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1. JAMES FERRARO - FAR SIDE VIRTUAL
2. RUSTIE - GLASS SWORDS
3. ELIANE RADIGUE - TRANSAMOREM / TRANSMORTEM
4. HYPE WILLIAMS - ONE NATION
5. THE BEACH BOYS - SMILE
6. MICHAEL CHAPMAN - THE RESURRECTION AND REVENGE OF THE CLAYTON PEACOCK
7. DJ RASHAD - JUST A TASTE
8. LAUREL HALO - HOUR LOGIC
9. LOU REED & METALLICA - LULU
‎10. JOHN WALL & ALEX RODGERS - WORK 2006-2011
11. KEIJI HAINO / JIM O'ROURKE / OREN AMBARCHI - IN A FLASH EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER AS ONE THERE IS NO NEED FOR A SUBJECT
12. SUN ARAW - ANCIENT ROMANS
13. BILL ORCUTT - HOW THE THING SIGNS
14. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER - REPLICA
15. PEAKING LIGHTS - 936
16. CORRUPTED - GARTEN DER UNBEWUSSTHEIT
17. BALAM ACAB - WANDER - WONDER
18. VILLALOBOS & MAX LODERBAUER - RE: ECM
19. ANTI-G - PRESENTS KENTJE'SZ BEATSZ
20. THOMAS ANKERSMIT & VALERIO TRICOLI - FORMA II
‎21. PJ HARVEY - LET ENGLAND SHAKE
22. CORNELIUS CARDEW - THE GREAT LEARNING
23. THUNDERCAT - THE GOLDEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE
24. HECKER - SPECULATIVE SOLUTION
25. ANDY STOTT - WE STAY TOGETHER
26. RINSE 16, MIXED BY BEN UFO
27. RADIOHEAD - THE KING OF LIMBS
28. MARGARET DYGAS - MARGARET DYGAS
29. JIM O'ROURKE - OLD NEWS No 5
30. BANGS AND WORKS VOL. 2
31. EKOPLEKZ - INTRUSIVE INCIDENTALZ VOL 1
32. TIM HECKER - RAVEDEATH 1972
33. THE ADVISORY CIRCLE - AS THE CROW FLIES
34. MILES DAVIS - LIVE IN EUROPE 1967
35. ALEXANDER TUCKER - DORWYTCH
36. HELM - CRYPTOGRAPHY
37. JOHN CHANTLER - THE LUMINOUS GROUND
38. ECTOPLASM GIRLS - TXN
39. CINDYTALK - HOLD EVERYTHING THERE
40. FRANK OCEAN - NOSTALGIA, ULTRA
41. KUEDO - SEVERANT
42. STRUCTURE
43. THE FALL - ERSATZ GB
44. LEYLAND KIRBY - INTRIGUE & STUFF
45. PATRICE & FRIENDS - CASHMERE SHEETS
46. ZOMBY - DEDICATION
47. MUSIC FOR MERCE
48. PETER EVANS QUINTET - GHOSTS
49. RROSE X BOB OSTERTAG - MOTORMOUTH VARIATIONS
50. MICHAEL CHAPMAN - THE RESURRECTION AND REVENGE OF THE CLAYTON PEACOCK
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i guess it's that time of year.

i don't even know which ferraro album that is on top. i can't remember if i ever received the newest, i know i never downloaded it. i guess it's not a surprise or even a legitimate disappointment that they don't care very much for improv anymore.

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Album titles would have been a help.
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are they serious about the James Ferraro? his set at Neon Marshmallow was the definition of total garbage, and what I've heard of that album lines up neatly with my evaluation. b/w that and the Loutallica record I'm sure I'm only the tip of the bellyaching iceberg for this list....

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the best part is the two page Keenan advertorial later on. well, and that Smile is #5 on their list while at the same time they have a separate top 50 reissues list. on an initial scan, I saw a grand total of zero mentions of Φ and AMPLIFY anywhere in the issue.

the lone bright spots (for me), totalling under 100 words combined, were Michael Pisaro's fascinating mini-essay, seeing that Richard Pinnell picked 'Close Constellations and a Drum on the Ground' as his record of the year (which still didn't help it make any of the lists, unless I missed it), and this closing sentence to Britt Brown's review of Exquisite Corpse:

"After years of excessive overuse, Mattin's permanent middle finger has come to feel as rote and flat as a lazy peace sign thrown up by a tired hippy."

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Album titles are now. Apologies.

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thanks for updating the album titles, tortuwire.

i feel like i've heard even fewer of those than usual. certainly there are several of them in my to-listen stack (wall/rodgers, for example) but it's all kinda meh.

on the other hand i somewhat inexplicable really enjoy that peaking lights album.

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#occupythewire

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fuck james ferraro.

