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Post by moonlightdribbler » 05 Dec 2015, 03:00

6 Music presenters pick their favourites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article ... f-the-year

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Post by Darbyand » 10 Dec 2015, 10:34

Darbyand wrote:The end of year polls begin. Here's NME 50-31.
http://www.nme.com/photos/nme-s-albums- ... s2015part1
And 30-11: http://www.nme.com/photos/nme-s-albums- ... lbumspart2

My top 5 is something like
Tame Impala - Currents
Everything Everything - Get to Heaven
PSB - Race for Space
blur - Magic Whip
Django Django - Born Under Saturn

C'mon guys. We're fantasy football nerds who love a list etc. No-one else care to venture a personal top 3/5 or whatever?

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Albums of the year 2015

Post by Maldini » 10 Dec 2015, 10:49

My top 5

Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Wilco - Star Wars

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

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Post by Zimmerman » 10 Dec 2015, 20:44

Struggling to remember the albums I've bought this year:

Gaz Coombes - Matador
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
Portico - Living Fields
Eaves - What green feels like
Joanna Newsom - Divers

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Post by moonlightdribbler » 10 Dec 2015, 21:20

Darbyand wrote: C'mon guys. We're fantasy football nerds who love a list etc. No-one else care to venture a personal top 3/5 or whatever?

You'll get it when I'm good and ready, kind sir!

Maldini wrote: Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Only just getting into her, all on the back of hearing the track 'Silhouette' the other day. Superb, what an outro!

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Post by Darbyand » 11 Dec 2015, 09:59

moonlightdribbler wrote:
You'll get it when I'm good and ready, kind sir!
Hurry up, the other two have been rubbish...they haven't agreed with any of my choices at all :wink:

Seriously though, 15 nominated, 15 different albums so maybe no stand-outs this year? Obviously we need a bigger sample size.

And going back to my Mercury rant, a lot of solo albums from the other guys. I've always had a slight mistrust of artists who go solo from the start...why haven't they got any mates...

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Post by Zimmerman » 11 Dec 2015, 13:48

PSB and Sufjan nearly made my list (but obviously didn't).

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Post by Darbyand » 16 Dec 2015, 08:05

Bump... murf? Fancydan?

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Post by Maldini » 16 Dec 2015, 08:30

Finally got around to listening to the new Tame Impala album.

Superb.

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Post by llama » 16 Dec 2015, 09:21

Really struggling to remember everything I have bought/heard this year.

I have probably missed a classic but these are definitely some of the best albums I have heard over the last 12 months:

Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Craig Finn - Faith In The Future
Say Anything - Hebrews
Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
Sleaford Mods - Key Markets

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Post by crispybits » 17 Dec 2015, 22:54

Two lesser known/publicised ones I found that I particularly liked this year with a song from each:

Hozier - Hozier



Mark Crozier and the Rels - Backburner (only a 7 track mini-album but I liked it all the same)


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Post by quizking » 17 Dec 2015, 23:06

Father John Misty for me (16th in the NME list, and up to number 3 at besteveralbums.com), with Sufjan Stevens 2nd. PSB not quite as good as their debut, have only just heard the Tame Impala album but will be playing it lots more no doubt.

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Post by Notned » 18 Dec 2015, 15:56

I can't imagine they're a band which would get much love around here, and they're not necessarily my preferred genre of music, but While She Sleeps-Brainwashed will take some beating for me. Absolute banger. They're great live, too.

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Post by murf » 18 Dec 2015, 17:58

Top my head (and nicking from others, maybe missed some)....

Good but not as great as hoped (i.e. worse than previous absolute gems): PSB, John Grant

Surprises (new artists to my collection): Ghostpoet, Everything Everything, Frank Turner, FFS, Slaves, Drenge

Surprises (already in collection, low expectations): New Order, Chemical Brothers

Not had long enough to judge: SOAK, Faith No More

Meh: Gabrielle Aplin, Lana del Rey, Of Monsters & Men, Beach House, Editors, Hot Chip, Jamie XX

Meh+: Decemberists, Laura Marling

(presuming War On Drugs and Kate Tempest were last year but have maybe only got into them this year and they would be my 1-2!)

Top 5 in bold, if I had to order them...
1 Slaves
2 Ghostpoet
3 Chemical Brothers
4 PSB (best bits would be no.1)
5 New Order
6-10 (no order) - J Grant, Everything^2, Frank Turner, FFS, Drenge

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Post by Darbyand » 18 Dec 2015, 22:43

If I'd done mine a few weeks later I'd definitely have extended it by a couple for New Order and the Maccabees. The latter is a mixed bag but when it's good it's really good.

