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26-12-2013
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Daft Punk - "Random Access Memories"

This is the only album that i listened this year, every song are an master piece & also i'm interested to hear the recent work of Bowie & Depeche Mode.

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Nice to see Boards of Canada, Scott! really need to get around Tomorrow's Harvest asap.

Disclosure seems to be taking the lead everywhere and I found it so intolerable, but will admit that what other people did with some of their songs was amazing... You & Me's remix by Flume is .. played it nonstop all summer.


Cupid Deluxe by Blood Orange. Got goosebumps the first time I played it.. he nailed the nostalgic vibe of the late 90s and still made it so new and relevant (cause it's layered with improved lyricism, even though I still think he sucks a little in that department ).

Virgins by Tim Hecker. I became addicted to playing this while walking around town at 5-ish am, it just breathtaking and takes a whole other meaning with those sunrises and 'new day' uncertainty.

Isles by Wild Belle. Must've showered to this blasting in my house at least 50 times this year... and seeing them live in the perfect summer setting (sunset + palm trees + free entrance) made the songs so memorable.

Drifters/Love is the devil by Dirty Beaches. Beautiful album... I love how it's all industrial junk (in the best of ways) and he's still such a romantic... he got rid of any hint of that when I saw him live though, and we were left with the steady factory sounds, some people walked out it PISSED. Oops.

The Invisible Way by Low.

Blood Tears by SISU.

Blue Record by Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Nothing was the Same by Drake.

Static by Cults. I caught them live by accident last year and found them so annoying to the point we left but after stumbling upon some songs from Static on hypem, I ended up getting the whole thing and it's so pretty (despite being about a bad breakup), it does have all these elements that made them annoying initially (the voice, silly chorus, corny melodies) but the dark topic in their lyrics take things to another dimension, you end up embracing the prom-like feel of their music almost as a shelter.

Reflektor by Arcade Fire. I have limited patience for their sounds but he just writes so beautifully (Porno!).


There was also some decent music that I loved but did not come out in an album, sort of just got around: Laurel's Blue Blood demo, Make it by Snakehips, Cid Rim's remix of Chvrche's Recover, Collapse by Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Unknown Mortal Orchestra's remix of Sky Ferreira's Everything's Embarrassing (it was put up about a year ago but I discovered it this year! ).

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The Weeknd - KissLand
Stromae - Racine Carrée
Kaaris - Or Noir
Kanye West - Yeezus
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail
Gesaffelstein - Aleph
Drake - Nothing Was The Same
Childish Gambino - Because The Internet
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27-12-2013
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mullet,BOC was and is fantastic. as sublime as they ever were. a very much welcomed return for them.

i have to be honest,i tried to like reflektor but it just didn't suck me in. it felt a little too contrived….maybe even a little wannabe-esque. and i've listened to prior albums to much the same feeling.

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David Bowie's The Next Day and Depeche Mode's Delta Machine
I'm also going to add Boy George - This Is What I Do. I really love his new deeper voice, it's simply amazing.

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Arctic Monkeys - AM
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Kanye West - Yeezus
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail
J. Cole- Born Sinner

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i have to be honest,i tried to like reflektor but it just didn't suck me in. it felt a little too contrived….maybe even a little wannabe-esque. and i've listened to prior albums to much the same feeling.
yeah, I did love Funeral (haven't played it in years but it brings so many good memories) but the albums that followed it made it seem like they were overstretching/exploding one or two elements of the sounds that made them successful, I never really got around them... I feel like one thing that has improved (and it was somehow noticeable in The Suburbs for me) is their songwriting, it's more mature and possibly the only thing that's somehow 'cleaner', less pretentious than the style of music anyway... and I'll admit that with enough story-telling I can grow fond of even the sh*ttest music.

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Isles by Wild Belle. Must've showered to this blasting in my house at least 50 times this year... and seeing them live in the perfect summer setting (sunset + palm trees + free entrance) made the songs so memorable.
ive heard them live as well (on Valentines day), but the scenery sounds so perfect that you heard them play in. Im jealous

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A brilliant piece of old school doom metal full of meaty riffs and fantastic vocals.


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I always look forward to this topic, Scott! Also always curious about your taste in music, MulletProof, your comments always make me laugh.

My favorite album of 2013 is hands down, My Bloody Valentine - mbv. I never feel the need to skip a single song. The sounds of Kevin Shields's guitar are just perfection.

Arcade Fire - Reflektor. I'm glad they've moved on from the arena-rock Springsteen sound and experimented with new wave/disco on this one. I kind of saw it coming with 'Sprawl II' and with Win Butler doing random DJ gigs around town (as DJ Windows 95, lol). I don't think it's better than Funeral nor The Suburbs but it's still very good.
Paula - Relaxed Fit. A very strange and loud pop record I play when I have friends over. Can't always figure out the lyrics but that's OK.
Sean Nicholas Savage - Other Life. This is his BLUE/LOW album. Stark, sometimes scary it's so devastating, but beautiful.
Majical Cloudz - Impersonator. I feel proud to say I gave him a macaron this year.
Christopher Owens Lysandre acoustic version
Whenever I listen to these last 3 albums I feel like I'm invading their space because the lyrics are so personal and the instrumentation so minimal. It's a strange feeling but I enjoy it.

David Bowie - The Next Day. Because David Bowie.
After Dark 2 Compilation from Italians Do It Better. The track Warm In The Winter is excellent. The perfect NYE track for Montrealers, haha.
Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe. Really love the Malcolm McLaren vibes on this record. Also the chorus in 'It Is What It Is' is so, so catchy. I can imagine Mariah Carey singing that. Mariah SHOULD sing that.
Savages - Silence Yourself. They're often compared to Joy Divison and Siouxsie and the Banshees for obvious reasons, but I got hooked to them because their songs reminded me of Placebo and Suede, aka my highschool years. It's not particularly groundbreaking, but the nostalgia factor sucked me in.

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Hands down album "Muchacho" from Phosphorescent.

It's doesn't happen very often that I like every single song, but this album just bought me. "Song for Zula" is still my favorite after MONTHS of non-stop listening. There's something about Matthew's voice that brings all the emotions, and it actually feels like you are listening to a live band that is playing in your room.

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Angel Haze - Dirty Gold

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Tales of a GrassWidow was amazing.

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