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[Swans - To Be Kind] It doesn't deviate too much from The Seer (it has its own 30+ minute track as well), that's not unwelcome as it largely streamlines the formula with To Be Kind featuring a more logical track sequencing (one disc being more atmospheric, then other being more rocking).
[Lantlos - Melting Sun] Much like Alcest (See below), this album marks a move away from the black metal influences of past releases while upping the Post-Rock/Shoegaze influences. The results are much more spacious sound that doesn't feel nearly as cramped as previous releases with much better vocals (Niege of Alcest also departed prior to this album.)
[Fennesz - Becs] His prior albums don't do much for me, but his songwriting comes to fore on this album with the guitar being much more upfront. Where previous albums sound like a wash of digital effects, the production sounds much more 3D.
[A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent] Another improvement on past albums. Though I liked their previous albums, they always sounded very fractured and seemed to move onto the next track before the song could fully blossom. A shift in songwriting duties makes the band slightly less experimental, but makes the songs sound fully developed. A nice update of Shoegaze's formula in an otherwise dull year for the genre.
[Medicine - Home Everywhere] First wave Shoegaze's band continues their reunion by pushing into more experimental territory, yet still retaining the buried poppiness of previous albums.
[Radar Men from the Moon - Strange Wave Galore] Never really sits still as it marries Maserati-like propulsion with Shoegaze atmosphere. There've been other attempts to make Shoegaze more rocking this year (See: Whirr, Nothing, etc.), but none of them are nearly as exciting.
[Vessel - Punish, Honey] An organic Industrial/dubstep album composed of makeshift drums, guitars, flutes, etc. where everything sounds slightly off and grotesque.
[Temples - Sun Structures] Pure 60s psych pastiche, but one that's done well. Somewhat disappointing is that half the album was released as an EP a few years earlier, but nearly all the tracks are redone/remixed for the album in almost all better forms.
[Warpaint] Their last album had some good moments that rarely coalesced into a coherent whole, but the band seems a lot more focused this time around with more electronic flourishes fleshing things out.
[Earth - Primitive & Deadly] Somewhere between their earlier drone and the more reverby doomed spaghetti western sound of late. While the recent albums have good, the addition of vocals makes the music sound like there's a bit more substance.
[Goat - Commune] Not too different from their debut, though things are a bit more polished and darker in tone. Somewhat underdeveloped in spots, but easily one of the more interesting and wild psych-rock bands out there when things do come together.
[Ty Segall - Manipulator] My first foray into his discography as he seems to release something every few months. A bit of a grab bag in styles, but one that's oddly coherent and consistent. Sounds oddly 90s-ish.
[Hookworms - The Hum] Their last album was enjoyable, but fairly bloated and ran out of steam towards the end. This album isn't really different stylistically, but it's much more consistent from beginning to end. Sounds like Spacemen 3 fronted by Roky Erickson.
[Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused] I'm not really that into either discography as I tend to like the ideas being presented more than the actual results; however, both seem to complement one another's sound: Sunn O))) filling Scott's skeletal sound and Scott adding a bit more of, well, something to Sunn O)))'s drone. A more collaborative effort in the future (this is mostly Scott writing *for* Sunn O)))) could make it seem a little less pieced together.
[A Silver Mt. Zion - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything] GYBE! sideproject finally comes out into its own by making a more rock version of GYBE!'s sound. The vocals are still a bit offputting, but more appropriate for the tone involved.
[Austerity Program - Beyond Calculation] like a heavier version of Big Black. I had forgotten about them until someone pointed out they had a new album, but I found this one a bit more memorable
[Opal Onyx - Delta Sands] Folk with a heavily treated cello than turns into drone territory. It doesn't quite take off when it should, but promising nonetheless.
[Black Angels - Clear Lake Forest] At least partially derived from outtakes from their previous album, which is really odd as this album is so much better than Indigo Meadow. Still mining fairly well trod ground, but in a much less stereotypical (and cheesy) way.
[The Horrors - Luminous] Less an evolution (which was an aspect always a bit overstated; did they ever really do anything not done by other bands?) and more of a refinement of the Simple Minds/self-titled Echo & the Bunnymen sound of Skying, but with more electronic flourishes. Good, but a bit meandering.
[Dark Horses - Hail Lucid State] Love & Rockets/Siouxsie-esque Post-Punk that streamlines the sound of their bloated debut. The image they try to project is still not quite believable, but at least the music is catching up.
