List some of your favorite records that turn 20 this year

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Ropers - All The Time
Poole - Alaska Days
Space Needle - Voyager
18th Dye - Tribute to a Bus
Belreve - Belreve
Red House Painters - Ocean Beach
Silkworm - Firewater
Spiritualized - Pure Phase
Versus - Dead Leaves

Albums with conflicting release date info (94 vs. 95):

Milf - Antidope
Lilys - Eccsame the Photon Band

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:22 (seven years ago) link

Biggest 2 for me by far:

Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
Polvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age

Basically set me on a new path musically when I heard them.

grandavis, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:25 (seven years ago) link

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

how's life, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:26 (seven years ago) link

Polvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age

Would have included this but it's yet another I thought came out in 94.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:28 (seven years ago) link

Hah!!!! I am still living in 2014. Crap, scratch both of my suggestions.

Will have to go with:

Polvo - This Eclipse

Damn, where does the time go.

grandavis, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:29 (seven years ago) link

Ha! As long as there is a Polvo record to list, it will be listed.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:32 (seven years ago) link

None of the records in my list aged a bit to me (except arguably Poole- kinda has a Polaris version 90s jangle vibe at times).

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:41 (seven years ago) link

Such a fantasic year, and super influential for me.

Royal Trux - Thank You
Secret Square - S/T
Juliana Hatfield - Only Everything (a serious grower that I didn't properly love back in the day)
GBV - Alien Lanes
Oval - 94 Diskont
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
The Amps - Pacer
Elastica - S/T
Kids OST
Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
Bjork - Post
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Foo Fighters - S/T
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie
The Softies - It's Love

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 16:42 (seven years ago) link

Oh darn... Alien Lanes WAS 95, wasn't it? I was mindlessly checking dates against discogs and that's one they had wrong.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:45 (seven years ago) link

Archers of Loaf--Vee Vee

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:46 (seven years ago) link

Swans - The Great Annihilator
Slowdive - Pygmalion
Scott Walker - Tilt
Tindersticks - 2
Pulp - Different Class
Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad

you've got no fans you've got no ground (anagram), Monday, 12 January 2015 16:55 (seven years ago) link

Liquid Swords
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Return to the 36 Chambers

quan voice (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:08 (seven years ago) link

Oh shit, yeah Different Class is an amazing record

quan voice (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:08 (seven years ago) link

Forgot the Wu follow-ups. Good call.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:12 (seven years ago) link

urge overkill - exit the dragon

still love this.

mark e, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:17 (seven years ago) link

Soul Food
Dah Shinin'

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:38 (seven years ago) link

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie

First album I ever bought. Bloody hell 20 years

paolo, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:02 (seven years ago) link

Good year for roots rock

Son Volt - Trace
Wilco - AM
Jayhawks - Tomorrow the Green Grass
Vulgar Boatmen - The Opposite Sex

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:07 (seven years ago) link

I used to make top ten lists and kept copies. Here's what I wrote in 1995:

Blue Aeroplanes, Rough Music
Throwing Muses, University
Sleeper, Smart
del Amitri, Twisted
Drywall, Work the Dumb Oracle
The The, Hanky Panky
Radiohead, The Bends
Ivy, Realistic
The Bats, Couchmaster
Sidi Bou Said, Bodies

Misc:
Robyn Hitchcock, You & Oblivion
Microdisney, Big Sleeping House
Laurie Anderson, The Ugly One With the Jewels
The Wonderstuff, Live In Manchester

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:07 (seven years ago) link

Scarce - Deadsexy
Spain - The Blue Moods Of

Master of Treacle, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:09 (seven years ago) link

Has your opinion changed since 1995?

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:17 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I should've qualified that list. I'd rather listen to those early Sleeper singles than the rerecorded version on the album. That Del Amitri album has it's moments but, meh. I don't ever need to listen to "The Bends" again, it's well played out for me. I listened to a track from Sidi Bou Said yesterday and can't understand my enthusiasm. Otherwise I still rate the rest very highly.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:20 (seven years ago) link

The Bats never ever get old for me I'm with you on that one.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:22 (seven years ago) link

Of stuff already mentioned, I own:

Ropers - All The Time
Versus - Dead Leaves
Scott Walker - Tilt
Son Volt - Trace
Wilco - AM

And rate them all as well but probably didn't get them until after 1995. Of these I'd have to add "Tilt" to my all-time-1995 list.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:23 (seven years ago) link

Part of why I started this thread was because I was listening to Poole - Alaska Days again. Such a great record. So I just want to emphasize that one since it's one of the least talked about.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:29 (seven years ago) link

Method Man - Tical
Redman - Dare Iz A Darkside
Scarface - The Diary
Hard 2 Obtain - Ism & Blues
Mouse On Mars ‎– Iaora Tahiti
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
Felix da Housecat - Metropolis Present Day? Thee Album!

these are the last group of albums I bought on vinyl

xelab, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:29 (seven years ago) link

It's threads like these that make me want to go through my digital library and make sure the correct year is attached to each album. But, ugh, what a chore...

