Category: Music

The Best Music I Heard in November & December

Musics! First, some news items:
1. This is my last monthly roundup. I’m not doing this next year. I made it through the whole year so I met the goal I set for myself in January, but I’ve lost just enough interest in music to not be that keen on doing this for another full year.
2. My 2012 favorites list will probably go up in two weeks.
3. I got shut down by the Feds! Actually, I got a DMCA complaint that disabled Dropbox streaming, so I’ve had to edit all my previous posts. I’ve been getting a bunch of hits lately, so I should have seen that coming. I’ve switched to using Spotify playlists with supplemental YouTube videos of any songs Spotify does not have, which is a lot.

I’m considering taking all of next year to ignore new music and just listen to older music or stuff I’ve missed. The more I did the “best new music” thing, the less I wanted to be associated with this.

ANYWAY, happy times! Music! Go.

Plus:

“I Kinda Like These Criminals” by Frank John James (click through)
http://frankjohnjames.bandcamp.com/track/i-kinda-like-these-criminals

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The Best Music I Heard in August, September and October

Aaaaand we’re back. As much as I like writing here, I was on forced hiatus while I left my job (!), moved to a new city (!!) and got a new job (!!!). Now that I’m settled, I can get back in the habit.

I’m planning an election post this week and another in the next few weeks about comic book nerds. After that, I’ll need a post about puppies again. There’s been so much yelling.

Until then, here’s an extended post with lots of my favorite music from the last few months. In particular, I really liked the albums from Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, Jessie Ware, Baroness, The Mynabirds, Passion Pit and Yeasayer. Try to guess which songs were included in my pre-interview playlist!

EDIT: I switched to Spotify!

Plus:

“Aquababe” by Azaelia Banks

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The Best Music I Heard in July

July was totally boring. For every half-good album, I had to push through three or four boring, boring, boring albums. Yikes. But the good news is that I came away with a few really amazing songs.

EDIT: I switched to Spotify!

Plus:

“Wildest Moments” by Jessie Ware

“Black Faces” by Childish Gambino feat. Nipsey Hussle

The Best Music I Heard in June

This post would have been on time, but I had the hardest time narrowing this list down for June. Not a bad problem to have. Also, the July 4th holiday popped up in the middle of the week, so I still don’t really know what day it is.

Halfway done! I loved the new Fiona Apple and Big K.R.I.T. albums. The new Hot Chip is the equivalent of Gotye’s last album, in that about half the songs drove me nuts while the other half were pretty great. Death Grips took me by surprise. I’m still kind of stuck on The Gossip. Overall, a good month for songs, maybe not so much for albums.

EDIT: I switched to Spotify!

 

The Best Music I Heard in May

I’m on time! This is going to be a larger post because thankfully I made it through a lot of great new music this month. I just want to high five the music industry in 2012 so far. Well done, guys. Even the Adam Lambert album wasn’t bad.

Another different thing about this post: I’ve decided to use a streaming sources instead of YouTube videos. The pages should load faster and the quality should be a little better. I’m learning! Just hit the play button.

EDIT: I’ve switched to using Spotify!


“Paralyzed” by Oddisee feat. Bon Iver

The Best Music I Heard in April

Rabbit Rabbit!

I did pretty well with keeping up on new music this month. I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried a lot of new stuff, but man, a lot of it was bad. It ranged from boring to just not good.

Still, the year is shaping up to be really good for music. Some of my April favorites were Jack White’s Blunderbuss, Kool A.D.’s 51 mixtape, Strange Land from Yellow Ostrich, and New Wild Everywhere from Great Lake Swimmers.

“Myth” by Beach House

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The Best Music I Heard in March

I’ve been behind on blogging. Not that I owe you jerks any explanations, but March is a busy month for me. Not only was it my birthday month, but there was also a new Angry Birds edition released. So, life has been nuts.

[A note about music this year: I’ve decided to stay away from singles until the album release. I don’t have a decent explanation for this, but I mostly just like to hear the whole album in one new listen. So, some of the singles are old, but came from newish albums.]

“Medicine” by Alex Winston

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