Jan 5 2016

Top 50 Albums of 2015

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50. iLoveMakonnen – iLoveMakonnen 2

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49. Natalie Prass – S/T

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48. Girlpool – Before the World Was Big

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47. Robyn – Love Is Free EP

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46. together PANGEA – The Phage EP

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45. GUM – Glamorous Damage

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44. Empress Of – Me

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43. Albert Hammond Jr – Momentary Masters

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42. Lithuania – Hardcore Friends

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41. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp

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40. Twerps – Range Anxiety

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39. Rozwell Kid – Good Graphics EP

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38. Torche – Restarter

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37. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer

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36. Miguel – Wildheart

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35. Christine and the Queens – S/T

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34. Mew – +-

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33. HEALTH – DEATH MAGIC

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32. Wavves/Cloud Nothings – No Life For Me

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31. FIDLAR – Too

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30. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier

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29. Alessia Cara – Four Pink Walls EP

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28. Joana Gruesome – Peanut Butter

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27. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

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26. Metz – Metz II

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25. Passion Pit – Kindred

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24. VA – PC Music Volume 1

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23. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon

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22. Jeff the Brotherhood – Wasted On the Dream

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21. Wavves – V

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20. Grimes – Art Angels

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19. Panda Bear – Meets the Grim Reaper

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18. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think And Sometimes I Just Sit

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17. Bully – Feels Like

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16. Beach House – Depression Cherry

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15. Drake/Future – What a Time To Be Alive

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14. Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us

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13. Viet Cong – S/T

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12. Chvrches – Every Open Eye

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11. Neon Indian – VEGA INTL Night School

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10. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

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9. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

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8. Fetty Wap – S/T

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7. Rae Sremmurd – Sremm Life

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6. The Story So Far – S/T

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5. Dwight Yoakam – Second Hand Heart

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4. Vince Staples – Summertime 06

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3. Tame Impala – Currents

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2. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

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1. Madeon – Adventure

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Jan 3 2016

Quarterly Review – October-December 2015

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Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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Oct 18 2015

Quarterly Review – July-September 2015

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Jul 19 2015

Quarterly Review – April-June 2015

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Apr 23 2015

Quarterly Review – January-March 2015

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Jan 19 2015

Top 50 Albums of 2014

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50. Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield

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49. Rozwell Kid – Too Shabby

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48. EMA – The Future’s Void

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47. together PANGEA – Badillac

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46. Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

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45. Trust – Joyland

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44. Crosses – S/T

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43. Ryan Adams – S/T

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42. Jessie Ware – Tough Love

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41. Diarrhea Planet – Aliens In the Outfield EP

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40. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes to Love

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39. Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All

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38. Lykke Li – I Never Learn

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37. YG – My Krazy Life

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36. Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once

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35. Tinashe – Aquarius

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34. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon

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33. Meatbodies – S/T

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32. Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again

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31. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

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30. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In the End

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29. Charli XCX – Sucker

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28. Hooray For Earth – Racy

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27. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

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26. Beck – Morning Phase

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25. Lone – Reality Testing

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24. The Both – S/T

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23. Pup – S/T

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22. Primus and the Chocolate Factory w/ The Fungi Ensemble – S/T

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21. Ariel Pink – pom pom

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20. Bleeding Rainbow – Interrupt

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19. Future Islands – Singles

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18. Bob Mould – Beauty and Ruin

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17. The War On Drugs – Lost In the Dream

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16. New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

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15. Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

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14. You Blew It! – Keep Doing What You’re Doing

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13. Sylvan Esso – S/T

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12. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

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11. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

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10. The Hotelier – Home, Like No Place Is There

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9. Somos – Temple of Plenty

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8. The Menzingers – Rented World

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7. Schoolboy Q – #Oxymoron

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6. Tweens – S/T

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5. Violent Soho – Hungry Ghost

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4. St. Vincent – S/T

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3. Run the Jewels – RTJ2

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2. Spoon – They Want My Soul

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1. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

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Jan 18 2015

Top 300 Tracks of 2014

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300. Die Antwoord – Girl I Want 2 Eat U
299. Ty Segall – Tall Man Skinny Lady

