Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Record Scores - Living Safelously Edition

Dragon Sound - Friends 7" (Dragon Sound)
Michigan & Smiley - Sugar Daddy 12" (R.A.S.)
Electric Street Orchestra - Scorpio 12" (Dirt Tech)
Dial 81 - Luminous Stasis 12" (M1)
Bunny Lee - King Of Dub Lp (Clocktower)
FIT & Gunnar Wendel - Enter The Fog 12" (FXHE)
Kyle Hall & Kero - Zug Island 12" (Wild Oats)
Omar S - Triangulum Australe 12" (AOS Music)
Girlseeker - 1-800-GREED Lp (New Images)
The Souljazz Orchestra - Solidarity Lp (Strut)
Maximillion Dunbar - Woo 12" (RVNG INTL)
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream 2xLp (RCA)
East Liberty Quarters - The 206 EP 12" (Rotating Souls)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - EP 12" (Test Press) (Rotating Souls)
The Funky Lloyd Price Orchestra - S/T Lp (UpFront)
Lou Donaldson - Pretty Things Lp (Blue Note)
Lou Donaldson - Mr. Shing-A-Ling Lp (Blue Note)
V/A - Best Of Hot Mix 5 '88 Lp (Hotmix)
Magic Touch & Sapphire Slows - Just Wanna Feel 12" (100% Silk)
Roche - A Night At The Hac 12" (100% Silk)
EZLV - Selfish Beat 12" (100% Silk)
Profligate - Remixxes Cs (100% Silk)
Vertical67 - Soulmates Cs (100% Silk)
Rites Wild - Ways Of Being Lp (Not Not Fun)
Profligate - Videotape 12" (Not Not Fun)
Delroy Edwards - 4 Club Use Only 12" (L.I.E.S.)
Recloose - Remixes 12" (Rush Hour)
Moon B - Untitled Lp (PPU)
Kassem Mosse - Staat Aus Glas 12" (Sounds Of The Universe)
Peaking Lights - Lucifer In Dub Lp (Weird World)
Tropa Macaca - Ectoplasma EP 12" (Software)
Metallica - Master Of Puppets Lp (Warner Bros.)
Elmer Bernstein - True Grit OST Lp (Capitol)
Robert Hood - Motor: Nighttime World 3 3xLp (Music Man)
Vladislav Delay - Espoo 12" (Raster-Noton)
Kiki Gyan - 24 Hours In A Disco 2xLp (Sound Way)
Ark -Voyages Lp (Guerssen)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Best Vinyl Albums Of 2012

I'm going to go ahead and make the cut here, sorry about any albums that drop between now and the new year. This list only considers full length records released on vinyl in the year 2012. For a full list of albums considered, you can browse my 'Record Scores' threads. Every time i do one of these, i encourage people to argue, post their lists, or generally engage. The YouTube links are included so that you can quickly familiarize yourself with any artists you haven't heard of. These choices are primarily the records that i got the most joy out of, and usually listened to the most.

Best Vinyl Albums of 2012:

No. 20 - The Cheebacabra - Pass The Information 2xLp (Mackrosoft)
[YouTube Video For Preview Medley Of Album]
No. 19 - LA Vampires With Maria Minerva - The Integration Lp (Not Not Fun)
[YouTube Video For "Seasons Change"]
No. 18 - Joshua Abrams - Represencing Lp (Eremite)
[YouTube Video of Joshua Abrams Playing Guimbri]
No. 17 - Chromatics - Kill For Love 2xLp (Italians Do It Better)
[YouTube Video For "Kill For Love"]

No. 16 - Carlos Nino & Friends - Aquariusssssss Lp (Porter)
[YouTube Video For "Shapeshift Of Uranus"]
No. 15 - Pyramid Blue - S/T Lp (Lovemonk / Enlace Funk)
[YouTube Video For "La Oportunidad"]
No. 14 - JJ Doom - Key To The Kuffs 2xLp (Lex)
[YouTube Video For "Guv'nor"]

No. 13 - Mi Ami - Decade Lp (100% Silk)
[YouTube Video For "Time For Love"]
No. 12 - J Dilla - Dillatroit Lp (Mahogani Music)
[YouTube Video For Preview Medley Of Album]
No. 11 - Peaking Lights - Lucifer In Dub Lp (Mexican Summer)
[YouTube Video For "My Heart Dubs 4 U"]

No. 10 - Upperground Orchestra - The Eupen Takes Lp (Morphine)
[YouTube Video Of Live Performance]
No. 09 - Juju & Jordash - Techno Primitivism 3xLp (Dekmantel)
[YouTube Video For "Rogue Wave"]
No. 08 - Jeff Parker - Bright Light In Winter Lp (Delmark)
[YouTube Video For "Change"]

No. 07 - Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos - FRKWYS Vol. 9 Lp (RVNG INTL)
[YouTube Vidoe For "Happy Song"]
No. 06 - Rocket Juice & The Moon - Rocket Juice & The Moon 2xLp (Honest Jons)
[YouTube Video For "Follow Fashion"]
No. 05 - Earth House Hold - When Love Lived 2xLp (Love's Label)
[YouTube Video For Preview Medley Of Album]

No. 04 - Fort Romeau - Kingdoms Lp (100% Silk)
[YouTube Video For "Say Something"]
No. 03 - Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream 2xLp (RCA)
[YouTube Video For "Do You..."]
No. 02 - Main Attrakionz - Bossalinis &; Fooliyones 2xLp (Young One) / 808s & Dark Grapes II 2xLp (Type)
[YouTube Video For "Perfect Skies"]
[YouTube Video For "Do It For The Bay"]

No. 01 - Jungle By Night - Hidden 2xLp (Kindred Spirits)
[YouTube Video For "Ethiopino"]
[YouTube Video For Documentary About Jungle By Night]

