/comparing art can be so weird. That said, I do love year-end blurb season. I love reading what stood out to other music fiends in an increasingly cluttered landscape and asking myself to consider what I might have missed or what others thought of those albums I played on repeat. Really stoked to be included alongside some great discourse in this entire list.

ay yo, two new episodes of ’77 music club are live right now and they could not be more radically different:

season 3, episode 3: joe walsh’s the smoker you drink, the player you get
in which we talk about joe walsh’s surprisingly eclectic musical influences, recognize the contributions of his backing band, lol about how he is an irl meme, and so much more

season 3, episode 4: nico’s the marble index
in which we’re back on our bullshit about trailblazing women, discussing how radical nico’s agency and aesthetic were in 1968, this album’s difficult themes, and what makes it so influential to the goth rock genre

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In case you missed it: A fantastic new episode of the ’77 Music Club podcast is now live. It’s a special one — we interviewed iconic punk baddie Viv Albertine about an album that’s influenced her (Dionne Warwick’s Golden Hits Pt 1) and learned so, so much in the process. It’s a great one. Tune in here.