petak, 31. svibnja 2013.

Music That You May Not Have Known About (blog) - Top 50 albums

Music that you may not have known about

Još jedan blog s prilično neobičnim ukusom. Najbolji album 2012. im je Tape I nekoga tko se zove FAVRTSM. Kao da je raštimani klavir bio stavljen na krevet a nekoliko sablasti je skakalo po njemu pokušavajući oponašati Chopina.

Tape I by FAVRTSM  streaming

"...but we're more particularly concerned with his latest, Tape I, a gripping set of eleven piano improvisations delicately laid over a delicate bed of fuzz, occasionally thundering into moments of disconsolate hiss as Grafals' activity picks up. He claims that he is "not good at piano" and "not a good song writer", but evidentally he knows enough about A) pianos and B) songs to make eleven good instances of the latter by improvising on the former, so consider this your first lo-fi piano album of the year." -- Dwight Pavlovic // Decoder 

"Eight tracks of furious, desperate keys, each improvised and recorded in a single track. The entire tape feels distant, ghostly, almost victorian and antique, and yet discordant and chaotic. It's sad, and even heartbreaking at times. I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of the ancillary sound of starting and stopping recording, approaching the bench, etc. There is no processing to speak of, and zero electronics. The only real common threads tethering this to the tape scene are genuine heartfelt emotion, and the minimalist approach to presentation. But, I think, that is more than enough." 
-- Brian Leppard // Guide Me Little Tape

TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2012!

50. Dropxlife - Furthur

A very chilled out beat tape. A wonderful sedative to get you through the winter.

49. 회사AUTO - Longing & Passion ⌘42

I know the supposed genre of "Vaporwave" is becoming a bit of a joke to the music industry, but I definitely have enjoyed the output of the unofficial genre. I definitely think AUTO gave us one of the more interesting records in that genre this year with "Longing For Passion". Very interesting samples and tons of very random and unpredictable edits. Great record. 회사AUTO

48. Dweller On The Threshold - Dweller On The Threshold

Though a bit inconsistent, this debut Dweller On The Threshold record really proved to be one of the most interesting rock experiences I heard this. Very interested to hear what they do next.

47. P.H.O.B.O.S. - Atonal Hypermensia

This metal album is of the heaviest and darkest records I've ever heard. Period. Incredibly far out loud and distorted guitar and bass and these odd reverbed out drums that just literally feel like smashes to the face.

46. Torche - Harminocraft

Some of the catchiest and brightest metal songs of the year can be found on here. Really was reminded how much I loved this thing when I saw the band in concert. Just a lovely collection of tracks.

45. Alcoves - Alcoves

This debut Alcoves LP really made a mark for me with it's interesting and dark lyrics, heavy and overtaking guitars and distorted drums. 

44. Audens Raign - Letters From The Other Side: Part 12

Very interesting experimental punk record in Audens Raign Letters From The Other Side series that for some reason really stuck with me.

43. Local News - Channel 8

Local News, like AUTO, brought a very interesting and awesome collection of jazz sampling tracks to the table onChannel 8. While I hate how short this album is, I love it just the same. 

42. Redrick Sultan - Trolling For Answers

Just such a fun album. Redrick Sultan really combine funk, jazz, acoustics and comedy into just one long and awesome LP. So much fun to be had!

41. Tim Hecker And Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist

I absolutely love ambient music, and so this definitely stood out to me at the end of 2012. This album has tons of awesome ambient and occasionally experimental soundscapes that I love.

40. Otto Rollo - Longtime

Out of all of Otto Rollo's material this year, this is easily my favorite. The massive 30 minutes of experimental genre jumping that Otto Rollo does on here is just so memorable.

39. Robert Plant's Dingleberry - Moby Dick

17 minutes of just pure experimental noise. One intense ride through the filthiest and grimiest sounds I've ever heard. Also, the Michael Jackson sample at the end of the LP is a pretty nice treat.

38. MMOSS - Only Children

Psychedelia to the extreme! Very glad I took a minute to check this out. It's pretty amazing.

37. Show Your Teeth - North

Ambient, experimental, glitchy and bright, Show Your Teeth really shows his full potential on here.

