Rough Trade are out of the gates with the first list of the year, as always.
No, it's not any earlier than usual this year* - they are a record shop and this is what they are putting up in their window for the Christmas market.
Think they are supposed to be in order?
I follow these lists as a source for my thing, sure you have your own reason to be here.
*Actually it's one day earlier
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:26 (one year ago) link
I feel like we did this already... ;)
― Evan, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:27 (one year ago) link
Listed in order here - https://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/1018-rough-trades-albums-of-the-year-2018/2
10. Oh Sees - Smote Reverser9. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel8. Mark Peters - Innerland7. Goat Girl - Goat Girl6. Daniel Blumberg - Minus5. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs4. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo3. Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance2. Everything Is Recorded - Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell1. Shame - Songs of Praise
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:29 (one year ago) link
xp yeah, it's just one year after another these days
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link
prob wanna change that thread title!
― nxd, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link
That is truly fucking abominable!
^^^the first in a series
― imago, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link
The list, I mean, not the misdating
Aha fuck yes, might want to do that
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link
That said I think a friend of a friend's brother is in Shame so I should check them out huh
― imago, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link
Mid-November and I'm still getting the year wrong
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link
there was probably always too much music but only a fraction was available to most people
now there is too much music available
also a bit much at times
― niels, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:22 (one year ago) link
They have some great albums in there but the ranking seems very arbitrary.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:25 (one year ago) link
I like the Shame album but #1 is insane (tho it's very on-brand)
― wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:26 (one year ago) link
Uncut albums list
1. Low - Double Negative2. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs3. Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin4. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt5. Yo La Tengo - There's a Riot Going On6. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer7. Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg8. Beak> - >>>9. Christine and the Queens - Chris10. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile11. Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers12. Neko Case - Hell-On13. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar14. Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son15. Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now16. Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus17. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel18. The Breeders - All Nerve19. Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning20. Jack White - Boarding House Reach
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:31 (one year ago) link
So the earlier the list the crummier?
― pomenitul, Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:47 (one year ago) link
― imago, Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:52 (one year ago) link
We haven't had the Radio X list yet, so much crummier is yet to come.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:03 (one year ago) link
These days the choices are so vast and tastes are so specialized, nearly all the lists will be crummy to most. Jack White is a hilarious choice, but I do love the RBCF album. It's easy to complain, but there's always opportunity for new discovery. Usually the interesting finds are outside the top 10.
RT:12. Bodega - Endless Scroll14. Amyl & The Sniffers - Big Attraction/Giddy Up24. Fatoumata Diawara - Fenfo (Something To Say)38. Dream Wife - Dream Wife
I didn't know about Bodega, though on first listen probably not top 100 material for me. I do like Amyl & the Sniffers even if it is a bit yelpy. Dream Wife has grown on me steadily throughout the year. I wasn't sure about #7 Goat Girl for a while but it's grown on me too. Another debut that fits well with them on my playlist is Santa Librada, which probably won't show up on any of these lists, as well as Shopping (that might scrape into the bottom of a couple), Spiritual Cramp, Maggot Heart and Melbourne Cans.
Uncut has plenty that I find non-crummy (Idles, Gazelle Twin, Gwenno, Ryley Walker, Hookworms, Julia Holter, Yves Tumor), and I expect many of those will turn up in other lists. Not as much stands out as interesting to me:
30. Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl42. Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
Melody Prochet went from collaborating with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker in 2012 to the Amazing’s Fredrik Swahn and Dungen’s Reine Fiske, an upgrade IMO. She had an excuse for her 6 yr gap, a car crash, brain aneurysm and broken vertebrae.
Any guesses for frontrunners? Beyond the domination of Janelle Monáe since early in the year, nothing seems too obvious. Robyn, Christine and the Queens, Confidence Man, Black Foxxes, Rosalía, Noname? Will RYM faves Daughters, Pusha T, Kids See Ghosts and Car Seat Headrest make an impact? I am really not sure which ones will stick. Will Kamasi Washington again be the token jazz choice or will Sons of Kemet hold on to their headstart from the Brit rags? I saw Sons of Kemet live at a free outdoor summer gig and it was hilarious watching people sitting on their blankets with their wine and cheese, unable to make conversation because it was too loud and dissonant, but determined not to show their discomfort. Kudos to those who actually power through that whole album on their headphones. It's good, but can indeed cause headaches! Makaya McCraven would tick a lot of boxes for people if critics aren't too lazy to explore, or Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids.
