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connect_icut
02-12-2010, 04:23 PM
I know a lot of people don't like end-of-the-year lists and that a lot of people particularly hate seeing them when the year isn't even over yet but... I'm not one of those people!

So, I want to see what y'all Dissensus posters can come up with for your favourite 10 records of the year, starting right now. Let's see your lists people!

Of course, I'm doing this because I just came up with my own list. You can see the TLDR version on my blog...

http://bubblegumcage3.com/2010/12/02/albums-of-the-year-2010/

...but for ease of digestion, here's the top ten. Drum roll, please....

1. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal

2. Oval - O

3. Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers

4. Sylvain Chauveau - Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated)

5. Actress - Splazsh

6. Mark Van Hoen - Where is the Truth

7. Loscil - Endless Falls

8. Klimek - Movies is Magic (Extended Version)

9. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Autumn, Again

10. Fenn O'Berg - In Stereo


Anyone else got a list ready yet?

connect_icut
02-12-2010, 07:40 PM
You people really don't have any lists for me yet?

Not even any verbal abuse?

;)

continuum
02-12-2010, 07:43 PM
i'll do one before the year is out

Sectionfive
02-12-2010, 07:54 PM
As long as their not just the 10 biggest records or whatever, lists and charts are all good as far as I'm concerned. Always find a few bits you didn't know about.


i'll do one before the year is out

Same.

Grooveman's spots album should top it I think

Aww Nein
02-12-2010, 09:20 PM
Dem Hunger - Caveman Smack and Ariel Pink - Before Tomorrow are the two best i can think of, but it will require a lot of thinking as my memory is pretty rubbish. Ikonika, Actress, Dj Nate and Salem also, i reckon moon wiring and the shackleton fabric will be very good but havnt listened yet. most of what i listen to arnt albums though, more and more its mixes/youtube, fragmented internet music for the eternal present...

Sectionfive
02-12-2010, 09:29 PM
Dem Hunger - Caveman Smack

Definitely, you grab the new one on Vlek ?

mistersloane
02-12-2010, 11:37 PM
top 8, one in each of the genres lol

pop : kylie : all the lovers

road rap : fix dot'm : total eclipse

dubstep : j kenzo : stomp

house : culoe de song : fallen angel

hiphop : earl sweatshirt : epaR

grime : d double e : wooo riddim

juke : dj spinn : 2020

most of these I heard about through this place so thanks for keeping me fed and alive dissensus.

baboon2004
02-12-2010, 11:50 PM
what about schlager? I have no idea what the best schlager record of 2010 is...

bad to the bone for overall track of the year?

that 93 til infinity refix was amazing but doesn't count i guess.

shutterbug

lions and tigers and bears funky remix (is that 2009?)

actually, lil b - i'm god.

mistersloane
02-12-2010, 11:59 PM
best tulava track was that one noizy posted up in his tulava thread...

yeah wooo riddim killed it this year i reckon, can't think of another one that prominent, even tho it was strictly a 2009 drop I think but it took over this year.

giggs and devlin get special mentions for good major label releases.

Corpsey
03-12-2010, 12:47 AM
I love end of year lists, great for discovering things.

2010 THINGS I LIKE

HIP-HOP

Earl Sweatshirt: Earl LP (Odd Future) particularly 'Couch' and 'Stapleton'
Tyler The Creator: Pigs Fly
Wiz Khalifa - Mesmorized (and 'Kush and Orange Juice' mixtape)
Waka Flocka Flame: Hard In Da Paint
Main Attrakionz: Back On Deck / Still The Legion / Chapter 3
Gucci Mane feat. Swizz Beats: It's Alive
Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane: Shine Blockas
Danny Brown: Hybrid LP (esp. 'Re-Up' and 'Drinks On Me'), 'The Hybrid' (youtube only?)
Whoo Da Kid: Danger, Blackout, Body Bag
Lloyd Banks feat. Kanye, Swizz Beats, Ryan Leslie, Fabolous: Start It Up
Young Dro: Freeze Me

RNB

Drake feat. The Dream - Shut It Down
Ciara feat. The Dream - Speechless
Ciara feat. Ludacris - Ride

DANCE

Ciara - Deuces (Drew Austin RMX)
Cheryl Cole - Parachute (Ill Blu RMX)
DVA feat. Fatima - Just Vybe
Roska - I Need Love
Ill Blu - Meltdown
Funkystepz feat. Lily McKenzie - For You
Addictive - Bad Girl (Champion RMX)
Lone: Once In A While
Shed: Keep Time
T Williams: Anthem
Slackkk - Eski Click
Girl Unit: I.R.L.
Braiden: The Alps
Rudimental feat. Eden - Want You Back (cheekily added)

RADIO

DJ Petchy on Live FM with Topsee, The Dream, Shantie etc.

Have forgotten/omitted loads but never mind.

luka
03-12-2010, 01:09 AM
what about yamaha. thats the best song this year.

JWoulf
03-12-2010, 08:45 AM
Boring year for music, well illustrated by connect_icut's list; seems like it was made for reading a book or studying while listening

Usually make a best of list, but this year there really has been very very few interesting releases

Dunninger
03-12-2010, 09:41 AM
Have people (who are not involved in music journalism/zines) written year end lists when there was no internet?

