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lutz

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2014, 10:37:31 AM »

Not even half way through the year, and I already know what my top 6 albums of the year are going to be.

#1 will be Jungle's debut, without a doubt. I still can't get over how fucking awesome they are.

#2-3 will be a toss-up between DZ Deathrays and We Were Evergreen's debut, to be decided once DZ actually release their album...

#4 will be Bombay Bicycle Club's So Long, See You Tomorrow.

#5-6 will be a toss-up between The Trouble with Templeton and Young Summer, to be decided once Young Summer actually release their album...

Still a possibility for Royal Blood to throw a spanner in the works, but I think they'll probably have to settle for #7.

Now that all of these albums have been released, this is how my Top 6 list is looking:

#1 - Jungle - Jungle (of course)
#2 - We Were Evergreen - Towards
#3 - Young Summer - Siren
#4 - DZ Deathrays - Black Rat
#5 - Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
#6 - The Trouble with Templeton - Rookie

Not sure Royal Blood will even make #7 - I love the singles they released previously but the rest of the album didn't excite me that much. Looking forward to seeing where Alt-J fit in when their new album is released next week.

EDIT: Just saw that This Is All Yours has already been released on Spotify! Omg.
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euro60

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2014, 11:19:55 AM »

I am really liking the new Allah-Las album "Worship the Sun"

Coincidentally another "Sun"-themed album (my No. 1 for the year is still Temples' "Sun Structures")
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Zafer Kaya

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #62 on: September 17, 2014, 03:05:30 PM »

The Allah-Las album is decent enough.  I'm just already so sick to death of it. I was tired of it two weeks ago before it even came out.

If it hadn't been overhyped to the moon and then blown up every playlist, blog, radio station, etc. the last two days it would be easier to give it fair shake.  I haven't voluntarily played that album even once and I think I've heard "501-415" ten times since Monday.  It's almost enough for me to miss that stupid Hozier Take Me to Church song.

euro60

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2014, 04:20:17 PM »

The Allah-Las album is decent enough.  I'm just already so sick to death of it.
That's the price you pay for always being up on the latest thing and listening to all these different sources of music ;D    10 times since Monday? My good man, I pity thee.

It's just so much better to be stuck in the stone age, like me, where once in a while you'll come across a golden nugget and it feels like Christmas in July. No over-exposure here!

(I actually found out about Allah-Las for the first time when I was in England last month.)
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mik

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2014, 02:37:10 PM »

Chuck Prophet's latest offering Night Surfer is out and sounds very good!
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The Ugly Thief

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2014, 02:06:33 PM »

For me, the time of Best Albums is over. I listen to way too many new songs every week these days so it's all about the single for me.

Here's some of my fav songs so far :

(in no order)


St. Vincent - "Birth In Reverse"
The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes"
Future Islands - "Seasons"
Cloud Nothings - "I'm Not Part of Me"
Icabod - "Trust"
Spoon - "Do You"
Black Keys - "Fever"
Highasakite - "Darth Vader"
Woods - "Moving To The Left"
Dark Horses - "Live on Hunger"
New Pornographers - "War on the East Coast"
Sonny Knight & The Lakers - "Hey Girl"
Chromeo - "Jealous"
Saint Pepsi - "Fiona Coyne"
Black Keys - "Gotta Get Away"
BRONCHO - "Class Historian"
Honeyblood - "Killer Bangs"
Robert Plant - "Rainbow"
Caribou - "Can't Do Without You"

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MissKitty

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2014, 02:35:00 PM »

My favorite single of the year (so far) is also one of the first I heard this year: "Lawman" by Girl Band. That tune blazes.
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cuddlyevil

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2014, 12:05:51 PM »

Here are mine, so far:

Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne (this is a total earworm for me)
Glass Ghost - Triangle
Banks - Begging for thread.
Chromeo - Old 45's (really the whole damn album, I love it)
Sundara Karma - Indigo puff
Raury vs Vancouver Sleep Clinic - Superfly
Prides - Should know you better by now.
Honeyblood - Choker
St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Don't mean a thing
Beck - Unforgiven
YURS - Race
Honne - Warm on a cold night
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lutz

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #68 on: October 24, 2014, 07:36:19 PM »

I'm really struggling with where to put Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran on my "Best of" list this year. They're not typically albums I would be into, but I've listened to them a lot thanks to radio and my SO's taste in music and have enjoyed both of them quite a lot. I'm having trouble directly comparing them with other albums on my list, though.
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euro60

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Re: the Best of 2014
« Reply #69 on: October 25, 2014, 12:38:14 AM »

Sam Smith is a guilty pleasure... his album is great, in the same vein as was James Blunt's debut album.

In my own view, Ed Sheeran's 2nd album isn't nearly as good as his first... but again, that's a personal opinion

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