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    Fucked Up, Jesu, Kurt Vile, Cold Cave, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd are easily my favorite so far of the bunch i posted up already.

    I relistened to the Boris/Merzbow album last night and it really is very good, but i don't see myself listening to it as much as Attention Please. It rocks really hard, but it's really jammy and a bit "more of the same"...i'd say the same thing about Heavy Rocks as well. Also gave a good solid listen to the Lamb 5 and that will certainly place somewhere in my list. It's really solid. i love the use of guitar they brought into the mix.
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    Alphabetical order by genre. I can't rank anything right now. I've also included albums I found underwhelming and won't be listening to again as well as albums I haven't gotten to yet.

    Rock/Pop:

    Battles – Gloss Drop
    Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
    Bon Iver – Bon Iver
    Cold Cave – Cherish The Lightyears
    Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs. Evil
    Destroyer – Kaputt
    Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
    J Mascis – Several Shades of Why
    James Blake – James Blake
    Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo
    Panda Bear – Tomboy
    Parts and Labor – Constant Future
    PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
    Radiohead – The King of Limbs
    The Raveonettes – Raven in the Grave
    This Will Destroy You Tunnel Blanket
    TV on the Radio – Nine Types of Light
    Wire – Red Barked Tree
    Wye Oak – Civilian
    Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting

    Electronic:

    Africa HiTech – 93 Million Miles
    Burial – Street Halo EP
    Clams Casino – Clams Casino
    Dominick Eulberg – Diorama
    Egyptrixx – Bible Eyes
    Gil Scott Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here
    Gold Panda – Companion
    Hyetal – Broadcast
    Nicolas Jaar – Space is Only Noise
    Prefuse 73 – The Only She Chapters
    Robag Wruhme – Thora Vukk
    Salva – Complex Housing
    Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972

    Hip-Hop/R&B:

    Death Grips – Exmilitary
    Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting
    Nguzunguzu – The Perfect Lullaby
    Raekwon – Shaolin vs. The Wu-Tang
    Talib Kweli – Gutter Rainbows
    The Weeknd – House of Balloons

    Underwhelming:

    Austra – Feel It Break
    Bright Eyes – The People Key
    The Antlers – Burst Apart
    Bibio – Mind Bokeh
    Cut Copy – Zonoscope (I wish the whole album sounded like that last track)
    Daedelus – Bespoke
    Danielson – Best of Gloucester County
    Disappears – Guider
    Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys
    Esben and the Witch – Violet Cries
    Evil Madness – Super Great Love
    Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
    Falty DL – You Stand Uncertain
    Federico Aubele – Berlin 13
    Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
    Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra
    Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact
    The Go Team – Rolling Blackouts
    Hercules and Love Affair – Blue Songs
    Instra:Mental – Resolution 653
    Jeniferever - Silesia
    Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place
    Junior Boys – It’s All True
    Katy B – On A mission
    The Kills – Blood Pressures
    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
    Ponytail – Do Whatever You Want All The Time
    Rainbow Arabia – Boys and Diamonds
    Rene Hell – The Terminal Symphony
    Rival Schools – Pedals
    The Streets – Computers and Blues
    The Strokes – Angles
    Toro y Moi – Underneath The Pine
    Tyler The Creator – Goblin
    Wild Beasts – Smother
    Yuck – Yuck
    2562 - Fever

    Still Need To Listen:

    Boxcutter – The Dissolve
    Atmosphere – Family Sign
    Cass McCombs – Wits End
    Chad VanGaalen – Diaper Island
    Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion
    Desolate – The Invisible Insurrection
    The Dodos – No Color
    EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints
    Faust – Something Dirty
    Fujiya & Miyagi – Ventriloquizzing
    Isolee – Well Spent Youth
    Kode 9 & The Spaceape – Black Sun
    Low – C’mon
    Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
    Okkervil River – I am Very Far
    Peaking Lights – 936
    Peter Bjorn and John – Gimme Some
    Son Lux – We Are Rising
    Woods – Sun and Shade
    Younger Brother - Vaccine
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    936 by Peaking Lights hasn't really been mentioned and that's one of the best i've heard this year.

