Hello again I'm DJ Sanspants, co-host of We Let The Hats Decide. I couldn't decide on five of my favorites this year so here's a bunch of stuff I loved. Tune in to We Let The Hats Decide on Wednesdays from 6-8 am PST (9-11 EST) where DJ Pants and I will be going over our favorite music from the 2010's for the whole month of January! That's two years per episode. The hats are taking a break. 

1. Flying Lotus // Flamagra

(Warp)

 

I'm a Flying Lotus fan in general, but Flamagra still managed to exceed my expectations. 

2. Drab Majesty // Modern Mirror

(Dais)

I probably listened to Modern Mirror and Flamagra more than anything else this year. The Demonstration was the first I heard from Drab Majesty and didn't expect to love this album as much as I do.

3. Salami Rose Joe Louis // Zdenka 2080

(Brainfeeder)

 

I don't know how to describe this album. I love it so much. 

4. A Winged Victory For The Sullen // The Undivided Five

(Ninja Tune)

Beautifully sad. No one should be sad there isn't a new Stars of the Lid album because this album fills that space and then some.

5. Caterina Barbieri // Ecstatic Computation

(Editions Mego)

This album is amazing and way too short. 

There were too many releases I loved this year. Here's some more.

Bedtimemagic // Pillow Talk (Nefarious Industries)

Our Ghosts // S/T (self-released)

Balms // Mirror (Pineapple Lung Cleanse)

Aesop Rock and Tobacco // Malibu Ken (Rhymesayers)

Battles // Juice B Crypts (Warp)

Benoit Pioulard and Sean Curtis Patrick // Avocationals  (Beacon Sound)

Bjarki // Happy Earthday (!K7)

Com Truise // Persuasion System (Ghostly)

Jaimie Branch // FLY or DIE II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)

Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky // Droneflower (Sacred Bones)

Steve Hauschildt // Nonlin (Ghostly)

Vivian Girls // Memory (Polyvinyl)