1. Laurel Halo - Quarantine 2. Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras meet the Congos - Icon Give Thank 3. Actress - RIP 4. Jakob Ullmann - Fremde Zeit - Addendum 5. Jason Lescalleet - Songs About Nothing 6. CC Hennix & The Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage - Live at the Grimm Museum 1 7. Bob Dylan - Tempest 8. Julia Holter - Ekstasis 9. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse 10. Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy 11. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch 12. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing 13. Fushitsusha - Mabushii Itazura Na Inori 14. Haino/O'Rourke/Ambarchi - Imikuzushi 15. Death Grips - The Money Store 16. Emptyset - Medium 17. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - Black is Beautiful 18. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems 19. V/A - Wandelweiser und so Weiter 20. Morton Feldman - Crippled Symmetry: At June in Buffalo 21. Richard Skelton - Verse of Birds 22. The Bohman Brothers - Back on the Streets 23. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city 24. Michael Pisaro and Toshiya Tsunoda - Crosshatches 25. Bass Clef - Reeling Skullways 26. Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester 27. Killer Mike - RAP Music 28. Shackleton - The Drawbar Organ/Music for the Quiet Hour 29. Rhodri Davies - Wound Response 30. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes 31. Wadada Leo Smith - Ten Freedom Summers 32. Thomas Koner - Novaya Zemlya 33. Annea Lockwood - In our Name 34. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II 35. Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-1996 36. Heatsick - Deviation 37. Duane Pitre - Feel Free 38. Raime - Quarter Turns over a Living Line 39. Swans - The Seer 40. Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck - Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh 41. Cooly G - Playin' Me 42. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman 43. DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi 44. Charles Gayle Trio - Streets 45. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange 46. Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games 47. Peter Cusack - Sounds from Dangerous Places 48. Pelt - Effigy 49. DVA - Pretty Ugly 50. Brotzmann/Satoh/Moriyama - Yatagarasu
Nothing that surprising, except Dylan in the top 10. Also thought Swans may have a better showing here. I would have preferred Actress getting another top placement, 2 listens into the Laurel Halo album and it's the second year in a row I'm disappointed by Wire's number 1 (usually a reliable favorite for me).
Didn't mind Quarantine at all and listened to it a lot when it was initially released but I can understand your sentiment. It's quite the Marmite record considering the mixed rep it's received amongst other friends.
And yeah, as much as I like it R.I.P. would probably place higher in my list too.
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Harold wrote:I love that Channel Orange is so thoroughly dominant that even Wire put it in their top 50.
I feel like a lot of times more mainstream rap/R&B albums do well with The Wire (see Kendrick Lamar and Killer Mike on this list too). To look at it cynically, maybe their taste in 'black music' isn't as comprehensive as their taste in 'white music.' Though I will say there are some similarities between some more mainstream rap/R&B albums and the leftfield electronica that dominates The Wire.