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Decibel
40. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
39. Eternal Champion - The Armor of Ire
38. Venomous Concept - Kick Me Silly VC III
37. Aluk Todolo - Voix
36. Inverloch - Distance | Collapsed
35. Eerie - Eerie
34. Sumac - What One Becomes
33. Child Bite - Negative Noise
32. Inquisition - Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith
31. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
30. Graves at Sea - The Curse that Is
29. Chthe’ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
28. Phobocosm - Bringer of Drought
27. Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake
26. SubRosa - For this We Fought the Battle of Ages
25. Bölzer - Hero
24. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
23. Mizmor - Yodh
22. Wretch - Wretch
21. Virus - Memento Collider
20. Oathbreaker - Rheia
19. Ghoul - Dungeon Bastards
18. Diamond Head - Diamond Head
17. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
16. Destroyer 666 - Wildfire
15. Crowbar - The Serpent Only Lies
14. Funeral Moth - Transience
13. Blood Ceremony - Lord of Misrule
12. Asphyx - Incoming Death
11. Trap Them - Crown Feral
10. Cobalt - Slow Forever
9. Gorguts - Pleiades Dust
8. Hammers of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
7. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
6. Gehennah - Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die
5. Abbath - Abbath
4. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
3. Blood Incantation - Starspawn
2. Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us
1. Khemmis - Hunted

Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Mojo

01 David Bowie - Blackstar
02 Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
03 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
04 Lambchop - Flotus
05 Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
06 Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
07 Frank Ocean - Blonde
08 Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger
09 PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
10 Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion
11 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
12 Beyonce - Lemonade
13 Teenage Fanclub - Here
14 Charles Bradley - Changes
15 The Cult - Hidden City
16 Bon Iver - 22, A Million
17 Dinosaur Jr - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
18 Syd Arthur - Apricity
19 Modern Studies - Swell To Great
20 Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
21 Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
22 Solange - A Seat At The Table
23 Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
24 Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial
25 Skepta - Konnichiwa
26 Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
27 Case/Lang/Veirs - Case/Lang/Veirs
28 Angel Olsen - My Woman
29 Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
30 The Monkees - Good Times!
31 Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers
32 The Still - The Still
33 Suede - Night Thoughts
34 David Crosby - Lighthouse
35 Field Music - Commontime
36 Wilco - Schmilco
37 James Blake - The Colour In Anything
38 William Bell - This Is Where I Live
39 White Denim - Stiff
40 Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
41 Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines
42 Anohni - Hopelessness
43 Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties
44 Meilyr Jones - 2013
45 Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
46 Christine & The Queens - Chaleur Humaine
47 Van Morrison - Keep Me Swinging
48 The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits
49 Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are
50 The Divine Comedy - Foreverland

Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Uncut

01 David Bowie - Blackstar
02 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
03 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
04 Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
05 Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
06 PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
07 Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
08 Anohni - Hopelessness
09 Teenage Fanclub - Here
10 Beyonce - Lemonade
11 Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
12 Brian Eno - The Ship
13 Drive-By Truckers - American Band
14 Bon Iver - 22, A Million
15 Wilco - Schmilco
16 Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee
17 Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex
18 Solange - A Seat At The Table
19 Lambchop - Flotus
20 Angel Olsen - My Woman
21 William Tyler - Modern Country
22 The Avalanches - Wildflower
23 Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
24 Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger
25 Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
26 Cate Le Bon - Crab Day
27 Shirley Collins - Lodestar
28 Case/Lang/Veirs - Case/Lang/Veirs
29 Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
30 Frank Ocean - Blonde
31 Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
32 75 Dollar Bill - Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock
33 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
34 Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts Of Highway 20
35 Eleanor Friedberger - New View
36 Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
37 Tim Hecker - Love Streams
38 Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - The Rarity Of Experience
39 Shovels & Rope - Little Seeds
40 Lets Eat Grandma - I, Gemini
41 Anna Meredith - Varmints
42 Brigid Mae Power - Brigid Mae Power
43 Roisin Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto
44 Okkervil River - Away
45 King - We Are King
46 Swans - The Glowing Man
47 Handsome Family - Unseen
48 Skepta - Konnichiwa
49 Christine & The Queens - Chaleur Humaine
50 Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
51 Underworld - Barbara Barbara We Face An Uncertain Future
52 Various Artists - Day Of The Dead
53 Hinds - Leave Me Alone
54 Robbie Fulks - Upland
55 Soundwalk Collective W/Jessi Paris Smith & Patti Smith - Killer Road
56 Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
57 Maxwell - Blacksummers' Day
58 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears
59 Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light
60 Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger
61 John Cale - MFans
62 Ian William Craig - Centres
63 Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To
64 Gruff Rhys - Set Fire To The Stars
65 Emma Pollock - In Search Of Dangerfield
66 Charles Bradley - Changes
67 Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines
68 The Coral - Distance Inbetween
69 Allen Tousaint - American Tunes
70 Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit
71 The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits
72 Oren Ambarchi - Hubris
73 Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion
74 Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings On Earth
75 Psychic Temple - III

Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Rough Trade
http://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/560-rough-trades-albums-of-the-year-2016/

Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:16 (six months ago) Permalink

Piccadilly Records

http://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/576-piccadilly-records-top-100-albums-of-2016/

Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:17 (six months ago) Permalink

http://www.resident-music.com/collection&path=21372

01 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds : Skeleton Tree
02 - Radiohead : a moon shaped pool
03 - David Bowie : ★ (blackstar)
04 - Michael Kiwanuka : Love & Hate
05 - Agnes Obel : Citizen Of Glass
06 - Underworld : Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
07 - Julia Jacklin : Don't lets the kids win
08 - Josefin Ohrn + the Liberation : Mirage
09 - thee oh sees : a weird exits
10 - Christine & The Queens : Chaleur Humaine
11 - Bon Iver 22 : A Million
12 - Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
13 - Damien Jurado : Visions of Us On The Land
14 - Steve Gunn : eyes on the lines
15 - Savages : adore life
16 - Cavern of Anti-Matter: void beats / invocation trex
17 - Throw Down Bones : Throw Down Bones
18 - car seat headrest : teens of denial
19 - Ulrika Spacek : The Album Paranoia
20 - Haley Bonar : Impossible Dream
21 - Leonard Cohen : you want it darker
22 - Angel Olsen My woman
23 - Death grips : bottomless pit
24 - Surgeon : From farthest known objects
25 - Mothers : When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired

Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 21:42 (six months ago) Permalink

that vanishing twin album is something else

maura, Saturday, 19 November 2016 21:53 (six months ago) Permalink

It's that time of year again I see

pumped up kicks and levels on repeat all night (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 19 November 2016 22:28 (six months ago) Permalink

KING making the Uncut list is a pleasant surprise. Obviously it's way too low, but it's not an album I expected to see in there at all.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 19 November 2016 23:12 (six months ago) Permalink

If I had to do a Pazz & Jop today, would prob incl. (in order of coming to mind) The Julie Ruin, Burnt Orange, PJ Harvey (took a while, but worth hanging in there, except for the first two tracks), Beyonce (xgau approves it but says it's more drama etc. than music?) Anderson.Paak, Rough Guide To Ethiopian Jazz (xgau approves it but says it isn't jazz?!),Tanya Tagaq (okay, he gets that one right on), Mekons, maybe Bowie, Cohen---gotta listen more. they don't get extra points for sudden death
Nashville Scene ballot would prob incl. two Willies (Gershwin & Ray Price tribs), Loretta, Austin Lucas, Western Centuries, Randy Rogers Band, Tomi Lunsford, prob Miranda, though haven't yet heard all of it; my hacked-in Americana/Countryoid/Related category will incl. Lucinda, Sturgill, Elizabeth Cook, and, I suspect, Peter Stampfel, though haven't listened to Holiday For Strings yet. Aaron Lewis's new set may earn the Don Henley Country Album Actually Doesn't Suck! Award this year.

dow, Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:40 (six months ago) Permalink

Have to make room in there somewhere for Toussaint's American Tunes!Prob over Cohen.

dow, Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:45 (six months ago) Permalink

Is Austin Lucas well regarded? I know him from back in the day, didn't really get on with him at the time, but have lots of friends in common so still see his posts on Facebook all the time, thought that was just a scene echo chamber thing.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:54 (six months ago) Permalink

No, see recent posts about him by Edd Hurt on Rolling Country; that's what led me to him (other RCers also turned me on to Tomi Lunsford and Western Centuries)

dow, Sunday, 20 November 2016 01:03 (six months ago) Permalink

Also considering good new albums by Shovels & Rope and Charlie Daniels (only politics on his this time: implied by the cautionary "Runnin' With The Crowd", about cowboys getting too full of shared identity)

dow, Sunday, 20 November 2016 01:07 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm sorting out Elza Soares, Austin Lucas, Lori McKenna, Maren Morris, Leland Sundries, Steve Gunn, Richard Lloyd's Roseland, Western Centuries, Miranda,Bowie, Toussaint, Truckers, Bowie, Tommy Womack, Tacocat, Todd Snider, in the top tier so far. Dow, if you haven't checked out Tommy Womack's Namaste, I think you might really like it. Couple-three of the best songs I've heard all year. I need to hear the Stampfel, I'm a huge fan.

