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Title: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 10 Jan 2010, 16:21
The 00s are dead and gone. 2009 sucked in a lot of ways, musically being just one of them (for example, if you name 5 truly great movies that came out this year I'll be very surprised). 2010 is already looking up though! So much great music is on the horizon and I feel like we need a place to keep track of it all/inform each other of things we should all be excited about. So far, and just off the top of my head, I can think of the following stuff to look forward to:

Spoon - Transference
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Kollaps Tradixionales
Eluvium - Similies
Higuma - Den of Spirits LP (hearing some stuff of this, I'm already predicting this could be an album of the year contender for me. Super premature, I know, but it sounds just awesome)
Xela/Svarte Greiner and Keith Fullerton Whitman Split LP
Xela and Matt Christiansen collaboration LP
Roll the Dice - S/T LP
Unannounced but rumored new Arcade Fire album (I hope!!)
Caribou - Swim
Liars - Sisterworld
Loscil - Endless Falls
Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago
The Album Leaf - Chorus of Storytellers
Rumored new album by The Wrens
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Jonsi - Go
Efterklang - Magic Chairs
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
New LCD Soundsystem
New !!!
Hammock - Chasing After Shadows...Living With Ghosts
Rumored new New Pornographers

and, of course, who could forget that Limp Bizkit is apparently putting out something new this year! Seriously though, that list is just what comes immediately to mind for me and most of those are coming early in the year. At this rate we'll all be drowning in great music. I'm most excited at this point, for new Higuma LP and various Xela projects as well as new SMZ, Eluvium, Hammock, and Roll the Dice (and new Arcade Fire, if it actually happens) but I'm excited for this whole list. What are people looking forward to most?

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 10 Jan 2010, 16:27
Bottomless Pit, Low, The Fall and Nina Nastasia should all be releasing new albums this year too.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 10 Jan 2010, 16:28
Sigur Ros's new album is rumored to be coming out this year as well.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 10 Jan 2010, 16:29
I'll believe it when I see it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Jan 2010, 16:30
The man who makes Bono fall upon his own mic stand, and have it pierce directly through his heart.

Waiting for that guy to do his thing.

Hope it's this year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KharBevNor on 10 Jan 2010, 16:36
Bono cannot be killed by mortal weapons.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 10 Jan 2010, 16:40
Devin Davis's website says his new album is coming out in 2007. I can't wait!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 10 Jan 2010, 16:57
Could be some new TG stuff, I know they're booting Industrial Records up again.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 10 Jan 2010, 17:14
Heartland
Heartland
Oh and, Heartland.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 10 Jan 2010, 17:25
Swans are back together and releasing a new album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Jan 2010, 17:52
2009 sucked in a lot of ways, musically

you're funny!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Cernunnos on 10 Jan 2010, 17:59
Swans are back together and releasing a new album.

Ohhhh shiiiiiiitt
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Jan 2010, 18:09
SPOOOON
LCD SOUNDSYSTEMMM
and the two singles released from Hot Chip's forthcoming february release are ACE

oh and i found the new Owen Pallett record utterly unlistenable
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 10 Jan 2010, 18:13
2009 sucked in a lot of ways, musically

I have to agree that I didn't love a lot of the music that came out in 2009 either.

However, 2010 apparently has new albums from Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Seasick Steve, Los Campesinos!, My Brightest Diamond, and Eels all by 1st March so it is looking good so far.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Jan 2010, 18:13
oh fuck I forgot about the new los campesinos! it is so goddamn good I hate it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Radical AC on 10 Jan 2010, 18:15
I agree that new Los Campesinos! is upsettingly good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 10 Jan 2010, 18:22
I liked 2009 alright.

I was going to just post a list of good albums that came out in 2009, but I ain't make lists much these days.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 10 Jan 2010, 18:42
The 00s are dead and gone. 2009 sucked in a lot of ways,

Did it ever.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KharBevNor on 10 Jan 2010, 18:48
Swans are back together and releasing a new album.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 10 Jan 2010, 19:02
SPOOOON
LCD SOUNDSYSTEMMM
and the two singles released from Hot Chip's forthcoming february release are ACE

oh and i found the new Owen Pallett record utterly unlistenable

I do not like you anymore.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 10 Jan 2010, 19:07
Swans are back together and releasing a new album.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
Minus Jarboe, unfortunately *sheds single perfect tear*

linkie (http://www.factmagazine.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4250&Itemid=26)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KharBevNor on 10 Jan 2010, 19:10
So it's just Norman Westberg and The Angels of Light, basically.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Jan 2010, 19:50
I do not like you anymore.

He just adds like 5 layers too many for me, it all seems like it's just a chaotic muddle of strings. I like bits and pieces of tracks but I have no desire to try so hard to like music.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 10 Jan 2010, 19:57
The new Beach House album has been leaked for a while, but it's *officially* being released sometime late January 2010. It's super good! I have been listening to it a lot, lately.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Jan 2010, 20:15
I've really been enjoying the new Yeasayer too. And Laura Veirs.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 10 Jan 2010, 20:23
I do not like you anymore.

He just adds like 5 layers too many for me, it all seems like it's just a chaotic muddle of strings. I like bits and pieces of tracks but I have no desire to try so hard to like music.

Oh but that was exactly what he was going after. I remember that he once said that he pictured some songs as papers and that he would add elements until the paper was all black. But yeah, no, I would totally understand why some people would find it too busy, but I really think it's a beautiful album and that it's perfect. But I am far too biased to actually say somethiing negative about anything he touches.

And that Spoon album is ace. Kill the Moonlight was better, but it's still a great album.
And fuck you guys, I like that Vampire Weekend album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Kyros on 10 Jan 2010, 20:50
The new Los Campesinos! is fucking ludicrously good, and the new Beach House is criminally good.

Also looking forward to most of the releases mentioned already, including others I've already heard like Heartland and Transference.  But the most anticipated for me is The Thermals new one set for release in September and right now being called "Personal Life".

Favorite band releasing 2 albums in 2 years? Can't beat that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 10 Jan 2010, 21:49
fuck you guys

Anyone? Anyone want to take him up on this. Please. I'm alone and drunk.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Jan 2010, 22:26
And fuck you guys, I like that Vampire Weekend album.

Here we agree.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 10 Jan 2010, 22:41
I liked 2009 alright.
What the machine said.

Anyway, Jesca Hoooooooooop
also Midlake
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 10 Jan 2010, 22:55
Oh yeah is Black Cock doing anything this year? I'd love it if they did.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 10 Jan 2010, 23:13
Vampire Weekend has never seemed interesting enough for me to bother listening to either of their albums.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 10 Jan 2010, 23:54
Their new one is all like: Guess who we are... we are Paul Simon.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jan 2010, 00:21
Including EPs, I heard over 50 records in 2009 that I liked, and a good deal of them I loved. I did roughly the same the year before and I can't imagine I won't do it again this year. Try harder.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: a pack of wolves on 11 Jan 2010, 01:12
Minus Jarboe, unfortunately *sheds single perfect tear*

linkie (http://www.factmagazine.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4250&Itemid=26)

I preferred Swans without Jarboe anyway, so that's alright with me. The demo of that new song on their myspace is sounding promising, so I'm willing to get cautiously optimistic for this one.

Their new one is all like: Guess who we are... we are Paul Simon.

That's pretty unfair. Paul Simon was nowhere near as obnoxious, and he actually wrote some good songs. Although Vampire Weekend never broke any cultural embargos, so there is that I guess.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 11 Jan 2010, 01:19
Mind you, Simon broke the cultural embargo so that he could work with some of the people who were being oppressed, so it wasn't exactly "Let's go watch the Springbok tour of New Zealand."
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: a pack of wolves on 11 Jan 2010, 01:33
Yeah, I always felt it was a bit of a thorny one that. On the one hand he was providing a greater international presence for black South African artists who were being oppressed, on the other hand he could be accused of whitewashing the situation by ignoring the embargo (and I feel really dumb for originally forgetting The Boy In The Bubble, which goes a long way to redeeming the project). I don't really have a position myself, I feel too removed from the situation. Makes it an even more interesting record though, which I guess is something in Vampire Weekend's favour. They are at least a band I have an opinion about.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Jan 2010, 03:26
Bottomless Pit, Low, The Fall and Nina Nastasia should all be releasing new albums this year too.

Are The Fall ever NOT releasing a new album? I think Mark E. Smith is going to die at the mixing desk.

I'm quite excited for the new Dillinger Escape Plan, Nick Cave is apparently up to a new Grinderman record, blink-182 might release something, Eminem's second part of Relapse, Detox might finally come out (HA!).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KaosPilot on 11 Jan 2010, 04:50
Frightened Rabbit's new one is the highlight for me so far. I'd love it if Joanna Newsom released something this year as well.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 11 Jan 2010, 06:10
Yeah, I always felt it was a bit of a thorny one that. On the one hand he was providing a greater international presence for black South African artists who were being oppressed, on the other hand he could be accused of whitewashing the situation by ignoring the embargo (and I feel really dumb for originally forgetting The Boy In The Bubble, which goes a long way to redeeming the project).

Actually I don't mind the cultural embargo argument too much, the "Graceland controversy" that really gets me mad is the whole "You're exploiting these African musicians!" line which still gets trotted out by some people. There are three things that get my blood boiling about this argument:

1) Yes it's a "Paul Simon" album, not even a "Paul Simon & friends" album, but every single musician on the album is fully credited in the liner notes;

2) Hands up how many people in the west would have heard of Ladysmith Black Mambazo if they hadn't appeared on Graceland? And then gone and bought their CDs and gone to their concerts and allow them to have a succesful international career?

3) Holy shit, paternalism! What, are African musicians just simple folk who are predisposed to go starry-eyed and start lining up to be exploited the moment a rich white man appears on the scene?

Guys let's talk about Graceland and the controversies around it. It's much more interesting than anything that will be released this year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 11 Jan 2010, 07:40
However, 2010 apparently has new albums from Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Seasick Steve, Los Campesinos!, My Brightest Diamond, and Eels all by 1st March so it is looking good so far.

Eels already leaked, Rob. It's pretty good!

I'm looking forward to the RJD2 album coming out next week, the new Album Leaf, and hopefully a new Lawrence Arms album.

Plus, the way things go, Frank Turner will probably release his fourth in four years.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: a pack of wolves on 11 Jan 2010, 08:00
3) Holy shit, paternalism! What, are African musicians just simple folk who are predisposed to go starry-eyed and start lining up to be exploited the moment a rich white man appears on the scene?

Considering conditions in South Africa at the time the working situation for musicians would have been problematic to say the least. Arguing that people with very limited options living under an oppressive regime could easily be exploited by a wealthy outsider isn't necessarily paternalistic, since it isn't necessarily saying they didn't know what was going on.

That said, I'd never actually heard these allegations before now. Is the suggestion that the artists that worked on Graceland weren't paid the kind of wages session musicians would have received in Europe or North America or that they should have received royalties that weren't forthcoming?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 11 Jan 2010, 09:01
Are The Fall ever NOT releasing a new album? I think Mark E. Smith is going to die at the mixing desk.

I mention this for two reasons - There wasn't an album in 2009 and the one in 2008 called Imperial Wax Solvent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Wax_Solvent) was absolutely brilliant. Speaking as someone with every single studio album by The Fall, this was the best one they released since The Real New Fall LP and The Unutterable. Honestly, by the mid-90s I had all but given up on them but those three were every bit as good as the late 70s stuff. If they continue to make records as good as Imperial Wax Solvent then I am definitely looking forward to the next one.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 11 Jan 2010, 10:52
I'd love it if Joanna Newsom released something this year as well.

Yeah this'd be awesome, especially considering how immensely great Ys was. She's touring in March so I'd like to assume that means she's beginning to promote soon-to-be-released new material.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 11 Jan 2010, 14:39
I'd never actually heard these allegations before now. Is the suggestion that the artists that worked on Graceland weren't paid the kind of wages session musicians would have received in Europe or North America or that they should have received royalties that weren't forthcoming?

I can't claim to be an expert about this particular topic, but from footage I've seen of Simon in confrontation with people, and from what I've read and also heard first-hand from friends of my mother's, the allegation seems to have been not so much financial as artistic: Simon, it was alleged, took advantage of these African musicians to boost his own profile and claim all the work as his own. Which is why it strikes me as paternalistic, because it supposes that the African musicians weren't taking advantage of the opportunities offered by working Paul Simon just as much as he was taking advantage of their musical skills to make his album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Jan 2010, 14:52
all I really want is a new Man Man record.

other bands can suck it in 2010!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 11 Jan 2010, 15:19
2009 ruled, and 2010 is looking to be even better for music. No idea what you guys are on about.

Thirded on "Fuck you I like that Vampire Weekend album". Also, Heartland, Teen Dream, and the new Spoon record are fantastic. Looking forward to new Eluvium, Efterklang, Liars, Jonsi solo album, Four Tet, and many more. SO EXCITED.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Jan 2010, 15:36
all I really want is a new Man Man record.

other bands can suck it in 2010!
wait what? awesome
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Jan 2010, 15:37
"Fuck you I like that Vampire Weekend album"

I'm on the "The Very Best is much better." boat.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 11 Jan 2010, 15:43
Future releases I hope to enjoy:
Jens Lekman (please)

Oh yes, please. That would be so awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Jan 2010, 16:03
eh, I wouldn't care that much if lekman did nothing this year
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 11 Jan 2010, 17:05
What's this jabber about a new Man Man album?? All I can say is I better be around to be crushed in a sweaty home town Philly moshpit like I was last time they toured for Rabbit Habits.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Jan 2010, 17:07
I said that I HOPE they put out a new one but I don't think anyone has heard any news on it one way or the other.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 11 Jan 2010, 18:19
Future releases I hope to enjoy:
Cat Power, Glass Candy, Goldfrapp,  !!!

looking forward to these.
also, that new fall album obviously.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 11 Jan 2010, 18:33
Sigh's coming out with a new album some time this month.  Don't think it's been leaked yet, though.

Ihsahn (ex-frontman of Emperor) has a new solo album that has been leaked and is very good.

Arsis has a new album set for February.

And then there's new albums from High On Fire, Meshuggah (according to their label), Pig Destroyer, Torche, Nachtmystium, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Intronaut, and possibly Electric motherfucking Wizard.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Jan 2010, 18:35
possibly Electric motherfucking Wizard.

rad
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jan 2010, 19:14
Fucking fuck, looks like it's gonna be another banner year for beard metal/beardcore

Incidentally; on the subject of "Graceland" and Simon's taking advantage, I haven't really read much about him using the African musicians he hired to bolster his own profile while taking credit for their work, but he did have a pretty well-documented spat with members of Los Lobos over their not receiving songwriter credits on "All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 11 Jan 2010, 21:44
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/tommydski/PRFBBQ.png)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 11 Jan 2010, 21:47
i heard a rumor that a bunch of random diy music thats gonna rule is gonna come out this year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Jan 2010, 23:02
Oh but you know how rumors are.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Jan 2010, 00:55
Agalloch is supposed to release an album this year. I say supposed to because I said that they were last year, and then it ended up taking longer than they expected and getting postponed.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: a pack of wolves on 12 Jan 2010, 02:40
I can't claim to be an expert about this particular topic, but from footage I've seen of Simon in confrontation with people, and from what I've read and also heard first-hand from friends of my mother's, the allegation seems to have been not so much financial as artistic: Simon, it was alleged, took advantage of these African musicians to boost his own profile and claim all the work as his own. Which is why it strikes me as paternalistic, because it supposes that the African musicians weren't taking advantage of the opportunities offered by working Paul Simon just as much as he was taking advantage of their musical skills to make his album.

