27 December 2011


Ne, ovo nisu albumi koji su se na mojoj listi Najboljih albuma 2011. našli na mestima od 33. do 53. Ovo su Najbolji albumi 2011. Slušao sam ih rado, bio sam iznenađen svežinom i blesavošću nekih od njih. Drugi su se, pak, podvlačili pod kožu, sporo i tiho. Neki su kucali više puta na moja vrata, ali su uprkos neotvaranju nastavili da se vraćaju. Neki su došli tek na kraju, samouvereni kao Sunčev sistem. Neki su ostali u sećanjima sećanja. Ne bih se razdvajao od njih. I kajem se što nema Zole Jesus. O novom Vladislavu Delayu da i ne govorim.

(Budućnost se smeje*)

1. Part Time - What Would You Say (Mexican Summer)

Like so many of their generation, Part Time wear their soft-focus '80s influences on their (rolled-up) sleeve with debut album 'What Would You Say'. Following in the footsteps of John Maus, Ariel Pink, or the Ducktails, their sound is drenched in all the memes of that era, from the haze of warm and woozy synths on 'Living In Pretend' to the neon backlit guitars of 'She's Got The Right' and the montage ambience of 'Riots In The Street'. (Boomkat)

2. Molly Nilsson - History (Dark Skies Association)

Like Maus, she creates dreamy, sometimes nostalgic synth-pop with simple/perfect melodies, as evidenced on bittersweet album opener “In Real Life.” (Gorilla Vs Bear)

3. Primordial - Redemption At The Puritans Hand (Metal Blade)

You won't hear many things as demanding of lighters (or armor) as the pagan Irish group Primordial's seventh album. Charismatic vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga-- sort of the bald, heavy metal Daniel Higgs-- could make a shopping list feel like an battle cry about a huge, bloody war. (Pitchfork)

4. Water Borders - Harboured Mantras (Tri Angle)

The incorporation of analogue synthesizers and electronic elements connects them to the early works of Coil and Throbbing Gristle specifically. The way the group's vocals trail off and bend into unnatural chord sequences recalls the primal anxiety of early Nick Cave and Birthday Party, and when the vocals get caught up in the processors they sound like the eeriest moments of The Knife ("Antechamber," "Bad Ethos"). (Resident Advisor)

5. Oliver Huntemann - Paranoia (Ideal Audio)

This album will certainly appeal to any listeners who are familiar with his famously deep and powerful sound. However as the album features guest vocals from Ane Troll Linquist and Robert Owens it is equally likely to captivate those who like things a little bit lighter. As expected, every track is expertly crafted, resulting in a brilliant and memorable album that sounds just as good at home as it does on the dance floor. (Drowned In Sound)

6. Future Islands - On The Water (Thrill Jockey)

Baltimore's Future Islands obviously were born with their ears pointed eastward to the theatrically heartbroken land of New Order, the Cure, and David Bowie. On this much-improved third album, synths swell, beats throb, and oceanic drones creep. Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner wafts through like a specter on "The Great Fire," but Sam Herring is the true phantom of this synth-pop opera… (Spin)

7. Richard Swift - Walt Wolfman (Secretly Canadian)

The EP finds Swift as a soul-pop troubadour, another new role but one that fits him well. Lead-off track “Whitman” is the least-clouded of the songs, pushing Swift’s rich vocals to the front of a ‘60s-inflected swoon. The songs that follow mostly hide his voice, sounding like weird demos that some local soul label never got around to mastering. “MG 333” and “Laugh It Up” prominently feature Swift’s impressive drumming, slightly distorted around the edges to lend some menace to the murky melodies that float on top. (Prefix)

8. HTRK - Work (Work, Work) (Ghost International)

HTRK's Ghostly International debut Work (work, work) is a flat-lined study of desire and submission, sentimentality and dysphoria. The London by way of Berlin and Melbourne art-rock duo (pronounced "Hate Rock") finished the album's production while grieving the sudden loss of founding member and bassist Sean Stewart to suicide in March '10. And while that tragedy has certainly found its way into the music's bottomless sonic void, Work (work, work), written from 2006-10 in Berlin and London, is about much more than abject darkness. (Insound)

9. Carlos Forster - Family Trees (Hush)

Perhaps the greatest charm of Family Trees is that it never attempts to be The Great American Singer-Songwriter Record and, as a result, is all the more enjoyable and closer to being exactly that. It’s a great reminder of the power of a simple song, of simple emotions, of how good it feels to touch the fertile and familiar grass of home. (PopMatters)

