Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/05/25

blog 2016/05/25 - take time away

It just leaves you:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160525.zip


Andy Stott - First Night
Andy Stott - New Romantic
Andy Stott - Too Many Voices:  New album Too Many Voices is far and away my favourite Andy Stott album.  It's vastly more listenable, channeling the isolating aspects of prior works and finetuning it more towards just-enough.  The lazier reliance on density and distortion has diminished.  RECOMMENDED

Baby Baby - Best Franz:  From the Big Boy Baller Club

Busdriver - Colonize the Moon ft Pegasus Warning
Busdriver - (Perfect Hair hidden track)
Busdriver - Retirement Ode:  I've mentioned it before, but reminder that Perfect Hair from 2014 is a pretty amazing album.  RECOMMENDED.

JFM - Test of Faith:  Blissout from the Debaser mixTAPE.

John Zorn - Pellucidar
John Zorn - Queen of Ilium:  I could listen to Zorn's smooth jazz ensembles forever.  Pellucidar is a gem.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Kiyoko - Open
Kiyoko - Shinagawa:  This is back from 2012, but Sea Of Trees is worth a visit.  Delicate IDM structures for you hazy days and nights.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Lagartijeando - Cardo Rodando:  all over this

Lisa Mitchell - Neopolitan Dreams (Sonnengruss Remix):  #chimecore

Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex:  nowave4ever

Sivani - Tooth Hound Sand (AIA):  More blissout from the Debaser mixtape.

Susy Sun & Go Periscope - Any Other Way (Go Periscope Remix):  Electropop overdose.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Andy Stott - First Night
Andy Stott - New Romantic
Andy Stott - Too Many Voices
Baby Baby - Best Franz
Busdriver - Colonize the Moon ft Pegasus Warning
Busdriver - (Perfect Hair hidden track)
Busdriver - Retirement Ode
JFM - Test of Faith
John Zorn - Pellucidar
John Zorn - Queen of Ilium
Kiyoko - Open
Kiyoko - Shinagawa
Lagartijeando - Cardo Rodando
Lisa Mitchell - Neopolitan Dreams (Sonnengruss Remix)
Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex
Sivani - Tooth Hound Sand (AIA)
Susy Sun & Go Periscope - Any Other Way (Go Periscope Remix)



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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/05/17

blog 2016/05/17 - not all poisons are anger

Mining the past to escape the now:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160517.zip


Clipping. - Inside Out
Clipping. - Work Work ft Cocc Pistol Cree:  Now that Daveed Diggs is famous from his turn on Hamilton, it prompts a relisten to the old Clipping albums and well… OK these tracks are pretty hot.  But Diggs solo album holds up really well.  More on that later.

Geskia - Afterhours
Geskia - Odd Cloud:  This album SFIMT is a bloody delight.  Top shelf crafted beats that you will have on repeat.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

HiRollers - Aera:  Sweet bass rolling

Ikue Mori - Basharaf
Ikue Mori - Mozu #3
Ikue Mori - Orot:  The Tzadik stalwart is back and I think this is one her most satisying albums yet, and In Light of Shadows has a delicious variety of textures and explorations.  RECOMMENDED.

Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle 2.0 (INTLparty x E.T. Remix):  DAMMIT, JANET!

Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Joanna Newsom - Leaving The City (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Joanna Newsom - Peach Plum Pear (2016-04-01 live in Boise):  This live concert recording drifted my way and hoooooly fucking shit is it amazing.  Add Newsom to your bucketlist of whom to see live.  Absolutely stunning.  Find her on tour, or find the bootlegs.  They are so good they will make you cry.

Mogollar - Cigrik (FOC Edits Rework):  Grooving Jam House!

Nick Hakim - The Light:  Smooooothed out

Radiohead - Spectre:  A new band, I think from New Zealand?  Dunno, but I think they're going to be huge one day.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Clipping. - Inside Out
Clipping. - Work Work ft Cocc Pistol Cree
Geskia - Afterhours
Geskia - Odd Cloud
HiRollers - Aera
Ikue Mori - Basharaf
Ikue Mori - Mozu #3
Ikue Mori - Orot
Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle 2.0 (INTLparty x E.T. Remix)
Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Joanna Newsom - Leaving The City (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Joanna Newsom - Peach Plum Pear (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Mogollar - Cigrik (FOC Edits Rework)
Nick Hakim - The Light
Radiohead - Spectre



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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

MP3 blog 2015/05/10

blog 2016/05/10 - poison for fun and profit

Mostly just for fun and obliteration:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160510.zip


Above Top Secret - Wtf!:  No fucks given

Bitchin Bajas - Field Study
Bitchin Bajas - Tilang:  This 2014 self-titled album is great psychedelic ambience.  RECOMMENDED

Josh Flagg - Lights Out:  Suddenly I am back in high school listening to Soundgarden in my friend's camper trailer.

Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Leon Bridges - River
Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailin':  Coming Home is a bit of a gem, but mostly for me it showcases a rising talent who will touch greatness, hopefully in the next album.  In the meantime, there are a few great cuts here. 

MG Encore Ensemble - Retablo (2nd mvt, Almayne):  From Oct 16, 2015 at X Avant X, in Toronto at The Music Gallery

Monogem - Wait and See (Thero Remix):  Oh yeah this is some glorious electropop goodness

Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas - Long Time:  Hemsworth always gives the goods.

The Dead Weather - I Feel Love (Every Million Miles):  From the new album Dodge & Burn, a great barroom stormer.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Ghosts & Pains
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Offbeat
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Who I Was:  I somehow missed this album Rhythm in 2014 and it's all quite amazing.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Above Top Secret - Wtf!
Bitchin Bajas - Field Study
Bitchin Bajas - Tilang
Josh Flagg - Lights Out
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Leon Bridges - River
Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailin'
MG Encore Ensemble - Retablo (2nd mvt, Almayne)
Monogem - Wait and See (Thero Remix)
Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas - Long Time
The Dead Weather - I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Ghosts & Pains
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Offbeat
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Who I Was



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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/05/03

blog 2016/05/03 - yes no really all jokes

For fear of being understood:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160503.zip


Aesop Rock - Rings
Aesop Rock - Shrunk:  The Impossible Kid is out and it is ACES.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Beyoncé - Formation
Beyoncé - Freedom ft Kendrick Lamar
Beyoncé - Hold Up:  Oh hay Bey did a thing and it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Black Mountain - Heart of Snow:  Did you know that Black Mountain released a 10th anniversary release of their amazing debut?  OK the add-on stuff isn't really essential, but if you haven't heard this first album… it's the best.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Egoh - You And I:  Sublime bass all over.

Erik Nilsson - On And Onward:  Glory be to the piano break IDM lords.

Leisure - Got It Bad:  Smooooth soul break

Perfect Pussy - A Leash Called Love:  Amazing track with their split with Joanna Gruesome.

Pram - Blue Singer:  Throw back to a little nowave love sounds

RVIVR - Big Lie
RVIVR - Paper Thin
RVIVR - Rainspell:  From 2013's The Beauty Between, oh the joys of poppy punk indulgence.

Tabu Ley Rochereau - Pitié:  OK now calm down to this bit of groove.

