Album of a Year

Soundtracking twelve months in LA

October

“This Year,” The Mountain Goats

“90210,” The Courtneys

“Let It Happen,” Tame Impala

“Crap Kraft Dinner,” Hot Chip

“Dangerous,” Big Data featuring Joywave

“Fuck and Run,” Liz Phair

November

“September Gurls,” Big Star

“Ready for the Weekend,” Calvin Harris

“Flesh without Blood,” Grimes

“Changed the Locks,” Lucinda Williams

“How Do I Know,” Here We Go Magic

“One Day,” Sharon Van Etten

“The Great Defector,” Bell X1

December

“Johnny and Mary,” Robert Palmer

“Operator [That’s Not the Way It Feels],” Jim Croce

“Mix Tape,” Brand New

“Range Life,” Pavement

“Sink to the Bottom” by Fountains of Wayne

“San Francisco Days,” Chris Isaak

“Giants,” Bear Hands

“California Stars,” Billy Bragg & Wilco

“Reach Out of the Darkness,” Friend & Lover

January

“Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk,” Rufus Wainwright

“Golden Years,” David Bowie

February

“Still In Love Song,” The Stills

“Space Age Love Song,” A Flock of Seagulls

“Ride On / Right On,” Phosphorescent

March

“The Golden Path,” Chemical Brothers

April

“iT,” Christine and the Queens

“Super Rich Kids,” Frank Ocean

“Primitive (The Way I Treat You),” Ambulance LTD

“Are You Really on Drugs?”, The Clean

“Groove Is in the Heart/California Girls,” Crocodiles

May

“No Waves,” FIDLAR

June

“Everyone’s In Love With You,” David Byrne

“Anenome,” The Brian Jonestown Massacre

July

August

“Going to Georgia,” The Mountain Goats

“Anything You Want,” Spoon

September

“Hey Jealousy,” Gin Blossoms

“Drink To Me Babe, Then,” A.C. Newman

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