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

    The utter brilliance of the second album keeps me listening. I like her voice and guitar playing, so I'll forgive her for being less than stupendous lyrically occasionally.
  2. copliker

    copliker ...

    I had Billy Strings, Jaime Wyatt, Rachel Baiman, Rhiannon Giddens, Chris Stapleton and Molly Tuttle. My number 1 was Valerie June which has elements of country amongst everything else.

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  3. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    Mine were:

    1 Forest Swords
    2 Alan Vega - It
    3 Pigs x 7

    I'm happy to see two of three in there.
  4. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Cheers, heard of (though not actually listened to the Rhiannon Giddens), look forward to checking these out.
  5. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    didn't vote but if i did, i probably would have rolled with:

    1. Susanne Sundfor - Music for People in Trouble
    2. GY!BE - Luciferian Towers
    3. Laura Cannell - Hunter, Huntress, Hawker
    4. Gnod - Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
    5. Karine Polwart With Pippa Murphy -A Pocket of Wind Resistance

    with honourable mentions for Kamasi Washington, Idles, Dave Rawlings Machine, Momus, Band of Holy Joy - and that Hannah Peel album does sound fantastic
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  6. 01 Slowdive - Slowdive
    02 Forest Swords - Compassion
    03 Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
    04 Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
    05 The Black Angels - Death Song
    06 The Necks - Unfold
    07 The Tiger Lillies - Cold night in Soho
    08 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
    09 Alfa Mist - Antiphon
    10 Hannah Peel - Mary Casio; Journey to Cassiopeia
    11 Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai
    12 Onda Tropica - Baile Bucanero
    13 Mitch & Mitch & Kassin - Visitantes nordestinos
    14 Patrick Cowley - Afternooners
    15 Lingua Ignota - All Bitches Die
    16 Daniel Brandt - Eternal Something

    Cheers belboid for the hard work, the back in time 1957,67,77,87 threads were great fun this year too. Look forward to doing the
    19?8s next year
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  7. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Thanks belboid. Great work as always!
  8. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I feel like I'm pissing in the Urban wind. I seem to becoming more estranged from any hive mind with only two of mine making the list.

    For what its worth here's mine....

    1. Phatworld - sad reacts only
    2. Luke Vibert - Presents UK Garave Vol 1
    3. Juana Molina - Halo
    4. zed bias - different response
    5. strange u - LP4080
    6. PTU - A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day
    7. quantic & nidia góngora - cuaro
    8. open mike eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
    9. tulketh - general waste
    10. still - i
    11. turinn - 18 and a half minute gaps
    12. wiley - godfather
    13. lee scott - SUPERGOD5000PLUS
    14. va - NSA records - Underground Connection n Tha'
    15. Rebekah - Fear Paralysis
    16. the darkhouse family - The Offering
    17. jlin - Black Origami
    18. otim alpha - gulu city anthems
    19. Perc - Bitter Music
    joint 20 Mahatma X - A Mobtown Suite Vol. 1
    tqd - ukg

    Although there are two in the urban top 30 that I've not heard and sound ok
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  9. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    I mostly listened to the Oh Sees back catalogue this year, and last year's Cate Le Bon album and "Idle No More" by King Khan. But loads to explore here - the Hannah Peel sounds incredible.

    My list, such as it is:

    OCS - Memory Of A Cut Off Head
    Oh Sees - Orc
    Jesus And Mary Chain - Damage And Joy
    Public Service Broadcasting - Every Valley
    Aldous Harding - Party
    Alvvays - Antisocialites
    The Burning Hell - Revival Beach
  10. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    1. Blanck Mass - World Eater
    2. Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
    3. Slowdive - Slowdive
    4. Anjou - Epithymia
    5. Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
    6. The Fall - New Facts Emerge

    However, The Fall is shite for them, and I haven't got much new stuff this year. My top three are excellent though.
  11. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    1.Cigarettes After Sex- Cigarettes After Sex
    2.Slowdive -Slowdive
    3. Sufjan Stevens- The Greatest Gift
    4. Penguin Cafe Orchestra- Perfect Sea
    5. Sparks - Hippopotamus
    6. Austra -Future Politics
    7. The National -Sleep Well Beast
  12. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    1. Daughter - Music From Before The Storm