Thrangh - Agghlartagh:  Hit it up mutant stylee



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Aesop Rock - Rings
Aesop Rock - Shrunk
Beyoncé - Formation
Beyoncé - Freedom ft Kendrick Lamar
Beyoncé - Hold Up
Black Mountain - Heart of Snow
Egoh - You And I
Erik Nilsson - On And Onward
Leisure - Got It Bad
Perfect Pussy - A Leash Called Love
Pram - Blue Singer
RVIVR - Big Lie
RVIVR - Paper Thin
RVIVR - Rainspell
Tabu Ley Rochereau - Pitié
Thrangh - Agghlartagh



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Saturday, April 30, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/04/30 - Daphne Music vol 007

blog 2016/04/30 - Daphne Music vol 007

weekend dance parties:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160430-daphne007.zip


All songs selected by my daughter.





THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

01 Mary Poppins - Let's Go Fly A Kite
02 Paul Simon - The Obvious Child (edit)
03 Justin Bieber - Sorry
04 Hamilton OST - Helpless
05 They Might Be Giants - One Dozen Monkeys
06 Sharon, Lois and Bram - Goin' to the Zoo
07 Frozen OST - Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People
08 Raffi - Oats and Beans and Barley
09 Basia Bulat - La La Lie
10 Muppets Movie OST - I'm Going To Go Back There Someday
11 Eskimeaux - Broken Necks
12 Hamilton OST - My Shot
13 They Might Be Giants - Roy G. Biv
14 Rae Spoon - Can't Go Right
15 In The Heights OST - Breathe
16 Jeffrey Lewis - Roll Bus Roll
17 Purity Ring - Repetition
18 Sharon, Lois and Bram - If You're Happy and you Know It
19 Frozen OST - Do You Want To Build A Snowman
20 Raffi - The Corner Grocery Store
21 They Might Be Giants - The Bloodmobile
22 Sharon, Lois and Bram - Skinnamarink



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/04/27

blog 2016/04/27 - even light is pretty slow

don't mean to upset you but it's true:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160427.zip


Art Lande - Corinthian Melodies:  This ducks back to Rubisa Patrol from 1976.

Aten Rays - Come With Me:  Oooof this is that perfect bass ish

El Vy - It's A Game:  Oh woah so that's duder from The National?

Emile Haynie - Come Find Me (Salda Remix):  Straight up electro pop house goodness.

Joanna Gruesome - Psykick Espionage:  Amaaaaazing track from the wonderful split put out with Perfect Pussy.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Kronos Quartet - Cry of a Lady
Kronos Quartet - Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector:  Kronos knocking out more Terry Riley gems?  Yes it's as good as it sounds.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Kultur - Ephemere ft Bamiyah:  the sex.

Led to Sea - Breathe Some:  Sweet pop from The Beautiful Humming of Ms. Fortune

Metronomy - A Thing For Me (Breakbot Remix):  I'll never tire of remixes of this song.

The October Solution - Stolen:  All over the dreampop tip.

Waxahatchee - Blue
Waxahatchee - Bonfire
Waxahatchee - Breathless
Waxahatchee - The Dirt:  I've been sleeping on Ivy Tripp for a while, but it's lovely and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Art Lande - Corinthian Melodies
Aten Rays - Come With Me
El Vy - It's A Game
Emile Haynie - Come Find Me (Salda Remix)
Joanna Gruesome - Psykick Espionage
Kronos Quartet - Cry of a Lady
Kronos Quartet - Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Kultur - Ephemere ft Bamiyah
Led to Sea - Breathe Some
Metronomy - A Thing For Me (Breakbot Remix)
The October Solution - Stolen
Waxahatchee - Blue
Waxahatchee - Bonfire
Waxahatchee - Breathless
Waxahatchee - The Dirt



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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/04/19

blog 2016/04/19 - let's not accept dwindling updates as a metaphor for our mortality

that would be awkward:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160419.zip


Beth Malone - Maps (Fun Home OST)
Judy Kuhn - Days and Days (Fun Home OST)
Beth Malone - Telephone Wire (Fun Home OST):  Alison Bechdel's comic memoir Fun Home is one of the greatest graphic novels ever made.  I had the privilege of seeing Fun Home on Broadway, something that a decade ago we never would have thought would come about, but here it is, and it is genius.  Performed "in the round" with a high-tech stage that folds in and around itself with hidden lifts and set pieces on wheels, it is one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever been to.  While certainly the soundtrack is recommended, this work is far more than the songs.  Get to Broadway for it when you can.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  at the very least, go read the book.

Dark Time Sunshine - Can't Wait
Dark Time Sunshine - I'll Be Damned ft Poeina Suddarth
Dark Time Sunshine - Never Cry Wolf ft Reva DeVito
Dark Time Sunshine - Prairie Dog Day:  So when my daughter was born I missed a LOT of great music that year, including ANX, an amazing album from Dark Time Sunshine.  This album is so damn wonderful.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Hot Chip - Cry For You
Hot Chip - Dark Night
Hot Chip - Huarache Lights
Hot Chip - Why Make Sense:  Hot Chip have a great track record of making pretty damn amazing pop albums with staggering consistency.  Why Make Sense? contiues that trend, filled with masterful pop tracks.  These are my faves but there are a bunch more to discover.  A few skippers, but only a few, so still RECOMMENDED.

Kacy Hill - Foreign Fields:  I'm just here riding that subbass all damn day

Ms. John Soda - Hero Whales:  Lovely little songs from the new record Loom.

Sam Shelabi + Stefan Christoff - Vardar River Song:  Meditative beauty from the album Rodina.  RECOMMENDED

Shamir - Head In The Clouds
Shamir - Vegas:  Ratchet got some great reviews, but more me these were the two winners and I could pass the rest.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Beth Malone - Maps (Fun Home OST)
Judy Kuhn - Days and Days (Fun Home OST)
Beth Malone - Telephone Wire (Fun Home OST)
Dark Time Sunshine - Can't Wait
Dark Time Sunshine - I'll Be Damned ft Poeina Suddarth
Dark Time Sunshine - Never Cry Wolf ft Reva DeVito
Dark Time Sunshine - Prairie Dog Day
Hot Chip - Cry For You
Hot Chip - Dark Night
Hot Chip - Huarache Lights
Hot Chip - Why Make Sense
Kacy Hill - Foreign Fields
Ms. John Soda - Hero Whales
Sam Shelabi + Stefan Christoff - Vardar River Song
Shamir - Head In The Clouds
Shamir - Vegas



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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/04/06

blog 2016/04/06 - picture a squirrel

yes just hold that thought:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160406.zip


A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It (J. Cole Remix):  PHIFE DAWG RIP

Emily Vaughn - Better Off (Young Bombs Remix):  Sweet + smooth electro pop!

Julia Holter - Everytime Boots
Julia Holter - Fee You
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness:  Somehow Have You In My Wilderness manages to sound both mature and quirky, and it's full of contemporary pop joys.  RECOMMENDED.

Kito & Swick - Video Call (Main Course):  All over this slickbass

Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto - Manolo (Uproot Andy Remix):  I've written endlessly about my love and appreciation for Uproot Andy, so let's get that shit reified!

Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff - 2016-05-17 live at 2 Monk Street, Ottawa (2016):  WELL HERE YOU GO!  I was blessed to be at this magical evening, and lo' they recorded it and put it up on soundcloud!  So now I want to spread the love and goodness.  Piano + Oud, baby, together at last.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

X-Tg - Janitor Of Lunacy:  Close dowhn with some Anohni magic!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It (J. Cole Remix)
Emily Vaughn - Better Off (Young Bombs Remix)
Julia Holter - Everytime Boots
Julia Holter - Fee You
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Kito & Swick - Video Call (Main Course)
Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto - Manolo (Uproot Andy Remix)
Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff - 2016-05-17 live at 2 Monk Street, Ottawa (2016)
X-Tg - Janitor Of Lunacy



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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/03/22

blog 2016/03/22 - there's no groove

nothing at all just embers:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160322.zip


Babymetal - ギミチョコ!! (Gimme chocolate!!):  An important life lesson we can all take to heart.

