Album Recommendations 2018

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by killer b, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I'm very keen on the new Iglooghost EP (Steel Mogu)

     
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  2. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

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  3. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I had heard rumours that something might be happening. They've been dribbling out remasters of the studio albums over the last few years, none of which I've bothered with. I think relations between the five of them are cordial so one still has hope of new stuff, although it's coming up to ten years since Dark Days...
     
  4. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Trying to give equal attention to the new albums by Suede and Lyla Foy.
     
  5. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Ooh nice, not heard anything from him for a while.
     
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  6. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Went to a night last to check out ERP but it was Afrodeutsch who was the star of the line up. Absolutely fucking ace, and all bangers as you said.

    Great stuff. She's on again at Soup Kitchen in November and I'm already wanting to go.
     
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  7. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Anyone else been digging Compro by Skee Mask? Absolutely fucking brilliant ambient-breakbeat-techno.

    I listen to music all day long every day, and for much of the time it goes in one ear and out the other but this has completely bowled me over.

    Album of the year for me so far without a doubt.

     
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  8. Yeah I like that one. His album as SCNTST from this year "Scenes & Sketches From The Lab" is quite decent too.
     
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  9. Also love the SSTROM album "OTIDER"
     
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  10. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Oooh - not heard that. Cheers, will have a listen.
     
  11. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    The new Mudhoney is pretty solid. Not quite a no-filler job on the first listen, but some excellent stuff nonetheless.

     
  12. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Frost - Matters

    Lovely album of icy motorik synthpop from Johanna Bramli (vocalist for Stereolab offshoot Imitation Electric Piano) and Steve Lewis (synth player for Neu! obsessives Fujiya & Miyagi).

     
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  13. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins and Synths of Sudan

    Compilation of Sudanese music from the 70s and 80s. Before the religious government clamped down on music in 1989 there was a thriving music scene in Sudan, popular across north Africa. Much of it was destroyed by the government in Sudan, but this album gathers together recordings that have been collected from the surrounding countries where the music continued to be popular. So far, so worthy - but who cares if the music isn't great? Fortunately, it is. The whole thing is transfixing. Some of it sounds like you'd expect Sudanese music to sound like, but going into the 80s synthesizers gained in popularity and it's the synth tracks on this that I really love.

     
  14. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Cat Power's new one is as good as you would expect.
     
  15. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I like the new Tracey Thorn.
     
  16. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Bloody hell, £95 for the 4 disc version, or £210 for the (sold out in two minutes) 5 disc
     
  17. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I've only heard one track so far. However, the new one by Hands Like Houses sounds OK.
     
  18. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    I can't decide if I like it or not. Some great riffs, and I still love his vocals. But quite a lot of it sounds like half-arsed prog.
     
  19. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Too short to be prog, surely?
     
  20. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    Yes, that's true, and it's not musically proficient to the point of tedium either, really. That's why 'half-arsed'. But there's a whiff of it, somehow.
     
  21. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I get what you mean. It might not be Superfuzz Bigmuff, but then I wasn't expecting it to be.
     
  22. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    Yeah, and I'm aware I'm probably overly critical now only because that one's in my top ten records of all time :)
     
  23. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I mentioned this over on the album of the year 1968 thread, as it's from the latest incarnation of a band being discussed there, but this new Traden album is lush - loooong loose psych jams. You'll love it.

     
  24. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Fucking Swedes love their prog don't they :D

    Trees, Grass and Stones indeed.
     
  25. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I saw them last year and they were great - I'm with the swedes.
     
  26. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    No, don't get me wrong, the first ten minutes were pretty good. I'm just commenting on the fact that they've kept up the prog thing, which was never such a big thing across the border.

    And hating on the Swedes, of course.
     
  27. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    A friend has just been sending me loads of links to classic swedish psych, he reckons they were the best. Much of it is a bit too hairy for me tbh.
     
  28. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    There's a lot of it. I'm not even remotely familiar with the vast majority.
     
  29. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Talking of Sweden, the latest 'Fire!' album 'The Hands' from earlier in the year is well worth a listen. An alternative power trio led by the prolific Mats Gustafsson on saxophone, backed by bass and drums with occasional electronic noise thrown in. The bass is more upfront than previously and the music is all the better for it. Not quite free jazz as bass and drums are too structured - not a criticism.

     
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  30. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    This is the best swedish - from 1966. Well ahead of their time. Residents Fall etc, all bow down. (I literally have no idea if this was really from 66).
     

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