Stephanie Orentas (Other Music Staff) / Staff Picks

  • Best of 2016

    COMBO CHIMBITA "El Corredor del Jaguar" (Names You Can Trust) XENIA RUBINOS "Black Terry Cat" (ANTI)HELADO NEGRO "Private Energy" (Asthmatic Kitty)SOLANGE "A Seat at the Table" (Columbia)POWDER "Highly" (ESP Institute)LEAPLING "Suspended Animation" (Exploding in Sound)VIVIEN GOLDMAN "Resolutionary "Songs 1979-1982" (Staubgold)ANDY SHAUF "The Party" (ANTI)J BALVIN "Energía" (Capitol Latin)BADBADNOTGOOD "IV" (Innovative Leisure)LA DAME BLANCHE "2" (Self-released)MITSKI "Puberty 2" (Dead Oceans)ANNA HOMLER "Breadwoman and Other Tales" (RVNG Intl)ALGODON EGIPCIO "La Confianza Ciega" (Ponk)FATIMA AL QADIRI "Brute" (Hyperdub)TOMASA DEL REAL "Bien y Mal" (Enciclopedia Color)LA GALLERA SOCIAL CLUB "Caribe" (Self-released)JESSY LANZA "Oh No" (Hyperdub)MARIA USBECK "Amparo" (Cascine)CRUMB "Crumb" (Self-released)HORSE LORDS "Interventions" (Northern Spy)KAYTRANADA "99.9%"...

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  • Best of 2015

    Women made amazing music in 2015 and had the best reissues. Listen: AVA ROCHA "Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema" (Disco Maravilha) BEATRIZ FERREYRA "GRM Works" (Recollection GRM)BOMBA ESTÉREO "Amanecer" (Sony)CAMILA MORENO "Mala Madre" (Charco)CARLA MORRISON "Amor Supremo" (Cosmica)CIRCUIT DES YEUX "In Plain Speech" (Thrill Jockey)DOWNTOWN BOYS "Full Communism" (Don Giovanni) EARTHEATER "Metalepsis" (Hausu Mountain)ELYSE WEINBERG "Greasepaint Smile" (Numero Group)EMPRESS OF "Me" (Terrible Records)GEMMA "As Ever" (Inflated/Exploding In Sound)GLORIA ANN TAYLOR "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing" (Ubiquity)G.L.O.S.S. "Demo" (Not Normal Tapes)HEAVEN'S GATE "Woman At Night" (Dull Tools)HELENA HAUFF "Discreet Desires" (Werkdiscs)JESSICA PRATT "On Your Own Love Again" (Drag City)JLIN "Dark Energy" (Planet...

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  • Best of 2014

    2014 (A-Z):BIG UPS "Eighteen Hours of Static" (Dead Labour)CHAD VANGAALEN "Shrink Dust" (Sub Pop)GUY BLAKESLEE "Ophelia Slowly" (Everloving)HELADO NEGRO "Double Youth" (Asthmatic Kitty)JACOB COOPER "Silver Threads" (Nonesuch)KINDNESS "Otherness" (Mom+Pop)LANDLADY "Upright Behavior" (Hometapes)LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS "Emma Jean" (Truth & Soul)NICKEL CREEK "A Dotted Line" (Nonesuch)PROTOMARTYR "Under Color of Official Right" (Hardly Art)RUN THE JEWELS “2” (Mass Appeal)SCOTT WALKER + SUNN O))) “Soused” (4AD)SINKANE "Mean Love" (DFA)ST. VINCENT "St. Vincent" (Loma Vista/Republic)TIMBER TIMBRE "Hot Dreams" (Arts & Crafts)THE WYTCHES "Annabel Dream Reader" (Partisan)XYLOURIS WHITE "Goats" (Other Music Recording Co.)YMUSIC "Balance Problems" (New Amsterdam) LIVE (A-Z):ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William...

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