Edd Hurt, Sunday, 20 November 2016 02:02 (six months ago) Permalink

i believe i'm the Western Centuries source, after seeing them at Pickathon. quickly here, since it ain't a country thread: if you like country music, pick up their album Weight Of The World TODAY. it is outstanding. here's a sample: http://www.westerncenturies.com/music/

always enjoy this thread, hope that one dude keeps stats again, thanks for starting it Sloppy

alpine static, Sunday, 20 November 2016 02:11 (six months ago) Permalink

Checking out Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä and "Saturaatio" has some great guitar on it.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 20 November 2016 16:21 (six months ago) Permalink

worth noting over here, too (in addition to Rolling Metal) that the absence of Vektor's Terminal Redux from Decibel's list has elicited a universal "wha? why?"

alpine static, Sunday, 20 November 2016 16:41 (six months ago) Permalink

like i know that's the nature of these lists, but i think all would agree that's a stranger omission than most

alpine static, Sunday, 20 November 2016 16:44 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah it'd be like if mojo decided to leave off _blackstar_ for whatever reason.

xiphoid beetlebum (rushomancy), Sunday, 20 November 2016 18:38 (six months ago) Permalink

Quite a lot of love for the Kiwanuka record. I can hear the questing nature at the heart of it, but I dunno, it feels kinda neutered or sterilised.

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Sunday, 20 November 2016 19:19 (six months ago) Permalink

Esquire

http://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/579-esquires-20-best-albums-of-2016/

Cosmic Slop, Monday, 21 November 2016 20:29 (six months ago) Permalink

There was a M.I.A. album?

wanderly braggin' (seandalai), Monday, 21 November 2016 21:16 (six months ago) Permalink

it was pretty good

maura, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:20 (six months ago) Permalink

Isn't there still 10 % of the year left?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:01 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah but labels know the year-end lists are published around this time, so they know that if they release new product in Dec it won't feature in the lists. it's their call.

heaven parker (anagram), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:14 (six months ago) Permalink

As expected, lots of shrines to the dead and dying (no offense Iggy, please don't croak just yet). That's fine. Has the Beyonce worship faltered, or will she come back strong in other lists with lil sis close behind? I like Solange but I thought the album was boring. Would expect to see Dawn Richard. Regarding December releases, Baroness released Purple Dec 18 but they still made some polls. As long as the band's PR team make sure promo streams make it out in time, shouldn't be an issue with the big rags. I'm used to Decibel omitting my favorites, but actually got two of mine this time, Khemmis and Hammers of Misfortune. I don't see how anyone can love the Blood Ceremony and not also include Purson's album. Yay for Mojo putting Syd Arthur in the top 20. Will I see Wolf People, Lola Colt and The Drones?

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:08 (six months ago) Permalink

Since I'll be making them for myself, I'm gonna try to put EOY list playlists here for the ones posted... likely two tracks per album.

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:17 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm assuming that Decibel deliberately go out of their way to make these lists distinctive from a RYM query for best 2016 metal, the top 4 there (Vektor, Ulcerate, Deathspell Omega and Insomnium) aren't on the Decibel list. Which is fine, there'd be no point to it otherwise.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:46 (six months ago) Permalink

"We need to make a list of the best 2016 metal albums. Let's make sure we leave off the ones people really like."

xiphoid beetlebum (rushomancy), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:08 (six months ago) Permalink

Well can't speak for everyone but I'm mostly interested in a Decibel list to discover stuff that isn't already widely praised. I want to read which albums are remarkable despite not being favourites-by-consensus. This is also why I really look forward to the Textura list.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 19:41 (six months ago) Permalink

FOPP top 100
http://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/582-fopps-best-albums-of-2016/

Cosmic Slop, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:56 (six months ago) Permalink

100. Travis - Everything at Once
*close window*

billstevejim, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 20:43 (six months ago) Permalink

Isn't there still 10 % of the year left?

But with the exception of sudden surprise releases, isn't December typically a pretty dry period for new albums?

MarkoP, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 20:48 (six months ago) Permalink

And even if there are sudden surprises, what artist could realistically be doing a surprise release this year?

MarkoP, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 20:52 (six months ago) Permalink

there's always a handful of surprise stray tracks. looking forward to those.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:06 (six months ago) Permalink

p.s. Dec 2014 was amazing

billstevejim, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:06 (six months ago) Permalink

Beyonce and D'Angelo each released surprise December albums in recent years that rendered lots of lists incomplete. Kinda a refreshing reminder that not all artists need or remotely care about year-end validation.

December used to be a drop date for a lot of good but shelved albums from rap and R&B B-listers, but that doesn't seem to happen as much anymore.

