Julia Holter - Loud City Song
>tfw julia holter released an album in 2011, 2012, and 2013
>we're in the later stages of 2014
Quickly follow by Immunity.
>tfw I've kept every end of year chart I've made since 2011
Comes in handy for threads like these
the first one is called Tragedy and it's really weird and has a lot of field recording-ish stuff.
the second one is called ekstasis and it's my personal favorite. the type of music is sort of a middle ground between loud city song and tragedy
man die boat, 2moros harvest, shaking the habitual, black pukee and jungle revolution have had the most replay value since I made the chart
I just discovered Bloodthirsty Butchers, and I've never been so excited about discovering a new band since...ever. This was their last album before the lead died.
Not from this album, but still good:
Oh, I just realised that album I mentioned (Youth) wasn't on that list. Just use that and these 2 to get most of their discography:
Pretty weak year IMO. This was the first 2013 album I heard and it was still my favourite nearly 600 albums later.
Obviously I could have just rated a bunch of albums I haven't heard but I'm massively autistic and could never do that.
Doesn't sound right. Sometimes it takes me weeks before I realize an album's potential. I remember several albums where I didn't think much of them on the first listen but had some song from it stuck in my head a week later. A lot of my favorite albums were slow burners that took a while to get used to.
I feel like listening to that many albums devalues the music. You're treating it as a commodity to collect rather than allowing it to fully set in.
Yeah there are a few like that, and I can often spot them straight away. There were a few albums that I didn't like at first but I thought I could after a while so I put them on regularly
I've started going back into the ones that I liked but only heard once or twice recently and yeah there are some fantastic records there, so I'm sure there are some that are "slow burners", but if I get too worried about finding them my autism goes mad.
Except it's not as if I go bragging on the internet because that's a moronic thing to do. I mentioned it in this thread to give perspective to the coincidence that the first album I heard of the year was the best. I feel listening to that much allows me to give equal weight to underground bands and popular artists, and I can use that to spread those musicians.
I'm getting my own website for my reviews soon if that means anything, so I don't just do this for listening.
Chelsea Wolfe in second place. Maybe Darkside, Jon Hopkins or Blood Orange in third
you did brag though. see here:
>This was the first 2013 album I heard and it was still my favourite nearly 600 albums later.
that way be too subtle for even you to realize it but if you dont need to say it and you say it anyways, thats bragging
absolutely loved this.
Realize most of /mu/ is gonna shit on this one.
>in hell is where she waits for me
>their beloved absentee
it sounded like hyperbole to me, he probably listened to a lot of albums, and said 600 kinda like we say " a million albums later" or something. But yeah if you've actually listened to 600 between now and last year you have not taken the time to appreciate anything from 2013 through 2014
>if you listen to music a lot, you must not like music
Dude just because you need to listen to something 20 times to get it doesn't mean I have to. According to RYM it's 695 from 2013 and 375 from this year so far. I'm sure at least 60% of those are single-listens, and even my favourite recent albums won't have got more than 10 listens, but that is all I need to appreciate it.
My 2013 top 5:
1. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
2. Candy Claws - Ceres and Calypso in the Deep Time
3. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
4. There Will Be Fireworks - The Dark, Dark Bright
5. The World is a Beautiful Place... - Whenever, If Ever
Everyone saying it was a "weak year" makes me laugh.
Well, not really. It's like a 7/10 overall - the album's way too short and the dynamic range is compressed as fuck - but actually seeing a decent album from this band for the first time in 20 years was a nice surprise for someone who really enjoys early QR. Kicking Tate out really was the best thing to ever happen to this band.
No kidding, I had to actually buy it since there weren't any DL links when it came out.
This isn't me btw, but it's nice to know there's a link to DL it now. Probably would've uploaded it to mega if I wasn't at work.
>>49275539 and >>49277886
Seriously though, really? I'm not saying it was really really bad but I definitely wouldn't say it's even in the top 20 albums last year. Everything they do with Asa is just so boring.
