It's December, so… let's have your albums and songs of the year

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  • Premier Icon buck53
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    I’m not going to make you pick one, I know I can’t.

    My picks would be:

    Gameface – Now Is What Matters Now. Pop punk originators return after nearly two decade, triumph ensues.
    [video]http://youtu.be/ibQiCOgW0Ps[/video]

    Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2. Delicious, grimy, hook-laden indie rap.
    [video]http://youtu.be/UvVuEEPM3j0[/video]

    Mastodon – Once Around The Sun – H.E.A.V.Y.
    [video]http://youtu.be/jWFWazj7Ud8?list=PL3SSbSUGs9ceyi281AVeq35QpHsoqyrwx[/video]

    Todd Terje – It’s album time. Bonkers, album title of the year.
    [video]http://youtu.be/gHiqPG0526U[/video]

    That list could have been twice as long, it’s been a good year.

    Songs of the year

    Prince – Pletzelbodylogic
    Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You)
    Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked
    La Roux – Uptight Downtown

    … and many many more.

    What you got?

    Pigface
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    QOTSA Sitting by the Ocean.

    Mention must go to the Stereophonics for Grafitti on a Train, apart from the first album the ‘ophinics leave me cold so was quite surprised by this.

    fasthaggis
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    Yoda voice>”Too early this thread is”<Yoda voice …and I still have two new albums to absorb.
    Will get back to you in 3 weeks πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    Close to the Glass is a bit patchy but it’s a new album by The Notwist so I’m happy for that. πŸ™‚

    Klunk
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    Royal Blood

    Sonic Highways by the Foo Fighters. Incredible album.

    But I guess I’m completely wrong about that since they’re far too mainstream / dad rock / popular for STW.

    Premier Icon mrhoppy
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    Royal Blood +1

    Premier Icon cheese@4p
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    And the winner in the Finnish Freaktronica category is…..

    Alas Rattoisaa Virtaa by Kemialliset Ystavat

    Premier Icon DezB
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    My most listened to albums of 2014

    clipping. CLPPNG
    [video]http://youtu.be/3ZAPtFRpuu8[/video]

    Young Fathers – Dead
    [video]http://youtu.be/eiMtr9QJHlY[/video]

    Glass Animals – Zaba
    [video]http://youtu.be/IIA1XQnAv5s[/video]

    The Acid – Liminal
    [video]http://youtu.be/kOucrAFX810[/video]

    I’ll have to think about singles

    Premier Icon binners
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    Pfft! We all know that musically there’s only one thing of significance happened this year

    Premier Icon DezB
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    there’s only one thing of significance happened this year
    Who’s the one in the blue t-shirt??!

    chambord
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    all about these guys

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ9IXScip68&list=PLZqsyBiYZFQ2zWQNnDpo7mud9SNB4W5wc[/video]

    Premier Icon buck53
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    Yoda voice>”Too early this thread is”<Yoda voice

    I sense a last second Xmas pressie buying panic πŸ˜‰

    Royal Blood came very close to getting in on my list, I know I’ll get Sonic Highways for Xmas so haven’t heard it yet but enjoyed all of the songs on the documentary series so far.

    Congregation on Sonic Highways… A bloody great song. I think Royal Blood are supporting them on their UK tour next year so I suppose I’d better have a listen to them at some point.

    enjoyed all of the songs on the documentary series so far

    This is drifting slightly off topic but I have to say I have really enjoyed the Sonic Highways docs and have actively sought the middle set out on Iplayer. Yes, it does stray into being a teeny bit pretentious in places but, on the whole, God bless Dave Grohl for making it!

    MrSalmon
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    Alt-J. Both albums for me since I’ve only just cottoned on.

    Van Halen
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    time to die – electric wizard.

    behemoth – the satanist

    aphex twin – syro.

    cant decide to be honest.

    new hookworms, new melvins, new jamie t

    WackoAK
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    buck53 – was not expecting to see someone pick RTJ in this thread!

    I was expecting the usual navel gazing, bearded indie guff that the Audi drivers like πŸ™‚

    chvck
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    Die Antwoord – Donker Mag

    Also +1 on Royal Blood

    Premier Icon verses
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    Most listened would be;
    The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBc0JIPkyvM[/video]

    Die Antwoord – Donker Mag

    Saw their set at Leeds Festival, supremely mental! Hadn’t heard of them before.