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:13 (six months ago) Permalink

Miguel's first album came out the first week of December, for instance. Major labels seem to treat December like movie studios treat January, a release date for projects they don't have high expectations for

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:17 (six months ago) Permalink

Isn't there still 10 % of the year left?

Yes, but EOY lists coming out before the end of the year isn't particularly surprising or noteworthy at this point.

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:20 (six months ago) Permalink

that FOPP list is hilariously, almost unbelievably bad

imago, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:25 (six months ago) Permalink

guillotine pour monsieur le fopp

imago, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:26 (six months ago) Permalink

won't someone think of the lists

a but (brimstead), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:27 (six months ago) Permalink

thank you Fopp for cheering me up

wanderly braggin' (seandalai), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:06 (six months ago) Permalink

Damn, we're publishing these already? The turkey isn't even cold!

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:08 (six months ago) Permalink

i confess that i can't tell the difference between a bad year end list and a good year end list, but whenever i hear a mediocre record i immediately forget ever having heard it.

xiphoid beetlebum (rushomancy), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:09 (six months ago) Permalink

I still have Halloween candy left. What the fuck, music press?

how's life, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 23:31 (six months ago) Permalink

At least FOPP's list has the Warpaint album on it, which is better than could be said for the other lists so far, even if it was far too low.

how's life, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 23:34 (six months ago) Permalink

Yeah, and the Beth Orton.

Also, Cavern of antimatter, and the top shares loads with the other lists as per, so hey.

Mark G, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 23:56 (six months ago) Permalink

who is the Gaz Coombes of 2016

wanderly braggin' (seandalai), Thursday, 24 November 2016 00:07 (six months ago) Permalink

SURVIVE/ST soundtrack is total member berries.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:26 (four months ago) Permalink

whiney hypocrisy so lame that mark fisher and simon reynolds died immediately

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 December 2016 12:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Thought Whiney was on team KAS Is Dull but looks like we've lost a good man

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:28 (four months ago) Permalink

Keen to check out other stuff on that list though

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:32 (four months ago) Permalink

Friend's list. Interesting stuff!

http://resonantspace.blogspot.com/2016/12/best-improvised-and-creative-music-of_28.html

Evan, Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:59 (four months ago) Permalink

lol at "Creative Music" but that's an intriguing list

my hangover is a time machine (seandalai), Thursday, 29 December 2016 14:30 (four months ago) Permalink

I must be a very "creative" person cos I very much like a load of that shit :p

calzino, Thursday, 29 December 2016 15:19 (four months ago) Permalink

am dying to hear that Nuova Camerata one and have read a few people repping for it.

calzino, Thursday, 29 December 2016 15:22 (four months ago) Permalink

http://www.offbeat.com/articles/50-best-albums-2016/

New Orleans magazine's fave Louisiana releases

1.Aaron Neville: Apache

2. Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars: Gulfstream

3. Allen Toussaint: American Tunes

4. Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat

5. Honey Island Swamp Band: Demolition Day

curmudgeon, Thursday, 29 December 2016 16:50 (four months ago) Permalink

xp to miko: i see a thruline personally

i really need to listen to that touss album

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Friday, 30 December 2016 06:31 (four months ago) Permalink

http://www.southernsoulrnb.com/corner2016.cfm

Blogger Daddy B. Nice's list of southern soul tracks and albums

His top singles include :

“My Sidepiece” by The Louisiana Blues Brothas featuring Big Pokey Bear

“I Got This Record” by J-Wonn

“Hey Mr. Sexy Man” by Nellie “Tiger” Travis

His top albums include:

LaMorris Williams --- Mississippi Motown

William Bell --- This Is Where I Live

Bigg Robb --- Showtime

Ms. Jody --- I Got The Feeling

curmudgeon, Friday, 30 December 2016 15:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Overblown’s 10 Best Japanese Albums of 2016. Was going to cut and paste names and titles, but they've made it too difficult to do so.

(I don't know anything about Overblown.)

mitsume's A Long Day is fantastic. Thanks for sharing this list.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 30 December 2016 16:37 (four months ago) Permalink

2016 in review: Journeys in Acoustic, Primitive, & Experimental Folk

https://stationarytravels.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/2016-in-review-journeys-in-acoustic-primitive-experimental-folk/

I like all the ones I know from this list so I'm definitely going to check out the rest.

Dinsdale, Friday, 30 December 2016 18:08 (four months ago) Permalink

Late pass but this Fox/Soper Duo album is the shit!

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 31 December 2016 07:25 (four months ago) Permalink

Dinsdale - Thanks for posting that, reposted in the ilx post Fahey/takoma thread

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 31 December 2016 13:25 (four months ago) Permalink

U2 (Drugs A. Money)
Late pass but this Fox/Soper Duo album is the shit!

