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Marko Muzika

I haven't made a list in awhile, and I thought...Hey, Marko! Why not make a list of a whole lots of stuff that you like to listen too. Who would enjoy this stuff? I said to myself, sputnik. And this is how I got here. To this list. Note: No particular order.
1Bitch Magnet

I recently got into these guys. In terms of the genre they are mostly delving into (Post-Hardcore), they were ahead of the curve. Their sound is very raw and carries lots of distortion, just the way I like it.

"Teartear" as the closer still remains my favorite Autechre song.
Thought Process

A mixture of hip-hop instrumentals and downtempo beats that anyone is in a chill mood will enjoy.
4Xploding Plastix
Treated Timber Resists Rot

If you haven't heard Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents then I don't fucking know you. That was their debut, this is their third album. The mixture of acid-jazz moments on their second album that were fleeting are enhanced and you get a far more schizo moments, allowing the often simple melodies to explode into something more.

Most were tired of Ganglion, I don't blame those who thought it was a one-trick pony. It became stale by mid-outing, but Monocyte is an entirely different practice. A mixture of classical elements, drum and bass, and trip-hop.
6Crippled Black Phoenix
(Mankind) The Crafty Ape

The oldest story in the book: political corruption - caught on tape..or music...or whatever. A far cry from their early work, a progressive rock push for the band that once many believed would stick with their post-rock tag.

Do yourself a favor and listen to one of the underappreciated artists of their time. They've re-formed so no fucking excuses. Post-rock with industrial edge.
Street Bangerz Vol. 2

Hip-hop instrumental artist with a flair for classical arrangements, its quite good. When Gramatik is on point that is.
9My Disco
Little Joy

Jared Dillon did a review on here and it does it justice. A post-punk aesthetic with a minimalist agenda. Highly repetitive bass lines, but once you get past it and become patient the album opens up to new levels. Was on of my fav in 2010.

This came out last December...don't quote me on that, but if you're into some melancholic ambient this is your thing. Tycho still knows how to flow through an album easily.

I'm not that quaint on dubstep, if I can even call it that? Ask Deviant he'll know...or just read his review. I loved this. Its minimalist style totally pulls me in, entrancing to the last track.
12 Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

Ryan Gosling and a friend made a band. This is that band. Its not bad, in fact, it's charming and indie-licious. That isn't a word.
13Nicolas Jaar
Space Is Only Noise

Minimalist tones with House beats. It's a trip and much like most minimal work, if you're not into the genre you may be swayed against it.

Some experimental electronic with a downtempo feel. It's all so loose and unnerving.
15If These Trees Could Talk
Above The Earth, Below The Sky

A post-rock group that are releasing an album by ends month. This was released in '09 and it shows ITTCT are maturing, hopefully their next won't disappoint.
16Light Bearer

Horse Rotorvator

If you're remotely interested in industrial, then Coil is for you. When they first started in '83 their sound was purely experimental and they remain an influence on the genre today.

One of the few albums by dredg I adore.
19Russian Circles

The best post-rock release last year, "Attackla" still in play.
20This Will Destroy You
Young Mountain

An impressive debut EP that stands as their best work in their active career (this came out in 2005).
Instrument Soundtrack

An oddity in their discography (mixture of demos, and outtakes), but "I'm So Tired" is so fucking good, yet painfully short it warrants repeats.
22The Zounds
Curse of the Zounds!

For a group that were hugely influential in the genre of punk and post-punk in general you'd think that more people would be acquinted with them. Mysteriously they remain absent in most people's minds in both conversations, yet the one album they released is - front to back - a pure masterpiece. From the origin of their band's name to the pensive lyrical content it all adds up to something that deserved more.
23Mission of Burma

This post-punk group that released Vs. in '82 are band that have re-formed to release two more, although lesser in quality, great releases. They'll be releasing a new album soon after signing with Matador Records. Vs. remains to be one of my favorite post-punk records. It's all about the message people.
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

A shoegaze group, like most, that clouds their musicianship with deep layers of noise rock. They have a dreamy indie atmosphere though, all due to the their vocalist.
25The Orb

