So, what have you guys dug a lot this year and what disappointed the fuck out of you? Also what shit are you looking forward to?
I've been loving: Fucked Up - David Comes to Life Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In the Cloud Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We're New Here Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 Foster the People - Torches
Disappointed the fuck out of me: Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne Radiohead - The King of Limbs Bright Eyes - The People's Key
Looking forward to: Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness Childish Gambino - Camp New Black Keys possibly, rumored that it's coming out this year
Let's all help each other get a feel for what's solid this year.
Post by diestarsdie on Sept 4, 2011 14:44:37 GMT -5
Joyce Manor: Joyce Manor The Strokes: Angles The Kills: Blood Pressures Big Kids: Phone Home Fireworks: Gospel Lady GaGa: Born This Way Britney Spears: Femme Fatale Yellowcard: When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes Omegas: Blasts of Lunacy Deep Sleep: Turn Me Off Algernon Cadwaller: Parrot Flies Hysterics EP Adele: 21 Balance and Composure: Separation Fucked Up: David Comes to Life Touche Amore: Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me Wiz Khalifa: Rolling Papers Title Fight: Shed The Wonder Years: Suburbia, I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing Wiccans: Skullduggery Tenement: Napalm Dream Jay-Z and Kanye West: Watch the Throne Big Eyes: Hard Life (Haven't even had a chance to listen to this yet but I know it will be amazing)
Looking forward to:
Dead to Me Drake Coldplay Banner Pilot Blink-182
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Favorites: Boris - Heavy Rocks Boris - Attention Please William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs Get Up Kids - There Are Rules Fucked Up - David Comes to Life Fen - Epoch Dropkick Murphys - Going Out In Style 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones Banquets - Top Button, Bottom Shelf Darkest Hour - The Human Romance Austin Lucas - A New Home in the Old World Bayside - Killing Time Dave Hause - Resolutions Jesu - Ascension Red Fang - Murder in the Mountains Amorphis - The Beginning of Times Cave In - White Silence Social Distortion - Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room - Hurricane Season Funeral For a Friend - Welcome Home Armageddon This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket Thursday - No Devolucion (FINALLY grew on me the past few weeks) Primordial - Death at the Puritans Hand Nick 13 - self/titled Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
Anticipating: Thrice Banner Pilot Mastodon Dead To Me Lucero (probably wont happen until next year)
There's others that I haven't listened to enough that'll probably climb into the favorites category soon. As for disappointments, I was bored by the new Crowbar and thought Heartsounds new record was kind of weak too.
favorites: Joyce Manor - s/t Thursday - No Devolucion Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years Night Birds - The Other Side of Darkness (only just heard it today, but it's a fucking ripper) Ceremony - 6 Cover Songs Omegas - Blasts of Lunacy Fireworks - Gospel House Boat - The Thorns of Life Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne The Men - Leave Home Smoke DZA - Rolling Stoned Basement - I Wish I Could Stay Here Fucked Up - David Comes to Life Curren$y - Covert Coup Balance and Composure - Separation Pentimento - Wrecked Rival Schools - Pedals Sixes - Morning Hoax - s/t 7" Title Fight - Shed Low Places - Spiritual Treatment Full of Hell - Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights Weekend Nachos - Worthless Dopamines/Dear Landlord split Glassjaw - Coloring Book
i'm just gonna stop there because this list is getting long as hell. you could say that I think this year has been really damn good.
looking forward to: Banner Pilot Dead To Me blink-182 Xerxes The Slow Death Cobra Skulls
Looking forward to Slices, Santigold, Ladytron, St. Vincent, Condominium, Spank Rock, Zola Jesus, M83, Tom Waits, all of which are coming out very soon and have probably already leaked if they have not actually come out already. I can't pay attention to everything.
I've been having a great year (great year!) for music, but after milling through my "what I think is awesome this year" list, I've realized that most of it is not a product of '11. Here's what ar favaorites I reallu liked:
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact The Men - Leave Home Grails - Deep Politics Probably the Hysterics 7", if it's the same as the demo. Probably anyway even if it's not. I still need to order that. Big Business - Quadruple Single Iceage - New Brigade and Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis or whatever it's called. I've actually been listening to this since last November but it's finally gotten a legitimate release now or sometime in the near future.