Yup.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 31 December 2016 15:32 (four months ago) Permalink

http://musicwontsaveyou.com/2017/01/01/rearview-mirror-2016

One of my favourite curators. You`ll need to wade through the google translation if you don`t read Italian.

doug watson, Sunday, 1 January 2017 14:28 (four months ago) Permalink

I shouldn't leave out the stoner/psych/doom reps!

The Obelisk
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2016/12/20/top-30-of-2016/

1. SubRosa, For this We Fought the Battle of Ages
2. Mars Red Sky, Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul)
3. Gozu, Revival
4. Asteroid, III
5. Brant Bjork, Tao of the Devil
6. Greenleaf, Rise Above the Meadow
7. Wight, Love is Not Only What You Know
8. King Buffalo, Orion
9. Wo Fat, Midnight Cometh
10. Slomatics, Future Echo Returns
11. Mos Generator, Abyssinia
12. Elephant Tree, Elephant Tree
13. Zun, Burial Sunrise
14. Hexvessel, When We are Death
15. Fatso Jetson, Idle Hands
16. EYE, Vision and the Ageless Light
17. Geezer, Geezer
18. Baby Woodrose, Freedom
19. Conan, Revengeance
20. Neurosis, Fires Within Fires
21. Curse the Son, Isolator
22. The Golden Grass, Coming Back Again
23. Borracho, Atacama
24. Black Rainbows, Stellar Prophecy
25. 1000mods, Repeated Exposure To…
25a. Egypt, Endless Flight
26. Foghound, The World Unseen
27. Beelzefuzz, The Righteous Bloom
28. Droids Attack, Sci-Fi or Die
29. Comet Control, Center of the Maze
30. Talmud Beach, Chief
31. Blaak Heat, Shifting Mirrors
32. Truckfighters, V
33. West, Space & Love, Vol. II
34. Seedy Jeezus with Isaiah Mitchell, Tranquonauts
35. Yawning Man, Historical Graffiti
36. Causa Sui, Return to Sky
37. Vokonis, Olde One Ascending
38. Hotel Wrecking City Traders, Phantomonium
39. The Wounded Kings, Visions in Bone
40. It’s Not Night: It’s Space, Our Birth is but a Sleep and a Forgetting
41. Beastwars, The Death of all Things
42. Naxatras, II
43. Holy Grove, Holy Grove
44. Worshipper, Shadow Hymns
45. Wretch, Wretch
46. Colour Haze, Live Vol. I: Europa Tournee 2015
47. Zaum, Eidolon
48. Bellringer, Jettison
49. Young Hunter, Young Hunter
50. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Y Proffwyd Dwyll

Obelisk Readers
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/01/01/the-top-20-of-2016-year-end-poll-results/

1. Wo Fat, Midnight Cometh (375 points)
2. Greenleaf, Rise Above the Meadow (368)
3. Elephant Tree, Elephant Tree (324)
4. Asteroid, III (302)
5. Brant Bjork, Tao of the Devil (295)
6. Gozu, Revival (274)
7. Neurosis, Fires Within Fires (253)
8. King Buffalo, Orion (244)
9. Mars Red Sky, Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul) (238)
10. Conan, Revengeance (232)
11. Cough, Still They Pray (228)
12. Holy Grove, Holy Grove (218)
13. SubRosa, For this We Fought the Battle of Ages (213)
14. Truckfighters, V (206)
15. Blood Ceremony, Lord of Misrule (200)
16. Khemmis, Hunted (192)
16. Red Fang, Only Ghosts (192)
17. Inter Arma, Paradise Gallows (181)
18. Witchcraft, Nucleus (174)
19. Opeth, Sorceress (173)
20. Church of Misery, And then there Were None (159)

Honorable mention to:
Causa Sui, Return to Sky (157)
Goatess, II: Purgatory Under New Management (157)
Black Mountain, IV (148)
Mos Generator, Abyssinia (144)
Wretch, Wretch (140)

Outlaws Of The Sun
http://outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/2016/12/steve-howe-top-albums-of-2016.html

01. Geezer – Geezer
02. Cough – Still They Prey
03. Truckfighters – V
04. Elephant Tree – Elephant Tree
05. Brant Bjork – Tao Of The Devil
06. Haast's Eagled – II: For Mankind
07. Slomatics –Future Echo Returns
08. Slow Green Thing – II
09. Slabdragger – Rise Of The Dawncrusher
10. Kvelertak – Nattesferd
11. Holy Serpent – Temples
12. House Of Lightning – House Of Lightning
13. Comacozer – Astra Planeta
14. Demonauta – Tierra Del Fuego
15. Year Of The Cobra – In The Shadows Below
16. Conan – Revengeance
17. Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)
18. Vokonis – Olde One Ascending
19. High Fighter – Scars & Crosses
20. Domkraft - The End Of Electricity
21. Greenleaf – Meadow
22. Borracho – Atacama
23. Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh
24. Sourvein – Aquatic Occult
25. Megatherium – Superbeast