Helios - Every Passing Hour
Helios - It Was Warmer Then

Hermitude - Ukiyo (Zathlute Remix):  Loving that Hermitude bass.

Husky Rescue - Deep Forest Green
Husky Rescue - Under Friendly Fire

Ian William Craig - Habit Worn and Wandering

Lilt - Don't Tell Me:  sweetbasspop

Major Lazer - Be Together ft Wild Belle (Paxel Remix)

Ought - Beautiful Blue Sky
Ought - Men For Miles:  Oh gosh how did I sleep on Sun Coming Down from last year?  I was addicted to their prior album, and this one hasn't quite eclipsed it, but dammit still so good.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Sam Shelabi + Stefan Christoff - Elephantine:  Majestic bliss of Flying Street:  oud and piano together.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere In The Between:  OMG ANYONE REMEMBER SKAPUNK?

Tree Machines - At Arms Length:  Close out on the drama bombast!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Babymetal - ギミチョコ!! (Gimme chocolate!!)
Helios - Every Passing Hour
Helios - It Was Warmer Then
Hermitude - Ukiyo (Zathlute Remix)
Husky Rescue - Deep Forest Green
Husky Rescue - Under Friendly Fire
Ian William Craig - Habit Worn and Wandering
Lilt - Don't Tell Me
Major Lazer - Be Together ft Wild Belle (Paxel Remix)
Ought - Beautiful Blue Sky
Ought - Men For Miles
Sam Shelabi + Stefan Christoff - Elephantine
Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere In The Between
Tree Machines - At Arms Length



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Friday, March 18, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/03/17

blog 2016/03/17 - on the knees it's less dangerous

we are just the echoes:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160317.zip


Annabelle's Curse - Brother In Arms:  Lovely little track to start us off, from Worn Out Skin.

Big Freedia - Pussy Pop:  UH OH UH OH UH OH AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAH

Floating Points - Nespole
Floating Points - Peroration Six:  Elaenia is reminds me of the first time I heard Tortoise's Millions Now Living Will Never Die, except more influenced by Orb than post-rock.  Recommended!

Gospel Machine - Just Call Me:  Soul rock that sounds pretty much like the name would have you expecting!

Jim O'Rourke - All Your Love
Jim O'Rourke - Friends With Benefits
Jim O'Rourke - Last Year:  Sometimes an album gets praise and you put it on and you just don't notice.  And you go back, and again, and you're not IN TO IT, but intruiged.  And then suddenly it clicks and realize suddenly that it has been working it's subtleties in to your brain and all at once the album is an essential brilliant whole.   Simple Songs is fantastic, and doesn't quite live up to the title.  While it's no O'Rourke's avant jams, the tones of this album might at first listen seem simple, but the songs themselves fold outward with a refined maturity and depth that would make a prog fan turn their head.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Each of these songs could have been half of thier length and still been satisfying and lowkey, but they are bubbling with layers and complexity.

Maxence Cyrin - No Cars Go (Arcade Fire piano cover)
Maxence Cyrin - Where Is My Mind (The Pixies Piano Cover):  Yeah you know you wanted these.  Fite me.

Melt-Banana - The Hive:  From 2013's Fetch, my god I can't tell you how much I fucking love Melt Banana.  ESSENTIAL.

Odesza - Light ft Little Dragon:  Smooth as shit.  wait what a horrible turn of phrase.

Oh Wonder - Lose It:  Smooth house pop yes

Rae Sremmurd - No Flex Zone:  This is just straight banging.

Rokia Traoré - N'Téri:  My jaaaam

Vice Squad - Latex Love:  Oh wait this is from 1981?  No Cause For Concern yesss

Worriers - They Them Theirs:  Love this track from Imaginary Life.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Annabelle's Curse - Brother In Arms
Big Freedia - Pussy Pop
Floating Points - Nespole
Floating Points - Peroration Six
Gospel Machine - Just Call Me
Jim O'Rourke - All Your Love
Jim O'Rourke - Friends With Benefits
Jim O'Rourke - Last Year
Maxence Cyrin - No Cars Go (Arcade Fire piano cover)
Maxence Cyrin - Where Is My Mind (The Pixies Piano Cover)
Melt-Banana - The Hive
Odesza - Light ft Little Dragon
Oh Wonder - Lose It
Rae Sremmurd - No Flex Zone
Rokia Traoré - N'Téri
Vice Squad - Latex Love
Worriers - They Them Theirs



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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/02/24

blog 2016/02/24 - balance in mind, falling practice

time accelerates as your perspectives compound:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160224.zip


Blackstreet - No Diggity (Basé Remix):  How many No Diggity flips are there?  NOT ENOUGH.  That is the correct answer.

Blondie - Rapture (Rhythm Scholar Recurring Dream Remix):  Oh my gawwwwd this is such an indulgent remix groove.  I love it.

CocoRosie - Lost Girls
CocoRosie - Lucky Clover
CocoRosie - Tim and Tina:  OK so I'm not all gaga about Heartache City, but these tracks do it for me.

Deerhunter - Living My Life:  I generally don't find Deerhunter interesting, but I think this track from Fading Frontier has enough of a Vampire Weekend edge to do it.

Edmund Welles - Moira The Warrior:  What sorcery is this??? From Imagination Lost.

Ever So Android - Moment:  Get to the pit and dance, losers.  From the album Disconnect.

Gilligan Moss - Choreograph:  Playful in the deep.

Hayden James - Something About You:  Let's stay in that dee end, kids.

Mateo Senolia - Baldwin (Yoruba Soul Mix):  Preach on.

Midnight - Baptize:  Oh this is some slick bass soul.

Open Sky Unit - Sunshine Star:  Holy crap this is a perfect jam.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Blackstreet - No Diggity (Basé Remix)
Blondie - Rapture (Rhythm Scholar Recurring Dream Remix)
CocoRosie - Lost Girls
CocoRosie - Lucky Clover
CocoRosie - Tim and Tina
Deerhunter - Living My Life
Edmund Welles - Moira The Warrior
Ever So Android - Moment
Gilligan Moss - Choreograph
Hayden James - Something About You
Mateo Senolia - Baldwin (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Midnight - Baptize
Open Sky Unit - Sunshine Star



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Thursday, February 18, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/02/18

blog 2016/02/18 - just obnoxious enough

we're gonna make it this time I promise for sure:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160218.zip


Antarctigo Vespucci - I'm Giving Up On U2:  and so should you, too

Baeb Rxxth - Strp:  Allll over this one

Basia Bulat - In The Name Of
Basia Bulat - The Garden:  New Basia!!!  Good Advice is out and it's filled with wonder.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Bip Ling - Bipping (Robokid Remix):  BIP BIPPPP BI BI BIP BIPPP BIP!

Goldmund - Turquoise Hexagon Sun (Boards Of Canada cover):  oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god we are everything and one oh god oh god oh god

Helios - Every Passing Hour
Helios - It Was Warmer Then:  There's a certain sound here that lingers in that "Pop Ambient" familiarity, but a few tracks on Yume really do it for me.