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Nice to see Lulu made it in the top ten though, :D

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to be fair, I am happy to see that lovely Radigue work in at #3, and looking for a silver lining, this list does illustrate an exceptionally wide range of practices and aesthetics. to continue my grumpiness, however, I do look for at least some reflection of my tastes and interests from the one music/art mag I subscribe to, and I don't see much of that in this list, much less than in years past. for whatever that is worth.

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The title of the Cindytalk album is incorrect.
Eh, what makes a record a Record Of The Year? It may not just be about quality but maybe like a map of the zeitgeist, in which case it makes some sort of sense for Lulu to be on there and Ferraro to be at the top. (I find Ferraro's stuff to be quite pleasant though in no way great.)
The dearth of improv releases here is indeed sad, though.

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billygomberg wrote:to be fair, I am happy to see that lovely Radigue work in at #3
It's a beautiful piece, but it's second division Radigue, nowhere near as profound as what she went on to do a year or so later. Smacks of "token vote for someone we like", imo. And that coming from someone who knows & loves Eliane dearly.
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Dan Warburton wrote:
billygomberg wrote:to be fair, I am happy to see that lovely Radigue work in at #3
It's a beautiful piece, but it's second division Radigue, nowhere near as profound as what she went on to do a year or so later. Smacks of "token vote for someone we like", imo. And that coming from someone who knows & loves Eliane dearly.
and I agree with this 100% (except that I don't know the woman in question personally). I'm mostly saluting the tokening more than anything, in the kind of "oh hey I know and enjoyed that disc!" way. it's not a very critical observation on my behalf, I was looking to contrast my generally bitchiness about a list that reads to me as a lot of blatant hipsterism and name-checking.

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michael chapman must be awesome, he ranks at both #6 and #50.
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i havn't heard a single record from that list

edit: no I have heard the Radigue

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Archive Releases of the Year 1–50:

1 John Fahey Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You: The Fonotone Years 1958–1965 (Dust-To-Digital/Revenant)
2 Albert Ayler Stockholm, Berlin 1966 (HatOLOGY)
3 Bill Dixon Orchestra Intents And Purposes (International Phonograph)
4 Theo Parrish Ugly Edits (Ugly Edits)
5 Annette Peacock I’m The One (Ironic)
6 Disco Inferno The 5 EPs (One Little Indian)
7 LFO Frequencies (Warp)
8 Hecker Sun Pandämonium (PAN)
9 Steve Roden I Listen To The Wind That Obliterates My Traces: Music In Vernacular Photographs 1880–1955 (Dust-To-Digital)
10 Moniek Darge Sounds Of Sacred Places (Kye)
11 Christian Wolff Kompositionen 1950–1972 (Edition RZ)
12 Can Tago Mago 40th Anniversary Edition (Spoon/Mute)
13 Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness/ Lord Of Lords (Impulse!)
14 Alvin Curran Solo Works: The 70s (New World)
15 Richard Skelton The Complete Landings (Sustain-Release)
16 Julius Hemphill Dogon AD (International Phonograph)
17 Craig Leon Nommos (No label)
18 Opika Pende: Africa At 78rpm Various (Dust-To-Digital)
19 Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds In 3D Various (Soul Jazz)
20 FMP: Im Rückblick – In Retrospect Various (FMP)
21 TCM The Criminal Minds (Rephlex)
22 Lionel Marchetti Une Saison (Monotype)
23 Dub Taylor Lumiere (Sub Rosa)
24 The Bachs Out Of The Bachs (Time-Lag)
25 The Fall This Nation’s Saving Grace Omnibus Edition (Beggars Banquet)
26 Dinosaur L 24→24 Music (Sleeping Bag)
27 Silver Bullet Bring Down The Walls No Limit Squad Returns (Original Dope)
28 Dicky Landry Fifteen Saxophones (Unseen Worlds)
29 Autechre EPs 1991–2002 (Warp)
30 Tav Falco’s Panther Burns Lore And Testament Vol 1: Behind The Magnolia Curtain/Blow Your Top (Stag-O-Lee)
31 Howard Riley The Complete Short Stories 1998–2010 (No Business)
32 Group Ongaku Music Of Group Ongaku 1960–1961 (Seer Sound Archive)
33 Demdike Stare Triptych (Modern Love)
34 Derek Bailey Concert In Milwaukee (Incus)
35 Roy Harper Stormcock (Believe Digital)
36 These Trails These Trails (Drag City)
37 Jason Lescallet This Is What I Do (Glistening Examples)
38 The Raincoats Odyshape (We ThRee)
39 Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock & Funk 1970–1978 Various (Now Again)
40 Lee Konitz The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (Cam Jazz)
41 Ghédalia Tazartès Repas Froid (PAN)
42 Chris & Cosey Songs Of Love And Lust (Conspiracy International)
43 Nigeria 70: Sweet Times: Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos Various (Strut)
44 Tom Zé Grande Liquidação (Mr Bongo)
45 The Jesus And Mary Chain Psychocandy (Edsel)
46 Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown’s MoWest Story 1971–1973 Various (Light In The Attic)
47 Christoph Heemann Rings Of Saturn (Robot)
48 Mickey Newbury An American Trilogy (Saint Cecilia Knows/ Mountain Retreat)
49 Delta Swamp Rock: Sounds From The South At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And Soul Various (Soul Jazz)
50 Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Industrial)