BareBones
03-12-2010, 09:55 AM
i'm with luka, toss up between yamaha and shutterbug for tune of the year

FairiesWearBoots
03-12-2010, 10:00 AM
the top 10 records I have purchased and most played would be

Cosmin TRG - Know you know E.P
Modeselektor - Art + Cash (SBTRKT Remix)
Geiom - Luna
Ramadanman - Fall Short / Work Them
Falty DL - Phreqaflex
Joe - Claptrap
Jam City - Ecstasy Refix
Breach - Fatherless / Man Up
Cosmin TRG - Space Station Love Affair (this is new but I have been rinsing it - an instant favourite)
Smith & Mighty - U Dub (repress)

special mentions to the Mala LP & Horsepower LP as they are on heavy rotation

*also wish the woo riddim had come out on 12" as that would have been there (or better yet woo x glut)

Big Nose
03-12-2010, 10:26 AM
From that records that Ive purchased and in no particular order;

Actress - Splazsh

Mala - Return II Space

Pinch - Croydon House

Kassem Mosse - We Speak To Those/ Hi Res

Elgato - Tonight/Blue

Kingdom - That Mystic EP

Kryptic Minds - One Of Us LP

Machine Drum - Many Faces

Doc Daneeka - Hold On

Ramadanman - Fall Short/Work Them

baboon2004
03-12-2010, 12:08 PM
There're a few lists with stuff that falls into those spaces between dubstep, minimal techno etc.

This is not a criticism, but more a question, having listened to Elgato - Tonight....I mean, it's fine, but it sounds a bit like ambient jungele without the thrill/contrast of the ruff breaks to offset the smoothness. Bass is nice, mind. It's all, very tasteful. As I say, not a criticism, I'm genuinely perplexed as to its appeal beyond a 'yeah, this is quite nice' reaction.

Liking the Jam City Ectsasy refix, mind.

paolo
03-12-2010, 01:32 PM
This is not a criticism, but more a question, having listened to Elgato - Tonight....I mean, it's fine, but it sounds a bit like ambient jungele without the thrill/contrast of the ruff breaks to offset the smoothness. Bass is nice, mind. It's all, very tasteful. As I say, not a criticism, I'm genuinely perplexed as to its appeal beyond a 'yeah, this is quite nice' reaction.



There's certainly a fine line between lovely deep lose yourself in the music type tunes and tunes that are just boring.

I personally think Tonight/Blue is one of the best Hessles yet

FairiesWearBoots
03-12-2010, 01:52 PM
There's certainly a fine line between lovely deep lose yourself in the music type tunes and tunes that are just boring.

I personally think Tonight/Blue is one of the best Hessles yet

true, I also think its about what you want from the track, I mostly buy vinyl to play out so my ears are listening for tracks that work on the dancefloor, some tracks are great but lack the punch I want

tbh, I never really started watching Ramadanman until Wad, his earlier SJ stuff didnt really grab me, but he seems to have found a groove/impact in his tracks that wasnt there before

gumdrops
03-12-2010, 02:01 PM
shutterbug wasnt even the best song on big bois album. the remix of shine blockas was the best imo. not really a top ten, but my favourite albums this year are prob ariel pink, salem, dj nate, king midas sound, mala. cant think what else just now. favourite songs list would prob be a lot longer.

zhao
03-12-2010, 03:39 PM
only 3 off the top

Asmara All Stars Eritrea's Got Soul
Just a Band - 82
DJ Znobia - Outro Lado 2

will be adding as i think of them:

Soul Center - General Eclectics

connect_icut
03-12-2010, 09:13 PM
I'm excited that I've heard (of) practically none of the records listed here. I wish there was a bit more consensus emerging, so I'd know where to start seeking things out. But I guess that would make a nonsense of this forum's name.

Zekk
03-12-2010, 11:00 PM
No Sun Kil Moon love here?

Here's my list:

10. Grouper- Hold / Sick EP
9. Arco- Yield
8. Locrian- The Crystal World
7. John Zorn- Dictée / Liber Novus
6. The Church- Deadman's Hand EP
5. Mão Morta- Pesadelo em Peluche
4. Spiritual Front- Roma Rotten Casinò
3. Locrian- Territories
2. Rome- Nos Chants Perdus
1. Sun Kil Moon- Admiral Fell Promises

Sick Boy
04-12-2010, 07:25 AM
How do you guys do this? I can't remember what came out this year anymore. Although one of the first things that comes to my mind is Terror Danjah. He had a really good year.

benjybars
04-12-2010, 07:39 AM
How do you guys do this? I can't remember what came out this year anymore. Although one of the first things that comes to my mind is Terror Danjah. He had a really good year.

yeah i have the same hazy memory about releases... i like reading other people's lists tho.


re; terror danjah - really? he had shitloads of releases but i don't think i single one of them is worthy of a place in a 'best of' list.. definite case of quantity over quality imo.

luka
04-12-2010, 09:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrygQNlV3b0

was this this year?

mistersloane
04-12-2010, 09:49 AM
How do you guys do this?

I just looked at my itunes 'play count' and went through the most played.

Sick Boy
04-12-2010, 05:18 PM
I just looked at my itunes 'play count' and went through the most played.

Hahaha i just did that and apparently since May (when I got a new computer) I've been listening almost exclusively to Black Sabbath and Redman.

blackpixie
05-12-2010, 05:00 AM
dont get paid a whole lot and lack a good record store round here so my selections are a bit limited but here goes...

loved vampy weekends "contra" at the beginning of the year, still do

Ariel Pink's Before Today up there

deerhunter halcyon days had many bright spots

bout it for indie

best dj's in mix

for house (mostly all dirty bird and mothership people)

j phlip, saw her dj in seattle dont remember much but she got me liking house again i do know that...

