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Post by HRS » Fri May 02, 2014 11:35 am

Now tUnE-yArDs' has released three very distinct records that are all great in the same manner. Nikki Nack is mind-blowing on first listen.

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Post by Nick » Sun May 04, 2014 2:34 pm

HRS wrote:Now tUnE-yArDs' has released three very distinct records that are all great in the same manner. Nikki Nack is mind-blowing on first listen.
I definitely like "Nikki Nack", but I still think I prefer "Whokill" to it.

And "Why Do We Dine on the Tots?" or whatever it's called is just awful.

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Post by Jirin » Mon May 05, 2014 9:15 pm

Has anyone else heard Richard Buckner - Bloomed?

I will give it an 89. Just beautiful.

Edit: NVM, this is actually a 1994 album and I saw a review of it that did not mention it was a remaster.

Maybe I'll nominate it next BMAA...

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Post by Nick » Mon May 05, 2014 9:45 pm

I'm listening to the new Swans album on NPR. And it's really, really good so far.

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Post by nicolas » Thu May 08, 2014 10:22 am

1. Sun Kil Moon - Benji 4.5/5
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Give The People What They Want 4
3. Aziza Brahim - Soutak 4
4. Zakouska - A dos de géants 3.5
5. Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes 3.5
6. St. Vincent - St Vincent 3.5
7. Beck - Morning Phase 3.5
8. Dick Annegarn - Vélo va 3.5

Honorable mentions
Adrian Raso & Fanfare Ciocarlia Devil's Tale
Lykke Li I Never Learn

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Post by DocBrown » Sun May 11, 2014 2:33 pm

Some new stuff:

The Horrors - Luminous 82
Keb' Mo' - BluesAmericana 78
Johnny Foreigner - You Can Do Better 74
Black Lips - Underneath the Rainbow 73
The Afghan Whigs - Do To the Beast 71
Thee Oh Sees - Drop 69 Big disappointment after last year's Floating Coffin.
Neon Trees - Pop Psychology 68
Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltry - Going Back Home 65
Kandle - In Flames 64

Tori Amos - Unrepentant Geraldines 62 Her Best album of the past decade, which still makes it crap.

American Authors - Oh What a Life - 35 Kind of liked their single "Luck" It accounts for most of these points. Consider yourself warned.


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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Sun May 11, 2014 6:22 pm

I listened to a stream of The Black Keys' Turn Blue on iTunes Radio and my first impression is that it may be their best work yet. The opener, "Weight of Love," was probably my favorite track.

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1. Todd Terje- It's Album Time: 90
2. Sun Kil Moon- Benji: 90
3. Swans- To Be Kind: 85
4. St. Vincent- St. Vincent: 85
5. The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream: 85
6. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib- Piñata: 80
7. Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else: 80
8. Damon Albarn- Everyday Robots: 80
9. Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love: 75
10. Real Estate- Atlas: 75
11. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything: 75
12. Tune-Yards- Nikki Nack: 75
13. The Black Keys- Turn Blue: 75
14. Elbow- The Take Off and Landing of Everything: 75
15. Beck- Morning Phase: 75
16. Schoolboy Q- Oxymoron: 70
17. Duck Sauce- Quack: 70
18. Phantogram- Voices: 70
19. Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues: 70
20. Fear of Men- Loom: 65
21. Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes: 55
22. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Days of Abandon: 55
23. Metronomy- Love Letters: 50
24. Broken Bells- After the Disco: 50

On My Radar-

LCD Soundsystem- The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden- April 19th
Coldplay- Ghost Stories- May 19th
Fucked Up- Glass Boys- June 3rd
Jack White- Lazaretto- June 10th

Adele- 25- TBA
Azealia Banks- Broke With Expensive Taste- TBA
Burial- TBA- TBA
Death Grips- TBA- TBA
Flying Lotus- TBA- TBA
Frank Ocean- TBA- TBA
Gnarls Barkley- TBA- TBA
Grimes- TBA- TBA
Kanye West- TBA- TBA
Kendrick Lamar- TBA- TBA
Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence- TBA
Panda Bear- Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper- TBA
Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2- TBA
Spoon- TBA- TBA
U2- TBA- TBA

