12 Jul 2011, 08:41 by red-green-blue
20 Jun 2011, 23:06 by underpangsIt's been far longer than it feels since I last wrote a post like this and it makes picking a small set of albums much more difficult. This ended up as a mix of what i've recently discovered and some of my favourites from the second half of last year.
Baths - Cerulean
Pretty much my favourite album of last year. Beautiful, lazy, summery, lo-fi, a little glitchy and all-over fuzzy. It's a warm blanket of a record that just makes me smile. It might even come under the heading of "chill wave" too.
♫ Lovely Bloodflow, ♥
Austra - Feel It Break
Canadian electronica with seriously bad music videos. I got hooked on a couple of tracks played at a party and hunted down the album. Bits remind me of The Knife, some others The Organ
♫ Beat and the Pulse, Lose It
The xx - xx
Lastly, an album I'm very late to the party with. But, it is incredible and I wouldn't want anyone else to overlook it. The sound is so utterly precise, not a note wasted or misplaced, everything sounds taught.
15 Jun 2011, 14:12 by Pajsera
17 Mar 2010, 15:43 by HalfadeskYes I know I'm a little late to the party but oh well.
20. Washed Out - Good Luck
19. Themselves - Roman Is As Roman Does
18. Big Spider's Back - Perfect Machine
17. Health - Die Slow (Tobacco Remix)
16. Animal Collective - Brothersport
15. Fuck Buttons - Flight Of The Feathered Serpent
14. Mount Eerie - Between Two Mysteries
13. Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid With You
12. Telefon Tel Aviv - Your Mouth
11. Atlas Sound - Kid Klimax
10. Moderat - Rusty Nails
9. Washed Out - Get Up
8. Woods - Rain On
7. Gold Panda - Back Home
6. Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able
5. Mount Eerie - My Heart Is Not at Peace
4. Brother/Ghost - Waal
3. 10:32 - Blue Little
2. Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
1. Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar
5 Jan 2010, 00:35 by iain86My yearly 1 track per artist, roundup.
1. Atlas Sound - Walkabout (feat. Noah Lennox)
2. Copy Haho - Pulling Push Ups
3. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
4. Real Estate - Suburban Beverage
5. HIGHLIFE - F. Kenya Rip
6. Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - Slogans
7. Japandroids - Wet Hair
8. Fur Hood - Circles and Stairs
9. Why? - Into the Shadows of My Embrace
10. Wavves - No Hope Kids
11. The Field - The More That I Do
12. The Middle East - Blood
13. Volcano Choir - Island, IS
14. Gold Panda - Back Home
15. Girls - Lust For Life
16. Think About Life - Havin' My Baby
17. Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
18. Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar
19. Coconot - Polen Muchacha!
20. Ducktails - Beach Point Pleasant
20 Dec 2009, 16:19 by no_conclusionWe asked some of the new, up and coming artists to share their own 'best of' lists with us (not limited to albums) and here is what they've come up with.
First up, it's Seattle's Universal Studios Florida whose debut Ocean Sunbirds made our year-end list.
Universal Studios Florida's 10 favourite songs from 2009:
ALASKAS - Diving In
Diving In is wordless bliss amidst a hail storm of larger than life hopes, dreams, and mandates...
Gold Panda - Back Home
We love Gold Panda, and...
Guido - Way You Make Me Feel
Guido’s emotively propulsive brand of synth-work is so far outside any other dubstep sphere...
Julianna Barwick - Sunlight, Heaven
All of the tracks on Barwick’s debut EP are dense with a kind of cosmic sadness, but this song in particular...
Subeena - Analyse
2009 saw a slew of excellent 12" releases from Planet Mu...
Animal Collective - Bluish
It would be hard to overstate our anticipation for (and eventual love of) this record...
24 Sep 2009, 20:20 by molloy_hhAnother Mix for 8tracks.com. Do we have a new genre here - 'glo-fi', or 'hypnagogic pop' (The Wire)? Or is this just dispensable blog buzz? Anyway, some surf tunes are on the mix, too. Not just to jump on the hype, but because it's simply wonderful music.
1. The Drums - I Felt Stupid
2. Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
3. Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I)
4. Small Black - Despicable Dogs
5. Gold Panda - Back Home
6. Active Child - Voice Of An Old Friend
7. Girls - Laura
8. Memory Tapes - Green Knight
9. Nite Jewel - Universal Mind
10. Washed Out - Belong