|How Many New Albums Do You Listen To A Week?|
On average I listen to probably 1 or 2 new albums I have never heard before per week. I try to avoid wasting my time listening to shit music I don't like by doing a little research before hand (on Sputnik or on other sites). Once I pick a new album I will listen to it at least once or twice per day during the week as the center point of my rotation while mixing in recent albums I have que'd up in various playlists plus older albums I go back to now and again. I am currently listening to Logos- Cold Mission and ASC - Programme 1 & 2. rWhat is your process?rHere are my Top 25 favorite albums for 2013
Honorable Mention- The Knife - Shaking the Habitual / Alice and Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here / ASC - Machine Love / Tesseract - Altered State / Autechire - L-Event
Electro for people who like Metal. This shit sounds heavy.
Another creative electronic release
Also add Programme 01 as well. Very solid shit haven't had enough time with it otherwise probably would be higher on my list
Great musicianship, just wore off me pretty quick.
|20||Nine Inch Nails|
Good return for NIN, a lot of solid tracks maybe we have all just outgrown them a bit.
Vote for worst production and mixing but I still thought it was a solid effort from this super group.
Solid post punk album, usually not my thing but this one was catchy as fuck.
|17|| ||Tera Melos|
Great surf pop record
Solid lush IDM
No question too much hype but it was pretty good. Certain parts actually reminding me of Godspeed you! Black Emperor
Best club album of the year, lot of good tracks and well put together.
Great indie Reggae alternative band. Another group Sputnik should hype
|12||Queens of the Stone Age|
I respect them for coming out with a methodical more complex album when every one was expecting a rocker. They still have it.
The album with the most emotion. They have a big sound that mixes a number of elements. The thing I like about this album is that they never cover the same ground twice as the album is constantly shifting in new directions from start to end.
Just came out a few weeks ago. If it came out earlier probably would have been in my top 5. Burial never dissapoints, great slight change in direction on this one.
|9||Oneohtrix Point Never|
R Plus Seven
Most creative album of the year, constantly evolving, a great find for me this year.
|8||Dawn of Midi|
This is the kind of album Sputnik should be hyping. A 3 piece (Piano, Bass and Percussionist) who developed this hypnotic blend of acoustic dance music. It is even cooler than it sounds.
Unique album, lot of praise on this site and deservably so. This album probably has the best string of songs to close out an album.
|6|| ||John Brown's Body|
Kings and Queens
The best future roots reggae on the planet. Another strong album, check out their last 3 albums Pressure Points, Amplify and this if you looking for some new Reggae to get into
Everyone who was expecting Sounds Awake 2 was dissapointed. I just listened to this again this morning and it has grown on me quite a bit. We are is one of their best songs of all time.
Metal purists don't like this album but I say Fuck you as this is probably the best executed album this year, the musicianship is flawless. The vocals are not the best but you must admit there are parts when he nails it.
|3|| ||Boards of Canada|
This is high ranking is more of a nod to the rest of their past catalog which I discovered this year as well, still a solid album and hope they don't make us wait another 6 years until their next one.
|2||Cult of Luna|
Something about how they mix two drummers and how they go from quiet to dropping the hammer with serious riffs within seconds.
First time I listened to Autechre was through Exai. First time I heard the album I almost didn't consider it to be music at all, just a bunch of random beats and sounds. However the more I listened, the more it blew my mind and made me rethink the limitations of most music I had listened to previously. These guys are way ahead of their time bending and shaping music in a way that I find totally fresh and intriguing. Hands down my AOTY