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..which weren't released this year.
Tamaryn - The Waves
Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill
Yellow Swans - Going Places
Cat Power - Moon Pix
The Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love
Baby Dee - The Robin's Tiny Throat.
These two are my favourites. To complete the top 5 (still good albums):
John Maus - Love Is Real
Diamond Rings - Special Affections (*it was originally released in 2010)
Baby Dee - A Book of Songs for Anne Marie
Replace one of the last three albums with Red State by Gowns.
Suede - Suede (Reissue)
Radiohead - The Bends(Collector's Edition)
Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain
Beach House - Teen Dream
Farben - Textstar
Ben UFO - The Trilogy Tapes Cassette
Theo Parrish - Sound Sculptures v1 (I'd heard it before and loved it but getting it on wax was ridiculously exciting)
El-B - El-Breaks vol. 1-3
2.Hammock - Kenotic
3.All four Lali Puna Albums
4.Dead Can Dance - 2nd 3rd & 4th albums
5.Pj Harvey - White Chalk
Balam Acab - See Birds
Real Estate - Real Estate
MGMT - Congratulations
dunno, can't really think of much
United States of America - st (a
Tuxedomoon - Desire
Serge Gainsbourg - Comic Strip
Os Mutantes - st
Broadcast - Work and Non Work
and 5 tracks
France Gall - Laisse Tomber Le Filles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRdG0b-Py2s
Gal Costa - Tuareg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPpvNaoDuiE
Jesus - L'electrocute (not on youtube, scandalous!)
Mandy More - If not by fire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggWzYUsrgd0
Nazir Ali Feat Nahid Akhtar - Society Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3OZDqkdX1c&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL7633FE9C80EC0B8A
Somehow managed to miss Disco Inferno first time round
2)Disco Inferno - Technicolor
3)The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and The Black Diamond Express
4)Mark McGuire - Living With Yourself
5)MGMT - Congratulations
1. The Walkabouts - Ended Up a Stranger (2002) - Devil's Road has been one of my absolute favourite albums for the best part of a decade, but it took me 'til this year to get some more Walkabouts in my life (I tend to be a one-album-per-band man).
2. Funkadelic - Standing on the verge of getting it on (1974) - Again, had and loved a few Funkadelic albums for many many years now but only just getting round to hearing this. Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts is now possibly my favourite Funkadelic song.
3. Emtidi - Saat (1972) - can't remember how I found this, but it's ace. Touch The Sun = best thing.
4. Emerald Web - Dragon Wings and Lizard Tales (1979) - Flight of the Raven was on that mixtape by that whatsherface from that group. Y'know. If you heard it and didn't follow up on the whole album, you have no soul.
5. Connie Price & the Keystones - Tell Me Something (2008) - had heard about this, but never got round to hearing it 'til I stumbled across it in the bargain section of Leeds' hallowed Jumbo Records for about £2. MCs like Percee P, Myka 9 and Aloe Blacc backed by live funk? Yes please.
6. Max Richter - Memoryhouse (2002) - yet again, this was a delayed follow-up to a long-term favourite album (The Blue Notebooks). Nothing as good as that album's Shadow Journal, but what is?
7. Hangedup - s/t (2001) - another group/album that had been on my radar forever but who I'd never checked out 'til I saw it in some second-hand place for tuppence. Turns out it's great. Who knew?
8. Paper Tiger - Made Like Us (2010) - yeah, not really very late on this one, and since it's a Doomtree album (with a guest appearance from Dessa) it's hardly surprising I'm liking it. One track uses that same spoken sample from Wagon Christ's Bend Over, and tbh the whole thing does feel a bit turn-of-the-century Ninja Tuney. Which, again, makes it a no-brainer for me, really.
That'll do. Unless, in the remote possibility that anyone cares, I think these were my favourite classical discoveries of the year:
Alfvén - Symphony 4 (you can get the whole thing on mp3 for 69p from Amazon - which is what I did, and now I own a (great) 5-cd boxset...)