    Pigface – Member

    QOTSA Sitting by the Ocean. Pfft, that was last year grandad! πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon buck53
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    buck53 – was not expecting to see someone pick RTJ in this thread!

    I was expecting the usual navel gazing, bearded indie guff that the Audi drivers like

    I blast it in my Fiat Panda, keep it OG. πŸ˜‰

    Did you spot this thread the other day?

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/hip-hop-you-dont-stop

    Some good stuff in there.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    chvck – Member
    Die Antwoord – Donker Mag

    Really? I’ve liked their previous stuff, but thought Donker Mag was crap!

    Mister P
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    I was massively underwhelmed by Syro.

    Lamb’s new album was pretty good, that’s about the highlight of my year. Hopefully 2015 will be a better year musically.

    Crag
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    Most played album for me this year has been Held in Splendor by Quilt.

    Agree on some of the posts above, particularly Alt J, Royal Blood and The War on Drugs.

    I love these threads, gives me loads more music to listen to.

    isto
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    Mine would be:

    Caribou – Our Love – all songs except Second Chance which does my head in

    Spoon – They Want My Soul – every song is really good….very accessible album

    The Phantom Band – Strange Friend – takes a few listens but I found it really rewarding after a few initial WTF moments

    Parquet Courts – Bodies – quirky and awesome

    Shellac – Dude Incredible – for producing another album that makes me want to take a shower after listening to it

    Fugazi – First demo – its only just out but I have been listening to it non-stop for the last week…..for me an insight into an amazing band

    I am still listening to various hip-hop albums recommended to me by the kind residents of STW. So far my favourite released this year would be JJ Dooms remix album Bookhead.

    +1 for The War on Drugs & Future Islands

    MarkiMark
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    The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams.

    chvck
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    DezB wrote:

    chvck – Member
    Die Antwoord – Donker Mag
    Really? I’ve liked their previous stuff, but thought Donker Mag was crap!

    To be fair there are a couple of really crap tracks on it but I like most of them. It’s also one of the only new albums I’ve listened to this year so my pool of choice is shallow πŸ˜›

    schrickvr6
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    Syro starts well but after track four takes a nose dive.

    OOBE – Digitalisea

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwuORchysJI[/video]

    Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkmfgrkBwu0[/video]

    Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8tPgI_NRKI[/video]

    Teebs – Estara

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnpB_jBIrr8[/video]

    Bear in Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0okNqpEoAU[/video]

    schrickvr6
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    Forgot about Lone – Reality Testing, not his best album but still up there and one of my favourite artists.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Another +1 on Royal Blood

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    Albums (not in any order)

    Toujours – Sabina
    Are We There – Sharon Van Etten
    Morning Phase – Beck

    Songs of the year:

    Sailors daughter – Sabina
    Every Time the Sun Comes Up – Sharon Van Etten
    Say Goodbye – Beck
    Love is to Die – Warpaint
    My Silver Lining – First Aid Kit

    However songs (re)discovered this year have been:

    Farewell Sorrow – Alasdair Roberts
    The Truth – Handsome Boy Modelling School
    I Break Horses – Smog (or is that (smog)?)
    Declare Independence – Bjork
    Fonky First – Cutee B
    Magic Chords – Sharon van Etten .

    wobbem
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    All Them Witches – Lightning At The Door, thrashed this whole album to death
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tU-Pfuxzwr8[/video]

    Royal Blood is good.
    Alt J is epic.

    waihiboy
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    Lorde (that was thi s year wasnt it?)

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    I really liked Hideaway by Kiesza. You have to watch the “payday atm” clip on utube though.

    Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together

    rjj
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    All good suggestions – Spotify has just well and truly earned my money. I really liked the Neil Cowley Trio’s “Touch & Flee”

    kjcc25
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    Sixtoes Album – The Morning After

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppP5PBJP2ZU[/video]

    mikey74
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    Hmmm. At the moment it’s between the following:

    – Solstafir – Otta
    – Behemoth – The Satanist
    – Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum
    – Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen

    I am veering towards the Solstafir at the moment:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpVMca9R_PU&list=PL2cdr6qA6NhsEueV30Jh2wjWMATTOXSil[/video]

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