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Old 01-21-2013, 09:04 AM
Favorite Albums of 2013

01. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
02. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
03. ...Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
04. The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) by Steven Wilson
05. Things That Happen At Day / Things That Happen At Night by Milo
06. Imitations by Mark Lanegan
07. Holy Fire by Foals
08. Born Sinner by J. Cole
09. OutRun by Kavinsky
10. Yeezus by Kanye West
11. Wolf's Law by The Joy Formidable
12. People, Hell and Angels by Jimi Hendrix
13. The Next Day by David Bowie
14. Twelve Reasons to Die by Ghostface Killah
15. Signed and Sealed in Blood by Dropkick Murphys
16. Blow the Roof by Flux Pavilion
17. General Dome by Buke and Gase
18. When It Was Now by Atlas Genius
19. Amok by Atoms for Peace
20. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
21. {Awayland} by Villagers
22. Adam Green & Binki Shapiro by Adam Green and Binki Shapiro
23. Empyrean by Mechina
24. Truly Yours by J. Cole
25. Midcity by Clipping
26. 13.0.0.0.0 by This Town Needs Guns
27. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
28. 'Til Your River Runs Dry by Eric Burdon
29. Didn't It Rain by Hugh Laurie
30. Fade by Yo La Tengo

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Old 08-30-2013, 11:41 PM
1. Steven Wilson - The Raven...
2. Riverside - SONGS
3. Palms - Palms
4. Amplifier - Echo Street
5. Karnivool - Asymmetry (may rise)
6. The Tangent - Le Sacre Du Travail (need more listens)
7. Henry Fool - Men Singing

Still need to listen to these...

Robot Vacuum

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:50 AM
Jon Hopkins, Immunity
Kanye West, Yeezus
Forest Swords, Engravings
James Holden, The Inheritors
James Blake, Overgrown
Rhye, Woman
Moderat, II
Deafheaven, Sunbather
The Knife, Shaking the Habitual
Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven
Fuck Buttons, Slow Focus

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Old 09-27-2013, 02:32 AM
1. Steven Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
2. Palms - Palms
3. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
4. Beastwars - Blood Becomes Fire
5. Atoms for Peace - Amok
6. Pearl Jam - Lightening Bolt
7. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
8. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
9. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
10. Sound City

Need to Listen to new ones from Kings of Leon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mazzy Star

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Old 09-28-2013, 04:55 AM
1. Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
2. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
3. C. Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee and Lasse Marhaug - Wake Up Awesome
4. Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana
5. James Holden - The Inheritors
6. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
7. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
8. Cult Favorite - For Madmen Only
9. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
10. Haim - Days Are Gone

I have to include the Kanye West and MGMT albums as disappointments, so far.

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:58 AM
I haven't listened to much these days....

1. The 1975 (self titled album)
2. The White Panda: Bearly Legal
3. Kanye West: Yeezus
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:11 PM
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5. James Holden - The Inheritors
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James Holden, The Inheritors
My days, I never would have figured that I'd find Holden fans on this board... he's been my favorite DJ/producer ever since he broke into the scene and "The Inheritors" (though, not as good as "The Idiots Are Winning") just gets better and better the more I listen to it. Good taste guys

So far, apart from the Holden, the Jon Hopkins, Boards of Canada and The Knife, I've been listening to a lot of hip hop (don't see many hip hop heads here..) but

RA the Rugged Man's Legends Never Die should be considered among the best of the year from ANY genre. He's unreal and the album is fantastic.

Ghostface Killah's 12 Reasons To Die and CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck, Esoteric and 7L) are close behind; both brilliant conceptual albums from genuine rappers, not this gangster, bitches and blunts bullshit.

Oh and Trouble Will Find Me by The National is also among my favorite albums of the year. (My taste is all over the place)
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Updated my list to a top 30 (check the OP).
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:08 PM
KMFDM - Kunst
Avantasia - The Mystery of Time
Kavinsky - Outrun
Powerwolf - Preachers of the Night
VNV Nation - Transnational
Tarja - Colors in the Dark

Hans Zimmer - Man of Steel, Rush
Steve Jablonsky - Gears of War: Judgement, Gangster Squad
Steven Price - Gravity
Brian Tyler - Iron Man 3
Atticus Ross - Broken City
M83 - Oblivion
Marco Beltrami - A Good Day to Die Hard
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:50 PM
Haven't listened to a lot, but of what I've listened to...

