Howard’s List

Howard Wolfson, the Casey Kasem of New York politics, just sent out his annual Top 10 album list, an eagerly-awaited annual document that some unsophisticated reporters occasionally use to guide their Christmas shopping.

You sort of knew he’d like the political new Green Day album, American Idiot, which gets this plug:

“What happens when the glue sniffing class clowns starting raising their hands and getting the answers right?”

The full reviews are on his site, but here’s what Howard’s been listening to on those long drives:

Funeral — Arcade Fire
U2 — How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
DJ Dangermouse — The Grey Album
Elliott Smith — From a Basement on the Hill
TV on the Radio — Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Green Day — American Idiot
AC Newman — The Slow Wonder and Snow Patrol – Final Straw
Kanye West — College Dropout
Morrissey — You are the Quarry
Franz Ferdinand — Franz Ferdinand