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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby NMB » 28 Nov 2017, 16:14

I may not have heard a single album released in 2017, I can't think of one anyway.
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Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 28 Nov 2017, 17:17

I keep meaning to listen to that Gizzard Lizzard thing but I'm frightened it'll turn out to be another Devant and his Spiritual Wife or one of those
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 28 Nov 2017, 17:43

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby never/ever » 28 Nov 2017, 19:51

War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Cigarettes after Sex
Slowdive
Steve Kilbey/Martin Kennedy- Glow & Fade
The Church - Man Woman Life Death Infinity
Blanck Mass- World Eater
bvdub- Heartless
Moon Duo- Occult Architecture 2
Penguin Cafe- The Imperfect Sea
Schnauss/Quaeshning- Synthwaves
Tangerine Dream- Quantum Gate
Lost Horizons- Ojala
Ride- Weather Diaries
Kamasi washington- Harmony of Difference
Steven Wilson- To the Bone
Bad Dreams- Chrysalis
Max Richter- Three Worlds
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby joels344 » 28 Nov 2017, 22:29

There’s been some great releases this year. My Top 10 as of now:

1. Richard Dawson - Peasant
2. Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks: Limited Event Series Soundtrack
3. Blanck Mass - World Eater
4. Gas - Narkopop
5. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
6. Björk - Utopia
7. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch - Blade Runner 2049
8. Perfume Genius - No Shape
9. Varg - Nordic Flora Series Pt. 3: Gore-Tex City
10. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby toomanyhatz » 29 Nov 2017, 01:18

Got another:

The Wave Pictures - Bamboo Dinner in the Rain.

So far, downright fantastic!
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby toomanyhatz » 29 Nov 2017, 01:29

Oops. Seems to be a late '16 release. Am I alone with this? I'm honestly kind of blown away with how good it is. Apparently there's a Billy Childish connection, which might help the jaded...
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 29 Nov 2017, 01:51

I'll have to come back to this when I've given it proper consideration, otherwise I'll just end up picking the obvious contenders again. My problem with new music in 2017 is that the good stuff isn't quite as good as it thinks it is, and the average stuff can be bloody awful. Even the records I really like and have listened to the most this year aren't five star albums...just 4 stars max. These days music magazines hand out four and five star reviews in inverse proportion to how few LPs of that quality are actually being made.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Quaco » 29 Nov 2017, 04:34

Honestly, I would say this:

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 29 Nov 2017, 10:14

O.k. my picks are:

The Sand Pebbles - Pleasure Maps.
Jen Cloher - Jen Cloher.
Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band - Adios Senor Pussycat.
Juana Molina - Halo.
Cable Ties - Cable Ties.
Terry - Remember.
Robyn Hitchcock - Robyn Hitchcock.
The Rolling Blackouts - French Press mini-LP
Aldous Harding - Party.
Underground Lovers - Staring at You, Staring At Me.

Also loving the two Tropical Fuck Storm 7-inches, their LP is due mid-2018.

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Goat Boy » 29 Nov 2017, 10:27

I forgot about Sparks!

I enjoyed that more than any other new album this year.
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Oscar » 29 Nov 2017, 17:02

BCB Best Album of 2017 (so far)

War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
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Sparks – Hippopotamus 
Richard Dawson - Peasant
Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band - Adios Señor Pussycat
Fever Ray - Plunge
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Blanck Mass - World Eater
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
Perfume Genius- No Shape
LCD Soundsystem- American Dream
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Jeff K » 01 Dec 2017, 04:10

No album was a sure fire number 1 but here's ten which I enjoyed and in no particular order.

Pere Ubu - 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
Alan Vega - IT
Peter Perrett - How the West Was Won
KiKu - Eng, Duster und Bang
Fever Ray - Plunge
Diamanda Galas- All the Way
Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now?
Unsane - Sterilize
Godflesh - Post Self
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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Jumper K » 01 Dec 2017, 08:19

OK. First up Hip Hop.

Billy Woods - Known Unknowns
Armand Hammer - Rome - Probably the best I've heard all year.
Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Loyle Carner- Yesterdays Gone - hands down best UK hip hop lp this year.
Swet Shop Boys - Sufi La
DJ Quik and Problem - Rosencrans.

Next up Punk and Hardcore

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Brother Spoon » 01 Dec 2017, 20:20

I don't really care about the decline of the golden age and Western civilization, but I've had the pleasure of feeling very connected to music being made in the now of 2017. Hearing albums that excited me, having songs become part of my day-to-day and creating some great memories attached to this music and to my life in 2017, always having 4 or 5 albums I'm looking forward to being released in the next couple of weeks. Who cares if it's golden, it's part of my life.

So for me it's been swell. It's been much more rewarding than dragging myself to give that early Bee Gees album another try. Or maybe that Andwella's dream album? That's no way to live, but I did for many years.

Anyway, I'm probably closing in on a top 100 of the year that to me is just tops.
And then I saw those end of year lists in Mojo and Uncut, and it surprised me how different their experience had been. There's hardly any overlap between Mojo's top 50 and my would-be top 100: 3 albums. Uncut's top 50 has 2 of the same albums and 6 more that I can get behind. the rest of those records taken individually are OK, just a little dull (how can anyone sit through a Courtney Barnett album or a Queens of the Stone Age album in 2017? The National?). Seeing them all together is just exhausting. I don't really get that stuff.

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Jumper K » 04 Dec 2017, 22:45

Hardcore stuff I have dug this year. Not a stellar year for punk tbh.

Idles - Brutalism
Dead Cross - Dead Cross
Converge - The Dusk In Us
Code Orange - Forever
Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent
The Bronx - V

Next up Miscellaneous shit.

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Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Oscar » 05 Dec 2017, 07:30

Jumper K wrote:
Next up Miscellaneous shit.


My favourite genre. Can't wait!!

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Re: BCB Best Albums of 2017

Postby jimboo » 08 Dec 2017, 13:25

I have just listened to the Richard Dawson album , this is a joke right ? I mean, it's genuinely really fucking awful.
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Re: BCB Best Albums of 2017

Postby Oscar » 08 Dec 2017, 16:59

jimboo wrote:I have just listened to the Richard Dawson album , this is a joke right ? I mean, it's genuinely really fucking awful.


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Have to agree.

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Re: BCB Best Albums of 2017

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 08 Dec 2017, 17:23

Not so many....
but

Vascular Sound System
by Andra Svart

20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo
by Pere Ubu

Familiar
by Moebius Story Leidecker

From The Trees
by Peter Hammill

Zone
by Atomical

Göteborg Energi
by Lisa & Kroffe

Impulsive Thrust ( from a Closed Radio Frequency)
by Conny Olivetti

Fresh Air
by faUSt

Echtzeit
by Qluster
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