Arcade Fire - Reflektor: top-notch stuff. Different from their previous stuff, but has more of a pulse. I love it.

Kanye West - Yeezus: Not his best, but there is still some great stuff on there. Black Skinhead, New Slaves, I'm In It, Blood on the Leaves, Send It Up and Bound 2 are all terrific and get better with multiple listens.

J. Cole - Born Sinner: some meh tracks, but a ton of great ones as well. I prefer it to Yeezus.

MGMT - MGMT: it's no Oracular Spectacular or Congratulations (honestly, when you start off your career with those two albums, it's going to be hard to ever live up to expectations), but I've grown to appreciate it more after listening to it several times. Alien Days, Cool Song No. 2, Mystery Disease, Introspection, Your Life Is A Lie and Plenty of Girls in the Sea are all very good/great. I appreciate the experimental nature of the other tracks, but they aren't all that enjoyable to listen to.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:07 PM
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Haven't listened to a lot, but of what I've listened to...

Arcade Fire - Reflektor: top-notch stuff. Different from their previous stuff, but has more of a pulse. I love it.

Kanye West - Yeezus: Not his best, but there is still some great stuff on there. Black Skinhead, New Slaves, I'm In It, Blood on the Leaves, Send It Up and Bound 2 are all terrific and get better with multiple listens.

J. Cole - Born Sinner: some meh tracks, but a ton of great ones as well. I prefer it to Yeezus.

MGMT - MGMT: it's no Oracular Spectacular or Congratulations (honestly, when you start off your career with those two albums, it's going to be hard to ever live up to expectations), but I've grown to appreciate it more after listening to it several times. Alien Days, Cool Song No. 2, Mystery Disease, Introspection, Your Life Is A Lie and Plenty of Girls in the Sea are all very good/great. I appreciate the experimental nature of the other tracks, but they aren't all that enjoyable to listen to.

yeah, you definitely need to listen to more music - all of this is weak. Yeezus especially is shite, really.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:07 PM
Yeah, the past few years I have been focused on catching up on a lot of 60s/70s stuff, digging into entire discographies, etc., so I haven't kept up with a lot of modern stuff. I've gotten through most of the 60s/70s stuff now though, so I'm open to some recommendations. Of the modern stuff I have listened to, I like The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, MGMT, Beach House, Chromatics, The Black Angels, and M83. I'm sure there are a few others, but those are off the top of my head.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:27 PM
Random Access Memories

Without a doubt- It's this:


I also really liked Queens of The Stone Age's Like Clockwork

I thought Yeezus was horrible-the beats make no sense, there is no energy or momentum and the lyrics are like they have been written by a thug 5th grader. He can make awesome music but at this point (especially after the Bound 2 video) I think he is just messing with everyone--because he can and has fun with it. So If that is what 'Yeezus' is (purposely bad), I get it, but it still does not make the music any better.

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Old 11-30-2013, 08:54 PM
Paul McCartney - New

Runner-up: Queens of the Stone Age - ... Like Clockwork
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:22 PM
wow great list, i liked

Kyle Hall - Boat Party
V.A. - After Dark 2
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Savages - Silence Yourself
Deerhunter - Monomania
Erika - Hexagon Cloud
Natasha Kmeto - Crisis
Fuck Buttons - Slow Motion
John Hopkins - Immunity
Forest Swords - Engravings
My Bloody Valentine - M B V
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Haxan Cloak - Excavation
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Totally forgot to do this

1. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
2. Savages - Silence Yourself
3. Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork . . .
4. Young Galaxy - Ultramarine
5. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
6. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
7. Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
8. Italians Do It Better - After Dark 2
9. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
10. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
11. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
12. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
13. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
14. No Joy - Wait to Pleasure
15. Washed Out - Paracosm
16. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
17. Factory Floor - Factory Floor
18. Local Natives - Hummingbird
19. Disclosure - Settle
20. FIDLAR - FIDLAR


Great year for music. Leaving a lot off this list.
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