50 favorite albums from the last 10 years

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my 50 favorite albums from the last 10 years

(in no particular order)

I have 7817 single musical files on my computer (enough for 28 days of continuous music) and I listen to a lot of music of many types. Much of it is older than 10 years. But these 50 albums I come back to again and again and again. I can recommend them all to you.


Trentemøller The Last Resort

Future of the Left How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident

Richie Hawtin as Plastikman Arkives

Rhys Chatham A Crimson Grail

Liturgy Aesthethica

Sadsic Sadsic

Russell Haswell Wild Tracks

The Necks Open

Nobuko Hori Xtoyourmilkyhair

ManOfTheDown aka Man of The Downtrodden Friends Vol. 2

Semprun + Christodoulides Mondes Incantatoires et Espaces Carnivores

OWL BRAIN ATLAS a.k.a. J. D. Nelson Snow Eater

Oval Oh

Ryoji Ikeda Dataphonics

Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet

PBK Thrill Pictures (Condensed)

Lucy Kaplansky Over The Hills

Maps and Diagrams A Pulsating History

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Lyre Of Orpheus

Nine Inch Nails The Slip

Thomas Bey William Bailey Progressive Lycanthropy

Pan sonic Katodivaihe/Cathodephase

Thomas Fehlmann Good Fridge. Flowing: ninezronineeight

Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M Filament 1

Sinéad O’Connor Throw Down Your Arms

Fenn O’Berg In Stereo

 Sparklehorse + Fennesz In The Fishtank

Signal Robotron

2kilos &More feat Black Sifichi 2kilos &More-10- (live)

John Watermann The Denial Of Cricket, Alias Frequencies

Willits + Sakamoto Ocean Fire

Wolves In The Throne Room Celestial Lineage

USA Out Of Vietnam Crashing Diseases & Incurable Airplanes

Uusitalo (Sasu Ripatti) Tulenkantaja

Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping

Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin The Ambient Cookbook II

Natural Snow Buildings Tracks on the Bloody Snow

John Zorn Astronome

James Blackshaw Litany Of Echoes

Christian Fennesz Black Sea

H2 (Joshua Stevenson) Halo (DjH2)

Aphex Twin Drukqs

Michael Vincent Waller Five Easy Pieces

Big K.R.I.T. 4eva Na Day-Clean

Bajofondo Tango Club Remixed

Alva Noto Unitxt

 Can’t (Jessica Rylan) Prepares To Fail Again


Amon Tobin Foley Room

Uri Caine Moloch- Book of Angels

Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang


About josephnechvatal

Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer software animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation’s computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora. Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK and occasionally teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA). His book of essays “Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993-2006)” was published by Edgewise Press in 2009. In 2011 his book “Immersion Into Noise” was published by the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with Open Humanities Press http://openhumanitiespress.org/immersion-into-noise.html. You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage here: http://www.nechvatal.net
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