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songs of the decade | 2010-2019
Almost impossible to follow up the best ALBUMS OF THE DECADE list we've seen this decade (SO FAR), but here are our favorite songs of the past 10 years, lovingly culled from a running list of over 500 tracks, all of which we adore. The absurdity of ranking songs occurred to us often while making thi…
albums of the decade | 2010-2019
As we come up on 15 years existing as a blog, we are pleased to present our favorite releases of the decade. When we did this back in 2009 — that list still mostly holds up, with a few exceptions — we got Carles to write the foreword. It's a relic of an era that feels like an eternity ago, but one t…
THE BEST OF 2019.5
As we approach the midway point of 2019, here's our constantly evolving recap of our favorite albums, songs, and videos from the first half of an already insane year. In an era when truly special new records seem to evade or evaporate from the internet's collective consciousness at an unsettling rat…
2018.5
We're not quite halfway through 2018, but here's our annual recap of the albums + songs of the first half of the year anyway. I’ve excluded any records that we’ve released on our new label Luminelle Recordings; otherwise, the stellar new ones from Helena Deland, Anemone, and Hana Vu would have all f…
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:
our favorite albums + tracks of 2015 so far

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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 Z…
favorites of 2014.5

These are our favorite things from the first half (roughly) of 2014, complete with an incomplete soundcloud playlist:
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ALBUMS
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01 SHABAZZ PALACES - Lese Majesty
02 DOSS - Doss EP
03 LEWIS - L'Amour (reissue)
04 FEAR OF MEN - Loom
05 FREDDIE GIBBS + MADLIB - Piñata
06 YUMI ZOUMA - Yumi Zou…
gorilla vs. bear’s videos of 2013
Do you guys still watch these things? We do, and these are our favorites of 2013, which tended toward the beautifully surreal (FKA Twigs, anything Wareheim did, etc.) and disturbing (FKA Twigs again, 0PN, Miley) this year. Check the list after the jump, tell us what we missed, etc.

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