― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:17 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five months ago) link
Shopping - For Your Pleasurehttps://youtu.be/9pBOBhq0DHQ
― Dinsdale, Saturday, 1 February 2020 08:19 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link
pg ra x jetsonmade - keeping time
― ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:10 (three months ago) link
^^ a track
The Garden - Kiss My Super Bowl Ring
― o. nate, Friday, 3 April 2020 01:25 (three months 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 (three months 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 months ago) link
Top 10 albums as of now
GezanSLIFTStabscotchMamaleekYves TumorSexoresAktorMelt Yourself DownHeliocentricsStephen Malkmus
― doktor forstus (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 26 April 2020 01:54 (two months ago) link
I posted my metal and classical favourites to their respective threads. Here are the stragglers:
Gallery S – Gallery SLEYA – Flood DreamLina & Raül Refree – Lina & Raül RefreeNicolas Jaar – Cenizas
― pomenitul, Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:42 (two months ago) link
Not a good month for listening for me but two fave singles this month that should last me to the end of the year:
Worlasi "Skreentime" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEI0U55rM-I
Victoria Monet "Dive"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2r5_J0Y69M
April AlbumsLeebada - The Ocean (2019)PG RA - Blowing Candles (2019)Sepehr - ShaytoonHame DJ - SandtraxSelena Gomez - Rare Deluxe (extra tracks all excellent!)Matthew Halsall - OnenessClarice Jensen - the experience of repetition as death (a little too on the nose to really enjoy but it's of the moment) Hodge - Shadows in BlueIlana Bryne - Low Earth OrbitSoela - Genuine SilkGabriel Garzon-Montano - Bishouné: Alma del Huila InstrumentalsHailu Mergia - Yene Mircha
April SinglesRayvanny and Dulla Makabila - Miss BuzaPG RA - Made It, Keeping Time, Little StepperDONGKIZ - LUPINLeebada - Empty Room, This Game, Night DreamCeleste - Stop This FlameCaylee Hammack - Small Time HypocriteBENEE with "Gus Dapperton" (fucking hell) - SupalonelyMobi Dixon, NaakMusiQ, Nichume, Blomzit Avenue - CamaguITZY - WANNABEPark Woo Jin and AB6IX - COLOR EYEPrincess Nokia - Green Eggs and HamLianne La Havas - BittersweetEbenezer - Flaws and All (i categorically hate the Negging / Drakeification of R&B but this is pretty good nonetheless)Cookie Kawaii - Vibe 1, 2, 3 (late to the party but this is dope)EARL and MAXO - Whole WorldJason Isbell - What've I Done to HelpIlana Bryne - Dub Box MedicineKelly Rowland - CoffeeOxlade - AWAY
way too much on deck to even list. Gotta get better at being open to it, maybe sunlight and bleach will clear up the passageways.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 April 2020 19:36 (two months ago) link
My fave albums this quarter would prob rank as
1. WESTSIDE GUNN - Pray For Paris2. CS & KREME - Snoopy3. JULIEN BEILLARD - Dream In Leather4. PRINCE NIFTY - We're Not In Kansas Any More5. OCRILIM - Plvence Abrost R Msitloun
― call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Thursday, 30 April 2020 20:07 (two months ago) link
Here's where I'm at for albums so far:
Birth - Almost NeverJeff Parker - Suite for Max BrownMoses Sumney - grae pt I (and presumably part II)Alabaster dePlume - To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals vol. 1Dane Law - Algorithmic Music for Synthesized Strings DJ Delish - KV5: Stearn Learn EPBeatrice Dillon - WorkaroundThe Necks - ThreeK-Lone - Cape CiraBlake Mills - Mutable Set
With separate categories for, like, best compilations and vault dumps released due to pandemic. And ton of electronic bangers (mostly from comps) that I haven't really been keeping track of.
― change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:18 (one month ago) link
Lido Pimienta - Miss ColombiaAndrea - RitornoChristine and the Queens - La Vita NouvaLyra Pramuk - FountainNicolas Jaar - CenizasLaurine Frost - LENARejoicer - Spiritual SleezeTom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda MusicI Break Horses - WarningsShaytoon - Sepehr
Here's 10 records that have really captivated me this year so far in rough order. Omitted some others that I'm still digesting and have already received a lot of attention here. The Lido Pimienta is probably my favorite pop record of the year so far - possibly my favorite record. Ritorno is the best electronic record of the year so far, though Lyra and Nico are really right behind it if not tied.
