Decibel40. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation39. Eternal Champion - The Armor of Ire38. Venomous Concept - Kick Me Silly VC III37. Aluk Todolo - Voix36. Inverloch - Distance | Collapsed35. Eerie - Eerie34. Sumac - What One Becomes33. Child Bite - Negative Noise32. Inquisition - Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith31. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner30. Graves at Sea - The Curse that Is29. Chthe’ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule28. Phobocosm - Bringer of Drought27. Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake26. SubRosa - For this We Fought the Battle of Ages25. Bölzer - Hero24. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires23. Mizmor - Yodh22. Wretch - Wretch21. Virus - Memento Collider20. Oathbreaker - Rheia19. Ghoul - Dungeon Bastards18. Diamond Head - Diamond Head17. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason16. Destroyer 666 - Wildfire15. Crowbar - The Serpent Only Lies14. Funeral Moth - Transience13. Blood Ceremony - Lord of Misrule12. Asphyx - Incoming Death11. Trap Them - Crown Feral10. Cobalt - Slow Forever9. Gorguts - Pleiades Dust8. Hammers of Misfortune - Dead Revolution7. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows6. Gehennah - Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die5. Abbath - Abbath4. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä3. Blood Incantation - Starspawn2. Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us1. Khemmis - Hunted
― Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:14 (eight months ago) Permalink
01 David Bowie - Blackstar02 Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate03 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree04 Lambchop - Flotus05 Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker06 Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression07 Frank Ocean - Blonde08 Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger09 PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project10 Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion11 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool12 Beyonce - Lemonade13 Teenage Fanclub - Here14 Charles Bradley - Changes15 The Cult - Hidden City16 Bon Iver - 22, A Million17 Dinosaur Jr - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not18 Syd Arthur - Apricity19 Modern Studies - Swell To Great20 Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels21 Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung22 Solange - A Seat At The Table23 Kevin Morby - Singing Saw24 Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial25 Skepta - Konnichiwa26 Cass McCombs - Mangy Love27 Case/Lang/Veirs - Case/Lang/Veirs28 Angel Olsen - My Woman29 Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits30 The Monkees - Good Times!31 Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers32 The Still - The Still33 Suede - Night Thoughts34 David Crosby - Lighthouse35 Field Music - Commontime36 Wilco - Schmilco37 James Blake - The Colour In Anything38 William Bell - This Is Where I Live39 White Denim - Stiff40 Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book41 Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines42 Anohni - Hopelessness43 Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties44 Meilyr Jones - 201345 Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered46 Christine & The Queens - Chaleur Humaine47 Van Morrison - Keep Me Swinging48 The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits49 Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are50 The Divine Comedy - Foreverland
― Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:15 (eight months ago) Permalink
01 David Bowie - Blackstar02 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool03 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree04 Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker05 Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung06 PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project07 Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth08 Anohni - Hopelessness09 Teenage Fanclub - Here10 Beyonce - Lemonade11 Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits12 Brian Eno - The Ship13 Drive-By Truckers - American Band14 Bon Iver - 22, A Million15 Wilco - Schmilco16 Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee17 Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex18 Solange - A Seat At The Table19 Lambchop - Flotus20 Angel Olsen - My Woman21 William Tyler - Modern Country22 The Avalanches - Wildflower23 Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter24 Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger25 Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression26 Cate Le Bon - Crab Day27 Shirley Collins - Lodestar28 Case/Lang/Veirs - Case/Lang/Veirs29 Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered30 Frank Ocean - Blonde31 Cass McCombs - Mangy Love32 75 Dollar Bill - Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock33 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity34 Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts Of Highway 2035 Eleanor Friedberger - New View36 Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch37 Tim Hecker - Love Streams38 Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - The Rarity Of Experience39 Shovels & Rope - Little Seeds40 Lets Eat Grandma - I, Gemini41 Anna Meredith - Varmints42 Brigid Mae Power - Brigid Mae Power43 Roisin Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto44 Okkervil River - Away45 King - We Are King46 Swans - The Glowing Man47 Handsome Family - Unseen48 Skepta - Konnichiwa49 Christine & The Queens - Chaleur Humaine50 Kevin Morby - Singing Saw51 Underworld - Barbara Barbara We Face An Uncertain Future52 Various Artists - Day Of The Dead53 Hinds - Leave Me Alone54 Robbie Fulks - Upland55 Soundwalk Collective W/Jessi Paris Smith & Patti Smith - Killer Road56 Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition57 Maxwell - Blacksummers' Day58 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears59 Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light60 Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger61 John Cale - MFans62 Ian William Craig - Centres63 Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To64 Gruff Rhys - Set Fire To The Stars65 Emma Pollock - In Search Of Dangerfield66 Charles Bradley - Changes67 Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines68 The Coral - Distance Inbetween69 Allen Tousaint - American Tunes70 Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit71 The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits72 Oren Ambarchi - Hubris73 Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion74 Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings On Earth75 Psychic Temple - III
― Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:16 (eight months ago) Permalink
― Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 20:17 (eight months ago) Permalink
01 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds : Skeleton Tree02 - Radiohead : a moon shaped pool03 - David Bowie : ★ (blackstar)04 - Michael Kiwanuka : Love & Hate05 - Agnes Obel : Citizen Of Glass06 - Underworld : Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future07 - Julia Jacklin : Don't lets the kids win08 - Josefin Ohrn + the Liberation : Mirage09 - thee oh sees : a weird exits10 - Christine & The Queens : Chaleur Humaine11 - Bon Iver 22 : A Million12 - Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression13 - Damien Jurado : Visions of Us On The Land14 - Steve Gunn : eyes on the lines15 - Savages : adore life16 - Cavern of Anti-Matter: void beats / invocation trex17 - Throw Down Bones : Throw Down Bones18 - car seat headrest : teens of denial19 - Ulrika Spacek : The Album Paranoia20 - Haley Bonar : Impossible Dream21 - Leonard Cohen : you want it darker22 - Angel Olsen My woman23 - Death grips : bottomless pit24 - Surgeon : From farthest known objects25 - Mothers : When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired
― Cosmic Slop, Saturday, 19 November 2016 21:42 (eight months ago) Permalink
that vanishing twin album is something else
― maura, Saturday, 19 November 2016 21:53 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 deathNashville 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
Checking out Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä and "Saturaatio" has some great guitar on it.
― _Rudipherous_, Sunday, 20 November 2016 16:21 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
― Cosmic Slop, Monday, 21 November 2016 20:29 (eight months ago) Permalink
There was a M.I.A. album?
― wanderly braggin' (seandalai), Monday, 21 November 2016 21:16 (eight months ago) Permalink
it was pretty good
― maura, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:20 (eight months ago) Permalink
Isn't there still 10 % of the year left?
― Tuomas, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:01 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
FOPP top 100http://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/582-fopps-best-albums-of-2016/
― Cosmic Slop, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:56 (eight months ago) Permalink
100. Travis - Everything at Once*close window*
― billstevejim, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 20:43 (eight months ago) Permalink
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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
there's always a handful of surprise stray tracks. looking forward to those.
― billstevejim, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:06 (eight months ago) Permalink
p.s. Dec 2014 was amazing
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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
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 (eight months ago) Permalink
that FOPP list is hilariously, almost unbelievably bad
― imago, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:25 (eight months ago) Permalink
guillotine pour monsieur le fopp
― imago, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:26 (eight months ago) Permalink
won't someone think of the lists
― a but (brimstead), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:27 (eight months ago) Permalink
thank you Fopp for cheering me up
― wanderly braggin' (seandalai), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:06 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
I still have Halloween candy left. What the fuck, music press?
― how's life, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 23:31 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
who is the Gaz Coombes of 2016
― wanderly braggin' (seandalai), Thursday, 24 November 2016 00:07 (eight months ago) Permalink
SURVIVE/ST soundtrack is total member berries.
― MikoMcha, Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:26 (six months ago) Permalink
whiney hypocrisy so lame that mark fisher and simon reynolds died immediately
― r|t|c, Thursday, 29 December 2016 12:59 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
Keen to check out other stuff on that list though
― illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:32 (six months ago) Permalink
Friend's list. Interesting stuff!
