What are your top 10 2018 albums so far

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Music is confidence (Ross), Monday, 21 May 2018 21:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Cavern of Anti matter
Hailu Mergia
Arctic monkeys
Cut Chemist

well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Monday, 21 May 2018 22:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Tres Oui
Kacey Musgraves
Tommy Mandel
Tal National
Sons of Kemet
Trembling Bells
Janelle Monae
Javiera Mena
Dustin Wong/Takako Minekawa/Good Willsmith

A Box of After Dinner Comics Shipped to Your House Each Month (seandalai), Monday, 21 May 2018 22:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Hailu Mergia
Kacey Musgraves
Jakob Bro
Juliana Hatfield
Okkervil River
Eleanor Friedberger
Mary Lattimore
Courtney Barnett
Jonathan Wilson
Parquet Courts

niels, Monday, 21 May 2018 22:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Wind Atlas
Daphne & Celeste
Tracey Thorn
US Girls
Kasey Musgraves
Cavern of Anti-Matter
Club 8
Sunflower Bean
Caroline Rose

dorsalstop, Monday, 21 May 2018 22:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Daphne & Celeste
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Rolo Tomassi
U.S. Girls
Tropical Fuck Storm
The Armed
Kero Kero Bonito
Tiny Moving Parts
Of Montreal

tangenttangent, Monday, 21 May 2018 23:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Beach house - 7
Cardi b - invasion of privacy
Mgmt - little dark age
Arctic monkeys - tranquility base hotel
DJ koze - knock, knock
Ionalee - everyone afraid to be forgotten
Cecilia - Adoration
Black panther soundtrack (various artists)
Kacey Musgraves new one

Honorary omission _ Jon Hopkins

Music is confidence (Ross), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Oops 10 was Barnett

Music is confidence (Ross), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Totally Fucked up. Monáe was top here

Music is confidence (Ross), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it seems that having the same taste as me is a prerequisite to living with me; note the different ordering though!

The Armed
Tropical Fuck Storm
Daphne & Celeste
Niño De Elche
Andrew WK
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Kero Kero Bonito
Rolo Tomassi
Girls Rituals
Jorge Elbrecht

imago, Monday, 21 May 2018 23:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ashley monroe: sparrow
autechre: nts sessions
hop along: bark your head off, dog
arctic monkeys: tranquility base hotel & casino
fall out boy: m a n i a
meshell ndegeocello: ventriloquism
xenoblight: procreation
rolo tomassi: time will die and love will bury it
tracey thorn: record
doja cat: amala

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

in alphabetical order

anna & elizabeth - the invisible comes to us
gurrumul - djarimirri
iceage - beyondless
janelle monae - dirty computer
palm - rock island
panopticon - the scars of man on the once nameless wilderness
sun-el musician - africa to the world
tram cops - even in my dreams
vakula - metaphors
us girls - in a poem unlimited

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Ashley Monroe - Sparrow
Beach House - 7
Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
Nina Kinert - Romantic
October - Ultra Red
Okenyo - The Wave
Rae Morris - Someone Out There
Saba - Care For Me
The Aces - When My Heart Felt Volcanic

monotony, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Kali Uchis - Isolation
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Tracey Thorn - Record
Rae Morris - Someone Out There
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
Beach House - 7
Gwenno - La Kov
MGMT - Little Dark Age
Odeon - Galaxies
Rhye - Blood

kitchen person, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 01:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

usually don't think about ranking til much later in the year, but here goes nuthin

Breeders - All Nerve
Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
Superchunk - What a Time to Be Alive
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris - Everything's Fine
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Kali Uchis - Isolation
Payroll Giovanni & Cardo - Big Bossin Vol. 2
Meshell Ngeodecello - Ventriloquism

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 02:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

in no order

Tropical Fuck Storm A Laughing Death in Meatspace
Pianos Become the Teeth Wait for Love
Rolo Tomassi Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
Donovan Wolfington Waves
The Amazing In Transit
Panopticon Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
LLNN Deads
Kali Uchis Isolation
Andrew WK You're Not Alone
Hot Snakes Jericho Sirens

