Music

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. ― Frank Zappa

Current listening

from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

• EGOISM You You, Sorry

• Liquid Canoe Ant Parade

• Oliver Tank The Ocean Fades into The Sky (LP)

• Harry Styles Fine Line, Adore You

• Holy Fuck Free Gloss (feat. Nicholas Allbrook)

• Vagabon Water Me Down

• Gauci Taking Over

 

Formative listening

Music that informed the years prior to 2008, plus some more recent offerings from some of those artists

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• The Future Sound of London Lifeforms (LP, single), Transitions, Environments 2, 3, 4, Accelerator, Dead Cities

• Amorphous Androgynous The Isness and the Otherness, Alice in Ultraworld

• The Orb Orbvs Terrarvm, Aubrey Mixes: the ultraworld excursions

• Global Communication 76:14, Remotion

• Banco de Gaia Last Train to Lhasa

• Orbital In Sides (LP), One Perfect Sunrise
• Underworld A Hundred Days Off (LP), Jumbo, The Other Side

• Woob 1194

• Two Tone Cinecity

• Steve Roach Arc of Passion, Dynamic Stillness

• System 7 Ship of the Desert, Faydeaudeau

• The Sushi Club Sakura

• Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase

• Slowdive Pygmalion (LP) Shine

• Cocteau Twins (all)
• Dead Can Dance Indus, Host of Seraphim

• Lisa Gerrard Duality

• SeeFeel Quique, Succour, Polyfusia

• Ozric Tentacles Akasha, Dance of the Loomi

• Material Hallucination Engine

• Jon Anderson Olias of Sunhillow

Yes Close to the Edge (LP), Fragile (LP),

Awaken
• Pink Floyd Echoes

• New Order Substance 1987

• The Sundays Reading, Writing, Arithmetic
• Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
• Joni Mitchell Hejira
• Jane Siberry Bound by the Beauty (LP), When I was A Boy (LP), The Walking (And Constantly)

• Moby God Moving Over the Face of the Waters

• The Blue Nile Hats, A Walk Across the Rooftops
• 1 Giant Leap All Alone
• The Cure Plainsong, This Twilight Garden

• The Fixx I Will (extended)
• The Parachute Club Rise Up
• The Shamen Boss Drum (LP), Axis Mutatis + Arbor Bona Arbor Mala

 

Picks in 2019

from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

• Please Wait (Ta-ku and Matt McWaters) Black & White (EP)

• Harry Styles Golden

• Vlossom Catch Your Breath

• Please Wait Over (ft. Kerrie)

• Bertie Blackman Beams

• Angus1 I Can Tell Your Laugh is Fake

• Underworld DRIFT Series 1 (LP) esp. Custard Speedtalk, Molehill, Brilliant Yes That Would Be, One True Piano Need Hand

• Polythought In C

• The Weekend Call Out My Name

• Friendly Fires Inflorescent (LP), esp. Cry Wolf, Heaven Let Me In, Offline

• Sunx Caress (LP)

• Azymuth Jazz Carnival (Space Jazz Mix Global Communication Remix)

• Alex Albrecht pres. Melquíades Lanterns (LP)

• Micra Fuzzy Captain

• Weyes Blood Titanic Rising (LP)

• Young Dreams Cells, My Brain on Love, Gun of Light

• City Calm Down Cut the Wires

• Collarbones Haunted, Momentary, Heavy, Lotion, The Gate

• Lonelyspeck Drown

• Bag Raiders Horizon (LP), esp. How Long

• Tycho Weather (LP)

• Raf Self Control

• Jon Anderson Ramalama, WDMCF

• Tycho Epoch (LP)

• So Inagawa Selfless State

• Twisted Psykie Washed Away (LP)

• EGOISM What Are We Doing?

