This is some modern day Joni Mitchell type business.
Best of 2016: 100-91
-100: Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat To Earth
-99: Brent Cobb - Shine On Rainy Day
This was some straight up country-ass country, but hey man it beats anything on country radio.
-98: Quilt - Plaza
This feels like kind of 70's psych/americana crossover type album. The clarity of the vocals and sharpness of the guitars keeps me from fading into the wash of the background.
-97: Lori McKenna - The Bird and the Rifle
Another new-to-me but been-around-forever country singer songwriter with a knack for melody and songwriting.
-96: Deerhoof - The Magic
This is angular and experimental but retains a semblance of structure and pop sensibility that kept me hanging on. I prefer the female-fronted tracks.
-95: Steve Mason - Meet The Humans
More sunny indie pop from the Beta Band dude.
-94: Dylan Leblanc - Cautionary Tale
Soft-spoken folk-country with a kind of depressed tone but very pretty.