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kreutz2112
06-06-2012, 11:13 AM
suck it.

1. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
2. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
3. John Talabot - fin
4. Gangrene – Vodka & Ayahuaska
5. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
6. Burial – Kindred EP
7. Liars – WIXIW
8. Death Grips – The Money Store
9. Dave Aju – Heirlooms
10. Oh No – Ohnomite
11. Maya Jane Coles – DJ Kicks
12. Quakers - Quakers
13. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
14. Beach House – Bloom
15. Actress – R.I.P.

Edit: I should mention that these are the ONLY albums I have listened to this year. I have tons more listening to do.

TallGuyCM
06-06-2012, 11:15 AM
Not quite halfway, but whatevs. I love these threads.

1. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
2. Liars – WIXIW
3. Sigur Ros – Valtari
4. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
5. Beach House – Bloom
6. Oren Ambarchi – Audience of One
7. Ceremony – Zoo
8. The Men – Open Your Heart
9. Ambalance – Cokewave EP
10. Blondes – Blondes

nosurprises12
06-06-2012, 11:25 AM
In alphabetical order:

Actress - R.I.P
Blondes - Blondes
Burial - Kindred EP
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Death Grips - The Money Store
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Liars - WIXIW
Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
The Men - Open Your Heart
P.S. I Love You - Death Dreams
Quakers - Quakers
Shackleton – Music For The Quiet Hour/The Drawbar Organ EPs
John Talabot - Fin
Voices from the Lake – Voices from the Lake

Gribbz
06-06-2012, 11:47 AM
Not quite halfway, but whatevs. I love these threads.

1. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
2. Liars – WIXIW
3. Sigur Ros – Valtari
4. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
5. Beach House – Bloom
6. Oren Ambarchi – Audience of One
7. Ceremony – Zoo
8. The Men – Open Your Heart
9. Ambalance – Cokewave EP
10. Blondes – Blondes

Surprised Spiritualized didn't make the cut.

theklein25
06-06-2012, 11:52 AM
Not halfway through just yet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

dorkfish
06-06-2012, 12:02 PM
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Death Grips – The Money Store
Liars – WIXIW
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
Mount Carmel - Real Women

bmack86
06-06-2012, 12:33 PM
So far....

1. Liars - WIXIW
2. Screaming Females - Ugly
3. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
4. The Men - Open Your Heart
5. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
6. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
8. Liberteer - Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees
9. Mike Wexler - Dispossession
10. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

I still haven't listened to the Death Grips, Beach House or Sigur Ros. I need to give Lotus Plaza, Chromatics and Blondes more time.

Brad, tell me about Mount Carmel

citizenerased
06-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Beach House - Bloom
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
Miniature Tigers - Mia Pharaoh
Céu - Caravana Sereia Bloom
Pond - Beards, Wives, Denim
Metric - Synthetica
Grimes - Visions
Dr. Dog - Be The Void
Chromatics - Kill For Love

IceyHotshot
06-06-2012, 12:41 PM
The ordering is rough, but this is what I have so far:

1. The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
2. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
3. Chromatics - Kill for Love
4. Fire! with Oren Ambarchi - In The Mouth A Hand
5. Laurel Halo - Quarantine
6. Oren Ambarchi - Audience of One
7. Sigur Rós - Valtari
8. The Flaming Lips - Heady Fwends
9. From the Mouth of the Sun - Woven Tide
10. Dustin Wong - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Lead
11. Mina Tindle - Taranta
12. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
13. Burial - Kindred EP
14. Chris Corsano - Cut
15. Horse Feathers - Cynic's New Year
16. Willamette - Always in Postscript
17. Orbital - Wonky
18. Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi - Imikuzushi
19. Danny Clay - When the Curtains of Night are Pinned Back By the Stars
20. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
21. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
22. M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
23. Beach House - Bloom
24. Sonitus Eco - It Is Loneliness That Makes the Loudest Noise
25. Demdike Stare - Elemental Parts 3 (Rose) & 4 (Iris)
26. Ilyas Ahmed - With Endless Fire
27. Father Murphy - Anyway Your Children Will Deny It
28. Ital - Hive Mind
29. Death Grips - The Money Store
30. Strië - Õhtul

Riggins33
06-06-2012, 12:57 PM
Pretty good list virgin.

wmgaretjax
06-06-2012, 01:02 PM
dunno... but the first 15 I thought of were:

Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester
Ben Vida - Esstends
Joe Colley - Lonely Microphone
NHK'Koyxeи - Dance Classics Vol.I
Dolphins Into The Future - Canto Arquipélago
Billy Gomberg - Waiting In Poor Lighting
Sewer Election - Vittra Sonder
Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan - Vanity Fair
Nathan McLaughlin - The Refrigerator Is Emotional
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Mark Leckey - Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore
Eric Lanham - Sincere Interruption
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Ákos Rózmann - 12 Stationer VI
Liars - WIXIW

dorkfish
06-06-2012, 01:13 PM
Brad, tell me about Mount Carmel
I could write a long-winded explanation, but I think you can figure them out based on their choice of album cover:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517dMwLd2uL._SS500_.jpg

GolfWang
06-06-2012, 02:11 PM
I've listened to an insane amount of music this year, I could probably do a top 50 but no one wants to see that shit.

