Friday, December 31, 2021

Wire ballot 2021 albums + tracks of year

 my ballot for best albums + tracks 2021 for The Wire magazine's annual round-up 


Dry Cleaning New Long Leg (4AD)

PinkPantheress “Break It Off” (Parlophone)

ToiToiToi Vaganten (Ghost Box)

Insides Soft Bonds (Further Distractions)

Foodman Yasuragi Land (Hyperdub)

Saint Etienne I’ve Been Trying To Tell You (Heavenly)

Oneohtrix Point Never featuring Elizabeth Fraser “Tales From The Trash Stratum” (Warp)

Proc Fiskal Siren Spine Sysex (Hyperdub)

Wet Leg “Chaise Longue” (Domino)

Dry Cleaning “Bug Eggs”/“Tony Speaks!” (4AD)


other contributors ballots can be found here 


they don't seem to have posted the ballots for archival releases as yet, but here's mine - with links to appropriate reviews or bloggige 


Ann Southam – The Reprieve, The Emerging Ground (Creel Pone)

Anton Bruhin – Speech Poems / Fruity Music (Black Truffle)

Suburban Lawns – Suburban Lawns (Superior Viaduct)

Acen – Trip to the Moon 2092

Seefeel – Rupt and Flex (1994-96) (Warp)

Janet Beat – Pioneering Knob Twiddler (Trunk Recordings)

The Stick Figures – Archeology  (Floating Mill Records)

Beatriz Ferreyra – Canto+ (Room40)

Van Der Graaf Generator – The Charisma Years 1970-1978 (Virgin)

Goldie – Timeless:   25 Year Anniversary (London)

Faust – 1971-1974  

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