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Old 12-22-2015, 05:49 PM   #241
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Good discussion in here, guys. This is what the thread's for.

I was about to listen to The Dear Hunter's new one but discovered they're a bunch of pretentious twits and have a 6 album story arc going. Decided not to Cobbler this one.

Yeah there's a band I have never been bothered to listen to.

A couple of these recent lists have reminded me I should listen to the new Helio Sequence album. I've enjoyed what I've heard before but not loved it.

Anybody who digs shoegaze should listen to Exposing Seas by Thrushes before finalising their lists. I discovered it just a few days ago and wow. It will definitely be in my list.

PS prbiker you did NOT put Drones in your honourable mentions!
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And I'll throw in another Axver favorite that most people likely overlooked:

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It's very surprising to me to see so little hip hop on all these lists.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:25 PM   #244
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It's a U2 message board. MBDTF, easily the most acclaimed and talked about (and best) album of 2010 placed 4th on our poll, on a site with a lot of Kanye fans and a thriving thread dedicated to him.

Kendrick, despite running away with the critical consensus, will be lucky to place higher than 3rd IMO.
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It's a U2 message board. MBDTF, easily the most acclaimed and talked about (and best) album of 2010 placed 4th on our poll, on a site with a lot of Kanye fans and a thriving thread dedicated to him.

Kendrick, despite running away with the critical consensus, will be lucky to place higher than 3rd IMO.
I get that but it's just a little baffling to me to see lists with Miley Cyrus and Def Leppard and no mention of TPAB. It's all me though, people are gonna listen to and like what they like. I just figured more people had heard Kendrick this year.
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I did actually listen to that Miley album and found it to be really, really terrible, but it does have a cult following around it. Not surprised to see it pop up on at least one list.
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PS prbiker you did NOT put Drones in your honourable mentions!
It's ok at best. Definitely not my least favorite album of the year, but it pales in comparison to my top 15. There are some good songs on it, though.
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Not big on the Honorable's but great main list!
There's a reason why they are the honorables. I'd say the closest thing that came to unlistenable in that list was the Rob Thomas album.
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I totally forgot about Def Leppard album released this year!
It's a very good album, many of the songs just scream classic Def Leppard, especially 'Let's Go' and 'Dangerous'.
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I listened to that Westkust album. It was pretty good!
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I adore this album and it will be in my top three or four. Catchy, to the point, and the guitars are simply wonderful.

Westkust are competing with Ethereal Shroud for my third place, who put out the atmospheric black metal album of the year. I wonder what you'll make of it? It has a distinctive, immense, stunning sound.

The only black metal albums this year that have really grabbed me are the new Deafheaven and Panopticon albums, glad to have more potentially interesting ones.

RYM's metal picks this year are ehhh...I got a half hour into Leprous' album and turned it off because I found it so generic and inconsequential.
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It's ok at best. Definitely not my least favorite album of the year, but it pales in comparison to my top 15. There are some good songs on it, though.

I'd say it has no competition as the most hilariously terrible album of the year. At least Muse are forging ahead to create a new genre of conspiracy theory rock?

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The only black metal albums this year that have really grabbed me are the new Deafheaven and Panopticon albums, glad to have more potentially interesting ones.

RYM's metal picks this year are ehhh...I got a half hour into Leprous' album and turned it off because I found it so generic and inconsequential.

Yeah I rarely get into many of the highly rated metal albums on RYM. Partly the power metal fanboys overrate the cheesiest shit, and partly the trve kvlt guys rate highly some very extreme or esoteric stuff that I can sort of appreciate from a technical or aesthetic sense but wouldn't choose to play myself. And just personally I've gone off most death metal and never cared for traditional heavy metal stuff. A lot of the stuff I like gets dismissed as hipster non-metal like Agalloch or Wolves in the Throne Room or Isis or Deafheaven.
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The first thing anybody needs to do when visiting RYM is filter out the metal albums. Otherwise, every recent annual list on that site is literally a metal album in every other position. Far and away the most overrated genre out there. Hell, every time Pitchfork reviews one of those (which is fairly often lately), you're almost guaranteed a score of 7.8 or higher. That and truly terrible rap and R&B gets such a free pass that it's ridiculous.
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I'd say it has no competition as the most hilariously terrible album of the year.
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Yeah I rarely get into many of the highly rated metal albums on RYM. Partly the power metal fanboys overrate the cheesiest shit, and partly the trve kvlt guys rate highly some very extreme or esoteric stuff that I can sort of appreciate from a technical or aesthetic sense but wouldn't choose to play myself. And just personally I've gone off most death metal and never cared for traditional heavy metal stuff. A lot of the stuff I like gets dismissed as hipster non-metal like Agalloch or Wolves in the Throne Room or Isis or Deafheaven.
You mean this isn't AOTY?



Recommend me a Wolves in the Throne Room album.
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The first thing anybody needs to do when visiting RYM is filter out the metal albums. Otherwise, every recent annual list on that site is literally a metal album in every other position. Far and away the most overrated genre out there. Hell, every time Pitchfork reviews one of those (which is fairly often lately), you're almost guaranteed a score of 7.8 or higher. That and truly terrible rap and R&B gets such a free pass that it's ridiculous.
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Given how many different genres of metal there are, this is a particularly ridiculous thing to say.

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Touche.

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Recommend me a Wolves in the Throne Room album.
Two Hunters. "Vastness and Sorrow" is the best thing they've done, and the album isn't quite the marathon of Diadem of Twelve Stars, which is about equal in quality but less accessible if you're not seriously into this sort of thing.
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Im not a metal-head per se, but I love some metal bands. It all depends on people, I guess; some people just hate that kind of noisy, distorted guitars or way-too-much hard hitting drums. Some metal bands have touch of alt. rock-ness, which I come to love and i think these bands are probably more friendly to guys like you who are into more indie-esque bands. Like Torche or Baroness. Or even some sludge/doom metal bands like Sunn O)))) or Sleep.
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