They may not be the best, but these were the records that meant something to me; that provided the soundtrack to my 2019. Some were played so much that I'm surprised the CD player's laser didn't cut a circular groove clear through the plastic, others got less air time but were still memorable.
Record Store Day 2019 is upon us - Saturday, April 13 - and, as always, there's a mountain of vinyl to help empty your bank account. Hell, Rhino alone has more than 30 special limited releases for the day. There's so much out there, that it's neigh impossible to keep track of it all.
This year would have been my 30th or so voting in the respected annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. Despite the fact that the Voice ceased publication this summer, I will make my list for 2018 and check it twice.