[Comet Control] former members of Quest For Fire moves their sound from the early 70s up to the early 90s, trading Pink Floyd for Swervedriver.
[Camera - Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide] Michael Rother approved neo-NEU! Imagine Seeland + Fur Immer and you've basically got what the entire album's all about.
[Hiss Tracts - Shortwave Nights] The next best GYBE! spinoff focuses on the droning/vocal samples from the band's earlier releases. I found myself liking this a lot more than I thought I would as the drones would slowly shift from one sound to the next and not quite relegate themselves to merely background noise.
[Towns - Get By] Shoegaze via Britpop extrovertedness should be annoying as fuck, but it works surprisingly well. The vocals can be a bit much in spots, but it sounds like a much more *fun* version of Shoegaze, even if it's not particularly original-sounding on its own.
[Meatbodies] Another entry into the Ty Segall/Mikal Cronin axiom of psych-rock. The bassist from last year's Fuzz takes his turn as the lead with some garage-psych tunes. Not quite as memorable as similar releases, but good overall.
[Aphex Twin - Syro] Though I love both SAW albums, I never ventured into his other albums for some reason. For that reason, I can't really compare it to previous works, though what struck me as how relatively poppy it is, yet otherwise pretty complex and never staying in one place for too long.
[EMA - the Future's Void] Normally the internet and well, pretty much any medium that is not the internet never really works, and this album isn't entirely free of that, but thankfully the album's music (which often sounds like a couple different genres from track to track) more than makes up for the somewhat awkward references to internet paranoia.
Best Stand-Alone Single:
[Girl Band - De Bom Bom] chugging noise rock. They've signed to Rough Trade, so one to watch out for next year.
[Alcest- Shelter] His move away from Black Metal wasn't unforseen, though I didn't think it would be nearly as bad as the end results turned out to be (with Neil Halstead from Slowdive appearing on the worst track, no less). the Coldplay of post-rock/Shoegaze.
[Foxygen - ... And Star Power] A passable retro act makes a boldfaced attempt at a Difficult Album by making a meta version of an overstuffed and indulgent double album (think: Tusk, the White Album, etc.). Funny as a concept, awful as a listening experience. Don't give them the time of day, the band is laughing at you for enjoying it.
to see towns in there
but I always feel a little odd comparing the music I listen to when relaxing and reflecting and the music I listen to when I'm on the go - For me they are like two different sides of the coin (even though their may be a little crossover between them. With that said here is my top 15 down time and top 15 up time albums of 2014.
For the Motionless Moments [Ambient//Modern Classical/Drone]
1. Deru - 1979
2. Sontag Shogun - Tale
3. Orgamibiro - Odham's Standard
4. Bing and Ruth - Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
5. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos
6. Orcas - Yearling
7. Memory Drawings - There is No Perfect Place
8. Kyle Bobby Dunn - Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness
9. Luke Howard - Two & One
10. Ian William Craig - A Turn of Breath
11. Erik K Skodvin - Flame
12. Grouper- Ruins
13. Black Elk - Sketches I-V
14. The Humble Bee - She Possessed The Secret For Listening to the Stars.
15. Deaf Center - Recount
Honourables - Eric Holm/ Lawrence English/ Poppy Ackroyd/Black Vines/Richard Ginns
For The Moments of Movement [Emo/Hip Hop/Indie/Electronica/]
1.Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
2. Sisyphus - Sisyphus
3. Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Rhythm
4. Young Fathers - Dead
5. Bracken - Exist Resist
6. Tapage - Eight
7. +/- - Jumping The Tracks
8. The Notwist - Close To The Glass
9. Have A Nice Life - The Unnatural World
10. Shellac - Dude Incredible
11. William Fitzsimmons - Lions
12. Poemss - Poemss
13. Inventions - S/T
14. Gem Club - In Roses
15. Graveyard Tapes - White Rooms
Honourables - Hail Mary Mallon/ The Das/The Go Find/Wife/Zamutto
1. 52 Hertz - Somnolence [Post Hardcore/Screamo]
2. Jon Hopkins - Asleep Versions
3. Greg Gives Peter Space - S/T
Favourite Remix albums
1. Luke Howard - Night Cloud
2. Oiseaux Tempete - Re-Works
3. Hecq - Conversions
Favourite Live Album
Tape Loop Orchestra - Manchester Bootleg
Favourite Vinyl Reissues.