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:31 (seven years ago) link

Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante

how's life, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:32 (seven years ago) link

Not to mention Faith No More King For A Day...

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:35 (seven years ago) link

Too $hort - Cocktails

example (crüt), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:37 (seven years ago) link

great year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJaKr3qMaqc

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:58 (seven years ago) link

oh shit its 95 now

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:00 (seven years ago) link

i mean 2015

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:00 (seven years ago) link

20 years for this miscreant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX7n7bJJw10

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:07 (seven years ago) link

Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt

this thread is depressing

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:19 (seven years ago) link

have there been any '20 years since Romo' pieces yet?

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:20 (seven years ago) link

this thread is depressing

― they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref),

Next year is even worse, will be 20 years since the last Taylor Swift record

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:26 (seven years ago) link

I listened to a track from Sidi Bou Said yesterday and can't understand my enthusiasm.

I ripped all my CDs over the last year or so and make randomised playlists for commuting/listening at work etc and some songs from that album came up recently and I had the opposite reaction - haven't listened to that album in years but I thought it held up pretty well (or at least the songs I listened to, maybe I just got lucky)

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:26 (seven years ago) link

Its 20 years this year since the last socially conscious rappers walked the earth, nowadays they just take to twitter and drink fine wines

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:34 (seven years ago) link

Neil Young & Pearl Jam - Mirror Ball

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:35 (seven years ago) link

kornrulez I was thinking the same thing, that it seems like 1995 was the peak of the No Depression-era (which was the year the magazine launched as well). Certainly not the beginning of country rock, but I love how pop constantly recycles the canon.

campreverb, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:44 (seven years ago) link

Freakwater - Old Paint

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (seven years ago) link

Cardiacs - Sing to God
Echolyn - As the World..
The Orb - Orbus Terrarum
P-Model - Fune
The Sea and Cake - The Biz
Susumu Hirasawa - Sim City
Ruins - Hyderomastigronigem
Daler Mehndi - Bolo Ta Ra Ra
Autechre - Tri Repeatae
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do...

LOTS OF GREAT STUFF THAT YEAR!

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:47 (seven years ago) link

two Momus albums - The Philosophy Of Momus and Slender Sherbet

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:57 (seven years ago) link

My retrospective 1995 EOY ballot would likely be:

Basic Channel - BCD
Cocteau Twins - Otherness ep
Coil - orship the Glitch
Vanessa Daou - Zipless
Arnold Dreyblatt - Animal Magnetism
Elastica - Elastica
Elysium - Glysten
FSOL - ISDN
Hallucinogen - Twisted
Higher Intelligence Agency - Freefloater
Shelly Hirsch - O Little Town of East New York
Alan Lamb - Archival Recordings: Primal Image / Beauty
Lech Jankowski - Intitute Benjamenta
Mojave 3 - Ask Me Tomorrow
Mouse on Mars - Iaora Tahiti
Robert Rich & Lustmord - Stalker
Tricky - Maxinequaye
Scott Walker - Tilt
Woob - Emit4495

could at least have the decency to groove (Sanpaku), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:58 (seven years ago) link

Regarding Sidi Bou Said, Col. Poo said:
I ripped all my CDs over the last year or so and make randomised playlists for commuting/listening at work etc and some songs from that album came up recently and I had the opposite reaction - haven't listened to that album in years but I thought it held up pretty well (or at least the songs I listened to, maybe I just got lucky)

In 1995 I was deeply into Throwing Muses - it helped that I live in Boston and got to see Kristin with and without the band a number of times. Sidi Bou Said shared a similar sound and I went gaga for them at the time but haven't revisited them in yonks, I will rectify that shortly.

