The Needle Drop

Austen's Fav Albums Pt. 3 (2010-2014)

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I was in full swing of my musical awakening by the turn of the decade, so it's much easier for me to relate to and understand the context of the albums on this page. What's below essentially covers my Top 10s for the years prior to me writing lists for this site, so it's probably the one most relevant to TND's viewers/readers. Maybe some of you have been following the YouTube channel since it was just kicking into gear, and maybe you were there when Anthony put out his own 2010, 2011, etc. lists; I'm sort of making up for lost time here. If you dig the music I rep, you can find three of my previous lists (which actually contain writing about the music!) at the bottom. The 2015 one is kind of shit; the others are improvements.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Thank you for reading/listening; now here's the last leg of the trip:


2010

1. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today [4AD]

1. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today [4AD]


2. Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises [Caldo Verde]

2. Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises [Caldo Verde]


3. Terry Riley - Autodreamographical Tales [Tzadik]

3. Terry Riley - Autodreamographical Tales [Tzadik]


4. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz [Asthmatic Kitty]

4. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz [Asthmatic Kitty]


5. Foetus - Hide [Ectopic]

5. Foetus - Hide [Ectopic]


 
6. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach [Virgin]

6. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach [Virgin]


7. M.I.A. - ΛΛ Λ Y Λ [N.E.E.T.]

7. M.I.A. - ΛΛ Λ Y Λ [N.E.E.T.]


8. Makigami Koichi - Tokyo Taiga [Tzadik]

8. Makigami Koichi - Tokyo Taiga [Tzadik]


9. Zs - New Slaves [The Social Registry]

9. Zs - New Slaves [The Social Registry]


10. Women - Public Strain [Jagjaguwar]

10. Women - Public Strain [Jagjaguwar]


2011

1. Björk - Biophilia [One Little Indian]

1. Björk - Biophilia [One Little Indian]


2. BEBETUNE$ - INHALE C-4 $$$$$ [Self-Released]

2. BEBETUNE$ - INHALE C-4 $$$$$ [Self-Released]


3. The Flaming Lips 2011 [Lovely Sorts of Death]

3. The Flaming Lips 2011 [Lovely Sorts of Death]


4. Graham Lambkin - Amateur Doubles [Kye]

4. Graham Lambkin - Amateur Doubles [Kye]


5. Taku Unami / Takahiro Kawaguchi - Teatro Assente [Erstwhile]

5. Taku Unami / Takahiro Kawaguchi - Teatro Assente [Erstwhile]


 
6. Akira Sakata & Jim O'Rourke with Chikamorachi - and that's the Story of Jazz... [Family Vineyard]

6. Akira Sakata & Jim O'Rourke with Chikamorachi - and that's the Story of Jazz... [Family Vineyard]


7. Liturgy - Aesthethica [Thrill Jockey]

7. Liturgy - Aesthethica [Thrill Jockey]


8. Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu [Warner Bros.]

8. Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu [Warner Bros.]


9. Peste Noire - L'Ordure à l'état Pur [La mesnie Herlequin]

9. Peste Noire - L'Ordure à l'état Pur [La mesnie Herlequin]


10. Tyler, the Creator - Goblin [XL]

10. Tyler, the Creator - Goblin [XL]


2012

1. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch [4AD]

1. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch [4AD]


2. Swans - The Seer [Young God]

2. Swans - The Seer [Young God]


3. Sun Kil Moon - Among the Leaves [Caldo Verde]

3. Sun Kil Moon - Among the Leaves [Caldo Verde]


4. of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks [Polyvinyl]

4. of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks [Polyvinyl]


5. Lonnie Holley - Just Before Music [Dust-to-Digital]

5. Lonnie Holley - Just Before Music [Dust-to-Digital]


 
6. Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II [World Music]

6. Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II [World Music]


7. Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester [Hanson]

7. Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester [Hanson]


8. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon / Ocean Roar [P.W. Elverum & Sun]

8. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon / Ocean Roar [P.W. Elverum & Sun]


9. Arvo Pärt - Adam's Lament [ECM New Series]

9. Arvo Pärt - Adam's Lament [ECM New Series]


10. Kayo Dot - Gamma Knife [Ice Level]

10. Kayo Dot - Gamma Knife [Ice Level]


2013

1. James Ferraro - NYC, Hell 3:00 AM [Hippos in Tanks]

1. James Ferraro - NYC, Hell 3:00 AM [Hippos in Tanks]


2. Death Grips - Government Plates [Third Worlds]

2. Death Grips - Government Plates [Third Worlds]


3. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven [Warp]

3. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven [Warp]


4. The Flaming Lips - The Terror [Warner Bros.]

4. The Flaming Lips - The Terror [Warner Bros.]


5. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork [Matador]

5. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork [Matador]


 
6. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle - Perils from the Sea [Caldo Verde]

6. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle - Perils from the Sea [Caldo Verde]


7. Lubomyr Melnyk - Windmills [Hinterzimmer]

7. Lubomyr Melnyk - Windmills [Hinterzimmer]


8. Ákos Rózmann - Images of the Dream and Death [Ideologic Organ, Archival]

8. Ákos Rózmann - Images of the Dream and Death [Ideologic Organ, Archival]


9. Kanye West - Yeezus [Def Jam]

9. Kanye West - Yeezus [Def Jam]


10. Dirty Beaches - Drifters / Love Is the Devil [Zoo]

10. Dirty Beaches - Drifters / Love Is the Devil [Zoo]


2014

1. Kemialliset Ystävät - Alas rattoisaa virtaa [Dekorder]

1. Kemialliset Ystävät - Alas rattoisaa virtaa [Dekorder]


2. Sun Kil Moon - Benji [Caldo Verde]

2. Sun Kil Moon - Benji [Caldo Verde]


3. Dean Blunt - Black Metal [Rough Trade]

3. Dean Blunt - Black Metal [Rough Trade]


4. Current 93 - I Am the Last of All the Field That Fell: A Channel [Coptic Cat]

4. Current 93 - I Am the Last of All the Field That Fell: A Channel [Coptic Cat]


5. Swans - To Be Kind [Young God]

5. Swans - To Be Kind [Young God]


 
6. Burial Hex - The Hierophant [Handmade Birds]

6. Burial Hex - The Hierophant [Handmade Birds]


7. Xiu Xiu - Angel Guts: Red Classroom [Polyvinyl]

7. Xiu Xiu - Angel Guts: Red Classroom [Polyvinyl]


8. Tujiko Noriko - My Ghost Comes Back [Editions Mego]

8. Tujiko Noriko - My Ghost Comes Back [Editions Mego]


9. user703918785 - Suki Girlz [Self-Released]

9. user703918785 - Suki Girlz [Self-Released]


10. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz - Tyranny [Cult]

10. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz - Tyranny [Cult]



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