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BCB Best Albums of 2017

Postby Oscar » 27 Nov 2017, 18:20

Is it time to start thinking about BCB's 2017 album choices? Slim pickings this year, I reckon.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby algroth » 27 Nov 2017, 18:30

There've been a few I really liked so far. I reckon my top 10 would look something like...

1. Richard Dawson - Peasant
2. Blanck Mass - World Eater
3. Impossible Nothing - Lexemenomicon
4. Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
6. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
7. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
8. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch - Blade Runner 2049
9. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe
10. King Krule - The Ooz

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Jock » 27 Nov 2017, 18:44

Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band - Adios Señor Pussycat
Aimee Man - Mental Illness
The National - Sleep Well Beast
Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
Chuck Prophet - Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Ron Sexsmith - The Last Rider
Liam Gallagher - As You Were
The Rails - Other People
Jack Cooper - Sandgrown
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - Crooked Calypso
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want

These are the only new releases I bought this year. Some good some not so good

Forgot one. Michael Chapman - 50
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Nov 2017, 19:04

I like the new Fever Ray one

I also liked the Broken Social Scene album

That's it.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Dayodead » 27 Nov 2017, 19:45

Haven't caught up with 2017 quite yet...bunch of releases to get to... Here are 10 which I like from the year...other than the first two, no order yet:
1. The xx- I see you
2. Slowdive- Slowdive

Japanese Breakfast- Soft sounds from another planet 
Sacred Paws- Strike a Match
Cigarettes after sex- Cigarettes after sex
Perfume Genius- No Shape
Cornelius- Mellow Waves
LCD Soundsystem- American Dream
Girlpool- Powerplant
Arca- Arca

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby jimboo » 27 Nov 2017, 19:46

Ed Sheeran , whatever the manics put out . What more do you need?
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby driftin » 27 Nov 2017, 20:40

Björk - Utopia
Richard Dawson - Peasant
Iglooghost - Neo Wax Bloom
Blanck Mass - World Eater
Forest Swords - Compassion
Clark - Death Peak
Dälek - Endangered Philosophies
Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Varg - Gore-Tex City
Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
Fever Ray - Plunge
Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapes
Laurel Halo - Dust
Six Organs of Admittance - Burning the Threshold
Gas - Narkopop

Something like that

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Darkness_Fish » 27 Nov 2017, 20:53

Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Richard Dawson - Peasan
Uniform - Wake in Fright
Crescent - Resin Pockets
Diamanda Galás - All the Way
Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapés
Moor Mother - The Motionless Present
Forest Swords - Compassion

All I've bought from this year so far, aside from the dreadful Piano Magic album. I haven't bought much music for the last few months, somehow.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Nuts » 27 Nov 2017, 21:13

Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
Pond - The Weather
Maximo Park - Risk To Exist
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
Elbow - Little Fictions
Ty Segall - Ty Segall
Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Thee Oh Sees - Orc
Wand - Plum
Foo Fighters - Concrete & Gold
The Horrors - V
Liam Gallagher - As You Were
Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band - Adios Senor Pussycat
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Ranking Ted » 27 Nov 2017, 21:20

Probably due to the combination of parenting a 2 year old and work filling in the rest of what used to be “free time”, nearly all my purchases this year are from the tried and trusted. Perhaps that’s also part of hitting the latter stages of my 40s as well. Within that, there’s been some unlikely successes and a couple of ignominious failures.

Albums which have given me pleasure, then:

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Ride, Saint Etienne, Danielle Luppi & Parquet Courts, Fever Ray, Phoenix, Ryan Adams, QOTSA, Sleaford Mods, Charlotte Gainsbourg, War On Drugs, Loyle Carner, Thundercat, Father John Misty, Bedouine, Michael Head, Sparks.

On the downside, Beck’s Colors has some belting singles but the overall LP is so overproduced to end up fairly indigestible. The Gorillaz LP is an absolute turkey, as was Soulwax’s return, and I’m very much on the fence with the usually reliable LCD Soundsystem, Aimee Mann, Public Service Broadcasting, Kendrick Lamar and others.

