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My Albums Of 2011 (an out of band post)

While prepping my Albums Of 2012, I realized that I’d completely failed to do 2011. So let’s backfill. In alphabetical order: Balam Acab’s bizarre squeaky-voiced psychedelia Wander/Wonder.  Byetone’s unashamedly catchy clicks’n’bass monster Symeta. Jóhann Jóhannsson’s gorgeous, nostalgic, and uplifting The Miners’ Hymns. John Tejada’s sublime shuffling techno classic Parabolas. Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer’s endlessly enthralling […]

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My Albums Of 2012 (an out of band post)

It doesn’t do to rush these things, but after giving this weighty matter the care and consideration it undoubtedly deserves, I can finally unveil my Albums Of 2012. In alphabetical order, they are: Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s truly immense art-metal Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Grouper’s parallel-universe-pop hit A I A Hildur Guðnadóttir’s spellbinding cello-and-chanting live recording Leyfðu Ljósinu […]

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My Albums Of 2010 (an out of band post)

We interrupt your normal service to bring you my Albums Of 2010. I seem to have bought 29 records released in 2010 so far, and reviewed 26 of them here, so I decided to allow myself a top 5. Here they are, in alphabetical order: ANBB: Mimikry (Raster-Noton, September 2010) Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek: […]