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2021 Listened Albums Thread

Issun

Let's 90s gaming
How many can you listen to in 2021? My goal is to average an album a day. (* = previously listened to)

January
Funeral ~ Arcade Fire
Ask Rufus ~ Rufus & Chaka Kahn
Suicide ~ Suicide
The Indestructible Beat of Soweto ~ Various Artists
Donde Estan los Ladrones ~ Shakira
II ~ Boyz II Men*
Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes ~ The Ronettes
Here, My Dear ~ Marvin Gaye
Nick of Time ~ Bonnie Raitt
Fine Line ~ Harry Styles
Heart Like a Wheel ~ Linda Ronstadt
Back to Mono (1958-1969) ~ Phil Spector & Various Artists
The Stooges ~ The Stooges
Damaged ~ Black Flag
Continuum ~ John Mayer
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight ~ Richard & Linda Thompson
Born This Way ~ Lady Gaga
Anthology ~ Muddy Waters
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde ~ The Pharcyde
If You're Feeling Sinister ~ Belle & Sebastian
The Weight of These Wings ~ Miranda Lambert

February
Amor Prohibido ~ Selena
Something Else by the Kinks ~ The Kinks
Moanin' in the Moonlight ~ Howlin' Wolf
Kimono My House ~ Sparks
Sheryl Crow ~ Sheryl Crow
#1 Record ~ Big Star
Barrio Fino ~ Daddy Yankee
Ctrl ~ SZA
Death by Rock and Roll ~ The Pretty Reckless
Hot Fuss ~ The Killers
Surrealistic Pillow ~ Jefferson Airplane
400 Degreez ~ Juvenile

March
Clandestino ~ Manu Chao
Sam's Town ~ The Killers
Day & Age ~ The Killers
Some Girls ~ The Rolling Stones

April
BLACKsummer'snight ~ Maxwell
The Beach Boys Today! ~ The Beach Boys
The Best of the Classic Years ~ King Sunny Ade
3+3 ~ The Isley Brothers
Eli and the 13th Confession ~ Laura Nyro
The Gilded Palace of Sin ~ The Flying Burrito Brothers
For Emma, Forever Ago ~ Bon Iver
Melodrama ~ Lorde
Let the Bad Times Roll ~ The Offspring
The Battle at Garden's Gate ~ Greta Van Fleet

May

June

Dreamland ~ Glass Animals
 
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4-So

Spicy
It's a rare occasion when I have the time or inclination to listen to an entire album from start to finish. It still happens though, for one reason or another. My list is going to be almost or perhaps totally comprised of re-listens. I enjoy new music but it's been many years since I actively sought it out; nowadays, it's mostly a matter of stumbling into something by accident or chance.

January

Live at the Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012 - The Cranberries
Playing the Angel - Depeche Mode
Inlet - Hum
 
oh goodness, I more often am listening to full albums, I'm not sure I could make a list. it looks like I've listened to 40 new albums (as in, albums I haven't heard before) so far. Plus I guess that's only counting albums that are on rym, though it's maybe only one or two that i've listened to that aren't

the list is here, though there's probably a better way to organize (and also a way to make it stop at 2021 rather than just being a rym log of albums)
 

zonetrope

(he/him)
I'm kinda in the same boat as pudik. I love albums to death, but it's tough to make a running list of them as discrete units the same way I log movies on Letterboxd. Sometimes I'll listen to the same album 8 times in a week, sometimes the middle 20 minutes of one in the car.

I've been managing an album-focused podcast since 2018. We actually covered I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight last year, though I took that episode off. Shivam's been on the show a few times, and he's a great guest.
 

Issun

Let's 90s gaming
Disclosure time: Since most days I'm at work an hour or two before we open, I've got time to listen to music, so I decided to listen through the current (2020) incarnation of Rolling Stone's top 500 Albums. So far I haven't heard a bad one. Two most pleasant surprises so far were Harry Styles's Fine Line, which proved him to be so much more than the One Direction guy that my daughter had a crush on in 5th grade (highlight track: Canyon Moon), and The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert, since I'm not a fan of modern country. It's a good album though, really good. She defnitely reminds me of Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, but also the folk/rock/country singer/songwriter women of the 90s like Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow and especially Jewel Kilcher. Tin Man is an especially hard hitter. The lyric "If you'd ever felt one breaking, you wouldn't want a heart" just floored me.

I'm kinda in the same boat as pudik. I love albums to death, but it's tough to make a running list of them as discrete units the same way I log movies on Letterboxd. Sometimes I'll listen to the same album 8 times in a week, sometimes the middle 20 minutes of one in the car.

I've been managing an album-focused podcast since 2018. We actually covered I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight last year, though I took that episode off. Shivam's been on the show a few times, and he's a great guest.

Oh man, Bright Lights was such a revelation. Such a great work. And then listening to If You're Feeling Sinister so soon after revealed the straight-as-an-arrow line from Richard and Linda Thompson to Belle & Sebastian.
 
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