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Post by PlasticRam » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:59 pm

Jirin wrote:I'm listening to Jack White's Lazaretto.

First impression, better than his other solo work, not as good as his White Stripes output.
Yeah, I give it 8.8. An adjective I'd like to use to describe the album is happy.

I also want to recommend Popcaan - Where We Come From.
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Post by Jirin » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:19 pm

Ought - More Than Any Other Day is also a really good album.

If you played it for me and told me it was recorded in 1978 in the post-punk movement, I would believe you.

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Post by DocBrown » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:42 am

Black Prairie - Fortune 85
The New Division - Together We Shine 84
Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain 84
SOHN - Tremors 80
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 78
Chevelle - La Gárgola 77
The Common Linnets - S/T 77
Sylvan Esso - S/T 77
Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm 76
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold 76
Tiny Ruins - Brightly Painted Ones 75
Lake Street Drive - Bad Self Portraits 74
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 74
Jack White - Lazaretto 73
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 73
Amy LaVere - Runaway's Diary 72
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days 70
Ben Frost - AURORA 68
Marissa Nadler - July 67
Swans - To Be Kind 64
Foster The People - Supermodel 64
Fair Oaks - This Is the River 54
Neil Young - A Letter Home 40

I've been listening to a lot, but not keeping up with my rankings very well (this year, I swore, I will rank EVERY album I listen to... this year will be different!)

Just a few notes... both Lazaretto and Salad Days were disappointing for the same reason; covered too much territory without any sense of unity or theme.

Neil Young's album sounds like it was recorded in a 1940's phone booth on a whim... wait... oh, never mind.

Swans was an OK album that could have been vastly improved by being an hour shorter.

Pleasant surprises;

The Tiny Ruins album is highly recommended to fans of Angel Olsen and/or Marissa Nadler.
Black Prairie, obviously. Lots of great country records happening these days; see also The Common Linnets.
Chevelle's La Gárgola is an interesting album. Progressive metal.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by VanillaFire1000 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:09 am

I have been listening alot to Todd Terje's album IT'S ALBUM TIME recently. Really liking the space disco-y stuff, but my favorite track on the album is the cover of "Johnny and Mary," originally a Robert Palmer track. Bryan Ferry really gives the song an even creepier vibe to it, and it sounds like it could have been plucked from the Drive soundtrack.

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Post by granit » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:09 pm

Update
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project 9.0/10
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses 8.5/10
Cascadeur : Ghost surfer 8.5/10
Beck - Morning Phase 8.0/10
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 8.0/10
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams 8.0/10
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8.0/10
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream 7.5/10
Birth Of Joy - Prisoner 7.5/10
Archive - Axiom 7.0
Rosanna Cash : The River & the Thread 7.0/10
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 6,5/10
Temples - Sun Structures 6.5/10
Asgeir : In the Silence 6.5/10
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else 6.5/10
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6.0/10
Swans - To Be Kind 6.0/10
I break horses : Chiaroscuro 6.0/10
Warpaint : warpaint 6.0/10
Carla Bozulich - Boy 6.0/10
The Horrors - Luminous 6.0/10
Marissa Nadler - July 5.5/10
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 5.0

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Post by Romain » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:02 am

The Antlers - Familiars 8,5 Excellent. All the songs have a little something to catch the attention. "Intruders" is one of the best song of the year.
Metronomy - Love Letters 8 Once again, they have make some of the memorables melodies of the year.
Kasabian - 4813 7 A good fun album.
Klaxons - Love Frequency 2 Ooch, it's a fucking shit.


Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 9,5
Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
The Antlers - Familiars 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Metronomy - Love Letters 8
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
School Of Language - Old Fears 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
School Of Language - Old Fears 7
Gruff Rhys - American Interior 7
Kasabian - 4813 7
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream 4,5
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2
Klaxons - Love Frequency 2

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Post by Romain » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:02 am

Repeat
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Post by Maschine_Man » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:02 am

Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence - It's exactly what I hoped for after hearing West Coast.
Robyn and Royksopp - Do It Again - I want more please.
Jack White - Lazaretto - Another mixed bag of an album.
Chromeo - White Girls - The best kind of guilty pleasure.
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband - A big let down :(
Pixies - Indie Cindy - Not that bad, really.
Kelis - Food - Finding her voice again. Some beautiful songs.
Temples - Sun Structures - A few good singles, repetitive songs otherwise.

Three New

Death Grips - Niggas On The Moon - I'm bias because I'm 100% guaranteed to love any project that involves Bjork. There is greatness to be found in some of these tracks (the sporadic base of Black Quarterback comes to mind) hopefully the other half of the album is less fierce.
Liars - Mess - I can have it on and it wont annoy me, but I'm not draw to it.
Kasabian - 48:13 - They just don't have what it takes to pull off the album. What are you trying to say?

