torsdag den 29. december 2016


10. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
(45 point, 1 førsteplads)

Vernon has been citing Bruce Hornsby as an influence since at least 2009, but while the connection on Bon Iver, Bon Iver was a fairly straight line, it’s a squiggly, twisted one here. If nothing else, 22, A Million can stand confidently as the only album to bridge Hornsby’s The Way It Is with Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak.

8. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
(50 point)

RADIOHEAD's A Moon Shaped Pool Release Event in Tophane, Istanbul has been attacked by the local fascists. The store manager Seogu Lee and many guests including young women have been injured, some seriously. Seogu, the Korean store manager, has disappeared and his whereabouts is unknown.

8. Angel Olsen - My Woman
(50 point)

“Was it me you were thinking of / All the time when you thought of me?” Both the phrasing and the language are idiosyncratic; it’s not a rhetorical tautology, exactly, but it has a comparable closed logic. The question seems to have been arrived at from a place of contemplative and vaguely paranoid distance. It’s as if the way something ended caused her to reconsider everything that came before.

7. Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial
(56 point)

True, existential depression is Toledo's sole subject, without much in the way of romantic travail to universalize it. But on Teens of Denial, Toledo renders that indie-rock ur-theme, um, relatable—grand, rousing, philosophical, ecological, funny, riffy, confused, out front, and of course tuneful.

6. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
(59 point)

Is it true this doesn't come with a download code?

5. Okkervil River - Away
(62 point, 1 førsteplads)

I got together the best New York players I could think of, people whose playing and personalities I was fans of and who came more out of a jazz or avant garde background, and we cut the songs live in one or two takes – trying to keep things as natural and immediate as possible – over three days in a studio on Long Island that hosts the Neve 8068 console which recorded Steely Dan’s Aja and John Lennon’s Double Fantasy. I asked Marissa Nadler to sing on it and got the composer Nathan Thatcher to write some beautiful orchestral arrangements, we recorded them with the classical ensemble and then I mixed the record with Jonathan Wilson out in Los Angeles.

4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
(70 point)

Skeleton Tree will take its place in the racks alongside Justin Bieber or whoever, where it will sit like a gaping open wound. It will prove scant consolation to the singer that the worst kind of trauma has produced a piece of art that will surely prove unforgettable to all who hear it.

3. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
(83 point)

I asked Dylan whether he preferred Cohen’s later work, so colored with intimations of the end. “I like all of Leonard’s songs, early or late,” he said. “ ‘Going Home,’ ‘Show Me the Place,’ ‘The Darkness.’ These are all great songs, deep and truthful as ever and multidimensional, surprisingly melodic, and they make you think and feel. I like some of his later songs even better than his early ones. Yet there’s a simplicity to his early ones that I like, too.”

2. Emilio Hestepis - The Life of Pis
(114 point, 2 førstepladser)

spiser tortilla hører life of pis :)
det er et genius mixtape

1. David Bowie - ★
(146 point, , 2 førstepladser)

I keep hearing a lot of people say things like "David Bowie made it OK to just be yourself"…and while I think that’s a great sentiment, it feels a little off to me. David Bowie was the guy that made it OK for you to be your ideal self—your imagined self, your self in space, your self as a superman. I love him for that.

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