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post #1001 of 1036

I thought 2016 was the best year of music this decade so far.  In no particular order, we got:

 

A Tribe Called Quest - ​We Got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

David Bowie - Blackstar

Radiohead - ​A Moon Shaped Pool

Swans - The Glowing Man

Danny Brown - ​Atrocity Exhibition

Kate Bush - Before the Dawn

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

Vektor - Terminal Redux

White Lung - Paradise

​King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - ​Nonagon Infinity

The Dear Hunter - ​Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional

Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

Frank Ocean - Blonde

The Dillinger Escape Plan - ​Dissociation

​Meshuggah - ​The Violent Sleep of Reason

Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us

Leonard Cohen - ​You Want it Darker

​Sturgill Simpson - ​A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Death Grips - Bottomless Pit

Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - ​Mariner

Moonsorrow - ​Jumalten Aika

Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project

 

And more!  All the top ten lists later this month should be exciting to read.

post #1002 of 1036
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The following is a Public Service Announcement....

 

If you haven't listened to the new Childish Gambino album drop whatever you are currently doing and get on that shit.  He made a fucking Funkadelic record in 2016!

 

Seconded, it's superb : )

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The following is a Public Service Announcement....

 

If you haven't listened to the new Childish Gambino album drop whatever you are currently doing and get on that shit.  He made a fucking Funkadelic record in 2016!

Man, this was a tricky one for me.  Yeah, he made a Funkadelic album.  And a Sly and the Family Stone, with some moments of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye thrown in for good measure.  But the thing that keeps this from being a great album for me is Don Glover himself.  His voice just isn't suited for most of this album, especially on the two worst songs on the album, "California" and "Zombies".  If you had a better singer this would have been a way better album.  But there are certainly great moments.  "Me and Your Mama" and "Riot" were instant standouts for me.  But while it is one of the more interesting albums I've heard this year, and I give Glover props for doing something completely different than his previous output, it doesn't quite hit the mark for me. 

post #1004 of 1036

I know I don't post much around here anymore and nobody probably cares ha ha, but here are a few albums I really enjoyed this year if anyone is interested.

 

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here...Thank U 4 Your Service - pretty sure you guys know this one

De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobody - the 2nd great rap album that came out this year besides Quest's

Horse Lords - Interventions - odd timing instrumental bass, guitar, saxophone and drums. Very world sound but pretty cool

The Olympians - The Olympians - Instrumental Daptone house band.

Luke Cage Soundtrack

Badbadnotgood - IV - I love this album so much

Jeff Parker - The New Breed - Solo Jazz album from Guitarist of Tortoise

Tortoise - The Catastrophist - great post rock/jazz/electronic with a weird cover of the song Rock On

Oddisee - Alwasta and The Odd Tape - This guy is great, love his rap as well as his instrumental albums.

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

 

That's about it right now that I can think of. I love you.

post #1005 of 1036

Tried escaping my looming middle-ageness by searching for new artists I could get into. Plowed through several "best of 2016" lists from different music magazines, but either they were filled with artists I already know (Nick Cave, Bowie, Radiohead) or they sounded like utter shit. So in my desperation typed "good album 2016" to Google, picked one result based solely on the cover and title, and ended up loving Angel Olsen's MY WOMAN. Haven't checked if she's related to the other Olsens.

 

post #1006 of 1036

I've been plowing through the RUSH discography for the last little while and have reached the epic climax with their latest (hopefully not final) album from 2012. The progressive rock epic known as CLOCKWORK ANGELS.  Here's the title track performed live off the CA tour DVD:

 

 

I've been a fan of RUSH for a long time and after going through their discography I have an even deeper appreciation for their musicianship intertwined with their cerebral lyrics.

post #1007 of 1036

"Stop the War" by HEY-SMITH.

 

They're a metal/punk/ska band with a kickass horn section from Japan that sings in very poor English. It's every bit as ridiculous and fun as you imagine.

post #1008 of 1036

I have been listening to a lot of Rob Mazurka stuff lately. He's a trumpet player and does some oddball jazz stuff. He might be best known for his offshoot of Tortoise called Isotope 217. Almost all of his stuff is good if you enjoy avant grade jazz. It's not too off the wall crazy but it has some moments. Highlights of his stuff to me are:

 

Exploding Star Orchestra - We Are All from Somewhere Else, they did some stuff with electric eels on this album.

Rob Mazurek/Exploding Star Orchestra - Galactic Parables Volume 1

Rob Mazurek Octet - Skull Sessions

São Paulo Orchestra - Três Cabeças Loucuras and Beija Flors Velho E Sujo

 

Here are some samples if anyone is curious:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvuVJU2urFk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uEERjOQNKY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bd45UvTeyY

post #1009 of 1036
British rock band "The Music" and their eponymous debut album. Very late to the party - they ran from 1999 to 2011. Think a harder Stone Roses. Good guitar, drums, tunes and the lead singer has excellent pipes.
post #1010 of 1036

Got Goldfrapp's new album this week, and I may have hit repeat several times on Track #9

 

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I love this band so much.

