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Urban75 Album of the Year 2017

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

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    you might want to listen to the Pessimist album, cos it's sort of minimal d'n'b/bass
     
  2. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    Not really, but it does explain why you've not heard of loads of the music in a round-up of releases from this year.
     
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  3. S☼I

    S☼I real ichorous

    Exactly my thinking :thumbs:
     
  4. S☼I

    S☼I real ichorous

    Brief checking out tells me Pessimist is the tits. :thumbs:
     
  5. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Other than Chazegee's 'Roaring 40's', I would nominate Japanese Breakfast, 'Soft Sounds from another Planet', because it is the sort of over familiar, boring shit with cute voice sort of stuff middle aged men like myself happily fall asleep to. Very nice.
     
  6. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    I'm not that bothered about new music really

    <checks new music>

    Hey this new music is great!

    ;)
     
  7. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    I’m struggling to think of any new albums I’ve listened to this year, I’ve barely listened to anything tbh, I’ve had a really lax year for music. Will do my usual routine of seeing this years list and making them my January playlist :)
     
  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  9. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I've made it to 18, but I swear theres a couple of ones I've forgotten.

    I do like the fact that spotify will make you your top 100 songs playlist of the year

    Mine if anyone is interested.
     
  10. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Thought you were a Bjork fan, didn't she have a new one this year?

    My draft list for this years isn't as strong as the 2016 one. Not sure if that's the releases or me.
     
  11. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Literally a couple of weeks ago.
     
  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I've got 18 on my list...... I think Ill call it quits otherwise I'll just be putting stuff on there for the sake of it.
     
  13. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    As in previous years, I think I've probably only listened to two new albums in 2017. Maybe I'll crowdsource my list...
     
  14. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    One of my biggest issues with spotify is that you can't track new releases from artists and related artists to ones you already like.
     
  15. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Scrap that, I just went through my spotify artists and remembered a load of stuff from earlier in the year.

    Draft list is 25, now its just what order I want them in.
     
  16. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Yeah, just literally haven’t had the time to listen to it*. I guess I could just vote for it as number 1, as it will almost certainly be better than anything else this year :D :cool:



    *sat down at home, headphones on. No other way is acceptable :D
     
  17. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    I just found this website of year-end lists guys.

    2017 Albums — Year-End Lists

    (I was looking for The Wire's list, which is:

    1. Chino Amobi – Paradiso
    2. Richard Dawson – Peasant
    3. Klein – Tommy
    4. Jlin – Black Origami
    5. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
    6. Jana Rush – Pariah
    7. Joshua Abrams – Simultonality
    8. Pan Daijing – Lack
    9. Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die
    10. Circuit Des Yeux – Reaching For Indigo
    11. Actress – AZD
    12. Nadah El Shazly – Ahwar
    13. Ryuichi Sakamoto – async
    14. Felicia Atkinson – Hand In Hand
    15. Bill Orcutt – Bill Orcutt
    16. Irreversible Entanglements – Irreversible Entanglements
    17. Ellen Arkbro – For Organ and Brass
    18. Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy
    19. Diamanda Galás – All the Way
    20. Mhysa – Fantasii
    21. Children Of Alice – Children of Alice
    22. Strange U – #LP4080
    23. Phew – Voice Hardcore
    24. The Bug & Earth – Concrete Desert
    25. Áine O’Dwyer – Gallarais
    26. Juana Molina – Halo
    27. SAICOBAB – Sab Se Purani Bab
    28. Golden Teacher – No Luscious Life
    29. Brooklyn Raga Massive – Terry Riley in C
    30. Sote – Sacred Horror in Design
    31. Laurel Halo – Dust
    32. Sarah Davachi – All My Circles Run
    33. Akio Suzuki & John Butcher – Immediate Landscapes
    34. Circle – Terminal
    35. Nicole Mitchell – Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
    36. Caterina Barbieri – Patterns of Consciousness
    37. SADAF – SHELL
    38. Lee Gamble – Mnestic Pressure
    39. Aaron Dilloway – The Gag File
    40. Karen Gwyer – Rembo
    41. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
    42. Once and Future Band – Once and Future Band
    43. Gnod – Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
    44. Pancrace – Pancrace
    45. Lil B – Black Ken
    46. John Maus – Screen Memories
    47. Roscoe Mitchell – Bells For the South Side
    48. Carla dal Forno – The Garden
    49. Maalem Mahmoud Gania – Colours of the Night
    50. Gosheven – Leaper
     
  18. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Nice to see the first mention of Strange U
     
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  19. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    A very short list has been sent to you, Belboid.
     
  20. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    I have two of those and haven't heard of 47 of the others. That's my problem not theirs.
     
  21. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    Re Wire list - When you realise maybe one's music taste isn't that obscure after all!
     
  22. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Well I've made a list of my favourite albums of the year, but fuck knows what order they should go in. How do you decide between an album with some great tracks/some filler and an album that doesn't reach the same heights but is more consistent? Or between an album by a favourite producer doing what they've been doing for years and an album by someone I've just discovered with all the shock of the new? And how are you even supposed to compare icy yet beautiful Russian electro with up-tempo Congolese guitar fun?

    I don't suppose it'll matter as no other fucker will vote for them anyway :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  23. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    If you've any on your list that you think might have wider support on Urban, put them near the top, as that gives them more chance of getting in the overall urban list.
     
  24. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    I can't be arsed with tactical voting. I'm enough of a music nerd to enjoy ranking albums I like. It's not like the fate of the nation rests on it. Or does it..?
     
  25. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    yes.
     
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  26. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Nobody else will vote for it I’m positive, but my album of the year is: Iron Reagan - Crossover Ministry
     
  27. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    Amazed that The Wire list doesn't include Arca's phenomenal album.
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's only been released this year but Dion's Kickin' Child: the lost album 1965 is a bloody cracker. And I didn't think I even liked Dion!
     
  29. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    This thread has got me doing some catch up listening, which is great. Now just need to change my list!
     
  30. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Finally got around to listening to that Hannah Peel album you recommended killer b, definitely going to make it into my list.
     
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