It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of 2017, but it is. And along with the ending of the years comes the annual onslaught of Year-End lists. We’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of very talented artists this year who definitely deserve recognition, and we’re please that Mount Eerie and The Magnetic Fields have each been included on some early year-end roundups. Let us know if you’d like new downloads of their albums from this year.
Mount Eerie‘s A Crow Looked At Me is in the Top Ten at both Paste Magazine and Consequence of Sound. Here, Paste explains that the tragic LP is “as engrossing as [it is] emotionally devastating.” According to CoS, “Through painstaking reflection and unfathomable honesty, Elverum has crafted indie’s answer to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. It’s not beautiful because he shares his pain; it’s beautiful because he shares the hope he finds through his pain.” Read that here.
Though their lists aren’t online, Mojo and Uncut have named The Magnetic Fields‘ 50 Song Memoir amongst the year’s best. “Fifty songs, one for every year of a life? In Stephin Merritt’s hands it’s revelatory,” says Mojo. “Taking in cartoon pop, disco, indie and beyond, the songwriting’s up there with Randy Newman.”
Stream A Crow Looked At Me and Selections from 50 Song Memoir below.