This would make much more sense as an argument if the contributions of session musicians weren't habitually overlooked, regardless of the circumstances. Ladysmith Black Mambazo got a hell of a lot more exposure from Graceland than the guy who wrote the bass line for Walk On The Wild Side ever did.

New Wiley album this year I think, and I'm wondering if A Forest Of Stars will do that second album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Jan 2010, 04:26
I am in love with the two new hot chip tracks.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 12 Jan 2010, 04:35
Mondays Goldfish has an EP coming out soon.

Yeah, I know, you've never heard of them.   I'm doing their engineering though, so I just want to confirm the
Quote
rumor that a bunch of random diy music thats gonna rule is gonna come out this year.
or something.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Touch Me Im Sick on 12 Jan 2010, 06:56
I can't wait for Pop Ambient 2010 and the Dum Dum Girls' debut album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Jan 2010, 09:39
This would make much more sense as an argument if the contributions of session musicians weren't habitually overlooked, regardless of the circumstances. Ladysmith Black Mambazo got a hell of a lot more exposure from Graceland than the guy who wrote the bass line for Walk On The Wild Side ever did.

Except Flowers was fairly established before he did Walk on the Wild Side.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 12 Jan 2010, 10:28
Agalloch is supposed to release an album this year. I say supposed to because I said that they were last year, and then it ended up taking longer than they expected and getting postponed.

this would actually rule a lot.

also if joanna put out a new album that would rule too. stoked on new album leaf and hammock as well. still not stoked about the new efterklang.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 12 Jan 2010, 10:28
and stoked on new asmz but thats to be expected.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 12 Jan 2010, 11:18
Man, I have been waiting for more Joanna Newsom. If there was a new album in 2010, it would make my goddam year. New LCD Soundsystem probably will anyway, and I'll probably obsess over a lot of other albums this year, but new Joanna Newsom could make me forget about the inevitability of suffering for like a month.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KaosPilot on 12 Jan 2010, 13:18
Allegedly there's gonna be a new Joanna Newsom album out on the 23rd February.

http://www.dragcity.com/news (http://www.dragcity.com/news)

Top news piece, "Noose draws closer"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 12 Jan 2010, 13:56
Oh man Oh man. That is great news.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 Jan 2010, 15:53
P4K mentions it, it must be true (http://pitchfork.com/news/37555-more-joanna-newsom-album-hints)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 12 Jan 2010, 16:30
Listening to the new Vampire Weekend album. Is he using autotune?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 12 Jan 2010, 16:34
I think some of the time, yeah. Like in that show Glee.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 12 Jan 2010, 16:59
You're talking about that "California English" song? I think he is actually.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 12 Jan 2010, 17:01
Yeah, that made the song a bit of a turn off for me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Jan 2010, 17:03
Am I the only person who more or less despises autotune completely?

Except when Daft Punk uses it?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 Jan 2010, 17:08
It depends on the context. I really like Discovery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZQxwJIhDoE).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Jan 2010, 17:15
Them Roaring Twenties use autotune and I actually like it alot.

then again they are a math rock band so it's kind of totally different maybe
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 12 Jan 2010, 17:19
Does Lana Avacada count?

(no)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Jan 2010, 17:51
Am I the only person who more or less despises autotune completely?

No. I even hate it when Daft Punk use it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 12 Jan 2010, 20:18
http://pitchfork.com/news/37562-joanna-newsom-album-confirmed/ (http://pitchfork.com/news/37562-joanna-newsom-album-confirmed/)
YAY YAY YAY YES YAY AAAAAAAAA YAY OMG
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 Jan 2010, 20:20
My tits are so perky right now
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 12 Jan 2010, 20:21
This makes the year much more exciting. Woo!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 12 Jan 2010, 20:40
I'M SO FUCKING TURNED ON RIGHT NOW.

And I'm seeing her on tour for the new album FUUUUUUUUUUUCK
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 12 Jan 2010, 20:47
Fuckin' hell yes! So excited!! Can't believe I managed to snag tickets before they sold out too, I almost always miss the boat on these things. I'm pretty confident that Ys was one of the best albums that came out in the aughts so I obviously have really high hopes for this new one. This made my night!

On an unrelated note, the new Shearwater album is not surprisingly pretty awesome. I also heard the new Liars album leaked. Anyone given it a listen? Thoughts?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 12 Jan 2010, 21:08
Also incredibly awesome. As of right now I think it stands to be the best album they've ever done.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: pilsner on 12 Jan 2010, 22:04
I'm excited about Newsom's new album, but I'm even more excited to learn that her Australian label is called Spunk.

Released by Spunk.

Hurr.

Hurr.

Hurr.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 12 Jan 2010, 22:15
They handle distribution for most major North American indie acts down here.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Jan 2010, 22:15
Does Cynic use autotune? That is what my answer to whether I hate autotune revolves around.

That makes me wonder, though, has anyone ever put vocals through a guitar distortion pedal?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jan 2010, 22:29
I can't think of any specific examples, but I'm quite sure yes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 12 Jan 2010, 22:53
I know Justice Yeldham uses a bunch of pedals, but that's not really the same thing. It's a contact mic and a plate of glass that's run through pedals.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 12 Jan 2010, 23:06
I continue to be very excited about Joanna Newsom's bottom.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 12 Jan 2010, 23:25
Speaking of Joanna Newsom's bottom, new Radiohead?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 12 Jan 2010, 23:32
Really? I can't bring myself to care a whole lot about Radiohead lately, but I reckon by the time anything actually comes out I'll froth a bit at the mouth like just like with the last one before moving on.

Also re: Joanna Newsom's bottom I had to GIS to see if you were taking the piss, but, uh, yeah okay pretty exciting.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jan 2010, 23:36
Obviously talk of new Radiohead has been swirling around for quite some time because I remember finding some track they released in the distant and misty past very unappealing indeed.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: pilsner on 13 Jan 2010, 00:03
They handle distribution for most major North American indie acts down here.

I guess once they get a taste for Spunk, they keep coming back.

Spunk has probably propelled new releases to the top of the charts!

I'm thinking of buying Aussie releases just so I can have a few CDs with Spunk on the album booklets.

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 13 Jan 2010, 00:13
Make sure you don't accidentally get one with Red Eye instead.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 13 Jan 2010, 03:37
All the cool kids have probably downloaded it already but I'm excited to hear the new Spoon.

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Der Golem on 13 Jan 2010, 03:48
That makes me wonder, though, has anyone ever put vocals through a guitar distortion pedal?

I gather they have somewhat of a worst-band-ever status around here, but Muse, on their first album, wrote a guitar solo part, then thought the song lost too much momentum with the rhythm guitar dropping out entirely, so they had Matt sing the guitar solo through a distorted amp.

Edit: PAEG BRAEK
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 13 Jan 2010, 12:20
doesn't opeth distort vocals in one song?

im pretty sure they do but its fucking lame.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 13 Jan 2010, 13:57
Also re: Joanna Newsom's bottom I had to GIS to see if you were taking the piss, but, uh, yeah okay pretty exciting.

Pictures seldom seem to do it justice but it's actually incredible to behold. As a connoisseur of female posterior on occasion I find myself debating my own preference between the taut and the generous but with her there is absolutely no compromise in either direction. It seems to utterly defy gravity that something of such substance would be able to adopt such a jaunty posture. There is girth, there is lift. Her hind seems to sit an inch or two higher than you might imagine possible just because it is so very aesthetically pleasing.

Again, this doesn't really tell the full story but it's as good as I can find -

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/5967986/Joanna+Newsom+bathroom.jpg)

In person it is an absolute wonder and that's coming from somebody who's spent a lot of time with lady bottoms of all descriptions. I would certainly kill another person for the opportunity to do unspeakably foul things to this woman and no prizes for guessing which particular part of her anatomy would occupy most of my villainous attention.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 13 Jan 2010, 14:00
Dang, that is some ass.


2010 in music: Jay Reatard fucking died. =(
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 13 Jan 2010, 14:10
every time you see joanna newsom or listen to her strange pixie voice remember that the guy who sang "dick in a box" has well there's a joke here
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 13 Jan 2010, 14:19
She also dated Bill Callahan, which means I am only two degrees of separation from her. Somehow I've slept with two of the same women as old Bill, we seem to have similar taste in women.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Jan 2010, 14:20
doesn't opeth distort vocals in one song?

im pretty sure they do but its fucking lame.
I wasn't asking if anyone has ever distorted vocals, I wouldn't have to look farther than Iron Man to find that, I was wondering if they have used guitar effects to do it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 13 Jan 2010, 14:21
I did it yesterday.

I didn't record it because it's like...art or something...and I was all by myself so I have no proof, but yeah I did it and the heavens literally opened up and sucked my dick because it was so good.

there.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Jan 2010, 14:23
I'll have to borrow my friend's distortion pedal, then. I'll just leave out the dick sucking part.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 13 Jan 2010, 14:34
distorted vocals are rad and led to conor oberst's best song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZZykzLiFYE)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 13 Jan 2010, 15:13
what else would you use to distort vocals other than a guitar pedal?

especially if yr in a metal and and you probably have 20 extras lying around.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Jan 2010, 15:22
One designed for vocal distortion, since if you are Opeth, you are being produced by Steven Wilson and you know he has just about every possible effect somewhere in his studio. I'm just wondering if it would give a different tone than one designed for vocals, kind of like a guitar played through a bass amp sounds different than through a guitar amp.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 13 Jan 2010, 15:35
I wanna hear Peter Frampton singing through his guitar into a vocoder, passing through some distortion pedals on the way out. And we might as well autotune it afterwards for good measure, while we're at it.

it bet it would sound like this BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTT
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 13 Jan 2010, 16:34
wheeeee (http://bleep.com/index.php?page=release_details&releaseid=23072)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Jan 2010, 17:47
I wanna hear Peter Frampton singing through his guitar into a vocoder, passing through some distortion pedals on the way out. And we might as well autotune it afterwards for good measure, while we're at it.

it bet it would sound like this BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTT
So basically it would fit right in a grindcore track?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 13 Jan 2010, 19:03
New Sia album in april, can't forget about that.

The single is awesome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb7__deeUko)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 13 Jan 2010, 19:31
The Ocean is apparently going to be releasing 2 separate albums this year.  Dang.

Also, there's "Deconstruction" (and possibly "Ghost") to look forward to from the Devin Townsend Project.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 13 Jan 2010, 19:44
distorted vocals are rad and led to conor oberst's best song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZZykzLiFYE)

It's been a while since I've listened to Read Music / Speak Spanish, but this isn't on that, is it?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Kyros on 13 Jan 2010, 22:17
So is anybody else ready to freak out about how good "The Golden Archipelago" is.?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 13 Jan 2010, 22:49
It's been a while since I've listened to Read Music / Speak Spanish, but this isn't on that, is it?

It was on a Saddle Creek comp.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Harun on 13 Jan 2010, 23:17
Does Cynic use autotune? That is what my answer to whether I hate autotune revolves around.

vocoder. Paul basically uses it to pitch shift his voice to get a bunch of different spacey awesome robot voices. auto-tune is just pitch correction with no pitch shifting
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Harun on 13 Jan 2010, 23:19
more on the metal front - look out for these two in particular, because these bands are gonna blow shit up hard:

Periphery - supposed to release an album out in 2010

Tesseract - their album 'One' is set to be released early 2010 (but I WANT IT NOW)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 13 Jan 2010, 23:21
Faded Paper Figures is supposedly releasing their sophomore LP sometime this year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Jan 2010, 02:00
One designed for vocal distortion, since if you are Opeth, you are being produced by Steven Wilson and you know he has just about every possible effect somewhere in his studio. I'm just wondering if it would give a different tone than one designed for vocals, kind of like a guitar played through a bass amp sounds different than through a guitar amp.

I've seen a dude in local band sing a song into his guitar pickups. I also have a suspicion that the same method is used on one of those weird interludes on "Red Medicine" by Fugazi where someone (Guy?) is cackling insanely.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 14 Jan 2010, 10:52
The new Eluvium track features quite heavy use of vocals. Pretty well done too in my opinion.

You can listen to it here (http://songbytoad.com/2010/01/new-stuff-old-material/#comment-39171)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 14 Jan 2010, 11:00
Apparently the whole album is going to be that vocal heavy. I love Eluvium so so much so I'll be buying this for sure but I'm still not 100% sold on Matthew Singing.

Very brief thoughts on the four leaks I've heard so far:

Hot Chip - Kinda boring, I found myself skipping a couple of songs halfway through them. Not doing it for me.

Shearwater - Wonderful, as I expected. Meiburg and co. do it again, no matter if they're whisper quiet or rocking the fuck out or somewhere in between. I'm loving this album already!

Spoon - Sounds a lot like Spoon i.e. it sounds catchy and infectious and fun as hell. Awesome stuff!

Beach House - Love it! Their best yet by far.

Up next, stereo headphones listening session of new SMZ album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 14 Jan 2010, 11:40
I thought that too about the new Hot Chip, but it grows on me every time I listen to it. One Life Stand and Take It In are still album highlights though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 14 Jan 2010, 12:16
i heard a rumor that a bunch of random diy music thats gonna rule is gonna come out this year.

this was a joke post but i just remembered monument is putting out an LP this year. it will rule.
 
also after taking some time to digest matthew's vocals the new elivium tracks are really nice. it's reminding me a lot of gregor samsa.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 14 Jan 2010, 12:24
I didn't get that vibe but I'm a big Gregor Samsa fan so if that is the case then I'll be on board with this. I think I just need to give it a few more listens before it fully grows on me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 14 Jan 2010, 13:12
i heard a rumor that a bunch of random diy music thats gonna rule is gonna come out this year.

this was a joke post but i just remembered monument is putting out an LP this year. it will rule.
 
also after taking some time to digest matthew's vocals the new elivium tracks are really nice. it's reminding me a lot of gregor samsa.

