My Year in Music

It has been a great year in music for me and below you’ll find the newest additions to my play list sourced from my “What I’m listening to” section on my varia and quick hits.

No huge upgrades to the stereo this year (yet), but two are on the way in the next week. My biggest change to my system this year is a subscription to TIDAL for full CD quality streaming which I use constantly (but hasn’t necessarily impacted my purchasing of albums). In my office, I stream to a little Audioquest Dragon fly DAC or to a Schiit Modi DAC into my vintage Marantz 2235B amplifier. On the road (or when I’m in the headphone zone) I use a pair of Audeze EL-8 closed-backed headphones and a now discontinued ALO RX MkIII B+ amp. On my main system, I got a AURALiC Ares Mini for Christmas to handle streaming TIDAL there.

All this gear supposed a new list of fun (and rediscovered) music over the last year. Hope you can find something in the list that’s new to you and enjoyable!

Check out my 2014 and 2013 years in music here and here

Duke Ellington, Afro Bossa
Atlas, Real Estate
D’Angelo and the Vanguards, 
Black Messiah
Bill Evans Trio, 
Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Sessions
William Onyeabor, 
Who Is William Onyeabor?
Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love
Half Japanese, 
Volume 2: 1987-1989 (Music to Strip by, Charmed Life, The Band That Would Be King)
Natalie Prass, Natalie Prass
The JB’s, 
We are the J.B.’s
Chick Corea, Trilogy
Viet Cong, Viet Cong
Father John Misty, 
I Love You, Honeybear
Live at the Music Hall
The Wave Pictures, 
If You Leave it Alone
Donald Byrd, 
—, At the Half Note Cafe
Courtney Barnett, 
A Sea of Split Peas
Matthew E. White, 
Fresh Blood
Glen Hansard, 
It Was Triumph We Once Proposed
Courtney Barnett, 
Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Big Jon Atkinson, Boogie With You Baby
Miles Davis, 
Original Mono Recordings
Ivy Tripp
Mandalynne Panic, I Sense Harm
Alabama Shakes, 
Sound and Color
The Wave Pictures, 
Long Black Cars
—,Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon
Neil Young, 
Live at the Cellar Door
Neil Young, Live at Massey Hall 1971
Tame Impala, 
Mac Demarco, Another One
David Cloud, 
Today is the Day that They Take Me Away
Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
Neil Young, 
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Neil Young, 
After the Gold Rush
Freddie Hubbard, 
Straight Life 
All Dogs, 
Kicking Every Day
Empress of, 
Lou Barlow, 
Brace the Wave
Keith Richards, 
Crosseyed Heart
Low, Ones and Sixes 
Ryan Adams, 
Teen Men, Teen Men
The Dead Weather, 
Dodge and Burn
Christian Scott, 
Christian Scott, 
Stretch Music
Ahmad Jamal, 
At the Pershing, but not for me 
Ahmad Jamal, 
Ahmad’s Blues
Youth Lagoon, 
Savage Hills Ballroom
Beach House, 
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Built to Spill, 
There’s Nothing Wrong with Love 
Antonio Carlos Jobim,
Fading Frontier
Floating Points, 
Tapper Zukkie 
Man Ah Warrior
Various Artists, 
Ork Records: New York, New York
Allen Toussaint, Southern NightsLife
—, Love and Faith
Bright Mississippi
Paquito D’Rivera, 
Portraits of Cuba
Gloria Ann Taylor, Love is a Hurtin’ Thing
Neil Young, On the Beach
Frank Sinatra, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
Nat King Cole, The Christmas Album
Bing Crosby, Merry Christmas
Various Artists, A Christmas Gift to you from Phil Spector.

One Comment

  1. Take a look at lastfm. It would be interesting to quantify your plays for the year with scrobbling.


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