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Old 06-30-2015, 02:29 AM   #31
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I need to catch up on a lot of 2015 albums.
Me too, bro. Me too.

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Wait, should I read Pitchfork to know about hip albums? not really?
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:33 PM   #32
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Pitchfork can be a pain the ass, it's true, but I find the vast majority of their recommendations to be worth my time.
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What about songs of the year?

Fourth of July and How Much a Dollar Cost are slugging it out in the ring. Neither song refuses to give up. Both are well and truly battered. Just when you think one has gained the advantage the other throws a massive right hook. It has been a truly mesmerising fight and one that, even now in the 45th round, looks no closer to ending.
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:38 AM   #34
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I keep forgetting to check out that Metz album, and you guys aren't really inspiring me to do so. They're going to be like the Cloud Nothings to me, huh? Where I really liked an album, listened the fuck out of it when it came out, but never go back to it or care about future efforts.

Maybe I'll check out some more stuff you people have actually listened to. Cos none of the stuff I've heard is anything anyone here cares about. I like the new Agnostic Front (The American Dream Died) a lot. It feels sort of like a return to where they were at during the Something's Gotta Give/Riot Riot Upstart/Dead Yuppies epitaph records period of their career--a little more anthemic than either the classic NYHC of the old days, thankfully so over the sludgy nu-metal-y bullshit of Another Voice or the Warriors album. Consequentially, some of the issues with how Roger Miret's voice has aged that were painfully apparent on the last Disasters album are pretty prominent. But it's not exactly like AF is a band anyone was ever listening to for amazing vocals. Eye roll all you want, that's probably my favorite of the year so far. I guess this Warning Shots album was technically this year too, but I really only love the first 5 songs on it. I've been listening to them, and then just skipping to the Brad Logan cover the last several times I've listened to it.

That Godspeed Asunder Sweet & Other Distress was early this year, right? I enjoyed that quite a bit. Lightning Bolt's Fantasy Empire wasn't awful, either.

But probably, my most listened to new music from this year has been that Sinners & Saints/Ramallah EP.
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Off the top of my head, some songs of the year:

Alpine - So Long
Best Coast - California Nights
Ghost Bath - Golden Number
God Is An Astronaut - Agneya, Helios Erebus
No Joy - Bolas
Purity Ring - Begin Again, Flood on the Floor, Stranger than Earth
Saycet - Mirages, Volcano
Say Lou Lou - Everything We Touch
Surf City - One Too Many Things
Westkust - Drown, Easy, Swirl
Wolf Alice - Bros, Freazy, Lisbon, Soapy Water

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I keep forgetting to check out that Metz album, and you guys aren't really inspiring me to do so. They're going to be like the Cloud Nothings to me, huh? Where I really liked an album, listened the fuck out of it when it came out, but never go back to it or care about future efforts.
I don't know why some people here are talking it down. Listened to it again yesterday and am convinced it's superior to the debut. For what it's worth, both albums are rated dead even on RYM.
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I'll listen to it eventually. Maybe when I go home. I have this aux hole here at work, but no cord. So sad.
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Pitchfork can be a pain the ass, it's true, but I find the vast majority of their recommendations to be worth my time.
Thanx, Ive tried to read it thru ONCE. too much for me when I looked at it
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It's a biased, condescending, mostly poorly written website. But if you're looking for new music, I guess you can check it out. But there are plenty of websites like that one out there, and some aren't nearly as annoying.
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1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
3. Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters
4. Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer
5. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
6. Björk - Vulnicura
7. Balthazar - Thin Walls
8. Joey Bada$$ - B4DA$$
9. Jamie xx - In Colour
10. Blur - The Magic Whip
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Whoever that dude is rapping/yelping on Jamie xx's Good Times, holy hell is that annoying.
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It's a biased, condescending, mostly poorly written website. But if you're looking for new music, I guess you can check it out. But there are plenty of websites like that one out there, and some aren't nearly as annoying.
Agree about Pitchfork. Which sites do you prefer to visit for new music?
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I usually use rateyourmusic. It has some nice charts, and you can filter it by genre, which is handy for someone like me who doesn't like hip hop, say.
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Whoever that dude is rapping/yelping on Jamie xx's Good Times, holy hell is that annoying.
That song is such a bad fit for the album.
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Top 10 Albums (so far):

1. Florence and the Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
2. The Decemberists - What A Beautiful World...
3. Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.
4. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think...
5. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
6. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper - After
7. Blur - The Magic Whip
8. Laura Marling - Short Movie
9. Torres - Sprinter
10. Marriages - Salome

Songs of the Year - Three-way tie between "Pedestrian at Best" (Courtney Barnett), "Strange Hellos" (Torres) and "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" (Florence)
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I can't get through that Decemberists album. Suuuuuch a slog.
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