Monthly Archives: January 2018

45. Big Thief- Capacity

“Shark Smile” might be my favorite song of the year and reminds me of Amanda more than anything. She would play it in her car constantly throughout September and it took me like 5 times of asking, “who is this?” … Continue reading

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44. At the Drive-In – in*ter a*li*a

I got really attached to “In/ Casino/ Out” this year so naturally when At the Drive In also released a new album this year; it quickly became one of my favorites as well.

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43. Lil B- Black Ken

My favorite human being of all time released one of his most critically acclaimed albums. While not my favorite Lil B project (Hoop Dreams will always be my favorite), the fact he finally got a little positive reception for his … Continue reading

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42. Brother Ali- All the Beauty in This Whole Life

I’ll always have a soft spot for Brother Ali ever since I saw him live at Sunshine as a 17 year old for my first unaccompanied concert in down town ABQ and me and Rubi had to scrounge a ride … Continue reading

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41. The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die- Always Foreign

Sometimes I like albums by bands so much, pretty much no matter what they release will always be something I will love, if not for simply acknowledging that their previous work needs more love. This was one of those albums … Continue reading

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40. Japandroids- Near To The Wild Heart of Life

This is one of those albums I wanted to love unconditionally from the beginning but it took me a few listens to really start to feel it. While not as good as their last release in my opinion, Japandroids have … Continue reading

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39. Four Tet- New Energy

A great album to zone out to with some dance tracks as well as some mellow ones, Four Tet is consistent and his release this year was no different. He really is one of the more accessible DJ’s I can … Continue reading

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