Monday, November 18, 2019

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010's - Part 3 [50-26]

50 "Paracosm" - Washed Out

Label: Sub Pop/Weird World
Year: 2013
Country: US
Best Track: "Don't Give Up"

49 "Nabuma Rubberband" - Little Dragon

Label: Because Music
Year: 2014
Country: Sweden
Best Track: "Klapp Klapp"

48 "Our Love" - Caribou

Label: City Slang/Merge
Year: 2014
Country: Canada
Best Track: "Our Love"

47 "Yellow Memories" - Fatima

Label: Eglo
Year: 2014
Country: UK
Best Track: "Do Better"

46 "Caution" - Mariah Carey

Label: Epic
Year: 2018
Country: US
Best Track: "Giving Me Life" [feat. Slick Rick & Blood Orange]

45 "See The Light" - Jessica 6

Label: Peacefrog Records
Year: 2011
Country: US
Best Track: "In the Heat"

44 "The Inevitable End" - Röyksopp

Label: Dog Triumph
Year: 2014
Country: Norway
Best Track: "Here She Comes Again" [feat. Jamie Irrepressible]

43 "Chaleur Humaine" - Christine and the Queens

Label: Because Music
Year: 2014
Country: France
Best Track: "Christine"

42 "Biophilia" - Björk

Label: One Little Indian
Year: 2011
Country: Iceland
Best Track: "Crystalline"

41 "Devotion" - Jessie Ware

Label: PMR
Year: 2012
Country: UK
Best Track: "Wildest Moments"

40 "The Feast Of The Broken Heart" - Hercules & Love Affair

Label: Moshi Moshi
Year: 2014
Country: US
Best Track: "I Try To Talk To You" [feat. John Grant]

39 "Caravelle" - Polo & Pan

Label: Hamburger Records/Ekler'O'ShocK/Caroline Records
Year: 2017
Country: France
Best Track: "Dorothy"

38 "Party Hard Ton" - Hard Ton

Label: Luv Shack Records
Year: 2017
Country: Italy
Best Track: "Happy House"

37 "Rest" - Charlotte Gainsbourg

Label: Because Music
Year: 2017
Country: France
Best Track: "Deadly Valentine"

36 "Free from Your Spell" - Midnight Magic

Label: Soul Clap Records
Year: 2016
Country: US
Best Track: "Dark Thunder"

35 "Lies Are More Flexible" - Gus Gus

Label: Oroom
Year: 2018
Country: Iceland
Best Track: "Fireworks"

34 "Azari & III" - Azari & III

Label: Loose Lips Records/Modular
Year: 2011
Country: Canada
Best Track: "Reckless (With Your Love)"

33 "Jungle" - Jungle

Label: XL Recordings
Year: 2014
Country: UK
Best Track: "Julia"

32 "A Seat at the Table" - Solange

Label: Saint Records
Year: 2016
Country: US
Best Track: "Cranes in the Sky"

31 "Petite Amie" - Juliette Armanet

Label: Barclay
Year: 2017
Country: France
Best Track: "Manque d'amour"

30 "Liquid Cool" - Nite Jewel

Label: Gloriette Records
Year: 2016
Country: US
Best Track: "Boo Hoo"

29 "Matangi" - M.I.A.

Label: N.E.E.T./Interscope Records
Year: 2013
Country: Sri Lanka/UK
Best Track: "Bad Girls"

28 "After Forever" - Kasper Bjørke

Label: hfn
Year: 2014
Country: Denmark
Best Track: "Apart" [feat. Sísý Ey]

27 "Shaking The Habitual" - The Knife

Label: Rabid Records
Year: 2013
Country: Sweden
Best Track: "A Tooth For An Eye"

26 "Madame X" - Madonna

Label: Boy Toy, Inc./Live Nation/Interscope Records
Year: 2019
Country: US
Best Track: "I Don't Search I Find"

Saturday, November 16, 2019


The Galleria is back. Morgan Geist and Jessy Lanza's 1980's-flavoured side-project first caught our attention with their excellent "Calling Card/Mezzanine" EP back in 2015. I have recently selected it as one of the Top 100 Greatest EPs of the 2010's. The yellow edition of the project - "Stop & Go" is an ultimate and immediate retro dancefloor-focused synth-pop smash which would not sound out of place tucked between the greatest 80's Janet Jackson or D'Train singles. I am struggling to figure out if there was any other single released in 2019 which is more "up my street". Bring back the sequined shoulder pads, baby!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Crème de la Shrem: TOP 25 BEST OF OCTOBER 2019

Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "Maybe in the Summer" - SASSY 009 (Luft Recordings)

24 (N) "Days Go By" - Men I Trust (self-released)

23 (N) "Forgiveness (Wynne Bennett Remix)" - Emily King (ATO Records/PIAS)

22 (N) "You're No Good" - Chromatics (Italians Do It Better)

21 (7) "Can't Leave You Like This" - Bella Boo (Studio Barnhus)

20 (N) "Dissolution" - Jaakko Eino Kalevi (Weird World)

19 (6) "Wild Girl" - Kito & Empress Of (UMG)

18 (N) "In the Mix" - Mariah Carey (ABC Studios)

17 (N) "The More I Cry" - Alice Boman (PIAS)

16 (N) "Killshot" - Magdalena Bay (Luminelle Recordings)

15 (N) "Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum Remix)" - Emily King (ATO Records/PIAS)

14 (15) "Cinnamon Rolls" - Erotic Market (self-released)

13 (N) "Glyphic" - Lone (Ancient Astronauts)

12 (N) "Change" - Hercules & Love Affair (BMG)

11 (5) "All That Blue" - Blue Hawaii (Arbutus Records)

10 (N) "Which Way the Wind" - The Late David Turpin feat. Jaime Nanci & Bear Worship (Kabinet)

9 (N) "Faz Gostoso" - Madonna feat. Anitta (Boy Toy, Inc.)

8 (N) "Effet De Nuit" - La Féline (Kwaidan)

7 (N) "Even If It Hurts" - Tei Shi feat. Blood Orange (Downtown Records)

6 (3) "So Good" - Bat For Lashes (AWAL)

5 (N) "Crushing on You" - Brijean (Native Cat Recordings)

4 (1) "Features Creatures" [The Knife + Fever Ray Remixes] - Björk (One Little Indian)

3 (2) "NYC Baby" - Maluca (self-released)

2 (4) "Night Habit" - GL (Pool Records)

1 (N) "Tired and Sick" - Otha (self-released)