LISTMAS

Happy Listmas Harry

This list was so much easier to compile than last year because aside from like one or two releases I didn’t really give a shit about any of the music I listened to in 2014 (though that was partially my fault for worrying too much about ~craft~ and whether or not what I was listening to was good in some abstract, objective way–but fuck that). 

Here were my fav albums:

  1. Apocalypse Girl - Jenny Hval
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  3. Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. Music to Soothe the Savage Youth - Drew Howard and Birthday Boy
  5. Vega INTNL Night School - Neon Indian
  6. I Love You Honeybear - Father John Misty
  7. Art Angels - Grimes
  8. Hackers, All Them Hackers - Dreamcrusher
  9. All Are Saved - Fred Thomas
  10. No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney 
  11. Summertime ‘06 - Vince Staples
  12. Carrie and Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
  13. II 7” - Sheer Mag
  14. Ice Cream Cake - Red Velvet
  15. Barter 6 - Young Thug
  16. Mutant - Arca
  17. Platform - Holly Herndon

Here are some other releases that I really loved this year:

Cool Tricks - Michete
Painted Shut - Hop Along
4 walls - f(x)
Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Currents - Tame Impala
Pray for Rain - Pure Bathing Culture
V - Wavves
Dreamlife/R U An Angel - SODA lite
PC Noise x Pedicure Records, Vol 1
Cocksure
- Laura Stevenson
Girl’s Living Outside Society’s Shit - G.L.O.S.S.
M3LL155X - FKA twigs
Hallucinogen - Kelala
I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside - Earl Sweatshirt 

And here are twenty of my fav songs as well:

“Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for two virgins)” - Father John Misty
“(There’s gonna be) Good Times” - Jamie xx ft Young Thug & Popcann
“Sapokanikan” - Joanna Newsome
“Automatic” - Red Velvet
“Benny & Lil Ze” - Drew Howard and Birthday Boy
“Emotion” - Carly Rae Jepsen 
“California” - Grimes
“Morning Sun” - Holly Herndon
“Constantly Hating” - Young Thug ft. Birdman
“That Battle is Over” - Jenny Hval
“King Kunta” - Kendrick Lamar
“Every Song Sung to a Dog” - Fred Thomas
“oui” - Jeremih
“Feeling Myself” - Nicki Minaj ft. Beyonce
“Solid” - Ty Dolla $ign feat. Babyface
“Inhale Exhale” - Nao
“NADA” - Cam & China
“Mascara” - Jazmine Sullivan
“Rap Game Kimmy Gibbler” - Michete 
“Adore” - Dreamcrusher

Also here’s a Spotify playlist of my fav songs this year:
https://play.spotify.com/user/1245597335/playlist/4SIGHGePovMyH0VS47ZKF7

My Top 20 Songs of the Year

[not in any particular order]

(I was going to do a top 10 but it turned into a top 20 because I have no self-restraint)

Frank Ocean Seigfried // Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen Super Natural // D.R.A.M. Cash Machine // Radiohead Daydreaming // Massive Attack feat. Hope Sandoval The Spoils // Charli XCX Vroom Vroom // Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam A 1000 Times // Jeff Rosenstock We Begged To Explode // Seth Bogart feat. Kathleen Hanna Eating Makeup // Swet Shop Boys Zayn Malik // ANOHNI Drone Bomb Me // Thao & The Get Down Stay Down An Astonished Man // Whitney Golden Days // Jenny Hval Conceptual Romance // Chairlift Polymorphing // Pinegrove Old Friends // The Avalanches feat. Toro y Moi If I Was a Folkstar // Trentemøller feat. Jehnny Beth The River In Me // Eskimeaux feat. Greta Kline The Year of the Rabbit // Cat’s Eyes Drag

A Spotify playlist in case you’re into incongruity

▫□☐BEST 150 ALBUMS of 2013☐□▫

01 Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’

02 Neko Case – ‘The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You’

03 Villagers – 'Awayland’

04 Eleanor Friedberger – ‘Personal Best’

05 Atoms for Peace – ‘AMOK’

06 Smith Westerns – 'Soft Will’

07 Diego Garcia – ‘Paradise’

08 Vampire Weekend – 'Modern Vampires of the City

09 Deerhunter – ‘Monomania’

10 Kurt Vile – ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’

11 The Strokes – 'Comedown Machine’

12 Julia Holter – ‘Loud CIty Song’

13 Widowspeak – ‘Almanac’

14 Foxygen – 'We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic’

15 Laura Veirs – ‘Warp and Weft’

16 Moonface – 'Julia With Blue Jeans On’

17 Washed Out – ‘Paracosm’

18 Rachel Zeffira – 'The Deserters’

19 Moby – ‘Innocents’

20 Cate Le Bon – ‘Mug Museum’

21 Youth Lagoon – ‘Wondrous Bughouse’

22 Caitlin Rose – ‘The Stand-In’

23 David Bowie – ‘The Next Day’

24 'Lightning Dust – ‘Fantasy’

25 ARP – ‘More’

26 The Flaming Lips – 'The Terror’

27 Daft Punk – ‘Random Access Memories’

28 Wild Belle – ‘Isles’

29 Junip – ‘Junip’

30 Still Corners – 'Strange Pleasures’

31 Jake Bugg – 'Shangri La’

32 Goldfrapp – ‘Tales of Us’

33 Portugal, The Man – ‘Evil Friends’

34 Laura Mvula – 'Sing To The Moon’

35 Blouse – ‘Imperium’

36 Au Revoir Simone – ‘Move in Spectrums’

37 Summer Camp – ‘Summer Camp’

38 Josh Ritter – 'The Beast In Its Tracks’

39 The Polyphonic Spree – ‘Yes, It’s True’

40 Elephant Stone – ‘Elephant Stone’

41 Anna Calvi – 'One Breath’

42 The Belle Game – ‘Ritual Tradition Habit’

43 Courtney Barnett – 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas’

44 Pure Bathing Culture – 'Moon Tides’

45 Daughter – ‘If You Leave’

46 Young Galaxy – 'Ultramarine’

47 Dumbo Gets Mad – ‘Quantum Leap’

48 of Montreal – 'Lousy With Sylvianbriar’

