My Year in Lists
Volume II

My Year in Lists: Volume II chronicles one blogger's masochistic return to the feature that got him hooked on sonics. This time around, the feature will focus on three genres that got short shrift during the original feature: country, hip hop, and jazz. All three are oft-dismissed genres this feature plans to grant a second chance at a first impression.

For ease of navigation, below you will find a collection of the past installments of My Year in Lists: Volume II. Enjoy!

Week Thirteen (Dolly Parton, Dr. Dre, Cannonball Adderley)

Week Twelve (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Loretta Lynn, Jelly Roll Morton)

Week Eleven (Sun Ra, Slick Rick, Bob Dylan)

Week Ten (The Flying Burrito Brothers, John Coltrane, Public Enemy)

Week Nine (N.W.A., Townes Van Zandt, Dizzy Gillespie)

Week Eight (Biz Markie, The Byrds, Count Basie)

Week Seven (Bix Beiderbecke, Eric B and Rakim, Johnny Cash)

Week Six (Tammy Wynette, Thelonious Monk, Boogie Down Productions)

Interlude: Conversations on Covers

Week Five (Stan Kenton, Run-DMC, Ray Charles)

Week Four (Patsy Cline, The Beastie Boys, Sonny Rollins)

Week Three (Afrika Bambaataa, Duke Ellington, The Louvin Brothers)

Week Two (Marty Robbins, LL Cool J, Erroll Garner)

Week One (Hank Williams, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown)


Volume I

My Year in Lists chronicles one blogger's quest to understand why music matters to us and what makes it a lasting aspect of our existence. To facilitate this examination, three music fans have contributed a list of 52 essential albums. Each week this year, one album off of each list will be analyzed in an attempt to understand why some music sticks with us and what it means for our lives.

For ease of navigation, below you will find a collection of the past installments of My Year in Lists. Enjoy!


Week Fifty-Two (Modest Mouse, James Blake, Maeror Tri)

Week Fifty-One (Radiohead, Kanye West, O Yuki Conjugate, Sons of Silence)

Week Fifty (The Magnetic Fields, Oneohtrix Point Never, Autechre)

Week Forty Nine (Beck, Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin)

Week Forty Eight (Elliott Smith, LCD Soundsystem, White Stains)

Week Forty Seven (Massive Attack, The National, Pixies)

Week Forty Six (Neutral Milk Hotel, The Field, John Watermann)

Interlude: Contemplations on Completism

Week Forty Five (Foo Fighters, The Knife, Zoviet France)

Week Forty Four (Radiohead, Animal Collective, Organum)

Week Forty Three (Mogwai, Arcade Fire, Portion Control)

Week Forty Two (Belle and Sebastien, Madvillain, Edward Ka-spel)

Week Forty One (Weezer, Four Tet, The Legendary Pink Dots)

Week Forty (Pulp, Broken Social Scene, Mechthild von Leusch, Werkbund)

Week Thirty-Nine (Tricky, Daft Punk, Asmus Tietchens)

Week Thirty-Eight (Oasis, Outkast, Rudimentary Peni)

Week Thirty-Seven (Guided By Voices, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Current 93

Week Thirty-Six (Pavement, Fatboy Slim, Nurse with Wound)

Interlude: Discussions on Death

Week Thirty-Five (Blur, Prodigy, Nurse with Wound)

Week Thirty-Four (Green Day, Beck, Nurse with Wound)

Week Thirty-Three (Hole, Radiohead, Nurse with Wound)

Week Thirty-Two (Nine Inch Nails, Underworld, Der Plan)

Week Thirty-One (Suede, Nirvana, Minutemen)

Week Thirty (The Breeders, Pavement, Minutemen)

Week Twenty Nine (Smashing Pumpkins, Michael Jackson, X)

Week Twenty Eight (Liz Phair, U2, Germs)

Week Twenty Seven (REM, Run-DMC, Joy Division)

Week Twenty Six (Pearl Jam, The Replacements, Joy Division)

Interlude: Answers on Alternative Music

Week Twenty Five (Superchunk, Prince, The Slits)

Week Twenty Four (Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Buzzcocks)

Week Twenty Three (Nirvana, Cocteau Twins, The Cure)

Week Twenty Two (My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, Sham)

Week Twenty One (Depeche Mode, The Clash, Coil)

Week Twenty (Fugazi, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Throbbing Gristle)

Week Nineteen (Pixies, Fleetwood Mac, Throbbing Gristle)

Week Eighteen (The Stone Roses, Boston, Wire)

Week Seventeen (The Cure, Bruce Springsteen, Wire)

Week Sixteen (Jane's Addiction, Kiss, The Ramones)

Interlude: Musings on a Music Festival

Week Fifteen (Sonic Youth, Pink Floyd, The Residents)

Week Fourteen (Dinosaur Jr., David Bowie, The Residents)

Week Thirteen (The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, The Residents)

Week Twelve (Tom Waits, Grateful Dead, Neu)

Week Eleven (Jesus and Mary Chain, Rolling Stones, Faust)

Week Ten (The Replacements, Van Morrison, CAN)

Week Nine (Husker Du, Jimi Hendrix, CAN)

Week Eight (New Order, Beach Boys, Amon Duul)

Week Seven (REM, The Beatles, The Stooges)

Week Six (Violent Femmes, John Coltrane, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band)

Interlude: Talking about Talking Heads

Week Five (Talking Heads)

Week Four (The Cars, Bob Dylan, La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela

Week Three (Gang of Four, Howlin' Wolf, The Velvet Underground and Nico)

Week Two (Devo, Ray Charles, Nino Rota)

Week One (Joy Division, Little Richard, Nino Rota)

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