|67 - 17: the absolute|
i'm a follower and a swallower / local resident succumbs to peer pressure and makes a list emulating better members and you won't BELIEVE what happens next *beyonce eye roll gif*
setting the scene, 1967.
|2||The Jazz Composer's Orchestra|
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
|3||Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band|
Trout Mask Replica
If ur mind isn't composed of dissonant guitar lines that you bop along to arhytmtically on ur down time then you're no friend of mine. 1969.
If ur mind isn't composed of vaguely dischordant trumpet lines that you bop along to arhythmically on ur down time then you're no friend of mine. 1970. Apologies to Anthony Braxton - For Alto.
|5||Barbara Perlow and Frantz Casseus|
Close to the Edge
Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)
with apologies to: Joao Gilberto; Catch A Fire. Also Guila Bustabo who should be here but i can't be fucked adding her to the database. 1973.
1974. RUNNERS UP: King Crimson - Red, Neil Young - On the Beach.
Blood on the Tracks
i do it for you honey-baby can't you tell. 1975.
|10|| ||Ilhan Mimaroglu|
Face the windmills, turn left.
1976. Apologies to:
Kaoru Abe - Mort a Credit
Fernando Grillo - Fluvine
Talking Heads: 77
Music for 18 Musicians
1978. Consolation Prize:
Cheryl Lynn - Cheryl Lynn
Robbie Basho - Visions of the Country
Solo Violin Improvisations
i want to fuck a violin. 1979. achingly close second: Robert Ashley - Automatic Writing
The Mexican Tapes
1980. Sound Collage.
1981. Sophisticated Pop.
Chair Beside a Window
1982. Outsider folk.
Confusion is Sex/Kill Yr Idols
Big Country - The Crossing also marvelous.
Bookended by two of the best tracks of the decade; the others aren't too shabby either!!! 1984.
A Portrait of Kaija Saariaho
World of Echo
a trap mash-up of this called "World of Coco". 1986.
Hole in the Heart
literally tied with Daydream Nation but i've loved this one longer. uhh. 1988.
|23|| ||Oum Kalthoum|
1926, Volume 1
SHAKE UR BODY LIKE A BELLYDANCER. 1989.
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Bronislaw Huberman, Agustin Barrios, Lady Bee.
|28||The Shadow Ring|
Put the Music in Its Coffin
1994. also this year:
Bedhead - WhatFunLifeWas
Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
Lo Key - Test my nutz
Unwound - New Plastic Ideas
Weezer - Blue Album
fucks sake 1996 was a good year but i literally turned down a one-night stand once so i could go home and listen to this so.
see also: Harvey Milk - Courtesy and Goodwill Towards Men
Jeff Mills - Live at the Liquid Room Tokyo
N.O.D. Niggaz of Destruction
Mo*Te - Life in a Peaceful New World
Nirvana - From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
Before Driving To The Chapel We Took Coffee...
who else's best album comes like 30 years after they formed? 1997.
Everyone Asked About You would be here but it feels weird adding an EP, no matter how perfect.
|32||The Shadow Ring|
Hold onto I.D.
best fucking band. 1998.
2001. fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. can't be bovvered adding the Ives Ensemble's string quartet II into the database lol
The Disintegration Loops I
2002. Year of Klono and Trammies.
|37||Sun Kil Moon|
Ghosts of the Great Highway
eughhh this was hard. 2003.
Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf - Big Shots
Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye
Keith Rowe - Duos for Doris
Off Minor - The Heat Death of the Universe
Anco - Here Comes the Indian
coulda been contenders
|38||Sachiko M / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide|
Good Morning Good Night
2004. a Ulysses for millennials.
|39||Veliotis / Sugimoto / Kinoshita / Unami|
2005. pipped at the post:
Anco - Feels
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
David Thomas Broughton - The Complete Guide to Insufficiency
Julius Eastman - Unjust Malaise
4G - Cloud
|40||Sunshine Has Blown|
Sunshine Has Blown
lush af eai 4 2006. close to this quality:
Arctic Monkeys -- Whatever People say, that's what i'm not
Burial - s/t
Jason LaScaleet - The Pilgrim
Voices of North American Owls
Andrew Chalk - Blue Eyes of the March
DJ Yo-Yo Dieting - Dormant Mirrors / Drum
2008, closely followed by The Breadwinner uwu.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
fucking great year personally and musically. these were also crucial formative experiences:
DJ Rashad - Just a Taste
Women - Public Strain
Graham Lambkin / Jason Lascaleet - Air Supply
Harvey Milk - A small turn of human kindness
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Nikos Veliotis - Slugabed
Off Cells - 60/40
Child Abuse - Cut and Run
Live at the Rothko Chapel
2012. Runner up = Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
Trouble Will Find Me
2013. two main runners up are hontatedori and the 20/20 experience in case u were curious
|48||Sun Kil Moon|
|49||Takahiro Kawaguchi / Utah Kawasaki|
|50||Reed Evan Rosenberg / Ethan Tripp|
thingken of life :'( here in 2017.