|My what seems to be annual list as in one a year|
There was freeleech and I picked up either groups I've always wanted to listen to and had bookmarked or albums to fill the discographies I'm currently listening.
Baghdad Batteries (Orbsessions Vol. III)
It's the Orb, it needs no explanation.
|2||Sharon Van Etten|
Because I Was In Love
I considered her last album the album of the year. This is coming from someone who needs to be in the folk mood, yet her Are We There? resonated with striking emotional maturity, it was hard not to keep coming back.
They're hit and miss. They are an extremely straight-up alternative band that straddles the line of punk aesthetics. When they hit though, it's great. Their cynicism is matched by few.
|4||Torae and Marco Polo|
I really think Marco Polo's production values are undervalued.
|5||The Black Dog|
The Black Dog or Black Dog Productions as they were once called, is an electronic outfit that consistently put out fantastic idm/ambient records through the 90s and present. If you're into Warp-era style then they're your ticket.
Someone I've been meaning to check out.
My feelings are indifferent, as I thought Gemini, Her Majesty was OK. But I'm in no way a huge ska fan...so...
No need to comment why.
Drummer of Slowdive, was recommended. And I fucking love Slowdive. If you get to see them live, do it. They're still can perform and wonderfully I might add.
This is before her amazing Valusia EP, the one that introduced me to her work. Taiga was such a letdown though, so disappointing that her experimentation shifted toward more straightforward electro pop.
Post-punk revival or post-punk? Regardless, it's done well and without the cliches of most acts that attempt to imitate its heyday.
I didn't like their last album released last year. I suppose, didn't like would be an overstatement, but it didn't connect with me as it did with so many.
He's constantly talked about around the circles I run with. I've just never sat down and listened to his material.
The Intergalactic Slapstick
It's dubstep and downtempo done well on Invisible Conquest. He's considered brostep now...so fuck hopefully he doesn't go all fucking trash as I progress through his work.
IF you do not know this man, then fucking get to know him because he's supremely masterful at what he does.