|2011 Has Been Strange|
A lot of good stuff, not so much REALLY good stuff - but I won't rcomplain. List is in some kind of rorder - i.e. 25 might be worse than, rsay, 27 but it's definitely better than 38. I find comparing rmusic racross genres difficult. Some notable albums aren't here just rbecause I haven't given rthem proper listens yet.
|50||Keep Shelly in Athens |
Our Own Dream
The Rip Tide
Don't believe the hype.
Has a surprisingly good Mystery Jets remix on it.
|47||The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation |
|45||Gang Gang Dance|
|44||Powder! Go Away|
Laika Still Wants Go Home
We Are Rising
|42||Laura Stevenson and the Cans|
I am Very Far
So, so, so disappointing.
Fables of the Sleepless Empire
well that was unexpect-ed
|39||Of Monsters and Men|
My Head is an Animal
The King of Limbs
Patchy as fuck but god DAMN Codex is good.
Um, Uh Oh
Portal 2: Songs to Test By
|28||Bombay Bicycle Club|
A Different Kind of Fix
Laminate Pet Animal
|26||The Middle East|
I Want That You Are Always Happy
I wish Jesus would come to my 18th.
|25||The War on Drugs|
Eager to Tear Apart the Stars
Not as good as the side project.
|23|| ||Timber Timbre|
Creep On Creepin' On
|20||The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble|
From the Stairwell
It took its time to settle, and when looking through their back catalog I
don't think they're quite on their top form with this release - but in places it
I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here
I don't normally listen to hip-hop, but when I do it's depressing and relatable.
Super chilled-out electronic. It's got that "-wave" genre prefix sound but
manages to have a lot of substance behind it as well.
The English Riviera
I pretty much see this as the best of Indie Pop. Catchy, inventive and
consistent: what more can you ask for?
Old Raves End
I don't think I enjoy it quite as much as a lot of people seem to be, but "eh"
The exact kind of dream-like-but-a-bit-deep indie that I grew up with ?
relatively speaking that is, I?m not old yet. Yeh, there may not be a retarded
amount to be found in Smother, but fuck it this is my list.
|14|| ||The Log.OS|
I think I can get away with calling this dubstep, it's definitely street enough
in places. Oh and IT'S FREE! http://the-log-os.com/?b0a8a040
Something about this LP makes it perfect thinking music for me. Anyone
else get that?
Dark, shuffling, experimental indie/electronic. Fuck yeh, tags.
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
Not very sophisticated, in my view at least, but that kind of works in its
favour. I love the almost primal way it just let?s loose.
Living Room Songs
A less powerful #1
|9||The Dear Hunter|
When a band truly pushes themselves to try something different and,
possibly more importantly, succeeds, I?m always going to take notice.
?Therma?, especially, surprised me even more than I was expecting.
While I?ve always been on the side of Godspeed in the ?OMYGOD WHAT?S
THE BEST POST-ROCK BAND?? shitfest, there?s no denying the excellence of
Sigur Ros, especially showcased as it is in Inni.
An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
Corrupting old 20?s dance tunes with eerie electronics ? it?s an odd mix of
comforting and off-putting, but brilliant nonetheless.
We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
I write this under the watchful eye of an Ian Curtis poster. This album
reminds me of Joy Division (in places). Nuff? said, really.
Switching sporadically between chilled-out, loose electronic street stylings
and liberating jazz outbursts ? it?s hard not to find something in Finest Hour
that doesn?t immediately connect. I often hold myself back from reading too
much into this album, I think I ascribe far too much social commentary
compared to what an album is capable of giving? I don?t know, maybe I
should ask other people who?ve been listening to this for a while..
An incredibly interesting release: the blend of organic textures with
mechanical structure feels unnatural but somehow fitting at the same time.
It?s easy to see why this may not be to everyone?s taste, but to not find it
at least noteworthy is- to my mind- to be denying yourself a fascinating
New History Warfare, Vol 2: Judges
I'm just kind of breaking into jazz - I love this kind of dark, atmospheric stuff
so I found it really easy to sink into and enjoy. I hear some people are
having a few problems with it though - if you're one of those people then
you owe it to yourself to try. This shit is insane.
I find it quite sad when music as creative as Flora goes ignored. Every time
I listen to it, the album just keeps getting more infectious. It definitely
requires time to get your head fully immersed, but it?s time well spent.
|1||A Winged Victory For The Sullen|
A Winged Victory For The Sullen