Top 100 Albums of 2017

Honorable Mention Brother Ali – All the Beauty in This Whole Life; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist; Laura Marling – Semper Femina; Oh Wonder – Ultralife; Stars – There Is No Love In Flourescent Lights; Jay Som – Everybody Works; Real Estate – In Mind; Goldfrapp – Silver Eye; Katy Perry – Witness; Elder – Reflections of a Floating World; Mew – Visuals; Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes; Death From Above 1979 – Outrage! Is Now; Björk – Utopia; Nick Hakim – Green Twins; Little Dragon –…

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DESIGN: 2017 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Main Titles” • Brian Reitzell • 01:32 • American Gods OST, Milan Records2. “Chief Don’t Run” • Jidenna • 03:47 • The Chief, Epic Records3. “Dreams (Colors Mix)” • Beck • 04:57 • Colors, Fonograf Records4. “Feel It Still” • Portugal. The Man • 02:43 • Woodstock, Atlantic Records5. “Good News” • Blond Ambition • 03:12 • Slow All Over, Swoon City Music6. “Utopia” • Austra • 04:03 • Future Politics, Domino Recording Co.7. “Kora Sings” • Sampha • 04:18 • Process, Young Turks Recordings8. “Fields of Blue”…

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REVIEW: Contemporary Color [2017]

“Stage this way” You have to give David Byrne credit. He stumbled upon the idea of color guards, looked into the excitement and spectacle of their “sport of the arts,” and sought to open their world to the rest of us ignorant to their craft outside of football halftime shows. So he called upon modern music luminaries (Lucius, Nico Muhly + Ira Glass, Nelly Furtado, Devonté Hynes, St. Vincent, How to Dress Well, Money Mark + Ad Rock, Zola Jesus, tUnE-y-ArDs, and himself) to compose wholly original pieces that would…

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Top 100 Albums of 2014

Honorable Mention Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso; Empire – Orphan; Skrillex – Recess; The Drums – Encyclopedia; Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2; St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half the City; Johnny Marr – Playland; Pharrell Williams – G I R L; Patterns – Waking Lines; Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow; Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio; Ray LaMontagne – Supernova; Blood Red Shoes – Blood Red Shoes; Jack White – Lazaretto; Coldplay – Ghost Stories. Top 100

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Top 100 Songs of 2014

#100: Coming Home by Kaiser Chiefs #98: Gust of Wind by Pharrell Williams #96: Friday Fish Fry by Kelis #94: It’s a Longer Road to California Than I Thought by The Wind and the Wave #92: Now by Joywave #90: Take My Place by Lily Allen #88: Are You Okay? by Dum Dum Girls #86: Busy Earnin’ by Jungle #84: Never Gonna Change by Broods #82: Riptide by Vance Joy #80: Big Unit by Adebisi Shank #78: Count On My Love by Tessanne Chin #76: Telepathy by ††† #74: Right…

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DESIGN: 2011 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Hanna’s Theme” — The Chemical Brothers 2:09 | from Hanna: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Back Lot2. “Polish Girl” — Neon Indian 4:24 | from Era Extraña; Static Tongues/Mom + Pop3. “Desire” — Anna Calvi 3:52 | from Anna Calvi; Domino Records4. “Someday” — Middle Brother 3:40 | from Middle Brother; Partisan Records5. “Solitude and Vine” — John Ralston 3:47 | from Shadows of the Summertime; Self Released6. “All the Sand in All the Sea” — DeVotchKa 4:50 | from 100 Lovers; ANTI- Records7. “Coeur d’Alene” — The Head…

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Top 100 Songs of 2011

(short and sweet and to the point; culled from listening to 501 releases—at time of publishing—from 2011. ask me tomorrow and the list will probably be drastically different, but you have to lock ’em in sometime.) #100: Dolly by Fruit Bats — #99: Take the World by She Wants Revenge — #98: Postcards by The Sorry Kisses listen here — #97: The Day by Moby — #96: Piledriver Waltz by Arctic Monkeys — #95: Kids by The Features — #94: Say No by The Feeling — #93: Ohio by HoneyHoney…

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Top 100 Albums of 2011

(short and sweet and to the point; culled from listening to 501 releases—at time of publishing—from 2011. ask me tomorrow and the list will probably be drastically different, but you have to lock ’em in sometime. click album cover for website) Honorable Mention:

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Top 100 Albums of 2010

(short and sweet and to the point; culled from listening to 502 releases—at time of publishing—from 2010. ask me tomorrow and the list will probably be drastically different, but you have to lock ’em in sometime. click album cover for website) #100: I Speak Because I Can by Laura Marling #99: LP4 by Ratatat #98: Wilderness Heart by Black Mountain #97: Libraries by The Love Language #96: To The Sea by Jack Johnson #95: Star Tiger, Star Ariel by Delays #94: God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise by Ray…

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