Sunday, December 17, 2017

A Difficult 2016

An ultra-lazy roundup of what I liked in 2016.

Caroline K—Now Wait for Last Year (Blackest Ever Black)
Originally released in 1985, this reissue was easily the most affecting album I heard all year.

Heron Oblivion—s/t (Sub Pop)

Elephant9—Silver Mountain (Rune Grammofon)

Black Mountain—IV (Jagjaguar)

Dysrhythmia—The Veil of Control (Profound Lore)

Neurosis—Fires Within Fires (Neurot)

Anciients—Voice of the Void (Season of Mist)

Gorguts—Pleiades’ Dust (Season of Mist)

Sarah Davachi—Dominions (JAZ Records)

Opeth—Sorceress (Roadrunner)

Sunday, January 01, 2017

A Difficult 2015—Top 15 Albums

I never did finish summarizing my 2015 in music, so here's a quick list.

1. Elder—Lore (Armageddon Shop)

2. Iron Maiden—The Book of Souls (Parlophone)

3. Guapo—Obscure Knowledge (Cuneiform)

4. Zombi—Shape Shift (Relapse)

5. Uncle Acid—The Night Creeper (Rise Above)

6. VHOL—Deeper Than Sky (Profound Lore)

7. Anekdoten—Until All the Ghosts Are Gone (Virta)

8. Teeth of the Sea—Highly Deadly Black Tarantula (Rocket)

9. Trans Am—Volume X (Thrill Jockey)

10. Steven Wilson—Hand. Cannot. Erase. (Kscope)

11. Windhand—Grief’s Infernal Flower (Relapse)

12. Six Organs of Admittance—Hexadic (Drag City)

13. Pugs & Crows & Tony Wilson—Everyone Knows Everyone 1

14. Krallice—Ygg huur (self-released)

15. The Fierce and the Dead—Magnet (Bad Elephant Music)