― Evan, Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:59 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
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 (six 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.)
(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 (six months ago) Permalink
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 (six months ago) Permalink
― Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2016 00:31 (six months ago) Permalink
Late pass but this Fox/Soper Duo album is the shit!
― U2 (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 31 December 2016 07:25 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
U2 (Drugs A. Money)Late pass but this Fox/Soper Duo album is the shit!
― EZ Snappin, Saturday, 31 December 2016 15:32 (six months ago) Permalink
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 (six months ago) Permalink
I shouldn't leave out the stoner/psych/doom reps!
1. SubRosa, For this We Fought the Battle of Ages2. Mars Red Sky, Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul)3. Gozu, Revival4. Asteroid, III5. Brant Bjork, Tao of the Devil6. Greenleaf, Rise Above the Meadow7. Wight, Love is Not Only What You Know8. King Buffalo, Orion9. Wo Fat, Midnight Cometh10. Slomatics, Future Echo Returns11. Mos Generator, Abyssinia12. Elephant Tree, Elephant Tree13. Zun, Burial Sunrise14. Hexvessel, When We are Death15. Fatso Jetson, Idle Hands16. EYE, Vision and the Ageless Light17. Geezer, Geezer18. Baby Woodrose, Freedom19. Conan, Revengeance20. Neurosis, Fires Within Fires21. Curse the Son, Isolator22. The Golden Grass, Coming Back Again23. Borracho, Atacama24. Black Rainbows, Stellar Prophecy25. 1000mods, Repeated Exposure To…25a. Egypt, Endless Flight26. Foghound, The World Unseen27. Beelzefuzz, The Righteous Bloom28. Droids Attack, Sci-Fi or Die29. Comet Control, Center of the Maze30. Talmud Beach, Chief31. Blaak Heat, Shifting Mirrors32. Truckfighters, V33. West, Space & Love, Vol. II34. Seedy Jeezus with Isaiah Mitchell, Tranquonauts35. Yawning Man, Historical Graffiti36. Causa Sui, Return to Sky37. Vokonis, Olde One Ascending38. Hotel Wrecking City Traders, Phantomonium39. The Wounded Kings, Visions in Bone40. It’s Not Night: It’s Space, Our Birth is but a Sleep and a Forgetting41. Beastwars, The Death of all Things42. Naxatras, II43. Holy Grove, Holy Grove44. Worshipper, Shadow Hymns45. Wretch, Wretch46. Colour Haze, Live Vol. I: Europa Tournee 201547. Zaum, Eidolon48. Bellringer, Jettison49. Young Hunter, Young Hunter50. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Y Proffwyd Dwyll
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 Sunhttp://outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/2016/12/steve-howe-top-albums-of-2016.html
01. Geezer – Geezer02. Cough – Still They Prey03. Truckfighters – V04. Elephant Tree – Elephant Tree05. Brant Bjork – Tao Of The Devil06. Haast's Eagled – II: For Mankind07. Slomatics –Future Echo Returns08. Slow Green Thing – II09. Slabdragger – Rise Of The Dawncrusher10. Kvelertak – Nattesferd11. Holy Serpent – Temples12. House Of Lightning – House Of Lightning13. Comacozer – Astra Planeta14. Demonauta – Tierra Del Fuego15. Year Of The Cobra – In The Shadows Below16. Conan – Revengeance17. Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)18. Vokonis – Olde One Ascending19. High Fighter – Scars & Crosses20. Domkraft - The End Of Electricity21. Greenleaf – Meadow22. Borracho – Atacama23. Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh24. Sourvein – Aquatic Occult25. Megatherium – Superbeast