1. Future - Pluto
2. Mina Tindle - Taranta
3. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
4. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
5. Dr. John - Locked Down
6. Ab-Soul - Control System
7. Odd Future - The OF Tape Vol. 2
8. Lambchop - Mr. M
9. Liars - WIXIW
10. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
11. Django Django - Django Django
12. Jack White - Blunderbuss
13. John Talabot - Fin
14. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
15. Beach House - Bloom
16. Don Trip - Guerrilla
17. SpaceGhostPurrp - Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles Of SpaceGhostPurrp
18. Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
19. Daughn Gibson - All Hell
20. Shady Blaze - The Grind, Hustle & Talent

Miroir Noir
06-06-2012, 04:07 PM
I do alphabetical half-way through the year:

Beach House - Bloom
Chairlift - Something
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Liars - WIXIW
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
The Men - Open Your Heart
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

I've only had the Walkmen and Sigur Ros for a week now . . . still need to track down a copy of that Screaming Females record.

It's a tossup between Chromatics and Japandroids for my absolute favorite so far. Two very different records by acts that emphasize very differing aspects of my taste.

BlackSwan
06-06-2012, 04:29 PM
In no particular order...

Asa & Stumbleine - Your Secret EP
Burial - Kindred EP
Volor Flex - My Story
Clubroot - III MMXII
Desolate - Celestial Light Beings
Ghostek - Easy Changes EP
Nocow & Hmot - Lost In Taiga
Galimatias - Luna Soul EP
Demrus - Call of Mist Garage EP
Swarms - Low Sun EP

SlowMotionApocalypse
06-06-2012, 04:51 PM
The Hangmen East Of Western
Boheme Follow The Freedom
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball
Lana Del Rey Born To Die
Van Halen A Different Kind Of Truth
Prima Donna Bless This Mess
The Toy Dolls The Album After the Last One
Neon Trees Picture Show
Saint Vitus Lillie: F-65
Best Coast The Only Place

Riggins33
06-06-2012, 04:56 PM
Neon Trees, Lana Del Rey, is dis a joke?? probably is, dis checkin.... word

That70sdesperado
06-06-2012, 05:41 PM
So Far (Though I have tons more albums I still need to listen too):

John Talabot- Fin
Cloud Nothings- Attack on Memory
Grimes- Visions
El-P- Cancer 4 Cure
Death Grips- The Money Store
Japandroids- Celebration Rock
Schoolboy Q- Habits and Contradictions
Joyce Manor- Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
Lower Dens- Nootropics
Screaming Females- Ugly

Pea
06-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Your claim in the thread title is really fucking with my OCD. Couldn't wait until July 1st?

Oh well. These are some of my favorites so far...

Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Ame
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
Andrew Bird - Break it Yourself
John Talabot - Fin
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Niki & the Dove - Instinct
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Kent - Jag Ar Inte Radd For Morkret
Alex Winston - King Con
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Death Grips - The Money Store
Exitmusic - Passage

bmack86
06-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Lsat year someone started this thread in May. We're getting closer at least.

SoulDischarge
06-06-2012, 06:40 PM
I've listened to the Grimes album more than anything else released this year, but I probably wouldn't put it near #1 for the year. I've liked a lot more albums this year so far than in the past couple, but I need to absorb them all for at least another month to begin ranking them.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Lsat year someone started this thread in May. We're getting closer at least.

I am pretty sure I started it in June last year as well haha

TallGuyCM
06-06-2012, 06:59 PM
I am pretty sure I started it in June last year as well haha

Almost, but not quite. :D

http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?49178-So-It-s-Halfway-Through-2011

cutterbutter
06-06-2012, 07:23 PM
You only had to wait an hour and half more Drinkey to be correct in the future :nono

wmgaretjax
06-06-2012, 07:28 PM
If any Oren Ambarchi related project should be listed it should be the Alan Lamb Wired Open Day pieces... just sayin...

IceyHotshot
06-06-2012, 08:09 PM
If any Oren Ambarchi related project should be listed it should be the Alan Lamb Wired Open Day pieces... just sayin...

Can you provide more info on this? The only thing I can find is a record from 2009. Definitely interested in hearing this.