Chemical Brothers, FFS and Drenge join the Spotify list.


Here's the Q album of the year list:

http://m.albumoftheyear.org/list/436-q- ... 015/?s=asc

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Post by foxinthebox2001 » 19 Dec 2015, 21:20

Some really good choices so far, I respect all selections and always give anything recommended that I don't know a listen.
I still claim to have a wide taste, despite my choices mostly being from a particular genre, its what floats my boat.
I have gone for 6, just couldn't leave any out, Slaves had be in for being a breath of fresh air, and a perfect antidote to all the trash that clogs up the album charts.
Also all in no particular order, all great albums.

Motorhead – Bad Magic
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
Faith No More – Sol Invictus
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Slaves – Are You Satisfied?

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Post by bigH » 23 Dec 2015, 22:16

Some great music released this year

1. Tame Impala - Currents
2. Public Service Broadcasting - Race for Space
3. Helio Sequence - Helio Sequence
4, Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
5. Django Django - Born Under Saturn
6. East India Youth - Culture of Volume

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Post by Notned » 14 Jan 2016, 19:43

foxinthebox2001 wrote:Some really good choices so far, I respect all selections and always give anything recommended that I don't know a listen.
I still claim to have a wide taste, despite my choices mostly being from a particular genre, its what floats my boat.
I have gone for 6, just couldn't leave any out, Slaves had be in for being a breath of fresh air, and a perfect antidote to all the trash that clogs up the album charts.
Also all in no particular order, all great albums.

Motorhead – Bad Magic
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
Faith No More – Sol Invictus
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Slaves – Are You Satisfied?
Frank C and the Rattlesnakes is a great shout! Also really enjoyed the BMTH release, despite not being much of a fan previously.

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Post by moonlightdribbler » 16 Jan 2016, 03:17

So, I guess these are the albums that made the biggest impression on me in 2015. In no particular order...


Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters
Dommengang - Everybody's Boogie
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit...
Houndstooth - No News From Home
Tame Impala - Currents
The Fiction Aisle - Heart Map Rubric
Younghusband - Dissolver
Ought - Sun Coming Down
Noel Gallagher's HFB - Chasing Yesterday
Landshapes - Heyoon




As always, there's shedloads that I've wanted to hear, but haven't gotten round to it (yet).

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Post by Billy Whiz » 29 Jan 2016, 20:25

A bit late, but here's my Top 17 from 2015 (sorry about the odd number).

SOAK – Before We Forgot How to Dream SOAK is actually Bridie Monds-Watson, from N Ireland. Incredibly, she’s only 18, yet this is arguably the most original album on the list.
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Just Sit and Think Genre-hopping Aussie female; great songs and some mean guitar
BØRNS – Dopamine Psychedelic Sixties pop, a bit like Mika.
Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Motorcade Amnesiacs Front man Tim Elsenburg, singer Jana Carpenter. Atmospheric but musically complex songs, almost choral at times
Beach House – Depression Cherry Minimalist and ambient, lots of nice organ and guitar. Much better than the other one they released last year
The Milk – Favourite Worry Soul music, as if played by a rock band
The Charlatans – Modern Nature Album No 12 and first in five years from wall-of-sound indie pop band
Belle & Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance Ninth album (and as with The Charlatans, some say their best yet) from Glaswegian indie-poppers
Jessie Ware – Tough Love British r&b soul
Rae Morris – Unguarded A bit Kate Bush, a bit Ellie Goulding
Little May – For the Company Debut from female Australian trio. Dreamy folk-pop, spectral harmonies
Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On Montreal indie band finding their feet
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream Bob Dylan meets Ryan Adams
Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There Moody, graceful, gorgeous
The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily Rock with shades of soul and r&b
Ryan Adams – 1989 Tribute remake of Taylor Swift’s hit album. A great improvement

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Post by murf » 29 Jan 2016, 21:03

Sweet 16. War On Drugs was 2014.

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Post by Billy Whiz » 29 Jan 2016, 21:44

What would I do without you murf?

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Post by murf » 30 Jan 2016, 00:37

Billy Whiz wrote:What would I do without you murf?
I got called on that one earlier in the thread!

Great album. Better than anything in 2015.

In 2016... I am still to be convinced by the Savages album after 2 listens which is a shame as both singles are amongst the best new songs in any recent year.

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Post by Beth J. Pleasant » 19 Jul 2016, 09:55

Maldini wrote:My top 5

Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Wilco - Star Wars

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
My favourite song is Star Wars)

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