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GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2017
GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2017
As the internet's collective attention span continues to dwindle away and the clickbait economy slowly ruins everything good, we made a conscious effort this year to spend more time listening to fewer things. Discovering new favorites will always remain a priority around here, but it felt good to devote more quality time to absorbing ambitious, flawed, elaborately nuanced and layered masterpieces
BEST OF 2017.5
BEST OF 2017.5
As we approach the halfway point of 2017, here are our favorite albums + songs from what is shaping up to be a frenetic, kind of convoluted (we are not on board with the teaser trend, just drop the jams), and overwhelmingly great year for new music:
GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2015
GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2015
We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we'd even go so far as to say it's been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site. So many stars seemed to serendipitously align this year — our 10th as a blog — for sounds that veered right into our own personal, sometimes insular little lane: the triumphant return of Grimes; the improbable meteori
our favorite albums + tracks of 2015 so far
our favorite albums + tracks of 2015 so far
__________ ALBUMS __________ 01 PANDA BEAR - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper 02 LEON BRIDGES - Coming Home 03 JAMIE XX - In Colour 04 LOWER DENS - Escape from Evil 05 SUFJAN STEVENS - Carrie & Lowell 06 BOP ENGLISH - Constant Bop 07 JESSICA PRATT - On Your Own Love Again 08 YOUNG THUG - Barter 6 09 YUMI ZOUMA - EP II 10 CHASTITY BELT - Time To Go Home 11 RAE SREMMURD - SremmLife 12 BULLY - F
favorites of 2013.5
favorites of 2013.5
__________ ALBUMS __________ 01 AUTRE NE VEUT - Anxiety 02 GROUPER - The Man Who Died in His Boat 03 JAI PAUL - demos 04 THE KNIFE - Shaking the Habitual 05 TORO Y MOI - Anything in Return 06 POSTILJONEN - Skyer 07 BLUE HAWAII - Untogether 08 VARIOUS - After Dark 2 09 DISCLOSURE - Settle 10 CHARLI XCX - True Romance NEXT 12 (alphabetical) 3:33 - $ ... Read More ...
gorilla vs. bear’s albums of 2011
gorilla vs. bear’s albums of 2011
This was a little tougher than usual this year, but after much deliberation and some unpleasant culling, here are our favorite releases -- full-lengths, mixtapes, EPs, and one cassette -- of 2011. To accompany our choices, we asked all of the amazing artists on our list to tell us their own personal favorite albums from the past year, and a lot of them were nice enough to answer, so their picks a
gorilla vs. bear’s albums of 2010
gorilla vs. bear’s albums of 2010
30 Ty Segall - Melted 29 Shackleton - Fabric 55 28 Caribou - Swim 27 Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers 26 Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 25 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh 24 The Walkmen - Lisbon 23 Tennis - Tennis (cassette) 22 Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 21 Frankie Rose & the Outs - Frankie Rose & the Outs __________ 20 Twin Shadow - Forget mp3: __________ 19 Fores
gorilla vs. bear’s albums of the decade | 2000-2009
gorilla vs. bear’s albums of the decade | 2000-2009
As the last summer of this decade comes to a close and "best of the decade" talk starts to pop up on various corners of the internet, we've decided to post a concise list of our favorite albums of the '00s. We wanted this to be a small post/discussion, as opposed to some overwrought, massive thing, so we pared the list down to the 20 albums that, for us, defined the last 10 years... Rea