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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2010, 02:09:31 AM »
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LCD soundsystem - This is happening
Black Keys- Brother (F U walrus the production is dynamite and it's the dirtiest rock that anyone is putting out - Hi-fi is the new lo-fi).
Vampire weekend - Contra (Diplomat's son and I think ur a contra are two of the best tracks of the year, i'm not bored, just wish it was a longer album).
National - High Violet
The Tallest man on earth -  The Wild Hunt  & Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird (EP) ( This guy is a fucking phenom, i would kill to be able to write songs as good as him).
She and him - Vol 2
Kid Cudi - 9     Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager     
Kanye West  - my dark twisted beautiful fantasy.  No one is making beats like this guy, his shit is raw and gritty as all get out.


Honorable mention :

Robert Plants new album
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
B.o.B - B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Eminem Recovery - now i think the beats on this album is bullshit and most of the hooks are lame as fuck.  Look out he inverted his hair color and now he's motivational.  His flow is undoubtedly one of the best out, this album is kinda bullshit to me. I can respect a guy growing up, but he should have included more dre beats.
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2010, 10:09:58 AM »
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that Kid Cudi album was garbage man, he's too coked up to make anything good anymore
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2010, 12:39:24 PM »
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that Kid Cudi album was garbage man, he's too coked up to make anything good anymore

I guess I liked it.  Supposedly he's off the coke though, but who knows.  Glad you have an opinion too!
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2010, 01:53:29 PM »
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Black Keys- Brother (F U walrus the production is dynamite and it's the dirtiest rock that anyone is putting out - Hi-fi is the new lo-fi).

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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2010, 02:13:24 PM »
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You said this about the whole album.

This new Black Keys album was a definite disappointment to me.  I don't know if they're growing stale to me or if it's too overpolished or what, but it just seemed pretty weak.

I don't see where you're coming from about it being overpolished, but I could accept that you think they're growing stale. This is the first album of theirs that I found diggable and expanded on their sound. I'm assuming you've heard most of their stuff though so I can respect your opinion.



and Kid Cudi's just repeating everything about himself from the first album except it's not as deep or entertaining. He's gonna need to hit bottom so he can make a comeback before he'll be culturally relevant again
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2010, 02:43:21 PM »
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The caps lock is what made your last post super funny walrus.   I am ROTFL.  Maybe it was the ignorance though, i must have missed the song called "brothers" on the album.  I heard the song "unknown brothers," maybe that's what you were talking about :)

To me, 'brothers' is the black keys.  Sure the production of this album is better than the others, and i know that really gets to lo-fi lovers like you wally but this album does expand them as a band.  The song writing is just as good if not better and the additions of other intstruments really makes it complete.  When i saw them back in June, it was way better than the previous shows i had gone to.  So it seems like their talent is getting better and so is their songwriting skills.  Brothers shows this.  The first 8 songs are fucking dynamite off the charts, then the album mellows you out.  one of the best of the year IMO.


As far as Cudi goes, he's the only one doing that kind of hip hop, so i enjoy the lack of dynamic in some of the sections.  It's very well produced but not typical in its song writing,  That's why i dig it.
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2010, 02:45:31 PM »
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I think Brothers is the best Black Keys album since Rubber Factory. I was a big fan of theirs early on and part of what I loved about them was their gritty production. When they started getting more polished, I didn't think it worked very well, but this is the first time where I think they put it all together and created something great.
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2010, 03:15:13 PM »
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I wasn't saying I didn't ever say that about the album, my observation was aimed more at why he remembered to offhandedly mention it.  Even after relistens, I still don't like it.  I'm not opposed to hi-fi stuff, but their new stuff just feels really glossy to me.  But I'm willing to accept that I'm just getting tired of their formula.

Anyway, let's not overlook john's list here, where he mentions a couple of my favorites that missed my list because I put mine together fairly hastily (it was more top loaded with stuff that I've either gotten around to listening to now or immediately sprang to mind because they blew me away.)

Still though, I gotta hand it to...


Of Montreal - False Priest

I like Of Montreal best when their in Prince freakout mode. Aggressively sexy walls of sound that don't stay in one place for too long. Add the production flourishes of Jon Brion and you have an album that never fails to make me want to shake my ass. Kevin Barnes alternates between sincerity and being full of shit, keeping me on my toes from start to finish.

Earlier this year, I saw Barnes sing a really emotive version of John Lennon's "Mother" with Bron accompanying him on piano. It was beautiful and vulnerable. Later in the year, I saw Barnes with full band, garish and sexual, covering a medley of Michael Jackson songs, complete with his own hype man engaging the crowd between songs. Barnes seemed equally comfortable with each persona, fragility and bravado, and it's exciting to see what personality he'll inhabit next.

...

