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2016 Top Music

So, here it is: my top ten artists, albums and songs for 2016. A common theme seems to be “work music”.  As of today, December 21st, I had listened to 4,170 songs, according to Last.fm. With the majority of that music being played during working hours, you can see why some of my top  music tends to be instrumental and/or ambient.

Top Ten Played Artists

  1. Fruit Bats
  2. Nada Surf
  3. U137
  4. Hammock
  5. Bibio
  6. Tracey Chattaway
  7. The American Dollar
  8. Nothing
  9. Lights & Motion
  10. Rogue Wave

Top Played Albums

  1. U137 – Dreamer on the Run
  2. Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are
  3. Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser
  4. Yo La Tengo – They Shoot, We Score
  5. Mutual Benefit – Skip a Sinking Stone
  6. Nothing – Tired of Tomorrow
  7. Tracey Chattaway – Nightsky
  8. Rogue Wave – Delusions of Grand Fur
  9. Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band
  10. The Last Dinosaur – Hooray! for Happiness

Top Played Songs

  1. U137 – Watching The Storm
  2. U137 – Varberg
  3. Keith Kenniff – Branch
  4. Nada Surf – Believe You’re Mine
  5. Nada Surf – Cold to See Clear
  6. Hammock – Losting You to You
  7. Balmorhea – Masollan
  8. Random Forest – Awakening
  9. Tracey Chattaway – Light the Night
  10. Tracey Chattaway – Shimmer

Top Albums

  1. Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser
  2. The Japanese House – Swimming Against the Tide (EP)
  3. Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are
  4. Bibio – A Mineral Love
  5. Nothing – Tired of Tomorrow
  6. Kishi Bashi – Sonderlust
  7. Tycho – Epoch
  8. From Indian Lakes – Everything Feels Better Now
  9. Arms and Sleepers – Miami
  10. Ice Choir – Designs in Rhythm

2014 Top Albums

2014 was an OK year for music. Seeing Sondre Lerche in Chicago was fun. I was left craving more catchy, sing-along pop music for some reason at the end of the year. There was lots of focus on textures and qualities of the music more so than its actual content. Looking forward to what 2015 has to offer.

  1. Sondre Lerche – Please
  2. Kevin Drew – Darlings
  3. Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield
  4. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Sea When Absent
  5. Purfume Genius – Too Bright
  6. Chad Vangaalen – Shrink Dust
  7. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon
  8. Slow Magic – How to Run Away
  9. Real Estate – Atlas
  10. D’angelo – Black Messiah

Runner Ups:
skaters – manhattan
vacationer – relief
blonde summer – high times
tycho – awake
warpaint – warpaint
the fresh and onlys – house of spirits
patrick park – love like swords
echo & the bunnymen – meteorites
lana del ray – ultraviolence
braid – no coast
kishi bishi – lighght
odesza – in return
hooray for earth – racy
bahamas – bahamas is afie
weezer – everything will be alright in the end
the jazz june – after the earthquake
gemma hayes – bones + longing
damien jurado – brothers and sisters of the eternal son
angel olsen – burn your fire for no witness

Top 25 Albums of 2013

I’m not usually one to make top lists for music, but there was a lot of good stuff this year and I felt compelled to document it.

  1. Generationals – Heza
  2. Strfkr – Miracle Mile
  3. Goldspot – Aerogramme
  4. Surfer Blood – Pythons
  5. Lorde – Pure Heroine
  6. Cass Macombs – Big Wheel And Others
  7. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
  8. Matt Pond – The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand
  9. Local Natives – Hummingbird
  10. Young Man – Beyond Was All Around Me
  11. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
  12. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
  13. Phoenix – Bankrupt!
  14. Cayucas – Bigfoot
  15. Saves the Day – Saves the Day
  16. Mazzy Star – Seasons of Your Day
  17. Superchunk – I Hate Music
  18. Bibio – Silver Wilkinson
  19. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
  20. Caveman – Caveman
  21. The Naked and Famous – In Rolling Waves
  22. I Am Robot And Proud – Touch/Tone
  23. Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live
  24. Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love
  25. Deafheaven – Sunbather

The Postal Service | Some Idealistic Future (Documentary)

via Jonathan

New Goldspot Song

I don’t understand why more people don’t know about and love this band.

http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/06/18/goldspot-abyss-new-song/

BILL CLINTON PLAYS M83 – YouTube

 

MUSIC SMASHER

Link: MUSIC SMASHER

Search engine for music streaming services such as Rdio, Grooveshark, SoundCloud, MOG and Bandcamp.

The Growlers

Empty Bones

http://tommy.publr.com/post/40232

Jona Bechtolt from Yacht is making and selling sleeves for the Macbook Air that resembles a manila folder. Amazing.

Link: Jona Bechtolt from Yacht is making and selling sleeves for the Macbook Air that resembles a manila folder. Amazing.

donewaiting.com » Blog Archive » AA Bondy at SXSW 2008

Link: donewaiting.com » Blog Archive » AA Bondy at SXSW 2008

Officially the first new band that I want to see this year at SXSW.

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