Hahaha, "Elephant" is probably my song of the year, but Hoge's is my album of the year. Both are going to be in my top five though.
Yes, I've heard American Kid. I like it. Need to listen to it more. Nothing hit me quite like my favorite songs from 1000 Kisses do ("Nobody's Crying," "Long Ride Home," "Rain," the "Stolen Car" cover), but I think it might be up there with her most consistent work. Thanks for the reminder.
1,000 Kisses is pretty amazing, and you nailed all the best songs, but my personal favorite of her discography is Impossible Dream. "When it Don't Come Easy" continues to be one of my all-time favorite songs, just wow. But really she has very few if any bad songs, and has yet to release an album that hasn't been first-rate. Even Flaming Red is bad-ass. She's tremendous. Sorry to write about Patty in an Isbell thread, but I can't hold back my affection for my favorite redhead.