Andrew 619
06-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Ab soul- Control system

/thread

wmgaretjax
06-06-2012, 09:45 PM
Can you provide more info on this? The only thing I can find is a record from 2009. Definitely interested in hearing this.

the record isn't from 2009. it's the original "performances" (as far as I know): http://www.discogs.com/Alan-Lamb-Garry-Bradbury-David-Burraston-Oren-Ambarchi-Robin-Fox-Wired-Open-Day-2009/master/440602

IceyHotshot
06-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Ah, thanks. Looks like I'll have to get this.

ods..
06-07-2012, 01:21 AM
ughhhhhhhhhh this was tough. still so much to get thru and fully digest. i love so much music from this year already



1. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
2. Liars - WIXIW
3. Schoolboy Q – Habits and Contradictions
4. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
5. Ab-Soul – Control System
6. John Talabot – ƒin
7. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
8. Grimes – Visions
9. The Men – Open Your Heart
10. Chromatics – Kill for Love
11. Oren Ambarchi – Audience of One
12. Ilyas Ahmed – With Endless Fire
13. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
14. Mirroring – Foreign Body
15. Screaming Females – Ugly
16. Shifted – Crossed Paths
17. Future – Pluto
18. Death Grips – The Money Store
19. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
20. Vtgnike- Meowchi
21. Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society
22. Voices from the Lake – Voices from the Lake
23. Sigur Ros - Valtari
24. LIL UGLY MANE – MISTA THUG ISOLATION
25. Willamette – Always in Postscript

cutterbutter
06-07-2012, 01:38 AM
Albums I have enjoyed enjoyed more than a good amount this year:

Heaven by The Walkmen
Reissues by My Blood Valentine
Valtari by Sigur Ros
Break It Yourself by Andrew Bird
Attack on Memory by Cloud Nothings
Bloom By Beach
Blunderbuss by Jack White
Celebration by Japandroids
Russian Blood EP by Ribs
There's No Leave Now by The Tallest Man On Earth
Synthetica By Metric
Spooky Action at a Distance by Lotus Plaza

lt.roast.a.botch
06-07-2012, 02:16 AM
Yikes I have 22 albums already flagged as albums I have thoroughly enjoyed. I dont think I'm ready to cut it down right now. In chronological order [my OCD is more extreme then yours] :)

Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend
John Talabot - ƒin
Errors - Have Some Faith In Magic
Dropxlife - FURTHUR
Grimes - Visions
Alanis Mitchell - Young Man in America
Scuba - Personality
Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Petar Dundov - Ideas From the Pond [thanks guedita]
Jack White - Blunderbuss
School of Seven Bells - Ghostory
Chromatics - Kill For Love
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Orbital - Wonky
Blondes - Blondes
Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
SCSI-9 - Metamorphosis [thanks ods...]
Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns
Beach House - Bloom
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Japandroids - Celebration Rock

roberto73
06-07-2012, 04:13 AM
I'm finding too much to like and not enough time so far to really digest. So, some albums that stand out, in no particular order (except #1 is likely #1 because I can't stop listening to it):

Clock Opera – Ways to Forget
Paul Buchanan – Mid Air
iLiKETRAiNS – The Shallows
Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
The Maccabees – Given to the Wild
Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
The Men – Open Your Heart
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
Screaming Females – Ugly
The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know
Yellow Ostrich – Strange Land

This is without having given a proper listen to things I know have a good shot of being on the final list at the end of the year: Japandroids, dEUS, Paul Weller, Liars, and on and on and on.

TomServo
06-07-2012, 08:15 AM
What... two mentions of Jack White's "Blunderbuss"?

I guess this is an indie electropop board.

bmack86
06-07-2012, 11:10 AM
I like it, not top 10 so far for me.

Gribbz
06-07-2012, 11:18 AM
So far (no particular order):

The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Death Grips - The Money Store
Liars - WIXIW
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
Yellow Ostrich – Strange Land
Sigur Ros – Valtari
John Talabot - Fin
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Still a ton of stuff I need to listen to. Hard for music to fall through the cracks with threads like these.

TomAz
06-07-2012, 12:57 PM
Your claim in the thread title is really fucking with my OCD. Couldn't wait until July 1st?



Kreutz is not very good with math or precision or science or anything like that. You have to forgive him.

But yeah this thread is very useful. Tell me how people pronounce WIXIW. is it "double yew why eks eye double yew" or is it "wicksoo" or is something else? BBC.com says it is "Wish you" but I don't trust brits when it comes to pronunciation.

wmgaretjax
06-07-2012, 12:59 PM
wish - ewe

edit: i guess technically it's "wish you" given the lyrics in the song... but when he says it he kind of runs the words together really softly.

TallGuyCM
06-07-2012, 12:59 PM
It's "wish you", yeah.

kreutz2112
06-07-2012, 12:59 PM
I pronounce it "wixiwoo". I know it's wrong, but I don't care. Imprecision is kinda my thang. Dick.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-07-2012, 02:49 PM
This is not in any order whatsoever. Just going through my 2012 playlist and picking out the albums i've been enjoying the most.

Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Âme
Bréag Naofa - Untitled
The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
A Place To Bury Strangers - Onwards To The Wall
Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The Damned
Errors - Have Some Faith In Magic
Young Magic - Melt
School Of Seven bells - Ghostory
Dustin Wong - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
Alex Winston - King Con
Drowner - Drowner
Lucero - Women & Work
Bear In Heaven - I Love You, it's Cool
Little Chords - Afterlife
If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest
Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land
Inner Tube - Inner Tube
Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action At A Distance
Brothertiger - Golden Years
Sleepy Sun - Spine Hits
The Men - Open Your Heart
Death Grips - The Money Store
Niki & The Dove - Instinct
Dweller On The Threshold - Dweller On The Threshold
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Violens - True

rag and bone
06-07-2012, 03:19 PM
What I've listened to most...

