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Old 12-08-2018, 07:46 PM
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This year had some pretty great stuff! What were your favorites? My top 10 songs of the year:

10) Chvrches: Miracle This song needs some subwoofer to truly shine.

9) O.A.R.: Just Like Paradise Some great ska from a band who knows the genre. And oh my God that bridge!

8) Brett Dennen:Already Gone Great southern rocking for a Californian.

7) The Weeknd w/ Kendrick Lamar: Pray for Me Hands down the best track on a stacked soundtrack. The Weeknd's voice is otherwordly, and Kendrick is always great.

6) Camila Cabello: Havana Probably the best pure pop song of the year. You can practically smell the rum and cigar smoke listening to this.

5) George Ezra: Shotgun Ezra is one of my favorite new artists of this decade, and this song perfectly encapsulates his laid-back soul/rock ethos.

4) Greta Van Fleet: When the Curtain Falls Coming off a blistering debut EP last year, the world's premiere Zep soundalikes rock even harder here, with overtones of Dio era Sabbath to complement the LZ.

3) Florence and the Machine: Hunger Florence Welch has the most powerful rock voice this side of Grace Slick and Nancy Wilson, and hearing her confess her innermost pain just makes for an amazing track.

2) Beck: Colors Yeah, the album was released last year, but this was a single this year, and it's his most phenomenal work since the 1990s.

1) Childish Gambino: This is America Possibly the song of the decade.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:29 AM
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I don't usually keep up with music that comes out this year, but the Black Panther soundtrack was indeed great and This is America is a great song with a video will be considered among the all-time greatest.
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Gunship is the only band I discovered this year that also released an album.
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:44 PM
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The ones that come to mind are, in no particular order

Stains of a Sunflower - self-titled
Epic45 - Through Broken Summer
Ruby Rose Fox - Salt
As The Sparrow - Vacation Forever
Arc Iris - Icon of Ego
Jenny Olivia Johnson - Sylvia Songs
Molly Pinto Madigan - Villanelle
Julia Mark - Gemini
Albino Mbie - Mafu
Guzzalina - Beat Smoothie
Speedy Ortiz - Twerp Verse
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:51 PM
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This is prolly the first year in a while where I didn't come across an album that I had on repeat over and over for the duration of it. The year started with an epic misfire from the otherwise dependable Justin Timberlake and it didn't really get any better for me. Old favorites put out a lot of stuff I just didn't really take to (I still have to give boarding house ranch another shot and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone that remembers that MGMT actually put out a new album this year). The state of alt rock just got more and more dire, if I have to hear another single by lovelytheband this year...yikes.

Stuff I liked

Dirty Computer was fine as an album, but honestly didn't have staying power for me. Janelle is infectious as a performer, but I don't really care for her ballads and they show up too much in her work. Screwed is a great bop off of it though.

Chvrches new album is okay; I really love Get Out, but I'm not as into miracle as you are.

Pray For Me off black panther is great, I have a lot of friends into the weeknd and I usually find his lyrics leaning a bit too much toward fuccboi territory, so the collab with Kendrick seemed like it did the trick to sharpen his verses more.

Nameless, Faceless off of Courtney Barnett's new album is probably the stand out. I've only just gotten into her, and while I can't really commit to listening to her daily or anything I really dig her vibe and her sardonic, but gentle writing.

Ghost Town off of Ye was great, since if you ask most anyone they'll tell you it was a holdover from another album that found its place on this awkward, public meltdown fueled release.

I'm definitely with you on Hunger and Florence in general.

My bop of the year: New Light by John Mayer. I just fuckin' love this song, its so dopey and playful and cute and scaled back but still shows off what he does best.



There were also some great releases from bands I've listened to for a long time, Baby, you're a haunted house feels like Gerard Way has finally really settled into writing the glam rock that he's been toying with for the past few years, and I really liked the latest Coheed and Cambria album, which had a nice arena rock throwback called Old Flames. Moby had a great album this year too, but to me he's frankly always had a really high batting average.

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Old 12-10-2018, 10:17 AM
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I'm not sure of much in this old world but I know that Brandi Carlile released a back to front fucking masterpiece this year.



And if you're sick of me not shutting up about The Oh Hellos in the Christmas thread I have bad news for you:

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Old 12-10-2018, 02:34 PM
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Guess who hasn't paid much attention to music at all in the back half of this year? (It me)

Some things I like a whole lot:

Antarctigo Vespucci - Love in the Time of E-Mail
Mitski - Be the Cowboy (Probably AOTY if I felt comfortable naming one right now)
Neko Case - Hell-On
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Tierra Whack - Whack World
U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited
MorMor - Heaven's Only Wishful
Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:46 PM
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I am terrible at keeping up with music but I did listen to stuff from this year:
Mirah's Understanding is probably her best album. It's marvelous from start to finish and is easily my #1 pick for the year. "Information" strikes deep into the current political diaspora, while "Love Jetty" highlights her delightful voice.