Snowing LP will probably come out this year too.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 14 Jan 2010, 14:52
oh shit i didnt even know they were pressing an LP!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 14 Jan 2010, 16:00

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/5967986/Joanna+Newsom+bathroom.jpg)


Good god
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 14 Jan 2010, 17:08
C'mon guys.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 14 Jan 2010, 17:44
hey the machine merchant ships wrote a new song it rules so much. its better than word vomit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 15 Jan 2010, 16:36
Motherfuckin Gil Scott-Heron is back with what's supposed to be a late-period Scott Walker style mindfuck. It's gonna be fantastic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OET8SVAGELA&feature=player_embedded).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 15 Jan 2010, 18:27
I am actually a bit excited to hear Fyfe Dangerfield's solo album, although I guess it'll be exactly like Guillemots material.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 15 Jan 2010, 19:16
What's so terrible about 2009? One of my favorite albums ever came out last year, and there was a decent crop of releases that I liked.

(to be fair, I probably have different musical taste than about 95% of the forum)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 16 Jan 2010, 06:38
Motherfuckin Gil Scott-Heron is back with what's supposed to be a late-period Scott Walker style mindfuck. It's gonna be fantastic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OET8SVAGELA&feature=player_embedded).

Holy SHIT only this morning I was like "I wonder what would happen if an old soul legend took an older Robert Johnson song and did it in the style of Massive Attack".

Anyway, this is amazing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 16 Jan 2010, 07:05
What's so terrible about 2009? One of my favorite albums ever came out last year, and there was a decent crop of releases that I liked.

(to be fair, I probably have different musical taste than about 95% of the forum)

Nowt, 2009 was incredible.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: theoryC on 16 Jan 2010, 10:06
Yeah, 2009 was awesome.  There's only one or two albums from 08 that I listen to anymore, but i'll be listening to 09 material for a while.

So far I think Beach House is my favorite thing this year, but the Spoon and Yeasayer are both really enjoyable.  Vampire Weekend was surprisingly good considering the s/t usually pissed me off.  Plus I have several albums in the queue I'm excited about such as Besnard Lakes, and Magnetics Field is sounding pretty good (listening for the first time now).

Really hope new National makes it out this year.  That and Radiohead.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 18 Jan 2010, 15:43
an old soul legend

I wouldn't personally sign off on this choice of words re: Gil-Scott Heron.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Jan 2010, 16:03
GUYS THE NEW LIARS ALBUM HAS LEAKED

(this might be old news, apparently it leaked a few weeks ago but i just now found it)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 18 Jan 2010, 16:04
I wouldn't personally sign off on this choice of words re: Gil-Scott Heron.

Closest I could really think. I find the whole godfather of rap thing kinda overdone.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: ClaudiaC on 18 Jan 2010, 16:50
(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx141/Claud_C/Jemaine.jpg)


Oh yeahh. <insert pervy comment>

Sigh.

Archive have a live 2010 tour album that will have to suffice until I see them in person.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 18 Jan 2010, 23:57
an old soul legend

I wouldn't personally sign off on this choice of words re: Gil-Scott Heron.
That's it I'm uploading Bridges.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 20 Jan 2010, 10:39
Hey fellas, there's a new gorillaz track you can listen to on Spine Magazine (http://www.spinemagazine.com/news_mp3/jan/gorillaz/stylo.mp3). I'm really not too sure on this one. It's pretty far away from what they sounded like on the first album, but maybe a natural progressions from Demon Days? I'm not sure how I feel about all this bringing in outside artists to do some singing.

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Jan 2010, 17:34
I like it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jan 2010, 17:35
Argh, I wish I could listen to it (I'm on a terrible connection). See, personally, I didn't care too greatly for Gorillaz (except Clint Eastwood, I mean, come on), but I thought Demon Days was amazing. Curious as to how the sound is shifting.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Jan 2010, 17:55
Also the cover for the new album

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/plasticbeach452.jpg)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Jan 2010, 18:40
that beach looks anything but plasticine
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 20 Jan 2010, 19:19
I really like it. Makes me pretty excited for Plastic Beach. I'm on Zingo's side actually. Gorillaz didn't sound interesting enough (for me) but damn, Demon Days is incredible! I think I might give it a listen now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 20 Jan 2010, 19:40
I liked the self-titled better than Demon Days, I don't know, Danger Mouse didn't do it for me though I did like a decent number of tracks off that record.

But apparently this new album features Lou Reed and Mark E. Smith and Snoop and De La Soul and Mos Def so uh
dang

my 2010 so far: I am completely obsessed with Los Campesinos!, holy shit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Jan 2010, 19:42
I don't think LC! is quite twee anymore.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 20 Jan 2010, 19:44
Which is a bit sad, I must say.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Jan 2010, 19:49
I like it better than their previous albums.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 20 Jan 2010, 19:51
I can't really say. I gave it a quick listen when it leaked, but the day after, Pallett's album leaked, so I kind of forgot about it. It just didn't catch my attention enough for now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Jan 2010, 02:38
oh, and another new song update. maybe. Friend claims this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeLYRrMKJJs) is what daft punk has been cooking up for Tron Legacy. It does sound like them. 
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 22 Jan 2010, 02:40
no los campesinos! not being twee anymore is a wonderful thing. this new album is SO upset, i fucking love it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JayJayD on 22 Jan 2010, 13:04
Anyone else looking forward to the long-awaited album by Massive Attack that will finally be released in February and called Heligoland
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 22 Jan 2010, 13:50
Anyone else looking forward to the long-awaited album by Massive Attack that will finally be released in February and called Heligoland

honestly, based on the new songs they put out last year, no.  i hope i'm wrong but boy were those bad.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 22 Jan 2010, 15:03
I listened to one of the singles off of the new one and it was wretched.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 22 Jan 2010, 15:11

honestly, based on the new songs they put out last year, no.  i hope i'm wrong but boy were those bad.


Afraid to say, but I agree. I saw Massive Attack live a few years ago and they were the best fucking thing ever, but the new stuff sounds utterly plain and a complete shadow of their former selves.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 22 Jan 2010, 15:20
New Four Tet on the other hand fuck yesssssssssssssss. Love Cry was brilliant
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 22 Jan 2010, 15:48
The new Four Tet is mind-shittingly brilliant. Seriously, it may be the best record he's ever put out.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 22 Jan 2010, 17:14
The New Pornographers' Together is coming out on May 4th, 2010. And it includes guests (Will Sheff, Annie Clark, Zach Condon, to name a few).

I hope it'll be good (ie, better than Challengers (which was alright actually)).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 22 Jan 2010, 17:27
I thought Challengers was a good record. They tried some new things, but the songs that sounded most like their other albums were the best. "My Rights Versus Yours" is a great song.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 22 Jan 2010, 17:51
I haven't liked the New Pornographers since The Electric Version. Now that's a good record.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 22 Jan 2010, 18:00
You didn't like Twin Cinema? I thought it was their best one. Mass Romantic is pretty great, but I listened and enjoyed Twin Cinema far more than the former.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JayJayD on 23 Jan 2010, 13:13
Anyone else looking forward to the long-awaited album by Massive Attack that will finally be released in February and called Heligoland
honestly, based on the new songs they put out last year, no.  i hope i'm wrong but boy were those bad.
I don't know, I too was disappointed when I first heard Spitting the Atom, but it's been growing on me. And of course they'll never make another Mezzanine. But I quite liked Paradise Circus, and the new one Girl, I Love You is also pretty good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 23 Jan 2010, 13:58
I don't know, I too was disappointed when I first heard Spitting the Atom, but it's been growing on me. And of course they'll never make another Mezzanine.

i'd settle for another 100th Window, which in some ways i like more.  and i don't mind when a band changes their sound (Dead Can Dance, Portishead) but i just do not like the new direction they're going with.  "girl i love you" is actually pretty good except it just sounds like they took music from Mezzanine and a vocal from Blue Lines.  in other words, it's totally listenable but not really exciting.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 23 Jan 2010, 14:23
I've got the new Four Tet on my desk, awaiting judgment for radio play. I hope it's good, because Four Tet was probably the most boring producer to come out of the 90's "IDM scene", if you can call it that. He averaged about one good song per record up until the split with Burial, which was awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 23 Jan 2010, 14:27
i was beginning to think i was the only person who didn't love Four Tet.  and i really, really, really like 90s IDM/ambient/etc.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Phaedra on 23 Jan 2010, 18:01
http://pitchfork.com/news/37562-joanna-newsom-album-confirmed/ (http://pitchfork.com/news/37562-joanna-newsom-album-confirmed/)
YAY YAY YAY YES YAY AAAAAAAAA YAY OMG

I heard a lot of her new songs a couple days ago when I saw her live. She is really quite amazing live, by the way, partly because she seems like an awesome and fun person.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 23 Jan 2010, 19:30
There are videos floating around of some of the new songs for anyone not lucky enough to see her live (me). They sound nice.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Phaedra on 23 Jan 2010, 20:22
They're way more love-songey than what I'm used to from her. Still, I'm sure they'll grow on me, the backup instrumentation is really interesting too.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 24 Jan 2010, 10:51
Oh shit, Enslaved (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=61683838&blogId=526439833) just started recording a new album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 24 Jan 2010, 11:14
I've got the new Four Tet on my desk, awaiting judgment for radio play. I hope it's good, because Four Tet was probably the most boring producer to come out of the 90's "IDM scene", if you can call it that. He averaged about one good song per record up until the split with Burial, which was awesome.

Speaking of IDM, Autechre are also set to release a new album, which is good because Quaristice was my favourite thing they've done (though I never much cared for much of their late 90's/early00's stuff) and hopefully it will be a continuation
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 Jan 2010, 00:44
I am finding Spoon boring.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 26 Jan 2010, 00:49
I am unworthy of life.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 26 Jan 2010, 00:55
Also I am digging the new Four Tet. No real singles have jumped out at me so far but as an album I'm very much enjoying it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 Jan 2010, 00:56
I put the Zombie in Zombiedude.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 Jan 2010, 01:01
I seem to be leaning towards metal nowadays. It's a phase I am enjoying.

Looking up the four tet album and mehhhhh. Upload it to mediafire maybe
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 Jan 2010, 01:02
Nick you should try Giant Squid by the way.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 26 Jan 2010, 02:03
This one? (http://www.myspace.com/giantsquid)

They seem nice enough. But I start giggling uncontrollably about a minute into any given metal song. It's kind of sad.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 26 Jan 2010, 02:05
I'll definitely mediaf!re the Four Tet at some point. Probably maybe.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 26 Jan 2010, 10:05
Details surrounding Have One on Me by Miss Newsom are being unveiled.

1) Released worldwide on February 23rd.
2) It will be a triple album (!)
3) A track called '81 is available for streaming on the Drag City records website.

Thanks Fitchpork.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 26 Jan 2010, 10:11
Aren't I'm From Barcelona putting out a triple as well?

2010: Year of the 3xLP?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 26 Jan 2010, 10:22
Oh hey, they are! It's called 27 Songs from Barcelona, and starting from tomorrow, they'll release one free song from the record(s) every day for 27 days. The whole package with the artwork and the little objects looks pretty rad too.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 26 Jan 2010, 14:02
Hm

New track isn't the best thing ever, but its sure as hell not bad.

Still stoked.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 27 Jan 2010, 14:32
Alcest (http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/01/27/new-alcest-album-art-illustrates-how-the-music-makes-me-feel/)'s got a new album coming out March 29.  Hell yeah.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 27 Jan 2010, 17:37
I am finding Spoon boring.

if you mean recent Spoon, try listening to their mid-90s stuff.  they're pretty good now, but that era of their career was generic as all get-out.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 27 Jan 2010, 22:27
new beach house is killer
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Jan 2010, 00:49
Alcest (http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/01/27/new-alcest-album-art-illustrates-how-the-music-makes-me-feel/)'s got a new album coming out March 29.  Hell yeah.

hell yeah
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 30 Jan 2010, 09:12
I shouldn't like Surfer Blood's "Astro Coast", but I really, really, really do.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 30 Jan 2010, 12:24
Ditto, except I didn't even have any reservations about liking it. About damn time somebody picked up Weezer's dropped torch of Blue Album guitar pop and ran with it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 30 Jan 2010, 13:41
Oh god, it's good to know that I'm not alone. Also, I'm really looking forward to Titus Andronicus' The Monitor - a Civil War concept album, indeed.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 30 Jan 2010, 13:43
I feel like I should like Surfer Blood more but I'm kind of apathetic towards that record. It's nice, but nothing really hooks me.

jj nº3 is giving me a perpetual boner, though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 30 Jan 2010, 21:00
Holy fucking dicks the new Efterklang is BLOWING MY MIND. A completely departure from their old sound. It's all sparse, spacious orchestral indie pop now. Spoon production! Everything's clearly defined and it all breathes so nicely. They even have grooves! So excited about the new direction. It suits them perfectly.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 31 Jan 2010, 19:58
i completely disagree.

i'm on track 5 and i couldn't be more disappointed with this album. this isn't efterklang, it sounds like some shitty coldplay ripoff band trying to be even artsier than coldplay or some bullshit like that.

point is this album is straight up terrible.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 31 Jan 2010, 20:16
Oh well. I stilll love it. Woo!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 31 Jan 2010, 21:51
sadly, the new Massive Attack pretty much sucks.  and i liked 100th Window.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 01 Feb 2010, 12:15
NEW BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE (http://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/new-broken-social-scene-album-out-may-4), keep an eye out for Sam Goldberg he is a hella talented guy.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 01 Feb 2010, 12:19
OH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 01 Feb 2010, 12:23
Quote from: TMT
The album, their first since 2005's self-titled release

What about the two records they released since then? The ones that they pretended were solo albums.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 01 Feb 2010, 12:43
they must be pretending they didnt happen
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 01 Feb 2010, 12:53
They're like the musical equivalents of Byrne re-vamps.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 01 Feb 2010, 13:17
What about the two records they released since then? The ones that they pretended were solo albums.

those weren't broken social scene albums
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 01 Feb 2010, 13:26
They just featured near enough all of Broken Social Scene.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 01 Feb 2010, 13:27
Well, yeah. I know they aren't technically. I was just saying (in a rather roundabout way) that they basically sound like Broken Social Scene records. I guess Broken Social Scene don't really have much of a definitive sound, though. Maybe they feel like Broken Social Scene records? Maybe that is what I am getting at.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 01 Feb 2010, 15:52
Who cares, the fact is a NEW BSS ALBUM is coming out! Interview and more details at the usual spot: http://pitchfork.com/news/37747-kevin-drew-reveals-all-about-new-broken-social-scene-album/
Sounds great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: pilsner on 02 Feb 2010, 22:28
The Olympic Island concert is going to destroy.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 03 Feb 2010, 09:33
sadly, the new Massive Attack pretty much sucks.  and i liked 100th Window.

Yeah I like everything they've done to this point but from what I've heard the new one ain't up to scratch.

Still, any year with new Gorillaz and Four Tet early doors is a good year.

2 days later edit: actually I take it back, I think I just had a really bad quality leak, sounded really flat. Got hold of a proper copy and it's a solid album. "Girl I Love You" is immense.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 06 Feb 2010, 09:41
I've listened to "There Is Love In You" twice so far, and it just hasn't hit me like I hoped it would.

The new Pantha Du Prince is really good, though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 06 Feb 2010, 12:22
I'm not quite getting the Four Tet hype.

