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Albums of the Year 2017

*Best of 2017*

10) Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2
Star Stuff


09) Lorde


08) Mac Demarco
This Old Dog
[Captured Tracks]


07) Playboi Carti
Playboi Carti

06) John Maus
Screen Memories
[Ribbon Music]


05) Future Islands
The Far Field

Future Islands - The Far Field

04) Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory
[Def Jam/Blacksmith]


03) Fever Ray


02) The War On Drugs
A Deeper Understanding


01) Ariel Pink
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
[Mexican Summer]


Here is a list of my 25 favorite songs from 2017. These are listed in alphabetical order and has been limited to one track per artist.

2 Chainz – 4AM (Feat. Travis Scott)
Ariel Pink – Time To Live
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Charli XCX – Boys
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Sylvia Says
Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart (Feat. Dawn Richards)
Drake – Passionfruit
Fever Ray – Musn’t Hurry
Future – Mask Off
Future Islands – Ran
John Maus – Touchdown
Kelela – LMK
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
Lorde – Perfect Places
Migos – T-Shirt
Moon Diagrams – End of Heartache
Moses Sumney – Quarrel
Mura Masa – 1 Night (Feat. Charli XCX)
Playboi Carti – Wokeuplikethis* (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Phoenix – J-Boy
St. Vincent – Pills
SZA – Love Galore (Feat. Travis Scott)
The War On Drugs – Thinking of a Place
The xx – On Hold


2014: Albums of the Year
Ariel Pink

*Best of 2014*

05) Eno/Hyde
High Life

04) Spoon
They Want My Soul
[Loma Vista]

03) Aphex Twin

02) Future
[Epic/Free Bandz/A1]

01) Ariel Pink
Pom Pom
Ariel Pink

Here is a list of my favorite songs from 2014. These are listed in alphabetical order.

18+ – All The Time
Ariana Grande – Problem (Feat. Iggy Azalea)
Ariel Pink – Lipstick
Aphex Twin – Circlont6a [141.98] (syrobonkus mix)
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Little Fang
Bobby Shmurda – Hot Nigga
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Sugah Daddy
Death Grips – Have a Sad Cum
Eno/Hyde – DBF
Future – Benz Friendz (Whatchutola) (Feat. Andre 3000)
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
ilovemakonnen – Club Goin’ Up On A Tuesday (Feat. Drake)
Mac DeMarco – Passing Out Pieces
Migos – Fight Night
Panda Bear – Mr. Noah
Pure X – Valley of Tears
Real Estate – Crime
Spoon – Do You
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
The War On Drugs – Red Eyes

We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

This is a track from John Maus’ forthcoming album titled We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves set to be released on 6/28 on Ribbon Music. This reverb-overloaded synthscape track owes a lot of its sound to Ariel Pink, which is not a bad thing at all.

Might as well listen to “Quantum Leap” while you’re here, this song comes from the same album. I assume it is named after the roller coaster, “Quantum Loop,” that used to be at the Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, NY.