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

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Hey, here we go...

The Wire - Avant Rock 2010

Acid Mothers Temple - In ~
Ash Pool - For Which He Plies The Lash
Expo 70 - Where Does Your Mind Go?
Michael Hurley - Blue Hills
K11 - Metaphonic Portrait 1230 AD
David Maranha - Antarctica
Bill Orcutt - Way Down South
The Orkustra - Adventures In Experimental Electric Orchestra From The San Francisco Underground
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Puffy Areolas - In The Army 1981
Rangda - False Flag
Rangers - Suburban Tours
Sun Circle - Lessness
Wooden Wand - Dream Seat
Xeno & Oaklander - Sentinelle

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:49 (nine years ago) link

^ makes me wonder where I've fucken been all year

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:49 (nine years ago) link

Will post up some of the other genre lists later. Any requests?

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:51 (nine years ago) link

wooden wand. i remember that guy...

scott seward, Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:51 (nine years ago) link

want to see the avant crunk list.

scott seward, Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:51 (nine years ago) link

salem could end up inspiring people to make even better hybrid records. if someone made a miami bass + doom riffs album i would play it a lot. that necro deathmort album was one of the best things i heard last year and it was basically doom + beats. heavenly really.

scott seward, Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:54 (nine years ago) link

need to get my annual copy of the wire, spend the long post christmas slump in front of a roaring fire with a case of port and a folder full of matthew bower .rars

nakhchivan, Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:55 (nine years ago) link

I'm still perplexed why anyone would compared Robyn and Lady Gaga, who sound/look/etc totally different and have a completely different MO. Anyway, as a fan of both, I wonder honestly if Gaga would merit if the visual component were not so strong - if she didn't make epic gonzo videos, wear meat dresses, light things on fire, etc. Robyn, on the other hand, seems to be gaining traction minus those (cool!) peripherals. Despite a thinner voice and starker beats, she doesn't seem to need them the way Gaga does.

I still see them as the two leading female electropop stars, although Robyn sadly hasn't managed to have the same kind of enormous superstar success that Lady Gaga does.

You're Twistin' My Melody Man! (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:56 (nine years ago) link

i read that as matthew boner

no hipster hats (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:56 (nine years ago) link

How are Xeno and Oaklander avant rock? (It's a good list and everything...)

Carl Jung Jeezy (Doran), Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:58 (nine years ago) link

The Wire - Hip Hop 2010

Cam'Ron & Vado ft. Kid Cudi - Ur Killin Me
Lil B - 6 Kiss
Roc Marciano - Marcberg
Travis Porter - Proud To Be A Problem
Rick Ross ft. Styles P - BMF (Blowin' Money Fast)
Tyler The Creator - Bastard
Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Young Dro - Freeze Me
Young L - Young L-E-N

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 18:06 (nine years ago) link

is that hua hsu

nakhchivan, Saturday, 18 December 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) link

"Compiled by Andrew Nosnitsky"

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/atnU6.jpg

nakhchivan, Saturday, 18 December 2010 18:14 (nine years ago) link

aka noz. weird to mix tracks & records in such a short list

zvookster, Saturday, 18 December 2010 18:16 (nine years ago) link

Noz otm

return of the nakh (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 18 December 2010 19:26 (nine years ago) link

noz is really repping for that cam & vado track, it's good but it seems like a weird choice given all the great songs they had this year

no hipster hats (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 18 December 2010 19:27 (nine years ago) link

Listening to the Rangers now and it's fine (super-boring band name and album title though), but I would not have thought that sounding vaguely like Ashra Tempel would make something "avant-rock." This and the other stuff I've listened to from that Wire list so far all sounds like I could have been listening to it in the early 80s, which is fine I guess.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 18 December 2010 20:45 (nine years ago) link

Wait, Michael Hurley is considered "avant rock" now?? (Guessing his records are still too slow and quiet for me regardless, but you never know. Still wish he'd make something like Have Moicy! again.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 December 2010 20:53 (nine years ago) link

The criterion for being "avant" is just that it gets covered in The Wire, I think. God forbid they would write about anything other than the cutting edge (or admit to it).

seandalai, Saturday, 18 December 2010 20:56 (nine years ago) link

i got nothing bad to say about the wire. someone has to write about that stuff. might as well be them. they do a good job. do kinda wish there was a Wire-y Option-esque monthly in the states though.

scott seward, Saturday, 18 December 2010 20:59 (nine years ago) link

xp Then why do they need to have a separate "avant rock" list? Wouldn't that just be the same as their regular list? (Oh wait, the other stuff would be avant non-rock, maybe. I should probably read The Wire more, and I wouldn't ask such dumb questions.)

Btw, speaking of metal lists (as Scott sort of was), I think my favorite thing in the Decibel year-end issue is that the Agalloch/Ludicra guy put Blessure Grave's Judged By Twelve, Carried By Six in his Top Five. I was starting to think I was the only person who even noticed that record. (My goth album of the year, probably, if I had one. Unless Chrome Dome's EP counts, maybe.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:00 (nine years ago) link

i like young l but thats not top ten material imo

*plop*ism rules (deej), Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:00 (nine years ago) link

i like all that shit except Lil B and there's def a lot in there that's not top 10 material

larry longballs money (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:01 (nine years ago) link

kinda wish there was a Wire-y Option-esque monthly in the states

Or better yet, Op-esque!

