My annual (note: not actually annual) non-definitive list of albums I liked from the last year. Amanda Palmer, Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukelele. This shouldn’t work as anything but a stunt, but it actually does. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs. The album I’d hoped Neon Bible would be. The Books, The Way Out. This group may be the canonical example of how I love things that almost nobody else I know would like, but those people are missing out.