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(31) Days of Good//12.11.19

BROCKHAMPTON – SUGAR [from GINGER]

[brockhamton]

 

BANKS – Look What You’re Doing to Me (feat. Francis and the Lights)[from III]

[banks] + [francisandthelights]

 

Tame Impala – It Might Be Time [single]

[tameimpala]

 

Snoh Aalegra – I Want You Around [from – Ugh, those feels again]

[snohaalegra]

 

#31days2019

(31) Days of Good//12.19.16

It pains me to say this, but I don’t dislike Florida when I listen to this jolting, infectious, sing-a-long, danceable gem from Animal Collective’s 11th studio album (keep ’em coming boys!).

Animal Collective – FloriDada [from Painting With]

[myanimalhome.net]

 

Only someone like Lisa Hannigan can make a song about loss sound so beautiful.

Lisa Hannigan – Prayer For The Dying [from At Swim]

[lisahannigan.ie]

 

Glitchy and rhythmic beats, along with melodic and soulful vocals, combine for one of the most accessible Moderat tracks in their catalog and one of my personal favorites.

Moderat – Running [from III]

[moderat.fm]

 

#31days2016

Favorite Albums of 2016

Another year…another “best of” list. Below you’ll find my top 25 albums of 2016 (see my favorite EPs here).

Like previous years, this isn’t the quintessential album list of 2016. These are my personal favorites. The albums I couldn’t get enough of. I’m sure you’ll agree with a few and disagree with even more, and that’s exactly how it should be. We all have different tastes and music would be super boring if we all listened and love the same stuff.

With that said, am I missing any of your favorites? Leave a comment and let me know. Music discovery is one of life’s simple pleasures and it’s never too late to add new favorites to the list. Enjoy.

 

25 – BANKS//The Altar

BANKS – Gemini Feed [from The Altar]

[hernameisbanks.com]

 

24 – Whitney//Light Upon The Lake

Whitney – Golden Days [from Light Upon The Lake]

[whitneytheband.com]

 

23 – Har Mar Superstar//Best Summer Ever

♩ Har Mar Superstar – Youth Without Love [from Best Summer Ever]

[harmarsuperstar.com]

 

22 – BROODS//Conscious

BROODS – Free [from Conscious]

[broodsmusic.com]

 

21 – Wet//Don’t You

♩ Wet – It’s All in Vain [from Don’t You]

[wet.band]

 

20 – Frank Ocean//Blonde

♩ Frank Ocean – Nikes [from Blonde]

[boysdontcry.co]

 

19 – Car Seat Headrest//Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest – Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales [from Teens of Denial]

[facebook.com/carseatheadrest]

 

18 – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam//I Had A Dream That You Were Mine

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times [from I Had A Dream That You Were Mine]

[hamiltonrostam.com]

 

17 – Animal Collective//Painting With

Animal Collective – Golden Gal [from Painting With]

[myanimalhome.net]

 

16 – S U R V I V E//RR7349

S U R V I V E – A.H.B. [from RR7349]

[facebook.com/survivesurvive]

 

15 – Springtime Carnivore//Midnight Room

♩ Springtime Carnivore – Face In The Moon [from Midnight Room]

[springtimecarnivore.com]

 

14 – The Range//Potential

♩ The Range – Falling Out of Phase [from Potential]

[therange.us]

 

13 – Mitski//Puberty 2

Mitski – Your Best American Girl [from Puberty 2]

[mitski.com]

 

12 – Moderat//III

Moderat – Running [from III]

[moderat.fm]

 

11 – Explosions In The Sky//The Wilderness

♩ Explosions in the Sky – Wilderness [from The Wilderness]

[explosionsinthesky.com]

 

10 – Bon Iver//22, A Million

Bon Iver – 33 “GOD” [from 22, A Million]

[boniver.org]

 

9 – The Avalanches//Wildflower

The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra (ft. MF Doom & Danny Brown) [from Wildflower]

[facebook.com/theavalanches]

 

8 – Radiohead//A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead – True Love Waits [from A Moon Shaped Pool]

[radiohead.com]

 

7 – James Blake//The Colour In Anything

James Blake – I Need a Forest Fire (ft. Bon Iver) [from The Colour In Anything]

[jamesblakemusic.com]

 

6 – BRONCHO//Double Vanity

♩ BRONCHO – Wanna [from Double Vanity]

[bronchoband.com]

