My favourite 15 albums released in the last 12 months have been on heavy rotation. In no particular order.
Related - The Replacements, Bruce Springsteen, The Pogues, New Jersey.
Track - Mega-Fest
Related - Talking Heads, El Guincho, Brooklyn.
Track: Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
Related - Japan (band), Ryuchi Sakamoto, Manu Chao, Barcelona.
Track: El Guincho – Bombay
Related - Led Zepplin, Talking Heads, the West Country.
Related - Boards of Canada, Crystal Castles, Andrew Weatherall, LA.
Track: Health – USA Boys
Related - Drugstore, Thee Headcoatees.
Track: Best Coast – Crazy For You
Related - Rustie, Warp, Aquacrunk, Brighton.
Track: Slugabed – Quantum Leap
Related - HEALTH, Warp, 8-bit.
Track: Crystal Castles – Birds
Related - My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths.
Related - Foot Village, Fugazi, King Tubby.
Track: Islet – Ringerz
Related - Depeche Mode, Interpol.
Track: Abe Vigoda – Crush
Track - Beginning Endlessly
Related - Kate Bush, Sleater-Kinney, Zach Hill.
Track: Marnie Stern – Gimme
Related - Burial, Warp, Alice Coltrane.
Track: Pantha Du Prince – Abglanz
Bubbling UnderJapandroids - No Singles, Liars – Sisterworld, Warpaint – The Fool, Les Savy Fav – Root for Ruin
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The criteria is simply which albums have I listened to the most since the new millenium. I cross referenced my fading memories of yearly album lists compiled when working in a record shop and subsequent lists made with friends.
The decade list seems to favour the first half with no albums from 2007 at all. The list is in chronological order and features one act from the UK, one from Japan and two from Canada.
Related – Flaming Lips, Black Dice, Forever Changes, Roland SH–2, psychedelic, feedback loops
Related – A Silver Mt Zion, field recordings, strings
Track – Storm
At The Drive–In – “Relationship Of Command” (2000) Grand Royal
Track – At the Drive–In – Quarantined
Related – Wu–Tang Clan, El–P, Harlem, backpacks, indie hip hop
Track – Cannibal Ox – Battle For Asgard
Related – Dismemberment Plan, Pixies, Talking Heads, live performance, art, indie
Track – Classic Noodlanding
Track – Amaryllis
Sonic Youth – “Murray Street” (2002) Polydor/Universal
Track – Sonic Youth – The Empty Page
Track – Speaking In Tongues
Track – Vaudeville Villain
Track – Big Drop
Track – A Flower In The Ending
Related – The Van Pelt, The Lapse, Bruce Springsteen, anthemic
Track – House of Cats
Track – The Human Face
Track – Sudden Inspection
Track – Crippled Jazzer
Abe Vigoda – “Skeleton” (2008) PPM Records
Related – The Mae Shi, No Age, LA, The Smell, tropicalia, punk
Track – Bear Face
Related – Squarepusher, Fuck Buttons, Crystal Castles, LA, avant rock, indie, punkTrack – Health – Die Slow
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