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Old 01-03-2012, 08:47 AM   #121
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Yeah LM, great reading. I'm a bit surprised not to see Wild Beasts on your list, though. I thought we would have that album in common.
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I agree with many of you about Radiohead. While I've liked most all of the tracks they released over the last year, I don't feel like King of Limbs worked well as an album. I can listen to any of those songs individually and enjoy it (even those which many others seem to dislike), but get bored out of my mind every time I try to sit through the album. Considering I'm one of those people who tends to listen to what many others would consider "slow", "quiet", or flat out "boring" music quite often, actually losing interest in an album like this (particularly one from one of my all time favorite bands) seems extremely off putting.

I don't know what it is that doesn't work for me as an "album", but it doesn't. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with expectations, and it's an inevitable thing that a band you love releases something you don't love, but it's still strange when it happens.

LeMeL, I really like that Dodos album as well. Not sure why, but it just didn't click with me as much as the last two, despite it being solid and enjoyable.
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have either of you listened to the David Lynch album? believe it or not, it may actually make my year end list. all it's missing is Dale Cooper and the Black Lodge.
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Great reading LM I have to say I'm surprised Bon Iver took so long to hit with you. It's not exactly an inaccessible record if I dug it pretty much straight away, though I will agree it's not until a few listens in that it really starts to reveal itself.
I was just being pissy because it hadn't even been released and it was already being proclaimed as the best Bon Iver anything yet. So, when the first listen didn't absolutely blow me away I shut the album out for a while. Thankfully, I got over it.

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Yeah LM, great reading. I'm a bit surprised not to see Wild Beasts on your list, though. I thought we would have that album in common.
That is a great album, but there are plenty of great albums that didn't make my list. Really bugged me that I couldn't find a spot in the top 25 for Kate Bush and Radiohead, but there just wasn't any space. I already feel War on Drugs is too low.

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The album is collectively Phil Spector's apex IMO. It sounds positively magical, and there are at least three stone-cold classics on there. I think Walking In The Rain is my favorite.

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LeMeL, I really like that Dodos album as well. Not sure why, but it just didn't click with me as much as the last two, despite it being solid and enjoyable.
Well, it's called No Color for a reason. It's not as melodic as their previous work, and some of the songs go on a little long. I just really love their music when they keep the tempo upbeat (ironically, Walking is still my favorite Dodos song, which I got to see live with Neko Case on backing vocals ).

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have either of you listened to the David Lynch album? believe it or not, it may actually make my year end list. all it's missing is Dale Cooper and the Black Lodge.
Haha, yes I did. It's too long, always a bad idea for a vanity project like that, but I think he did a nice job with the production and I like the first two tracks a lot. Would rather not comment on his vocals.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #126
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That is a great album, but there are plenty of great albums that didn't make my list. Really bugged me that I couldn't find a spot in the top 25 for Kate Bush and Radiohead, but there just wasn't any space. I already feel War on Drugs is too low.
Yeah, that Kate Bush album is...interesting. I still can't decide whether the track Fifty Words for Snow is ingenious or one of the worst songs of the year. Or maybe both.
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Yeah, that Kate Bush album is...interesting. I still can't decide whether the track Fifty Words for Snow is ingenious or one of the worst songs of the year. Or maybe both.
I absolutely love it for the music, and the concept itself is gutsy enough to win me over. Stephen Fry reading Inuit? Oh fuck yeah.
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1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (14)
2. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest (12)
3. Tune-Yards - Whokill (9)
4. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi (8)
5. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know (8)
6. Feist - Metals (8)
7. Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow (8)
8. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes (7)
9. The Unthanks - Last (6)
10. The Kills - Blood Pressures (4)
11. Iron and Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean (4)
12. Tom Waits - Bad As Me (4)
13. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys! (3)
14. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (3)
15. Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia (2)

Other 2011 releases I really liked:

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
Alela Diane & Wild Divine - Alela Diane & Wild Divine
Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Gotye - Making Mirrors
The Horrors - Skying
Ladytron - Gravity the Seducer
Agnes Obel - Philharmonics
Seeker Lover Keeper - Seeker Lover Keeper
Tinariwen - Tassili
St Vincent - Strange Mercy

Favourite non-2011 album that I bought this year:
John Grant - Queen of Denmark (2010)
Midlake, heartbreak, gorgeous baritone voice and a song that namechecks Sigourney Weaver.
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I like that we've had a good number of entries here for this. It feels like we'll actually have a legitimate tally (which isn't always easy to do on this forum), and I'm excited to see what the winners are.

The more lists the better, though, so keep 'em coming! Are there people out there who haven't submitted a ranking, but know that they eventually will?
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Are there people out there who haven't submitted a ranking, but know that they eventually will?
Ashley, Peef and possibly Jive if he pulls his head out of his ass.
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Is ColdplayFan13 not doing one this year? Can't remember what he said.
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He said what his favorite was, but beyond that I think he found 2011 too wonderful to rank
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The more lists the better, though, so keep 'em coming! Are there people out there who haven't submitted a ranking, but know that they eventually will?
I'm aiming to post one before the end of the week.
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