thelittlefield’s Top 10

I’m going to go ahead and assume that most people don’t know what my favorite music consists of. Since we’re as new as can be here at VS and background is important, I’ve decided to name off my top 10 favorite albums. Now, I know you’ll probably skip down to the top 5 anyway, but choosing just 10 was difficult enough. When you love music as much as I do, you’ll find that just doing 5 isn’t as easy as you think. So without further ado…

10

The Mercury Program – A Data Learn The Language

This is one of the most brilliant instrumental pieces of music I’ve ever heard. The opening track is worth the price of the whole LP alone… then it continues without missing a step.

MP3: Fragile or Possibly Extinct

9

Wolf Parade – Apologies To The Queen Mary

When I first heard this, I only moderately liked it. In fact, out of every album on this list, its the only one that had to grow on me in order for me to like it as much as I do. I just couldn’t stop listening to it… and I still can’t.

MP3: Grounds For Divorce

8

The Clientele – God Save The Clientele

The moment I heard this, I wasn’t sure why I liked it, I just knew that I did like it. My instincts led me to listen to this more than most anything for more than a couple of years after that. The Clientele at their absolute best.

MP3: Winter On Victoria Street

7

Karate – S/T

This record changed the way I looked at music and was one of the most influential bands of my early 20s. They still have a sentimental place in my heart and library and always will.

MP3: What Is Sleep?

6

Errors – It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever

In my opinion, there isn’t anyone who does electronic music much better than Errors. This record is absolute perfection from top to bottom. Brilliant.

MP3: Dance Music

5

Damien Jurado – Rehearsals For Departure

From the first moment I heard this LP, I knew it was going to be one of my favorites. Jurado has the unmistakable knack for crafting songs that sound like they were written generations ago. Rehearsals is simply one of his best.

MP3: Ohio

4

Faunts – High Expectations/Low Results

Ethereal dream pop that blends keyboards, guitars and vocals into some of the most unforgettable songs I’ve ever heard. Beautiful is an understatement.

MP3: Memories Of Places We’ve Never Been

3

Bjork – Post

If there was one album by Bjork that keeps me coming back to her as much as I do, its this one. Bjork is a musical genius and you can hear it in every beat and note on Post if you don’t believe me. An easy decision.

MP3: Hyperballad

2

Tortoise – Its All Around You

To me, Its All Around You embodies exactly what my standards for instrumental music are: Smooth, experimentalist, visual, innovative. Perfect and absolutely captivating.

MP3: Crest

1

The Radio Dept. – Pet Grief

Theres a reason that this is my top album– It combines everything that I love about music: Airy vocals, synthesizers, moving lyrics, distant guitars and emotion that drips from every note and vocal on this masterpiece. You couldn’t possibly convince me otherwise.

MP3: I Wanted You To Feel The Same

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