 

5 – Kishi Bashi//Sonderlust

♩ Kishi Bashi – Honeybody [from Sonderlust]

[kishibashi.com]

 

4 – Angel Olsen//My Woman

♩ Angel Olsen – Never Be Mine [from MY WOMAN]

[angelolsen.com]

 

3 – Chance the Rapper//Coloring Book

♩ Chance The Rapper – All We Got (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children’s Choir) [from Coloring Book]

[chanceraps.com]

 

2 – Sleigh Bells//Jessica Rabbit

♩ Sleigh Bells – I Can’t Stand You Anymore [from Jessica Rabbit]

[tornclean.com]

 

1 – David Bowie//Blackstar

[davidbowie.com]

 

#31days2016

[new music roundup] 11.4.14

deerhoof - la isla bonita

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Big Star//Live in Memphis

[omnivorerecordings.com/music/live-in-memphis]

 

Deerhoof//La Isla Bonita

[deerhoof.net]

 

Les Sins//Michael

[toroymoi.blogspot.com]

 

Mariachi El Bronx//III

[mariachielbronx.com]

 

Theophilus London//Vibes

[theophiluslondon.com]

(31) Days of Good: 12.22.12

bloc_party_four

“It’s a jerky, dark, and layered record, complete with the kind of adept musical craftsmanship the London band first built its name on. On Four, Bloc Party learns the valuable lesson that sometimes the only way to move forward is to go back where you came from. And like a musical game of Jenga, the band rips out the pieces and starts again with equal parts precision, raw force, heart, and intellect.” (via Consequence of Sound)

♩Bloc Party – 3×3 [from Four]

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crystal_castles_III

“Every new album Crystal Castles release is lacking one thing: a name. Each self-titled entry is instead branded with a number—a good choice, considering each feels like a chapter in the same book, rather than a new novel itself…(III) is fantastically full of energy, jumping from gentle shoegaze or rave-worthy, coked-out beats like with no trouble.” (via Paste)

♩Crystal Castles – Child I Will Hurt You [from Crystal Castles (III)]

♩[bonus] Crystal Castles – Child I Will Hurt You (Joneses Remix) [via Soundcloud]
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hot_chip_in_our_heads

“Hot Chip has slowly grown more sincere and less self-consciously ironic, more romantic but no less nerdy. On In Our Heads, the band knits together references to sounds that made the band possible: Chicago house, Kraftwerk, funk, soft rock, soul. But it’s softer and heavier, an album that sounds like it was made by someone (or five someones) deeply in love.” (via NPR Music)

♩Hot Chip – Flutes [from In Our Heads]

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niki_and_the_dove_instinct_cover

“True to the album’s title, they’ve followed their instincts, crafting a set for themselves that just happens to be brilliant. Their love of pop is evident: from the wistful Italo-disco of the huge ‘DJ Ease My Mind’, to ‘The Drummer’s’ ABBA-like echoed vocals and ‘Somebody’ channelling Madonna’s ‘Lucky Star’, these songs are immediate, intricate and uplifting. Each demands revisiting from the moment it finishes.” (via BBC Music)

Niki & The Dove – Tomorrow [from Instinct]
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san_cisco_awkward

“San Cisco‘s very accurately titled EP, Awkward, is all about crossed signals, misread cues, and failure to take a hint. Heavy on the choruses and heavy on the drums, the Australian four piece delivers infectious pop in the vein of Blur and Vampire Weekend.” (via Surviving the Golden Age)

San Cisco – Awkward [from Awkward EP]
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taken_by_trees_other_worlds

“‘Dreams’ is quite simply a living and breathing moment of perfected love.  It is an orchestrated love story for the ages told by the strings, and the angelic vocals that massages your shoulders into a deep sleep and places you right into a dream world that you will never want to wake from.” (via Et Musique Pour Tous)

Taken By Trees – Dreams [from Other Worlds]
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tiny_victories_those_of_us_still_alive

“‘Mr Bones’ oozes with innovation but can be easily appreciated upon first listen…and the many repeats after that. It is incredible in accomplishing this one key aspect: It’s a song that can inspire the individual to not only believe but also compel that person to make the effort to pursue that desire. Given the romanticism of the song, there’s absolutely no doubt that this song will help make your summer.” (via Life After Nirvana)

Tiny Victories – Mr Bones [from Those Of Us Still Alive]
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