Hello again. The excellent new album by Perfume Genius (singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas) is a fresh addition to Spotify. Read some positive reviews and enjoy!

(Version for GB and IE here.)

(Recommended listening!)

Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius – Too Bright

Howdy. The excellent new album by First Aid Kit has been available for a while for many users and is fairly new for others. Genre: folk/pop. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

(Version for most users here.)

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Fennesz – Bécs


Hi there. Let’s begin the week with the magnificent new album by Fennesz. Genre: ambient/electronic. Recommended listening. Enjoy!


Fennesz – Bécs

Howdy folks. The great new album by EMA (singer-songwriter Erika M. Anderson) is recommended listening for sure. Enjoy!

(One review here.)

(Note: A version for US listeners should be added tomorrow.)


EMA – The Future’s Void

Good morning friends. The delicate debut album by Lo-Fang is one of the best releases of the year so far. Genre: electronic/pop/soul. Recommended listening. Enjoy!


Lo-Fang – Blue Film

Hi again. And here’s the final part, my top 10 albums of 2013. Enjoy!

(Note: See you again in 2014! I will at least continue with the blog for the first couple of months. Then we’ll see what happens.)

(Playlist for this list here.)

DeerhunterNo JoyNedelle TorrisiMikal CroninLisa GermanoJames BlakeHarper SimonYo La TengoGirls NamesTorres

10. Deerhunter – Monomania
09. No Joy – Wait to Pleasure
08. Nedelle Torrisi – Nedelle Torrisi
07. Mikal Cronin – MCII
06. Lisa Germano – No Elephants
05. James Blake – Overgrown
04. Harper Simon – Division Street
03. Yo La Tengo – Fade
02. Girls Names – The New Life
01. Torres – Torres

Hey. Here’s the second part of my top 30 albums of the year. Enjoy!

(Final part will be up shortly.)

(Playlist for my top 30 here.)

Thee Oh SeesImplodesBoogarinsPinkunoizuGlissYoung GalaxyPure Bathing CultureJacco GardnerEros and the EschatonThe Besnard Lakes

20. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
19. Implodes – Recurring Dream
18. Boogarins – As Plantas Que Curam
17. Pinkunoizu – The Drop
16. Gliss – Langsom Dans
15. Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
14. Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides
13. Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities
12. Eros and the Eschaton – Home Address For Civil War
11. The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO

Howdy folks. It’s finally time for my list of my favorite albums of the year. This time it will be a top 30. Enjoy!

(Recommended listening for sure!)

(Note: the next two parts will be posted tomorrow.)

(New Playlist for the list that will be updated tomorrow as well: Spotinews Albums of 2013)

BlouseKurt VileHaimAu Revoir SimoneMarnie SternDawn of MidiSallie Ford & The Sound OutsidePotty MouthThe PastelsLaura Marling

30. Blouse – Imperium
29. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
28. Haim – Days Are Gone
27. Au Revoir Simone – Move in Spectrums
26. Marnie Stern – The Chronicles of Marnia
25. Dawn of Midi – Dysnomia
24. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Untamed Beast
23. Potty Mouth – Hell Bent
22. The Pastels – Slow Summits
21. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

Hey. Let’s take a trip to Brazil. This is a mighty fine psychedelic rock album. Enjoy Boogarins!

(Recommended listening!)


Boogarins – As Plantas Que Curam

Good evening. This splendid album by Dawn of Midi is a hypnotic mix of jazz and electronic music. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

Dawn of Midi

Dawn of Midi – Dysnomia

Howdy. The new Mikal Cronin album – just added to Spotify – is one of the best albums of the year so far. Genre: pop/rock. Read some reviews and enjoy!

(Recommended listening!)

Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin – MCII

Evening. The explosive new album by Thee Oh Sees is another keeper. This has been a great music week so far. Genre: garage rock. Enjoy!

(Oh, and this is recommended listening.)

(And the album cover is interesting too.)

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin

Morning friends. The excellent new album by Benoît Pioulard is recommended listening for sure. Genre: ambient/electronic/pop. Read some positive reviews and enjoy!

Benoît Pioulard

Benoît Pioulard – Hymnal

Hello again. The terrific new album by Girls Names was also added to Spotify today. Genre: pop. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

(One review here.)

Girls Names

Girls Names – The New Life

Hi. This explosive, terrific album by Parquet Courts is recommended listening. Genre: garage rock/post-punk. Enjoy!

(Read a bunch of positive reviews here.)

(Note: I decided to label this as both 2012 and 2013 since it was first released last year, then released again this week.)

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Howdy. So, here is my top 10 as promised. Please check out the playlist here and enjoy!

(Also check out the previous parts: 40-31, 30-21 and 20-11.)

(Note: I’ll be away for some days. See you next week!)

Amelia WhiteToyDan DeaconPerfume GeniusFoxygenBear in HeavenFather John MistyDjango DjangoBeach HouseGrimes

10. Amelia White – Beautiful and Wild
09. Toy – Toy
08. Dan Deacon – America
07. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
06. Foxygen – Take The Kids Off Broadway
05. Bear in Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool
04. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
03. Django Django – Django Django
02. Beach House – Bloom
01. Grimes – Visions

Hello again. This is the third part of my Top 40 Albums of 2012. I will be back with the top 10 tomorrow. Enjoy!

Lost in the TreesChelsea WolfeAlcestFrida HyvönenHundred WatersKing TuffFrankie RoseHow To Dress WellChairliftBowerbirds

20. Lost in the Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs
19. Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
18. Alcest – Les Voyages de L’Âme
17. Frida Hyvönen – To The Soul
16. Hundred Waters – Hundred Waters LP
15. King Tuff – King Tuff
14. Frankie Rose – Interstellar
13. How To Dress Well – Total Loss
12. Chairlift – Something
11. Bowerbirds – The Clearing

Hi. Here is part 2 of my Top 40 Albums of 2012. Enjoy!

Social StudiesRyan TeagueFirst Aid KitCat PowerBalmorheaGrizzly BearPatti SmithWild NothingKap BambinoTaken by Trees

30. Social Studies – Developer
29. Ryan Teague – Field Drawings
28. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
27. Cat Power – Sun
26. Balmorhea – Stranger
25. Grizzly Bear – Shields
24. Patti Smith – Banga
23. Wild Nothing – Nocturne
22. Kap Bambino – Devotion
21. Taken by Trees – Other Worlds

Hello. Here we go. I’m finished tinkering with my Top 40 Albums of 2012 and here is the first part. The next two parts will be up tomorrow and the final part on Sunday. Enjoy!

(Note: This is the list as it stands at this very date. If I had done it one month from now it’s highly possible a number of albums would have been switched.)

Idjut BoysTamarynAutumn OwlsSleigh BellsPort St. WillowPorcelain RaftMac DeMarcoNachtmystiumBob DylanAnna von Hausswolff

40. Idjut Boys – Cellar Door
39. Tamaryn – Tender New Signs
38. Autumn Owls – Between Buildings, Toward the Sea
37. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
36. Port St. Willow – Holiday
35. Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend
34. Mac DeMarco – 2
33. Nachtmystium – Silencing Machine
32. Bob Dylan – Tempest
31. Anna von Hausswolff – Ceremony

Good evening. You may remember that I wrote about her last year. Now she is back with a brilliant new album. Please enjoy singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe!

(Recommended listening.)

(Oh, and read some reviews here!)

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs


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