― octobeard, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:00 (one month ago) link
I went with these.
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 May 2020 17:15 (one month ago) link
Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin kynsi deserves some love
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 16 May 2020 17:30 (one month ago) link
Best singles imo
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 01:47 (one month ago) link
Updating this continues to give me some sense of forward motion and control but my god, it's tenuous.Asterisks note best of the month/year material of which there was a lot. Good May for music and a bad May for simply being.
May Albums*Soela – Genuine Silk*Hayley Williams – Petals for Armor (Complete)*Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions*Owen Pallett – Island*Steve Earle – Ghosts of West Virginia*Dua Lipa – Future NostalgiaRyuichi Sakamoto – My TYRANO OSTRobert Glasper – Fuck Yo FeelingsKehani – It Was Good Until It Wasn’tserpentwithfeet – Apparation EPMoses Boyd – Dark MatterBored Lord – Cybernetic Romance EP / Transexual Rave Hymns (2019)E-40 – Curb Commentator Channel 1 EPIkonika – BodiesMagnetic Fields – QuickiesYoung MA – Red FluPsyflo (Intyce and Dawn Richard) – RisqueJim White and Marisa Anderson – The QuickeningEmily Bate – The Fever in the Feats (2008) <- This is real good!Böhm – Beach Life EPFreddie Gibbs / Alchemist – AlfredoIlana Bryne – Strange Adventure EPOwen Pallett – Spaceship Earth OSTAhmad Jamal – Jamal at the Penthouse
May Singles*Megan Thee Stallion / Beyonce – Savage Remix*Vybz Kartel / Teejay – Uptop Gaza*Stella Jang – Villain*Orquestra Akokan – 4 de Octubre (can’t wait for the new album)*Hayley Williams – Taken *E-40 / B-Legit – Smellin Like a Brick*Azana – Your Love*Phoebe Bridgers – I See You*HAIM – Don’t Wanna, I Know Alone – This is gonna be a great albumMAX and Hayley Kiyoko – Missed CallsLiving in a Ghost Town – Rolling StonesYG – Laugh Now Kry LaterYelle – Je t’aime encoreDaBaby – Find My WayBrandy / Chance - Baby Mama serpentwithfeet – A CommaNoun (Daniel Avery/Roman Flügel) – Meeting of the Minds / Team SilentCrystal Tea – There ThereAsquith – Rave Til DawnTerri – OjoroKehlani – F&MU, ToxicTeejay – Guard RingBored Lord – Girl U Could Be Down 4Rhye – BeautifulNSG – PorscheReniss – CommandoBIBI – KAZINORo James/Miguel – Too MuchJuls / Aymos – TembisaIkonika – Your BodyMagnetic Fields – Castles of America, The Day the Politicians DiedJason Isbell – It Gets Easier, Running with Our Eyes Closed, OverseasCanzoniere Grecanico – We’re All in the Same DanceLee Fields – Thinking About You100 gecs – Stupid Horse RemixSamora Pinderhughes – Kill WarThe Natives / BJ The Chicago Kid – 1 StepAzealia Banks – 1-800-Nu-ChecksHAAi - 6666Daniel Caesar – Made to Fall in LoveNeue Grafik – Organic FoodMND - RevolutionPatrick Holland – Reality PictureAdekunle Gold - JoreSithelo / Skyewanda – ForeverYutie Lee / Oceanic – Flower Protocol (Oceanic Remix)Disclosure – ENERGYMary J Blige – Can’t Be LifeShy Girls – DrainIlana Bryne – I Used to Love THEMEwan Jansen – TwinpoleLittle Big Town – Wine, Beer, Whiskey (this is as close as I have to a guilty pleasure listen)Migos – Taco Tuesday (well, this one too)Cina Soul - AdukweiSun-El and Msaki – Ubomi AbumangaNe Yo / Jeremih – U 2 LuvOne More Time – New Cool Collective with Tony AllenGabriel Garzon Montano – SomeoneRun the Jewels – ooh la laAb Soul – Dangerookipawaa FreestylePavy/SPKR/Rolodex/Vic Spencer – 96 KempCina Soul – AdukwieAfirquoi – Acid AttackProject Pablo – Night Shift, It’s Not the DreamDua Lipa – Break My Heart, Hallucinate, Cool, Don’t Start Now, Future NostalgiaReedale Risse – Barbary CoastElisapie – ArnaqBusy Signal – Baby DanceBicep – AtlasMihai Pol - Wassup
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 21:02 (one month ago) link
Mac Miller- circles Owen Pallet- IslandA Girl Called Eddy- Been Around
― Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 01:43 (two weeks ago) link
Fuck is it July already? What a trainwreck.
