Slaughter Beach, Dog - Welcome: Want more Modern Baseball? Get this now.

John Samson - Winter Wheat: Following Oberst and Price, the singer-songwriter fatigue began to set in.

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter: Country album of the year.

Preoccupations - Preoccupations: Expecations can tamper with a first listen. Such is the case here.

The Pixies - Head Carrier: Another in the streak of consistency.

Conor Oberst - Ruminations: A slow burner, but ultimately worth it.

Nurse - EP: Still searching for a great modern hardcore band.

Mono - Requiem For Hell: Been a while since a post-rock kept me as engaged as this did.

The Monkees - Good Times!: Calling it a Monkees album seems like a stretch, but calling it good is not.

Microwave - Much Love: More nuanced than their debut.

Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney: A single disc is all that is needed.

Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions: Required for fans.

Kings of Leon - WALLS: Continuing their trajectory towards arena, radio-friendly rock.

Joyce Manor - Cody: Their best album yet.

Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues: Another great album.

Gringo Starr - The Sides and In Between: Good in a sea of great this year.

Green Day - Revolution Radio: Not revulationary, but certainly radio friendly. But, still, Green Day is great.

Kevin Devine - Instigator: A few podcasts later and I am fully invested in his music.

Dear Hunter - Act 5: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional: I need to listen to them more. Or all the time.

Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition: Hip-hop album of the year.

Bon Iver - 22, A Million: Their time away has allowed me to grow with them sonically.

Beach Slang - A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings: Not sure I get all the hype.

Animal Flag - LP: Looking forward to a lot more.

American Television - Reaction: Great opener for Piebald with a great record.

American Football - LP2: Good enough.