🏆 2020 - Tracks Of The Year (Q4) 🏆

1 sophie loizou- vestal waters
2 keeley forsyth- photograph
3 novelist- dun know
4 jenevieve- baby powder
5 coma world- no focus
6 acemoma, acemo, moma ready- revolutionary
7 dagny- it’s only a heartbreak
8 anderson .paak- lockdown
9 peder mannerfelt- enter reoccuring disparity (tommy holohan remix)
10 fimber bravo- can’t control me

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how do these threads work?

People vote for their ten favourite tracks and I put them all in a Spotify list (link in OP). We’ve done it each quarter throughout the year, so this is the final one. I do allocate each track submitted points from 10 (first) to 1 (last), and then reveal a top 25 for the quarter - so we should end up with some sort of top 100 once I wrap this up at the end of the month.

The ranking stuff is just a bit of fun - the main idea is just to discover music you might have otherwise missed. There are separate rolling threads for specific types of music (including the ongoing debate about what constitues “a banger”), but thought this offered something a bit different from those.

Not had many lists submitted yet this time, so be good to get some more in :wink:

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Oh go on then.

1: IZCO ft. Novelist - Revitalisation

2: Masarima - Freak Like Me (Club Mix)

3: Sparkle Division - Oh Henry!

4: CKTRL - Robyn

5: Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham - Washed In You

6: Open Mike Eagle - Everything Ends Last Year

7: Omar S ft. John FM - Second Life

8: Pa Salieu ft. Boy Boy - No Warning

9: Musclecars - The Man Who Kept Bedstuy Warm

10: Giggs ft. Dave - Straight Murder

Speaking of John FM (vocals on that Omar S track) his American Spirit EP is one of my faves of the year

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Always find some good stuff in here. Some of these are from Q2/Q3 but I only discovered them recently. No.9 literally came out yesterday but I am already obsessed…

  1. Overmono - Everything U Need
  2. Novelist - Dun Know
  3. Ojerime - Give It Up To Me
  4. Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings
  5. Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, 9th Wonder, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington) - Freeze Tag
  6. Kipp Stone - Everythang
  7. Dan Kye - Raro
  8. WizKid (feat Tems) - Essence
  9. Madlib - Road of the Lonely Ones
  10. Betty - Pa Salieu
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Mainly Q4 releases I think, with a couple of later discoveries from earlier in the year thrown in too. Look forward to listening to the updated playlist :+1:

  1. Khruangbin - So We Won’t Forget
  2. Michael Kiwanuka - Final Days (Bonobo Remix)
  3. Actress & Sampha - Walking Flames
  4. Róisín Murphy - Murphy’s Law
  5. Taylor Swift - Champagne Problems
  6. Common feat PJ - Fallin’
  7. Open Mike Eagle - Sweatpants Spiderman
  8. Avalanches, MGMT & Johnny Marr - The Divine Chord
  9. Kurt Vile - Dandelions
  10. Arab Strap - The Compersion Pt 1
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Thanks for doing this

1.Avalon Emerson - Rotting Hills
2. Deserta - Hide
3. Julie Byrne & Jeffrey Cantu Ledesma - loves Refrain
4.Black Wing - Bollywood Apologetics
5. Cindy - Wrong Answer
6. The reds, pinks and purples - last summer in a rented room.
7. Daniel Avery - Petrol Blue
8. Overmono - Clipper (Another 5 Years)
9. Orchid Mantis - Within and Apart
10 MJ Guider - Quiet Time

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Really like that Cindy record