I most enjoy the interesting fusions with cumbia noir, space rock/psych, prog, post-punk, dub and soul like Dos Santos, Mythic Sunship, Mildlife, Vespero, The Messthetics, Elephant9, Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvær, Ben Lamar Gay, The Midnight Hour and Kamaal Williams. Would be pleasantly surprised if any of them get a spotlight.
Sleep appear to be the token stoner psych doom choice, though I think many might prefer the Windhand if they heard it cuz of their newfound grungy hooks. With a couple possible exceptions like YOB, the rest of it will remain on the margins. There are a growing number of festivals featuring these bands in the U.S., though nowhere near the level of Europe.
― Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:35 (one year ago) link
I’m failing to see what the consensus top 3 albums will be when more lists start pouring in. Have a feeling that Janelle Monae might end up appearing in the most lists... Robyn, Parquet Courts, Rosalia and probably Low the ones will see the most too.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:37 (one year ago) link
It's gonna be Mitski and Musgraves, I'm guessing
― 5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:47 (one year ago) link
Depending on the audience hip hop lists will either favor Pusha T and KSG or Denzel Curry and Noname.
Electronic token pick for zines that don’t really focus on house/techno will be AAL, Dj Koze, Ross from friends, Jon Hopkins... maybe Skee Mask.
Sons of Kemet and Kamashi seem like the token jazz picks this year.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:47 (one year ago) link
40 Panopticon, The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness I and II, Bindrune39 Hate Eternal, Upon Desolate Sands, Season of Mist38 Cosmic Church, Tattymys, Self-released37 KEN mode, Loved, Season of Mist36 Monster Magnet, Mindfucker Napalm35 Wake, Misery Rites, Translation Loss34 Thou, Magus, Sacred Bones33 Zeal and Ardor, Stranger Fruit, MVKA32 Devouring Star, The Arteries of Heresy, Dark Descent31 Corrosion of Conformity, No Cross No Crown, Nuclear Blast30 Sepulcher, Panoptic Horror, Edged Circle Productions29 Svalbard, It’s Hard To Have Hope, Translation Loss28 Horrendous, Idol, Season of Mist27 Abhorrence, Megalohydrothalassophobic, Svart26 Visigoth, Conqueror’s Oath, Metal Blade25 Mortuous, Through Wilderness, Tankcrimes24 Portal, Ion, Profound Lore23 Mournful Congregation, The Incubus of Karma, 20 Buck Spin22 Sleep, The Sciences, Third Man21 Funeral Mist, Hekatomb, Norma Evangelium Diaboli20 Outer Heaven, Realms of Eternal Decay, Relapse19 Varathron, Patriarchs of Evil, Agonia18 The Atlas Moth, Coma Noir, Prosthetic17 Tomb Mold, Manor of Infinite Forms, 20 Buck Spin16 Satan, Cruel Magic, Metal Blade15 Chapel of Disease, …And as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye, Ván14 Deafheaven, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, Anti-13 Voivod, The Wake, Century Media12 Haunt, Burst Into Flames, Shadow Kingdom11 At the Gates, To Drink from the Night Itself, Century Media10 Pig Destroyer, Head Cage, Relapse9 Khemmis, Desolation, 20 Buck Spin8 Immortal, Northern Chaos Gods, Nuclear Blast7 Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Wasteland, Rise Above6 Skeletonwitch, Devouring Radiant Light, Prosthetic5 Judas Priest, Firepower, Columbia4 Evoken, Hypnagogia, Profound Lore3 UADA, Cult of a Dying Sun, Eisenwald2 Tribulation, Down Below, Century Media1 YOB, Our Raw Heart, Relapse
― grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:57 (one year ago) link
Makaya McCraven, too. (Full disclosure, I'm doing a jazz list for Stereogum and all 3 will be on it.)
― grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:58 (one year ago) link
I mean The 1975 album isn't even out yet
― boxedjoy, Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:02 (one year ago) link
another year of me being totally baffled that websites adhere to magazine publishing schedules for year-end lists
― princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:08 (one year ago) link
i guess no one would give a shit in january though
Common journalistic decency dictates that you should wait till the 1st of December.
― pomenitul, Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:36 (one year ago) link
this evoken record is absolutely incredible thank you decibel
― princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:41 (one year ago) link
I haven't gotten around to it yet but of those I've heard from their top 10 the Skeletonwitch and Tribulation were both underwhelming, so I'm skeptical as to the rest. Evoken sounds like it'll be right up my alley, though.
― pomenitul, Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:44 (one year ago) link
I bought exactly five records with recorded-in-2018 material this year (out of over 500 total), I think I'm ready to walk away from this treadmill and focus on old jazz records
Senyawa is pretty cool, I do admit
― #BreakingTheWorld (sleeve), Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:46 (one year ago) link
the last couple Evoken records slayed, stoked to check out the new one
― wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link
A strange list as always. They inexplicably include token the garage psych noir album from Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, but leave out the amazing Windhand album (not to mention Witch Mountain, Castle, Moab, Weedpecker and Wytch Hazel). I love Uncle Acid, but it's not really what Decibel normally covers, so why even bother? Graveyard, Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows, Lucifer, Druid, Alastor, All Them Witches, The Exploding Eyes Orchestra, The Necromancers and King Buffalo are all just as great.
― Fastnbulbous, Friday, 16 November 2018 14:43 (one year ago) link
hasn't been a great year for metal imo, and most of the best stuff falls into the hardcore/emo crossover bracket which decibel clearly doesn't want to touch
― imago, Friday, 16 November 2018 14:49 (one year ago) link
agreed it's weird windhand didn't make it. i like that record a lot
― princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 16 November 2018 14:50 (one year ago) link
That newest Graveyard record is a bit of a dud imo
― wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 16 November 2018 15:01 (one year ago) link
Time, who apparently do an albums list now.
10. Camila Cabello - Camila9. The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships8. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour7. Troye Sivan - Bloom6. Robyn - Honey5. J Balvin - Vibras4. Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes3. Mitski - Be the Cowboy2. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer1. Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 November 2018 15:04 (one year ago) link
Has the 1975 album been sent out to reviewers then?
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 November 2018 15:05 (one year ago) link
Time 10 Best Songs of 2018
10. Lizzo, “Boys”9. Tom Misch, “It Runs Through Me (feat. De La Soul)”8. Sigrid, “Sucker Punch”7. Rüfüs Du Sol “No Place”6. boygenius, “Ketchum, ID”5. Mac Miller, “Self Care”4. Joji, “YEAH RIGHT”3. Ariana Grande, “thank u, next”2. Childish Gambino, “This Is America”1. Christine & the Queens, “Girlfriend” (feat. Dâm-Funk)”
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 November 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link
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― princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 16 November 2018 15:10 (one year ago) link
Will Time be the only list Shawn Mendes gets on?
― husked, tonal wails (irrational), Friday, 16 November 2018 15:22 (one year ago) link
goddamn either Time has somehow magically become hip or I am officially lame as hell because anywhere from 4 to 6 of those albums will probably be in my own top 10.
― evol j, Friday, 16 November 2018 15:36 (one year ago) link
Time is I suspect much like Cosmopolitan in that they just let a single writer put together the lists, which means they are surprisingly coherent and curated.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 November 2018 15:39 (one year ago) link
Like the songs list is 1-5 = obvious inclusions, 6-10 = personal favourites
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 November 2018 15:40 (one year ago) link
maybe marc benioff is a poptimist
― imago, Friday, 16 November 2018 15:40 (one year ago) link
Time lists are the best so far.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 16 November 2018 16:37 (one year ago) link
with an extremely low bar to clear
still anything that gets more people hearing mitski is a net positive
― imago, Friday, 16 November 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link
― #BreakingTheWorld (sleeve)
i mean to get off the treadmill, really i do, but i still love new music as much as i love old music. the i have just as many 2018 records added to my library at this point as i do 2017, which is a lot.
despite this i still haven't heard, or heard, didn't care about, and forgot, most of the acclaimed records in this thread so far. i guess it's good because they're apparently shit? but i'm too old to pretend i have good taste in music. i like records by old people everybody else has forgotten about. like the new chris connelly record!
― dub pilates (rushomancy), Friday, 16 November 2018 18:29 (one year ago) link
The only big mainstream album I've heard all year was the Janelle Monáe, and I thought it was...a couple of good singles (and one really bad single) and a bunch of stuff I've already forgotten.
From the Decibel list, I've heard Hate Eternal (very good), Monster Magnet (OK), Horrendous (not for me), Visigoth (great), Sleep (yawn), Funeral Mist (amazing), Haunt (OK), Pig Destroyer (yawn), Judas Priest (better than I expected), and Tribulation (good).
― grawlix (unperson), Friday, 16 November 2018 19:14 (one year ago) link
Time list is mega corny but ofc ilx likes it 🙄
― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 16 November 2018 19:51 (one year ago) link
Tbf I haven't heard the #1 yet. And I'm only interested in their francophone suggestions anyway.
― pomenitul, Friday, 28 December 2018 14:15 (one year ago) link
Norman Records have also done a reissues list, which is much more up my street tbh
― Jeff W, Friday, 28 December 2018 15:10 (one year ago) link
Admittedly there were several undeniable classics in Norman's reissues list but I have to agree, the top new releases are leaving me relatively underwhelmed.
― doug watson, Friday, 28 December 2018 16:00 (one year ago) link
― underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Friday, 28 December 2018 16:02 (one year ago) link
Someone send him an invite for the ILM EOY poll.
― Dan Worsley, Friday, 28 December 2018 16:19 (one year ago) link
Listening to some of these and damn that Jupiter & Okwess track is a blast.
― Dan Worsley, Friday, 28 December 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link
Norman Records have also done a reissues list, which is much more up my street tbhhttps://www.normanrecords.com/features/albums-of-the-year-2018#best-reissues🕸
― willem, Friday, 28 December 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link
X-post- Yes to that Jupiter & Okwess track on the Obama list.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 28 December 2018 19:05 (one year ago) link
the playlist at the end of carl wilson’s last music club entry is good (disclaimer: i was part of it this year)https://slate.com/culture/2018/12/best-songs-2018-playlist-spotify.html
― maura, Friday, 28 December 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link
I realize it's linked above, but I think it's worth including Obama's full list here in the thread.
Barack Obama's favorite songs of 2018:
Apes••t by The CartersBad Bad News by Leon BridgesCould’ve Been by H.E.R. (feat. Bryson Tiller)Disco Yes by Tom Misch (feat. Poppy Ajudha)Ekombe by Jupiter & Okwess Every Time I Hear That Song by Brandi Carlile Girl Goin’ Nowhere by Ashley McBryde Historia De Un Amor by Tonina (feat. Javier Limón and Tali Rubinstein)I Like It by Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin) Kevin’s Heart by J. ColeKing For A Day by Anderson EastLove Lies by Khalid & Normani Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe Mary Don’t You Weep (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version) by PrinceMy Own Thing by Chance the Rapper (feat. Joey Purp) Need a Little Time by Courtney Barnett Nina Cried Power by Hozier (feat. Mavis Staples)Nterini by Fatoumata Diawara One Trick Ponies by Kurt VileTurnin’ Me Up by BJ the Chicago Kid Wait by the River by Lord Huron Wow Freestyle by Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
And in honor of one of the great jazz singers of all time, who died this year, a classic album: The Great American Songbook by Nancy Wilson
― ilxor, Friday, 28 December 2018 19:33 (one year ago) link
I got the Colored Music reissue, absolutely love it― willem
have you heard "individual beauty" (is that part of the reissue?), it was nice
― errang (rushomancy), Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link
JFC. The people who think he makes these lists himself... He has 100 interns with his foundation. He might sit in on a 90 second session to vet political problems?