Here's June, with *'d material for shortlisting:
Albums* Run the Jewels - RTJ4* Osunlade - Basic Sketches for Beginners* Soccer 96 with Alabaster dePlume - Tactics* Paddy Steer - Tango Western March* Yo Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile - Not Our First Goat Rodeo* Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher* Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?Clubroot - Surface Tension: IIDJ Maphorisa - Scorpion Kings LiveDolly Parton - Release Me (compilation of her early teenage sides; she was really something right out the gate)Sepultura - Roots (1996)TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Echos Hypnotiques II (2009 reissue)Karenn - Grapefruit RegretNew Cool Collective with Tony Allen - Trippin' ReduxPenny Penny - Shaka Bundu (2013)Patrick Holland - Reality PictureSuper Diamond - Jigeenu Ndakaru (2009)Ewan Jansen - IILE 03Kamasi Washington - Becoming OSTColin Stetson - Barkskins OSTSón Tùng M-TP - Sky Tour OSTRoy Ayers, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead 002
Tracks* Johnniqua Charles, iMarkkeys, Suede the Remix God - Lose Yo Job* Osunlade - Auto Machine, Landfill* Thee Sacred Souls - Give Us Justice, Weak for Your Love* Azana - Uthando Lwangempela, Ngize Ngifike w/Sun-El (this album is gonna fucking rule)* Semi Tee, Kammu Dee, Njelic - Stayla* Christine and the Queens - I Disappear in Your Arms* Soccer 96 with Alabaster DePlume - I Was Gonna Fight Fascism* Lil Baby - The Bigger Picture* Dixie Chicks - March March, Gaslighter, Julianna Calm Down* Jessie Ware - Spotlight, Ooh La La, Soul Control* Ayanis and Queen Naija - Lil Boi (Big Talk)Yung L and Wizkid - Eve Bounce RemixToots and the Maytals - Got to Be Tough (the god endures)Adekunle Gold - Something DifferentSUZANNE - Do Not Fear HeartbreakPublic Enemy with DJ Premier - State of the Union STFUAnderson .Paak - Lock DownClifford Hurvich, Brandee Younger et al - Cure the WorldAlkaline and Black Shadow - Gladdest NightBusy Signal - Jamaica Jamaica E-40 - Give Me 6Charli XCX - c2.0, foreverMarc Rebillet - I'm a Flamingo Live ("but FIRST YOUR SISTER")AJ Tracey with Mostack - Dinner GuestTion Wayne, Dutchavelli, Stormzy - I DunnoWillie Nelson - We Are the CowboysHER - I Can't BreatheTHEY - Count Me InJorja Smith - Rose RougeSky Joose - Garage BunniesDJ Big Sky - KhushukhushuMahalia - Plastic PlantsRema - Ginger MeOwen Pallett - River ManLlusion - When You Feel Like a Savage Playing Animal CrossingMeyhem Lauren - Root of EvilRobyn - Honey (Avalon Emerson's Deep Current Remix)Armand Hammer, Pink Siifu - Bitter CassavaDeem Spencer and SkitzoLuvHartD - No GoodKarenn - Crush the MushroomsCarly Pearce - Cowboy Take Me AwayCeraadi - Secure the BagPopcaan - BuzzEwa Justka - Mindless CyclesBibio - Oakmoss (gotta listen to this album)Vybz Kartel - About UsFatoumata Diawara - Nterini, Sparrow and Barbossa RemixChronixx and Kabaka Pyramid - Same PrayerJ Cole - Snow on tha BluffRyu Su Jeong - Tiger EyesManny Norté, 6LACK, Rema, Tion Wayne, Love Renaissance - 4AMTeyana Taylor and Iman - Wake Up LoveWande Coal - AgainAnnie - American CarsClap! Clap! - Liquid PortraitsBad Boy Timz - MJPhilkeys, The Gifted - Rhythm nd BassSkip Marley and HER - Slow DownOrbital - Mystical RaverKaygee DaKing, Bizizi - Sendi LocationYameen and Georgia Anne Muldrow - Blue SkiesJyoti and Georgia Anne Muldrow - Cowrie WaltzPting - BooNathan Micay - Blue Spring (2019)Arthur - Kaffir, Maestro Mix (1995)Momoland - Tiki TakaPatrick Holland - Soaked, Reality PictureREDSQUARE - ColorFullYo Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile - Scarcely Cricket, Voila!, 757 mlDJ Maphorisa and everyone - Play Your Part (Africa Unite)Shamir - On My OwnKoreatown Oddity - Weed in LAJamael Dean - People of the MoonEwan Jansen - The BlackhawksPhoebe Bridgers - ICU, Halloween, Moon Song, I Know the EndIron Wigs - Problematic, Bally Animals and Rugbys
