I put a playlist together that gathers some of my favorite music of the year. There’s always too much music to listen to, but I sure love trying. You can listen to this year’s playlist on Spotify or Apple Music. I put a lot of time and thought into the flow, so it would make me happy if you enjoyed it, at least once, in it’s intended sequence.
It’s been a good run, tumblr friends, but Suicidewatch’s days are numbered. the DMCA notifications were just too many and now Yahoo is about to drop the hammer on my 6 year old blog. copyright law is a motherfucker. this should be expected when you name your blog Suicidewatch. Anyways my blog might be dying, but sadly I will live on as a wandering spirit of the internet moaning about all those lost followers (there are a fuckload of you!!!)
I have a new tumblr account called ONLY THE YOUNG DIE YOUNG which is basically just gonna be Suicidewatch part 2 where I will be shifting posts. lots of reblogging and reposting will be going on over there.
if you want an archive for all of my mixes, they are reposted over on my blogspot account Ghettoblasters and Switchblades. my flickr account has most all of the images I have ever scanned for this blog. my Instagram is where you can stalk my sad boring boring life. and twitter is where you can see me complain about football and tv shows and comic books and lots of other uninteresting shit.
thanks to everyone who followed this blog for 6 years, messaged me, chatted about music, reblogged my playlists, and basically made this a fun distraction.
One of my favorites. Farewell. Hello again.
This was the first year that I felt out of touch with music. I feel like I spent a lot less time discovering music that in many years previous. This was the year that my monthly music mixes died, which is a real bummer. I miss spending the time on them. I am working on one to accompany this list, but I didn’t want to hold out on publishing. I seem to always do these things late. In any case, these are the best albums of the year. Hopefully you’ll discover something you didn’t know about previously.
Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Django Django – Django Django
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
Metz – Metz
Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Neil Young – Psychedelic Pill
Twin Shadow – Confess
Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Death Grips – The Money Store
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Yeasayer – Fragrant World
The Walkmen – Heaven
Purity Ring – Shrines
School of Seven Bells – Ghostory
Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts
Torche – Harmonicraft
Beach House – Bloom
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
Did I miss anything?