- It's December, so… let's have your albums and songs of the year
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.Posted 4 years ago
Must mention The Amazing Snakeheads…Posted 4 years ago
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.
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.debaserSubscriber
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.
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.
Shellac – Dude Incredible
Trainer, Weston and Albini can do no wrong. And they have written an anthem for STW…
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.
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.
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.
oh, the Burning Hell too.
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaVe8KeBbp0[/video]Posted 4 years agodebaserSubscriber
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 😀Posted 4 years agoistoMember
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:
…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.Posted 4 years ago6079smithwMember
When I first heard this I thought whoever plays guitar on this must be the biggest Neil Young fanboi to sound like that.
Still waiting for my TV On The Radio album, Seeds, to show up.Posted 4 years ago
Things I remember musically from this year in no particular order –
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…Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
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.Posted 4 years agoMalvern RiderMember
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 🙂
[video]http://youtu.be/a5SIgB_LQjw[/video]Posted 4 years ago
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…
I promise to make an effort to listen to more artists next year!Posted 4 years ago
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