EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

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EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Harold » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:17 pm

According to Q's website, their year-end issue comes out today, including their top 50 albums list. It's not up on the site yet - can anyone find and transcribe the list?

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Harold » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:09 pm

Can I just say that Q sucks? I get it, I do - they want people to buy the print magazine, so they don't want to post their top 50 online ahead of time (the question of how archaic that model might be can be tabled for another time). But it's out now. How long would it take to update the website? Have I mentioned that Q sucks?

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby charliepanayi » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:15 pm

Everyone knows that Q sucks, all the British music magazines do. But especially Q.

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Chambord » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:53 am

charliepanayi wrote:Everyone knows that Q sucks, all the British music magazines do. But especially Q.


Every music magazine in the world sucks, the brit ones aren't worse than others (not Mojo or Uncut anyway). The whole Planet sucks. But we have to live with what we have, no ?
But Q especially sucks. With that I agree.

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Nassim » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:47 am

Spoiler: Blackstar won !

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Harold » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:34 pm

Nassim wrote:Spoiler: Blackstar won !


If you actually have the list, would you mind posting it? Still can't find it anywhere online.

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Nassim » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:07 pm

Harold wrote:
Nassim wrote:Spoiler: Blackstar won !


If you actually have the list, would you mind posting it? Still can't find it anywhere online.


I don't have it, just saw the David Bowie Facebook page post about it.

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Pierre » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:12 pm

I find it funny that Q and other generally mainstream or pop-oriented publications systematically put Blackstar on top or near the top of their EOY lists. It would almost make everyone forget that it's a very experimental music body of work by pop music standards. Of course, it's a relatively safe bet since it comes from a beloved artist who recently passed away, but still.

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Harold » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:11 pm

Courtesy of rocklist.music.co.uk (the former rocklist.net) - still reliable after all these years!

1. David Bowie – Blackstar
2. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
3. PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
4. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here….Thank You 4 Your Service
5. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
6. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
7. Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
8. Angel Olson – My Woman
9. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful…
10. Christine And The Queens – Chaleur Humaine
11. Skepta – Konnichiwa
12. Goat – Requiem
13. Beyonce – Lemonade
14. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
15. Dexys – Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul
16. Cate Le Bon – Crab Day
17. Frank Ocean - Blonde
18. The Avalanches – Wildflower
19. Parquet Courts – Human Performance
20. Anohni – Hopelessness
21. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
22. Steve Mason – Meet The Humans
23. Pet Shop Boys – Super
24. Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win
25. Wild Beasts – Boy King
26. The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood
27. Underworld – Barbra, Barbra, We Face A Shining Future
28. Anna Meredith – Vermints
29. Let’s Eat Grandma – I, Gemini
30. Jamie T – Trick
31. Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
32. Bat For Lashes – The Bride
33. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
34. Lady Gagaga – Joanne
35. Savages – Adore Life
36. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
37. Brian Eno – The Ship
38. Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
39. Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
40. Bastille – Wild World
41. Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
42. Solange – A Seat At The Table
43. The Coral – Distance Inbetween
44. The Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come To Expect
45. Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
46. Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations
47. Blossoms – Blossoms
48. Drake – Views
49. Richard Ashcroft – These People
50. Primal Scream – Chaosmosis

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Nick » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:55 pm

Pierre wrote:I find it funny that Q and other generally mainstream or pop-oriented publications systematically put Blackstar on top or near the top of their EOY lists. It would almost make everyone forget that it's a very experimental music body of work by pop music standards. Of course, it's a relatively safe bet since it comes from a beloved artist who recently passed away, but still.


If "Blackstar" retains its #1 position on the EOY spreadsheet (and I'm certainly hoping that it does!) then it will probably be the weirdest AOTY since..."Kid A"? Maybe?

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby charliepanayi » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:56 am

Nick wrote:
Pierre wrote:I find it funny that Q and other generally mainstream or pop-oriented publications systematically put Blackstar on top or near the top of their EOY lists. It would almost make everyone forget that it's a very experimental music body of work by pop music standards. Of course, it's a relatively safe bet since it comes from a beloved artist who recently passed away, but still.


If "Blackstar" retains its #1 position on the EOY spreadsheet (and I'm certainly hoping that it does!) then it will probably be the weirdest AOTY since..."Kid A"? Maybe?


Don't forget Portishead!

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Re: EOY 2016 - Q (UK)

Postby Nick » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:27 pm

charliepanayi wrote:
Nick wrote:
Pierre wrote:I find it funny that Q and other generally mainstream or pop-oriented publications systematically put Blackstar on top or near the top of their EOY lists. It would almost make everyone forget that it's a very experimental music body of work by pop music standards. Of course, it's a relatively safe bet since it comes from a beloved artist who recently passed away, but still.


If "Blackstar" retains its #1 position on the EOY spreadsheet (and I'm certainly hoping that it does!) then it will probably be the weirdest AOTY since..."Kid A"? Maybe?


Don't forget Portishead!


Good call! If I had to order the AOTYs from 2000 to 2016 in terms of "weirdness", I'd probably go...

****Weird****

Kid A
Blackstar
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Third
To Pimp a Butterfly
Illinois
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
In Rainbows
Funeral
Lost in the Dream
Channel Orange
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Modern Vampires of the City
Let England Shake
Elephant
Is This It
Back to Black

****Safe****

This is not a commentary, however, on how "good" I perceive each album to be.


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