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Cloud Nothings – Attack on MemorySo good that Steve Albini, down for production duties, played Scrabble on his i-pad for the entire recording session – and the main man Dylan Baldi was only 20 when this came out. I’m tempted to stop there, so I will. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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The xx – CoexistOne that is more likely than most on this list to be record store ‘top tens’ this year – and for good reason. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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Blithe Field – Warm BloodWarm blood is a great name for this record. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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Andy Stott – Luxury ProblemsAnother great production from an unsung hero who’s been practising his art for a long time – Andy Stott. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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Death Grips – The Money StoreSuper-aggressive sounding industrial noise/rap hybrid from drummer Zach Hill (of Hella, Nervous Cop, Bygones - the bizarro Greg Saunier), his collaborator Andy Morin and Stephan ‘MC Ride’ Burnett. More at http://skinnywhiteboy.blog.com
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