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    That's on my 'to listen' list. Making my list motivated me to update my ipod and I am putting that on it.
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    Cut Copy, Panda Bear, Kurt Vile, Fucked Up and Beastie Boys have released my favorites albums from this year thus far. Cannot really get into James Blake. The new Battles isn't bad... but it is nowhere near what Mirrored is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I really need to give this James Blake dude a second chance.
    yeah, i thought i was the only one not in love with that album

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    Julianna Barwick The Magic Place
    Drinkey - listen to this album if you haven't already. You'll love it. And the only reason I know you'll love it is based on how much I vehemently loathed it. Julianna Barwick is pretty much this year's Susanne Sundfor.
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    10/10 - Thurston Moore/Sebadoh - Echoplex (?)
    10/11 - BADBADNOTGOOD - Echoplex (?)
    10/12 - IAMX - Complex
    10/13 - Oren Ambarchi - Jewels Catch One


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Drinkey - listen to this album if you haven't already. You'll love it. And the only reason I know you'll love it is based on how much I vehemently loathed it. Julianna Barwick is pretty much this year's Susanne Sundfor.
    Are you saying you loathed Susanne Sundfor? Jesus, Chris, what the fuck is wrong with you? I'm downloading this album based on your backhanded recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Drinkey - listen to this album if you haven't already. You'll love it. And the only reason I know you'll love it is based on how much I vehemently loathed it. Julianna Barwick is pretty much this year's Susanne Sundfor.
    I have listened to it and based on my cursory listen i did like it. i don't recall it sounding anything like Susanne Sundfor, but i through into my 2011 listening queue to better digest it
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyboyUNM View Post
    Are you saying you loathed Susanne Sundfor? Jesus, Chris, what the fuck is wrong with you? I'm downloading this album based on your backhanded recommendation.
    I make no apologies for not taking a liking to derivative shit.
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    10/10 - Thurston Moore/Sebadoh - Echoplex (?)
    10/11 - BADBADNOTGOOD - Echoplex (?)
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    10/13 - Oren Ambarchi - Jewels Catch One


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Almost everything is "derivative" at this point. It's 2011. Calling something "derivative" is such a lazy way for people to explain why they don't like something. If complete originality is one of your main concerns, find a time machine. She's a female singer and that's been done before. Fuck her, she's derivative.

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    Really digging still:

    Kode9 & Spaceape - Black Sun
    Ott - Mir
    Lorn - Self Confidence Vol. 2
    Kraak & Smaak - Electric Hustle
    Fabriclive 56 mixed by Ramadanman

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    I've tried with James Blake several times - it's just not happening. His EP's are pretty tight, but the full length bores the living shit out of me.

    Rene Hell and Panda Bear and the Beasties are all awesome. Battles too.
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    This year has been thrilling so far for me. Grouper, Panda Bear, and Rene Hell have each released one of my favorite albums of all time this year. Other than that, I've also been in love with the new albums by Sean McCann, Kurt Vile, Earth, Six Organs, Eternal Tapestry, Sic Alps, Higuma, Tim Hecker...

    I've just today listened to the new album by Dirty Beaches and I was instantly impressed ... this has to turn into one of my favorites of the year as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoDread View Post
    936 by Peaking Lights hasn't really been mentioned and that's one of the best i've heard this year.
    Yeah, this is an album that ought to appeal to just about everyone, I think. Just really nice tunes.
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    I saw Dirty Beaches live a few weeks ago and he was absolutely fantastic. Quite a performance.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    It's hard to imagine how he would do this kind of stuff live, but I'm really interested to check that out!
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    Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present - Rome - Starring Jack White & Norah Jones

    Surprised no one has mentioned this one yet.

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    It is just him and mostly backing tracks and then he sings and plays guitar over them. It may sound quite boring, but he puts an extremely intense performance. I was completely mezmerized.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higgybaby23 View Post
    Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present - Rome - Starring Jack White & Norah Jones

    Surprised no one has mentioned this one yet.
    I keep forgetting to download that. Love what I've heard so far.
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    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
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    Caribou & Jessy Lanza - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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    Matt Carlson
    Colin Stetson
    John Chantler
    Peaking Lights
    Fabric
    Matthew Mullane
    Kurt Vile
    John Maus
    Grouper
    Higuma
    Keith Rowe / Radu Malfatti
    Bus Gas
    Hype Williams
    James Blake
    The Weeknd
    Liturgy
    Mark Lord
    Thomas Ankersmit / Valerio Tricoli
    Various Artists - Draft Benefit Comp
    Kwjaz
    Greg Davis
    Mortuus Auris and the Black Hand
    The Caretaker
    Panda Bear
    Mist
    Bus Gas
    Vatican Shadow
    Super Minerals
    High Aura'd
    Andy Stott
    Rene Hell
    Pulse Emitter
    Spare Death Icon

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    Ford & Lopatin
    Death Grips
    Samiyam
    Panabrite
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    You said Bus Gas twice and I'm pretty sure you made it up both times.

