In truth, this list should really be the top 17 albums, but nobody likes an odd number. So here’s my picks for the best 20 albums of the year, in alphabetical order. For those curious souls, I’ve put together a Spotify playlist featuring a track from each of the albums. Enjoy. And here’s to an even better 2012.
While the Men in Blazers take a break, we thought you might enjoy the following poster that perched above Producer Greg’s bed in Nebraska for many, many years. The Official Unofficial Poster of the 1994 U.S. National Team. Denim kits. Nonchalance. A head of hair for Brad Friedel. And mom jeans. Lots of mom jeans.
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Catch-22.
It’s one of those novels where you remember exactly the time and place of the first reading. I was 19 years old and working as a camp counselor in New Mexico and I finished the final pages sitting on a bench alongside the Pecos River.