Friday, December 18, 2015


blog 2015/12/18 - XMAS ORGY STRIKES AGAIN

It's that time of year again, and in the spirit of overindulgence we are here to hold your hair back while you deal with your consequences in the only way we know how:  holiday music overload.
This year, grab another 2 CDs of holiday music miscellany and toss it in to the firepit known as your mp3 collection.


Sufjan Stevens - Christmas Unicorn
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Joy to the World_Bells
Doctor Octoroc - Super Jingle Bros.
Violent Femmes - Happy New Year Next Year
Wild Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire - Comanche (Link Wray's Christmas)
Happy Fangs - All I Want for Christmas Is Halloween
Kansas City Kitty - Christmas Morning Blues
mojochronic - Lou Christmas (Without You) (The Velvet Underground vs Straight No Chaser v Staples Singers vs Salzburg Children's Choir)
Big Dee Irwin And Little Eva - I Wish You A Merry Christmas
MC Globe - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas in the Room
The Be Good Tanyas - Rudy
Dave McPherson - Merry Ex-Mrs
Sufjan Stevens - Angels We Have Heard On High
The Hulls - Christmas Time On the Picket Line
Yuzima - Sleigh Ride
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Oh Christmas Tree_Ghosts

Titus Andronicus - Auld Lang Syne
Sufjan Stevens - Do You Hear What I Hear
Slow Club - All Alone At Christmas
mojochronic - Rudolph's Red Nose (Sage The Gemini vs Gene Autry vs The Derric Johnson Vocal Orchestra)
The Grubby Mitts - Come on Home For Christmas
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Silent Night_Our Prayer
Good Lovelies - Under The Tree
Leroy Carr - Christmas in Jail, Ain't That a Pain
Fleshtones - Super Rock Santa
Sufjan Stevens - Lumberjack ChristmasNo One Can Save You From Christmases Past
Mary Harris - Happy New Year Blues
The Student Teachers - Christmas Weather
Doctor Octoroc - O Come, All Ye Vampires
MC Globe - Jingle Bells
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Deck the Halls_Omega is the Alpha
Sufjan Stevens - Carol of St. Benjamin The Bearded One
Stormy Weather - Christmas Time Is Coming (A Street Carol)
The Cabana Kids - Little Drummer Boy
dj BC - Cold Chillin with Stevie (Stevie Wonder vs Juice Crew Allstars vs Harry Potter vs Bob and Doug MacKenzie)

What's that?  You want to keep this buzz going and push it to the next level?
Yes, that's right, download them all, unzip them in to a large writhing pile, and toss them all in to a playlist on shuffle.
You know you want to.

TRUST ME, just download all of these, 17 CDs of blitzened out jingletrash:

And if you demand to see the track lists in each, here ya go scroogemcdoofus:
Calexico - Gift X-change
Cap'N Jazz - Winter Wonderland
David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy & Peace On Earth (Full Version)
God Is My Co-Pilot - Marshmallow World
John Denver - Noel, Christmas Eve, 1913
John Denver & The Muppets - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Melt-Banana - White Christmas
Merzbow - Silent Night
Poxy Boggards - Santa Dog (The Residents cover)
Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!
Sufjan Stevens - Only At Christmas Time
Tes La Rok - Santa Claus Is Lost
The Muppets - Christmas is Coming
The Residents - Seasoned Greetings
They Might Be Giants - Christmas Cards
They Might Be Giants - Feast Of Lights
William S. Burroughs & Kurt Cobain - The Priest They Called Him
A Band Called Quinn - Its Christmas Time
A plus D - Give Da Jew Girl Toys
Big D and the Kids Table - A Wicked Hardcore Christmas
Bright Eyes - Little Drummer Boy
Dar Williams - The Christians And The Pagans
DJ Flack - Hanukkah In Dub
Frieder Butzmann - Stille Nacht Goes Disco
Hybrid Kids - Deck The Halls (excerpt)
John Denver & The Muppets - Twelve Days of Christmas
Ludacris - Ludacrismas
Mojochronic - Whoville (Won't Get Yuled Again)
Monty Python - Christmas in Heaven
nullsleep - silent night
Sam Flanagan - Frosty DMC
Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her - Here Comes Santa Claus
Secret Chiefs 3 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Rock Steady Drew Happy Hollabass Mix)
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
The Raveonettes - Christmas In Cleveland
Treacherous Three - Xmas Rap
Wham - Last Christmas
Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (A Shrift Remix)
Brak - 12 Days of Christmas
Bright Eyes - White Christmas
Coil - Christmas Is Now Drawing Near
David Hasselhoff - Joy to the World
Dean Martin - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DJ BC - You Shook Me All Noel
Doctor Octoroc - Have Yourself a Final Little Fantasy
Duke Ellington - Jingle Bells (Robbie Hardkiss Remix)
Eazy-E - Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas
Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frightened Rabbit - It's Xmas So We'll Stop
John Denver & The Muppets - Deck The Halls
Paddy Roberts - Merry Christmas You Suckers
Pizzicato Five - Silent Night
Ren and Stimpy - Cat Hairballs
Sex Pistols - Jingle Bells
Skindred - Jungle Bells
Stevie Wonder - The Little Drummer Boy
The Berlin Symphony Orchestra - The Nutcracker Suite (Baz Kuts Breaks Mix)
The Long Blondes - Christmas Is Cancelled
The Muppets - One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
The Simpsons - Jingle Bells
Tittsworth - Titts'mas Time (2007 Edit)
Weird Al Yankovic - The Night Santa Went Crazy
Atmosphere - If I Was Santa Claus
Bing Crosby - Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix)
Circlesquare - Untitled (For Christmas)
Dean Martin - Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix)
DJ John - The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown
Fats Waller & His Rhythm - Swingin' Them Jingle Bells
Frieder Butzmann - White Christmas
Hard Call Xmas - My Christmas Bells
In Memory - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jill Sobule - Jesus Was A Dreidel Spinner
John Denver & The Muppets - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
King Of Pants - Alala Falala Hasselhoff
Lou Rawls - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (awayTEAM Remix)
Michael Palmer - Happy Merry Christmas
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time Of Year
Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
Rick Potts - Santa's Assasins
Sonic Youth - Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope
Stars - Fairytale Of New York
The Bloody Beetroots - Little Stars
The Harlem Children's Chorus - Black Christmas
The Nat King Cole Trio - All I Want For Christmas (MJ Cole Remix)
The Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul
The Walkmen - No Christmas While I'm Talkin
Ween - Silent Night
Atom and His Package - What WE Do on Christmas
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (Kaskade Remix)
Bosque Brown - Silent Night
Bright Eyes - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Charles Brown - Merry Christmas Baby (MNO Remix)
Chris Garneau - It's Almost Christmas
Culturcide - Depressed Christmas
Daz Dillinger - Christmas In the Hood
Doctor Octoroc - Icarus! the Angels Sing
Doctor Octoroc - Ryu, the Red Nosed Ninja
Dolly Parton & Cast - Hard Candy Christmas (The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas OST)
Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
Hybrid Kids - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
James Brown - Funky Christmas
Lee Perry and Sandra Robinson - Merry Christmas Happy New Year
Lisa Hannigan - Silent Night (Damien Rice hidden track)
Matisyahu - Miracle (youtube rip)
Nat King Cole - Chestnuts Roasting (V_VM Remix)
Parenthetical Girls - Carol Of The Season
Parenthetical Girls - Festive Friends (Forever)
Star Wars Christmas Album - Christmas in the Stars
Star Wars Christmas Album - What Can You Get a Wookie for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb)
The Found Sound Orchestra - Holiday Jangle
The Residents - Jingle Bells
Vandals - Oi To The World
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Skating (A Charlie Brown Christmas OST)
Afrika Bambaataa - Deck the Halls
Annie Lennox - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Baron Zen - My Lovely Christmas
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Winter Wonderland
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Cold White Christmas
Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls - Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DYM - Little Drummer Boy
Glee Cast - Baby It's Cold Outside
Mavado, Flexxx & Savage - Gully Christmas
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time
Sufjan Stevens - Do You See What I See
Sufjan Stevens - Put The Lights On The Tree
Swastika Girls - Tinseltown
Swastika Girls - When It's Time For Christmas
The Black On White Affair - Auld Lang Syne
The Cathedral Brass - Joy To The World (Mocean Worker Remix)
The Deer Tracks - Christmas Fire
The Jon Matthy Quartet - The World is Waiting for Misery and Suffering Forever
The Moog Machine - Deck the Halls
The Moog Machine - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
William S. Burroughs & The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - The Junky's Christmas
Anamanaguchi - All I Want 4 Xmas Is U
Anima, Floyd & Zoot - The Man with the Bag
Basia Bulat - You Are A Gift
Blondie & Fab Five Freddie - Yuletide Throwndown (Christmas Rapture)