• Geist Tiny Little Things (Tripswitch Remix)

• Collarbones Deep, Everything I Want

• Post Malone & Swae Lee Sunflower

• Locked Groove From Beyond (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)

• The Orb No Sounds Are Out of Bounds (LP) 

• Bored Nothing Do What You Want, Always

• Romeo Moon It Unfolds (EP)

• Hatchie Keepsake (LP): Her Own Heart, Unwanted Guest, Secret, Kiss The Stars, Stay With Me

• Madonna God Control

• Andre Bratten Pax Americana

• Unknown Mobile Starstruck, Clocktower

• Strategy Tropical Storm

• Tengger High

• George Michelle + Separate Ways  Keep Me Waiting 

• Toro Y Moi Outer Peace (LP)

• The Weeknd I Feel it Coming (ft. Daft Punk)

• Slowdive Sugar for the Pil

• Saints & Sinners Peace (Breakfast mix)

• Tame Impala Patience, Borderline

• Panda Bear Buoys (LP)

• Foals Exits

• DMAs For Now (LP), esp. In the Air

Picks in 2018

from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• Wild Nothing Indigo (LP)

• Solar Fields Ourdom (LP)

• Honey Dijon + Tim K ft Jason Walker Burn (Remastered)

• Honey Dijon + Tim K ft Nomi Ruiz  

Why

• Joji Test Drive, Slow Dancing in the Dark

• SRSQ Unreality (LP)

• Jamahr/Riciar Ghir Beware

• Hot Since 82 Shadows (ft. Alex Mills)

• K.A.L.I.L. Clouds and Star

(Victor Ruiz Remix)

• Nana Tuffour Sikyi Medley (2018 remix)

• Tin Man Neo Neo Acid (LP), esp. Futurist Acid, The Muses, Finger Paint

• Chelsea Jade Speedboat, Laugh It Off, Life of the Party

• City Calm Down In This Modern Land

• Underground Lovers Seen It All

• Leisure Leisure (LP), esp. Moonbeam

• Jungle Heavy, California

• Thomas Gray North Sound

• Khotin Beautiful You (LP), esp. Alla's Scans

• MGMT Little Dark Age (LP), esp. Me and Michael, Tslamp, Hand it Over

• Mr Fingers What About This Love? (extended version)

• Wookey Who's Listening

• STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere (LP) esp. Something Ain't Right

• Pascale Dubois Citybreak (5th Avenue Mix)

• SZA Love Galore (Jack Grace edit)

• Oscar Key Sung Cobras and Roses, Simple Luv, Brush

• Hatchie Sugar & Spice, Try

• Hans Zimmer Blade Runner (theme), Sea Wall (Blade Runner 2049 OST)

• Friendly Fires Love Like Waves

• Kaytranada 99.9% (LP)

• Enigma Dubz Fade Away (ft. Katie Vine)

• Vincent Floyd Your Eyes (ft. Chan)

• Kristian Kostov Beautiful Mess

• Oscar Key Sung D.Y.T.

• Barcelona Please Don't Go

• Sufjan Stevens Mystery of Love, Visions of Gideon, Futile Devices (Doveman Remix)

• No Mono Tidal Fight

• Jonti Tokorats (LP)

• London Grammar Truth is a Beautiful Thing (LP)

• Photay Inharmonious Slog

 

Picks in 2017
from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• Sufjan Stevens A Little Lost

• Morgan Felt Phase Zero (LP), esp. I Don't Wanna See What's Happening

• David Choi Little More Time

• Bjork Utopia (LP)

• Tame Impala Currents B-sides and Remixes (EP), esp. List Of People (To Try And Forget About) 

• Daywave and Hazel English Pda

• Empire of the Sun Two Leaves, Way To Go (Gomez/Tritter Remix)

• Hatchie Sure

• The Traveller Deft

• E^ST Life Goes On

• Jonti Sleeping and Falling

• Four Tet New Energy (LP)

• Jake Bugg How Soon the Dawn

• Emma Davis Danger in Me
• Montero Vibrations

• Gordi Reservoir (LP)

• Bicep Vale (original mix)
• 707 Boyz Emotions
• The Goods Glow

• Future Sound of London Environments 6.5 (LP)

