Consider this a tease. My utterly irrelevant, AARP-vintage "year in music" may be coming soon, or not at all. Pearl Jam's new album is in my top ten. A whole generation of performers, ranging from Miley Cyrus to Kanye West, is a complete mystery to me, and I still process music on the basis of songs capable of being whistled while you refrain from work. I also prefer real human voices and rock music, both of which are waning.
But Houndmouth is great ... and the band's pretty damn good, too.