Top Records for April 2016

Sticking to the 25 number from last month. Note that I haven’t heard Lemonade because it’s not on Spotify, and I’m not going to pay for another service just to hear one album, so when it shows up on Spotify in a few weeks, it’ll probably occupy a spot towards the top of this list. That being said, here are my top picks for April.

1 Sturgill Simpson “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” 8.6
2 the Gloaming “2” 8.4
3 Parquet Courts “Human Performance” 8.3
4 Lucy Dacus “No Burden” 8.3
5 Andrew Bird “Are You Serious” 8.3
6 Explosions in the Sky “the Wilderness” 8.2
7 Deakin “Sleep Cycle” 8.2
8 PJ Harvey “the Hope Six Demolition Project” 8.2
9 Sam Beam ft Jesca Hoop “Love Letter for Fire” 8.1
10 Robbie Fulks “Upland Stories” 8.1
11 Charles Bradley “Changes” 8.1
12 Black Mountain “IV” 8.1
13 the Jayhawks “Paging Mr Proust” 8
14 Peter Wolf “A Cure for Loneliness” 8
15 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “Nonagon Infinity” 8
16 John Doe “the Westerner” 8
17 Teleman “Brilliant Sanity” 7.9
18 Teen Suicide “It’s the Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot” 7.9
19 Woods “City Sun Eater in the River of Light” 7.9
20 Kaitlin Aurelia Smith “EARS” 7.9
21 Niki and the Dove “Everybody’s Heart is Broken Now” 7.9
22 Wire “Nocturnal Koreans” 7.9
23 Bibio “A Mineral Love” 7.8
24 John Congleton and the Nighty Nite “Until the Horror Goes” 7.8
25 Bombino “Azel” 7.8

 

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Music Discovery of the Day for 5/22/15

Today’s Discovery for Friday, May 22 comes out of Fayetteville, AR. Move Orchestra is a 3 piece band of brothers, who make music based on film. Thus, the music has a wonderful film-score-ish sound. This particular track, “Apex”, I think I glossed over a few days ago, b/c of the 7 minute length, when I was in a hurry, but now that I’ve given a listen, and found the strong Radiohead feel to the music, I’ll definitely be back for more. Check out “Apex” below. It’s pretty amazing.

Listen: Move Orchestra “Apex”

Enjoy and Keep Exploring!

Stuff I Dug (5/19/15)

The Stuff I Dug Playlist is where I dump all the songs I liked recently but didn’t get to write a post about.  Kind of a short list this week, but I’m already working on Saturday’s.

This list’s inclusions:
Deafcult “Turing”
Courtney Love “Miss Narcissist”
Eves the Behavior “Electrical”
MMOSS “Hedge Creeper”
Kaya “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Anymore”
Kadhja Bonet “Yesterday”
Izzy Bizu “Adam & Eve”
Atlas Bound “Landed on Mars”
Real Slow “Drowned Out”
Kid Astray “Diver”
Ghostface Killah “Return of the Savage (ft Raekwon & RZA)”
Celadon City “Summer Nights”
Idyll “Trouble”
Sye Elaine Spence “1964”

That’s it for this week, check out the playlist and enjoy!

Stuff I Dug (5/2/15)

The Stuff I Dug Playlist is where I dump all the songs I liked recently but didn’t get to write a post about.  I hope you enjoy:

This list’s inclusions:

FTSE “Blood on My Hands”
Alessia “Here”
Atlas Bound “Talk”
Raye. “Alien (ft Avelino)”
Vanbot “the Way You See It”
Waterstrider “Frayed”
Blush Response “Your Room”
Wunder Wunder “Wonderful Way”
Rhodes “Close Your Eyes”
Feki. “Remember”
Oh Wonder “Livewire”
Giants “Throwback (ft Josef Salvat)”
Porcelain Raft “All In My Head”
ON AN ON “It’s Not Over”
Towkio “Heaven Only Knows (ft Chance the Rapper, Lido & Erin Allen Kaye)”

That’s it for this week, check out the playlist and enjoy!

Stuff I Dug (4/28/15)

The Stuff I Dug Playlist is where I dump all the songs I liked recently but didn’t get to write a post about.  I hope you enjoy:

This list’s inclusions:

Jade TV “Dream”
PINS “Young Girls”
Bee’s Knees “Keeper (ft Chuck Inglish & Buddy)”
Gallant “Talking in Your Sleep”
LACES “Liv It Up”
Shannon Saunders “Bodies & Beats”
Mitchell Adam Johnson “Round & Around”
Oh So Quiet “Rain at Night”
Braids “Miniskirt”
Astronauts, Etc “I Know”
Jason Burns & Sarah Winters “Lightweight”
GRRL PAL “Paradise”
Chelsea Lankes “Love. Hate. Pain. Killer.”

That’s it for this week, check out the playlist and enjoy!

Stuff I Dug (4/25/15)

The Stuff I Dug Playlist is where I dump all the songs I liked recently but didn’t get to write a post about. This week’s is a little long, had to play a little catch up after last week. I hope you enjoy:

This list’s inclusions:

BLØSH “Keep Your Tongue”
EMBRZ “Silent (ft. Amy Rose)”
Hinds “Davey Crockett”
Galantis “Peanut Butter Jelly”
Misun “After Me”

Wet “Deadwater”
Wolf Alice “Bros”

HOLYCHILD “Money All Around”
Giorgio Moroder “Deja Vu (ft Sia)”
swim good “Callaway (ft Dana Williams)”
Lianne La Havas “Unstoppable”
Young Wonder “Sweet Dreaming”
Tumbleweed Wanderers “Into the Mines”

Chase Coy “Like Sin”
Acaddamy “I’ve Been Waiting”
cln. “Hold Me”
Wet Paint “Showstopper”
Club Kuru “Long Drive”
Magic Jake and the Power Crystals “Still So Young”
Surfer Blood “Island”
Maiday “You”
Osca “Smoke”
Arctic Lake “Limits”

That’s it for this week, check out the playlist and enjoy!

Music Discovery of the Day for 3/29/15

Today’s Discovery for Sunday, March 29 comes out of London, because, of course. X.I.S.M. is an ambient pop outfit that owes a lot of their sound to Sigur Ros. Beautiful, swirling piano and ambient noise create a breathtakingly lush atmosphere. Check out “As You Are” below.

Listen: X.I.S.M. “As You Are”