Our critics spar over their year-end lists (and agree on Olivia Rodrigo and Tyler, the Creator) in a wrap-up of the year in LPs.
Sixty-six tracks that tell the story of the year: a posthumous political statement, a hyperpop star finding his footing, an emerging force’s debut smash and a superstar’s 10-minute redo.
Less isolation didn’t mean a return to normalcy. Albums with big feelings and room for catharsis made the most powerful connections.
On her second LP, “Valentine,” the singer and guitarist Lindsey Jordan delivers direct lyrics and wrenching melodies in the service of vivid emotional truths.