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 (four 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 (four 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 (four months ago) Permalink

*warms up FPing finger*

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

happy to help!

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

this is a safe space

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

;-)

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

no defences of albums itt imo

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

Where's the fun in that? xp

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

OK fine

but no holds barred. except like actual bigotry

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

KING KRULE is kind of boring.

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

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

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

Not as boring as The National though

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

:o you're dead to me

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

I do like the Big Thief album a lot :(

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

*caricature

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

@Moka, same here. It's drab.

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

Me included.

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

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

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

moontalk is an amazing song! yeah

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

:) sweet

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

the Fever Ray album was really disappointing to me

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

why? show your work :)

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

Pomenitul is A+ on Shostakovich. xp

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Can I just get the thread back on track by pointing out the latest Ulver album is a massive pile of shit.

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Apart from 1969. I like that track.

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

you said this on the album thread too and you're still wrong

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

god i can't even comprehend liking "1969" and thinking the rest of the album is shit

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:51 (two months ago) Permalink

lol idk man that song reminds me of a bit of Susumu Hirasawa, most of the rest just sounds horrible to me. I've tried several times to go back to it over the year to try and hear what I was missing but the thudding goth beats that open it make me want to fookin die

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

conversely thudding goth beats give me precious life

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:13 (two months ago) Permalink

(mostly) not a case of not getting it just so much as thinking the hype got over excessive but:
melodrama - it's competent, but doing a "serious" album after your three million selling debut doesn't make an auteur out of a ponsonby-bred trust funder
american dream - again, decent enough to pass muster, but james murphy and the murphettes' "do a derivative-but-good-at-being-derivate-of-hipster-checklist-stuff-from-a-couple-decades-back-and-throw-on--a-shitload-of-ennui" shtick is at its weakest here compared to previous lcd stuff to the point where hailing it as any sorta comeback is off the mark
and of course the fucking father john misty album

heliogabberlus, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:36 (two months ago) Permalink

tbh I've tried with post-BM Ulver a few times and it just doesn't work for me, I admitted defeat with War of the Roses and don't bother any more. Dunno why really, it seems like it's supposed to be influenced by things I like.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:46 (two months ago) Permalink

thudding goth beats for example

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:48 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah but the lyrics are awful when you can understand them

bizarrer Gandhara (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:49 (two months ago) Permalink

will this be the first albums poll to be made up solely of sad computer music?

Badgers (dog latin), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:15 (two months ago) Permalink

:D

imago, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:18 (two months ago) Permalink

if only

bizarrer Gandhara (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:24 (two months ago) Permalink

^^^

very stabbable gaius (wins), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:57 (two months ago) Permalink

me, reacting to Ulver on shuffle - "what is this 80s shit?"

why wold a band like this WANT to ape Depeche Mode - just to sell more records, I guess?

sleeve, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Ha, is aping Depeche Mode a surefire way to sell records in 2017? (Not that I was excited by their going in this direction either.)

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Aren't most (ex-)BMers barely closeted Depeche Mode fans? Varg Vikernes admitted to it.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:06 (two months ago) Permalink

come on, it seems to be a natural progression in their evolution from a black metal band to...well, something else. seems a little silly to categorize it as a cash grab

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:17 (two months ago) Permalink

that's why it was a question! "natural progression" is fair too, I just don't see the point (more like regression imo)

sleeve, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:19 (two months ago) Permalink

will this be the first albums poll to be made up solely of sad computer music?

― Badgers (dog latin), Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:15 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

there's definitely a monotony to the list so far, though I'm not sure "sad computer music" is quite right (lots of super familiar indie for one thing). I thought the Tracks list had the same problem but most everyone else was praising it for its diversity. Both lists basically confirm that 2017 was a shitty year for me.

rob, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:21 (two months ago) Permalink

this james holden album is surprisingly boring, lots of neat signifiers & pleasantly busy but all the elements don't add up to much, feels too basic & familiar & forgettable despite being nicely adorned

ogmor, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:25 (two months ago) Permalink

that Ulver album sounds exactly like the kind of thing European neo-goth bands like Wolfsheim have been pumping out for decades

Badgers (dog latin), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Guyyyyys put the bitching in the album thread.

emil.y, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:38 (two months ago) Permalink

It's more fun that way!

emil.y, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:38 (two months ago) Permalink

OK, we can always send LJ over here when the KAS album comes up ;)

sleeve, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:41 (two months ago) Permalink

LCD Soundsystem will probably receive a more violent response tbf

imago, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm always a bit late to the party with the bitching and I end up saying bitchy things about 10 albums too late by which point it's too late

Badgers (dog latin), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I didn't vote so I don't feel qualified to shit up that thread tbh

Maybe next year I'll actually participate and be able to cropdust wrong opinions all over the place!

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:44 (two months ago) Permalink

you didn't vote? ffs there goes the dawson top ten

imago, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Guyyyyys put the bitching in the album thread.

― emil.y, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:38 AM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It's more fun that way!

― emil.y, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:38 AM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

marcos, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:45 (two months ago) Permalink

sorry everyone I started this thread on a whim but I agree with emil.y here at least while the rollout is happening

sleeve, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:47 (two months ago) Permalink

aye, not enough vehemence against LCD Soundsystem in the results thread

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:54 (two months ago) Permalink

LCD Soundsystem aren't that bad, there's so much music out there that is much much worse

i don't like the holden album, i find it very unpleasant and not in a fun or exciting or weird way

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Want to start a club for people who hate the new Palm album

it's SO BAD my god. just inane chattering nonsense with no songwriting, it's all just bland posi-vibes bullshit. no wonder everyone's making animal collective comparisons. really just the worst sort of 'experimental pop'

imago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:17 (two months ago) Permalink

i mean it's basically tune-yards, except without the possibility of a decent song breaking out

imago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:21 (two months ago) Permalink

and i suppose it irritates me in the same needling arch tuneless way that KAS does so if you like her you should probably take this as a recommendation

imago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:24 (two months ago) Permalink

way ahead of ya

"oh no my cheds" man had dark to black packet (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:24 (two months ago) Permalink

I liked some of their previous stuff well enough, don't know if this new ones's much different.

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:41 (two months ago) Permalink

it's fine. i'll forgive you if you like it, but you can't be in my haters club

imago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Should we start a 2018 equivalent?

pomenitul, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:01 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe, not right now though

imago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:01 (two months ago) Permalink

ah hell maybe though

imago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:01 (two months ago) Permalink

goddamn it 'me and michael' is nothing special at all, at this point there simply must be a moratorium on 80s synthpop pastiche

imago, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:40 (two months ago) Permalink

it was the same with that tornado wallace song - competent pastiche + gr8 video = ilxors' minds blown

imago, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah not really. I hadn't seen the video til the tracks roll out. Just really loved listening to the song all year

i know kore-eda (or something), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:33 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah that's not pastiche, man, that's a well-woven tribute

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:30 (two months ago) Permalink

^ or something and Ross otm

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:36 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

can we not talk about how awesome parquet courts are

imago, Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Sorry no, board rules.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 11 March 2018 14:11 (one month ago) Permalink


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