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 June 2020 17:13 (one week ago) link
Q2 top albums would be:* Run the Jewels - RTJ4* Osunlade - Basic Sketches for Beginners* Soccer 96 with Alabaster dePlume - Tactics* Paddy Steer - Tango Western March* Yo Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile - Not Our First Goat Rodeo* Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher* Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?* Soela – Genuine Silk* Hayley Williams – Petals for Armor (Complete)* Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions* Owen Pallett – Island* Steve Earle – Ghosts of West Virginia* Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia* Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 June 2020 17:33 (one week ago) link
Despite everything, this is turning into an amazing year for records. These are probably my top faves rn, leaving out some things that I listened to a ton for a short period (like Blake Mills, Four Tet, etc)
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max BrownMoses Sumney - Grae I & IIDane Law - Algorithmic Music for Synthesized StringsBeatrice Dillon - WorkaroundDJ Delish - KV5: Stearn Learn EPThe Necks - ThreeK-Lone - Cape CiraCocktail Party Effect - s/tCleo Sol - Rose in the DarkSault - Untitled (Black Is)John Zorn - VirtueShabaka & the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here by History
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:04 (one week ago) link
Sault, Shabaka and Moses are in my "need more time" pile; will check the rest of yer list out
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:12 (one week ago) link
Cool! I'm checking out that Osunlade now (and then diving into the new Arca).
Oh and obviously the Alabaster dePlume album is on my list, I need to check out that Soccer96 one too.
― change display name (Jordan), Monday, 29 June 2020 20:15 (one week ago) link
Big big fan of all the releases Nídia has out on the Príncipe label this year, but especially her full-length, Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes
― handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Monday, 29 June 2020 21:18 (one week ago) link
hey forks, good to see some of my choices resonate :-) will investigate your list further.what’s the deal with the Son Tùng M-TP album? I love some of his songs (“Lac Trôi”!!!) Is he especially good live? Did you see the movie?
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:46 (one week ago) link
Wow that Soccer96 EP is really fun, didn't expect it to go full post-punk/DFA.
― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 14:45 (one week ago) link
yeah, "i was gonna fight fascism" is a single of the year contender for me i think
Breastcrawl, you are among my fave DJs for sure. RE: Son Tung, I'm at a point where I listen to anything he releases; he and his production is consistently strong (Lac Troi is a bombshell but Chay Ngay Di and Chung Ta Khong Thuoc Ve Nhau are also bangers). Sky Tour is just a live set from his concert film but it's pretty strong throughout. Don't remember if I found him on ILX or not...?
[apologies for lack of proper accent marks for ST M-TP]
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:06 (one week ago) link
forks, you don't dig the Lila Iké EP? no hard feelings if so, just seemed like something you might like
― rob, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:04 (one week ago) link
i didn't get to it yet! will report back.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:08 (one week ago) link
current on deck playlist is Jessie Ware (maybe four more plays and I can shelf this), select Pure Moods tracks, new K-Pop/Afro thread recommends, Lila Ike (now), HAIM, David Lang, Bibio, IDK, Hum, Pottery, last week's Discovery recommends
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:10 (one week ago) link
The Lila Iké is awesome. I might yet start a thread for her.