Jet Trash - What They Want:  dance all up in that garage

Kabaka Pyramid - Get You
Kabaka Pyramid - The Sound:  Oh this kind of summertime bass makes me just want warm weather

La Sera - Losing to the Dark:  rock out from Hour of the Dawn

Myriam Gendron - Song of Perfect Propriety:  oh gosh this storytelling folk really does it for me.

Rae Spoon - I Hear Them Calling
Rae Spoon - Wrestles With Death:  NEW RAE SPOOOOOOON!  Armour is out now, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Tame Impala - New Person, Same Old Mistakes:  AHHH another smooth one from Tame.  Do his friends call him Tame?  I'm calling him Tame.  We're buds like that.

Vestals - Of Ripples:  Shades of grouper, but like, better



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Antarctigo Vespucci - I'm Giving Up On U2
Baeb Rxxth - Strp
Basia Bulat - In The Name Of
Basia Bulat - The Garden
Bip Ling - Bipping (Robokid Remix)
Goldmund - Turquoise Hexagon Sun (Boards Of Canada cover)
Helios - Every Passing Hour
Helios - It Was Warmer Then
Jet Trash - What They Want
Kabaka Pyramid - Get You
Kabaka Pyramid - The Sound
La Sera - Losing to the Dark
Myriam Gendron - Song of Perfect Propriety
Rae Spoon - I Hear Them Calling
Rae Spoon - Wrestles With Death
Tame Impala - New Person, Same Old Mistakes
Vestals - Of Ripples



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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/02/02

blog 2016/02/02 - we can never truly leave

though escape is inevitable:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160202.zip


Bleaching Agent - Static Renegade:  Let's start dark dirty and deep on the techno tip.

Cashmere Cat - Adore ft Ariana Grande (MssingNo Remix):  Soul n bass yesss

CHVRCHES - Empty Threat:  I haven't given the new album Every Open Eye a fair shake yet, but I'm loving this track.  I’m sure it's all aces.

DéBruit - Percute:  This is a sublime little groove.

Eternal Summers - Together or Alone:  Fuzzed out indie rawk from Gold And Stone.

Getter - Weekend ft Tree:  Dare I say that this makes me giddily reminiscent of Len and Nightmares on Wax?  Because I'm so happy right about now.

Hamilton OST - Cabinet Battle #1
Hamilton OST - My Shot
Hamilton OST - Satisfied
Hamilton OST - Washington On Your Side
Hamilton OST - You'll Be Back:  Hey guts, psstt, I think this Hamilton thing might be kinda sort good.  You heard it here first.  #tastemaker

Huntar - Autumn:  Maximalist rnb production!

Idlewild - Every Little Means Trust (acoustic):  Sweet folk music

Miguel - Coffee
Miguel - What's Normal Anyway:  I've posted some before, but here's a reminder that Miguel's Wildheart is an instant classic and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Mr. Carmack - EGO (Woolymammoth Remix):  Normally dubstep is in the stupid bin, but these reaches a level of delicious depth and floats along perfectly.

Philippe Battikha - Beyond You:  Smoothness from Invisible Backgrounds

Pops Staples - Somebody is Watching:  Oh gosh this is all so perfect.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Bleaching Agent - Static Renegade
Cashmere Cat - Adore ft Ariana Grande (MssingNo Remix)
CHVRCHES - Empty Threat
DéBruit - Percute
Eternal Summers - Together or Alone
Getter - Weekend ft Tree
Hamilton OST - Cabinet Battle #1
Hamilton OST - My Shot
Hamilton OST - Satisfied
Hamilton OST - Washington On Your Side
Hamilton OST - You'll Be Back
Huntar - Autumn
Idlewild - Every Little Means Trust (acoustic)
Miguel - Coffee
Miguel - What's Normal Anyway
Mr. Carmack - EGO (Woolymammoth Remix)
Philippe Battikha - Beyond You
Pops Staples - Somebody is Watching



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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/01/17

blog 2016/1/27 - a little bit of samba time

stock up on jerky:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160127.zip


Adam Port - E Sound Edit:  Get this groove.

Alias - Crimson Across It ft Doseone
Alias - Gold cLOUDDEAD Skiez:  The 2014 album Pitch Black Prism didn't quite grab me, but I was in to these two.

Alice Glass - Stillbirth:  Yeah OK she's still got it.

All Dogs - That Kind Of Girl:  Oooo I love this track from Kicking Every Day.

Boyfriend - Same:  Deepcore.

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr - Gone:  All about that whistle, baby.  Take notes, Hot Chip.

Gallant - Weight In Gold (On Planets Remix):  The bass, the horns, the vocals: total package.

Glass Animals - Gooey (Love Taps Remix):  Oh this one is hot right here.

Hannah Cohen - Lilacs (Hidden Fees Remix):  Like finding a b-side from The Sundays on a warm Saturday morning.

Hermitude - Ukiyo:  Oooh this is hot + sexy.

Koloto - Life in Clay:  Hot clicks oh my I'm all about this.

Natalie Prass - My Baby Don't Understand Me
Natalie Prass - Violently
Natalie Prass - Your Fool:  Chalk it up to my failure as a human being in 2015 that I did not listen to the stunningly power slef-titled album from Prass until now.  This is what I always dreamed all "Adult Contemporary" could sound like.  Dramatic, powerful, and utterly charming.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The Mynabirds - Wildfire:  Close it out with this excellent pop number from Lovers Know.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Adam Port - E Sound Edit
Alias - Crimson Across It ft Doseone
Alias - Gold cLOUDDEAD Skiez
Alice Glass - Stillbirth
All Dogs - That Kind Of Girl
Boyfriend - Same
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr - Gone
Endamisi Salamisi - Ho Lotta Slap
Gallant - Weight In Gold (On Planets Remix)
Glass Animals - Gooey (Love Taps Remix)
Hannah Cohen - Lilacs (Hidden Fees Remix)
Hermitude - Ukiyo
Koloto - Life in Clay
Natalie Prass - My Baby Don't Understand Me
Natalie Prass - Violently
Natalie Prass - Your Fool
The Mynabirds - Wildfire



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Thursday, January 21, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/01/21

blog 2016/1/21 - we can define the times we need alone

there is no pingback:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160121.zip


Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight :  I just wasn't feeling the new Sound & Color as much as their last album.  This one came off as more following familiar lines and didn't push anything new, but still a few great tracks, and everyone ELSE seems to like it, so hey there's that.

Beecher's Fault - Carroll :  From the new album Do As People Do, some massive indie pop.

Claire - Games (Henry Krinkle Remix) :  Oh I love me some electropop smootheness.

DMA's - Laced :  New single sounds just British enough.

Dotorado Pro - Love Marimbas :  Love marimbas, indeed.  Also love their deep groove.

Hundred Waters - Show Me Love (Big Wild Remix) :  OH GOD JUST TAKE ME NOW MY BODY IS READY OH YESSSSSSS

Novalima - Beto Kele (Nosotros Somos) :  Did I mention deep?

Sharon Van Etten - Just Like Blood
Sharon Van Etten - Pay My Debts :  I wasn't totally aswoon with the new I Don't Want to Let You Down EP, but these tracks got in to me.

SmCity - Cracks In The Pillars :  Amaaazing track from the 2014 Empire Fals

The Acorn - In Silence (Enantiomers) :  Vieux Loup is a slow builder of cold stunning beauty that has to just simmer inside yourself.

The Cxde - Blue Ocean Floor :  Hey it's ok, the boys need to catch up to FKA Twigs eventually too.

