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gorilla vs. bear’s SONGS of 2019
gorilla vs. bear’s SONGS of 2019
Presenting our favorite songs of 2019: As always, songs that we released on Luminelle were not considered for this list, but we dropped some bangers. A few other notes: "Mariners Apartment Complex" was probably my actual favorite song of the year, but it was released as a single in 2018, and made our list last year...
songs of the decade | 2010-2019
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 this (and every other) list, but we can assure you there were no spreadsheets, no meetings, no overwrou
albums of the decade | 2010-2019
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 thing he said still rings true: "We have lived through this. Now we shall reflect upon this"
THE BEST OF 2019.5
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 rate -- in many cases before they're even officially released -- it's not easy to keep up, but I've don
2018.5
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 figured prominently into both of these lists. Also, I guess a few of these aren’t officially out yet.
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:
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 2014.5
favorites of 2014.5
These are our favorite things from the first half (roughly) of 2014, complete with an incomplete soundcloud playlist: __________ ALBUMS __________ 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 Zouma EP 07 THE WAR ON DRUGS - Lost in the Dream 08 ANA CAPRIX - For Seven Nights This Island

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