Anxious Sound

Albums of the Year

2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013

Albums of the Year

An annual accounting of the year’s best new music, curated by Anxious Sound fanzine.


2017

Laughter
Tiny Vipers

“...something wholly original — a kind of field recording from the unknown — that speaks of a new creative vision for Tiny Vipers.” 

2016

What One Becomes
SUMAC

“...a no-nonsense collision of opposing forces: darkness and light; catastrophe and grace; creation and destruction. There is a gravity to this record that is often so forceful escape seems impossible.” 

2015

Noyaux
Benoit Pioulard

“...sonic, cinematic transport. A powerful and hauntingly beautiful experience that elicits emotions that are seldom felt, or that maybe were never before known.”

2014

For the Recently Found Innocent
White Fence

“...Presley's most fully-dressed album to date, but one that doesn't distance itself from the early sparse, lo-fi offerings that introduced White Fence.”


2013

Sunbather
Deafheaven

“...an album of beautiful ferocious melody — at times blistering and discordant, otherwise tranquil and contemplative.”