"Do you ever get the feeling that you're being followed?"
...and so we destroyed everything

Their EP was completely and utterly tedious in my opinion, but the after listening to In Today Already Walks Tomorrow and then'll understand why my expectations and impression of this post-rock group totally changed.
27Shabazz Palaces
Black Up

Don't think I need to say much about Shabazz Palaces. A unique and completely experimental hip-hop group from the mecca of grunge - Seattle.
28New Order
Power, Corruption and Lies

New wave electronic at its best.
29 Small Brown Bike
Fell & Found

This Michigan post-hardcore band that recently re-united and released the posted album bring down their stereotypical genre vocals to a lighter tone and seem to find new ground.
30The Field
From Here We Go Sublime

Where minimal techno completely enthralls you to the point that you question your sanity. Why is it that this fucking loop is still interesting to me?
Gloss Drop

It's warm, fuzzy, and a romp!
32PJ Harvey
Rid of Me

What can I say. I prefer the edgy, raw Harvey than the restrained angry Harvey.
33Local H
As Good As Dead

When 90s alternative ruled Local H released this number. It still resonates with teenage angst, while simple it still packs a punch.
34Orphans of Cush
White Noize

British motherfucking hip-hop that sounds like it belongs along 90s Wu-Tang.
35Roots Manuva
Brand New Second Hand

Don't quote me, but Smith may be one of the first British hip-hop artists to truly resonate with his people, he's still at it and his last one 4everevolution was a damn fine effort to the quality I expect of him.
36Scale The Summit
The Collective

I can't believe how young and extremely talented these guys are. It was only a few years before this release that they were trying to find their sound on Monument, now they have defined it with The Collective and Carving Desert Canyons.
Deep Politics

Think post-rock mixed with a western stylized soundtrack.
The Shape of Punk To Come

The album title is true to its wording. Refused along with the one album they've produced thus far (they've just re-formed) is still completely fresh and hugely influential.
39Gang Starr
Moment of Truth

40Zola Jesus
Valusia EP

Just piano masked in eerie lo-fi atmospheres. It may sound boring, but it isn't.
41Wild Nothing

Yeti music, I applaud this recommendation.
42Venetian Snares
Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett

A mindfuck of hard drum and bass with classical arrangements. Oh and spooky Russian female samples, scary stuff and interesting.

If you're looking time for pause Tortoise offers it. A highly-experimental band in their prime, this along with Millions Now Will Never Die, are experimental minimalist post-rock outings. Too bad they haven't done anything noteworthy since this album..possibly Standards in '01.
For Long Tomorrow

Fantastic musicianship on For Long Tomorrow realizes the potential of this Japanese outfit that finally claw an all-around quality work.

There are a lot of Therapy? releases that I could submit on this list, but in terms of pure anger, doubt, frustration and just hopelessness Troublegum warrants as their best. In those terms that is... I know depressing.
46Streetlight Manifesto
Everything Goes Numb

Their most complete work is amazingly their debut and this skaband can do no wrong after another 2 releases in '06 with Keasbey Nights and Somewhere In Between in '07.
47The Stooges
Fun House

Excluding their first and last works The Stooges' raw untempered sound that lashed out at genre definitions at its time has been hugely influential to punk. Fun House remains my favorite Stooges album. I mean fuck look at the cover.
Just For A Day

Slowdive's Souvlaki remains as their best record, but Just For A Day deserves just as much recognition. The opener "Spanish Air" collects all the dream pop and shoegaze atmosphere you'll ever need.
49Alice In Chains
Alice In Chains

Most would point to Dirt or even the pair of EPs that AIC had produced in the early 90s as their best work, but their final 'true' release with their 'original lineup' that made them famous is their most mature, nerving, and grating release. With the band falling apart, the cover of a three-legged dog is a remainder of how difficult it was even to release such a record.
50Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral

This is a given. Regardless if you're even interested in Industrial or have heard Reznor's other work The Downward Spiral is one of the defining works of the any 90s music scene, in any genre.
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