Almost everything else I've heard has a few good choons, but I'm not frothing at the mouth excited about.
Beach Fossils -- What a Pleasure EP Glowbug -- Mr. Plastic Grimes -- Darkbloom (!!! so good) Panda Bear -- Tomboy John Maus -- We Must Become... WU LYF -- Go Tell Fire to the Mountain Grouper -- A | A: Alien Observer How to Dress Well -- Just Once EP M83 -- Hurry up, We're Dreaming
I'm not sure, but I think the Radiohead may have been the only new release I've heard thus far. I like it, but it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be.
I did download the new Copyrights...I haven't really listened to it. And I have heard the new House Boat. But I haven't REALLY listened to it extensively yet. Lotta people are into it. I can't imagine I wouldn't like it.
Post by Kristin Sane on Sept 6, 2011 18:34:30 GMT -5
Okkervil River - I am Very Far Frank Tuner - England Keep My Bones The Horrible Crowes - Elsie Holy Fever - s/t ep W/IFS - The Anarchy and the Ecstasy Dave Hause - Resolutions Wild Flag - s/t Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math Fucked Up - David Comes to Life The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
Can't wait for the new Chuck Ragan!
we mix our own mythologies and we push them out through PA systems we dictate our doxologies and try to get sleeping kids to sit up and listen
completely forgot about the new Pains and Manchester Orchestra albums, I remember the Pains album being awesome, but haven't got a chance to check out the MO album. and the fucking Holy Fever EP! shit is so good.
There's been a lot of good stuff this year, but the Horrible Crowes album is as good, if not better, than I expected and I listened to the new Frank Turner earlier today and thought it was pretty fantastic as well.
Post by Pillars of Aaron on Sept 16, 2011 16:48:21 GMT -5
Haven't really been able to buy anything, but Des Ark's new album is topping my list right now. Finally got around to writing a review for it. Then Bright Eyes, Thursday, and The Pauses. Still have a few to listen to. I really did enjoy that House Boat album, so that may be in my top 5. Still haven't heard all of Fucked Up though. Don't think I necessarily have any disappointments.
Post by dance of days on Sept 17, 2011 3:52:26 GMT -5
off the top of my head:
Faves: John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Grouper - A | A / Alien Observer Generifus - I Don't Have to Worry Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972 HPP - 7" Outlook - Vision EP (on tape) Broken Water - Peripheral Star Crude Thought - demo Group Doueh - Beatte Harab Tinariwen - Tassili (but seriously why does one of the greatest groups in the world need to enlist members of WILCO and TV ON THE GODDAMN RADIO...for "western cred" or something? fuck) Toro Y Moi - Underneath the Pine Gun Outfit - High Places Karl Blau - MAX 12" Metal Mountains - Golden Trees
extraneous two cents, since i end up listening to all this shit at my job as it comes in every week:
Shabazz Palaces "Black Up" was also decent...Iceage is neat...wanted to like Tune-Yards but it started to drive me a little crazy after a while...thought Wild Flag was a little disappointing, sounds too Top 40 for me, but the video of them knocking over an Arcade Fire album in Jackpot Records was funny...I expected something less boring from GIRLS considering how much hype their new record got...St. Vincent bugs the shit out of me...the new single by Glen Campbell off his "I'm getting Alzheimer's" album, "Ghost on the Canvas," penned by Paul Westerberg, is terrible but will get stuck in your head for days (lyric sample: "ring around the rosary/pocket full of prose you read"...i mean SERIOUSLY?!), everyone is flipping a shit over Gillian Welch but she doesn't seem as great as everyone thinks she is...Jay-Z and Kanye are at least TRYING to advance the hip hop genre and I think they've had some hits and misses...Blitzen Trapper is fucking godawful, I might as well be listening to Kid Rock...and I thought the new Radiohead was pretty cool.