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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NSA’s Selection Box: Remixes vol 31


Celebrating the best remixes, reworks and re-edits out there.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Ballad Of The Mighty I (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Imagination)


 

Christine & The Queens – Christine (Paradis Remix)


 

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Hundred Waters – Cavity (Shigeto Remix)


 

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Lana Del Rey – Brooklyn Baby (The Juan MacLean Remix)


 

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Florian Rietze – Forgive Me (Olaf Stuut Remix)

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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)


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

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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)


 

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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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