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Wild Mercury Sound 100 from 2011

John Mulvey

100. Rene Hell – The Terminal Symphony (Type)

99. King’s Daughters And Sons – If Not Then When (Chemikal Underground)

98. Wolfgang Voigt – Kafkatrax (Profan)

97. James Ferraro – Far Side Virtual (Hippos In Tanks)

96. Eternal Tapestry – Beyond The 4th Door (Thrill Jockey)

95. Moon Duo – Mazes (Souterrain Transmissions)

94. Daughters Of The Sun – Ghost With Chains (Not Not Fun)

93. Alexander Turnquist – Hallway Of Mirrors (VHF)

92. Fucked Up - David Comes To Life (Matador)

91. Arborea – Red Planet (Strange Attractors Audio House)

90. Mind Over Mirrors – The Voice Rolling (Digitalis)

89. Modeselektor – Monkeytown (Monkeytown)

88. Chuck Johnson – A Struggle Not A Thought (Strange Attractors Audio House)

87. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica (Software)

86. Ensemble Economique - Crossing The Pass, By Torchlight (Dekorder)

85. D Charles Speer & The Helix – Leaving The Commonwealth (Thrill Jockey)

84. Mark Fry – I Lived In Trees (Second Language)

83. Nathan Salsburg & James Elkington – Avo (Tompkins Square)

82. Gruff Rhys – Hotel Shampoo (Turnstile)

81. Jozef Van Wissem – The Joy That Never Ends (Important)

80. Eternal Tapestry/Sun Araw – Night Gallery (Thrill Jockey)

79. 200 Years – 200 Years (Drag City)

78. Group Inerane – Guitars From Agadez Volume Three (Sublime Frequencies)

77. The Roots – Undun (Def Jam)

76. Metal Mountains – Golden Trees (Amish)

75. Dirty Projectors + Bjõrk – Mount Wittenberg Orca (Domino)

74. Gil Scott Heron And Jamie XX – We’re New Here (XL)

73. Alela Diane – Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade)

72. The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)

71. Nathan Salsburg – Affirmed (No Quarter)

70. Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (Matador)

69. Stephen Malkmus – Mirror Traffic (Domino)

68. Quiet Evenings – Transcending Spheres (Preservation)

67. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol 2: Judges (Constellation)

66. The Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol)

65. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise (Circus Company)

64. Wild Flag – Wild Flag (Wichita)

63. Meg Baird – Seasons On Earth (Wichita)

62. Jonny – Jonny (Turnstile)

61. Fool’s Gold – Leave No Trace (IAmSound)

60. The Field – Looping State Of Mind (Kompakt)

59. Panda Bear – Tomboy (Paw Tracks)

58. Whomadewho – Knee Deep (Kompakt)

57. Plaid - Scintilli (Warp)

56. The Psychic Paramount – The Psychic Paramount II (No Quarter)

55. Bitchin Bajas – Water Wrackets (Kallistei)

54. The People’s Temple – Sons Of Stone (Hozac)

53. Dean McPhee – Son Of The Black Peace (Blast First Petite)

52. Weyes Blood & The Dark Juices – The Outside Room (Not Not Fun)

51. Six Organs Of Admittance – Asleep On The Floodplain (Drag City)

50. Wooden Shjips – West (Thrill Jockey)

49. Jesse Sparhawk & Eric Carbonara – Sixty Strings (VHF)

48. Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact (4AD)

47. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don’t Know (Virgin)

46. Mountains – Air Museum (Thrill Jockey)

45. Lindsey Buckingham – Seeds We Sow (Eagle Rock)

44. Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler/The Dream (In The Red)

43. Cornershop & Bubbley Kaur - Cornershop & Double ‘O’ Groove Of… (Ample Play)

42. Real Estate – Days (Domino)

41. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Winged Victory For The Sullen (Erased Tapes)

40. Tarwater – Inside The Ships (Bureau B)

39. Chris Forsyth – Paranoid Cat (Family Vineyard)

38. Steve Hauschildt – Tragedy & Geometry (Kranky)

37. Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What (Decca)

36. Tinariwen – Tassili (V2)

35. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)

34. Purling Hiss – Lounge Lizards (Mexican Summer)

33. Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing (Sub Pop)

32. http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/index.php?blog=6&p=1713&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1... Deep Magic – Lucid Thought (Preservation)

31. Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer (Merge)

30. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’ (Columbia)

29. Feist – Metals (Polydor)

28. D Charles Speer & The Helix – Leaving The Commonwealth (Thrill Jockey)

27. Robert Stillman – Machine’s Song (OIB)

26. High Wolf – Atlas Nation (Holy Mountain)

25. Hiss Golden Messenger – From Country Hai East Cotton (Blackmaps)

24. Sun Araw – Ancient Romans (Drag City)

23. Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place (Asthmatic Kitty)

22. Metronomy – The English Riviera (Because)

21. White Denim – Last Day Of Summer (Downtown)

20. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Bella Union)

19. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)

18. Wilco – The Whole Love (dBpm)

17. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drag City)

16. PG Six – Starry Mind (Drag City)

15. Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit (Bella Union)

14. The Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Totem 3 (Important)

13. The Necks – Mindset (RER)

12. Bonnie Prince Billy – Wolfroy Goes To Town (Domino)

11. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow (Fish People/EMI)

10. Low – C’Mon (Sub Pop)

9. Mikal Cronin – Mikal Cronin (Trouble In Mind)

8. Hiss Golden Messenger – Poor Moon (Paradise Of Bachelors)

7. Arbouretum – The Gathering (Thrill Jockey)

6. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Island)

5. Blues Control & Laraaji – FRKWYS Volume 8: Blues Control & Laraaji (RVNG)

4. Tom Waits – Bad As Me (Anti-)

3. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs (XL)

2. White Denim – D (Downtown)

1. Gillian Welch – The Harrow And The Harvest (Acony)

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