Annie Zaleski, music critic at the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, had this to contribute to our year-end discussions.
Ten Albums I Liked This Year, in No Particular Order
maximo park, our earthly pleasures
idlewild, make another world
the national, boxer
the twilight sad, fourteen autumns and fifteen winters
lcd soundsystem, sound of silver
airiel, the battle of sealand
jon hardy and the public, working in love
rilo kiley, under the black light
a sunny day in glasgow, scribble mural comic journal
band of horses, cease to begin
Six More Albums I Liked Quite a Bit
Fall Out Boy, infinity on high
Bat for Lashes, fur and gold
Modest Mouse, we were dead before the ship even sank
Pinback, Autumn of the Seraphs
Blonde Redhead, 23
New Young Pony Club, Fantastic Playroom
Five Albums Everyone Loves That I Totally Spaced On in 2007
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, 100 days, 100 nights
Feist, The Reminder
The Field, From Here We Go Sublime
Miranda Lambert, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Top Ten Songs I Liked This Year, in No Particular Order
Mew "Am I Wry? No"
silversun pickups "Lazy Eye"
queens of the stone age, "Sick Sick Sick"
the ponys, "1209 seminary"
timbaland ft. keri hilson, "The Way I Are"
justin timberlake, "Summer Love"
Fields, "Charming the Flames"
Winterkids, "Tape It"
scotland yard gospel choir, "I Never thought i could feel this way for a boy"