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christopher r. weingarten // you are not what you pwn

cleaning out my closet: the top 100 records of 2013

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1. Kanye West - Yeezus
2. Ka - The Night’s Gambit
3. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
4. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
5. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
6. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest
7. Tim Hecker - Virgins
8. Deafheaven - Sunbather
9. Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose
10. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
11. Migos - Young Rich N****s
12. The Necks – Open
13. Miley Cyrus - Bangerz
14. The Dirtbombs - Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey
15. Bis-Kaidan - Bis-Kaidan
16. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips 2
17. Death Grips – Government Plates
18. Guerilla Toss - Gay Disco
19. Bangladesh - Ponzi Scheme
20. Gesaffelstein – Aleph
21. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time
22. Kavinsky - Outrun
23. DJ Mustard - Ketchup!
24. Traxman - Vol. 3: The Architek
25. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
26. Holden - The Inheritors
27. RP Boo - Legacy
28. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
29. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
30. Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats - Mind Control
31. Pete Swanson - Punk Authority
32. Stave - Reform
33. Olafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter
34. Haim - Days Are Gone
35. Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu
36. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
37. Ensemble Pearl - Ensemble Pearl
38. Melt Banana - Fetch
39. Kvelertak – Meir
40. Eluvium - Nightmare Ending
41. Deveykus - Pillars Without Mercy
42. Hair Police - Mercurial Rites
43. DJ Rashad – “I Don’t Give a Fuck” EP & “Rollin’” EP
44. Sage the Gemini – Gas Pedal EP
45. Flaming Lips – The Terror
46. Brandy Clark - 12 Songs
47. Rob - Maniac OST
48. Palms - Palms
49. R.A. the Rugged Man – Legends Never Die
50. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
51. Juicy J – Stay Trippy
52. Foot Village - Make Memories
53. Rudresh Mahanthappa - Gamak
54. Pan Gu – Primeval Man Born of the Cosmic Egg
55. Cliff Martinez - Only God Forgives OST
56. Young Dro – Day Two
57. Problem and Iamsu! – Million Dollar Afro
58. Matias Aguayo - The Visitor
59. DJ Angelbaby – Get Pumped Vol. 1
60. The Dead C – Armed Courage
61. SMM: Opiate
62. J-Zone - Peter Pan Syndrome
63. Hubble – Hubble Eagle
64. Whores. - Clean
65. Rokia Traore - Beautiful Africa
66. M.I.A. – Matangi
67. Okkyung Lee - Ghil
68. Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
69. Black Pus – All My Relations
70. Inter Arma - Sky Burial
71. Cave - Threace
72. Alan Licht – Four Years Older
73. Moombahton Forever
74. Roc Marciano – Marci Beaucoup
75. Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
76. Belarisk - An Amorphous Dawn
77. Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us is the Killer
78. Brad Paisley – Wheelhouse
79. Bombino - Nomad
80. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
81. William Tyler – The Impossible Truth
82. Master P - Al Capone
83. Gabriel Saloman – Soldier’s Requiem
84. Dan Friel – Total Folklore
85. The Focus Group – The Electric Karousel
86. Moby – Innocents
87. Sano – Sano
88. Blaak Heat Shujaa - The Edge of an Era
89. Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2013
90. Bangladeafy - The Briefcase
91. Kandodo – k2o
92. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
93. Wooden Shjips - Back to Land
94. Daniel Menche – Vilke
95. Dawn Richard – Goldenheart
96. Date Palms – The Dusted Sessions
97. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park
98. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
99. Danny Brown - Old
100. Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail

whiney’s best of 2013 mixtapes: vol. 1 & 2

"2 chainz, i tell em hurry up and buy"

volume 1 [221.7 MB, 79:36]
silhouette artists enter the void, noise-punkers get a paint job, footwork floats through the killing fields, money earnin’ justin vernon makes a fourth-act cameo, and tim hecker hits the brakes 

volume 2 [154.2 MB, 79:55]
bad bad basquiats, bugattis, bagpipes, bubbly butts, ft. the knack, joe walsh, and the champs. 

Goin’ Ham on Haim

These two pieces — one by Grantland, the other by whatever Collapse Board is — are both trying to untangle each writer’s own impossible knots about “pop product” and “indie rock” and “ambition.” It’s the old “rockism” vs. “popism” debate retrofitted for the think-piece era’s narcissism of small differences. If you, a grown adult, think Live or Pearl Jam or Sugar Ray had some different agenda than Metallica because they knew who the Feelies were, well I got a bridge in a Shit Towne to sell you, bruh. 