The Nebulas - Cosmos 954
The Nebulas - It's GO! Time :  Dipping back to 1993 for It's GO! Time… surf rock extraordinaire

Titus Andronicus - Come On, Siobhan
Titus Andronicus - Dimed Out
Titus Andronicus - Lonely Boy :  I loved their last album, but the new one, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, just kind of lost me halfway.  Or more specifically, I lost steam.  It's an epic musical, but I just couldn't slog through it, so I chopped out some of my favourite singles.  YMMV



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight
Beecher's Fault - Carroll
Claire - Games (Henry Krinkle Remix)
DMA's - Laced
Dotorado Pro - Love Marimbas
Hundred Waters - Show Me Love (Big Wild Remix)
Novalima - Beto Kele (Nosotros Somos)
Sharon Van Etten - Just Like Blood
Sharon Van Etten - Pay My Debts
SmCity - Cracks In The Pillars
The Acorn - In Silence (Enantiomers)
The Cxde - Blue Ocean Floor
The Nebulas - Cosmos 954
The Nebulas - It's GO! Time
Titus Andronicus - Come On, Siobhan
Titus Andronicus - Dimed Out
Titus Andronicus - Lonely Boy



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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/01/12

blog 2016/1/12 - find the groove and try not to atrophy

Oh how we like to delude and distract:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160112.zip


Adam Cleaver - The Salt Mine:  Sometimes you have no idea how youi stumble on stuff and you're just like welp here's something that's randomly lovely.

Bomba Estereo - Soy Yo:  awwwwfuck yeah bassss

Chance The Rapper - Israel ft Noname Gypsy:  Totes chill and I love how Noname slides all in there so smooth.

Deafheaven - Brought to the Water
Deafheaven - Gifts for the Earth:  Missed in 2015, seems the kids these days like their banshee metal.  Pretty amazing.  New Bermuda is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Eskimeaux - Broken Necks
Eskimeaux - The Thunder Answered Back:  Another overlooked winner: O.K. is full of so much charm and fun, with the brooding innocence of an Eric's Trip album and the confidence of Tune-Yards.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Jason Isbell - 24 Frames
Jason Isbell - How to Forget
Jason Isbell - If It Takes a Lifetime:  I wasn't quite as in to this album as the stark solemn beauties of his prior album, but Something More Than Free has a few great tracks that are indispensable.

Merry Ellen Kirk - Ever After:  It's that big final scene, she grasps for the curtains and stares up at the stars, filling herself with the silence of the universe.   There must be some way out of this life.  And that's when she notices a flicker.

Miguel - Leaves
Miguel - Waves:  Wildheart is a big pile of incredibly sexy soul.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Get on this pile.

Natasha Alexander - Black Bodies:  Well this is all sorts of devastating.

Rae Spoon - I Know I'm Not The Only One (Sam Smith cover):  oh swoon

Thundercat - Them Changes:  This is worlds of awesome.  The break, the funk, the piano, the horns, my gawd.

Tobias Jesso Jr. -  Can't Stop Thinking About You
Tobias Jesso Jr. - Leaving LA:  Oh and here's another one I slept on, and perhaps the most shameful of the lot.  Goon is like if Ween at their most saccarine jammed with Beck at his most earthen folk.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Adam Cleaver - The Salt Mine
Bomba Estereo - Soy Yo
Chance The Rapper - Israel ft Noname Gypsy
Deafheaven - Brought to the Water
Deafheaven - Gifts for the Earth
Eskimeaux - Broken Necks
Eskimeaux - The Thunder Answered Back
Jason Isbell - 24 Frames
Jason Isbell - How to Forget
Jason Isbell - If It Takes a Lifetime
Merry Ellen Kirk - Ever After
Miguel - Leaves
Miguel - Waves
Natasha Alexander - Black Bodies
Rae Spoon - I Know I'm Not The Only One (Sam Smith cover)
Thundercat - Them Changes
Tobias Jesso Jr. -  Can't Stop Thinking About You
Tobias Jesso Jr. - Leaving LA



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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/01/06: Daphne Music vol 006

blog 2016/01/06 - Daphne Music vol 006

more morning dance parties:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160106-daphne006.zip


All songs selected by my daughter, but of course her musical world tends to be curated by me, sooooo....
Oh and you can also download the prior 5 entries in this series here.




THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

01 Bert & Ernie - La, La, La
02 Adventure Time - Bacon Pancakes (New York remix)
03 Taylor Swift - Welcome To New York
04 They Might Be Giants - The House At The Top Of The Tree
05 Mary Poppins - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
06 The Roots - Lovely, Love My Family
07 Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
08 Shirley Ellis - The Name Game
09 Bert and Ernie - What's The Name Of That Song
10 Mary Poppins - Stay Awake
11 Sharon, Lois & Bram - Comin' Around The Mountain
12 Ernie - Rubber Duckie
13 Grimes - California
14 Solange - Moma Loves Baby
15 Mary Poppins - A Spoonful Of Sugar
16 Yo Gabba Gabba - Party In My Tummy
17 They Might Be Giants - What Is a Shooting Star
18 Barenaked Ladies - La La La La Lemon
19 Mary Poppins - Feed The Birds (Tuppence A Bag)



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Monday, January 4, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/01/04

blog 2016/01/04 - gotta get goo great gone

And with a gurgle we are BACK:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160104.zip


Alex Clare - Up All Night (Nadastrom 98 Re-Fix):  Work that groove, let's get going.

B. Dolan - Jailbreak ft Buck 65 & Aesop Rock:  First of two Aesop guestings in this update.  First up, the highlight from the new album Kill The Wolf, and even Buck65 on this one?  Wuhhhhhhhhhhht

Champagne Drip - Champagne Drip Theme:  gimme dem HORN STABS

Dark Time Sunshine - Take My Hand ft Swamburger & Aesop Rock:  A suuuuper dope track from a few years back.  Aww yeah, go me, staying on top of things!

Empress Of - Kitty Kat
Empress Of - Make Up
Empress Of - Standard:  January and February are the months I scavenge the "best of" lists from other places and listen to incredible albums that I missed or didn't have time to hear last year.  This is one of them.  Glorious pop, super addictive.  For fans of Young Galaxy and La Roux.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - [new song] (live 2015-09-10):  A new song performed live?  Soooo pretty.

Nancy Pants - Apple
Nancy Pants - I Didn't Say:  This garage core is all up in my business and I like it.

Odesza - All We Need ft Shy Girls:  full on smooth breakya

Snowbride - Breathing Neon My Sweet:  Epic progressive electronics from the appropriately titled Fateful 808s.

The Weather Station - Life's Work
The Weather Station - Tapes
The Weather Station - Way It Is, Way It Could Be:  Add Loyalty to the list of other albums I didn't give enough time to in 2015.  This understated folk wonder takes time.  It needs to sit in your head, and you need to sit with it, like a Bill Callahan album.  RECOMMENDED.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Alex Clare - Up All Night (Nadastrom 98 Re-Fix)
B. Dolan - Jailbreak ft Buck 65 & Aesop Rock
Champagne Drip - Champagne Drip Theme
Dark Time Sunshine - Take My Hand ft Swamburger & Aesop Rock
Empress Of - Kitty Kat
Empress Of - Make Up
Empress Of - Standard
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - [new song] (live 2015-09-10)
Nancy Pants - Apple
Nancy Pants - I Didn't Say
Odesza - All We Need ft Shy Girls
Snowbride - Breathing Neon My Sweet
The Weather Station - Life's Work
The Weather Station - Tapes
The Weather Station - Way It Is, Way It Could Be



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Friday, December 18, 2015

MP3 blog 2015/12/18 - OH MY GOD THE XXXMAS XXXPLOSION

blog 2015/12/18 - XMAS ORGY STRIKES AGAIN

It's that time of year again, and in the spirit of overindulgence we are here to hold your hair back while you deal with your consequences in the only way we know how:  holiday music overload.
This year, grab another 2 CDs of holiday music miscellany and toss it in to the firepit known as your mp3 collection.


