Rolling Favorite Tracks + Albums 2018

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New Nils Frahm is excellent

groovypanda, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

i'd say the new nils frahm is allright, not more. as the title says quite melodic. easy listening background stuff.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 26 January 2018 14:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Frequently find James Blake’s music boring but his new song is glitchy and chopped up and I love glitchy and chopped up.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 26 January 2018 15:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

My January tracks highlights:

tUnE-yArDs - Heart Attack
BØRNS with Lana Del Rey - God Save Our Young Blood
cupcakKe - Duck Duck Goose
Prins Thomas - Lunga Strada (The Pilotwings Bubble Zouk Remix)
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Make Out Fade Out
David Byrne - Everything’s Coming To My House
Beautify Junkyards - Aquarius
WaggakiBand - amari risu (あまりりす)
Benjamin Schoos with Dent May - All Night Every Night
Rhye - Song For You
Calibro 35 - SuperStudio
Redshape - Blink
Julia Michaels - Heaven
KNIGHTSTOWN - Charlatan (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
The Yearning - Something I Should Know

Jeff W, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

^ i did make a fairly useless thread about peggy gou but i have not been able to shake this one track. classic larry heard-ish house business combined with the same sort of lovely breezy pop sensibilities as someone like dip in the pool

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

btw that's Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh heard that song earlier today through beatport’s top 100. I love it too.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

new ionna starting year off strong

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 2 February 2018 01:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Every time I see the name I can't help thinking: Peggy Gou, Peggy Gou, pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy Gou.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 2 February 2018 02:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

muh playlist:

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 February 2018 03:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

There’s some amazing songs I hadn’t seen anywhere else on that JF.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

That has 33 more tracks than my tracks list! My albums list is just:

Various Artists - Pantsula! The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988-1990 [sounds like shangaan x Italo x early house everyone should love this]
Fire! - The Hands [free jazz good times]
Weirdest Dream - White Worms [yr standard analog synth explorations always a treat]

? (seandalai), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeh this pantsula comp rules

nxd, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Here's my rolling 'tracks I'm discovering and enjoying in 2018' list if anyone's interested. <-new and old stuff in here but a lot of it is up to date

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Another fan of that Pantsula comp here

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

We seem to be in a golden age of African music compilations right now. I'll need to give the Pantsula a good listen. I am also really really enjoying the 'Sweet As Broken Dates' comp of Somalian music on Ostinato at the moment.

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

that Fire! track is nice, like their combination of heavy grooves and free spirits

niels, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

favorite albums so far

Ilyas Ahmed - Closer to Stranger

Dean McPhee - Four Stones

Future Museums - Rosewater Ceremony

Swoop and Cross - Stories of Disintegration

Soho Rezanejad - Six Archetypes

Dinsdale, Thursday, 8 February 2018 22:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

I just heard the Rae Morris album, and I'm just going to call it that it'll make the top ten in ilx's 2018 poll.

President Keyes, Friday, 9 February 2018 13:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

mmmmmmaybe it'll place

Johnny Fever, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

I just heard the Rae Morris album, and I'm just going to call it that it'll make the top ten in ilx's 2018 poll.

― President Keyes,

It's definitely winning 2018 for me right now.

kitchen person, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

Johnny fever please don’t leak the results

faust apes (NickB), Friday, 9 February 2018 18:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

I really like Atletico but the first couple of tracks of the album proper weren't really doing it for me. I'm convinced to give it another go.

evol j, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Getting really addicted to Mor Mor - Heaven’s Only Wishful
I have a soft spot for songs that are sung continously low key and monotonic until the end where the singer starts sing-shouts. Selena Gomez Bad Liar did this too.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

This Rae Morris album is wallpaper.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

don't get the rae morris love. the single do it was heavy handed

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 10 February 2018 18:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

digging the new half waif. beautifully layered vocals, rich bed of synthetic sounds.

"Keep It Out":

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

The two Helena Deland singles and the two Amen Dunes singles released so far are great. I think those two + US Girls are pointing out to be my favorite albums in the first quarter of 2018.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 15 February 2018 19:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Dark Oscillations" by Loma is pretty trippy-- spacious production, choral effects, almost proggy feeling. I think younger Hunt3r would deem this cheesy, but not now. Entire album is beautifully assembled.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

That Loma album is great. Recommend you to listen the albums from the bands forming it: Cross Record and Shearwater. The former in particular (wabi sabi) is amazing.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

thx! i'm psyched to check that Cross Record album.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

monthly update:

The year is still young but I highly doubt anything will beat this one, or even come close: Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends

Alela Diane - Cusp

Marisa Anderson - Cloud Corner

Dinsdale, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

Marisa Anderson reminds me of Adrian Legg a little bit, w/o all the fucking around with the tuning knobs.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

Favourite albums:

Mgmt - little dark age
Ionnalee - everyone afraid to be forgotten
First aid kit - ruins
Us girls new one

Year feels young but four great albums by march isn't bad

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

Six of my faves thus far

Sarah Klang - Love In The Milky Way
Tracey Thorn - Record
Soccer Mommy - Clean
Starchild & The New Romantic - Language
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
Grace Vonderkuhn - Reveries