Simon H., Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

a day with the homies - panda bear
hundreds of days - mary lattimore
grid of points - grouper
rock island - palm
white is relic/irrealis mood - of montreal
riddles - ed schrader's music beat
the louder i call, the faster it runs - wye oak
two parts together - big ups
7 - beach house
rausch - gas

flappy bird, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 05:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Autechre - NTS Sessions
Lali Uchis - Isolation
Mount Eerie - Now Only
MGMT - Little Dark Age
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
Gas - Rausch
Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
DJ Koze - Knock Knock
Fiddlehead - Springtime and Blind
Basalte - Vertige

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

haven’t liked anything yet tbh :/

flopson, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next
The Go! Team - Semicircle
Magnum - Lost on the Road to Eternity
Mudhoney - LiE
They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun
Craig David - The Time Is Now
Loudness - Rise to Glory
The Fratellis - In Your Own Sweet Time
The Donkey Derbys - Full Metal Cardigan

right brain ringworm (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i have the 2 Black Dog albums arriving next week.
yesterday I ordered the new GAS album, along with Kenneth James Gibsons new one.
hopefully they will be added to my years list.
other possible 2018 entries :
GoST - Possessor
Hollywood Burns - Invaders

mark e, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

SOB x RBE - Gangin'
Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg - Dirt... And More Dirt
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Awase
Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton - Music For David Mossman--Live At Vortex London
Trouble & Mike WiLL Made-It - Edgewood
Dan Weiss - Starebaby
Nolatet - No Revenge Necessary
Tim Daisy's Fulcrum Ensemble - Animation
Duduka da Fonseca Trio - Plays Dom Salvador
Yelena Eckemoff Quartet - Desert

calzino, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

C. Diab - Exit Rumination
Mount Eerie - Now Only
Sleep - The Sciences
GAS - Rausch
Lonker See - One Eye Sees Red
Sun-El Musician - Africa to the World
Dean McPhee - Four Stones
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is A Reptile
Leila Abdul-Rauf - Diminution
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Awase

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

10 is a lot...

niels, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm enjoying that Gas record quite a bit, more than Narkopop. It's very intense.

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

not sure if it's quite up there with narkopop for me, but listening to his records sequentially theres a real cool flow from pop into narkopop then rausch - feels like the day becoming night

nxd, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Jpegmafia - Veteran
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
No Age - Snares Like a Haircut
Rae Sremmurd - Sr3mm
Superchunk - What a Time to be Alive
Kero Kero Bonita - TOTEP
Sob x Rbe - Gangin
American Pleasure Club - A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This
Mount Eerie - Now Only

devvvine, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

left Gaz Coombes - World's Strongest Man off my list by mistake, it's been a solid year so far

R.A. Lafferty, lover of the Russian queen (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

what .. this is out now? Great balls of holy fire, almost a week to the 1913 Rites of Spring anniversary, coincidence? no such thing with Gaz

calzino, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

This is hard... I feel like I've barely made up my mind about anything much this year.

Maybe this:

Sun-El Musician - Africa to the World
Hunee - Hunchin All Night
Sango - In the Comfort Of
Tommy Mandel - Mellow Magic
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
Various - Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe (1980-1991)
Justine Skye - Ultraviolet
Lucrecia Dalt - Anticlines
Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
Gas - Rausch

Haven't made it all the way through Sr3mm yet. Culture II has some tracks on it that I like, but feels difficult to recommend the whole thing.

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Jenny Wilson, It Hurts
Tracey Thorn, Record
Andrew WK, You're Not Alone
Daphne & Celeste, Daphne & Celeste Save the World
Meshell Ndgeocello, Ventriloquism
Starchild & the New Romantic, Language
Dream Wife, Dream Wife
Drinks, Hippo Lite
Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Glamping
Chloe x Halle, The Kids Are Alright

honorable mention to the collected songs from STAR, which are not yet on a single album but which rule

maura, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 11:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

palm record is good too. and i want to sit with the janelle

maura, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 12:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Cucina Povera - Hilja
Mr Fingers - Cerebral Hemispheres

Can't think of any others I've enjoyed

paolo, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

off the top of my head so probably missing a few:

Beta Librae - Sanguine Bond
Ebo Taylor - Yen Ara
Steven Julien - Bloodline
Marine - Fable Electric
Hunee - Hunchin All Night
Rezzett - Rezzett
Steven Rutter - BrainFog
тпсб - Sekundenschlaf
V/A - Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth​-​Boogie in 1980s South Africa
Hieroglyphic Being - The Red Notes

chant down basildon (NickB), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

1. Ought - Room Inside This World
2. Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
3. Autechre - NTS 1-4
4. Ernesto Chahoud presents Taitu: Soul Fuelled Stompers From 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia
5. Rae Sremmurd - SR3MM
6. Sun-El Musician - Africa To The World
7. Pantsula! - The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa, 1988​-​90
8. Dream Wife - Dream Wife
9. Migos - Culture II
10. Tal National - Tantabara

I guess I'm just not that interested in albums so much lately...

