The Alternative Top 40 Winter 2015

Here at Record Rewind Play we are proud to be one of the blogs hosting the Alternative Top 40, run by Universal-Horse.

The Alternative Top 40 is a regular music chart shared across multiple music blogs, and a great way of discovering music you might not have heard elsewhere. You can contribute to the #AltTop40 by simply naming your favourite tracks of the moment on the dedicated page at Universal Horse. Here’s the winter edition:

For its January edition Universal Horse only counts releases from the previous 12 months, making The Alternative Top 40 Winter 2015 a de facto “tracks of the year” list

  1. Vessel – Red Sex

  2. Eels – Where I’m Going

  3. Wenonoah – Hide

  4. Copeland (Ft. Actress) – Advice to Young Girls

  5. Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni

  6. 6. Boxcar Aldous Huxley – The Slow Decline of the London Necropolis Railway

    Telegrams Elapsing by Boxcar Aldous Huxley

  7. Rabit – Red Candles

  8. Swans – She Loves Us

  9. SJ Esau – Soul II Skull

  10. Robert Plant – Little Maggie

  11. Die Antwoord – Ugly Boy / +
  12. The Brackish – Surf’s Down / +
  13. Rachael Dadd – Strike Our Scythes / +
  14. Bob Mould – I Don’t Know You Any More / +
  15. Perfume Genius – Queen / +
  16. Alex Dingley – Knuckle Bone / +
  17. New Cowboy Builders – Black Moses / +
  18. Deerhoof – Exit Only / +
  19. Gulp – Vast Space / +
  20. Yasmine Hamdane – Hal / +
  21. The War on Drugs – Red Eyes / +
  22. The Spitfires – I’m Holding On +
  23. Marilyn Manson – Third Day of a Seven Day Binge / +
  24. The Bug feat. Manga – Function / +
  25. La Dispute – Extraordinary Dinner Party / +
  26. Papernut Cambridge – Nutflake Social / +
  27. tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain / +
  28. Paul Orwell – Tell Me, Tell Me / +
  29. Tape Waves – Looking at the Sun / +
  30. Grumbling Fur – All the Rays / +
  31. Downard – Metal Office / +
  32. Porcelain – My Friend Paranoia / +
  33. Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Herod 2014 / +
  34. Xiu Xiu – Stupid in the Dark/ +
  35. Psyence – Chemicals for Breakfast / +
  36. Happyness – Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste the Same / +
  37. Henry Blacker – Pullin Like a Dray / +
  38. Adrienne Lenker and Buck Meek – A Better Time to Meet / +
  39. The Van Allen Belt – Clouds/ +
  40. The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program – Always Forgetting with You / +

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The Alternative Top 40 – Autumn 2014

Here at <record> <<rewind<< >play> we are proud to now be one of the blogs hosting the Alternative Top 40, run by Universal-Horse.

The Alternative Top 40 is a regular music chart shared across multiple music blogs, and a great way of discovering music you might not have heard elsewhere. You can contribute to the #AltTop40 by simply naming your favourite tracks of the moment on the dedicated page at Universal Horse. Here’s the new edition:

  1. Michael O’Neill – “Cheetham Hill Speed Scene”

  2. Robert Plant – “Little Maggie”

  3. Noura Mint Seymali – “Tzenni”

  4. Grumbling Fur – “All the Rays (East India Youth remix)”

  5. Cassetteboy – “Cameron’s Conference Rap”

  6. Hazel Winter – “Y.D.F.L.M.”

  7. Vessel – “Red Sex”

  8. The Bug feat. Warrior Queen – “Fuck U”

  9. Deerhoof – “Exit Only”

  10. Alex Dingley – “Knuckle Bone”

  11. SJ Esau – “Soul II Skull” / +
  12. Lowell – The Bells / +
  13. Stop Motion Orchestra – “Mystery Grandma” / +
  14. Boxcar Aldous Huxley – “The Slow Decline of the London Necropolis Railway” / +
  15. Vietcong“Oxygen Feed” / +
  16. Kogumaza“NB / Kолокол / Ursids” / +
  17. Yellow Creatures“Spinning Orange Catherine Peel” / +
  18. Perfume Genius“Fool” / +
  19. The Feminists“Schnippi” / +
  20. New Cowboy Builders“Black Moses” / +
  21. SJ Esau“Frustrating” / +
  22. Mogwai“Teenage Exorcists” / +
  23. Amanda Palmer“The Killing Type” +
  24. Hamell on Trial“Happiest Man in the World” / +
  25. Camera“Synchron” / +
  26. Kendrick Lamar“Swimming Pools (Drank)” / +
  27. Mano’s Daughter“You” / +
  28. Mylets – “Hungover Tehran” / +
  29. Perfume Genius“Queen” / +
  30. The Death of Pop“Whenever” / +
  31. By the Rivers“Vultures” / +
  32. Rachael Dadd“Strike Our Scythes” / +
  33. Kate Tempest“Circles” / +
  34. Marianne Faithfull“Late Victorian Holocaust” / +
  35. The Wytches“Burn Out the Bruise” / +
  36. The History of Apple Pie“Special Girl” / +
  37. Logos feat. Mumdance“Wut it Do” / +
  38. The Brackish“Surf’s Down” / +
  39. Kate Bush“There Goes a Tenner” / +
  40. Metal Office“Downard” / +

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The Alternative Top 40 – Summer 2014

Here at <record> <<rewind<< >play> we are proud to now be one of the blogs hosting the Alternative Top 40, run by Universal-Horse.

The Alternative Top 40 is a regular music chart shared across multiple music blogs, and a great way of discovering music you might not have heard elsewhere. You can contribute to the #AltTop40 by simply naming your favourite tracks of the moment on the dedicated page at Universal Horse. Here’s the new edition:

  1. Jack Adaptor“Get It Right First Time”

    Jack Adaptor - Get it Right First Time

  2. Noura Mint Seymali – “Tzenni”

  3. Hazel Winter – “YDFLM”

  4. Swans – “She Loves Us”

  5. Lana del Rey – “West Coast”

  6. Parquet Courts – “Bodies Made Of”

    https://soundcloud.com/krazypunx/bodies-made-of

  7. Rabit – “Red Candles”

  8. Jemima Surrender – “My Little Brother”

  9. St Vincent“Your Lips Are Red”

  10. Kogumaza – NB / Kолокол / Ursids

  11. Patrick Duff – “Thought Birds” / +
  12. SJ Esau – “Frustrating” / +
  13. Fingersnap – “Blackbirds” / +
  14. Tune-Yards – “Gangsta” / +
  15. Alicia Catling – “Mighty Fine” / +
  16. Laurel Halo – “Supersymmetry” / +
  17. Sia – “Chandelier” / +
  18. Julie Fowlis – “Ged a Sheol Mi Air M’aineol” / +
  19. Bob Mould“The War” / +
  20. Marilyn Manson – “Disposable Teens” / +
  21. Happyness – “Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste the Same” / +
  22. Daisy Victoria“Macbeth to my Lady” / +
  23. Tape Waves – “Looking at the Sun” / +
  24. Roddy Frame“Postcard” / +
  25. Steve Mason“All Come Down” / +
  26. Robert Plant“Little Maggie” / +
  27. SJ Esau – “Soul II Skull” / +
  28. Carla Bozulich – “Lazy Crossbones” / +
  29. FKA Twigs“Two Weeks” / +
  30. Jemima Surrender“Anathema” / +
  31. Michael O’Neill“Cheetham Hill Speed Scene” / +
  32. Melt Yourself Down – “Fix My Life” / +
  33. Mankind – “Blood Sugar” / +
  34. Shacklock Meth Party – “Johnny B Goode” / +
  35. Manic Street Preachers“Europa Geht Durch Mich” / +
  36. Patrick Duff“Maria” / +
  37. Tune-Yards – “Left Behind” / +
  38. Path – “Apocalyptica feat. Sandra Nasic” / +
  39. Camper van Beethoven – “It Was Like That When We Got Here” / +
  40. Archie Bronson Outfit – “In White Relief” / +

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