The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead
Sharon Van Etten's One Day (Single)
Can I at once proclaim my care for the first album of the day? The Monitor wreaks of rebellious intelligence and nasty debauchery—signs raised, fists ready, message shouted. It is a lengthy album, but each song keeps up uncorralled energy and scrabbling instrumentation, leaving you empowered but off-balance. Gosh it's so good.