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

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  • It's December, so… let's have your albums and songs of the year
  • Premier Icon DezB
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    Yeah, agree on the Thom Yorke album, its a beauty. Came along pretty recently, so,haven’t listen as much as my other 4.
    Same goes for the Hookworms one.
    And Goat – Commune
    Jungle – Jungle is a gorgeous dance album!
    Bet I’ll think of more, I think it was a great year.

    No-one gone for the NME’s choice? St.Vincent? Doesn’t do it for me, if I’m doing songs they need to be good songs and hers just aren’t.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    Album, Royal Blood.

    Song, Jack White:
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQOnbp_DspY[/video]

    Chew
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    Another fan of Royal Blood, although their album sounds more like a collection of songs rather than an ‘album’

    Worth checking out Breton – War Room Stories

    Earth, Mark Lanegan Band and War on Drugs for guitarry stuff.

    Machinedrum for beepy stuff and the shear fact it made me very happy even when sitting in a traffic jam. Bass, good bass.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Worth checking out Breton – War Room Stories

    Yes! good one. not as good as the first album, but great songs, Would love to see them live.

    Premier Icon lucky7500
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    While I consider contenders for my favourite albums, I’ll throw this one in to the ring as arguably my favourite song of the year.

    Sawyer
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    Run The Jewels 2 is the standout for me. Lie Cheat Steal being my personal favourite.

    I’d throw a mention in for Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s Pinata, and RATKING’s So It Goes.

    Mort
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    Another +1 for Alt -J

    An album of outstandingly incredible ear worms …

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Must mention The Amazing Snakeheads…
    Live… tiny venue.. singer headbutting a lad for talking while they were playing. Singing this at the lad’s girldfriend who was stood next to me… “Is it too much fer ya blondie?!” Totally intense. Loved it.
    [video]http://youtu.be/oktXgHx-eeg[/video]

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    No-one gone for the NME’s choice? St.Vincent? Doesn’t do it for me, if I’m doing songs they need to be good songs and hers just aren’t.

    I was quite disappointed with her album. I bought it on the back of hearing digital witness and prince Johnny, but they are the stand out tracks.

    I bought Stay Gold by First Aid Kit in October which seems to be the most played when I’m in the car at the moment.
    I like the new Alt J album, but not as much as the first. Lykke Li’s No Rest for the Wicked is good and Rave Tapes by Mogwai is excellent too.

    Premier Icon debaser
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    Argh, there’s lots above that I really should have listened to by now.

    Here are my favourites, several swayed from like to love by seeing the bands live.

    Aphex Twin – Syro
    I’m on the ‘love it’ side of the divided opinions. Sounds incredibly fresh to my ears.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUAJ8KLGqis[/video]

    The Phantom Band – Strange Friends
    Listened to this album a lot. Ms debaserloves them, so much we made a trip up to Aberdeen to see them at the Tunnels. After a long wait for this record, they are about to bring out another new album in the new year. Hooray.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZU7Ymo8kM[/video]

    Shellac – Dude Incredible
    Trainer, Weston and Albini can do no wrong. And they have written an anthem for STW…

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAX8pyioL-U[/video]

    Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads
    Good album, great songs… but live? Oh my. Even standing at the back of the venue by the bar this band drip malevolence and swagger in equal measure. Superb.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usRx9I_u3NI[/video]

    Honeyblood – Honeyblood
    Saw these guys support Sleigh Bells a couple of years ago and was quite taken with their catchy tunes and lo-fi stylings. The album has a little more pop polish than their demo versions, but I’ve grown to like the refined sound.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEz4_X7tshg[/video]

    Mogwai – Rave Tapes
    This one is my album of the year, until I catch up with all the ones I should have listened to and change my mind again.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfdqzVYt8Do[/video]

    oh, the Burning Hell too.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaVe8KeBbp0[/video]

    6079smithw
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    First track from what is hands down the best album of 2014
    [video]http://youtu.be/_rxevnoCmTU[/video]

    Lykke Li’s is awesumz too.
    And any of the Neil Young ones.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Couple more songs. Bit moody.

    This one effects a lot more than my ears…

    [video]http://youtu.be/3yDP9MKVhZc[/video]

    [video]http://youtu.be/eXeFSS7ryfY[/video]

    Premier Icon verses
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    Ooo, liking the Amazing Snakeheads, will def seek out more of their stuff.

    Premier Icon debaser
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    This thread and a newly plugged in chromecast/add the add to queue thing are improving my day greatly. Youtube links should be compulsory in all music threads.

