Schlagwort Archiv: Andrew Taylor

Best of 2017

Best of 2017 Corridor, Mauno, This is the Kit, Onmi, Hands Habit. Brent Cash, Crepes, Faith Healer

Here I am, doing it all wrong again by releasing my Best of 2017 list way before Xmas. Every year it shows, that I discover fabulous artists with some delay and I feel sorry these albums are missing the list, only because I wasn’t quick enough! Like in 2016, I failed to mention these excellent records:

Merk: Swordfish (self-released)
Snails: Safe in Silence (Fearl Child Records)
Minta & The Brook Trout: Slow (NorteSul)
CaStLeS: Foresteering (Hafod Mastering)
Ben Reed: Station Masters (Gare Du Nord)

If you haven’t heard of any of those artists, please check them out!

And here they are, the winners of the 2017 Golden Glades award:


Corridor: Supermercado (Requiem Pour Un Twister)
Mauno: Tuning (Tin Angel)
This Is the Kit: Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade)
Brent Cash: The New High (Marina Records)
Raoul Vignal: The Silver Veil (Talitres)
The Parson Red Heads: Blurred Harmony (Fluff and Gravy)
Crepes: Channel Four (Deaf Ambition)
Sweet Baboo: Wild Imagination (Moshi Moshi)
Andrew Taylor: From The Outside Looking In (Rock Indiana)
Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) (Woodsist)
Omni: Multi-Task (Trouble In Mind)
Faith Healer: Try (Mint Records)
Balduin: Bohemian Garden (self-released)
The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole (Tough Love)
Travis Bretzer: Bubble Gum (Human Sounds)
Baby Island: Break the Lease (Hello Records)
Human Heat: All Is Too Much (Offline Records)
Midnight Sister: Saturn Over Sunset (Jagjaguwar)

Of course this list is a purely subjective affair, but if you feel like I missed a highlight, please let me know!!

Also worth checking out: the voting of my ByteFM colleagues
best songs & best album

Neue Liebe

Mit der Liebe zur Musik verhält es sich wie mit der Liebe allgemein: Wer von ihr erwischt werden möchte, sollte ein wenig Initiative zeigen und vor allem offen dafür sein. Und wer sie nicht pflegt, dem geht die Leidenschaft verloren. So lässt sich wohl erklären, weshalb in die Jahre gekommene Musikliebhaber oft nach und nach das Interesse verlieren. Da heißt es dann, die Neuveröffentlichungen seien alle langweilig. Oder: früher habe alles besser geklungen! Solch notorischen Nörglern möchte Golden Glades beweisen, dass sie falsch liegen. Es gibt haufenweise liebenswerte neue Musik, man muss sie nur an den richtigen Orten suchen und seine Ohren öffnen!


H HawklineMeans That MuchHeavenly
Michael NauI RootFull Time Hobby
Swimming TapesSet The
Hazel EnglishFixMarathon Artists
Spinning CoinRaining On Hope StreetGeographic
Andrew TaylorStanding
BMX BanditsSaveoursmilesElefant
BalduinSt. John's
The Paperweight ArrayTransmissions From A Distant
Kane StrangMy Smile Is ExtinctDead Oceans
The ClienteleLunar DaysTapete
Her Little DonkeyA
Fascinations Grand
Go FeverCome
Lali PunaDeep DreamMorr Music
Ghost ThoughtsDavid (My Father's Father's Father)Jigsaw
YEYEYSet The DogsTopshelf Records
SnailsGo on
Lake RuthDry Salt In Our HairEcho Orange/Le Pop Club/Alter K
The New LinesMass
Tom RosenthalWhat's Getting You Down, James?Kudos Records
Girl RayPreacherMoshi Moshi
OzarksWait a
The Parson Red HeadsOut of RangeYou Are The Cosmos
Songs For
School DamageNo Ideas LeftChapter Music
Bas JanNo
LeVentLisaa recordings
Sweet BabooSwallowsMoshi Moshi
James ElkingtonWading the VaporsParadise of Bachelors
WhereswilderThe Love There IsInner Ear Records