a short list of projects that probably would have had a good chance of being on this list if I had ever gotten around to listening to them:


Honestly, Nevermind


Dirt Femme

Being Funny In A Foreign Language

Harry’s House



Blue Rev

The Long Count


almost certainly a bunch of other stuff I’m forgetting



projects I didn’t like as much as I hoped I would



This one’s almost great. I wrote a whole review explaining my feelings, but it basically sums up to this being hit or miss and a great idea in theory despite the various dumb people saying she shouldn’t make pop music. Check it out, just skip “Lightning” and any songs that don’t grab you in the first 30 seconds.


Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2

This doesn’t have anything as good as “Slide” but that was a once-in-a-lifetime song. Other than that, it’s basically exactly as good as the last one, so it’s OK. It’s got some really fun songs and some very boring songs. And it has the best Halsey feature since “Closer.”



To be clear, I like this album! I like Beyonce’s music, I just think she can do better than this. It’s cool that each song here flows into the next – but imagine how much better it’d be if she didn’t need to sell it on LPs or whatever and just made it into one more cohesive…