    2. Slowdive - Slowdive

    3. Four Tet - New Energy

    4. Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex

    5. Bonobo - Migration

    6. Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives

    7. Julie Bryne - Not Even Happiness

    8. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

    9. Alt J - Relaxer

    10. The XX - I see You

    Lots of new stuff to check out over xmas which makes this thread so good. Cheers belboid
  13. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    Arca was my number 1, it didn't even make the list. I'm astounded. You tasteless fucks! :D

    "Let's see what you could've won"

  14. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Another Penguin Cafe fan :cool:
  15. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    I tried the penguin cafe, didn't love it very much though. Shame as it should fit my aesthetic this season too.
  16. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    It's really good, none of the original band apparantly just Jeffes son and some people from Gorillaz and Suede apparently.
  17. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Grows on you.
  18. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Have you heard the first album, A Matter of Life... ? I think that's the probably better, but I really like this one, probably one of things I've listened to most this year.
  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Equiknoxx - Colon Man
    Transcendence Orchestra - Modern Methods For Ancient Rituals
    DJ Sports - Modern Species
    Shinichi Atobe - From The Heart, It's A Start, It's A Work Of Art
    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed The Rats
    Dopplereffekt - Cellular Automata
    Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
    Lone Taxidermist - Trifle
    Brockhampton - Saturation II
    Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
    Slowdive - Slowdive
    Timothy J. Fairplay - Where Is The Champion?
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  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I found the Richard Dawson album painful to listen to - not sure what the attraction to him and that sort of thing is
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  21. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    I'm pissing in the wind every year when I vote in these polls. I've long since given up any expectation of having an impact on the result, I just like thinking back over what albums have made an impact on me over the year. For what it's worth, yours is always one of the lists I like to check out :)

    Anyway, here's mine:

    1. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest
    2. Kedr Livanskiy – Ariadna
    3. 2raumwohnung – Nacht und Tag
    4. Sally Dige – Holding On
    5. Andrew Weatherall - Qualia
    6. Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
    7. Les Amazones d’Afrique – Republique Amazone
    8. Multiple Man – New Metal
    9. Jupiter & Okness – Kin Sonic
    10. Molly Nilsson – Imaginations
    11. Girl One & the Grease Guns - Night of the Living Electrical Appliances
    12. Polo & Pan - Caravelle
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  22. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Well done for voting for this. I completely forgot about it when I put my list together, but then ended up playing it loads the last week. It's brilliant.

    I forgot about this too. I love Timothy J Fairplay, but this album was just more of a good thing and there's other stuff of his that I'll listen to before this one.
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  23. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    I was astounded by the Arca album. Astounded that no-one had a word with him about his singing before he released it. Someone should've taken him aside before he finished it and said "Look mate, you sound like bloke down pub doing a Bee Gees impression after a few too many. Stick to instrumentals".
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  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I pay attention to your recommendations and some of my top albums this year are from your suggestions, so thanks! Will have a listen to these :thumbs:
  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I listened to it once, and, like with the Richard Dawson, I'm mystified as to what the attraction is?
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  26. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Thanks belboid and apols for including numbers!

    1 King Krule - The OOZ
    2 Actress - AZD
    3 Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
    4 LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
    5 Oh Sees - Orc
    6 Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
    7 Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
    8 Chino Amobi - Paradiso
    9 Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
    10 Thundercat - Drunk
    11 Laurel Halo - Dust
    12 Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy
    13 Alessandro Cortini - Avanti
    14 Kelly Lee Owens- s/t
    15 Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time (soundtrack)
    16 John Maus - Screen Memories
    17 Liars - TFCF
    18 Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure
    19 James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits
    20 Ricardo Villalobos - Empirical House
  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    thanks for all the lists folks, esp belboid - gonna listen to loads on your lists.
    Will even listen again to those in the top 30 that I listened to and didn't like.
    Just out of interest - what did people like about the Richard Dawson and Arca albums?
  28. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    The shinichi atobe album is great, good shout
  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Damn, just started listening to the Errorsmith album
  30. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    Most people only have two or three on their lists in the top 30. I don't think there is much of a hive mind really.

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