2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 releases that were most inspirational for me.

These years I hadn´t listen to as many new albums as in previous years. The lists are based on approximately 100 new albums per year. So, here are biggest highlights from them.

2012

Progressive electronica / IDM:
* Clark – Iradelphic (warp, 2012) / neo-impresionistic sunny electronica

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* Lorn – Ask The Dust (ninja tune, 2012) / massive & dark IDM

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; Yppah – Eighty One (ninja tune, 2012)

 

Contemporary classical & ambient compositions:
* Max Richter Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Deutsche Grammophon, 2012)

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* The Cinematic Orchestra – The Cinematic Orchestra presents In Motion #1 (2012)

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; bersarin quartett – ii (denovali, 2012)

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; Loscil – Sketches from New Brighton (kranky, 2012)

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James Murray – Floods (slowcraft, 2012)

Alt-rock:
* Plants And Animals – The End Of That (Secret city records, 2012)

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Beach House – Bloom (2012)
Grizzly Bear – Shields (2012)

Folk, experimental & alt songwriters:
* Hanne Hukkelberg – Featherbrain (Propeller Recordings, 2012)

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; Peter Broderick – These Walls Of Mine (2012)

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; Peter Broderick – Http-Www.itstartshear.com (2012)

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Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (2012)
James Yorkston – I Was A Cat From A Book (domino, 2012)

 

 

2013

Progressive electronica:
* Jon Hopkins – Immunity (domino, 2013)

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; Bonobo – The North Borders (ninja tune, 2013)

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Autumnist – Sound Of Unrest (SK) (deadred, 2013)

Contemporary classical & ambient compositions:
; James Murray – The Land Bridge (slowcraft, 2013)

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David Sylvian & Stephan Mathieu – Wandermude (samadhisound, 2012)
The echo of album Blemish (2003), which remains the best album of David Sylvian.

Alt-rock:
* The National – Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

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Kolowrat – Pobit sa Utiect (SK) (Slnko records, 2013)

Folk, experimental & alt songwriters:
; Jana Kirschner – Morusa biela (slnko records, 2013)

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (2013)
Juana Molina – Wed 21 (domino, 2013)

 

2014

Progressive electronica:
* Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! (warp, 2014)

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* Aphex Twin – Syro (warp, 2014)

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; Caribou – Our Love (domino, 2014)

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Clark – Clark (warp, 2014)
Daedelus – The Light Brigade (2014)
Teebs – E S T A R A (2014)

Contemporary classical & ambient compositions:
* James Murray – Mount View (Slowcraft, 2014)

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* Loscil – Sea Island (kranky, 2014)

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* A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos (Erased Tapes, 2014)

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Folk, experimental & alt songwriters:
* Sun Kil Moon – Benji (2014)

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Bonnie Prince Billy – Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues (2014)

2015

Progressive electronica:
* Amon Tobin – Dark Jovian (ninja tune, 2015)

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* Bjork – Vulnicura (one little indian, 2015)

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Contemporary classical & ambient compositions:
* Annabel Lee – By the sea… and other solitary places (ninja tune, 2015)

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* Missy Mazzoli – Vespers for a New Dark Age (New Amsterdam, 2015)

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* Anne Garner – Be Life (slowcraft, 2015)

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; Sarah Kirkland Snider – Unremembered (New Amsterdam, 2015)

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; Bersarin Quartett – III (denovali, 2015)

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; Colleen – Captain of None (2015)

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Folk, experimental & alt songwriters:
* Patrick Watson – Love Songs for Robots (2015)
; James Yorskton – The Demonstrations Of The Craws (domino, 2015)

 

2016

Progressive electronica:
* Bon Iver – 22, A Million (Jagjaguwar, 2016)

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Sovereign post-modern songwriting behind the genres.

* Anohni – Hopelessness

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Contemporary classical & ambient compositions:
* Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie – Salero (erased tapes, 2016) / One of the most delicious contemporary orchestral compositions.

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; Tim Hecker – Love Streams (kranky, 2016) / Unrestrained power of chaotic but still beautiful and complex ambient textures.

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; Loscil – Monument Builders (kranky, 2016) / Dark perspectives of megalopolis as reverence to Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi.

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; Vicky Chow – A O R T A (new amsterdam) (2016) / Tender contemporary experimental piano compositions

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; Steve Jansen – Tender Extinction (s/r, 2016)

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Dustin O’Halloran – 3 movements (1631 recordings, 2016)

Alt-rock:
* David Bowie – Blackstar (2016)

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Folk, experimental & alt songwriters:
* Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs – case-lang-veirs (2016) / Melodic joyful collaboration of 3 great female folk singers and songwriters.

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; James Yorkston – Everything Sacred (2016) / Beautiful melancholical collaboration between James Yorkstom, indian Suhail Yusuf Khan and Jon Thorne

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; Longital – Divoko (SK) (Slnko records, 2016)

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