Bantock - Celtic Symphony
Berwald - Symphony 3
Borodin - Symphony 3 (orchestrated by Glazunov) - left unfinished, this may have been even better than the 2nd (one of my all-time favourites) had he completed it.
Glière - Symphony 2 - not as famous (or as long!) as #3, but still brilliant.
Martin? - got a box of the six symphonies, been rinsing them all but not sure I can pick a favourite. iTunes suggests 1, 4 or 6 as my most-played, but idk.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphony 2 "Antar" - obviously everyone knows Scheherazade, but his symphonies are pretty damn good too.
Unsurprisingly, none of those were written this year...
DiS can't handle Czech diacritics, apparently.
1. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz. My first Sufjan record, blew me away, I got Illinois and Seven Swans later, Age of Adz is still my favourite though.
2. The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows. Found this cheaply and heard very good things from this site (and obviously hearing The Rat before), was a bit hard to get into, but I'm glad I stuck with it.
3. Beach House - Teen Dream. Heard Silver Soul previously and thought nothing of it, heard Norway this year and it was incredibly catchy, turns out the others are just as catchy.
4. M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us. I was intrigued when DiS posted M83 as it's album of the year for S=Y, so got Kim and Jessie and left it at that. Then Midnight City came out, which turns out to be one of my favourite songs of the year, read a couple of interviews, found out Mr Gonzalez's personal favourite song of his own was Lower Your Eyelids.. and made a blind purchase based off that!
5. Janelle Monae - ArchAndroid. Saw her performance of War of the Roses at Glasto. Quick decision was made after that!
2. The Naked and the Famous — Passive Me, Aggressive You
3. The Lost Rivers — My Beatific Vision (mini album)
some others I can't remember off the top of my head.
4. Presents for Sally — A Touch of Joy, a Touch of Sadness
5. Factory Floor — Talking on Cliffs (EP)
just realised that I didn't get Tamaryn until this year, so that slots in at No.2.
1. Warpaint- The Fool
2. The Smiths- The Queen is Dead
3. Fugazi- Stwady Diet of Nothing
4. Swans- My father will guide me up a rope to the Sky
5. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love
I know "The Queen Is Dead" and "Hounds of Love" are both musical classics, but yeah whilst I loved the smiths before I only got that album after everyone was goig mad about it's 25th anniversary halfway through the year. One of my favourite records of all time, easily. Also, I only really fell in love with Kate Bush in the summer also.
2. Superchunk - No pocky for kitty
3. Scorn - Gyral (re-picked up)
4. Bonnie Prince Billy - I see a darkness
5. John Martyn - Solid Air
Middle era Superchunk, Bitch Magnet, Swans, Cloaks, Scorn
partic Scorn considering all the other ND/Godflesh related stuff I have, but you can't always fit them all in, eh? I'm also ploughing through Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Skinny Puppy, etc...
2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
4. Four Tet - There Is Love In You
5. Nas - Illmatic
The age of ads - sufjan Stevens
Graceland - Paul Simon
Intergalactic sonic 7"s - ash
New junk aesthitic - every time I die
I've probably missed some better albums I bought, been picking lots of classic vinyls from oxfam, stuff like 10cc. Oh and I also bought nevermind at a record fair this year, I'd never owned that either.
Not necessarily through choice, just it's been in my parents' car for the last 25 years. Now THAT'S interesting.
1. Whiskey and Wimmen - JOHN LEE HOOKER
2. Transilvanian Hunger - DARKTHRONE
3. Shotgun Willie - WILLIE NELSON
4. Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me - THE CARTER FAMILY
5. Opus Eponymous - GHOST
2) The Jesus and Mary Chain: Psychocandy
3) Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
4) Caribou: Swim
5) The Field: From Here We Go Sublime
Telescopes – taste
John Coltrane – ascension
Ornette Coleman – free jazz
Tim Hecker – harmony in ultraviolet
Levitation – meanwhile gardens (summer & autumn vers.)
I much prefer HIU, particularly tracks like Dungeoneering (one of my top tracks of all time). I can't help but feel that Ravedeath is slightly overrated.
defo prefer Harmony over Ravedeath....Ravedeath is a bit too bleak