36. Dads - American Radass (this is important)

Say what you will about Dads and the current wave of mathy indie rock/"tumblr-core". I really enjoy the technicality and bright feelings on this LP. Hoping to catch this band later this month.

35. Dark Blue Dark Green - Dark Blue Dark Green

Avant Garde and bizarre rock and jazz compositions out of the heart of Missouri. Definitely one of the most original albums to come out in a while.

34. Public Spread The News - Play Mystery

A beat sample record that is more enjoyable with each listen.

33. Riot Meadows - tEMPORAL dRIFT tAPE

A very original ambient LP that really creates an amazing atmosphere for winter. Combinations of very hazy synthesizers and loud roaring nature scapes fill this album, and they never got boring, at least to me.

32. NAH - END 

A very brutal record. Loud and destructive drum playing from NAH, incredibly tightly wound industrious samples, and just an overall intensity that is hard to deny. 

31. The Plums - Nixon's Mess
A very pleasant No Wave/Post Punk surprise from DC band The Plums. Filled with very listless and drawn out bursts of guitar, bass and drums and some very experimental moments as well, I think it's a shame more people haven't heard this album. 

30. Mewithoutyou - Ten Stories
Mewithoutyou continue to make music that I find amazing and very interesting. The storytelling, intense guitar tones, and some lighter moments make this LP the perfect combo of everything this band has worked for so far and a little more.

29. The Act Of Estimating As Worthless - Amongst These Splintered Minds//Leaden Thoughts Sing Softly
Elements of children's songs, folk and post rock all in one album. Just amazing stuff. 

28. Diskette Romances - Keys To The Suite
"Vaporwave" shows up yet again on this list. A short group of samples that stayed with me easily the longest out of all of the jazz sample records to come out this year.

27. Teen Suicide - I Will Be My Own Hell Because There Is A Devil Inside My Body

Emotional and intense, Teen Suicide's debut LP is filled dark lyrics, echoing vocals, and great riffage. The emotion that this band brought to the table really resonated with me from first listen and onwards.

26. Marcus Eads - Historic Grain Elevators
I think we all know Marcus Eads as the awesome dude who runs Sunup Recordings (one of my favorite records labels ever). I didn't know he made music as well. Historic Grain Elevators is full of these excellent guitar compositions/improvisations filtered through a lo-fi lense. And at 45 minutes in length, this album has plenty of memorable material.

25. The Flaming Lips - Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghosts Of Dawn
It really saddens me how much this cover LP went under the radar this year. King Crimson covers have never sounded more awesome. I just can't describe how awesome some moments on here are.

24. Tim Feeney - Weakness
Definitely one of the most original albums to be released this year. One long and mind numbing amplified drum roll after another, not one the same. I really have never heard a record like this before, and I don't think ever will again.

23. Fag Cop - Whimpers From The Pantheon
Some straight up filthy and dirty garage punk. If you want just a plain wild punk rock album with some disturbing messages, listen to this many times.

22. Recondite - On Acid
Recondite really makes some of the best and most relaxing electronic songs I've heard on On Acid. The Roland TB-303 that he uses on this record is completely different from how it's normally used these days, and I find it personally really sedative and relaxing. Another one of them winter records, for sure.

21. All Blood - Flood Someone Else's Ocean
Someone Else's Ocean

The two records that Jonathan Brokaw dropped this year as All Blood are definitely deserving of a tie for #21. Both albums are consistently lyrical, distorted, and just plain awesome. As far as music goes, this guy just had a great year and made some of my favorite releases.

20. Meat Mist - Smut
A raw and filthy punch in the face hardcore record. Incredibly disturbing and vile lyrics and themes, intense and brutal guitar noise, and just absolutely mind destroying vocals. This album really just.. oh man.

19. Trash Kids - Get Lost
Very original, glitchy, and colorful beats with tons of bright guitars and ghostly vocals. There are also some really awesome experimental moments on here as well. This album was the album that really had me dive right into that Woozy Tribe collective and all of the awesome musicians that they have, and it continues to be one of the best records to come out of the group, for me. 

