Music

My Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s

My favorite albums of the decade:

1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, SKELETON TREE

2. Mount Eerie, NOW ONLY

3. Purple Mountains, S/T

4. Joanna Newsom, HAVE ONE ON ME

5. Sharon Van Etten, TRAMP

6. Julien Baker, SPRAINED ANKLE

7. Leonard Cohen, YOU WANT IT DARKER

8. Kanye West, MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY

9. Tom Waits, BAD AS ME

10. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

11. Lucinda Williams, DOWN WHERE THE SPIRIT MEETS THE BONE

12. Jason Isbell, SOUTHEASTERN

13. Bob Dylan, TEMPEST

14. Angel Olsen, MY WOMAN

15. Richmond Fontaine, YOU CAN’T GO BACK IF THERE’S NOTHING TO GO BACK TO

16. Fiona Apple, THE IDLER WHEEL…

17. Charles Bradley, CHANGES

18. Bill Callahan, APOCALYPSE

19. John Prine, THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS

20. Damien Jurado, MARAQOPA

21. Courtney Marie Andrews, MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN

22. Phoebe Bridgers, STRANGER IN THE ALPS

23. Water Liars, WYOMING

24. Titus Andronicus, THE MONITOR

25. Sun Kil Moon, BENJI

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My favorite songs of the decade:

1. “Working Titles,” Damien Jurado

2. “Riding for the Feeling,” Bill Callahan

3. “Serpents,” Sharon Van Etten

4. “Margaritas at the Mall,” Purple Mountains

5. “Higgs Boson Blues,” Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

6. “Rejoice,” Julien Baker

7. “Scott Street,” Phoebe Bridgers

8. “Shut Up Kiss Me,” Angel Olsen

9. “Emmylou,” First Aid Kit

10. “You Want it Darker,” Leonard Cohen

11. “Table for One,” Courtney Marie Andrews

12. “On a Good Day,” Joanna Newsom

13. “Ways of This World,” Kelly Hogan (written by Vic Chesnutt)

14. “Relatively Easy,” Jason Isbell

15. “Hell Broke Luce,” Tom Waits

16. “Depreston,” Courtney Barnett

17. “When I Get to Heaven,” John Prine

18. “Head,” Lydia Loveless

19. “Foolishness,” Lucinda Williams

20. “Change for the World,”’Charles Bradley

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