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Favorite LPs//2017

I’m only ranking my top 5 this year With that said, you’ll still find more of my favorites listed after my top 5. I hope you enjoy my selections and find a few new favorites to add to yours. Cheers.

5 – Run The Jewels//Run the Jewels 3

Call Ticketron


4 – LCD Soundsystem//american dream

oh baby


3 – The xx//I See You

On Hold


2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein//Stranger Things 2



1 – Future Islands//The Far Field



The rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order)…


Dreams Tonite


Arcade Fire//Everything Now

Everything Now


Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex






David Bazan//Care




Heaven I Know



Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)


Hazel English//Just Give In / Never Going Home



Jay Som//Everybody Works

1 Billion Dogs


Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights



Kendrick Lamar//DAMN.



Lana Del Rey//Lust For Life



Mura Masa//Mura Masa

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)


Sound of Ceres//The Twin




Hang On Me


Sufjan Stevens • Nico Muhly • Bryce Dessner • James McAlister//Planetarium



Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?



Sylvan Esso//What Now

Just Dancing


Tom Adams//Silence

Come On, Dreamer


White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band

Judy French



(31) Days of Good//12.7.17

Though technically not the lead-off track, the title track from the electronic duo’s third album is spectacular and the perfect way to kick things off — a dazzling and colorful combination of sounds that build and builds. This is one of those songs that I can’t help but turn the volume up and it always seems to give me the chills. Do yourself a favor and listen to “Intro” (a monologue from the 2011 film, Another Earth) and “A Moment Apart” together. They really should just be combined into one track in my opinion.

ODESZA – A Moment Apart [from A Moment Apart]


Absolutely stunning. If you’re a fan of artists like Nils Frahm and Max Richter, this is going to be right up your alley.

From The Mouth of The Sun – Light Blooms in Hollow Space [from Hymn Binding]


“As a woman, 30 is the age you’re taught to fear” says The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman. “When you’re 25 you picture it like falling off the edge of a cliff into some amorphous, bisected destiny — one path being children and suburbia and the other some sort of cartoonish loneliness.” Lindeman says she wrote this song about the precise moment when “joy [is] on the cusp of despair.”

The Weather Station – Thirty [from The Weather Station]


Alvvays’ sophomore effort was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. With that said, I’m extremely happy to report that the Canadian indie pop quintet did not disappoint. “Dreams Tonite” is an alluring new wave ballad that highlights frontwoman Molly Rankin’s stunning vocals and could easily be pulled from your favorite 80s coming-of-age flick. “If I saw you on the street, would I have you in my dreams tonight?” might be one of the best lines of all time.

Alvvays – Dreams Tonite [from Antisocialites]



[new music roundup] 9.8.17


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Alex Cameron//Forced Witness






Deerhoof//Mountain Moves



Giant Claw//Soft Channel









The National//Sleep Well Beast



Nosaj Thing//Parallels



Odesza//A Moment Apart



Susanne Sundfør//Music For People In Trouble



Zola Jesus//Okovi



What are your favorite new releases this week?

Favorite Albums of 2014

30 – Various Artists//The Space Project
the space project
Youth Lagoon – Worms (via soundcloud)


29 – Young Fathers//Dead
young fathers dead
Am I Not Your Boy


28 – Painted Palms//Forever
Spinning Signs


27 – Mapei//Hey Hey
mapei - hey hey
Don’t Wait


26 – LCD Soundsystem//the long goodbye
lcd soundsystem - the long goodbye
♩ Losing My Edge (Live at Madison Square Garden)



25 – The Acid//Liminal
the acid-liminal


24 – Mr Little Jeans//Pocketknife
mr little jeans - pocketknife-2014
♩ Heaven Sent


23 – ODESZA//In Return
odesza - the return
♩ Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)


22 – Various Artists//Cut Copy Presents: Oceans Apart
Ara Koufax – Brenda


21 – We Plants Are Happy Plants//Songs About the Unspeakable
We Plants are Happy Plants - Songs-About-The-Unspeakable
♩ Euphrosyne


20 – I Break Horses//Chiaroscuro
i break horses - chiaroscuro
♩ Heart to Know


19 – Perfume Genius//Too Bright
perfume genius - too bright


18 – Gem Club//In Roses
gem club - in roses


17 – Sia//1000 Forms of Fear
Eye of the Needle


16 – FKA twigs//LP1
♩ Two Weeks


15 – RAC//Strangers
Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)


14 – Deptford Goth//Songs
The Loop


13 – Halls//Love to Give
halls-love to give
♩ Walls


12 – Alvvays//Alvvays
alvvays - alvvays
Archie, Marry Me


11 – God Help The Girl//God Help The Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
god help the girst - OST
God Help The Girl


10 – Slow Club//Complete Surrender
slow club - complete surrender
♩ Suffering You, Suffering Me


9 – St. Vincent//St. Vincent
Digital Witness


8 – Röyksopp//The Inevitable End
Something In My Heart- Prologue


7 – Run the Jewels//Run the Jewels 2
run the jewels - run the jewels 2
Blockbuster Night Part 1


6 – Phantogram//Voices
Fall in Love


5 – Sisyphus//Sisyphus
♩ Calm it Down


4 – King Tuff//Black Moon Spell
king tuff - black moon spell
Black Moon Spell


3 – Blackbird Blackbird//Tangerine Sky
blackbird blackbird - tangerine sky
More Beautiful (Spotify Exclusive)


2 – Future Islands//Singles
Seasons (Waiting On You)


1 – Kishi Bashi//Lighght
kishi bashi - lighght



(31) Days of Good//12.3.14

broncho - just enough hip to be woman

If this doesn’t hook you right out of the gate, there’s something wrong with you. And probably my favorite album title of the year.

♩ BRONCHO – Class Historian [from Just Hip Enough To Be Woman]



king tuff - black moon spell

If T. Rex was still making music today, it would sound a lot like this.

♩ King Tuff – Beautiful Thing [from Black Moon Spell] (track begins at the 13:56 mark)



alvvays - alvvays

Fuzz pop, chick band…obviously i’m gonna love it.

♩ Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me [from Alvvays]



the orwells - disgraceland

It’s hard not to be jealous of these Chicago rockers and their immense talent. They sound like a 70s rock band, yet they graduated from high school in 2013. And if you’re gonna write a ballad about driving an ex to a suicide attempt, you might as well make it catchy. Very much in the same vain as The Misfits’ “Saturday Night”.

♩ The Orwells – Blood Bubbles [from Disgraceland]