Hire Planes (dog latin), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

US Girls
Hop Along
Eleanor Friedberger
Bat Fangs
Warm Bodies
No Age

Chris L, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

xp yeah my tracks list is a lot more interesting tbh

niels, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

this correlates directly with my uptake of Spotify in the last two years. I find it a lot easier to curate and listen to personalised lists of tracks when at work/driving/walking around. At home I still listen to albums, but usually on vinyl and often that's compilations and older LPs

Hire Planes (dog latin), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah, that's the thing

I wish all the tracks I love came from great albums

niels, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I think these long long rap albums (SR3MM, Migos II etc) have been put together with this in mind. It's not like they have a conceptual through-line, they're just large sprawling collections of tracks which work best when cherry-picked from rather than listened to as an album 'experience' in its entirety.

Hire Planes (dog latin), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

More than anything it's intended to juke streaming stats.

Simon H., Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's sad that a format that fell from heaven as the Platonic form of how popular music should be consumed has been reduced to commercial necessity

R.A. Lafferty, lover of the Russian queen (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

An EP man, I see

imago, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

1. Autechre
2. Keiji Haino & Sumac
3. Gas
4. Tal National
5. Sleep
6. Oneohtrix Point Never
7. Yob
8. DJ Nigga Fox
9. EQ Why and Traxman
10. Seth Graham

we æt so many shimripl (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It's very refreshing to see guitar rock albums in so many of these.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

1. No Age
2. Sleep
3. Breeders
4. Migos
5. Kacey Musgraves
6. Kodak Black
7. Good Morning
8. Jpegmania
9. Big Ups
10. Bat Fangs

billstevejim, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

man, you all really like the Hailu Mergia.

as do i, i just don't see that much talk about him on ilm, so i didn't realize...

alpine static, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

autechre - nts sessions 1-4
messthetics - s/t
steve tibbetts - life of

that's all I got so far (and only just heard the new steve tibbetts this morning) but tbf autechre album is eight hours long

high hopes for gang gang, but beyond that it may be a p short aoty list for me this year

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

hailu mergia got mentioned a couple of times on the Outernational thread, plus being on Awesome Tapes he's relatively high profile. plus it's a fun little album that's easy to enjoy but not exactly MINDBLOWING which is good and fine. hope it makes EOY

Hire Planes (dog latin), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Dunno what records people are anticipating but I’m really looking forward to the new Shy Layers. I need that stuff while the sun is still shining plz

chant down basildon (NickB), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Cardi B
Tracey Thorn
U.S. Girls
Beach House
Kacey Musgraves
Parquet Courts
J Balvin
Against All Logic
Black Panther sndtrk

evol j, Friday, 21 September 2018 20:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

I have got ten albums together now. This year seems quite good. And I have hardly listened to a couple of other promising releases like Richard Thompson, Sons of Kemet, Snail Mail, Parquet Courts, Brian Eno, Beak, Die Wilde Jagd, Nik Bartsch's Ronin, Arve Henriksen etc.

The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Bombino - Deran
The Breeders - All Nerve
Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning
Jon Hassell - Listening to Pictures
Low - Double Negative
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Sparkle Hard
Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism
Die Nerven - Fake
Trygve Seim - Helsinki Songs

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 21 September 2018 20:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

It's going to be Low, innit? That and Autechre.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Friday, 21 September 2018 20:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

everyone likes autechre

Not me! Fuck Autechre.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 21 September 2018 21:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

I feel like there's not a whole lot of overlap between everyone... is that normal and/or am I not looking closely enough? I'm not always good at paying attention.

― Evan, Friday, September 21, 2018 1:02 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Last year's EOY polls had very little overlap too

josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 21 September 2018 21:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

in no order...

