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so far. unfortunately it won't let me submit with descriptions so just assume they're exceedingly good.
55Jenny Hval

I don’t think I’ve ever been as thrown by a lyric as I was with Jenny Hval’s beginning (and thus introductory) line: ‘“I arrived in town/ with an electric toothbrush/ pressed against my clitoris”. This is not typical singer-songwriter fare; sexuality is, more’s the pity, rarely treated with such brazen candour. Hval, however, lives to subvert expectations. She spends the course of the album exploring her notion of self, deconstructing her sexuality and her gender and attempting to reconcile it with what femininity is supposed to entail, how female sexuality is supposed to manifest. As such the record almost demands Feminist interpretation; more broadly, however, the album is about ‘finding yourself’ and coming to terms with inevitable disjoints between innate personality and societal expectation. Viscera is a rigorous self-examination in the midst of twenty-something confusion with gorgeous instrumentation attached. The result is fucking astounding.
54Graham Lambkin

It's a community.
53A. G. Cook
Personal Computer Music

52Sea of Shit
Sea Of Shit

powerviolence for the sake of powerviolence for the sake of powerviolence for the sake of
51Farrah Abraham
My Teenage Dream Ended

no equivocations or postmodern qualifications; just a wonderful record.
50Everyone Asked About You
Let's Be Enemies

Yet another archival release, released 15 years too late, that is as essential as it's illustrious fore-runners. this little band from little rock started the trend.
49Lil B
God's Father

48Off Cells

the most onkyo album that ever did onkyo; mathematical precision yields ineffable beauty, duh.
47My Bloody Valentine
m b v

who would have predicted that this album, locked in a vault to gather dust, would usurp Loveless? miraculous.
46Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet
Air Supply

ambient with almost too much pathos, discovered lurking in nooks and crannies, rectified by traces of mordant humour ("oh yeah i've done that").

don't you dare sneer at the snare
Fading Frontier

What starts as understated indie rock par excellence morphs into a Kraut-infused melange; the wonder is in the transition and, more importantly, in that it's so seamless you didn't notice it.
43Various Artists
I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates...

an album perfectly described by its name
42Andy Stott
Luxury Problems

the subterranean drops on "Numb" and "Drop the Hatch" should get Stott a medal for archaeological excavation
41Aaron Dilloway
The Gag File

see review
40American Football
American Football (LP2)

see review
39 Various Artists (Onkyo)
Ftarri Collection

not recommended for newbies, but as a blo- err, sprawling straggle of the finest onkyo practitioners doing their stuff, this is essential.
38Arditti String Quartet
Streichquartette 1997-2011

don't like this? that's streich one
37 Garotos Podres
Historical Guitar Recordings

straight from the fingers of an uncommon virtuoso: i'm grateful for this albums existence daily.
36Harvey Milk
A Small Turn of Human Kindness

hilarious and harrowing in equal measure.
35Francisco Meirino

tossed off, sure, but never has he been so intimate or turned to face the camera without obfuscation.
34 Concrete Mascara
Excess Takes It's Toll

proto-MediumRude PE
33 Marc Baron

Being watched through binoculars as you take a midnight stroll in an affluent suburb
32Lil Ugly Mane

bitch i'm morose (and lugubrious) (and the best memphis/mississippi restoration imaginable)
31David Thomas Broughton
Crippling Lack

put "open to suggestion but too timid to ask" on my epitaph
30The National
High Violet

the worthy conclusion of a contiguous trilogy ups the exhilaration without forfeiting the depression
29Justin Timberlake
The 20/20 Experience

blow me down with a feather this is good

PC Music's second-finest hour, and an essential document of the most beguiling pop movement on the decade.
27Toshiya Tsunoda

shh, peaceful. the ethereal captured on tape.
26James Ferraro
Live at Primavera Sound 2012

I live inside the "go-go-go" and the inevitable climax: got me through many a 5 or 6am shift as the best coffee substitute imaginable.
Live at the Rothko Chapel

24Black Thread
Meadowlark (Premonition)

23Nikos Veliotis and Klaus Filip

tag yourself i'm the horse
22Diamond Black Hearted Boy
Father, Protect Me

21 Various Artists
Arkansas at 78RPM

old-timey violin fiddlin' (my fetish) guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Secret Mix

let's kiss / let's make it sound like this
19Macintosh Plus

disassociating to this album: correlation of causation?
18Takahiro Kawaguchi / Utah Kawasaki
Amorphous Spores

a symphony of peaks and troughs, rendered with "joke" instruments and judicious application of negative space.
17Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle
Perils from the Sea

Putting things in beautiful perspective; as warm as a hug from your Mum.
16DJ Rashad
Just A Taste

This one hurts, but at least we're left with this veritable feast; a blueprint for footwork that has not been built since.
15Hong Chulki and Ryu Hankil
Objets Infernaux

an EAI album with a tangible climax, one better than a prostate-induced one no less? count me in
14Mark Templeton
Gentle Heart

ephemera that bleeds into ephemera; one would be frustrated if each warped tape loop didn't outdo the next. an accumulation of dust on memories you long forgot.
13Vampire Weekend

i find this album achingly sad; every pretty melody belies a band who came of age at a difficult, horrid time.
12The National
Trouble Will Find Me

in lieu of ingenious, pithy lyrics, i offer the gorgeous blink-and-you'll-miss-it guitar upstrum at about 2:23 of Hard to Find, the pulse in Fireproof, the resigned ambient running through i need my girl
11Taku Unami, Moe Kamura & Tetuzi Akiyama

spectral existence that made me cry first listen; my partner at the time asked why i was weeping so profusely and i said "i don't know", and i still don't. magic.
Public Strain

a death knell as well as an explosion; after this, where was indie rock meant to go?
A Moon Shaped Pool

left me quipless so no quips here
8Flying Lotus

one of our best flings everything he has - wonky, electronica, jazz, funk, prog, electro-house, indie, his late mothers respirator, Thom Yorke - at constructing a masterpiece. he succeeds.
7Henning Christiansen
Op. 50 Requiem Of Art

not as good without it's companion piece but my god
6Hideaki Shimada

delicatesse and atonality walk a tight-rope affixed to two skyscrapers, until the inevitable plunge
5Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

an album haunting enough to feel posthumous
4Huerco S
For Those of You Who Have Never...

the best dream i've never had, but i'm trying, trying, inching further,
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2Reed Evan Rosenberg / Ethan Tripp
Medium Rude

a labour of love directed towards at a howl into the chasm
1Sun Kil Moon

i hear it everywhere
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