BEST ALBUM of 2016 by NoSA


Albums! LP’s! Records! Only The Best! Only Quality! Spinning! On Repeat! Recommended! Essential!



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25. Kaytranada – 99.9% (hiphop, house, genius) [XL Recordings] (Haiti/Canada)

Best Tracks: LITE SPOTS, TOGETHER, BULLETS;


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24. Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love” (hip-hop, soul, funk) (USA)

Best Tracks: Me and Your Mama, Redbone, California;


renijusis23. Reni Jusis – Bang (electronic/pop) (Poland)

Best Tracks: Zombi Świat [watch the video on Vevo] , Na Skróty Tęczą;


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22. The Avalanches – Wildflower [Modular/XL Recordings] (electronic/sample based music) (Australia)

Best Tracks: Wizard of Iz, Colours, Subways; [listen on You Tube]


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21. Wacław Zimpel – Lines [Instant Classic] (jazz/experimental) (Poland)

Best track: Tak, Picture;


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20. Anderson .Paak – Malibu (hip-hop/soul) [Steel Wool] (USA)

Best Tracks: Lite Weight, Celebrate;


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19. Rainbow Chan – Spacing (pop/electronic) [Silo Arts & Records] (Australia)

Best Tracks: Nest, Work, Last;


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18. Deerhoof – The Magic (indie rock) [Upset The Rhythm] (USA)

Best Tracks: Acceptance Speech, Plastic Thrills;


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17. BADBADNOTGOOD – IV (jazz/funk/hiphop) (USA)


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16. Roisin Murphy – Take Her Up To Monto (electronic/experimental pop) (Ireland/UK)


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15. Jeff Parker – The New Breed (jazz/experimental/post-rock) [International Anthem] (USA)


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14. GL – Touch (electronic/pop/dance) [Plastic World] (Australia)

[listen to the sampler] Best Tracks: Body Language,

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13. M83 – Junk (electronic/pop) (self-released) (France)

Best Tracks: Bibi The Dog, Time Wind, For The Kids;


packshot1-768x76812. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (alternative, folk, blues) (Australia/UK)

Best Tracks: Jesus Alone, I Need You; [listen to the official playlist on You Tube]


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11. LEISURE – LEISURE (soul/pop/indie) (New Zealand)

Best Tracks: Moonbean, Nobody, Take It To The Top;


10. Bon Iver – 22, A Milion (indie/folk/singer-songwriter) (USA)

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9. Ray LaMontagne -Ouroboros (indie/folk/singer-songwriter) (USA)


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8. The Amazing – Ambulance (indie rock) [Partisan Records] (Sweden)

Best Tracks: Ambulance, Moments Like These;


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7. Júníus Meyvant – Floating Harmonies (folk/indie) (Iceland)

Best Tracks: Beat Silent Need, Colour Decay, Neon Experience, Hailslide;


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6. HONNE – Warm On A Cold Night (pop/soul) [Tatemae Records] (UK) [listen]

Best Tracks: Gone Are The Days, Good Together, Coastal Love;


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5. Motorama – Dialogues (indie rock) [Talitres] (Russia)

Best Track: Tell Me;


4. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool [XL Recordings] (indie rock/legends) (UK)

Best Tracks: Burn The Witch, Daydreaming, True Love Waits;


bibio3. Bibio – A Mineral Love (electronic/folk) [Warp] (UK)

Best Tracks: Petals, A Mineral Love;


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2. David Bowie – ★ [listen]


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1. Metronomy – Summer 08 [Because Music] (indie/electronic/pop/dance)



Honorable Mentions:

Goat – Requiem (Rocket Recordings)

Frank Ocean – Blonde (Boys Don’t Cry)

Roosevelt – Roosevelt (Greco- Roman)

Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice (Innovative Leisure)

Ishamel – Sometime In Space (Church)

Yumi Zouma – Yoncalla (Cascine)

The Invisible – Patience (Ninja Tune)

Kornel Kovack – With Bells (Studio Barnhus)

Buz Luztra – Jungle Tapes

Klaus Johann Grobe – Spagat Der Liebe

Solange – A Seat At The Table (Columbia Records)

Jamie Lidell – Building a Beginning (self-released)

Soft Hair – Soft Hair (Domino Recording)

Public Access TV – Never Enough (Cinematic Music Group)

Nicolas Jaar – Sirens (Other People)

Cassius – Ibifornia (Interscope Records)

Lambchop – Flotus (City Slang)

 

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NSA’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2013: part 3 (50 – 26)


2013DadidBowiewhere-are-we-now600g08011350. David Bowie – Where Are We Now [original post here]

49. Treetop Flyers – Thing Will Change

48. Savages – Shut Up

47. Cold War Kids – Opium Tea [original post here]

Editors-A-Ton-Of-Love-album-cover46. Editors – Ton Of Love

45. Goldfrapp – Stranger

44. Kurt Vile – Walkin’ On A Pretty Day

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43. The Knife – Full Of Fire

42. Jessie Ware – Imagine It Was Us

disclosure41. Disclosure feat AlunaGeorge – White Noise [original post here]

40. Shit Robot feat Luke Jenner – Feels Real [listen here]

39. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?

38. Tomasz Makowiecki – Holidays In Rome [original post here]

37. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Animal X

36. Sophie – Bipp

35. World’s End Press – This Was A Loving House

34. Jamie Lidell – You Naked [original post here]

33. Juveniles – Fantasy

32. Patterns – Sunny Days

31. Gesaffelstein – Hate Or Glory

30. Disclosure – When The Fire Starts To Burn

29. The Night VI – Thinking Of You

28. Kelis – Jerk Ribs

justin-timberlake-suit-and-tie-cover27. Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z – Suit & Tie [original post here]

26. Lxury – We Do

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Under Covers: Cold War Kids – Opium Tea (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Cover)


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Another hint of a serious change in the sound by Cold War Kids, who are gearing up for the release of the new studio album, Dear Miss Lonelyheart, at the end of March.

Previously released, Miracle Mile, has already seen the band entering a surprising sonic terrain. Their version of Nick Cave’s hazy Opium Tea brings a thicker and more stuffy nod towards the 80’s rock sound. It sounds really great. Easily, it’s one of my favorite cover versions in past months.

 

Here’s Nick Cave’s lo-fi original, which can be found the mammoth, 3 discs compilation B-sides & Rarities.

March 19, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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