Monday, November 26, 2012

Record Scores - Financial Cliff Edition

Jacob Morris - Moths Lp (Cleft Music / Cloud Recordings)
Upperground Orchestra - The Eupen Takes Lp (Morphine)
Pyramid Blue - S/T Lp (Lovemonk / Enlace Funk)
Freestyle - The Party Has Just Begun 12" (Pandisc)
Melba Moore - Love's Comin' At Ya 12" (EMI)
Weather Report - Sweetnighter Lp (Columbia)
Lowrell - S/T Lp (AVI)
Oliver Nelson & Steve Allen - Soulful Brass Lp (Impulse!)
Norman Connors - Dance Of Magic Lp (Cobblestone)
Re:Freshed Orchestra - Re:Encore: A Tribute To Jay-Z Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Swim & Sleep 7" (Jagjaguwar)
Limited - You Must Be Dreaming 7" (New Images)
The William Hooker Group -Vulnerability 7" (ERL)
Les McCann Ltd. - Plays The Shampoo At The Village Gate Lp (Pacific Jazz)
Carnegie Mellon University Jazz Ensemble - 1977-1978 Lp (Silver Crest)
Cannonball Adderley - Domination Lp (Capitol)
Houston Person - Houston Person '75 Lp (20th Century)
Hugh Masekela - Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz Lp (Chisa)
Bob Thiele And His Orchestra - I Saw Pinetop Spit Blood Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Scientist - The Best Dub Album In The World Lp (Important)
Ital - Dream On 2xLp (Planet Mu)
Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP 12" (Blue Note)
Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces Lp (Constellation)
Happy The Man - S/T Lp (Arista)
Steve Moore - Panther Moderns 12" (L.I.E.S.)
Junior Homrich - Eagle Break 7" (Varese Sarabande)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Record Scores - I Didn't Come Here To Talk Edition

David Novick - S/T Lp (Sun Sneeze)
Vibracathedral - Vibracathedral String Band 7" (Free From)
Reflection - Reflected Beats 12" (Clear)
Skull - Snapz 12" (Output)
V/A - Mini-Compilation 12" (Plug Research)
Golden Donna - S/T Lp (Not Not Fun)
LA Vampires with Maria Minerva - The Integration Lp (Not Not Fun)
JMII - Nueva York 12" (100% Silk)
Sir Stephen - House Of Regalia Lp (100% Silk)
Dos - Uno Con Dos Lp (New Alliance)
The Invisible - Generational 12" (Ninja Tune)
Turqoise Summer - Never Can Get Enuff 12" (Omega Supreme)
Anaxander - From The Dirty South ...Of France 12" (Love What You Feel)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - Giza 12" (Argot)
FunkinEven - Cha 12" (Apron)
Azymuth - Avenida Das Mangeurias (SS Translation) 12" (Far Out)
Mike Huckaby - The Versatility EP 12" (Synth)
Aybee - Worlds EP 12" (Deepblak)
Aybee - Astral Metronome EP 12" (Deepblak)
Feist - The Reminder Lp (Polydor)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Record Scores - Missed Storm Connections Edition

East Liberty Quarters - The 206 EP 12" (Test Press) (Rotating Souls)
V/A - Disco Beatdown Allstars 12" (Smokecloud)
Sleazy McQueen / Osmose - Hot 12" (Smokecloud)
Cult Of Youth - Love Will Prevail Lp (Sacred Bones)
George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics Lp (Riverside)
Kenny Hopkins - Mister Buddwing OST Lp (Verve)
Dizzy Gillespie - New Wave! Lp (Philips)
Art Blakey  & The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight Lp (Blue Note)
Sun Airway - Soft Fall Lp (Dead Oceans)
The Soft Moon - Zeros Lp (Captured Tracks)
Four Tet - Lion 12" (Text)
The Roland Kirk Quartet - Rip, Rig, & Panic Lp (Limelight)
Main Attrakionz - Bossalinis & Fooliyones 2xLp (Young One)
Juju & Jordash - Techno Primitivism 3xLp (Dekmantel)
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Halloween III OST Lp (Death Waltz)
Giuliano Sorgini - Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue Lp (Death Waltz)
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Schoner FluBengel Lp (Kranky)
Johnny Hammond Smith - Talk That Talk Lp (Prestige)
The Three Souls - Dangerous Dan Express Lp (Argo)
Serious Bizness - How Many More? (Folkways)
V/A - Caribbean Folk Music Boxset 2xLp (Folkways)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Record Scores - All My Children Edition

Eets Feats - Summer Flexi Series 7" Flexi (Rotted Tooth)
Moon Duo - Circles Lp (Sacred Bones)
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Don't Leave Me This Way 12" (Philadelphia International)
Sly & Robbie - Reggae Greats Lp (Mango)\
Fela Ransome Kuti & His Koola Lobitos - S/T Lp (Klimt)
Herbaliser - There Were Seven 2xLp (Department H)
Donald Byrd - Slow Drag Lp (Blue Note)
Winston Wright - Who Done It Lp (World Enterprise)
Maxine Weldon - Chilly Wind Lp (Mainstream)
Chromatics - Night Drive 2xLp (Italians Do It Better)
Chromatics - Kill For Love 2xLp (Italians Do It Better)
Symmetry - Themes For An Imaginary Film 3xLp (Italians Do It Better)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Record Scores - Bump In The Night Sets Off Motion Detector Edition