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This album is epic and insane in all the best prog rock ways.

post #1013 of 1036
A supergroup made up of Travis, Frank Ferdinand, Grandaddy, Midlake, Band of Horses have released an album called Vol 1. And called themselves BNQT.

It's uneven but each track is owning me right now.
post #1014 of 1036

Not at all a new thing, but the soundtrack to The Big Easy is owning me right now. I'm no country fan, but there is something about the fusion of folk, rhythm and blues, blues and country in zydeco that works a treat for me. Plus, an added bonus of Dennis Quaid singing one of my favourite love songs - and nailing it.

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In Spades by The Afghan Whigs. This is the most important band in my life, from my teens to where I'm now. Listening to this made me remember what it felt like to hear Crime Scene pt One for the first time, and feeling everything else suddenly ceasing to exist. How their songs could get underneath my skin and fill me with hope, regret, despair, anger, lust. In Spades sounds like that. It sounds like the work of the best rock'n roll band of all time.

post #1016 of 1036
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In Spades by The Afghan Whigs. This is the most important band in my life, from my teens to where I'm now. Listening to this made me remember what it felt like to hear Crime Scene pt One for the first time, and feeling everything else suddenly ceasing to exist. How their songs could get underneath my skin and fill me with hope, regret, despair, anger, lust. In Spades sounds like that. It sounds like the work of the best rock'n roll band of all time.

We're in the same boat. Not sure it's in the same exalted company as the '90s output, but it's without question a contender. It grabs the soul and the groin immediately and does not let go.
post #1017 of 1036
Full Cricle by Haelos. Their 90s trip-hop sound makes me feel nostalgic, I'd probably like this even if the songs weren't this good. I hope their next album makes more use of their very strong live sound:
post #1018 of 1036
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In Spades by The Afghan Whigs. This is the most important band in my life, from my teens to where I'm now. Listening to this made me remember what it felt like to hear Crime Scene pt One for the first time, and feeling everything else suddenly ceasing to exist. How their songs could get underneath my skin and fill me with hope, regret, despair, anger, lust. In Spades sounds like that. It sounds like the work of the best rock'n roll band of all time.

If you replace Afghan Whigs with Jawbreaker, that's pretty much the same for me.  And it's weird how much punk/emo/indy and anything in between Ive listened to through the 90's that I've still never listened to Afghan Whigs.  Don't ask me why.  No reason, really.

post #1019 of 1036

Listening to the new Roger Waters right now.  Just kind of in the background.  But it's funny the second track is titled Deja Vu, because I'm hearing chunks of Animals, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here all over this.  And that's just it playing in the background.  But  I'm still enjoying it and can't wait to give it a proper not in the background while at work listen.  Also going to try to get to his show in San Antonio in July.  

 

As for Afghan Whigs, I listened to Gentlemen yesterday.  I'm pretty sure I gave that album a listen once back in the day since a couple of tracks sounded familiar.  It's something I would like more now than I did back then.  But I can hear other bands influences all over this.  From pop punk bands like Samiam, all the way to later bands like Cursive.  I'm sure Tim Kasher listened to this a lot.  But I look forward to digging deeper into their catalog.

post #1020 of 1036

Finally got a chance to listen to smoke a j and listen to the new Sgt. Peppers on my Beats last night.  I feel like I unlocked some great secret of the universe.  I've never literally felt like something was fucking my ear pussies but that's what it felt like.  I just melted into my headphones.

 

If you have an IPhone change your EQ to Classical.

post #1021 of 1036

I'm glad the hype/anti-hype pendulum seems to have swung back into the "Sgt Peppers is flipping brilliant" camp where it belongs.

post #1022 of 1036

I can't stop listening to the new Do Make Say Think album called Stubborn Persistent Illusions. It's hard for me to listen to anything else right now other than that and this album called Karavan by Free the Robots and Lefto as Karavan. Don't get this Karavan confused with the Danish rock group of the same name. I'm also digging the new tracks from Broken Social Scene and hoping the whole album is great. Also this band has an album coming out tomorrow I am really excited about. https://grimacefederation.bandcamp.com


Edited by Rene A. Moncivais - 6/9/17 at 6:33am
post #1023 of 1036

Found out that Tim Wheeler (lead singer of the brilliant Irish pop band Ash) has released a solo album called Lost Domain. It's a concept album about his dad's battle (and eventual defeat) with Alzheimer's. Just a beautiful piece of work with great songs and lush orchestrations. 

