Best New Albums of the Week (Feb. 4 – Feb. 10) / Plus, Updated Best Albums of the Year List

This is not a good week for music.

At all.

With the Grammy’s (the worst award show where, year after year, the music that gets remembered is not the music that gets rewarded), a slate of new albums that are fine, and the most obnoxious pop star in the world releasing a new album that will surely saturate Twitter for the next week. . . I’m not thrilled.

With that said, I still managed to listen to five new albums. A few of them are decent. None of them are great.

Let’s check them out!

5. Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited / Mercury Rev

Highlights: “Tobacco Road (feat. Susanne Sundfør)” / “Jesseye ‘Lizabeth (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”

4. Quiet Signs – Jessica Pratt

Highlights: “As The World Turns” / “Silent Song”


Highlights: “BLACK STATIC” / “STRANGE DAYS (1999)”

2. AJ Tracey – AJ Tracey

Highlights: “Double C’s” / “Ladbroke Grove”

1. Electric Lady Sessions – LCD Soundsystem

Highlights: “american dream” / “tonite”


Updated List of Best Albums of the Year

  1. IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME – The Twilight Sad (4th)
  2. Phoenix – Pedro the Lion (4th)
  3. Heard It In A Past Life – Maggie Rogers (4th)
  4. Remind Me Tomorrow – Sharon Van Etten (4th)
  5. Outer Peace – Toro y Moi (4th)
  6. Gallipoli – Beirut (2nd)
  7. Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center (3rd)
  8. Olympic Girls – Tiny Ruins (2nd)
  9. Nowhere Now Here – MONO (2nd)
  10. Electric Lady Sessions – LCD Soundsystem (1st)
  11. This is Not the End – Spielbergs (2nd)
  12. Almost Free – FIDLAR (3rd)
  13. FIVE – White Lies (2nd)
  14. Malibu Ken – Malibu Ken (2nd)
  15. Assume Form – James Blake (4th)
  16. Everythings For Sale – Boogie (2nd)
  17. Future Hndrxx Presents: THE WZRD – Future (4th)
  18. Homebrew – DIRE GNOME (3rd)
  19. Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? – Deerhunter (4th)
  20. Stuffed & Ready – Cherry Glazerr (2nd)
  21. AJ Tracey – AJ Tracey (1st)
  22. Love Hates What You Become – Lost Under Heaven (3rd)
  23. VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR – HEALTH (1st)
  24. Goes West – William Tyler (3rd)
  25. What Chaos Is Imaginary – Girlpool (2nd)
  26. Zeppelin Over China – Guided By Voices (2nd)
  27. Quiet Signs – Jessica Pratt (1st)
  28. XXXTENTACION Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4 – XXXTENTACION (3rd)
  29. Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited – Mercury Rev (1st)

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