Samantha Glass - Mysteries From The Palomino Skyliner Lp (Not Not Fun)
Hu Vibrational - Boonghee Music 1 12" (Eastern Developments)
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Sweet Smell Of Success Lp (Decca)
V/A - Intensified! Original Ska 1962-66 Lp (Mango)
Dub Syndicate - Tunes From The Missing Channel Lp (On-U Sound)
Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse Lp (Blue Note)
Bobby Hutcherson - Montara Lp (Blue Note)
Moon Duo - Mazes Remixed 12" (Sacred Bones)
Digable Planets - Nickel Bags 12" (Pendulum)
Walter Bishop Jr.'s 4th Cycle - Keeper Of My Soul Lp (Black Jazz)
Joshua Abrams - Represencing Lp (Eremite)
SFV Acid - New West Coast 12" (Post Present Medium)
Elizabeth Cotton - Folksongs And Instrumentals With Guitar Lp (Folkways)
Sun Araw - The Inner Treaty Lp (Sun Ark)
Young Prisms - Apartment Song EP 7" (Intercoastal Artists)
Kerrier District - S/T 3xLp (Rephlex)
Hu Vibrational - Beautiful (Boonghee Music 2) 2xLp (Soul Jazz)
Salt N Pepa - R U Ready 12" (London)
Cliff Martinez - Drive OST 2xLp (Lakeshore)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Record Scores - Gully Trill Fabulous Edition

Steve Summers - Analogous Desires EP 12" (Construction Paper)
The Invisible - Wings 12" (Ninja Tune)
V/A - The Sounds Of L.A. Vol. 2 12" (Plug Research)
Juju & Jordash - Unleash The Golem Part 1 12" (Golf Channel)
The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble - Brotherhood / Rogallen 12" (Comet)
Hans Koller - MPS Reworks Vol. 02 12" (MPS)
Maria Minerva - Will Happiness Find Me? Lp (Not Not Fun)
Vibracathedral Orchestra - S/T 2xLp (VHF)
Dam-Funk - I Don't Wanna Be A Star 12" (Stones Throw)
Black Unicorn - Rediscovering Infinity Lp (Deep Distance)
Damian Valles - Nonparallel (In 4 Movements) (Test Press) Lp (Experimedia Ltd)
Marielle V. Jakobsons - Glass Canyon (Test Press) Lp (Students Of Decay)
Jannick Shou - Act Of Shimmering (Test Press) Lp (Experimedia Ltd)
Jimmy McGriff - City Lights Lp (Jazz America Marketing)
Janet Jackson - Remixed 2xLp (Virgin)
Midnight Star - Midas Touch 12" (Solar)
Sonny & Linda Sharrock - Paradise Lp (ATCO)
Nils Lindberg - Trisection Lp (Capitol)
Mike Huckaby - Baseline 88-89 12" (Synth)
Andres - Second Time Around 12" (La Vida)
Fela Anikulapo Kuti - Live In Detroit 1986 4xLp (Knitting Factory / Strut)
Funkineven - She's Acid 12" (Eglo)
Paul Humphrey - Supermellow Lp (Blue Thumb)
Jan "Ptaszyn" Wroblewski - Sprzedawcy Glonow Lp (Polskie Nagrania)
Jorge Dalto - Chevere Lp (United Artists)
Andres - Ribena 12" (Sounds Of The Universe)
JJ Doom - Key To The Kuffs 2xLp (Lex)
Jungle By Night - Hidden 2xLp (Kindred Spirits)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Record Scores - Migrations Edition

Noleian Reusse - Second Language (Test Pressing) 12" (Black Tekno)
Dayone / Early One - Multiply / Earth 12" (Duppy Gun)
NCW - Pharoah And The Goose 12" (Apartment)
Inocentes - Miseria E Fome 7" (Nada Nada Discos)
Jeremy Lemos / Matt Jencik - Three:Four Split Series Volume 5 10" (Three:Four)
Singers & Players - Vacuum Pumping Lp (On-U Sound)
Donald Byrd - Street Lady Lp (Blue Note)
Don Patterson - The Cake Walk Lp (Prestige)
Tilt - Arkade Funk 12" (D.E.T.T.)
Kurious - I'm Kurious 12" (Columbia)
Organized Konfusion - Stress 12" (Hollywood Basic)
The Frank Cunimondo Trio - Echoes Lp (Mondo)
Ronnie Cuber - Cuber Libre Lp (Xanadu)
Charlie Earland - In The Pocket Lp (Muse)
Storm Queen - Let's Make Mistakes 12" (Environ)
Big Strick - Resivoir Dogs Vol. 1 12" (7 Days)
FunkinEven & Kyle Hall - Funkinevil 12" (Wild Oats)
Andrew Ashong - Flowers EP 12" (Sound Signature)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Record Scores: Anubis Rising Edition

Coyote Clean Up / Phantasmagoria - Disarm The Settlers Volume II 7" (Five Three Dial Tone)
Moodymann - Why Do U Feel 12" (KDJ)
Constant Mongrel - Everything Goes Wrong Lp (RIP Society / 80/81)
Lalo Schifrin - Rollercoaster OST Lp (MCA)
Frank Cunimondo - Communication Lp (Mondo)
Nat Adderley - Double Exposure Lp (Prestige)
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - S/T Lp (Inner City)
Joe Farrell Quartet - S/T Lp (CTI)
ORS - Moon-Boots 12" (Sal Soul)
The Dizzy Gillespie 6 - Dizzy's Party Lp (Pablo)
Dance Reaction - Disco Train 12" (Siamese)
Jimmy Smith - Bluesmith Lp (Verve)
The Nation Of Ulysses -  Nation Of Ulysses 7" (Dischord)
Glenn Danzig - Who Killed Marilyn 7" (Plan 9)
Earth House Hold - When Love Lived 2xLp (Love's Label)
Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions Lp (Blue Note)
Hot Snakes - Automatic Midnight Lp (Swami)
Woods - In A Cup 7" (Woodsist)
Psychic Ills / Moon Duo - Split 7" (Sacred Bones)
US Girls - Rosemary 7" (Electric Voice)
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls 12" (EMI)
Ose - Computer Funk 12" (Bound Sound)
Nocera - Summertime, Summertime 12" (Sleeping Bag)
Mantronix - Music Madness Lp (Sleeping Bag)
Andy Sangria - Kill the Precedent Cs (100% Silk)
Just Black - Can't Put My Finger On It Cs (100% Silk)
Roland Tings - Milky Way 12" (100% Silk)
Jonas Reinhardt - Foam Fangs 12" (100% Silk)
Azealia Banks - 1991 12" (Interscope)
V/A - Tall Black Guy Presents: Tempo Dreams Volume 1 Lp (Bastard Jazz)
Ricardo Miranda - Urbanism EP 12" (Noble Square)
Juju Christian - Juju Music Sampler 12" (Juju Music)
Juju & Jordash - Jewsex 12" (Golf Channel)
Funkineven & Fatima - Phone Line EP 12" (Eglo)
Afterhours - Sleepwalker 12" (Not Not Fun)
Moonpool & Dead Band - Human Fly 12" (Not Not Fun)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Record Scores: Fashionista Edtion

