― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:17 (two months ago) link
I decided to use the same playlist link as 2019, it's easier to just update and erase every year than to keep a separate playlist for each year. Everything previous has been added to a dump archive playlist named 2012-202x.
So far I'm really liking these ones:
Wild Nothing - FoyerEasy Life feat. Arlo Parks - SangriaSelena Gomez - RareGrimes - Blue Swan Blues
I might get bored of these ones but liking them at the moment:
The Orielles - Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)Destroyer - Cue SynthesizerPeople Taking Pictures - Adventure Shit of Montreal - You've Had Me Everywhere
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:23 (two months ago) link
“Rare” (the track) is already a shoo-in for my 2020 EOY list.
― Don’t yell ‘Judas!’ in a crowded theater (morrisp), Sunday, 12 January 2020 20:09 (two months ago) link
January Standouts; less listening than I'd like because of other obligations, but:
Albums:Raymond Scott - The Jingle WorkshopBillie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEPHaruomi Hosono - Hochono HouseRoddy Ricch - Please Excuse Me For Being AntisocialGretchen Parlato - Gretchen Parlato / The Lost and Found / In a DreamLa Chica - CambioCheikh Lo - BabalouVelmondo - Moon GazingRodrigo y Gabriela - Mettal / MettvolutionMthunzi - Selimathunzi
Singles:ILM's Top 77 of 2019Angelica Garcia - Jicama / It Don't Hinder MeBilly Woods - SpongebobRiff Raff Chief Keef - Tip Toe 3 Pop Smoke - Welcome to the Party03 Greedo Gettin' ReadyMegan Thee Stallion - Big Ole FreakSaweetie - My TypeMelvoni - No Man's LandIce Cream - Peanut Butter / Dove's CryRoddy Ricch - The Box / War Baby / Bacc SeatONUKA - ZENITRina Sawayama - STFU!Rafiq Bhatia and Cecile McLorin Salvant - The First Time Ever I Saw Your FaceSelena Gomez - RareDawn Richard - Die Without You/ButtahTrippie Redd and DaBaby - DeathPreedy - Yuh BadHayley Williams - SimmerDiamond Platinumz - SoundShooterGang Kony - CharlieLil Tecca - RansomCaroline Shaw and Bang on a Can - Really Craft When YouTove Lo - Bikini PornLee Fields - RegenerateMike Phillips, Stevie Wonder, Naturally 7 - Flava in Ya Ear Remix (this is eloquently odd)Oddissee - GuidelinesKassa Overall and J Hoard - Show Me a PrisonKodak Black - Harriet TubmanCarly Pierce - Call MeZack Fox - Jesus Is the OneOpen Mike Eagle - Whiskey and PushupsDJ Python - ChaletGesaffelstein / Rosalia - A Palé RemixYour Old Droog - DiamondsCaroline Rose - Feel the Way I WantSkales - Oliver TwistMyrkur - EllaJonas Brothers - What A an Gotta DoMac Miller - Good NewsFour Tet - BabyRupa - Aaj ShanibarJ Hus / Koffee - RepeatKoffee / Gunna - W
Currently Rummaging:Rafiq Bhatia - Standards v1The Westerlies - Wherein Lies the GoodLuke James - To Feel Love/dSquarepusher - Be Up a HelloSam Lee - Old WowSelena Gomez - RareShordie Shordie - Captain Hook
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 17:12 (two months ago) link
I might have to do a January list as well. It's been an extremely strong start to the year, including a bunch of strong or high potential LPs that only dropped today.
In the meantime, here's my first Spotify playlist for 2020:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2kerrWH99u2xJwPXHJFDj5?si=jH15e2-0QeWA9cmIWLs3yw
― Jeff W, Friday, 31 January 2020 19:56 (two months ago) link
Shopping - For Your Pleasurehttps://youtu.be/9pBOBhq0DHQ
― Dinsdale, Saturday, 1 February 2020 08:19 (two months ago) link
And I never expected it to be so but the new Pearl Jam single 'Dance of the Clairvoyants' is also a favorite of minehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss6mIGfyvXM
― Dinsdale, Saturday, 1 February 2020 08:47 (two months ago) link
didn't mean to embed, sorry
"Ray Guns" by Georgia is awesome. The heavy percussion, the addition of the chord progression near the end a la "Velvet" by The Big Pink, there's a lot going on. https://open.spotify.com/track/7liXuCNm0GZyHCV8yHZpHz?si=o54MSPmeRVKRCzHjimpkMg
― Bill Bruford's drumbeat for "South Side of the Sky": proto-dubstep? (Prefecture), Monday, 3 February 2020 04:34 (two months ago) link
Mentioned by uly a week ago amongst many others, but "Simmer" by Hayley Williams is prob the first "single" to really pop my ears up this year.