49 No Joy – ‘Wait to Pleasure’

50 Janelle Monáe – ‘Electric Lady’

51 Cocorosie – 'Tales Of A Grass Widow’

52 Phosphorescent – 'Muchacho’

53 MGMT – ‘MGMT’

54 Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Pain is Beauty’

55 Deltron 3030 – 'Event II’

56 Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – 'Ripely Pine’

57 San Fermin – 'San Fermin’

58 The Knife – ‘Shaking the Habitual’

59 Sigur Rós – 'Kveikur’

60 Fol Chen – 'The False Alarms’

61 Keep Shelly In Athens – ‘At Home’

62 Alpine – ‘A Is For Alpine’

63 Mazzy Star – ‘Seasons Of Your Day’

64 Bored Nothing – ‘Bored Nothing’

65 Boy – 'Mutual Friends’

66 The Joy Formidable – ‘Wolf’s Law’

67 Jackson Scott – 'Melbourne’

68 Cults – 'Static’

69 Austra – 'Olympia’

70 Dr. Dog – ‘B-Room’

71 Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – ‘We The Common’

72 Caveman – ‘Caveman’

73 Wymond Miles – 'Cut Yourself Free’

74 She & Him – 'Volume 3’

75 Toy – 'Join The Dots’

76 Bombino – 'Nomad’

77 Veronica Falls – ‘Waiting For Something To Happen’

78 Chvrches – 'The Bones Of What You Believe’

79 Mikal Cronin – 'MCII’

80 STRFKR – 'Miracle Mile’

81 Tegan and Sara – ‘Heartthrob’

82 Phoenix – 'Bankrupt!’

83 Minks – ‘Tides End’

84 Waxahatchee – 'Cerulean Salt’

85 Tricky – ‘False Idols’

86 Emily Jane White – 'Blood/Lines’

87 Anamanaguchi – 'Endless Fantasy’

88 Sisu – Blood Tears

89 Yeah Yeah Yeahs  – ‘Mosquito’

90 Grouper – ‘The Man Who Died In His Boat’

91 Beach Fossils – ‘Clash The Truth’

92 Indians – 'Somewhere Else’

93 Mount Moriah – 'Miracle Temple’

94 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘II’

95 Erin McKeown – 'Manifestra’

96 Darkside – 'Psychic’

97 Lisa Germano – 'No Elephants’

98 My Bloody Valentine – ‘m b v’

99 Sleigh Bells – ‘Bitter Rivals’

100 Alessi’s Ark – ‘Still Life’

101 Shout Out Louds – 'Optica’

102 Yuna – 'Nocturnal’

103 Julianna Barwick – ‘Nepenthe’

104 Upset – ‘She’s Gone’

105 John Vanderslice – 'Dagger Beach’

106 Son Lux – 'Laterns’

107 Kacey Musgraves – 'Same Trailer Different Park’

108 The Heavy Blinkers – 'Health’

109 Valerie June – 'Pushin’ Against A Stone’

110 Joanna Gruesome – ‘Weird Sister’

111 Lemuria – 'The Distance Is So Big’

112 Jagwar Ma – 'Howlin’

113 Laura Marling – 'Once I Was An Eagle’

114 Poliça – 'Shulamith’

115 Mutual Benefit – ‘Love’s Crushing Diamond’

116 Lucius – 'Wildewoman’

117 HAIM – 'Days Are Gone’

118 Psapp – ‘What Makes Us Glow’

119 Emily Reo, Brown Bread, Yohuna, MoonLasso – 'Clubhouse Split’

120 Pearl Jam – ‘Lightning Bolt’

121 Crystal Stilts – ‘Nature Noir’

122 Giant Drag – ‘Waking Up Is Hard To Do’

123 Houses – ‘Quiet Darkness’

124 Cage the Elephant –  ‘Melophobia’

125 PYYRAMIDS – 'Brightest Darkest Day’

126 Thundercat – 'Apocalypse’

127 Johnny Marr – ‘The Messenger’

128 Saturday Looks Good to Me – 'One Kiss Ends It All’

129 Glasser – ‘Interiors’

130 Bleeding Rainbow – ‘Yeah Right’

131 Yuck – ‘Glow & Behold’

132 Savages – 'Silence Yourself’

133 Darkstar – ‘News From Nowhere’

134 Cass McCombs – 'Big Wheel and Others’

135 Mother Falcon – ‘You Knew’

136 Manic Street Preachers – ‘Rewind the Film’

137 Swearin’ – 'Surfing Strange’

138 Esben and the Witch – ‘Wash The Sins Not Only The Face’

139 Midlake – 'Antiphon’

140 Sam Phillips – 'Push Any Button’

141 Jenny Hval – 'Innocence Is Kinky’

142 Cheyenne Mize – ‘Among The Grey’

143 Telekinesis – 'Dormarion’

144 Candy Claws – ‘Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time’

145 Perera Elsewhere – 'Everlast’

146 Night Beds – ‘Country Sleep’

147 The National – 'Trouble Will Find Me’

148 Tim Kasher – 'Adult Film’

149 Lily & Madeleine – ‘Lily & Madeleine’

150 Airhead – 'For Years’