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Old 11-29-2010, 11:32 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I'm new here and am probably repeating some selections, but here's mine:

1.) MGMT - Congratulations
2.) Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
3.) Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
4.) Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
5.) Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
6.) Spoon - Transference
7.) The Black Keys - Brothers
8.) Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
9.) The Like - Release Me
10.) Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
May I direct you over to the hipster thread? Or perhaps the Pitchfork one?
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:33 AM   #42 (permalink)
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May I direct you over to the hipster thread? Or perhaps the Pitchfork one?
Oh come on, really?
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:43 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I was making a funny...
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:46 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Ok I will laugh now -->

The Pitchfork comment is kind of justified though, I'll give you that.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:49 AM   #45 (permalink)
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  1. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica
  2. Electric Wizard - Black Masses
  3. Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea
  4. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope to the Sky
  5. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit

This was a great year
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:04 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Kanye West "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

What can be said about this album that hasn't been said already? Believe the hype, this album rules.
i'm not quite sure how i feel about the song....but i will listen to the album....but what the **** is with all the symbolism in that video?....what is with the sword of Damocles hanging above his head?....that video is quite amazing
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #47 (permalink)
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The year's not over yet but here's my albums of the year (so far)



1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Lol predictable wasn't it? Well to be honest this was the album that defined 2010 for me, i'll have plenty of great memories attached to it. It's just a fantastic album from them, very much on par with Funeral. There's plenty of different styles and moods to be found on this album and it doesn't seem to drag despite it's long running time. Just an epic album.



2. Beach House - Teen Dream
It took me a while to grow to love this album but it's a truly amazing listening experience. I just love immersing in those beautiful, dreamy soundscapes, a really great album to lose yourself in. I'm very interested to hear what they do next.



3. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms
By far their most accomplished and realised album to date. Songs like 'Laredo' and 'Dilly' show that this band has evolved while still staying true to their original sound. The band certainly sound like they're on the top of their game.



4. School Of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire
I was confident that this album would be far better than it's patchy predecessor Alpinisms, and i was certainly far from disappointed. The band have really found their sound here on this album. The combination of electronics and guitars has never sounded better, and the vocals sound really amazing. A very addictive and memorable album.



5. Alcest - Écailles de Lune
A seriously epic album. It's not quite as good as 2007's incredible Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde but it is truly an amazing album. What i really love about this album is the atmosphere, the music certainly lives up to it's awesome album cover. The combination of quiet instrumental passages, heavy guitars, hushed vocals, and haunting black metal screams make this album and amzing listening experience.



6. Butterfly Explosion - Lost Trails
My Irish album of the year. This album really hits the spot for me, it has no shortage of memorable songs and it's beautiful dream-pop/shoegaze-influenced soundscapes sound truly amazing. The guitars just sound really amazing.



7. Autolux - Transit Transit
Was this album worth the wait? Hmm maybe. Is it better than Future Perfect? Probably not, but it's still one of the best albums released this year. This album sounds a bit darker and heavier at times and there's some really great experimentation going on. This album is certainly a welcome release and hopefully we wont have to wait as long for the follow-up.



8. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Probably the most surprising album of the year for me. Having never really grown to understand the appeal of Microcastle this album has certainly changed my perspective on the band. The songwriting and musicianship here is really amazing and the songs have enough variety to keep you hooked from start to finish. Great stuff.



9. The National - High Violet
I do admit that i'm a bit of a latecomer to The National, but when this album finally clicked inside my head i went and got the rest of their discography. A really passionate and emotional album with memorable, well-written songs.



10. The Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth
Ok i only got this album like a week ago but **** it, i've been playing it pretty much non-stop. Certainly one of the most addictive albums i've heard this year and is jammed-packed with amazing songs. It's not as experimental as their debut but the songs sound all the better. Great stuff.


Might as well mention a few more:

11. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
12. Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This
13. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
14. Villagers - Becoming A Jackel
15. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
16. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernieres Pensees
17. Fight Like Apes - The Body Of Christ, And The Legs Of Tina Turner
18. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
19. Wintersleep - New Inheritors
20. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
Pretty much the only list I can even remotely relate to. Maybe us indie folk really should do a separate list...:\
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Pretty much the only list I can even remotely relate to. Maybe us indie folk really should do a separate list...:\
What good would that do? Then you'd have a list of barely-different lists - sounds pretty boring.

The Band of Horses album will undoubtedly be on my list; Arcade Fire, Deerhunter and Autolux might but I don't know if they'll break the top 10.
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Here's a rough top 5 for the year (not necessarily in order):


Bonobo - Black Sands
This is one damn good electronic record. Predictable where it needed to be predictable and completely inspired and original where that was needed as well. Simultaneously chill and danceable, it has yet to get old. I love throwing this album on.


Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
Some people gave this album crap, but I love it. I think it is far more focused and inspired than their debut.


Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
These guys came out of nowhere for me. Amazing 60's inspired psychedelic rock. I don't know how they managed to sound so fresh while taking so much directly from the 60's, but I don't really care because my ears are very happy while listening to this.


Via Audio - Animalore
Some of the most catchy indie I have ever heard. It's got me tapping my feet from the first song to the end.


Serena Maneesh - No.2 Abyss in B Minor
I had to throw some shoegaze up here. At first I didn't like this album at all, but it really grew on me. It's shoegaze with a bit of a darker edge.
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My top five...

5. Christina Aguilera - Bionic




Full of conceit, and glued together with some filler and unnecessary tracks, but is ultimately redeemed by a lot of solid material. Her vocals are also the best they've ever been here, and miles beyond the capabilities of other pop divas (or anyone for that matter, now that Mariah is ruler supreme no more). Production from Ladytron, M.I.A. and Le Tigre give this pop record a unique edge over the masses of bland pop, even if it is at the expense of commercial success.

4. Foals - Total Life Forever



A nicely fine tuned indie album here...not exactly groundbreaking, but very listenable. If you want to listen to a solid, catchy indie album, then here it is.

3. Hole - Nobody's Daughter




This choice might seem ludicrous, but nobody is doing what she's doing with this album right now, even if it is a re-hash of nineties grunge...nobody ever did grunge quite as good as Courtney either (except for her hubby of course), and the quality, though not as fine as her earlier releases, remains intact nontheless.

2. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles 2010



The creepy artwork is every bit as gloomy as the jagged, violent production that dominates the album, and it reamins turbulent from beginning to end. A focused and dilligent effort that will have you on the edge of your seat.


1. Caribou - Swim




Caribou peaks with this latest release, a splendid album that puts all the genius' talents to good use. Fresh sonic perfection, from beginning to end. Even the 'weaker' tracks on the album, that sound repetitive on first listen, become more booming and rhytmic on repeated listening.

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