Christian Martin

Circle and dubbage crew... for some reason i listen to their sets on rinse, dont really know y i enjoy it though.

dubstep post dubstep whatevs

four tets fact mix, great so was his album there is love in you

Oneman

LHF keepers of light mixes and fact mix

Michael Red subdiv lightasound in vancouver does a great job at playing the "good shit" in the face of all the hipster wobble you get up here in the pac north west

DVA xlr8r podcast where i first heard the awesome t. williams

favorite of all would have to be Girl Units fact mix... yeah definitely

ok thats all the listing i care to do now.

stevied
05-12-2010, 09:15 AM
FACT Album list for 2010

40: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (4AD)
39: Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers (Hotflush)
38: Dylan Ettinger New Age Outlaws: The Director’s Cut (Not Not Fun)
37: Dj Rashad - Just A Taste Vol. 1 (Ghettophiles)
36: Frank (just Frank) - The Brutal Wave (Wierd Music)
35: These New Puritans - Hidden (Angular)
34: Yeasayer - Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)
33: Urban Tribe - Urban Tribe[aka Program 1-12] (Mahogani Music)
32: Baths - Cerulean (anticon)
31: Shed - The Traveller (Ostgut Ton)
30: Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise (Rough Trade)
29: Dj Roc - The Crack Capone (planet Mu)
28: Toro Y Moi - Causers Of This (Carpark)
27: Ikonika - Contact, Love, Want, Have (Hyperdub)
26: Hype Williams - Untitled (Carnivals)
25: Digital Mystikz - Return Ii Space (DMZ)
24: Gil-scott Heron - I’m New Here (xl)
23: La Vampires & Zola Jesus - La Vampires Meets Zola Jesus (Not Not Fun)
22: The-dream - Love King (radio Killa / Def Jam)
21: Sandwell District - Feed Forward (Sandwell District)
20: Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In (planet Mu)
19: Lone - Emerald Fantasy Tracks (Magic Wire)
18: Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (Young God)
17: John Roberts - Glass Eights (Dial)
16: jj - jj N°3 (Sincerely Yours)
15: Guido - Anidea (Punch Drunk)
14: Autre Ne Veut - Autre Ne Veut (Olde English Spelling Bee)
13: Shackleton - Fabric 55 - (Fabric)
12: Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son Of Chico Dusty (Purple Ribbon / Def Jam)
11: James Ferraro - Ast American Hero (Olde English Spelling Bee)
10: Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal (Editions Mego)
09: Altered Natives - Tenement Yard Vol.1 (eye4eye)
08: Emeralds - Does It Look Like I’m Here? (Editions Mego)
07: Drake - Thank Me Later (Young Money / Universal)
06: Salem - King Night (iamsound)
05: Darkstar - North (Hyperdub)
04: Teengirl Fantasy - 7am (Merok)
03: Actress - Splazsh (Honest Jon’s)
02: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc Nation / Def Jam)
01: Forest Swords - Dagger Paths (Olde English Spelling Bee)

michael
06-12-2010, 04:04 AM
Hahaha i just did that and apparently since May (when I got a new computer) I've been listening almost exclusively to Black Sabbath and Redman.

But this is the thing - instead of doing a "top 10 records of 2010" list, why not do a "top
10 records ever" list? or "top 10 records for feeling like you're on drugs when you're not" or whatever else... what's the whole wrapping-up-the-year thing all about? It's certainly not the best way to find new music.

michael
06-12-2010, 04:08 AM
... or if you must go with "of 2010", how about "top 10 records I HEARD in 2010"?

dave quam
06-12-2010, 09:11 AM
"DJ Znobia - Outro Lado 2"

absolutely

zhao
06-12-2010, 10:10 AM
"DJ Znobia - Outro Lado 2"

absolutely

first track samples what sounds like a Urhu...

dj Jesus new one is nice as well.

alex
06-12-2010, 10:34 AM
would never of put darkstar OR kanye west, i mean really, number 2?

baboon2004
06-12-2010, 09:34 PM
That Emeralds album (number 8) is great - this is why end-of-year lists rock, cos they always throw up 3 or 4 really decent new thigns influenced by Krautrock, that i never pick up on because I don't read Dusted website on a regular.

Leo
06-12-2010, 10:18 PM
Things I Enjoyed in 2010 (in no order):

Albums:
Guido -- Anidea
Emeralds -- Does It Look Like I’m Here?
Kenny Graham and His Satellites -- Moondog and Suncat Suites
Hype Williams -- Untitled; Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite And Start Getting Reel LPs
Digital Mystikz -- Return II Space
Gonjasufi -- A Sufi & a Killer
Yellow Fever -- s/t

Singles/Other
- Wiley’s 180-track Twitter giveaway (nearly a dozen good tracks!)
- a slew of Night Slugs singles
- Taz -- Gold Tooth Grin
- Zinc -- Wile Out (feat. Ms. Dynamite)
- LHF -- “EP1 Enter the Silence” 12”, SubFM shows, various mixes (FACT, Keepers of the Light, Infiltration series).
- Boddika -- “Boddika’s House”
- Automomic layer podcasts
- Spending my second anniversary this past June wandering around warm-and-sunny London with my better half (she even allowed me go in a few record stores!), with restaurant recommendations from various Dissensus posts.

Ory
07-12-2010, 05:23 AM
so many amazing trax on this dj znobia album

stevied
07-12-2010, 05:39 AM
Yes, the Emeralds album is great. Best thing on the - a little disappointing - FACT list I think.

connect_icut
07-12-2010, 09:15 PM
I posted this before but I think it got lost in the great server switch-over...

Wasn't there an Autechre album this year? I remember people freaking out about how good it was earlier in the year but I don't think I've seen it in any lists yet.

michael
08-12-2010, 06:20 AM
I posted this before but I think it got lost in the great server switch-over...

Wasn't there an Autechre album this year? I remember people freaking out about how good it was earlier in the year but I don't think I've seen it in any lists yet.