18. Death Grips - The Money Store
Is there really a reason to explain why Death Grips is on here? 

17. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelejuah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
I think it's safe to say we all freaked out when Godspeed announced this album. And wouldn't we? This band is loved by almost everyone, and they haven't released any brand new material in 10 years. And this album definitely lives up to the expectations. I still find myself just in awe over how amazing some of the moments on this album are. If you've never heard of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and like epic music, this is a great place to start.

16. Showbread - Cancer
While this is not my favorite Showbread LP, this band still definitely resonates with me as deeply as they did when I first heard their debut album almost 4 years ago. 

15. The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice
Very beautiful circus sounding folk record. The Music Tapes/Julian Koster just fascinate with with each note they play and each instrument they pick up, and that is no different on this album. Great use of violin bows on banjos and saws, trumpets, and Julian Koster's just amazing soaring vocals. Oh man. 

14. Himanshu - Nehru Jackets
Heems really made my favorite hip hop mixtape of the year. Mike Finito's AMAZING production and Heems' funny, oddball and goofy rhymes keep this album entertaining through it's 70 minutes of music. 

13. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Cobra Juicy
I know this was not a very well received record by critics, but for me, I just love pretty much anything Black Moth Super Rainbow does. I have never been disappointed with anything to come from these guys, and Cobra Juicy is no different. Great bright and psychedelic tones, Tom Feck's robotic vocals, lush electronics, and more use of guitars on this album result in some really memorable and catchy tunes.

12. Destroy Nate Allen - With Our Powers Combined
Destroy Nate Allen are such a fun band. And with a full band behind them on this record, they sound better than ever. While I do think some of the emotion that is on other DNA record's like Until My Ankle Gets Better is a little bit absent, this record makes up for that in just the amount of fun that this record is. Every song on here needs to be danced to.

11. Cemetery Family Band - Cemetery Family Band
Oh man, what a killer record. Just a completely enthralling listen from start to finish. From the oddball vocals, intricate guitar work and loops, and just pure originality, Cemetery Family Band really made one of the best debuts I've yet to hear.

10. Ponyboy - Pussy Killer
This thing really, really grew on me this year. The pure and raw intensity that Ponyboy brings to the table along with some very catchy hooks and incredibly dark lyrics/stories came out of right field for me towards the end of the year and ended up at #10. 

9. Boyfrndz - All Day Pass
A very complex experimental math rock LP. Each time I listen to it, I catch a new thing that I love, and makes me enjoy this album more. Just filled with guitar and drum patterns that you will spend a while thinking about.

8. El Ten Eleven - Transitions
El Ten Eleven continues to put out one awesome record of catchy post/indie rock. These songs are always changing and multiplying by the second into something more grand and interesting than were it started.

If there is a better jazz record to come out this year, speak now or forever hold your peace. 

6. Lost Trail - Music For "Traumatic Attachments" 
Drone, noise, post rock, and consistently epic soundscapes for the apocalypse. Lost Trail has had a ton of releases this year, but this one definitely stuck with the me the most.

5. Deerhoof - Breakup Song
Deerhoof remains just such a fun and awesome band on Breakup Song. Tons of complicated rock songs with some awesome synths and additional drum beats, all backed up by Satomi Matsuzaki's child like vocal delivery. Her vocals are definitely a bit of an acquired taste, but once you get used to them, you can really get into the fun and chaos that is Deerhoof, and this album is a good place to start. 

4. Aesop Rock - Skelethon

This album took a very long time time to grow on me, but when it finally did, oh man. Aesop's incredibly intellectual  lyrics and the top notch beats on this album really amaze me with each listen. Dang. 

3. NYKDLN - Post Radio
One of the best experimental music albums I've really ever heard. Absolutely no instruments, just 2 hours of pure tape and radio samples. That concept was already interesting to me going in, but after I came out of it, it was better than I had though. This album really can't be described with words, you have to experience it for yourself. Each time I listen, I pick more and more sonic details that just make this album more and more interesting. 

2. Swans - The Seer
Now, this is an album that I thought about long and hard. And whether or not this should album should be #1. But after a very long time, I finally made my decision. Swans' The Seer is just a brutal album. Almost 2 hours of pure sonic abuse. Swans is in the best form they've been in years, and they made what is easily one of the most intense rides I've heard in a really long time.

