27/12/14

TopTen 2014 e altri dischi

Ed ecco, a fine anno, la mia consueta "classifica" dei migliori dischetti annuali. Quest'anno mi limito alle prime dieci posizioni perché dall'undicesima in poi non ha davvero senso metterli in ordine di preferenza. Buon anno a tutti.
Andrea Russo

1. FKA Twigs – LP1
(alternative r&b, art pop)
Una ricerca sonora raffinata, una voce splendida e fascino da antidiva. FKA Twigs è l'artista del 2014, forse del decennio. Commuoversi è obbligatorio.



2. Ben Frost – A U R O R A
(industrial, drone)
Un'opera di architettura. Maestoso.



3. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
(jangle-pop, psychedelic-pop)
Lui è l'amico che vorresti quando hai voglia di sbronzarti e piangere.



4. Arca – Xen
(glitch hop, experimental hip hop)
Il suo sound è la sintesi perfetta del 2014.



5. Grouper – Ruins
(ambient-pop, dark-ambient)
Grouper è un'artista unica e formidabile. Ascoltate "Clearing" e piangete a dirotto.


6. Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else 
(post-hardcore, noise-rock)
Sono loro: crisi post-adolescenziali e distorsori a coprire le lacrime.



7. SOHN – Tremors
(future garage, art pop)
Musica per persone gentili.


8. Linda Perhacs – The Soul of all Natural Things
(psychedelic-folk)
Il ritorno di una delle meteore degli anni '70 dopo un silenzio di quarant'anni. All'epoca non fu capita. E oggi?


9. Populous – Night Safari
(electronic, wonky)
Un italiano in top-ten, ebbene sì. Questo è stato l'anno di Andrea Mangia, salentino very cool.




10. Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World
(post-punk, shoegaze)
Come vedersi Begotten dopo un concerto punk.





Dischi più o meno sparsi:

Bones – Garbage

Caribou – Our Love

Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

Run The Jewels – 2

Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser


Thee Oh Sees – Drop

Ty Segall – Manipulator

Flying Lotus – You're Dead!

Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers

D'Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah

I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro

Lydia Ainsworth – Right From Real

Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love

Gazelle Twin – Unflesh

Whirr – Sway

iamamiwhoami – Blue

The Horrors – Luminous

The Raveonettes – Pe'ahi

Sun Kil Moon – Benji

Perfect Pussy – Say Yes to Love

A Sunny Day in Glasgow –  Sea When Absent

Tokimonsta – Desiderium

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

Raury – Indigo Child

Goat – Commune

Ricky Eat Acid – Three Love Songs

Warpaint – Warpaint

Wild Beasts – Present Tense

Neneh Cherry – Blank Project

Death Grips – Niggas On The Moon

Blonde Redhead – Barragán

Machinedrum – Vapor City Archives

Carla Bozulich – Boy

Actress – Ghettoville

We Are Shining – Kara

Shellac – Dude Incredible

Thom Yorke – Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Aphex Twin – Syro

Clap! Clap! – Tayi Bebba

Sbtrkt – Wonder Where We Land

How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart?




Dischi davvero sparsi:

Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
Glass Animals – Zaba
Odesza – In Return
Clark – Clark
Tricky – Adrian Thaws

Shxcxchcxsh – Linear S Decoded
Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita
White Lung – Deep Fantasy
MØ – No Mythologies To Follow
Real Estate – Atlas
tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack
Jim-E Stack – Tell Me I Belong
Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
Zola Jesus – Taiga
Teho Teardo – Ballyturk

Sd Laika – That's Harakiri
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde – High Life
WAND – Ganglion Reef
Lamb – Backspace Unwind
Röyksopp – The Inevitable End
Capibara – Jordan
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

Beck – Morning Phase
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams 
Cheatahs – Cheatahs
Nadja – Queller
Spain – Sargent Place
Liars – Mess
Einstürzende Neubauten – Lament
Idylls - Prayer For Terrene
Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove – A Fistful of Desert Blues
The Bug – Angels & Devils
Big Ups – Eighteen Hours of Static
Chet Faker – Built on Glass
Illum Sphere – Ghosts of Then and Now
Planning For Burial – Desideratum
BADBADNOTGOOD – III
Wife – What's Between
Wreck & Reference – Want
The Antlers – Familiars
Fucked Up – Glass Boys
White Fence – For the recently found innocent
Redinho – Redinho

J Mascis – Tied to a Star
Ema – The Future's Void
Moiré – Shelter
Labyrinth Ear – The Orchid Room
thisquietarmy – Rebirths
HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club
Dirty Beaches – Stateless
Foxygen – …And Star Power
Cult of Youth – Final Days
Esben And The Witch – A New Nature
Arrange – Their Bodies in a Fog
Vessel – Punish, honey

Swans – To Be Kind
Lamb – Backspace Unwind
Thurston Moore – The Best Day
Cold Body Radiation – A Clear Path
Urali – Urali
Ryan Hemsworth – Alone For The First Time
Les Sins – Michael
Ephera – Navi
Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
Zammuto – Anchor

Cosmetic – Nomoretato
C'mon Tigre – C'mon Tigre
Be Forest – Earthbeat
Planningtorock – All Love's Legal
Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
Nothing – Guilty of Everything
The Men – Tomorrow's Hits
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Neil Young – Storytone
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos
Las Robertas – Days Unmade