Avant Rock A–Z

Matt Baldwin Night In The Triangle (American Dust)
Barn Owl & The Infinite Strings Ensemble The Headlands (Important)
Ex-Easter Island Head Mallet Guitars One (Low Point)
Expo 70 Inaudible Bicoastal Trajectory (Aguirre)
Iceage New Brigade (Dais)
C Joynes Congo (Bo’Weavil)
Liturgy Aesthethica (Thrill Jockey)
The Men Leave Home (Sacred Bones)
Noveller Glacial Glow (Weird Forest)
Angel Olson Strange Cacti (Bathetic)
Peaking Lights 936 (Not Not Fun/Domino)
Skullflower Fucked On A Pile Of Corpses (Cold Spring)
Staccato Du Mal Sin Destino (Wierd)
Alexander Tucker Dorwytch (Thrill Jockey)
Village Of Spaces Alchemy And Trust (Corleone)

Critical Beats A–Z

Actress Twitter tracks (No label)
Africa Hitech 93 Million Miles (Warp)
BNJMN Black Square (Rush Hour)
Coki Don’t Get it Twisted (DMZ)
Darq E Freaker Cherryade (Oil Gang)
Funkystepz Fuller (Hyperdub)
Instra:Mental Resolution 653 (Nonplus)
Faze Miyake Take Off (Woofer Music)
Massive Attack vs Burial Four Walls (The Vinyl Factory)
Moony I’m A UK G (Gobstopper)
Morphosis What Have We Learned (Delsin)
Preditah Circles (No label)
Andy Stott We Stay Together (Modern Love)
Swindle/Royal T Mood Swings VIP/Orangeade VIP (Butterz)
Bangs & Works Vol 2: The Best Of Chicago Footwork Various (Planet Mu)

Dub A–Z

Lee Perry & The Upsetters The Return Of Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds)
Disrupt & Soom T Ode To A Carrot (Jahtari)
King Midas Sound Without You (Hyperdub)
Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators Dub Will Change Your Mind (King Spinna)
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Nu Sound & Version (On-U Sound)
Muslimgauze Babylon Iz Iraq (Fathom)
RSD Go In A Good Way (Zettai Mu)
African Head Charge Voodoo Of The Godsent (On-U Sound)
The Revolutionaries Dial M For Murder In Dub Style (Pressure Sounds)
Deadbeat Drawn & Quartered (BLKRTZ)

Electronica A–Z

Balam Acab Wander/Wonder (Tri Angle)
Ursula Bogner Sonne = Blackbox (Faitiche)
Borden/Ferraro/Godin/Halo/Lopatin FRKWYS 7 (FRKWYS)
Margaret Dygas Margaret Dygas (Perlon)
Ekoclef Tapeswap (Magic & Dreams)
Lawrence English The Peregrine (Experimedia)
Mark Fell Manitutshu (Editions Mego)
Steve Hauschildt Tragedy & Geometry (Kranky)
Kangding Ray OR (Raster-Noton)
Kuedo Severant (Planet Mu)
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica
(Software/Mexican Summer)
Roll The Dice In Dust (Leaf)
Pinch & Shackleton Pinch & Shackleton (Honest Jon’s)
Andy Stott Passed Me By (Modern Love)
Cristian Vogel Black Swan (Sub Rosa)

Global A–Z

Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974–1979 Various (Analog Africa)
ZM Dagar & ZF Dagar Ragini Miyan Ki Todi (Country & Eastern)
Fanafody: A Collection Of Recordings & Photography From Madagasikara Vol II Various (Mississippi)
Franco & Le TPOK Jazz Francophonic Vol 1 1953–1980 (Sterns)
Jeong Ga Ak Hoe Gagok (Female)
Pungnyu III (Akdang)
Issa Juma & Super Wanyika Stars World Defeats The Grandfathers – Swinging Swahili Rumba 1982–1986 (Sterns)
Korea: Jongmyo Jeryeak: Ritual Music For The Royal Ancestors Various (Ocora)
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 From Africa With Fury: Rise (Knitting Factory)
Opika Pende: Africa At 78rpm Various (Dust-To-Digital)
Tabu Ley Rochereau The Voice Of Lightness Vol 2 (Sterns)
Young Ho Shu Ajaeng Sanzo (Akdang) Omar Souleyman Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts (Sublime Frequencies)
Wallahi Le Zein!!: Wezin, Jakwar, And Guitar Boogie From The Islamic Republic Of Mauritania Various (Latitude)
Emin Yagci Tulum: A Sound From The Black Sea (Felmay)
Lingling Yu/Guo Gan Yue Luo: Jiangnan Sizhu Music (Felmay)