1. FAVRTSM - Tape I
Alright everyone. This is it. FAVRTSM's Tape I. This new artist left a very amazing lasting impression on me this year from the moment I heard this. The incredibly sense of emotion on this album really won me over immediately. The creaky piano on here and all of FAVRTSM's other material is incredibly memorable and makes his music stand out. The 8 tracks on here are so minimal, with just piano, but I feel that they don't really need anything else. The pure emotion that this LP has is just so pure that the need for extra instruments is absolutely void. I love this album. So much. 


Body Cheetah - Ten Thousand Thunders
White Tropics - New Life
Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return
The Dead Girls - Fade In/Fade Out
Computer Slime - Mist
Iceage - You're Nothing
Marcus Eads And The Lesser Mystics Temple Guild - Alluding To The Wilderness
Principles - CANDY BRAIN

회사AUTO - カスタマーサービスLine✆NE

Luxury Elite - Rose Quartz
Lost Trail - Nothing Is F**ked Forever
Comrade - Comrade
PRO ERA - Peep The aPROcalypse
GREYGHOST - Memories OF Dementia
Politesse - Vermillion Pleasure Nights
Lakoola - Sbooqs
Calm Down And Damascus - JF Cable
Wally Tusk And The Film Club - Wizard Gandhi

2012 Loved List

modbom-space is a vat of paint
Various Artists-Santa Is Real: The Enemies List Christmas Album
David Crowder Band-Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass In C [The Happiest Of All Keys])
The Act Of Estimating As Worthless-Amongst These Splintered Minds//Leaden Thoughts Sing Softly
Himanshu-Nehru Jackets
Royal Baths-Better Luck Next Life
Earth-Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
Heath McNease-Thrift Store Jesus
Big K.R.I.T-4eva And A Day
Jose Ph. Kony-Kony 2013
Willis Earl Beal-Acousmatic Sorcery
Big Blood-Old Time Primitives
Death Grips-The Money Store
Asher Roth-Pabst & Jazz
The Floozies-At Dusk We Launch
Jack Mushroom-One Up
The Flaming Lips-And Heady Fwends
Jack White-Blunderbuss
Dweller On The Threshold-Dweller On The Threshold
Emily Wells-Mama
Spiritualized-Sweet Heart Sweet Light
mewithoutyou-Ten Stories
Billy Woods-History Will Absolve Me
P.H.O.B.O.S.-Atonal Hypermensia
AU-Both Lights
High Diving Ponies-Suspended In Liquid
High On Fire-De Vermis Mysteriis
EL-P-Cancer For Cure
Beach House-Bloom
Frank Ocean-Channel Orange
The Human Fly-Everything Feels Bad All At Once
HappyDaze-Medicine Man EP
Six Brew Bantha-S/T LP
Recondite-On Acid
Meat Mist-Smut
Eunuch-Mongoloid Tears
White Suns-Sinews
Ty Segall Band-Slaughterhouse
MU-Feedback Ritual
Robert Plant's Dingleberry-Moby Dick
Joey Bada$$-1999
Hilary Hahn & Hauschka-Silfra
Merlin-The Magician's Alliance
Aesop Rock-Skelethon
All Blood-Flood
Aether Pilot-Black Lab Diary
Otto Rollo-Longtime
Jeans Wilder-Totally
Father John Misty-Fear Fun
Godspeed You! Black Emperor-'Allelujuah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Black Moth Super Rainbow-Cobra Juicy
Deerhoof-Breakup Song
El Ten Eleven-Transitions
Cemetery Family Band-Cemetery Family Band
Folkicide-A Night At The Opera
John Aulich-Suite 001
Ponyboy.-Pussy Killer
Afrika Pseudobruitismus-Albedo
Swans - The Seer
Boyfrndz - All Day Pass
Tom Feeney - Weakness
Cemetery Family Band - Thousand Mile Curse
Diskette Romances - Keys To The Suite
NYKDLN - Post Radio
Destroy Nate Allen - With Our Powers Combined
Fag Cop - Whimpers From The Pantheon
Tony Falco and Josh Stinton - Internal Combustion
Dark Blue Dark Green - Dark Blue Dark Green
Teen Suicide - I will be my own hell because there is a devil in my body
Redrick Sultan  - Trolling For Answers
The Plums - Nixon's Mess
Local News - Channel 8
Showbread - Cancer
The Flaming Lips - Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghosts Of Dawn
Marcus Eads - Historic Grain Elevators
The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice
AUTO - Longing And Passion]
Riot Meadows - Temporal Drift Tape
JANG - Twelve Hours
Dads - American Radass
Show Your Teeth - North 
Audens Raign - Letters From The Other Side: Part 12
Public Spread The News 
Show Your Teeth - 1988