― anatol_merklich, Friday, 7 February 2020 00:12 (two months ago) link
Noteworthy listens through the month of February:
Albums:Moses Sumney - græ pt 1 (ridiculously ambitious but very enjoyable in small doses)K Michelle - All Monsters Are HumanCarly Pearce - s/tRafiq Bhatia - Standards v1Denzel Curry - ZUU (2019, listening to this again obsessively, mostly for Carolmart, Automatic and Zuu)Pongo - UWAEris Drew - Fluids of EmotionFaye Victor's Mutations for Justice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMtqFtpLN-sGil Scott Heron and Makaya McCraven - We're New Again (top 10 of the year for sure)Hayley Williams - Petals for Armor IKat Edmonson - Dreamers DoThe Westerlies - Wherein Lies the Good (another top 10 i think)Aaron Diehl - The VagabondRobert Glasper - The Photograph OSTBillie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep (late pass but tbf the singles are basically all the meat you need)Sam Lee - Old Wow (sadly his least strong album thus far but enough good stuff to include here)The Hawtplates - Literally anything I can find by them which ain't much: https://soundcloud.com/user-111100546 / https://vimeo.com/168463894Los Aurora - Aurora (2017)STEFA* - Sepalina (2018)
Singles:K Michelle - OMG, SupahoodDua Lipa - Physical, Future Nostalgia, Don't Start Now (Live mix)Stormzy/Burna/Stylo G - Own It (Toddla Refix)HAWA - iPhoneShabaka Hutchings - Go My Heart to Heaven, The Coming of the Strange OnesCharlie Wilson - Forever ValentineMegan Thee Stallion and Phony Ppl - Fkn AroundSF9 - Good GuyTennis - Need Your LoveQuelle Chris and Chris Keys - Sudden DeathBieber and Quavo - Intentions / Beiber and Kehlani - Get Me / Beeber and Summer Walker - Yummy RemixDuke Deuce with Lil Jon and Juicy and Project Pat-uh - Crunk Aint Dead (Remix)Hailu Mergia - Abichu Nega NegaDAOKO - Otogino MachiPrince Kaybee - UwrongoCaribou - Never Come BackVictoria Monet - MomentKiana Ledé - Mad at Me (fresh and clean)Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini - Illusion of TimeMoses Sumney - Cut Me, Conveyor, Neither/NorPanjabi MC - StandardTassa Reis - Dollar Euro645AR - 4 Da Trap (lol)Caoimhín ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman - WiddershinsAsa Bantan and Jus Now - Fete is FeteYG and Kehlani - Konclusions (really can't wait for the next Kehlani album)Tink - Fuck Around (i should tackle the album)Machel Montano - Boss WineJason Isbell and 400 Unit - Be AfraidPottery - Texas Drums pt 1 and 2Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa - eMcimbiniErykah Badu and James Poyser - TemptedHayley Williams - Leave it AloneKat Edmonson - Someone's In the House, Chim Chim Cheree, When You Wish Upon A Star, All I Do Is Dream of You The Westerlies - Weeping MaryAaron Diehl - Piano Etude no. 16Kizz Daniel - JahoSarkodie and Efya - SaaraDe Mogul SA and Natalie Mabaso - Ndiphelele / De Mogul SA and Mdee Mshangane - Na ku RandzaArlo Parks - EugenePreedy - Yuh BadSelena Gomez - Fun, Rare, Feel Me (need to go back to this album probably)Squarepusher - Be Up a Hello (same)Dawn Richard - Die Without You, ButtahTrippie Redd and DaBaby - Death (this is the anthem)Zico - Any SongSam Lee - The Garden of EnglandPop Smoke and Quavo - Shake the RoomWillie Nelson - First Rose of SpringNino Augustine - MieneteteThundercat - Dragonball DuragOmarion and T-Pain - Can You Hear Me (damn, it's the early aughts all over again)Claudio x Kenza with Mpumi - Yasha ImiziSoweto's Finest - TikoloshiThe Scientists DJ - Imphumelelo (original and remix)Dr Thulz and TNS - Believe in LoveAmadou and Mariam - Bamako (Divolly and Markward remix)Johnny Bravo and DJ Pzee Boy - O PAM (O PAM, O PAM, O PAM, O PAM, O PAM, O PAM)Jah9 - HighlyIZ*ONE - FIESTACeml Ergün and JACK Quartet - Sonare & Celareคณะ รุ่งทวี - แห่สดดนตรีพื้นบ้านหนองโก ชุดที่ 8 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=GaXDhd2-mwMSTEFA* - Sepalina, Negra mas linda