St. Vincent - St. Vincent (93)
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project (90)
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EMA - The Futures Void (85)
Damian Jurado - Brothers And Sisters… (81)
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots (78)
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence (77)
Robyn and Royksopp - Do It Again(76)

Dan Croll - Sweet Disarray (74)
Jack White - Lazaretto (74)
Todd Terje - It's Album Time (74)
Young Fathers - Dead (72)
Tune Yards - Nikki Nak (71)
Broken Bells - After The Disco (67)
Metromony - Love Letters (64)
Beck - Morning Phase (64)
Chromeo - White Girls (64)
Death Grips - Niggas On The Moon (64)

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Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband (64)
Pixies - Indie Cindy (63)
Kelis - Food(63)

Mac Demarco - Salad Days (62)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense (60)
Kasabian - 48:13 (59)
Quilt - Held In Splendor (55)
Liars - Mess (53)
Pharrell - GIRL (48)
Temples - Sun Structures(48)
Lily Allen - Sheezus (47)
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Pierre » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:16 am

So what do you guys think of the new album by Lana Del Rey? I was not expecting that personally, I think it's really good stuff. She showcases some rock influences that are improving her sound, and although in my opinion the album is a bit overlong (one or two songs could have been cut), I believe it's far more solid than Born to Die. A good surprise.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by PlasticRam » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:04 pm

Updated list, new stuff in bold.

Swans - To Be Kind: 9.1
Todd Terje - It's Album Time: 9.1
Future - Honest: 9.0
Popcaan - Where We Come From: 8.8
Jack White - Lazaretto: 8.8
Wild Beasts - Present Tense: 8.6
Behemoth - The Satanist: 8.5
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots: 8.5
Aphex Twin - Caustic Window: 8.4
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal: 8.3
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project: 8.1
St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 8.0
Ben Frost - Aurora: 8.0
Coldplay - Ghost Stories: 7.7
Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers: 7.5
Beck - Morning Phase: 7.5
Fear of Men - Loom: 7.3
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son: 7.3
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream: 7.3
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else: 7.2
The Black Keys - Turn Blue: 7.0
Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 6.0
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes: 4.5

Was disappointed with the Willie Nelson album, he's my favorite country artist of all time. One song is particularly horrible; it's from the perspective of the songwriter!
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Post by DocBrown » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:31 pm

Two additions before a new AMCCh update (?)

White Lung - Deep Fantasy 78 Only 22 minutes? It's like punk speed dating.

Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 74 Not as inconsistent as Born to Die and Paradise, but no big hit here either.

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Post by Rocky Raccoon » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:36 pm

Been awhile since my last update, and this is a brief one. Hoping to have more soon.
Lykke Li - I didn't get into this one immediately like I did Wounded Rhymes, but it grew one me with its often haunting atmosphere. (75)
tUnE-yArDs - Good stuff, loaded with fun songs in a distinct sound. (80)
The Black Keys - The touches of Danger Mouse's production are evident in the blues attack. It's a good album, but on a song-for-song basis I don't think it's quite as good as some of their others. (75)
Swans - Felt like a marathon listening to this one, so it was kind of rough doing it twice because I don't really get the appeal. Not bad, but ... (65)

Previously rated
St. Vincent - 85
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra - 80
Beck - 80
Timothy Bloom - 75
Against Me! - 75
Angel Olsen - 75
Cloud Nothings - 75
Perfect Pussy - 75
The Hold Steady - 75
Lydia Loveless - 75
Drive-by Truckers - 70
Rosanne Cash - 70
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - 70
Damien Jurado - 70
Lake Street Dive - 70
Tinariwen - 70
Broken Bells - 70
Sun Kil Moon - 70
Todd Terje - 70
War on Drugs - 65
Warpaint - 65
Cibo Matto - 60

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Post by Otisredding » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:53 pm

This is my update

St. Vincent - St. Vincent - 85
Sun Kil Moon - Benji - 84

Neneh Cherry - Blank Project - 80
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything - 80
Tune-Yards - Nikki Nack - 80
Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else - 76

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want - 75
Tinariwen - Emmaar - 75
Kelis - Food - 75
Jack White - Lazaretto - 75
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses - 74
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams - 74
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold - 74
Douglas Dare - Whelm - 73
Sharon Van Etten - Are We There - 73
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata - 72
Marissa Nadler - July - 72
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right - 72
Future Islands - Singles - 72
Wild Beasts - Present Tense - 71
The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream - 71
Carla Bozulich - Boy - 71

Afghan Whigs: Do to the Beast - 70
The Horrors - Luminous - 69
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots - 69
The Antlers - Familiars - 69
Ben Frost - Aurora - 69
Young Fathers - Dead - 68
Swans - To Be Kind - 68
Fucked Up - Glass Boys - 68
Todd Terje - It's Album Time! - 67
Liars - Mess - 67
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love - 67
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains - Piano Ombre - 67
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal - 66

Fear of Men - Loom - 65
East India Youth - Total Strife Forever - 65
Sohn - Tremors - 65
Ásgeir - In the Silence - 65
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son - 64
Temples - Sun Structures - 64
Fennesz - Bécs - 64
The Men - Tomorrow's Hits - 64
Owen Pallet - In Conflict - 64
Behemoth - The Satanist - 63
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags - 62

