Zhala – Zhala


Hi. The terrific debut album by Zhala is recommended listening for sure. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy!

(US version now added here.)


Zhala – Zhala

Hello there. One of the best albums of the year so far is this recent release by John Tejada. Genre: electronic. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

John Tejada

John Tejada – Signs Under Test

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

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


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