• Albums of the year, 2011
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What releases got you guys excited this year? I spent most of mine getting older stuff I didn't have yet, but I got a few new albums. in order here's my favorites: The Dwarves are Born Again - The Dwarves [img]http://dyingscene.com/wp-content/uploads/Dwarves_Born_Again-300x300.jpg[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDYCHgtwGZs[/media] Frenzal Rhomb - Smoko at the Pet Food Factory [Img]http://www.freemp3down.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Frenzal-Rhomb-Smoko-At-The-Pet-Food-Factory-260x260.jpg[/Img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L426wOBOdMg[/media] Screeching Weasel - First World Manifesto [Img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iaFK9CjvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/Img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVpr8dRm75E[/media] Night Birds - The Other Side of Darkness [Img]http://www.the1stfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Night-Birds-The-Other-Side-Of-Darkness-260x260.jpg[/Img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vKzVu8XVHs[/media] Self Titled - Joyce Manor [Img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XMUfyyWoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/Img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feKoo_s85AE[/media] Your Mother - One Big Disappointment [Img]http://www.yourmother.com/OBD_cover.jpg[/Img] (couldn't find anything off the new album on youtube, here's an older one) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZE_HiKAnHU[/media] Wugazi - 13 Chambers [img]http://www.highsnobiety.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/wugazi-13-chambers-1.jpg[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ourDnKp6x14[/media] Strings 'n' Stripes - the Baseballs [img]http://studentactivistdiary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/the_baseballs_strings_n_stripes_2.png[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGDdDuLVIZc[/media]
Yuck - Yuck TOKiMONSTA - Creature Dreams EP Tom Waits - Bad As Me Boris - Heavy Rocks Björk - Biophilia Death Grips - Exmilitary Fucked Up - David Comes To Life Maybeshewill - I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone New Lows - Harvest Of The Carcass SBTRKT - SBTRKT James Blake - James Blake IOSYS - Best Beats 2 Adding some more: Giles Corey - Giles Corey The Dear Hunter - The Color Spectrum Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues The Antlers - Burst Apart The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Belong Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man Probably still forgot some great albums I've heard but these were good enough to leave a great impression.
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These are probably my 5 favourites [IMG]http://hangout.altsounds.com/geek/gars/images/2/3/5/9/3/biophilia.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://venia-mag.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Nightwish-Imaginaerum.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://metalwarez.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Evanescence-Evanescence-2011.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://www.tailgate365.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/144-lady-gaga-born-this-way-2011-special-edition-2cd.png[/IMG][IMG]http://metalwarez.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Amaranthe-Amaranthe-2011.jpg[/IMG] [b]Edit:[/b] Why am I being rated funny? [IMG]http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/frown.gif[/IMG]
My top 5: 1. Pau Pau by Oh No! Yoko 2. Downtown Battle Mountain II by Dance Gavin Dance 3. Knife Man by Andrew Jackson Jihad 4. You Love Her Coz She's Dead by You Love Her Coz She's Dead 5. James Blake by James Blake
[QUOTE=Klownox;33493156]My top 5: 1. Pau Pau by Oh No! Yoko 2. Downtown Battle Mountain II by Dance Gavin Dance 3. Knife Man by Andrew Jackson Jihad 4. You Love Her Coz She's Dead by You Love Her Coz She's Dead 5. James Blake by James Blake[/QUOTE] There's a new Andrew Jackson Jihad?? shit how'd I miss that.
Top 10: 1. Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will 2. Death Grips - Exmilitary 3. Drainland - And So Our Troubles Began 4. Raspberry Bulbs - Nature Tries Again 5. The Middle East - I Want That You Are Always Happy 6. Giles Corey - Giles Corey 7. This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket 8. Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage 9. The Decemberists - The King is Dead 10. Mastodon - The Hunter There's been loads of great releases this year, too many to fit on a top ten. [editline]29th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=rundevil;33493179]There's a new Andrew Jackson Jihad?? shit how'd I miss that.[/QUOTE] There was a lot of buzz about it, I'm surprised you missed it. Check it out.