Regarding 1995 being the peak of No Depression, I'd argue 1998 was the peak when the Billy Bragg/Wilco collaboration came out - that's certainly what grabbed my attention and brought the scene significant notice.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:37 (seven years ago) link

Tomorrow the Green Grass, the Jayhawks
Trace, Son Volt
One Track Mind, Railroad Jerk
Faithless Street, Whiskeytown
Wreck Your Life, the Old 97's

Basically, 1995 was the year I discovered roots music.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:46 (seven years ago) link

The Infamous
Dah Shinin'
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (seven years ago) link

Belly - King
Roy Montgomery - Scenes from the South Island
ST37 - Glare
Gravitar - Gravitar
Polara - Polara
Boredoms - Super Roots 5
King Black Acid - Womb Star Sessions

all that glitters ain't cyber gold (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 12 January 2015 22:05 (seven years ago) link

Polara!

Source of Light is still one of my favorite pop songs.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 22:07 (seven years ago) link

Can't believe I forgot

Boards of Canada – In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Masada – Live in Sevilla 2000
Robert Rich – Humidity

coco vide (pomenitul), Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:02 (one year ago) link

.boredoms - vision creation newsun

This is one of the albums I had in mind that was actually released in 99?

Surprising omissions so far (not necessarily personal favorites) are Supreme Clientele and 69 Love Songs.

Deflatormouse, Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:09 (one year ago) link

a few others

Neko Case - Furnace Room Lullaby
Low - Christmas
Laura Cantrell - Not The Trembling Kind

that's not my post, Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:10 (one year ago) link

xp 69 Love Songs was '99.

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 23:43 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Peter Hammill – What Now
Tindersticks – Can Our Love
Cowboy Junkies – Open
Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator)
Lucinda Williams – Essence
Radiohead – Amnesiac
Spiritualized – Let It Come Down
Leonard Cohen – Ten New Songs
Nick Cave – No More Shall We Part

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 09:06 (one year ago) link

Fennesz Endless Summer
Marmoset Record in Red

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:23 (one year ago) link

Absu – Tara
Anaal Nathrakh – The Codex Necro
Autechre – Confield
Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein
Daniel Bélanger – Rêver mieux
Gorguts – From Wisdom to Hate
Jan Jelinek – Loop-finding-jazz-records
Masada – Live at Tonic 2001
The Necks – Aether
Noir Désir – Des visages des figures
Radiohead – Amnesiac
Robert Rich – Somnium
Stars of the Lid – The Tired Sounds of…
Unwound – Leaves Turn Inside You

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:32 (one year ago) link

Bob Dylan — Love and Theft
White Stripes — White Blood Cells
The Strokes — Is This It
The Moldy Peaches — s/t
Yeah Yeah Yeahs — s/t
Drive-by Truckers — Southern Rock Opera
Old 97's — Satellite Rides
The Hives — Your New Favourite Band
Nick Lowe — The Convincer
Ivy — Long Distance

TO BE A JAZZ SINGER YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SCAT (Jazzbo), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:36 (one year ago) link

Lots of overlap with the preceding lists for 2001 so will just add

Hood - Home Is Where It Hurts + Cold House
No-Man - Returning Jesus

doug watson, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:40 (one year ago) link

Discovery
Rings Around The World
Quiet is the New Loud
Hot Shots 2
Since I Left You

groovypanda, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:07 (one year ago) link

It's been 20 years since the Strokes and YYYs saved rock 'n roll.

one of the only artist who is genuine (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:27 (one year ago) link

Favorites from 2001 (as per my end-of-year list at the time):
Snow Patrol - When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up
Animals That Swim - Happiness From A Distant Star
Gerard Langley - Record Player
Grant-Lee Phillips - Mobilize
B.R.M.C. - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Pooka - Fools Give Birth To Angels
Whiskeytown - Pneumonia
The Damned - Grave Disorder
Seafood - When Do We Start Fighting
Cloudboy - Down At The End Of The Garden
Clearlake - Lido

Honorable Mention:
Radiohead - Amnesiac
I Am Kloot - Natural History
Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
Ryan Adams - Gold
Chameleons - Why Call It Anything
Kid Loco - Kill Your Darlings
The Real Tuesday Weld - When Cupid Meets Psyche
They Might Be Giants - Mink Car

Also married Mrs. McBB 20 years ago, so that's the best of 2001 for sure!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:15 (one year ago) link

Looking at it now 2001 was a phenomenal year as far as my tastes go, most these are stupidly obscure though

