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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2008, 04:11:06 AM »
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Looking back on every list I make every year, there are 10 albums in a somewhat arbitrary order, depending on the amount of plays I've given them by the time I make it.  Other than the one that is #1 or #2, the rest usually end up deleted or falls into the annals of hearing it accidentally on shuffle.

That being said, these two albums I feel are really wonderful, no bullshit.  I was glad to see a new Girl Talk release, but it was more of Night Ripper vein, so even if it's better or worse as people argue, it doesn't matter.  His progression has been all over the chart from deconstructing pop music, to mashup, to what it is now, which is really more sample heavy house than anything.  It's not a bad thing, his live shows are killer, but when it all boils down to a laptop, it's safe to say I'd laugh at paying more than twenty bucks to see him.  Oddly enough, I guess I would pay 20, though.  Guy puts on a hell of a show.

Also, in regards to Lil Wayne... are people really into him?  Is it a joke?  Are we supposed to pretend to like him?  The beats are pretty uninspired and his lyrics are just goofy.  It's not as raw as ODB, and it's not as masterminded as Kool Keith, and he's just carrying the Cash Money legacy.  Am I missing something?

So, here we are for this year...

Runner-up:

Black Mountain - In The Future



Winner:

Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

"As a matter of fact I only work with the feeling of something magical, something seemingly significant. And to keep it magical I don't want to know the story involved, I just want the hypnotic effect of it somehow seeming significant without knowing why." - Len Lye

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2008, 01:57:15 PM »
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Ok here we go. There's a pretty good chance this list won't change. But we'll see.



Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes


Spiritualized* - Songs in A & E


The Death Set - Worldwide


Portishead - Third


Ratatat - LP3


Man Man - Rabbit Habits


Black Keys - Attack & Release


MGMT - Oracular Spectacular


Grampall Jookabox - Ropechain


Shugo Tokumaru - Exit


Animal Collective - Water Curses EP


Dodos - Visiter


Tv on the Radio - Dear Science


Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing


Why? - Alopecia


Beach House - Devotion


No Age - Nouns


Honorable mentions: Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend, Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing, Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lie Down in the Light

Biggest Disappointments: Islands - Arm's Way, Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer, Steven Malkmus & the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash

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I've determined the order mostly due to the amount of which i've listened to each album.. I've listened to that no age record more than anything else this year. But there a few albums i haven't really jumped into yet that might stir things up. I'll make a definitive list at the end of the year.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2008, 03:04:29 PM »
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PASTE MAGAZINE TOP 50 of 2008

50 TV On The Radio - Dear Science (Interscope)
49 Sandra McCracken - Red Balloon (Towhee)
48 REM - Accelerate (Warner Bros.)
47 Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim (Astralwerks)
46 Lykke Li - Youth Novels (LL)
45 M83 - Saturdays = Youth (Mute)
44 Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers (Zoë)
43 Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer (Roadrunner)
42 Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down - We Brave Bee Stings & All (KRS)
41 The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave (Gravitation)
40 Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords (Sub Pop)
39 The Dodos - Visiter (Frenchkiss)
38 Jamie Lidell - Jim (Warp)
37 Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit - A Larum (Lost Highway)
36 The Bridges - Limits of the Sky (Verve)
35 Colour Revolt - Plunder, Beg and Curse (Fat Possum)
34 Torche - Meanderthal (Hydra Head)
33 Santogold - Santogold (Downtown)
32 Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)
31 The Walkmen - You & Me (Gigantic)
30 I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini? (Mute)
29 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III (Cash Money/Universal)
28 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (Columbia)
27 Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning (Yep Roc)
26 Lee Ann Womack - Call Me Crazy (MCA Nashville)
25 Mugison - Mugiboogie (Ipecac)
24 Santogold & Diplo - Top Ranking
 (Mad Decent)
23 Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us (Barsuk)
22 No Age - Nouns (Sub Pop)
21 The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust (Vice)
20 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark (Astralwerks)
19 Gentleman Jesse and His Men - Introducing Gentleman Jesse and His Men (Douchemaster)
18 Death Cab
 for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
 (Atlantic)
17 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In The Light (Drag City)
16 My Morning Jacket
 - Evil Urges (ATO)
15 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (Mute)
14 Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim (Kemado)
13 Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart (Waterfall/RCA)
12 of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping (Polyvinyl)
11 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive (Vagrant)
10 Deerhunter - Microcastle (Kranky)
09 Lucinda Williams - Little Honey (Lost Highway)
08 Sun Kil Moon - April (Caldo Verde)
07 Girl Talk - Feed the Animals (Illegal Art)
06 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)
05. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar)
04. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)
03. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (XL)
02. Sigur Rós - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust (XL)
01. She & Him - Volume One (Merge)