I used to like these guys a lot when I was pleb but that EP was 2cheesy4me despite perfect production
2013 was a great year though. Om-Unit's Threads was probably personal aoty, followed by:
>R Plus Seven
>Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time
>Chance of Rain
Best year of the decade so far for music in my opinion
Liked in this thread:
I'm a big King Krule fan so I quite enjoyed his features on the album. The album is more sentimental to me and is why it's my AOTY as opposed to it being by far the most musically impressive album of 2013.
At least you're honest.
Oh well never mind
here's mine, besides the first, there's no order
Your'e cool guys, my AOTY would be that, Coal by Leprous or pic related
Nice, they were both in my top 10. I was really disappointed in Coal at first because it wasn't as good as Bilateral or TPS, but I dig it now.
Check out some of the other shit in my list if you're into that sort of prog - I'd especially recommend Blindead's latest album to someone who likes Leprous and Riverside
pic related is one of my favourites
Oh, I know you, I have regualrly seen you posting here and your RYM reviews are pretty great, the Kim Dotcom and AAL one made me laugh hard
That one was also great, I also liked new Amplifier and Spock's Beard, but was disappointed by Karnivool and TesseracT.
the only record I ever bought that wasn't from my country
I ask not out of self righteousness. I'm just wondering how it would be possible for someone, without pirating, to have an actually sophisticated view of the year in music.
Crash Of Rhinos
Cakes da Killa
The World Is...
last year was so freakin good
This was my AOTY for sure. Young Galaxy are fucking magnificent.
Loved these too.
Don't get me wrong, I love his synth stuff, but the actual list is:
R + 7 > Replica > Returnal = Russian Mind > Betrayed in the Octagon > Commisions > Memory Vague > Zones Without People
Might have fucked it up slightly it hard to remember how each of the synth albums sounded because they were pretty similar, but still good tho.
if it follows up what he did with pic related he'll achieve legendary status. very hard for an artist to deliver 4 almost perfect and incredibly memorable releases in a row.
>ctr+f "pic related" No Results Found!
btw op album is a beast nonetheless
1. Hijokaidan - Live at Akihabara Goodman
2. R. Andrew Lee - November
3. Ichiko Aoba - 0
4. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
5. Michael Pisaro - The Punishment of the Tribe by Its Elders
6. Fire! Orchestra - Exit
7. Eva-Maria Houben - Piano Music
8. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Nanda Collection
9. Paysage d'Hiver - Das Tor
10. Antoine Beuger & Jürg Frey - Dedalus
Did you listen to this yet? It's their RSD 20-minute drone/post-rock instrumental thing.
Right? I didn't really like 400 Lux for a long time, but I went for a walk late and night and put on this album and something clicked, now I love it. I wouldn't give it a 10/10, Royals and A World Alone aren't amazing but they're still better than mediocre.
This was my second favourite.
My third, fourth and fifth were Blood Donation, General Dome, and Lanterns, respectively.
Always thought he was too corny for me to even fuck with..but this album was incredibly enjoyable for me. Huge surprise.
Also a few other projects I really did enjoy
Pusha T-My Name Is My Name
ctrl+f iceage no results
I can't be the only one?
This is good. Anyone denying it is just trying to be a contrarian fedorafag.
Nobody? It's soooooo good.
these were all great too
Came in to post this - recently listened to this start-to-finish whilst on a long drive...amazing record. And I'm pleased to see >>49281518 & >>49281374 get a mention. Pic may not be my AOTY, but it was one of the best surprises of last year for me, and a record I feel undeservedly went under the radar for a lot of people.
What did you like this year? Currenty 2014 hasn't been as good at all, I'd say A U R O R A is up there with the albums you listed, and obviously Syro and You're Dead! from FlyLo still have to be released.
these are the only albums that I heard last year that I liked. Bill Callahan sucked. New gorguts was eh. Boards of canada was eh. New my bloody valentine was eh. Deafheaven was shit. New summoning was eh (as summoning always is). I heard parts of the new reflector album by arcade fire when I saw them live and it sucked. I liked the new satan album but I never listened to it more than a couple times. Progenie Terrestre Pura was eh.