My Best Israeli Albums Of The Year

by David Pearl | 04.09.13

As the Jewish year comes to its end, and the people in Tel Aviv are running around in preparations for Rosh HaShana evening, I decided to make a list of 15 of my favorite albums of the year. Albums that made me cry, love, feel and sing along with every note. Here it is…

AVI ADAKI /// ASIR TODA

“Asir Toda” is a beautiful journey of Avi’s body, mind, heart and soul in this modern days through his poems and soulful music. You must listen to it as fast as you can. You won’t be disappointed. (Read full post)

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AVIV GUEDJ /// YELADIM SHEL MEHAGRIM

A brilliant album made by one of the genuine voices in the Israeli music scene with songs about the modern human condition and about people and their broken roots in the modern days.

Listen to the album /// Band Page

AVIV NOIMAN /// DAVID

Aviv Noiman is one of those musicians that are making vulnerable and fragile music that can make your world crumble down, but in a good way. (Read full post)

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AVIGAIL ROSE /// HAFRAOT

Avigail has the ability to be happy and sad at the same time, a combination that suits me well. (Read full post)

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ELLYOTT /// 5772

From the very first song in this album to the last one it feels like a journey through her personal life. It’s like a musical autobiography with the necessary stops in life: love, heartbreaks, longings and political issues. (Read full post)

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ANIA BUKSTEIN /// ANIA BUKSTEIN

The big musical surprise of the year. A beautiful and heart-breaking album filled with personal stories Ania wrote about her life before and after moving to Israel with her family produced with jazzy flavours. (Read full post)

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ASAF AVIDAN /// DIFFERENT PULSES

Certainly one of the best albums, beautifully crafted by Asaf and Tamir Muskat and taking Asaf’s amazing voice into different spheres and places with breath taking songs.

Listen & Buy the album /// Website

ESTER RADA /// LIFE HAPPENS EP

Ester’s debut EP “Life Happens” (produced by the amazing SaBBo and Kuti

man) includes the mixture of soulful music and the warmth of her voice. This EP is the best showcase for what will come next . (Read full post)

Listen to the EP /// Band Page

CHAVA ALBERSTEIN /// VE EICH EZLEHA

One of the best singers in Israel with almost 50 years of making music brought one of her best albums full of heart-breaking song about love and death and the life after loosing someone you love.

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YEHU YARON /// AMAN HA SHICHNUA HA ATZMI

“The Self-Persuasive Artist”, another beauty piece full of songs about love, death and whats in between. It’s an album that emphatic Yehu’s special story-teller voice with almost perfect musical arrangements surrounding him and his heart-breaking lyrics. (Read the full post)

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YONI LIVNE /// EL MICHROT HA SUKAR

Yoni’s music manages to successfully combine between pop music and deep lyrics. Maybe it’s because of his classical music education or perhaps due to the fact that he works as a reviewer. His debut album is full of bitter-sweet pop songs and funny but heartbreaking moments. (Read full post)

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KALBEY RUACH /// KALBEY RUAH

Kalbey Ruach (Wind Hounds) is Gadi Peter, Noam Shacham, Nir Shlomo, Itai Shitrit and the lead singer Hila Ruach. Their debut album is an amazing musical journey that you have to listen to as soon as you can. (Read full post)

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NADAV VIKINSKI /// YELED GADEL

Nadav Vikinski‘s debut album is about the beautiful journey of a child that becomes a man that becomes a father to his own child. Words can’T describe the sheer beauty of this songs covered with pianos, strings, and the comfort in Nadav’s voice and lyrics. (Read full post)

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ADI ULMANSKY /// HURRICANE GIRL EP

After the mind-blowing “Shit Just Got Real” mixtape Adi is doing it again with the amazing new mixtape. So this shit really got real now! (Read full post)

Listen to the mixtape /// Band Page

TZVIKA FORCE  /// PETITE NATURE EP

Tzvika Force released his first EP produced by Ben Spector and driven by electronic landscapes, dramatic pianos and Tzvika’s charismatic voice and heartbreaking lyrics. Can’t wait for the full length album. (Read full post)

Listen to the EP /// Band Page

SHANA TOVA EVERYONE!

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