2 CDS, ONE ZIP FILE:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20151218-xmas.zip

DISC 1
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas Unicorn
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Joy to the World_Bells
Doctor Octoroc - Super Jingle Bros.
Violent Femmes - Happy New Year Next Year
Wild Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire - Comanche (Link Wray's Christmas)
Happy Fangs - All I Want for Christmas Is Halloween
Kansas City Kitty - Christmas Morning Blues
mojochronic - Lou Christmas (Without You) (The Velvet Underground vs Straight No Chaser v Staples Singers vs Salzburg Children's Choir)
Big Dee Irwin And Little Eva - I Wish You A Merry Christmas
MC Globe - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas in the Room
The Be Good Tanyas - Rudy
Dave McPherson - Merry Ex-Mrs
Sufjan Stevens - Angels We Have Heard On High
The Hulls - Christmas Time On the Picket Line
Yuzima - Sleigh Ride
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Oh Christmas Tree_Ghosts

DISC 2
Titus Andronicus - Auld Lang Syne
Sufjan Stevens - Do You Hear What I Hear
Slow Club - All Alone At Christmas
mojochronic - Rudolph's Red Nose (Sage The Gemini vs Gene Autry vs The Derric Johnson Vocal Orchestra)
The Grubby Mitts - Come on Home For Christmas
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Silent Night_Our Prayer
Good Lovelies - Under The Tree
Leroy Carr - Christmas in Jail, Ain't That a Pain
Fleshtones - Super Rock Santa
Sufjan Stevens - Lumberjack ChristmasNo One Can Save You From Christmases Past
Mary Harris - Happy New Year Blues
The Student Teachers - Christmas Weather
Doctor Octoroc - O Come, All Ye Vampires
MC Globe - Jingle Bells
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Deck the Halls_Omega is the Alpha
Sufjan Stevens - Carol of St. Benjamin The Bearded One
Stormy Weather - Christmas Time Is Coming (A Street Carol)
The Cabana Kids - Little Drummer Boy
dj BC - Cold Chillin with Stevie (Stevie Wonder vs Juice Crew Allstars vs Harry Potter vs Bob and Doug MacKenzie)



What's that?  You want to keep this buzz going and push it to the next level?
Well be sure to snag THE OTHER FIFTEEN CDS OF HOLIDAY GARBAGE MUSIC.
Yes, that's right, download them all, unzip them in to a large writhing pile, and toss them all in to a playlist on shuffle.
You know you want to.

TRUST ME, just download all of these, 17 CDs of blitzened out jingletrash:
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20071224.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20081221.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20091219a.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20091219b.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101220a.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101220b.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20111216a.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20111216b.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20121221-xmas.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20131217-xmas.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141222-xmas.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20151218-xmas.zip




And if you demand to see the track lists in each, here ya go scroogemcdoofus:


http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20071224.zip
Calexico - Gift X-change
Cap'N Jazz - Winter Wonderland
David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy & Peace On Earth (Full Version)
God Is My Co-Pilot - Marshmallow World
John Denver - Noel, Christmas Eve, 1913
John Denver & The Muppets - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Melt-Banana - White Christmas
Merzbow - Silent Night
Poxy Boggards - Santa Dog (The Residents cover)
Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!
Sufjan Stevens - Only At Christmas Time
Tes La Rok - Santa Claus Is Lost
The Muppets - Christmas is Coming
The Residents - Seasoned Greetings
They Might Be Giants - Christmas Cards
They Might Be Giants - Feast Of Lights
William S. Burroughs & Kurt Cobain - The Priest They Called Him

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20081221.zip
A Band Called Quinn - Its Christmas Time
A plus D - Give Da Jew Girl Toys
Big D and the Kids Table - A Wicked Hardcore Christmas
Bright Eyes - Little Drummer Boy
Dar Williams - The Christians And The Pagans
DJ Flack - Hanukkah In Dub
Frieder Butzmann - Stille Nacht Goes Disco
Hybrid Kids - Deck The Halls (excerpt)
John Denver & The Muppets - Twelve Days of Christmas
Ludacris - Ludacrismas
Mojochronic - Whoville (Won't Get Yuled Again)
Monty Python - Christmas in Heaven
nullsleep - silent night
Sam Flanagan - Frosty DMC
Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her - Here Comes Santa Claus
Secret Chiefs 3 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Rock Steady Drew Happy Hollabass Mix)
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
The Raveonettes - Christmas In Cleveland
Treacherous Three - Xmas Rap
Wham - Last Christmas

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20091219a.zip
Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (A Shrift Remix)
Brak - 12 Days of Christmas
Bright Eyes - White Christmas
Coil - Christmas Is Now Drawing Near
David Hasselhoff - Joy to the World
Dean Martin - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DJ BC - You Shook Me All Noel
Doctor Octoroc - Have Yourself a Final Little Fantasy
Duke Ellington - Jingle Bells (Robbie Hardkiss Remix)
Eazy-E - Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas
Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frightened Rabbit - It's Xmas So We'll Stop
John Denver & The Muppets - Deck The Halls
Paddy Roberts - Merry Christmas You Suckers
Pizzicato Five - Silent Night
Ren and Stimpy - Cat Hairballs
Sex Pistols - Jingle Bells
Skindred - Jungle Bells
Stevie Wonder - The Little Drummer Boy
The Berlin Symphony Orchestra - The Nutcracker Suite (Baz Kuts Breaks Mix)
The Long Blondes - Christmas Is Cancelled
The Muppets - One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
The Simpsons - Jingle Bells
Tittsworth - Titts'mas Time (2007 Edit)
Weird Al Yankovic - The Night Santa Went Crazy

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20091219b.zip
Atmosphere - If I Was Santa Claus
Bing Crosby - Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix)
Circlesquare - Untitled (For Christmas)
Dean Martin - Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix)
DJ John - The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown
Fats Waller & His Rhythm - Swingin' Them Jingle Bells
Frieder Butzmann - White Christmas
Hard Call Xmas - My Christmas Bells
In Memory - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jill Sobule - Jesus Was A Dreidel Spinner
John Denver & The Muppets - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
King Of Pants - Alala Falala Hasselhoff
Lou Rawls - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (awayTEAM Remix)
Michael Palmer - Happy Merry Christmas
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time Of Year
Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
Rick Potts - Santa's Assasins
Sonic Youth - Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope
Stars - Fairytale Of New York
The Bloody Beetroots - Little Stars
The Harlem Children's Chorus - Black Christmas
The Nat King Cole Trio - All I Want For Christmas (MJ Cole Remix)
The Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul
The Walkmen - No Christmas While I'm Talkin
Ween - Silent Night