Bedhead Box Set/ Origamibiro Box Set / Daniel W J Mackenzie - Teeth Sleep Under Winking Eyelid/ The Tumbled Sea - Melody Summer/ Modest Mouse - Lonesome & Long Road. (Looking Forward to Nest & Brambles too)
a weekends worth of discovery to tuck into there
1979 only leads that list as it did such a good job letting me drift of to sleep through the year, but Sontag & Orgamibiro (which I think share a fairly similar palette) made my modern classical year. Sontag... used to be a post rock band
worth checking out.
30. Ex-Hex - Rips
29. Ought - More Than Any Other Day
28. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love
27. Stephen Steinbrink - Arranged Waves
26. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels II
25. Warpaint - Warpaint
24. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
23. Nothing - Guilty of Everything
22. Aphex Twin - Syro
21. Ben Frost - A U R O R A
20. Fear of Men - Loom
19. FKA Twigs - LP1
18. The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream
17. Eternal Summers - The Drop Beneath
16. Wild Beasts - Present Tense
15. Stars - No One Is Lost
14. Radiator Hospital - Torch Song
13. Mongol Horde - Mongol Horde
12. Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
11. Anais Mitchell - XOA
10. Hospitality - Trouble
9. Nick Mulvey - First Mind
8. Cheatahs - Cheatahs
7. Mac Demarco - Salad Days
6. Todd Terje - It's Album Time...
5. Alvvays - Alvvays
4. Emma Ruth Rundle - Some Heavy Ocean
3. Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold
2. Kiasmos - Kiasmos
1. Makthaverskan - Makthaverskan II
A lot of the albums spring to mind come from the tail end of the year and I don't know if they're just fresher in my memory. Think I need a re-listen to stuff like Neneh Cherry, Marissa Nadler, Elbow, Womens Hour, Wussy and Samaris again to see how they compare to more recent favourites like Run the Jewels, Ex Hex, Twilight Sad, King Creosote and so on.
that the Antlers album has been completely shut out of everything. It was hugely acclaimed when it was released. Did everyone forget about it?
but realised i was putting it on pretty much every evening in the week and during weekend mornings for a good few months after release, some sublime moments
Not seen it anywhere. The Manchester Ritz gig was less than half full (on a Friday night) :-(
i really did, but the musicianship just frustrates me. It doesn't go anywhere or do anything or idk, it does all of that in a way that lasts too long. like i love the previous 2 records, but no, not this one
in my voting. Despite at least a gig a week and my continual pursuit for the next indie band, the biggest artist at the moment with probably no indie cool simply has the best release this year. I'm sat at a Camden pub typing this coming back from a Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball concert having seen Taylor Swift live for the first time. Excellent (short) set.
It may be time to admit to yourself that you are no longer in continual pursuit of the next indie band.
that's why you all like her.
Although, I can only go with what I liked this year. Paramore's album was brilliant last year. Taylor Swift's album is brilliant pop. I just hope that the DiS Voters top 5 or 10 top albums don't replicate Q magazine's list. I always found scrolling down on that big thread to look as people's music taste far more interesting than the final result.
1. The Phantom Band - Strange Friend
2. Loscil - Sea Island
3. War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
4. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
5. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent
6. Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
7. Interpol - El Pintor
8. Dalhous - Will to be Well
9. Future Islands - Singles
10. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace There Is
Tycho - Awake
Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours
Slow Club - Complete Surrender
Liars - Mess
25. Swans - To Be Kind
24. Mac De Marco - Salad Days
23. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
22. Beck - Morning Phase
21. White Lung - Deep Fantasy
20. Toumani Diabete & Sidiki Diabete - Toumani & Sidiki
19. Ben Frost - AURORA
18. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love
17. Aziza Brahim - Soutak
16. Ian William Craig - A Turn Of Breath
15. Fennesz - Bécs
14. JC+The Voidz - Tyranny
13. Alvvays - s/t
12. Aphex Twin - Syro
11. St. Vincent - s/t
10. Douglas Dare - Whelm
09. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
08. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
07. FKA Twigs - LP1
06. Augie March - Havens Dumb
05. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
04. Marissa Nadler - July
03. La Roux - Trouble In Paradise
02. Ryan Adams - s/t
01. Grouper - Ruins
really enjoying this Alvvays album
realised this year i have gone proper soft, ben frost was the only really abrasive thing on the list, think living with the gf has led me to listen to softer albums a lot more regularly and as such they have crept into my top 10
Wrote it off a bit at the time alas by-the-numbers indie, but it's a really charming album with some memorable songs.
