Rolling Favorite Tracks + Albums 2018

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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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

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

favorite albums so far

Ilyas Ahmed - Closer to Stranger
https://vimeo.com/235687424

Dean McPhee - Four Stones
https://deanmcphee.bandcamp.com/album/four-stones

Future Museums - Rosewater Ceremony
https://holodeckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/rosewater-ceremony-hd044

Swoop and Cross - Stories of Disintegration
https://timereleasedsound.bandcamp.com/album/stories-of-disintegration

Soho Rezanejad - Six Archetypes
https://siliconerecords.bandcamp.com/album/six-archetypes

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

mmmmmmaybe it'll place

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

Johnny fever please don’t leak the results

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

This Rae Morris album is wallpaper.

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

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

"Keep It Out": https://youtu.be/Iou7N2oJq3A

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

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

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:08 (three 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
https://campcope.bandcamp.com/album/how-to-socialise-make-friends-2

Alela Diane - Cusp
https://open.spotify.com/album/6jGsKEUE3weS6QBs5tR2M4

Marisa Anderson - Cloud Corner
https://marisaanderson.bandcamp.com/track/cloud-corner

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

Six of my faves thus far

https://i.imgur.com/DYILbV5.jpg

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 (two months ago) Permalink

love the Khruangbin album

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:41 (two 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:
https://youtu.be/qunnzffFTj0

Also enjoying the new Eric Chenaux album which is available to stream over at The Quietus:
http://thequietus.com/articles/24164-eric-chenaux-new-album-stream

Dinsdale, Sunday, 11 March 2018 20:11 (two 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
NADINE - Pews
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 (two 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 (two 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

https://m.soundcloud.com/jordannachicago

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

Better sound quality here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3FJctLzbUr0DFq6EiN1VrR

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2018 00:11 (two 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEJGmaea5nc

From the new one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtH6iDtBJ3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnt_yL2f99A

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 12 March 2018 18:58 (two 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 (one month ago) Permalink

here's me https://open.spotify.com/user/betamaxdk/playlist/2NhmISp1s6hdu4kpo72zt7

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

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:38 (one month ago) Permalink

btw yesss that four tet remix is great!

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:42 (one month 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:
https://open.spotify.com/album/7rwsbhgMy3fzdATXuxp4dZ?si=dP3rxJSuRNutYsylpge7kg

Jeff W, Sunday, 25 March 2018 12:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Superorganism s/t owns imo

valorous wokelord (silby), Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:30 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Niels, yes you can do this by following these instructions:

1. First, make your Playlist Public on Spotify.

2. Sign up for a free account on SpotOnTrack (this only takes 10 seconds) - create a new username / password. then verify account via email.
http://www.spotontrack.com
SpotOnTrack uses a Spotify API for Spotify Data.

This site is not affiliated with or part of Spotify.

3. Wait 24? to 48 Hours? for your playlist to be indexed on SpotOnTrack. maybe the API retrieves data sooner?

4. Find your playlist, either by playlist search (this can be very slow as there are currently 3,008,564 playlists, so give your playlist a unique name) or by search for an artist then track that is included on your playlist (pick an obscure artist / track so that you can find your playlist easily)

5. When your playlist has been displayed, highlight the text you need from the bottom upwards with your mouse, right click copy - then use a text editor like Notepad on Windows 10 to paste the text to.

e.g forksclovetofu's 2018 Keepers playlist on Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/user/forksclovetofu/playlist/5F4O9GGhAEY5zYDDakpCuB
has 280 tracks at the mo, 9 followers

on SpotOnTrack
http://www.spotontrack.com/playlists/2681487#tab-tracks
(you need to be logged in to see this)
data is grouped 100 entries / per page

and this is an example of the copy / paste to notepad (i have only included the first track)

data elements:
track title
artist
date added to playlist
BPM
Music Key

Added on
1 All The Stars (with SZA)
SZA, Kendrick Lamar 2018-01-05 BPM 97
Key G#

it's not perfect, so you may need to do some manually reformatting in your text editor / Word Processor e.g Artist - Track

djmartian, Sunday, 25 March 2018 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

alright, thanks for sharing - a bit more troublesome than I had hoped, but it's always cool to see people are using the API to do stuff like that (recently found another one that lets you automatically follow all artists in your library)

niels, Monday, 26 March 2018 08:18 (one month ago) Permalink

debut track from 17 year old singer from Nottingham, lovely vocals (found via Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music)

