Tag: Best of

aJazzNoise’s picks of 2020

Between COVID-19 putting a stop to touring, and Bandcamp Fridays, there’s been a lot of music released in 2020. The following are the albums that settled deepest into my heart, imagination and/or gut this year. In the proverbial no particular order… – Ferran Besalduch“Argonauta”(call it anything records) “…a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained ecosystem…




Anthony Osborne’s 2020 picks

My best of 2020 – albums that I have particularly enjoyed this year (albeit one recorded decades ago), and have stuck in my mind and which seem to be saying something … about us, about music, about the world.  In no particular order, because hierarchies are anathema to me – I’m dead Harmolodic, don’t you…




Dave Jackson’s 2020 picks

I don’t generally like these end of year top ten’s since they omit so much great music and it seems unfair on those who put so much effort into their artistic creations and didn’t make the list. If I’d known that I was going to be invited to contribute to this thing, I’d’ve kept a…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2019…?

As a card-carrying pedant, of course this isn’t the “best” jazz and noise of the last year. It’s just what I like the most out of what I’ve heard… These are the albums that sum up 2019 for me – dense, disorientating, immersive, cathartic… and then there’s also a strong vein of what might be…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2018…?

Well, once again I’ve listened to far less than I would have liked to this year (excuses range from alien invasion to the lack of 25 hours in a day to pure ninja-level laziness)… and yet, I have absolutely no complaints about the contents of my ‘top ten’ (your mileage, of course, may vary). In…




The guest list – Ray Faust’s top ten of 2016

This year, for the sake of fun and variety, alongside the usual aJazzNoise top ten list, I asked a few compatriots whose taste and artistic endeavours I trust and love to suggest their own ‘best of’ lists for 2016. Ray ‘Faust’ is an old friend and fellow enthusiast whose tastes run broad and deep and…




The guest list – Owen Kilfeather’s top ten of 2016

This year, for the sake of fun and variety, alongside the usual aJazzNoise top ten list, I asked a few compatriots whose taste and artistic endeavours I trust and love to suggest their own ‘best of’ lists for 2016. Owen Kilfeather is a fearless, possibly even surreal, composer and improviser. He’s also a pretty damn…




The guest list – Vasco Trilla’s top ten of 2016

This year, for the sake of fun and variety, alongside the usual aJazzNoise top ten list, I asked a few compatriots whose taste and artistic endeavours I trust and love to suggest their own ‘best of’ lists for 2016. Vasco Trilla (the Thriller?!) is a drummer. Which is like saying Borges wrote the odd story,…