298. Ought – Habit
297. Dum Dum Girls – Lost Boys and Girls Club
296. Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]
295. TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot
294. Sharon Van Etten – Taking Chances
293. Tobacco – Lipstick Destroyer
292. T-Pain – Drankin’ Patna
291. Riff Raff – Introducing The Icon
290. Peaking Lights – Hypnotic Hustle
289. Kelela – The High [Prod by Gifted & Blessed]

288. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) (Ice Choir Remix)

287. Parade of Lights – Golden
286. Tayf3rd – Right Now

285. How To Dress Well – Precious Love
284. King Tuff – Headbanger
283. Rozwell Kid – Kangaroo Pocket
282. Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
281. Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked
280. Og Maco – U Guessed It
279. HAERTS – Call My Name
278. Such Gold – Faced
277. Hercules & Love Affair – That’s Not Me (feat. Gustaph)
276. Reese – Parade (Feat. OGMACO And Casey Veggies) (Prod By Dj Mustard)

275. Twin Shadow – To The Top
274. Drake – Find Your Love (Tim Gunter Remix)

273. Happy Diving – Sincere
272. Angel Olsen – Forgiven/Forgotten
271. Jack White – Lazaretto
270. Demrick – Tone It Down
269. First Aid Kit – Master Pretender
268. Little Big League – Dixie Gun
267. YG – Who Do You Love?
266. Sundials – Stun Spore
265. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Poison Touch
264. Childish Gambino – Sober
263. Transit – Fine By Me
262. Speedy Ortiz – American Horror
261. Plague Vendor – Black Sap Scriptures
260. New Found Glory – Selfless
259. Together Pangea – River
258. EMA – So Blonde
257. Green Day – State Of Shock – Demo
256. Delta Spirit – Live On
255. Tashaki Miyaki – Cool Runnings
254. ✝✝✝ (Crosses) – The Epilogue
253. Eric Bellinger – Awkward (Feat. The Game)

252. FKA twigs – Video Girl
251. Ryan Hemsworth – 「Every Square Inch」 – With Qrion
250.Kid Ink – Body Language
249. Norwegian Arms – Jitterbug
248. Bleeding Rainbow – Start Again
247. Chumped – Name That Thing
246. CEO – Ultrakaos
245. Azealia Banks – Idle Delilah
244. Line & Circle – Mine Is Mine
243. Caribou – Silver
242. Hamilton Leithauser – The Silent Orchestra
241. Beck – Blue Moon
240. Perfect Pussy – Bells
239. Herzog – Bicycle Girl
238. Usher – I Don’t Mind
237. Eternal Summers – Not For This One
236. Ariana Grande – Break Free
235. DJ Quik – Life Jacket
234. LIZ – All Them Boys

233. Raury – God’s Whisper (Flosstradamus & Aryay Remix)

232. The Both – Volunteers of America
231. Kelis – Breakfast
230. Bear Hands – Bad Friend
229. Trash Talk – Body Stuffer
228. Charli XCX – London Queen
227. Tove Lo – Not On Drugs
226. Split Single – Waiting for the Sun
225. Sylvan Esso – Hey Mami
224. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Hollywood
223. Rustie – Terra Star

222. Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight
221. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance
220. Twin Peaks – I Found A New Way
219. Weezer – Lonely Girl
218. Ex Hex – Hot and Cold
217. Madeon – Imperium
216. TV On The Radio – Could You
215. Cloud Nothings – No Thoughts
214. Broods – Mother & Father
213. tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain
212. Chromeo – Come Alive (feat. Toro Y Moi)
211. St. Vincent – Bring Me Your Loves
210. Against Me! – Drinking with the Jocks
209. DJ Mustard – No Reason
208. Interpol – All The Rage Back Home
207. Future Islands – Sun in the Morning
206. Jenny Lewis – Head Underwater
205. You Blew It! – You & Me & Me
204. Tweens – McMicken
203. Violent Soho – Lowbrow
202. The Menzingers – Bad Things
201. Spoon – Inside Out
200. Dark Blue – Hanging From The Chandelier
199. Herzog – Mad Men
198. Sound Remedy – Victory (feat. Evvy)
197. The Horrors – Falling Star
196. Death From Above 1979 – Virgins
195. Sundials – Splinter
194. Chet Faker – 1998
193. Ab-Soul – Sapiosexual
192. Tensnake – First Song
191. Lxury – Never Love
190. Meatbodies – Disorder
189. Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin
188. Jerome LOL – Always (feat. Sara Z)
187. The Cancers – Be Cool
186. Dillon Francis – Love in the Middle of a Firefight
185. Enyce – Life Good (Soda Pop)

184. Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
183. Gates – Born Dead
182. Cory Branan – The No-Hit Wonder
181. Beach Slang – Filthy Luck
180. T.I. – About the Money
179. Ariel Pink – Black Ballerina
178. Night Flowers – Embers
177. Bombay Bicycle Club – It’s Alright Now
176. Disclosure – The Mechanism
175. Hamilton Leithauser – 11 O’Clock Friday Night
174. Sylvan Esso – H.S.K.T.
173. Big Eyes – Asking You to Stay
172. Interpol – My Blue Supreme
171. Panama Wedding – All of the People
170. Hooray For Earth – Hey
169. Dum Dum Girls – Are You Okay?
168. Baauer – Fire Like This (feat. Boys Noize)

167. Dornik – Rebound

166. Kiesza – Hideaway
165. Tokyo Police Club – Through the Wire
164. Diarrhea Planet – Spooners
163. Miguel – Simplethings

162. Kylie Minogue – Sexy Love
161. Kid Ink – Show Me
160. Jungle – Accelerate
159. Jon Bellion – Eyes To The Sky (Party Ghost Remix)

158. The Both – Milwaukee
157. Sia – Chandelier
156. Beck – Morning
155. Nai Harvest – Hold Open My Head
154. BOOTS – Howl

153. Real Estate – Talking Backwards
152. Lockah – If Loving U Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Wrong – 12″ Edit
151. OB OBrien – Hazelton Trump
150. The Weaks – How to Put an Audience to Sleep in Under Two Minutes
149. Magic! – Rude – Zedd Remix
148. Bishop Nehru – You Stressin’ (Produced by Disclosure)

147. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Simple and Sure
146. Weezer – Go Away
145. Eternal Summers – Gouge
144. Phantogram – Fall In Love
143. Ryan Hemsworth – Cream Soda – With Tomggg
142. So Cow – Barry Richardson
141. Bleeding Rainbow – Time & Place
140. Jenny Lewis – Slippery Slopes
139. New Found Glory – Persistent
138. Primus – Pure Imagination
137. I LOVE MAKONNEN – Tuesday (feat. Drake)
136. SOPHIE – Hard
135. Vince Staples – Hands Up
134. Rustie – Raptor
133. Bear Hands – Agora
132. Future Islands – Spirit
131. The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure
130. Dreamtrak – Contemporary
129. White Sea – Prague
128. Pharrell Williams – Brand New
127. Tinashe – Xylaphone (feat. David Andrew Sitek)

126. Violent Soho – Dope Calypso
125. Wiz Khalifa – KK (feat. Project Pat & Juicy J)
124. Cloud Nothings – Now Hear In
123. Parade of Lights – Burn
122. Modern Baseball – Charlie Black
121. Duck Sauce – NRG
120. Run The Jewels – Blockbuster Night Part 1
119. PUP – Guilt Trip
118. ASTR – Operate
117. You Blew It! – Award of the Year Award
116. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
115. Childbirth – I Only Fucked You As a Joke