At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (prob would have been one of my all-time faves if I actually heard it at the time)
BOaT - RoRo
Bob Drake - The Skull Mailbox and Other Horrors
Coaltar of the Deepers - No Thank You
Cornelius - Point
Dilute - Grape Blueprints Pour Spinach Olive Grape
Fugazi - The Argument
Gorguts - From Wisdom to Hate
Juno - A Future Lived in Past Tense
Maudlin of the Well - Bath/Leaving Your Body Map/The Secret Song
Shiner - The Egg
Susumu Yokota - Grinning Cat
Volta do Mar - At the Speed of Light or Day

(Fuck ranking this stuff)

your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:46 (one year ago) link

I listened to Relationship of Command again the other week for the first time since like 2003, it rules!!!!!

brimstead, Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:56 (one year ago) link

Blew my mind the other day to find out that Point by Cornelius is nearly 20 years old. Always thought it sounded like the future. But I relisten now and it's clearly a Y2K album.

I Get Wet is gonna be 20 this year. God damn.

frogbs, Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:05 (one year ago) link

drukqs, Confield, and Double Figure, three albums I distinctly remember there being many conversations about

Vision Creation Newsun! Fuck!!

frogbs, Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:08 (one year ago) link

Hah, I’d completely forgotten about Bob Drake. Good record, yeah.

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:10 (one year ago) link

Point does sound of its time but I think it's aged pretty well, more than Phantasma at least, which I like but is definitely something of a time capsule.

your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:28 (one year ago) link

I wasn't listening to these at the time, but glad I belatedly discovered them:

Destroyer - Streethawk: A Seduction
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Ellen Allien - Flieg Mit Ellen Allien
Mihaly Dresch - Quiet As It Is

o. nate, Saturday, 16 January 2021 03:37 (one year ago) link

Three of my all time favorites were released in 2001

Low - Things We Lost In The Fire
The Clientele - Suburban Light
Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (mentioned above)

that's not my post, Saturday, 16 January 2021 03:48 (one year ago) link

Point does sound of its time but I think it's aged pretty well, more than Phantasma at least, which I like but is definitely something of a time capsule.

well I think Fantasma was definitely intended to sound that was, felt like the last "Shibuya-kei" album anyone ever needed to make

frogbs, Saturday, 16 January 2021 03:53 (one year ago) link

Pärson Sound - Pärson Sound

This was also the high P2P era when vast tracts of previously innacessible music became explorable.

Noel Emits, Saturday, 16 January 2021 10:53 (one year ago) link

Kylie Minogue - Fever
Aaliyah - Aaliyah
Björk - Vespertine

... now feels like some kind of untouchable trifecta of vocalmachinepop? I think I basically measure everything that's come since against these three. I struggle to think of any album that's grown more in my esteem since release than Fever

ADULT. - Resuscitation
Felix da Housecat - Kittenz and thee Glitz
Ladytron - 604
The Human League - Secrets

ELECTROCLASH etc. I was completely obsessed with Ladytron at the time as my (then) New Perfect Favourite Band; their subsequent records sounded cleaner and sharper but they were more fun here and just slightly too blank to be twee. Resuscitation IS cleaner and sharper though and sounds all the better for it now. Secrets got a bit buried but is bubbly luxury and comfortably one of the... 3? best HL albums

Also:

The Other People Place - Lifestyles of the Laptop Café
Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance
Stina Nordenstam - This is Stina Nordenstam
Stereolab - Sound-Dust
Kelis - Wanderland

... all still sound glorious

technopolis, Saturday, 16 January 2021 11:42 (one year ago) link

Weezer - Green album
Thursday - Full Collapse
Saves the Day - Stay What You Are

peace, man, Saturday, 16 January 2021 12:36 (one year ago) link

I would say Point made an obvious but very strong case for the promise of digital audio editing that not too many other artists explored to the same degree, in that there's a real ambiguity between looping, quantizing and programming that ultimately retains an element of live tracking and always feels rooted in "performance". It was pretty singular at the time afaik, ans still is. I don't think it's aged badly at all.

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Monday, 18 January 2021 00:52 (one year ago) link

Still my favorite record of his/theirs fwiw

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Monday, 18 January 2021 00:53 (one year ago) link

Some that haven't been mentionned:

Basement Jaxx - Rooty
Miss Kittin & The Hacker - First Album
Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:39 (one year ago) link

yeah Point is still my favorite too - I don't think it's aged poorly exactly, rather it fits into this scene sometimes referred to as "folktronica" which doesn't really exist anymore

frogbs, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:52 (one year ago) link

Point seems too singularly unique to be filed under 'folktronica', or 'indietronica' for that matter. You are right in that both don't seem to exist any more. We could do a thread because there are some really good albums that came out under that banner.