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby slightbreeze » 27 Nov 2017, 23:53

I've started with Robert Plant and John Murry ....now the struggle starts :(

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby The Beatles » 28 Nov 2017, 00:24

I haven't heard all of the Beck and the Barnett/Vile records but I like what I've heard.

I am absolutely appalled and angered by the acclaim that charlatan James Murphy has garnered for his silly wank of an album.

The Fall and Sparks both put out very good LPs in 2017.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby toomanyhatz » 28 Nov 2017, 00:44

Listening to the Plant now. It's OK. It's kind of what's become his shtick. He doesn't exactly sound terribly committed.

The Peter Perrett and Father John Misty records are great. Beyond that, can't think of anything I'm really terribly sold on.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby pcqgod » 28 Nov 2017, 04:12

2017, so far:

Moon Duo – Occult Architecture, vol. 1
Goldfrapp – Silver Eye
Saint Etienne – Home Counties
Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
Len Price 3 – Kentish Longtails
Sparks – Hippopotamus
Cheap Trick – We’re All Alright
Living Colour – Shade
Flamin’ Groovies – Fantastic Plastic
Alestorm – No Grave but the Sea
The Two Tens – On Repeat
Satan’s Pilgrims – Sinestro
Blondie – Pollinator
Ty Segall – s/t
TSOL – The Trigger Complex
Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
Wes Montgomery – Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse 1966 (archival)


Voivod – Dimension Hatross (deluxe, archival material)
Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain (deluxe, archival material)
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 28 Nov 2017, 04:45

Beaches - Second Of Spring
Grinding Eyes - Grinding Eyes
Kendrick Lamar - Dream
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
Jen Cloher - Jen Cloher
War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Run The Jewels - RTJ3
Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos - The Last Polaroid
Lorde - Melodrama
Conor Oberst - Salutations
Willie Nelson - God's Problem Child
LCD Soundsystem- American Dream
Dizzee Rascal - Raskit
Perfume Genius - No Shape
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Geezee » 28 Nov 2017, 09:24

I normally defend new music and spend a decent amount of time creating spotify playlists with what I've enjoyed every year...but this year I really am grasping for straws - although I felt similarly about 2016 until the very end of the year when there was some good records that came out and I discovered some that I'd missed. the best ones I've found so far are Marika Hackman, And So I Watch You From Afar, Alvvays, Girl Ray and Big Thief which I've really enjoyed, but my 2017 playlist is woefully thin on the ground so far.

I've been waiting all year for Anna Calvi, who announced at the end of last year that she'd be releasing something new but I've heard nada from her camp since the David Bowie tribute, god knows what's going on.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Nov 2017, 09:37

QOTSA "Villains"
Robert Plant "Carry Fire" (though as Hatz says, it's much like "Lulluaby..... Pt2").

I'm really struggling otherwise besides Shelby Lynne & Allison Morrer's "Not Dark Yet" which is my absolute favourite so far (as I can recall).

"Out Of Silence" Neil Finn
"Painted Ruins" Grizzly Bear
"The Navigator" Hurray For The Riff Raff
"Windy City" Alison Krauss.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Insouciant Western People » 28 Nov 2017, 10:02

Goat Boy wrote:I like the new Fever Ray one

That's it.

I really like thatone, but that's about it for me too. There have been a few others that I've liked to varying degrees - Ryan Adams, Julian Cope, Wolves in the Throne Room, War On Drugs, The Fall, Living Colour. There must be others I can't recall now. But very little that's really thrilled me, in terms of new music.

I've heard plenty of great old stuff that's new to me though.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Fonz » 28 Nov 2017, 10:13

Another vote for Dimension Hatross.

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 28 Nov 2017, 15:38

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
Robyn Hitchcock - s/t

I think that's it.
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