1. Greenleaf - Rise Above The Meadow2. 1000mods – Repeated Exposure To…3. Asteroid – III4. Goatess – Purgatory Under New Management5. COUGH – Still They Pray6. Egypt - Doom – Endless Flight & Wasted Theory – Defenders Of The Riff7. Witchcraft – Nucleus8. Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh9. DUNSMUIR – Dunsmuir10. Sinister Haze – Laid Low in the Dust of Death & Geezer – Geezer11. Wretch – Wretch12. Holy Serpent – Temples & Curse the Son – Isolator13. Brant Bjork – Tao Of The Devil14. Truckfighters– V & Elephant Tree – Elephant Tree15. Gojira – Magma & BLACK RAINBOWS – Stellar Prophecy16. Baby Woodrose – Freedom & Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)17. Mos Generator – Abyssinia18. Baroness – Purple19. Komatsu – Recipe For Murder One20. The Re-Stoned – Reptiles Return
1. ASTEROID – III2. WO FAT – MIDNIGHT COMETH3. COUGH – STILL THEY PRAY4. ELEPHANT TREE – ELEPHANT TREE5. GEEZER – GEEZER6. BRANT BJORK – TAO OF THE DEVIL7. WITCHCRAFT – NUCLEUS8. GREENLEAF – RISE ABOVE THE MEADOW9. YEAR OF THE COBRA – IN THE SHADOWS BELOW10. VOKONIS – OLDE ONE ASCENDING11. WRETCH – WRETCH12. BORRACHO – ATACAMA13. BRIMSTONE COVEN – BLACK MAGIC14. SLOMATICS – FUTURE ECHO RETURNS15. CONAN – REVENGEANCE16. YOUNGBLOOD SUPERCULT – HIGH PLAINS17. BABY WOODROSE – FREEDOM18. GOATESS – PURGATORY UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT19. GOZU – REVIVAL20. SVVAMP – SVVAMP21. SLABDRAGGER – RISE OF THE DAWNCRUSHER22. LA CHINGA – FREEWHEELIN23. DOMKRAFT – THE END OF ELECTRICITY24. MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD – Y PROFFWYD DWYLL25. KING BUFFALO – ORION26. FOGHOUND – THE WORLD UNSEEN27. TRUCKFIGHTERS – V28. WITCHTHROAT SERPENT – SANG-DRAGON29. MOS GENERATOR – ABYSSINIA30. HOWLING GIANT – BLACK HOLE SPACE WIZARD PART 131. MARS RED SKY – APEX III (Praise for the Burning Soul) 32. WASTED THEORY – DEFENDERS OF THE RIFF33. MEPHISTOFELES – WHORE34. DEMONAUTA – TIERRA DEL FUEGO35. 1000MODS – REPEATED EXPOSURE TO…36. BEASTMAKER – LUSUS NATURAE37. LORD VAPOUR – MILL STREET BLUES38. SALEM’S POT – PRONOUNCE THIS!39. CHURCH OF MISERY – AND THEN THERE WERE NONE…40. KHEMMIS – HUNTED41. DUNSMUIR – DUNSMUIR42. OLD BLOOD – OLD BLOOD43. FIRE DOWN BELOW – VIPER VIXEN GODDESS SAINT44. BUS – THE UNKNOWN SECRETARY45. LIMESTONE WHALE – LIMESTONE WHALE46. CHILD – BLUESIDE47. SINISTER HAZE – LAID LOW IN THE DUST OF DEATH48. AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED – ARC49. TROLL – TROLL50. THE HAZYTONES – THE HAZYTONES
― Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 1 January 2017 15:26 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
(Fairly broad definition of 'punk')
― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 17:35 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
Brainwashed's Readers Poll
― Dinsdale, Thursday, 5 January 2017 14:25 (six months ago) Permalink
i suggest imago doesn't scroll down to the bottom of that page
― NickB, Thursday, 5 January 2017 14:41 (six months ago) Permalink
this is actual fucking war
― illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 15:03 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
― 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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, 5 January 2017 20:19 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
I'll fucking do it
― illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:59 (six months ago) Permalink
― U2 (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 5 January 2017 22:00 (six 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
― 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
I hope you will take a look at the 2016 music year in review at
I would love to hear your reactions (pro and con).
― Phivel 5L, Sunday, 8 January 2017 14:29 (six 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 (six 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.
― Fastnbulbous, Monday, 16 January 2017 20:54 (six months ago) Permalink
Good list. I've bookmarked a few of those.
