Yeah, it had to happen, just like it does every year. I never understand when I read people on forums complaining that there isn't any good music happening, because there is ALWAYS good music happening, otherwise I wouldn't have trouble narrowing my list down to a heap of 20!
This list is in no order at all except #1, which deserves to be #1 for totally good reason!
20. The Caretaker
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Ahh, The Caretaker. This record was a startling but well-done change of pace for him, trading the more recognizable sounds of ballroom dance records for 4 longform creepouts. That is not to say I didn't love him before, this record merely reminded me why I thought he was so amazing in the first place, as well as proving that this moniker of Mr. V/Vm still has much more to offer us.
Although the first disc of this two-disc set is simply a compilation of earlier EPs, that's precisely why I was so excited to see this come out. …