• Jinja Safari Crescent Moon (LP), esp. Edge of the Earth, Whaler, Exception to the Rule

• Equals (OST)

• Tora Sugar Snap

• Games Night It's the Night, Coming Up, Crush, Good Night Life

• Mikey Young Socks

• Day Wave Ordinary
• Wunder Wunder Coastline (Goldroom Remix)
• Sombrero Galaxy The Edge of Space

• Arca Desafio, Fugaces
• Temples Volcano (LP), esp. Strange or Be Forgotten

• MGMT A Good Sadness (extended version)
• Heavenchord Time in Space (LP)
• Lonelyspeck Happy New Year

• Glenn Underground Scenic Route

• MEZKO Trust

• The Future Sound of London Environments 6 (LP)

• The Orb COW/Chill Out, World (LP)

• Leftenant Control

• Gussy Looking at Myself

• John Parkinson Midweek Exotic

• Freda & Jackson Persius

• Tornado Wallace Today feat. Sui Zhen

• Jonas Nicholls Time No Longer (EP), esp. Spinning, These Times, High Tide

• Solar Fields Until We Meet The Sky (LP)

 

Picks in 2016
from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• Pond Sweep Me Off My Feet

• Weyes Blood Generation Why

• Hatchback White Diamond 

(Prins Thomas Miks Del 1 & 2)

• Hooray for Earth Say Enough

• Jagwar Ma Every Now and Then (LP), esp. Say What You Feel, Ordinary, Colours of Paradise

• Toro Y Moi Live from Trona (LP)

• The Lemon Twigs These Words

• Mac Demarco Another One 

• Chrome Sparks Goddess (EP)

• Eirwud Mudwasser Caldafar

• Miguel Do you . . . , Kaleidoscope Dream

• VxV The Gift (EP), esp Hold Me

• Fishing Swimmer

• MOSSY Electric Chair

• Idealism Rainy Evening (EP)

• Colourwaves Moon Window (EP)

• Ducktails St Catherine (LP)

• Wave Racer Streamers, Flash Drive (EP)

• Dream Chimney Low Flung 'Floaty Time'

• Mark Pritchard Under the Sun (LP), esp. Give It Your Choir (feat. Bibio), EMS, Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke)

• Bob Moses Days Gone By (LP)

• Underworld Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future (LP) esp. Low Burn, Ova Nova, Nylon Strung

• Badly Drawn Boy It's Too Late, The Smile Behind Your Face

• Rainbow Chan Nest

• Ara Koufax Infrared

• Bibio A Mineral Love (LP) esp. Petals, Gasoline & Mirrors, Light Up The Sky

• Day Wave Deadbeat Girl

• Deep88 Berlinaric (EP)

• Froyo Pride

• LUH I&I

• Solar Fields Movements (LP), Origin #01 (LP)

• Liima ii (LP)

• Active Child Mercy (LP)

• City Calm Down In a Restless House (LP)

• GUM Glamorous Damage (LP), esp. Notorious Gold, Elafonissi Blue

• Sunbeam Sound Machine Wandering, I

• Dorsal Fins Heart on the Floor
• Route 8 The Sunrise In Her Eyes
• Beat Connection So Good

 

Picks in 2015
from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• The Cairos Love Don't Feel Right

• Charles Murdoch Point (LP)

• Delaire Belief (Delorean Remix)

• Daniel Johns Talk (LP), Aerial Love (Naderi Remix)

• Japanese Wallpaper Waves (feat. Pepa Knight)

• Mansionair Speak Easy

• Alt-J This is all Yours (LP)

• The Orb Moonbuilding 2703 AD (LP)

• Small Black Best Blues (LP)

• Beach House Thank You Lucky Stars (LP)

• LUCIANBLOMKAMP From Afar

• Bjak & Dubbyman Do It Properly (Larry Heard Remix)

• Bibio Autumn Struck

• Fascinator Showin' Off (Jagwar Ma edit)

• Jagwar Ma & Dreems Another Dub In The Sun (D-Reem and Juno's Dub Version)

