JJKeys
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10.19.17 69th list - nice08.27.17 Everything Everything Everything has ma
12.26.16 2016 had some okay songs12.07.16 Dropped an EP
12.29.15 Top 15 AOTY10.19.15 I wrote a song
07.05.15 Drones Ranked04.04.15 1/4 of 2015 = 503.75
03.23.15 Volta Ranked02.23.15 Recent New Shizzle
01.26.15 New Jams01.21.15 Vulnicura Ranked
01.06.15 Recent Jams (sans Bjork And Anubis)12.31.14 2014 II - This Time It's Personal
12.29.14 Medulla Ranked12.03.14 Biophilia Ranked
11.28.14 Album Digging - November (2nd Half)11.14.14 The King Of Limbs Ranked
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Album Digging - May (2nd Half)

I know it's not exactly the end of the month but I better do it now before ryou-know-what rtakes over my life. [hyperventilates]
12Jon Hopkins
Insides


Really nice album - it's got a great balance of ambiance and electronica. It's one of
those albums where I just play all the way through since it's great background
music - so for that reason I don't really have a favourite track. It's just one long
pleasant experience. Although I really need to watch 'Monsters' again.
11Keane
Under the Iron Sea


Pop rock has always been a guilty pleasure of mine, and listening to Under the Iron Sea is
just bucketfuls of nostalgia being thrown at me. Sure it's nothing like the pretentious
concept-driven technical wank fest I usually listen to, but sometimes its nice not having
to think about the music you listen to. Not a spectacular album, but the nostalgia is nice.
Favourite track - Atlantic
10Crippled Black Phoenix
I, Vigilante


Listening to this album spurns the memories of seeing CBP at Damnation Festival last
year - it was such a great show, and playing half of I, Vigiliante was a real treat. I
missed their UK tour just this month since I've been juggling a shit ton of shit this
month, so I'm pretty piss mad about that. Favourite track - Troublemaker
9Oceansize
Music for Nurses


I was disinterested at this EP at first since I thought it would just be based around 'Music For A
Nurse'. Luckily it's all original songs, and what damn good songs they are. It's en-par with
Frames, it's just a shame that it's so short. Favourite track - Dead Dogs An' All Sorts
8Oceansize
Frames


If you've been keeping up with my bi-monthly lists, you'll know why I don't need to
explain this one. I've neglected it the past few months though, it was nice to listen
to it again. Favourite track (apart from all of them) - Savant
7Casualties of Cool
Casualties of Cool


I received my signed double CD edition in the post yesterday (squee) - and the second disc is
a very interesting listen. It's very ambient in comparison and not distracting at all, hell, I
listened to all of CoC whilst chatting to my sister into the early hours of the morning last night
and wasn't phased by any part of it. It's a very good album, but definitely not the best from
this year. Favourite track - Moon
6The Mars Volta
Octahedron


Although it's one of their more 'accessible' albums, Octahedron is still very strong as a Mars
Volta album. Sure it's rather tame, but it still has amazing elements like Cedric's voice.
Looking through this list I've realized I've been listening to fairly safe music so far - nothing
that'll get the common man running for the hills. Oh well, I could always put on Bedlam...
Favourite track - With Twilight As My Guide
5The Ocean
Precambrian


HYPEHYPEHYPE - Booked tickets to see these guys on the UK leg of their tour. I saw them
at Damnation along with CBP and they were amazing live - although I've only listened to
Pelagic before, Precambrian is just astounding! Favourite track - Neoarchaean (dat intro)
4Bjork
Debut


I stole a load of Bjork albums off my old man just to see what the fuss was about.
Man, she's good - like, really good. Her vocals are just amazing, from the high-pitch
wailing to the almost death-growls; I love the electronic elements fused with
orchestral stuff as well, and the bass is amazing in a couple of songs. Although with
Bjork there's a lot of songs about emotions and love and all that crap, and as I am
a heartless bastard I do not care much for them. Favourite track - Play Dead (I
know its a bonus track but shhhh)
3The Mars Volta
Noctourniquet


Like Octahedron, it a fairly safe album by TMV. I guess I've been in a very
electronic mood this half-month with all the Bjork and this I've been listening to.
Favourite track - Noctourniquet
2Bjork
Homogenic


Bjorks production is -amazing-, I have come to that conclusion. Basically this album is
everything Debut was great at, but less annoying and a bit more sinister which is nice.
Favourite track - Hunter
1Bjork
Vespertine


I don't know enough about Bjork to be able to BS descriptions about 3 of her albums. If you're sat
there wondering 'but JJKeys, what happened to Anubis' 2 albums?', I say to you that I don't want
to listen to 'Hitchhiking to Byzantium' in the mindset where I'm just comparing it to the rest of
Anubis' work on a first listen. But still, the hype cannot be contained. Favourite track - Frosti
(weird choice, right? I absolutely love it, though)
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