Stoner Hive
http://stonerhive.blogspot.nl/2016/12/the-countdown-so-far.html

1. Greenleaf - Rise Above The Meadow
2. 1000mods – Repeated Exposure To…
3. Asteroid – III
4. Goatess – Purgatory Under New Management
5. COUGH – Still They Pray
6. Egypt - Doom – Endless Flight & Wasted Theory – Defenders Of The Riff
7. Witchcraft – Nucleus
8. Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh
9. DUNSMUIR – Dunsmuir
10. Sinister Haze – Laid Low in the Dust of Death & Geezer – Geezer
11. Wretch – Wretch
12. Holy Serpent – Temples & Curse the Son – Isolator
13. Brant Bjork – Tao Of The Devil
14. Truckfighters– V & Elephant Tree – Elephant Tree
15. Gojira – Magma & BLACK RAINBOWS – Stellar Prophecy
16. Baby Woodrose – Freedom & Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)
17. Mos Generator – Abyssinia
18. Baroness – Purple
19. Komatsu – Recipe For Murder One
20. The Re-Stoned – Reptiles Return

Doom Charts
https://doomcharts.com/2016/12/31/best-of-2016/

1. ASTEROID – III
2. WO FAT – MIDNIGHT COMETH
3. COUGH – STILL THEY PRAY
4. ELEPHANT TREE – ELEPHANT TREE
5. GEEZER – GEEZER
6. BRANT BJORK – TAO OF THE DEVIL
7. WITCHCRAFT – NUCLEUS
8. GREENLEAF – RISE ABOVE THE MEADOW
9. YEAR OF THE COBRA – IN THE SHADOWS BELOW
10. VOKONIS – OLDE ONE ASCENDING
11. WRETCH – WRETCH
12. BORRACHO – ATACAMA
13. BRIMSTONE COVEN – BLACK MAGIC
14. SLOMATICS – FUTURE ECHO RETURNS
15. CONAN – REVENGEANCE
16. YOUNGBLOOD SUPERCULT – HIGH PLAINS
17. BABY WOODROSE – FREEDOM
18. GOATESS – PURGATORY UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
19. GOZU – REVIVAL
20. SVVAMP – SVVAMP
21. SLABDRAGGER – RISE OF THE DAWNCRUSHER
22. LA CHINGA – FREEWHEELIN
23. DOMKRAFT – THE END OF ELECTRICITY
24. MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD – Y PROFFWYD DWYLL
25. KING BUFFALO – ORION
26. FOGHOUND – THE WORLD UNSEEN
27. TRUCKFIGHTERS – V
28. WITCHTHROAT SERPENT – SANG-DRAGON
29. MOS GENERATOR – ABYSSINIA
30. HOWLING GIANT – BLACK HOLE SPACE WIZARD PART 1
31. MARS RED SKY – APEX III (Praise for the Burning Soul)
32. WASTED THEORY – DEFENDERS OF THE RIFF
33. MEPHISTOFELES – WHORE
34. DEMONAUTA – TIERRA DEL FUEGO
35. 1000MODS – REPEATED EXPOSURE TO…
36. BEASTMAKER – LUSUS NATURAE
37. LORD VAPOUR – MILL STREET BLUES
38. SALEM’S POT – PRONOUNCE THIS!
39. CHURCH OF MISERY – AND THEN THERE WERE NONE…
40. KHEMMIS – HUNTED
41. DUNSMUIR – DUNSMUIR
42. OLD BLOOD – OLD BLOOD
43. FIRE DOWN BELOW – VIPER VIXEN GODDESS SAINT
44. BUS – THE UNKNOWN SECRETARY
45. LIMESTONE WHALE – LIMESTONE WHALE
46. CHILD – BLUESIDE
47. SINISTER HAZE – LAID LOW IN THE DUST OF DEATH
48. AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED – ARC
49. TROLL – TROLL
50. THE HAZYTONES – THE HAZYTONES

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 1 January 2017 15:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Jeff Miller's 2016 punk scrapbook at Said the Gramophone: http://www.saidthegramophone.com/archives/punk_scrapbook_2016.php

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 17:34 (four months ago) Permalink

(Fairly broad definition of 'punk')

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 17:35 (four months ago) Permalink

That's a tracks list btw.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 17:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Brainwashed's Readers Poll

Dinsdale, Thursday, 5 January 2017 14:25 (four months ago) Permalink

i suggest imago doesn't scroll down to the bottom of that page

NickB, Thursday, 5 January 2017 14:41 (four months ago) Permalink

this is actual fucking war

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:03 (four months ago) Permalink

TIL MX-80 Sound released a new album and apparently it sucks?

