Hello, and welcome to Essential Listening. This is a monthly list of albums that I, your humble music nerd/critic, would deem to be the best of the best from the previous month. Some months might garner more picks than others. A lot of the time there will be choices I didn’t get around to doing a full review of, and that’s what makes this list handy.
These are my picks for records that have come out in the last 30 days or so, and which you should go out and buy/stream/whatever.
Editor’s Note: Below is Dan’s list, accompanied by a Spotify playlist that features his favorite tracks from each album.