Well, it's that time of year again. Can't believe it's been a year since my last journal. Hard to believe I'm still on Last.FM, considering the radio feature is no more in Japan, and I'm basically paying my subscription fees for nothing. Anyhoo, this list is very tentative, based on my poor taste and won't be solidified till, well, the end of the year. It will change dramatically when I start digging through my music from this year.
On first glance, not as many OMG albums this year. I spent most of my time keeping up with the sythwave 'revival' and brancing out into acid-trap via STYLSS, as well as exploring early 80's hip-hop and electro (that obviously doesn't belong here).
1. Electric Lady - Janelle Monae
- Not my most listened to, but the most varied and audacious pop album this year. Great videos as well.
2. Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails
- Trent simplifies the beats, krautrocks it up a bit, loses some aggression, but maintains the gloom (for the most part).