Zammuto-Idiom Wind EP
Vocal Few-She'll Be Right EP
Wood Spider-In The Thick Of It
Dables-Can't Not EP
Venetian Snares-Affectionate EP
The Sl*ts-3 track Demo
Power And Light-EP
Chill Bump-Starting From Scratch
Hodgy Beats-Untitled EP
Burial-Kindred EP
COPS-Demo Tape
Mutilation Rites-I Am Legion
Meat Mist-Sludged Blood
Cerebrate-Soul's Abyss
Generals-Rising Sun
The Peculiar Pretzelmen-Fulinginous Concretions EP
Radiator Hospital-Can You Feel My Heart Beating?
Mackenzie Keefe-Companions EP
I Kill Giants-We Can Live In The Same Place
Dubb Nubb-The Tom Waits Covers
The Meets-Even When The Time Comes
FAVRTSM-Sun.... Soon
Heartscape Landbreak-Long Live The Dead

Top-50 albums of 2011

So, here is how my lists and awards will work. I will go through the first half (that's 25 albums for those of you who failed math in college) without a word, but then maybe talk a little more when it comes to the other half.  I will make other lists, and stuff will stay up on the loved list page. I will hopefully give out some awards perhaps, but that is for another time. But now, here are my Top-50 LP's of 2011. And another note.... This is opinion. Some people may agree with this list, some may hate it, and some may say Rebbeca Black had the best album of the year. Hey, that's their opinion. Leave it alone. Lets go.

Honorable Mentions
Civic Civic-Rules
My Morning Jacket-Circuital

Top 50

50. White Fence-Is Growing Faith
49. Kid Koala-Space Cadet
48. Cold Hand Luke-Of Man
47. The Kills-Blood Pressures
46. Danny Brown-XXX
45. Karma Vision-Pizza Power
44. Japanther-Beats, Limes And Rice
43. The Civil Wars-Barton Hollow
42. Ty Segall-Goodbye Bread
41. Still Blue Still Burning-American Artist
40. Arctic Monkeys-Suck It And See
39. Lecrae-Rehab
38. Netherfriends-Alap
37. Playdough-Hotdoggin
36. Red-Until We Have Faces
35. The Devil Wears Prada-Dead Throne
34. Jacaszek-Glimmer
33. The Magentlemen-The Magentlemen
32. Shabbaz Palaces-Black Up
31. John Mark Mcmillan-Economy
30. Gungor-Ghosts Upon The Earth
29. Death Grips-Exmilitary
28. Hella-Tripper
27. Liturgy-Aesthethica
26. tUnE-yArDs- w h o k i l l

25. Colin Stetson-New History Warfare Part. 2: Judges
See, I told you I'd be talking on the top-25. Colin Stetson is definetly on this list because of his mind-blowing style and innovation. There is no LP like this LP. If you find one, show me immediately. 

24. Grown Ups- Stopped Caring
I know A LOT of people didn't hear about this album, probably because of the bad movie that stole the bands name, then the band that stole THIS bands name. I really think this is some of modern-day punks best offerings to us as of late.

23. Mikal Cronin-Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin's LP is probably one of the "San-Francisco garage rock" genres best album of this year. But, what really stands out about it: first track. John Dwyer flute solo? I was hooked. 

22. Wormrot-Dirge
Is it possible for an album to grace you with brutaltiy? i think so.

21. Peter Wolf Crier-Garden Of Arms
A very soft and lush album that just... oh its good. The best Margot And The Nuclear So And So's album that they never could have made.