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  1. TSHA - Sister
  2. Dorcha - Bruiser
  3. Charles Webster - This Is Real (feat Shara Nelson)
  4. Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Heartbreak
  5. William Basinski - Tear Vial
  6. Hannah’s Little Sister - Bin Mouth
  7. Nubya Garcia - Source (Makaya McCraven remix)
  8. Lanterns on the Lake - The Realist
  9. Emmy the Great - Dandelions / Liminal
  10. Lucidvox - My Little Star
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  1. Clipping - Say The Name
  2. Heather Leigh - All I Do is Lust
  3. Laura Veirs - End Times
  4. Hen Ogledd - Trouble
  5. Kali Uchis & Rico Nasty - ¡aquí yo mando!
  6. Bakongo - Oww
  7. Call Super & Parris - Design of a Body Sublime
  8. Serengeti - friends4eva
  9. SAULT - Free
  10. Quakers & The Niyat - Bare Essentials
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Tierra Whack - Feel Good
Oneohtrix Point Never - No Nightmares
Hen Ogledd - Trouble
Keeley Forsyth - Glass
The Avalanches- The Divine Chord
The Mountain Goats - Tidal Wave
Star Feminine Band - Femme Africaine
Loma - Half Silences
Kelly Lee Owen - Re Wild.

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1 Yves Tumor- Kerosene
2 Eartheater- Volcano
3 Galcher Lustwerk- I had to slow it down
4 Oliver Coates- Butoh baby
5 Shinichi Atobe- Lake 2
6 DJ Python- Mmmmm
7 Otik- Clairvoyant
8 Lorenzo Senni- Canone Infinito
9 Special Interest- All tomorrow’s carry
10 Jassss- Turbo Ole

Autarkic- The Exploiter just misses out

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1 Dino Brandao, Faber, Sophie Hunger - Ich Liebe Dich, Faber
2 Delmer Darion - Brossier
3 TSHA - Change
4 Krakow Loves Adana - The Ocean Between us
5 Ane Brun - Song For Thrill And Tom
6 Plants And Animals - House On Fire
7 Me Lost Me - The End Of The World
8 Hachiku - Dreams Of Galapagos
9 Ela Minus - Close (feat. Helado Negro)
10 Paddy Hanna - Sinatra

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Trying to stick to the one per album rule as best I can - 8-10 are additional favorites on albums from this quarter, even though they’re better than ones higher on the list.

  1. The Smashing Pumpkins - Save Your Tears
  2. Jesu - Terminus
  3. METZ - Framed by the Comet’s Tail
  4. Adrianne Lenker - Dragon Eyes
  5. Nothing - In Blueberry Memories
  6. Matt Berninger - Oh Dearie
  7. Hammock - EveryWhen
  8. The Smashing Pumpkins - Hidden Sun
  9. Jesu - Don’t Wake Me Up
  10. METZ - A Boat to Drown In
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Going to leave this open for a couple more days, if anyone wants to submit their favourite tracks of the last quarter, or the year in general.

OK, not as big an uptake in votes as I hoped, but still discovered a whole bunch of brilliant tracks - so thanks everyone.

I had to get slightly creative to get a top 25 for this final quarter - but here is the final list of tracks for the year:

Q1

  1. I’m Not Your Dog - Baxter Dury
  2. Deleters - Holy Fuck
  3. Dressing America - TORRES
  4. Surf & Turf - Boldy James
  5. La vita nuova - Christine and the Queens
  6. amuletum - Ichiko Aoba
  7. Sunder - Nicolas Jaar
  8. XS - Rina Sawayama
  9. Denise, Don’t Wait - U.S. Girls
  10. Dreka - Kevin Gates
  11. Fusion Swirl - Jeff Parker
  12. November - Human Impact
  13. Uwa - Pongo
  14. Patchouli Blue - Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
  15. Carla’s Got A Boyfriend - Baxter Dury
  16. Universal Soldier - Jay Electronica
  17. Into the Godless Void - …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
  18. Famous Monsters - Chromatics
  19. Saturnine Night - Deradoorian
  20. Ishmael - Caspian
  21. Fantasy - Against All Logic
  22. Restless - CocoRosie
  23. Murphy’s Law - Rosin Murphy
  24. Describe - Perfume Genius
  25. Losers 2 - Spanish Love Songs

