|8 Days Of Muzak|
I Don't Know how I hadn't listened to this album a long time ago...epic! I'm definitely getting 'Ashes Against the Grain'
|2|| ||Aidan Baker|
Green and Cold
Another Great album by one of the most active musicians on the planet...
|3||Aidan Baker and Tim Hecker|
Two of my favorite artists in the drone genre
|4|| ||Animal Collective|
Merriweather Post Pavillion
Well not album of the year by any means, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a really good album...
Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
Another band that I should've listened to a while ago
I don't know how they did it but I'm liking it more than 'Red Album'
I don't think this needs any introductions..
|8||Bohren and Der Club of Gore|
Very dark minimal ambience with beautiful saxophone passages
My introduction to Boris' huge catalog, not the best thing I've ever heard though. I probably should check out some of their other albums.
I have been having a love/hate relationship with this album for the past three months, but now it's official...I love it!
Scars of the Midwest
One of the Post-Rock albums ever! I really hope they release an album this year...
|12||Do Make Say Think|
I have to admit I never really liked DMST, however, I gave this one a shot and it blew me away. Easily one of the best Post-Rock albums of the year.
This band has some of the best vocals ever + Toby Driver...'nuff said
|14||Have a Nice Life|
With all the hype this album generated I thought I'd be listening to something extraordinary. It's not bad, however, I think it's extremely overrated. Probably needs a few more listens to sink in.
|15||Her Name is Calla|
Another album that I find to be extremely overrated. I seriously don't like this album no matter how much I listen to it.
One of those albums that fit with any mood you're in.
|17||17. Il Rumore Del Fiore Del Carta|
Beautiful, Beautiful Melodies! Italian Post-Rock always amazes me (if you don't count Il Cielo di Baghdad)
Elegies to Lessons Learnt
Not as good as neither The Christmas Tree Ship nor Progress/Reform but iLiKETRAiNS are definitely one of my top Post-Rock bands ever...can't wait for their new EP and album
It's a shame that I heard Sol Eye Sea I before this one. i think if i'd heard them in the correct order I would've appreciated this a lot more.
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist
This will definitely be on my albums of the year list come December
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
I think this the saddest album Mogwai ever made, filled with such emotion and beauty.
'Diamant' and 'The Arc and the Beagle' must be two of the best songs I've heard in my life. I love the way this band highlights the melancholic aspects of life so naturally; definitely one of the most underrated bands i've come across in recent times.
Mugimama, Is This Monkey Music?
Well I got this album for two reasons: It's from Iceland, and It has one of the best album names ever. Thankfully, it turned out to be an amazing album. Icelandic music rocks!
|24|| ||Múm |
Prophecies and Reversed Memories
A short EP following what imo is one of the best albums of the year (Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know). The two new songs on this release are really good, but I can see why they were dropped off the album; they're not as good as the rest.
Beautiful ambient textures and acoustic guitars from Japan.
The definitive Porcupine Tree album; I think this is PT as their most mature and most creative. You can hear parts ranging from their earlier albums, to their 'Stupid Dream' and 'Lightbulb Sun' song based era, up till their later heavier side. DEFINITELY ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SW, Gavin, Colin, and Richard have done it again!
|27||Pure Reason Revolution|
Amor Vincit Omnia
Their are few bands that can make a shift from Progressive Rock to Synth Pop and sound solid in both. Hats off just for their sheer experimentalism
Drugs to the Dear Youth
I am trying to expand my Math Rock horizons, but this just didn't do it for me. Any recommendations?
|29|| ||The Dear Hunter|
Act II: The Meaning Of & All Things Regarding Ms Leading
This band is awesome. They are like a much (much) more creative, more progressive, and all in all more talented version of Muse.
|30|| ||The Low Frequency in Stereo|
A very cool album, Mt. Pinatubo as a fantastic song, definitely one of the year's best.
I'd only listened to The Alchemy Index Vols. 1 and 2 before this and they are both really, really good albums. But I actually prefer this over the Fire and Water.
Harmony in Ultraviolet
This guy makes some of the most engaging music I have ever heard. If I press the play button on any of his albums, that's it, it won't be turned off until the last second of the last track.
Battles' guitarist Tyondai with a very decent album full of Battles-esque whackiness.
|34|| ||Upsilon Acrux|
WOW!!!! Amazing musicianship and composition, a fantastic album