Beach House- Bloom
Burial- Kindred EP
Chromatics- Kill for Love
Death Grips- The Money Store
Gentleman Jesse- Leaving Atlanta
Guided By Voices- Let's Go Eat the Factoy
Jack White- Blunderbuss
John Talabot- Fin
Julia Holter- Ekstasis
Lotus Plaza- Spooky Action at a Distance
Lower Dens- Nootropics
The Mallard- Yes On Blood
Mean Jeans- On Mars
Schoolboy Q- Habits & Contradictions
Screaming Females- Ugly
Slices- Still Cruising
Toys That Kill- Fambly Rights
Ty Segall & White Fence- Hair
The Walkmen- Heaven
White Fence- Family Perfume Vol. 1 & 2

nicholasyames
06-07-2012, 04:56 PM
okay i've read this whole thread and i can't possibly attribute my favorites to everyone who mentioned them but good choices by all.

so here we go anyways...

in no particular order (although the favorites come off the top of the head)

cloud nothings - attack on memory
spiritualized - sweet heart sweet light
jack white - blunderbuss
the walkmen - heaven
here we go magic - a different ship
plants and animals - the end of that
toro y moi - june 2009
sigur ros - valtari
school of seven bells - ghostory
beach house - bloom
dr dog - be the void
porcelain raft - strange weekend
lotus plaza - spooky action at a distance
japandroids - celebration rock
dustin wong - dreams say, view create, shadow leads (really really good guitar)
band of skulls - sweet sour
yellow ostrich - strange land
alabama shakes - boys & girls
grimes - visions
tanlines - mixed emotions
craft spells - gallery (EP)

i'm really digging this liars album I'm listening to right now as well

okay of montreal's album was just okay i guess, but the last part of the final song "authentic pyrrhic remission" when it goes from that psychedelic haze to him alone on the piano is simply beautiful. especially the lyrics.


oh and i dig st. vincent's single "krokodil"
also robin pecknold's "olivia, on a separate bed"
"simple song" from port of morrow is adequate but the rest somewhat lacks in places

i love "two feet standup" from brendan canning's (broken social scene) reformed cookie duster outfit... excited for the album
also love lemonade - neptune
shit i've played "how long have you know?" a lot this past month from DIIV's upcoming debut


that's a quick recap of what i like in music so far this year. thanks for listening.

Down Rodeo
06-08-2012, 08:38 PM
In no particular order...

Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Liars - WIXIW
Death Grips - The Money Store
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - Black is Beautiful
Akos Rozmann - 12 Stationer VI
NHK'Koyxen - Dance Classics Vol. I
Perispirit - Spiritual Church Movement
Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester
Pop.1280 - The Horror
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Evan Caminiti - Night Dust
Torche - Harmonicraft
Beach House - Bloom

wmgaretjax
06-08-2012, 10:39 PM
That Earth album is really good... As is the Perispirit. I need to give the Blunt/Copeland another chance... I'm a big Hype Williams fan but the new one didn't click for me.

Miroir Noir
06-13-2012, 01:36 PM
A few publication "best of 2012 so far" lists:

Stereogum (http://stereogum.com/1038361/stereogums-top-25-albums-of-2012-so-far/franchises/listomania/):

25 Heems – Nehru Jackets
24 Ceremony – Zoo
23 Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery
22 Grimes – Visions
21 Kindness – World You Need A Change Of Mind
20 Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
19 Chromatics – Kill For Love
18 Death Grips – The Money Store
17 Frankie Rose – Interstellar
16 Tanlines – Mixed Emotions
15 Torche – Harmonicraft
14 Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action At A Distance
13 Julia Holter – Ekstasis
12 Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips
11 Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
10 Future – Pluto
09 Sleigh Bells – Reign Of Terror
08 Rick Ross – Rich Forever
07 Screaming Females – Ugly
06 El-P – Cancer For Cure
05 Beach House – Bloom
04 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
03 Chairlift – Something
02 The Walkmen – Heaven
01 Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

Gorilla v. Bear (http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2012/06/13/favorites-of-2012-5/):

01 Grimes – Visions [tie]
01 Chromatics – Kill For Love [tie]
03 Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
04 Burial – Kindred
05 Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
06 Laurel Halo – Quarantine
07 Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape II
08 Beach House – Bloom
09 Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – Black is Beautiful
10 SYMMETRY – Themes for an Imaginary Film
11 Nicolas Jaar / Clown & Sunset – The Prism
12 Death Grips – The Money Store
13 Chairlift – Something
14 Peaking Lights – Lucifer
15 Frankie Rose – Interstellar
16 Shackleton – Music for the Quiet Hour
17 THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE
18 Phédre – Phédre
19 Mirrorring – Foreign Body
20 Ab-Soul – Control System

