I mean, the [REDACTED] album was pretty great, but I feel like in any other year, it would have been halfway down the list. And the new albums from [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] are fine if you're already into those bands, but they aren't really breaking new ground.
So, fuck it.
In lieu of that, here are some bands I saw live last year who put on good shows, in chronological order. This is also a smaller number of shows than usual. And except for, I think, two of them, I couldn't convince a single other person to go with me.