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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:49 pm 
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So we're over two months into the new year, time to start ranking our favorite albums.

Your thoughts on this year's releases so far?


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Way too early to rank them, but so far I really like:

The I Don't Cares "Wild Stab"
Benji Hughes "Songs in the Key of Animal"
Javier Escovedo "Kicked Out of Eden"

Kinda bold 'n' crazy to attempt a music thread up in heeeyah.


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As Rads pointed out, it is still way early. But, so far (mid-March), I have been enjoying these 2016 releases:
Fumaça Preta - Impuros Fanáticos
Barry Adamson - Know Where to Run
David Bowie - Blackstar

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And, it's good to see you, OPA.

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I've recently noticed that all the unfortunate events in the lives of blues singers all seem to rhyme... I think all these tragedies could be avoided with a good rhyming dictionary.


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Not sure all of these will be on my year-end list but they're what I've liked the most so far early in the year:

Sioux Falls - Rot Forever
Pinegrove - Cardinal
Sea Pinks - Soft Days
Wild Nothing - Life of Pause
DIIV - Is The Is Are
MONEY - Suicide Songs
Savages - Adore Life


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David Bowie - Blackstar
Rangda - The Heretic's Bargain
µziq - Aberstwyth Marine
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Of the upcoming records I know that are announced, make sure to check out Andy Shauf "The Party".


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I've yet to listen to anything from 2016. It's too late for me, save yourselves!!!

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Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow
Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion
Cian Nugent - Night Fiction
Damien Jurado - Visions of Us on the Land

Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
Tindersticks - The Waiting Room
DIIV - Is This Is Are
Mount Moriah - How To Dance

Junior Boys - Big Black Coat
Living Hour - Living Hour

M. Ward - More Rain
Yuck - Stranger Things

Need more listens:
Andrew Bird, Carter Tanton, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Charles Bradley

Looking forward to:
Cullen Omori, Whitney, Kevin Morby, New Madrid

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Looking forward to:
Cate Le Bon - Crab Day

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I've recently noticed that all the unfortunate events in the lives of blues singers all seem to rhyme... I think all these tragedies could be avoided with a good rhyming dictionary.


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Oh yes the new Tacocat album is out next month and I'm hopefully going to see them in Philly. So there's that.

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I don't seek out new stuff nearly as much anymore, but I like these:

Hoops - Tape #3
Kendrick Lamar - untitled. unmastered.
Bowie - Blackstar
Matmos - Ultimate Care II

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Radcliffe wrote:
Way too early to rank them, but so far I really like:
The I Don't Cares "Wild Stab"

Honestly, one of the best things Paul has done in years. Getting a lot of play.

Also -
The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming
Peter Bruntnell - Nos Da Comrade
Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To

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I'm late on listening to a lot of 2016 albums because I was still trying to get through a bunch of 2015 stuff over the last two months.

But here's what I've liked most from what little I've heard from this year so far. It's kind of disproportionately leaning toward metal, but that'll even out later on.

Albums:
Aluk Todolo – Voix
Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä
Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash
David Bowie – Blackstar
Rangda – The Heretic's Bargain
Adrian Younge – Something About April II

EP:
Krallice – Hyperion (only EP I've heard so far)

Among the things I know I want to hear but haven't gotten around to: Sheer Mag III, Pinegrove, Nap Eyes, Roly Porter, Junior Boys, Anna Meredith, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, Kendrick Lamar, nonkeen, and Porches. And probably Animal Collective, DIIV, Ty Segall, Tortoise, and Kanye, too.

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For me, two albums have really stood out...

The Cradle - Temperate Lands
Nuns - Albeit Tomorrow


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Solid:

Spacin' - Total Freedom
Sunwatchers - S/t
Unknown Relatives - Clueless
Running - Wake Up Applauding


On the fringe:

The Cowboys - S/t
Doug Tuttle - It Calls on Me
Counter Intuits - Monosyllabilly
Bummers Eve - S/t

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I have to give that Spacin' album another listen. It definitely caught my attention.


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OPA! wrote:
I have to give that Spacin' album another listen. It definitely caught my attention.


Yeah, It's nothing to get too excited about just some solid VU/Stones inspired jams. I really enjoy the track "US Ruse".

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OPA! wrote:
For me, two albums have really stood out...

The Cradle - Temperate Lands
Nuns - Albeit Tomorrow


Add to this list...

Golden Daze - Golden Daze


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Looking forward to the new one from The Limiñanas, too!
Preview here:
https://theliminanas.bandcamp.com

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Telegram's new album Operator is pretty good too.


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Haven't listened to a ton on 2016 records yet, but have so far really enjoyed:

David Bowie: Blackstar
Kanye West: Life of Pablo
Saul Williams: MartyrLoserKing
Roly Porter: Third Law
Massive Attack: Ritual Spirit

Glad to see this thread. Will give me some things to go check out.


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DIIV - Is the Is Are
Benji Hughes - Songs in the Key of Animals
Mount Moriah - How to Dance
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled. Unmastered.


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e-stone wrote:
Cian Nugent - Night Fiction
Steve Mason - Meet the Humans


I hadn't heard of either of these and I'm really liking both--thanks for the heads up.

I'm going to have to give Steve Mason's other solo albums a listen.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:00 pm 
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If y'all don't already know, you need to check out Andy Shauf: The Party is out 5/20 on Anti- and Arts & Crafts. RIYL: Low, Neil Young, Lee Hazlewood, Elliott Smith, Harry Nilsson, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN0RPWII7gY


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Radcliffe wrote:
Way too early to rank them, but so far I really like:

The I Don't Cares "Wild Stab"
Benji Hughes "Songs in the Key of Animal"
Javier Escovedo "Kicked Out of Eden"

Kinda bold 'n' crazy to attempt a music thread up in heeeyah.


I definitely dig that I Don't Cares. Gave Benji Hughes a try, but it wasn't my bag.

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