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Listening

I keep a monthly diary of music that I discover or hear while out and about. Each year is also marked with a collection of my favorite newly released tracks and albums. You can read more about the system here.

Jump to Year:

2019

Favorite new releases and logs will be added at the end of the year. You can see in-progress playlists by following me on Spotify.

2018

Favorite Albums

  • Against All Logic – 2012–2017
  • Beach House – 7
  • Charli XCX – Pop 2
  • DJ Koze – Knock Knock
  • Grouper – Grid of Points
  • Julia Holter – Aviary
  • Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still
  • Low – Double Negative
  • Nao – Saturn
  • Nils Frahm – All Melody
  • Tirzah - Devotion

Favorite Tracks

2017

Favorite Albums

  • Björk – Utopia
  • Fever Ray – Plunge
  • Four Tet – New Energy
  • Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Jardín
  • Juana Molina – Halo
  • Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
  • Kelela – Take Me Apart
  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  • Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
  • Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives
  • Nick Hakim – Green Twins
  • Photay – Onism
  • Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
  • Slowdive – Slowdive
  • Washed Out – Mister Mellow

Favorite Tracks

2016

Favorite Albums

  • A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
  • Anderson Paak – Malibu
  • Angel Olsen – My Woman
  • ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS
  • Chairlift – Moth
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • Frank Ocean – Blonde
  • Ian Sweet – Shapeshifter
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS
  • Kaytranada – 99.9%
  • Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.
  • Nicholas Jaar – Sirens
  • Olga Bell – Tempo
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Favorite Tracks

2015

Favorite Albums

  • Beach House – Depression Cherry
  • Björk – Vulnicura
  • Colin Stetson, Sarah Neufeld – Never Were the Way She Was
  • Dark Star – Foam Island
  • HNNY – Sunday
  • Jamie xx – In Colour
  • Jlin – Dark Energy
  • Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
  • Petit Noir – La Vie Est Belle
  • Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  • Thundercat – The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam

Favorite Tracks

2014

Favorite Albums

  • Amen Dunes – Love
  • Caribou – Our Love
  • D’Angelo – Black Messiah
  • DJ Koze – Reincarnations, Pt. 2
  • FKA twigs – LP1
  • Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
  • Freddie Gibbs, Madlib – Piñata
  • Kaja Gunnufsen – Faen Kaja
  • Kindness – Otherness
  • Owen Pallett – In Conflict
  • Rain Dog – Two Words
  • Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  • Spoon – They Want My Soul
  • Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
  • Wye Oak – Shriek

Favorite Tracks

2013

Favorite Albums

  • Agnes Obel – Aventine
  • Alpine – A is for Alpine
  • Baths – Obsidian
  • Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
  • DARKSIDE – Psychic
  • Deerhunter – Monomania
  • DJ Koze – Amygdala
  • FKA twigs – EP2
  • iamamiwhoami – Bounty
  • James Blake – Overgrown
  • James Holden – The Inheritors
  • Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  • Julia Holter – Loud City Song
  • Junip – Junip
  • Laura Veirs – Warp and Weft
  • Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
  • Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now
  • Tim Hecker – Virgins
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

Favorite Tracks

2012

Favorite Albums

  • Beach House – Bloom
  • Chairlift – Something
  • Daniel Rossen – Silent Hour / Golden Mile
  • Death Grips – The Money Store
  • Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  • Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel
  • Frank Ocean – Channel ORANGE
  • Grizzly Bear – Shields
  • Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  • John Talabot – Fin
  • Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
  • Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
  • Mac DeMarco – Rock and Roll Night Club
  • Matthew Dear – Beams
  • Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
  • Twin Shadow – Confess
  • Wild Nothing – Nocturne

Favorite Tracks

2011

Favorite Albums

  • Atlas Sound – Parallax
  • Bon Iver – Bon Iver
  • Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2
  • Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune
  • Destroyer – Kaputt
  • Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
  • Little Dragon – Ritual Union
  • M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  • Mr Twin Sister – In Heaven
  • SBTRKT – SBTRKT
  • St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
  • The Antlers – Burst Apart
  • Wye Oak – Civilian

Favorite Tracks