IceyHotshot
06-13-2012, 01:39 PM
NPR is holding their usual "best of the year so far" vote: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/06/12/154860545/vote-for-the-years-best-music-so-far

nosurprises12
06-13-2012, 02:27 PM
A few publication "best of 2012 so far" lists:

Gorilla v. Bear (http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2012/06/13/favorites-of-2012-5/):

16 Shackleton – Music for the Quiet Hour

This one has been criminally over-looked in this thread.

bmack86
06-13-2012, 02:31 PM
Probably criminally underheard as well. I'll check it out soon.

nosurprises12
06-13-2012, 02:38 PM
What's a little odd about that GvB listing is that the release actually contains two EPs (they left out The Drawbar Organ EP), unless of course they wanted to only highlight Music for the Quiet Hour as they are two very different kinds of releases.

Also, isn't a stellar RA review (which it received (http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=10964) back in April) the EDM equivalent of a stellar P4K review, or am I just pulling that out of my ass?

SoulDischarge
06-13-2012, 02:49 PM
A lot of people consider RA to be the electronic music equivalent to Pitchfork. Usually in a pejorative sense.

Ross1492
06-13-2012, 02:52 PM
So true. Though I often prefer RA's reviewing to P4K's when it comes to dance music.

zircona1
06-13-2012, 02:57 PM
I don't understand the praise for the Cloud Nothings album, it doesn't excite me lyrically or musically.

trendski
06-13-2012, 02:59 PM
Ab-Soul - Control System
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Amadou & Mariam - Folla
Beach House - Bloom
Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves
Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
Death Grips - The Money Store
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Frankie Rose - Interstellar
Grimes - Visions
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man
Liars - WIXIW
Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts
Oh No - Ohnomite
Quakers - Quakers
Rusko - Songs
Santigold - Master Of My Make-Believe
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
The Walkmen - Heaven

nosurprises12
06-13-2012, 03:07 PM
A lot of people consider RA to be the electronic music equivalent to Pitchfork. Usually as a pejorative.

That's a bit surprising to hear - why is that the case? (serious question, by the way)

SoulDischarge
06-13-2012, 03:22 PM
They're elitist snobs, etc.

Gribbz
06-14-2012, 02:12 PM
So far (no particular order):

The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Death Grips - The Money Store
Liars - WIXIW
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
Yellow Ostrich – Strange Land
Sigur Ros – Valtari
John Talabot - Fin
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden

Albiedamned
06-14-2012, 05:06 PM
beach house - bloom
the shins - port of morrow
grimes - visions
tanlines - mixed emotions
hot chip - in our heads
japandroids - celebration rock
santigold - master of my make-believe
jack white - blunderbuss
lotus plaza - spooky action at a distance
hospitality - hospitality

loomer
06-14-2012, 06:33 PM
Mirrorring - Foreign Body
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

That's about it so far. The Summer and Fall releases look very promising though

Fourthisto
06-15-2012, 07:08 AM
Been a pretty solid year so far, and I've enjoyed these (in no order) immensely:

Brian Jonestown Massacre - Aufheben
Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
Chromatics - Kill For Love
Beach House - Bloom
Lower Dens- Nootropics
The Walkmen- Heaven
P.S. I Love You - Death Dreams
Violens - True
the Features - Wilderness
Allo Darlin' - Europe
Liars - WIXIW
the Spruce Campbells - Bipolar Coordinates
Trust - TRST
Chairlift – Something
Alt-J - An Awesome Moon
Wintersleep - Hello Hum



Almost, but not quite. :D



You only had to wait an hour and half more Drinkey to be correct in the future :nono

You guys need to think outside of the box. Eastern Time FTW!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/Fourthisto/halfway.png

TallGuyCM
07-01-2012, 04:29 PM
Updated Top 10, now that we're literally at the halfway point.


1. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
2. Liars – WIXIW
3. Beach House – Bloom
4. Sigur Ros – Valtari
5. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
6. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
7. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
8. Oren Ambarchi – Audience of One
9. Ceremony – Zoo
10. The Men – Open Your Heart

nosurprises12
07-01-2012, 04:36 PM
The new Dirty Projectors has made quite the impression on you, eh?

TallGuyCM
07-01-2012, 04:37 PM
For sure. Keeps getting better.

nosurprises12
07-01-2012, 04:41 PM
I've really enjoyed it as well, especially after listening to it on my good headphones last night. I was just a bit surprised to see it so high up your list after being out for only a week or so.

TallGuyCM
07-01-2012, 04:42 PM
The list is very tentative. Most of the albums on there, especially the bottom half of the list, haven't gotten more than a few spins. Definitely more of a first impression list than anything, but that's how my lists always are at this time of the year.

nosurprises12
07-01-2012, 04:45 PM
That makes sense; I always find numbering/listing/ranking to be a bit arbitrary, anyways. I will say that I've enjoyed the new DP more after each listen, and for me that's usually a good indicator that it will be one of my favorites of the year.

swhite423
07-01-2012, 06:25 PM
Still have to listen to ALOT, but so far:

1. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
2. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
3. The Men - Open Your Heart
4. Metric - Synthetica
5. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
6. Beach House - Bloom
7. Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
8. Heaven - The Walkmen
9. Blunderbuss - Jack White
10. Valtari - Sigur Ros
11. Unpatterns - Simian Mobile Disco
12. Old Idea - Leonard Cohen
13. My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters and Men
14. The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit
15. Happy to You - Miike Snow

ods..
07-01-2012, 09:48 PM
Because I'm an asshole who likes making lists.


1. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
2. Schoolboy Q – Habits and Contradictions
3. Ab-Soul – Control System
4. Peaking Lights - Lucifer
5. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
6. Grimes – Visions
7. JMSN - Priscilla
8. Fiona Apple – The Idler Tree
9. The Men – Open Your Heart
10. Liars – WIXIW
11. Evy Jane – Evy Jane EP
12. John Talabot – ƒin
13. Future – Pluto
14. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
15. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
16. Chromatics – Kill for Love
17. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
18. Screaming Females – Ugly
19. Daughn Gibson – All Hell
20. SpaceGhostPurrp – Mysterious Phonk
21. Mirroring – Foreign Body
22. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
23. Kindness – World, You Need a Change of Mind
24. Casey Abrams – Casey Abrams
25. Oren Ambarchi – Audience of One
26. Ilyas Ahmed – With Endless Fire
27. Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society
28. Shifted – Crossed Paths
29. Vtgnike- Meowchi
30. Death Grips – The Money Store
31. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
32. Laurel Halo - Quarantine
33. The Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
34. Voices from the Lake – Voices from the Lake
35. Sigur Ros - Valtari
36. LIL UGLY MANE – MISTA THUG ISOLATION
37. Usher – Looking 4 Myself
38. The Black Atlass – The Black Atlass
39. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
40. Twin Shadow – Confess

theklein25
07-08-2012, 11:04 PM
Now that I've had some time to think about it here's my list in alphabetical order.

1. Animal Kingdom - The Looking Away
2. Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour
3. fun. - Some Nights
4. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
5. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
6. Last Dinosaurs - In a Million Years
7. Linkin Park - Living Things
8. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
9. Matt Skiba and the Sekrets - Babylon
10. Metric - Synthetica
11. Miike Snow - Happy to You
10. Morning Parade - self-titled
11. Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal
12. Offspring - Days Go By
13. Orbital - Orbital
14. Shins - Port of Morrow
15. A Silent Film - Sand & Snow

Alchemy
07-11-2012, 07:27 PM
1. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
2. The Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
3. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
4. Beach House – Bloom
5. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
6. Twin Shadow – Confess
7. of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks
8. Liars – WIXIW
9. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
10. Chairlift – Something
11. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
12. Jack White – Blunderbuss
13. Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
14. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Aufheben
15. Death Grips – The Money Store

chiapet
07-17-2012, 12:39 PM
I'm so completely far behind on checking out new releases this year that it'd be impossible for me to post a list, but y'all have given me a lot of stuff to check out (that I've listened to once or twice casually or haven't listened to at all).

bmack86
07-19-2012, 03:33 PM
So far....

1. Liars - WIXIW
2. Screaming Females - Ugly
3. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
4. The Men - Open Your Heart
5. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
6. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
8. Liberteer - Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees
9. Mike Wexler - Dispossession
10. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

I still haven't listened to the Death Grips, Beach House or Sigur Ros. I need to give Lotus Plaza, Chromatics and Blondes more time.

Brad, tell me about Mount Carmel

1. Frank Ocean - channel Orange
2. Baroness - Yellow and Green
3. Liars - Wixiw
4. Screaming Females - Ugly
5. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
6. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
7. Mike Wexler - Dispossession
8. Liberteer - Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees
9. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
10. Purity Ring - Shrines

New stuff is picking up.

Mr. Fuzz
07-19-2012, 03:52 PM
While I am thoroughly enjoying "RAP Music" by Killer Mike, at the moment, I doubt that the album will be as interesting by the end of the year. I can’t believe that it has cracked so many people’s top 5s.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-19-2012, 04:51 PM
On a huge metal kick right now. I've been lsitening over and over again to:

Baroness - Yellow & Green
Old Man Gloom - No
Bréag Naofa - Untitled
Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Âme
If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest

Also still really loving:
Niki & the Dove - Instinct
Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land
Light Asylum - s/t

I like a whole bunch of stuff this year though, i could list 50 albums easily. trying to not listen to new stuff for a little bit and just digest all this stuff. Can't even begin to rank things. my top 10 changes week to week.

kreutz2112
07-19-2012, 05:20 PM
I've tried listening to that Alcest album a few times and it just seems so cheesy to me at most times.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-19-2012, 05:28 PM
Huh, i've never once thought of it as being cheesy, but i am a fan of big, sweeping, operatic metal.

chiapet
07-19-2012, 07:05 PM
Drinkey, I pretty much put everything you like on my list of things to check out.

