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Urban75 Album of the Year 2017

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.

    Oh yes, it’s the ever popular, always different, always the same, Urban75 Album of the Year poll.

    The usual rules apply:


    As in previous years, top 20's pm'd to me asap, so I can do a rundown shortly before the big day (tho is any day really bigger than the revelation of Urban's favourite album??).

    I do not promise not to fuck it up.

    Votes cast on this thread will not be included, PM'ed ones only.

    A reminder of those rules again:

    1. You PM me a list of your favourite records that were released since December 17 2016. In order, from 1 to whatever number you feel like, but nothing after 20 will count. SOMETIME BEFORE DECEMBER 16TH.
    2. I assign points based on your orders of preference. NOTE: If you simply submit a list, unnumbered, I will assume it is in order of 1 to whatever, unless you tell me different
    3. Sometime nearer Christmas I give you a rundown, TOTP style, of the top 30, and you lot bicker, complain, and heckle.

    In previous years:

    2005: Urban 75's albums of the year... The Countdown Begins!
    2006: urban75's albums of the year 2006
    2007: U75's albums of the year 2007
    2008: Albums Of The Year 2008
    2009: Urban75's Album of the Year - The Countdown
    2010 - Urban75 Album of the Year 2010
    2011 - Urban75 Album of the Year - The Results
    2012 - Urban 75's Albums of the Year... The Results!
    2013 - Urban75 Album of the Year 2013 - The Results
    2014 - Urban75 Album of the Year 2014 - The Results
    2015 - Urban75 Album of the Year 2015 - The Results
    2016 - Urban75's Album of the Year 2016 - The Results!

    As dubiously agreed in previous years, to qualify as an album, it must be a new or live recording that was released after December 17 2016 in the UK. Does that pack of 7"s count? That seventeen minute white noise workout only available as an app? Well, no it doesn't, not in my book, but if you don't tell me otherwise, I wont know. What about that forty year old album that has been hiding under a bed since the artist died? Yup, absolutely.

    Results will be posted around December 17thish - giving you time to go and buy your niece/nephew/non-binary child the No.1 to show you're 'hip' and down with the kids.

    Polite requests: Please don’t reveal your list on this thread, save it till the final list is up. Otherwise it can start to become too apparent who is a likely winner.

    Please send me your list going from first to last, not vice versa, and with the artist listed before the album title

    Some lists already out there:
    Norman Records: Albums of the Year 2017
    50 Best Albums of 2017
    The 50 Best Albums of 2017

    List of 2017 albums - Wikipedia
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
  2. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I'm going to struggle to pick 10.
     
  3. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    How come? It's been a really strong year IMO.
     
  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I just haven't listened to enough stuff I guess, and what I have, has been pretty mainstream. For example I don't think Foo Fighters new album is very good at all, in fact, one of their worst, but if I had to compile right now, it would probably be number 10!!

    I do have a list of stuff to still listen too so will try and ram as much down as I can over next few days before final decision!
     
  5. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    I usually wait for the results of this thread before listening to any new music tbh. It's the best way of finding out what there is to be disappointed by.
     
  6. Buddy Bradley

    Buddy Bradley Pantheistic solipsist

    Best thread of the year, every year. :cool:
     
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  7. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    It only feels like I made a list for this the other week, where's the year gone!?
     
  8. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

  9. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Nadine Shah at number 5. It's perfectly alright but not that good.
     
  10. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    The quietus list always has a few highly placed albums which are distinctly average - presume they must be made by their mates.
     
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  11. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Quietus list seems way less obscure than in previous years? I reckon I've listened to around a third of them which is way more than ever before.... Or maybe I'm just getting way cooler as I age....:D
     
  12. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Yeah, as much as I like them, the BSP one falls into that category.
     
  13. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    Most of my draft list is too obscure to appear on any of the lists I've seen so far. :cool:
     
  14. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    One top-ten album is by the girlfriend of an occasional Quietus contibutor...
     
  15. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

  16. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

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  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I've only listened to one, so can I pick just that?
     
  18. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    All the stuff I listen to is too obscure to even appear on your list.

    Some of it I haven't even heard tbh. Some of it may not actually exist.
     
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  19. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    you miss-spelled shit as obscure there. :confused:
     
  20. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    You could, but why not look through the lists and have a listen to a few before the deadline? There's been some really good albums this year.
     
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  21. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

  22. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Now listening to Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs :cool:
     
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  23. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    Ministry of Sound compilation CDs don't count.
     
  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    wouldn't be caught dead listening to any of that tat
     
  25. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    That north east noisy scene is great - there's a few other awesome records from that orbit. Check out the drunk in hell and Richard Dawson records.
     
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  26. S☼I

    S☼I real ichorous

    I've heard OF approx 7 of that Crack list, let alone heard.
     
  27. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    Also blown out - Matt baty from pigs x7 drums with them, and Mike vest from drunk in hell plays guitar.
     
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  28. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    Me too - I think that's good though isn't It? Plenty new things to discover.
     
  29. S☼I

    S☼I real ichorous

    I dunno. Lots of it sounds wank :D but will have to get the new Basinski at some point and investigate a couple on the list. I'm not bothered that much about new music though, I'm pretty happy rotating what I've got. Is that so bad?
     
  30. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

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