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

love the Khruangbin album

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure how much anyone cares about French music around here but I really like the new album by this band called Feu! Chatterton. It's kind of hard to describe, it fits the nouvelle chanson française descriptor I guess, sounds a bit Gainsbourg-y in a few places, singer kinda overdoes the romantic/sad Parisian poet thing at times but I don't mind. Here's "Souvenir", give it a shot:

Also enjoying the new Eric Chenaux album which is available to stream over at The Quietus:

Dinsdale, Sunday, 11 March 2018 20:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

Again this get modified throughout the year and I have a self imposed rule to not repeat songs from same albums/eps so not a definite list but here's my top 60 songs so far:

A.A.L (Against All Logic) - I Never Dream
Air Waves - Blue Fire
Amen Dunes - Blue Rose
Anemone - Baby Only You & I
Avalon - Deadbeat Boy
Barrie - Canyons
Beach House - Dive
Bekon - Mama Olivia
Buzzy Lee - Coolhand
Caroline Says - I Tried
Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes a Mom
Chris Dave and The Drumhedz, Anderson .Paak - Black Hole
DJ Koze - Seeing Aliens
Dungen, Woods - Turn Around
Durand Jones & The Indications - Is It Any Wonder?
Eleanor Friedberger - In Between Stars
George Clanton - Make It Forever
Great News - You're Mine
Gundelach, ARY - Past the Building
Gundelach, ARY, Prins Thomas - Games - Prins Thomas Diskomiks
Gwenno - Tir Ha Mor
Half Waif - Keep It Out
Hana Vu - Crying on the Subway
Helena Deland - Take It All
HOLY - premonition / it shines through
Hop Along - How Simple
Jay Som - Pirouette
Jon Hopkins - Emerald Rush - Edit
Kate Teague - Low Life
Leyya - Heat
Luby Sparks - Thursday
Major Murphy - One Day
Maria Usbeck - Bosque De Bambú
Marlon Williams - Come to Me
Men I Trust - Show Me How
MGMT - Me and Michael
Morabeza Tobacco - TTYL
MorMor - Heaven's Only Wishful
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
Negative Gemini - Infin Path
Nilüfer Yanya - Thanks 4 Nothing
Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Edit
Purr - Painted Memory
PYNKIE - Dew <3 - Lo-Fi Version
Rhye - Waste
SALES - Off and On
Smerz - Worth It
Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
Sun June - Young
The Go! Team - Chain Link Fence
The Green Child - Her Majesty II
The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes
The Limiñanas - The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
The Mauskovic Dance Band - Down in the Basement
The Shacks - Follow Me
True Blue - Tell Me Texas
U.S. Girls - Incidental Boogie
Westerman - Confirmation
Young Galaxy - Under My Wing

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

As for albums:

A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012 - 2017
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
US Girls - In a Poem Unlimited

This have yet to be released but based on how I've loved every song they've released this year I'm sure I'll love them:

Helena Deland
Amen Dunes
Beach House

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

There seems to be an error on my song lists Khruangbin - Evan Finds the Third Room should be in there and Caroline Rose ended up being removed :p

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

Into this Jordanna Sweet Tooth EP — DIY Voodoo-like.

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2018 00:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

Better sound quality here:

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2018 00:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

With the new album, I think Young Fathers have now moved into my all-time top 200 artists.
They're so primitive, so lo-fi, and yet so stylish and layered and lush.
Not mind blowing, just consistently fine.

From the previous album:

From the new one:

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 12 March 2018 18:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

I am 54 songs behind Moka, my trax list so far looks like this:

Mother of Mars - Hera in the Valley
Janelle Monáe - Make me Feel
Bicep - Opal (Four Tet Remix)
Perfume - Mugenmirai
Keyakizaka46 - Moumorihekaerouka?
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Out of Time

it was stale, and I did not like it, as the man said, &c (seandalai), Sunday, 25 March 2018 02:15 (six months ago) Permalink

here's me

is there a way I can c/p the tracklist from spotify?

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:38 (six months ago) Permalink

btw yesss that four tet remix is great!

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:42 (six months ago) Permalink

ooh, Keyakizaka46 are on Spotify finally. Will start delving…

In the meantime, I have been enjoying this morning the new EP by Japanese experimental vocalist Hatis Noit:

Jeff W, Sunday, 25 March 2018 12:53 (six months ago) Permalink

Superorganism s/t owns imo

valorous wokelord (silby), Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:30 (six months ago) Permalink

the gwenifer raymond album makes me nostalgic for 2004

ogmor, Friday, 14 September 2018 14:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Recent(ish) favs

Petal - Magic Gone
Noname - Room 25
Chris Crack - Being Woke Ain't Fun
Cut Worms - Hollow Ground
Wild Pink - Yolk in the Fur
Hermit & The Recluse - Orpheus vs. The Sirens
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Wild Nothing - Indigo
Mitski - Be The Cowboy
Popcaan - Forever

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Friday, 14 September 2018 14:43 (one month ago) Permalink


The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Bombino - Deran
The Breeders - All Nerve
Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning
Jon Hassell - Listening to Pictures
Low - Double Negative
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Sparkle Hard
Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism
Die Nerven - Fake
Trygve Seim - Helsinki Songs

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 14 September 2018 15:53 (one month ago) Permalink


(and mini LPs)

After a slow start in 2018, there's been loads of great ones lately. Here's 20 I've not previously mentioned on this thread.

