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Top 50 Songs of 2011: #50 thru #26

Posted by Jakub

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I had a lot of fun making this years Top 50 songs of 2011, before you say anything lets all agree to disagree, these songs are all songs that are my go to for when I work, DJ, or share on mixtapes, they might not match up with ever other blogs lists which is a damn shame, oh well :) enjoy!

50. Sun Glitters – The Wind Caresses Her Hair
49. Poolside – Harvest Moon
48. Loscil – Fromme
47. Kolombo – Waiting For
46. Trouble Books & Mark McGuire – The Golden Waste
45. Dolphins Into The Future – On The HIgh Seas
44. Ford & Lopatin – Channel Pressure (Instrumental Version)
43. Dirty Beaches – Speedway King
42. Radiohead – Feral
41. Gatto Fritto – Hex
40. Implodes – Oxblood
39. Craft Spells – You Should Close The Door
38. Midnight Televison – All Night
37. Braille – Riverbed
36. Active Child – Playing House (Feat. How To Dress Well)
35. Tiger & Woods – Love In Cambodgia
34. Oneohtrix Point Never – Up
33. Tim Hecker – Hatred of Music I
32. Selebrities – Time
31. Nacho Patrol – Stratus Chant (Live @ Paradiso 2010)
30. Bibio – Mind Bokeh
29. Daphni – Mapfumo
28. Soft Metals – Psychic Driving
27. Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed
26. Machinedrum – Listen 2 Me

The Most Refreshing Albums of 2011

Posted by Jakub

Art by Sabrina Ratté (visual artist for Le Révélateur)

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Here it is, my selection of most refreshing music to listen to that came out in 2011. It’s a collection of records that grabbed my ear and made me put my coat on and head to the record store. I’ll have my Top 50 singles of 2011 which include the Atlas Sounds, James Blakes, and all the other goodies from the indie world but this list less about the best of the best but more of what sticks to my bones, i’m sure everyone has their favorites of the year too, feel free to list them below i’d love to see them.

fyi: this list does not include any records I was apart of ala releasing or distributing. i.e. the Tycho album, Ghostly releases, and Moodgadget releases.

Enjoy the playlist, thanks for all the feedback, comments, “likes” etc. over the last year, always a pleasure reading what you all have on your mind.

Le RévélateurFictions – Gneiss Things – BUY

Nacho PatrolThe Africa Jet Band Album – M Division Recordings – BUY

DeepchordHash-Bar Loops – Soma Recordings – BUY

Eddie CParts Unknown – Endless Flight – BUY

SepalcureSepalcure – Hotflush Recordings – BUY

Dirty BeachesBadlands – Zoo Music – BUY

HatchbackZeus & Apollo – Lo Recordings – BUY

Warm GhostNarrows – Partisan Records – BUY

Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica – Software – BUY

Peaking Lights – 936 – Not Not FunBUY

The FieldLooping State Of Mind – Kompakt – BUY

John MausWe Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves – Ribbon Music – BUY

TOP Songs of 2010 – Honorable Mentions

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I wasn’t able to stop at 50 songs for 2010, these were definitely worth mentioning and all sat in the Top 50 list during the shuffling, not only are all of them great musicians but these as a playlist felt great to share.

60. Spirituals – Manzanita
59. Laurel Halo – Embassy
58. Viernes – Entire Empire
57. Nacho Lovers – Deeper (CFCF Remix)
56. Winter Hinterland – No Logic
55. John Roberts – Navy Blue
54. Seams – Hung Market
53. Best Coast – Boyfriend
52. Nice Nice – A Way We Glow
51. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio

Favorite 50 songs of 2010: 25-1

Posted by Jakub

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I hope everyone is having a relaxing time as this year wraps up, here it is the last 25 to pair up with yesterdays post, what a great year for new sounds and musicians experimenting. I will have a honorable mentions list for tomorrow, let know your thoughts.

