Toadvine
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Join date: May 2010
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#1
I know we have some of threads like this in the sub-forums, but I wanted one that combined all the the good albums, and what to avoid this year of any genre. I'm looking for some NEW music that ya'll will vouch for, and I will consider listening to anything.

So post some musica, and let's get started. I figure we each name our five favorite albums of the year. The worst isn't so much the worst, more like what you were super pumped for, and then super disappointed.


My Top five picks (no particular order):


Field Report - Field Report
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
Lumineers - The Lumineers
Two Gallants - The Bloom and the Blight


The not so much:


Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland
Lucero - Women & Work
Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna' Change the Way You Feel About Me


Bring it On
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bradulator
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#2
My biggest regret this year was actually buying the new Minus the Bear album. ugh.

My favorite of the year is still Screaming Females though. I like all of these:

• Allo Darlin’ – Europe
• Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
• Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
• The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
• David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
• Death Grips – The Money Store
• Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky
• Grizzly Bear – Shields
• Hop Along – Get Disowned
• Japandroids – Celebration Rock
• King Tuff – King Tuff
• Lambchop – Mr. M
• Lee Renaldo – Between the Times and the Tides
• The Memories – The Memories
• Mewithoutyou – Ten Stories
• Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar
• The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
• Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts
• Ondatropica - Ondatropica
• Regina Spektor – What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
• Screaming Females - Ugly
• Sigur Ros - Valtari
• Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
• Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
• Toy - Toy
• Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
• White Fang – High Expectations
• Woods – Bend Beyond
Toadvine
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#3
^^ Holy hellfire, did you actually buy all those albums? Apparently I'm a major f*ckin' slacker on the music right now, I must be getting old.

I'm gonna' go through those slowly. And folks please feel free to post some links, as I'm gonna' post one right meow. Ughhhh, how about some Two Gallants.


http://youtu.be/qOY07eRnAgU


An ode to grunge


edit: I was trying to post a link I don't know why it embedded like that. Is that allowed?
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Last edited by Toadvine at Sep 28, 2012,
bradulator
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#4
Quote by Toadvine
^^ Holy hellfire, did you actually buy all those albums? Apparently I'm a major f*ckin' slacker on the music right now, I must be getting old.


Nah haha I own maybe a handful of them though. I just utilize Spotify, I think they have all of those albums on there.
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#5
1. Muse- The 2nd Law
2. Everything else.
YESTERDAY, I WOKE UP SUCKING A LEMON...
Toadvine
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#6
Got to say I picked up Mumford and Sons - Babel, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit as I am this beautiful cover of Springsteen's Atlantic City which was released today by daytrotter, and recorded only a few miles from me.


http://youtu.be/dzNqghkjVdU
"Pain or damage don't end the world nor despair, nor fuckin' beatings. The world ends when you're dead, until then you have more punishment in store. Stand it like a man, and give some back."
turncoat60%
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#7
Quote by bradulator
My biggest regret this year was actually buying the new Minus the Bear album. ugh.

My favorite of the year is still Screaming Females though. I like all of these:

• Allo Darlin’ – Europe
• Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
• Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
• The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
• David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
• Death Grips – The Money Store
• Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky
• Grizzly Bear – Shields
• Hop Along – Get Disowned
• Japandroids – Celebration Rock
• King Tuff – King Tuff
• Lambchop – Mr. M
• Lee Renaldo – Between the Times and the Tides
• The Memories – The Memories
• Mewithoutyou – Ten Stories
• Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar
• The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
• Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts
• Ondatropica - Ondatropica
• Regina Spektor – What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
• Screaming Females - Ugly
• Sigur Ros - Valtari
• Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
• Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
• Toy - Toy
• Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
• White Fang – High Expectations
• Woods – Bend Beyond


best list. still have to check out some of these.

