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Re: BCB's Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century - Onward and upward

Postby toomanyhatz » 13 Nov 2017, 04:19

Matt Harringay wrote:That Antlers record should be top 5..


I am honestly surprised to not see it much higher. As I am to see Gillian Welch so high.
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Postby slightbreeze » 13 Nov 2017, 09:52

fange wrote:I should listen to that Antlers album again later; heard bits of it when it came out, but they didn't click with me at the time.


I found it such a weary album

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Postby fange » 13 Nov 2017, 12:33

That's how i felt about some of the tunes i heard, yeah. But i'll give it a go later this week to see properly.
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Postby Dayodead » 13 Nov 2017, 16:10

Matt Harringay wrote:That Antlers record should be top 5.

I'm expecting the Avalanches to win....


Listened to 'Burst Apart' (2011) first and was underwhelmed...Is 'Hospice' better ??...

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Postby Butch Manly » 13 Nov 2017, 17:26

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Matt Harringay wrote:That Antlers record should be top 5.

I'm expecting the Avalanches to win....


Listened to 'Burst Apart' (2011) first and was underwhelmed...Is 'Hospice' better ??...


Miles better. It's a second person narrative about a man watching the woman he loves die from cancer. And yet it's fucking brilliant.
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Postby Goat Boy » 13 Nov 2017, 19:28

Hospice is a great record. Anthemic yet intimate, haunted yet cathartic with moments of real grandeur but also subtle beauty. Unlike a lot of records I've heard over this period it actually manages to be incredibly moving and powerful, a real complete statement. It's reduced me to tears on a number of occasions.

Comfortably top 5 for me.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 13 Nov 2017, 19:42

I think it's in my top five vote-getters too. Just shocked it only got three votes. And I am not a fan of Burst Apart, but I do happen to think Familiars (which I voted for) is almost as good.

Hospice is not an easy listen - it's harsh subject matter, and he sings right in your ear about it - but it's visionary and unique, which are the missing ingredient in most new records, even ones I like a great deal.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Nov 2017, 20:41

Well, I thought Milk-Eyed Mender was my best chance at voting for for a top 10 contender. Absolute genius, that album, lyrically and musically so playful and impressive. In my top 5 for the noughties.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Nov 2017, 20:52

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Darkness_Fish wrote:Well, I thought Milk-Eyed Mender was my best chance at voting for for a top 10 contender. Absolute genius, that album, lyrically and musically so playful and impressive. In my top 5 for the noughties.

I feel guilty for not voting for it now. I voted for Ys.

So you should, I will always look down upon you now with a slight distaste and an air of personal grievance.

I do love Ys, but I think it's the lesser of the two albums, largely because I find the string settings a bit Disney at times, they seem to extraneous, too often. It's a shame, as I like Van Dyke Parks, and he's great to follow on twitter, too. Always voices his opinions, and picks some interesting music out.
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Postby Goat Boy » 13 Nov 2017, 21:29

Queen of Denmark is a beaut too. The kind of record where the persons charm and humanity shines through.

I saw him last year and he's a delight. Charming, likeable man and you get that on record too.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Nov 2017, 21:30

Darryl Strawberry wrote:I love Joanna Newsom unconditionally. I had all of her albums on my longlist.

I'd love to be able to proffer the same sentiment, but I found her last album really disappointing, it seems lifeless compared with the rest of her work. I still regard her as an absolute genius though, I have no doubt that she has it in her to astound me all over again. Which is undoubtedly her aim in life.
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Postby Goat Boy » 13 Nov 2017, 21:34

Anyone care to post examples of this genius?
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Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Nov 2017, 01:29

Another I'd have voted for if I'd thought of it:

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Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Nov 2017, 01:39

FWIW, I see 6 or 7 things left on my list I really expect to see in the top echelons of the list, and another 2 or 3 I'm hopeful about, at least.

The rest I'd be REALLY shocked if even ONE other person voted for, but there've been many surprises already, so I guess you never know...
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Postby Oscar » 14 Nov 2017, 07:21

I intend to compile a 100 track compilation of choice cuts from all nominated albums. Tracks will be decided by the posters who voted for the albums. You have been warned.

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Postby Oscar » 14 Nov 2017, 07:24

Matt Harringay wrote:That Antlers record should be top 5.

I'm expecting the Avalanches to win....


Avalanches will be coming soon I reckon... based on it being the most overrated 60 minutes and 39 seconds of recorded music... ever.

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Postby Oscar » 14 Nov 2017, 07:30

Expecting big, big positions for all of these...

Sufjan Stevens Greetings From Michigan 2003 and Seven Swans 2004
Amy Winehouse Back To Black 2006
Radiohead In Rainbows 2007, A Moon Shaped Pool 2016 and Kid A 2000
Burial Untrue 2007
The Strokes Is This It? 2001
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 2006
Boards of Canada Geogaddi 2002
Daft Punk Discovery 2001
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Nov 2017, 09:13

Goat Boy wrote:Anyone care to post examples of this genius?




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Postby Jumper K » 14 Nov 2017, 17:39

Darkness_Fish wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Anyone care to post examples of this genius?





Fuckin horrific.

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Jumper K wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Anyone care to post examples of this genius?





Fuckin horrific.



I lasted about a minute.
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