Urban75 Album of the Year 2017 - The Results!

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

  1. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Yeah this one seemed to fly under the radar a bit. What about Oxbow? Few people been bigging him up
     
  2. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    There's a Stereophonics and the Ed Sheeran too!
     
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  3. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    I reckon 3. Stomzy 2. Dawson 1. PEEL
     
  4. copliker

    copliker ...

    Brace yourselves.

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  5. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Chino Amobi!
     
  6. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    C'mon belboid I'm stuck at work waiting for this to finish.
     
  7. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    lol me too.
     
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  8. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    I'm on my 4th pint!
     
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  9. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    So sorry :)
     
  10. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    At work, that's good going!
     
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  11. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    Dude, the heating went off at 5. get a wiggle on.
     
  12. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    3 - Hannah Peel – Mary CasioJourney to Cassiopia

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    (ooh, that's big, isn't it?). This years Urban delight - The analog synth based, space age Mary Casio combines with a 33 piece brass band to bring us a wee wedge of sublime marvel.

     
  13. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    2 - Gnod - JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT-WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE

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    Album title of the year, t-shirt of the year, bloody good job its also a stunningly good piece of music too.

     
  14. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    So, what is left?

    Yup, it's that one
     
  15. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Ah, so looks like I was right about the top three, but with the wrong order.
     
  16. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    1 - Richard Dawson – Peasant

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    After the, uhh, 'challenging' nature of Nothing Important, Peasant is positively melodic. But just when you settle down to relax, it twists and turns and confounds you. Horror amidst the beauty, or beauty amidst the horror. Either way, it's a masterpiece.

     
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  17. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    and again.
     
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  18. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    The whole Top 30 then:

    1 Richard Dawson – Peasant
    2 Gnod - JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT-WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE
    3 Hannah Peel – Mary CasioJourney to Cassiopia
    4 Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed the Rats
    5 Slowdive - Slowdive
    6 Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
    7 Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
    8 Thee Oh Sees - Orc
    9 Mogwai - Every Country's Son
    10 Forest Swords - Compassion
    11 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
    12 Bjork - Utopia
    13 The Moonlandingz - Interplantary Class Classics
    14 Kelly Lee Owens- Kelly Lee Owen
    15 The Fall - New Facts Emerge
    16 LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
    17 Juana Molina - Halo
    18 Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
    19 OCS - Memory Of A Cut Off Head
    20 Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
    21 Do say make think - Stubborn persistent illusion
    22 Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
    23 Zed Bias - Different Response
    24 Hey Colossus - The Guillotine
    25 Transcendence Orchestra – Modern Methods for Ancient Rituals
    26 Blanck Mass - World Eater
    27 Fever Ray - Plunge
    28 Thundercat - Drunk
    29 Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
    30 Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

    I'll have a look for the 'unsuccessful' Number 1's and add them in.

    In the meanwhile, here's the Spotify playlist

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  19. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    To Belboid: Thanks for doing this. It's a lot of work and your efforts are appreciated.
    To the rest of Urban: Your ignorance disgusts me.
     
  20. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Excellent top 4. Disappointed that the excellent Hurray for the Riff Raff didn't make it into the top 30, but they seem to have been past over by pretty much everyone.
     
  21. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    Post your lists everyone!

    1. Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopia
    2. Joshua Abrams – Simultonality
    3. Ellen Arkbro – For Organ and Brass
    4. Richard Dawson – Peasant
    5. Sam Sowyrda – Luminous Horizons
    6. Transcendence Orchestra – Modern Methods for Ancient Rituals
    7. Horselords – Mixtape IV
    8. Escape-ism – Introduction to Escape-ism
    9. Visible Cloaks – Re-assemblage
    10. UUUU - UUUU
     
  22. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    It was a very close run thing this year. One of the lowest total votes for the eventual winner, although it was placed on probably the largest number of lists (if that makes sense). At the same time, we had possibly the largest number of votes, 400 odd in all, which made the compiling fun. A few surprising non-mentions (Courtney & Kurt particularly springing to mind), and, as usual, some really great suggestions I hadn't heard before.

    So, thanks to you all for voting, it has been a pleasure.
     
  23. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    1. Richard Dawson - Peasant
    2. Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
    3. Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator
    4. Gnod - Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
    5. Hannah Peel - Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
    6. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - “Luciferian Towers”
    7. Mogwai - Every Country’s Sun
    8. Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
    9. Laura Cannell - Hunter Huntress Haw
    10. The Necks - Unfold
    11. William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
    12. Hey Colossus - The Guillotine
    13. The Fall - New Facts Emerge
    14. Ex Eye - Ex Eye
    15. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed The Rats
    16. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Sorry is Gone
    17. Coco Hames - Coco Hames
    18. Lydia Loveless - Boy Crazy and Single(s)
    19. Penguin Cafe - The Imperfect Sea
    20. Doomed Bird of Providence - Burrowed into the Soft Sky
    No country in the U75 top 30, but then it's pretty low in my list, doesn't seem to have been a good year. :( Anybody else got any country suggestions for 2017? Sweet FA, ouchmonkey?
     
  24. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    She/they really should hit all my buttons. Saw them at Green Man this year, and they're good, but always just not quite as good as I think they should be, iyswim.
     
  25. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Previous album didn't really grab me, but this one was light years ahead.
     
  26. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    A fine effort belboid , thanks for all your work on this :thumbs:
     
  27. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

  28. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    My top 10 is below if anyone gives the faintest hint of a shit. I confess I made a mistake, Razorlegs should have been number one but I put it at number two. Good tip on Blanck Mass though - didn't know he/they had one out this year.

    1. Ben Frost - The Centre Cannot Hold
    2. Razorlegs - Bloodshot
    3. Sarah Davachi - All Circles May Run
    4. Peacers - Introducing The Crimsmen
    5. William Basinski - A Shadow Of Time
    6. Hannu Karjalainen - A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert
    7. Ian William Craig - Slow Vessels
    8. Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
    9. Max Ananyev - The Way To The Ocean
    10. Somni 451 - Panta Rei
     
  29. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Here's mine - note the format, no bloody numbers (the removal of which takes as long as writing up the insightful comments on the top 30)

    Moonlandingz
    Protomartyr
    Mount Eerie
    Gnod
    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
    Moon Duo
    Richard Dawson
    Blanck Mass
    Mogwai
    The Big Moon
    St Vincent
    Hannah Peel
    Sleaford Mods
    Julian Cope
    Richard Thompson
    Laura Marling
    Wire
    Courtney & Kurt
    Goldfrapp
    Thee Oh Sees - Orc

    (actually I bumped Thee Oh Sees up to just behind the Mods, it just gets better with every listen)
     
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  30. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Your and my brothers Marling soft spot always make me give her a go, but this one was bland even by her recent standards.
     

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