On the other hand, I'm really, really enjoying the new Hot Chip.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 06 Feb 2010, 15:42
Hot Chip and The Roots play together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk9pd4PAUa8&feature=player_embedded)

It's like they did this knowing that it would be just about the greatest thing I never thought would happen.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 06 Feb 2010, 16:33
The Olympic Island concert is going to destroy.

What the...what?! Do we live in the same city? Why aren't we concert buddies, pilsner....WHY?!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 06 Feb 2010, 17:37
My friends have tickets to that. I opted out because I ain't so into Pavement or Band of Horses but now I kind of regret it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 06 Feb 2010, 19:48
There are still tickets available. Also, how are you not into Pavement? Seriously.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Feb 2010, 02:49
I imagine it has something to do with them being pretty unremarkable
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 04:27
Pavement are a perpetual reminder of that brief period from my early adolescence when my brother had better taste in music than me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 07 Feb 2010, 05:04
There are still tickets available. Also, how are you not into Pavement? Seriously.

I'm not sure. All of the ingredients are there for them to be a band I would be really into, but somehow I just never got into them.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 07 Feb 2010, 05:15
Thank shit I'm not the only one, I thought I was some sort of Elephant Man type thing for thinking Pavement are just not that great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: pinkpiche on 07 Feb 2010, 13:22
It's weird how this pattern always repeats itself, over and over again.

"I think they're awesome, let's call 'em the greatest band in the world"
"Yeah let us!"
"Oh I don't think they're that great."
"It's probably because they suck. Let's call 'em the most overrated band in the world."
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 07 Feb 2010, 15:07
Personally I think Pavement wrote some great songs most people would think were really terrific if they weren't recorded by Pavement. If your favourite generic indie rock band re-recorded all the Pavement records you'd probably like them. They were better songwriters than they were a band, if you see the perverse logic behind that. The songs are definitely in there, it's just hard to find them sometimes.

Personally I like Pavement but I understand why a lot of folks don't get the big deal.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 07 Feb 2010, 19:12
So the new single by Operator Please is leaps and bounds better than anything I heard on the radio off their last album. I like it when bands get better.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Feb 2010, 21:05
They were better songwriters than they were a band, if you see the perverse logic behind that.

This actually makes a lot of sense to me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 07 Feb 2010, 23:47
I haven't heard more than a few songs off of it, but Overkill's Ironbound is sounding pretty good. The guitar work is a lot more oldschool thrash, but the problem with that is that I just keep thinking "this would sound so much better with a sharper guitar tone", because they still have a modern, dull guitar tone like you hear on almost every goddamn metal record from a major label these days. If it were produced differently it would be absolutely amazing, but it is still better than most old thrash bands are doing with their new records.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Feb 2010, 06:46
There are still tickets available. Also, how are you not into Pavement? Seriously.

Even though almost everyone asks them in a quasi-ironic style while fully aware that other people have different tastes, questions of this sort never fail to piss me the fuck off.

Also, new REM this year possibly, and their last album was great, so I look forward to that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 08 Feb 2010, 09:05
So am I the only person that isn't that much into the surfer blood album?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 08 Feb 2010, 09:09
Nope
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 08 Feb 2010, 13:09
They have pretty great band name + album cover synergy though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Feb 2010, 23:43
Nope
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Samchez on 10 Feb 2010, 14:19
I enjoy the Surfer Blood cd. Not my favorite so far of the year by any means, but I dug it for the most park.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 11 Feb 2010, 07:42
just a few nights ago the three of us who live here took turns picking songs for a single "essential Pavement CD" and by listening to it we realized why they were the greatest band of all time (kinda).  they just wrote such amazing songs.  for all they are thought of as being "anti-rock", that's completely misguided.  Pavement were a rock band.  and Malkmus can play extremely well.  listen to the guitar work on "Fillmore Jive" or "Rattled By the Rush" or "The Hexx".

and when they weren't being an awesome rock band, they were an amazing pop band.  from "Box Elder" and "Perfume-V" to "Shady Lane" and "Spit on a Stranger".

mix in some amazing ballads ("Here", "Newark Wilder", "Major Leagues") and some leftover punked-up numbers ("Conduit For Sale", "Unfair", "Serpentine Pad") and well... that's what the big deal is.

if you don't like them that's cool though.  i just think it's easier to make the case for Pavement than for, say, Slint or My Bloody Valentine, and those bands having much less recorded material is only part of the reason.  Pavement are pretty close to objectively good at being a rock band.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 11 Feb 2010, 17:51
The new Autechre leaked and it is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Feb 2010, 19:25
i just think it's easier to make the case for Pavement than for, say, Slint or My Bloody Valentine,

are you seriously suggesting that those are the three most likely candidates for "best rock band of all time"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 Feb 2010, 01:34
OF ALL TIME
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Feb 2010, 01:41
OF ALL TIME
Damn, I had no idea you were Jeremy Clarkson. You hid it well.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Feb 2010, 01:41
I think he was going for the Kanye thing but well played regardless
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 Feb 2010, 01:43
No matter what, I don't own nearly enough cars to be either of those people.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 12 Feb 2010, 01:56
i just think it's easier to make the case for Pavement than for, say, Slint or My Bloody Valentine,

are you seriously suggesting that those are the three most likely candidates for "best rock band of all time"

no, i was just using two other examples of independent rock bands that people often cite as being objectively good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Feb 2010, 09:12
OK!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 14 Feb 2010, 15:58
New The Tallest Man On Earth album out on April 13th.

New track here: King of Spain (http://www.scjag.com/mp3/do/kingofspain.mp3)

Can't wait.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2010, 17:05
There already is a perfectly great song called "King of Spain". Did I mention it's performed by an infinitely better band because, you know Galaxie 500 totally is.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 14 Feb 2010, 17:17
Oh no, more than one band/artist has the same titled song. What ever will we do?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 14 Feb 2010, 17:22
Whine about it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 14 Feb 2010, 18:26
Touché
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 14 Feb 2010, 20:20
So I discovered my favorite band (name will not be disclosed for fear of lynching) has a new album coming out in a few weeks and I am completely psyched.

Except for the fact that the album name sucks.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 14 Feb 2010, 20:45
Imma gonna lynch you for not telling me who the band is.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 14 Feb 2010, 23:01
He'll do it, too!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2010, 23:02
New Liars is brilliant.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Feb 2010, 04:14
So I discovered my favorite band (name will not be disclosed for fear of lynching) has a new album coming out in a few weeks and I am completely psyched.

Do we need to re-sticky that "We are not all hipster jerks with a singular monolithic taste in music who will hate on you if yr tastes don't match that monolithic taste" thread again?

DO WE
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 15 Feb 2010, 04:17
it would probably do even less good than it did last time
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: pilsner on 15 Feb 2010, 04:43
In all fairness, if his favorite band turns out to be Ke$ha or something, he's probably better off keeping the joy inside.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 15 Feb 2010, 06:27
Hey I have danced to Tik Tok and I do not regret it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 15 Feb 2010, 07:09
Wow guys, I am interviewing Yeasayer and I have no idea what to ask them. What do I ask them?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 15 Feb 2010, 07:09
In all fairness, if his favorite band turns out to be Ke$ha or something, he's probably better off keeping the joy inside.


Ke$ha is so fucking good. I'ma download her album right now.


Or at least the singles.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 15 Feb 2010, 09:45
New Ted Leo in >a month.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 15 Feb 2010, 10:31
New Liars is brilliant.

yes it is.  just the other day i was thinking "hey, hasn't it been a long time since Liars did anything?" and five minutes later i found the leak of Sisterworld.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 15 Feb 2010, 11:34
They're...

*cough*

melodic Christian metalcore

>_>

To be fair, they're not my outright favorite, but in the top 10.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Feb 2010, 11:36
Yer still not saying the name.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 15 Feb 2010, 11:56
I'll say no more.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 15 Feb 2010, 11:58
A7X
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 15 Feb 2010, 12:01
oh lord no.

(incidentally, my name's Tom, Tom)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 15 Feb 2010, 12:05
They're...

*cough*

melodic Christian metalcore

>_>

To be fair, they're not my outright favorite, but in the top 10.

Arch Enemy?

Zao?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 15 Feb 2010, 12:57
No and no.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Reed on 15 Feb 2010, 14:38
It's Blindside, isn't it?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 15 Feb 2010, 17:00
In all fairness, if his favorite band turns out to be Ke$ha or something, he's probably better off keeping the joy inside.
Who the hell let her near a mic anyway? She obviously couldn't carry a tune in a hermetically sealed vessel, the autotuning all over is proof of that, I hate her music so very much. A friend of mine loves her, but she has already been established to have absolutely terrible taste in music.

Dovey, it's melodic Christian metalcore. There would be one other person on this entire forum that would admit to liking it, and I haven't seen DynamiteKid around recently.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 15 Feb 2010, 19:49
Main reason I'm saying nothing is because the new album title is lame, and I'm not about to subject a band I like to people insulting it without having listened. (And to be fair, I dislike the other 99.999% of metalcore; I just like this one for some strange reason, strange in that I usually end up listening to symphonic and/or neo-classical metal strictly with smooth vocals)

Oh, and some NDH, hard rock, and instrumental soundtracks.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 15 Feb 2010, 20:34
Oh wait, it's Demon Hunter, isn't it?

Yeah, I will probably end up listening to it too.  I used to be hella obsessed with them.

They're definitely derivative, but no worse than any other 3rd generation metalcore band.

(While I am cashing in what little cred I possess, I will go ahead and say that I've been listening to the new Fear Factory album and it is good.)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 15 Feb 2010, 21:39
Trust me, Tom, you'll get far more crap for saying that Unknown Pleasures is better than Closer than admitting your love for a X'tian metalcore band.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Feb 2010, 21:51
Is it Underoath? Oh shit it's not Attack Attack is it.

Anyway, Unknown Pleasures is better than Closer, boy. You wack.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Feb 2010, 21:56
Demon Hunter is a silly name for a christian metalcore band. It is also way too hard to get into their website. Had to click enter the website 3 times.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: blanktom on 16 Feb 2010, 04:11
New The Tallest Man On Earth album out on April 13th.

New track here: King of Spain (http://www.scjag.com/mp3/do/kingofspain.mp3)

Can't wait.

Yeah so thanks for just introducing me to my new favourite 'modern' folk musician.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 16 Feb 2010, 04:13
Has anyone heard the new Retribution Gospel Choir record yet?

Nobody has sent it to me so I guess I'm going to have to actually buy it. My press credentials from way back have evidently finally expired!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 16 Feb 2010, 04:37
Anyway, Unknown Pleasures is better than Closer, boy. You wack.

Wrong.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 16 Feb 2010, 05:15
Anyway, Unknown Pleasures is better than Closer, boy. You wack.

Wrong.
There you are.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tommydski on 16 Feb 2010, 05:42
Unknown Pleasures is one of the greatest albums ever made. Astounding.

Closer is better in every sense of the word.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 16 Feb 2010, 06:50
Closer is probably the most perfect album ever made.

Amusingly, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook both hate how Unknown Pleasures sounds.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 16 Feb 2010, 07:42
Has anyone heard the new Retribution Gospel Choir record yet?

Nobody has sent it to me so I guess I'm going to have to actually buy it. My press credentials from way back have evidently finally expired!

Yeah it's really good, but never really tops the title track.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 16 Feb 2010, 09:41
Demon Hunter is a silly name for a christian metalcore band. It is also way too hard to get into their website. Had to click enter the website 3 times.

What website? They have no official website past myspace pages and whatnot.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 16 Feb 2010, 11:35
I googled Demon Hunter and that's what I got.

Unless there is another christian metalcore band called Demon hunter?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 16 Feb 2010, 11:44
Ambient fans rejoice: Hot on the heels of their superlative MMX compilation/showcase, the entire n5MD (http://www.n5md.com/) roster seems to be falling over each other to release awesome new albums in honour of the new year. SubtractiveLAD's new offering is great, new releases from Ent and Another Electronic Musician too. Hopefully the presence of a new Lights Out Asia tune on the aforementioned compilations means they'll be bringing something out this year too.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 16 Feb 2010, 15:34
I googled Demon Hunter and that's what I got.

Unless there is another christian metalcore band called Demon hunter?

You probably mean demonhunter.net - it's a fan site, not an official site.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Feb 2010, 05:12
Anyway, Unknown Pleasures is better than Closer, boy. You wack.
Wrong.
There you are.

oh my god that could not have been more perfect.

anyway regardless of what Hook and Sumner think about the album, I've actually been listening to Joy Division a lot recently after reading the quite excellent 33 1/3 book about Unknown Pleasures (although it'd probably be pretty boring to anyone who had read much about their history elsewhere). I've come to the conclusion that were it not for the way the record sounds, Joy Division wouldn't be half as influential as they are today. Don't get me wrong, they still had the songs and obviously no amount of studio bullshittery can make up for a lack of good tunes, but Unknown Pleasures had stuff that was pretty much alien compared to anything else being made at the time, and it matched the oppressive darkness of Ian Curtis' lyrics one hundred per cent. Say what you will about Martin Hannett, but I honestly think Joy Division's enduring popularity is largely in part thanks to his work.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 17 Feb 2010, 05:34
Thanks for this exciting heads up about what's new in 1980!

Meanwhile in 2010 just this afternoon I found out that Fionn Regan's got something new coming out called the Shadow of an Empire, according to my local record store, and I couldn't be more pleased because I've genuinedly been wondering what he's up to and if he had any new music in the works ever since I first heard and fell in love with the End of History a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 17 Feb 2010, 09:22
@Dovey

 I basically knew half of the stuff I read in the Unknown Pleasures 33 1/3 by the time I read it, but I loved it anyway, because I was/am obsessed.  I really wish I had the time and money for more of those books; I've read the one for Let It Be (Replacements) and for Endtroducing... but I really want to read the one for Master of Reality cus John Darnielle wrote it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 17 Feb 2010, 21:05
The s/t debut of "Blood of Heroes," an industrial super-group featuring Justin Broadrick, is coming out in April.

They have clips of songs (http://ohmresistance.com/index.php?q=node/4) out already.  Sounds interesting, at the very least.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Feb 2010, 23:14
@Dovey

 I basically knew half of the stuff I read in the Unknown Pleasures 33 1/3 by the time I read it, but I loved it anyway, because I was/am obsessed.  I really wish I had the time and money for more of those books; I've read the one for Let It Be (Replacements) and for Endtroducing... but I really want to read the one for Master of Reality cus John Darnielle wrote it.

I am lucky enough to work at an educational institute that has recently engaged in a campaign to expand their library exponentially, and part of the many wonderful and interesting acquisitions have been a whole whack of the 33 1/3 books. Unfortunately we don't have the Master of Reality one either but I'm gonna hassle the management about that because aside from Darnielle writing it it also happens to be my favourite Sabbath album. You can actually read enough of it to tell that it is very, very good (and really more of a novel than a critical essay like most 33 1/3 books) on Amazon.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 18 Feb 2010, 00:21
Oh dude point taken. I don't know why i didn't think of it before but I can totally order any 33 1/3 i want through my college's library network. Now all I need is enough spare time to read them all.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Feb 2010, 02:28
Things to get excited about: New Anima, Mortemia which promises to be good, new Eluveitie, new Negura Bunget ...