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    I'm going to mention the ones that I really love off the top of my head because I'm working off a new computer and don't have my list handy.

    Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
    The Beets - Stay Home
    Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
    Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread
    Peaking Lights - 936
    The Weeknd - House of Balloons
    Tyler, The Creator - Goblin
    Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island
    Death Grips - Ex-Military
    Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years
    Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
    Bon Iver - Bon Iver

    I haven't really been super impressed by a lot this year. I was concerned that my interest in music was weening, but I guess a lot of people feel the same way.

    Oh, and for the record, David Comes to Life is my favorite of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    You said Bus Gas twice and I'm pretty sure you made it up both times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Matt Carlson
    Colin Stetson
    John Chantler
    Peaking Lights
    Fabric
    Matthew Mullane
    Kurt Vile
    John Maus
    Grouper
    Higuma
    Keith Rowe / Radu Malfatti
    Bus Gas
    Hype Williams
    James Blake
    The Weeknd
    Liturgy
    Mark Lord
    Thomas Ankersmit / Valerio Tricoli
    Various Artists - Draft Benefit Comp
    Kwjaz
    Greg Davis
    Mortuus Auris and the Black Hand
    The Caretaker
    Panda Bear
    Mist
    Bus Gas
    Vatican Shadow
    Super Minerals
    High Aura'd
    Andy Stott
    Rene Hell
    Pulse Emitter
    Spare Death Icon

    edit:
    Ford & Lopatin
    Death Grips
    Samiyam
    Panabrite
    I dont think I will ever understand how you can get to so much stuff in one given year. I think you had 100 favorite albums from last year. I think that means you listened to at least 101 albums that year. By my math, on average, you spent at most 3.64 days a year on an album. I cant understand that. When I find something I like, I live with it for weeks at least. With you, it seems like that scene from Vacation.

    Honey, dont you want to see the grand canyon?
    Oh yeah, sure. Ok, lets go.


    Im sincerely curious. How do you do it?

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    ...I think I listened to nearly 300 last year. That was odd for me though
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    I dont think I will ever understand how you can get to so much stuff in one given year. I think you had 100 favorite albums from last year. I think that means you listened to at least 101 albums that year. By my math, on average, you spent at most 3.64 days a year on an album. I cant understand that. When I find something I like, I live with it for weeks at least. With you, it seems like that scene from Vacation.

    Honey, dont you want to see the grand canyon?
    Oh yeah, sure. Ok, lets go.


    Im sincerely curious. How do you do it?
    I think it doesn't exactly mean that you spend equal time with each album.
    When I'm working on my year end lists I usually listen to a whole bunch of stuff that I didn't get around to through out the year, listening to maybe 5-6 albums throughout the day. Then, I pick the ones I like the most out of those and listen to em a few more times before deciding on placement. It's sort of cheating in that it's not albums that you absolutely loved and spent months listening to, but whatever.
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    I listened to about 600 albums last year i think... i listen to music while doing everything. a ton of albums i listen to get played once. then thrown aside. anything that sticks normally gets multiple plays in a month... and then revisited again at the end of the year. i don't normally play a single album non-stop for very long. while some albums certainly deserve an enormous amount of time... that's pretty rare. most things provide less and less once they cross a certain threshold... i typically view it as "well, i can get a little bit out of listening to this album the 7th time... or i can get a lot out of listening to this one a second."

    i frequently have to force myself to set something aside so I can move on to new things. this also means that I don't usually burn myself out on albums... which is nice.

    for what it's worth, my list above has at least 10 albums I've listened to at least 10 times and a few i've only listened to two or three times.

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    Your last sentence is worth alot. Thats the thing with this thing. You know what you love. Everything else is bullshit.

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    I don't think it's that simple at all... depends on the kind of music too... while Weeknd or Kurt Vile can be pretty much played anytime anywhere... Something like the Thomas Ankersmit / Valerio Tricoli or Greg Davis albums are a bit too intense to listen to regularly. That said... When I listen to them, I listen much more intently than I might to many other things on the list. It all kind of balances itself out in the end.

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