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101220a.zip
Atom and His Package - What WE Do on Christmas
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (Kaskade Remix)
Bosque Brown - Silent Night
Bright Eyes - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Charles Brown - Merry Christmas Baby (MNO Remix)
Chris Garneau - It's Almost Christmas
Culturcide - Depressed Christmas
Daz Dillinger - Christmas In the Hood
Doctor Octoroc - Icarus! the Angels Sing
Doctor Octoroc - Ryu, the Red Nosed Ninja
Dolly Parton & Cast - Hard Candy Christmas (The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas OST)
Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
Hybrid Kids - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
James Brown - Funky Christmas
Lee Perry and Sandra Robinson - Merry Christmas Happy New Year
Lisa Hannigan - Silent Night (Damien Rice hidden track)
Matisyahu - Miracle (youtube rip)
Nat King Cole - Chestnuts Roasting (V_VM Remix)
Parenthetical Girls - Carol Of The Season
Parenthetical Girls - Festive Friends (Forever)
Star Wars Christmas Album - Christmas in the Stars
Star Wars Christmas Album - What Can You Get a Wookie for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb)
The Found Sound Orchestra - Holiday Jangle
The Residents - Jingle Bells
Vandals - Oi To The World
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Skating (A Charlie Brown Christmas OST)

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101220b.zip
Afrika Bambaataa - Deck the Halls
Annie Lennox - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Baron Zen - My Lovely Christmas
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Winter Wonderland
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Cold White Christmas
Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls - Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DYM - Little Drummer Boy
Glee Cast - Baby It's Cold Outside
Mavado, Flexxx & Savage - Gully Christmas
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time
Sufjan Stevens - Do You See What I See
Sufjan Stevens - Put The Lights On The Tree
Swastika Girls - Tinseltown
Swastika Girls - When It's Time For Christmas
The Black On White Affair - Auld Lang Syne
The Cathedral Brass - Joy To The World (Mocean Worker Remix)
The Deer Tracks - Christmas Fire
The Jon Matthy Quartet - The World is Waiting for Misery and Suffering Forever
The Moog Machine - Deck the Halls
The Moog Machine - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
William S. Burroughs & The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - The Junky's Christmas

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20111216a.zip
Anamanaguchi - All I Want 4 Xmas Is U
Anima, Floyd & Zoot - The Man with the Bag
Basia Bulat - You Are A Gift
Blondie & Fab Five Freddie - Yuletide Throwndown (Christmas Rapture)
Bootsy Collins - N-Yo-City
Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
John Zorn - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Lord Beginner - Christmas Morning The Rum Had Me Yawning (1939)
MCM - Chris Kringle Is A Black Man
Ohbijou - Last Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Wait Another Year
Paul Simon - Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Salem - King Night
Slow Club - Christmas TV
Star Wars Christmas Album - R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - I Saw Three Ships
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Go Tell It On The Mountain ft Tom Waits
The Superions - Fruitcake (YACHT Remix)
Tom Waits - New Year's Eve
Vince Guaraldi - O, Tannenbaum (A Charlie Brown Christmas OST)

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20111216b.zip
2.3 Children - Santa's Just An Anagram For Satan
Big Bird & The Swedish Chef - The Christmas Song
Billy Elliot OST - Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher
Bootsy Collins - Chestnutz (The Christmas Song)
De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Full Mix)
Electric Amish - Christmas Time In Amish Land
Goldfrapp - Winter Wonderland
John Zorn & Mike Patton - The Christmas Song
Johnny Cash - O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Live Wire - Gift Card
No Fixed Abode & Son Of Kick - Xmas Dubmas
Okkervil River - Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Flowers For Albion
Sleepy Rebels - California Christmas
Slow Club - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Little Drummer Boy ft Michael Franti
The Executor - Christmas Is A Joyful Day (1937)
The Residents - Mr. Skull's New Year's Eve Song
Tom Waits - Silent Night
Venture Brothers (21, 24 & The Mighty Monarch) - Hard Candy Christmas (Dolly Parton cover)

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20121221-xmas.zip
(Charles)Book&Record featuring Tada! - Black Christmas
Apollo Zero - Do You Hear Rainbows I Hear
Beat Happening - Christmas
Bishop Allen - You'll Never Find My Christmas
BogTroTTeR - Nutcracker
Bootsy Collins - Happy Holidaze
Butcher Claus - A Sprig of Holly On the Electric Turbine
Camera Obscura - The Blizzard
Can - Silent Night
Clyde Lasley & the Cadillac Baby Specials - Santa Came Home Drunk
Danny Elfman - The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme
Doctor Octoroc - 8 Days of Master Robots
Doctor Octoroc - Bubbles We Have Heard On Bobble
Dressy Bessy - Mister Kringle's
Electric Mayhem Band - 'Zat You, Santa Claus
Elf Elf & Dok-Im - My Christmas Bells
Ferrante and Teicher - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (prepared pianos, 1955)
Frightened Rabbit - Boxing Night
Hey Rosetta! - Carry Me Home
Horsepower & Teki Latex - All I Want For Christmas Is Techno
John Zorn - Christmas Time Is Here
John Zorn - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton - Baby, It's Cold Outside (Mulato Beach Remix)
Low - Blue Christmas
Low - Santa's Coming Over
Mr. Kinetik & Tony Styxx - Cool Like Jack
Neko Case - Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits cover)
Nicky Da B - Xmas In The Room
Oscar Peterson - Jingle Bells
Otis Redding - White Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Christmas Past
People Like Us - Jingle Joy (Live at Christian Marclay's Sounds of Christmas, Tate Modern)
Qualities (Sun Ra) - It's Christmas Time (45 Version)
Ren & Stimpy - Fleck The Walls
Star Wars Christmas Album - Sleigh Ride
Sufjan Stevens - O Come O Come Emmanuel
Swastika Girls - Last Christmas
The Flaming Lips - White Christmas (Demo For Tom Waits)
The Moog Machine - Jingle Bells
The Moog Machine - The First Noel
The Muppets - Christmas Scat
The Mynabirds - All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)
The Quad City DJ's, 69 Boyz and K-Nock - What I Want For Christmas
The Qualities (Sun Ra) - Happy New Year To You (1956)
The Sesame Street Muppets - The Night Before Christmas
Twisted Sister - Oh Come All Ye Faithful
VVm - Erald Hark Angel
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - All I Want For Christmas

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20131217-xmas.zip
2.3 Children - Christmas In The City
Archers Of Loaf - Assassination On X-Mas Eve
Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
Boy George & Antony Hagerty - Happy Christmas, War Is Over (John Lennon cover)
Busdriver - Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Silver Bells
Coldcut - Christmas Break
Current 93 - Happy Birthday Pigface Christus
Cynthia Dall - Christmas (California)
Disco Four - He's Santa Clause
Dolly Parton - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Fat Daddy - Fat Daddy
Gruff Rhys - Post Apocalypse Christmas
Harmony Korine - Sweet Night (Trash Humpers OST)
James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
Kitty Pryde - Implants & Yankee Candles
Matthew And The Atlas - Fairytale Of New York (Pogues cover)
Mojo Nixon - Christmas Christmas
Napoleon IIIrd - Deck The Halls
Nathan Fake - Xmas Rush (Dub)
Pansy Division - Homo Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Post-Christmas Time
Parenthetical Girls - Thank God It's Not Christmas
Plastic Operator - Happy Holidays
Prato - Falalalalala Christmas
Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Ronight) (UK Single Version)
Run The Jewels - A Christmas Fucking Miracle
Scott Walker - The Day the _Conducator_ Died (An Xmas Song)
Sky Ferreira - Omanko
Sleeping At Last - Snow
Smith & Burrows - When The Thames Froze
Sweet Tee - Let The Jingle Bells Rock
Swing Republic - Boogie Woogie Santa
Tea Ugly - Hanukah
The Coctails - First Snowfall
The Dickies - Silent Night
The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Atlas Eets Christmas
The Yobs - C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
Thee X-Karollerz - Sado-Claus Iz Kumming
Venture Brothers (The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch) - Baby It's Cold In Here
VVM - Santa Claws is Conning Your Town
Yo La Tengo - Rock N Roll Santa

