Morning. These are my top 10 albums of 2014 at this time. Now I’m taking a week off. Enjoy!

(Playlist here.)

(Happy Holidays!)

Jolie HollandLana Del ReyKevin MorbyMaggie BjörklundThe PrimitivesAlcestAngel OlsenFirst Aid KitTori AmosWoods

10. Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea
9. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
8. Kevin Morby – Still Life
7. Maggie Björklund – Shaken
6. The Primitives – Spin-O-Rama
5. Alcest – Shelter
4. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
3. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
2. Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines
1. Woods – With Light And With Love

Hello again. Let’s continue with the second part of my top albums of 2014. The third and final part will be up tomorrow. Enjoy!

(Playlist here.)

Ariel PinkMusic Go MusicThe Budos BandEMAPainted PalmsThe War on DrugsLocustMy Brightest DiamondAvi BuffaloDeptford Goth

20. Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
19. Music Go Music – Impressions
18. The Budos Band – Burnt Offering
17. EMA – The Future’s Void
16. Painted Palms – Forever
15. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
14. Locust – After the Rain
13. My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand
12. Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold
11. Deptford Goth – Songs

Hello. Here we go. There is no turning back now. These are the first 10 of my top 30 albums of 2014. The next part will be up tomorrow. Enjoy!

(Playlist here.)

SinkanePerfume GeniusArc IrisWovenhandWye OakProtomartyrSt. VincentFenneszOpethWarpaint

30. Sinkane – Mean Love
29. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
28. Arc Iris – Arc Iris
27. Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
26. Wye Oak – Shriek
25. Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right
24. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
23. Fennesz – Bécs
22. Opeth – Pale Communion
21. Warpaint – Warpaint

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. It’s the last day of 2012 and here is a post with the 10 most popular albums of 2012 in terms of clicks from the Spotinews readers (including albums released before this year). See you next year and enjoy!

(Note #1: Some familiar albums, but also a few surprises!)

(Note #2: I won’t do a Top Tracks of 2012, but most of my favourites are available in my Top 40 Albums of 2012 playlist.)

(Note #3: Check out Spotinews 065!)

Django DjangoThe Weather StationChairliftAmelia WhiteAvi BuffaloBear in HeavenAlcestDisappearsMusetteTenniscoats

10. Django Django – Django Django
09. The Weather Station – All Of It Was Mine
08. Chairlift – Something
07. Amelia White – Beautiful and Wild
06. Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
05. Bear in Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool
04. Alcest – Les Voyages De L’Âme
03. Disappears – Pre Language
02. Musette – Drape Me in Velvet
01. Tenniscoats – Papa’s Ear

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

Hey. Here you have my top 12 albums of 2012 at this very moment. Ask me again tomorrow and 2-3 albums may be changed. You can check out one sample song from each album in my latest playlist, Spotinews 063. Enjoy!

(And in case there are some new readers, click the album cover to get to the album in Spotify)

(In alphabetical order)

AlcestAmelia WhiteBeach HouseBear In HeavenChairliftDjango DjangoFather John MistyFrankie RoseFrida HyvönenGrimesLost in the TreesPerfume Genius

Alcest – Les Voyages de l’Âme
Amelia White – Beautiful and Wild
Beach House – Bloom
Bear In Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool
Chairlift – Something
Django Django – Django Django
Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Frankie Rose – Interstellar
Frida Hyvönen – To The Soul
Grimes – Visions
Lost in the Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs
Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

Hello. These are my top 10 albums of the year. Now I’m taking a week off for Christmas. Happy holidays and enjoy!

(The previous posts: 40-31 | 30-21 | 20-11 )

(Or check out this playlist with one track from each album.)

