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Old 12-01-2011, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It's that time of year again. For contemplation. For reflection. For all of your focus to shift to what the coming year has to offer. For lists, for criticisms, and for ranking all the things. Welcome to the 2011 Music Banter Compilation (And Ratings Thread)!(!) Here we shall come together and praise or slag the year's output, to be preserved for all eternity (or until the thread gets lost).




Here we shall preserve 2011 as we musically heard it, to be posted for download sometime in the new year! Here's something to look back on as a whole, or just a place to find out what you missed out on!
  • Submitters have until January 31 to decide upon their top three favourite tracks released in 2011!
  • A zip/rar of your three selections is to be uploaded and provided to me via PM on a host such as mediafire or sendspace.
  • Everyone will have at least one track make the compilation, possibly more depending on the number of contributors!
  • In the new year, the compilation will be uploaded and posted for download with a tracklist that we can discuss and review.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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And in keeping with the theme of reflection, this thread will also serve as the year-in rankings discussion, with a fun lil' somethin' somethin' on the side!
  • Members have until December 31 to post a finalized list of their top releases of 2011!
  • There is a minimum of 5 list items, and a maximum of 25.
  • Please only post your list once. Feel free to edit this list right to the last minute, as they won't be calculated until after the deadline.
  • After everyone's lists have been decided, the rankings will be tallied into a cumulative (minimum) top 10 of Music Banter's 2011 releases.
  • This will be accomplished by assigning the rankings a value, and hashing out the total number of points generated for each album at the end of the year.
  • Hopefully I don't bugger it all up.


Everything to be conveniently posted in the first posts for ease of reference upon completion!
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Alfred Top 15 of 2011

1. F**ked Up - "David Comes To Life
2. Tyler, The Creator - "Goblin"
3. Touche Amore - "Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me"
4. Liturgy - "Aesthetica"
5. Banner Pilot - "Heart Beats Pacific"
6. Bon Iver - "Bon Iver, Bon Iver"
7. Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues"
8. The Copyrights - "North Sentinel Island"
9. Mastodon - "The Hunter"
10. Trap Them - "Darker Handcraft"
11. Snowman - "Absence"
12. This Will Destroy You - "Tunnel Blanket"
13. Panda Bear - "Tomboy"
14. Russian Circles - "Empros"
15. We Were Promised Jetpacks - "In The Pit Of The Stomach"
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Excellent to see Absence on the list man. Feel free to edit your list if anything else makes the cut before the year's up.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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2011 Top 10:

10.) Atlas Sound - Parallax
09.) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
08.) David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time
07.) TV On the Radio - Nine Types of Light
06.) M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
05.) Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
04.) Papercuts - Fading Parade
03.) Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
02.) Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
01.) 13 & God - Own Your Ghost
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think I jumped the gun putting this thread out so early for two reasons:
  1. The year's not quite out yet, and people aren't thinking about their year end lists this early in the month.
  2. There are already two more events running at the same time as this one, and it's a lot to keep up with.
So I'd like everyone to take their time with this thread, and I'll extend all the deadlines to make this January's event instead of dumping it on the December pile, but I did think it important to get the event thread out before others started creating their year-end-summaries.

I'll start pushing this again closer to the end of the month.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just want to remind everyone who seems to have missed this that this event is about to start running. I see a lot of people posting year end lists, but very little knowledge of this particular event!
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This year wasn't really a year for me really listening to albums a ton of times, but I can put up at least a top 20.

20. Sundials - Never Settle
19. Football, etc. - The Draft
18. Title Fight - Shed
17. Prawn - You Can Just Leave It All
16. Pygmy Lush. - Old Friends
15. Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
14. Tyler The Creator - Goblin
13. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
12. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
11. Childish Gambino - Camp
10. Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
9. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
8. The New & Very Welcome - What Will You Do If It Happens To You?
7. Touché Amoré - Parting The Sea Between The Brightness And Me
6. Joyce Manor - Joyce Manor
5. The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
4. Destroyer - Kaputt
3. Ramshackle Glory - Live The Dream
2. Into It. Over It. - Proper
1. Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Sit. Resist.

Top 10 EP's/Splits

10. Grown Ups - Hand Holder
9. Driveway - Demo
8. Manqué - Tour Demo pt. 2
7. Dow Jones and Kyle Hall - [I]Dow Jones and Kyle Hall Split/I]
6. Park Jefferson - Better Boy
5. Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - Home After Three Months Away
4. The Wild/Run, Forever - The Wild, Run Forever Split
3. Deer Leap + The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Deer Leap + The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die Are Here to Help You
2. Childish Gambino - EP
1. Among Giants, Manqué, The New & Very Welcome, Tyler Daniel Bean - The 2040 Split

Albums that didn't quite make the top 20 but I think would have if I just listened to them a few more times.

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing
P.S. Eliot - Sadie
Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass - Baby Steps
Doomtree - No Kings
La Dispute - Wildlife
Hightide Hotel - Nothing Was Missing, Except Me
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
For The Kid In The Back - Loss
Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My Top 20 Albums of 2011

20 - Little Dragon – Ritual Union
19 - Atmosphere – The Family Sign
18 - The Roots- Undun
17 - Logic – Young Sinatra
16 - Drc Music – Kinshasa One Two
15 - Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler / The Dream
14 - Vakill – Armor Of God
13 - Cunninlynguists- Oneirology
12 - Danny Brown- XXX
11 - B L A C K I E – True Spirit And Not Giving A F***
10 - The Log.Os- λόγος
9 - Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles
8 - Big K.R.I.T.- Returnof4eva
7 - BADBADNOTGOOD- BBNG
6 - Elzhi – Elmatic
5 - Kendrick Lamar- Section.80
4 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
3 - THURZ – L.A. Riot
2 - Death Grips- Exmilitary
1 - Shabazz Palaces- Black Up
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@Charlemagne, some great choices there... I see you kept up with punk a lot this year. I still need to hear that Title Fight album.
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