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Post by Maschine_Man » Mon May 12, 2014 7:17 am

I have a few more I'm currently spinning, but this my list as it stands now:

1. St. Vincent - St. Vincent (93)
2. Neneh Cherry - Blank Project (90)
3. EMA - The Futures Void (85)
4. Damian Jurado - Brothers And Sisters… (81)
5. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots (76)
6. Dan Croll - Sweet Disarray (74)
7. Todd Terje - It's Album Time (74)
8. Young Fathers - Dead (72)
9. Tune Yards - Nikki Nak (71)
10. Broken Bells - After The Disco (67)
11. Metromony - Love Letters (64)
12. Beck - Morning Phase (64)
13. Mac Demarco - Salad Days (62)
14. Wild Beasts - Present Tense (60)
15. Quilt - Held IN Splendor (55)
16. Pharrell - GIRL (48)
17. Lily Allen - Sheezus (47)
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Post by Romain » Mon May 12, 2014 1:51 pm

Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8 A good and sweet album with two or three great songs.
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5 A little bit boring if you listen the entire album but some gems in.
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5 Not as good as her previous effort but one or two good songs.
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6 Nothing bad but nothing exciting.
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5 This album is not what I expected. Really disappointing.


Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5

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Post by Mattceinicram » Mon May 12, 2014 5:54 pm

Here's My Updated List
Swans- To Be Kind- 92
St Vincent- St Vincent 91
Sun Kil Moon- Benji 88
The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream 87
Todd Terje- It's Album Time-85
Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else- 84
Ought- More Than Any Other Day- 84
Wild Beasts- Present Tense 83
Mac Demarco- Salad Days 83
Freddie Gibbs & Madlibs- 82
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything 82
Damien Jurado- Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 82
Future Islands- Singles 82
Fear of Men- Loom 81
Carla Bozulich- Boy 81
EMA- The Future's Void- 80
Angel Olsen- Burn Your Fire for No Witness 80
James Vincent McMorrow- Post Tropical 80
Behemoth- The Satanist 79
Beck- Morning Phase 79
Neneh Cherry- Blank Project-79
Liars- Mess 78
Timber Timbre- Hot Dreams- 78
Marissa Nadler- July 78
Real Estate- Atlas 78
Timber Timbre- 78
East India Youth- Total Strife Forever- 77
Young Fathers- Dead 76
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- Give the People What They Want 75
Nickel Creek- A Dotted Line 75
Damon Albarn- Everyday Robots 74
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks- Wig Out at Jagbags 74
Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues 72
The Black Keys- Turn Blue 70
Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes 57
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Post by PlasticRam » Mon May 12, 2014 7:28 pm

Updated list, new stuff in bold.

Swans - To Be Kind 9.1
Todd Terje - It's Album Time: 9.1
Future - Honest: 9.0 (Didn't like Kanye feature though.)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense: 8.6
Behemoth - The Satanist: 8.5
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project: 8.5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 8.0
Coldplay - Ghost Stories: 7.7
Beck - Morning Phase: 7.5
Fear of Men - Loom: 7.3
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son: 7.3
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream: 7.3
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else: 7.2
The Black Keys - Turn Blue: 7.0
Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 6.0
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes: 4.5

I did change Beck's score from 8.4 to 7.5, cos it just bothered me when I reminisced about the album and now I re-listened to it and just think it's not that good. But if it's too much work to Otis to change the score, 8.4 can stay. I am comfortable with all my other scores, I won't change them ever. Just a one time thing.
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Post by luvulongTIM » Wed May 14, 2014 6:18 am

Wow 80s and 90s for Swans. Are we reviewing their new album or guessing the members age?LOL!!! Thats just my way of being in awe over them being in their prime well into their 50s.
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Post by Jirin » Wed May 14, 2014 4:07 pm

I'm enjoying Nikki Nack but I'm worried its borderline twee-ness is going to wear on me by the end of the year.

