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Halfway of 2014



  • Mac Demarco- Salad Days
  • Real Estate- Atlas
  • Tycho- Awake
  • Sharon Van Etten- Are We There
  • Future Islands- Singles
  • Nothing- Guilty of Everything
  • War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream
  • Tune-Yards- NikkI-Nack
  • Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden-Last Dance
  • Sylvan Esso- Sylvan Esso
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib-Pinata
  • Burial- Rival Dealer
  • Coldplay- Ghost Stories
  • Warpaint- Warpaint
  • Cheatahs- Cheatahs
  • How to Dress Well- What is this Heart


Classically Yours,


GhostGoth lists-

Best Returns of 2K13:

1. Nine Inch Nails

2. My Bloody Valentine

3. Boards of Canada

4. Daft Punk

5. Justin Timberlake

Albums That Mattered (2K13):

A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP

Actress – Silver Cloud EP

Airhead – For Years

Aluna George – Body Music

Anna Meredith – Jet Black Raider EP

Arcade Fire – Reflecktor

Atoms For Peace – Amok

Autechre – Exai

Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

Barn Owl – V

Basic House – Oats

Beacon – The Ways We Separate


Blondes – Swisher

Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

Bone Squad – S/T EP

Burial – Truant / Rough Sleeper EP

CFCF – Music For Objects EP

Charli XCX – True Romance

Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty

CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

Colin Stetson – New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light

Creep – Echoes

Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Danny Brown – Old

Danny Paul Grody – Between Two Worlds

Darkstar – News From Nowhere

David Bowie – The Next Day

Dean Blunt – The Redeemer

Deerhunter – Monomania

Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love Is The Devil

Disclosure – Settle

DJ Rashad – Double Cup

Ducktails – The Flower Lane

Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

Factory Floor – S/T

FIS – Preparations EP

FKA Twigs – EP2 EP

Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind

Gabriel Saloman – Soldier’s Requiem 

Gold Panda – Half of Where You Live

Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat

HAIM – Days Are Gone

Houses – A Quiet Darkness

How to destroy angels_ – Welcome oblivion

Huerco S. – Colonial Patterns

Ikonika – Aerotropolis

Inc. – no world

Jai Paul – S/T

James Blake – Overgrown

James Ferraro – NYC Hell 3:00 AM

James Holden – The Inheritors

Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

KA – The Knights Gambit

Kelela – CUT 4 ME

King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

Kingdom – Vertical XL EP

Koreless – Yugen EP

Laurel Halo – Behind The Green Door EP

Laurel Halo – Chance of Rain

Local Natives – Hummingbird

Logos – Cold Mission

Los Campesinos! – No Blues

Lustmord – The Words As Power

M.I.A. – Matangi

Majical Cloudz – Impersonator

Mister Lies – Mowgli

Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas

Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

No Age – An Object

Okkyung Lee – Ghil

oOoOO – Without Your Love

Painted Caves – Surveillance

Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light

Pete Swanson – Punk Authority EP

Pharmakon – Abandon

Phoenix – Bankrupt

Power Trip – Manifest Decimation

Prurient – Through The Window

Pusha T – My Name is My Name

Queens of The Stoneage – … Like Clockwork

Raum – Event of Your Leaving

Rene Hell – Vanilla Call Option

Rhye – Woman

Roly Porter – Life Cycle of A Massive Star

Ron Morelli – SPIT

Run The Jewels – S/T

Shifted – Under A Single Banner

Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now

Shlohmo – Laid Out EP

Sigur Ros – Kveikur

Sky Ferreria – Night Time, My Time

Slow Walkers – S/T

Smith Westerns – Soft Will

The Field – Cupid’s Head

The Range – Nonfiction

The Stranger – Watching Dead Empires in Decay

The Weeknd – Kiss Land

The-Dream – IV Play

Tricky – False Idols

Tropic of Cancer – Restless Idylls

Tyler, The Creator – Wolf

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of The City

Var – No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers

Various Artists – After Dark 2

Various Artists – L.I.E.S. Presents: American Noise

Various Artists – Night Slugs: All Stars, Vol. 2

Vatican Shadow – Remember Your Black Day

WANDA GROUP – Outer Alsatian EP

Washed Out – Paracosm

Wavves – Afraid of Heights

Whirr – Around

William Basinski – Nocturnes

Wolf Eyes – No Answer:Lower Floors

Top 23 Albums of 2K13:

