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Music :: Favourite Albums (2013) :: by Various

My top album list of 2012/2013 in random order:

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest The godfathers of electronic music are back and never sounded better. Reach for the Dead (YouTube)
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan Quality guitar play and beautiful (female) voices. Hi Custodian film
GodSpeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend' Ascend! Saw them live and they are even better than on CD. Mladic
Arcade Fire - Reflektor Another band I love and had the chance to see live this year. Live video directed by Spike Jonze staring Greta Gerwig.
Villagers - Awayland Complex and catchy with some good poetry thrown in. Nothing Arrived
My Bloody Valentine - mbv It's like no time has passed. In a good way. full album
Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle I like her the most when the songs sound like Led Zeppelin III. Live on KEXP
John Hopkins - Immunity A bit of dance floor, a bit of soul and a lot of interesting melodies and noises. Full album
Savages - Silence Yourself A mixture of punk and rock from an all girls band. This is the decade of the girls so far. Live on KEXP
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City Their best album so far. Not that the others were bad. Cousins (YouTube)

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Music :: Visions (2012) :: by Grimes

Claire Boucher's music is influenced by the entire history of pop and dance. The result is multi layered and catchy at the same time. Use your headphones to discover it. You never heard anything like it mostly because she made it primarily for herself.

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Short youtube docu

Music :: Favourite Albums (2012) :: by Various

My top album list of 2012. Some of them I only discovered recently so the list might still change. Links to YouTube are on the right side.

Chromatics - Kill For Love If you haven't seen the movie Drive yet watch it and then drive through the city at night while listening to Kill for Love. Kill for love
Tame Impala - Lonerism Every song catchy but in a new surprising way. Elephant
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon Indie dream pop for your head phone. Yawning Sky
Julia Holter - Ekstasis Highly structured beautiful songs close to Laurie Anderson. Moni Mon Amie
Swans - The Seer They recorded whatever the f* they wanted and it pays off. No Words No Thoughts

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Music :: Favourite Albums (2011) :: by Various

Bon Iver - Bon Iver Every song is fresh and special in its own way Calgary
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues Somewhere between New Folk and Led Zeppelin Lorelai
Low - C'mon Slightly up-beat for low. But that makes it my favourite Low album yet. Try to Sleep
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake After her disappointing last album I really like this one. More on the singer/songwriter side. Let England Shake
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light Almost every song has hit quality. Second Song
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes Scandavian electronic/pop as good as The Knife Sadness is a Blessing

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Music :: Favourite Albums (2010) :: by Various

Beach House - Teen Dream I was glad to see them life in the Troubadour, a tiny venue in Brisbane in 2008. With this album they finally got their break through. Beautiful dream pop. Zebra - live
Coco Rosie - Grey Oceans Some of the weirdest beautiful songs you will ever hear. Lemonade
Deerhunter - Halycon Digest This album took me by surprise. I liked their other album but this is even better. Memory Boy - Live @Letterman
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs Their best album so far if you ask me. The Suburbs
M.I.A - MAYA [180 Gram] I never really listened to M.I.A until now. There is a lot to discover in her music. Bad Girls
Air - LateNightTales This is a compilation from Air. Most songs were new to me. It's just a really good mix of really good music. The Cure - All Cats Are Grey

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Beach House on Tamarama Beach, Sydney

Music :: Hospice (2009) :: by The Antlers

Follow the MySpace link and listen to Kettering

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MySpace

Music :: See Mystery Lights (2009) :: by YACHT

recycled music with a lot of surprises. A mixture of Niko, Animal Collective and Fatboy Slim. I could name any artist it would always fit. Sounds weird? Check it out!

If you like it then donate on their homepage. That's the future of music business. I'll donate.

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Mission Yacht

Music :: Vampire Weekend (2008) :: by Vampire Weekend

Fun music but not as shallow as it first seems.

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MySpace

Music :: For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) :: by Bon Iver

An album of beautiful sad songs. Try skinny love as a starter.

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Bon Iver Org

Music :: Boxer (2007) :: by The National

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Pitchfork review

Music :: Dandelion Gum (2007) :: by Black Moth Super Rainbow

Can't really explain why this album is one of my favourites of the last years. It must be the slighltly weird sound combined with catching melodies.

