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  • My Favourite Albums of 2011

    Dez 27 2011, 20h25

    The Top 10:

    1 - I Break Horses - Hearts
    2 - Björk - Biophilia
    3 - Toro y Moi - Underneath the Pine
    4 - My Brightest Diamond - All Things Will Unwind
    5 - Sleep ∞ Over - Forever
    6 - Panda Bear - Tomboy
    7 - A Winged Victory For The Sullen - A Winged Victory For The Sullen
    8- Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
    9 - Metronomy - The English Riviera
    10 - Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place

    The Rest (in no particular order):

    * Kuedo - Severant
    * Grouper - A I A
    * Destroyer - Kaputt
    * PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
    * Active Child - You Are All I See
    * Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder
    * Neon Indian - Era Extraña
    * Shimmering Stars - Violent Hearts
    * Washed Out - Within and Without
    * SBTRKY - SBTRKT
    * Tennis - Cape Dory
    * Puro Instinct - Headbangers In Ecstasy
    * Planningtorock - W
    * Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow
    * Peaking Lights - 936
    * Other Lives - Tamer Animals
    * Niki & The Dove - The Drummer (EP)
    * Lo-Fi-Fnk - The Last Summer
    * Regina - Soita Mulle
    * The Sound Of Arrows - Voyage
    * The Golden Filter - Syndromes (EP)
    * Austra - Feel It Break
    *Gazelle Twin - The Entire City
    * St Vincent - Strange Mercy
    * Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
    * Still Corners - Creatures of an Hour
    * Beirut - The Rip Tide
    * Little Dragon - Ritual Union
    * Britney Spears - Femme Fatale
    * New Look - New Look
    * Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale
    * Twin Sister - In Heaven
    * Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass
    * Icona Pop - Nights Like This (EP)
  • My Favourite Songs of 2010

    Jan 3 2011, 14h59

    This is by no means a concise list, although I have tried to put it into some sort of order. What follows is a selection of songs that I have enjoyed this year, not necessarily a list of the best songs of the year. More for my own entertainment than anything really. I'm sure I've left a few off that I probably get round to adding at some point. OK, deep breath, here goes:

    iamamiwhoami - "o" (although this could easily be substituted with "n", "t" or "y")
    Joanna Newsom - "Baby Birch"
    Still Corners - "Don't Fall In Love"
    Owen Pallett - “Keep The Dog Quiet”
    Best Coast - “Boyfriend”
    Sea of Bees - “Skinnybone”
    Porcelain Raft - “Tip Of Your Tongue”
    Patrick Wolf - “Time Of My Life”
    Fever Ray - “Mercy Street” (Peter Gabriel cover)
    Beach House - “10 Mile Stereo”
    First Aid Kit - “When I Grow Up” (Fever Ray cover)
    Affair - “To Get”
    Memoryhouse - “Caregiver”
    Glasser - “Mirrorage”
    DM Stith - “Easy To Be Around” (Diane Cluck cover)
    Sufjan Stevens - “Heirloom”
    Korallreven - “Honey Mine" (ft Victoria Bergsmen)
    Björk - "The Comet Song"
    Laura Marling - "Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)"
    Warpaintt - “Undertow”
    Goldfrapp - “Rocket”
    Twin Sister - “All Around And Away We Go”
    Tennis - “South Carolina”
    Japayork - “Lydia”
    Kisses - "People Can Do The Most Amazing Things"
    Lana Del Rey - "Diet Mtn Dew"
    Silent Diane - “Juliet the Painting”
    Panda Bear - "You Can Count On Me"
    Le Corps Mince de Françoise - "Take Me To The Mountains"
    Alex Winston - "Pull My Heart Away" (Jack Peñate Cover)
    Dom - “Living In America”
    Penguin Prison - "The Worse It Gets"
    Lo-Fi-Fnk - “Marchin’ In”
    Gazelle Twin - "Changelings"
    We Have Band - “Love, What You Doing?”
    Clock Opera - “Once And For All”
    Golden Filter - “Freija’s Ghost”
    Robyn - “Dancing On My Own”
    Marina and the Diamonds - “Obsessions”
    Monarchy - “Love Get Out Of My Way”
    The Knife - "Colouring Of Pigeons"
    How to Dress Well - “Escape Before the Rain”
    Crookers - “Cooler Couleur (ft Yelle)”
    Everything Everything - "MY KZ, UR BF"