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Aquarium Drunkard :: 2018 Year In Review

Another year, another fantastic list from Aquarium Drunkard of notable music newly or re-released this year. As usual, here’s an overwhelming playlist of everything that’s available on Spotify:


The “sampler” version of Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks -The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 is included; the full compilation is not (yet) available on Spotify.

The albums that comprise Bruce Springsteen – Album Collection Vol 2 are not included.

Environments – App is not included … because it’s a mobile app.

The following albums are not included because they are not available on Spotify:

  • Alice Coltrane – Spiritual Eternal
  • Haruomi Hosono – Cochin Moon, Hosono House, Paraiso, omni Sight Seeing, Philharmony
  • Scientist and Prince Jammy – Scientist and Jammy Strike Back!
  • Long Hots – Monday Night Raw
  • Michael Hurley – Living Ljubljana
  • Bitchin Bajas – Rebajas
  • Pearls Before Swine – Balaklava
  • Parades Against Parades – Driving Me Stoned
  • Ken Boothe – Freedom Street
  • Gloria Barnes – Uptown
  • Carl Weingarten – Living in the Distant Present
  • Wet Tuna – Livin’ The Die
  • Matthew “Doc” Dunn – Lightbourn
  • Give Me My Flowers (Nashboro Gospel Comp)
  • Grant Green – Slick! Live at Oil Can Henry’s
  • Wes Montgomery – In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recordings
  • Orchestre Abass – De Bassari Togo
  • Maxine Funke – Silk

Aquarium Drunkard :: 2016 Year In Review

A small bright spot in this shit show of a year: some good new music. Here’s the only year end music list you need, Aquarium Drunkard’s Year in Review:

Aquarium Drunkard :: 2015 Year in Review

Here’s the only year-end music list you need:

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Aquarium Drunkard's 2014 Year In Review

I spent the first two or three months of this year listening to everything from Aquarium Drunkard’s 2013 Year In Review, and then the rest of the year listening to everything from that list that I really liked (Courtney Barnett, Steve Gunn, Mo Kolours, Hiss Golden Messenger, Darkside, Wooden Wand, Kurt Vile, Foxygen, Torres). Needless to say I’ve been anticipating this year’s list since the “end-of-year” lists started rolling out this month and it went up today. Everything that Spotify has available is in this playlist, which will surely be on repeat through March:

Opus No. 1

In January This American Life included a story about a man who became obsessed with a particular piece of on-hold music, which turned out to be a song called Opus No. 1:

For some reason this story — and the music — stuck in my mind strongly enough that I recognized the music months later when I was on hold and heard that music. Today I recognized it again as part of a song off of the new album from How To Dress Well – I wonder if Tom Krell listens to This American Life.


Wye Oak

I love Wye Oak and I’m really digging their upcoming album, Shriek. You can preview it in its entirety at NPR Music.

Pale Green Ghosts

If only for the album cover.

Anonymous Club

US Killing Nascent International Right to Online Privacy

The United States and its key intelligence allies are quietly working behind the scenes to kneecap a mounting movement in the United Nations to promote a universal human right to online privacy, according to diplomatic sources and an internal American government document obtained by The Cable.

More at Foreign Policy (via. Bruce Schneier)