20. Cold War kids-Mine Is Yours
i know some of you are probably shaking your heads at this, but I love CWK, seen them live and loved both their last 2 albums. And this album took a little bit to grow on me, but when it did, I really couldn't stop listening to it. And, they killed it live. Just sayin.
Dead Formats Cover Art
19. TerribleFolly-Dead Formats
For instrumental hip-hop albums, this dude really made a powerhouse tape, with 19 tracks that brought an intricate and interesting vibe and tone. This dude has some talent.

18. The Strokes-Angles
I know, I know. Unlike a lot of people, I really didn't feel to dissapointed with this release. Is it The Strokes worst album? yes. Is it a bad album? No. If you just forget the fact it doesn't sound like a Strokes record, you might actually enjoy it. 

17. Wolves In The Throne Room-Celestial Lineage
This album is so beautiful and mesmerizing. It just embodies almost everything I could want in a Black Metal album. 

16. Jared Mees And The Grown Children-Only Good Thoughts Can Stay
I listened to this earlier in the year, and I'm pretty sure I recomended it (kinda like I used too). It's kinda rare when I listen to a song/album and can't really find a flaw. This is some great stuff.

15. C V L T S-Theta Distractions
This third outing from the KC ambient project.. just really amped up everything. Sounds, production and overall musical quality. It really painted an atmosphere much larger than their past 2 projects, even though I still really liked them. 

14. Panic! At The Disco-Vices And Virtues
No! No denial! 
This album was a batch of songs that caught me, and held my interest for a suprisingly long time.

13. Becoming The Archetype-Celestial Completion
I really haven't heard a screamo/emo album where the lead singer doesn't sound like he's growling, but actually like that growling is his normal voice. This album kinda shook me around a bit. While Tooth And Nail Records is falling, Solid State is on the rise.

12. Al Lover-Distorted Reverbations
I never really care for remix albums, but this dude make these grimy San-Fancisco garage tunes into hipster club ready stuff. I've never really heard it done like this.

The Panda Magic Happy Fun Show Cover Art
11. Panda Circus-The Panda Magic Happy Fun Show
Baroque music mixed with a classy pop-punk sensibility. Well Delivered lyrical stories and great instrumentation. Hats off. Oh, and if you ever wonder what these guys are like in person, they are pretty wacky and cool.

10. Switchfoot-Vice Verses
I was pretty surprised this one snuck up to #10, but this album really was i think Switchfoot's best attempt at beating out Hello Hurricane. It came close, but short.

9. Milo-I wish my brother rob was here
A rap album that defines the geek/nerd rap genre at its best. This album really feels honest, not like a lot of Rap these days. Its something I can feel mildly related too. It's a beautiful thing.

8. Hospital Ships-Lonely Twin
This local release for me was a big deal. These guys know how to do stuff right. Jordan Geiger has a great and distinct voice, and he rocks live. Great album, for sure.

7. Dr. Quandry-Sigils
Instrumental Hip-Hop's shining jem for me. It combined emothion with beauty and talent with an intersting narrative. It's such an interesting album.

6. Tycho-Dive
This electronic album came out of nowhere, and shocked me with a greatly produced ambient atmosphere.

5. Fleet Foxes-Helplessness Blues
I own the physical copy of this on CD. This album contains really great musicianship and improves upon Fleet Foxes first album in every way.

4. Playdough and Heath McNease-Wed White And Wu
This mixtape had a spot for my most anticipated album of the year, and it didn't dissapoint. Mixing great talent with amazing raps, this album hit my the hardest out of all the hip hop albums to come out this year.

I could listen to these people play music forever. This 3-piece jazz album is easily the best piece of something mildly new in jazz i've heard in a while. It just mesmerizes me.

2. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin-Tape Club
Just because I have this on a limited edition signed marron colored vinyl isn't why this is here. Unlike most unreleased recording albums, I feel like I'm listening to a perfect mix of SSLYBY's past albums with new stuff. I first played this on a cold winter day, and it just wrapped around me like a warm blanket. :)

1. Thee Oh Sees-Castlemania
You know, maybe some of you saw this coming. I loved this album so much when I first got it in the summer, and it held my interest longer than any release has this year. I liked much better than Carrion Crawler/The Dream because it had a lo-fi garage sound and some stuff i haven't heard John Dwyer and Co. give me before. It really just took my through the year

2011 Loved Lists

Favorite Albums
Thee Oh Sees-Castlemania
Switchfoot-Vice Verses
Fleet Foxes-Helplessnes Blues
Downhere-On The Altar Of Love
C V L T S-Theta Distractions
The Magentlemen-The Magentlemen
Death Grips-Exmilitary
Angels And Airwaves-Love
Cold War Kids-Mine Is Yours
Gungor-Ghosts Upon The Earth
Wanda Jackson-The Party Ain't Over
Danny Brown-XXX
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin-Tape Club
Black Lips-Arabia Mountain
Hanni El-Khatib- Will The Guns Come Out
Asian Women On The Telephone-ICanT
The Devil Wears Prada- Dead Throne
Jason Grey-A Way To See In The Dark
Karma Vision-Pizza Power
The Spook Lights-Live From Planet Sleazetopia
Emo Side Project-The End Of Something
Rooftop Vigilantes-Real Pony Glue
Andrew Jackson Jihad-Knife Man
Grown Ups-Stopped Caring
Bon Iver-Bon Iver
The Strokes-Angles
Panic! At The Disco-Vices And Virtues
Arctic Monkeys-Suck It And See
Fall On Your Sword-Another Earth
Peter Wolf Crier-Garden Of Arms
Frank Ocean-Nostalgia, Ultra
The Dodos-No Color
Rapheal Saadiq-Sone Rollin'
Feed Me-Feed Me's Big Adventure
Falling Up-Your Sparkling Death Cometh
Say Hi-Um, Uh Oh
Underoath- Disambugation
Heath McNease-The Nintendo Mixtape
Stolen Jars-Stolen Jars
Wolves In The Throne Room-Celestial Lineage
Hammerlord-Wolves At Wars End
Miles Bonny-Did This For Hip-Hop
Florence+The Machine-Ceremonials
Japanther-Beets, Limes And Rice
Cold Hand Luke-Of Man
Gringo Star-Count Yer Lucky Stars
The Reatards-Teenage Hate/F*** Elvis, Here's The Reatards LP
Ty Segall-Goodbye Bread
Al Lover-Distorted Reverbations
White Fence-Is Growing Faith
The Black Belles-The Black Belles
Civil Civic-Rules
Colin Stetson-New History Warfare Part 2: Judges
Kid Koala-Space Cadet
And You Will know Us By The Trail Of Dead-Tao Of The Dead
Red-Until We Have Faces
Reggie Watts-Why S@#! So Crazy?!
Red Fang-Murder The Mountain
The Decemberists-The King Is Dead
Still Blue Stil Turning-American Artist
Dr. Quandary-Sigils
Balmorhea-Live at Sint-Elishtabethkerk
John Mark Mcmillan-Economy
Pujol-Nasty, Brutish, And Short
Natural Child-1971
The Civil Wars-Barton Hollow
Becoming The Archetype-Celestial Completion
Ty Segall-Singles Collection 2007-2011
Tegan And Sara-Get Along
Mikal Cronin-Mikal Cronin
The Kills-Blood Pressures
Thee Oh Sees-Carrion Crawler/The Dream
The War On Drugs-Slave Ambient
Netherfriends-Middle America
Say My Name-Say My Name 2
18 Carat Affair-Gourgeous/Fantasy
My Morning Jacket-Circitual
TerribleFolly-Dead Formats
Old 97's-The Grand Theatre Pt. 2
tUnE-yArDs-W H O K I L L 

