The 2010 and 2011 Almost-Best Lists


I’ve been sitting on these lists for far too long, over two years for the first of the two you see below. They represent, as is always the case, the releases from their respective years that I liked but didn’t love as much as those that made it to the best-of lists. Depending on your tastes, though, you might find something to treasure on each of these recordings. For me, in most cases, there was at least one gripping track, but not enough to make me want to come back to those recordings repeatedly. Anyway, with no more fanfare, here are the also-ran lists for 2010 and 2011:

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