Yep. That boring.
and his eight best album (in all his guises) overall of those I've heard. It is interesting why this one in particular is so popular with so many people when I don't think it's anything special in the context of his career.
i'm on a casual sun kill moon fan (though love red house painters), so I can't be certain but I do think benji is quite distinct from other SKM records, his stuff has always been really personal but I don't think many of his songs have been stories until benji, that narrative format just makes them a lot more accessible and memorable. Also the rest of SKM stuff blends into one finger picking mass for me, where as benji has some subtle interesting sounds going on, like that bit where it threatened to go all bon iver choral yodelling before he thinks better of it, or some string scraping or something (can't even work out what some of these sounds are). Could be completely wrong about all this as I've not listened to the other records enough.
will win. I hadn't heard of the former until he won album of the month. I gave it several listens but it just didn't click.
It's no Makthaverskan II though.
were probably my equal 6th best albums and so missed the cut. Both very good but both artist's previous were far better. I remember it took me several weeks to get into Slave Ambient but then I had it on replay for months.
I am a big Kozelek fan anyway, this record didn't click with me initially apart from Micheline, but I keep finding new things on each listen. I can see it won't be for everyone, it is basically him fingerpicking on some weird open tuning while mumbling about Uncles who died in freak aerosol accidents, or girls with learning difficulties who asked if they could get in the bath with him, or friends who had aneurysms because of the way they played barre chords. The song about how much he loves his Mum isn't great though. So I am not sure why this has clicked with so many people.
my opinion last years album with jimmy lavalle was a stronger record that seemed to go quite unnoticed, especially compared to the coverage benji is getting
It's the one about how he loves his dad that I skip.
Reckon the war on drugs could win their feud if he waited until the end of the year and then released a song called 'I can't live without mark kozelek's mother's love'
as my top album but do check out the Woven Hand album. A brilliant album by a bloke I'd never heard of before this release. I hope this link works.
no votes in the list so far.
if lewis - l'amour was a new release rather than a re-release it would've been my number one.
in December with just releases from the year, and adding to it when I get new stuff, to force me to listen to new releases. It has the odd side effect of making a load of albums remind me of chilly mornings, but I always get some new discoveries in that I may have dismissed on initial listens. Real Estate, War on Drugs, & Goat have been on heavy rotation recently. These were ignored as dull, sounding like Don Henley and shit world music earlier in the year.
Just been listening to Joyce Manor and Ratking. Get the feeling if I'd heard these earlier in the year they'd make the list.
15. Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else
14. Aphex Twin - Syro
13. Young Fathers - Dead
12. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
11. St Vincent - St Vincent
10. We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Unraveling
9. Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End
8. Bear Arms - Strength and Conviction
7. Run The Jewels - RTJ2
6. Burial - Rival Dealer
5. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
4. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
3. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
2. The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
1. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
Wouldn't say it's been the best year for tunes. Spent the first half of the year listening to my favourite stuff from last year. Only thing I got into in the first half would be the St Vincent record. Even though Benji came out in February, I didn't really get on board with it until maybe August. I really love it though. I know there's mixed opinions on here and the Koz has been a bit childish n' that but I really can't see past what an excellent piece of work it is.
Great to see The Twilight Sad back with another great album. One of this country's heavily underrated bands. I really hope it brings them a bit of what they need in order to keep going because it would be a real shame to lose them.
Roll on 2015. Lots of good shit to come. Really excited for Chromatics and Dan Deacon.
I posted it here: http://maffc42.blogspot.com/2014/12/maffs-top-50-albums-of-2014.html (it's the only thing worth reading there, I'm not trying to self-promote a blog).
