Todd Richardson

Anxious Sound

Anxious Sound / Albums of the Year

Albums of the Year

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

2016
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What One Becomes
SUMAC

“...a no-nonsense collision of opposing forces: darkness and light; catastrophe and grace; creation and destruction.” 

2015
Noyaux
Benoit Pioulard

“...a 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.”