― paulhw, Saturday, 29 December 2018 02:35 (one year ago) link
I’ll buy that if you attest & have knowledge that it’s true, but... what purpose is served by releasing an intern-written list?
― underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Saturday, 29 December 2018 02:45 (one year ago) link
kurt vile streams thru the roof
― j., Saturday, 29 December 2018 03:20 (one year ago) link
Entertainingly written summary of notable box sets (some of which I hadn’t heard about): https://variety.com/2018/music/news/best-music-boxed-sets-2018-beatles-dylan-kinks-1203096326/
― underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Saturday, 29 December 2018 03:54 (one year ago) link
Part 1 of 5against4's best 40 albums of 2018:
40. Clarence Barlow - Musica Algorithmica39. Tom Mudd - Gutter Synthesis38. Þráinn Hjálmarsson - Influence of Buildings on Musical Tone37. Jakob Ullmann - Müntzers stern/solo II36. Moritz Eggert - Musica Viva Vol. 3035. Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-434. Brian Eno - Music for Installations33. Christopher Trapani - Waterlines32. Dita Von Teese - Ditta Von Teese31. Jeffery Alan Jones - Most Beautiful Island30. Erik Friedlander - Thoroughbreds29. Kenneth Hesketh - In Ictu Oculi28. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Mandy27. Jörg Widmann - Drittes Labyrinth/Polyphone Schatten26. Rohan Drape & Anthony Pateras - Ellesmere25. Erkki-Sven Tüür - Illuminatio/Whistles and Whispers from Uluru/Symphony No. 824. Chaines - The King23. Lance Austin Olsen - Dark Heart22. Colin Stetson - Hereditary21. Anna Þorvaldsdóttir - Aequa
― pomenitul, Sunday, 30 December 2018 14:42 (one year ago) link
i gave them a chance to sell me on why i should actually listen to the dita von teese album, but no, i'm sorry, i don't believe i will.
― errang (rushomancy), Sunday, 30 December 2018 14:58 (one year ago) link
Oh, thanks. Tbh I didn't really know 5 Against 4 until you mentioned it on the classical thread but it seems like something I've been looking for.
― Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Sunday, 30 December 2018 15:41 (one year ago) link
He'd probably fit right in here. His tastes are highly eclectic (although this year's list is a little more homogenous than usual so far), especially for a contemporary classical buff, and he's an excellent writer to boot. I crib quite a few of my favourite yearly releases from his blog and his concert coverage and accompanying records are great as well. I too am skeptical of the Ditta Von Teese but who knows? It's interesting to have included it in an EOY list that's so heavily skewed towards classical/ambient/'avant-garde'/soundtracks. Looking forward to part 2.
― pomenitul, Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:52 (one year ago) link
*recordings. That word gives me a hard time for some reason.
― pomenitul, Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:55 (one year ago) link
Turns out all the tracks on the Dita Von Teese album were written by Sébastien Tellier so it self-consciously comes across as a Gainsbourg/Birkin tribute, down to the inclusion of a couple of French-language songs. If you're a Tellier fan – I find him mildly amusing, no more and no less – you'll probably like it.
― pomenitul, Monday, 31 December 2018 00:11 (one year ago) link
And here's part 2:
20. Computer Magic - Danz19. Gottfried Huppertz - Metropolis18. Ryoji Ikeda - Music For Percussion17. Toivo Tulev - Magnificat16. Coppice - Surreal Air Fortress15. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Choral Works by Schnittke & Pärt14. Michael Cutting - Stills13. James Newton Howard - Red Sparrow12. Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears11. irr. app. (ext.) - A Transfigured System10. various artists - Phantom Images9. Rich Shapero & Elsiane - Rin, Tongue and Dorner8. ionnalee - Everyone Afraid To Be Forgotten7. Thom Yorke - Suspiria6. Fia Fiell - All In The Same Room5. Lauren Redhead - hearmleoþ—gieddunga4. Morton Feldman - For John Cage (Mark Knoop & Aisha Orazbayeva)3. Piggy Black Cross - Always Just Out of R.E.A.C.H. (Robotic Eclosion After Coming Hylozoic)2. Lee Fraser - Cor Unvers1. The Caretaker - Everywhere at the end of time - Stages 4 & 5
― pomenitul, Monday, 31 December 2018 00:30 (one year ago) link
I'm shocked Kate Bush's box set didn't make that top 10!
