The albums I enjoyed listening to the most the past 12 months. This was tough to edit down to ten selections, so I'll say that honorable mentions go to Heron Oblivion, Andy Stott, D'Angelo, Dino Jr, and the Floyd "Early Years" reissue.
Cass McCombs, "Mangy Love"
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions "Until the Hunter"
Natural Child, "Okey Dokey"
Jeff Parker, "The New Breed"
Leonard Cohen, "You Want It Darker"
Tim Hecker, "Love Streams"
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno, "1,000 Watts"
December 31, 2016
October 18, 2016
September 21, 2016
An hour-long rip of the 1994 VHS compilation, "Motion," which features all the best artists from Warp's mid-'90s roster. This is one of those tapes I watched over and over again before lending it out to the wrong person and then never getting it back.
August 30, 2016
August 24, 2016
There aren't too many bands I can think of that can put out record after record and barely budge from their chosen sound. These guys are just unstoppable in that regard. I'd nitpick with other bands, but here, every release is high quality fuzz-drenched mopey gold. The guitar tone kicks in and suddenly all is right in the world again.
Not the techno band (though they're great!) but a heavy psych outfit from down under. Nice proto-metal stuff that isn't afraid to just kick back and groove. Inventive video, too.
June 26, 2016
June 17, 2016
June 15, 2016
May 23, 2016
A beautiful and warped track from the latest Andy Stott long-player. He's cleaned up his sound a bit, though the new stuff is still pretty woozy. Like all of Andy's music, this sounds best when played very very loud.