I also like what I've heard of A Perfect Circle's new album. I'll need to sample some of the other stuff here.
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BEST ARCHIVAL RELEASE: David Bowie - Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78) (art rock, glam rock)

BEST SOUNDTRACK: Alec Lambert - Heaven Will Be Mine (electronic, noise, glitch)

BEST EPs:

5. Hatchie - Sugar & Spice (dream pop)
4. Black Dresses - HELL IS REAL (noise rock, pop)
3. Sleep - Leagues Beneath (stoner rock)
2. Panda Bear - A Day with the Homies (psychedelic pop)
1. World's End Girlfriend - MEGURI (post-rock)

BEST ALBUMS:

10. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me (indie rock, power pop)
9. Grouper - Grid of Points (ambient pop, singer/songwriter)
8. Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch (industrial rock)
7. Animal Collective - Tangerine Reef (psychedelic, ambient)
6. Black Dresses - WASTEISOLATION (noise rock, pop)
5. St. Vincent - MassEducation (art pop, singer/songwriter)
4. Synth Sisters - Euphoria (progressive electronic)
3. Tim Hecker - Konoyo (ambient, gagaku)
2. Anna von Hauswolff - Dead Magic (darkwave, neoclassical)
1. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (post-metal, blackgaze)
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:11 PM
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My single album of 2018 is NEVER GONNA DIE by pennywise.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:01 AM
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1. Neko Case- Hell-On
2. Leverage Models- Whites
3. Pale Waves- My Mind Makes Noises
4. Angelique Kidjo- Remain In Light
5. Beach House- 7
6. U.S. Girls- In A Poem Unlimited
7. Low- Double Negative
8. Wild Nothing- Indigo
9. CHVRCHES- Love Is Dead
10. Natalie Prass- The Future And The Past


Top Ten Songs Not On Those Albums (In Alphabetical Order):
Carly Rae Jepsen- "Party For One"
Mitski- "Washing Machine Heart"
Janelle Monae- "Screwed (feat. Zoe Kravitz)"
Let's Eat Grandma- "Hot Pink"
Muncie Girls- "High"
Oneohtrix Point Never- "Warning"
Preoccupations- "Espionage"
Pusha T- "Hard Piano (feat. Mike Dean & Rick Ross)"
The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar- "Pray For Me"
Yo La Tengo- "For You Too"
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:59 PM
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While there's a pile of stuff I found this year that is just damned excellent, Irving Force - "Godmode" would be real near the top of that pile.

Hollywood Burns - "Invaders" would also be soaring.
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Mine is still pretty fluid as I go back and revisit stuff I liked earlier in the year, but here's where it stands as of today:

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it's been a really miserable and upsetting year and it's been sort of weird realizing my music tastes have been gravitating somewhat toward what may count as a low-key form of self-harm recently.

(links in this post may not be entirely wholesome)

anyway mixpeed action is easily my favorite album of the year, although my favorite individual track is either this, by the same person, or this one

or holy night, silent night, which i promise is vastly more soul-healing

a couple other albums i loved wholeheartedly are feryquitous' irui and kamome sano's happy ending
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Hollywood Burns - "Invaders" would also be soaring.
*high five*

Doesn't look like I listened to much new stuff this year.

2018 favorites:

- Virus.DOS, by Master Boot Record
- Moonrise, by Baldocaster
- Occult 88, by Occams Laser
- Invaders, by Hollywood Burns

Fav single:

- Messiah, by Neoslave

There's a lot of other 2018 synthwave that I haven't gotten around to yet.

LttP favorite, 2014 edition:

- Labyrinth, by Monomer
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If you'll forgive the indulgence again this year, here's a link to my blog in which I talk more than is reasonable about the music of 2018.
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:41 AM
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If you'll forgive the indulgence again this year, here's a link to my blog in which I talk more than is reasonable about the music of 2018.
Hell yeah, Kacey Musgraves
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Best Predominantly Scandinavian Empowerment Anthem: Tove Lo's bitches remix ft Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant, and Alma

Most Relatable Song About Being Ghosted:
Florence and the Machine's Big God

Best Song About Being Unapologetically Hot:
Santiold's Dont Blame Me ft Shenseea

Just A Really Catchy Song From Dirty Computer:
Janelle Monae's Crazy Classic Life

Best Song From Expectations That Wasn't Released As A Single In 2017:
Hayley Kiyoko's Let It Be

Honorable Mention In The Coming Out As Pansexual Category:
Rina Sawayama's Cherry

Best Song Responsible For Putting Orange Is The New Black Out Of Its Misery:
Crazy Ex-Girlfiend's What's Your Story

Best Song About Someone Who Sounds Like He's Finally Got On Anti-Depressants and Got Sober And Has A Renewed Optimism For Life:
Frank Turner's Little Changes
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I mostly listen to older stuff but here's the new stuff I got into:

Favorite tracks from 2018:

"The Reason They Hate Me" by Daughters
"Eat the Elephant" by A Perfect Circle
"Cry Little Sister" by Marilyn Manson
"This is America" by Childish Gambino

Favorite albums from 2018:

"In the Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing from Your Mind", by Failure
"Eat the Elephant", by A Perfect Circle
"FIREPOWER", by Judas Priest
"Aaarth", by The Joy Formidable

Favorite live shows from 2018:

Smashing Pumpkins (w/ Metric)
Sleigh Bells (/w Sunflower Bean)
Mastodon (/w Primus)
Descendents
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