Mitch’s Top Ten Albums of 2013

I was able to listen to a lot of music this year, even if I wasn’t posting about it (Spencer has that handled beautifully anyway). Here are my top ten albums of 2013. 10. Tim Hecker “Virgins” Oneohtrix Point Never’s new album seems to be the go-to pick for experimental music this year, but I […]

Spencer’s Top Eleven for 2013

1. Magister Templi – Lucifer Leviathan Logos If any one album from this year truly exemplifies the supreme majesty of Heavy Metal, then this is it. Powerful and expertly crafted music — easily one of my top picks for the best of this bountiful year. 2. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven I’ve always […]

5 Locked Grooves From 2012 That Put Me In A Trance

by Lars Gotrich I want to live inside of a locked groove. It’s the area between the last track on a side of vinyl and the label, and, when used correctly, it’s the best possible place to get lost in a continuous loop of sound. Not many records feature a locked groove (some feature thousands), […]

Spencer’s Favorite 2012 Vinyl Releases

Best of 2012 Vinyl Releases: Mount Eerie – Clear Moon buy | listen Andy Stott – Luxury Problems buy | listen Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock buy | listen Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind buy Death Grips – The Money Store Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction listen Swans – The Seer buy Pig Destroyer […]

Mitch’s Top Ten Rap/R&B Albums of 2012

For some reason (probably due to an expanded family and reduced free-time), I’ve begun listening to more and more rap music. It’s incredibly easy to access, takes the least amount of research, and, above all, has been particularly great lately. Here are the ten albums I most enjoyed in 2012. Cheers! 1. Kendrick Lamar “Good Kid: M.A.A.D […]

Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, Deathwish, etc.) Best of 2012

Jacob Bannon graces our humble blog with his favorite picks of 2012. Read up, the man’s opinion should not be taken lightly: Playing Music and Making Art Friends and Loved Ones The Opening Diamonds & Rust Music: How To Dress Well “Total Loss” Sun Kil Moon “Among The Leaves” Wovenhand “The Laughing Stock Swans “The […]

Aaron Horkey Top 12 for 2012

Aaron Horkey, pretty much one of the greatest artists currently breathing, has hand-picked 12 of the best albums of 2012: Graveyard, “Lights Out” (Nuclear Blast) Bad Life, “The Day You Die” (Music Ruins Lives) Fiona Apple, “The Idler Wheel…” (Epic) Dawnbringer, “Into the Lair of the Sun God” (Profound Lore) Old Man Gloom, “NO” (Hydra […]

Justin Wright (Expo 70) Top 10

Justin Wright, the driving force behind Expo 70, sent over his top ten for 2012: Can “The Lost Tapes” Eternal Tapestry “Dawn in 2 Dimensions” Fontanelle “Vitamin F” Golden Retriever “Occupied with the Unspoken” KTL “V” M. Geddes Gengras “Test Leads” OM “Advaitic Songs” Pharaoh Overlord “Lunar Jetman” Steve Moore “Light Echoes” Witchsorrow “God Curse […]

Shawn Reed’s Top Ten of 2012

Shawn Reed from Wet Hair / Night People sent us over two rad top ten lists. Keepin’ it weird in Iowa: Top 10 Reissues: Cleaners From Venus- Box Set 3LP- Captured Tracks Pin Group- Ambivalence LP- Flying Nun The Great Unwashed-Clean Out of Our Minds LP- Exiled Lee Perry and the Upsetters- High Plains Drifter […]

Eric Lanham (Carl Calm, Palmetto Moon Electronic Group) Top 10 Music Related Entities of 2012

Mister Eric Lanham, easily one the most original electronic musicians active today, turned in his top ten for 2012: Mimaroglu Music Sales record reviews (http://www.mimaroglumusicsales.com/new.php) Control (http://www.ctrl-mod.com/) Editions Mego sublabels: Spectrum Spools, Recollection GRM, Sensate Focus, Old News (http://editionsmego.com/) Ricardo Villalobos – Dependent and Happy Tim Heidecker becomes Rolling Stone Editor-in-Chief Idiot Glee – Life […]