My Top Albums and EPs released in April, May, and June

Albums (i.e. collections more than 25 mins long)

1. Topaz Jones — Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Mama

2. Squirrel Flower — Planet (i)

3. Faye Webster — I Know I’m Funny haha

4. Tyler, The Creator — Call Me If You Get Lost


These 25 albums and 7 EPs are my favorites from the first three months of the year. For the first time in this series, I’ve actually embedded tracks—one of my favorites from each collection. This not only makes it easier for you to listen to a snippet right away and…


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It’s 2021 now, and during the last five months of 2020 I have been diving with my full heart and mind (and schedule) into deeper involvement at The Wild Honey Pie.

But a year wouldn’t feel complete without finishing up my own personal music lists for 2020. So, while I…


1. Phoebe Bridgers — Punisher

Punisher is an album about searching for things—in the sky, in your past and your future, in your own behavioral patterns—and not finding them. So one of its most obvious benefits is that it gives the listener a lot more space than usual for feelings…


1. Waxahatchee — Saint Cloud

Katie Crutchfield’s idiosyncratic voice shines more beautifully than ever over dustier, more confidently and proudly Southern songwriting. Every song is a precious gem.

2. Grimes — Miss Anthropocene


The 2010’s lined up almost exactly with the first decade of my adulthood, and my understanding is that this portion of life ends up being a very impressionable time. So the list that lies below is intensely personal and spiritually significant to me. It is pretty overwhelming to realize that…


In 2019, I listened to a whopping 303 newly released albums, which is, without a doubt, the most I’ve ever listened to in a year. (I counted a “listen” as meaning at least 75% of the tracks in full, and in the vast majority of cases it was truly 100%…


By mid-November of 2019 there appeared the usual flurry of “Best of” lists from all publications from every direction, like clockwork. But this time around, I was shocked to find that they were not the usual Best of the Year lists. “Best of the Decade?” I thought, like a weirdo…

Karl Snyder

Music moves us through our lives in productive and spiritually significant ways. I write about that. More writing on The Wild Honey Pie, FRONTRUNNER, & Patreon.

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