Hiphop A–Z

Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Look At Me Now (Jive)
Danny Brown XXX (Fools Gold)
Jay-Z & Kanye West Niggas In Paris (Def Jam)
Kendrick Lamar Section 80 (TDE)
Lil B Bitch Mob: Respect Da Bitch Vol 1 (No label)
Meek Mill House Party (Maybach Music Group)
Mr Muthafuckin’ Exquire Huzzah (YouTube clip)
Tyler, The Creator Yonkers (OFWGKTA/XL)
Don Trip & Starlito Step Brothers (No label)
Waka Flocka Flame Duflocka Rant (No label)

Jazz & Improv A–Z

Derek Bailey Concert In Milwaukee (Incus)
Billy Bang’s Survival Ensemble Black Man’s Blues (NoBusiness)
Michel Doneda/Jonas Kocher/ Christoph Schiller ///Grape Skin (Another Timbre)
Dörner/Dafeldecker/Johansson Der Kreis Des Gegenstandes (Monotype)
Bertrand Denzler Tenor (Potlach)
Klaus Filip & Nikos Veliotis Slugabed (Hibari)
Flow Trio Set Theory, Live At The Stone (Ayler)
Hession/Wilkinson/Fell Two Falls & A Submission (Bo’Weavil)
Charlotte Hug Slipways To Galaxies (Emanem)
Eli Keszler Oxtirn (ESP)
Mural Live At The Rothko Chapel (Rothko Chapel)
William Parker Crumbling In The Shadows Is Fraulein Miller’s Stale Cake (Centering)
Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi Live At Hungry Brain (Family Vineyard)
Sheriffs Of Nothingness A Summer’s Night At The Crooked Forest (Sofa)
David S Ware/Cooper-Moore/William Parker/Muhammad Ali Planetary Unknown (AUM Fidelity)

Modern Composition A–Z

John Cage The Works For Percussion 1 (Mode)
Friedrich Cerha Bruchstück, Geträumt/Neun Bagatellen/ Instants (Kairos)
Alvin Curran Solo Works: The 70s (New World)
Luc Ferrari Piano And Percussion Works (Hat HUT)
Hans G Helms Fa:m’ Ahniesgwow (Wergo)
Ben Johnston String Quartets (New World)
David Lumsdaine Big Meeting (NMC)
Roger Reynolds Sanctuary (Mode)
Richard Skelton The Complete Landings (Sustain-Release)
Christian Wolff Kompositionen 1950–72 (Edition RZ)

Outer Limits A–Z

Bee Mask Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico (Spectrum Spools)
Frieder Butzmann Wie Zeit Vergeht (PAN)
Caboladies Renewable Destination (Students Of Decay)
Cut Hands Afro Noise I (Very Friendly/Susan Lawly)
Head Boggle Unsounds And Domo Live (NNA Tapes)
Hecker Speculative Solution (Editions Mego)
Idea Fire Company Music From The Impossible Salon (Kye)
Thomas Lehn & Marcus Schmickler Live Double Séance [Antaa Kalojen Vida] (Editions Mego)
John Mannion Slice Through Or/In Glassmetal (Hanson)
Francisco Meirino Recordings Of Voltage Errors, Magnetic Fields, On-Site Testimonies & Tape Tension (Misanthropic Agenda)
Jim O’Rourke & Christoph Heemann Plastic Palace People Vol 1 (Streamline)
Peterlicker Nicht (Editions Mego)
Raionbashi/Krube Split (Hrönir)
Rodger Stella/Kites Interior Moon (Mutter Wild)
Werewolf Jerusalem Confessions Of A Sex Maniac (Second Layer)

Size Matters A–Z

Chora Songs From The Husk-Hair Malt (Winebox Press MC)
Tom Fazzini Stats (Loophamystery 7")
Lantern Deliver Me From Nowhere (Electric Voice MC)
Leopard Et Moi L’Amour De La Nature (Brise-Cul MC)
Mad Nanna I’ve Been Talking (Alberts Basement 7")
Matsuo Ohno Play On Animals (Em 7")
Bill Orcutt All Tongues/Tender Bottoms (Palilalia 7")
Primitive Calculators/Slug Guts Pumping Ugly Muscle split (Sweet Rot 7")
3 Toed Sloth … against the odds (Unwucht 2×7")
Wonderfuls Piss Fist (Negative Guest List 7")

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presquepartout wrote:no erstwhiles = fail

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Hype Williams at #4!
oh wait, i was thinking about that guy that made rap videos a decade ago :?

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