    First time I’ve heard FKA Twigs outside of a Flying Lotus tune, took me a minute to tune into the lyrics πŸ˜€

    badllama
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    Royal Blood for me as well

    teasel
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    Not had the chance to listen to an entire album yet but the song that hooked me the most was The Driver from Bastille…

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

    Love the sentiment.

    teasel
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    …singer headbutting a lad for talking while they were playing. Singing this at the lad’s girldfriend who was stood next to me… “Is it too much fer ya blondie?!”

    None of that sounds as if he’s a particularly nice chap. A bit of a cad, infact…

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Mean & scary. Like what rock stars should be.

    isto
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    Am really liking The Amazing Snakeheads and The Acid…..good recommendations as first time I have checked out either of them.

    My favourite Young Fathers track is this off their last album:
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcRKZkk79-w[/video]

    …although War is a cracking track.

    Don’t really get FKA Twig….just sounds to me like bad R&B over one of Rustie’s off cuts. But I am not a huge fan of R&B so that probably explains why I am missing out.

    I forgot Mogwai released that this year, it definitely should have been on my list.

    6079smithw
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    When I first heard this I thought whoever plays guitar on this must be the biggest Neil Young fanboi to sound like that.
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsaRoNLX6oA[/video]
    Oh. Sweet!

    Still waiting for my TV On The Radio album, Seeds, to show up.
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaKVy-FlaUA[/video]

    PrinceJohn
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    Things I remember musically from this year in no particular order –

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhgVu2lsi_k[/video]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s0r1xzNM3s[/video]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjNpfD-bTBc[/video]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZFzBKl5ODY[/video]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E36_UiCiIxk[/video]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IIbbFIQTKI[/video]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8R0t0iIziw[/video]

    Plus looking forward to going through the various music on here I’ve not heard/been meaning to listen to. I should like Mastadon but I’ve never managed to get into them for some reason…

    lodious
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    St. Vincent – St. Vincent. Took a while to get into, she’s amazing.

    Debaser, The Phantom Band are playing in Aberdeen again next week, can’t wait πŸ™‚

    Rorschach
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    Honeyblood-Honeyblood
    Mogwai-Rave Tapes
    Bishop Nehru x MF Doom-Nehruviamdoom

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    Gonna have to stick another hand up for The War On Drugs, under the pressure and eyes to the wind being the standout tracks for me. So much stuff over the last couple of pages that I’m going to try and get my head into!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Still waiting for my TV On The Radio album, Seeds, to show up.

    Return to form. Some great songs πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    White Poppy – White Poppy
    Jane Weaver – Silver Globe

    mindmap3
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    Royal Blood is pretty good. So are:

    Machine Head – Bloodstones and Diamonds (much better than that turkey of an album Locust).

    Architects – Lost Together, Lost Forever

    Rival Sons – Great a Western Valkyrie

    It’s made me realise that I’ve not bought much music this year.

    On a different note, Slipknot the Gray Chapter gets my vote for dud of the year.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    pretty good

    this is your criteria for album of the year?? πŸ˜‰

    schrickvr6
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    Completely forgot about HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club, probably my favourite release of the year.

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

    For me it was the long-awaited ‘The Unravelling’ from Knifeworld. Pop/prog/psych/folk spectacular. Especially loving the snaking mariner’s lament that is obviously a living tribute to stablemate/Cardiac’s Tim Smith – ‘Send Him Seaworthy’. Puts a lump in the throat and is IMO fittingly brilliant and cleverly all over the shop at once. Spooktacular break and riffage at 4 min 40 secs makes me smile inside just like Zappa’s ‘Willie The Pimp’ always does πŸ™‚

    [video]http://youtu.be/a5SIgB_LQjw[/video]

    coogan
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    Hookworms ‘The Hum’ is my album of then year. Love it.

    This being one of my favs from the album.

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

    Some great stuff on these replies, will keep me happily insomniac via late nite Scotch and Tubeathons πŸ™‚

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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmnhY9Smj3M[/video]
    and
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mhgfXgwdls[/video]

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XH91v_OVhw[/video]

    Si
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    Todd Terje and Caribou. Both +1. The former in particular… bonkers is quite an apt description of it.

    vickypea
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    The album of my year was The Temperance Movement’s debut album. It was actually released in 2013 but I didn’t discover them til early this year and have since seen them live 3 times. πŸ˜€

    bowser538
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    World peace is none of your business.
    morrisey.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Just bought the Swans album, passed me by when it was released (bein an old band an that), appears top of a few lists, so took a punt and its a BEAST.

    teasel
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    As it is now the end of the year and without wanting to sound like a broken record, the album of the year for me was Bastille’s latest offering with Remains being my favourite tune. Love Rag n Bone Man’s deep vocals alongside Skunk Anansie’s velvet-coated gravel of a voice…

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tfXTKCiVmY[/video]

    I promise to make an effort to listen to more artists next year!

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