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Urban75 Album of the Year 2017 - The Results!

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Here we go then, the most important date of the year, and still plenty of time to order things in time for you know what...
     
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  2. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    30 - Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

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    Gleaming modern psychedelia, her cut-glass vocals floating over musical backdrops that melded the mesmerising repetitions of krautrock with early 80s synth pop, eerie folk and obscure soundtracks.

     
  3. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    29 - Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

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    More gorgeously layered offeringf from Brooklyn's finest neo-folk, pyschedelic, popsters.

     
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  4. souljacker

    souljacker and this is fresh

    Fuuuuuuuuck. Forgot to put my selections in.
     
  5. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Woo! It begins!
     
  6. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    28 - Thundercat - Drunk

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    Whimsical and sombre, funny and meaningful, sometimes all at once. Seventies funk, R&B, even bits of punk and fusion.

     
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  7. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    27 - Fever Ray - Plunge

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    Back after eight years, Karin Dreijers politics are written on her body, and she's asking you to dive i.

     
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  8. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    26 - Blanck Mass - World Eater

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    A brutal electronic blitz, responding to a year of 'anger, violence, confusion and frustration,' but still sweet and hypnotically melodic.

     
  9. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    25 - Transcendence Orchestra – Modern Methods for Ancient Rituals

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    Playing a Buchla Music Easel, harmonium, shruti box, bass guitar, hurdy gurdy, symphonie, glockenspiel, hand bell, Electro Harmonix 45000, Strymon Blue Sky, Strymon DIG, and Roland RE 101 Space Echo, it's "an experiment in acoustic and synthetic symbiosis which is deeply influenced by the atmosphere and acoustics of the rural location of Cats Abbey resulting in a set of recordings which can aid to the transformation of consciousness." Okay

     
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  10. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Saw him at End Of The Road this year - to say it was intense and brutal would be an understatement. Not bad going for five in the afternoon.
     
  11. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    24 - Hey Colossus - The Guillotine

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    Just when you thought they couldn't get any better, they do. A ferocious call to arms.

     
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  12. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    Solid list so far.
     
  13. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Predictions for #1 anyone?
     
  14. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    =22 - Zed Bias - Different Response

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    Modern UK soul delivered in the 160 BPM format

     
  15. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    =22 - Kendrick Lamar - DAMN

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    Many lists' Number 1 of the year. I really don't understand why. Bored the pants off me.

     
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  16. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Bjork?
     
  17. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    Some bollocks like the LCD Soundsystem
     
  18. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    21 - Do say make think - Stubborn persistent illusion

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    More Canadian post-pink. I really should check this lot out, they sound good.

     
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  19. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Possible, but while getting reasonably high she's never won.

    Hmm, that could be a possibility.

    I can't think of anything obvious like Cave this year.
     
  20. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    =19 - OCS - Memory Of A Cut Off Head

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    It's the mellower version of The Oh Sees, still pyschedically splendiferous.

     
  21. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile still in there I reckon. But I forgot to submit.
     
  22. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    = 19 - Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent

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    (Post) Punk Rock! Yeah

     
  23. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    18 - Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom

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    A story about a void named "Mamu" and its destruction by two falling eyeballs. Yes, really.

     
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  24. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Yay! Something that I voted for made the list. I didn't think any would make the cut this year. My number one record, which probably helped with the placing.
     
  25. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    17 - Juana Molina - Halo

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    Argentinas first ever spot in the UAotY? Electronic folky pop, it's what they're known for, isnt it?

     
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  26. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    There'll be some great stuff in the top 5, but I reckon it's a year for something dull and worthy in number 1. The lower order is always best anyway.
     
  27. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    16 - LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

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    Back seven years after 'breaking up', they're still electronically urgent and angry, and all too aware of the ludicrousness of everything.

     
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  28. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    well, there we go. delighted to be proved wrong so swiftly. :D
     
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  29. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Apparently not!

    I was similarly unsure what was a clear favourite, even as I compiled. A few things looked possible, but most ended up quite far off.
     
  30. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Some traditions are maintained though
     

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