Red Velvet - Summer Magic: Summer Mini Album
Neil Scrivin - Geek Upmanship
Deerful - tell me I can fix this on my own
Red Velvet - #CookieJar
AGF - ENfys nEST
Zooey - Inspiration Information 1
FEMM - dollhouse
The Twelve Hour Foundation - Bunch of Fives

Tokyo Elvis - Good News
Wojciech Golczewski - End of Transmission 2
Le SuperHomard - The Pomegranate Tree
No Joy / Sonic Boom - s/t
TWICE - What Is Love?
Emma-Jean Thackray - Ley Lines
Moses Sumney - Black in Deep Red, 2014
mewithoutYou - (untitled)
OH MY GIRL BANHANA - Banana Allergy Monkey
LOOΠΔ yyxy - beauty&thebeat

Jeff W, Friday, 14 September 2018 20:12 (one month ago) Permalink

A few additions since May:

Khanus - Flammarion
Vital Idles - Left Hand
KEN Mode - Loved
Taphos - Come Ethereal Somberness
Ghost - Prequelle

o. nate, Saturday, 15 September 2018 01:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Albums/EPs I've liked/loved this year (tops with an *) up through today:

Noname - Room 25*
Low - Double Negative**
Knife Knights - 1 Time Garage
Ady Suleiman - Memories
Kali Uchis - Isolation
Starchild & The New Romantic - Language
Blood Orange - Negro Swan*
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
The Internet - Hive Mind
Miguel - War & Leisure
Moses Sumney - Black in Deep Red, 2014 EP*
Kamaal Williams - The Return
La Luz - Floating Features
Lotic - Power
Mock Identity - Paradise
The Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge) - The Midnight Hour*
Witch Prophet -The Golden Octave*
Hilary Woods - Colt
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade
Virginia Wing - Ecastatic Arrow
Saba - Care For Me**
Sudan Archives - Sink EP
Serpentwithfeet - Soil**
Melo-Zed - Eleven
Lithics - Mating Surfaces
Yo La Tengo - There's A Riot Going On
Shopping - The Official Body
Ought - Room Inside the World

Saba and Serpentwithfeet and Low are my absolute favorites...

Soundslike, Saturday, 15 September 2018 01:58 (one month ago) Permalink

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 15 September 2018 22:32 (one month ago) Permalink

every time i say this is going to be the last fucked up record i'm going to listen to, that it's about time their sonic experimentalism combined with shouting punk singer got old for me. nah, it doesn't.

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 16 September 2018 01:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Their most recent single is fantastic.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Sunday, 16 September 2018 01:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Hey, Pitchfork just reviewed the latest Aphex Twin ep.. it's high time we started talking about it. Those Fenix Funk 5-esque melodies on the latter half of "MT1 t29r2", my god

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 17 September 2018 19:16 (one month ago) Permalink

September. No AFX.

Shadow Party - Reverse the Curse (ACR:MCR Rework Extended)
I Am Robot and Proud - A Dot In Air
Dawn Richard - Jealousy
Mariah Carey - GTFO
TOMAGA - The Dancer In The Lake
Low - Always Trying To Work It Out
Orbital - Hoo Hoo Ha Ha
David Guetta ft. Jess Glynne & Stefflon Don - She Knows How To Love Me
Kero Kero Bonito - Make Believe
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Enka Natorium (演歌ナトリウム)
Yasutaka Nakata ft. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Crazy Crazy
Charli XCX - Focus (Yaeji remix)
Robyn - Honey
She Makes War - London Bites
Broadcast - Petal Alphabet (demo)
Christine and the Queens - Follarse [aka Damn (what must a woman do)]
Ellen Allien - Flying Objects

Jeff W, Sunday, 30 September 2018 16:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh, boo-HOO.... AFX made a good ep. Tracks 1, 2, and 3 are favorites

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 30 September 2018 17:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is from 1987, but apparently it's being reissued this year? Stephane Sévérac - Hold On

soref, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 19:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

good stuff, george michael vibe

niels, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 06:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp The original 12 inch mix is fantastic.

I think it was supposed to have been reissued last year on Pacific Beach Vinyl but never seemed to materialise.

groovypanda, Friday, 5 October 2018 08:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Made with alarmingly obsessive attention to detail, one for Brits and Anglophiles of a certain age…

Jeff W, Friday, 5 October 2018 13:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Our Girl supported Bill Ryder Jones on his recent tour. Their album has been out since the summer 'Stranger Today'. They were great live and the album hits some Lush spots in parts.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Sunday, 7 October 2018 21:40 (one week ago) Permalink

My favourites from Q3:

monotony, Sunday, 7 October 2018 22:20 (one week ago) Permalink

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