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  • schrickvr6
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    There are probably others I can’t think of right now, but this should do it.

    Sad City – Shapes in Formation
    Lawrence – Yoyogi Park
    Beacon – Escapements
    Ital Tek – Hollowed
    James K – PET
    Jessie Lanza – Oh No
    James Blake – The Colour In Anything
    Weval
    Youandewan – There Is No Right Time
    Patten – ?
    Prince OF Denmark – 8
    Suuns – Hold Still
    Bjarki – Lefthanded Fuqs
    Tobacco – Sweatbox Dynasty
    Mmoths – Luneworks
    Mndsgn – Body Wash

    A lot I know But I’m finding it hard to narrow down further, my favourite though is Junior Boys – Big Black Coat

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWs8m9jeSw[/video]

    Biggest disappointments – Lone, Moderat and Tycho.

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    fin25
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    Autechre – elseq 1-5
    Merzbow, Keiji Haino, Balazs Pandi – An Untroublesome Defencelessness
    The Body – No-one Deserves Happiness
    Pye Corner Audio – Stasis
    Die Antwoord – Mount Ninji and the Nice Time Kid
    Phurpa – Teachings of Eastern Traditions
    Black Merlin – Hipnotik Tradisi

    Ask me tomorrow, different list…

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    Steve Mason – Meet the Humans

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    The Busted reunion album

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    Awesome the annual who can list the most obscure band time has finally come around πŸ™‚

    fin25
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    Scotroutes wins. [/thread]

    Kill The Wolf – B. Dolan
    Room To Breathe – Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) and it’s free
    Ruminations – Conor Oberst
    The Boy Who Died Wolf – Highly Suspect
    We Move – James Vincent McMorrow
    Singing Saw – Kevin Morby
    Love & Hate – Michael Kiwanuka
    A Sailors Guide To Earth – Sturgill Simpson
    The Allergies – As We Do Our Thing
    We Got It From Here – A Tribe Called Quest

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    Sadly,for me,the best album was Gillian Welchs Boots No 1 Revival.

    Only others I can remember coming out this year was the Mothers and Angel Olsen ones… 😳

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    Beano

    Aye, your old enough to remember Clapton….

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    +1 for firestarter

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    +1 for A Tribe Called Quest – ‘We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service’.

    Can’t stop listening to it

    drlex
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    I clearly need to listen to more than R6, as until jamj1974’s post, I didn’t recognise a single band.
    As the ones I was going to mention have been posted already by funkmasterp & Jamie, I’ll add just:
    Frank Ocean – Blonde

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    I didn’t recognise a single band.

    You’re not meant to – they’d cease to be awesome and amazing if anyone had heard about them! πŸ˜‰

    drlex
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    πŸ˜€ Ah; so it’s a game of bogus or bonus – fake bands?

    Hicksy
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    Cate Le Bon – Crab Day.

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    fin25 – Member
    Scotroutes wins. [/thread]

    That’s two of us then. Probably one more album sold than any other listed on this thread.

    CountZero
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    the-muffin-man – Member
    I didn’t recognise a single band.
    You’re not meant to – they’d cease to be awesome and amazing if anyone had heard about them! πŸ˜‰

    Jamie
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    You’re not meant to – they’d cease to be awesome and amazing if anyone had heard about them!

    That’s why I provided links to stores where you can listen to mp3 samples rather than dry list of just names πŸ™‚

    fin25
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    I was just showing off how awesome I am. Never even listened to half my list, just overheard some guy in shoreditch say they were cool.

    In reality, I listen exclusively to East 17.

    mikey74
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    For me, it’s a toss-up between:

    – Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas: mariner,

    and

    – Drive by Truckers: American Band.

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    Will I lose points if I say Radiohead?
    Will I get them back if I say Wolfpeople?

    fin25
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    There’s a points system?

    Hasn’t Joe Cocker got a new one out?

    Jamie
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    Will I lose points if I say Radiohead?

    Of course not. A Moon Shaped Pool was a great album.

    Die Antwoord

    Fun fact. Noone who says Die Antwoord actually listens to Die Antwoord, due to them sounding like Die Antwoord.

    fin25
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    Noone who says Die Antwoord actually listens to Die Antwoord, due to them sounding like Die Antwoord.