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video

Music :: Wincing The Night Away (2007) :: by The Shins

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Shins Homepage

Music :: Silent Shout (2006) :: by The Knife

Like most really good music it took me a while to appreciate it.

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The Knife Homepage

Music :: The Warning (2006) :: by Hot Chip

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Hot Chip.co.uk

Music :: What The Sea Wants, The Sea Will Have (2006) :: by Sarah Blasko

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Sarah Blasko.com

Music :: Post War (2006) :: by M. Ward

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Music :: 100th Window (2002) :: by Massive Attack

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Massive Attack.com

Music :: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning / Digital Ash In A Digital Urn (2002) :: by Bright Eyes

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Homepage

Music :: Parachutes (2002) :: by Coldplay

Coldplays best album.

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Coldplay.com

Music :: Godbye Country (Hello Nightclub) (2001) :: by Groove Armada

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Groove Armada.com

Music :: Discosis (2000) :: by Bran Van 3000

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MySpace

Music :: Californication (1999) :: by Red Hot Chili Peppers

id 46 :: 2009-10-10 :: Rock :: CD


Homepage

Music :: You've Come A Long Way Baby (1998) :: by Fatboy Slim

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Astralwerks Label Site

Music :: In An Aeroplan Over The Sea (1998) :: by Neutral Milk Hotel

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neutral milk hotel.net

Music :: Second Toughest For The Invants (1997) :: by Underworld

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MySpace

Music :: Vegas (1997) :: by Crystal Method

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Homepage

Music :: Reference (1996) :: by Faithless

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Homepage

Music :: To Bring You My Love (1995) :: by PJ Harvey

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Polly Harvey.com

Music :: Homogenic (1995) :: by Björk

All of Björk's albums are good. I picked this one because of the interesting sounds.

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Björk.com

Music :: Leftism (1995) :: by Leftfield

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Homepage

Music :: Protection (1994) :: by Massive Attack

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Massive Attack

Music :: Doggystyle (1993) :: by Snoop Dogg

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Music :: Connected (1992) :: by Stereo MC's

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My Space

Music :: Henk/Kilo (1987) :: by The Nits

I especially like the early albums of The Nits. They are like movies for the ears.

'From the Dutch Mountains' is probably their peak album.

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The Nits homepage

Music :: Easy Pieces (1985) :: by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

Easy Pieces, Mainstream and Rattlesnakes are timeless albums I still keep on listening to. And they still sound fresh to me after more than 20 years.

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Lloyd Cole.com

Music :: Hounds Of Love (1985) :: by Kate Bush

Difficult to pick one of Kate Bush's albums. They are all great in different ways. I also recommend 'The Dreaming', 'The Sensual World'

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wikipedia

Music :: Mr. Heartbreak (1984) :: by Laurie Anderson

The most accessable album of Laurie. Also one of the first CD's (I had) so a pretty good production as well.

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Laurie Anderson.com

Music :: Soul Mining (1982) :: by The The

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TheThe.com

Music :: This Is The Ice Age (1981) :: by Martha And The Muffins (M+M)

Daniel Lanois produced this and a few more albums of M+M before he went on to produce U2 and other famous bands. He also plays some guitar here.

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Homepage

Music :: Architecture And Morality (1981) :: by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

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omd.uk.com

Music :: Wave (1979) :: by Patti Smith (Group)

There has to be a Patti Smith album in this list. I like this one because it is a bit more polished , or call it pop, than her former 2 albums but still rough enough to keep it interesting even after such a long time.

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wikipedia

Music :: Regatta De Blanc (1979) :: by The Police

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Music :: Rickie Lee Jones (1979) :: by Rickie Lee Jones

It is hard to pick an album from Rickie Lee Jones. The first three are outstanding (Rickie Lee Jones, Pirates and The Magazine).

Other albums definitely worth listening to are Ghostyhead, Flying Cowboys and Traffic From Paradise.

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Homepage

Music :: Decade (1976) :: by Neil Young

This 3 LP contains the best out of Neil Youngs albums from the first 10 years.

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Neil Young

Music :: Relayer (1974) :: by Yes

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play on soundcloud

Music :: Caravanserai (1972) :: by Santana

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Santana

Music :: Meddle (1971) :: by Pink Floyd

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free download of a few songs

Music :: III (1970) :: by Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin

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