― octobeard, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 04:18 (one year ago) link
My year-end Top 10. I'm a little skeptical as to what's going to materialize for Pazz & Jop, but if nothing else, its puzzling continuation gave me a push to again do this. Not sure I would have otherwise this year--and wouldn't have done so at least until February without the deadline.
― clemenza, Thursday, 3 January 2019 15:53 (one year ago) link
That's a terrific blurb on "December 24th," a track I played several times that night.
― Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 January 2019 16:00 (one year ago) link
Thanks. So frustrating that it's so short...
― clemenza, Thursday, 3 January 2019 16:05 (one year ago) link
“Aliens in Our Midst,” their Twinkeyz cover. The Twinkeyz? Honest to god, never heard of them, but, if we can finesse our way around the lyric about the five-year-old friend who likes to dress in his sister’s clothes, my school’s music teacher and I are hoping to perform it at a future school assembly with my grade 3 class. (We’re very enlightened, promise; parents and principals sometimes have different ideas.)
Is there any way for an adult to attend a school assembly as a non-relative/teacher without looking like a creep?
― Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:48 (one year ago) link
(I mean, I went to my niece’s Christmas pageant last month, but they did nothing cooler than “Let It Go”).
― Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:54 (one year ago) link
If it happens, and I hope it does, I'll post a YouTube video privately and send you the link. As the nine-millionth reconfiguration of "Louie, Louie," it's amazingly easy to play on guitar (if it weren't, it'd be beyond me).
― clemenza, Thursday, 3 January 2019 18:30 (one year ago) link
it's interesting to read that your way into "Miki Dora" was through the backstory! I fell in love with that song the first time I played the album, the slow build of the music and his voice drew me in, it wasn't until much later that I learned what the song was about
― Dan S, Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:36 (one year ago) link
Elza Soares at 10; Carne Doce's Tonus at #1 (who?); 23 is Marcelo Cabral, avante-samba rock pal of Romulo Froes in Sao Paulo; 31- Gilberto Gil; 34. Heavy Baile – Carne de Pescoço is funk carioca; 38 is Ava Rocha-- more avante-samba
― curmudgeon, Friday, 4 January 2019 07:36 (one year ago) link
― billstevejim, Friday, 4 January 2019 22:22 (one year ago) link
One of the best lists for last, The Finest Kiss always finds singles I never knew existed. I added the ones available on Spotify to the end of my singles list: https://finestkiss.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/2018-singles-of-the-year/
Not all singles, but pop tracks selected from Dream/Art/Jangle pop, Shoegaze, etc.: https://open.spotify.com/user/1212496385/playlist/1TingElLqQsoqmRciGAUoy?si=ouXrBmV1TQutTAy4ShCoyg
― Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:30 (one year ago) link
yeah i've been digging the stuff on colemine this past year, nothing wrong with genre exercises if the feeling's there
― errang (rushomancy), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:34 (one year ago) link
had to look up whomst the Y in "GAPDY" was. earnestly thought it was Yeasayer
― resident hack (Simon H.), Saturday, 5 January 2019 03:27 (one year ago) link
uhh wrong thread lol
― resident hack (Simon H.), Saturday, 5 January 2019 03:28 (one year ago) link
As is often the case, I'm not on board with his #1, but it doesn't matter, there's plenty of great discoveries to be found. It also prompted me to re-listen and re-consider albums by Spirit of the Beehive, Honey Bucket and others. Ural Thomas & the Pain is a great choice for soul.
― Fastnbulbous, Monday, 7 January 2019 18:03 (one year ago) link
yeah, very good list ^ and the first one i've seen mention that Clearance record, which i really liked.
― alpine static, Monday, 7 January 2019 19:29 (one year ago) link
I’ve only seen the Shopping album on two other lists. Maybe the ILX love for Sacred Paws last year might carry over.
