(2014 end-of-year lists) – JAD MROUE

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014… Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Jad Mroué (Funny Death)

In no particular order:

– Death Grips: The Powers That B
– Ariel Pink: Pom Pom
– Andy Stott: Faith In Strangers
– Mister Lies: Shadow
– Saint Pepsi: Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder
– White Lung: Deep Fantasy
– BADBADNOTGOOD: III
– Mac DeMarco: Salad Days
– Caribou: Our Love
– Iceage: Plowing Into The Field Of Love
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(2012 end-of-year lists) – JAD MROUE

I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Jad Mroué (musician, Funny Death)

– Crystal Castles: (III)
– Tame Impala: Lonerism
– DIIV: Oshin
– Purity Ring: Shrines
– Grimes: Visions
– Beach House: Bloom
– Death Grips: The Money Store
– Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action At A Distance
– Passion Pit: Gossamer
– The XX: Coexist

Most listened to in 2012, regardless of date of release:

– Crystal Castles: Self-titled (2008)
– Crystal Castles: (II) (2010)
– The Chemical Brothers: Further (2010)
– Balam Acab: Wander/Wonder (2011)
– Tame Impala: Innerspeaker (2010)
– Selebrities: Delusions (2011)
– Housse De Racket: Alesia (2011)
– Dye: Taki 183 (2011)
– Passion Pit: Manners (2009)
– Toro Y Moi: Underneath The Pine (2011)