All of which might spell: FUN!

And I just figured out hat Serj Tankian is doing some stuff with an Oakland orchestra which looks pretty good. Interested, most assuredly.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Feb 2010, 04:58
The new Frightened Rabbit is leaving one hell of a first impression. Ridiculously good. We'll see how it ages.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2010, 05:44
Haven't listened to Ihsahn's record all the way through yet but definitely like what I hear so far,

The High on Fire record leaked, I listened to it once so far and nothing really jumped out at me but I think that's cos it's a grower. Much slower and conventionally Sabbathian than Death is This Communion
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 18 Feb 2010, 10:39
conventionally Sabbathian

Let us take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this phrase

I am proud to speak a language that allows for the construction of such things

we're entering uncharted waters, men
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BlahBlah on 18 Feb 2010, 12:13
Quote

    Domino is incredibly proud to announce that it will be releasing the new album from The Fall. Recorded at various studios in the north of England over the past year, Your Future Our Clutter is Mark E Smith and co’s debut for Domino and will be released on 26th April 2010.

    Your Future Our Clutter is The Fall at their most rampant, most forward moving, bone shaking best. With nine tracks that rock like raw fury, we see The Fall heading into their next decade with the same intensity with which they started.

    Your Future Our Clutter will be available on double LP (WIGLP245), CD (WIGCD245) & digital download (WIG245D) from 26th April. Full album tracklisting is as follows:

    1 – O.F.Y.C. Showcase
    2 – Bury Pts. 1 + 3
    3 – Mexico Wax Solvent
    4 - Cowboy George
    5 – Hot Cake
    6 – Y.F.O.C. / Slippy Floor
    7 - Chino
    8 - Funnel Of Love
    9 - Weather Report 2

    The Fall will be playing live across the UK this spring with a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on May 7th. Full dates are as follows:

    24 April - Studio 24, Edinburgh, UK
    29 April - Tripod, Dublin, Ireland
    May 2 - Ballroom, Keele Uni, UK
    May 4 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
    May 7 - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
    May 8 - Palace, Aldershot, UK
    May 9 - Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
    May 16 - ATP, Minehead, UK
    May 21 - Balne Lane Working Mens Club, Wakefield, UK

    The Fall are:

    Peter "PP" Greenway - Guitars
    Dave "The Eagle" Spurr - Bass Guitar
    Eleni Poulou - Keyboards, Bass, Backing vocals
    Keiron Melling - Drums, PCSN
    Mark E. Smith - Lead Vocals
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 18 Feb 2010, 13:10
And I just figured out hat Serj Tankian is doing some stuff with an Oakland orchestra which looks pretty good. Interested, most assuredly.

This is now my most anticipated release of the year.

Also: the first Therion album since '07 is in the later stages of creation.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Feb 2010, 07:28
New Broken Social Scene song can be listened to  on pitchfork  (http://pitchfork.com/news/37959-new-epic-broken-social-scene-song/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+PitchforkLatestNews+(Pitchfork:+Latest+News)) as well as downloaded.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 19 Feb 2010, 15:02
That song is fuckin' awesome.  Can't wait for the album.

Apparently two guitarists from a tech death band called Daath teamed up with the drummer from Cynic to make an instru-metal album.  You can listen to a song on their website. (http://www.thirddegreemerch.com/band_store_detail.php?id=743&band_key=89)  Not bad at all.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Feb 2010, 00:09
Aw fuck yes Gaslight Anthem are going to have a new record out in July and it will be called American Slang aw fuck yes
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 20 Feb 2010, 01:27
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u60/daschakal/BSS.jpg)

*swoon*

Oooooh, I am so excited for this to drop. I will buy five copies.
That's basically a Fabriclive cover from that series' early teens. What an eyesore.

Anywho, Tobacco's backo in May with assistance from Beck-o (http://pitchfork.com/news/37964-beck-to-guest-on-new-tobacco-album/). Sounds good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Feb 2010, 02:17
Every time I see "fabriclive" I can't help but think it has something to do with a fellow named Clive. Sigh, if only.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Feb 2010, 02:18
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u60/daschakal/BSS.jpg)

*swoon*

Oooooh, I am so excited for this to drop. I will buy five copies.
That's basically a Fabriclive cover from that series' early teens. What an eyesore.

Anywho, Tobacco's backo in May with assistance from Beck-o (http://pitchfork.com/news/37964-beck-to-guest-on-new-tobacco-album/). Sounds good.
Glad I wasn't the only one who thought that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 20 Feb 2010, 02:57
Anywho, Tobacco's backo in May with assistance from Beck-o (http://pitchfork.com/news/37964-beck-to-guest-on-new-tobacco-album/). Sounds good.

This is also exciting news.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 20 Feb 2010, 08:35
Fabric Clive

Haha this would make an awesome DJ name. Might steal it and see if I can con them into letting me do a set there.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 20 Feb 2010, 12:24
I like it a lot more than the YFIIP (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/83/YouForgotItInPeople2.jpg) reissue cover.
That's a lot better, actually. Simple works. 9 times out of 10, leaving your band and album name off of your album cover is really dumb.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 20 Feb 2010, 12:46
I like it a lot more than the YFIIP (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/83/YouForgotItInPeople2.jpg) reissue cover.
That's a lot better, actually. Simple works. 9 times out of 10, leaving your band and album name off of your album cover is really dumb.

ahem.

(http://blog.roodo.com/wwrecords/adaeab5b.jpg)

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Damnable Fiend on 20 Feb 2010, 12:52
apparently there's going to be a new Star One album.  though I don't think there's a definite release date for it yet, at least one of the songs has already been recorded.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Feb 2010, 13:00
I like it a lot more than the YFIIP (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/83/YouForgotItInPeople2.jpg) reissue cover.
That's a lot better, actually. Simple works. 9 times out of 10, leaving your band and album name off of your album cover is really dumb.

ahem.

[img]http://blog.roodo.com/wwrecords/adaeab5b.jpg[img]
Haha, no
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Feb 2010, 13:05
I would have chosen the Blue Record
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: tricia kidd on 20 Feb 2010, 13:15
i was going to post the cover of Mi Media Naranja, but honestly no matter how hi-res the picture you really need to see a physical copy to appreciate how fucking amazing it is.  otherwise it just looks like kind of a blur:

(http://static.boomkat.com/images/72706/333.jpg)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Feb 2010, 00:18
It might be bad marketing I guess but 9 time out of 10 my favourite album artwork features no writing on it at all (or the artist/title incorporated into the art organically). Anyway, you can always put the name on the spine.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 21 Feb 2010, 02:10
The label or distributor will often put a little temporary sticker on the front of the album anyway with the band and album names on it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 21 Feb 2010, 03:29
Sometimes people at JB Hifi write the band name and album title on the plastic wrap around the album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 21 Feb 2010, 04:49
That's because after a long day working at JB Hi Fi it's the only thing that reminds them that they're still alive.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Spluff on 21 Feb 2010, 04:53
That, and stealing CDs.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 21 Feb 2010, 04:57
They don't fear prison.

They've already worked at JB.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 21 Feb 2010, 21:45
So, Romance Is Boring might very well be the best thing I have heard all year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 21 Feb 2010, 22:49
Seriously.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 22 Feb 2010, 00:18
Fabriclive 50 (DBridge / Instra:mental) is quite good.

Also Starkey is going to be the Joy Orbison of 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHsmVgFSiM). Believe.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Feb 2010, 01:13
The next big hyped-up thing for 2011?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 22 Feb 2010, 01:28
Nah that'll probably be... I don't know, some motherfucker who turns out a big Rustie remix.

Whats I mean is that Starkey will be the big rave-y dubstep motherfucker of 2010.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 22 Feb 2010, 11:46
New New Pornos News with new New Pornos song. (http://pitchfork.com/news/37972-new-track-from-new-pornographers-your-hands-together/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 24 Feb 2010, 17:11
PiL announced a tour of the states, if you're into that sort of thing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 24 Feb 2010, 17:14
Does John Lydon still sign off his U.S. shows the same way he did in the Pistols days?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 27 Feb 2010, 20:06
Dear God I Hate Myself is great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 27 Feb 2010, 20:15
Xiu Xiu just doesn't do it for me anymore.

Besnard Lakes? My initial impressions are that the Roaring Night is better than the Dark Horse and that they still sound like Low rockin the fuck out. The latter is kinda their shtick though.

Laura Veirs' new record is energetic and pretty.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 27 Feb 2010, 20:32
It's Fabulous Muscles good
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 27 Feb 2010, 21:35
I'll check it out later. I'm just not in the mood for self-loathing-like music right now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KharBevNor on 27 Feb 2010, 23:35
Does John Lydon still sign off his U.S. shows the same way he did in the Pistols days?

He's in butter adverts these days.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 27 Feb 2010, 23:59
So it's more Public Image Pty. Ltd. now?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 28 Feb 2010, 10:50
I am really enjoying the new Frightened Rabbit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 28 Feb 2010, 18:41
I concur
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 28 Feb 2010, 23:47
I disagree. Compared to the last album it just seems much more dull and prolonged to me, not at all like the constant flow of great tracks on The Midnight Organ Fight. Sure, there are a couple of great tracks in there but as a whole it doesn't live up to my expectations.

However, Sing The Greys wasn't exactly great either and they did add people to the band lineup for this album so maybe it was a bit rushed in the end.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 01 Mar 2010, 00:12
Yeah I dug it for the first couple songs but after a while they all started to muddle together. Back to the Midnight Organ Fight for me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 01 Mar 2010, 21:09
Stylo - Gorillaz(music video) (http://youtube.com/watch?v=h9vAOzYz-Qs)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 02 Mar 2010, 08:03
That video is amazing. There's a moment about 2:40 in where Bruce Willis turns to the camera and just gives a look that seems to say "I'm motherfukkin Bruce Willis, and I'm about to do something awesome".
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 03 Mar 2010, 00:55
Can anyone tell me where I recognise the synth line in Rhinestone Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-f-dHvMPVY) that starts about a third of the way in and then again at about 1:55 and then again later on from? It's been bugging me since the first time I heard that song on the radio.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Mar 2010, 03:27
Some jerk in the comments thinks it sounds like the Theme from "Grease", and I'd be inclined to agree?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Mar 2010, 04:15
I don't like where the concept of the Gorillaz 'band' has gone now.

Good tune, though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KaosPilot on 03 Mar 2010, 04:42
I am enjoying that New Pornographers track. A lot.

New Frightened Rabbit is pretty good. I agree that it lacks a lot of what made 'Midnight Organ Fight' a really, really great album, but I'm still enjoying it. 'Skip the Youth' is a belter.

New Joanna Newsom is just too special. The 2nd Disc is totally standing out for me, but the whole thing is just beautiful and I was really sad when it finished.

Has anyone heard The Unwinding Hours album? From the ashes of awesome Scottish band Aereogramme, it's very post-rocky but without sounding really samey all the way through. I'm digging it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 03 Mar 2010, 05:10
Yeah, I'm digging the new Gorillaz. I used to not like superfast Jellyfish, but it fits into the rest of the album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Mar 2010, 06:43
Everything from "Rhinestone Eyes" to "On Melancholy Hill" is really goddamn solid and I'm probably enjoying it more than I should.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 03 Mar 2010, 16:33
Rhinestone Eyes is the shit.

that other one though..."Stylo" I believe it's called...not so good. It fact it kind of pisses me off for some reason. Overrall, I'm a little disappointed but I haven't even heard the last couple tracks yet.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 03 Mar 2010, 16:49
Have I mentioned that the new Blood Red Shoes album is the shit yet?

Anyway, it is.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 03 Mar 2010, 18:43
I agree with the above statement.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Mar 2010, 14:30
I don't think it's out yet (maybe I'm wrong), but listening to Deadelus' old stuff I am very much excited for a new album to come out of that direction.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 04 Mar 2010, 18:01
Fionn Regan's gone electric and I love it. Sounds like he's been listening to a lot of post-"Judas!" Dylan in the last couple of years.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 Mar 2010, 18:30
So, I really like Plastic Beach. A lot. Right now, as an album, it seems like I only like Transference better. There've been a lot of great songs by other bands, but as great full-lengths go, these two are taking the cake.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Mar 2010, 19:46
You don't like Have One On Me?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 Mar 2010, 19:51
Haven't listened to it yet, A) because I am lazy and... well actually that is the only reason.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Mar 2010, 19:53
It is so good go do it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Mar 2010, 19:57
Guys have we talked about how The Hold Steady have a new record out this year?

Let's talk about that.

Quote
   
New Album “Heaven is Whenever” Available May 3 in the UK and EU / May 4 in the US
New Album “Heaven is Whenever” Available May 3 in the UK and EU / May 4 in the US


The Hold Steady recently put the finishing touches on ‘Heaven Is Whenever,’ their new album set for release May 4th on Vagrant Records and May 3rd on Rough Trade in the UK and EU. The album was produced by Dean Baltulonis, who engineered the band’s ‘Almost Killed Me’ and produced ‘Separation Sunday,’ and was recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in Upstate NY and Wild Arctic Studios in Queens, NY, with mixing also happening at Wild Arctic.
Singer Craig Finn says ’Heaven Is Whenever’ is about “embracing suffering and finding reward in our everyday lives.” Piano and keys take a backseat to guitar on the new record, which also gets production help from guitarist Tad Kubler.
Recorded in several smaller sessions spread out over a long period of time, the songs on ‘Heaven Is Whenever’ received the benefit of being tested on the band’s recent tours. As Finn says this allowed them to “see what was working and what wasn’t. I believe this record benefits from us working at a more deliberate pace.”

The tracklisting for Heaven Is Whenever is:
1 The Sweet Part of the City
2 Soft in the Center
3 The Weekenders
4 The Smidge
5 Rock Problems
6 We Can Get Together
7 Hurricane J
8 Barely Breathing
9 Our Whole Lives
10 A Slight Discomfort

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 04 Mar 2010, 20:46
You don't like Have One On Me?