 

 

post #1024 of 1036
Big Fish Theory from Vince Staples. My favourite voice in the game, smart, wry, wickedly aware, backed as always by beats which aren't afraid to go into challenging and sonically adventurous mode. In the six weeks since I started listening to it I've taken it in front to back at least 30 times and on other days listened to a solid handful of the tracks on it. Probably should stick it on the backburner before I burn it out, but it'll be tough to go for long without giving into the temptation to spin it again. The struggle is real. New QOTSA in a week or so though, so maybe that'll be what lets me let Vince take a break for a bit.


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Found out that Tim Wheeler (lead singer of the brilliant Irish pop band Ash) has released a solo album called Lost Domain. It's a concept album about his dad's battle (and eventual defeat) with Alzheimer's. Just a beautiful piece of work with great songs and lush orchestrations. 

Good old Ash. Shining Light is one of the best guitar pop songs of the millennium. It's really nice to hear Tim's voice again, even on such deeply bittersweet subject matter as this.

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In Spades by The Afghan Whigs. This is the most important band in my life, from my teens to where I'm now. Listening to this made me remember what it felt like to hear Crime Scene pt One for the first time, and feeling everything else suddenly ceasing to exist. How their songs could get underneath my skin and fill me with hope, regret, despair, anger, lust. In Spades sounds like that. It sounds like the work of the best rock'n roll band of all time.

Still loving this one. Sure it's not their #1 album, but it's still cool as hell and I get into from start to finish eeeeasy without skipping a single track.
post #1025 of 1036
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Good old Ash. Shining Light is one of the best guitar pop songs of the millennium. It's really nice to hear Tim's voice again, even on such deeply bittersweet subject matter as this.

 

Yeah, I can't imagine how I survived Nu-Clear Sounds, and especially the one-two punch of Jesus Says / Wildsurf, without permanent hearing damage. Guess it's never too late to fix that!

 

Bittersweet is the perfect word to describe Tim's solo. One thing I noticed was that listening to it makes me feel good about getting older. Even if the lyrics don't really dance around or sugarcoat the grim subject matter. Music can be weird sometimes.

post #1026 of 1036

Ya'll should listen to this new Tricky album.

 

Its really good.

post #1027 of 1036
As You Were by Liam Gallagher. I don't know how he's done it but he's gotten his wonderful voice back. He can hit all those high notes like an angel, but can still belt out all that power. The songs are pretty wonderful too, this is maybe the best material he's recorded in over a decade. He even has better ballads than his brother.



However.

English isn't my first language, so usually for me it's enough that the lyrics just sound good and rhyme. But Jebus Crikey, Liam needs to hire someone to put down words for him. Maybe get his kids to write them, they couldn't do worse than some of the stuff on the otherwise very good album.
post #1028 of 1036

Within the parameters of quality Oasis set for themselves, Noel was always the songwriting talent. It's a shame, if indeed Liam has recovered some of his old moxie, that the two of them are seemingly not enthusiastic to collaborate again.

post #1029 of 1036

Also, it's funny how Liam is slowly turning into Paddy Considine.

post #1030 of 1036
I think Liam's songwriting talent has actually surpassed that of his brother, based on their recent output. Though neither really excel as lyricists.

For some reason I can't post links right now, but there's a wonderful interview on youtube that Liam did with Julie Adenuga on Beats 1. He's a charming fellow, and that Paddy Considine -morphing is spot on.
post #1031 of 1036

Noel's lyrics were always gibberish but they had an intuitive understanding of linguistic rhythm that I respected. I haven't heard a song by either of them since ...What A Life which exhibited precisely that strange intersection of nonsense and truthfulness.

post #1032 of 1036

I feel a Britpop retrospective coming on. Might smash through some Pulp, Stone Roses, Oasis, Blur and Suede this weekend, with a bit of Radiohead to leaven the sparkle. 

post #1033 of 1036
I've pimped this on several threads here, but you should also watch the Oasis: Supersonic -documentary. It's an excellent film even if you weren't familiar with the band or didn't like their music.
post #1034 of 1036

You know, over the years I kind of moved away from them and their work, and I just sort of assumed that their "best album" must have been overrated over time...  But Pinkerton really IS pretty God damn good. 

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You know, over the years I kind of moved away from them and their work, and I just sort of assumed that their "best album" must have been overrated over time...  But Pinkerton really IS pretty God damn good. 
Never been the biggest fan, but Tired of Sex is hands down my favorite Weezer song. I can rock that song on repeat, it’s so good. And the drums sound almost like they were recorded by Albini.
post #1036 of 1036

Tired of Sex, El Scorcho, Pink Triangle, The Good Life...  I fully understand not really vibing with the Weezer style in general, but I love albums that tell a story and take some personal chances.  From using people to understanding how it feels to be used, but still determined to get the girl.  There's an emotional theme and through line to it all.  

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