Friday, December 31, 2021

Songs for Cineastes: 2021 Edition

Click here for the 2020 edition.
 

Top 10 
1. Can - Live in Stuttgart 1975 (Spoon-Mute) 
2. Eleventh Dream Day - Since Grazed (Comedy Minus One) 
3. Tom Jones - Surrounded by Time (EMI-S-Curve) 
4. Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (4AD) 
5. Anika - Change (Sacred Bones) 
6. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - I Told You So (Colemine) 
7. Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101-AWAL) 
8. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (Impulse!) 
9. Jane Weaver - Flock (Fire) 
10. Sault - 9 (Living Originals) 

Runners-up 
11. Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs (Rough Trade) 
12. Susannah Hoffs - Bright Lights (Baroque Folk) 
13. Six Organs of Admittance - The Veiled Sea (Three Lobed) 
14. Parquet Courts - Sympathy for Life (Rough Trade) 
15. La Luz - La Luz (Hardly Art) 
16. Amyl & the Sniffers - Comfort to Me (ATO) 
17. Beauty Pill - Instant Night EP (Northern Spy) 
18. Tune-Yards - sketchy (4AD) 
19. Adia Victoria - A Southern Gothic (Atlantic Recording Co.) 
20. Myriam Gendron - Ma délire - Songs of love, lost & found (Feeding Tube) 

21. Ben Chasny - The Intimate Landscape (Drag City) 
22. Mega Bog - Life, and Another (Paradise of Bachelors) 
23. Colleen - The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey) 
24. Ashley Monroe - Rosegold (Mountainrose Sparrow-Thirty Tigers) 
25. Makaya McCraven - Deciphering the Message (Blue Note) 
26. Bug - Fire (Ninja Tune) 
27. Bitchin Bajas - Switched on Ra (Drag City) 
28. Rambutan - Parallel Systems (Sedimental) 
29. Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt - Made Out of Sound (Palilalia) 
30. Body/Dilloway/Head - Body/Dilloway/Head (Three Lobed Recordings) 

31. Altın Gün - Yol (ATO) 
32. Gazelle Twin & NYX - Deep England (NYX Collective) 
33. Andrea Parkins - Two Rooms from the Memory Palace (Infrequent Seams) 
34. Cameron Knowler & Eli Winter - Anticipation (American Dreams) 
35. Tanz Mein Herz - Quattro (Standard Hi-Fi) 
36. The Cleaners from Venus - Penny Novelettes (Mr. Mule) 
37. Kacey Musgraves - Star-Crossed (Interscope-MCA) 
38. Circuit des Yeux - -io (Matador) 
39. Sons of Kemet - Black to the Future (UMG) 
40. Olivia Rodrigo - Sour (Geffen)

Songs 
1. Jane Weaver - "The Revolution of Super Visions" (Fire) 
2. Ambar Lucid - "Get Lost in the Music" (300 Entertainment) 
3. Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" (Matador) 
4. Wet Leg - "Chaise Longue" (Rough Trade) 
5. La Luz and Adrian Younge - "Watching Cartoons" (Hardly Art) 
6. Parquet Courts - "Walking at Downtown Pace" (Rough Trade) 
7. Sleaford Mods - "Mork and Mindy" (Rough Trade) 
8. Tune-Yards - "hold yourself" (4AD) 
9. Curtis Harding - "Hopeful" (Anti) 
10. Bill Callahan and Bonnie Prince Billy feat. Hamerkop - "Kidnapped by Neptune" (Drag City) 

Reissues & Collections 
1. Karen Black - Dreaming of You (1971-1976) (Anthology Recordings) 
2. Can - Live in Brighton 1975 (Mute) 
3. Nancy Sinatra - Start Walkin' 1965-1976 (Light in the Attic) 
4. The Beatles - Let It Be: Super Deluxe Edition (Apple Corps Ltd-Calderstone Productions-UME)
5. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition (Calderstone Productions-UME)
6. Joni Mitchell - The Reprise Albums 1968–1971 (Rhino)
7. Faust - The Faust Tapes (Bureau B)
8. The Who - Sell Out: Super Deluxe Edition (UMC-Polydor)
9. Sun Ra - Lanquidity (Definitive Edition) (Strut) 
10. Pastor TL Barrett - I Shall Wear a Crown (Numero Group)

Runners-up
11. John LennonJohn Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection (Capitol-UMC)
12. Aunt Sally - Aunt Sally (Mesh-Key)
13. Leo Nocentelli - Another Side (Light in the Attic)  
14. Bush Tetras - Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of the Bush Tetras (Wharf Cat) 
15. Beach Boys - Feel Flows The Sunflower And Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971 (Capitol-UME)
16. Radiohead - Kid A Mnesia (XL Recordings)
17. Roger Webb - Bartleby: Original Soundtrack Recording (Trunk)


Images: Can (Mute/Bandcamp), Sleaford Mods album cover (Rough Trade/Bandcamp), and Karen Black portrait (Aquarium Drunkard).    

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