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Top Albums 2016

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:13 pm
by Neelpos
Obligatory forums are dead comment.

It's December, time to decide on your favorite albums of the year. Hit me with those tunes anyone and everyone. Your rock, your pop, your folk, your rap, your metal your Avant Garde Noisecore, lemme hear it. Here's my top five:

1) Believing Is Believing by Not Blood Paint (Prog Rock)

2) The Dream Is Over by PUP (Indie Surf Punk)

3) The Lost Ship by Panda Dub (Dub)

4) Chromaparagon by Moon Tooth (Progressive Blues Metal)

5) Puberty 2 by Mitski (Alt/Indie)


Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:03 pm
by Neelpos
Forums straight up ignored my title and posted this first with my name as the title Bax the forums are broken you fucked up.


Re: Top Albums 2016

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:04 pm
by Waterbear


Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:05 pm
by Neelpos

Neelpos can't name a thread properly

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:43 pm
by Sanvich Hoovy
O shit I just realized I forgot to listen to new music this year fuck.

I'll probably bump this when I finish my backlog but I can say right now that SWANS wins the year unless I find another band that sounds like God fucking my ears.

Re: Top Albums 2016

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:23 pm
by narwal
In no particular order:

The Avalanches - Wildflower
Genre: Hip-hop, plunderphonics, folk, ???
Favorite track: Because I'm Me
After sixteen years of absence, the Avalanches came back with a different, yet equally bitch-kickin' album that had some fantastic singles on it as well as those intermediary plunderphonics tracks we all know 'n' love. The album has some pretty noteworthy features on it, such as MF DOOM, Danny Brown, Toro y Moi, Biz Markie, and Camp Lo - and many more! It's got a different, more urban vibe to it than 2000's Since I Left You, but I found it fantastic all the same.
Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation
Genre: J-Pop that wasn't made in Japan, synthpop
Favorite track: Trampoline
"KKB" (as they are wont to call themselves) is a fairly new British pop outfit with heavy Japanese influence. The lead singer, Sarah Midori Perry, sings and raps in Japanese and English on the tracks, and does so quite well. After releasing an EP in 2014, KKB put out their first full-length album this year, Bonito Generation. It's a feel-good cheery pop album that creates very entertaining soundscapes and really tries to deviate from the norm of pop. It makes me feel like a Japanese 13 year old girl, and I don't know how to feel about that, but it's great nonetheless.

That vocal breakdown/mixup at 3:34... goddamn!
David Fucking Bowie - Blackstar
Genre: Art-rock, rock, jazz, eulogy-core?
Favorite track: Blackstar
This album fucks. Bowie gave us one last gift before bowing out, and that's Blackstar. It's a smooth, melodic, moody, and somber album at times, and an upbeat jazzy piece at others. Led by what may be my favorite track of the year, the titular Blackstar, this album is 7 hits long and a goddamn pleasure. It's even more amazing when you factor in his death, and then listen to it. It's a fuckin' piece of music and art history, imho. Rest in peace, you magnificent bastard.
Tomppabeats - Harbor
Genre: Lo-fi hip-hop
Favorite tracks: The Way She, Will You Stay Here With Me, and Blossom Samurai
Probably my most-listened to album of the year, Harbor comes to us from Helsinki-based producer tomppabeats. It's a 35-minute long collection of 37 small tracks, averaging under a minute, but each snippet of sound is a beautifully calm and relaxing moment. If you're a fan of Nujabes, you're in for a treat. Although I hold other albums over it this year objectively, this album has a lot of personal meaning to me and my current relationship, so I love it to death.

Here's the full thing. My favorite tracks are at 10:31, 23:30 (my number 1 favorite!), and 26:34.
Honorable Mentions!

Tycho - Epoch
I haven't finished it yet! I'll update my post when I do, as it's sounding fantastic.

A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here ... Thank You 4 Your service
See Epoch.

Two Door Cinema Club - Gameshow
This one came out recently, so see Epoch.

M83 - Junk
It's been very polarizing for his fans, but I still think Junk's a pretty good album. It's not the usual M83 I know and love, and it still has some outstanding tracks, like "For the Kids" featuring Susanne Sundfor - however, other bits seem bland and forgettable. Either way, I'm not going to bash Anthony if that's the kinda music he wants to make.

Animal Collective - Painting With
Another AnCo album that's rather hit-or-miss for me. It's colorful, it's fun, and it has some fantastic tracks in FloriDaDa and Golden Gal, but others are a little less catchy to me. I'd have to give the album another shot.

Re: Top Albums 2016

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:09 pm
by Pennoy999
Corey Feldman - Angelic 2 The Core

Re: Top Albums 2016

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:27 pm
by Malone
My 5 favorite albums this year:

5.) Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

4.) Nevermen - Nevermen

3.) Metallica - Hardwired... to Self-Destruct

2.) Melvins - Basses Loaded

1.) White Label Analog - In Case You Just Tuned In

Re: Top Albums 2016

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:18 am
by dmitri ravinoff
kaytranada - 99.9% - favorite song - you're the one - great album, so many good songs on it. heard "glowed up" on reddit and immediately bought the album. (shoutouts to 0.001%, also very cool but very different)

chance the rapper - coloring book - favorite song - angels - yeah it's basic but I love it

albums I wish I had listened to more:

wildflower - gotta be honest, this has been pretty hit or miss for me. definitely agree that because I'm me is an amazing song

painting with - lol animal collective

also I somehow managed to not know about new m83 and two door cinema club, so I know what I'm listening to tonight