Lykke Li's album has some of the best singles of the year, but it's a little uneven overall.

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Post by luvulongTIM » Wed May 14, 2014 11:39 pm

Yeah but songwriters can get away with making comebacks but for some reason bands tend to run out of steam between 35 to 45 (thanks to the Flaming Lips who started the trend). Swans just keep breaking the age barrier and their acclaim is at an ALL TIME high which is even more rare.
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Post by Otisredding » Thu May 15, 2014 5:18 pm

On May 25, new list of the best albums of 2014 made ​​by the most active am'ers


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Post by Maschine_Man » Sat May 17, 2014 4:21 am

^ Haha
Nick wrote: And "Why Do We Dine on the Tots?" or whatever it's called is just awful.
I didn't like it at first. I like it more on repeat listens.

I'm a little excited for the newly announced La Roux album. I like the first single, the album art and the idea of a 9 track album. Hopefully it's a sign of self-editing, which the first album lacked.

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Post by Luke JR68 » Sun May 18, 2014 1:34 pm

Behemoth – The Satanist (Great 8.75)
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else (Great 8.5)
Fear of Men - Loom (Great 8.25) (A drop-dead gorgeous album, hopefully repeat listens will reveal further depth)
Young Fathers – Dead (Great 8.25)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense (Great 8.25)
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time (Great 8)
St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Great-Good 7.75)
War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Great-Good 7.75)
Future - Honest (Good 7.25)

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Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else : 9
The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast : 9
EMA - The Future's Void : 8,5
Swans - To Be Kind : 8,5
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything : 8
Todd Terje - It's Album Time ! : 7,5
Mac De Marco - Salad Days : 7,5
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dreams : 7
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love : 7
OFF! - Wasted Years : 7
Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere 6,5
Brody Dalle - Diploid Love : 6,5
Wye Oak - Shriek : 6
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues : 6
Pixies - Indie Cindy : 5,5
The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin 5
Sun Kil Moon - Benji : 3

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Post by Nassim » Tue May 20, 2014 9:56 am

On an unrelated note, I relistened to Spiderland thanks to its recent reedition, and it finally clicked !
Especially Washer, I've been listening to it on repeat on the past few weeks.

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Post by Nick » Tue May 20, 2014 8:15 pm

I'm not sure how many of you follow The Needle Drop, but the man behind it (Anthony Fantano) just awarded the new Swans album his second perfect score he has ever given an album. Big deal.

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Post by Luke JR68 » Tue May 20, 2014 8:41 pm

Wow... I still haven't listened to The Money Store, so i'm not sure whether i agree with his 10's, but that definitely is a biggie :music-rockon:

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Post by Nick » Tue May 20, 2014 9:47 pm

Luke JR68 wrote:Wow... I still haven't listened to The Money Store, so i'm not sure whether i agree with his 10's, but that definitely is a biggie :music-rockon:
"The Money Store" is really good. Not 10/10 good, but I placed it in my top 20 albums of 2012. If you listened to "Yeezus" and liked it, I'd check it out, although I personally find the "Yeezus" comparisons to be a bit overblown.

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Post by Luke JR68 » Tue May 20, 2014 9:57 pm

Nick wrote:
Luke JR68 wrote:Wow... I still haven't listened to The Money Store, so i'm not sure whether i agree with his 10's, but that definitely is a biggie :music-rockon:
"The Money Store" is really good. Not 10/10 good, but I placed it in my top 20 albums of 2012. If you listened to "Yeezus" and liked it, I'd check it out, although I personally find the "Yeezus" comparisons to be a bit overblown.
I found Yeezus to be rather solid, though its case was really helped by "New Slaves" and "Black Skinhead" (which were both in my top 3 songs from last year). Hmmm, considering I really did enjoy the Ex-Military mixtape they did right before, I'll definitely look into it, thanks for the response Nick :music-listening:

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Post by Mattceinicram » Tue May 20, 2014 11:06 pm

Nick wrote:I'm not sure how many of you follow The Needle Drop, but the man behind it (Anthony Fantano) just awarded the new Swans album his second perfect score he has ever given an album. Big deal.
Yeah I was pretty surprised with that one. I don't always agree with Fantano, but this is definitely a worthy album for him to rate as a 10.
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Post by Mattceinicram » Tue May 20, 2014 11:07 pm

Luke JR68 wrote:Wow... I still haven't listened to The Money Store, so i'm not sure whether i agree with his 10's, but that definitely is a biggie :music-rockon:
I love the Money Store! :music-rockon:
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Post by Jirin » Tue May 20, 2014 11:08 pm

I have mixed feelings about the Swans album. One second I'm thinking, crap this sounds awesome. Then that awesome sound drones on for seven minutes, and I just want the album to move the hell on.

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Post by Romain » Thu May 22, 2014 9:37 am

Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5 Sometimes really kitsch, this album is for me a huge candy and it's, for the moment, my favorite of the year. A guilty pleasure. For those who love MGMT I think.
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2 Bad bad bad… very bad. Is it a joke?


Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2

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Post by Otisredding » Fri May 23, 2014 9:51 am

This is my update

St. Vincent - St. Vincent (85)
Sun Kil Moon - Benji (84)
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project (80)
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything (80)
Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else (76)
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want (75)
Tinariwen - Emmaar (75)
Kelis - Food (75)
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses (74)
Timber Timber - Hot Dreams (74)
Douglas Dare - Whelm (73)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense (72)
Marissa Nadler - July (72)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata (72)
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right (72)
The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream (71)
Carla Bozulich - Boy (71)
Future Islands - Singles (70)
Afghan Whigs: Do to the Beast (70)
Young Fathers - Dead (68)
The Horrors - Luminous (68)
Todd Terje - It's Album Time! (67)
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love (67)
Liars - Mess (67)
Tune-Yards- Nikki Nack (67)
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains - Piano Ombre (67)
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots (65)
Fear of Men- Loom (65)
East India Youth - Total Strife Forever (65)
Sohn - Tremors (65)
Ásgeir - In the Silence (65)
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son (64)
Temples - Sun Structures (64)
Fennesz - Bécs (64)
The Men - Tomorrow's Hits (64)
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags (62)
Swans - To Be Kind (61)
Behemoth - The Satanist (61)
EMA: The Future's Void (60)
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else (60)
Mogwai - Rave Tapes (60)
Lykke Li - I Never Learn (60)
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues (59)
Beck - Morning Phase (54)
The Notwist – Close To The Glass (54)
Actress - Ghettoville (53)
Polar Bear - In Each And Every One (51)
Warpaint – Warpaint (48)
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days (45)

Soon the third list I've been able to do thanks to good sense of: Nick - Jirin - Rocky Raccoon - Chris K. - DocBrown - Stephan - Mattceinicram - Romain - Otisredding - Gillingham - Maschine_Man - guigs2910 - BleuPanda - granit - Nassim - Kingoftonga - Luke JR68 - PlasticRam - Nicolas

You still have time to update your scores.

Of course, we will welcome all who want to send their lists.