also ghost mice and dirty projectors albums are definitely in my top albums from this year. and new godspeed obviously aoty.
due 07
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#8
1. Why? - Mumps, Etc.
2. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
3. Lil B - God's Father
4. Crywank - Narcissist on the Verge of a Mental Breakdown
5. White Lung - Sorry [+ it's super cool album art is my avatar xD]
6. Delay - Rushing Ceremony
7. Kitty Pryde - haha i'm sorry
8. Death Grips - The Money Store x NO LOVE DEEP WEB
9. Swearin' - Swearin'
10. Roar - I'm Not Here to Make Friends
11. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
12. Absolutist - Ave
13. Birth of Flower - Diety
14. Snakes - Please Just Kill Me Now
15. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
16. Heems - Nehru Jackets
17. Kreayshawn - Somethin' Bout Kreay
18. Grimes - Visions
19. Necklacing - I
20. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Last edited by due 07 at Oct 2, 2012,
bradulator
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#9
I do like the Mumfords new album more than the other one and I find it enjoyable to listen to.
due 07
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#10
Quote by bradulator
I do like the Mumfords new album.

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nashawa
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#12
No one mentioned Leonard Cohen. Your lists are all garbage because of it.
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#14
Well, you're allowed to be wrong, I suppose.
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#15
Well so far I would have to say it's:

1. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theater Is Evil
2. Bad Books - Bad Books II
3. fun. - Some Nights (YOU'RE OPINIONS, I DON'T CARE ABOUT THEM)
4. The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past
5. Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
6. Sundials - When I Couldn't Breathe
7. Swearin' - s/t
8. House Of Heroes - Cold Hard Want
9. Right Away, Great Captain! - Church Of The Good Thief
10. Title Fight - Floral Green

But I'm sure Relient K are going to wipe the floor with all of them when they release their album.
Toadvine
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#16
Okay, I've gotten through a few of these, and what I like best so far is the Andrew Bird album. Just incredibly solid interesting stuff there, so thanks for that.

Though Screaming Females started out, and furthermore really should have been something I could really, really sink my teeth into, I found that the longer I listened the more annoying the vocalist got. Personally I like rough non perfect singers, but she felt like she was just really trying to be obnoxious. I'll let it simmer for a month, and come back to it.

I've been really mean to get to that new Amanda Palmer album, since I loved the last one, but in the meantime, I'll leave you with this diddy, which I feel, at least musically, has a strong Gaslight Anthem resemblance, though the vocals are total Cash. I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned The Gaslight Anthem. And where are the metal fans? Hardcore? Country? ah well enjoy!

It's a hard world. . .


http://youtu.be/Ru4_lEgeXGw


and I saw this gentlemen earlier this year with Chuck Ragan, and Tom Gabel, best show I've seen this year.

http://youtu.be/k-v6oHObJNQ
"Pain or damage don't end the world nor despair, nor fuckin' beatings. The world ends when you're dead, until then you have more punishment in store. Stand it like a man, and give some back."
Last edited by Toadvine at Oct 4, 2012,
Genesis415
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#17
My tastes appear to be more metal than everyone else's but I'm gonna throw a couple out there:

Best release so far is BTBAM's Future Sequence. I know this album isnt for sale yet but I'm buying it as soon as it is. It's absolutely legendary!

Other Notable Releases:
Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I (AMAZING Prog album)
Tremonti - All I Was
Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Lamb of God - Resolution
Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage
Anathema - Weather Systems (definitely most "beautiful" album on my list)
Tenacious D??? Rize of the Fenix, anybody??? lol. Hilarious album

Other Less Notable Releases:
Muse - The 2nd Law. Thought the album just sounded weak. No energy of any kind. very disappointing
Ministry - Relapse
...most other things
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#18
Quote by rockfan7

3. fun. - Some Nights (YOU'RE OPINIONS, I DON'T CARE ABOUT THEM)

But I'm sure Relient K are going to wipe the floor with all of them when they release their album.

What about my opinions on your grammar?