• Cosmastly S P E C T R A L

• New Musik Warp (Ilo Edit)

• Landon Pigg Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop

• Gwenno Chwyldro

• Violet Swells Gravity Wins Again

• Julia Holter Feel You

• Midnight to Monaco Suicide (Original), (Anthony Lichiere Remix)

• Alex Boman Fantastic Piano

• The Laurels Zodiac K 

• Dornik Dornik (LP)

• Years & Years Communion (LP), esp. Shine, Foundation, King, Eyes Shut

• Planet Boelex Moments (LP)

• Roland Tings Roland Tings (LP)

• Tame Impala Currents (LP)

• Tiger Choir All Time

• #1 Dads Return To (feat. Tom Snowdon) 

(Akouo Rework)

• Gold Fields Make Me Feel (feat. KLP)

• Ducktails Headbanging In The Mirror

• Jamie xx In Colour (LP), esp. Loud Places

• Hudson Mohawke Deepspace (feat. Miguel)

• Tornado Wallace Ferntree Gully (Original Mix)

• Gemma Hayes Bones + Longing (LP), esp. Laughter

• Banff Stand in Line

• The Fjords All In

• Tom Demac Smoke Stained Ivories (EP)

• Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear (LP), esp. True Affection

• Autre, TIYG Gieniah Cygni

• Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell (LP)

• Bjork Vulnicura (LP), esp. Stonemilker

• Tame Impala Let it Happen

• Toro Y Moi What For? (LP)

• Dan Deacon Gliss Riffer LP)

• The Future Sound of London Environments 5 (LP)

• Stereogamous Face Love Anew (Original Mix) 

(feat. Shaun J. Wright)

• Pond Man It Feels Like Space Again (LP)

• Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (LP)

• Nils Frahm Spaces (LP)

• Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (Bonus Mr Noah EP Edition) (LP)

 

Picks in 2014

from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• The Holidays Real Feel (LP), esp. Please Forget

• Collarbones Return (LP)

• Light Pressure U Know Me

• Pepa Knight Hypnotized Vol. 1 (EP) esp. Hypnotized, The Desert Guide

• Jagwar Ma The Throw (Dreems Sounds Of The Universe Remix)

• Collarbones Only Water (ft. Oscar Key Sung)

• Indians Oblivion

• Wild Nothing Ride

• Wunder Wunder Midnight Hours (Zimmer remix)

• Jonathan Johansson Centrum

• Tycho Dive (LP)

• Aphex Twin Syro (LP)

• Elderbrook Could

• Gap Dream Shine Your Light (LP) 

• Stephon Alexander & Rioux Dance of The Illusion

• Jorge Velez Floo

• Project E Denbossa, Miramola

• Omar-S Annoying Mumbling Alkaholik

• Treefight for Sunlight Pizza (LP)

• Mono/Poly Golden Skies (LP), Ra Rise

• Andras & Oscar Everytime I Go

• Dornik On My Mind

• Junior Boys Like a Child

• Craft Spells Nausea (LP)

• Telling How it Ends

• Mammals Circles 

• Beck Morning Phase (LP)

• Philip Selway Coming up for Air

• Goldfrapp Thea

• Real Lies North Circular

• How to Dress Well ’What Is This Heart?’ (LP)

• Hopium Dreamers, Dreamers (The Ezcape Remix)

• Woman's Hour Conversations (LP)

• Childhood Falls Away (Jack Savidge Remix)

• Rainbow Chan Haircut (Nick Zinner Remix)

• Pepa Knight Rahh!, Clams

• Tim Shiel Priorities

• Essay Ocarina 

• SURES Time

• Hundred Waters The Moon Rang Like a Bell (LP)

• Holiday Sidewinder Carousel

• Therr Maitz Feeling Good Tonight (UNKLE Reconstruction)

• Sharon Van Etten Are We There (LP), esp. Afraid of Nothing

• Hopium Cut 

• Bombay Bicycle Club Feel (UNKLE Reconstruction)