Albums Just Added to the Rummage:Claudio x Kenza - Circle of LifeKatie Pruitt - ExpectationsFunction - ExistenzNicola Cruz - HybridismVic Spencer - Psychological Cheat SheetDeniro Farrar - Sole FoodCharles Lloyd - 8Kassa Overall - I Thin I'm GoodDisclosure - EtranAngelica Garcia - Cha Cha PalaceCaribou - SuddenlyPop Smoke - Meet the Woo 2Elio Vilafranca - Cinque
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 28 February 2020 19:00 (one month ago) link
Tink album is much better than I was expecting, well worth checking out.
Starting listening to the Moses Sumney and was enjoying it - but when I realised this just the first half of the LP and there's a shedload more of it due in May, decided I'll tackle it properly then.
Now contemplating whether to listen to TWO Princess Nokia albums lol
― Jeff W, Saturday, 29 February 2020 19:03 (one month ago) link
Digging in on the tink a bit more; it's worth exploring i think
You should jump in on the sumney now; i think he'll ultimately have one album of strong material spread out over two so you can start chopping up the current one now and not slog through everything.
I got through about three sample tracks from each P Nokia album and uh i am not likely to go back for more.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 1 March 2020 23:34 (one month ago) link
The band Kiwi Jr. released what is far and away my most played album of 2020 thus far.
― kornrulez6969, Monday, 2 March 2020 01:54 (one month ago) link
Haven't listened to that many albums this year but I suppose I'll get to it in the following weeks since I'm virtually unemployed until further notice. My parents have a cabin in the woods, I intend to spend a week there, might as well listen to albums recommended on this thread and around ilm.
My favorite 35 songs of the first trimester... these ones might change:
Destroyer - Cue Synthesizer Easy Life - Sangria Selena Gomez - Rare Andy Shauf - Living Room Westerman - Blue Comanche Mura Masa - Today (with Tirzah) Skatebård - Volpi Polari Four Tet - Baby Chromatics - TOY BAYNK - DOWN Khruangbin - Midnight Against All Logic - If Loving You Is Wrong 070 Shake - Guilty Conscience TOPS - Witching Hour Oklou - Entertnmnt Jess Williamson - Wind on Tin Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song Caribou - Like I Loved You Bullion - We Had A Good Time Yansima - Tweede Cans Jessie Ware - SpotlightSoko - Being Sad Is Not a Crime Jitwam - Enchanté Franc Moody - Skin on Skin Louis Prince - The Number Thirteen Perfume Genius - Describe (edit)Caroline Rose - Do You Think We’ll Last Forever? Buscabulla - NTE Gotts Street Park - Favourite Kind Of Girl Califone - Night Gallery / Projector Drab City - Devil Doll Speedometer - We Gave up Too Soon (feat. Vanessa Jamie) Mac Miller - RightYumi Zouma - Cool for a SecondMidwife - Anyone Can Play Guitar
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 23 March 2020 01:28 (two weeks ago) link
If I had to pick my top favorites of that lot, these 5 are probably the ones I come back to the most:
070 Shake - Guilty ConscienceCaroline Rose - Do You Think We’ll Last Forever?Mura Masa - Today (with Tirzah)Bullion - We Had A Good TimeWesterman - Blue Comanche
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 23 March 2020 01:32 (two weeks ago) link
i had no idea that Tink had a new album. I enjoyed a lot 'voicenotes'. have to check this one out.