That being said, painting Haim as some money-hungry Neon Trees or Owl City (or any of the bands these exact same articles could have been written about three years ago) is not the move.

There is a defiant weirdness in Haim — the Dirty Projectors hocketing (g-g-g-get familiar), the Neurosis tom-tom breakdowns, the windswept wooshes of Kate Bush reverb, the guitars like the Stevie Nicks sample in “Bootylicious” formed a band, the relationship with R&B that’s actually natural sounding instead of some witch house dorkus malorkus on Instagram straight flexing his Aaliyah MP3s. It’s a lot more “alternative” and ambitious than the regressive music of the National or the Walkmen, who’s career is basically playing the same three chords as Creed, but badly. And if all you hear is “precious” or “empty-headedness” in Haim, then the problem isn’t with “indie.”

"Everywhere around this town, they’re running out of nouns"

That’s a line from “Nouns,” a 17-second song off the upcoming They Might Be Giants album, Nanobots.

I can’t help but think of this noun-centric convo I had with TMBG’s John Flansburgh in 2007 about the cover of The Else, which accidentally re-visited their snowmen motif from 1987:

I never thought of that link, but we do have snowmen in our past. When you’re a band that leans so heavily on nouns, at a certain point you’re just gonna start tripping over the same nouns. I guess we could write another song about a bird now.

whiney’s best of 2012 mixtapes: vol. 1, 2 & 3

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volume 1: NO LOVE [157 MB, 78:47]

new metal poptimism, old noise-rock revenge fantasies, finland’s best krautrock band, sweden’s best afro-metal band, heartbreaking bravery, max richter invents the remix, comeback kids, ghost boxers, and the world’s oldest rock critic steady riding for john zorn. stay noided!

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volume 2: NO MERCY [140 MB, 78:39]
rap songs. [warning: meyhem lauren is filthy]

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volume 3: NO CURFEW [150 MB, 77:36]
footwork’s giddiest hits, brostep’s meanest drops, bass music goes to cuba, house music goes to togo, laser horns, tay-step, cult jams, outlandos d’amour, barry white r.i.p.

cleaning out my closet: the top 100 records of 2012

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1. Baroness - Yellow and Green

2. DJ Rashad - Teklife Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi

3. Swans - The Seer

4. Action Bronson - Blue Chips

5. Future – Pluto

6. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

7. Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB

8. White Suns - Sinews

9. Beak> - »

10. R. Kelly – Write Me Back

11. Goat - World Music

12. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

13. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox

14. fun. – Some Nights

15. Taylor Swift - Red

16. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction

17. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

18. Oren Ambarchi – Sagittarian Domain

19. Fushitsusha - Hikari to Nazukeyo

20. Gunplay – 601 and Snort

21. Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II

22. Torche – Harmonicraft

23. Mala – In Cuba

24. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman

25. Killa Kyleon & Mouse on Tha Track – Welcome to the Fish Fry

26. Max Richter – Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

27. Neneh Cherry & the Thing – The Cherry Thing

28. Divorce - Divorce

29. Pye Corner Audio – Sleep Games

30. Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

31. Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu

32. Siinai - Olympic Games

33. Mayhem Lauren – Respect the Fly Shit

34. Willamette - Always in Postscript

35. Lindstrøm – Six Cups of Rebel/Smalhans

36. Solange – True EP 

37. Deftones - Koi No Yokan 

38. 2 Chainz – Based on a T.R.U. Story

39. Dustin Wong - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads

40. Crystal Palace – Spirit Quest

41. Eagle Twin - The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale

42. Kid Koala - 12-Bit Blues

43. Steve Lehman Trio – Dialect Fluorescent

44. Rob Pursey & Davey Boy Smith – Ratchet World

45. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

46. Thisquietarmy – Phantom Limbs

47. Horseback – Half Blood

48. Ty$ & Joe Moses – Whoop!

49. Daphni – Jialong

50. Amadou & Mariam – Folila

51. Peter Brötzmann & Jason Adasiewicz - Going All Fancy

52. Huaratron - Cryptocracy

53. Big K.R.I.T. – Live from the Underground

54. E-40 – The Block Brochure Vols. 1, 2 and 3

55. Mark Lanegan – Blues Funeral

56. Usher – Looking 4 Myself

57. Rising - To Solemn Ash

58. Bosse-de-Nage – III

59. New War – New War

60. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Don’t Hear It…Fear It!

61. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse

62. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

63. The Alchemist – Russian Roulette

64. David Guetta – Nothing But the Beat 2.0

65. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Jazz Mind

66. Catheter – Southwest Doom Violence

67. The Bad Plus – Made Possible

68. Frankie Rose – Interstellar

69. Hilary Haun & Hauschka – Silfra

70. 100s – Ice Cold Perm

71. Imperial Teen – Feel the Sound

72. Caspian – Waking Season

73. Moonface  - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

74. Meek Mill – Dreams and Nightmares

75. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

76. Chrome Canyon – Elemental Themes

77. Alimaailman Vasarat - Valta

78. Royal Thunder - CVI

79. Kandodo – Kandodo

80. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure

81. Starring – ABCDEFG-HIJKLMNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ

82. Enabler – All Hail the Void

83. Mammifer/Pyramids – Mammifer/Pyramids

84. Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage

85. Fontanelle – Vitamin F

86. Hannibal Buress – Animal Furnace

87. Hangedup and Tony Conrad – Transit of Venus

88. Voices From the Lake – Voices from the Lake

89. David Daniell and Douglas McCombs - Versions 

90. Daniel Menche - Guts

91. Grizzly Bear - Shields

92. Wadada Leo Smith - Ten Freedom Summers

93. Mungolian Jetset - Mungodelics

94. Fennesz – Aun

95. Jonwayne – Oodles of Doodles

96. Serengeti – The Kenny Dennis EP

97. High on Fire – De Vermiis Mysteriis

98. Many Arms – Many Arms

99. Liars – WIXIW

100. Alcest – Les Voyages de L’Ame

I love rap music.

New York rapper Doug E. Fresh’s ode to finding his “way back home” in Africa is built around a bassline borrowed from a British rock band covering an Italian composer for a movie set on the Mexican border that was only made possible by Japanese cinema.

D-Nice gets it.

andyhutchins:

thefader:

“YOU AIN’T WILLIE B.” 
ANDRE 3000 SHOUTS OUT LEGENDARY ATLANTA GORILLA ON HIS NEW TRACK WITH GORILLAZ AND JAMES MURPHY, “DOYATHING”

Uh. No.

Nigga talkin’ ‘bout “Aww, he don’t rap enough”But y’all rap a lot and I’m like “Wrap it up, boy”Ye ain’t Scarface, ye ain’t Willie DYe ain’t Bushwick, ye ain’t killin’ me

Don’t really know how an employed FADER writer can miss something like this this badly, but I guess not everyone goes to the trouble of meticulously transcribing lyrics so as to better catch things like a Rap-A-Lot pun that segues into naming all three Geto Boys.
Oh, wait, I know how this gets missed: Gross malpractice of journalism.

andyhutchins:

thefader:

“YOU AIN’T WILLIE B.” 

ANDRE 3000 SHOUTS OUT LEGENDARY ATLANTA GORILLA ON HIS NEW TRACK WITH GORILLAZ AND JAMES MURPHY, “DOYATHING”

Uh. No.

Nigga talkin’ ‘bout “Aww, he don’t rap enough”
But y’all rap a lot and I’m like “Wrap it up, boy”
Ye ain’t Scarface, ye ain’t Willie D
Ye ain’t Bushwick, ye ain’t killin’ me

Don’t really know how an employed FADER writer can miss something like this this badly, but I guess not everyone goes to the trouble of meticulously transcribing lyrics so as to better catch things like a Rap-A-Lot pun that segues into naming all three Geto Boys.

Oh, wait, I know how this gets missed: Gross malpractice of journalism.

