Best of 2020

As strange as 2020 was I couldn’t finish the year without doing the regular exercise of reflecting on my favourite albums of the year. And here they are:

  1. Vaiapraia – 100% Carisma
  2. Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
  3. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
  4. Dirty Projectors – 5EPs
  5. Touché Amoré – Lament
  6. Arca – KiCk i
  7. Future Islands – As Long As You Are
  8. Jessie Ware: What’s Your Pleasure?
  9. 070 Shake – Modus Vivendi
  10. Fleet Foxes – Shore
  11. Adrianne Lenker – songs
  12. Filipe Sambado – Revezo
  13. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  14. Soccer Mommy – color theory
  15. Dehd – Flower of Devotion
  16. Haim – Women in Music Pt. III
  17. Grimes – Miss Anthropocene
  18. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
  19. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
  20. Son Lux – Tomorrows I

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.