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Old 01-06-2016, 01:05 AM   #361
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How so?

I don't think Divers is as amazing as Ys or Have One On Me, but there are still five or six songs on there that are really great. (esp. "Anecdotes", "Leaving The City", "You Will Not Take My Heart Alive")
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How so?

I don't think Divers is as amazing as Ys or Have One On Me, but there are still five or six songs on there that are really great. (esp. "Anecdotes", "Leaving The City", "You Will Not Take My Heart Alive")
I don't know, I just thought you were with me that she's unlistenable. There's a lot I hated back in the metalhead phase that I now quite like, but I still don't know what people see in her music.
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I'm a Newsom detractor, or at least I was until Have One on Me. Her voice has improved quite a bit and I've found that I enjoy her newer work. Divers is a really nice record.

Ys and Milk Eyed Mender are a real turnoff for me because of her delivery, even as a fan of progressive folk.
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I don't know, I just thought you were with me that she's unlistenable. There's a lot I hated back in the metalhead phase that I now quite like, but I still don't know what people see in her music.
She has this way of making something that's very complicated sound very simple which I find really entrancing. A song like "Sawdust and Diamonds" or "Soft As Chalk" sounds like a children's lullaby, but is often quite complicated, especially when considering what she's playing with what she's singing.

I also think she's a great lyricist in a way that goes over a lot of people's heads, (myself included!) and that she is completely unwilling to deviate from what she wants to do, despite whatever negative criticism she gets for having a weird voice. Her work is more rewarding every time I hear it because I understand a little more of what's she going for.
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I'm a Newsom detractor, or at least I was until Have One on Me. Her voice has improved quite a bit and I've found that I enjoy her newer work. Divers is a really nice record.

Ys and Milk Eyed Mender are a real turnoff for me because of her delivery, even as a fan of progressive folk.
I'm not sure I could be bothered listening to an album as long as Have One on Me even if it were by somebody I like. I'd have to really fucking love a band's music to put up with a triple album.
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In its defense, it is ONLY two hours long. That said, it's still far too long - whenever I get a hankering to hear it, I just pull six to eight tracks at random and I'll typically get some really great stuff, and maybe a filler track or two.
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2015 was the year of obnoxiously long albums, so I guess I'm getting used to it.

Unfortunately, that also means it was the year of obnoxiously long BAD albums, as Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven shows.
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only thing that Hotline Bling taught me was the fact that serious music can look and sound like total parody
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In its defense, it is ONLY two hours long. That said, it's still far too long - whenever I get a hankering to hear it, I just pull six to eight tracks at random and I'll typically get some really great stuff, and maybe a filler track or two.
An album an hour long is too long.

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Unfortunately, that also means it was the year of obnoxiously long BAD albums, as Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven shows.
I can't believe you didn't give 15 points to Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven in your list.
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Below are my top 30 songs of 2015 (double the album total), with links to each. Click on the song and it will redirect you to the youtube page; I did it this way so I wouldn't overload the page with embedded video links. Going with alphabetical order because I can't rank these.

Alabama Shakes - Gimme All Your Love
A$AP Rocky - L$D
Beach House - Sparks
Benjamin Clementine - London
Bjork - Stonemilker
Blur - Thought I Was a Spaceman
Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away with Me
Courtney Barnett - Depreston
Deerhunter - Living My Life
Destroyer - Dream Lover
Earl Sweatshirt - Solace
Floating Points - Silhouettes (I, II, & III)
Jamie xx - Loud Places
Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry
Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin
Lil Ugly Mane - Persistence
Lupe Fiasco - Murals
Majical Cloudz - Downtown
Miguel - Coffee
Modest Mouse - The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box
My Morning Jacket - Only Memories Remain
Sufjan Stevens - No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
Susanne Sundfør - Delirious
Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better
Torres - Strange Hellos
Travi$ Scott - Antidote
Tyler, The Creator (feat. Kanye West and Lil Wayne) - Smuckers
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Can't Keep Checking My Phone
Viet Cong - March of Progress
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

As always, if you guys want any recommendations based on these songs, let me know.
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B&C's 2015 Albums of the Year AKA The One Time A Year Peef Uses Math

And now I see that they embedded on mobile but not on the desktop. Ugh. Sorry to make mobile scrolling a pain for this page.
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I'd totally forgotten about those Modest Mouse and Lupe Fiasco tracks. Two fantastic tracks on albums that I didn't really return to. That always happens to me.

I love most of those songs you listed. I'm going to listen to the ones I haven't heard too, starting with London. I've been wanting to check out that album for a while.
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Relistening to Lupe right now, while I finish up my list, and I am still so torn about it. It's WONDERFUL, but it's just so fucking long, it feels like a slog by the end, to get through.
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