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She & Him? Really? I love M. Ward and all but....really?


Their reasoning behind She & Him:

    Maybe it's just a sweet little folk record -- a tiny, flawless diamond. Or maybe it's a pristine distillation of harmony and craft; 50 years of songwriting experience served up on a spinning silver platter. Either way, it's our album of the year. Produced with touches of girl-group splendor and arranged with a dreamy, old-fashioned vibe, She & Him's debut couldn't be more adorable.
“The myth by no means finds its adequate objectification in the spoken word. The structure of the scenes and the visible imagery reveal a deeper wisdom than the poet himself is able to put into words and concepts” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2008, 05:00:49 PM »
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Usually when I see a list from someone on here, I figure a lot of it has personal taste factored in and can't really assess it beyond preference, but I hate when a magazine does a definitive list.  Out of 50 albums in the year, and Fuck Buttons gets snubbed.

What's worse is that they made sure to high rank some of the year's trash by artists who are capable of much better like giving Mates of State a faaaaar too generous 23 out of 50.  When will people learn that Vampire Weekend might be a brief dose of fun, but it is not treading any new water and is hardly worth third place?

Now that I think about it, Black Mountain isn't even on here, which is total crap.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2008, 05:05:27 PM »
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Pastes list is fucking terrible.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008, 05:33:31 PM »
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not definitive,

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6 one half of
7 one half of
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context, context, context.

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2008, 10:31:03 AM »
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Top 25 (random order):
1.  Hjaltalin - Sleepdrunk Sessions
2.  Snowman - The Horse, The Rat and The Sea
3.  TV on the Radio - Dear Science
4.  Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
5.  The Presets - Apocalypso
6.  Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ
7.  Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath
8.  Genghis Tron - Board Up The House
9.  Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
10. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
11. Why? - Alopecia
12. Portishead - Third
13. Sigur Rós - Međ suđ í eyrum viđ spilum endalaust
14. Dungen - 4
15. Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
16. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fordlândia
17. Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
18. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
19. Sun Kil Moon - April
20. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
21. El Guincho - Alegranza
22. The Dodos - Visiter
23. God Is an Astronaut - God Is an Astronaut
24. Late of the Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
25. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2008, 12:08:34 AM »
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Rolling Stone's Albums of the Year
TV on the Radio partied as the world collapsed, Dylan hit the vaults, Lil Wayne topped hip-hop and Metallica thundered back

1 | TV on the Radio: Dear Science
2 | Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs — The Bootleg
      Series Vol. 8
3 | Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III
4 | My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges
5 | John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love
      and Freedom
6 | Santogold: Santogold
7 | Coldplay: Viva la Vida or
       Death and All His Friends
8 | Beck: Modern Guilt
9 | Metallica: Death Magnetic
10 | Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
11 | Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
12 | Guns n' Roses: Chinese Democracy
13 | Blitzen Trapper: Furr
14 | Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology
15 | The Black Keys: Attack & Release
16 | Randy Newman: Harps and Angels
17 | B.B. King: One Kind Favor
18 | Lucinda Williams: Little Honey
19 | Erykah Badu: New Amerykah: Part 1
      (4th World War)
20 | Kings of Leon: Only by the Night
21 | Kaiser Chiefs: Off With Their Heads
22 | Jackson Browne: Time the Conquerer
23 | Conor Oberst: Conor Oberst
24 | Girl Talk: Feed the Animals
25 | The Magnetic Fields: Distortion
26 | Mudcrutch: Mudcrutch
27 | Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun
28 | The Knux: Remind Me in Three Days...
29 | Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
30 | Duffy: Rockferry
31 | MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
32 | Jamey Johnson: The Lonesome Song
33 | Ne-Yo: Year of the Gentleman
34 | Stephen Malkmus: Real Emotional Trash
35 | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig,
      Lazarus, Dig!!!
36 | The Hold Steady: Stay Positive
37 | Nine Inch Nails: The Slip
38 | Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line
39 | Taylor Swift: Fearless
40 | Jonas Brothers: A Little Bit Longer
41 | AC/DC: Black Ice
42 | David Byrne and Brian Eno: Everything
       That Happens Will Happen Today
43 | Nas: Untitled
44 | The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely
45 | Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward
46 | The Academy Is...: Fast Times at
      Barrington High
47 | Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
48 | Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It
49 | Hot Chip: Made in the Dark
50 | No Age: Nouns
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2008, 08:54:19 AM »
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How Rolling Stone can have My Morning Jacket, Guns R Roses and Kings of Leon in their top 20, but not even list Deerhunter in their top 50 is beyond me.