― We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:01 (one year ago) link
DIY yr own end of year music list: ILM's 2018 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / VOTING THREAD
― seandalai, Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:00 (one year ago) link
Brainwashed.com's 2018 Readers Poll
― Dinsdale, Thursday, 10 January 2019 05:44 (one year ago) link
Uproxx poll of 200 critics is linked on Pazz & Jop thread
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:08 (one year ago) link
Brainwashed's worst-of list partially atoning for their Weyes Blood/Jute Gyte outrage of 2016. Still regard the entire Swansbro get-up with sidelong distrust
― imago, Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:33 (one year ago) link
lol at Soccer Mommy worst of the yearfuck Brainwashed readers
― We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:53 (one year ago) link
I mean I'm extremely happy to see Idles there but...yeah they're a suspect bunch
― imago, Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:56 (one year ago) link
Kacey Musgraves top album in this poll of 200 critics
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 January 2019 02:17 (one year ago) link
and here's the tracks list which is boringly close to the albums list with the addition of "this is america"
― ufo, Friday, 11 January 2019 02:40 (one year ago) link
Here are the results of my poll of my year's worth of past selves:
1. CHVRCHES + WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA: "Out Of My Head"2. Robyn: "Missing U"3. The Winking Owl: "Try"4. IKINÄ: "Vaatteet päältä"5. Rave The Reqviem: "Saint Jvdas"6. Muncie Girls: "Jeremy"7. Kitten: "Strange Embrace"8. Straatligkinders + Lucinda Neethling: "Herinner"9. Christine and the Queens: "Doesn't matter (voleur de soleil)"10. Per Gessle + Helena Josefsson: "Name You Beautiful"
#s 11-50 and oblique annotations here:
― glenn mcdonald, Friday, 11 January 2019 04:41 (one year ago) link
great tunes there
― nxd, Friday, 11 January 2019 10:33 (one year ago) link
Not sure where to plonk this, so here will do as I seem to have also started the thread.
Centuries of Sound - 2018
This is the tracklisting with just the 112 music tracks - there are also 98 clips of speech in-between which are listed behind the link. It's free to stream or download, and it's a bit long, sorry.
0:00:20 Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury – Excerpt from “Annihilation” OST0:00:51 Mount Eerie – Distortion0:01:07 MGMT – When You Die0:02:02 Ravyn Lenae – Sticky0:03:58 Grace Vonderkuhn – Worry0:05:54 Anna von Hausswolff – The Truth, the Glow, the Fall0:07:27 Tune-Yards – Colonizer0:09:07 Spice – Tik Tak0:10:41 Hoodboi – Glide feat. Tkay Maidza0:13:13 Nilufer Yanya – Thanks 4 Nothing0:15:29 Leif – Number 130:17:14 JPEGMAFIA – 1539 N. Calvert0:18:47 Kero Kero Bonito – Only Acting0:22:50 E Ruscha V – Who Are You0:24:03 ionnalee – Blazing0:24:52 Simmy ft. Sun-EL Musician – Ubala0:26:51 Peach – Silky0:29:40 700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop0:31:05 Stormzy – Brit Awards Performance0:31:34 Loski – Cool Kid0:33:41 Andrew W.K. – Music Is Worth Living For0:36:20 Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush0:40:05 Natalie Prass – Short Court Style0:42:16 Doja Cat – Go To Town0:44:46 Novelist – Stop Killing the Mandem0:45:50 Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)0:47:21 Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix)0:49:31 Grouper – Parking Lot0:52:00 Sarah