10. John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Upset The Rhythm)

"Its atemporal feel and overall state of being – a queasy type of dyschromia – communicates eternity and infinity," wrote one reviewer. Which means the thoroughly servicable synthpop it actually offers, sung by a man whose baritone sounds uncannily like the Sisters of Mercy's Andrew Eldritch, might seem an anti-climax. In fact it's hugely enjoyable, even without any theoretical justification. (Guardian)

(Budućnost gleda u prošlost*)

11. Rwake - Rest (Relapse)

Rwake certainly draws from the basics of sludge, but it’s progressed to a point where any basic descriptor does a real disservice to the kind of forward-thinking and dynamic craftsmanship displayed on Rest. While the band’s southern credentials are secured with a sizeable wall of crushing harmonics, it also incorporates a wide set of influences to build on that swampy foundation. (PopMatters)

12. Emika - Emika (Ninja Tune)

Listen on headphones and you'll get an uncomfortably absent 48 minutes; listen on a good system and you'll be entrapped and immersed. The effect is a record that feels like it lives in a vacuum of permanent blackness, a gothic sensibility that extends itself to the album's baroque instrumental flourishes. (Resident Advisor)

13. Martyn - Ghost People (Brainfeeder)

With 'Ghost People' he cements well-nurtured ties to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder camp, pooling his blend of UK Bass, US House & European Techno with the label's kaleidoscopic vision of electronic beat music, one which already spans the sounds of Lorn, The Gaslamp Killer, Teebs and Samiyam among others. (Boomkat)

14. Pat Jordache - Future Songs (Constellation)

Gregoire is obsessed with jangly guitar pop of all kinds, and this obsession manifests itself in the genre bending jumps from track to track that seem to span pop music from the 1950s to the mid 1980s. It's almost like a more lucid Daniel Johnson playing Joy Division covers in an empty warehouse, and as I'm sure you'll realize there's no way that can be anything else than gripping. (Boomkat)

15. Other Lives - Tamer Animals (TBD)

File under Pastoral Americana alongside Fleet Foxes and Midlake (you could bet your house on at least three members sporting beards), but there is a major difference: Tabish worships instrumental music, and classical minimalists Steve Reich and Philip Glass, which accounts for the album’s pulsating orchestrations. (BBC.co.uk)

16. Morne - Asylum (Profound Lore)

Drawing influences from across the board, Morne has taken elements of doom and post-rock and created a unique atmosphere that’s both depressing and aggressive. (Metal Review)

17. Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain (Nonesuch)

Hard Bargain is an example of world-class woodshedding and features log cabin music of the highest order. As ever, the spotlight is on Harris’ still -transcendent voice. (Paste)

18. VA - Red Hot + Rio 2 (eOne)

The 33 cuts on this sprawling collection offer so many fine and unusual moments, Red Hot + Rio 2 is every bit as unique and groundbreaking, puzzling and dazzling, as its predecessor; only more so. (AllMusic)

19. DRC Music - Kinshasa One Two (Warp)

The results are as entertainingly varied as the participants, ranging from the burly Afro party-funk of "K-Town" to the sci-fi electro crossovers of "Customs" and "Hallo" – the latter featuring Albarn and Nelly Liyemge duetting on a theme of connection – to less easily definable blends of mbira thumb-piano, synthesiser noise, found-sounds and spindly, cyclical guitar lines. (Independent)

20. Cerebral Ballzy - ST (Cooking Vinyl)

They certainly favour the high-speed visceral assault of Minor Threat and early Black Flag across this brief, hungry album, and past comparisons to Bad Brains aren’t wholly off the mark if a little glib, considering ‘Cerebral Ballzy’ doesn’t attempt any sort of dub crossover and frontman Honor Titus stops short of indulging in those bands’ political rhetoric. (NME)

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  1. a niko da te pohvali za ovo,
    a radiš tu k'o crnac! :D

    odlična lista za istraživanje. HTRK su se i meni baš dopali. a za Molly Nilsson i Emiku ti puno hvala, ne znam mesto na kojem bih za njih saznao.

    dodatak od mene:
    Clams Casino - Instrumentals
    Arborea - Red Planet
    Martial Canterel - You Today (recimo da bi ovaj lik oduvao John Mausa u nekom imaginarnom mic-2-mic-synth-2-synth duelu)
    i Italijanke Be Forest i njihov debi Cold.

  2. brenko, fala tebi! sad ja moram da cekiram ove sto ne znam