5 Months in, and 40 albums ranked. I've got another 87 that haven't made the cut so far, with some high hopes for June (Strand of Oaks, mostly). What I find most interesting is how my rankings are shifting over time based on what I've been listening to over the last month. For May, the real movers have been Doug Paisley and Woods of Desolation. Strange bedfellows- heartbreaking Canadian country / folk and Australian explosive black metal aren't often mentioned in the same sentence, but they definitely encapsulate my May. Strangely enough, they are also the two albums this year that aren't on Spotify. Click "read more" to get a little taste of each.