Bootsy Collins - N-Yo-City
Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
John Zorn - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Lord Beginner - Christmas Morning The Rum Had Me Yawning (1939)
MCM - Chris Kringle Is A Black Man
Ohbijou - Last Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Wait Another Year
Paul Simon - Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Salem - King Night
Slow Club - Christmas TV
Star Wars Christmas Album - R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - I Saw Three Ships
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Go Tell It On The Mountain ft Tom Waits
The Superions - Fruitcake (YACHT Remix)
Tom Waits - New Year's Eve
Vince Guaraldi - O, Tannenbaum (A Charlie Brown Christmas OST)
2.3 Children - Santa's Just An Anagram For Satan
Big Bird & The Swedish Chef - The Christmas Song
Billy Elliot OST - Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher
Bootsy Collins - Chestnutz (The Christmas Song)
De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Full Mix)
Electric Amish - Christmas Time In Amish Land
Goldfrapp - Winter Wonderland
John Zorn & Mike Patton - The Christmas Song
Johnny Cash - O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Live Wire - Gift Card
No Fixed Abode & Son Of Kick - Xmas Dubmas
Okkervil River - Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Flowers For Albion
Sleepy Rebels - California Christmas
Slow Club - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Little Drummer Boy ft Michael Franti
The Executor - Christmas Is A Joyful Day (1937)
The Residents - Mr. Skull's New Year's Eve Song
Tom Waits - Silent Night
Venture Brothers (21, 24 & The Mighty Monarch) - Hard Candy Christmas (Dolly Parton cover)
(Charles)Book&Record featuring Tada! - Black Christmas
Apollo Zero - Do You Hear Rainbows I Hear
Beat Happening - Christmas
Bishop Allen - You'll Never Find My Christmas
BogTroTTeR - Nutcracker
Bootsy Collins - Happy Holidaze
Butcher Claus - A Sprig of Holly On the Electric Turbine
Camera Obscura - The Blizzard
Can - Silent Night
Clyde Lasley & the Cadillac Baby Specials - Santa Came Home Drunk
Danny Elfman - The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme
Doctor Octoroc - 8 Days of Master Robots
Doctor Octoroc - Bubbles We Have Heard On Bobble
Dressy Bessy - Mister Kringle's
Electric Mayhem Band - 'Zat You, Santa Claus
Elf Elf & Dok-Im - My Christmas Bells
Ferrante and Teicher - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (prepared pianos, 1955)
Frightened Rabbit - Boxing Night
Hey Rosetta! - Carry Me Home
Horsepower & Teki Latex - All I Want For Christmas Is Techno
John Zorn - Christmas Time Is Here
John Zorn - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton - Baby, It's Cold Outside (Mulato Beach Remix)
Low - Blue Christmas
Low - Santa's Coming Over
Mr. Kinetik & Tony Styxx - Cool Like Jack
Neko Case - Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits cover)
Nicky Da B - Xmas In The Room
Oscar Peterson - Jingle Bells
Otis Redding - White Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Christmas Past
People Like Us - Jingle Joy (Live at Christian Marclay's Sounds of Christmas, Tate Modern)
Qualities (Sun Ra) - It's Christmas Time (45 Version)
Ren & Stimpy - Fleck The Walls
Star Wars Christmas Album - Sleigh Ride
Sufjan Stevens - O Come O Come Emmanuel
Swastika Girls - Last Christmas
The Flaming Lips - White Christmas (Demo For Tom Waits)
The Moog Machine - Jingle Bells
The Moog Machine - The First Noel
The Muppets - Christmas Scat
The Mynabirds - All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)
The Quad City DJ's, 69 Boyz and K-Nock - What I Want For Christmas
The Qualities (Sun Ra) - Happy New Year To You (1956)
The Sesame Street Muppets - The Night Before Christmas
Twisted Sister - Oh Come All Ye Faithful
VVm - Erald Hark Angel
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - All I Want For Christmas
2.3 Children - Christmas In The City
Archers Of Loaf - Assassination On X-Mas Eve
Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
Boy George & Antony Hagerty - Happy Christmas, War Is Over (John Lennon cover)
Busdriver - Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Silver Bells
Coldcut - Christmas Break
Current 93 - Happy Birthday Pigface Christus
Cynthia Dall - Christmas (California)
Disco Four - He's Santa Clause
Dolly Parton - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Fat Daddy - Fat Daddy
Gruff Rhys - Post Apocalypse Christmas
Harmony Korine - Sweet Night (Trash Humpers OST)
James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
Kitty Pryde - Implants & Yankee Candles
Matthew And The Atlas - Fairytale Of New York (Pogues cover)
Mojo Nixon - Christmas Christmas
Napoleon IIIrd - Deck The Halls
Nathan Fake - Xmas Rush (Dub)
Pansy Division - Homo Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Post-Christmas Time
Parenthetical Girls - Thank God It's Not Christmas
Plastic Operator - Happy Holidays
Prato - Falalalalala Christmas
Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Ronight) (UK Single Version)
Run The Jewels - A Christmas Fucking Miracle
Scott Walker - The Day the _Conducator_ Died (An Xmas Song)
Sky Ferreira - Omanko
Sleeping At Last - Snow
Smith & Burrows - When The Thames Froze
Sweet Tee - Let The Jingle Bells Rock
Swing Republic - Boogie Woogie Santa
Tea Ugly - Hanukah
The Coctails - First Snowfall
The Dickies - Silent Night
The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Atlas Eets Christmas
The Yobs - C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
Thee X-Karollerz - Sado-Claus Iz Kumming
Venture Brothers (The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch) - Baby It's Cold In Here
VVM - Santa Claws is Conning Your Town
Yo La Tengo - Rock N Roll Santa
Andrew and the North American Grizzly - Let The Snow Fall
Buzz Fuzz - .....and a Wappie New Year
Choir! Choir! Choir! with Tim Baker - Carry Me Home (Hey Rosetta) (live)
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Doctor Octoroc - Kraid, Rest Ye Merry Mother Brain
Drew Grow & the Pastors' Wives - Tennessee Christmas (Alabama)
Grandmaster O - Santa Cut
James Chance & the Contortions - Christmas With Satan
Korean Children's Choir - Jingle Bells (1954)
Lead Belly - Christmas Is A-Coming
Pimpdaddysupreme - How KimYe Ruined Christmas
Polyphonic Spree - Silver Bells ft School Of Seven Bells
Sinead O'Connor - Silent Night Holy Night
Sloppy Seconds - Hooray For Santa Claus (Theme From Santa Claus Conquers The Martians)
Sufjan Stevens - Up on the Housetop
T. Mills & Blackbear - Coldest Winter
Terravita - Rock The Carol Of The Bells
The Qualities (Sun Ra) - It's Christmas Time
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping

ATOM - Hark The Snow King's Marshmellows
Belle & Sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
Caitlin Rose with Keegan DeWitt - You Never Come Home For Christmas
Character 6 - Als Hij Komt
Cold Chillin' Juice Crew - Cold Chillin' Christmas
D.veloped - Holidays With D.veloped
Harry Simeone Chorale - Little Drummer Boy Ish (Diggz Edit)
Hey Rosetta - New Year Song
JD McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
John Zorn - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Remute - Jingle Bells (Cowbell Mania Mix)
Slow Club - Christmas Thanks For Nothing
Sufjan Stevens - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa
The Oh Hellos - Mvmt IV, Every Bell On Earth Will Ring
The Prophet - Sick Christmas
The Scallions & Adam Rabin - Winter Wonderland (done with The Residents Eskimo album)

Branches - O Holy Night
Busy Boys - Funky Fresh X-Mas
Chuck Berry - Merry Christmas Baby
Death Cab for Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Deer Tick - Christmas All Summer Long
Doctor Octoroc - Joy To Commando
Gen Ken - You Could Even Say It Glows
Grandmaster O - Goodnight Alvin
John Zorn - Winter Wonderland
Kate Bush - Home For Christmas
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - Brooklyn X-Mas
Polyphonic Spree - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Sufjan Stevens - Angels We Have Heard On High
The Fall - (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
The Ventures - Sleigh Ride
Thunderskank & Trufix - Merry Christmas
Tiny Tim - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Tuxedomoon - Weinachts Rap

