Go to the NEW FORUM
A great Swiss magazine devoted to ALL kinds of music and not only hip electro-pop from Brooklyn, indie groups and Radiohead clones like 90 % of the critics.
Sorry, no Animal Collective or Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs or that awful Flaming Lips album here, but there's Fever Ray. I guess that's what they call eclectism.
Why do 90 % of the EOY lists end up with the same groups and styles (mostly indie and the legal hip hop quota) ?
I mean if you listen to this site's recent EOY lists it is not Acclaimed MUSIC anymore, but Acclaimed INDIE ROCK.
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These guys are SANE : they don't rank albums or give them ratings like 8.72/10
Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi
Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill
Keith Jarrett – Paris/London : Testament
Courtney Pine : Transition in Tradition
Roberto Fonseca – Akokan
Fever Ray – Fever Ray
The Very Best – Warm Heart Of africa
Dam-Funk – Toeachizown
El Hijo De La Cumbia – Freestyle de Ritmos
Omar Souleyman – Highway To Hassake
Caetano Veloso – Zii E Zie (Brazil)
Miguel Poveda – Coplas dal querer (Spain)
Tinariwen – Imidiwan : Companions (Mali)
Les Espoirs de Coronthie – Thinkiyi (Guinea)
Sunil Dev Shestra – The Music Of Sunil Dev (Nepal)
Lee Fields & the Expressions – My World
Calvin Richardson – Facts of Life, The Soul Of Bobby Womack
Maxwell – BLACKSummers’night
Laura Izibor – Let The Truth Be Told
Candi staton – Who’s Hurting now ?
IsWhat ?! – Big Apetite
Q-Tip – The Renaissance/Kaamaal The Abstract
Anti-Pop Consortium – Fluorescent Black
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon : the End Of Day
Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt 2
Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid
Peter Doherty – Waste/Graceland
Wilco – Wilco (The album)
Lhasa – Lhasa
Bosque Brown - Baby
I'm out of touch with most of what's on this list, but I'm out of touch with most of what's on all the lists this year.
yeah me too
very nice way of presenting things, The Wire does something similar, apart from its EOY list.
Shame it's not eligable for AM this way. I think if they were a little less serious about the genres, they could throw all these albums into one eclectic list.
It is eligible. Definitely eligible I'd say, as it covers all genres of music better than most critics' lists.
Good stuff. I've heard exactly 1 album off every list except for rock, but the ones I did hear are excellent.