• Brett Chalon (Lemonade Remix)

• Fishing Your Mouth (ft. Jonas Nicholls)

• Ramona Lisa Arcadia (LP), esp. Backwards & Upwards

• City Calm Down Pavement

• Wunder Wunder Sure Stuck

• Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow (LP) esp. Come To

• Slasher Flicks (Ave Tare) Little Fang

• Little Earthquake Planets

• The Horrors Luminous (LP), esp. So Now You Know

• Friendly Fires and The Asphodells Before Your Eyes 

• Broken Bells After the Disco

• Cloud Control Moon Rabbit

• Oscar Key Sung Sure Thing

• Tame Impala Stranger in Moscow

• A Sunny Day in Glasgow In Love With Useless

• Touch Sensitive Slowments

• Black Vanilla Something Special

• Nimble Animal Back N Forth

• Lanterns Falling to Pieces (ft. Gin Rickeys)

• Up to No Good I'll Be Gone

• Tincture Similar Circles

• Scenic Ride the Thrill

• Sunbeam Sound Machine Cosmic Love Machine

• A Sunny Day in Glasgow Shy

• Temples Sun Structures (LP)

• Seabellies It's Alright, Paper Tiger
• New Gods I Love You Too, Beneath the World

• Sufjan Stevens Take Me

• Super Magic Hats Home

Picks in 2013

from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• Disclosure Help Me Lose My Mind

• I'lls A Warm Reception Remixes (EP)

• Nakagin Bloom

• Bon Chat, Bon Rat Dust Proud (¹fm¹ remix)

• Jon Hopkins Immunity (LP)

• Vancouver Sleep Clinic Collapse

• I Know Leopard She

• Dornik Something About You

• High Highs Open Season (LP)

• Oliver Tank Different Speed (ft. Ta-ku),

I Can't Sleep, Help You Breathe

• Gossling Never Expire (Oliver Tank Remix)

• City Calm Down Speak To No End

• Charles Murdoch Dekire (ft. Oscar Key Sung)

• Oscar Key Sung All I Could Do

• World's End Press/Client Liaison Video Life

• Active Child Rapor (EP)

• Movement Feel Real

• World's End Press World's End Press (LP)

• Porcelain Raft Backwords

• Absolute Boys Love Mode

• Moderat II (LP), esp. Let in the Light

• Au Revoir Simone Let the Night Win

• The Polyphonic Spree Yes It's True (LP), You Don't Know Me

• London Grammar If You Wait (LP), Strong

• High Highs A Real Hero (College cover)

• Scenic Hours On End

• Cut Copy Blink and You'll Miss A Revolution 

(Toro Y Moi Remix)

• Still Parade Actors

• Washed Out Paracosm (LP)

• Bon Iver Hinnom, TX

• Brother Speed Let Me Be

• Oliver Tank Sounds of Silence (ft. Fawn Myers)

• World's End Press Deadbeat Sweetheart

• Cow Parade Cow Lease The Sunset, Sell The Coast

• Vancouver Sleep Clinic Vapour

• Shining Bird Distant Dreaming

• Black Vanilla Call Your Husband

• The Mary Onettes Hit the Waves (LP)

• Cosmo's Midnight Surge (EP)

• Charles Murdoch Chips

• Grumbling Fur Protogenesis

• I'lls A Warm Reception (EP)

• Jagwar Ma Howlin' (LP)

• Major Napier Sensitive Fuck, Please Stay (EP)

• Midnight Juggernauts Uncanny Valley (LP), Ballad of the War Machine

• CLASSIXX Hanging Gardens (LP)

• Sufjan Stevens Heirloom

• Demarkus Lewis St Lewis

• Washed Out It All Feels Right

• Trackheadz Our Music (Original Mix)

• Shades Tales in Space (Dappled Cities remix)

• Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City (LP)

• Four Tet Unspoken

• Small Black Moon Killer (LP)

• Floating Points Wires

• I'lls Plans Only Drawn

• Delorean Grow (Taragana Pyjarama Remix)