EMA: The Future's Void - 60
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else - 60
Mogwai - Rave Tapes - 60
Lykke Li - I Never Learn - 60
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues - 59

Beck - Morning Phase - 54
The Notwist – Close To The Glass - 54
Actress - Ghettoville - 53
Polar Bear - In Each And Every One - 51

Warpaint – Warpaint - 48

Mac DeMarco - Salad Days - 45


Soon the fourth list I've been able to do thanks to good sense of: Nick - Jirin - Rocky Raccoon - Chris K. - DocBrown - Stephan - Mattceinicram - Romain - Otisredding - Gillingham - Maschine_Man - guigs2910 - BleuPanda - granit - Nassim - Kingoftonga - Luke JR68 - PlasticRam - Nicolas

You still have time to update your scores.

Of course, we will welcome all who want to send their lists.


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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Mattceinicram » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:16 pm

Here's my updated list:


Swans- To Be Kind 92
St Vincent- St Vincent 91
Sun Kil Moon- Benji 88
The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream- 87
The Antlers- Familiars- 86
White Lung- Deep Fantasy- 85
Sharon Van Etten- Are We There 85
Todd Terje- It’s Album Time- 85
Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else-84
Ought- More Than Any Other Day- 84
Clipping- CLPPNG- 83
tUnE-yArDs- Nikki Nack- 83
Ben Frost- A U R O R A- 83
Wild Beasts- Present Tense- 83
Mac Demarco- Salad Days- 83
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib- Pinata- 82
Thantifaxath- Sacred White Noise-82
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Fee We Pour Light on Everything- 82
Damien Jurado- Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son- 82
Future Islands- Singles- 82
Fear of Men- Loom-81
Behemoth- The Satanist- 81
Carla Bozulich-Boy- 81
Fennesz- Becs- 81
Owen Pallett- In Conflict- 81
Hundred Waters- The Moon Rang Like A Bell- 80
EMA- The Future’s Void- 80
Angel Olsen- Burn Your Fire for NO Witness- 80
James Vincent McMorrow- Post Tropical- 80
BADBADNOTGOOD- III- 79
Protomartyr- Under Color of Official Right- 79
Neneh Cherry- Blank Project- 79
Liars- Mess- 78
Timber Timbre- Hot Dreams- 78
La Dispute- Rooms of the House- 78
Real Estate- Atlas- 78
Marissa Nadler- July- 78
East India Youth- 77
Beck- Morning Phase-76
Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love-76
Young Fathers- Dead- 76
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings- Give the People What The Wants- 75
Nickel Creek- A Dotted Line- 75
Damon Albarn- Everyday Robots- 74
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks- Wig Out at Jagbags- 74
Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues- 73
Jack White- Lazaretto- 73
The Black Keys- Turn Blue- 70
Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence- 65
Coldplay- Ghost Stories- 63
Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes- 51
Skrillex- Recess- 10
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Post by Nick » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:11 am

Here's my very new list!

1. Todd Terje- It's Album Time: 90
2. Sun Kil Moon- Benji: 90

3. Swans- To Be Kind: 85
4. St. Vincent- St. Vincent: 85
5. LCD Soundsystem- The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden: 85
6. The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream: 85

7. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib- Piñata: 80
8. Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else: 80
9. Angel Olsen- Burn Your Fire for No Witness: 80
10. Damon Albarn- Everyday Robots: 80
11. Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love: 80

12. Parquet Courts- Sunbathing Animal: 75
13. Real Estate- Atlas: 75
14. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything: 75
15. Tune-Yards- Nikki Nack: 75
16. Elbow- The Take Off and Landing of Everything: 75
17. Duck Sauce- Quack: 75
18. Jack White- Lazaretto: 75

19. Schoolboy Q- Oxymoron: 70
20. Beck- Morning Phase: 70
21. The Black Keys- Turn Blue: 70
22. Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues: 70
23. Fucked Up- Glass Boys: 70
24. Phantogram- Voices: 70

25. Hercules and Love Affair- The Feast of the Broken Heart: 65
26. Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence: 65
27. Fear of Men- Loom: 65

28. Coldplay- Ghost Stories: 55
29. Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes: 55
30. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Days of Abandon: 55
31. Metronomy- Love Letters: 55

32. Broken Bells- After the Disco: 50

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Post by Otisredding » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:27 pm

new update!: June 25

Currently we have 11 new albums (compared to the list of 25 May)

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Post by Luke JR68 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:13 pm

Behemoth – The Satanist (Phenomenal 9)
Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again (Great 8.5) [I'm not entirely sure if this counts, since it is more in the EP time range, but this was a fantastic listen, "Monument" and "Inside the Idle Hour Club" were thought provoking, and "Sayit" and "Do It Again" were just entertaining and feel-good]
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else (Great 8.5)
Fear of Men - Loom (Great 8.5)
Girl Talk & Freeway - Broken Ankles EP (Great 8.25) [This EP is entertaining back-to-front, but "Tolerated" is the sparkling jewel in its crown]
Young Fathers – Dead (Great 8.25)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense (Great 8.25)
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time (Great 8.25)
St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Great-Good 7.75)
War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Great-Good 7.75)
Future - Honest (Good 7.25)

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Post by Romain » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:21 pm

Young Fathers - Dead 8,5 A rap album in your list Romain? Yes, and an incredible one. Dark and jouissif.
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 7 Good album but without the incredible melodies of the first one.
Archie Bronson Outfit - Wild Crush 6,5 Good melodies and punchy music.


Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 9,5
Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
The Antlers - Familiars 8,5
Young Fathers - Dead 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Metronomy - Love Letters 8
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
School Of Language - Old Fears 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 7
School Of Language - Old Fears 7
Gruff Rhys - American Interior 7
Kasabian - 4813 7
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
Archie Bronson Outfit - Wild Crush 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream 4,5
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2
Klaxons - Love Frequency 2

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Post by Otisredding » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:05 pm

Romain wrote: School Of Language - Old Fears 8

School Of Language - Old Fears 7

?

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Post by Romain » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:45 am

Otisredding wrote:
Romain wrote: School Of Language - Old Fears 8

School Of Language - Old Fears 7

?
It's a 8 for this great album.
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Post by Otisredding » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:07 am

And this is the third list I've been able to do thanks to good sense of: Nick - Jirin - Rocky Raccoon - Chris K. - DocBrown - Stephan - Mattceinicram - Romain – Otisredding - Gillingham - Maschine_Man - guigs2910 - BleuPanda - granit - Nassim - Kingoftonga - Luke JR68 – Plastic Ram – Nicolas

Of course, anyone can post here your lists and change them whenever you want

The albums that have received less than four ratings have been excluded from the list.

The weighted average is based on a formulation that includes a) the average of ratings and b) the number of sources have rated the album.

51 - Coldplay - Ghost Stories: 52,6 (4)
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50 - Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes: 54,1 (4)
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49 - The Notwist – Close to the Glass: 59,7 (6)
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48 - Actress - Ghettoville: 60,1 (4)
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47 - Broken Bells - After the Disco: 60,4 (6)
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46 - Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else: 60,6 (5)
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45 - Warpaint – Warpaint: 63,5 (8)
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44 - Temples – Sun Structures: 64,4 (5)
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43 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags: 67,1 (4)
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42 - Metronomy - Love Letters: 67,9 (4)
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41 - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence: 69,4 (5)
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40 - East India Youth - Total Strife Forever: 69,6 (7)
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39 - Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread: 69,7 (6)
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38 - The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams: 69,9 (4)
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37 - Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues: 70,2 (7)
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36 - Tinariwen - Emmaar: 70,4 (6)
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35 - Mac DeMarco - Salad Days: 70,7 (7)
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34 - Liars - Mess: 71,0 (5)
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33 - The Black Keys - Turn Blue: 71,0 (7)
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32- Drive By Truckers - English Oceans: 71,1 (4)
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31 - Quilt - Held In Splendor: 71,1 (4)
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30 - Behemoth - The Satanist: 71,9 (7)
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29 - Marissa Nadler - July: 72,0 (7)
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28 - Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love: 72,0 (7)
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27 - Fear of Men - Loom: 73,0 (5)
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26 - Youth Fathers - Dead: 73,7 (7)
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25 - Ben Frost - Aurora: 73,9 (4)
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24 - Carla Bozulich - Boy: 74,6 (5)
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23 - Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams: 74,9 (4)
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22 - Beck - Morning Phase: 75,7 (16)
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21 - Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son: 75,8 (11)
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20 - Jack White - Lazaretto: 75,9 (6)
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19 - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata: 76,1 (4)
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18 - Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots: 76,3 (9)
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17 - The Antlers - Familiars: 76,4 (4)
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16 - Future Islands - Singles: 76,7 (7)
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15 - EMA: The Future's Void: 76,9 (6)
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14 - Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want: 77,3 (7)
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13 - Afghan Whigs: Do to the Beast: 77,4 (5)
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12 - Real Estate - Atlas: 77,4 (7)
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11 - Wild Beasts - Present Tense: 78,0 (13)
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10 - Tune-Yards - Nikki Nack: 78,2 (7)
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09 - Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else: 78,4 (10)
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08 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything: 78,8 (11)
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07 - Swans - To Be Kind: 79,7 (10)
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06 - Todd Terje - It's Album Time!: 80,1 (16)
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05 - The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream: 80,2 (16)
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04 - Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses: 80,9 (11)
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03 - Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 81,1 (15)
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02 - Neneh Cherry - Blank Project: 81,9 (11)
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01 - St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 85,0 (18)
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Romain » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:03 pm

Sun Kil Moon - Benji 4 ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzzzzzzz Unlistenable for me. I know the songs are not bad but totally boring.
The Black Angels - Clear Lake Forest 6 Back to the past.. With a touch of modernity. Good but a little bit boring.
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack 8,5 Great album. As good as their first, maybe better with no bad songs.


Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 9,5
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
The Antlers - Familiars 8,5
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack 8,5
Young Fathers - Dead 8,5
Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Metronomy - Love Letters 8
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
School Of Language - Old Fears 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 7
Gruff Rhys - American Interior 7
Kasabian - 4813 7
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
Archie Bronson Outfit - Wild Crush 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
The Black Angels - Clear Lake Forest 6
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream 4,5
Sun Kil Moon - Benji 4
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2
Klaxons - Love Frequency 2

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Jirin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:14 pm

Romain wrote:Sun Kil Moon - Benji 4 ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzzzzzzz Unlistenable for me. I know the songs are not bad but totally boring.
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack 8,5 Great album. As good as their first, maybe better with no bad songs.
I find the opposite, Benji is the most emotionally engaging album of the year, and Nikki Nack is like, if high fructose corn syrup was music.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Romain » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:01 pm

Jirin wrote:
Romain wrote:Sun Kil Moon - Benji 4 ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzzzzzzz Unlistenable for me. I know the songs are not bad but totally boring.
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack 8,5 Great album. As good as their first, maybe better with no bad songs.
I find the opposite, Benji is the most emotionally engaging album of the year, and Nikki Nack is like, if high fructose corn syrup was music.
For Nikki Nack, very good comparaison :D It's exactly that... and it's why I love the album so much. I need this right now.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Jirin » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:04 am

Now that I finished my quarterly mini-tournament my list has rearranged a bit.

1. Fennesz - Becs (95)
2. St Vincent - St Vincent (94)
3. Sun Kil Moon - Benji (92)
4. Todd Terje - It's Album Time (89)
5. Quilt - Held In Splendor (87)
6. Squarepusher x Z-Machines - Music For Robots (87)
7. Ambrose Akinmusire - The Imagined Savior Is Easier To Paint (86)
8. Beck - Morning Phase (85)
9. Danilo Perez - Panama 500 (84)
10. Sohn - Tremors (82)
11. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses (82)
12. Kelis - Food (81)
13. Carla Bozulich - Boy (80)
14. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (80)
15. Neneh Cherry - The Blank Project (80)
16. Bibio - The Green EP (78)
17. Regina Carter - Southern Comfort (77)
18. Polar Bear - In Each And Every One (76)
19. Swans - To Be Kind (76)
20. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream (76)

Thee Silver Mt Zion Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything (74)
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son (73)
Lykke Li - I Never Learn (72)
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams (70)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Give The People What They Want (70)
Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line (70)
David Krakauer - The Big Picture (67)
Real Estate - Atlas (65)
Band Of Skulls - Himalayan() (63)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense (61)
Aziza Brahim - Soutak (60)
East India Youth - Total Strife Forever (55)
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Piano Nights (55)
Tinariwen - Emaar (53)
Drive By Truckers - English Oceans (53)
Mondkopf - Hades (50)
Alejandra Rivera - La Boca (50)
Tune-Yards - Nikki Nack (48)

(No change in ratings for others)

Not listened to enough to rate but very promising:
Owen Pallet - In Conflict
Ought - More Than Ay Other Day
First Aid Kid - Stay Gold
White Lung - Deep Fantasy
Metronomy - Love Letters

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Post by DocBrown » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:08 pm

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology 83
The Antlers - Familiars 76
Sea Wolf - Song Spells no. 1 75
Divine Fits - Live at Third Man Records 73
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent 71
Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell 65
Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out 63
La Sera - Hour of the Dawn 56
Dave Mason - Future's Past 50

As always, my current list is here.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by granit » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:21 pm

Update
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project 9.0/10
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses 8.5/10
Cascadeur : Ghost surfer 8.5/10
Beck - Morning Phase 8.0/10
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 8.0/10
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams 8.0/10
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8.0/10
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream 7.5/10
Birth Of Joy - Prisoner 7.5/10
The Brian Jonestown Massacre : Revelation 7,5/10
Hollie Cook : Twice 7,5/10
Rival sons : Great Western Valkyrie 7/10
Archive - Axiom 7.0
Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again 7/10
Rosanna Cash : The River & the Thread 7.0/10
Jack White: Lazaretto 7,0
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 6,5/10
Temples - Sun Structures 6.5/10
Asgeir : In the Silence 6.5/10
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else 6.5/10
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6.0/10
Swans - To Be Kind 6.0/10
I break horses : Chiaroscuro 6.0/10
Warpaint : warpaint 6.0/10
Carla Bozulich - Boy 6.0/10
The Horrors - Luminous 6.0/10
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 6.0
Marissa Nadler - July 5.5/10
The Antlers - Familiars 5,5/10
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 5.0

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:23 pm

At this point in the year I'm probably forgetting some albums I've listened to.