WidowspeakThe SandwitchesYouth LagoontUnE-yArDsI Break HorsesYuckTommy GuerreroJohn MausWild FlagRingo Deathstarr

10. Widowspeak – Widowspeak
09. The Sandwitches – Mrs. Jones’ Cookies
08. Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation
07. tUnE-yArDs – W H O K I L L
06. I Break Horses – Hearts
05. Yuck – Yuck
04. Tommy Guerrero – Lifeboats and Follies
03. John Maus – We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
02. Wild – Flag – Wild Flag
01. Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip

Hey. The final part will be up tomorrow and then I will take a week off for Christmas. Enjoy!

RubikLia IcesSkeletonsWet IllustratedPJ HarveySmith WesternsThe LoomTennisHa Ha TonkaGirls

20. Rubik – Solar
19. Lia Ices – Grown Unknown
18. Skeletons – People
17. Wet Illustrated – 1x1x1
16. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
15. Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde
14. The Loom – Teeth
13. Tennis – Cape Dory
12. Ha Ha Tonka – Death of a Decade
11. Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Hello. Here we go again. Enjoy!

Clive Tanaka y su orquestaSandro PerriEilen JewellKurt VileImplodesYawnThe Andersen TapesEmikaPart TimeEMA

30. Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – Jet Set Siempre 1°
29. Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces
28. Eilen Jewell – Queen of the Minor Key
27. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
26. Implodes – Black Earth
25. Yawn – Open Season
24. The Andersen Tapes – As I Write ‘Today’ Ten Times
23. Emika – Emika
22. Part Time – What Would You Say?
21. EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints

Hi. Over the next four days I will present my top 40 albums of 2011. Please note that all albums were available in most Spotify countries a couple of months ago, but I haven’t checked them this week. Enjoy!

(And in case you are new around here, just move the mouse over the album cover to see the title and click to open the album in Spotify.)

Jonathan JohanssonReal EstateThe MastM83PapercranesLykke LiJonathan WilsonPuro InstinctFuture IslandsMoon Duo

40. Jonathan Johansson – Klagomuren
39. Real Estate – Days
38. The Mast – Wild Poppies
37. M83 – Hurry Up, We´re Dreaming
36. Papercranes – Let’s Make Babies in the Woods
35. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
34. Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit
33. Puro Instinct – Headbangers in Ecstasy
32. Future Islands – On the Water
31. Moon Duo – Mazes

Howdy folks. In alphabetical order, here you have my top 11 albums of 2011 so far*. It will be interesting to see how many of these releases can make my final top 30 list in December. Enjoy!

(Note that a couple of recently added albums are missing simply because I haven’t been able to give them the amount of listening time they deserve.)

Clive Tanaka y su orquestaHa Ha TonkaLia IcesRingo DeathstarrSkeletonsSmith WesternsTennisThe SandwitchesTommy GuerreroTune-YardsYuck

Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – Jet Set Siempre 1°
Ha Ha Tonka – Death of a Decade
Lia Ices – Grown Unknown
Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip
Skeletons – People
Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde
Tennis – Cape Dory
The Sandwitches – Mrs. Jones’ Cookies
Tommy Guerrero – Lifeboats and Follies
Tune-Yards – W H O K I L L
Yuck – Yuck

Hi again. Here are four notable new releases, from various genres, all added to Spotify earlier today. Enjoy!

Depeche ModeFord & LopatinGomezMy Morning Jacket

Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11
Ford & Lopatin – Channel Pressure
Gomez – Whatever’s On Your Mind
My Morning Jacket – Circuital

Hey there. The excellent new album by Gang Gang Dance was added to Spotify earlier this week. Read this review and enjoy!

(Genre: experimental/art/avant-garde electronic/rock or something like that…)

Gang Gang Dance

Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact

Hello friends. After five blog posts yesterday I decided it was time to slow down a little bit today. Here are three recent additions to Spotify. Enjoy!

(Genres: Alison Krauss & Union Station = bluegrass, Paul Simon = singer-songwriter and Lisa Ekdahl = jazz)

Alison Krauss & Union StationLisa EkdahlPaul Simon

Alison Krauss & Union Station – Paper Airplane
Lisa Ekdahl – Lisa Ekdahl at the Olympia, Paris
Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What


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