― Nourry, Monday, 23 March 2020 13:11 (two weeks ago) link
1/4 through 2020 these are my fav albums:
Boldy James - The Price of Tea in ChinaHorse Lords - The Common TaskAlabaster DePlume - To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Volume 1Steve Palmer - Useful HistoriesBeatrice Dillon - WorkaroundNavy Blue - Àdá Irin
― ogmor, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:03 (one week ago) link
newish stuff I've listened more than a few times
Saphileaum - Samosi Delphine Dora - L'inattingibleBobby Previte, Jamie Saft & Nels Cline - Music From The Early 21st CenturyColin Stetson - Color Out of SpaceUlla - Tumbling Towards a WallJennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey - Invisible Ritual Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow - Life Goes OnAaron Diehl - The Vagabond
― calzino, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:15 (one week ago) link
a few songs I can't get enough of:
Dirty Projectors - OverlordWaxahatchee - FireKhruangbin feat. Leon Bridges - Texas SunDestroyer - The RavenHayley Williams - Simmer (Caroline Polachek Remix)
― handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 13:37 (one week ago) link
I'm not following new albums super well, but:
Alabaster DePlume - To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Volume 1Moses Boyd - Dark MatterShabaka & the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here by HistoryJ Hus - Big ConspiracyJeff Parker - Suite for Max BrownMakaya McCraven & Gil Scott Heron - We're New AgainVarious Artists / Lord Kitchener - London Is the Place for Me, Vols. 7 & 8
I need to spend a day going through all my "listen more" genre playlists, but in the meantime:
Chronixx - Dela MovePrince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion & Ami Faku - UwrongoRuntown f. Darkovibes & Bella Shmurda - Body RiddimJah 9 - HighlyChronic Law - Good NameMr Eazi - KpalangaGovana - ImpossibleEjoya & Buju - Mind GamesAdekunle Gold f. Kizz Daniel - JoreJada Kingdom - Heavy!Kabza de Small & DJ Maphorisa - eMcimbiniJ Hus f. Koffee - RepeatSimmy f. Sino Msolo - Ngihamba Nawe
― rob, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:08 (one week ago) link
March's general terror has cut down the more voracious elements of my erratic listening habits as I search desperately for anything that can calm me down. That something has absolutely been the stunning and sterling Alabaster DePlume - To Cy and Lee: Instrumentals v. 1 which is definitely gonna be among my faves this year. Lots has been said already about influences and connections but I just heard the throughline with Haruomi Hosono so I thought I'd mention that here.
Close seconds in terms of playtime and benefit to my life are the twin lesbian country powerhouses Katie Pruitt - Expectations and Brandy Clark - Your Life is a Record; both are outrageously good and boast amazing moments of peak 2020 songwriting.
Two singles that capture the moment: iMarkkeyz + Cardi B's "Coronavirus" (likely novelty track of the year, seems to have faded more and more into the background as people are dying though) and JACK QUARTET's version of Cenk Ergün's "Sonare" (sounds exactly like the wasps in my mind, it somehow helps to externalize them).
