2010 Magazine's Albums Of The Year Thread For Posting Lists and Discussion

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whiney's right that JJ's profile has very suddenly raised among people not actively paying attention to country, i never heard of the guy until recently and it seems like he's everywhere

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Jamey Johnson even got some love on his prior cd Whiney. Tsk, tsk, behind on your country music knowledge.

What blows my mind is this dude apparently co-wrote "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

omar little is truly the best comedy gif response practitioner in the history of this thread

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

whiney's right that JJ's profile has very suddenly raised among people not actively paying attention to country, i never heard of the guy until recently and it seems like he's everywhere

I sort of feel like that standard country-artist-hits-mainstream MO, though...? Like, become big in your niche which by the way a ginormous # of people listen to, then emerge onto the scene fully-formed like Athene bursting out of Zeus's forehead.

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

sure, but his critical profile is much higher than the average platinum country singer, let alone other merely gold-selling ones like him

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think the surprising thing is how he seems like he should be some drive-by truckers type alt-country badass while his career trajectory is more miranda lambert/taylor swift

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

dude even did reality TV!

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, obviously. But what was the lead-up. I never saw it. I'm def not up on my country as much as I should be. But it's not like MF Doom or anything where there was like three years of indie people doing one page features and Q&As, this is like full indiecrossover right away afaik?

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

I even saw the Miranda Lambert leadup coming

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

losing your grip, dude!

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

(and haha i didn't know shit about this guy before everyone was like DIG THIS DOUBLE CD either)

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

might be the fact that he made a double CD that made people realize he was an Artist and not the new Keith Urban or something

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

seems like he should be some drive-by truckers type alt-country badass

Well, to be fair, so does Miranda Lambert.

what was the lead-up. I never saw it.

2009:

http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/singles/2009/SGlnaCBDb3N0IG9mIExpdmluZw==/

2008:

http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/albums/2008/VGhhdCBMb25lc29tZSBTb25n/

2008 album was the only album that year to make three out of four NY Times critics' Top 10s, fwiw.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

markers is truly the worst comedy gif response practitioner in the history of ilx

― Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, December 8, 2010 1:44 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark

for fuckin real

gimme schefter (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

i feel whiney on jamey johnson too -- i think the double album had something to do w/ it

& yes, kanye being #1 on every single album list is absurd

gimme schefter (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanks man!

markers, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

monoculture isn't dead, kanye is the monoculture

gimme schefter (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

markerculture isn't dead, markers is the markerculture

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

kanye is such a dud to me. i don't get it. but, in all fairness, i haven't heard the new album. so, i should, i guess. but i really don't want to.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't wait for the "wtf were we thinking" looks back in 2015.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

double album had something to do w/ it

Well, yeah -- Lots of talk about that on the album's thread. The marketing and packaging deserve an award themselves. Seems like the positive critical response the previous album got convinced Johnson and/or Mercury Records to present the new one as an Important Conceptual Work Of Art, like no Nashville country album ever before. And it worked. Three-LP vinyl version is real gorgeous.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

"to present the new one as an Important Conceptual Work Of Art, like no Nashville country album ever before."

http://media.schadenfreude.net/2008/06/brooks-garth-in-the-life-of-chris-gaines.jpg

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't wait for the "wtf were we thinking" looks back in 2015.

you're assuming the crit picks in 2015 aren't going to be yay more dubious

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

chuck do you own this conceptual artistic statement from the 70's?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Cb4mdL5MI2A/TAfwzV8CxoI/AAAAAAAAGYg/3_HvzfZdxeA/s1600/Front.jpg

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Let's not forget Red Headed Stranger.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

well yeah country has a zillion "concept" albums.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

I guess just not recently.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

how you go from luke the drifter to chris gaines i'll never know though.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp! Nah (to Scott, about the album he posted), but actually, I just remembered that Vince Gill (who is boring) put out a quaduple CD four years ago -- very big deal at the Grammys, obviously. And the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's two Will The Circle Be Unbroken doubles fit in here, too. And maybe Red Headed Stranger. Probably other outlaw stuff too -- Jamey Johnson divides is into a Black Album and a White Album; David Allan Coe had a Happy Side and a Su-i-Side. So it's not like the Johnson thing is that unprecedented, I guess. Just don't think rock critics have ever fallen in line to this extent.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

the jon caramanica piece was really good! and compelling. i can see people - critics - wanting to check out the album after that ran.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hey, so was my piece! Thing is, another huge part of Jamey Johnson's packaging to Serious Music Listeners is how he looks, not just how his album looks. (And I like him, a lot! But there's a ton of schtick involved.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't think i read yours! sorry!

