1) I’m too old and poor to try and hear everything anymore. I missed a lot of good records I know I’d love, but my attention has been focused elsewhere. I stream/buy what I like, and sometimes fate brings me new music that I find I like too.
2) I didn’t even get to hear everything I do like. I missed some really high-profile releases, and didn’t even catch all the new stuff from bands I love. No doubt they’d be on this list if I had a chance to dig in further but somehow I haven’t.
3) This is a snapshot…

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