I'm not a fan of making end of the year lists of my favourite records. There are always records I'd like to add after two months. So in this post just some tracks from records I loved this year.
The one that went straight to my heart is Forest Swords' Dagger Paths. With time this record proved to be the most heartbreaking and addictive. Also Women's second LP Public Strain got a lot of spins here, as well as These New Puritans' second LP. I like Halcyon Digest from Deerhunter a lot but I'm more a fan of Microcastle.
Some of the best tracks this year were singles and free downloads. Especially The Neat, Electricity In Our Homes, The Victorian English Gentlemens Club and Prinzhorn Dance School came up with the smartest and most original songs. And then there is this beautiful Crystal Stilts 7" that promises a great record in 2011.
Forest Swords 'If Your Girl' from Dagger Paths:
Women 'Heat Distraction' from Public Strain:
These New Puritans 'Attack Music' from Hidden:
Wild Nothing 'Chinatown' from Gemini:
The Neat 'In Youth Is Pleasure':
Electricity In Our Homes 'You're Doing So Well':
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - A Biting Wind Followed By An Occasional Drift Of Snow (Was No Way To Cure A Hangover):
Crystal Stilts 'Shake The Shackles':
Prinzhorn Dance School 'Seed, Crop, Harvest':
Hatcham Social 'New York Girl':
Frankie Rose & The Outs 'Candy':
Stereolab - Silver Sands (Emperor Machine Mix) from Not Music:
Lonelady - 'Early The Haste Comes' from Nerve Up: