thread to dis hyped 2017 releases that you don't get/don't like/wanna complain about

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let's keep it in here, folks.

Jlin - if I wanted to hear a quantized sample of a CD skipping, I'd listen to an Oval CD from 1999

Caretaker - this is just a bunch of thrift store record samples

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh yay I can post here AND in 'vent your bullshit'! Maybe the latter can be non-2017-specific though

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

yes this is just to keep your attention during the EOY poll, submitted with love

Bjork - I found this slow, gloomy, and unengaging. her mix that she did for Mixmag (?) was great, though.

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

*warms up FPing finger*

all this youthless booty (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

happy to help!

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

this is a safe space

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

;-)

all this youthless booty (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

Caretaker - this is just a bunch of thrift store record samples

otm, I've never understood the hype.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

Angel olsens new one gets seriously dire in the second half. Love her but hate to say it's a bummer record

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

i'll just get this out of the way: most of the 2017 music is bad

brimstead, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

Caretaker's not hyped though. It's got a steady following, but that's something else iirc.

Anyway I can't get enough of it.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

no defences of albums itt imo

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've said this elsewhere I'm sure but the Julien Baker love-in is an album late; the new one is flat and mostly a disappointment

Simon H., Friday, 15 December 2017 21:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

Where's the fun in that? xp

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

OK fine

but no holds barred. except like actual bigotry

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

KING KRULE is kind of boring.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh yeah I can't take his voice for a second

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

Not as boring as The National though

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

That Big Thief album is boring as well. A charisma vacuum.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

:o you're dead to me

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

I do like the Big Thief album a lot :(

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

LCD Soundsystem should be banned on the basis of that atrocious album cover alone. The music stinks, is completely irrelevant up to the point of self-charicture, and seeing critics hailing this has-been baffles me.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

*caricature

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

thoroughly agree with every dis so far btw*. sleeve ur emperor palpatine

*not heard the bjork or big thief yet

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

Guided By Voices - the songs are twice as long and half as good (tbh I dunno how hyped this really was, but let's open the thread up to all contenders regardless of hype level/EOY standings)

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 21:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

I tried listening to the War on Drugs album once and I had to check the album wasn't starting over at some point. Still can't remember any of the songs in there.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

@Moka, same here. It's drab.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

Lorde is the new Carly Rae Jepsen - "pop" music that non-professionals spit out after a single taste, but which critics will continue to ride for forever.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

Xp that is sort of the point with WoD - it's aural valium for the inhibited and the terminally nostalgic.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

Me included.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sounds like WoD do The Caretaker better than The Caretaker does!

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

I can't really diss it because I don't hate it at all but Yaeji seems overrated as hell to me. There's just not much going on musically and lyrically... every song seems she runs out of ideas and she just resorts to repeating words in the same monotonic voice.

Again, I don't hate it but I don't see what's so special about it either or why she's making it into so many EOY best songs lists.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ok I'm done taking those out of my chest... I think... those are the ones frustrating me about their roaring approval.

Well, those an Bodak Yellow heh

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

i rate the yaeji EPs (2 isn't as good imo) but found it pretty easy to get burned out on her stuff. Not much replay value as there's not a whole lot of depth, ya

laurel halo album was a disappointment for me, way too esoteric and weird for weird sake

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

Xxp Kirby has a concept, though. Granduciel is walking in socks over cold coals.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

I still don't really get what everyone liked so much about Black Beatles. I don't hate it, just does nothing much for me.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

I think this is the first Laurel Halo album I like mainly on the strength of Moontalk alone but yes... it's way too dependent on its own quirks and weirdness.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

moontalk is an amazing song! yeah

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

moka check out the king felix stuff if you haven't heard it, "spring" by king felix and her halo album "king felix"

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

I did not know about that project. Listening to spring now and it sounds amazing! Thanks for the recommendation.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

:) sweet

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

the Fever Ray album was really disappointing to me

ufo, Friday, 15 December 2017 22:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

why? show your work :)

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 22:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sleaford Mods - this guy used to sound angry, now he just sounds bored (I do like most of the previous records)

sleeve, Saturday, 16 December 2017 01:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

Fever Ray was also so-so for me. I like the knife and the first fever ray album a lot, so I thought for sure this would be one of my favorite albums of the year but alas it ended being one of the most dissapointing ones for me. It’s just so hard to sit through... even harder than ‘shaking the habitual’ and that’s saying something.

I can get past the hamfisted lyrics (either way lyrics has never been her strong point), but the textures and production are sort of uninteresting too, the middle of the album is specially boring or annoying and contains some of her worst songs ever (“this country” really wtf is up with that).

I don’t know... I guess it’s just alright in small doses but I don’t want ‘just alright’ from her.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 16 December 2017 08:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ok maybe the production isn’t uninteresting... but it’s too harsh and irritating more often than not. I get that maybe that was her intent with this particular album but I’m not a masochist, sorry.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 16 December 2017 08:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, my love for the first Fever Ray album is immense, this one is not bAd exactly, just very disappointing

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Saturday, 16 December 2017 10:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah I agree with all of that Moka

the production mostly feels like lesser retreads of Silent Shout and the Fever Ray s/t, and the songwriting lacks the memorable melodies. the lyrics are a step down too - Silent Shout especially could be quite evocative but they're more hamfisted here and the BDSM subject matter of some of it is completely uninteresting to me

ufo, Saturday, 16 December 2017 11:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sleaford Mods - this guy used to sound angry, now he just sounds bored (I do like most of the previous records)

heh this = lack of money > money

King Krule was the overrated hype of the year for me. Could barely get through that mess 3 times.

So I will probably dig his next record :P

Ludo, Saturday, 16 December 2017 19:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

Fever ray album is fucking great, just took time to grow on me. I mean it's not that different texturally from
The debut it's just more hyper kinetic arrangement wise. Give it some time, mustn't hurry

In a slipshod style (Ross), Saturday, 16 December 2017 19:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

feels like damned by faint praise at best

the late great, Monday, 30 April 2018 18:31 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

what I really like about this album is how the boring lyrics match the boring music

imago, Sunday, 20 May 2018 16:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Beach House? Haven't heard it yet, just blindly guessing.

pomenitul, Sunday, 20 May 2018 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

srsly, with every cocteau twins comparison I think of fotzepolitic or pearly dewdrops' drops or whatever and I seethe

imago, Sunday, 20 May 2018 17:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Gotta hand it to Beach House: saw them on tour supporting their first album, maybe 30 people in the audience. Thought "no one will like this boring and terrible band, and even if they do, this sound will get old really fast." Here they still are all these years later, exactly as boring and terrible as that first time, having made a great career out of being boring and terrible. Guess they showed me.

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 20 May 2018 18:33 (one month ago) Permalink

ilm is particularly full of tepid indie bollocks atm imo. nb this is a safe space

imago, Sunday, 20 May 2018 18:40 (one month ago) Permalink

ilm is particularly full of tepid indie bollocks atm imo. nb this is a safe space

― imago

Didn't you nominate a song from the Paul Draper album in the end of year tracks list a few months ago?

kitchen person, Sunday, 20 May 2018 18:56 (one month ago) Permalink

sometimes tepid indie bollocks has its day. also i didn't come close to voting for it

imago, Sunday, 20 May 2018 19:01 (one month ago) Permalink

can we not talk about how not awesome parquet courts are

calstars, Monday, 21 May 2018 12:51 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't really keep up with tepid indie bollocks these days but I quite like Beach House

Colonel Poo, Monday, 21 May 2018 12:59 (one month ago) Permalink

this is the first time beach house have made an album that's not just tepid indie bollocks

ufo, Monday, 21 May 2018 13:10 (one month ago) Permalink

mb i should have posted in here

ogmor, Monday, 21 May 2018 13:10 (one month ago) Permalink

lol no i thought it was a fun post

chant down basildon (NickB), Monday, 21 May 2018 13:21 (one month ago) Permalink

This hasn't been the best year for new albums afaic. Yes yes Autechre, blah blah but it's not the only thing I want to hear. New Ought is tepid indie bollocks but I really like it - a mitigating factor.

Hire Planes (dog latin), Monday, 21 May 2018 13:31 (one month ago) Permalink

omg that mary lattimore post is heroic

i don't even think my own feelings are quite that strong on the matter

imago, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink

tbf my anhedonia has rendered me numb to all but the most cartoonishly saccharine opinions but that's ok, there's loads of shouting about the importance of taste still available online

right brain ringworm (Noodle Vague), Monday, 21 May 2018 14:18 (one month ago) Permalink

it all goes in one hole and comes out the other amirite fellas

ogmor, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:25 (one month ago) Permalink

This hasn't been the best year for new albums afaic. Yes yes Autechre, blah blah but it's not the only thing I want to hear.

I dunno, it's been the best one in a while for me. Between Andrew W.K., Autechre, Datarock, Janelle Monae, They Might be Giants, and that Daphne & Celeste album, I've got 6 solid favorites already. And I haven't heard the Sea and Cake yet. Plus new albums incoming from Orbital, Koenjihyakkei, The Black Dog (two of em in fact), and some inevitable surprises (new Underworld ????)

frogbs, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:32 (one month ago) Permalink

you might like that The Armed album, give it a whirl

imago, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:36 (one month ago) Permalink

it's been a great year for albums

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 21 May 2018 14:37 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe i just don't care much about albums right now. I like the Rae Sremmurd and Sun El Musician albums well enough but they're not consistent.

Hire Planes (dog latin), Monday, 21 May 2018 14:44 (one month ago) Permalink

it is a great year for albums every year

but also, a terrible one, hence this thread :)

imago, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:58 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

do people actually enjoy Skee Mask? that new album is like a really bad trip-hop throwback, I was astonished by how much of a slog it was to get through given how much praise it's been getting

boxedjoy, Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like it! Some of the songs are kinda goes-in-one-ear-and-out-the-other but others (like the last two tracks and 50 Euro) are really stunning. It doesn't really remind me of trip hop? If anything the rhythms on it are more jungle/d&b

josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 24 June 2018 23:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's like jungle/dnb but without any sense of thrill or edge, I thought it was just really polite and tasteful and cold. It's not the jungle of hardcore raving, it's just really plodding breakbeats and pads playing emo chords and I dont get the "future of electronic music from a creative genius" narrative certain publications are running with on it

boxedjoy, Monday, 25 June 2018 05:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"Breakbeats and pads playing emo chords" is probably why people like it but it just seems so timid to me in its execution

boxedjoy, Monday, 25 June 2018 05:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My interest was peaked so I'm taking a listen. So far it's really good, if not super original. Definitely draws a lot from the LTJ Bukem school of jazzy dnb, but with modern production standards. The beats are the main attraction, with the chords providing a nice serene base for the rhythms to explore. Really high quality with lots of subtlety that you don't often get with dnb. Not really made to light the dance floor on fire, but it's very nice on headphones.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 25 June 2018 06:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Might be one too many slow tracks though...

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 25 June 2018 06:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

albums are inconsistent but he's good

brimstead, Monday, 25 June 2018 22:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's like jungle/dnb but without any sense of thrill or edge, I thought it was just really polite and tasteful and cold. It's not the jungle of hardcore raving, it's just really plodding breakbeats and pads playing emo chords and I dont get the "future of electronic music from a creative genius" narrative certain publications are running with on it

― boxedjoy, Monday, June 25, 2018 6:41 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is my problem with like 90% of post-2000 drum'n'bass tbf.

My name is the Pope and in the 90s I smoked a lot of dope (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the first track now and I quite like it so far. Nice sound design. Maybe it's a matter of hype = false expectations with these things

My name is the Pope and in the 90s I smoked a lot of dope (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

do people actually enjoy Skee Mask? that new album is like a really bad trip-hop throwback, I was astonished by how much of a slog it was to get through given how much praise it's been getting

Felt pretty much the same way on my first listen (and never really liked his last record which had similar levels of praise.)

After a couple more listens it clicked for me, though ... love it now!

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't like it, don't understand the hype. I mean, it's fine, but not what I'm looking for and nothing special imo.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the new Martyn album and it is stunning, likewise the new Beta Librae album also makes a lot of similar moves, but neither of them are getting anything like the acclaim this is

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ski mask with nardwuar made me think he's a chill dude.

stoker (Ross), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i really like this, don't care what anyone thinks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo9KXM60l4U

brimstead, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm more into andrea & stenny when it comes to Ilian Tape stuff

brimstead, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ski mask with nardwuar made me think he's a chill dude.

different dude (unless that's the joke in which case the joke is on me)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ilx has such a shit taste in indie. not sorry

imago, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink

ok fine let's give Rolling Search Engine Optimisation Fever another go

imago, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink

this opening track is 10000 minutes of the same boring riff

imago, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 16:36 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't really get it either, but I'm trying to assume something like "it's not you, it's me"...

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

it's definitely imago

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:37 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm also not feeling Let's Bore G'ma

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:44 (one week ago) Permalink

...bore huh

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:45 (one week ago) Permalink

mood: strategising an ogmor-on-Mary-Lattimore on Parquet Courts

imago, Friday, 13 July 2018 13:58 (four days ago) Permalink

m8 I successfully navigate life and art without giving one second's thought to most shit du jour, try it! It's liberating!

more like Toss, Ow amirite? (Noodle Vague), Friday, 13 July 2018 14:19 (four days ago) Permalink

Like why are you even engaging if it's dross. I assume it's dross. So I don't check it out.

more like Toss, Ow amirite? (Noodle Vague), Friday, 13 July 2018 14:20 (four days ago) Permalink

i guess 'the discourse' is an overrated thing. i shall hereby tidy the house instead

imago, Friday, 13 July 2018 14:21 (four days ago) Permalink

Let a billion discourses bloom

more like Toss, Ow amirite? (Noodle Vague), Friday, 13 July 2018 14:22 (four days ago) Permalink


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