There were two. The last time I liked an Autechre album was 1995, so I can't really comment on their quality. I gave them both a go.

tom lea
08-12-2010, 03:10 PM
shutterbug wasnt even the best song on big bois album. the remix of shine blockas was the best imo.

yeah but shine blockas already came out last year so wont be in '10 charts.

i like the fact list but then i would. i think people need to check out the teengirl fantasy record if they havent heard it, or at least 'cheaters' and 'dancing in slow motion', both of which are incredible.

our top 100 tracks list is going on this week.

BareBones
10-12-2010, 10:11 AM
just checking through some end-of-year lists and albums i've missed... seems like a lot of people wanted to be ariel pink in 2010.

zhao
10-12-2010, 10:25 AM
new interpretations of the music of Alice Coltrane. featuring members of The Necks and other amazing musicians.

poised perfectly between improvisation and composition, i could say it is gorgeous or exquisite or any number things, but maybe only one word is necessary: the music is ALIVE.

http://gutstring.net/wp-content/uploads/WEB-HMRVR_SQ.jpg

HAMMERIVER
Clare Cooper, concert harp
Chris Abrahams, grand piano
Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone and clarinet
Werner Dafeldecker, double bass
Clayton Thomas, double bass
Christof Kurzmann, lloopp
Tony Buck, drums

mistersloane
10-12-2010, 02:01 PM
Actually the best song this year was that Newport thing.

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allegiant
10-12-2010, 02:48 PM
LPs
Actress - Splazsh
Shackleton Fabric 55
Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
ANBB - Mimikry
DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
Darkstar - North
Demdike Stare - Liberation Through Hearing
John Roberts - Glass Eights
The Sight Below - It All Falls Apart
Scuba - Triangulation

12s/EPs
Raime - Raime EP
James Blake - CMYK EP
Ancient Methods - Fifth Method
Ramadanman - Ramadanman EP
CV313 - Subtraktive Remixes
Deadboy - Cash Antics Vol. 1
Girl Unit - Wut
Joy Orbison - BB / Ladywell
Pearson Sound - Blanked / Blue Eyes
Pinch - Croydon House / Elements

Honourable metions
Various - Bangs & Works Vol. 1 (A Chicago Footwork Compilation)
Indignant Senility - Plays Wagner
DMZ - Return II Space
DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
Lovesliescrushing - Chorus +3
Murmur - Fume EP
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise
Ramadanman & Appleblim - Void 23
Rockwell - Reverse Engineering

baboon2004
11-12-2010, 09:39 AM
Actually the best song this year was that Newport thing.

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Guangxi Province in China likes this

Sectionfive
11-12-2010, 12:41 PM
RA top 20 Labels

20)Hot Creations
Wolf & Lamp
Punch Drunk
Swamp 81
Dail
Ninja tune
Ghostly International
Warp
Crosstown rebels
Mu
Honest John
Nonplus
Permanent Vaction
NightSlugs
Hotflush
Hyperdub
Hessle
R&S
Ostgut
1)Rush Hour

I remember when that used to be a minimal techno website.

Sick Boy
12-12-2010, 03:07 AM
It looks like FACT magazine excluded any kind of grime from their end-of-year lists (both for albums and for single tracks), unless you consider Guido's album grime. I wasn't really expecting much to show up on the albums list obviously, but I was expecting to at least see Streetfighter Riddim, Spartan, Air Miles, Jack Daniels, Left The Room or something like that represented.

baboon2004
12-12-2010, 10:24 AM
I think their tracks list is excellent in the main, but it does seem like a snapshot of various genres rather than an overall top 100. No Wooo riddim that I could find, right?

Elijah
12-12-2010, 03:00 PM
No grime in the fact list is a mad ting.

Regarding Woooo

http://twitter.com/#!/producersx/status/10828333939957760

connect_icut
13-12-2010, 04:13 PM
I'm seeing Demdike Stare crop up on a lot of lists but seeing as they seem to have had three albums out in 2010, I'm a bit confused about which one to go for. Anyone got a strong opinion on this?

grizzleb
13-12-2010, 05:06 PM
I'm seeing Demdike Stare crop up on a lot of lists but seeing as they seem to have had three albums out in 2010, I'm a bit confused about which one to go for. Anyone got a strong opinion on this?Not a huge fan myself (think they use a bit too much swampy reverb for my tastes) but my mate says that their first album this year is a belter, could go for that one.

continuum
13-12-2010, 05:34 PM
i like this one from Jan 2010. Took Kode 9's Black Sun idea and refined it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q37SiwIzMGc

Dunninger
13-12-2010, 06:24 PM
what are the rules for year-end-lists for including (or not):
- reissues
- releases of old but unreleased material
- compilations

connect_icut
13-12-2010, 06:31 PM
Not a huge fan myself (think they use a bit too much swampy reverb for my tastes) but my mate says that their first album this year is a belter, could go for that one.

Cheers. I think you're referring to Liberation Through Hearing, which seems to be the one to go for. I'm listening now and enjoying it but I listened to Dagger Paths by Forest Swords beforehand, which does the same aesthetic rather better, I think. Love that Steve Hanley-esque bass sound.

No rules, BTW.

Leo
13-12-2010, 07:11 PM
what are the rules...

yeah, like connect_icut said, there really aren't any rules. i just listed the albums/singles i enjoyed most in 2010.

Dunninger
13-12-2010, 09:55 PM
Cheers. I think you're referring to Liberation Through Hearing, which seems to be the one to go for. I'm listening now and enjoying it but I listened to Dagger Paths by Forest Swords beforehand, which does the same aesthetic rather better, I think. Love that Steve Hanley-esque bass sound.


As far as I know Demdike Stare's 2010 LPs will be compiled on 3CD release next year, so if you don't care much about the vinyl, that's probably the one to get.