25. Minks – Ophelia
24. Flying Lotus – Recoiled
23. Games – Everything Is Working
22. Bvdub – No More Reasons Not To Fall
21. Salem – Trapdoor
20. Holy Other – Yr Love
19. Telefon Tel Aviv – Lengthening Shadows
18. Active Child – I’m In Your Church At Night
17. Emeralds – Shade
16. Portishead – Chase The Tear
15. Small Black – Pleasant Experience
14. Deerhunter – Helicopter
13. Loscil – Lake Orchard
12. Mark McGuire – Brain Storm (for Erin)
11. Caribou – Hannibal
10. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
09. Tame Impala – Alter Ego
08. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
07. Benoit Pioulard – Tack & Tower
06. Oneohtrix Point Never – Where Does Time Go
05. The Soft Moon – Parallels
04. Com Truise – Slow Peels
03. Ducktails – Mirrorimage
02. Kisses – People Can Do The Most Amazing Things
01. Toro Y Moi – Low Shoulder

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Favorite 50 songs of 2010: 50-26

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After weeks of going thru my posts and not looking at other websites end of year lists I finally finished the my favorite songs of 2010. We will release #25 – #1 tomorrow and honorable mentions on Friday, good news for all of us is that we get a big fatty playlist pretty much, joy! Now off to see what other sites put!

50. Small Black – Camouflage
49. Korallreven – The Truest Faith
48. Keep Shelly In Athens – A Tear In My I
47. Onra – Long Distance (Instrumental)
46. Prins Thomas – Nattonsket
45. Oriol – Coconut Coast
44. How To Dress Well – Ready For The World
43. Houses – Soak It Up
42. Anika – Officer Officer
41. Weekend – End Times
40. Sun Araw – Beat Cop
39. Gonjasufi – Candylane (Bibio Remix)
38. The Drums – Forever and Ever Amen
37. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #6
36. Baths – Nordic laurel
35. Stellar Om Source – Island Best
34. Rangers – Golden Triangles
33. Actress – Hubble
32. The Radio Dept. – The Video Dept.
31. Bonobo – All In Forms
30. Real Estate – Younger Than Yesterday
29. The Beat Broker – Deep Sleep
28. Peter Broderick – Pulling The Rain
27. Sun Kil Moon – Alesund
26. Sepalcure – The Warning

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The Most Refreshing Albums of 2010

Posted by Jakub

Four Tet
Who am I to say: “Hey, these are the best albums of 2010″ or “yo buddy, listen to me, best records right here, check it out” I don’t even play a damn instrument, so I just can’t do that this year(check out my snobby 2008 or 2009 lists though). My final year end list is full of artists and friends that I work with and signed so I had to switch it up a bit here and include musicians that aren’t really in the ISO50/Moodgadget/Ghostly International bubble…yet.

I put together this list of albums that makes me feel good about digging for music everyday, its a job that ISO50 and Ghostly International let me do and i’m very grateful. These albums simply make me as happy as can be, sure there are going to be critics that fill their lists out with artists that sell out arenas but thats not the point here, this list is purely for a unique listening session. I numbered them as a fun activity for myself to do while I sat at a coffee shop making the small banners, I think the order came out pretty well and it hasn’t changed since I sat down and made it last week which is a relief.

I want to thank WordPress for making this playlist way easier to make then I thought it would be but it wouldn’t let me put it in the order I wanted it in *curses the sky*. I linked all the music to purchase, I know I hardly ever do that on the day to day because I find half the fun in hearing new music is the hunt for more of it. Look for my favorite 50 songs of 2010, hopefully i’ll be able to post those early December.

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Four TetThere Is Love In You (Domino)

Mark McGuireLiving With Yourself (Editions Mego)

SalemKing Night (IAMSOUND)

Toro Y MoiCausers Of This (Carpark)

LoscilEndless Falls (Kranky)

CaribouSwim (Merge)

EmeraldsDoes It Look Like I’m Here? (Editions Mego)

The Soft MoonThe Soft Moon (Captured Tracks)

Tame ImpalaInnerspeaker (Modular)

Com TruiseCyanide Sisters (Self Released)

Honorable Mention:
BvdubThe Art Of Dying Alone (Glacial Movements)

Forgotten 2009 albums that I listened to in the most 2010:

The Mary OnettesIslands (Labrador)
DucktailsLandscapes (Olde English Spelling Bee)

Movie Posters of the Decade

Posted by Scott


The Auteurs has a post on their picks for the top movie posters of the decade. Considering that the vast majority of modern movie posters fall short of the standards set in heyday of film, this must have been a difficult list to assemble and a boring task to complete. Nevertheless, they have managed to dig up a few gems. Good to see The Bank Job in there — always a favorite — but I was pleasantly surprised by Funny Games, hadn’t seen that one.

Can you think of any obvious omissions from this list? Let us know in the comments

For some background, more good movie posters from years past can be found in these older posts: 50 Beautiful Movie Posters, 100 Greatest Movie Posters, and, of course, SOLARIS!.

Via The Auteurs