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

blog 2015/12/15 - BEST ALBUMS OF 2015


2015 was an incredible year for new music.  Good job everyone.  You did it.  We all win.
I have my top 31 albums here, plus 3 honorary mentions.

First up, the best album of 2014 that should have been 2015 but came out December 17th 2014...
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah
Had it come out 2 weeks later, this would be topping every 2015 list.  And since jerkface "best of" list makers like to now release their lists on December 1st, they EMBARRASSINGLY missed this one.  Take that, listmaker doofuses. (ummm...)

The SPIRITUAL album of 2015:
Run The Jewels - Meow The Jewels
A remix project beyond compare that fills a warm special part of my heart every time I hear it.  An internet crowdfunding joke fed of cat memes, this is the hero we deserve, AND the hero we wanted.

Most surprising comeback of 2015:
Violent Femmes - Happy New Year EP
This sounds exactly like The Violent Femmes as they sound in your crusty nostalgia:  sloppy singalong songs that are addictive as hell.  I am shocked.  I never expected this to be good.

OK, now on to the top 30, proper.

Joanna Newsom - Divers
Son Lux - Bones (& Lanterns Wicks EP)
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell


Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
FKA Twigs - M3LL155X EP
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
Holly Herndon - Platform
LabField - Bucket of Songs
Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
Purity Ring - Another Eternity
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
The Mountain Goats - Beat The Champ


Arca - Mutant
Beach House - Depression Cherry
Beirut - No No No
Bell Witch - Four Phantoms
Bjork - Vulnicura
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - Never Were the Way She Was
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf
Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Final - Black Dollars
Grimes - Art Angels
Hop Along - Painted Shut
Jamie xx - In Colour
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Machinefabriek - The Measures Taken
Merdarahta - As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset
Nosaj Thing - Fated
The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
Vince Staples - Summertime '06


Arca - Mutant
Arca - Umbilical
Beach House - Space Song
Beach House - Sparks
Beirut - August Holland
Beirut - So Allowed
Bell Witch - Suffocation, A Drowning II - Somniloquy (The Distance of Forever)
Bjork - Atom Dance ft Antony Hegarty
Bjork - Black Lake
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - With the Dark Hug of Time
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - Won't Be a Thing to Become
Courtney Barnett - Debbie Downer
Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Another Life
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Really Love
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Familiar
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Sunday Candy
Faith No More - Matador
Faith No More - Sunny Side Up
Father John Misty - Holy Shit
Father John Misty - True Affection
Final - Black Dollars
Final - Flow River Flow
FKA Twigs - Glass & Patron
FKA Twigs - In Time
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Piss Crowns Are Trebled
Grimes - Artangels
Grimes - Flesh Without Blood
Holly Herndon - Interference
Holly Herndon - Morning Sun
Hop Along - Buddy in the Parade
Hop Along - The Knock
Jamie xx - Gosh
Jamie xx - Sleep Sound
Joanna Newsom - Goose Eggs
Joanna Newsom - Leaving The City
Kamasi Washington - Change of the Guard
Kamasi Washington - Seven Prayers
LabField - Page 55
LabField - Straight A's In Constant Sorrow
LabField - Temporary Reasons
Machinefabriek - The Measures Taken Part III
Mbongwana Star - Malukayi
Mbongwana Star - Shégué
Merdarahta - Poverty Will Spread
Merdarahta - The Dark Clouds
Nosaj Thing - Cold Stares ft Chance The Rapper
Nosaj Thing - Don't Mind Me ft Whoarei
Purity Ring - Push Pull
Purity Ring - Stillness in Woe
Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes And Meow To Fluff (George Barrow Remix)
Run The Jewels - Meowpurrdy ft Lil Bub & Snoop Dogg, Maceo & Delonte (El-P Remix)
Sleater-Kinney - A New Wave
Sleater-Kinney - Bury Our Friends
Son Lux - This Time
Son Lux - Your Day Will Come
Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better
Sufjan Stevens - The Only Thing
The Mountain Goats - The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
The Mountain Goats - Werewolf Gimmick
The Tallest Man on Earth - Beginners
The Tallest Man on Earth - Darkness of the Dream
Vince Staples - Norf Norf
Vince Staples - Señorita
Violent Femmes - Good For / At Nothing
Violent Femmes - Love Love Love Love Love

