Tag: 2010sPage 1 of 10

The Decemberists, I’ll Be Your Girl, 2018 on Capitol

The Decemberists is one of my top twenty bands of all time – I could leave their discography on repeat all week and never tire of them. That…

Japanese Breakfast, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, 2017 on Dead Oceans

First release on Dead Oceanes from Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, and her/their second full length LP. It’s an eclectic record but I really enjoy it. (The AV…

boygenius, boygenius, 2018 on Matador

Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker are boygenius – this was their debut self-titled EP, which came out in 2018. They recorded and produced the EP in…

Peter Buck, I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again, 2014 on Mississippi/Change Records

The follow up to Buck’s self-titled debut release, also on Mississippi Records out of Portland OR. Buck works again here with Scott McCaughey, William Rieflin, Corin Tucker, and…

Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel . . . , 2012 on Clean Slate / Epic

The full title is The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do but…

Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour, 2018 on MCA Nashville

Musgrave’s fourth album on MCA Nashville, produced by Musgraves with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, with songs co-written by Musgraves with folks like Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Luke…

Adele, 21, 2011 on XL Recordings

What can you say about Adele, so popular to be parodied in SNL as the one voice capable of uniting all Americans in adoration? This of course was…

The Waterboys, Modern Blues, 2015 on Harlequin and Clown

Underappreciated album from The Waterboys on the label Mike Scott created from 2015 – I believe this album (in all its formats) was the the label’s only release….

Chet Baker, Deep in a Dream, 2017 on Jazztwin

Places where record collectors hang out online are full of threads about “grey market” European pressings of Jazz from the 50s and early 60s. Many of these take…

Peter Buck, Self-Titled, 2012 on Mississippi/Change Records

First solo album by the long-time guitarist for R.E.M., released in 2012 on Mississippi Change records. My copy is from the second pressing, which means it omits the…

Wye Oak, Shriek, 2014 on Merge Records

Third album on Merge Records and fourth overall for Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, produced by Wye Oak with Nicolas Vernhes (who had worked with Fischerspooner and Dirty…

Wye Oak, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, 2018 on Merge Records

The most recent full length from Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner, on Merge. The Wye Oak was the largest white oak tree in the US until it died…

Justin Townes Earle, Live at Grimey’s, September 4th, 2014, on BMG.

Though it was recorded in 2014, and released in 2015 on Vagrant Records, my copy is the 2023 Record Store Day reissue on BMG – two 45rpm records…

Conor Oberst, Ruminations, 2016 on Nonesuch

Oberst was hospitalized in 2015 in the middle of a tour for the punk band Desaparecidos, and this album was written and recorded in the recovery from that…

The Alarm, Equals, 2018 on The Twenty First Century Recording Company

The Alarm joined here by Billy Duffy from the Cult. The Twenty First Century Recording Company was set up by Mike Peters back in the 90s. The Alarm…

Bonnie Bishop, Ain’t Who I Was, 2016 on Plan BB

I first heard the title track of this album on a Paste Sampler from 2017 so was happy to find the LP (produced by Dave Cobb) at Dyno…

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton, Wildflower Blues, 2017 on Cinquefoil

Holland and Parton were the original core of the Be Good Tanyas, later joined by Trish Klein and Frazey Ford. I was (and still am) a massive fan…

Kristin Hersh, Crooked, 2019 on Fire Records

Crooked actually first came out in 2009 (digital/online) or 2010 (CD), but this Fire Records issue for Record Store Day 2019 was the first vinyl issue. Hersh wrote…

Japandroids, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, 2017 on Anti- Records

Third full length from Vancouver BC rock duo Japandroids, and their first on Anti-. Came with a 24 page booklet insert and poster. There was a ~5 year…

Peter Case, HWY 62, 2015 on Omnivore Recordings

I’ve been a big fan of Peter Case since discovering The Man With The Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar in the 80s. I didn’t know it at the…