― o. nate, Thursday, 19 January 2017 02:29 (six 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 – Blonde2 A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service3 Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä4 Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition5 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS6 Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial7 Rick Parker / Li Daiguo – Free World Music8 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree9 V/A - Mambos Levis D’Outro Mundo10 Big Ups – Before a Million Universes
11 Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina12 Babyfather – BBF hosted by DJ Escrow13 Equiknoxx – Bird Sound Power14 Whores. – Gold15 David Bowie – Blackstar16 Solange – A Seat at the Table17 Jessy Lanza – Oh No18 Cobalt – Slow Forever19 Run The Jewels – RTJ320 Jambinai – A Hermitage
21 El Yunque – Baskenland22 Mono – Requiem for Hell23 Yves Tumor – Serpent Music24 Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo25 Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits26 Steve Gunn – Eyes On The Lines27 Angel Olsen – My Woman28 Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion29 Julius Eastman – Femenine30 Wadada Leo Smith – America’s National Parks
31 Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch32 Mumdance & Logos Presents Different Circles33 Seekersinternational – LoversDedicationStation / RaggaPreservationSociety34 Schoolboy Q – Blank Face LP35 Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool36 Pop. 1280 – Paradise37 YG – Still Brazy38 Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered39 Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung40 Ignatz – The Drain
41 V/A - Space Echo42 Elza Soares – A Mulher do Fim do Mundo43 Ulrika Spacek – The Album Paranoia44 Autechre – Elseq45 Melanie De Biasio – Blackened Cities EP46 Anderson .Paak – Malibu47 Preoccupations – Preoccupations48 Aluk Todolo – Voix49 Darkher – Realms50 Stargazer’s Assistant – Remoteness of Light
51 Blood Orange – Freetown Sound52 V/A - Digital Zandoli53 ANOHNI – Hopelessness54 Avalon Emerson – Whities 006 en Narcissus in Retrogade55 pg.lost – Versus56 Oathbreaker – Rheia57 Convextion – 284558 Huerco S. – For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)59 Foodman – Ez Minzoku60 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
61 Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos62 Cocaine Piss – The Dancer63 Anxiety – Anxiety64 Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat To Earth65 Rangda – The Heretics Bargain66 75 Dollar Bill – WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK67 Razen – Endrhymes68 Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison – In Movement69 Sendai – Ground And Figure70 V/A - Objekt – Kern Vol. 3
71 Russian Circles – Guidance72 Vektor – Cygnus Terminal73 Puce Mary – The Spiral74 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker75 Young Thug – Jeffrey76 Vince Staples – Prima Donna (EP)77 Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force – Yermande78 Alain Pierre – Jan Zonder Vrees OST79 Mica Levi é Oliver Coates – Remain Calm80 Lorenzo Senni – Persona
81 Causa Sui – Return to Sky82 Georgia – All Kind Music83 Fatou Seidei Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni – Les Filles De Illighadad84 V/A - Soul Sok Sega85 Black Flower – Ghost Radio + Artifacts86 Wang Wen – Sweet Home, Go!87 Savages – Adore Life88 Swans – The Glowing Man89 Hashshashin – nihsahshsaH90 Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
91 V/A - Bobo Yéyé – Belle Epoque in Upper Volta92 Tortoise – The Catastrophist93 Horse Lords – Interventions94 Whitney – Light Upon the Lake95 Steve Hauschildt – Strands96 Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio – Desire and Freedom97 Raime – Tooth98 Manngold – Manngold99 Gojira – Magma100 Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
101 Echo Beatty – Nonetheless102 Guerilla Toss – Eraser Stargazer103 Anna Meredith – Varmints104 Shirley Collins – Lodestar105 Dans Dans – Sand106 Washington Phillips – Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams
― maarten, Saturday, 21 January 2017 11:16 (six months ago) Permalink
Today is a good day to buy a bunch of the 2016 albums you've been meaning to, as Bandcamp is donating 100% of their proceeds to ACLU.
― Fastnbulbous, Friday, 3 February 2017 14:22 (five months ago) Permalink
a Google search brought me here: did ILM's PWR BTTM thread get deleted??
― alpine static, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 21:51 (two months ago) Permalink