Jack White - Another good to great set of songs. I don't rate this very high in the White canon, but that still puts it above most other acts. (80)
Parquet Courts - Some fun, high-energy punk, just like their last album, but no quite so good. (75)
Coldplay - It has its moments of beauty, but it has more moments where it's kinda dull. It grows on you a little with some more exposure, but so does mold. (65)
Mirah - A lot of good albums released by female singer-songwriters this year, and this is no exception. (75)
Sharon Van Etten - See Mirah. (75)
Lana Del Rey - I have to admit the whole sexy chanteuse routine appeals to me. She's also creating a unique individual sound for herself. Auerbach's production probably didn't hurt. I nominated "West Coast" for the songs game and am glad to see it doing well. Unusual for something I nominated. (75)

Previously rated
St. Vincent - 85
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra - 80
tUnE-yArDs - 80
Beck - 80
Timothy Bloom - 75
Angel Olsen - 75
Black Keys - 75
Cloud Nothings - 75
Perfect Pussy - 75
Lydia Loveless - 75
Against Me! - 75
Lykke Li - 75
The Hold Steady - 75
Drive-by Truckers - 70
Rosanne Cash - 70
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - 70
Damien Jurado - 70
Lake Street Dive - 70
Tinariwen - 70
Broken Bells - 70
Sun Kil Moon - 70
Todd Terje - 70
War on Drugs - 65
Swans - 65
Warpaint - 65
Cibo Matto - 60

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Nick » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:00 am

It's Update Time!

1. Todd Terje- It's Album Time: 90
2. Sun Kil Moon- Benji: 90

3. Swans- To Be Kind: 85
4. St. Vincent- St. Vincent: 85
5. LCD Soundsystem- The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden: 85
6. The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream: 85

7. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib- Piñata: 80
8. Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else: 80
9. A Sunny Day in Glasgow- Sea When Absent: 80
10. How to Dress Well- "What Is This Heart?": 80
11. Damon Albarn- Everyday Robots: 80
12. Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love: 80
13. Angel Olsen- Burn Your Fire for No Witness: 80

14. Parquet Courts- Sunbathing Animal: 75
15. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything: 75
16. Real Estate- Atlas: 75
17. Tune-Yards- Nikki Nack: 75
18. Elbow- The Take Off and Landing of Everything: 75
19. Duck Sauce- Quack: 75
20. Jack White- Lazaretto: 75
21. Clipping- CLPPNG: 75

22. Schoolboy Q- Oxymoron: 70
23. Neneh Cherry- Blank Project: 70
24. Beck- Morning Phase: 70
25. The Black Keys- Turn Blue: 70
26. Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues: 70
27. Fucked Up- Glass Boys: 70
28. Phantogram- Voices: 70

29. Hercules and Love Affair- The Feast of the Broken Heart: 65
30. Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence: 65
31. Fear of Men- Loom: 65

32. Coldplay- Ghost Stories: 55
33. Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes: 55
34. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Days of Abandon: 55

35. Metronomy- Love Letters: 50
36. Broken Bells- After the Disco: 50

On My Radar-

"Weird Al" Yankovic- Mandatory Fun- July 15th
Spoon- They Want My Soul- August 5th
Interpol- El Pintor- September 8th
Tweedy- Sukierae- September 16th
Weezer- Everything Will Be Alright in the End- September 30th
Caribou- Our Love- October 3rd

Adele- 25- TBA
Azealia Banks- Broke With Expensive Taste- TBA
Burial- TBA- TBA
D'Angelo- TBA- TBA
Death Grips- TBA- TBA
Flying Lotus- TBA- TBA
Frank Ocean- TBA- TBA
Foo Fighters- TBA- TBA
Gnarls Barkley- TBA- TBA
Grimes- TBA- TBA
Kanye West- TBA- TBA
Kendrick Lamar- TBA- TBA
Panda Bear- Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper- TBA
Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2- TBA
U2- TBA- TBA

P.S. I STRONGLY recommend the new A Sunny Day in Glasgow album to anyone even remotely interested in shoegaze/ dream pop/ noise pop. Particularly the song "In Love With Useless".

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Mattceinicram » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:01 am

I have an update:


Swans- To Be Kind 92
St Vincent- St Vincent 91
Sun Kil Moon- Benji 88
The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream- 87
United Nations- The Next Four Years- 87
The Antlers-Familiars-86
White Lung- Deep Fantasy- 85
Sharon Van Etten- Are We There 85
Todd Terje- It’s Album Time- 85
Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else-84
A Sunny Day in Glasgow- Sea when Absent- 84
Ought- More Than Any Other Day- 84
Clipping- CLPPNG- 83
tUnE-yArDs- Nikki Nack- 83
Ben Frost- A U R O R A- 83
Wild Beasts- Present Tense- 83
Behemoth- The Satanist
Mac Demarco- Salad Days- 83
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib- Pinata- 82
Indian- From All Purity- 82
Thantifaxath- Sacred White Noise-82
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Fee We Pour Light on- 82
Damien Jurado- Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son- 82
Future Islands- Singles- 82
Fear of Men- Loom-81
Carla Bozulich-Boy- 81
Fennesz- Becs- 81
Owen Pallett- In Conflict- 81
Hundred Waters- The Moon Rang Like A Bell- 80
EMA- the Future’s Void- 80
Angel Olsen- Burn Your Fire for NO Witness- 80
Parquet Courts- Sunbathing Animal- 80
Open Mike Eagle- Dark Comedy- 80
James Vincent McMorrow- Post Tropical- 80
BADBADNOTGOOD- III- 79
Protomartyr- Under Color of Official Right- 79
Neneh Cherry- Blank Project- 79
Liars- Mess- 78
Timber Timbre- Hot Dreams- 78
La Dispute- Rooms of the House- 78
Real Estate- Atlas- 78
Marissa Nadler- July- 78
Slow Club- Complete Surrender- 77
The Soft Pink Truth- Why Do The Heathen Rage?-77
East India Youth- 77
Beck- Morning Phase-76
Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love-76
Young Fathers- Dead- 76
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings- Give the People What The Wants- 75
Nickel Creek- A Dotted Line- 75
Damon Albarn- Everyday Robots- 74
Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues- 73
Jack White- Lazaretto- 73
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks- Wig Out at Jagbags- 70
The Black Keys- Turn Blue- 70
Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence- 65
Coldplay- Ghost Stories- 63
Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes- 51
Skrillex- Recess- 10
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by drewcannon3 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:46 am

1. Timothy Bloom - Timothy Bloom
2. K.Flay - Life as a Dog
3. Eternal Summers - The Drop Beneath
4. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
5. Lowell - I Killed Sara V. EP
6. Frankie Cosmos - Zentropy
7. Lykke Li - I Never Learn
8. Wolf Alice - Creature Songs EP
9. Meg Myers - Make a Shadow EP
10. 100s - IVRY EP

Only Timothy Bloom really blew me away. Weak first half of the year - and I loved 2013.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Jirin » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:53 am

Why are some mainstream artists such dicks about putting their albums on Spotify? The Black Keys - Turn Blue even got taken off Grooveshark. It's like these bands are saying "What, you want to sample this record before you buy it? HA! You blind buy it or you don't get to have it at all!"

I bought both Brothers and El Camino, and I never would have if they weren't up on Spotify for me to sample and decide whether I liked them enough to buy them.
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Post by Nick » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:55 am

Jirin wrote:Why are some mainstream artists such dicks about putting their albums on Spotify? The Black Keys - Turn Blue even got taken off Grooveshark. It's like these bands are saying "What, you want to sample this record before you buy it? HA! You blind buy it or you don't get to have it at all!"
Something tells me it's the labels, not the bands who are to blame.

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Post by whuntva » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:57 pm

OK, here are some I liked.

Asgeir-In the Silence
Band of Skulls-Himalayan
Disparition-Granichia
Foster the People-Supermodel
Jack White-Lazaretto
Mastodon-Once More Round the Sun
Sun kil Moon-Benji
Swans-To be Kind

I highly recommend all of them if you haven't heard any.

And August has big upcoming releases from Vance Joy and My Glorious, two great up-and-comers. 2014 has been great so far!
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:49 pm

1. Sun Kil Moon - Benji (90)
2. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots (81)
3. Wild Beasts - Present Tense (80)
4. Jack White - Lazaretto (79)
5. Beck - Morning Phase (79)
6. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence (75)
7. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream (74)
8. St. Vincent - St. Vincent (72)
9. Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (70)
10. Swans - To Be Kind (70)
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Post by luvulongTIM » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:00 am

From what i've been hearing the new Wild Smiles sounds pretty solid and stunning. I can't wait.
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Mattceinicram » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:17 pm

A new Deafheaven album has been announced for August. I'm pretty excited about that.
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Jirin » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:37 pm

Black Prairie - Fortune (ty DocBrown) and First Aid Kit - Stay Gold have now jumped into my top ten.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Maschine_Man » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:51 am

I'll put up numbers for the ratings later, but this is 2014 so far:

Great
St. Vincent - St. Vincent
La Roux - Trouble In Paradise
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project

Good
EMA - The Futures Void
Damian Jurado - Brothers And Sisters…
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
Robyn - Do It Again
Dan Croll - Sweet Disarray
Jack White - Lazaretto
Todd Terje - It's Album Time
Young Fathers - Dead
Tune Yards - Nikki Nak
Broken Bells - After The Disco
Metromony - Love Letters
Beck - Morning Phase
Chromeo - White Girls
Death Grips - Niggas On The Moon

Okay
Jungle - Jungle
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
Pixies - Indie Cindy
Kelis - Food
Mac Demarco - Salad Days
Wild Beasts - Present Tense
Kasabian - 48:13:00
Quilt - Held IN Splendor
Liars - Mess

Terrible
Pharrell - GIRL
Lily Allen - Sheezus
Temples - Sun Structures

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Mattceinicram » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:08 pm

The new FKA Twigs album is streaming on iTunes Radio. Honestly, it might be my album of the year, it's fantastic.
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Nick » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:17 pm