Transform All Suffering Into Poo (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:07 (four months ago) Permalink

swans bros might be my new most hated group of people

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:07 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh, CP, that worst-of list contains my two favourite albums of maybe the last 5 years, it's very distinguished company. Probably a good album

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Brainwashed best-of also a noticeably POC-absent zone. Few women either. Yeah you're all so fucking experimental and hidden-reversy. Whatever. You're all cunts with boring taste

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Jeff Miller's 2016 punk scrapbook at Said the Gramophone: http://www.saidthegramophone.com/archives/punk_scrapbook_2016.php

― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 17:34 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^ good list imo

Transform All Suffering Into Poo (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Please, if I ever become this kind of insufferable dour hateful misogynistic racist snob cunt about my music*, kill me. This kind of closed-mindedness and posturing is a million times worse than any sort of pop music exclusivism. This really raises the mirror to the sorts of people who self-style as experimental music fans and reveals them for the dreadful, damaged bores that they are.

*as was vaguely threatened itt, still so :/ about that

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:20 (four months ago) Permalink

A category for "Worst Album of the Year?" My middle-school-aged child is more open-minded.

doug watson, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Sort of understand the hate for Jute Gyte in a sort of macho inadequacy 'it's just nooooise' self-pwning incurious sense but voting Weyes Blood as second-worst album of the year makes me entirely suspect the Brainwashed readership to comprise a suppurating hate-riven subreddit of actively bigoted shut-ins (probably confirmed by the seething unchecked Swans support, lack of POC or women etc etc) - it just isn't an album I could imagine anyone with any sort of acceptable social adjustment hating. Even if you can't get with its vibe it's not much more than an intricate pop-folk record with proggy touches and lots of harmonies. If this is what drives you to hatred then you're undoubtedly worthless and probably a localised threat to others.

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Since I'm one of the assholes who vote in their poll, let me say that you don't actively vote for a "worst album of the year", you just rate the albums you've heard (love, like, dislike, hate) so a record could get in that list simply by the matter of having a lot of people not liking it. I don't think there are that many voters either so it doesn't even have to be a lot of people.

Dinsdale, Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:15 (four months ago) Permalink

I think I remember one year (probably 2012? Back when stephen ilxor was still affiliated with them) when one of their worst albums might have actually made the best albums list.

Ummm wait...Dinsdale??

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:19 (four months ago) Permalink

that is a truly deranged way to run a poll at the best of times, but with such a voting public (present company excluded I suppose) it becomes actively reckless

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:23 (four months ago) Permalink

Lol Dinsdale am I way behind the curve in figuring out who you are, cuz it took me a whole year to realize rev changed her sn

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:38 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm not a former ilxor or anything like that, so there's no such thing as figuring out who I am

Dinsdale, Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:50 (four months ago) Permalink

I'll fucking do it

(j/k)

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Ohhh ok

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 5 January 2017 22:00 (four months ago) Permalink


I think I remember one year (probably 2012? Back when stephen ilxor was still affiliated with them) when one of their worst albums might have actually made the best albums list.

― U2 (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, January 5, 2017 8:19 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Doesn't that routinely happen with the NME reader polls or am I imagining that

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 6 January 2017 19:59 (four months ago) Permalink

wow the whiteness of the brainwashed list is particularly glaring in a year when yves, dedekind, klein, etc were all basically running down different nurse with wound threads

based grandpa (noz), Saturday, 7 January 2017 21:02 (four months ago) Permalink

ooh thanks for those other two recommendations, I already got turned on to the excellent Yves Tumor record via the Spotify playlist

sleeve, Saturday, 7 January 2017 21:06 (four months ago) Permalink

I hope you will take a look at the 2016 music year in review at

http://phivel.blogspot.com/2017/01/2016-in-review-visions-of-end-and-back.html

I would love to hear your reactions (pro and con).

Phivel 5L, Sunday, 8 January 2017 14:29 (four months ago) Permalink

a sort of macho inadequacy 'it's just nooooise' self-pwning incurious sense

uh what? Do you even know what the majority of what made the list sounds like? Undoubtedly people who rep for Fennesz, Oren Ambarchi, Nurse with Wound, Whitehouse, and Tim Hecker are totally turned off by nooooise. Oh and Full of Hell, who had a recent collab with lush melodic masters Merzbow?

