Kendrick Lamar

The music website FACT, which typically focuses on leftfield electronic stuff, always puts out a fascinating end-of-year list, and this year is no exception. The site has just made its contribution to this month’s list orgy, and it’s got Kendrick Lamar, deservingly enough, at the top. The real action, though, is further down the list. FACT has carved out room for evil industrial hiss (Carter Tutti Void), vintage-keyboard expansiveness (d’Eon), bust-your-face rap (Gunplay), sticky-slick R&B (Jeremih), berserker crustcore (Black Breath), and Lana Del Rey (Lana Del Rey). Check out the top 10 below.

10 Wolfgang Voigt – Rückverzauberung 6
09 Swans – The Seer
08 Terrence Dixon – From the Far Future Pt. 2
07 Jam City – Classical Curves
06 How To Dress Well – Total Loss
05 Spaceghostpurrp – God Of Black
04 Horrid Red – Celestial Joy
03 Cooly G – Playin Me
02 Lee Gamble – Diversions 1994-1996 / Dutch Tvashar Plumes
01 Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City

You’ll find the complete list, along with blurbs and audio samples, here.

Comments (14)
  1. Always a good list to find some buried gems.

  2. Lana Del Rey (Lana Del Rey)

  3. this list is very different from other ones posted, cool.

  4. Good to see Wolfgang Voigt is still putting out music. Forgot about him.

  5. For those who don’t want to go artist by artist:

    50: BIGG JUS – MACHINES THAT MAKE CIVILIZATION FUN
    49: HELM – IMPOSSIBLE SYMMETRY
    48: HALEEK MAUL – OXYCONTEEN
    47: THE XX – COEXIST
    46: PURITY RING – SHRINE
    45: ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE – TIMON IRNOK MANTA
    44: TRIAD GOD – NXB
    43: CARTER TUTTI VOID – TRANSVERSE
    42: SCHOOLBOY Q – HABITS AND CONTRADICTIONS
    41: COCAINE 80s – EXPRESS 0G EP
    40: BAT FOR LASHES – THE HAUNTED MAN
    39: BLACK BREATH – SENTENCED TO LIFE
    38: MIGUEL – KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM
    37: LE1F – DARK YORK
    36: GUNPLAY – BOGOTA RICH: THE PREQUEL
    35: YOUNG SMOKE – SPACE ZONE
    34: LORENZO SENNI – QUANTUM JELLY
    33: ALTERED NATIVES – TENEMENT YARD VOL.3
    32: DEON – MUSIC FOR KEYBOARDS VOL.1
    31: NAS – LIFE IS GOOD
    30: SUPREME CUTS – WHISPERS IN THE DARK
    29: RICARDO VILLALOBOS – DEPENDENT AND HAPPY
    28: ARIEL PINK & R. STEVIE MOORE – KU KLUX GLAM
    27: SCOTT WALKER – BISH BOSCH
    26: GRIMES – VISIONS
    25: MAIN ATTRAKIONZ – BOSSALINIS & FOOLIYONES
    24: THE INTERNET – PURPLE NAKED LADIES
    23: HEROIN IN TAHITI – DEATH SURF
    22: FUTURE – PLUTO
    21: DEAN BLUNT & INGA COPELAND – BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
    20: SILENT SERVANT – NEGATIVE FASCINATION
    19: LANA DEL REY – BORN TO DIE
    18: WILEY – STEP FREESTYLES
    17: I:CUBE – M- MEGAMIX
    16: FRANK OCEAN – CHANNEL ORANGE
    15: SAND CIRCLES – MOTOR CITY
    14: JULIA HOLTER – EKSTASIS
    13: MADTEO – NOI NO
    12: JEREMIH – LATE NIGHTS WITH JEREMIH
    11: ACTRESS – R.I.P
    10: WOLFGANG VOIGT – RÜCKVERZAUBERUNG 6
    09: SWANS – THE SEER
    08: TERRENCE DIXON – FROM THE FAR FUTURE PT.2
    07: JAM CITY – CLASSICAL CURVES
    06: HOW TO DRESS WELL – TOTAL LOSS
    05: SPACEGHOSTPURRP – GOD OF BLACK
    04: HORRID RED – CELESTIAL JOY
    03: COOLY G – PLAYIN ME
    02: LEE GAMBLE – DIVERSIONS 1994-1996 / DUTCH TVASHAR PLUMES
    01: KENDRICK LAMAR – GOOD KID, M.A.A.D. CITY

  6. Likin the lee gamble, never heard of him before

  7. Wait a minute, both parts of Company Flow put out an album this year?

  8. I would have loved to seen mewithoutYou’s “Ten Stories” on here. A true gem of 2012.

  9. I’m surprised the Hot Chip album is getting so little respect.

  10. Really like to see How to Dress Well so high on this list. That album was definitely top ten worthy material.

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