If you’d told me at the beginning of 2013 that new records from Queens of the Stone Age, David Bowie, Kanye West and Daft Punk would all fail to make my personal year-end Top 10 list, I’d likely have laughed in your face. If you’d told me that a Beyonce album and a Miranda Lambert side project would both make it in their place, my laughter would have soured into worry. And if you’d told me that the band responsible for “Oxford Comma” would produce an LP capable of sparking lengthy dinner table discussions on Hasidism, I might well have called the cops on you.
And yet, here we are.
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