Otherwise there was much rejoicing with each of the following:
AlbumsMalicorne - Colin (1974, been a long time, now seemed a likely good time to come back. it was)Lone - Not Seeing is a Flower (2019, another one that resurfaced for calm)Jeremy Cunningham - The Weather Up ThereTink - Hopeless RomanticThe Secret Sisters - Saturn ReturnSelena Gomez - Rare (yeah, "Lose You To Love Me" and the Cudi track aside, this is great more or less all the way through isn't it? Maybe the best straight pop album i've heard this year; let's see if Dua Lipa compares)Ghetto Maria - Straight from the DEC (1996, hat-tip to Yelploaf on the Random old rap you are loving thread; how have i missed these guys till now?)McCoy Tyner - Extensions (1970, likely my fave of his albums. RIP)Katie Pruitt - OurVinyl LiveEdwin Birdsong - s/t (1979, again: going back to things that make me happy and this is bulletproof)
SinglesSimmy and Sino Msolo - Ngihamba NaweOgranya and Efya - Wicked SomebodySauti Sol - SuzannaChristopher Martin (NOT Chris Martin) and Busy Signal - WhyJason Isbell and 400 Unit - Only Children (really looking forward to this album)Run the Jewels - Ooh LA LAHailu Mergia - Yene MirchaBTS - ONBody Count - No Remorse, Bum Rush (still got it)2Baba and Wizkid - OpoPabllo Viattar and Thalia - TimidaRose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (1978, somehow never heard this before!)Evan Olson - So Much Better (1999, podcasts suck and this one kinda did too but i skipped to the end and liked the song!)RAMP - Daylight (1977, repeated listening helps the crazy)Jada Kingdom - Heavy!Chronixx - Dela MoveJASSS - Turbo OléHayley Williams - Simmer (Caroline Polachek Remix) (This one grew on me!)Mr JazziQ - Blue SkiesZug - FantasiaDon Toliver, Kaash Paige, Travis Scott - EuphoriaPantha du Prince - Supernova Space Time DriftJusca X Plee, Zing Master(!!?!?) and Mabozza - Empa NnaStussko - Spacefunk
On DeckDua Lipa - Future NostalgiaDaniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini - Illusion of TimeNicola Cruz - Fuego Nuevo (two behind now!)Hailu Mergia - Yene MirchaIrreversible Entanglements - Who Sent You?Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela - RejoiceAdrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz is Dead 001Move D and Benjamin Bruun - Let's Call It a DayJah9 - Note To SelfWilliam Tyler - Music from First CowBlanck Mass - Calm with Horses OSTFour Tet - Sixteen OceansShabaka and the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here By HistoryChristine and the Queens - La Vita NuovaLil Uzi Vert - Eternal AtakeMegan Thee Stallion - SugaClaudio x Kenza - Circle of Life
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 19:49 (one week ago) link
My first quarter top ten 2020 albums would likely be:
Gil Scott Heron and Makaya McCraven - We're New Again The Westerlies - Wherein Lies the GoodAlabaster DePlume - To Cy and Lee: Instrumentals v. 1 Katie Pruitt - Expectations Brandy Clark - Your Life is a RecordAaron Diehl - The VagabondSelena Gomez - RareK Michelle - All Monsters Are HumanEris Drew - Fluids of EmotionKat Edmonson - Dreamers Do
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 20:01 (one week ago) link
some q1 favs
traxxphoebe bridgers - garden songcaribou - never come backplu2o nash - live at the roxy ft. lucki and dregoandy shauf - living roomlil tjay - 20/20empty country - mariansix organs of admittance - two forms movingshootergang kony - junglelil uzi vert - no auto ft. lil durkperfume genius - on the floorskilla baby - carmelo bryant ft. sada babysada baby - aktivatedraveena - headachesfrances quinlan - your replybonny light horseman - bonny light horsemanyves tumor - kerosene!king von - took her to the okiko dinucci - gababob dylan - murder most fouljason isbell - only childrenblake mills - vanishing twinbullion - hula
albumsempty country - empty countryr.a.p. ferreira - purple moonlight pageskassa overall - i think i'm goodratboys - printer's devilbluebucksclan - clan way 2boldy james - the price of tea in chinakey glock - yellow tapechubby and the gang - speed killsandras - joyfulobangjayar - which way is forward?destroyer - have we met j hus - big conspiracy
― ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:09 (one week ago) link
pg ra x jetsonmade - keeping time
― ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:10 (one week ago) link
^^ a track
The Garden - Kiss My Super Bowl Ring
― o. nate, Friday, 3 April 2020 01:25 (six days ago) link
my ten favourite albums so far, I think:
Bad Bunny • YHLQMDLGClaudio x Kenza • Circle of LifeDe Mogul SA • LessonsDon Toliver • Heaven or HellDua Lipa • Future NostalgiaJ Hus • Big ConspiracyKabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa • Scorpion Kings LiveMhaw Keys • The Outcast EPMr JazziQ & JazziDisciples • 0303Shuffle Muzik • Stimela
Honourable mention - from (late) last year, but it just keeps on giving: Fireboy DML • Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 3 April 2020 20:15 (six days ago) link
Chronixx - Dela MovePrince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion & Ami Faku - Uwrongo
This two are sounding great and going straight into my favorite songs of the year. Thanks for the recommendations.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 6 April 2020 06:41 (three days ago) link