- DARKSIDE - Psychic (2013)
Since it’s release in September, this has become my favourite record this year. Will definitely end up in my year end list.
- Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978)
This album, alongside with another Eno’s work “Apollo:Atmospheres and Soundtracks”, always found their way into my workplace in a quiet office. I love ambient music because of its subtlety.
- The Cinematic Orchestra - Every Day (2002)
Discovered this album when I was reading a headphone review. Its second track, Burn Out, has a modern jazz feel to it.
- David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
Bowie’s record has a magic to it that seems to only appear after the very first listen. Like Station to Station, I didn’t get it at first, but once I listened to it a couple more time it becomes AMAZING. Standout track for me here are Changes, Life on Mars, Oh! You Pretty Things.
- Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (2008)
I can’t believe I will fall for a folk record. But this debut LP by Fleet Foxes, while requires time and patience to get used to, really shines when you get into the same folk-ey vibe.
- LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening (2010)
I have been reading and watching quite a lot of LCD Soundsystem’s frontman, James Murphy’s interview on Youtube, and I find him a very interesting and inspiring man. When you first listen to this album, you will be very tempted to turn up the volume in the first few minutes of the opening track “Dance Yrself Clean”, but please don’t. Don’t ask me why; go buy this thing on iTunes.
- Nicolas Jaar - Space is Only Noise (2011)
If you have been paying attention, Nicolas Jaar has appeared twice in this month’s list. Still thinking why?
- Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007)
Radiohead is my favourite band, and In Rainbows is probably my first Radiohead record that I truly like, and still is until this day.
- Arcade Fire - Reflektor (2013)
I’m listening to this while writing this post. Need any further explanation?
- U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
November 18th is the 22nd birthday of this classic album from U2. I started listening to this after knowing Eno and Lanois were the two producing it and the recording was done in Hansa Ton Studio in Berlin, the place where my favourite albums of all-time, “Heroes”, was born.