Doug Mosurock (Update Contributor)

  • Best of 2014

    Is there an order to this? Not really; first thing in each grouping is the top tomato, and the rest are also favorites. Did I follow the instructions? Nope. 30 LPs, 20 EPs, 15 reissues/archival sets, seven live bands, even five exemplary records I missed the boat on last year. Too many to narrow it down, and yes, all of these are totally fantastic and must-owns. As ever, I encourage everyone to take a good, long look at everyone’s lists, use the Internet to discover the bands you haven’t heard, and as always, buy more music and support the musicians...

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  • Best of 2013

    10. Una Bestia Incontrolable "Observant Com El Mon Es Destrieux" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) 9. The Woolen Men "s/t" LP (Woodsist) / "Dog Years" LP (Dog's Table) 8. Dichroics "Short Dirty Threads" LP (Self-Released) 7. Daughn Gibson "Me Moan" LP (Sub Pop) 6. Run the Jewels "s/t" LP (Fool's Gold) 5. Retribution Gospel Choir "3" LP (Chaperone) 4. Steve Gunn "Time Off" LP (Paradise of Bachelors) 3. Endless Boogie "Long Island" 2xLP (No Quarter) 2. Polvo "Siberia" LP (Merge) 1. Connections "Private Airplane" LP (Anyway) / "Body Language" LP (Anyway) / "Tough City" 7" (Lost Weekend) NOTABLES: Tony...

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  • Best of 2012

    Top Ten Albums MERCHANDISE "Children of Desire" LP/CD (Katorga Works/Jagjaguwar) The members of Tampa, FL's Merchandise cut their teeth in a riotous assemblage of hardcore, punk and black metal-influenced outfits over the past number of years, its members releasing records this year alone under the names Neon Blud, Church Whip, Nazi Dust, and Grinning Death's Head, along with a notable solo work by guitarist David Vassalotti (Book of Ghosts, on the Vinyl Rites label). But it's the most recent Merchandise record that I kept returning to more and more as the year moved forward. The group's second full-length Children of...

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