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« on: November 28, 2017, 10:13 am »

it's that time of year again where we compare subjective experiences of music to see how differently we rank the year's best records

just kidding it's not subjective, the winner is St. Vincent, MASSEDUCTION

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9TlaYxoOO8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9TlaYxoOO8</a>

last night I saw her play this entire album front to back and it just confirmed how wall-to-wall brilliant it is, how perfectly it's put together as a cohesive whole while still containing standout individual songs and moments, and also how much she rocks

runners up, mostly in the category of "oh jeez I guess I did not listen to that many new albums this year":

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I appear to have missed new albums by, just in the category of bands I already know and love: the xx, courtney barnett and kurt vile, lcd soundsystem, lorde, the national, tracy bonham, the new pornographers, the dap kings, and probably a shit-ton else

so I guess my runners up list is open to some personal debate/expansion.

the winner, however, is not

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 02:31 pm »

this is way too early, brockhampton hasn't even dropped their 3rd album of the year yet.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 03:03 pm »

Royal Blood went a bit too angsty for me this year. Also, it turns out I have a lot of 2017 albums saved on my Spotify account so my list will be a while yet
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 03:06 pm »

the new album didn't really click for me until I saw them perform a lot of it live, which probably isn't entirely fair, but whatever
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 06:03 pm »

Humanz and Scum Fuck Flower Boy were the only two new albums I listened to this year so those are probably the best ones
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 05:45 pm »

album: Charly Bliss - Guppy
description: 90s style pop rock kinda stuff, very catchy shit & fun lyrics. also the guy who voiced Dash in the incredibles is in this band, oddly.
song: Charly Bliss - Scare U

album: All Them Witches - Sleeping Through the War
real cool stoner rock kinda stuff
song: All Them Witches - Don't Bring Me Coffee

also King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, they're putting out five albums this year though, Villains of course, Tyler Childers - Purgatory (country music, his other stuff is better than this Sturgill Simpson produced album though,) Algiers - The Underside of Power, Mastodon - Emperor of Sand, and probably a bunch of other stuff too
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 11:22 pm »

i liked ALL AMERICAN MADE by Margo Price and STEP BROTHERS THREE by Starlito & Don Trip. also MELODRAMA by Lorde and i'm gonna listen to this new Miguel album soon and probably like it. oh and NOTHING FEELS NATURAL by Priests as well as Migos CULTURE. probably some more too.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 04:17 am »

i don't know what the fuck this is, but it's two of the best releases this year

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 03:31 pm »

i think everything good is out now. my top ten..

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 09:04 pm »

Instead of just relisting albums already named, I'll try something different and list what I think the best Buckethead Pikes were this year. Buckethead, the virtuoso guitarist known for Jordan on Guitar Hero II, has a long running series of albums he calls "Pikes". Thus far he has released 273 Pike albums, 29 of which came out in 2017. They range from face melting shreds (buckethead's calling card) to, melodic, bassy, acoustic, to metal and everything in between. These were my favorite from this year in no particular order.

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 04:48 am »

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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 02:51 am »

I listened to 62 albums this year, hot dang. Here's way too much.

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 02:48 am »

i listened to almost no albums this year but SOTY is XO Tour Llif3

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Runners up:

Bedwetter - Stoop Lights

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Andata (Oneohtrix Point Never rework)

Future - Mask Off

Arca - Piel

Prurient - Okinawan Burial Vaults
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 12:07 pm »

I mostly "discovered" old stuff this year but I found time for a couple of new albums so here we go with the definitive list of albums released in 2017 I enjoyed listening to in 2017 and probably also still in 2018 too and maybe even more years because I really enjoyed these albums:

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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 12:14 am »

Here's my top 15 (in alphabetical order):

Ali Barter - A Suitable Girl
alt-J - RELAXER
Dan Sultan - Killer
Dave Catching - Sonic Hallucinations Pt.1
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
Leon - Bird World
Noga Erez - Off the Radar
Pixx - The Age of Anxiety
Portugal, The Man - Woodstock
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - High Visceral, Pt. 2
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
Sleigh Bells - Kid Kruschev
Sweet Spirit - St. Mojo
Tim Cameron - Songs of the Vanished
Wavves - You're Welcome
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 07:02 am »

The Tim Cameron collective fucking lost it when they figured out how to make mephedrone in the bathtub and started doing bloated ninety hour rock operas about the different properties of decay of the penis gristle of the variant zombie races
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 05:28 pm »

The 2017 re-printing of Stankonia, Outkast. 
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