Davachi – Hours in the Evening0:53:08 Hammock – Build a Castle (Reinterpretation)0:55:32 Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Solarised Sound0:58:01 Tyler, The Creator – OKRA0:59:42 Jimothy Lacoste – Subway System1:02:08 Gila – 106 Slipper1:03:09 Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Peacock1:04:33 Henry Kaiser – Spoonful1:04:50 Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Ada Eastman1:08:23 Cazzu – Chapiadora1:10:31 Kali Uchis – In My Dreams1:12:00 Autechre – All End1:14:40 KAREN MEAT – Overdwelled1:17:13 Donato Dozzy – Cleo1:19:16 Róisín Murphy – All My Dreams1:21:17 DJ Koze – Pick Up1:22:45 Valee – Womp Womp (feat. Jeremih)1:24:16 Childish Gambino – This Is America (Video Version)1:26:35 Joy O, Ben Vince – Transition 21:28:04 Simian Mobile Disco – Defender (feat. The Deep Throat Choir)1:29:33 Laura Jean – Girls On The TV1:33:56 MEUTE – You & Me (Flume Remix)1:37:33 Pusha T – If You Know You Know1:39:22 Daphne & Celeste – BB1:43:14 Melody’s Echo Chamber – Quand Les Larmes D’un Ange Font Danser La Neige1:46:30 Lizzo – Boys1:48:31 YOTA ft. MF DOOM – Drop the Bomb1:50:05 Colin Stetson – Steve1:51:34 Low – Fly1:55:54 Hilary Woods – Sever1:57:42 BLACKPINK – DDU-DU DDU-DU1:59:30 DeJ Loaf feat. Leon Bridges – Liberated2:01:56 Sophie – Immaterial2:03:31 Koelsch & Tiga – HAL2:06:19 Ella Mai – Boo’d Up2:08:43 Emily Harrison – I’d like to thank the Academy (Tips on getting Prozac from your GP)2:09:12 Mr Twin Sister – Jaipur2:12:13 Denzel Curry – Black Balloons2:14:31 Charli XCX – Focus2:17:00 Mitski – Nobody2:19:23 Moses Sumney – Rank & File2:20:55 Yves Tumor – Noid2:23:00 Daniel Avery – Quick Eternity (Four Tet Remix)2:24:11 Daveed Diggs – Blindspotting – End Rap Scene2:26:11 CHVRCHES – Out of My Head (feat. Wednesday Campanella)2:28:55 Christine and the Queens – 5 Dollars2:30:47 Kink – Perth (Dusky Remix)2:31:35 Mac Miller – What’s the Use (feat. Thundercat)2:35:00 Diana Gordon – Wolverine2:36:16 Oh Sees – Sentient Oona2:40:25 mewithoutYou – Julia (or, ‘Holy to the LORD’ on the Bells of Horses)2:42:29 Louis Cole – When You’re Ugly2:44:21 Paul Woolford feat. Kim English – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (The Only One) (CamelPhat Remix)2:45:35 Szun Waves – Temple2:47:30 Thom Yorke – Unmade2:50:00 Tim Hecker – This Life2:50:59 Suede – Roadkill2:52:45 Illingsworth – Greens2:53:50 Miljon – What Does It Take2:55:50 Julia Holter – I Shall Love 23:00:02 Shackleton – Wakefulness & Obsession3:02:01 Bruce – What3:03:35 Low – Tempest3:05:46 AdriAnne Lenker – Symbol3:07:54 Sigrid – Sucker Punch3:10:23 Lafawndah – Joseph3:11:22 Marie Davidson – Work It3:13:52 Lando Chill – Peso (feat. Quelle Chris & REY)3:15:26 Toro y Moi – Freelance3:17:16 Sam Wilkes – Tonight feat. Sam Gendel, Louis Cole & Brian Green3:20:47 Daughters – Long Road No Turns3:23:31 Neneh Cherry – Natural Skin Deep3:25:07 Lone – Pulsar3:26:20 Makaya McCraven – Mantra3:27:47 Kelly Moran – Radian3:29:07 Octo Octa – Beam Me Up (To The Goddess Mix)3:30:57 The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land3:34:08 Zuli – Nari (feat. Abyusif, Mado $am, Abanob, R-Rhyme)3:35:20 Earl Sweatshirt – Nowhere2go3:36:37 Jonathan Personne – Comme Personne3:38:18 The 1975 – Love It If We Made It3:41:53 Holly Herndon & Jlin (feat. Spawn) – Godmother3:43:10 Beta Librae – Problem Solving Program3:45:10 Lubomyr Melnyk – Barcarolle3:47:50 Andrew Bird – Bloodless
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 13 January 2020 09:49 (two weeks ago) link