Jack McDuff & Gene Ammons - Brother Jack Meets The Boss Lp (Prestige)
Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up Lp (Blue Note)
Frank Cunimondo Trio - The Top Shelf Collection Lp (Sound Idea)
Dollar Brand - African Space Program Lp (Enja)
Beaver Harris 360degree Music Experience - Negcaumongus Lp (Cadence Jazz)
Norman Habel - For Mature Adults Only Lp (Fortress)
Suns Of Arqa - Bruho Magic 12" (Emotional Rescue)
Beach House - Bloom 2xLp (Sub Pop)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Quintet With Shirley Scott - Jaws In Orbit Lp (Prestige)
Frank Cunimondo Trio - The Lamp Is Low Lp (Mondo)
Joni Wilson & The Exciting Deboinaires - S/T Lp (Gateway)
My White Bread Mom / Moody Jackson - Split 7" (Burnt Sienna)
The Dreebs - Bait An Orchard Lp (Rotted Tooth)
Piano Overlord - Aninha Mission Lp (Chocolate Industries)
Sonic Youth - The Destroyed Room 2xLp (Goofin')

Monday, July 2, 2012

Record Scores: Midlife Earth Crisis Edition

Peaking Lights - Lucifer Lp+7" (Mexican Summer)
Bob Thiele And His New Happy Times Orchestra - Light My Fire Lp (Impulse!)
Jose Fajardo - El Talento Total Lp (Coco)
The New Direction - S/T Lp (Neptune)
K. Hand - Project #4 12" (Acacia)
DJ Godfather - Scientific EP 12" (Twilight)
Cheebacabra - Metamorphosis Lp (Mackrosoft)
Lungfish - A.C.R. 1999 Lp (Dischord)
LA Vampires By Octo Octa - Freedom 2K Lp (100% Silk)
Shirley Scott - Oasis Lp (Muse)
The Horace Silver Quintet - Serenade To A Soul Sister Lp (Blue Note)
Crown Heights Affair - Dancin 12" (De-Lite)
Dexter Wensel - Voyager Lp (Philadelphia International)
Eardrum - DeadBeat EP 12" (Leaf)
Sonny Stitt - Shangri-La Lp (Prestige)
Marion Brown - Geechee Recollections Lp (Impulse!)
Billy Taylor Trio - Vol. 1 Lp (Prestige)
J Dilla - Dillatroit Lp (Mahogani Music)
Max D - Orgies Of The Hemp Eaters 12" (Future Times)
Dez Andres - Tings U Like 12" (M1-Sessions)
Pirahnahead - The NGTV NRG EP Stage I 12" (Third Ear)
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Fetch 2xLp (Honest Jons)
Karizma - Collection 1999-2011 3xLp (R2)
Kid Sublime - The Good EP 12" (Dopeness Galore)
Octo Octa - Oh Love 12" (100% Silk)
Magic Touch / Ital - Split 12" (100% Silk)
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb - S/T 7" (Ghostmeat)
Discount - Open Ended Aerial 7" (Rugger Bugger)
V/A - Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots In Colombia 1975-91 3xLp (Soundway)
The Strike - A Conscience Left To Struggle With Pockets Full Of Rust Lp (Johanns Face)
Marc Mac - How ABout A Game Of Chess 2xLp (ABB Soul)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Record Scores - The Cry Of Cats Edition

Lerosa - No Mad  Rush 12" (Apartment)
Pittsburgh Track Authority Vs Nice Rec 12" (Pittsburgh Tracks)
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight (Pittsburgh Track Authority Remix) 12" (Spotlight)
Eleh / Duane Pitre - Split Lp (Imprec)
Co La - Soft Power Mememento Cs (NNA Tapes)
Terry Tester - Horses & Diamonds Lp (Mixed Ape)
Stag - Get Used To It 7" (Disembraining Machine)
Coyote Clean Up / Den Mother - Split Cs (I Had An Accident)
Rrope - We Are You There 3xLp (Deathbomb Arc)
Carlos Nino & Friends - Aquariusssssss Lp (Porter)
Nick Rosen - Into The Sky Lp+7" (Porter)
The Souljazz Orchestra - Manifesto Lp (Do Right Music)
The Cheebacabra - Pass The Information 2xLp (Mackrosoft)
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 2xLp (Honest Jons)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Record Scores - Transcending Blight & Space Edition

