Dressed to the Ought Nines

by Carson Reynolds

This was the year of automatically-syncopated transhumanist pop music. The machines have gotten in on our cultural racket. And so a conformant review for a year of conformity.

Standard Issue:

(1) Animal Collective [Merriweather Post Pavilion]
(2) Au Revoir Simone [Still Night, Still Light]
(3) Kid Cudi [Man on the Moon: The End of Day]
(4) Passion Pit [Manners]
(5) St. Vincent [Actor]
(6) La Roux [La Roux]
(7) The xx [xx]
(8) Discovery [LP]
(9) Generationals [Con Law]
(10) Memory Cassette [Seek Magic]

Honorable Mention:

Yeasayer [Odd Blood]
Phantogram [EP]
Esser [Brave Face]
N.A.S.A. [The Spirit of Apollo]
YACHT [See Mystery Lights]

Albums that I only really started listening to this year, but came out sometime before then:

Duke Ellington [The Best of Duke Ellington]
The Blow [Paper Television]
No Age [Nouns]
Vella Vella [The Bay of Biscay]
Miami Horror [Bravado]