In any case, here's my top 20:
20. The Antlers - Familiars
19. Mitski - Bury Me At Makeout Creek"
18. St. Vincent
17. Modern Baseball - You're Gonna Miss It All
16. Ex Hex - Rips
15. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
14. Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
13. La Dispute - Rooms of the House
12. Hookworms - The Hum
11. Caribou - Our Love
10. Todd Terje - It's Album Time
9. Swans - To Be Kind
8. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
7. Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else
6. The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here...
5. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
4. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love
3. Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE
2. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
1. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There
I have not even vaguely heard of. Always a good source of new stuff for me to look into though.
gives me so much stuff to go investigate
Future Islands are making a late surge for me and been checking out and liking Joyce Manor, Modern Baseball and Alvvays based on the above lists.
Any love for the new Fucked Up album out this year, I came to it pretty late but can't stop listening!
But its still got some great stuff on it
Is their weakest can't wait to check out the back catalogue. Any suggestions where to start?
although I imagine a lot of people will tell you to go for David Comes to Life. And they're not wrong.
I've probably listened to Real Estate the most, but that's because it's so dang easy to listen to and I never seem to be not in the mood for it. Dunno whether it's in my top 5 favourites.
I probably will go Benji #1 (boring) as it's the most I've been moved by music this year, to the extent where I don't like listening to it in public.
I'll sort out my post for reals when i have ordered more than just my top 5... https://twitter.com/captainricebox/status/542412254042259456
One of my five favourites as well.
It was a comment you made that made me listen to it. Managed to get it on my birthday wishlist, didn't I?! There have been a good number of electronic albums I've enjoyed, but the organics of actual instruments and the need for something like the haxan cloak, sold me
Good to know that in between all the trolling I sometimes post something useful.
1) Prince - Art Official Age
2) Warpaint - Warpaint
3) Tinashe - Aquarius
4) FKA Twigs - LP1
5) Sleaford Mods - Divide and Exit
Not my favorite year for music ever. Even though all the albums above have moments I love, none of them are stone-cold classics from beginning to end. Only other albums I spent much time with this year were Benji (rapidly loses its appeal) You're Dead (still haven't found a way in to this one) and Metronomy (just too wispy)...
The Freddie Gibbs/ Madlib album is great - miles better than the over-hyped Run The Jewels
Really enjoying Alvvays, having previously written them off.
1) Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
With the exception of some of their collaborations over the past few years, I’ve never really paid much attention to this band before. Was really impressed with the promo singles Klapp Klapp and Paris, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this record. Been playing it loads this year, and fully deserves my no.1!
2) Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love
My favourite debut LP this year, love the noisy production, love the guitar licks, love Meredith’s angry yet almost buried vocals.
3) Todd Terje - It’s Album Time
Such a fun album this, some of best upbeat electronic music I’ve heard in years.
4) Aphex Twin - Syro
Great to have ol' Richard back on the scene. As always with his records, I feel like I’m hearing something new on each listen, as such is his incredible attention to detail.
5) Emma Ruth Rundle - Some Heavy Ocean
Wonderfully atmospheric. Loved it all the way through.
And the rest:
6) Springtime Carnivore - s/t (was so close to making my top 5, contains the most excellent lo-fi indie pop)
7) A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Sea When Absent
8) Beck - Morning Phase
9) EMA - The Future’s Void
10) Boris - Noise
11) Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita
12) Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else
13) Gavlyn - Modest Confidence
14) Cibo Matto - Hotel Valentine
15) Medicine - Home Everywhere
16) Negativland - It’s All In Your Head
17) Kidkanevil - My Little Ghost
18) St. Vincent - s/t
19) Iceage - Plowing Into the Field of Love
20) Shonen Knife - Overdrive
I have a ton of stuff to investigate now thanks to these wonderful lists you've all posted!
Be curious to know what the current front-runners are.
and people criticised it as a spoiler
I'll do a vague apple-f search and tally then. Was just curious as people are saying how varied it will be compared to the main DiS list but i'm seeing very few recurring smaller names. Loving seeing all the lists tho. So many records to listen to and revisit.
top 25 in abc order:
actress - ghettoville
aphex twin - syro
black rain - dark pool
the body - i shall die here
the bug - angels and devils
clark - clark
cut hands - festival of the dead
death grips - the powers that b
die antwoord - donker mag
flying lotus - you're dead!
ben frost - aurora
liars - mess
millie and andrea - drop the vowels
pharmakon - bestial burden
ariel pink - pom pom
scott walker and sunn o))) - soused
sd laika - that's harakiri
shabazz palaces - lese majesty
sleaford mods - divide and exit
the soft pink truth - why do the heathen rage?