Leon Thomas - Blues And The Soulful Truth Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Houston Person - The Real Thing 2xLp (Eastbound)
Theo Parrish - Musical Metaphors 12" (Sound Signature)
Theo Parrish - Moonlight Music & You 12" (Sound Signature)
Theo Parrish - Pieces Of A Paradox 12" (Sound Signature)
Theo Parrish - Natural Aspirations (Vinyl Vers. Pt. 1) 12" (Sound Signature)
Freddy McCoy - Listen Here Lp (Prestige)
Brother Jack McDuff - Do It Now! Lp (Atlantic)
Michael White - Father Music Mother Dance Lp (Impulse!)
Victor Feldman - Victor Feldman Plays Everything In Sight Lp (Pacific Jazz)
Mr. De' - Time Space Scrilla 12" (Electrofunk)
A Drummer From Detroit - S/T 12" (FIT)
Mr. De' - Electrofunkyshit 12" (Electrofunk)
Reference - Aeonian EP 12" (Planet E)
Marion Brown - Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun Lp (ECM)
Davina - Don't You Want It 12" (Underground Resistance)
V/A - LWYF-03 12" (Love What You Feel)
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Hi-Tech Jazz 12" (Underground Resistance)
Timeline - Graystone Ballroom EP 12" (Underground Resistance)
Tribe - Where Am I 12" (Planet E)
Urban Tribe - Loyal Opposition 12" (Planet E)
Big Strick - Detroit Heat 12" (7 Days Entertainment)
Big Strick - Alpha & Omega 12" (7 Days Entertainment)
Kyle Hall - KMFH 12" (Wild Oats)
Theo Parrish - Chemistry 12" (Sound Signature)
Appointment - Reconstruction 12" (Appointment)
Jay Dee - Jay Dee's Revenge 10" (Ruff Draft)
Specter / Kai Alce / Marcellus Pittman - NDATL Special Edition 2012 10" (NDATL)
Cankun - Isalo Waterfall Cs (Not Not Fun)
Waxy Tombs / Psychic Realities - Anoarmholdsyou / New Realities  Cs (KDVS)
Ether Island - Season Of Risk 7" (Not Not Fun)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Record Scores - You Got Your Drama In My Peanut Butter Edition

Balaclavas - Second Sight 12" (Dull Knife)
Peabody & Sherman Feat. 47.5 & Jeff Parker - Live In Brooklyn Cs (Further)
David Daniell & Douglas McCombs - Versions 2xLp (Thrill Jockey)
Will Sessions - True Story 7" (FNR)
Rotating Assembly - Season Of My Life 12" (Sound Signature)
Furlan Williams - When Autumn Leaves Fall 7" (Kindred Spirits)
Vince Watson - Every Soul Needs A Guide 12" (Everysoul)
Juju & Jordash - Deep Blue Meanies (Robert Hood Remixes) 12" (Dekmantel)
Juju & Jordash - Quasi Quasi 12" (Dekmantel)
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Beat Installments Ep 1 12" (Jazzy Sport)
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Beat Installments EP 2 12" (Jazzy Sport)
V/A - Hot Wax Lp (KPM)
Gabor Szabo - The Sorcerer Lp (Impulse!)
Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras & The Congos - FRKWYS Vol. 9 Lp (RVNG INTL)
Tony Williams Lifetime - Ego Lp (Polydor)
Jeremy Steig - Firefly Lp (CTI)
Tony Williams Lifetime - Lifetime Lp (Polydor)
Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love Lp (Spring)
Luis Gasca - For Those Who Chant Lp (Blue Thumb)
Cannonball Adderley - Big Man 2xLp (Fantasy)
John Stubblefield - Prelude Lp (Storyville)
V/A - Rock City Lp (Bruton Music)
Mongo Santamaria - Soul Bag Lp (Columbia)
Iceburn - Leos Lp (Lionhead)
Eli Escobar - Money Lotion Vol. 4 12" (Money Studies)
Co La - Daydream Repeater Lp (NNA Tapes)
Duane Pitre - Feel Free Lp (Imprec)
David Grubbs - The Coxcomb Lp (Rectangle)
Project X - Straight Edge Revenge 7" (Bridge Nine / Schism)
V/A - New Breed: Tape Compilation: New York Hardcore 1989 2xLp (Wardance)
Farside - Rigged Lp (Revelation)
Sensefield - Killed For Less Lp (Revelation)
V/A - New York City Hardcore: The Way It Is Lp (Revelation)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Record Scores: If I'm Stylz, That Means You're... Edition

Sand Circles - Motor City Cs (Not Not Fun)
Samantha Glass - Midnight Arrival Cs (Not Not Fun)
Tortoise - Lonesome Sound 2x7" (Thrill Jockey)
Beach House - Lazuli 7" (Sub Pop)
Rocket Juice & The Moon - Manuela 10" (Honest Jons)
Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow Lp (Soundway)
Gala Drop & Ben Chasny - Broda Lp (Gala Drop)
Mi Ami - Decade Lp (100% Silk)
Main Attrakionz - 808s & Dark Grapes II 2xLp (Type)
Magnetic Soul - The Shakedown EP 12" (Rotating Souls)
Bernard Wright - Funky Beat Lp (Arista)
Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Vibrations Lp (Polydor)
Jazz Crusaders - Lookin' Ahead Lp (Pacific Jazz)
Eddie Harris - I Need Some Money Lp (Atlantic)
Jeff Parker - Bright Light In Winter Lp (Delmark)
The Ideals - The Gorilla 7" (Norton)
The Echocentrics - Echoland Lp (Ubiquity)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Record Scores: Triumph Of The Id Edition