  1. Deafheaven – SunbatherDH
  2. Kanye West – YeezusKW
  3. The Haxan Cloak – ExcavationHC
  4. The Knife – Shaking The HabitualKnife
  5. Zomby – With LoveZombyZomby
  6. My Bloody Valentine – M B VMBV
  7. Savages – Silence Yourself Savages
  8. Forest Swords – EngravingsFS
  9. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus SevenOPN
  10. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation MarksNIN
  11. CFCF – OutsideCFCF
  12. Drake – Nothing Was The SameDrake
  13. Fuck Buttons – Slow FocusFB
  14. Death Grips – Government PlatesDG
  15. Foals – Holy FireFoals
  16. Iceage – You’re NothingIceage
  17. Darkside – PsychicDS
  18. Tim Hecker – VirginsTH
  19. These New Puritans – Field of ReedsTNP
  20. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s HarvestBOC
  21. Youth Code – S/TYC
  22. Balance & Composure – The Things We Think We’re MissingB&C
  23. Locrian – Return to AnnihilationLocrian

Snydz Top 10 0f 2013

1. Drake- Nothing Was the Same

2. NIN-Hesitation Marks

3. The Knife-Shaking the Habitual

4. My Bloody Valentine- MBV

5. Pity Sex- Feast of Love

6. Phoenix- Bankrupt!

7. Washed Out- Paracosm

8. Pure Bathing Culture- Moon Tides

9. The National- Trouble Will Find Me

10. Daft Punk- Random Access Memories

Classically Yours,


ZRH 2020 - ALBUM

1. Local Natives- Hummingbird

Local Natives- Hummingbird

2. Boards 0f Canada- Tomorrow’s Harvest

Boards of Canada- Tomorrow's Harvest

3. CFCF- Outside

CFCF- Outside

4. Drake- Nothing Was the Same

Drake- Nothing was the Same

5. Balance and Composure-  The Things We Think We Are Missing

Balance and Composure- The Things We Are Missing

6. Rhye- Woman

Rhye- Woman

7. Washed Out- Paracosm

Washed Out- Paracosm

8. Vampire Weekend- Modern City Vampires

Vampire Weekend- Modern City Vampires

9. Phoenix- Bankrupt!

Phoenix- Bankrupt!

10. Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience pt. 1

JT- 20:20

11. Volcano Choir- Repave

Volcano Choir- Repave

12. The National- Trouble Will Find Me

The National- Trouble Will Find Me

13. Savages- Silence Yourself

Savages- Silence Yourself

14. Deafheaven- Sunbather

Deafheaven- Sunbather

15. Oneohtrix Point Never- R Plus Seven

OPN-One Plus 7

16.  Julia Holter- Loud City Song

Julia Holter- Loud City Song

17. Postiljonen- Skyer

Postiljonen- Skyer

18. Oddisee- The Beauty in All

Oddisee- The Beauty in All

19. Zomby- With Love

Zomby- With Love

20. Kanye West- Yeezus

Kanye West- Yeezus

Classically Yours,



1. M83 ­ “Oblivion”

2. Kanye West ­ “I’m In It”

3. Drake ­ “Worst Behavior”

4. Foals ­ “Inhaler”

5. Deafheaven ­ “Dream House”

6. Daft Punk ­ “Contact”

7. TNGHT ­ “Acrylics”

8. The Knife ­ “Full of Fire”

9. The Haxan Cloak ­ “The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)”

10. NIN ­ “Copy of A”

11. Savages ­ “Shut Up”

12. CFCF ­ “Jump Out of The Train”

13. Disclosure ­ “White Noise (Feat. AlunaGeorge)”

14. Ellery James Roberts ­ “Kerou’s Lament”

15. Darkside ­ “Golden Arrow”

16. The Range ­ “FM Myth”

17. Oneohtrix Point Never ­ “Chrome Country”

18. Zomby ­ “Overdose”

19. The Field ­ “No. No. No…”

20. Forest Swords ­ “The Weight of Gold”

21. Fuck Buttons ­ “Hidden XS”

22. DJ Rashad ­ “I Don’t Give A Fuck”

23. A$AP Rocky ­ “LVL”


1. Drake- “Hold on, We’re Going Home”

2. Justin Timberlake- “Suit and Tie”

3. Phoenix- “Bourgeois”

4. Oneohtrix Point Never- “Chrome Country”

5. Local Natives- “Wooly Mammoth”

6. Rhye- “The Fall”

7. Washed Out- “It All Feels Right”

8. Vampire Weekend- “Step”

9. The National- “Fireproof”

10. Foals- “Inhaler”

11. Cults- “High Road”

12. Kanye West- “Blood on the Leaves”

13. Boards of Canada- “Reach for the Dead”

14. Volcano Choir- “Comrade”

15. Savages- “She Will”

16. GhostGoth- “Power of a God”

17. Daft Punk- “Doin’ it Right”

18. Phosphorescent- Sun, Arise! (An invocation, An Introduction)

19. Disclosure ft. AlunaGeorge- “White Noise”

20. Balance and Composure- “I’m Swimming”

Classically Yours,



1. Tennis- “Dimming Light”

2. Bob Dylan- “Farewell”

3. The Range- “Seneca”

4. The Beatles- “I Saw Her Standing There”

5. Oneohtrix Point Never- “Chrome Country”

6. John Abercrombie- “39 Steps”

7. GHOSTGOTH- “The Girl is Safe”

8. David Bowie- “Love is Lost” (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)

9. Cut Copy- “We are the Explorers”

10. Black Milk- “Sundays Best”

11. Creep- “Days” ft. Romy Madley Croft from the XX

12. Sky Ferreria- “Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Ok)”

13. Diane Birch- “Pretty in Pain”

14. Maria Taylor- “Tunnel Vision”

15. Warpaint- “Love is to Die”

16. Widowspeak- “Calico”

17. Blood Orange- “You’re Not Good Enough”

18. Anoushka Shankar ft. Norah Jones – “The Sun Won’t Set”

19. Midlake- “Provider”

20. Title Fight- “Be a Toy”

Classically Yours,



1. CFCF- “Jump off the Train”

2. Oddisee- “After Thoughts”

3. Robert Glasper ft. Common and Patrick Stump- “I Stand Alone”

4. Cults- “High Road”

5. Danny Brown ft. Charli XCX- “Float On”

6. Basia Bulat “It Can’t be You”

7. Laurel Halo- “-Out”

8. Russian Circles ft. Chelsea Wolfe- “Memorial”

9. Best Coast- “I Don’t Know How”

10. Tim Hecker- “Black Refraction”

11. Sarah Jarosz- “Simple Twist of Faith”

12. Oddisee- “Own Appeal”

13. Four Tet- “Parellel Jalebi”

14. Blue Sky Black Death ft. Child Actor- “II”

15. The Head and the Heart- “Homecoming Heroes”

16. Yuna- “Falling”

17. Polica- “Chain My Name”




1.  CFCF- “Glass”

2. Jay Z- “Tom Ford”

3. Postiljonen- “Atlantis”

4. Jenny Lanza- “Kathy Lee”

5. Twin Peaks- “Irene”

6. F—k Buttons- “Hidden XS”

7. Peals- “Floating Leaf”

8. Whirr- “Around”

9. Boat Club- “Memories”

10. Pity Sex- “Wind-Up”

11. Cliff Martinez- “Wanna Fight”

12. Joey Bada$$ (ft. Smoke DZA)- Death of Yolo

13. Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette- “Tonight”

14. Weekend- “July”


Classically Yours,


This month was filled with some of the best electronic and rap albums. New Boards of Canada and Kanye West, just to mention a few, were on the top of my list.

New comers like Disclosure, who put out a really impressive dance debut and J. Cole who kills it with his record Born Sinner (a contender for my favorite rap album this year) were all a part of my current list.

Also included is an impressive first track by my homie Blake, giving you just a taste of his GhostGoth project! Enjoy the tunes.

Classically Yours,


Beach House

In 2009, I listened to a song that forever changed my perception of how a great song could be created. This song was so infectious and so catchy.  The band Beach House really captured my feelings both inside and outside of my college life. For someone who is seeking answers swimming through an ocean of possibilities, “Norway” is truly representative of these feelings:

Hang on to the things that you’re supposed to say
Millions of stars; they open to your fate

This song was stuck in my head until the album Teen Dream dropped. It was perfect from beginning to end, starting with the somber but uplifting  “Zebra” and closing out with the song “Take Care.”

To this day, it remains as the album I feel explains not only me, but also my search for what I choose to be in life. It shows a world where dreams are not just dreams; they can, in fact, be made into something real. Teen Dream is a true inspiration for those seeking that thing, whatever it may be, that he or she may not see as possible.  This album stands amongst other as my favorite and is one that is and always will be a constant spin in my music collection.

Classically Yours,