EOY 2017 - Mojo Magazine (UK)

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Post by Eddie Snide » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:44 pm

50: Wrongton Meets The Ragga Twins - In Time
49: The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
48: Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
47: Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
46: Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
45: Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
44: Kate Bush - Before The Dawn
43: Shabazz Palaces - Quazars
42: Foo Fighters - Concrete And Gold
41: Endless Boogie - Vibe Killer
40: Beck - Colours
39: Kelley Stoltz - Que Aura
38: Oumou Sangare - Mogoya
37: Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
36: Wire - Silver / Lead
35: Sampha - Process
34: The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir
33: Randy Newman - Dark Matter
32: Tamikrest - Kidal
31: Susanne Sundfor - Music For People In Trouble
30: The Bug Vs. Earth - Concrete Desert
29: Perfume Genius - No Shape
28: Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
27: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
26: Tony Allen - The Source
25: Laura Marling - Semper Femina
24: Oh Sees - Orc
23: Songhoy Blues - Resistance
22: Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
21: Thundercat - Drunk
20: Richard Dawson - Peasant
19: Aumee Mann - Mental Illness
18: Mark Lanegan Band - Gargoyle
17: Binker & Moses - Journey To The Mountain Of Forever
16: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
15: Sparks - Hippopotamus
14: This Is The Kit - Moonshine Freeze
13: Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapes
12: The National - Sleep Well Beast
11: The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics
10: Aldous Harding - Party
09: Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
08: Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Bavigator
07: Kendrick Lamar - Damn
06: St. Vincent - Masseducation
05: Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
04: A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
03: Queens Of The Stone Age - Ruins
02: Nadia Reid - Preservation
01: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

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Post by Eddie Snide » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:06 pm

LCD Soundsystem off to a strong start with #1 in both Mojo and Uncut

Source: me, sitting here with a copy of the magazine in my hand, typing it all in - as will probably be evident from the number of typos.

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Post by Illiniq » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:28 am

Eddie Snide wrote:LCD Soundsystem off to a strong start with #1 in both Mojo and Uncut
Look for Kendrick to blast to top of the list as soon as US rags and websites start chiming in... as I said today on Coachella message board, okay with either finishing number 1, like both albums, but only because it was a year without a single bona-fide classic album (nothing that I see landing close to top 200 on this site when all is said and done, if even top 300). Still kinda sucks in a way that it's going to come down to a two horse race between what is arguably the weakest major release in each artists discography.

Personally, I lot of my choices for best of this year I don't see landing anywhere near the top off these lists - Valerie June's latest, Wolf Parade's Cry Cry Cry which of all the 2017 indie comeback albums surprised me the most in a positive way.

Surprised Aldous Harding has broken ahead of the pack in what was an absolutely loaded year for this new wave of Spotify angled super intimate female folksters/singer-songwriters - Jessca Hopp, Julie Byrne, BIg Thief, Nadine Shah,Nicole Atkins,Aimee Mann (not so new admittedly), Laura Marling,Vagabon,Waxahatchee, Susanne Sunfor,Feist,The Weather Station, Rhianna Giddeons,Valerie June,Bedouine,Pheobe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Jay Som,Kelly Lee Owens, and so on that are all similarly worthwhile.

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Post by mowino » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:48 am

Vince Staples got snubbed again

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Post by Bruno » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:35 am

mowino wrote:Vince Staples got snubbed again
No Tyler, The Creator too.

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Post by Illiniq » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:02 pm

Bruno wrote:
mowino wrote:Vince Staples got snubbed again
No Tyler, The Creator too.
Not one US publication has chimed in yet - as soon as they do your hip-hop favs will quickly ascend to near the top of the concensus lists.

To be honest - I actually like the UK takes, they respect hip hop, but they at least make hip hop artists earn their ranking...that's completely gone out the window in the US where Hip Hop is so much bigger now than rock n roll and most of the publications/websites are more worried about staying in favor with the top artists in the genre and their managers/agents and maintaining access to said artists than giving honest appraisals of their work.

Just look at metacritic - this was a fun year, a good year, with a lot of interesting stuff, but a very subpar year for elite albums - nothing in the ballpark of MBDTF, Let England Shake, The Seer, TPAB,The Epic, Lost In A Dream, Singles, Benji, etc, etc,- yet if you go over to metacritic's scores for this year, there's more above 80 aggregate scores than I remember ever seeing in year's past.

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Post by Bruno » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:33 pm

04: A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
:?

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Post by BleuPanda » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:20 pm

Eddie Snide wrote:03: Queens Of The Stone Age - Ruins

What is this? There's a QOTSA album named Villains, and a Grizzly Bear album named Painted Ruins that doesn't appear elsewhere in the list...

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
Eddie Snide wrote:03: Queens Of The Stone Age - Ruins

What is this? There's a QOTSA album named Villains, and a Grizzly Bear album named Painted Ruins that doesn't appear elsewhere in the list...
According to here it's QOTSA - Villains

http://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/797- ... s-of-2017/

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Post by Harold » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:
Eddie Snide wrote:03: Queens Of The Stone Age - Ruins

What is this? There's a QOTSA album named Villains, and a Grizzly Bear album named Painted Ruins that doesn't appear elsewhere in the list...
According to here it's QOTSA - Villains

http://www.albumoftheyear.org/list/797- ... s-of-2017/
Eddie said he made a lot of typos. Obviously it's Villains.

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Post by Harold » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:00 pm

Bruno wrote:
04: A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
:?
The album came out in the U.K. too late to be included in their 2016 list, so they're making up for it here. Don't worry, any 2016 albums will be ID'd as such on my spreadsheet. (I am expecting Run the Jewels 3 to be a major presence - I hope I'm not wrong.)

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Post by Gillingham » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:55 pm

Harold wrote:
Bruno wrote:
04: A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
:?
(I am expecting Run the Jewels 3 to be a major presence - I hope I'm not wrong.)
Was expecting for it to turn up as well, slightly surprised and disappointed it hasn't so far.

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Post by Nick » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:16 am

Gillingham wrote:
Harold wrote:
Bruno wrote: :?
(I am expecting Run the Jewels 3 to be a major presence - I hope I'm not wrong.)
Was expecting for it to turn up as well, slightly surprised and disappointed it hasn't so far.
So far we've only seen lists from the UK (well, and a prog only US list), where rap just isn't all that popular compared to the US. Once the US lists come in I expect to see a lot of RTJ3.

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Post by Gillingham » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:09 pm

Nick wrote:
Gillingham wrote:
Harold wrote: (I am expecting Run the Jewels 3 to be a major presence - I hope I'm not wrong.)
Was expecting for it to turn up as well, slightly surprised and disappointed it hasn't so far.
So far we've only seen lists from the UK (well, and a prog only US list), where rap just isn't all that popular compared to the US. Once the US lists come in I expect to see a lot of RTJ3.
I agree, sure. But even on the UK lists Kendrick Lamar and some other hip-hop acts have shown up quite high on most lists.

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