Tag: Year-End

  • Hiatus Year End Lists

    Hiatus Year End Lists

    This site has been on hiatus since 2019 owing to personal and pandemic reasons, but I have been scribbling year-end lists on napkins anyways, of course… 2018 Best of the restGnod- Chapel Perilous (Rocket Recordings)Acre – Hollow Body (Opal Tapes)Dr Octagon – Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day HorripilationDjrum – Portrait With Firewood (R&S)Animal Collective […]

  • Best Albums of 2017

    Best Albums of 2017

    In the 70s music critics had an edge on the fans – if Richard Meltzer is to be believed, they got free records, invites to parties studded with stars, drugs and other party favours. In 2017 it is becoming increasingly common to not get sent the biggest new releases at all, never mind before they […]

  • The 50 Best Albums of 2016

    The 50 Best Albums of 2016

    In this post: an introduction, reviews of the top 10 albums of the year, a complete top 50 list, and a streaming playlist with a track from every top 50 album save for those not on Spotify. See you in 2017! There were no seismic shifts in the pop landscape in 2016, nor in 2015, […]

  • The Best Albums of 2015

    The Best Albums of 2015

    Note: This was not published at the time but languished in draft. Best Albums of 2015 Best Dance Singles of 2015 Best Dance Labels of 2015

  • a-void.ca’s best albums of 2014

    a-void.ca’s best albums of 2014

    WHERE IS T-SWIFT? Ok, I admit it, I didn’t listen to it. Nor did I get through albums by Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Keyshia Cole, Calvin Harris, et al and sundry. I also didn’t hear all of Ariel Pink, Foxygen, Swans, TV on the Radio, Leonard Cohen, Julian Casablancas and too many others […]