Not a bad list overall, but it really totes the line between mainstream acceptance and hipster credibility.

I wonder if they even allow David Fricke in the meetings for best albums of the year.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2008, 12:10:12 PM »
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Yeah all these end of the year lists suck. But stereogum's reader's poll turned out pretty good. I'm just happy to see Why? and Beach House on there.
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50 Islands - Arm's Way
49 Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue
48 Man Man - Rabbit Habits
47 Bloc Party - Intimacy
46 Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords
45 Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane
44 Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
43 Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
42 Hercules And Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair
41 Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
40 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
39 Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster...
38 The Black Keys - Attack & Release
37 Ryan Adams And The Cardinals - Cardinology
36 Dr. Dog - Fate
35 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
34 Blitzen Trapper - Furr
33 The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
32 Lykke Li - Youth Novels
31 Santogold - Santogold
30 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
29 Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
28 She & Him - Volume One
27 Beach House - Devotion
26 Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
25 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
24 M83 - Saturdays = Youth
23 The Dodos - Visiter
22 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
21 Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
20 Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
19 Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park
18 Beck - Modern Guilt
17 Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Flight
16 Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
15 No Age - Nouns
14 Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
13 WHY? - Alopecia
12 Sigur Rós - Međ Suđ Í Eyrum Viđ Spilum Endalaust
11 Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
10 The Walkmen - You & Me
9 Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
8 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
7 Portishead - Third
6 of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
5 Deerhunter - Microcastle
4 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
3 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
2 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
1 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes


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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2008, 07:58:34 PM »
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As high as TV on the Radio is on most lists, it just doesn't seem to be talked about all that much.

Am I in a cave or do other people feel that way as well?

Then again, the only music magazine I get is Paste (because of that $1 subscription last year) and they didn't review it too well. It is one of the highest of the year on Metacritic though.

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Pitchfork Readers Poll

01. TV on the Radio: Dear Science
02. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes / Sun Giant EP
03. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
04. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
05. Deerhunter: Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
06. Portishead: Third
07. MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
08. Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours
09. M83: Saturdays=Youth
10. No Age: Nouns
11. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals
12. Sigur Rós: Međ suđ í eyrum viđ spilum endalaust
13. The Walkmen: You & Me
14. Dodos: Visiter
15. Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer
16. WHY?: Alopecia
17. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive
18. Nine Inch Nails: The Slip
19. Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
20. Okkervil River: The Stand Ins
21. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III
22. Beach House: Devotion
23. Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles
24. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
25. Beck: Modern Guilt

other categories, too:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/148094-2008-pitchfork-readers-poll

and then various musicians lists:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/147687-guest-list-best-of-2008
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2008, 09:05:03 PM »
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Can you people keep it to a top 10? Or is listing 25-50 albums really is that easy?

Having said this, more of you need to listen to The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2008, 02:09:39 PM »
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I have listened to it and even though I like it I don't think it'll make to my top ten. Its kind of a sleepy record isn't it? Something good to dream to.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2008, 03:01:12 PM »
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Republic of Loose- Volume IV: Johnny Pyro and the Dance of Evil


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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2008, 06:35:22 PM »
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What are those albums like? They look interesting.
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