Body Double - My Life 12" (100% Silk)
Activities Of Dust - A New Mind Lp (Adluna)
Septic Death - Live 2x7" (White Label)
A Minor Forest w/ LSR / Panoply Academy Glee Club 7" (In All Directions)
A Minor Forest / Three Mile Pilot 7 "(Chrysanthemum Productions)
Shepherds - Bush Babies 7" (DNT)
The Mentally Ill - Gacy's Place 7" (Last Laugh)
Singers & Players - Staggering Heights Lp (On-U Sound)
V/A - Pay It All Back Vol. 2 Lp (On-U Sound)
Gala Drop - Overcoat Heat 12" (Golf Channel)
Rocket Juice & The Moon - Rocket Juice & The Moon 2xLp (Honest Jons)
DJ Vadim - Aural Prostitution 12" (Ninja Tune)
Andre Gurov - Revelations Of Wrath Lp (Jazz Fudge)
Norman Connors - Slew Foot Lp (Buddah)
Eddie Jefferson - Things Are Getting Better Lp (Muse)
Michael Longo - 900 Shares Of The Blues Lp (Groove Merchant)
Elephant Micah - Louder Than Thou Lp (Palmyra)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis Quartet - Swingin' Til The Girls Come Home Lp (Inner City)
Tony Allen And The Afromessengers - No Discrimination Lp (Kindred Spirits)
April March & Los Cincos - S/T Lp (Sympathy For The Record Industry)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Record Scores: Borrowing Time Edition

Janet Jackson - Got Til It's Gone 2x12" (Virgin)
Lenny White - Attitude Lp (Elektra)
Creative Source - S/T Lp (Sussex)
Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band - Evolution Lp (Sussex)
Duane Eddy - Water Skiing Lp (RCA)
V/A - New York Hardcore: Where The Wild Things Are 2xLp (Noiseville)
Melvin Van Peebles - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song OST Lp (Stax)
Design - Hangin' Cs (100% Silk)
Trio M - Big Picture CD (Cryptogramophone)
V/A - Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk In 1970s Nigeria 2xLp (Soundway)
Jack Dejohnette's Directions - New Rags Lp (ECM)
Oper'azione Nafta - Cavuru Lp (Siltbreeze)
Pantha du Prince - V Versions Of Black Noise 12" (Rough Trade)
Chin Chin - Sound Of The Westway Lp (Slumberland)
U.S. Girls / Slim Twig - Split Lp (Palmist)
Tropa Macaca - Sesacao do Principio Lp (Siltbreeze)
Medication - Judgment Day EP 12" (Sacred Bones)
Nerve City - Sleepwalker EP 12" (Sacred Bones)
Zomes - Earth Grid 12" (Thrill Jockey)
Wonderland Philharmonic - Shogun Assassin OST Lp (Baby Cart Productions)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Record Scores: I Don't Know Butchie Instead Edition

Tronics - Love Backed By Force Lp (What's Your Rupture)
Orton Socket - 99 Explosions Lp (Moikai)
Ice Cube - Kill At Will Lp (Priority)
Gabby Hernandez - Sweet Starry Night CD (Disques Corde)
Carlos Nino & Jesse Peterson - Turn On The Sunlight: Remixes / Collaborations CD (Disques Corde)
Strategy - Boxy Music 12" (100% Silk)
V/A - Bangs & Works Vol.2 3xLp (Planet Mu)
Ital - Hive Mind 2x12" (Planet Mu)
Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste Lp (Sire)
Mission Of Burma - Vs. 2xLp (Ace Of Hearts)
Joe Farrell - Song Of The Wind Lp (CTI)
Brother Jack McDuff - A Change Is Gonna Come Lp (Atlantic)
The Awakening - Hear, Sense And Feel Lp (Black Jazz)
The Eddie Higgins Trio - Soulero Lp (Atlantic)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Record Scores - Freedom Party Edition

Clint Mansell - Moon OST Lp (Black)
Polysick - Flow FM Cs (100% Silk)
Samantha Glass - Midnight Arrival Cs (Not Not Fun)
LX Sweat - Sweat Sweat Sweat Cs (Not Not Fun)
TG Gondard - Avontour Cs (Not Not Fun)
Ensemble Economique - Live In London Cs (Not Not Fun)
Eric Lau & Guilty Simpson - The Mission EP 12" (Kilawatt)
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle Lp (United Artists)
Gangwish - We Move Cs (Uija Factory)
This Moment In Black History - Hung Up (Grand Lover Session) 7" (Version City)
The African Brothers - Hold Tight 7" (Impact)
Lars Sjosten - Select Notes Lp (Caprice)
Al Haig - Interplay Lp (SeaBreeze)
Kenny Drew Trio - Ruby My Dear Lp (SteepleChase)
Paul Desmond - Pure Gold Jazz Lp (RCA)
fIREHOSE - If'n Lp (SST)
James Clay - A Double Dose Of Soul Lp (Riverside)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Early Music Lp (Calla)
Fort Romeau - Kingdoms Lp (100% Silk)
Polonaise - Trocadero 12" (100% Silk)
Coyote Clean Up - Frozen Solid Cs (100% Silk)
Deepchord - Electromagnetic Dowsing 12" (Synth)
Part 2 - Metal Giants Lp (Vapours)
Urban Tribe - Sophistry 12" (Mo Wax)
New Flesh For Old - This Is the Space Age 12" (New Flesh Operations Music)
Krumb Snatcha - Snatcha Season Pt. 1 Lp (M.I.A.)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Record Scores - You Can't Park There Edition

Sub Dub - Babylon Unite 12" (Totally Killing It)
Miles Davis - E.S.P. Lp (Columbia)
Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos 12" (Def Jam)
Beth Orton - Anywhere 12" (Astralwerks)
Paul Desmond - From The Hot Afternoon Lp (CTI)
Pet Clinic - The Dust That Made The Fire That Made the Light Lp (Pet Clinic)
J Period & CL Smooth - Come Back / All I Want 12" (J Period)
Bird Show Band - S/T Lp (Amish)
Beautiful Swimmers & Maxmillion Dunbar - Untitled 12" (Future Times)
Theo Parrish - The Baby Steps EP 12" (Sound Signature)
Peaking Lights - Space Primitive 12" (Night People)
The Garment District - S/T Cs (Night People)
Bitchin Bajas - Tones / Zones Lp (Important Records)
Sun Airway - Nocturne Of Exploded Crysal Chandelier Lp (Dead Oceans)
Health - Disco2 2xLp (Lovepump United)
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid - Synthetic Fury EP 12" (Asphodel)
Sub Dub - Dancehall Malfunction 12" (Asphodel)
V/A - Incursions In Illbient 2xLp (Asphodel)
Supertouch - Lost My Way 7" (Reaper)
DJ Spooky - Galactic Funk 12" (Asphodel)
Bobby Hutcherson - Natural Illusions Lp (Blue Note)
Spider Fever - She's No Saint 7" (Cave Punk)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Record Scores - Put An Alligator Edition

