Friday, January 13, 2012

Best of the Best ofs

Everyone probably has list fatigue at this point, but I thought I'd post one more. I love the end of the year because all of the end-of the-year lists get me hip to so much cool music I might have over-looked. Here are my top scores from all the lists, including off the blog here:

Sandro Perri, "Impossible Spaces": The review I read said he was along the lines of the Sea & Cake, which was pretty accurate, great songs, really cool album.

The War on Drugs, "Slave Ambient": At fist I listened to this album, and past ones, with curiosity. I'm a big Kurt Vile fan and I was fascinated by how alike these guys sound (I'm aware that KV played in this band for a while), and the Americana (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, etc.) vibe they have going. Then I was driving the other day and it just clicked and I started just digging these albums for what they are--great music. They're playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 6th, just bought tickets.

Shabazz Palaces, "Black Up": One of the dudes from Digable Planets, intergalactic hip hop, one of the few albums in that genre I've been feeling in a while.

Julianna Barwick, "The Magic Place": Sounds like Grouper, which is a good thing.

Zomby, "Dedication": Kind of Burial meets Boards of Canada. Been listening to this a lot.

Julian Lynch, "Terra": The same mellow feel as Sandro Perri, maybe more melancholic, with tasteful horns and bugged-out synth.

Bibio, "Mind Bokeh": Finally checked this out, surprising and interesting.

1 comment:

blablazo said...

Good looks on the Shabazz Palaces. Checked them out because of your post and am enjoying them a lot. Nice!! Cheers!