We close our end of year review with the big one: here are the top vinyl releases of In terms of new releases, has been typically diverse, with a number of more heavyweight releases threatening to overshadow what has been another strong year for smaller independents turning to vinyl as a more flexible way to release music. What then makes the cut is judged on a combination of the music itself and the aspects that make a virtue of vinyl, which include artwork, design and to some extent rarity. The 10 most collectable records of The top 20 vinyl record sleeves of The top 30 vinyl reissues of Your wishlist is empty. View Wishlist. Cart 0.
Clipping. – Visions of Bodies Being Burned
The track was released in June as part of the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, and later as lead single from his second solo album G I R L, racked up a combined sales and streaming total of 1. When OfficialCharts. Pharrell told OfficialCharts. Clean Bandit took second place with Rather Be. The classical-dance crossover track, which was also Jess Glynne's breakthrough track, finished with a combined chart tally of 1.
Destroyer – Have We Met
Listen to selections from this list via two Beats Playlists: Vol. Ben Frost puts a lot of thought into his music, technically and conceptually. His song titles and interviews pack his dense, throbbing scrawls with allusions to everything from biochemistry to Ghostbusters. This is somewhat ironic, as the main capacity of his music is to overwhelm rational thought. It registers in the limbs and viscera, not in the mind. The result has a rough but elaborate physical presence—something huge and shuddering running on filthy kerosene, about to snap a belt or throw a bolt and maim the operator. But Frost is never overpowered by his brawny, chaotic material. However strong it is, his will is stronger, and gales of distortion bend to his command with clarity and definition. Lots of indie bands have mined the giddiness and sexual empowerment of the disco era, but few have tapped into the cultural fracture that followed it.
Presenting The Best Tracks of , as voted by our writers and editors. Any track that was released in or had its greatest impact in the U. Instead, her day-to-day habits and the way she views the world have been altered exponentially by love. Suddenly, this woman who never believed in psychics, the supernatural, astrology, or superstition is checking horoscopes, wishing on stars, avoiding black cats, pulling apart wishbones, and keeping her fingers crossed. When you contrast that seemingly effortless shape-shifting with his high-in-the-mix, layered guitar melodies, the words often take a backseat. He's destined to garner the Grateful Dead and John Fahey comparisons while his contemporary and sometime bandmate Kurt Vile gets the classic-rock shoutouts. And those guitars.