Q2

  1. Forever - Charli XCX
  2. A Few Words For The Firing Squad (Radiation) - Run The Jewels
  3. Ohio Tpke - Jeff Rosenstock
  4. Language - Midwife
  5. We - The Soft Pink Truth
  6. Fire - Waxahatchee
  7. Detonate - Charli XCX
  8. Key West (Philosopher Pirate) - Bob Dyland
  9. Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
  10. Walking In The Snow - Run The Jewels
  11. Wildfires - SAULT
  12. What’s Your Pleasure - Jessie Ware
  13. Fantasy - Against All Logic
  14. Time (You and I) - Khruangbin
  15. Yankee and the Brave - Run The Jewels
  16. might bang might not - Little Simz
  17. Kyoto - Phoebe Bridgers
  18. Canone Infiniti - Lorenzo Senni
  19. Crocodile - Melt Yourself Down
  20. idontknow - Jamie XX
  21. Graceland Too - Phoebe Bridgers
  22. Jam - DJ Lycox
  23. Risk It - Austra
  24. Nothin 2 Say (Never Forget) - MIKE
  25. Night - Kelly Lee Owens

Q3

  1. Michigan Hammers - Protomartyr
  2. Modern Business Hymns - Protomartyr
  3. Please Don’t Hold Me Hostage For Who I Am, For Who I Was - Thanya Iyer
  4. Karate - Yelle
  5. Bridge to Quiet - Animal Collective
  6. Fall Again - Duval Timothy, Lil Silva, Melanie Faye
  7. Future Power Sources - Marlowe, L’Orange, Solemn Brigham, DJ Trackstar
  8. Jeanette - Kelly Lee Owens
  9. Anything - Adrianne Lenker
  10. Ocotillo - Loma
  11. Strong - Sault
  12. Magicians - Young Jesus
  13. Little Boy - Sault
  14. Don’t Ask Me - MC Caro
  15. For Sure - Future Islands
  16. Hung - King Midas Sound
  17. In Birdsong - Everything Everything
  18. Karen O - Sun June
  19. Midnight Sky - Miley Cyrus
  20. Plastination - Kvtvlv
  21. Sempre Rente ao Chao - Noiserv
  22. The Process - Chastity Belt
  23. This Walk - Jyoti, Georgia Anne Muldrow
  24. Workaround Eight - Beatrice Dillon
  25. Shook - Tkay Maidza

Q4

  1. Dun Know - Novelist
  2. Hide - Deserta
  3. Trouble - Hen Ogledd
  4. All Tomorrow’s Carry - Special Interest
  5. ¡aquí yo mando! - Kali Uchis & Rico Nasty
  6. Free - Sault
  7. Metaz form8 - Autechre
  8. Dry Fantasy - Mogwai
  9. A Boat to Drown In - Metz
  10. Vestal Waters - Sophie Loizou
  11. Revitalisation - IZCO ft. Novelist
  12. Everything U Need - Overmono
  13. So We Won’t Forget - Khruangbin
  14. Rotting Hills - Avalon Emerson
  15. Sister - TSHA
  16. Say The Name - Clipping
  17. Feel Good - Tierra Whack
  18. Ich Liebe Dich, Faber - Dino Brandao, Faber, Sophie Hunger
  19. Save Your Tears - The Smashing Pumpkins
  20. Kerosene - Yves Tumor
  21. The Divine Chord - Avalanches, MGMT & Johnny Marr
  22. Compersion Pt. 1 - Arab Strap
  23. Photograph - Keeley Forsyth
  24. Terminus - Jesu
  25. Everything Ends Last Year - Open Mike Eagle

And everything voted for can be found in this playlist:

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@megalithicrock Are you planning on doing anything similar to this for 2021?

Yeah could do. Became a dad a few weeks ago so have had my hands a bit full! Maybe quarterly threads was a bit much anyway though, so will look to do something at the halfway mark unless someone else wants to take over. Same format as last time?

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Hi folks - I am going to start a new thread on Tuesday 1st June and leave it open for the whole month. Recommendation is that you lovely people post a list of 10 tracks you have enjoyed this year, with a few words if you have the time / inclination. If you desperately want to post a few more or less and add links or whatever then feel free. I’m thinking to move away from the idea of ranking the suggestions and tallying up points or whatever (just in this particular thread) - so will just put everything suggested in a playlist and share the link for that. Will then do this again in December. Hope that all sounds all right, ping me if not / other ideas, and look forward to hearing some great suggestions soon! :sunglasses:

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Somehow missed this response - congratulations on the (then) new arrival!

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