Best EP's/7"s/Singles
Relient K-K Is For Karoke EP's
Wormrot-Noise EP
Valentine Stip-Anytime Will Do EP
Blasterhead-Killbots EP
C V L T S/Goodwillies-C V L T S/Goodwillies Split c30 EP
Scars On 45-Give Me Something EP
The Faded Age-The Faded Age EP
Ty Segall-Ty Rex EP
Mac Lethal-The Fred Phelps EP
The Hard Ons/Neil Hamburger-American Exports 7" Reissue
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard-Willoghby's Beach EP
Steddy P.-No Days Off EP 2
No Babies-flesh mtn Single
Skrillex-More Monsters and Sprites EP
Sleeping At Last-Yearbook EP Series
Kurt Vile-So Outta Reach
Korean Gut-Alley Scowl 7" Single
Margot And The Nuclear So and So's-Happy Hour At Spriggs
Alex Turner-Submarine
Tim Fitz-Befortime EP
The's-Sho Jo Ji 7"
18 Carat Affair-N. Cruise Blvd EP
The Fresh And Onlys-Secret Wall EP
Mux Mool-Drums EP 2
Colin Stetson-Those Who Didn't Run EP
Netherfriends-Does Nillson EP
Krusht-Back To The Forest EP
Grown Ups-E.T. Lathe
Nicolas Jaar-Don't Break My Love EP
Robocopter-Dead With It EP
APE!-Tall Ships 7"
Mouthbreathers-Anxiety 7"
C V L T S/Umberto-C V L T S/Umberto Split 7"
Nicolas Jaar-Nico's Bluewave Edits
Jeff The Brotherhood-Whatever I Want 7"
Gonjasufi-The 9th Inning EP
Levi The Poet-Monologues
Crosses-+++ EP
Sabrepulse-First Crush EP

Best Daytrotter Sessions 
Eagle Seagull
Country Mice
California Wives
Social Distortion
Matmos And Dan Deacon
Pale Young Gentlemen
Mt. Desolation
Abagail Washburn
Voxhaul Broadcast
Gold Motel
Darwin Deez
Naghty By Nature
Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers
Delicate Steve
Crystal Antlers
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
Purling Hiss
Deep Dark Woods
Los Lobos
Margot And The Nuclear So And So's
Empress Hotel
Turbo Fruits
Pink Nasty
Hot Hot Heat
Chicago Farmer
Fitz And The Tantrums
Sondre Lerche
Hurricane Bells
Everyone Was In The French Resistance..... Now!
A Camp
Gringo Star
The Get Up Kids
Bruce Peninsula
The Vaccines
The Artificial Heart
Atari Teenage Riot
Marijuan Deathsquads
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Josh T. Pearson
Middle Brother
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Reggie Watts
Hooray For Earth
Parts & Labor
Kimya Dawson And Aesop Rock
Jeremy Messersmith
Porcelain Raft
Bass Drum Of Death
Dave Berkely
O Giant Man
J Mascis
Black Lips
The Olympics
Sarah Smith
Hundred Visions
The Books
The Devil's Horns Kill The Matador
Sleeping In The Aviary
Kid Koala
The Sundelles
The Hundred In The Hands
Emily Lacy
Colin Steston
Larkin Grimm
Shabbaz Palaces
Zlam Dunk
Hammel On Trial
The Carribean
My Education/Theta Naught
The Death Set
A Lull
The Ettes
The Knux
The Civil Wars
The Luyas
Des Ark
Fresh Millions
My Gold Mask
Mount Kimbie
Cotton Jones
Mister Heavenly
Darker My Love
The Dandy Warhols
Daphne Willis
Matt The Electrician
Cerebral Ballzy
Diamond Doves
Asobi Seksu
The Sea And Cake
The Bo-Keys
Mat Kearney
Radiation City
Into It. Over It
David Bazan
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Bear Hands
The War On Drugs
Scars on 45
The Milk Carton Kids
Trombone Shorty On Orleans Avenue
Danny Brown
Spirits Of The Red City
Gun Lake
All Get Out
Carl Broemel
We Are Trees
Other Lives
Radical Dads
Gardens And Villa
The Roman Rye
Thomas Dybdahl
Forrest Diary
Rum Drum Ramblers
The Cloak Ox
Ana Egge
Future Islands
RX Bandits
PS I Love You
Frank Turner
Lateef The Truthspeaker
The Duke Spirit
An Horse
The Canon Logic
Yellow Ostritch
Cowboy Indian Bear
Zola Jesus

Albums That We Love










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