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Old 01-19-2016, 08:38 AM   #526
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I'm an unrepentant fan of synthpop and generally only listen to music that's from the last decade, so you won't hear any objection from me over that.
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I admire the shit out of the Kendrick album, but get basically zero pleasure from listening to it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:00 AM   #528
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B&C's 2015 Albums of the Year AKA The One Time A Year Peef Uses Math

I admittedly ranked Chvrches higher than it probably deserved but I love synthpop.

Again, no one should be surprised Kendrick Lamar didn't rank higher on a U2 message board when only 20 people submitted lists and several of those people don't care for hip hop
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:16 AM   #529
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If there's ever going to be a hip-hop album with cross-over appeal for B&C, Butterfly should have been it. One of the tracks samples Pyramid Song for Christ's sake.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:18 AM   #530
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I think the Chvrches album is really strong, and has one of my favorite songs of the year in Clearest Blue. I really admire TPAB, though, and rationally I think it should have finished closer to the top, even though I ranked it below Every Open Eye in my own list. I just derive more pleasure from listening to the latter, even though the former is most likely superior art. Not sure if that makes sense, but oh well.

Speaking of a girl over keyboards, I'm pretty happy with the Grimes placement.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:25 AM   #531
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I admittedly ranked Chvrches higher than it probably deserved but I love synthpop.

Again, no one should be surprised Kendrick Lamar didn't rank higher on a U2 message board when only 20 people submitted lists and several of those people don't care for hip hop
It's not exactly surprising but still a bit disappointing. Especially when such an average album like Every Eye Open finishes above it.

I don't get the appeal for CHVRCHES in general really. Their music is so safe. You only have to look at Grimes to find a more ambitious album in the same genre. Luckily that album finished higher.
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Chvrches really do not interest me, but there's nothing wrong with them either. Most of their music is nice to have on and occasionally a song will jump out at me. The buildup on Clearest Blue is really cool.

It's a shame that Susanne Sundfor's album didn't get more love here because it's in the same vein and to my ears a million times better. I think a lot of people here would love it if they gave it a chance:

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Grimes album reminded me too much of Hatune Miku songs or whatever; pretty happy sounding, overly-energetic pop which is fine, but not necessarily my type. As much as Im Japanese, I hate those songs. That may explain why I hated Sophie songs. CHVRCHES are great, but Every Open Eye is....boring, kinda made me go "meh". I know they might have experienced some pressure to reproduce album with the quality of The Bones of What You Believe, but..... I don't know, I may be just feeling too bitter for artists. I still like them, though, as I like Lauren's voice. or her general cuteness.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:47 PM   #534
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Maybe we talked about Churches instead?
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I've actually never heard a CHVRCHES song. I didn't listen to the debut and didn't listen to this one either.

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If there's ever going to be a hip-hop album with cross-over appeal for B&C, Butterfly should have been it. One of the tracks samples Pyramid Song for Christ's sake.
It doesn't actually sample Pyramid Song, I think that was actually live band music that just sounds very similar. But Hood Politics does sample Sufjan's All for Myself.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:09 PM   #536
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I've actually never heard a CHVRCHES song. I didn't listen to the debut and didn't listen to this one either.
Definitely start from their debut rather than their newest one, Cobbler.
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Well, Kendrick would've at least placed over the insipid Churches had I turned a list in. My bad, gang.
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Yeah, this top 10 list definitely proves to me that I am not of the same taste as many of you. I have very little interest in synth pop and absolutely no interest in hip hop. I'm really hoping guitar driven rock makes a revival soon.
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Yeah, this top 10 list definitely proves to me that I am not of the same taste as many of you. I have very little interest in synth pop and absolutely no interest in hip hop. I'm really hoping guitar driven rock makes a revival soon.
Im really hoping the return of rock as well, though I don't see it in the close future; the live instrumentation is back in the mainstream, but.....whether they're "rock" sounding is kinda separate problem. I kinda start liking synthpop though. After hearing that ISIS hates synthesizers.
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