114. The Knocks – Classic (feat. Powers)
113. Drake – 6 God

112. Charli XCX – Boom Clap – ASTR Remix
111. Against Me! – Fuckymylife666
110. Schoolboy Q – Gangsta
109. Spoon – Do You
108. The Menzingers – My Friend Kyle
107. Parquet Courts – Ducking & Dodging
106. St. Vincent – Digital Witness
105. Tweens – Bored in the City
104. Somos – Domestic
103. The Hotelier – Your Deep Rest
102. Bob Mould – Hey Mr. Grey
101. DJ Snake – Turn Down for What
100. Nona – Give
99. How To Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember
98. Usher – Good Kisser – Disclosure Remix
97. Gnarwolves – Day Man
96. Todd Terje – Johnny And Mary (feat. Bryan Ferry)
95. Bombay Bicycle Club – Home By Now
94. Shift K3Y – Touch
93. Chumped – Hot 97 Summer Jam
92. High Ends – The Weight
91. Sloan – Carried Away
90. Alvvays – Adult Diversion
89. Troy Ave – All About The Money
88. WELL$ – Youth In Revolt Pt 2 (Feat King Mez)

87. The Hotelier – In Framing
86. Jessie Ware – Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe
85. ASTR – Blue Hawaii
84. Schoolboy Q – Collard Greens
83. Diarrhea Planet – Bamboo Curtain
82. Adrian Marcel – 2AM.
81. Shamir – On The Regular
80. Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz
79. Jungle – Busy Earnin’
78. P Reign – DnF
77. Chromeo – Old 45’s
76. The Horrors – So Now You Know
75. Bear Hands – Giants
74. Modern Baseball – Your Graduation
73. Pharrell – Frontin’ (Disclosure Re-Work)

72. Trust – Capitol
71. Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good
70. Kero Kero Bonito – Sick Beat
69. Joyce Manor – Victoria
68. Dallas Smith – Tippin Point
67. The-Dream – Wedding Bells

66. Dum Dum Girls – In the Wake Of You
65. Popstrangers – Country Kills
64. Fickle Friends – Swim
63. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Eurydice
62. Hamilton Leithauser – Alexandra
61. BROODS – Bridges (ASTR Remix)

60. Bleeding Rainbow – So You Know
59. Hooray For Earth – Keys
58. The War On Drugs – Red Eyes
57. Iggy Azalea – Fancy
56. MNEK – Every Little Word
55. Kendrick Lamar – i
54. PUP – Reservoir
53. Timbah – Thunder Clacks
52. Lone – 2 is 8
51. Nothing – July the Fourth
50. The Both – You Can’t Help Me Now
49. Beverly – Honey Do
48. Sylvan Esso – Coffee
47. Ariel Pink – Put Your Number In My Phone
46. Lily Allen – Air Balloon
45. Bully – Milkman
44. Weezer – Back To The Shack
43. New Found Glory – Resurrection
42. SOPHIE – Lemonade
41. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
40. Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part Of Me
39. Death From Above 1979 – Cheap Talk
38. Primus – Golden Ticket
37. Jeremih – Don’t Tell ‘Em
36. Hiss Golden Messenger – Drum
35. Louis Futon – Silk (Kill Paris Remix)

34. Restorations – Misprint
33. Bob Mould – I Don’t Know You Anymore
32. Memoranda – Into the Wild
31. Beach Slang – All Fuzzed Out
30. Tinashe – 2 On
29. Kayper – Out My Mind
28. Eagulls – Possessed
27. The Menzingers – I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore
26. Vince Staples – Blue Suede
25. Somos – Familiar Theme
24. Jenny Lewis – She’s Not Me
23. Allie X – Catch
22. Thy Slaughter – Bronze

21. Duke Dumont – I Got U
20. ASTR – R U With Me
19. Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
18. Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [feat. Zack De La Rocha]
17. Dej Loaf – Try Me
16. QT – Hey QT

15. Schoolboy Q – Man Of The Year
14. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
13. The Hotelier – The Scope of All of This Rebuilding
12. Charli XCX – Boom Clap
11. You Blew It! – Match & Tinder
10. Pa’s Lam System – I’m Coming

9. Drake – 0 To 100 / The Catch Up
8. St. Vincent – Birth In Reverse
7. Spoon – Rent I Pay
6. Lorde – Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Mix)

5. Tweens – Be Mean
4. Somos – Dead Wrong
3. Lil Wayne – Believe Me
2. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
1. Violent Soho – Covered In Chrome


Jan 17 2015

Quarterly Review – October-December 2014

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Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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Nov 17 2014

Quarterly Review – July – September 2014

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Jul 8 2014

Quarterly Review – April-June 2014

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Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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