I don't.  Then again I didn't like any of hers before, so this was expected
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 Mar 2010, 21:48
Is it one of those things where I have to like her previous stuff first? 'cause I've never really listened to her.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Mar 2010, 21:51
no
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Mar 2010, 21:51
I haven't listened to a word of Ys
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 Mar 2010, 22:00
ok good because I was not planning on downloading anything else.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 04 Mar 2010, 22:51
Well the reason I didn't like Ys was because I didn't like her voice, and that generally doesn't change from album to album
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KaosPilot on 05 Mar 2010, 04:11
Anyone into the new Errors album? I'm about 4 tracks in and enjoying it a lot so far.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 05 Mar 2010, 05:54
Well the reason I didn't like Ys was because I didn't like her voice, and that generally doesn't change from album to album

Actually her voice has changed quite a bit album to album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Mar 2010, 00:20
Yeah I have found everything I have heard from Have One on Me to be characteristically tolerable, in marked contrast to everything else she has done
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 07 Mar 2010, 01:44
R.I.P. Sparklehorse. (http://pitchfork.com/news/38114-rip-sparklehorses-mark-linkous/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 07 Mar 2010, 01:46
 :-(
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 07 Mar 2010, 02:11
Time to listen to Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain and feel sad about stuff.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 08 Mar 2010, 01:27
Just grabbed the new Kaki King. Sounds like what would happen if Tegan and Sara started doing hard drugs with Laura Veirs. Translation: fucking awesome.

edit for rocking track youtubage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTmJBbGaHY8)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Mar 2010, 11:56
The first single off Brant Bjork's new album is out tomorrow, with the album coming out on the 30th.

Dudes, I am stoked.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 09 Mar 2010, 21:48
The new Miles Kurosky album is excellent! Beulah fans, go listen! AhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BeoPuppy on 10 Mar 2010, 00:18
New Eiluveitie is lovely. Do check.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Mar 2010, 01:10
The new Brasstronaut is great. I dl'd the new Anais Mitchell but she's gonna get pushed down in favor of Miles Kurosky, 'cos fuck, man. Beulah.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Mar 2010, 01:14
Iron and Wine are rumoured to be putting out a country album this year.

Also rumoured was that Sam Beam has a pair of assless chaps he's going to model for the album cover, but I think that one was less than serious.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Mar 2010, 01:15
wtf he just came out with a double album last year

sure it was b-sides but come on give a brother a break, i am still reeling from the shepherd's dog
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 10 Mar 2010, 06:11
Brasstronaut

That is an awful, terrible name for a band.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 10 Mar 2010, 06:29
And yet I really hope they one day get to play a double-bill with the Skatalites.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 10 Mar 2010, 16:11
Warming up for a newly reunited Skabba the Hutt
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 10 Mar 2010, 16:27
wtf he just came out with a double album last year

sure it was b-sides but come on give a brother a break, i am still reeling from the shepherd's dog


seriously. I played the fuck out of that album when it came out, then kind of forgot about it. Well, lately I've been playing it pretty regularly again and hot-damn it is great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 11 Mar 2010, 11:59
holy crap guys that new foals song is really good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Mar 2010, 16:41
on his Facebook, Tobacco, of Black Moth Super Rainbow fame, is talking about putting some of his future shows onto Chatroulette (sp?) live just so somebody might, at some point, masturbate to the show.

it was universally decided (in the comments) that they should project the other chatter onto a screen on stage so everyone can see.

whether or not any of this will actually happen is unknown and pretty doubtful (but not unimaginable, knowing Tobacco), but I would be really stoked if he did it./
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Mar 2010, 16:46
That would be awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Kevin Barnes on 12 Mar 2010, 03:33
Hey shitheads check out this fucking jam (http://www.youtube.com/user/yogabbagabba#p/u/56/hA0yON5bdAU) I made.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Mar 2010, 08:36
Hmm I'm starting to think that really is Kevin Barnes
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 12 Mar 2010, 17:31
I've liked all the new albums I've heard this year.

Spoon
Owen Pallett
Surfer Blood
Gorillaz

All good.

Still want to hear Xiu Xiu and Los Campesinos!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Cernunnos on 12 Mar 2010, 20:30
The new Miles Kurosky album is excellent! Beulah fans, go listen! AhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

oh shit oh shit gotta get on that
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 13 Mar 2010, 21:54
holy shit, new laura marling is fucking deliriously good. at least, the first song is. bluhhhhh
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 13 Mar 2010, 21:55
also new holy fuck (http://pitchfork.com/news/38176-holy-fuck-reveal-new-album-via-sketchy-website-chatroulette/) is coming
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 13 Mar 2010, 22:43
open your mouth
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Mar 2010, 10:19
Quote
The band announced the album's imminent release yesterday via the deeply sketchy internet chat service Chatroulette. Supposedly first single "Latin America" is streaming on Chatroulette today, if you can find it. When I tried just now, the service randomly paired me up with some dude jerking off. I seriously almost barfed. So be prepared for that to happen if you really need to hear the song. (It will be released as an mp3 next week.)

Hahahahahahahaha

Anyway this is great! It was only a few days ago I was wondering what was happening with these dudes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Mar 2010, 14:50
wtf he just came out with a double album last year

sure it was b-sides but come on give a brother a break, i am still reeling from the shepherd's dog

That double album was just a collection of demos that were floating around the internet, really. Ironically I like more experimental music but just couldn't get into the Shepherd's Dog the same way I did his earlier work, and find his bootlegged acoustic versions of, say, The Devil Never Sleeps way more preferable.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 14 Mar 2010, 18:25
New MGMT is like the WORST FUCKING SHIT I'VE EVER HEARD. I mean, dear god (http://stereogum.com/293942/mgmt-flash-delirium/mp3s/). It's overwrought, over-thought, trying way too hard and is just plain and fucking simple terrible. It's such a 'growth' in that it follows the idea that more ideas equals better so stuff em' all in to a 4 minute song! The last 30 seconds made me burst into a fit of giggles and not in a good way at all.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 14 Mar 2010, 20:49
New Eiluveitie is lovely. Do check.
I didn't even know they had something coming out.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 14 Mar 2010, 21:32
New MGMT is like the WORST FUCKING SHIT I'VE EVER HEARD. I mean, dear god (http://stereogum.com/293942/mgmt-flash-delirium/mp3s/). It's overwrought, over-thought, trying way too hard and is just plain and fucking simple terrible. It's such a 'growth' in that it follows the idea that more ideas equals better so stuff em' all in to a 4 minute song! The last 30 seconds made me burst into a fit of giggles and not in a good way at all.

Kevin Barnes wants to give you a talking-to

(ha ha I made a joke that MGMT sounds like Of Montreal)

(that song is not bad at all)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 15 Mar 2010, 01:33
holy shit, new laura marling is fucking deliriously good. at least, the first song is. bluhhhhh
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Kevin Barnes on 15 Mar 2010, 05:07
also new holy fuck (http://pitchfork.com/news/38176-holy-fuck-reveal-new-album-via-sketchy-website-chatroulette/) is coming
Those guys are still around? I thought they got blasted out when Battles came out and started making music with one drummer that Holy Fuck couldn't even get close to with two drummers. The songs off the self-titled started okay but they never went anywhere.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 15 Mar 2010, 05:24
lol Battles
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 15 Mar 2010, 06:25

I'm imagining someone bursting into giggles in a bad way.

As in laughing at not with.

(Also hoooooboy was I drunk when I posted that so it might be a bit hyperbolic but I stick to the sentiment that it is fucking trash)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Mar 2010, 06:43
also new holy fuck (http://pitchfork.com/news/38176-holy-fuck-reveal-new-album-via-sketchy-website-chatroulette/) is coming

Speaking of terrible awful band names.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Mar 2010, 06:46
What

Holy Fuck might be an awful band name if they didn't so thoroughly live up to it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Mar 2010, 06:52
...Live up to it by being terrible?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Mar 2010, 07:02
Ha ha ha it is funny because yr critical apparatus is assbackwards fucked up
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 16 Mar 2010, 03:30
The Bird and the Bee made a Hall & Oates tribute record and it's not terrible. In fact, it's rather enjoyable. Whaaat?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 16 Mar 2010, 08:28
Ha ha ha it is funny because yr critical apparatus is assbackwards fucked up

I have literally no idea what this means.

I said it's an awful band name, you said they live up to it. I'd say that living up to an awful band name, you'd have to be an awful band. I've never heard a note of the music these guys make. I was merely contributing to the discussion.

Now what in the blue hell did your posts mean?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 16 Mar 2010, 14:25
I think he's saying that you think awesome bands are awful (see: Holy Fuck) and awful bands are awesome (see: Slipknot).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 16 Mar 2010, 14:52
Finally got my hands on Ludicra's new album.  Diggin' it so far.  Might upload it later if anyone else cares to take a gander.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Mar 2010, 21:27
I think he's saying that you think awesome bands are awful (see: Holy Fuck) and awful bands are awesome (see: Slipknot).

Yeah pretty much I read yr post as saying that Holy Fuck were awful which is mostly contextualised by the fact that you have the worst taste in music of anyone I have ever talked to anywhere and as such yr methods for appraising the relative quality of music are broken.

I misconstrued though, so sorry.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 16 Mar 2010, 21:47
I love Kaki King so much. I think it's because she sounds like a upbeat Suzanne Vega.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Mar 2010, 21:56
The Bird and the Bee made a Hall & Oates tribute record and it's not terrible. In fact, it's rather enjoyable. Whaaat?

Dude Hall & Oates are frickin' majestic.

Also Laura Marling's record is so nice. Why the fuck don't I listen to more folk, again?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 16 Mar 2010, 22:02
I dunno. Is it an endangered species in Australia?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Mar 2010, 08:54
I think he's saying that you think awesome bands are awful (see: Holy Fuck) and awful bands are awesome (see: Slipknot).

Yeah pretty much I read yr post as saying that Holy Fuck were awful which is mostly contextualised by the fact that you have the worst taste in music of anyone I have ever talked to anywhere and as such yr methods for appraising the relative quality of music are broken.

I misconstrued though, so sorry.

Okay seriously, you're not going to stop doing it because I ask you do and I wouldn't expect you to if I tried, but why do you put 'yr' instead of all forms of the word 'your'? Is it to do with Sonic Youth, or is it completely unrelated?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 17 Mar 2010, 09:43
Does it bother you, or are you just curious?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 17 Mar 2010, 11:32
serious deja vu. either it really bothers him or someone else brought up sonic youth in the same context

or there's a glitch in the matrix idk
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Alex C on 17 Mar 2010, 11:36

Dude Hall & Oates are frickin' majestic.


Yeah, don't be disrespecting Darryl Hall. I'll cut you.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 18 Mar 2010, 00:11
Okay seriously, you're not going to stop doing it because I ask you do and I wouldn't expect you to if I tried, but why do you put 'yr' instead of all forms of the word 'your'? Is it to do with Sonic Youth, or is it completely unrelated?

I can't speak for Dovey but Sonic Youth's "Expressway to Yr. Skull" totally legitimized the use of that abbreviation for me, cus I'm a goddamned or something I dunno, but I guess to a certain extent you are quite right to make that association.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Mar 2010, 00:26
Yeah, don't be disrespecting Darryl Hall. I'll cut you.

I'm not! Just sayin covers records tend to be fairly lame. this bird & bee rec is not. whether that has anything to do with being a hall & oates tribute record has yet to be decided.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Mar 2010, 03:17
Does it bother you, or are you just curious?

Both.

As I said I'm not about to ask him to stop because he wouldn't even if I did, and it'd be ridiculous of me to expect him to, even if it does mean I struggle to take him seriously.

I think it'd annoy me slightly less if I knew the reasoning, though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Mar 2010, 03:34
I do it because Hunter S. Thompson did it, who in turn did it because the Beats did it. I'm assuming Sonic Youth does it for one of those as well.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Mar 2010, 05:44
...

Okay, I officially withdraw any annoyance I previously had. I can't remotely argue with the awesomeness of Hunter S. Thompson, and I'm not even being sarcastic.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Alex C on 18 Mar 2010, 17:43
Yeah, don't be disrespecting Darryl Hall. I'll cut you.

I'm not! Just sayin covers records tend to be fairly lame. this bird & bee rec is not. whether that has anything to do with being a hall & oates tribute record has yet to be decided.

All right. We're cool. For now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Alex C on 18 Mar 2010, 17:52
Also, I dunno if Hunter S. Thompson, Allen Ginsberg or Sonic Youth can be used as a justification for behavior. Such names make the whole practice smack of "The exception that proves the rule," territory. I mean, if Tom Waits started playing guitar with his cock at childrens' birthday parties he'd still probably put on a great show. Doesn't mean you should do it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Kai on 18 Mar 2010, 18:12
I totally recommend Tom Waits playing penis guitar at children's birthday parties

But only if he bursts out of an oversized, paper-mache cake first
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Mar 2010, 23:49
Also, I dunno if Hunter S. Thompson, Allen Ginsberg or Sonic Youth can be used as a justification for behavior.

I was implying that I was doing it in tribute to HST because the guy has made a lot of stuff that I enjoyed, not so much "Well hey if this guy can then so can I". Sorry if that was unclear.

Also like most of the affectations I employ on this forum, I feel it makes the intended tone of my writing easier to convey.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Alex C on 19 Mar 2010, 00:49
Eh, hey, as long as it's not comic sans knock yourself out.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 19 Mar 2010, 01:58
I always figured it was just a thing the kids were doing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 19 Mar 2010, 08:52
I think, much like many other things "the kids" supposedly do, it is something a handful of kids do for their own reasons and they have never commiserated over the fact.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 19 Mar 2010, 17:13
Speaking of the kids, the new MGMT leaked on hipinion and it is actually pretty good! Or, you know, if it's fake, whatever the fuck I'm listening to is nice.

Hate bandwagon fail.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Mar 2010, 20:48
fuck, i wish they accepted new members.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Harun on 19 Mar 2010, 22:01
to those who like the Deftones: Diamond Eyes has leaked.  If you like them at all or don't then you should still listen to it because it is good :mrgreen:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 19 Mar 2010, 22:11
fuck, i wish they accepted new members.

I'll be posting it in the mediaf!re thread soon
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BlahBlah on 20 Mar 2010, 02:42
fuck, i wish they accepted new members.

You can still lurk and check out the leaked thread:
http://forums.hipinion.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 23 Mar 2010, 01:34
yesss new delorean leaked
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 23 Mar 2010, 04:04
new barenaked ladies, delorean, apples in stereo and plants and animals, arctic monkeys?

will come back and post here later.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: dancarter on 23 Mar 2010, 05:03
Now that SPV has seemingly worked out their financial situation, there should be new Skinny Puppy and Ohgr albums coming through in the spring.  New Cevin Key as well, through Subcon. 

Frontline Assembly too, who are working on their new disc with Al from Ministry. 

Unter Null's new three cd set Holding On came out and was fantastic, as was the new Suicide Commando, Implements of Hell.

Also new albums from 16 Volt, System Syn and IAMX

There was also a great four disc compilation called Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer.  It has exclusive tacks/remixes from every major artist in the genre on it including Prometheus Burning, Stromkern, Chemlab, Flesh Field, Uberbyte, SAM, Imperative Reaction and Assemblage 23 to name just a few.

So yeah.  Big year so far.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 23 Mar 2010, 06:06
Wow I have no clue who any of those bands are
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 23 Mar 2010, 06:30
That new Unter Null was surprisingly good, and new Frontline is always welcome.

Think you might be the only person on the planet (well, outside Germany) who's actually looking forward to a new System Syn album - they've been churning out the same ol' dross year in year out since the first one. Unlike every other EBM band of course. Still, you never know..

Didn't even know Flesh Field were still around, any idea if they're planning on a new proper release or just that odd track?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 23 Mar 2010, 06:49
Oh man that new Jonsi album is completely godawful. SO disappointed! Not that I had high hopes but man is it bad. "Animal Arithmetic" sounds like it belongs on a Final Fantasy soundtrack, for example. This might be this year's "Bitte Orca" for me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 23 Mar 2010, 08:15
new barenaked ladies, delorean, apples in stereo and plants and animals, arctic monkeys?

will come back and post here later.

Didn't BNL's lead singer just quit?

I'm really curious about what their new record will be like. The last two albums they made, the second one was great, but the first one is actually one of the finest albums I've heard in the last ten years.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: dancarter on 23 Mar 2010, 08:24
That new Unter Null was surprisingly good, and new Frontline is always welcome.

Think you might be the only person on the planet (well, outside Germany) who's actually looking forward to a new System Syn album - they've been churning out the same ol' dross year in year out since the first one. Unlike every other EBM band of course. Still, you never know..

Didn't even know Flesh Field were still around, any idea if they're planning on a new proper release or just that odd track?

Oh, System Syn.  They're good junk culture.  Catchy synth-pop.  I don't really analyze them beyond that.

Oh, and Flesh Field...Wendy appeared on the last Controlled Collapse CD.  News as of 12/16/09 on the fourth full length is as follows:

"TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY STATUS UPDATE: The music for Flesh Field's fourth full-length album has been completed, although vocals still have to be written and recorded. The tentative tracklisting is as follows:

Let Fall the Sentinels
Millenarian
Forgotten Trauma
The Vanguard Delusion
Doragon
L-5
Swarm
The Lashkar
A New Enlightenment
In Perpetuity

One or two additional tracks may be included if they can be completed within a reasonable time frame."



Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 23 Mar 2010, 11:22
Didn't BNL's lead singer just quit?

I'm really curious about what their new record will be like. The last two albums they made, the second one was great, but the first one is actually one of the finest albums I've heard in the last ten years.

Yeah he did, you can really tell that they're trying to mimic how he sounded on some of the songs. Haven't made up my mind on the album yet, only given it one listen so far.

Those two new BSS tracks are a lot more rock structured than I was expecting after hearing World Sick.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Theriandros on 23 Mar 2010, 12:08
Wooooo Eisbrecher in a month!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Kevin Barnes on 23 Mar 2010, 12:50
I made a song to tell the kids what to eat when they're sick, it's called "Bananas, Rice, Apple Sauce, Toast". I'm working on a follow up to tell y'all what to eat when you're hating, it's called "My Dick".


http://vimeo.com/10269495
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 23 Mar 2010, 14:23
oh you
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 23 Mar 2010, 19:39
I actually really, really like the new Jonsi album... and the new Broken Social Scene songs are potentially life-changing. So fucking excited for both.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 23 Mar 2010, 20:04
Here is why I am excited for the 2015 in Music thread: http://www.ifc.com/news/2010/03/carrie-brownstein.php

Quote from: Carrie "HORSE PUMMELER" Brownstein
Q: When am I going to get to hear a new Sleater-Kinney album?

A: Well, Janet, Corin and I are still great friends. And we will probably do something. It's so intense, that band.

Q: People love that band.

A: We spent 11 years committed to that band, heart and soul. To get back into it we have to be in that place where we can immerse ourselves fully. I think it will happen. We have to loop around, and we're at the far end of the circle, away from the band, but I think we will come back and revisit it. And hopefully that record will be sometime in the next five years.

*hip hop air horn sound*
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 25 Mar 2010, 11:29
(Flesh Field album info)

Thanks mate, appreciated. That's just made my week. Love a bit o' Flesh Field.

Just giving the new Diorama a spin, another one I didn't know about - March '10 has been full of pleasant surprises.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 25 Mar 2010, 19:23
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Mar 2010, 19:40
In ze world of metahl, new records by Darkthrone, Alcest, and Negura Bunget have all leaked, and zey are all quite good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 25 Mar 2010, 19:44
are za bands you speek ov german?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Mar 2010, 19:52
No, zey are from Norway, France, and Romania respectively, but my knowledge ov zeir respective languages is non-existent, so I am going with ze generic changing all "th" sounds to "z"s.

Plus, it sounds much more mehtal zat way.  Just look at how I pronounce ze word ov.  Ov.  Ov!  OV OV OV

So mehtal
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Mar 2010, 20:33
Yov forgots to svbstitvtes alls of the "u"'s ins the sentence for v's as wells. Onlys in this ways wills yov bes trvly kvlt.

Alsos the needless plvralisings ovs ze wordses.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Mar 2010, 20:42
Ah, yeses.  hows coulds I forgets abovts ze plvralizations.

Anywayses, I do believes I shall goes shares ze wonderfvl new Darkthrones records withs everybodys, poor sovnds qvalitys be damneds!

(Zis iz svch mehtals way ov speakings!  I ams feelings so kvlts, I covld eats up bibles and poops out spikeds gavntlets)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Mar 2010, 20:47
Darkthrones...poor sovnds qvalitys

Isn't it supposed to sound like that?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Mar 2010, 20:51
Well yeses, bvt I was referrings to ze bitrates.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KharBevNor on 26 Mar 2010, 08:54
Look, I don't want to be rude, but you don't truly understand the stylistic system of Darkthrone. I remember, back in 1991, I went round to Euronymus' flat. He showed me pictures of the suicide of Dead and we listened to a Sarcofago bootleg...it tore apart our fucking souls, it goes without saying...


(eye) mean, this is thee metal, not some post-INdustrial gnostick sexxx magick proceedure ov thee temple ov psychick youth. Really.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BeoPuppy on 26 Mar 2010, 17:14
Kids and their leet-speak. It's so beyond me.

Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-Apu1XPpxk

Me likes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Mar 2010, 21:08
I am listening to the new Dillinger Escape Plan record. I am enjoying it!

EDIT: Oh fuck oh fuck "Widower" is blowing my mind
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KharBevNor on 27 Mar 2010, 01:27
Have I told the story here of how I saw The Dillinger Escape Plan live in a tiny little venue and went to sleep on the floor in front of the sound desk whilst all the 14 year olds windmilled away?

That was a pretty sweet gig. Ephel Duath were the opener, which was why I was there. The other band was Poison the Well. Actually, it was a pretty shitty gig, except there were only like six guys there who knew who Ephel Duath were, and we had a great time during their set elbowing atrocious little scene girls off the front railings and the singer even passed us the mic to scream. Good sleeping though. I seem to remember the guitarist for Dillinger Escape Plan was just kept jumping off his amp stack all set.

What I'm trying to say is Dillinger Escape Plan are a really terrible band, and you should feel bad for liking them.

Dickhead.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 27 Mar 2010, 02:43
See Khar the problem with hating roughly 99% of everything ever is that whether yr right or wrong in individual instances doesn't matter because the sheer volume of stuff you think is terrible means I'll never take you seriously.

What I'm trying to say is pffffffbbfffbfbfffbbbffffbbffffttt blow it out yr rear window grandpa
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 27 Mar 2010, 04:08
I am massively enjoying the new apples in stereo.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 27 Mar 2010, 04:15
pffffffbbfffbfbfffbbbffffbbffffttt blow it out yr rear window grandpa

guarantee you Khar has listening to a band called this at some point

and hated it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 27 Mar 2010, 21:42
Oh and it occurred to me just now that it is hilarious that Khar judges other bands based on their fans when he listens to black metal, folk metal, industrial and gothic rock a haw haw haw
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 28 Mar 2010, 19:05
Oh, Triptykon's debut album has also leaked, and it is pretty badass.

I like to play a game where I look at the album art and count how many robotic penises I see going into robotic orifices.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BeoPuppy on 29 Mar 2010, 01:33
How often do you get to play that game with new album art?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Mar 2010, 19:23
I like to play a game where I look at the album art and count how many robotic penises I see going into robotic orifices.

Looking at yr avatar with this in mind.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 29 Mar 2010, 22:23
The new MGMT is awful. I know we've covered this before but they're playing songs off it on the radio and my god do these songs just spend 8 minutes circling the drain.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 29 Mar 2010, 22:40
The We Were Promised Jetpacks ep is pretty good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 30 Mar 2010, 03:07
YEAH IT IS
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 30 Mar 2010, 07:23
Oh, so 1349 has yet another album coming out, but according to Decibel it's a return to form, rather than some half-assed experimental thing.

That makes me a little bit excited.

Also, robotic-penis-orifice action as my avatar:  Allowed?  Not allowed?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Mar 2010, 21:28
I think if Katie (calenlass) can get away with her avatar then you can probably get away with a robotcock. Especially if it is hilarious.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Mar 2010, 22:46
And here I was sitting here thinkin' me and Ivan Karamazov would never get mentioned in the same breath
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 30 Mar 2010, 23:26
You two are so close now you may as well just call yourselves the Brothers Dovey.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 03 Apr 2010, 18:57
The Triptykon album is, by the way, pretty darn good

Oh, I guess I said that already.  Oh well.

I'll probably up it later, though
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 03 Apr 2010, 19:17
New Wolf Parade on its way! Hopefully that means a tour. This is getting a little absurd, I've heard or am anticipating hearing soon somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 albums ranging from pretty decent to really great so far this year and it's barely April.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 03 Apr 2010, 19:51
Die Antwoord is crazy
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Apr 2010, 20:55
I've heard or am anticipating hearing soon somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 albums ranging from pretty decent to really great so far this year and it's barely April.

Jesus! I have heard 8 albums released this year, and some of them I'm not crazy about. I suppose I just need to look harder or something.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 Apr 2010, 02:52
I've got 45 in my "2010" folder and I'm hardly trying, so 75 doesn't seem so surprising. It'll be interesting to see how many I'm still listening to a year from now, though. The only albums from last year I've been consistently listening to have been The xx, Freelance Whales, and, surprisingly, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 04 Apr 2010, 06:20
hey guys

new tobacco (http://stereogum.com/323631/tobacco-sweatmother/mp3s/) in may

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2010, 06:36
New Wolf Parade on its way! Hopefully that means a tour. This is getting a little absurd, I've heard or am anticipating hearing soon somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 albums ranging from pretty decent to really great so far this year and it's barely April.

Do you have literally nothing else to do?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Apr 2010, 11:02
I keep hearing there will be a new Les Breastfeeders soon.

There is a "Best of" for Doves out though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 04 Apr 2010, 11:51
Holy fuck, the new Black Breath album slays so hard.  Will up soon as I have finished this damn paper (which may or may not happen in the next century)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 04 Apr 2010, 13:44
P4k sez nu Bttles ths yr.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Apr 2010, 14:11
new Chemical Brothers this year as well.

Also, I like the Communist Daughter new album. Might up it later.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Apr 2010, 14:33
hey guys

new tobacco (http://stereogum.com/323631/tobacco-sweatmother/mp3s/) in may

Also Fucked Up Friends 2
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 Apr 2010, 15:07
There is a "Best of" for Doves out though.

The Doves fanboy in me is stoked for this, even though it will probably be all material I've heard before, unless it comes with never-before-seen-or-heard B-sides.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Apr 2010, 20:07
P4k sez nu Bttles ths yr.

FK YS
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 04 Apr 2010, 20:10
sht sht sht sht sht EXCITE
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 Apr 2010, 23:59
the new doves has a new single :O
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 05 Apr 2010, 00:54
At first I didn't dig the new Titus Andronicus but little bits and pieces of it keep popping into my head so I guess it's subliminal.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 05 Apr 2010, 11:35
A PR guy emailed me to tell me that Trentemoller's dropping his second album this year in June.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 07 Apr 2010, 16:51
holy fuck.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 07 Apr 2010, 17:20
So Slash's solo album is out, and it reminds me of Santana's Supernatural. Probably mostly because of the whole changing vocalists every song thing. Not really musically similar. It just seems to lack cohesion because of how different each song is.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 07 Apr 2010, 17:32
New Patrick Wolf album coming out at some point.

yay
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 07 Apr 2010, 18:01
Pitchfork says Menomena is putting out a new album this year too. Same with Mates of State. And the list keeps growing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 07 Apr 2010, 18:04
It's streaming on their website (http://www.matesofstate.com/splash/)

edit: well the first song anyway
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 08 Apr 2010, 02:30
New Patrick Wolf album coming out at some point.

yay

didn't he announce it when The Bachelor came out? I am pretty sure I read somewhere that Bachelor was Part 1 of a two-album series that used to be a double album called Battle

nope, I'm not a pwolf fanboy, nope
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Apr 2010, 04:55
So Slash's solo album is out, and it reminds me of Santana's Supernatural. Probably mostly because of the whole changing vocalists every song thing. Not really musically similar. It just seems to lack cohesion because of how different each song is.

Supernatural kinda proved that you don't really need that cohesion though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 08 Apr 2010, 12:57
So the new album by The Ocean, "Heliocentric," leaked yesterday.

And it sounds like Tool

It sounds like Tool with violins
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Apr 2010, 16:30
the three tracks I've heard from Tobacco's newest release are pretty effin sweet.

can't wait for the whole album!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 09 Apr 2010, 16:26
New Magic Numbers coming on June 7th
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 09 Apr 2010, 16:35
guys, can we talk about how this year has been pretty fantastic so far?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 09 Apr 2010, 16:42
so what do you guys think about how fantastic the year has been so far?

....


has it really been that fantastic? A couple bands that I sort of liked released new shit that I really didn't like...so.....I'm kind of bummed.

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for any word whatsoever on what Man Man is up to. they can single-handedly turn my life around by releasing a new cd.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 09 Apr 2010, 17:03
There's been a lot of good albums with a few fantastic songs, but not so much straight-up fantastic albums through-and-through. The only two that have struck me as balls-to-the-wall awesome have been Spoon and Gorillaz. And even then, I start the Gorillaz album at "Rhinestone Eyes" and end at "On Melancholy Hill."
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 09 Apr 2010, 17:04
Some good stuff incoming, though, hopefully. LCD Soundsystem, Faded Paper Figures, rumored Arcade Fire and Crystal Castles. Who knows, maybe this year will kick in late.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 09 Apr 2010, 17:07
The Brutalist Bricks is so fantastic
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 09 Apr 2010, 17:12
Oh I'm enjoying the Nada Surf covers record, in as much as I'm listening to it and it makes me want to listen to their old stuff again. Woo?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 09 Apr 2010, 19:49
Music that I am glad I heard that came out this year:

Brasstronaut, Spoon, The Knife, Dum Dum Girls, Gil Scott-Heron, Gorillaz, Liars, White Hinterland, Jonsi, Plants and Animals, The Apples in Stereo, High on Fire, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Efterklang, Eluvium, Frightened Rabbit, Autechre, Communist Daughter, (the majority of their new album) These New Puritans, Holy Fuck, Broken Bells.