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141222-xmas.zip
DISC 1
Andrew and the North American Grizzly - Let The Snow Fall
Buzz Fuzz - .....and a Wappie New Year
Choir! Choir! Choir! with Tim Baker - Carry Me Home (Hey Rosetta) (live)
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Doctor Octoroc - Kraid, Rest Ye Merry Mother Brain
Drew Grow & the Pastors' Wives - Tennessee Christmas (Alabama)
Grandmaster O - Santa Cut
James Chance & the Contortions - Christmas With Satan
Korean Children's Choir - Jingle Bells (1954)
Lead Belly - Christmas Is A-Coming
Pimpdaddysupreme - How KimYe Ruined Christmas
Polyphonic Spree - Silver Bells ft School Of Seven Bells
Sinead O'Connor - Silent Night Holy Night
Sloppy Seconds - Hooray For Santa Claus (Theme From Santa Claus Conquers The Martians)
Sufjan Stevens - Up on the Housetop
T. Mills & Blackbear - Coldest Winter
Terravita - Rock The Carol Of The Bells
The Qualities (Sun Ra) - It's Christmas Time
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping

DISC 2
ATOM - Hark The Snow King's Marshmellows
Belle & Sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
Caitlin Rose with Keegan DeWitt - You Never Come Home For Christmas
Character 6 - Als Hij Komt
Cold Chillin' Juice Crew - Cold Chillin' Christmas
D.veloped - Holidays With D.veloped
Harry Simeone Chorale - Little Drummer Boy Ish (Diggz Edit)
Hey Rosetta - New Year Song
JD McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
John Zorn - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Remute - Jingle Bells (Cowbell Mania Mix)
Slow Club - Christmas Thanks For Nothing
Sufjan Stevens - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa
The Oh Hellos - Mvmt IV, Every Bell On Earth Will Ring
The Prophet - Sick Christmas
The Scallions & Adam Rabin - Winter Wonderland (done with The Residents Eskimo album)

DISC 3
Branches - O Holy Night
Busy Boys - Funky Fresh X-Mas
Chuck Berry - Merry Christmas Baby
Death Cab for Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Deer Tick - Christmas All Summer Long
Doctor Octoroc - Joy To Commando
Gen Ken - You Could Even Say It Glows
Grandmaster O - Goodnight Alvin
John Zorn - Winter Wonderland
Kate Bush - Home For Christmas
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - Brooklyn X-Mas
Polyphonic Spree - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Sufjan Stevens - Angels We Have Heard On High
The Fall - (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
The Ventures - Sleigh Ride
Thunderskank & Trufix - Merry Christmas
Tiny Tim - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Tuxedomoon - Weinachts Rap



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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

blog 2015/12/15 - BEST ALBUMS OF 2015

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2015 was an incredible year for new music.  Good job everyone.  You did it.  We all win.
I have my top 31 albums here, plus 3 honorary mentions.


First up, the best album of 2014 that should have been 2015 but came out December 17th 2014...
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah
Had it come out 2 weeks later, this would be topping every 2015 list.  And since jerkface "best of" list makers like to now release their lists on December 1st, they EMBARRASSINGLY missed this one.  Take that, listmaker doofuses. (ummm...)

The SPIRITUAL album of 2015:
Run The Jewels - Meow The Jewels
A remix project beyond compare that fills a warm special part of my heart every time I hear it.  An internet crowdfunding joke fed of cat memes, this is the hero we deserve, AND the hero we wanted.

Most surprising comeback of 2015:
Violent Femmes - Happy New Year EP
This sounds exactly like The Violent Femmes as they sound in your crusty nostalgia:  sloppy singalong songs that are addictive as hell.  I am shocked.  I never expected this to be good.


OK, now on to the top 30, proper.


TIED FOR FIRST PLACE, THE BEST 3 ALBUMS OF 2015:
Joanna Newsom - Divers
Son Lux - Bones (& Lanterns Wicks EP)
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell


NEXT TIER, 10 INCREDIBLE ALBUMS (4-13) OF 2015:

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
FKA Twigs - M3LL155X EP
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
Holly Herndon - Platform
LabField - Bucket of Songs
Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
Purity Ring - Another Eternity
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
The Mountain Goats - Beat The Champ


AND ROUND IT OUT 18 MORE (14-31) GOOD ALBUMS OF 2015:

Arca - Mutant
Beach House - Depression Cherry
Beirut - No No No
Bell Witch - Four Phantoms
Bjork - Vulnicura
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - Never Were the Way She Was
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf
Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Final - Black Dollars
Grimes - Art Angels
Hop Along - Painted Shut
Jamie xx - In Colour
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Machinefabriek - The Measures Taken
Merdarahta - As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset
Nosaj Thing - Fated
The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
Vince Staples - Summertime '06




THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Arca - Mutant
Arca - Umbilical
Beach House - Space Song
Beach House - Sparks
Beirut - August Holland
Beirut - So Allowed
Bell Witch - Suffocation, A Drowning II - Somniloquy (The Distance of Forever)
Bjork - Atom Dance ft Antony Hegarty
Bjork - Black Lake
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - With the Dark Hug of Time
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - Won't Be a Thing to Become
Courtney Barnett - Debbie Downer
Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Another Life
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Really Love
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Familiar
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Sunday Candy
Faith No More - Matador
Faith No More - Sunny Side Up
Father John Misty - Holy Shit
Father John Misty - True Affection
Final - Black Dollars
Final - Flow River Flow
FKA Twigs - Glass & Patron
FKA Twigs - In Time
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Piss Crowns Are Trebled
Grimes - Artangels
Grimes - Flesh Without Blood
Holly Herndon - Interference
Holly Herndon - Morning Sun
Hop Along - Buddy in the Parade
Hop Along - The Knock
Jamie xx - Gosh
Jamie xx - Sleep Sound
Joanna Newsom - Goose Eggs
Joanna Newsom - Leaving The City
Kamasi Washington - Change of the Guard
Kamasi Washington - Seven Prayers
LabField - Page 55
LabField - Straight A's In Constant Sorrow
LabField - Temporary Reasons
Machinefabriek - The Measures Taken Part III
Mbongwana Star - Malukayi
Mbongwana Star - Shégué
Merdarahta - Poverty Will Spread
Merdarahta - The Dark Clouds
Nosaj Thing - Cold Stares ft Chance The Rapper
Nosaj Thing - Don't Mind Me ft Whoarei
Purity Ring - Push Pull
Purity Ring - Stillness in Woe
Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes And Meow To Fluff (George Barrow Remix)
Run The Jewels - Meowpurrdy ft Lil Bub & Snoop Dogg, Maceo & Delonte (El-P Remix)
Sleater-Kinney - A New Wave
Sleater-Kinney - Bury Our Friends
Son Lux - This Time
Son Lux - Your Day Will Come
Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better
Sufjan Stevens - The Only Thing
The Mountain Goats - The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
The Mountain Goats - Werewolf Gimmick
The Tallest Man on Earth - Beginners
The Tallest Man on Earth - Darkness of the Dream
Vince Staples - Norf Norf
Vince Staples - Señorita
Violent Femmes - Good For / At Nothing
Violent Femmes - Love Love Love Love Love



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