Let's celebrate the 4th anniversary of the best year in music. Post some of your favorite albums, hidden gems, etc.
>still no arguments against my choices
Hidden gem right here. These guys are excellent performers too, and they recorded live versions of all the songs on this one in a series of videos.
And a studio cut:
>inb4 people who have only heard Sail try shitting on this masterpiece
Start your own thread about it then.
do it faget
Are we thinking of the same album here?
>Lost Boys and Girls Club
>Are You Okay?
>Trouble Is My Name
These all seem like classic DDG to me. I saw them perform the whole album from start to finish back in October, it was one of the best shows I've seen this year and my favorite DDG show out of the four times I've seen them now.
Coming Down is still their best song yet though.
not a very well known album but i found it on bandcamp and i love it
Not exactly a hidden gem, but this was pretty great.
Not true. The bassist split to focus on being an author and the other guitarist split to work on his own music. Mike's album is coming out in March.
Wes Marskell and Jason Couse are still making music. It actually went better than expected because they only wanted to make three albums and then stop completely.
Either pic related or Charts and Maps' Dead Horse.
There are some good songs on it but I felt like it was generally just a lot weaker, especially when it came to the instrumentals, than Only in Dreams.
Coming Down is a killer for sure, but He Gets Me High is a classic for me.
2013 was better, but 2011 wasn't too bad
These too. Fuck yeah 2011.
This was a hidden gem. Excellent progressive house from 2011, along with some glitch and reg. house among other things. Was my favorite electronic album of 2011.
Another hidden gem from 2011. Elder's Dead Roots Stirring. One of my favorite stoner rock albums of all time.
Battles, Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, Timber Timbre, Colin Stetson.
Nearly everything I have heard from 2013 was mediocre (Like Clockwork, Reflektor, RAM, midcity). Government Plates was the standout for me, but even then that was just an 8/10.
I didn't realize how good 2011 was until I went back through my music library and sorted by 2011.
Fleet Foxes, Radiohead, and Battles haven't done anything since then.
Timber Timbre released the best album of their career in April this year.
Colin released an album at the same caliber as Judges last year.
I do need to listen to Hot Dreams again. I misread that post as having said they dropped nothing in 2013.
Vol. 2 just stuck with me more than Vol. 3. Haven't listened to either in a while.
You might be thinking of RYM, last.fm isn't a good platform for music criticism at all.
Will do, but only if >>52243420 does the same for 2014 charts.
Will do, thanks.
how has there been no mention of pic related
or this one
two of my favorite albums ever. I had the chance to see them in a warehouse (in Dwyer's hometown, no less) right after Carrion Crawler dropped but I was too wee to go to DIY shows alone and neither parent would take me. All those spaces are in a really "rough" part of town that isn't actually very rough.
But it's okay, I saw them at 285 Kent last year.
This might have been my least favorite album of 2011.
2011 was an eventful and formative year for me personally, not that that's relevant, and the year my tie-favorite album (pic) was released
also 11 is my number for some greater reason. it just is, i just know it.
so woo 2k11
yeah but then you realize it's pretty amateurish trash and that the music's only merit is that it provides an immediate cathartic experience (muh feels), which isn't that great of an accomplishment.
it's like adele or whatever for beta teenage boys.
inb4 'La Dispute are terrible hurhur I listen to real music like [lists last 3 months of /mu/'s favourite albums'.
This album is my all time #1 so far (and obviously AOTY 2011)