2. Lasted, the most recent LP from Benoit Pioulard (aka Tom Meluch). Once upon a time, Tom was a very dear friend of mine, and though we’ve lost touch I’m still so proud to see him make such beautiful things. Even after all this time, I listen to this album and it’s just quintessentially the boy I knew. I can imagine this song drifting out of the speakers of his car as we drove up the highway to New York nine years back. More people should have Benoit in their lives.