Sub Dub - Dawazangpo EP Vol. 2 12" (Totally Killing It Productions)
Phat Kat - Dedication To The Suckers 12" (House Shoes)
Cursillistas - Observe Ember Weeks Lp (L'animaux Tryst)
Cursillistas - Mo' Weeks Cs (L'Animaux Tryst)
Bird Microphone - S/T 7" (L'animaux Tryst)
Tronics - Shark Fucks 7" (What's Your Rupture)
War - Brodermordet 7" (Sacred Bones)
Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock Lp (Pride)
Dean Cercone - 20010 Lp (SSS)
Car Commercials - Judy's Dust Lp (Cenotaph)
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas - Ghana 1977 Lp (Continental)
TM Eye - Deepwater Horizon 7" (Cass)
V/A - Banana Republic Vol. 1 12" (Rice & Beans / Beta Bodega Coalition)
Up Bustle And Out - Carbine 744,520... 12" (Ninja Tune)
Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players - Do Not Legalize It 12" (~Scape)
Masters Of Ceremony - Dynamite Lp (4th & B-Way)
The Three Sounds & The Oliver Nelson Orchestra - Coldwater Flat Lp (Blue Note)
Lonnie Smith - Turning Point Lp (Blue Note)
V/A - Chicago 2018... It's Gonna Change 2xLp (Clearspot)
Cruise Family - We're In Heaven 12" (Not Not Fun)
Cuticle - Mother Rhythm Earth Memory Lp (Not Not Fun)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Record Scores: Well, That's Not Going To Grow Back Edition

Reggie Dokes - Child Of The Sun 12" (Cinematic)
Ricardo Miranda - 102point7 12" (StillLove4Music)
Ricardo Miranda presents Latin Soul Brothers - Bomba Is Black 12" (Neroli)
TR One - Drum Dance 12" (Apartment)
Andres - New For You 12" (La Vida)
Walt J - Ascender 12" (FIT Sound)
Big Strick - Timeless 12" (7Days Entertainment)
Chimp Beams - R2 Remix 12" (Concentric)
Area - Dogs & Flies 12" (Mindshift)
Joy Of Sound - Body Body 12" (Mahogani Music)
Steve Moore / Majeure - Brainstorm Lp (Temporary Residence)
Baku Tsunoda - Blue 12" (Music Conception)
The Tony Williams Lifetime - The Old Bum's Rush Lp (Polydor)
Muslim Gauze - Lo-Fi India Abuse Lp (BSI)
Jimmy Owens - No Escaping It Lp (Polydor)
Rita Hart - Pardon Me Mister 12" (Envelope)
Larry Coryell - Barefoot Boy Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Perrey-Kingsley - In Sound From Way Out Lp (Vanguard)
Autechre - Peel Sessions 2 12" (Warp)
Erlend Oye - Ghost Trains 12" (Source)
DJ Krush - Krush EP 12" (Shadow)
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) 12" (A&M)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Record Scores - One More Of These Will Surely Kill You Edition

Inner City - Good Life 12" (Virgin)
Shai - The Place Where You Belong 12" (MCA)
D Train - You're The One For Me 12" (Prelude)
The Strikers - Body Music 12" (Prelude)
John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane - Cosmic Music Lp (Impulse)
Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin With Jug Lp (Pacific Jazz)
Jeremy Steig - This Is Jeremy Steig Lp (Solid State)
Ron Trent - Tell Me 12" (Future Vision)
Marvin Belton - Find A Way 12" (Mahogani Music)
Jeremy Steig - Monium Lp (Columbia)
Alphonse Mouzon - By All Means Lp (MPS)
Talking Heads - Little Creatures Lp (Sire)
Wes Montgomery - Movin' Along Lp (Riverside)
Kenny Burrell - Man At Work Lp (Cadet)
Medeski Martin & Wood - Midnight Birds 12" (Blue Note)
Talking Heads - Naked Lp (Sire)
Centipede Eest - Resonator Lp (New Ruins)
Urban Tribe - Cycloton Emmissions 7" (Micron Audio)
Vis-A-Vis - Obi Agye Me Dofo Lp (Continental)
V/A - Bangs & Works Vol. 1 3xLp (Planet Mu)
Nobekazu Takemura - Sign 12" (Thrill Jockey)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Record Scores - Crossing The River Stix Edition

Will Sessions - Mix Takes Lp (Fat Beats)
Callers & Delicate Steve - Further Out 7" (Western Vinyl)
Anthony Braxton & The Three Rivers Tri-Centric Ensemble - Ensemble (Pittsburgh) 2008 Lp (SSS)
Emaciator - Coveting Lp (Not Not Fun)
The Lamps - Lamps Lp (In The Red)
Frank Foster - The Loud Minority Lp (Mainstream)
The Sunshot Band - Dial M For Murder In Dub Style Lp (Pressure Sounds)
Peaking Lights - Remixes 12" (Weird World)
Peaking Lights - 936 Remixed 12" (100% Silk)
SFV Acid - Grown 12" (100% Silk)
Bobby Browser - Just Browsing 12" (100% Silk)
V/A - Travel Expop Series #1: France 12" (Hands In The Dark)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - monongahela Rainforest 12" (Pittsburgh Trax)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Record Scores - Salty Sidewalks Edition