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Post by Jirin » Fri May 23, 2014 11:35 pm

Sun Kil Moon - Benji 95
St Vincent - St Vincent 94
Quilt - Held In Splendor 89
Fennesz - Mecs 88
Ambrose Akinmusire - The Imagined Savior Is Easier To Paint 87
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses 87
Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive 86
Sohn - Tremors 86
Neneh Cherry - The Blank Project 86
The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream 85
Squarepusher x Z-MACHINES - Music For Robots 85
Danilo Perez - Panama 500 85
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 84
Kelis - Food 84
Bibio - The Green EP 83
Beck - Morning Phase 83
Polar Bear - In Each And Every One 82
Thee Silver Mt Zion - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour LIght On Everything 81
Regina Carter - Southern Comfort 81
Band of Skulls - Himalayan () 81
Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line 80
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Give The People What They Want 80
Carla Bozulich - Boy 80
Real Estate - Atlas 78
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son 77
David Krakauer - The Big Picture 76
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 75
Aziza Brahim - Soutak 75
East India Youth - Total Strife Forever 74
Drive By Truckers - English Oceans 73
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 72
Mondkopf - Hades 71
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Piano Nights 70
Tune-yards - Nikki Nack 70
Jucara Marcal - Encarnado 67
Mr Little Jeans - Pocketknife 65
Marissa Nadler - July 65
Tinariwen - Emmaar 62
Simone Felice - Strangers 60
Alejandra Rivera - La Boca 60
Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else60
Behemoth - The Satanist 58
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love 57
Warpaint - Warpaint 55
Roseanne Cash - The River & The Thread 55
Young Fathers - Dead 50
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else 48

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Post by BleuPanda » Sat May 24, 2014 2:35 pm

9.7 Swans To Be Kind
9.5 Sun Kil Moon Benji
9.3 St. Vincent St. Vincent
8.9 Tune-Yards Nikki Nack
8.7 Todd Terje It's Album Time
8.2 Wild Beasts Present Tense
8 The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
8 Future Islands Singles
7.9 Behemoth The Satanist
7.7 Neneh Cherry Blank Project
7.7 Beck Morning Phase
7.6 Mac DeMarco Salad Days
7.5 EMA The Future's Void
7.4 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
7.3 Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
7.2 Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
7.1 Damien Jurado Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
7.1 Real Estate Atlas
7.1 Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness
7 East India Youth Total Strife Forever
7 Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks Enter the Slasher House

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Matski » Sat May 24, 2014 5:03 pm

Nick wrote:I'm not sure how many of you follow The Needle Drop, but the man behind it (Anthony Fantano) just awarded the new Swans album his second perfect score he has ever given an album. Big deal.
Another a fan of Fantano here. Not that I often agree with his scores but he has a concise and articulate style that always makes his reviews well worth watching.
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Nick wrote: And "Why Do We Dine on the Tots?" or whatever it's called is just awful.
I didn't like it at first. I like it more on repeat listens.
A deliciously morbid metaphor for the treatment of younger generations by their elders. Otherwise it's the singular filler track on there so it's not worth dismissing the rest of the album over.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Jirin » Sun May 25, 2014 1:24 am

Totally forgot to rate Swans - To Be Kind. 81 for that one.

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Post by Otisredding » Sun May 25, 2014 3:10 pm

And this is the third list I've been able to do thanks to good sense of: Nick - Jirin - Rocky Raccoon - Chris K. - DocBrown - Stephan - Mattceinicram - Romain – Otisredding - Gillingham - Maschine_Man - guigs2910 - BleuPanda - granit - Nassim - Kingoftonga - Luke JR68 – Plastic Ram - Nicolas

Of course, anyone can post here your lists and change them whenever you want

The albums that have received less than four ratings have been excluded from the list.

The weighted average is based on a formulation that includes a) the average of ratings and b) the number of sources have rated the album.

40 - Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes: 55,5 (4)
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39 - The Notwist – Close to the Glass: 59,6 (6)
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38 - Actress - Ghettoville: 60,0 (4)
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37 - Broken Bells - After the Disco: 60,3 (6)
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36 - Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else: 60,5 (5)
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35 - Warpaint – Warpaint: 63,4 (8)
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34 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags: 67,0 (4)
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33 - Temples – Sun Structures: 68,3 (4)
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32 - East India Youth - Total Strife Forever: 69,5 (7)
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31 - Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread: 69,6 (6)
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30 - Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues: 69,9 (7)
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29 - Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love: 70,1 (6)
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28 - Tinariwen - Emmaar: 70,3 (6)
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27 - Mac DeMarco - Salad Days: 70,5 (6)
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26 - Behemoth - The Satanist: 70,9 (7)
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25 - Liars - Mess: 70,9 (5)
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24- Drive By Truckers - English Oceans: 71,0 (4)
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23 - Quilt - Held In Splendor: 71,0 (4)
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22 - Youth Fathers - Dead: 71,4 (6)
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21 - Fear of Men - Loom: 72,2 (4)
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20 - Marissa Nadler - July: 72,5 (6)
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19 - Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots: 72,7 (5)
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18 - Tune-Yards - Nikki Nack: 73,5 (5)
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17 - Carla Bozulich - Boy: 74,5 (5)
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16 - Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son: 75,8 (11)
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15 - Future Islands - Singles: 76,4 (7)
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14 - Beck - Morning Phase: 76,5 (16)
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13 - EMA: The Future's Void: 76,8 (6)
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12 - Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want: 77,2 (7)
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11 - Real Estate - Atlas: 77,4 (7)
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10 - Wild Beasts - Present Tense: 77,4 (13)
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09 - Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else: 78,6 (9)
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08 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything: 78,8 (11)
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07 - Todd Terje - It's Album Time!: 79,7 (15)
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06 - Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses: 80,5 (10)
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05 - Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 81,2 (15)
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04 - Neneh Cherry - Blank Project: 81,5 (10)
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03 - The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream: 81,9 (15)
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02 - Swans - To Be Kind: 83,0 (6)
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01 - St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 85,0 (18)
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by PlasticRam » Sun May 25, 2014 10:47 pm

Thanks again Otis!

I think Swans could get number one spot with more ratings.
I feel like that

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Mattceinicram » Mon May 26, 2014 2:43 am

Romain wrote: Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2 Bad bad bad… very bad. Is it a joke?


I was quite underwhelmed by it as well haha
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by luvulongTIM » Mon May 26, 2014 6:44 am

Count me in for Fear of Men and lets get them in the top 20. Great in concert as well. 9/10 Cheatahs has a great album that any fan of Swervedriver should enjoy. Theyll be my #2 for 2014 so far. 8/10
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Stephan » Mon May 26, 2014 9:48 am

A day late to be included in the last list, but here's my updated top albums of 2014:

1. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream (8.5)
2. Wild Beasts - Present Tense (8.0)
3. Sun Kil Moon - Benji (8.0)
4. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Give The People What They Want (8.0)
5. The Antlers - Familiars (8.0)
6. St. Vincent - St. Vincent (7.5)
7. Rosanne Cash - The River & The Thread (7.5)
8. CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Volume Three (7.5)
9. Todd Terje - It's Album Time (7.5)
10. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata (7.5)
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Otisredding » Mon May 26, 2014 10:33 am

Stephan wrote:A day late to be included in the last list, but here's my updated top albums of 2014
Actually I can not include your list because there is no album ratings. Sorry.

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Post by Stephan » Mon May 26, 2014 11:49 am

Ah, of course. I edited my post and included them!

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Post by Otisredding » Mon May 26, 2014 12:35 pm

Ok Stephan

In the next update (June 25?) Your ratings will be included.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Matski » Tue May 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Wanted to recommend the following to any experimental electronica aficionados. Ben Frost's new album, 'A U R O R A' has been getting plenty of listens from me over the last few days. You can find a live stream of the entire album here, on Pitchfork Advance.

As for this week's rock music, I'm looking forward to hearing the new Fucked Up and Parquet Courts releases, as I loved both their previous albums.

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Post by Mattceinicram » Thu May 29, 2014 11:05 pm

I alos have to recommend A U R O R A. It's quite enjoyable
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Post by Romain » Fri May 30, 2014 8:44 pm

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 9,5 It's my favorite artist of the last 20 years. And he mark the point again. It's all what I love in music.
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8 Very Good surprise. I did not know and I was caught immediatly by the songs.
Gruff Rhys - American Interior 7 An interesting album, without any hit worse than his previous effort.
Drowners - s/t 6 Twelve times the same song but not a bad song.