As well as some others in this thread:[release] [h2]LOT OF ALBUMS[/h2] [img]http://www.6dft.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Fleet-Foxes-Helplessness_Blues.jpg[/img] [img]http://17seconds.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/50-words-for-snow-400x400.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.avg123.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Ozric-Tentacles1.jpg[/img][img]http://www.svartrecords.com/shoppe/515-603-large/boris-attention-please-2lp.jpg[/img][img]http://17seconds.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/p-j-harvey-let-england-shake.jpg/img][img]http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/548fbb26a340900961ee10e24039ee41c295892c.jpg[/img][img]http://www.killerhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/drake-take-care-album-cover.jpg[/img][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XgNe8F0OL.jpg[/img][img]http://musosguide.com/public_html/musos.wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Peter-Gabriel-New-Blood.jpg[/img][img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-h0yvqsjCLhU/TVjsTofG-hI/AAAAAAAAA1k/grGjSnup6xo/s1600/AkronFamily+-+S_T+II_+The+Cosmic+Birth+And+Journey+Of+Shinju+TNT+1.jpg[/img][img]http://losslessalbum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/BonIverCalgaryAlbumCover2011.jpg[/img][img]http://losslessalbum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/CunninLynguists-2011-Oneirology.jpg[/img][img]http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/5394753/480/Front-covers/Wormrot---Dirge-%282011%29.jpg?v0[/img][img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JBL_KHJHIuY/TdfEpsotbwI/AAAAAAAAAEA/4BUGc2oX6XQ/s1600/elzhi-elmatic.jpg[/img][img]http://molempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Matana_Roberts_Coin_Coin_Chapter_One_Gens_De_Couleur_Libres_Album_2011-594x594.jpg[/img][img]http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2011-06/1309380168_master-musicians-of-bukkake-totem-three-2011.jpg[/img][img]http://www.rawdrive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/shabazzPalaces-450x450.jpg[/img][img]http://www.sbtrkt.com/images/sbtrktalbum.jpg[/img][img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_B815kEbxSiI/TS9DSY6PfEI/AAAAAAAAAZI/6OxUgqW7SUU/s1600/mt1nyh-400x400.jpg[/img][/release] haven't heard new Bjork and Mastodon
I haven't listened to a lot of album released this year so I dunno. My favourites of the few I've listened to are Helplessness Blues, Let England Shake, James Blake, Belong, Kaputt, and The Smile Sessions if you count that.
[QUOTE=pie_is_good;33494419]I haven't listened to a lot of album released this year so I dunno. My favourites of the few I've listened to are Helplessness Blues, Let England Shake, James Blake, Belong, Kaputt, and The Smile Sessions if you count that.[/QUOTE] Give the new Kate Bush a listen.
i will sometime.
Watch the Throne - Jay-Z and Kanye West [IMG]http://rapfix.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/watch-the-throne-cover-full.jpg[/IMG] Also, it isn't out yet but El Camino by The Black Keys (out Dec. 6th!) has me very excited.
[QUOTE=pie_is_good;33494438]i will sometime.[/QUOTE] Do it while it's still in season.
I'm Canadian. It's always winter.
Needs more grace for drowning
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[QUOTE=killerteacup;33494845]Needs more grace for drowning[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://chordvine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/tumblr_lnb70bcrmg1qhp8tjo1_500.png[/IMG] [!] Along with: [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/63/Mastodon_TheHunterDeluxe.jpg/220px-Mastodon_TheHunterDeluxe.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Opeth-Heritage.jpg/220px-Opeth-Heritage.jpg[/IMG] Haven't really gotten around to listening that much new music this year.
