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Memorable Releases for 2011

Danny O Flannagin

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My list in no particular order:

  • The Field - Looping State Of Mind

  • Machinedrum - Room(s)

  • Battles - Gloss Drop

  • Alva Noto - Univrs

  • Tyler The Creator - Goblin

  • The Smile Sessions - The Beach Boys


  • Radiohead - The King Of Limbs: From The Basement

  • Andy Stott - We Stay Together

  • Burial - Street Halo

  • Clams Casino - Instrumentals


Tyler the Creator - Goblin


... why?

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all these albums have been pretty excellent to me and remain special upon repeated listens


Phoenecia - Demissions

Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer / Alien Loss

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

NHKyx - YX a.k.a. 1Ch a.k.a. Solo

Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album

Sunken Foal - Mother of God

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

Radiohead - The King of Limb*

Plaid - scintilli

Seefeel - Seefeel

Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles

Fennesz - Seven Stars


* i actually kind of regard the From The Basement sessions just as highly as the actual album.

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my top10 so far


Bullion - You Drive Me to Plastic

Toro Y Moi - Underneath the Pine

Peaking Lights - 936

Burial - Street Halo

VHS Head - Midnight Section

Ming Ming - Ultrameta OK

Kevin Greenspon - Ad Seg

Sea Oleena - Sleeplessness

Gatto Fritto - Gatto Fritto

DannielRadall - Pardo

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thanks, cryptowen, glad you like the album I've released this year :) some new stuff is about to come out, I'll keep you informed.


for me, from what I can remember from this year:


grouper - a i a

coppice halifax - pawleys islands

terror train - terror train

freescha - babies in your body 7''

the advisory circle - as the crow flies

the caretaker lp

oneohtrix point never - replica

freestyle fellowship - the promise



probably more, but I cannot remember

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Albums I've enjoyed the most so far:


Andy Stott - Passed Me By / We Stay Together

Machinedrum - Room(s)

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

2562 - Fever

Madlib - Madlib Medicine Show No. 12 - Raw Medicine: Madlib Remixes

Siriusmo - Mosaik

The Advisory Circle - As The Crow Flies

Wagon Christ - Toomorrow

Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Horizontal Structures

Thundercat - The Golden Age of Apocalypse

Dimlite - Grimm Reality


Thank you watmm for introducing me to about half of these :beer::watmm::music::nyan:

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Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica



I haven't heard this yet, is it a lot like Returnal? Wasn't the biggest fan of the noise parts on Returnal but the ambient was chill


uum. It's kind of difficult to explain?

There's nothing too harsh like on Returnal. The record is sample based with this weird minimal aesthetic that's pretty different to his previous works (ie. no layers of arpeggiators and delays).


It's good though. http://soundcloud.com/mexicansummer/02-power-of-persuasion

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Can't believe 2011 is almost over now...It went so fast !


- Battles : Gloss Drop (seeing them live was probably one of the best things that happened to me this year)


- SebastiAn : Total (this hasn't been posted yet ?)

- Madlib : MMS #10 (Black Soul)

- Justice : Audio Video Disco (haters gonna hate but def a gem)

- Bibio : Mind Bokeh

- Thundercat : Golden Age Of Apocalypse

- Marble Players : Marble Summer (EP)


Then I don't know, I listened to an enormous amount of music this year but nothing from this year really...

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In no particular order:


Wagon Christ - Toomorrow

Bibio - Mind Bokeh

Tokimonsta - Creature Dreams EP

Africa HiTech - 93 Million Miles

Com Truise - Galactic Melt

Tropics - Parodia flare

Thundercat - The Golden Age of Apocalypse

Apparat - The Devil's Walk

Rustie - Glass Swords

Leyland Kirby - Eager To Tear Apart The Stars

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When I read your suggestions, I realise I´ve missed a lot of stuff.



Tim Hecker-Ravedeath/Dropped Pianos

PJ Harvey-Let England shake

Richard Buckner-Our Blood

Bon Iver-Bon Iver

Fleet Foxes-Helplessness blues

Kangding Ray-OR

Mastodon-The Hunter

Leyland Kirby

Deaf Center-Owl Splinters

Bibio-Mind Bokeh


Also worth mentioning:


Alva Noto

Com Triuse


I should probably check out;





Bill Callahan

Foo Fighters


The Pains of being pure at heart

J Masics


The new Vladislav Delay will also be a candidate at the end of the year, I hope.

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Haven't really been impressed with a lot of this year's stuff. Tons of good releases, but at the end just good, not spectacular, revolutionary or listen-worthy in 5 years time.


Really good ones:

Marow - + - 0 (Plus Minus Null)

Sandwell District - Sandwell District

Plaid - Scintilli

Xhin - Swords

Machinedrum - Room(s)


Good ones (bought anyway):

Amon Tobin - ISAM

Biosphere - N-Plants

Modeselektor - Monkeytown

Stendeck - Scintilla


Completely disappointed with Deepchord, Kangding Ray, Panda Bear, Seefeel and TV On The Radio (though they kicked ass live when I saw them in summer). Haven't checked out yet (have slight hopes for) Byetone, Vladislav Delay, Alva Noto, Dave Monolith and Phoenecia. Pretty meh year to be honest, unlike the last two.

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My favorites:


Bibio, Mind Bokeh [Warp]

Amon Tobin, ISAM [Ninja Tune]

Clams Casino, Instrumental Mixtape/Rainforest EP [self/Tri Angle]

Water Borders, Harbored Mantras [Tri Angle]

Toro Y Moi, Underneath The Pine [Carpark]

Minks, By The Hedge [Captured Tracks]

Gil-Scott Heron & Jamie XX, We're New Here [XL]

Walls, Coracle [Kompakt]

Kuedo, Severant [Planet Mu]

Machine Drum, Room(s) [Planet Mu]

The Field, Looping State of Mind [Kompakt]

Patten, GLAQJO XAACSSO [No Pain in Pop]

Bnjmn, Black Square [Rush Hour]

Martyn, Ghost People [brainfeeder]

Maria Minerva, Caberet Cixious [Not Not Fun]

2562, Fever [When In Doubt]

Wagon Christ, Toomorrow [Ninja Tune]

FaltyDL, You Stand Uncertain [Planet Mu]

Steffi, Yours & Mine [Ostgut Ton]

Washed Out, Within And Without [Weird World]

Grimes/D'eon, Darkbloom [Hippos In Tanks]

Talkdemonic, Ruins [Glacial Pace]

Real Estate, Days [Domino]

Tropics, Parodia Flare [Planet Mu]

Com Truise, Galactic Melt [Ghostly]

Sepalcure, Sepalcure [Hotlfush]

Onra, Chinoiseries Pt. 2 [All City]

Teebs, Collection 01 [brainfeeder]

Vezelay, Lyre [Planet Mu]

Taylor McFerrin, Place In My Heart [brainfeeder]

Purity Ring, Ungirthed [Transparent]

Radiohead, TKOL Remixes [Ticker Tape]

Laurel Halo, Hour Logic [Hippos In Tanks]

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