So now we go back and look at the records we maybe missed when we sped through the year, back to great dream-pop records from January, or great rock records from the spring, or great rap records we're still figuring out.
Vince Staples: The Big Fish Theory
Movies Matter in 'Talking Pictures'
War and the Novel of Integrity in 'The Story of a Brief Marriage'
Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar
'Dear Ijeawele', Dear Tired Church Ladies
Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound
Junot Díaz's Favorite Short Stories: the Future of American Literature Shines Bright
"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.