andy stott - faith in strangers
swans - to be kind
untold - black light spiral
vessel - punish, honey
wolves in the throne room - celestite
SD Laika - That's Harakari [Tri-Angle]
Actress - Ghettoville [Werk Discs/Ninja Tune]
Mr. Mitch - Parallel Memories [Planet Mu]
Yamaneko - Pixel Wave Embrace [Local Action]
Brood Ma - POPULOUS/rePOPULOUS [Quantum Natives]
FKA Twigs - LP1 [Young Turks]
Slackk - Palm Tree Fire [Local Action]
DJ Q - Ineffable [Local Action]
Popcaan - Where We Come From [Mixpak]
Napolian - Incursio [Software Recording Co.]
Call Super - Suzi Ecto [Houndstooth]
Objekt - Flatland [PAN]
Bing & Ruth - Tomorow Was The Golden Age [RVNGIntl.]
Cooly G - Wait 'Til Night [Hyperdub]
V/A - Teklife: Next Life [Hyperdub]
Lotic - DAMSEL in DISTRESS [Janus]
Kassem Mosse - Workshop 19 [Workshop]
Afrikan Sciences - Circuitous [PAN]
V/A - Boxed Vol.1 / Vol.2 [Boxed]
V/A - Hyperdub 10.1 / 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 [Hyperdub]
D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah [RCA]
Micachu - Feeling Romantic Feeling Tropical Feeling Ill [DDS]
Dean Blunt - Black Metal [Rough Trade]
Vaghe Stelle - Sweet Sixteen [Astro:Dynamics]
Xenogears - Lost Artemis [Restoration]
2562 - The New Today [When In Doubt]
DJ Earl & Heavee - Audio Fixx 2 [Teklife]
LV & Joshua Idehen - Islands [Keysound]
DJ Spoko - War God [Lit City Trax]
Nochexxx - Thrusters [Ramp]
Fatima - Yellow Memories [Eglo]
Ekoplekz - Unfidelity [Planet Mu]
Untold - Black Light Spiral [Hemlock]
Traxman - Da Mind Of Traxman Vol.2 [Planet Mu]
The Inward Circles - Nimrod Is Lost In Orion And Osyris In The Doggestarre [Corbel Stone Press]
Arca - Xen [Mute]
18+ - Trust [Houndstooth]
Suicideyear - Remembrance [Software]
Roland Young - Hearsay I-Land [Palto Flats]
B£AMS - Unforthcoming Self [Sonic Router]
M-O-R-S-E - Empty (Extended) [Interscape Records]
V/A - Livity Sound Remixes [Livity Sound]
V/A - From The Reels: A No Corner Collection [No Corner]
V/A - Keysound Recordings Presents… Certified Connections [Keysound]
Wen - Signals [Keysound]
Flying Lotus - You're Dead! [Warp]
Population One - Theater Of A Confused Mind [Rush Hour]
Moiré - Shelter [WerkDiscs/Ninja Tune]
Dynooo - These Flaws Are Mine To War With [Self Released]
Dutch E Germ - IN.RAK.DUST [UNO NYC]
Audint - Martial Hauntology [Audint]
Young Thug & Bloody Jay - Black Portland [Self Released]
Davinche & Katie Pearl - s/t [Self Released]
Perc - The Power & The Glory [Perc Trax]
Fatima Al Qadiri - Asiatisch [Hyperdub]
Sun Araw - Belomancie [Drag City]
Pye Corner Audio - Black Mill Tapes Volumes 3 & 4 [Type]
I'll chat about a load of them later.
I'll find what I can on Spotify.
No: Brood Ma, Bing & Ruth, Teklife, Lotic, Boxed, Micachu, Xenogears, 2562, DJ Earl & Heavee, The Inward Circles, B£AMS, Dynooo, Audint, Black Portland, Davinche & Katie Pearl, Sun Araw, Pye Corner Audio.
But the rest is there, so I just picked a track I liked from each.
Been getting into LV and Josh Idehen and Mr Mitch pretty heavily in the last few weeks. Still yet to check out the Cooly G.
I've not seen DJ Q on too many end of year lists, which is a shame, as its one of my favourites. I reckon it's because it's got such a 'summer' feel- basically the closest thing I've heard to old school 2000-2003 garage in years- so maybe it's been forgotten in December. Any other stuff you'd recommend along the lines of Q?