    Me and my wife (who loves them) are the exception that proves the rule.

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    Nick Cave – Skeleton Tree
    Not easy listening but I’ve become quite addicted to it.

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    These Norwegians have been doing it for me this year

    Kvelertak – Nattesferd

    sample trackΒ Berserkr, just ridiculous chord progressions and guitarmanship, whatever that is. Gets to 2:35 and it takes you somewhere else entirely. Superb live too.

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    Oh, and has anyone been listening to Goat? Read a review of a live show and I’m keen to check them out.

    There are probably others I can’t think of right now, but this should do it.

    Sad City – Shapes in Formation
    Lawrence – Yoyogi Park
    Beacon – Escapements
    Ital Tek – Hollowed
    James K – PET
    Jessie Lanza – Oh No
    James Blake – The Colour In Anything
    Weval
    Youandewan – There Is No Right Time
    Patten – ?
    Prince OF Denmark – 8
    Suuns – Hold Still
    Bjarki – Lefthanded Fuqs
    Tobacco – Sweatbox Dynasty
    Mmoths – Luneworks
    Mndsgn – Body Wash

    Right. I’m obviously so old and out of the loop that I Googled a good handful of those to check you weren’t making them all up. Have not heard of ONE of those acts. Now will get pissed and listen to a sample of each just to confirm they’re are all awful and that music is every bit as dead as I’m a fogey.

    To the answer – the best albums of 2016 are:

    [video]https://youtu.be/RJyqMOJXSuk[/video]
    [video]https://youtu.be/s9pN_5_Odb8[/video]

    (Distant sarcastic voices say ‘thanks Grandad)

    Jamie
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    Me and my wife (who loves them) are the exception that proves the rule.

    You’re lying…..or ironic hipsters.

    fin25
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    You’re lying

    She cried when they pulled out of Bangface weekender in 2012. She actually cried.

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    I saw die antwoord at reading this year. I thought they were good, but I didn’t realise they weren’t a comedy act.
    There were a lot of people there that seemed to enjoy them though, so you and mrs fin25 aren’t alone.

    Oh, and has anyone been listening to Goat?

    Not seen them live, but I’ve listened to Requiem quite a bit this year. It’s a great album.

    Got a recommendation from a friend last night. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial. First listen points to a cracking album.

    Jamie
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    There were a lot of people there that seemed to enjoy them though, so you and mrs fin25 aren’t alone.

    Enjoying them ‘ironically’.

    fin25
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    I like Die Antwoord because they make me laugh. I also like them because a certain section of pseudo intellectual music fans keep waiting for them to drop some world changing, genre defining album and have been clinging on to them for years waiting for it to come. Then they come out with another album of dick jokes and all the same people just don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Top level musical trolls.

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    I’ve got 6 of the albums in the OP’s list πŸ™‚
    2 of them are in my list, which I havent got round to trimming down yet. I apologise in advance for looking for music that is new and interesting and therefore deemed “obscure” by those less interested.
    Actually, Radiohead might be in there.

    Re: Die Antwoord – I really liked their first few albums, but they’ve gone completely shit.

    fin25
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    Die Antwoord – I really liked their first few albums, but they’ve gone completely shit.

    Liked their early stuff did you?

    Hipster!

    πŸ˜†

    Jamie
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    Re: Die Antwoord – I really liked their first few albums, but they’ve gone completely shit.

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    Gits! πŸ‘Ώ

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    List:
    Brodinski – The Sour Patch Kid
    The Range – Potential
    Powell – Sport
    Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
    Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
    Clipping – Splendor & Misery
    Nicholas Jaar – Sirens
    Frisco – System Killer
    Weval – Weval
    Suuns – Hold/Still
    Tricky – Skilled Mechanics
    18+ Collect
    Holy **** – Congrats
    James K – Pet
    Jeremiah Jae – A Cold Night

    Really good year, I reckon. I liked Beyonce’s album too πŸ™‚
    Trentemoller’s was probably biggest disappointment, cos it was just a New Order/Cure covers album.

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    Oh, and has anyone been listening to Goat?

    Yeah, that was good. Great live too.

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