Records that impressed me a lot this year:
Joe Colley - Disasters of Self (Crippled Intellect Productions)
Olivia Block & Kyle Bruckmann - Teem (either/OAR)
Danny Paul Grody - Fountain (Root Strata)
Helena Gough - Mikroklimata (Entr'acte)
Tomas Korber & Ralf Wehowsky - Walküren am Dornenbaum (Entr'acte)
Jocelyn Robert - Monsonics (Hrönir)
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Love Is A Stream (Type)
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Disingenuity / Disingenuousness (Pan)
Eric La Casa - Zone sensible 2 / Dundee 2 (Room40)
Thomas Köner - Nunatak/Permafrost/Teimo Reissues (Type)

Not on the list because it's still on it's way to me, but expect it to be fantastic: Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Air Supply (Erstwhile)

baboon2004
13-12-2010, 10:00 PM
I'm thinking 'Not in Love' by Crystal Castles with Robert Smith could be the record of the year. Bloody unexpectedly perfect, an instant classic (even if it is a cover).

scarboi
14-12-2010, 09:08 AM
Yelawolf - Trunk Muzik (the mixtape)
DJG - Voids 1+2
Lorn - Nothing Else
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Shigeto - Full Circle
Jimmy Edgar - XXX
Wolf and Lamb - Love Someone
Actress - Splazsh
Scuba - Triangulation
Quantec - Thought Experiment

Old Stuff That Got To Me

Junior Kimbrough - Sad Days, Lonely Nights
Charanjit Singh - 10 Ragas to a Disco Beat
Ariel Kalma - Osmose

FairiesWearBoots
14-12-2010, 10:00 AM
No grime in the fact list is a mad ting.

Regarding Woooo

http://twitter.com/#!/producersx/status/10828333939957760

sick! hyped for this

also somehow missed this on my list - sorta on a grime tip, love this tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0YfPrEDAR4

stevied
14-12-2010, 04:02 PM
The Wire top 50

01 Actress - Splazsh
02 Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
03 Swans - My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky
04 Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
05 Catherine Christer Hennix - The Electric Harpsichord
06 Rangers - Suburban Tours
07 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
08 John Tilbury & Sebastian Lexer - Last Daylight
09 Keith Fullerton Whitman - Disengenuity/Disengenuousness
10 Kevin Drumm - Necro Accoustic
11 Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi
12 Annette Krebs & Taku Unami - Motobachii
13 Sun Araw - On Patrol
14 Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer
15 Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot
16 Joe Colley - Disasters of Self
17 Richard Skelton - Landings
18 Emeralds - Does it Look Like I'm Here?
19 Eleh - Location Momentum
20 Autechre - Oversteps
21 Helena Gough - Mikroklimata
22 Demdike Stare - Liberation Through Hearing
23 Marina Rosenfeld - Plastic Materials
24 Bill Orcutt - Way Down South
25 Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
26 Bellows - Handcut
27 Tilbury/Duch/Davies - Cornelius Cardew: Works 1960-1970
28 Hype Williams - S/T
29 Laurie Anderson - Homeland
30 Konono No 1 - Assume Crash Position
31 Zs - New Slaves
32 Phew - Five Finger Discount
33 Sabbathh Assembly - Restored To One
34 Derek Bailey - More 74
35 Seijaku - Mail From Fushitsua
36 Tyler The Creator - Bastard
37 Moon Wiring Club - A Spare Tabby At The Cat's Wedding
38 Larry Polansky - The World's Largest Melody
39 Alasdair Galbraith - Mass
40 Jailbreak - The Rocker
41 oOoOO - oOoOO
42 Pedestrian Deposit - East Fork/North Fork
43 Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadaz Vol 3
44 Prins Thomas - S/T
45 These New Puritans - Hidden
46 Aldo Clementi - Works With Flutes
47 Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Air Supply
48 Joseph Hammer - I Love You, Please Love Me Too
49 Joshua Abrams - Natural Information
50 Grinderman - Grinderman 2

connect_icut
14-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Nice to see two of my particular faves at 1 and 2. Surprised I haven't seen OPN (my album of the year) in more lists. I'm guessing people aren't sure whether it's still cool to like him. Or they just thought Returnal didn't deliver the expected goods.

Leo
14-12-2010, 07:03 PM
i'm listening to the actress album again right now and it's funny...i want to like it, but it hasn't clicked yet (except for "maze", which is great). i keep forcing myself to play it every few days but still don't have it pegged. and maybe that's the sign of a really cool record, one that's not easy to take in. i hope it grows on me.

also funny about that swans album...i used to love them, saw them a bunch of times in the day, bought all their records. yet for some reason, i have absolutely no interest in hearing the new record, not even a quick run thru of snippets on itunes. it's really strange, like it's a chapter of my life i've moved on from and now have no interest in. still a great band, i just don't seem to care anymore.

zhao
14-12-2010, 07:16 PM
http://www.soundwayrecords.com/images/SNDWCD022.jpg

zhao
14-12-2010, 07:18 PM
The Wire top 50

27 Tilbury/Duch/Davies - Conrenius Cardew: Works 1960-1970

is that Cornelius' brother or sister?

connect_icut
14-12-2010, 08:14 PM
it's really strange, like it's a chapter of my life i've moved on from and now have no interest in. still a great band, i just don't seem to care anymore.

This is something I think about a lot in regard to those indie rock re-unions. Why did I cross the Atlantic to go see My Bloody Valentine but not see the Pixies when they played in Vancouver - two bands I liked pretty much equally back in the day? Why did I go see Sebadoh but not even consider seeing Pavement - two real faves from when I was 18, neither of which I ever saw live.

baboon2004
14-12-2010, 09:37 PM
Just gave this a listen. Bit trancey, but I quite like it.