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ha, no big deal! Did it for my former employer. Anyway, it's linked on the JJ thread.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 20:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

The complaints about lists are about as interesting as listening to gripes about the weather. Isn't anyone excited about new finds from some of the better lists? I'm enjoying LoneLady, Motorpsycho, Teeth Of The Sea, Anika, Årabrot and much more. Glad to see The Soft Pack finally appear on a list. Still at large - Julie Christmas - The Bad Wife.

Looking forward next week to The Wire, Treblezine and Resident Advisor. Then I'll be finishing up my own.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

The complaints about lists are about as interesting as listening to gripes about the weather. Isn't anyone excited about new finds from some of the better lists?

OTM. It's not like there's anything even remotely surprising about most of these lists but I seriously doubt ppl are devoting as much energy to listening to some of the unknown quantities than they are to the most rote of whining about Arcade Fire/Kanye/Deerhunter.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Motorpsycho album has been my EOY poll find so far. Totally missed any talk of it beforehand.

sofatruck, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

i would definitely check out a year-end best of 2010 youtube thread. there probably is one already.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

ILM complaining about lists?!

bourgeoistech bourgeoisthèque (_Rudipherous_), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I thought that Motorpsycho was boring but whatev

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

"ILM complaining about lists?!"

hahaha!

ILM: Making music more tedious than it has to be since 2000.

(but i'm still here, so, you know, whatever...)

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Brooks as Chris Gaines looks a lot like Ben Stiller as Zoolander.

I don't ever expect there NOT to be complaints about lists. Like weather small-talk, it's expected and comforting in a mildly annoying way. It's just that I'd expect this group to be a bit more excited about new discoveries/revelations/faves.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, but to be fair, there is a whole year's worth of OMG! new album/song/band/etc threads.

scott seward, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nearly had my head blown off by deja vu then. My music teacher was obsessed with White Mansions. "Bring up the 12-pounders!" sang some dying Civil War Officer dude to his ghost comrades.

Carl Jung Jeezy (Doran), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, but to be fair, there is a whole year's worth of OMG! new album/song/band/etc threads.

yeah the whinging is a reaction to not seeing most of the stuff we've going OMGing about all year get recognised by professional critics. i know we shouldn't expect any better. and i've totally been checking stuff out, just haven't got round to listening to it all yet.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

what was that dance magazine that had their list up with audio tracks and i even started a thread about their top 50 or whatever. last year, i think. i would check them out again. i'll have to find it. someone here works for them? or they did anyway. music mag world moves fast.

scott seward, Thursday, 9 December 2010 01:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Here's Latin Beat Magazine's top 10 (actually separate album lists from some of their contributors). Yes, ILX's Rudiph will be annoyed by the love for Spanish Harlem Orchestra

http://www.latinbeatmagazine.com/features.html

curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 December 2010 02:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

More variety of opinion on it here: http://www.salsaforums.com/showthread.php?t=15373

I trust anonymous forum posters more than these critics. Or I guess I simply don't trust critics who hold SHO's recordings in high esteem.

bourgeoistech bourgeoisthèque (_Rudipherous_), Thursday, 9 December 2010 02:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

skot: i would listen to all these xlr8r best of the year tracks

i believe noted ilx poster table is the table does something there

flopson, Thursday, 9 December 2010 02:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

another no-placer on any of lists is nina nastasia's record, which i have a very hard time believing isn't better than most of what's on most of them. but of course i usually feel that way about her albums. i guess tomorrow's hipster cult artists have to come from somewhere.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 9 December 2010 03:21 (seven years ago) Permalink


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