Even more behind the times.
I posted this list on Facebook last December as I always do this time of year, but for some reason neglected to post it here.
1 Blood Orange—Freetown Sound
3 Rolling Stones—Blue and Lonesome
4 Martha Wainwright—Goodnight City
5 Lucinda Williams—The Ghosts of Highway 20
5-10 (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
Solange Knowles—A Seat at the Table
Gillian Welch—Boots No.1 (The Official Revival Bootleg)
Miranda Lambert—The Weight of these Wings
Miles Davis—Freedom Jazz Dance (Bootleg Series Vol. 5)
Margo Price—Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
Drive-by Truckers—American Band
Mavis Staples—Livin’ on a High Note
Kendrick Lamar—Untitled Unmastered
MOST LISTENED TO ALBUM THIS YEAR (released as box set in 2003 or thereabouts):
The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings of The Miles Davis Quintet January 1965 to June 1968.
CLOSE BUT …
No Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, or Felice Brothers (whose new albums I liked this year) or Neil Young (who got way too preachy for me this time around).
Had I heard Alejandro Escovedo’s Burn Something Beautiful when it was released, late in the year, it would have made my 2016 top ten. Highly recommended.