2015: Appendix vol 1


The few last weeks of one year and then first couple of weeks of the next year are usually spent by relentlessly searching, browsing, digging through other websites’, blogs’ and peoples’ “Best of” lists.

 

Somehow omitted by my ever prying ears, these are the tracks and other releases that wouldn’t certainly had ended up on the year’s end lists on this blog, but definitely would had had a shot at doing so.

Here are those juicy fruits of all that digging in no particular order:

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RP King – Bangin On King Drive (from Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints)

via Pitchfork


 

Harriet Brown & Astronauts Etc. – Fiction

via Soundcloud


Abelard – Dance In Space (Dream Fiend Remix)

via GorillavsBear


Jack J – Thirstin’

via Nialler9


Olivier St. Louis – Black Music EPoliver_st_louis_black_music_cover

Friend recommendation


 

Lim Kim – Awoo (from Simple Mind LP)

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via Spin


 

Pender Street Steppers – Glass City

via Spin


 

Galcher Lustwerk – Parlay

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via Spin



 

 

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NSA’s Top 25 Albums Of 2015


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25. Emily King – The Switch ( USA //Making Music Records// pop, soul)

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24. The Amazing – Picture You (Sweden // Partisan Records // vintage rock) [listen here]

 

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23. Jamie XX – In Colour (UK // Young Turks Recordings // electronic) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Gosh, Seesaw, Sleep Sound, Girl

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22. Nils Frahm – Late Night Tales (Night Time Stories // ambient, compilation) [listen here]

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21. Jam City – Dream A Garden (UK // Night Slugs // electronic, pop)

Best tracks: Unhappy, Crisis

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20. Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash – Cool Uncle (USA // Fresh Young Minds/Empire // soul, pop)

19. Olafur Arlands & Nils Frahm – Collaborative Works (Iceland/Germany // Erased Tapes Records // instrumental, neo-classical) 

Best Tracks: Four, Wide Open, Life Story;


 

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18. Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur, The Rajasthan Express – Junun (UK/India/Israel // Nonesuch Records // world)


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17. Chungking – Defender (UK // self-released // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Jonny, Beautiful World, Sapphire


 

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16. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (USA // Rough Trade // blues, rock)

Best Tracks: Future People, Guess Who, Gimme All You Love

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15. Willow – Ardipithecus (USA // Roc Nation // urban, soul, hip-hop)

Best Tracks: IDK, Wait A Minute, Star;

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14. Ryley Walker – Primrose Green (USA // Dead Oceans // folk)

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13. The Shoes – Chemicals (France // Green United Music //  indie, dance)

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12. Ryan Adams – 1989 (USA// PaxAmericana Recording // covers, alternative) [listen here]

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11. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (USA // Sub Pop // alternative, singer-songwriter) 

Best tracks: Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), Ideal Husband, True Affection;


 

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10. Björk – Vulnicura ( Iceland // One Little Indian // electronic, experimental) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Stonemilker, Lionsong;


 

9. Four Tet – Morning/Evening (UK // TEXT // electronic)

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8. Floating Points – Elaenia ( UK // Pluto // electronic, ambient)

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7. Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (USA // International Anthem // jazz)


6. Ptaki – Przelot (POLAND // Oficyna Transatlantyk // electronic, sample based music)

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5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi – Love (New Zealand/ Jagjaguwar) [listen here]

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4. Seven Davis Jr – Universes (USA // Ninja Tune // house, dance, future funk)

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3. Leon Bridges – Coming Home (USA // blues, soul, gospel) [listen here]

Best Tracks: River, Smooth Sailin’, Better Man;


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2. Tame Impala – Currents (Australia // Modular Recordings // psychedelic rock, Kevin Parker) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Yes I’m Changing, Let It Happen, Disciples, The Less You Know The Better;


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1. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys (UK/Ireland // Play It Again Sam // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Exile, Uninvited Guest, Undownputable, Exploitation;



 

Honorable Mentions:

Nils Frahm – Solo (Germany // Erased Tapes Recording)

Shamir – Racket (USA // XL Recordings)

Astronauts Ect. – Mind Out Wandering (USA // Hit City U.S.A.)

Jono McCleery  – Pagodes (UK // If Music)

Portico – Living Fields (UK //  Ninja Tune)

Motorama – Poverty (Russia // Talitres)

Silicon – Personal Computer (New Zealand // Domino Recording)

Introverted Dancefloor – Introverted Dancefloor (Australia // Carpark)

Masayoshi Fujita – Apologues (Japan // Erased Tapes Records)

Royce Wood Junior – The Ashen Tang (UK, 37 Adventures)

Dornik – Dornik (UK, Universal Music)

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Top 100 Tracks of 2015:part 6 (25-11)


25. Blur – There Are Too Many Of Us (from The Magic Whip LP)


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24. Monika – Secret In The Dark (from Secret In The Dark LP)


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23. Silicon – Burning Sugar (from Personal Computer LP)


22. Oxford Drama – Preserve (from In Awe LP)


21. Grimes – REALiTi

20. Jori Hulkkonen – Ready Player One (from Oh But I Am LP) [listen here]

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19. LA Priest – Oino (from Inji LP)

18. Mbongwana Star feat Konono No. 1 – Malukayi (from From Kinshasa LP)

Robyn-608x62017. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique feat Maluca- Love Is Free (from Love is Free EP)  [listen here]


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16. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

(from Multi-Love LP)


15. Björk – Stonemilker (from Vulnicura LP)

14. Tiga – Don’t Break My Heart (Counter Records single)


13. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (from Why Make Sense LP)

12. !!! – Freedom ’15 (from As If LP) [listen here]


 

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11. Sìsy Ey – Do It Good (Mr.Intl single)



The final 10 coming New Year’s Day.

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