Camille Christel - Copenhagen
https://camillechristel.bandcamp.com/releases
spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/1yngKYJEAy4OXjLDP1R2wS?si=RRNiZEHVSQCPoqr-JDUIKg

slowcore ethereal art-pop

djmartian, Monday, 26 March 2018 12:28 (one month ago) Permalink

holy cow new yamantaka sonic titan :D
loads of other great tunes itt, really liking hatis noit

nxd, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:36 (one month ago) Permalink

wow @ "yandere"

nxd, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:47 (one month ago) Permalink

yessss

imago, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:49 (one month ago) Permalink

vying with awk in the album of the year so far stakes

imago, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Feb and March trax:

The Emperor Machine - Material
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs; Lifer
Kero Kero Bonito - The One True Path
Julia Michaels - Are You
Hailee Steinfeld with BloodPop® - Capital Letters
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
Mr. Fingers - Electron
Sade - Flower of the Universe
Red Velvet - Bad Boy
Mouse on Mars ft. Amanda Blank & Zach Condon - Foul Mouth
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
Neko Case - Hell-On
The JuJu Exchange - Jubilee
Hatis Noit - Illogical Lullaby (Matmos edit)
Blanck Mass - The Rat (Gazelle Twin Remix)
ZHU and Tame Impala - My Life
Let’s Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me
Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn; High Horse
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Outerzone Jazs; Automatic Morning
Daphne & Celeste - Alarms; A.L.T.O.
Billie Eilish - bitches broken hearts
Kylie Minogue - Raining Glitter
WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA - Three Mystic Apes
Beautify Junkyards - Cabeça-Flor

Jeff W, Sunday, 1 April 2018 14:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh that Daphne & Celeste album is great!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 1 April 2018 22:46 (one month ago) Permalink

"Lala Belu" from the album of the same name by Hailu Mergia is currently my favorite track of 2018
https://open.spotify.com/track/5UiIkqFIInNtTGxbOzPmJ7?si=HxFTk4IQQlORGuXTZz5ZVw

niels, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 07:12 (one month ago) Permalink

albums:

Pulse Emitter – Meditative Music 5
https://open.spotify.com/album/3MWbUaP0SjUauXumHJrXlY

Sarah Davachi – Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
https://open.spotify.com/album/2HGLGnjsMnsGfnoSyGzFnO

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Glass
excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJIocGu3DuI

Pascal Contet & Joëlle Léandre – Pascal Contet & Joëlle Léandre
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Zyv1DO9eConYUfvOCCO2F

Matthew Shipp – Zero
https://open.spotify.com/album/6wEXQaARdkDFR7z2lIAs3f

Rafael Anton Irisarri – Sirimiri
https://open.spotify.com/album/26w50tVD56dNWE4WGHUucj

Vanessa Amara – Manos
https://open.spotify.com/album/6BqzsMOpoDM26LDORkPRAM

Lee Noble – Ashenden
https://open.spotify.com/album/5iA8wG1rkqsvDNuNZJdraI

Amen Dunes – Freedom
https://open.spotify.com/album/2H4G8AGta9p8yjgjVI9nZd

Jonas Reinhardt – Conclave Surge
https://open.spotify.com/album/5mtgYBzIpv8m3GBWkc6Ti7

Essaie Pas – New Path
https://open.spotify.com/album/73hRd4ul7485857HO6sxCj

had (crüt), Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:59 (one month ago) Permalink

whoops. forgot that youtube would embed.

had (crüt), Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:59 (one month ago) Permalink

ah lee noble, that had passed me by

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Sunday, 15 April 2018 12:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't know what the name of the non-indie-pop indie thread is, but it doesn't have "rolling + 2018" in its title so I can't find it.

Anyway, I heard a couple tracks from this Frigs album, Basic Behaviour, on the radio tonight and I'm all in.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:42 (one month ago) Permalink

been hearing a lot of stuff from that on nts - sounds good!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 20 April 2018 08:27 (one month ago) Permalink

http://www.anothertimbre.com/brunoduplant.html

at120x2 Bruno Duplant - Chamber and Field Works 2015 - 2017

Taku Sugimoto / Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 21 May 2018 03:10 (three hours ago) Permalink


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