The List – 2016 – Loring Wirbel
Regular Studio Albums, 2016
Bonus Edition Handicap: The vinyl is pretty, but get the CD deluxe edition with the most tracks. You’ll want to savor every minute.
Bonus Edition Handicap: The diecut vinyl packages were so durned pretty, you’ll want one for posterity.
Bonus Edition Handicap: All physical copies of this album come with a DVD, but you want to make sure to actually watch it, as the visual stories go way beyond similar 2016 DVD efforts by Tindersticks and The Wedding Present.
Bonus Edition Handicap: The DVD with art videos of all the tracks is worth it, maybe more so than what The Wedding Present attempted with Going Going. Some fine music videos.
Bonus Edition Handicap: Get the extended album. The last four “bonus” songs are among the best, it’s puzzling why they weren’t a standard part of the album.
Bonus Edition Handicap: Even if it’s grandiose packaging, the 2LP + 7” single + CD + DVD is the definitive version to get.
Bonus Edition Handicap: The double-LP edition has an extra EP that heightens the experience.
Bonus Edition Handicap: Get the deluxe vinyl. It’s Eno.
Bonus Edition Handicap: Just because West said this will never come out on CD or LP, one should try to hunt down the double LP bootleg on clear vinyl, if only to flip a middle finger at Mr. West.
Bonus Edition Handicap: The two-disc version is decent enough, but this year’s songs didn’t pack a lot of punch to begin with.
148. Wet - Don't You -- An interesting moody dance effort from a new band that is on everyone's "it" list. Still needs to coalesce a bit.