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:14 (one week ago) link
Despite everything, this is turning into an amazing year for records.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:17 (one week ago) link
true and yet I am like a month behind on the afropop thread yet again :/
― rob, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:29 (one week ago) link
xp to ulysses: what David Lang you listening to? he's had a couple recent releases I've been meaning to check out
― handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:40 (one week ago) link
words fail mexp
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:51 (one week ago) link
xp to snowy: his take on Fidelio, Prisoner of the State... though i have interest in the women's choir version of Love Fail.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 17:02 (one week ago) link
Yeah what I heard of that sounded really intriguing. I'm also curious about his opera based on The Loser (Thomas Bernhard novel) but have been waiting for a time when my availability, energy, attention, mood, etc are all in alignment
― handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 17:09 (one week ago) link
forks, maybe you found out about ST M-K here: Vietnamese Music/Music in Vietnam. Then again, TSJ covered him a few times over the years as well, I think. Anyways, the songs you mentioned are some of my faves as well. I even like his collabo with Snoop Dogg.
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:09 (one week ago) link
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:11 (one week ago) link
Prob TSJ now that you mention it.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:48 (one week ago) link
“ST M-K”??? Vietnamese abbreviations, how do they work?
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 20:33 (one week ago) link
Jordan that K-Lone album is lovely isn’t it?
― Tim F, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 20:38 (one week ago) link
It is! I like the follow-up EP too. Good for the present moment.
― change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 20:38 (one week ago) link
Q1+Q2 favourite LPs and EPs. These are in roughly chronological order of release.
LPsPoppy - I DisagreeKatie Gately - LoomKeith Seatman - Time To Dream But Never SeenThe Emperor Machine - Music Not SafariDua Lipa - Future NostalgiaBrandy Clark - Your Life Is A RecordPlone - PuzzlewoodDempagumi.Inc - Aiga Chikyu Sukuunsa! Datte Dempagumi.Inc Ha Family DeshoFiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt CuttersVarious - Intermission (Ghost Box)Various - The Isolation Tapes (Castles in Space)Cavern of Anti-Matter - In FabricMelodien - Apeiron SAULT - Untitled (Black Is)Jessie Ware - What’s Your Pleasure?
EPsVarious - The Sunday Experience EP (Polytechnic Youth)Flamingo Pier - IndigoGilroy Mere - Over the TracksFear-E - Grey Skies In A Dear Green PlaceApta - HomeIntyce & Dawn Richard - Psyflo | RisquéHayley Williams - Petals For Armor IIIMaps - EP2.Colours.Remixed.Time.Loss
― Jeff W, Sunday, 5 July 2020 13:04 (four days ago) link
And I've started a new Spotify playlist for the second half of 2020:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1qrVPKXlZwbRmJp9IQskiu?si=vazzt-9uT-GfZoR15fEkRw
― Jeff W, Sunday, 5 July 2020 13:05 (four days ago) link
I shamefully forgot for a while that the Meredith Monk / Bang on a Can album Memory Game is totally amazing.
― Tim F, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 05:29 (yesterday) link
Rough top 10 albums would be:
Jessie WareDua LipaCharli XCXParisalexaHAIMChloe x HalleMagdalena BayLaura MarlingMoses SumneyOkay Kaya
Songs? Chris' "La vita nuova", Róisín's "Murphy's Law", "Experience" by Victoria Monet & ors, Ngaiire's "BOOM" and Coy's "Promises", plus various tracks from the albums listed above. My rolling playlist is here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/186l1llI0xtBi8jbtz6478
― monotony, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 06:58 (yesterday) link
monotony you should be on the janet thread
― Tim F, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 08:22 (yesterday) link
I’ve been following along loosely and intend to vote! Don’t have much to say yet other than “I hope people don’t forget to vote for “Go Deep””, but more may come to me when I give everything a full re-listen
― monotony, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 08:32 (yesterday) link