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  • 2014 Favorites

    Fev 9 2015, 20h54

    2014 Favorites

    1.Radio Cegeste - Three Inclements (The Ocean Does Not Mean to Be Listened to)
    2.Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet - The Abyss
    3.Michael Pisaro - Continuum Unbound
    4.Taylor Swift - 1989
    5.Lewis - L'Amour
    6.Battle Trance - Palace of Wind
    7.The Rita - Ballet Feet Positions
    8.John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ vol. 2 - St. Paul’s Chapel
    9.White Lung - Deep Fantasy
    10.Vanessa Rossetto - Whole Stories
    11.Moniek Darge & Graham Lambkin - Indian Soundies
    12.Ludwig Berger - A Year's Hours Behind My Father's House
    13.Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Ballade for a Snow Moon
    14.Spoon - They Want My Soul
    15.Death Grips - Niggas on the Moon
    16.Swans - To Be Kind
    17.Jason Lescalleet - This is What I Do, Volume Four
    18.Andrew Chalk - The Circle of Days
    19.Ancient Astronaut - Ancient Astronaut
    20.Ought - More Than Any Other Day
    21.James Hoff - Blaster
    22.Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
    23.tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack
    24.Jason Lescalleet - This is What I Do, Volume Two
    25.Richard Pinhas & Oren Ambarchi - Tikkun
    26.Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Songs of Remembrance
    27.Lee Gamble - KOCH
    28.John Hudak & Miguel Angel Tolosa - Garten
    29.Aphex Twin - Syro
    30.Three Legged Race - Taboo 3
    31.Harold Budd - Jane 12-21
    32.Woo - When the Past Arrives
    33.Vessel - Punish, Honey
    34.Clark - Clark
    35.Michiru Aoyama - Warm Season
    36.Otto A Totland - Pinô
    37.Dopplereffekt & Objekt - Hypnagogia [EP]
    38.Ben Frost - A U R O R A
    39.Jungle - Jungle
    40.Powell - Club Music [EP]
    41.XNX - Music For Spas
    42.Grouper - Ruins
    43.Sergio Merce - Microtonal Saxophone
    44.Eleh - Circle Three: Full Moon At 35hz
    45.Total Life - Burner
    46.Hayato Aoki - Equivalent
    47.Lawrence English & Werner Dafeldecker - Shadow of the Monolith
    48.Objekt - Flatland
    49.Ramzi - Bébites
    50.Marc Baron - Hidden Tapes
    51.Neil Davidson & Michael Duch - Øra
    52.V/Vm - The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback)
    53.Graham Lambkin - Swan Song
    54.Ninos Du Brasil - Novos Misterios
    55.Lubomyr Melnyk - Evertina
    56.Arca - Xen
    57.Jessie Ware - Tough Love
    58.Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Noid, Tamara Wilhelm - I Hope It Doesn't Work
    59.Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet - Popeth
    60.Variant - Aurora's Dream
    61.Andrew Chalk - Painted Screens
    62.Kevin Drumm - Trouble
    63.Temple Volant - Daydream Drawings
    64.Black Sites - Unit 2669
    65.Jason Lescalleet - This is What I Do, Volume Three
    66.Fire! Orchestra - Enter
    67.A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atomos
    68.Actress - Ghettoville
    69.Lawrence English - Wilderness of Mirrors
    70.Frank & Tony - You Go Girl
    71.Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell
    72.Sophie Cooper - Our Aquarius
    73.The Bug - Angels & Devils
    74.Various - Music From the Mountain Provinces
    75.Got a Girl - I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now
    76.Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Ballade for a Buck Moon
    77.Amen Dunes - Love
    78.Pyramids of Space - Pyramids of Space
    79.Vladislav Delay - Ripatti 03 [EP]
    80.Infiniti - M30 [EP]


    Thank you to anyone who made a recommendation!
  • 2013 Favorites

    Set 25 2014, 12h28

    Originally posted December 2013.

    2013 Favorites

    I have to say that this was probably the best music year I've had in a very long time in terms of the music itself and my personal exploration of it.

    I realize that having very popular albums at the top is not especially riveting for people looking for interesting picks. I hope folks don't consider them boring picks, or grounds for dismissing the rest of the list, but rather a personal testimony from me as to just how freakin' good these albums are.