Insignificance and Vespertine two 20-year olds that are way high on my all-time list for sure.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 January 2021 15:56 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Dolly Parton - Little Sparrow
Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
Destiny's Child - Survivor
Now It's Overhead
Emm Gryner - Girl Versions
Rufus Wainwright - Poses
Lucinda Williams - Essence
Bill Janovitz - Up Here
Janet Jackson - All For You

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 18:18 (one month ago) link

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein is 20 this year. *sigh*

octobeard, Wednesday, 1 December 2021 19:37 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

2002 Top Ten, as chosen at the time:

Wire - Read & Burn 01/02
Reindeer Section - Son Of Evil Reindeer
Mestar - Porcupine
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
AC Acoustics - O
Polak - Rubbernecking
Max Eider - Hotel Figueroa
Cinerama - Torino
Wilco - Yankee Foxtrot Hotel
Caitlin Cary - While You Weren't Looking

20 years on, I clearly overrated Mestar (an obscure NZ band though I still like them) and Cinerama (though that album is the last thing from Gedge I care about), that Max Eider is solid but he's done better and I can't remember the last time I listened to Interpol (though I still like that album). In particular, those EPs from Wire are still thrilling and Polak (ex-Adorable) are criminally unknown.

Other albums that turn 20 this year that I still dig:
Neko Case - Blacklisted
The Black Watch - Jiggery-Pokery
Astrid Williamson - Carnation

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 7 January 2022 07:19 (one week ago) link

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle
Tom Waits - Alice
Tom Waits - Blood Money
Damien Rice - O
Paul Westerberg - Stereo
Koop - Waltz for Koop
Aimee Mann - Lost in Space

jimbeaux, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:04 (one week ago) link

Sigur Ros - ( )
Jets To Brazil - Perfecting Loneliness
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
N.E.R.D. - In Search of
El-P - Fantastic Damage
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Missy Elliot - Under Construction
Opeth - Deliverance
Clipse - Lord Willin'
Comets On Fire - Field Recordings from the Sun

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 7 January 2022 22:10 (one week ago) link

Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
Lambchop - Is a Woman
Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season
Low - Trust

(basically everyone released their best album in 2002 and it was autumn-flavoured)

Xinlisupreme - Tomorrow Never Knows & Murder License (and then nothing, for years and years)

technopolis, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:20 (one week ago) link

Neko Case - Blacklisted

^this one for sure

Nothing else coming immediately to mind. Lean year?

i woke up alarmed (morrisp), Friday, 7 January 2022 22:26 (one week ago) link

stuff I liked at the time, not so much now:

Of Montreal - Aldhil's Arboretum (somewhat embarrassingly the first thread I ever started on this board was about this album, not going to link it)
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
The Apples in Stereo - Velocity of Sound
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
Astrobotnia - Part 01
Meshuggah - Nothing

stuff I liked at the time and still like:

Sonic Youth - Murray Street

stuff I discovered a bit later and still like:

F.M. Knives - Useless & Modern
Mihaly Dresch Quartet / Archie Shepp - Hungarian Bebop
Ellen Allien - Weiss.Mix
Opeth - Deliverance

o. nate, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:37 (one week ago) link

ILX had a poll that year: The ILX Readers Poll 2002 - RECORDS OF THE YEAR

1. THE STREETS - Original Pirate Material (217 points)
2. VARIOUS ARTISTS - 2 Many DJs: As Heard On Radio Soulwax Part 2 (110 points)
3. SLEATER-KINNEY - One Beat (70 points)
4. VARIOUS ARTISTS - Boom Selection Issue-01 (64 points)
5. BOARD OF CANADA - Geogaddi (63 points)
6. FARBEN - Textstar (59 points)
7. WILCO - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (58 points)
8=. LOW - Trust
MISSY ELLIOT - Under Construction
SONIC YOUTH - Murray Street (all 55 points)
11. THE DELGADOS - Hate (54 points)
12. FLAMING LIPS - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (52)
13. THE BOOKS - Thought For Food (50)
14. INTERPOL - Turn On The Bright Lights (48)
15. DJ SHADOW - The Private Press (47)
16. METRO AREA - Metro Area (44)
17. TOM WAITS - Alice (43)
18. BLACKALICIOUS - Blazing Arrow (42)
19. SAINT ETIENNE - Finisterre (38)
20. SIGUR ROS - () (37)
21. MY COMPUTER - Vulnerabilia (35)
22. BEACHWOOD SPARKS - Make The Cowboy Robots Cry (32)

