20. Mugstar – Axis
Just a few weeks ago I found out they had a new record, and I listened to it a half dozen times via that stream at The Quietus before it showed up in Amazon’s MP3 store. Being able to listen away from my computer really opened up this record for me; in the car, or walking down the street, or doing the laundry, this record fast became a quickening soundtrack, it’s spacey kraut chug a welcome accompaniment to everything under the sun. Except sleeping, but that’s usually under the moon so, you know, already covered.