• Jagwar Ma Man I Need

• Lanterns Lost in Space

• Sebastien Tellier & Caroline Polachek 

In the Crew of Tea Time

• Small Black Limits of Desire (LP)

• iamamiwhoami Idle Talk

• Jonsi We Bought a Zoo ((soundtrack)

• Tame Impala Mind Mischief (Ducktails Remix)

• J Rogas Hool-e-un (EP)

• Bibio A Tout a l'heure

• Ben Houghton First Snow, Templehof

• We Are The Brave All Good Things Must Come To An End

• Wintercoats, Heartful (EP), ep. Everyone Seems To Be In On Something, Halogen Moon

• The Besnard Lakes Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO (LP)

• CLASSIXX Holding On

• Gold Fields Black Sun (LP)

• Young Dreams Between Places (LP)

• Todd Terje Inspector Norse

• Melody's Echo Chamber Endless Shore

• Iron Galaxy Attention Seeker (Original Mix)

• Unknown Mortal Orchestra Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark) (Little Dragon Remix)

• Shout Out Louds Optica (LP), esp. Circles, Where You Come In

• Townhouses Diaspora (LP)

• London Grammar/Disclosure Metal & Dust

• Gypsy and the Cat Bloom Sorry

• The Ruby Suns Desert of Pop, In Real Life, Dramatikk

• Flume Sleepless (Charles Murdoch Remix), Insane (feat. Moon Holiday)

• Jagwar Ma What Love, The Throw

• High Highs Open Season, In a Dream,
Flowers Bloom

• Friendly Fires Why Don't You Answer?

• Memory Tapes Player Piano (LP), esp. Offers

• Chvrches The Mother We Share

 

Picks in 2012

from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• World's End Press Second Day Uptown

• The Temper Trap Trembling Hands

• Mitzi Who Will Love You Now

• The Ruby Suns Kingfisher Call Me

• The Mary Onettes Love’s Taking Strange Ways

• Grizzy Bear Shields (LP), esp. Yet Again

• City Calm Down Movements (EP) esp. Pleasure & Consequence, Sense of Self
• Young Dreams Fog of War
• AC Newman I'm Not Talking
• How to Dress Well Total Loss (LP)
• Wild Nothings Nocturne (LP)
• Atlas Sound Parallax (LP)
• Collarbones Hypothermia
• Charge Group Broken Sunlight
• Hunting Grounds Star Shards
• Passion Pit Gossamer (LP)
• Patrick Watson Adventures in Your Own Backyard (LP)
• Dappled Cities Lake Air (LP), esp. Run with the Wind
• Chromatics Kill for Love (LP), esp. Lady
• Tame Impala Apocalypse Dreams
• Each Other Traces to Nowhere
• Jinja Safari Locked by Land (LP)
• Jay Shepheard Add Arp (Catz 'n Dogz Remix)
• colourwaves Thought Forms (EP)
• Kindness House (Them Jeans Remix)
• Lemonade Diver (LP), esp. Sinead
• The Tallest Man On Earth 1904
• Frankie Rose Interstellar
• Moonbase Commander Peace, Love & Happiness From Boston, Massachusetts
• Van She Idea of Happiness
• The Voyagers Distant Planet
• White Arrows Roll Forever
• Lindstrøm The Magnificent
• The Depreciation Guild Dream About Me
• The Future Sound of London Environments 4 (LP)
• Argentina Chalk Outlines
• The Hundred In The Hands Keep it Low
• Regina Haluan Sinut (Kisses Remix)
• Husky Forever So
• Beach House Bloom (LP)
• Intrusion The Seduction of Silence (LP),
esp. A Night to Remember
• Elite Gymnastics here, in heaven 4 & 5 (CFCF Remix)
• Airiel Stay, Sugar Crystals, In Your Room
• Money So Long (God is Dead)
• Hooray for Earth True Loves (LP), esp. Black Trees, Same
• Clark Iradelphic (LP)
• Kishi Bashi 151a (LP), esp. It All Began with a Burst, Intro / Pathos, Pathos
• Baths Cerulean (LP)
• We Say Bamboulee Waiting In Wisconsin
• Bombay Bicycle Club A Different Kind Of Fix (LP), Flaws (LP)
• Brawther Asteroids And Stardust (Original Mix)
• Norken Southern Soul
• Young Magic Sparkly
• Yppah Eighty One (LP) esp. Film Burn
• Belbury Poly The Belbury Tales (LP)
• Bombay Bicycle Club Leave It (Flipbook Remix)
• Young Dreams Young Dreams
• Softwar August
• Underlights Remnants
• Club Feet Gold on Gold (LP) esp. BrightLightsBigCity
• Polygraphia Sunsets (EP)
• Shady Lane Dumb Hope
• Squabz Mike Tyson
• Bullion Say Arr Ee
• Oliver Tank Dreams Remixed (EP)
• John Talabot Fin (LP), esp. Journeys
• Catcall Satellites (Forces Remix)
• Bombay Bicycle Club Shuffle
• DWNTWN Big Jet Plane
• Expensive Looks Nothing More
• Phantogram Nightlife (EP), esp. Don't Move
• Jagwar Ma Come Save Me

