I played a lot of music on my show. I listened to more music than I had time to play. This is a distillation of those two lists. It's a giant weird, lopsided Venn Diagram that I had to stop tweaking and finally walk away from. As always, there's a mix of indie rock, hip-hop, noise rock, electronic, and a little country thrown in.
When I did my top seven most played albums of the year for BFF.fm, I was a little surprised. When I had to expand it to my top 33 albums, everything started moving around. Albums that I had played a lot started to drop. Albums that I had played once (or not at all) moved into my top ten. They were just that good.
Of course, this is all completely arbitrary, started with metrics, and finished with emotion. What I like best about this exercise is the chance to revisit albums you haven't picked up in months, and remember what you were doing when you first heard it. Or, listening to friends' best of shows, and realizing there's still plenty of new music to discover.
So, without further ado, let's put the spaghetti in the machine.