Also, I wasn't aware Relient K was still a band. Crazy.
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#19
What's weird is that there's still three months of potential new releases. My best of list is a list of things that haven't been released yet
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#20
Quote by nashawa
What about my opinions on your grammar?

Also, I wasn't aware Relient K was still a band. Crazy.


I was trying to say that you are an opinion, clearly or maybe I was a lil' sleepy

And yeah they are, they're just terrible at communicating that. They disappear between tours. Just realized they aren't planning on releasing it until next year though so never mind I was hopeful since it's been done since June.
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#21
TK from 凛として時雨 - flowering [8]
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! [8]
Sigur Rós - Valtari [8]
Kishi Bashi - 151a [8]
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse [7/8]
The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know [7]
Loma Prieta - I.V. [7]
Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar [7]
Beach House - Bloom [7]
Liars - WIXIW [7]
How to Dress Well - Total Loss [7]
My Dead Girlfriend - Underdrawin for Three Forms of Unhappiness at the State of Existence [7]
World's End Girlfriend - Starry Starry Night [7]
Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It [7]
Crippled Black Phoenix - Mankind, the Crafty Ape [6/7]

That's all I've enjoyed this year, so far. Got a bit of a backlog to get through though, and I'm hoping for something that's actually worth of being called aoty rather than something that gets it just because it's better than the rest.
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Jyrgen
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#23
No order but these three are my favourite records this year:

Converge - AWLWLB
Van Halen - Different Kind of Truth
The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
Nero Galon
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#24
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

Just about the only great thing this year...
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#26
Monarch! - Omens
Om - Adviatic Songs
Earth - AODDOL1 + 2
Death Grips - The Money Store
Wreck & Reference - No Youth
Adrift For Days - Come Midnight
Jahktute - Epwell
Remotely - Last Rites
Les Discrets - fjnrofvjvipfnbsonrs
Ghibli - Rare Pleasures
Merkabah - A Lament For The Lamb
Caravan Palace - Panic
Dodecahedron
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#27
Where do you dudes hear about all of these bands? I haven't heard of 99% of them.
My band, Escher
My progressive rock project, Mosaic

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#29
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outside of the BTBAM thread

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#30
lol yeah guys that's the only thread I go in lol what's the internet
...

Anyone care to actually answer the question?
My band, Escher
My progressive rock project, Mosaic

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BTBAM IS ALWAYS RELEVANT
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#31
Various publications, music websites, etc maybe?


Although most of the stuff mentioned here isn't quite up your alley based on what limited knowledge I have concerning what types of music you enjoy
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#33
Quote by TheReverend724
Various publications, music websites, etc maybe?


Although most of the stuff mentioned here isn't quite up your alley based on what limited knowledge I have concerning what types of music you enjoy

Well yeah, I assumed as much, I just never have the time to get into new bands and usually have trouble finding new ones to get into in the first place. Usually when I find a band I like it's completely by accident, and when I actively look for new music I never like anything I hear.
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My progressive rock project, Mosaic

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BTBAM IS ALWAYS RELEVANT
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#34
Quote by GodofCheesecake
Well yeah, I assumed as much, I just never have the time to get into new bands and usually have trouble finding new ones to get into in the first place. Usually when I find a band I like it's completely by accident, and when I actively look for new music I never like anything I hear.

Most of the new music I hear comes from recs on UG or is personally handed to me by bands hoping I'll write about them.
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#35
tiluland - axes of the universe. its neoclassical power metal.
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#36
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
Akphaezya - Anthology IV: The Tragedy Of Nerak
Flying Colors - Flying Colors
Steve Vai - The Story Of Light
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Toadvine
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#37
http://youtu.be/KIDInlJJFb0

Yeah, this one!

This album is pretty kickass.
"Pain or damage don't end the world nor despair, nor fuckin' beatings. The world ends when you're dead, until then you have more punishment in store. Stand it like a man, and give some back."