23=. IMMORTAL - Sons Of Northern Darkness
MAX TUNDRA - Mastered By Guy At The Exchange
NEKO CASE - Blacklisted
PAULINA RUBIO - Border Girl (30 each)

27. VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Best Bootlegs In The World...Ever (29)

28= BLACK DICE - Beaches And Canyons
ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS - The Day The Earth Met The Rocket From The Tombs (26 each)

30=. ANDREW WK - I Get Wet
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Hustle! (25 each)

32=. AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD - Source Tags And Codes
THE BEES - Sunshine Hit Me (23 each)

34=. BETH GIBBONS AND RUSTIN MAN - Out of Season
RECLOOSE - Cardiology
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Total 4 (22 each)

37=. BALLBOY - A Guide For The Daylight Hours
EKKHARD EHLERS - Plays
GOLDEN BOY/MISS KITTIN - Or
MEKONS - Oooh!
NINA NASTASIA - The Blackened Air
PRIMAL SCREAM - Evil Heat
SPOON - Kill The Moonlight
THE NOTWIST - Neon Golden (20 each)

45=. DJ YODA - How To Cut And Paste Vol.2
MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS - The World Is Flat
UNDERWORD - 100 Days Off (18 each)

48=. A CERTAIN RATIO - Early
ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM - Arryhthmia
ASTROBOTNIA - Part 1
BRYAN FERRY - Frantic
DEERHOOF - Reveille
NERD - In Search Of...
OUTHUD - S.T.R.E.E.T.D.A.D.
PREFUSE 73 - 92 vs 02
SUGABABES - Angels With Dirty Faces (15 each)

57. DAVID HOLMES - Come Get It I Got It (14)

58=. DIGITAL - Dubzilla
LADYTRON - Light And Magic
ROYSKOPP - Melody AM (12 each)

61. CLIPSE - Lord Willin' (11)

62=. ELVIS COSTELLO - When I Was Cruel
WIRE - Read And Burn 01 (10)

Of the list Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man is my pick.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:37 (one week ago) link

Totally forgot about that Beachwood Sparks EP. Love those guys but had no idea they got any ILM love at all. Kind of wild to see them place so much higher than, say, Clipse or Underworld.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 7 January 2022 22:41 (one week ago) link

Two that haven't been mentioned:

Heathen, David Bowie
Walking With Thee, Clinic

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 8 January 2022 15:20 (one week ago) link

Bed - Spacebox
Bowness/Chilvers - California, Norfolk
Dictaphone - m=addiction
Echolyn - Mei
Headphone - Work in Progress
Don Li - Live Vols 1 and 2
The Notwist - Neon Golden
Frankie Sparo - Welcome Crummy Mystics
Tape - Opera
The White Birch - Star is Just A Sun
Susuma Yokota - The Boy and the Tree

doug watson, Sunday, 9 January 2022 01:21 (one week ago) link

immer
all that glitters
cardiology
southern hummingbird
my way

Qamon (||||||||), Sunday, 9 January 2022 11:54 (one week ago) link

Everything mentioned so far is fine but you’re missing the most important album of 2002:

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - YOU FORGOT IT IN PEOPLE

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 9 January 2022 12:51 (one week ago) link

Most people think of it as a 2003 album, though since it wasn’t released worldwide until then.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 9 January 2022 13:02 (one week ago) link

Albums I liked then, that I still play now:

Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance (released November 2001 in the US, but didn't hit the UK until early 2002)
Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me
Herrmann & Kleine - Our Noise

mike t-diva, Sunday, 9 January 2022 13:54 (one week ago) link

ballads
sheer hellish miasma
suicide invoice
plays

Qamon (||||||||), Sunday, 9 January 2022 17:11 (one week ago) link

jun ray song chang

Qamon (||||||||), Sunday, 9 January 2022 17:14 (one week ago) link

Is it really deemed too taxing to include the artist's names with these posts? If so, lie down, save your strength, and consult a physician.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Saturday, 15 January 2022 08:52 (four days ago) link


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