1. Cosmic Church - Täyttymys - Nature worshiping one-man occult metal from Finland.

2. Hermit and the Recluse - Orpheus vs. the Sirens - Brownsville, BK rapper (and FDNY Captain), KA with producer, Animoss craft trippy and dense street rap refracted through a lens of Greek mythology. Next level sample-based production that deftly avoids hard drums.

3. Merzbow - Noisembryo - Gorgeous reissue of the '94 harsh noise classic by Hospital Productions.

4. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile - British afrobeat/soul jazz. Dual drummers, sax, and tuba.

5. Mo*Te - Life in a Peaceful New World - Another Japanese harsh noise reissue. This one of an absurdly limited cassette from '96. For those here with any interest in this stuff - total mastery of the form.

6. Jerman Barnes - The Finger'd Remove - Mind-meld improv using metal, bamboo, springboard, temple block, stones, feathers, wood, and sub-perceptual electronics by big-eared lifers, Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes.

7. Ursula K. LeGuin & Todd Barton - Music and Poetry of the Kesh - Lovingly crafted LP of a cassette that came with the first edition of LeGuin's 1985 Utopian Sci-Fi epic, 'Always Coming Home.'

8. Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of - Another bold step into the Octagon from Lopatin. Again, beautiful presentation that keeps me buying physical media.

9. Daniel Schmidt - In My Arms, Many Flowers - Reissue of late '70s / early '80s Bay Area Gamelan minimalism. Drifting and cyclical and not far off the hypnotic Italian stuff that Die Schactel reissues.

10. Mkwaju Ensemble - Ki-Motion - Midori Takada led percussion ensemble recording from '81. Vibes, marimba, bamboo and synths. I'm continually amazed by the depth and quality of the reissue well.

Yelploaf, Friday, 21 September 2018 23:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

No particular order:

Neko Case: Hell-on
Parquet Courts: Wide Awake!

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Friday, 21 September 2018 23:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

It’s all about Sweetener for me. Apologies to the rest of music.

growing up in publix (morrisp), Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

Updated list:

1. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
2. Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
3. Kali Uchis - Isolation
4. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
5. Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
6. Tracey Thorn - Record
7. Mitski - Be The Cowboy
8. Noname Room 25
9. Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears
10. Christine & The Queens - Chris

U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
Beach House - 7

kitchen person, Saturday, 22 September 2018 02:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

I should give Melody's Echo Chamber another try. Kind of reminded me of April March on first listen.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 22 September 2018 03:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks for the annotations, Yelploaf. I wish everyone would do that.

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 September 2018 07:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

i dunno about 10, lotta settling still to do.

autechre - nts sessions
daniel bachman - the morning star
the ex - 23 passports
kacey musgraves - golden hour
ken mode - loved
james brandon lewis trio - radiant imprints
miles okazaki - work vols. 1-6
witch mountain - s/t
will dimaggio - at ease
container - lp

j., Saturday, 22 September 2018 07:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Hailu Mergia
Kacey Musgraves
Bill Frisell
Jakob Bro
Juliana Hatfield
Okkervil River
Eleanor Friedberger
Chris Crack
Sandro Perri

niels, Saturday, 22 September 2018 08:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

Lots of mentions for Let's Eat Grandma. I want to listen but that fucking name: makes me want to chew my own ears off.


Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvær feat. Eivind Aarset and Vladislav Delay
Leila Abdul-Ralf
The Innocence Mission
The Dead Tongues
Sons of Kemet
Steve Tibbets
Jon Hassell

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Saturday, 22 September 2018 09:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Low - Double Negative: gorgeous uneasy listening
Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic: my goth witch alter ego
Gurrumul - Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow): overwhelming elegies
Ashley Monroe - Sparrow: comely and broken like me
Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears: kids don't know not to reach for the stars
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile: grooves that always already existed
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs: technicolour dreams
Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus: my gay outlaw fantasy
Wednesday Campanella - Galapagos: the interior design of my brain
Ross From Friends - Family Portrait: melancholy and highly sexed
Tangents - New Bodies: dream theory in australia
Busiswa- Highly Flavoured: highly sexed and highly sexed
Pablo’s Eye - Spring Break / Bardo For Pablo: that just woke up from an afternoon nap feeling
Helena Hauff - Qualm: choke me mom
Sandro Perri - In Another Life: where the ocean meets the sky i'll be sailing
Gang Gang Dance - Kazuashita: equatorial exposure volume one
Meshell Ndgeocello - Ventriloquism: crying forever
Rico Nasty - Nasty: nasty

