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Exclaim!'s Top 10 Freeleases of 2013

Andreena - Naked
AraabMuzik - For Professional Use Only
Arca - &&&&&
Death Grips - Government Plates
Discourse - Curse of Consciousness
Four Tet - 0181
Hoax - Hoax
Kelela - Cut 4 Me
Ryan Hemsworth - Still Awake
Various - After Dark 2

as a bonus, since it gets a lot of attention for omission in the comments and really is an amazing record, Killer Mike & EL-P's Run The Jewels
posted by mannequito (19 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is Ryan Hemsworth related to Chris?

Has "freelease" entered the language?
posted by Mezentian at 4:03 AM on November 29, 2013


I really recommend After Dark 2. Very nice compilation.
posted by dobie at 4:25 AM on November 29, 2013


@Mezentian

Not my f**king language it hasn't.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 4:40 AM on November 29, 2013 [7 favorites]


After Dark is good stuff. Really diggin this Ryan Hemsworth one too. Thanks!
posted by saul wright at 5:11 AM on November 29, 2013


Not my f**king language it hasn't.

Can you instagtram a selfie of that to my Tumblr via Twitter?
posted by Mezentian at 5:55 AM on November 29, 2013


The "freemusic" tag is a thing, at least here on MetaFilter, if you're not so keen on "freelease."
posted by filthy light thief at 6:39 AM on November 29, 2013


Other annoyance: it's not even December yet! There are more than 30 days in which the possible "next best thing" could get dropped all of a sudden (like Gov't Plates, which I think was something of a surprise).

Then again, this thread will be open until almost the end of the year, so we can keep adding our favorite free releases here, for others to hear and enjoy.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:43 AM on November 29, 2013


'Blue Chips 2' is aight.
posted by box at 6:53 AM on November 29, 2013


it's not even December yet!
posted by filthy light thief

Oh, the slew of "The top/best/worst __ of 2013" that awaits...
Had not heard Death Grips before, thanks for the introduction mannequito.
posted by 0 answers at 7:11 AM on November 29, 2013


Death Grips, previously
posted by filthy light thief at 8:28 AM on November 29, 2013


since it gets a lot of attention for omission in the comments and really is an amazing record

Wow, yeah, I saw this list and just assumed RTJ would be in it. I mean Killer Mike/El-p collaborating was so targeted at my specific rap nerd sensibilities that I preordered the deluxe vinyl package the moment it was available, so i'm biased in favor of it.

Have avoided Death Grips so far, so I think I might check them out today.
posted by ndfine at 8:51 AM on November 29, 2013


> Oh, the slew of "The top/best/worst __ of 2013" that awaits ...

Bring it on, media! I lived through 2000's "Best of the Millennium List" crapfest, I can handle an inconsequential year like 2013.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:52 AM on November 29, 2013


people will be excited about RTJ and Death Grips (and you should be)

but let me kindly nudge you towards that Kelela record, too.

(and I went back and listened to 0181 earlier this week.. It borders on "infuriating" that these bits are some of Four Tet's earliest releases; they're just so good.)
posted by raihan_ at 10:25 AM on November 29, 2013


Has "freelease" entered the language?

You think this is alwrong?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:59 AM on November 29, 2013


Has "freelease" entered the language?

maybe, but it's annoying. Just call it what it is, please. A release, the free part being a given these days, whether the artist/label intends it or not, such is the nature of compressed audio files.
posted by philip-random at 11:46 AM on November 29, 2013


filthy light thief: "The "freemusic" tag is a thing, at least here on MetaFilter, if you're not so keen on "freelease.

Other annoyance: it's not even December yet! There are more than 30 days in which the possible "next best thing" could get dropped all of a sudden (like Gov't Plates, which I think was something of a surprise).

Then again, this thread will be open until almost the end of the year, so we can keep adding our favorite free releases here, for others to hear and enjoy."
"

Added. Yeah half my interest in posting this was to see what people would throw in here with "How could they forget ______!!"
posted by mannequito at 11:53 AM on November 29, 2013


Down here we call it "frelease" pron. Fr-eh-lees.

It gets pronounced much faster that way
posted by Renoroc at 12:01 PM on November 29, 2013


Has "freelease" entered the language?

Dude, chillax

I guess I'm kind of an old fogey but I had no idea Four Tet was now putting out 'dance friendly' stuff; I still thrill, and chillax, to what I learn now is known as 'folktronica' : Rounds and Pause. So I'm looking forward to listening to this free release.
('free release' sounds kind of... naughty?)
posted by Flashman at 2:28 PM on November 29, 2013


Wow, Hoax is brutal.
posted by gucci mane at 6:41 PM on November 29, 2013


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