Stumbled on this great LP the other day. Check out the video for Mura Masa and "...Girl" and then the full LP on Rdio after.
Well, I fell in love with these guys yesterday. Turns out they are from Philly, like me. Check out the video for "Lovit" and then peep Marian Hill's Rdio goods.
Super dope track from Savoir. Check out that rhythm, that "Malala".
So I guess Gregory Alan Isakov has won me over. Chill, beautiful tunes. Check out "Amsterdam" below.
Absolutely in love with this tune at the moment. Check out, Tropics with "Rapture".
Kinda pumped that I am just hearing Mandrè for the first time. These dope sounds are from the '70s but they sound mighty relevant to me. Check out "Solar Flight" and then the full LP via Rdio.
Very cool stuff happening on the LP by Sd Laika. Check out "Great God Pan" and the full album, That's Harakiri.
13) Aphex Twin - "Syro" - Welcome back, Aphex. We couldn't have expected a better more rewarding album from you. You picked up where you left off and that works for us.
12) Shabazz Palaces - "Lese Majesty" - You must spend some serious time with this album before you understand. This thing is unique, poignant and at times, fun.
11) Sylvan Esso - ST - I originally though of this album as a Tune Yards type rip off and though I liked their first LP this didn't take. Eventually it became very interesting and I spent a lot if time with it. Really well done.
10) James Vincent McMorrow - "Post Tropical" - Beautiful, well written, late night love tunes.
9) The Acid - "Liminal"- Dark and twisted sexy and different yet relatable.
8) Run the Jewels - "Run the Jewels 2" - Hip hop as it should be. Fast and furious. RTJ2 is even better than their first. Love that Zack de la Rocha verse.
7) Sharon Van Etten - "Are We There" - Fuck if this thing isn't heartbreaking. I really wish I could put it at number one.
6) Alvvays - ST - Perfect pop rock LP. These songs will get stuck in your head for days, weeks, months.
5) Nick Mulvey - "First Mind" - What a surprise. Just found this guy a month or two ago and I absolutely get it. He sings with soul over a some folky guitar sounds.
4) FKA Twigs - "LP1" - No one else like her. Ever. Such a great voice and vision. I would see her live now if I were you. She is bigger than you think.
3) St Vincent - ST - An album that shows something new with every listen. She has come a long way and hopefully she is not done. Acoustic music in a digital world.
2) Flying Lotus - "Your Dead!" - A jazz/hip hop album about death. You'll never feel sad. Only Happy. Rejoice. Like in this video.
1) Grouper - "Ruins" - See prior year. Even more devastatingly gorgeous tunes. Who makes two albums this good in less than 2 years? Grouper does. Thank you for relaxing me but digging into my brain with every listen.
Below is my best of the year Rdio Playlist:
One of my favorite albums of the year has a new video. Check out "Ghost" by The Acid.
Flying Lotus is my main man. But this video may even be better than the tune. Check out "Never Catch Me" with Kendrick Lamar.
25) Electric Wire Hustle - "Love Can Prevail"
24) Metronomy - "Love Letters"
23) Fatima - "Yellow Memories"
22) Todd Terje - "It's Album Time"
21) Tape - "Casino"
20) D'Angelo - "Black Messiah"
19) TV on the Radio - "Seeds"
18) Electric Wizard - "Time to Die"
17) Spoon - "They Want my Soul"
16) Silk Rhodes - ST
15) Sza - "Z"
14) Adult Jazz - "Gist Is"
50) Death From Above 1979 - "The Physical World"
49) Gidge - "Autumn Bells"
48) Chet Faker - "Built On Glass"
47) Little Dragon - "Nabuma Rubberband"
46) Allah-Las - "Worship The Sun"
45) A Sunny Day in Glasgow - "Sea When Absent"
44) How to Dress Well - "What Is This Heart?"
43) Davidge - "Slo Light"
42) Thom Yorke - "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes"
41) Sébastien Tellier - "L'Aventura"
40) submerse - "Slow Waves"
39) Jesse Ware - "Tough Love"
38) Real Estate - "Atlas"
37) Lykke Li - "I Never Learn"
36) Taylor Mcferrin - "Early Riser"
35) Ex Hex - "Rips"
34) Kindness - "Otherness"
33) Future Islands - "Singles"
32) Sam Smith - "In the Lonely Hour"
31) Caribou - "Our Love"
30) The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream"
29) Mr Twin Sister - ST
28) Sohn - "Tremors"
27) Jungle - ST
26) The Bug - "Angels & Demons"
Been enjoying this new Stones Throw LP by Silk Rhodes.
In the case that you are living under a musical rock, here's the new D'Angelo LP after 14 years of waiting.
This dude is from around my hometown, West Chester, PA. Check out Tunji Ige.
Loving this track by American Wrestlers. Let's see what else these guys bring.