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MP3 blog 2015/12/01

blog 2015/12/01 - even the earth is unwinding

we imagine a clock ticking towards the stillness of the universe:

This will most likely be the final MP3 blog of the year.  ENJOY, GORGE!  Well, I mean the final typical one.
Coming up soon, just like every other year:  BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEARS, followed by AN ORGY OF HOLIDY MUSIC.

Arca - Mutant
Arca - Umbilical:  While still not being the singer-songwriter fest we are all awaiting, and still not quite up to the high water mark left by Amon Tobin, Mutant is wildly more satisfying than Xen and a monumental achievement of electronic music production.  Highly recommended.

Beach House - Bluebird
Beach House - Space Song
Beach House - Sparks:  Depression Cherry continues the high bars set by prior Beach House albums.  You won't be disappointed.  And apparently they released another album this year?  WTF dudes, I'm just getting to this one.  OK OK OK you're awesome.  Recommended.

Black Beach - Rats
Black Beach - The Youth is Out There
Black Beach - You're a Ghost:  Another great band I discovered at RI Garage Fest!  Totes gives me the Mudhoney vibes.

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time (Rhythm Scholar Remix):  I think we can ALL AGREE WITH ZERO DISSENT that this is a song that needs a new remix every year?  Yes?  Yes.

Faith No More - Matador
Faith No More - Sunny Side Up
Faith No More - Superhero:  Sol Invictus took me a few listens.  I always knew it was sneaking up on me, and now it is here:  the total joy of a new Faith No More record.  It really continues an evolution that skips over the Mr. Bungle albums (which I love) and sticks to the FNM stylistic core.  Goddamn that piano.  Highly recommended.

G.L.O.S.S. - G.L.O.S.S. (We're From The Future)
G.L.O.S.S. - Outcast Stomp:  Fucking haaaaaaaardcore!

Saint Clare - Goodbye to the Ghost
Saint Clare - Moving On
Saint Clare - Out on the Road:  These are from two great EPs from a great little Ottawa band.

Torres - Son, You Are No Island:  OK I'll admit, I'm a bit underwhelmed by Sprinter.  I really wanted to like it, alas, but I'll just sit here and be haunted by this one stunner.

Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile:  Close it off with a great track from Creature Songs!


Arca - Mutant
Arca - Umbilical
Beach House - Bluebird
Beach House - Space Song
Beach House - Sparks
Black Beach - Rats
Black Beach - The Youth is Out There
Black Beach - You're a Ghost
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time (Rhythm Scholar Remix)
Faith No More - Matador
Faith No More - Sunny Side Up
Faith No More - Superhero
G.L.O.S.S. - G.L.O.S.S. (We're From The Future)
G.L.O.S.S. - Outcast Stomp
Saint Clare - Goodbye to the Ghost
Saint Clare - Moving On
Saint Clare - Out on the Road
Torres - Son, You Are No Island
Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile

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