Arrivals: Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay


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Iceland has always been generous in producing beautiful, mesmerising music. Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson aka Júníus Meyvant’s debut single, Color Decay, is yet another Icelandic gem. This lush, anthemic folk song combines the best of the symphonic breadth of Nick Drake, the playfulness of Badly Drawn Boy and the pastoral feel of James Vincent McMorrow. Take your compasses out. There’s a new star rising in the north.

January 7, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Arrivals. Leave a comment.

NSA’s Top 25 Albums of 2014


 


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25. Jesse Boykins III – Love Apparatus (Jesse Boykins III Music) (electronic, soul, USA)


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24. Goat – Commune (Rocket Recording) (experimental, Sweden)


jessietoughlove23. Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Island Records) (electronic pop, UK)


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22. Onuka – Misto (Enjoy Records) (electronic pop, Ukraine)

Mr.-Twin-Sister-608x60821. Mr Twin Sister – Blush (Twin Group) (indie pop)


francois-atlas-mountains-piano-ombre20. Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains – Piano Ombre (Domino Recordings) (indie rock, Uk)


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19. Foxygen – … and The Star Power (alternative, indie rock, psychedelic rock, USA)


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18. Snowbird – Moon (Bella Union) (alternative pop) (US/UK)


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17. Hercules & Love Affair – The Feast of Broken Heart (Moshi Moshi Records) (dance, house, USA)


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16. Skalpel – Transit (electronic, sampled, jazz, Poland)


 

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15. FKA Twigs – LP1 (electronic, soul, urban, UK)


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14. Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell (folk, electronic, indie, USA)


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13. Wooky – Montjuïc (electronic, techno, Spain)


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12. Aphex Twin – Syro (electronic, techno, UK)


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11. Curtis Harding – Soul Love (Burger Records) (garage rock, soul, USA)


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10. Tycho – Awake (electronic, ambient, USA)


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9. Katherine – Magnum (house, pop, France) [listen here]


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8. Jungle – Jungle (indie, urban, UK)  [listen here]


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7. Real Estate – Atlas [listen] (indie rock, USA)


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6. Król – Nielot (indie pop, Poland)


 

beckmorningphase5. Beck – Morning Phase [listen here] (alternative, USA)


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4. Sébastian Tellier – L’aventura (electronic pop, France)


 

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3. Gus Gus – Mexico (house, electronic, pop, Island)


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2. Sinkane – Mean Love (DFA/City Slang) [listen here]

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1. Caribou – Our Love (City Slang)

(electronic, Canada) [listen]


Honorable Mentions:

Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband

Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita

Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers

Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Jerz Igor – Mała Płyta

Music Go Music – Impressions

Smashing Pumpkins – Momuments To Elegy

Lykke Li – I Never Learn

Chromeo – White Women

Wye Oak – Shriek

Chet Faker – Built on Glass

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Top 100 Tracks of 2014 according to NoSnobsAllowed Part 4 (25-11)


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25. Pustki – Lepiej Osobno (from Safari LP) [listen here]


 

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24. Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont feat Jamie Lidell – Feel Of Love


23. Ibeyi – River (from Oya EP)


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22. Tom Vek – Broke (from Luck) [read the original post here]


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21. Steed Lord – Curtain Call


 

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20. Jesse Boykins III – Plain [read the original post here]


19. Gus Gus – God Application (from Mexico) [listen]


18. Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck


 

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17. Sondre Lerche – Sentimentalist (from Please)


 16. The Juan Maclean – Get Down (With My Love) (from In A Dream) [original post here]


 

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15. Tycho – Montana (from Awake) [original post here] [listen]


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14. Danny Brown – Smokin & Drinkin

13. Bipolar Sunshine – Deckchairs On The Moon [original post here]


 

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12. Sébastien Tellier – L’adulte


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11. Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp [original post here]

 

December 31, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Playlist, The Best of 2014. 1 comment.

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