Our favorite things 2015

Top of the list this year:

Lin-Manuel Miranda-Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording (Atlantic)

Sarah Mary Chadwick-9 Classic Tracks (Silt Breeze)

Ela Orleans-Upper Hell (HB Recordings)

Jessica Pratt-On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)

Dr. Yen Lo (Ka)-Days With Dr Yen Lo (Pavlov Institute)

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators-Happiness Is Every Style

Blur-The Magic Whip (Parlophone)

Pagans-Pirates’s Cove 9/24/79 (Thermionic)

Santiago Salazar-Chicanismo (Love What You Feel)

The Weather Station-Loyalty (Parade of Bachelors)

Synkro-Changes (Apollo)

Heather Woods Broderick-Glider (Western Vinyl)

Big Miz-Midnight Man Handle 12″ (Dixon Avenue Basement Jams)

C. Duncan-Architect (Fat Cat)

Mumdance & Logos-Proto (Tectonic)

Sleaford Mods-Key Markets (Harbinger Sound)

Bcee-Come & Joins Us (Spearhead)

Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy-Sintetizzatrice (Spectrum Spools)

Suzanne Kraft-Talk From Home (Melody As Truth)

Knife Pleats-Hat Bark Beach (Lost Sound Tape)

L’Orange & Kool Keith-Time? Astonishing! (Mello Music)

Happy Meals-Apero (Night School)

Jex-Good Timin’ 12″ (Running Back)

Gloria Ann Taylor-Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing (Luv n’ Haight)

DJ PayPal-Sold Out (Brainfeeder)

Yo La Tengo-Stuff Like That There (Matador)

Event Cloak-Life Strategies (Orange Milk Records)

High Up-Two Weeks/You Can’t Give Up On Me (self tape)

Roots Manuva-Bleeds (Ninja Tunes)

Maki Asakawa-Maki Asakawa (Honest Jon’s)

Tica Douglas-Joey (Swell Records)

Nidia Minaj-Danger 12″ (Príncipe)

Yowler-The Offer (Double Double Whammy)

New Order-Music Complete (Mute)

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment-Surf (self)

Inflatable Boy Clams-2×7″ reissue (Superior Viaduct)

Archie Pelago-Clammy Customer 12″ (Mister Saturday Night)

Will Sessions-The Elmatic Instrumentals (Fat Beats)

Spinning Coin-4 Song EP (blue tape)

Linkwood-Expressions (Firecracker)

Snoop Dogg-Bush (Doggy Style/Columbia)

Teknospray-God In Land reissue (Der Klang)

DJ Spinn-Off That Loud 12″ (Hyperdub)

Goldberg-Misty Flats (Future Days)

This Is The Kit-Bashed Out (Brassland)

Shilpa Ray – Shilpa Ray Is Last Year’s Savage (NSPY)

The archives live here.

Our Favorites of 2012

Cian Ciaran-Outside In
Gudrun Gut-Wildlife
Various-Laila Je T’Aime
LV-Sebenza
Donald Fagen-Sunken Condos
Tin Man-Neo Neo Acid
Frank Ocean-Orange
Chairlift-Something
the Clean-Oddities
Julia Holter-Ekstasis
Big K.R.I.T.-Return of 4Eva
Leron Carson-Redbulb Theory ’87-’88
Kevin Ayers-Joy of a Toy (reissue)
Nas-Life Is Good
Saint Etienne-Word and Music
Andy Stott- Luxury Problems
Aimee Mann-Charmer
Carter Tutti Void- Transverse 
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Timon Irkok Manta
Cat Power – Sun
Beach House – Bloom
Actress – R.I.P.
Patti Smith – Banga
Damon Albran – Dr Dee
Azealia Banks – 1991
The Trypes – Music For Neighbors
Millions of Boys – Competing For Your Love
Lower Dens – Nootrpics
Laetitia Sadier – Silenco
Shop Assistants – S/T Compilation
Solange – True
Sharon Van Etton – Tramp
The Roots – Undun
Fiona Apple – the idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do

 

 

New List Alert!

Our most recent list comes courtesy of A Weather. Find out each band member’s favorite 90’s R&B song here!

A Weather‘s debut full-length record, Cove, will be released in March.

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