 

Picks in 2011

from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• The Drums How it Ended

• The Dodos So Cold, Don't Stop

• Underlights Now That You're In Love

• Deep Sea Arcade Girls, Steam

• Apparat Ash/Black Veil

• Oliver Tank Dreams (EP)

• Cameras Polarise

• Alpen Song For My Lost Friends

• Neon Indian Era Extraña, esp. Halogen (I Could Be A Shadow), Polish Girl

• Gauntley Hair Top Bunk

• M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (LP)

• Body Language You Can (Star Slinger Remix)
• Winterpark Wunderkind

• We Say Bamboulee Solid Gold

• Phoenix Rome

• Memoryhouse The Years (EP) esp. Lately (original and Deuxième, Teenage Girl Fantasy remixes)

• Gang Gang Dance Glass Jar

• Glasser Treasury of We (Delorean Remix)

• Goyte Somebody That I Used To Know 

(Bibio Remix 1), Bronte

• Eagle and The Worm Too Young

• SleepMakesWaves (hello) cloud mountain

• The Horrors Still Life, You Said, Wild Eyed

• Low You See Everything

• Holy Ghost! Wait & See (CFCF mix)

• SLEEP ∞ OVER Romantic Streams

• School of Seven Bells Heart is Strange (Active Child Remix)

• The Future Sound of London From the Archives Vol. 6 (LP)

• Active Child You Are All I See (LP)

• Toro Y Moi Saturday Love

• Attunga Sails Precambrian Rabbits

• Ozric Tentacles Yumyum Tree (title track)

• John Maus Hey Moon, Streetlight

• Filo and Peri Shine On (Activa Remix)

• Orlando B New York Tale

• Vampire Weekend Horchata
• Pryda Melo (original mix, Gery Rydell Remix)
• Guerre Darker My Love: Remixes, incl. River Hymnal (Fishing Remix)
• Guerre Care 4 Me, Transnautica
• Clams Casino Motivation (Lil B)
• The Boxer Rebellion Misplaced, Move On, The Cold Still (LP)
• Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Fright Night (Dam Funk remix)
• The Miracles Club Light of Love, plus Cut Copy's remix

• Washed Out Within and Without (LP) esp. Eyes Be Closed, You and I, Amor Fati, A Dedication

• Gypsy and the Cat Time to Wander

• Friendly Fires Pala (LP), Paris, Ex-Lover, In the Hospital, Jump in the Pool

• Dom Living in America

• Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX I'll Take Care of You

• Peter Bjorn & John Second Chance (RAC mix)

• The Go!Team Apollo Throwdown
• Cat Full of Ghosts!!!! Preston the Hard Way (#3 In C Minor, Op. 78, ’Organ’ - 2. Allegro Moderato - Presto - Maestoso - Più Allegro)
• NDF Since We Last Met
• Faux Pas I Will Follow, Don't Go
• Loopsnake French Tune
• Bon Chat, Bon Rat Blackbird (Collarbones, Marseilles remixes)

• Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues (LP)

• Bear Hands Julien

• Tiger Choir Dancer, Vultures

• Gold Fields Treehouse (Expensive Looks Remix)

• Butcher Blades The Mystery of Mulungu Cove
• Toro Y Moi Causers of This (LP), Underneath the Pine (LP)

• Iron+Wine Glad Man Singing

• The Holidays Broken Bones (CFCF Remix)

• jj Believe, New Work, Kill You, Die Tonight

• Deerhunter Halcyon Digest (LP)

• Subsea Luetteloa (AFXJIM Remix) (Strain of Origin LP)

• Memory Tapes Bicycle

• World's End Press Faithful, Golden Child

• Jinja Safari Jinja Safari (EP)

• Decoder Ring They Blind The Stars, And The Wild Team (LP)

• The Holidays Post-Paradise (LP)

• Avery Tare Down There (LP)

 

Picks in 2010

from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)

 

• Body Language Social Studies (EP)

• Black Moth Super Rainbow Eating Us (LP)

• Sufjan Stevens The Age Of Adz (LP)

• Slow Dancing Society Under the Sodium Lights (LP)

• Hooray for Earth Momo (LP)

• Glasser Home

• The Orb Baghdad Batteries (LP)

• Beach House Teen Dream (LP)

• Active Child I'm In Your Church at Night

• Underworld Barking (LP)

• Tame Impala Innerspeaker (LP), Sundown Syndrome

• Boy is Fiction Broadcasts in Colour (LP),
Boy is Fiction (LP)

• Spoonfed Hybrid Spoonfed Hybrid (LP)

• Castratii Colours

• Catcall Swimming Pool (Julian Mendelsohn Extended Remix)

• Teen Daze Shine On, You Crazy White Cap

• Albatross DM167

• Panda Bear Slow Motion

• Attunga Sails Woods

• Delorean Subiza (LP), esp. Infinite Desert

• Underworld Scribble, Downpipe

• The Ruby Suns Fight Softly (LP), esp. Closet Astrologer

• Animal Collective Fall Be Kind (EP), esp.

What Would I Want? Sky

• Small Black Despicable Dogs (Washed Out remix)

• Vampire Weekend White Sky

• The Spirits The Other Half

• Asobi Seksu Hush (LP)

• Grizzly Bear Veckatimest (LP)
• Lost Valentinos Serio (Jacques Renault Dub)
• Former Child Stars Parade
• Cluster Sowiesoso

• Riceboy Sleeps Riceboy Sleeps (LP)
• Windsurf Light As Daylight

• Passion Pit Manners (LP)

• Tegan Northwood Last Days of Home (LP)

• Boat Club Spanish Castles

• Qua Good Morning Sun
• Pogo Go Out and Love Someone, Expialidocious, Alohamora
• The Pains of Being Pure of Heart Higher Than The Stars
• The Rectifiers Blackbird
• Shady Lane Absolute Truth
• Atlas Sound Walkabout
• Dappled Cities Wooden Ships
• Maplewood Indian Summer
• The Dead Sea The Dead Sea (LP)
• Jonathan Boulet A Community Service Announcement
• Meeky Rosie Forever

 

Picks in 2009
from most to least recent

by artist, track/EP/LP (italic)


• Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion (LP)
• Milosh Meme
• M83 Digital Shades Vol.1
• Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes (LP)
• Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream (LP)
• Radiohead House of Cards
• The Radio Dept Keen on Boys,
I Don't Like It Like This

• The Sea and the Cake Four Corners
• Underworld Crocodile
• MGMT Love Always Remains
• Air France No Way Down (EP)

• Chad VanGaalen Soft Airplane (LP)

• Panda Bear Person Pitch (LP)

• Washed Out Life of Leisure (EP)

• Atlas Sound Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel (LP)