Actually really, really nice
An umbrella post for BPM’s blowout feature looking back at the best music of the site’s lifetime. Covered around 35 different releases from across the musical spectrum, including an extensive piece on our #1. Some indelible favourites of mine in here, obviously. Putting the full countdown together was a ballache but kind of a labour of love as thanks. Beats Per Minute has proven a fantastic stomping ground and stepping stone – not just personally, but for some of the best young writers going – and it’s been total joy contributing for the past 18 months. All good things come to an end.
Blurbs: Top Tracks of 2008-13
Artists: Animal Collective, Caribou, Frank Ocean, Gang Gang Dance, Girl Unit, The Horrors, James Blake, Joy Orbison, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, No Age, Titus Andronicus, Waka Flocka Flame, Wavves, The Weeknd, Women
Blurbs: Top EPs of 2008-13
Artists: Active Child, Forest Swords, Games, How To Dress Well
Blurbs: Top Albums of 2008-13
Artists: Andy Stott, Deafheaven, Emeralds, Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, Iceage, Kanye West, Kurt Vile, Real Estate, Tame Impala, Ty Segall Band, Vampire Weekend, Youth Lagoon
Essay / Think Piece: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Artists: No prizes here.