Tim F, Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

There's too much I haven't heard yet but so far (excluding classical music):

Jon Hassell - Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
Grouper - Grid of Points
Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4
Saba - Care for Me
Jakob Bro - Returnings
Basalte - Vertige
SIT - Invisibility, Chapters I & II
Amon Dunes - Freedom
NONE - Life Has Gone on Long Enough
Future Museums - Rosewater Ceremony

pomenitul, Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

i wish i could fit natalie prass and hop along into my top ten

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Amen rather than Amon (subconsciously longing for Tobin?).

pomenitul, Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

SIT - Invisibility, Chapters I & II



calzino, Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

I knew I'd eventually end up agreeing with you on something, pom!

calzino, Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

Haha, I'd wager we agree more than we disagree on most things. Even politically.

pomenitul, Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

Parquet Courts
Beach House
Rolling Blackouts

Thats it. Kinda weak year so far imo.

Maybe Uncle Acid and/ot Kurt Vile will save it..

nostormo, Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh i forgot .Ty Seagall January record is nice.

And looking forward to MBV too

nostormo, Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

I feel like I must be missing a lot of good stuff, but so far I like:

Ought - Room Inside the World
Tribulation - Down Below
KEN mode - Loved
Lie in Ruins - Demise (EP)
Khanus - Flammarion
Vital Idles - Left Hand
Deszcz - III
Ghost - Prequelle
Aura Noir - Aura Noire
Golgothan Remains - Perverse Offerings to the Void

o. nate, Monday, 24 September 2018 01:47 (six months ago) Permalink

just need to drop in and say i gave that mika vaino a try today while working. it sounded great but i couldn't do it, too frickin scary!

macropuente (map), Monday, 24 September 2018 01:52 (six months ago) Permalink

I got these!

Cupcakke – Ephorize
U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited
Mr. Fingers – Cerebral Hemispheres
Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes
tUnE-yArDs – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
Ravyn Lenae – Crush
Tracy Thorn – Record
Migos – Culture II
The Breeders – All Nerve
Ashley Monroe – Sparrow
Tal National – Tantabara
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
Bali Baby – Baylor Swift
Amen Nunes – Freedom
Speedy Ortiz – Twerp Verse
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
Pusha T – Daytona
Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism
John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness
Rae Sremmurd – SR3MM
Belly – Dove
Superchunk – What a Time to Be Alive
Troye Sivan – Bloom
The Chills – Snowbound
Ariana Grande - Sweetener
Mitski – Be the Cowboy

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 24 September 2018 02:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Time for some revisions to my list

Lake Ruth
Cavern of Anti-Matter
Bill Frisell
Jean Grae x Quelle Chris
Speedy Ortiz
Janelle Monae
Beach House
The Sea and Cake
Laurel Halo
Oneohtrix Point Never

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 24 September 2018 02:11 (six months ago) Permalink

i don't know how to get it down to ten, so here are some i haven't seen mentioned much

aquaserge - deja-vous
bekon - get with the times
brown calculus - live at the map room ep
domenico lancelotti - the good is a big god
v/a - program 1: strange sounds from indianapolis and beyond
jim miles - waste begat waste
l'imperatrice - matahari
orchestre tout puissant marcel duchamp - sauvage formes
philip d kick - pathways
the sevateem - the caves

ten archival picks:

ami shavit - neural oscillations and alpha rhythms
bernard estardy - space oddities (1970-1982)
colored music - individual beauty
entourage - ceremony of dreams: studio sessions and outtakes, 1972-1977
gene clark - sings for you
kuniyuki takahashi - early tape works (1986-1993) vol 1
paddy kingsland - the changes original soundtrack
basement beehive: the girl group underground
satan in love: rare finnish synth-pop and disco 1979-1992
welcome to paradise vol. iii: italian dream house 90-94

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Monday, 24 September 2018 02:22 (six months ago) Permalink

I strongly considered adding that Domenico Lancelotti album to my list. A worthy descendant to The High Llamas - Snowbug.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 24 September 2018 02:26 (six months ago) Permalink

oh yeah it is sean o'hagan related. why did i think it was cheer-accident related? i don't know.

of the rest, the aquaserge, jim miles, and orchestra tout puissant marcel duchamp are variously in the neighborhood of "prog", bekon is some variety of alt-r&b, l'ipmperatrice and the sevateem are some variety of synthpop, philip d kick is some variety of electronic, and the other two are what they are. if that's of any assistance.