It sounds like Salem making trance with Robert Smith singing. That is an awful thought.

Ha, you changed your original glowing comment this afternoon! I agree, it is a bit trancey, but it somehow transcends that. A great record.

baboon2004
14-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Yeah. It's a very catchy tune. I like it. I just can't shake the trance thing. I keep imagining Cream or Euphoria adverts.

I know, but now you've put that in my head too!

stephenk
15-12-2010, 04:42 AM
The Wire top 50

mm this is my favorite list so far. curious to see what the individual lists look like...going on a flight in a few days, might have to pick the issue up.

i listened to that catherine christer hennix in its entirety today in walking in extremely frigid weather and it was really perfect.

nochexxx
15-12-2010, 07:54 AM
it's a testament to Ariel Pink's greatness that his weakest record has made it onto so many of this years lists.

matt b
15-12-2010, 09:28 AM
Been completely out of the loop with music this year, but have really enjoyed listening to and would recommend (no order, apart from the first one, which is easily my most listened to record of the year):

Alasdair Roberts & Friends- Too Long In This Condition
Richard Skelton- Landings
Ras Donald- Mama 10"
Bunny Wailer- Rise and Shine 12".
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate- Ali & Toumani
Ekoplekz- Volume 2
Shackleton- Fabric 55
Music Line- Repatriation Soon Mix
Oneohtrix Point Never- Returnal
Skywave Systems- A BoC Mix

connect_icut
15-12-2010, 04:11 PM
If I didn't mention this before, the only reason that Richard Skelton album wasn't on my list was that I thought it came out in 2009.

My first real list-based discovery from 2010 is the Forest Swords album, which is exceptional.

Sectionfive
15-12-2010, 08:55 PM
Rush Hour best of 2010 mix (http://soundcloud.com/rushhourrecords/rush-hour-best-of-2010-mix-by-cool-chris)

Alfabet - Lap The Music
Nebraska - Masala Dosa
Boo Williams - Eternal Mind
Hunee - I Like That
Recloose - MYM 230
Cosmin TRG - Liebe Suende
MRSK - Black Keith
Cosmin TRG - Sores Of Attraction
Tom Trago - Use Me Again
Tom Trago - Lost In The Streets Of NYC (FS Green remix)
Anthony 'Shake' Shakir - Assimilated (FaltyDL remix)
Anthony 'Shake' Shakir - Simpatico
Dexter - Junofest
Mayday - MS 6
Anthony 'Shake' Shakir - The Other One
Urban Tribe - My First Mistake
Nebraska - Ras El Hanout
Cosmin TRG - See Other People
Mandré - M3000 (Felix Dickinson & Nick The Record Edit)

Leo
15-12-2010, 10:01 PM
My first real list-based discovery from 2010 is the Forest Swords album, which is exceptional.

yeah, cool album, love the opening track.

also thinking back to my earlier comment about the actress album...it's kind of like every time i put it on, it's as if i'm hearing it for the first time. does that make any sense? with most records, you know what they're all about after the first couple of spins, but this one is taking a lot longer than most.

paolo
16-12-2010, 08:10 AM
Actress - Splazsh
Digital Mystikz - Return II Space
Virgo - Virgo
Shackleton - Fabric CD
Wiley - Avalanche Music
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot
Onohtrix Point Never - Returnal
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Darkstar - North
Sun Araw - On Patrol

zhao
17-12-2010, 07:35 AM
VA ''' Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers:
Alternative Takes On Congotronics

!!!!!!!!

BareBones
17-12-2010, 10:30 AM
what's that new(ish?) konono no.1 album like? i will buy it if it's as good as the congotronics one

mms
17-12-2010, 11:48 AM
i'm listening to the actress album again right now and it's funny...i want to like it, but it hasn't clicked yet (except for "maze", which is great). i keep forcing myself to play it every few days but still don't have it pegged. and maybe that's the sign of a really cool record, one that's not easy to take in. i hope it grows on me.



its grown on me - i still don't think its monumental but it's great and def an achievement for electronic music in 2010 - alot of the best music this year has been stuff that takes a while to grow on you or you come back to and it clicks - in contrast alot of dance music has been pretty weak this year cos alot of the things that people are repping have a kind of formless fusion of everything about them that comes from trying to make something thats everything, or people have kind of tacked something 'london' onto some really generic music that could have been made any time in the last 10 years, or the reverse.

mms
17-12-2010, 03:49 PM
i like this one from Jan 2010. Took Kode 9's Black Sun idea and refined it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q37SiwIzMGc

:o'refined it'

zhao
17-12-2010, 07:43 PM
what's that new(ish?) konono no.1 album like? i will buy it if it's as good as the congotronics one

dunno haven't heard... was not even aware there is a new konono???

stevied
19-12-2010, 08:27 AM
The Wire - Hip Hop 2010

Cam'Ron & Vado ft. Kid Cudi - Ur Killin Me
Lil B - 6 Kiss
Roc Marciano - Marcberg
Travis Porter - Proud To Be A Problem
Rick Ross ft. Styles P - BMF (Blowin' Money Fast)
Tyler The Creator - Bastard
Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Young Dro - Freeze Me
Young L - Young L-E-N

The Wire - Avant Rock 2010

Acid Mothers Temple - In O to Infinity
Ash Pool - For Which He Plies The Lash
Expo 70 - Where Does Your Mind Go?
Michael Hurley - Blue Hills
K11 - Metaphonic Portrait 1230 AD
David Maranha - Antarctica
Bill Orcutt - Way Down South
The Orkustra - Adventures In Experimental Electric Orchestra From The San Francisco Underground
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Puffy Areolas - In The Army 1981
Rangda - False Flag
Rangers - Suburban Tours
Sun Circle - Lessness
Wooden Wand - Death Seat
Xeno & Oaklander - Sentinelle