[h2]Death Grips - Exmilitary[/h2] [img]http://cdn.pigeonsandplanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Death-Grips-Exmilitary-Large.jpg[/img] [h2]Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man[/h2] [img]http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/d/d9/Andrew_Jackson_Jihad_-_Knife_Man.jpg[/img] [h2]BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG[/h2] [img]http://f0.bcbits.com/z/15/95/1595669263-1.jpg[/img]
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1.) Battles - Gloss Drop [img]http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/BattlesGlossDrop.jpg?1307120274[/img] 2.) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues [img]http://onethirtybpm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/fleet-foxes-helplessness-blues-300x300.jpg[/img] 3.) St.Vincent - Strange Mercy [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/310gF7l81CL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img] 4.) Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness & Me [img]http://deathwishinc.com/estore/graphics/00000001/toucheamore.parting.hi.jpg[/img] 5.) Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nnuzdiuHQPE/TgE52jJTiwI/AAAAAAAAAMA/6PLjUgBvcwo/s400/bon_iver_bon_iver.jpg.jpeg[/img] 6.) Iceage - New Brigade [img]http://styrofoamdrone.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/iceage-new-brigade-lp.jpg[/img] 7.) Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will [img]http://mikea7.typepad.com/.a/6a0115706dbff1970b0154342ef19b970c-320wi[/img] 8.) Dumbo Gets Mad - Elephants At The Door [img]http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/300x300/58176371.jpg[/img] 9) Yob - Atma [img]http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/d24/46751_yob_atma.jpg[/img] 10.) Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1987 [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NCI7QCbRL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img] 11.) Cunninlynguists - Oneirology [img]http://bashbrosreality.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/oneirology.jpg?w=304&h=304[/img] 12.) James Blake - James Blake [img]http://ghostsmut.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/james-blake-album-cover-300x300.jpg?w=300&h=300[/img] 13.) The Field - Looping State Of Mind [img]http://www.vinylsurrender.com/Graphics/AlbumCovers2/The%20Field%20-%20Looping%20State%20of%20Mind.jpg[/img] 14.) John Maus - We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves [img]http://preview.gomusicnow.com/5760093/cover.jpg[/img] 15.) M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. [img]http://www.addictmusic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/M83-%E2%80%93-Hurry-Up-Were-Dreaming-300x300.jpg[/img] Obviously this is subject to a lot of change, there's still tons of stuff I haven't listened to, but this is a good generalization of what I've loved the most so far. :wink:
In no particular order [img]http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/o/ohgr/2865383-ohgr-undeveloped.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.revolvermag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/skinnypuppy.jpg?9d7bd4[/img] Especially this one. I have been waiting for hanDover since 2009. [img]http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/david-lynch-crazy-clown-time.jpg?1320412664[/img] [img]http://new.assets.thequietus.com/images/articles/6071/atrwork_1302613203_crop_550x550.jpg[/img] [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/18/Kmfdm-wtf.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Klownox;33493156]My top 5: 2. Downtown Battle Mountain II by Dance Gavin Dance 3. Knife Man by Andrew Jackson Jihad [/QUOTE] I love you.
Giles Corey is hands down my album of the year. If you haven't listened to it yet, you're missing out one of the most emotionally inspired, nearly perfectly executed concept albums in a long time.
I CAME PREPARED - GRAPHICALLY [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/2011AOTYDURPFIXED.jpg[/img] I must say I discovered a lot more older stuff than liked new stuff. No one was able to comment that I misspelled honorable as "Honerable". Great success!
I'm afraid I have been stuck in the 70's prog and metal era for the past 2 years now. I have not really heard a lick of any 2011 albums, except for the shit that plays on the radio in some of my school classes. edit: Wait no, Death Grips - Ex-Military was amazing.
Take_Opal do you mind telling me the name of the 4th album in that list? I've seen the album art before just interested. [editline]30th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=rokknroll4;33498335]Giles Corey is hands down my album of the year. If you haven't listened to it yet, you're missing out one of the most emotionally inspired, nearly perfectly executed concept albums in a long time.[/QUOTE] Damn guess I better listen to that :wink:
[QUOTE=BldrGyMnGy;33498249]I love you.[/QUOTE] bought DTBM II for 20 bucks. i never buy new music.
[QUOTE=Drax-Quin;33499861]Take_Opal do you mind telling me the name of the 4th album in that list? I've seen the album art before just interested. [editline]30th November 2011[/editline] Damn guess I better listen to that :wink:[/QUOTE] It's BBDLP1 by Big Black Delta Good stuff
BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG Justice - Audio, Video, Disco Phantogram - Nightlife Twin Sister - In Heaven St. Vincent - Strange Mercy Black Lips - Arabia Mountain Vivian Girls - Share The Joy M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming guess that's about it
Audio, Video, Disco was my biggest disappointment this year.
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