P & J is restricted to less than 1500 so-called professionals, which means armchair critics are shit out of luck.
I’m a rarity in my guild; I hate compiling lists. I submit to the Voice, however, because they appeal to my inner elitist.
Also, they pay an infinitesimal amount for comments. And I have been known to be motivated by my wallet.
Here are my picks:
#3. Six Organs of Admittance — School of the Flower. Ben Chasny finds discipline, records outside of his bedroom.
#6. Gang Gang Dance — God’s Money. Heard it a bit late, but I’m totally convinced.
#7. Deerhoof — The Runners Four. The Bay Area’s finest.
#9. The Howling Hex — All Night Fox. Hagerty is God.
Faithful readers, feel free to post your picks below the fold. I promise there shall be no shame or judging. Well, maybe just a little.
Stay tuned for New Year’s Resolutions!