The Wire - Outer Limits 2010

Alessandro Bosetti - Zwolfzungen
Cold Cave/Prurient - Stars Explode
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?
Evil Moisture - If You Want To Fuck The Sky, Teach Your Cock To Fly
Robin Fox - A Handful Of Automation
The Haters/Hal Hutchinson - Xylowave 2010/Amplification II
Hum Of The Druid - Norse Fumigation
Rolf Julius - Music For The Ears
Keranen - Bats In The Attic
Monos - Above The Sky
Pedestrian Deposit - East Fork/North Fork
Dave Phillips - ?
Sculpture - Rotary Signal Emitter
Sudden Infant - My Life's A Gunshot
Vomit - Resonance

The Wire - Electronica 2010

Luke Abbott - Holkham Drones
J Bliebz x Shamantis - U Smile 800% Slower
James Blake - Klavierwerke
Franz Bretschneider - EXP
Cluster - Qua
Ekoplekz - Stalag Zero/Distended Dub
Kangding Ray - Pruitt Igoe
Loveliescrushing - Crwth
Nest - Retold
Philippe Petit - Off To Titan
Raime - Raime EP
Nicholas Szczepanik - Dear Dad
T++ - Wireless
David Tagg - Pentecost
Vex'd - Cloud Seed

The Wire - Compilations 2010

Ayobaness!: The Sound Of South African House (Out Here)
Bangs & Works Vol 1: A Chicago Footwork Compilation (Planet Mu)
Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas: Tropicalia Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967–76
Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1972–83
Ecstatic Music Of The Jemaa El Fna (Sublime Frequencies)
Excavated Shellac: Strings (Parlortone/Dust-To-Digital)
F**k Art Let’s Dance: Sounds From A New American Underground (K7)
The History Of Indian Film Music (Saregama/Times Music India)
Jon Savage Presents Black Hole: California Punk 1977–80 (Domino)
The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol 1 (Stones Throw)
Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria (Soundway)
Nigeria Special Vol 2: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970–76
Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa (Honest Jon’s)
To Scratch Your Heart: Early Recordings From Istanbul (Honest Jon’s)
Tradi-mods Vs Rockers (Crammed Discs)
Twenty Centuries Of Stony Sleep (Rune Grammofon)
Walter Gibbons - Jungle Music: Mixed With Love – Essential & Unreleased Mixes 1976–86 (Strut)

Leo
19-12-2010, 12:43 PM
maybe i should put this in the "does my head in but makes me chuckle" thread but...

is it just me, or does it seem like every year, there's one album that comes out of nowhere to make many of these lists? this year, it seems to be "suburban tours" by rangers. apparently it came out in march 2010, can't say i ever remember reading much about it or hearing anyone hype it all year, yet a whole slew of critics and other assorted musical tastemakers have included it in their best of 2010 lists.

if i were cynical, i'd wonder if some folks weren't necessarily thinking independently about their choices and perhaps a little too concerned with being in-the-know with their colleagues. good thing i'm not cynical! :)

stephenk
20-12-2010, 12:01 AM
Evil Moisture - If You Want To Fuck The Sky, Teach Your Cock To Fly

ahahahaha this is such an amazing title

Ory
20-12-2010, 09:13 AM
though i suppose technically a reissue, this def belongs in top 10 singles

http://static.boomkat.com/images/399396/333.jpg

http://boomkat.com/vinyl/367338-mzo-bullet-casablanca

Sectionfive
20-12-2010, 01:20 PM
Moodyman - ol dirty vinyl
Groovemanspot - Change Situation
GA - Move down low
Lethetter - Lethetter EP
Dem Hunger - Squint fucker
Zed Bias - Further Away
Full Crate & FS green - hi-hat club vol. 5
Zaki Ibrahim - Money (KingBritt mix)
Nochexx - Timepiece
Deepchord - Burnt Sage
Cassy - Cassy 3


Eglo
Keysound
All-City


Oneman + Jackmaster on Rinse
Ramadanman Bestival mix
Ben UFO – Mixmag Podcast #48
Alex Nut's Show
Petchy 20/3/10
United Vibes
Geiom Mu mix

Sectionfive
22-12-2010, 04:06 PM
And everything LV put out this year too. A cut above

Aww Nein
22-12-2010, 05:47 PM
this was pretty excellent also, knew id forgot somthing. and free!

http://nolabounce.com/?p=445

had too many good times to this music

stevied
23-12-2010, 04:05 AM
WIRE - Dub 2010

Errol Brown Treasure Isle Dub Vols 1 & 2 (Treasure Isle)
Dadawah Peace & Love (Dug Out)
Flying Lizards The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards (Staubgold)
King Tubby The Roots Of Dub (Jamaican Recordings)
King Tubby & The Aggrovators Shalom Dub (Jamaican Recordings)
Lee Perry & The Upsetters Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds)
Prince Jammy Strictly Dub (Pressure Sounds)
Sound Iration Sound Iration In Dub (Year Zero)
Various Evolution Of Dub Volume 5: The Missing Link (Greensleeves)
Various Foundation Dub (Trojan)

WIRE - Critical Beats 2010

Addison Groove Footcrab (Swamp 81)
Oni Ayhun OAR004-A (Oni Ayhun)
Cosmin TRG See Other People (Rush Hour)
Floating Points Vacuum Boogie (Eglo)
Girl Unit Wut (Night Slugs)
Joker Tron (Kapsize)
The Lady Blacktronika Luv Hate Us (Untitled & After) Lunice Stacker Upper (LuckyMe)
LV Boomslang (Hyperdub)
Quest Smooth Skin (Deep Medi)
Raime We Must Hunt Under The Wreckage Of Many Systems (Blackest Ever Black)
Ramadanman Work Them (Swamp 81)
Rustie Hyperthrust (Warp)
T++ Cropped (Honest Jon’s)
Untold Anaconda (Tribal Guarachero Remix) (SSSS)

