Last year, I supplied a list of 20 albums, thinking that I would be able to shorten to ten by the time list season came around. As it would turn out, even the best-laid plans can be upended, so I am back in EOY list hell.
slowly wondering if I was too hasty in writing my lists EOY list season!
You know the drill: there are 20 albums here, and I reviewed some of them. Eps are off the list, which means Epica’s brilliant The Alchemy Project will not be here. With this is mind, this list is divided into four parts, which are as follows:
- the nebulous, where any of those albums’ placements could be placed anywhere at any time
- the hypothetical, where the albums’ placements are more concrete, but can also be moved around
- the theoretical, where the albums’ placements have been solidified
- the top album of the year. Please start placing your bets.
Also, please note: I submitted a previous list to our benevolent editors, which you’ll see soon. Since then, and even while writing this list, I have made so many changes in placement because I couldn’t decide where they all fit in the grand scheme of things. With this, I now present the fruits of my labor.
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