Amanda Colbenson (Other Music Staff)

  • Best of 2015

    Some of my favorite albums and reissues of the year in no particular order:KENNY KNIGHT "Crossroads" (Paradise of Bachelors)MARIAH "Utakata No Hibi" (Palto Flats)SANTA Y SU GENTE "Urgente" (Lion Productions)DOUG HREAM BLUNT "My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt" (Luaka Bop)BING AND RUTH "City Lake" (RVNG Intl.)JEFF COWELL "Lucky Strikes and Liquid Gold" (Numero Group)HEATHERED PEARLS "Body Complex" (Ghostly International)TALL TALES AND THE SILVER LINING "Tightropes" (Other Music Recording Co.)MICHAEL CHAPMAN "Window" (Light in the Attic)EDUARDO MATEO & JORGE TRANSANTE "Mateo y Transante" (Lion Productions)ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCIES: THE CHICAGO PARTY - DVD (Numero Group)MEGA BOG "Gone Banana" (Couple Skate)

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  • Best of 2014

    Reissues: VARIOUS ARTISTS “1970's Algerian Folk and Pop” (Sublime Frequencies)ELIA Y ELIZABETH “La Onda de Elia y Elizabeth” (Vampisoul)FRANCIS BEBEY “Psychedelic Sanza 1982-84” (Born Bad)ERNIE GRAHAM “Ernie Graham” (4 Men with Beards)WOO “When the Past Arrives” (Drag City)DANE STURGEON “Wild 'n' Tender” (Yoga)K. LEIMER “A Period of Review” (RVNG Intl.)SPIKE ORANGE “Cloud Nine” (Golf Channel)THE STROKE BAND “Green and Yellow” (Anthology Recordings)VARIOUS ARTISTS “The Soul of Designer Records” (Big Legal Mess) New Releases:WAR ON DRUGS “Lost in the Dream” (Secretly Canadian)ANGEL OLSEN “Burn Your Fire for No Witness” (Jagjaguwar)HOLLIE COOK “Twice” (Mr Bongo)JUAN WAUTERS “N.A.P. North American Poetry” (Captured Tracks)STEVE GUNN “Way Out Weather” (Paradise of Bachelors)HAMISH KILGOUR “All of...

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  • Best of 2013

    NEW RELEASES Zach Cale "Blue Rider" (All Hands Electric) Julia Holter "Loud City Song" (Domino) Psychic Ills "One Track Mind" (Sacred Bones) Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds "Push the Sky Away" (Bad Seed) Express Rising "II" (Numero Group) Arve Henriksen "Places of Worship" (Rune Grammofon) Steve Gunn "Time Off" (Paradise of Bachelors) Dirty Beaches "Drifters/Love Is the Devil" (Zoo Music) Cate Le Bon "Mug Museum" (Wichita) Crystal Stilts "Nature Noir" (Sacred Bones) REISSUES Shoes "One in Versailles" (Numero Group) Hailu Mergia "Shemonmuanay" (Awesome Tapes from Africa) Athanor "Flashback" (Guerssen) Clothilde "Queen of Mademoiselles" (Born Bad) William Onyeabor "World Psychedelic...

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  • Best of 2012

    Reissues Love Apple "s/t" (Numero Group) Lijadu Sisters "Sunshine" (Knitting Factory) Francis Bebey "African Electronic Music 1975-1982" (Born Bad) Paul Ngozi "The Ghetto" (Normal Records) El Polen "Fuera De La Ciudad" (Lion Productions) Tronics "Love Backed By Force" (What's Your Rupture) Wendy Rene "After Laughter Comes Tears" (Light in the Attic) Candy Mackenzie "Lee Scratch Perry Presents..." (Trojan) Donnie and Joe Emerson "Dreamin' Wild" (Light in the Attic) Rob "Make it Fast, Make It Slow" (Soundway) +++Reissue Compilations V/A "Bollywood Bloodbath" (Finders Keepers) V/A "Personal Space" (Chocolate Industries) V/A "Listen to the Music" (Pressure Sounds) V/A "Country Funk" (Light in...

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