WIRE - Electronica 2010

Luke Abbott Holkham Drones (Border Community)
J Biebz x Shamantis U Smile 800% Slower (Soundcloud)
James Blake Klavierwerke (R&S)
Frank Bretschneider EXP (Raster-Noton)
Cluster Qua (Klangbad)
Ekoplekz Stalag Zero/Distended Dub (Punchdrunk)
Kangding Ray Pruitt Igoe (Raster-Noton)
Lovesliescrushing Crwth (Chorus Redux) (12k/Line)
Nest Retold (Serein)
Philippe Petit Off To Titan (Karl)
Raime Raime EP (Blackest Ever Black)
Nicholas Szczepanik Dear Dad (Basses Frequences)
T++ Wireless (Honest Jon’s)
David Tagg Pentecost (Install)
Vex’d Cloud Seed (Planet Mu)

WIRE - Top Jazz & Improv 2010

Derek Bailey More 74 (Incus)
Tony Bevan/Paul Obermayer/Phil Marks/ Dominic Lash A Big Hand (Foghorn)
Bryan And The Haggards Pretend It’s The End Of The World (Hot Cup)
Paul Dunmall & Chris Corsano Identical Sunsets (ESP-Disk)
Element Transformation To Paradise (Jazzaway)
Peter Evans Quartet Live In Lisbon (Clean Feed)
Exploding Star Orchestra Stars Have Shapes (Delmark)
Free Jazz Quartet Memories For The Future (Matchless)
The Raymond MacDonald International Big Band Buddy (Textile)
Sunny Murray/John Edwards/Tony Bevan Boom Boom Cat (Foghorn)
New York Art Quartet Old Stuff (Cuneiform)
William Parker I Plan To Stay A Believer (AUM Fidelity)
Talibam! with Alan Wilkinson Dem Ol’ Apple Pie Melodies (Bo’Weavil)
Roland Ramanan Tentet London (Leo)
David S Ware Onecept (AUM Fidelity)

WIRE - Global 2010

Gopal Krishnan Dhrupad:Khyai (Ocora)
The Master Musicians Of Jajouka The Source (Le Son Du Maquis)
Ravi Shankar Rare And Glorious (Gare Gama)
Charanjit Singh Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat (Bombay Connection)
Omar Souleyman Jazeera Nights (Sublime Frequencies)
Tora Seydou Traore Tora Seydou Traore (Yaala Yaala)
Various Alan Lomax In Haiti 1936–1937: Recordings For The Library Of Congress
Various Brazilian Fuzz Guitar Bananas: Tropicalia Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967–1976
Various Gamelan Of Central Java XII: Pangkur One (Felmay)
Various Gamelan Of Central Java XIV: Ritual Sounds Of Sekaten (Felmay)
Various To Scratch Your Heart: Early Recordings From Istanbul (Honest Jon’s)
Various Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria
Various Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968–1974
Various Trance Gamelan In Bali (Felmay)
Tom Zé Studies Of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You (Luaka Bop)

Anyone have the Wire reissues list? Thanks very much!

Aww Nein
04-01-2011, 12:01 PM
bit late, but the Burzum album was pretty good also (no social darwinist)

Sectionfive
04-01-2011, 02:29 PM
Small round up from me here (http://thecraicpipe.blogspot.com/)

Blackdown
04-01-2011, 03:35 PM
And everything LV put out this year too. A cut above

... it's all about 2011.

Sectionfive
04-01-2011, 04:50 PM
Bandshell, its great, works really well as an album too.

Blackdown, LP ?

outraygeous
04-01-2011, 05:45 PM
i kinda changed it up and did a list of 13 tracks that i could pull from the top of my head that meant something to me.

so most i heard out/live/played and not just on my ipod.

its long to put the list here but click the sig if you wana see it.

Leo
05-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Bandshell, its great, works really well as an album too.


yeah, damn! i usually never listen to stuff like this but for some reason find myself going back to this at least once a day. good stuff, thanks. is his previous album good as well?

Sectionfive
05-01-2011, 07:42 PM
Just grabbing the first album now for a look.
I was the same but Alex Nut on a Saturday morning turned things round a while back.
He had another (http://www.discogs.com/Revenge2-Grooveman-Spot-Looking-Up-To-You/master/255722) plate out this year, a remix of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXGh5TitCT4)

alec.tron
07-01-2011, 09:44 AM
LPs/Albums/Long Tings.
Mala - Return II Space
Robot Koch - Songs For Trees & Cyborgs
Avalanche Music Vol 1 / Wiley Instrumentals
Shangaan Electro Compilation
Hedzoleh Soundz (Repress / Instrumentals)

EPs/12"/7"
LV & John Idehen - 38
James Blake - The Bells Sketch / Klavierwerke
Pearson Sound - Down With You
Floating Points - Vacuum EP
Hey O Hansen - Zulu 7"

Digital:
Kniteforce / Luna C's generosity (might have been 2009...? I only came acrosss it this year...)
Wiley's zip madness. just wish the ones I like would be 320s... and not 128s mostly...
Odd Futures / Tyler The Creator / Earl... they strike a chord with me that hasn't been on since the Wordsound days...

c.

continuum
19-02-2011, 09:46 PM
i'll do one before the year is out

Smugpolice Top 10 Bassline of 2010 > http://bit.ly/i91nCq