List in progress :
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 9,5
Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Gruff Rhys - American Interior 7
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 3

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Post by PlasticRam » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:08 pm

Updated list, new stuff in bold.

Swans - To Be Kind: 9.1
Todd Terje - It's Album Time: 9.1
Future - Honest: 9.0
Wild Beasts - Present Tense: 8.6
Behemoth - The Satanist: 8.5
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots: 8.5
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal: 8.5
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project: 8.5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 8.0
Ben Frost - Aurora: 8.0
Coldplay - Ghost Stories: 7.7
Beck - Morning Phase: 7.5
Fear of Men - Loom: 7.3
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son: 7.3
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream: 7.3
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else: 7.2
The Black Keys - Turn Blue: 7.0
Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 6.0
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes: 4.5
I feel like that

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Post by Andre » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:11 pm

My favorite albums (see also https://rateyourmusic.com/list/DrDre/2014__so_far_/) as of June 1st:

The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream (Heartland Rock)
Moss - We Both Know The Rest Is Noise (Indie Pop)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense (Art Pop)
Future Islands - Singles (Synth Pop)
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son (Singer / Songwriter)
Beck - Morning Phase (Singer / Songwriter)
Sun Kil Moon - Benji (Contemporary Folk)
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Singer / Songwriter)
Temples - Sun Structures (Neo-Psychedelia)
Rosanne Cash - The River & The Thread (Contemporary Country)
Wye Oak - Shriek (Indie Pop)
Marissa Nadler - July (Singer / Songwriter)
St. Vincent - St. Vincent (Art Pop)
The Men - Tomorrow's Hits (Indie Rock)
Band Of Skulls - Himalayan (Garage Rock Revival)

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Post by Romain » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:47 am

School Of Language - Old Fears 8 A surprise. I never hear this band before and I've been immediatly in the mood with their music.
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 7,5 They are always good but, for me, it's their weakiest album since their begining.
The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3 6 Far far better than The Terror but once again, some songs are too noisy for me. (it's the condensed version, split in 10 songs of their 2011's 24 hour song)
The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream 4,5 Too Springsteenesque for me ;-)



Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots 9,5
Mando Diao - Aelita 8,5
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 8
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
School Of Language - Old Fears 8
Foster the People - Supermodel 7,5
The Black Keys - Turn Blue 7,5
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
School Of Language - Old Fears 7
Gruff Rhys - American Interior 7
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Emilie Simon - Mue 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3 6
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Broken Bells - After The Disco 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream 4,5
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5
Coldplay - Ghost Stories 2

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Post by Jackson » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:39 pm

I haven't spent much time on new music this year, but a few of my perennial favorites have forced my hand recently:

Swans - To Be Kind - this could very well end up as their third consecutive album to top my year end list. It is ridiculous that a work of this scope could come out only 18 months after The Seer. They're becoming a legendary band.

Fucked Up - Glass Boys - Only listened to it once and need to revisit, but this just doesn't have it. As their follow-up to my 2011 album of the year David Comes to Life, I was hoping for something much better. This has the same general sound as that album but without the hooks or the grandiose concept.

Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin - probably not as special as How I Got Over or Undun, but continues a great late career under-the-radar run for the group. But seriously, how criminally underrated was Undun due to its late-year release date in 2011?

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Post by Nick » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:18 pm

I just heard the new Parquet Courts album. I'm liking it, but it wears its influences a bit too much on its sleeve and doesn't really seem to do anything new. It's still a pretty good album though, a nice meeting place between Pavement and Wire. Not a contender for my top album of the year, but I could see this thing in my top 25 or so.

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Jirin » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:31 pm

I'm listening to Jack White's Lazaretto.

First impression, better than his other solo work, not as good as his White Stripes output.

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