Favorite Albums of 2023

 10. Genesis Owusu – Struggler


 9. Indigo de Souza – All Of This Will End


 8. Blu & Real Bad Man – Bad News


 7. Slow Pulp – Yard


 6. Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd


 5. Caroline Palochek – Desire, I  Want To Turn Into You


 4. The Japanese House – In the End It Always Does


 3. Wednesday – Rat Saw God


 2. Sufjan Stevens – Javelin


 1. Mitski – The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We

My Favorite Songs of 2023

1. “Sad to Breathe” – The Japanese House
2. “Bug Like an Angel” – Mitski
3. “Honey” – Samia
4. “Hollywood Baby” – 100 Gecs
5. “Wet” – Claud
6. “Tears” – Shrillex, Joker, Sleepnet
7. “$20” – Boygenius
9. “String Theory” – Lanterns on the Lake
10. “Baby again..” – Fred again.., Skrillex, Four Set
11. “Dancer” – IDLES
12. “Smog” – Indigo De Souza
13. “Caution to the Wind” – Everything But The Girl
14. “From The Morning” – Let’s Eat Grandma
15. “A&W” – Lana Del Rey
16. “February” – Complete Mountain Almanac
17. “Shit Talk” – Sufjan Stevens
18. “Fold” – Bonobo, Jacques Greene
19. “Feel Good” – Slow Thai
20. “Soccer Mommy” – Shalom

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My Favorite Songs of 2022

1. “Summer Nights”Hazel English
2. “Sidelines”Phoebe Bridgers
3. “Expert in a Dying Field”The Beths
4. “King” Florence + The Machine
5. “Shotgun”Soccer Mommy
6. “Wild”Spoon
7. “An Alien in Minneapolis”Ondara
8. “In the Eyes Of Our Love”Yumi Zouma
9. “Burning”Yeah Yeah Yeahs
10. “Whatever Fits Together”Skullcrusher
11. “Mango Feedback” – Four Tet
12. “Alpha Zulu”Phoenix
13. “Bad Love”Dehd
14. “Bussin”Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby
15. “Time Escaping”Big Thief
16. “Back to the Radio”Porridge Radio
17. “Beautiful Song”Horsegirl
18. “Troglodyte”Viagra Boys
19. “PIERCED ARROWS”Hurray for the Riff Raff
20. “Drill music in Zion”Lupe Fiasco

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My Favorite Albums of 2022

10. Pool kids – Pool Kids


9. Yumi Zouma – Present Tense


8. Just Mustard – Heart Under


7. Soccer Mommy – Sometimes, Forever


6. Russian Circles – Gnosis


5. Spoon – Lucifer On The Sofa


4. Porridge Radio – Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky


3. Black Country, New Road – Ants From Up There


2. The Beths – Expert In A Dying Field


1. Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You



My Favorite Songs of 2021

20. “The Missing Road”Radical Face
19. “Science Fair”Black Country, New Road
18. “Atlantic”The Weather Station
17. “Be Sweet”Japanese Breakfast
16. “Pool Hopping”illuminati hotties
15. “Good Luck Come Back”Caithlin De Marrais
14. “A Word & A Wave”Nation of Language
13. “The Hardest Cut”Spoon
12. “Show Up”Samia
11. “The Only Heartbreaker”Mitski
10. “Smartest Man”Homeschool, Samia
9. “Mona Lisa”Yumi Zouma
8. “Serotonin”girl in red
7. “The Gram Tape”Hus Kingpin
6. “Big Boss Rabbit”Freddie Gibbs
5. “Bunny is a Rider”Caroline Polachek
4. “Good Girls John Carpenter Remix”CHVRCHES
3. “Questions” Middle Kids
2. “Nine Stories”Hazel English
1. “Days Like These”Low

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Doublehalo Best of 2021

Interesting Band Names from this year:
Bad Visuals
Cub Scout Bowling Pins
Sincere Engineer
New Post Punk Brooklyn band Geese
Not to be confused with indie groove band Goose

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My Favorite Albums of 2021

10. Turnstile – GLOW ON 
The hardcore punk band from Baltimore have been on my radar for awhile but never surprised me. Glow On however brings a dreamier undertone and some new ideas to hardcore. Their musical experimentation adds a new angle to their incredibly catchy songs. Although they aren’t doing anything entirely new, they are breaking conventions and establishing a promising future. This ambitious and innovative record is just the beginning.

9. Backxwash- I Lie Here Buried With My Rings And My Dresses
This album is what happens when you open a door full anguish and dread. Ashanti combines experimental hip hop, industrial and heavy metal to give shape to her terror. It is harrowing and hellish but the songs are justified in their pain and anger. Not for the faint of heart but a little bit of pain is certainly a good thing to endure every so often.

8. Illuminati Hotties – Let Me Do One More 
If you were to combine the new sounds of The Coathangers and That Dog, you’d get the raucous fun this album has. The songs are direct with high octane riffs that are full of surprises. The album is so versatile in its styles and had unexpected depth for a catchy fun listening experience.

7. Blu – The Color Blu(e)
A clever and and incredibly creative album. Every song, title and sample is related to the color Blu(e). Intricate wordplay and solid sampling makes the thematic gimmick intriguing and impressive.

6. Weather Station – Ignorance 
Although it came out very early in 2021, I revisited
Tamara Lindeman’s heart-felt album many times throughout the year. Her introverted style is ornamented with orchestral sections to expand her musical style. Her songs contrast joy and sadness but always anchored by her beautiful lyrics.

5. Viagra Boys – Welfare Jazz 
Their 2nd release is full of entertaining post-punk hits. Some are punchy and aggressive while others are quite funny. The story telling is powerful with its boisterous vocals which are punctuated and embellished with saxophone. Adrenaline fueled fun with lots of mischief.

4. Injury Reserve – By the Time I get to Phoenix 
An experimental and emotional release that straddles hip-hop, industrial and psychedelia. Nervousness and anxiety is layered throughout this downward spiral. The lyrical despair is no doubt related to Jordon Grogg’s untimely passing last year. An abstract and surreal tribute. The glitchy and unpredictable directions are held up by its impeccable production. It is abstract, angry and emotionally resonant.

3. Porter Robinson – Nurture
An emotionally complex album filled with glitchy electronic sounds and interlocking melodies. On the surface it sounds so artificial with its intricate synth programming and processed vocals. These manufactured compositions are juxtaposed with an underlying passion and human sensibility. It may seem chaotic but the kaleidoscopic rhythms make this such a fun and reassuring listen. Nuture is an album full of energy and hope where you can safely escape into.

2. Middle Kids. – Today We’re The Greatest
This Australian trio came with a sophomore album full of indie anthems and clever hooks. Although not a complete package, it is full of sing along dynamic pop songs. The album is joyful and full of emotionally charged songs with swelling melodies that straddle between indie bangers and wonderful sentimental pop.

1. Low – HEY WHAT 
HEY WHAT is progression from Double Negative’s disintegrated melodic themes and energy. The sonic expressions unfolds emotional responses of both despair and passion. Each track rumbles and dissolves into each other and the arrhythmic flourishes sustains the uneasiness throughout the record. The impending doom struggles to break through to simply die away leaving the listener trapped. “Days Like These” captured a degrading soundscape of anxiety and impending doom that became my anthem for 2021.