Ghostface Killah - Ghostfunk Lp (No Label)
Tony Allen - No Accommodation For Lagos Lp (Kindred Spirts)
Tony Allen - Jealousy Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Oracle Offering - Howl's Angels Cs (L'Animaux Tryst)
Brainshadows - Wild Cherry 7" (L'Animaux Tryst)
DJ Magic Mike - Bass Is The Name Of The Game 2xLP (Cheetah)
Boom Boom Satellites - On The Painted Desert - Rampant colors 12" (R&S)
V/A - Freezone 5 4xLp (SSR)
The Qualities - It's Christmas Time 7" (Saturn)
V/A - Music From Saharan Cellphones Lp (Sahelsounds)
The Oscar Peterson Trio - Walking The Line Lp (MPS)
Alphonse Mouzon - The Man Incognito Lp (Blue Note)
Hugh Masekela - The Promise Of A Future Lp (Chisa)
Dizzy Gillespie - My Way Lp (Solid State)
Alice Coltrane - World Galaxy Lp (Impulse)
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb / Shellshag - Split 7" (Plan-It-X South)
John Henry West - Door Bolted Shut Lp (Ebullition)
Jen Buxton - Don't Change Your Plans Lp (Poison City)
Royal Headache - S/T Lp (RIP Society)
Psychic Ills - Telesthetic Tape Lp (Skrot Up)
V/A - African Music Today 7" (Truth & Soul)
Blu & Exile - Below The Heavens 2xLp (Sound In Color)
Venice Dawn - Something About April Lp (Wax Poetics)
DJ Krush - Alex Reece / DJ Krust & Roni Size Remixes 10" (Mo Wax)
Cappablack - The Economics 12" (Soup Disk)
DJ Magic Mike - Booty Wax: Bass Join 12" (Mo Wax)
DJ Magic Mike - Booty Wax: Booty Joint 12" (Mo Wax)
DJ Magic Mike - The Journey 3xLp (Mo Wax)
Ifetayo Black Truth Rhythm Band - Love Excells All Lp+7" (Soundway)
Willie Bobo - Hell Of An Act To Follow Lp (Columbia)
Om - Kirikuki Lp (JAPO)
Tony Allen - Progress Lp (Afrostrut)
Al Dowe - A Touch Of Class Lp (No Label)
Ryo Kawasaki - Prism Lp (Inner City)
Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings Lp (Atlantic)
Ron Carter - Uptown Conversation Lp (Embryo)
Muhal Richard Abrams - Things To Come From Those Now Gone Lp (Delmark)
Sergio Mendes - Sergio Mendes' Favorite Things Lp (Atlantic)
Neal Hefti - Batman Theme & 11 Hefti Bat Songs Lp (RCA)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Occular Optometrical: Best Films Of 2011

The Movies I Saw, Released (In The U.S.) In 2011 (Total Count: 125):
The Adjustment Bureau / The Adventures Of Tintin / Angel's Crest / Another Earth / Anuvahood / Apollo 18 / Attack The Block / Bad Teacher / Batman: Year One / Beats, Rhymes, Life: The Story Of A Tribe Called Quest / Beautiful Boy / Bellflower / The Bleeding House / Bridesmaids / Brownian Movement / Captain America: The First Avenger / Cars 2 / Cave Of Forgotten Dreams / Cedar Rapids / Certified Copy / The Change-Up / Colombiana / Conan O'Brien Can't Stop / Contagion / A Dangerous Method / Dead Awake / The Devil's Rock / Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Dream House / Drive / Drive Angry 3D / Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night / Everything Must Go / Everywhere And Nowhere / Exorcismus / 50/50 / Final Destination 5 / Fly Paper / Friends With Benefits / Fright Night / The Future / Girl Walks Into A Bar / Girl With The Dragon Tattoo / A Good Old Fashioned Orgy / The Greatest Movie Ever Sold / The Green Hornet / Green Lantern / The Hangover 2 / Hanna / Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 / Hesher / Horrible Bosses / Hugo / The Human Centipede 2 / The Ides Of March / The Inbetweeners / Insidious / Jackass 3.5 / Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer / Killing Bono / Kill List / Kung Fu Panda 2 / Limitless / Little Deaths / Love / Lucky / Magic Trip / Martha Marcy May Marlene / The Mechanic / Melancholia / Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol / Moneyball / The Muppets / My Week With Marilyn / Neds / No Strings Attached / Paranormal Activity 3 / Paul / Pear Jam: Twenty / Peep World / The Pig Farm / Pirates Of The Caribean: On Stranger Tides / Quarantine 2: The Terminal / Rango / Red State / Resurrect Dead: The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles / Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes / Roadie / The Rum Diary / Scream 4 / Snowtown / A Somewhat Gentle Man / Source Code / Stake Land / Square Grouper / Submarine / Sucker Punch / Sunset Limited / Super / Super 8 / Take Me Home Tonight / Terri / Texas Killing Fields / The Thing / 30 Minutes Or Less / Thor / Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy / Tower Heist / The Trip / Troll Hunter / Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil / The Tunnel / Tyrannosaur / A Very Harold And Kumar 3D Christmas / The Vinyl Frontier / Wake Wood / Warrior / The Weird World Of Blowfly / Winnie The Pooh / Win Win / The Woman / Wrecked / Young Adult / Your Highness / X-Men: First Class

The Worst Films Of 2011:
05. The Green Hornet
04. Tower Heist
03. Sucker Punch
02. Wrecked
01. No Strings Attached

The Best Films Of 2011:

20. Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
19. Magic Trip
18. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
17. Square Grouper
16. Kill List


15. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles
14. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
13. The Vinyl Frontier
12. Super
11. Neds


10. Contagion
09. Snowtown
08. Martha Marcy May Marlene
07. Rango
06. A Somewhat Gentle Man


05. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
04. Tyrannosaur
03. Certified Copy
02. Melancholia
01. Drive