I feel like I've listened to nothing new this year, but when I think about it, I have, it's just that it's been very oriented towards festival research, and I've only done EDM festivals this year so it's very unbalanced. Plus there are so many things I've listened to only once or twice and don't feel I've really absorbed yet. Anyway, here is a start.

Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Stare [EP] 5/5 (the digital copy also has a Max Cooper remix, but the entire EP is beautiful & I've probably played this record more than anything else I've purchased this year)
Max Cooper - Egomodal [EP] 4.5/5
Todd Terje - It's the Arps [EP] 4.5/5
Blondes - Blondes 4/5
Squarepusher - Ufabulum 4/5
John Talabot - fin 4/5 <-- Talabot's FACT magazine mix is probably my favorite thing of the whole year.
Actress - R.I.P 4/5
Blawan - Long Distance Open Water Worker [EP] 3.5/5
Camea - City Watching Over Me [EP] 3/5
Lalapaux - When You're Gone 3/5

I'm really poor at making distinctions between singles and EP's for EDM, like there may be things that even the official release refers to as an EP but if you've got a track and 2 or 3 remixes of the same track, I have trouble calling that a EP. Anyway. Here's a few singles or short format releases that I didn't list above but that I liked a lot.
RRose - Artificial Light 4.5/5
Lucy & Xhin - LX4/LX5 4/5
Max Cooper - Mechanical Concussion 3.5/5
Function - Obsessed [EP] 3/5
Ben Sims - Disco Trix Vol. 2 2.5/5

MOST of the indie I've listened to so far this year has not suited me at all... but I still have a few dozen things queued to listen to.

wmgaretjax
07-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Some reissues:

Pierre Schaeffer ‎– Le Trièdre Fertile
Guy Reibel ‎– Granulations-Sillages / Franges Du Signe
Pauline Oliveros ‎– Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970
Porter Ricks - Biokinetics
Panabrite ‎– Sub-Aquatic Meditation
Egisto Macchi ‎– I Futuribili
Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza ‎– Niente
Vatican Shadow - Kneel Before Religious Icons
Seth Price ‎– Army Jacket
John Duncan - First Recordings 1978-1985 V1.2
Francisco Meirino & Dave Phillips ‎– We Are None Of Us
Robert Turman - Flux
Henning Christiansen - Kreuzmusik Fluxid Behandlung Op 189
Gareth Williams & Mary Currie - Flaming Tunes
Toshi Ichiyanagi/Michael Ranta/Takehisa Kosugi - Improvisation Sep. 1975
Bruno Spoerri/Betha Sarasin ‎– Kunst Am Computer

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-19-2012, 08:11 PM
Heidi, of all of the stuff I just posed, make sure you check out Light Asylum, I think it's the most up your alley. i fucking love it!

swhite423
07-21-2012, 07:19 PM
Still have to listen to ALOT, but so far:

1. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
2. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
3. The Men - Open Your Heart
4. Metric - Synthetica
5. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
6. Beach House - Bloom
7. Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
8. Heaven - The Walkmen
9. Blunderbuss - Jack White
10. Valtari - Sigur Ros
11. Unpatterns - Simian Mobile Disco
12. Old Idea - Leonard Cohen
13. My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters and Men
14. The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit
15. Happy to You - Miike Snow

WOW, some great stuff has came out even since I made this list. Narrowed it down to a tentative ten.
1. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
2. Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE
3. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
4. Baroness - Yellow and Green
5. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
6. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
7. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
8. Beach House - Bloom
9. Killer Mike - RAP Music
10. EL-P - Cancer 4 Cure

lots of awesome albums this year though.

Spooks
07-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Nas-"Life is Good" will be in my top 10.

DerekClapton
07-23-2012, 03:04 PM
mmmmmm 2012


1. Austin Cesear- Cruise Forever
2. Windy & Carl- We Will Always Be
3. Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, The Congos- Icon Give Thank
4. Frank Ocean- Channel ORANGE
5. Japandroids- Celebration Rock
6. Death Grips- The Money Store
7. Peaking Lights- Lucifer
8. Inner Tube
9. Julia Holter- Ekstasis
10. Cloud Nothings- Attack On Memory
11. Beach House- Bloom
12. Black Dice- Mr. Impossible
13. Actress- R.I.P
14. Burial- Kindred
15. Lower Dens- Nootropics
16. Dirty Projectors- Swing Lo Magellan
17. Nina Kraviz
18. Liars- Wisheewoo
19. Loops Of Your Heart- And Never Ending Nights
20. Lotus Plaza- Spooky Action At A Distance
21. Mirroring- Foreign Body
22. Forest Of Tongue- Body Pains
23. Laurel Halo- Quarantine
24. Cool Ghouls
25. Clams Casino- Mixtape 2
26. Ariel Pink/ R. Stevie Moore- Ku Klux Glam (It's down here because I don't think I've even come close to finishing it)
27. Ty Segall/White Fence/Ty Segall & White Fence
28. Spiritualized- HUH?
29. Words And Music By Saint Etienne
30. Chromatics- Kill For Love


about to listen to the new Haunted Graffiti










smok3

GuyInTucson
07-23-2012, 04:52 PM
In no order:

Nas - Life Is Good
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns
Justin Martin - Ghettos and Gardens
FSOL - Environments 4
Sigur Ros - Valtari
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - Here
The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Squarepusher - Ufabulum
The Shins - Port of Morrow
Jack White - Blunderbuss


I still have a lot more to listen to and I'm sure there are a few releases I have left out.

