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.

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2012

Long List

  • A Lull – Summer Dress
  • Aesop Rock – Gopher Guts
  • Aesop Rock – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Air – Astronomic Club
  • Air – Parade
  • alt-J – Tessellate
  • alt-J – Breezeblocks
  • Amadou & Mariam – Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)
  • Animal Collective – Today's Supernatural
  • The Antlers – Drift Dive
  • Fiona Apple – Anything We Want
  • Fiona Apple – Periphery
  • Fiona Apple – Valentine
  • Fiona Apple – Werewolf
  • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti – Only In My Dreams
  • Bahamas – Lost In The Light
  • Bahamas – Okay Alright I’m Alive
  • Bat For Lashes – Marilyn
  • Bat For Lashes – Laura
  • Beach Fossils – Shallow
  • Beach House – Myth
  • Beach House – Wild
  • Beach House – Other People
  • Beach House – Troublemaker
  • Beachwood Sparks – Forget the Song
  • Bear In Heaven – Sinful Nature
  • Bear In Heaven – Idle Heart
  • Big Boi – Descending
  • Big Boi – Lines
  • Andrew Bird – Desperation Breeds ...
  • Andrew Bird – Hole in the Ocean Floor
  • Andrew Bird – Danse Caribe
  • Bowerbirds – In the Yard
  • Bowerbirds – Stitch the Hem
  • Bright Moments – Milwaukee Protocol
  • Bright Moments – Travelers
  • Danny Brown – Grown Up
  • Buke & Gase – Fussrate
  • Buke & Gase – Tending the Talk
  • Burial – Kindred
  • David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who
  • David Byrne & St. Vincent – Optimist
  • Capybara – Rain Apollo Trees
  • Neko Case – Nothing To Remember
  • Cat Power – Ruin
  • Caveman – A Country's King of Dreams
  • Chairlift – Take It Out On Me (Album Version)
  • Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari (Album Version)
  • Chairlift – Amanaemonesia (Album Version)
  • Chairlift – I Belong in Your Arms
  • Choir Of Young Believers – Nye Nummer Et
  • Cloud Nothings – Our Plans
  • Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless
  • Cloud Nothings – No Future/No Past
  • Matthew Dear – In The Middle (I Met You There) [feat. Jonny Pierce]
  • Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy
  • Matthew Dear – Temptation
  • Matthew Dear – Headcage
  • Death Grips – Hacker
  • Death Grips – I've Seen Footage
  • Delta Spirit – Empty House
  • Delta Spirit – Otherside
  • Mac Demarco – Rock and Roll Night Club
  • Mac Demarco – Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans
  • Mac Demarco – One More Tear To Cry
  • Mac Demarco – Freaking Out the Neighborhood
  • Mac Demarco – Sherrill
  • Mac Demarco – Cooking Up Something Good
  • Diiv – How Long Have You Known
  • Diiv – Past Lives
  • Dirty Ghosts – Battle Slang
  • Dirty Ghosts – Ropes that Way
  • Dirty Projectors – About to Die
  • Dirty Projectors – Dance For You
  • Dirty Projectors – See What She Seeing
  • Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  • Dirty Projectors – Unto Caesar
  • Django Django – Default
  • Dr. Dog – Lonesome
  • Dr. John – Ice Age
  • Dr. John – Eleggua
  • Dum Dum Girls – Lord Knows
  • Kathleen Edwards – Empty Threat
  • Kathleen Edwards – For The Record
  • El-P – The Jig Is Up
  • Electric Guest – This Head I Hold
  • Eternal Summers – Millions
  • Fanfarlo – Replicate
  • Fanfarlo – Tunguska
  • Fang Island – Never Understand
  • Fang Island – Regalia
  • Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
  • Father John Misty – Nancy From Now On
  • Father John Misty – Only Son of the Ladiesman
  • Field Music – A New Town
  • Field Music – (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions – Faithful Man
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions – Wish You Were Here
  • Geographer – Kites
  • Geographer – The Myth Of Youth
  • Goat – Let It Bleed
  • Goat – Goathead
  • Goat – Run To Your Mama
  • Grimes – Genesis
  • Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute
  • Grizzly Bear – Speak In Rounds
  • Grizzly Bear – Sun In Your Eyes
  • Glen Hansard – Maybe Not Tonight
  • Glen Hansard – High Hope
  • Chilly Gonzales – Kenaston
  • Chilly Gonzales – White Keys
  • Keaton Henson – Nests
  • Keaton Henson – You Don't Know How Lucky You Are
  • Here We Go Magic – How Do I Know
  • Here We Go Magic – I Believe In Action
  • Hospitality – The Birthday
  • Hospitality – Eighth Avenue
  • Hospitality – Friends Of Friends
  • Hot Chip – Flutes
  • Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are
  • Hot Chip – Motion Sickness
  • Imperial Teen – Over His Head
  • Islands – Hallways
  • Islands – Never Go Solo
  • Japandroids – Fire's Highway
  • Killer Mike – Reagan
  • Killer Mike – Untitled (feat. Scar)
  • Killer Mike – Willie Burke Sherwood
  • Kindness – Swingin Party
  • King Tuff – Bad Thing
  • King Tuff – Anthem
  • Kishi Bashi – Intro / Pathos, Pathos
  • Kishi Bashi – It All Began With a Burst
  • Michael Kiwanuka – I'm Getting Ready
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale
  • Michael Kiwanuka – I'll Get Along
  • Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
  • Kendrick Lamar – good kid
  • Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) (Extended Explicit Version)
  • Lambchop – Gone Tomorrow
  • Lambchop – Mr. Met
  • Liars – No.1 Against the Rush
  • Cate Le Bon – Puts Me To Work
  • Cate Le Bon – Cyrk
  • Cate Le Bon – The Eiggy Sea
  • Lonesound – The Great Outdoors
  • Lotus Plaza – Strangers
  • Lotus Plaza – Remember Our Days
  • Lotus Plaza – Eveningness
  • Lotus Plaza – Monoliths
  • Lower Dens – Brains
  • Lower Dens – Propagation
  • Major Lazer – Get Free
  • Maps & Atlases – Old & Gray
  • Melody's Echo Chamber – Crystallized
  • Melody's Echo Chamber – You Won't Be Missing That Part of Me
  • Melody's Echo Chamber – Endless Shore
  • Memoryhouse – The Kids Were Wrong
  • Miguel – Adorn
  • Miguel – Candles in the Sun
  • My Best Fiend – Cracking Eggs
  • My Best Fiend – ODVIP
  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Accordion
  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Dream Baby Dream
  • Now, Now – Prehistoric
  • Now, Now – Oh. Hi.
  • Frank Ocean – Bad Religion
  • Frank Ocean – Pyramids
  • Frank Ocean – Sweet Life
  • Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids
  • Oddisee – Ready To Rock
  • Opossom – Blue Meanies
  • Opossom – Fly
  • Opossom – Getaway Tonight
  • P.O.S – Fuck Your Stuff
  • P.O.S – All Of It
  • P.O.S – Weird Friends (We Don't Even Live Here)
  • Princeton – Florida
  • Princeton – Riches
  • Punch Brothers – Kid A
  • Purity Ring – Fineshrine
  • Ramona Falls – Spore
  • Lee Ranaldo – Lost
  • Frankie Rose – Know Me
  • Daniel Rossen – Golden Mile
  • Daniel Rossen – Silent Song
  • Daniel Rossen – Saint Nothing
  • Santigold – Disparate Youth
  • School Of Seven Bells – Scavenger
  • School Of Seven Bells – When You Sing
  • The Shins – The Rifle's Spiral
  • The Shins – September
  • Shearwater – You as You Were
  • Solange – Don't Let Me Down
  • Solange – Locked in Closets
  • Spiritualized – So Long You Pretty Thing
  • Swans – The Seer Returns
  • Swans – Apostate
  • Tanlines – All Of Me
  • Tanlines – Lost Somewhere
  • Tanlines – Nonesuch
  • Ta-Ku – Day 1
  • Ta-Ku – Day 24
  • John Talabot – Destiny feat. Pional
  • John Talabot – Journeys feat. Ekhi
  • John Talabot – Last Land
  • The Tallest Man On Earth – To Just Grow Away
  • The Tallest Man On Earth – Revelation Blues
  • The Tallest Man On Earth – Wind and Walls
  • Ryan Teague – Counter Turn
  • Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds
  • Tennis – Origins
  • Tennis – Petition
  • Titus Andronicus – Still Life With Hot Deuce On Silver Platter
  • Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
  • Twin Shadow – Run My Heart
  • Twin Shadow – Five Seconds
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)
  • Vacationer – Everybody Knows
  • Vacationer – Trip
  • Sharon Van Etten – Give Out
  • Sharon Van Etten – Serpents
  • Sharon Van Etten – Warsaw
  • Sharon Van Etten – Joke or a Lie
  • Violens – When To Let Go
  • Violens – Every Melting Degree
  • Violens – Unfolding Black Wings
  • The Walkmen – Heaven
  • Weird Dreams – Holding Nails
  • Weird Dreams – Faceless
  • Jack White – Missing Pieces
  • Wild Nothing – Nowhere
  • Wild Nothing – Shadow
  • Wild Nothing – Nocturne
  • Wild Nothing – This Chain Won't Break
  • Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
  • Dustin Wong – Ice Sheets on Feet Prints
  • Wussy – Maglite
  • Wussy – Pizza King
  • Yellow Ostrich – Marathon Runner
  • Young Magic – Sparkly
  • Yppah – Film Burn
  • Zammuto – Idiom Wind
  • Zammuto – F U C-3PO
  • Zulu Winter – Words That I Wield
  • Deep Time – Bermuda Triangle
  • Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice

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