Most of my favorite songs from the upcoming album by Bill Patton are originals, but the man has a way with covers that has revived my enthusiasm about artists playing each other's songs.
Our music editor's picks for the best albums of 2010 include Damien Jurado and Sarah Jaffe.
I end every year by making a list of my favorite albums. Some years there are as many as 30 albums that I couldn't live without, but this year there were really only 10 for me.
This past February, I spent a month in the mythologized town of Marfa, TX, recording an album with Robert Gomez for a project which has since been named Ormonde.