    1.Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    2.Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
    3.Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
    4.Tim Hecker - Virgins
    5.Matana Roberts - COIN COIN Chapter Two, Mississippi Moonchile
    6.Fire! Orchestra - Exit!
    7.Darkside - Psychic
    8.Arcade Fire - Reflektor
    9.Marika Hackman - Sugar Blind [EP]
    10.Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
    11.The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
    12.Katie Gately - Katie Gately [EP]
    13.Julia Holter - Loud City Song
    14.Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    15.John Zorn - Dreamachines
    16.James Holden - The Inheritors
    17.Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob
    18.DeepChord - 20 Electrostatic Soundfields
    19.Katie Gately - Pipes [EP]
    20.Nils Frahm - Spaces
    21.CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
    22.The Polyphonic Spree - Yes, It's True
    23.Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
    24.Rob Mazurek Octet - Skull Sessions
    25.Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
    26.Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
    27.Beyoncé - Beyoncé
    28.The Flaming Lips - The Terror
    29.John Zorn - The Mysteries
    30.Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
    31.Mutoid Man - Helium Head
    32.Roly Porter - Life Cycle of a Massive Star
    33.Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Slippery Rock!
    34.Powell - Untitled [EP]
    35.William Tyler - Impossible Truth
    36.Bill Callahan - Dream River
    37.Josephine Foster - I'm a Dreamer
    38.Randomer - Bring/Curtains [EP]
    39.Phosphorescent - Muchacho
    40.Syclops - A Blink of an Eye
    41.Drake - Nothing Was the Same
    42.Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe
    43.Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain
    44.BT - A Song Across Wires
    45.Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
    46.Katy Perry - Prism
    47.Deafheaven - Sunbather
    48.Deerhunter - Monomania
    49.Nadine Shah - Dreary Town [EP]
    50.Cut Hands - Madwoman [EP]
    51.Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
    52.Photodementia - Fig. 04 [EP]
    53.Kacey Johansing - Grand Ghosts
    54.Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
    55.Martin Bédard - Topographies
    56.Chris Watson - In St Cuthbert's Time
    57.Rhye - Woman
    58.Pat Metheny - Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20
    59.Blondes - Swisher
    60.Kanye West - Yeezus
    61.Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain
    62.PLVS VLTRA - Yo-Yo Blue
    63.Steve Mason - Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time
    64.Vakula - You've Never Been to Konotop (Selected Works 2009-2012)
    65.Caleb Burhans - Evensong
    66.Doldrums - Lesser Evil
    67.Miles - Faint Hearted
    68.Jesse Ware - Devotion
    69.Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Nanda Collection
    70.Zomby - With Love
    71.Wild Nothing - Empty Estate [EP]
    72.Marika Hackman - That Iron Taste
    73.Gary Numan - Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind)
    74.Benjamin Damage - Heliosphere
    75.Inga Copeland - Don't Look Back, That's Not Where You're Going [EP]
    76.SaffronKeira + Mario Massa - Cause and Effect
    77.Splashgirl - Field Day Rituals
    78.K.Flay - West Ghost [Mixtape]
    79.Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
    80.Egyptrixx - A/B Til Infinity
    81.Witxes - A Fabric of Beliefs
    82.Haim - Days Are Gone
    83.Vatican Shadow - Remember Your Black Day
    84.Czarface - Czarface
    85.Pickwick - Can't Talk Medicine
    86.Son Lux - Lanterns
    87.The National - Trouble Will Find Me
    88.Jon Hopkins - Immunity
    89.Reef the Lost Cauze & Haj - Sirens on Snyder [EP]
    90.Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up From Bones
    91.Forest Swords - Engravings
    92.Kink Gong - Voices
    93.Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
    94.Deltron 3030 - Event 2
    95.Man Man - On Oni Pond
    96.Washed Out - Paracosm
    97.Bill Baird - Spring Break of the Soul
    98.Jason Isbell - Southeastern
    99.Blue Hawaii - Untogether
    100.Epidemic - Somethin' For Tha Listeners


    ...And here's an ongoing list of 2013 stuff I either forgot or discovered after my main list :)
    No particular order!

    Lucrecia Dalt - Syzygy
    Melt-Banana - Fetch