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

sounding vaguely like Ashra Tempel

Or sometimes Durutti Column, or some lost very Krautrock/prog. influenced post-punk band.

I'm not trying to attack the Wire, really, which is kind of a passe activity at this point. I'll take the Rangers over any of the major indie rock releases I've heard from this year.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:03 (nine years ago) link

Signal To Noise is American, right?

larry longballs money (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:04 (nine years ago) link

actually when i think about it, young L makes perfect sense as an act that the wire should be into

*plop*ism rules (deej), Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:05 (nine years ago) link

The reason it's called Avant Rock is because that is a monthly reviews section in The Wire. The Wire has a large, long general reviews section which covers all genres with a few featured reviews and then various subgenres have one page each of about ~10 1-2 paragraph reviews. So the Avant Rock is just a wire-designated subgenre that they use to organize reviews. They also have a review section called "Outer Limits" which is significantly more vague and broad than "Avant Rock." I would say Avant Rock roughly spans the line of accessibility from indie-crossover territory (Ariel Pink) to "anything using a guitar" (Bill Orcutt). Rangers and Xeno & Oaklander are the only dubious inclusions under that rubric.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:05 (nine years ago) link

x-posts

I think so. I won't buy it any more because the print is too small and the text is too close to the binding. Also Signal to Noise is a little more: interviews with people who do pirate radio broadcasts of electro-acoustic improv out in the middle of Utah.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:06 (nine years ago) link

It must mean something because I think I tend to end up liking things labeled "avant rock" more than I do things labeled indie rock.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:07 (nine years ago) link

i was reading some old signal to noise issues. they are interesting. they really like sun ra.

scott seward, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:10 (nine years ago) link

would be interested to read whiney/deej's picks for 2010 hiphop top 10

cozen, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:15 (nine years ago) link

i usually do a top 25—i'll drop that in January.

larry longballs money (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:25 (nine years ago) link

Bick B -- please post The Wire's Outer Limits and Electronica lists next! :)

t**t, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:41 (nine years ago) link

sorry, Nick :(

t**t, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:41 (nine years ago) link

noz likes the kanye? u________u

k3vin k., Saturday, 18 December 2010 22:37 (nine years ago) link

Why don't you guys go support the Wire and buy a copy, ffs

larry longballs money (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 18 December 2010 22:38 (nine years ago) link

FYI, YOU WHINEY G, my fkn subsriber's copy hasnnae gotten here yet! FFS :D

t**t, Saturday, 18 December 2010 22:48 (nine years ago) link

xp - ha!

My subscription copy hasn't arrived yet. Snow disruption innit.

seandalai, Saturday, 18 December 2010 22:49 (nine years ago) link

i think it's whiney g who, out of spite, 's holding back our copies. ffs, too.

t**t, Saturday, 18 December 2010 22:50 (nine years ago) link

WHINEY GIVE US OUR WIRES

seandalai, Saturday, 18 December 2010 22:51 (nine years ago) link

Expo 70 sounds like electronic music 1981 (with some sort of Pauline Oliveros accordion drone intro--or was that not an accordion?).

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 18 December 2010 22:52 (nine years ago) link

The Wire - Outer Limits 2010

Alessandro Bosetti - Zwolfzungen
Cold Cave/Prurient - Stars Explode
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?
Evil Moisture - If You Want To Fuck The Sky, Teach Your Cock To Fly
Robin Fox - A Handful Of Automation
The Haters/Hal Hutchinson - Xylowave 2010/Amplification II
Hum Of The Druid - Norse Fumigation
Rolf Julius - Music For The Ears
Keranen - Bats In The Attic
Monos - Above The Sky
Pedestrian Deposit - East Fork/North Fork
Dave Phillips - ?
Sculpture - Rotary Signal Emitter
Sudden Infant - My Life's A Gunshot
Vomit - Resonance

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:06 (nine years ago) link

Evil Moisture - If You Want To Fuck The Sky, Teach Your Cock To Fly

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:06 (nine years ago) link

I don't believe in any of those.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:08 (nine years ago) link

The Wire - Electronica 2010

Luke Abbott - Holkham Drones
J Bliebz x Shamantis - U Smile 800% Slower
James Blake - Klavierwerke
Franz Bretschneider - EXP
Cluster - Qua
Ekoplekz - Stalag Zero/Distended Dub
Kangding Ray - Pruitt Igoe
Loveliescrushing - Crwth
Nest - Retold
Philippe Petit - Off To Titan
Raime - Raime EP
Nicholas Szczepanik - Dear Dad
T++ - Wireless
David Tagg - Pentecost
Vex'd - Cloud Seed

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:14 (nine years ago) link

J Bliebz x Shamantis - U Smile 800% Slower

awes

i nominated this in the tracks poll (tho under jbieb only)

will be proselytizing in its favour in the weeks to come

nakhchivan, Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:17 (nine years ago) link

the wire EOY issue is always worth getting btw

nakhchivan, Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:18 (nine years ago) link

Shit, I did a typo there, maybe I was thinking about Blieb Alien

O Permaban (NickB), Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:19 (nine years ago) link


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