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Monday, 24 September 2018 02:33 (six months ago) Permalink

Still haven't heard the new Beak album, but I'm betting it'll make my top ten. And this: http://mlesprg.bandcamp.com/album/mount-vision

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 24 September 2018 03:09 (six months ago) Permalink

Parquet Courts
Beach House
Rolling Blackouts

Thats it. Kinda weak year so far imo.

Maybe Uncle Acid and/ot Kurt Vile will save it..

― nostormo, Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:17 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hmmm you might like Salad Boys?

Evan, Monday, 24 September 2018 11:42 (six months ago) Permalink

the absolute state of that post tbh

imago, Monday, 24 September 2018 11:45 (six months ago) Permalink


pomenitul, Monday, 24 September 2018 12:37 (six months ago) Permalink

People, why has nobody on this entire thread mentioned the fantastic album To The Sunset by Amanda Shires? It's easily one of the best records of the year. For crying out loud, please get on board.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 24 September 2018 13:55 (six months ago) Permalink

what is that new kero kero bonito like

anyone heard it

also tempted to follow kornrulez on that suggestion due to the passion there

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:27 (six months ago) Permalink

fantastic stuff, a step up imo - there's a thread for them :)


nxd, Monday, 8 October 2018 08:38 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah a huge step up

imago, Monday, 8 October 2018 08:49 (six months ago) Permalink

cool, gotta hear that, thanks

top 10 at the moment, a lot of great records this year but these are the ones i come back to.

1. Madeline Kenney - Perfect Shapes
2. Pram - Across the Meridian
3. Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
4. Ionalee - Everyone Afraid To Be Forgotten
5. Soccer Mommy - Clean
6. Tirzah - Devotion
7. Tove Styrke - Sway
8. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
9. Dj Koze - Knock Knock
10. mgmt - little dark age

Ross, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:15 (six months ago) Permalink

that madeline kenney is so good

maura, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:55 (six months ago) Permalink

she is a real fucking gem!

Ross, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:25 (six months ago) Permalink

Just listening for the first time. Kenney album is really good.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:36 (six months ago) Permalink

heard the first one LBI

Ross, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:40 (six months ago) Permalink

that and the EP are essential, signals rules

Ross, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:40 (six months ago) Permalink

Madeline Kenney

we have a madeline kenney thread, that album is indeed fantastic

ufo, Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:21 (six months ago) Permalink

Can't remember if I've posted this in here previously or not, but here's my list on Discogs. Things kind of slowed down for me after the quick one-two super mellow combo punch of Jon Hassell and Steve Tibbetts. Looking forward to that Julia Holter.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:07 (six months ago) Permalink

i really like the jon hassell - the other stuff i have heard by him never left a lasting impression - but i do not get into the steve tibbetts at all. it sounds so repetitive to my ears. i am intrigued about the new julia holter as well.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:13 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I have settled for these now but I haven't listened to a lot of new music this year.

The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
The Breeders - All Nerve
Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning
Jon Hassell - Listening to Pictures
Julia Holter - Aviary
Low - Double Negative
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Sparkle Hard
Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism
Die Nerven - Fake
Trygve Seim - Helsinki Songs

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 15 December 2018 18:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Gotta find some space on my list for the Madeline Kenney and Domenique Dumont albums. Don't know what I'd bump off though.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 15 December 2018 20:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Happy holidays, everyone, here's Sterrenplaten's (my radio show) end-of-year list, in an almost 2h Dutch speaking show:


Tried to cut my favourites down to ten but ended up at twelve (non-ranked list):

Armand Hammer – Paraffin (Backwoodz Studios)
Body/Head – The Switch (Matador)
Daniel Bachman – The Morning Star (3Lobed)
Hailu Mergia – Lala Belu (Awesome Tapes)
IE – Pome (Moon Glyph)
Ipek Gorgun – Ecce Homo (Touch)
Jpegmafia – Veteran
Julia Holter – Aviary (Domino)
Low – Double Negatives (Sub Pop)
Rosalía – El Mal Querer (Sony)
Saint Abdullah – Stars Have Eyes (PTP)
Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin (Drag City)

maarten, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:45 (three months ago) Permalink

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