Best of 2017

I almost didn’t make a list of favourite records this year. But I know that one day I’ll appreciate going back to take a look at these. So here it goes:

 

  1. Perfume Genius – No Shape
  2. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  3. Phoenix – Ti Amo
  4. The xx – I See You
  5. Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors
  6. Death From Above 1979 – Outrage is Now
  7. Pond – The Weather
  8. Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear
  9. Ty Segall – Ty Segall
  10. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

 

And a few honorable mentions:

  • 800 Gondomar – Linhas de Baixo
  • Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
  • Wavves – You’re Welcome
  • Temples – Volcano
  • Duquesa – Norte Litoral
  • Sevdaliza – Ison
  • Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
  • Lorde – Melodrama
  • The Horrors – V
  • Fever Ray – Plunge
  • Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
  • Madrepaz – Panoramix
  • Moullinex – Hypersex
  • TENDER – Modern Addiction
  • Future Islands – The Far Field
  • Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  • Feist – Pleasure
  • Real Estate – In Mind
  • Joe Goddard – Electric Lines
  • Hercules & Love Affair – Omnion

Here’s my list from last year.

 

 

Best of 2016

As part of my annual tradition here’s my list of favourite records from the last year:

  1. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  2. James Blake – The Color In Anything
  3. Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN
  4. M83 – Junk
  5. Metronomy – Summer 08
  6. Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
  7. Capitão Fausto – Capitão Fausto Têm Os Dias Contados
  8. Jagwar Ma – Every Now & Then
  9. Anohni – HOPELESSNESS
  10. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Last.fm compiled a nice page with my listening stats, take a look.

Here’s my list from last year.

 

808

808 showcases conversations with some of the giants of hip-hop and pop music production to find out why the device has been so important. This isn’t a film about an obscure music tool. The Roland TR-808 was one of the most powerful pieces of music technology to ever hit the business. And its sound continues to reverberate today.

from Mashable