Moderately surprised Moor Mother didn't get love from this list.

sarahell, Sunday, 8 January 2017 22:52 (four months ago) Permalink

I hadn't heard nearly half of this list, but in sampling they all seem pretty solid pop, garage punk, jangle, psych, etc.

https://finestkiss.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/albums-of-2016/

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 16 January 2017 20:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Good list. I've bookmarked a few of those.

o. nate, Thursday, 19 January 2017 02:29 (four months ago) Permalink

Quite late to past this in this thread, the end of year-list of the radio station I'm working for in free time, called Radio Scorpio (Belgium). Was aired two weeks ago in a 12 hour show. (I had a vote)

1 Frank Ocean – Blonde
2 A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
3 Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä
4 Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
5 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS
6 Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
7 Rick Parker / Li Daiguo – Free World Music
8 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
9 V/A - Mambos Levis D’Outro Mundo
10 Big Ups – Before a Million Universes

11 Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina
12 Babyfather – BBF hosted by DJ Escrow
13 Equiknoxx – Bird Sound Power
14 Whores. – Gold
15 David Bowie – Blackstar
16 Solange – A Seat at the Table
17 Jessy Lanza – Oh No
18 Cobalt – Slow Forever
19 Run The Jewels – RTJ3
20 Jambinai – A Hermitage

21 El Yunque – Baskenland
22 Mono – Requiem for Hell
23 Yves Tumor – Serpent Music
24 Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
25 Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
26 Steve Gunn – Eyes On The Lines
27 Angel Olsen – My Woman
28 Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion
29 Julius Eastman – Femenine
30 Wadada Leo Smith – America’s National Parks

31 Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
32 Mumdance & Logos Presents Different Circles
33 Seekersinternational – LoversDedicationStation / RaggaPreservationSociety
34 Schoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
35 Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
36 Pop. 1280 – Paradise
37 YG – Still Brazy
38 Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
39 Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
40 Ignatz – The Drain

41 V/A - Space Echo
42 Elza Soares – A Mulher do Fim do Mundo
43 Ulrika Spacek – The Album Paranoia
44 Autechre – Elseq
45 Melanie De Biasio – Blackened Cities EP
46 Anderson .Paak – Malibu
47 Preoccupations – Preoccupations
48 Aluk Todolo – Voix
49 Darkher – Realms
50 Stargazer’s Assistant – Remoteness of Light

51 Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
52 V/A - Digital Zandoli
53 ANOHNI – Hopelessness
54 Avalon Emerson – Whities 006 en Narcissus in Retrogade
55 pg.lost – Versus
56 Oathbreaker – Rheia
57 Convextion – 2845
58 Huerco S. – For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
59 Foodman – Ez Minzoku
60 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

61 Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
62 Cocaine Piss – The Dancer
63 Anxiety – Anxiety
64 Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat To Earth
65 Rangda – The Heretics Bargain
66 75 Dollar Bill – WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK
67 Razen – Endrhymes
68 Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison – In Movement
69 Sendai – Ground And Figure
70 V/A - Objekt – Kern Vol. 3

71 Russian Circles – Guidance
72 Vektor – Cygnus Terminal
73 Puce Mary – The Spiral
74 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
75 Young Thug – Jeffrey
76 Vince Staples – Prima Donna (EP)
77 Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force – Yermande
78 Alain Pierre – Jan Zonder Vrees OST
79 Mica Levi é Oliver Coates – Remain Calm
80 Lorenzo Senni – Persona

81 Causa Sui – Return to Sky
82 Georgia – All Kind Music
83 Fatou Seidei Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni – Les Filles De Illighadad
84 V/A - Soul Sok Sega
85 Black Flower – Ghost Radio + Artifacts
86 Wang Wen – Sweet Home, Go!
87 Savages – Adore Life
88 Swans – The Glowing Man
89 Hashshashin – nihsahshsaH
90 Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

91 V/A - Bobo Yéyé – Belle Epoque in Upper Volta
92 Tortoise – The Catastrophist
93 Horse Lords – Interventions
94 Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
95 Steve Hauschildt – Strands
96 Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio – Desire and Freedom
97 Raime – Tooth
98 Manngold – Manngold
99 Gojira – Magma
100 Kevin Morby – Singing Saw

101 Echo Beatty – Nonetheless
102 Guerilla Toss – Eraser Stargazer
103 Anna Meredith – Varmints
104 Shirley Collins – Lodestar
105 Dans Dans – Sand
106 Washington Phillips – Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams

maarten, Saturday, 21 January 2017 11:16 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

a Google search brought me here: did ILM's PWR BTTM thread get deleted??

alpine static, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 21:51 (one week ago) Permalink


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