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Righty ho, as it's now December and the year is drawing to a close I thought it was time for the annual album list. I always find this interesting and I always seem to read a couple of recommendations that have managed to slip under my radar.

***NOTE*** No **** 'honourable mentions'! Stick to 10 albums and that's it!...please :)

Here's mine:

1. Helms Alee - Stillicide

2. Whores - Gold

3. Regina Spektor - Remember us to Life

4. God Damn - Everything Ever

5. Dinosaur Jnr - Give a glimpse of what yer not

6. Gojira - Magma

7. Rival Sons - Hollow Bones

8. Primitive Weapons - The Future of Death

9. PJ Harvey - Hope Six Demolition Project

10. Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree

 

Honourable mentions to...

i'm just **** wit ya :trollface:

 

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1. Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool

2. Diiv - Is this is are

3. Dinosaur Jr - Give a glimpse

4. Slaves - Take Control

5. Big Thief - Masterpiece

6. Angel Olsen - My woman

7. Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree

8. Polica - United Crushers

9. PJ Harvey - Hope Six Demolition Project

10. Deftones - Gore

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I'll start heavy

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The Body & Full of Hell - One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache

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The Body - No One Deserves Happiness

(Bonus fact - the face on the cover is a drawing of Weekend Nachos' drummer Brian Laude)

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Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us

Pretty amazing year for all three of the bands. If you haven't checked out the Nails/Full of Hell 7" yet, do - for any fans of their recent tour together, you'll know what to expect.

Spoiler

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It's good!

 

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1. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
2. Frank Ocean - Blonde
3. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here..
4. Whitney - Light Upon the Lake
5. Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker
6. Solange - A Seat at the Table
7. Angel Olsen - My Woman
8. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
9. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
10. Mitski - Puberty 2

However I've yet to listen to Skeleton Tree properly so Mitski better watch her back.

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It’s been a fairly fallow year for new music for me. I have listened to a lot but it’s been either from last year or from many years ago. Strictly ten from this year. How fallow it has been is reflected below.

 

1.       Sam Outlaw – Angeleno (2016 in UK)

2.       Brandy Clark – Big Day In A Small Town

3.       Jon Pardi – California Sunrise

4.       Justin Moore – Kinda Don’t Care

5.       Kevin Fowler – Comin To A HonkyTonk Near You

6.       Miranda Lambert – Weight Of These Wings

7.       Josh Owen – American Love

8.       Dierks Bentley – Black

9.       Jennifer Nettles – Playing With Fire

10.   Vince Gill – Down To My Last Bad Habit

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Was going to start this tread, in the next couple of days. Cheers @Designer1 for saving me the time!

Need to have a think about it, but a couple not already mentioned so far would be included on mine, The Avalanches - Wildflower, and Teenage Fanclub - Here.

 

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I only bought one Album this year so in no particular order here is my top 10

James - Girl at the End of the World

Still the most under rate band in the country imo , the live performances to support this album were top notch

 

Nothing but love is currently the background music on the Amazon TV adverts , and was also used for the National Lottery and Paralympics adverts  .... strangely catchy :)

 

 

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Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis

 

Can't remember buying much new stuff, but if I do I'll be back

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1 hour ago, tonyh29 said:

I only bought one Album this year so in no particular order here is my top 10

One album, all year!? That's pathetic mate.

I bought two but I'm struggling to put them in order.

1. David Brent - Life on the Road

2. Blink 182 - California.

The thing is tomorrow I might wake up and want to put them in a completely different order, depends on my mood.

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In no particular order, maybe these:- 

Savages - Adore Life

School Of Seven Bells - SVIIB

Daughter  - Not To Disappear

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project

The Lucid Dream - Compulsion Songs

Kristin Hersh - Wyatt At The Coyote Palace

King Creosote - Astronaut Meets Appleman

Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass

Teleman - Brilliant Sanity

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5 minutes ago, PieFacE said:

Aaaah Daughter could have got into my top 10 actually... damn...

Too late now :) I'd have put Julia Jacklin in mine if I'd remembered, probably instead of Teleman.

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without having a proper look and think about it i dont think its been a very good year

edit: i had a quick look at NME's top 50, of those 50 i own 2 of them, kings of leon (great return to form from them) biffy clyro (same old solid BC) and ive only given 2 more of them a full proper listen, Jamie T and frank ocean (both disappointing IMO)

number 1 best album of the year from NME was the 1975, which is why i stopped reading NME...

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I get the feeling, I'm missing something big. Oh well, here's 10 (not in any order) records released this year, which I have purchased and enjoyed...

Nick Cave & The Bad seeds - Skeleton Tree
The Avalanches - Wildflower
Teenage Fanclub - Here
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
ESP Ohio - Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean
Dinosaur Jr - Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not
Soom T - Free As A Bird
Tippa Lee - Cultural Ambassador 
M.I.A. - Aim
Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exit

Edit: Ah! Instant disqualification! Soom T - Free As A Bird was released late in 2015. Oh the shame! 

I'll swap it out for De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody

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Not a great year in music as far as my taste goes.

Sure I'm forgetting some, but here are some of the few that stood out.

In no particular order:

  • Viagra Boys - Consistency of Energy
  • Skraekoedlan - Sagor

Actually never mind. As far as I'm concerned this was probably the weakest year in music I can remember. Very little that I will take with me from this year.

 

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I don't think I've bought many albums at all this year. We had too many DIY projects on to be wasting money on music.

Maybe the new GOAT album, but even that was a present from a business acquaintance, that had some spare copies.

 

 

Incidentally, my wife is currently sat next to me.

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Bought very little music this year so while they may not be the best they are in my list by default.

Blink 182 - California

Metallica - Hardwired 

School of Seven Bells - SVIIB

RHCP - The Getaway

A7X - The Stage 

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6 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

I don't think I've bought many albums at all this year. We had too many DIY projects on to be wasting money on music.

Maybe the new GOAT album, but even that was a present from a business acquaintance, that had some spare copies.

 

 

Incidentally, my wife is currently sat next to me.

"Oh all this shiny new vinyl, some of which is still wrapped in the cellophane? No, I've had these years. Just found them in the loft."

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To give Chris his due like a lot of us, the best stuff we have listened to this year may have been from years ago. probably some dub shit from the 70's  

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Soft stuff

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Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch

Since the immortal opening line of her first LP "I arrived in town with an electric toothbrush pressed against my clitoris" I have been a fan of hers. She does not disappoint.

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Teen Suicide - It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot

A perfect kind of meloncholy that only this shade of lo-fi/indie sound can produce - and being the last TS album, they go out on the highest of lows, if you will

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Cross Record - Wabi Sabi

When it comes to "Dream pop" I find I prefer the sleepier, quieter, minimalist variety - see Birds of Passage for my all time favourite - and this ticks all my boxes wonderfully well

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