cleaning out my closet: the top 100 records of 2011

1. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

2. Liturgy – Aesthetica

3. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

4. The Men - Leave Home

5. Horseback – Impale Golden Horn

6. Pistol Annies - Pistol Annies

7. Fucked Up - David Comes To Life

8. All Pigs Must Die - God Is War

9. Factory Floor – “A Wooden Box”/“R E A L L O V E”/“Two Different Ways” 12-inches

10. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music

11. Killer Mike - Pl3dge

12. EMA - Past Lives Martyred Saints

13. Ghost - Opus Eponymous

14. E-40 - Revenue Retrievin: Graveyard Shift

15. Melvins – Endless Residency 4 CD set

16. Israel Martínez - El Hombre Que Se Sofoca

17. Cultus Sabbati - The Garden Of Forking Paths

18. Escort – Escort

19. Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4Eva

20. Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass

21. Burning Tree - Stinger

22. Danny Brown - XXX

23. Gui Borrato – III

24. Korn – The Path Of Totality

25. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

26. Mouse On The Track - Swagga Fresh Freddie

27. Hubble – Hubble Drums

28. Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler/The Dream

29. Big Business – Quadringle EP

30. Nicholas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise

31. Drake – Take Care

32. Boris - Attention Please

33. Colin Stetson – Live At ATP 2011

34. The Dirtbombs – Party Store

35. Grails – Deep Politics

36. Don Trip & Starlito – Stepbrothers 

37. Deaf Center – Owl Splinters

38. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – summvs

39. Drive: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

40. Glenn Jones - The Wanting

41. Sick Llama – Fuor Coffins

42. Oh No + Alchemist + Roc Marciano – Greneberg EP

43. Mark Deutrom – The Value Of Decay

44. Psychic Paramount – II

45. DJ Rashad - Just A Taste, Vol. 1

46. Hauschka - Salon Des Amateurs

47. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

48. Gunplay – Inglorious Bastard 

49. Group Doueh – Zayna Jumma

50. Soft Moon – Total Decay EP

51. Dayton Family – Charges Of Indictment

52. Grayceon – All We Destroy

53. Kool G Rap – Riches, Royalty & Respect

54. Winter Family – Red Sugar

55. Beyoncé – 4

56. Death Grips – Exmilitary

57. Elzhi – Elmatic

58. Mick Barr – Coiled Malescence

59. Driphouse – Root71

60. The Field – Looping State Of Mind

61. Bruce Lamont – Feral Songs For The Epic Decline

62. The Advisory Circle – As The Crow Flies

63. Terakraft – Aratan N Azawad

64. Mountains – Air Museum

65. DJ Quik – The Book Of David

66. Remember Remember – The Quickening

67. Cam’ron & Vado – Gunz & Butter

68. Mika Vaino – Life (…It Eats You Up)

69. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

70. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

71. Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch The Throne

72. Lloyd - King Of Hearts

73. Juicy J & Lex Luger – Rubba Band Business

74. Tity Boi – Codiene Cowboy

75. Yob - Atma

76. Shinji Masuko – Woven Music

77. S.C.U.M. – Again Into Eyes

78. Juv – Juv

79. White Suns – Waking In The Reservoir

80. Rabbits – Lower Forms

81. Tyler, The Creator – Goblin

82. Windmills By The Ocean – II

83. Subrosa – No Help For The Mighty Ones

84. Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson - Horpma

85. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica

86. Mark Fell - Periodic Orbit Of Dynamic System Related To A Knot

87. Das Racist – Relax

88. Pechenga – Helt Borte

89. Tombs – Path Of Totality

90. Craft - Void

91. The Necks - Mindset

92. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

93. Red Horse – Red Horse

94. Wolves In the Throne Room – Celestial Lineage

95. Golden Retriever – Emergent Layer

96. Encoffination - O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres

97. Beauclerk – Beauclerk

98. KEN Mode - Venerable

99. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – From Africa With Fury: Rise 

100. Matthew Cooper – Some Days Are Better Than Others

whiney’s best of 2011 mixtapes: vol. 1, 2 & 3

volume 1: THE HITS [145 MB, 79:42]
str8 mersh, lol indie rock, brit-brit, k-pop youtube rips, contrarian stanning for major label country records, trendy 80s revisionism that will age terribly, that drive song even your dumbest friends posted to facebook, footwork, minimal techno, disco orchestras, factory records aspirations and the requisite thee oh sees song

volume 2: ALL RAP EVERYTHING [144 MB, 78:32]
gun sounds, posse cuts, #swag, ceos, tumblr rap, an iced out ghost, will ferrell samples on everything, bounce, three artists i saw at the gathering of the juggalos

volume 3: THE DUNGEON [151 MB, 79:55]
evil beatles covers, no-wave rap, blackened hardcore, insert liturgy argument here, quotey-finger metal, pigfuck, sludgepop, ex-melvins, current melvins, library music, drone, drone, drone and one dead salamander

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