Mattceinicram wrote:The new FKA Twigs album is streaming on iTunes Radio. Honestly, it might be my album of the year, it's fantastic.
This album has been getting rave reviews, but I really don't get it (for the most part). It has some really interesting ideas going on with its trip hop inspired production, but aside from "Two Weeks" (which is a really great song) there really isn't much I can sink my teeth into. The songs kind of just run together and sound a bit monotonous, leading the 40 minute length of the LP to feel much longer. On the positive side, her vocals are pristine and beautiful, but that won't be enough for this album to rise above a 6.5 or so in my mind.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Romain » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:51 pm

Sébastien Tellier - L'Aventura 7 This guy is really mad. But I love his music.
Temples - Sun Structures 7 A good revival album.
Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss 6,5 Not bad at all.


Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 9,5
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
The Antlers - Familiars 8,5
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack 8,5
Young Fathers - Dead 8,5
Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Metronomy - Love Letters 8
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
School Of Language - Old Fears 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 7
Temples - Sun Structures 7
Gruff Rhys - American Interior 7
Kasabian - 4813 7
Sébastien Tellier - L'Aventura 7 This guy is really mad. But I love his music.
Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss 6,5
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
Archie Bronson Outfit - Wild Crush 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
The Black Angels - Clear Lake Forest 6
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream 4,5
Sun Kil Moon - Benji 4
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2
Klaxons - Love Frequency 2

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Setherex » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:14 pm

Any opinions of the new Spoon? Within their top three for me. Hardly a song that I would consider skipping on future listens.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Mattceinicram » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:06 pm

Setherex wrote:Any opinions of the new Spoon? Within their top three for me. Hardly a song that I would consider skipping on future listens.
Yes, I enjoyed it quite a bit, a solid and consistent rock album.
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Jirin » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:20 pm

Now that a lot of my newer favorites have had time to percolate to the top this seems like a good time to do a new top 20.

1. Fennesz - Becs 96
2. St Vincent - St Vincent 95
3. Sun Kil Moon - Benji 95
4. Beck - Morning Phase 91
5. Squarepusher x Z Machines - Music For Robots 88
6. Black Prairie - Fortune 85
7. Todd Terje - It's Album Time 84
8. Ambrose Akinmusire - The Imaged Savior Is Easier To Paint 84
9. Quilt - Held In Splendor 84
10. Kelis - Food 83
11. Sohn - Tremors 81
12. Neneh Cherry - Blank Project 81
13. Carla Bozulich - Boy 80
14. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive 80
15. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses 80
16. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold 80
17. Polar Bear - In Each And Every One 76
18. Danilo Perez - Panama 500 75
19. Bibio - The Green EP 73
20. Thee Silver Mt Zion - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything 73

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Pierre » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:00 am

Say, are there any news about Azealia Banks? I've been waiting for her first album for quite a while already (actually, ever since 212), but news about her are not often reaching this side of the Atlantic. I guess we can give up on it for this year again?

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Nassim » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:53 pm

She released a new song about 2 weeks ago http://pitchfork.com/news/56052-azealia ... eflective/ but less people seems to care after each release... She beefed with half of instragram, left her label, postponed her album again and again.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Pierre » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:13 pm

Nassim wrote:She released a new song about 2 weeks ago http://pitchfork.com/news/56052-azealia ... eflective/ but less people seems to care after each release... She beefed with half of instragram, left her label, postponed her album again and again.
I see, a rather extreme case of career mismanagement, huh? That's sad, she was a promising artist. Of course, she's young and can still come back, but that's certainly a bad start.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Romain » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:43 pm

A very good turn.
Jack White - Lazaretto 9 Once again, the king is here. A very "Get behind me satanesque" album, and it's a very good thing. For me, better by a large marging than his first solo album.
Eels - The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett 8,5 Because of the bonus CD, far better than the album. Some of the beautiful songs of the year.
Dorian Pimpernel - Allombon 8,5 Excellent album. Best discovering of the year. A little bit of 60's and MGMT.

Jack White - Lazaretto 9
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 9
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
Eels - The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett 8,5
The Antlers - Familiars 8,5
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack 8,5
Dorian Pimpernel - Allombon 8,5
Young Fathers - Dead 8,5
Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Metronomy - Love Letters 8
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
School Of Language - Old Fears 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 7
Temples - Sun Structures 7
Gruff Rhys - American Interior 7
Kasabian - 4813 7
Sébastien Tellier - L'Aventura 7 This guy is really mad. But I love his music.
Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss 6,5
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
Archie Bronson Outfit - Wild Crush 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
The Black Angels - Clear Lake Forest 6
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream 4,5
Sun Kil Moon - Benji 4
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2
Klaxons - Love Frequency 2

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by irreduciblekoan » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:16 am

Haven't really explored much new music of the last month or so, but three albums that I've been into lately are the new Spoon, La Roux and FKA Twigs (who is deserving of most of the praise she's been getting). Of those three, Spoon's is perhaps my favorite.

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