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[new music roundup] 9.25.15

youth lagoon - savage hills ballroom

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Arcade Fire//Reflektor (Deluxe) & The Reflector Tapes

[arcadefire.com]

 

Big Boi + Phantogram//Big Grams EP

[biggrams.com]

 

Blackbird Blackbird//Strawberry Light

[blackbirdblackbird.net]

 

CHVRCHES//Every Open Eye

[chvrch.es]

 

The Dead Weather//Dodge & Burn

[thedeadweather.com]

 

The Dears//Times Infinity Volume One

[thedears.org]

 

Disclosure//Caracal

[disclosureofficial.com]

 

Doe Paoro//After

[doepaoro.com]

 

Girl Band//Holding Hands with Jamie

[girlband.ie]

 

JR JR//JR JR

[jrjrmusic.com]

 

Julia Holter//Have You in My Wilderness

[juliashammasholter.com]

 

Kurt Vile//b’lieve i’m going down

[kurtvile.com]

 

New Order//Music Complete

[neworder.com]

 

Ryan Adams//1989

[paxamrecords.com]

 

U.S. Girls//Half Free

[yousgirls.blogspot.com]

 

Youth Lagoon//Savage Hills Ballroom

[savagehillsballroom.com]

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

 

 

 

Favorite Albums of 2013

#10 – Gliss//Langsom Dans

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♩ Waves
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#9 – Telekinesis//Dormarion

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Ghosts and Creatures
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#8 – Diego Garcia//Paradise

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♩ Dónde Estás
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#7 – Son Lux//Lanterns

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♩ Lost It To Trying
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#6 – Porcelain Raft//Permanent Signal

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♩ Echo
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#5 – CHVRCHES//The Bones of What You Believe

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♩ We Sink
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#4 – Autre Ne Veut//Anxiety

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♩ Play By Play
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#3 – My Bloody Valentine//m b v

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♩ She Found Now
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#2 – Arcade Fire//Reflektor

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♩ Afterlife
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#1 – David Bowie//The Next Day

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♩ Valentine’s Day
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A few more favorites:
#11 – Guards//In Guards We Trust
#12 – Deltron 3030//Event II
#13 – Sleigh Bells//Bitter Rivals
#14 – Surrogate//Post-Heroic
#15 – Kavinsky//Odd Look
#16 – Childish Gambino//because the internet
#17 – Desert Stars//Habit Shackles
#18 – Rhye//Woman
#19 – Youth Lagoon//Wondrous Bughouse
#20 – Disclosure//Settle

 

Stream all of my Favorite Albums of 2013 on Spotify.

Check out my Favorite EPs of 2013 here.

(31) Days of Good: 12.15.13

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Had David Bowie not released a new album this year, Reflektor would have been my #1. This record is full of excellent tracks, but “Afterlife” definitely stands out and is easily my favorite.

♩ Arcade Fire – Afterlife [from Reflektor]
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Easily my favorite track from Jim James’ (My Morning Jacket) solo debut. I’m a sucker for slow-building doo-wop and strings, which this track combines beautifully.

♩ Jim James – A New Life [from Regions of Light and Sound of God]
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phosphorescent_muchacho

This track is absolutely stunning, which explains why it’s been one of favorites all year. Had Johnny Cash ever collaborated with Enigma, I imagine it would’ve sounded a bit like this.

♩ Phosphorescent – Song For Zula [from Muchacho]
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Certain tracks have a way of always lifting my spirits and this is one of them.

♩ Mikal Cronin – Weight [from MCII]
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