Drive-By Truckers - The Big Do-To

Consummate storytellers. Like Flannery O'Connor with guitars. They craft a word that is richly cinematic and astutely realistic with every song. And they rock, too.


Haven't heard much of the others, but I'll check them out!
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2010, 01:07:00 AM »
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Of Montreal's album is probably the one I turned around on the most this past year. I haven't really liked anything of theirs since Sunlandic Twins and on first listen I hated False Priest but the more I listen to it the more it grows on me. The one two punch of Sex Karma>Girl Named Hello is a lot of fun.

my top ten for the year:

Twin Shadow - Forget
this got great reviews and was produced by one of the guys from Grizzly Bear but I didn't give it a chance until recently. Great songwriting all around and embraces that late'70s-early 80's nitch that I love but is rarely done well.

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Never listened to them before because I thought they were just another overrated hipster band, but this album has the goods. Sprawl II is the song every teenager wishes they could write.

Royksopp - Senior
Pretty much hated everything they've done since Melody AM, but this is a very patient, mature album. Norway kicks ass.

The Russian Futurists - The Weight's On The Wheels
This album got bashed around here but I think it features some of the most well written lyrics in years. Golden Years is the song every 35 year old wishes they could write

Four Tet - There is Love in You
This album does the impossible, making trip hop sound relevant and original again.

Caribou - Swim
I was turned off by this album at first because I loved the poppy psychedelic sound of Andorra so much and I felt like he was trying to sound too electronic and trendy on this one. After seeing him live over the summer I revisited the album and it hit me in a much different way. Kaili features one of those gorgeous melodic phrases that you never want to end.

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Much more consistent than All Hour Cymbals and it features my favorite song of the year, I Remember

Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
All Delighted People came out and I hated it. This album came out and it blew my mind. Then, I listened to All Delighted People again and loved it to death. I don't know if that was his intention, but releasing All Delighted People and having it so coolly received helped soften the expectations of the "Big Illinois Followup" and allowed me to listen to the two pieces for what they were.

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot
Because I enjoy the hippity hop too and this one was just so much more fun and effortless than the Kanye album.

!!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It?
I was really surprised to see this band bounce back so confidently after Jerry Fuchs' death. In my opinion, Fuchs WAS the band and his loss was a devastating one to dance music. Sporting tattoos on each arm saying "midi in" and "midi out", the man was an incomparable drummer, and there's a pretty good chance you've rocked out to his beats without even knowing it. I was going to put the LCD Soundsystem album here but fuck that shit, you already know that album's good. Give this one another shot.


edit: can't believe I forgot about Deerhunter and Everything Everything. I've listened to those two albums so much they feel older than they are. I especially love that this exists:
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2010, 06:49:21 PM »
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If someone had told me a year ago that my favorite album of 2010 would be Beach House, I wouldnít have believed them. Until this year they were a band I could only listen to for a few songs at a time before getting bored and switching to something else. That all changed on the bandís third album, Teen Dream, which leaked around this time last year and went into heavy rotation soon after. During the last 12 months it held itís own against albums by many of my favorite bands, some of which didnít even get a spot on this list.  So with much competition, here are my favorite albums of 2010.


1. Beach House - Teen Dream
Favorite Tracks: Silver Soul, Walk In The Park, Take Care


2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Favorite Tracks: City With No Children, We Used To Wait, Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)


3. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Favorite Tracks: Ď81, Good Intentions Paving Company, Baby Birch, On A Good Day, In California, Soft As Chalk


4. The National - High Violet
Favorite Tracks: Afraid Of Anyone, Bloodbuzz Ohio, Conversation 16


5. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Favorite Tracks: Monster, Hell Of A Life, Lost In The World


6. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Favorite Tracks: Revival, Desire Lines, Coronado


7. Surfer Blood - Astrocoast
Favorite Tracks: Floating Vibes, Slow Jabroni, Catholic Pagans


8. Spoon - Transference
Favorite Tracks: The Mystery Zone, I Saw The Light, Nobody Gets Me But You


9. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Favorite Tracks: Dance Yrself Clean, All I Want, I Can Change


10. MGMT - Congratulations
Favorite Tracks: Itís Working, Song For Dan Treacy, Flash Delirium


11. Wolf Parade - Expo 86
Favorite Tracks: Little Golden Age, Ghost Pressure, Pobodyís Nerfect


12. The Morning Benders - Big Echo
Favorite Tracks: Cold War, Hand Me Downs, Stitches


13. The New Pornographers - Together
Favorite Tracks: Moves, Crash Years, We End Up Together


14. Jenny and Johnny - Iím Having Fun Now
Favorite Tracks: My Pet Snakes, Animal, Straight Edge Of The Blade


15. Best Coast - Crazy For You
Favorite Tracks: Crazy For You, Our Deal, I Want To

Notable: Girl Talk, The Hold Steady, Wavves, Grinderman, The Black Keys, Interpol, Les Savy Fav, The Walkmen, Belle & Sebastian, Sufjan Stevens, Sleigh Bells, Vampire Weekend, Magnetic Fields.
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2010, 11:32:00 PM »
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You guys are sleeping on Yeasayers Odd Blood. It came out in January, but it's so good.
i can't get into the voice. i can only describe it as whiny emo 80's english all combined.