Pea
07-24-2012, 11:57 PM
Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Ame
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
Andrew Bird - Break it Yourself
John Talabot - Fin
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Niki & the Dove - Instinct
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Kent - Jag Ar Inte Radd For Morkret
Alex Winston - King Con
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Death Grips - The Money Store
Exitmusic - Passage

Quite a few updates since my original post. Currently listening to the new Gojira and El-P and could possibly see those ending up on my list soon.

Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Ame
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
Andrew Bird - Break it Yourself
John Talabot - Fin
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Niki & the Dove - Instinct
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Kent - Jag Ar Inte Radd For Morkret
Alex Winston - King Con
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Death Grips - The Money Store
Exitmusic - Passage
The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Diplo - Express Yourself EP
Stepdad - Wildlife Pop
Ihsahn - Eramita
Purity Ring - Shrines
Twin Shadow - Confess
Daughn Gibson - All Hell
Enabler - All Hail the Void
Passion Pit - Gossamer

GolfWang
08-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Pluto and Channel Orange are interchangeable. They switch places weekly.

1. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
2. Future - Pluto
3. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
4. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
5. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
6. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
7. Dr. John - Locked Down
8. Ab-Soul - Control System
9. Mina Tindle - Taranta
10. Odd Future - The OF Tape Vol. 2
11. Lambchop - Mr. M
12. Liars - WIXIW
13. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
14. Jack White - Blunderbuss
15. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
16. Django Django - Django Django
17. John Talabot - Fin
18. Don Trip - Guerilla
19. Shady Blaze - The Grind, Hustle & Talent
20. Daughn Gibson - All Hell
21. Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
22. Action Bastard - The Shark
23. Of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks
24. Chief Keef - Back From The Dead
25. King Tuff - King Tuff

ods..
08-05-2012, 12:53 PM
Pluto is so solid.... seriously infectious album. Everyone I show it to can't stop playing it. Guess I need to listen to the OF Tape again... I didn't really like it the first time through. Should revisit.

GolfWang
08-05-2012, 01:13 PM
I keep expecting to get bored with Pluto because I play it too much, but it just never seems to get old.

send me ctrpllrs
09-07-2012, 12:25 AM
It's 3 months old now, but did you all see the best of 2012 so far list at The Quietus? (http://thequietus.com/articles/09217-quietus-albums-of-the-year-so-far-2012) Over the last few days I've been going through some of the stuff I hadn't heard and there are some really good albums on there.

TallGuyCM
10-01-2012, 02:24 PM
September was a pretty big month for new releases and leaks. Now that we're at the 3/4 year point, where does everything stand for you as of now?

The best of what I've listened to as of now:

1. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
2. BEAK> - BEAK>>
3. Mount Eerie – Clear Moon
4. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
5. Liars – WIXIW
6. Grizzly Bear - Shields
7. Beach House – Bloom
8. Deerhoof – Breakup Song
9. Sigur Ros – Valtari
10. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
11. Quakers – Quakers
12. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
13. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
14. Oren Ambarchi – Audience of One
15. Ceremony – Zoo
16. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
17. Toy - Toy
18. The Men – Open Your Heart
19. Ambalance – Cokewave EP
20. Blondes – Blondes
21. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
22. Bob Mould – Silver Age
23. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
24. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
25. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

SepaGroove
10-01-2012, 03:04 PM
2012 has been a solid year.

I love this thread, gonna get really baked tonight and listen to Spotify for like 5 hours.

stinkbutt
11-11-2012, 11:21 PM
My favorite non metal or rap album has to be King Dude. I know he is a metal dude, but this project isn't and it is really on point. Would make a great later Gobi set

ods..
11-11-2012, 11:41 PM
For real. That album is the shit... Excited to check it out live later this week

guedita
11-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Added some of everyone's picks to my "need to get and listen to" list so I can try and catch up in the next few weeks. Thanks, as always, this thread really helps me each year.

And TallGuy -- I'm with you on the Ambalance -- Cokewave EP. One of my most listened.

sonofhal
11-14-2012, 02:03 PM
Is it time for end of year lists? Is there anything left to come out between now and Dec 31st?

bmack86
11-14-2012, 02:29 PM
My Bloody Valentine

IceyHotshot
11-14-2012, 02:31 PM
William Basinski has a new album coming out too.

Boourns
11-14-2012, 02:34 PM
Is it time for end of year lists? Is there anything left to come out between now and Dec 31st?

Scott Walker

nosurprises12
11-14-2012, 02:58 PM
I'm curious to hear Big Boi's new one.