30 Mar 2015, 15:44 by leavesinthecity
6 Jan 2014, 12:49 by irk12Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
Atlas Sound - Logos
A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Broadcast and The Focus Group - Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
2 Jan 2013, 20:52 by friday55It's been a great year for music - and the best stuff is as diverse as ever. There have been comebacks (Orbital and Saint Etienne), epics (Swans - The Seer and Chromatics - Kill for Love), very good albums from genres I don't usually listen to, such as hip hop (Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city) and R&B (Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE and How to Dress Well - Total Loss), plenty of 80s and 90s-influenced sounds (Chromatics - Kill for Love, Wild Nothing - Nocturne, DIIV - Oshin and School of Seven Bells - Ghostory), excellent singer-songwriter albums (Sharon Van Etten - Tramp and Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do) and some truly ground-breaking electronic music (Burial - Kindred, TNGHT - TNGHT and Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes).
My top 30 is perhaps more varied than in previous years. That could be due to my tastes changing or simply the quality of crossover albums. …
22 Apr 2011, 19:44 by pulselikefever
17 Jan 2011, 07:58 by Timmytoops
24 Dec 2010, 14:39 by WayneBirchMy favourite albums of 2010 that were released in 2010
1. April by Hope & Social
2. The Way Out by The Books
3. Becoming a Jackal by Villagers
4. Move of Ten by Autechre
5. Barking by Underworld
6. Returnal by Oneohtrix Point Never
7. Freedom Of The City by The Fuse
8. There Is Love in You by Four Tet
9. Small Craft on a Milk Sea by Brian Eno
10. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
My favourite albums of 2010 that were not released in 2010
1. Architect of this Church by Hope & Social (2009)
2. Seek Magic by Memory Tapes (2009)
3. Experiments In Living by Four Day Hombre (2006)
4. The Power Out by Electrelane (2004)
5. Themes From William Blake's The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell by Ulver (1998)
6. Dwell by The Envy Corps (2007)
7. A Cast Of Thousands by Elbow (2003)
8. Hot Fuss by The Killers (2004)
9. The Lemon of Pink by The Books (2003)
10. A Grand Don't Come for Free by The Streets (2004)
12 Mar 2010, 10:07 by battgrrlWeird Tapes, Memory Cassette, Memory Tapes, ... Dayve Hawk haalt inspiratie uit de analoge toondragers uit een tijd dat het je nog moeite kostte om muziek te verzamelen. Het was heerlijk geweest als 'Seek Magic' een kantje van 45 minuten kon vullen. Nee, die nostalgietrip is niet zo ver doorgevoerd. De acht nummers op 'Seek magic' klokken af op 40 minuten. Maar, wel 40 minuten van zomerse blijheid, wazig ochtendgloren en nooit eindigende zwoele zomernachten.
22 Feb 2010, 12:10 by risK49Towards the conclusion of the decade, the Ambient and Drone areas of more experimental Electronica developed considerably. The thin lines between many genres seem to be eroding fairly rapidly at present!! Sadly, it is without doubt that my view about which 'genre' an artist best fits into will differ from the next persons, but I tried to identify the dominant element (where possible!). Minimal techno, Post-Rock, Metal , Classical & Noise are all encroaching upon territory which was previously left to the arty extremities of Fennesz's, Eno's, Orb's & Shultz's.
This was an excellent year for such an imaginative area of music!
Have your say - is Ambient / Drone your fave genre?
Will and Danielle Baquet-Long created a most beautiful, ambient album in the early part of the year, full of floating drones and delicate flushed pianos. Dreamy, melancholic, absorbing and involving. …
12 Feb 2010, 23:12 by funkayyWell, it had taken me awhile to sift through all 250ish of the albums I heard in 2009, after listening to them again and again, rearranging like nobody's business... and then my Mac needed to be fixed slash I was lazy, sooo... better late than never, I suppose.
Top 50 Albums:
1. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
The top spot goes to an artist I feel truly captured all stages of an album, from the cohesive concept and sounds, to the quality music videos that elevated songs to new levels, and to what would've been an amazing live show if I didn't miss it (ha). Karin moved me this year so much that I own a digital copy, the LP, and the deluxe edition CD (which includes a live recording).
2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
There's no question about it: Animal Collective is my favorite contemporary band and this album is quite possibly the most inspired pop record made in recent times. Why isn't MPP at number 1, then? I just don't think it is their best work as a group. …
31 Jan 2010, 23:42 by desaparecid0I really enjoy looking back at these lists a few years later. My taste changes so much and I always see how badly I ordered somethings or I discover albums that came out that year that were better than anything I was even listening to then. With that said, here is my list of the top albums of 2009. Probably badly ordered...
And no. Grizzly Bear isn't on it.
1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
2. Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
3. Leaf - Rooted From Within
4. dredg - The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
5. Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
6. P.O.S. - Never Better
7. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
8. Jogger - This Great Pressure
9. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
10. EgoThieves.com - The Entire Dubfluencial Series
11. Pretty Lights - Passing By Behind Your Eyes
12. The Mars Volta - Octahedron
13. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
14. Bon Iver - Blood Bank
15. Atom ™ - Liedgut
16. Memory Tapes - Seek Magic