of montreal has also tested me. i can only come up with that it's when he's trying to sing in high falsetto a la prince and the fact that he does it so much on this album. coquette has the vocals he's known for and it was instantly good to me. then there is a big piano ballad towards the end that seems to end right before it could get epic.

really surprised how much mia's stock fell. her last two records were huge in a critical sense and pineapple really blew her up. she performed pregnant on the grammys, status high as ever, hinted no more music. maya comes out and virtually disappears soon after. i like it more than kala and it has some catchy potential radio singles. maybe she blew it with the non-tv friendly born free video?
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2011, 12:06:54 PM »
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You guys are sleeping on Yeasayers Odd Blood. It came out in January, but it's so good. It's dancy, but artsy and precise. The songwriting can be silly, but it sounds so good, who cares?

Amen. I love that album to death, and it's held up throughout the year. I haven't seen that on nearly enough 2010 lists (in fact, barely any).

On that note... We need more lists here! I'm having trouble finishing mine. Just need to discover a couple more great albums. For some reason I've had a hard time getting into most of the general favorites this year. I'm getting easily bored.
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2011, 12:54:56 PM »
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You guys are sleeping on Yeasayers Odd Blood. It came out in January, but it's so good.
i can't get into the voice. i can only describe it as whiny emo 80's english all combined.

of montreal has also tested me. i can only come up with that it's when he's trying to sing in high falsetto a la prince and the fact that he does it so much on this album. coquette has the vocals he's known for and it was instantly good to me. then there is a big piano ballad towards the end that seems to end right before it could get epic.

really surprised how much mia's stock fell. her last two records were huge in a critical sense and pineapple really blew her up. she performed pregnant on the grammys, status high as ever, hinted no more music. maya comes out and virtually disappears soon after. i like it more than kala and it has some catchy potential radio singles. maybe she blew it with the non-tv friendly born free video?

I haven't even listened to the album...
anybody has a link?

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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2011, 03:39:50 PM »
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10. Spoon - Transference
9. Everything Everything - Man Alive
8. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
7. Sleigh Bells - Treats
6. Fang Island - s/t
5. The Drums - s/t
4. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
3. The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
2. Beach House - Teen Dream
1. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Re: So Far This Year 2010 (LP Version)
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2011, 04:23:22 PM »
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here's a list i made to try and get to a top 10 list. whether or not i ever will is yet to be seen. i liked most of these

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Avey Tare - Down There
Beach House - Teen Dream
Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Leftfoot...The Son of Chico Dusty
The Black Keys - Brothers
Broken Bells
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Caribou - Swim
Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Clinic - Bubblegum
Cotton Jones - Tall Hours in the Glowstream
Dark Night of the Soul (on some 2009 lists/official release 2010)
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Dr Dog - Shame, Shame
Eels - End Times
Eels - Tomorrow Morning
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (US release 2010/Europe 2009)
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Greenberg OST - James Murphy & others
Fran Healy - Wreckorder
The Instruments of Science & Technology - Music for Paradise Armor
Interpol
Jenny & Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
lalagray - Devil's Nest
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Liars - Sisterworld
Jason Lytle - Music to Accompany the Art of Ron Cameron (self release)
The Magnetic Fields - Realism
MGMT - Congratulations
MIA - Maya
Midlake - The Courage of Others
The National - High Violet
The New P nographers - Together
of Montreal - False Priest
Phil Selway - Familial
She & Him - Volume 2
Spoon - Transference
Starflyer 59 - The Changing of the Guard
Stone Temple Pilots
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
Vampire Weekend - Contra
The Walkmen - Lisbon
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wolf Parade - Expo 86
Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Don't Have/Interested In:
Stereolab - Not Music/lead singer's solo project
Admiral Radley - collaboration of Grandaddy/Earlimart members
Girls EP
Sufjan Stevens EP
Ryan Adams - 3/4

records i keep hearing about, but nothing i heard/haven't heard has made me buy their record yet/or there is just too much music out there for me to hear allllll of  it.
best coast
surfer blood
sleigh bells
titus andronicus
wavves
weezer
local natives
dum dum girls
girl talk
daft punk/tron
ariel pink
high places
smashing pumpkins
no age
kid cudi
janelle monae
blonde redhead
owen pallett
brian eno

older music/reissues new in 2010:
paul mccartney & wings - band on the run deluxe edition
bob dylan - witmark demos

miscellaneous:
3" cd subscription club, Laminar Excursion Monthly
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