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Old 11-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #61
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I agree about the Alcest album. Totally fine and listenable, but nothing I'd give higher than a 3/5 to. I like their debut way more, the only other album I've heard by them.
I just don't understand this. The new album's basically the ideal combination of the styles of the first and second albums; Autre Temps and Summer's Glory in particular are two of the best Alcest songs. Instant 5/5 for me.

That said, nostalgia is pretty powerful and that keeps the debut as my favourite Alcest album. But it's close.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:07 PM   #62
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RED can barely contain the pure, youthful, life-affirming power packed in each of its corners. It is the best record released in the last two years. Agile and ambitious, frightening, fun, a downright cocky artistic statement from America's most potent living songwriter.

That being said, I have also really loved these albums:

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Beach House - Bloom
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
Tennis - Young & Old
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Cat Power - Sun
Best Coast - The Only Place
I can't believe I forgot Tempest.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #63
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Good thing this title thread says 'Fun!' as opposed to 'fun.', which would have no place in a 'Best of' of any kind.
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Good thing this title thread says 'Fun!' as opposed to 'fun.', which would have no place in a 'Best of' of any kind.
And we don't Fear Fun around here.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #65
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Hey guyz! Only 70 albums left on my list of albums I want to hear
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:53 AM   #66
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Oh god, I don't know if I've heard more than 2 or 3 albums from this year. Swing Lo Magellan is one of my favorite albums in a long long time though, so that's something.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:28 AM   #67
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Okay so according to my calculations I've heard about 44 albums/EPs this year. Snippets of some others, and I'm sure there's some I'm forgotten due to them not being on the wiki page or in my iTunes.

In alphabetical, some albums I've really enjoyed

Alpine - A is For Alpine
BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2
Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
Cat Power - Sun
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
Nas - Life is Good
New Build - Yesterday Was Lived and Lost
Something for Kate - Leave Your Soul to Science
Tame Impala - Lonerism

Albums I've heard and liked but want to spend more time with or revisit

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
Beach House - Bloom
Brian Eno - Lux
Burial - Kindred EP
Chad Valley - Young Hunger
Chromatics - Kill For Love
Grimes - Visions
Hodgy Beats - Untitled EP
Of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks
OFWGKTA - OF Tape Vol. 2
Quakers - Quakers
Schoolboy Q - Habits and Contradictions
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Shearwater - Animal Joy
Tallest Bloke on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Twin Shadow - Confess
Yeasayer - Fragrant World

Albums I've yet to hear but may listen to - and if anyone knows of any albums they specifically reckon I'd like please let me know!

Ab-Soul - Control System
Action Bronson - Blue Chips, Rare Chandeliers
Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours
Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground
Crystal Castles - III
Currensy - The Stoned Immaculate
David Byrne/St Vincent - Love This Giant
Domo Genesis and Alchemist - No Idols
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
EL-P - Cancer for Cure
Flume - Flume
How to Dress Well - Total Loss
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Lupe Fiasco - Food and Liquor 2
Paul Kelly - Spring and Fall
Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
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Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
You haven't heard this yet? Holy shit

The Pond album is good, not great. It has the form of great psych, but not the content so much. It's got nothing on Lonerism, but still enjoyable.
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I tried listening to it once, got about four or five tracks in and wasn't feeling it. Keen to try again. Ab-Soul for the time being. Got good reviews.

The problem with these hip-hop records is they go for so long, and there's so many of them, and a lot of the tracks fall straight out of my head.

This track is pretty sweet. Chilled.

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:10 AM   #70
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Well, R.A.P. Music is by no means a long record, so it has that going for it. Along with being totally badass and fun.

Ab-Soul's record was OK. Just OK. I found his flow grating, and that album did go on forever. The Book of Soul is by far the best track.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:20 AM   #71
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I listened to that Something For Kate album on Spotify. I liked it quite a bit. It won't make my list but it's a solid album nevertheless.

The first song stood out to me most.
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I listened to that Something For Kate album on Spotify. I liked it quite a bit. It won't make my list but it's a solid album nevertheless.

The first song stood out to me most.
well at least all my posts weren't for naught

The first track is my fav. Such great guitar.
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Why is Divine Fits not on your list, Cobbz? I thought I remember you saying you liked them. That album has snuck itself onto my favorites list in the last few weeks.

Also, why is Grimes on your list, but no Purity Ring and Chairlift? Why??????!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #74
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One album that seems to have flown a bit under the radar is Jessie Ware's Devotion. I was really impressed with it; it's forward-looking R&B that is smooth but still with a bit of an edge.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:36 PM   #75
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Yeah, the Jessie Ware album is fantastic. Homegirl needs a US tour.
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