Your Top 3 albums of the year so far - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
Refugee
 
Hallucination's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Posts: 2,362
Local Time: 05:41 AM
Your Top 3 albums of the year so far

I wanna know what you guys think have been the top 3 albums of the year so far. Here's mine in no paticular order:

Soul Asylum - The Silver Lining - I've always loved these guys and this is classic Soul Asylum.

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations - One of the best albums I've heard this decade period.

Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam - More and more I'm starting to think this could be their best album
__________________

__________________
Hallucination is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
 
Irishteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 29,624
Local Time: 11:41 AM
Richard Ashcroft - Keys to the World
Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
Gary Moore - Old New Ballads Blues
__________________

__________________
Irishteen is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 07:51 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
If you shout...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,377
Local Time: 04:41 AM
It's been a pretty bland year, but at this moment, these are the three records at the top of ye olde heape. Frankly, even numbers two and three are exchangeable with a number of other pretty good/really good albums. On the whole, nothing other than The Hold Steady's latest has been legitimately "great," all year. Sad times, these...but it's all good. There're still a few months left, and then we're on to a brand-ass-new year, anyway.

1) The Hold Steady, Boys and Girls in America

2) Asobi Seksu, Citrus

3) Karmella's Game, The Art of Distraction
__________________
If you shout... is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 07:51 PM   #4
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
VertigoGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: I'm never alone (I'm alone all the time)
Posts: 9,860
Local Time: 05:41 AM
god I've been so busy spending time/money on releases from previous years, I haven't really gotten much actual new music this year.

I like Stadium Arcadium and Emily Haines' Knives Don't Have Your Back well enough but...
Bob Dylan's album sounds awesome but I still only have a few songs.

kind of a weak excuse for a top 3.

anyone really like the new Built to Spill album this year? kind of debating whether to get it...
__________________
VertigoGal is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 07:52 PM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
If you shout...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,377
Local Time: 04:41 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by VertigoGal
anyone really like the new Built to Spill album this year? kind of debating whether to get it...
It's pretty okay. Unless you're a die-hard or just aching for an introduction to the band, I don't think it's worth purchasing. Slsk, child.
__________________
If you shout... is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 08:26 PM   #6
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
VertigoGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: I'm never alone (I'm alone all the time)
Posts: 9,860
Local Time: 05:41 AM
thanks. I think "there's nothing wrong with love" is so cool but wasn't sure what to get after that. I'll probably go with another older one for my next album from them.

btw, was listening to the stream of that Hold Steady album. First Night is a good song.
__________________
VertigoGal is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 08:32 PM   #7
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 12:41 PM
As of now...

1. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
2. Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Eyes Open - Snow Patrol

But just today I got Muse and Thom Yorke! Watch this space, people!
__________________
Zoots is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 08:45 PM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Jack In The Box's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mexico
Posts: 7,697
Local Time: 04:41 AM
- Red Sparowes - Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun
- Islands - Return to the Sea
- M. Ward - Post-War

I haven't listened the new Hold Steady
__________________
Jack In The Box is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 08:47 PM   #9
Refugee
 
Hallucination's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Posts: 2,362
Local Time: 05:41 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Zootlesque
As of now...

1. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
2. Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Eyes Open - Snow Patrol

But just today I got Muse and Thom Yorke! Watch this space, people!
If I had made the thread Top 4 Eyes Open would be on my list as well

Also I'll predict Muse moves into your top three
__________________
Hallucination is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 08:51 PM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
If you shout...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,377
Local Time: 04:41 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Jack In The Box
I haven't listened the new Hold Steady
Then you've not yet lived. Also, were you as semi-disappointed by The Air Force as I was? Like, I like it...but I just like it. No more, no less. Thoughts...?
__________________
If you shout... is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 09:03 PM   #11
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Jack In The Box's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mexico
Posts: 7,697
Local Time: 04:41 AM
haha, I'll try listen to it tonight

about 'The Air Force'... I'm such a Xiu Xiu sucker (see my avy), what can I say? isn't 'Fabulous Muscles' (my favorite) but I think is actually better than 'La Forêt', it has melody but also disorder and desperate synths, typical Xiu Xiu

I like it a lot, but not in my top 5 of this year

why are you disappointed?
__________________
Jack In The Box is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 09:08 PM   #12
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 05:41 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Zootlesque
As of now...

1. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
2. Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Eyes Open - Snow Patrol

Someone out there has been reading my mind.

It's been a hell of a year for music.
__________________
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 09:24 PM   #13
Blue Crack Addict
 
Irishteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 29,624
Local Time: 11:41 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by VertigoGal

Bob Dylan's album sounds awesome but I still only have a few songs.
You should get it, I listened to it for the first time to day and I enjoyed it a lot
__________________
Irishteen is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 10:40 PM   #14
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
If you shout...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,377
Local Time: 04:41 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Jack In The Box
why are you disappointed?
Semi-disappointed, mind you. Just felt sort of rote, at times. Xiu Xiu's albums typically hover around 7.0-7.5, for me (minus A Promise, which is an easy 7.9 or 8.0...higher if you pretend that "Walnut House" never happened, as it's the only song more horrifying and objectionably bad than was September 11, 2001), but I think that The Air Force is more in the 6.5 or slightly lower range. It's good, but no more than that. Especially after those first three songs, I felt like the rest of the album came across as awfully rehearsed.

It's good, but not too exciting and certainly not too great. Even so, I think that U2 should invite Xiu Xiu along to open, for the next tour (if there ever is one).

Anyway, off-topic. Sorry. At any rate, it depresses me that the new Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers albums are enough to convince people that 2006 was a good year for music. I think it's great if that was enough to sell you, as that means you're enjoying a lot of music a lot more than I am. Even so, Stadium Arcadium was easily the single worst album I actually listened to, all year...from within the confines of my own perspective, I could almost weep at the thought of that being one of the best pieces of music I'd heard, this year. This is not a personal attack or anything, so I hope people don't take offense. It's just me expressing utter befuddlement, basically. Did that album do really well on the charts, in the US? I want to say that it did, right...or was that the Tom Petty Greatest Hits album that sold so well...?
__________________
If you shout... is offline  
Old 09-30-2006, 10:54 PM   #15
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,797
Local Time: 02:41 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel


It's been a hell of a year for music.


Next year will be a hell of a year for music.

Shins
Radiohead
Aerosmith
Blur
U2

__________________

__________________
LemonMelon is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com