I think this year has been pretty good so far. Maybe not every song on these albums is great, but still, I think this is a fairly good number, considering it's been only three full months (and a bit).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 09 Apr 2010, 20:41
Man I didn't like that Knife album but I fucking adore "Colouring of Pigeons" and could listen to it on repeat for hours.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Apr 2010, 02:11
Wait the Holy Fuck album is out already?

So the new album by The Ocean, "Heliocentric," leaked yesterday.

And it sounds like Tool

It sounds like Tool with violins

1) Is it a proper leak or did someone just record/transcode the stream from MetalSucks?
2) I'd agree with the comparison but also say that it is considerably better than that comparison makes it seem.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 10 Apr 2010, 02:33
Wait the Holy Fuck album is out already?

It leaked yeah.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 10 Apr 2010, 10:18
Yeah the new Holy Fuck is pretty great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 10 Apr 2010, 14:18
Quote
1) Is it a proper leak or did someone just record/transcode the stream from MetalSucks?

It's proper, I found it before the stream was posted

Quote
it is considerably better than that comparison makes it seem.

Also, true
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Apr 2010, 21:54
Literally everybody on what.cd hates it.

I listened to the first half of the MetalSucks stream and really dug it though so fuck those guys. It's probably not as good as Precambrian though. Also apparently Anthropocentric will be more heavy/chug chug stuff?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 11 Apr 2010, 15:16
Oh dang, Isis is releasing a split they did with the Melvins sometime in Maaaaaaayyy
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Apr 2010, 05:56
Latin is pretty fuckin' great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Apr 2010, 07:22
yeah, it is.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Apr 2010, 14:15
yeah, i'm gonna have to agree.

I didn't like it at first (four minute ambient intro? SNORE) but, skipping that, and listening to the rest at a decent volume has completely changed my mind. It's awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Apr 2010, 14:55
BSS
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Apr 2010, 15:46
BSS and LCD Soundsystem in one day?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Apr 2010, 16:02
Some days are good days.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Apr 2010, 18:27
indeed.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 13 Apr 2010, 00:53
Keith Fullerton Whitman!

Shame he doesn't make Hrvatski records anymore.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 13 Apr 2010, 05:48
He's got a split coming out this year on Digitalis with the flipside of a recording of a live improvisational collaboration between Svarte Greiner and Xela. He's also got a tape coming out on Root Strata. He's definitely doing some very cool stuff this year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 13 Apr 2010, 09:19
Latin is pretty fuckin' great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 14 Apr 2010, 22:46
Cover for the new Pendulum album
Click for even bigger!
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2epsvoi.jpg) (http://www.wmuk-apache.co.uk/pendulum/artwork/Pendulum%20Immersion-valp-6.jpg)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Apr 2010, 00:31
Oh man I hope this has some songs with 2-step beats on them
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 15 Apr 2010, 08:43
Strategically placed bubble.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 15 Apr 2010, 12:32
oh my fuck

beck and tobacco (http://stereogum.com/342112/tobacco-fresh-hex-featu-beck-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/?utm_campaign=sg&utm_medium=homepage&utm_source=topstories)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 15 Apr 2010, 13:14
fuck maaaan
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 15 Apr 2010, 13:36
I pooped
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 15 Apr 2010, 15:52
dude.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Apr 2010, 15:58
It ain't all that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 15 Apr 2010, 18:15
excuse me while i scrounge together the shattered remains of my genitalia
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Apr 2010, 19:14
(http://col.hanslanda.com/img/haters-gonna-hate.gif)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 15 Apr 2010, 20:12
The newest album by Immolation is really good/an album by Immolation

Also buuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th20RfvdXKo)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Apr 2010, 20:48
buh?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 15 Apr 2010, 20:50
Buh
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 15 Apr 2010, 21:54
buwuh
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 16 Apr 2010, 02:34
Quote
n fact, the way Tobacco cuts up Beck’s verses reminds me of Beck’s older, messier analog albums.
I like Beck and all, but he's better when his cadence is slowed down. And for some reason his nonsensical lyrics aren't nearly as fun as they used to be.

As for Tobacco, I figured out what was bugging me about him - he does for Boards of Canada what MSTRKFT did for Daft Punk, ie takes the fun out of it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 21 Apr 2010, 10:59
2010 has been awesome thus far...Gorillaz, Laura Marling, Fang Island, Crystal Castles have all put out exceptional albums...I need to listen to all this other stuff
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: RedLion on 22 Apr 2010, 13:42
I'm really looking forward to the new stuff from Gogol Bordello. Pala Tute hasn't really done it for me, but some of the other songs they played from the new album at the show I went to the other week were really good. What I've heard of The Hold Steady's Heaven is Whenever has been kind of underwhelming, but it always takes awhile for their albums to grow on me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Apr 2010, 14:02
I'm still not 100% on the new Crystal Castles.

There's some good songs (baptism yesssss), but for the most part, I feel like I'm just 'meh'.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Apr 2010, 14:16
i agree.

I just listened to it again and, while the first listen left pretty much nothing good in my mind, the second listen had me really enjoying "Empathy" and not much else.

oh well! they weren't that great to begin with!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 22 Apr 2010, 19:25
Yeah thirding that feeling

Loving the fuck out of Triptykon though!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 22 Apr 2010, 19:31
fuck all ya'll motherfuckers, i'm still in love with the new crystal castles. for the most part, that and lcd soundsystem are all i'm really playing anymore. although the new japandroids single is boss.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 22 Apr 2010, 21:17
Loving the fuck out of Triptykon though!

/o

Also, I am listening right now to the latest (leaked) album by a Mexican metal band called Hacavitz.  Though to be released in 2010, it sounds like it was released in 1988 or something.  Fucking awesome.

(Will probably up later)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Apr 2010, 17:46
So the new National album is definitely AOTY for me. I'd like to pretend something is gonna be better, but there's just no chance.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 23 Apr 2010, 19:17
^ Ditto. Just... just fucking ditto. God damn that album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Apr 2010, 01:01
I've never really been the type to lose it over BSS but this Forgiveness Rock Record is pretty solid, no doubt. It'll be nice when the album is actually out and hopefully there will be more info i.e; I can find out who is actually on each track.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 24 Apr 2010, 01:33
There is new Ital Tek coming and it is going to be sweet.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: RallyMonkey on 24 Apr 2010, 22:59
Broken Social Scene, LCD Soundsystem, The National, The New Pornographers. I always knew this would be a good year in music due to those albums, but who knew it would be a good week because of those albums?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 24 Apr 2010, 23:02
High Violet is fast leaving the status of "favorite album of 2010" and rapidly approaching "holy fucking shit this is going to end up being one of my favorite albums ever and one that I will always associate with a certain period in my life so I will always have a hazy sense of romantic nostalgia and emotion gravitating around these songs".
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Apr 2010, 03:37
Plan B's new album has annoyed me because it's not what I wanted or expected, but it's still pretty great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 25 Apr 2010, 08:16
New 65daysofstatic is pretty solid too.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Apr 2010, 19:45
It gives me 5 distinct varieties of boners

Oh dang, there is also a new album out by Twilight (USBM supergroup).  I am going to have to check it out when I get home
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 26 Apr 2010, 15:29
oh man, the new Black Keys is fucking awesooooome
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 28 Apr 2010, 09:40
Turns out Twilight is one of those black metal bands that makes terrible metal but surprisingly good ambient music.

Also everybody says the new National record is so incredibly great, and yet I can't find a link that hasn't yet been taken down.  Guess I'm missing out.

Also also I did not know Booka Shade had a new album out until just now.  That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 28 Apr 2010, 09:43
Also everybody says the new National record is so incredibly great, and yet I can't find a link that hasn't yet been taken down.  Guess I'm missing out.

V0 alright?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 28 Apr 2010, 09:49
yesssssss
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 28 Apr 2010, 10:03
dunno how long it'll last but go nuts (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19792.msg934175.html#msg934175)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 28 Apr 2010, 11:42
You rock my socks
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 28 Apr 2010, 14:57
New Robyn is really really really good. Fuck.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 28 Apr 2010, 15:33
And there are two more installments to go!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Apr 2010, 04:43
http://www.interpolnyc.com/lights.html

that's a new interpol track! excite!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 29 Apr 2010, 16:58
Kollaps Tradixionales is pretty great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 29 Apr 2010, 17:08
New Robyn is really really really good. Fuck.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 30 Apr 2010, 06:26
New Ellen Allien album has leeeeeeaked

Edit: Will up sometime this afternoon
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 30 Apr 2010, 08:20
New Ellen Allien album has leeeeeeaked

outstanding. thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Apr 2010, 08:59
You guys you guys there will be a new Rosetta record out next month

Also next month is when the new Austerity Program comes out

And it would appear that there is a new God Is An Astronaut in the mediaf!re thread

I am pretty stoked on the releases from two newish bands Howl (http://www.myspace.com/howlheavymetal), and Mantric (http://www.myspace.com/mantric)

Conclusion: It is a good time for beard metal fans (i.e; me)

EDIT: Fuck fuck fuck Coliseum have a new one out in June as well Fuckkkk
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 30 Apr 2010, 11:03
Howl (http://www.myspace.com/howlheavymetal)
one minute into that first song on their myspace and I'm already loving it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: nufan on 30 Apr 2010, 13:27
New Wintersleep in a few weeks, good god this last month has been great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 30 Apr 2010, 13:43
New William Fitzsimmons album in 2 weeks.

EDIT: So it's an album of covers and remixes actually. Still might be good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Apr 2010, 16:17
Fucking shit (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news.php?newsid=13721)

How did this happen two weeks ago and I didn't hear about it till now?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 30 Apr 2010, 16:20
Some Starkey jawns gettin me in a Friday kinda mood. Cheers Johnny Kvp, thanks frit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Apr 2010, 20:10
Fucking shit (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news.php?newsid=13721)

How did this happen two weeks ago and I didn't hear about it till now?

Especially seeing as it was discussed in length on this very forum. Forum user Melodic (Fraser) was at the show where he collapsed!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 30 Apr 2010, 21:00
Hey so the new Flylo's actually pretty good. I expected so much overheated Los Angeles mush, but he lets his jazz heritage in a bit and it's a pretty great record as a result.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 01 May 2010, 13:24
Whoa the new Tunng is fantastic
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 01 May 2010, 20:28
We're a quarter of the way through the year and here already are all the albums I've heard or plan on hearing in the (hopefully) near future:

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Kollaps Tradixionales
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago
Spoon – Transference
Midlake – The Courage of Others
Beach House – Teen Dream
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Efterklang – Magic Chairs
Titus Androncius – The Moderator
Eluvium – Similes
Liars – Sisterworld
Scott Wells – Day Songs
Danny Paul Grody – The Fountain
Higuma – Den of Spirits
Roll the Dice – s/t
Frightened Rabbit – Winter of Mixed Drinks
Toro y Moi – Causers of This
Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me
Yellow Swans – Going Places
Clogs – Creatures in garden etc.
Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
Loscil - Endless Falls
Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself
Caribou – Swim
Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring
Surfer Blood – Astrocoast
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Nice Face - Immer Etwas
Broken Bells – S/T
Jonsi – Go
Besnard Lakes - …Are the Roaring Night
Morning Benders – Big Echo
Offthesky – Hiding Nature
BJ Nielsen – Invisible City
Daniel Bjarnason – Processions
Seasons (Pre Din) – Your Eyes, the Stars, and Your Hands
Slow Six – Tomorrow Becomes You
Pocahaunted – Make it Real
Sylvain Chaveau – Singular Form
Zola Jesus – Stridulum
Roky Erickson With Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
Here we go Magic – Pigeons
Communist Daughter
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Ef – Morning Golden Mourning
Mates of State – Crushes
LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
Wintersleep – New Inheritors
Stars – The Five Ghosts
Hammock - Chasing After Shadows...Living With Ghosts
Wolf Parade – Expo 86
Menonema - Mines
Frog Eyes – Paul’s Tomb
MGMT – Congratulations
Holy Fuck – Latin
Land of Kush – Monogamy
Department of Eagles – Archives 2003-2006
Scott Tuma – Dandelion
Ossining – I Will be Missed
Sparkling Wide Pressure - Field & String
Svarte Greiner - Penpals Forever & Ever
Steven R. Smith - Antimony/Kohl
Pefkin - The All Alone Stone
Xela/Svarte Greiner and Keith Fullerton Whitman Split LP (Digitalis)
Twells and Christiansen – Coasts LP (Digitalis)
Xela – The Sublime CS (Digitalis ltd.)
Xela – Illuminated/Divide LPs (Dekoder)
Xela – Exorcism LP (Root Strata)
Higuma – Haze Valley LP (Digitalis)
The Album Leaf - Chorus of Storyteller
Indian Weapons tape
William Fowler Collins tapes (root strata and digitalis)
Xela tape
Tarentel tape
Seabear

 :-o

edit:
I forgot about albums by Jefre Cantu Ledesma, Jasper TX, Tobacco, 65daysofstatic, God is an Astronaut, New Pornographers, Gogol Bordello, Low, Ramses III, Gareth Harwick, The Books, Grails, The Ascent of Everest, Ratatat, En, Coco Rosie, Ellen Allien, and Arcade Fire plus probably a bunch of others
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 01 May 2010, 23:36
Also next month is when the new Austerity Program comes out

I thought I already read a review of this? Said something like their snarling Albinisms have been damn near perfected.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 02 May 2010, 15:14
"none a dem beats are raw, none a dem beats every break the law"

Okay yeah count me in the camp that loves the new Robyn.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 03 May 2010, 12:06
Thought Torche was going to be coming out with a new album this year.  Turns out they're doing an EP first, which is supposed to come out in this fall, with the full-length being pushed to summer 2011.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 May 2010, 18:12
(http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs279.snc3/28121_1164888174146_1586130718_30829998_721757_n.jpg)

May 25th.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: evilbobthebob on 04 May 2010, 18:19
New Starkweather on May 25th as well.

Best releases I've heard so far this year have been a new album from Dangers, "Messy, Isn't it?" and that new one from Black Breath which was in the mediaf!re thread some time ago. Looking forward to the aforementioned Starkweather, a new Trap Them LP, new Coliseum LP and I think End of a Year are releasing something new as well.

2010 is shaping up to be a good year for hardcore.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 May 2010, 18:22
wooo Pendulum single came out today
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 May 2010, 05:41
they just put out a split w/boris too, or are about to (it has king beef on it)

It's STILL not out? That dang thing leaked last year. Like, EARLY last year.

I thought I already read a review of this? Said something like their snarling Albinisms have been damn near perfected.

Yeah I've seen a few reviews as well. They're obviously not shy about sending it around to journos. Also, it is now officially OUT! I guess I should order it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 09 May 2010, 13:10
Marla Hansen just quietly announced via her myspace that she's working on a full-length. After the brilliance that was her first (and only) EP, and after the fact that it came back waaay back in 2007, I can't fucking wait. IT'S ONLY BEEN THREE YEARS, MARLA. AUGHBAUGHBAUGHBUAHG
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 May 2010, 21:18
Howl (http://www.myspace.com/howlheavymetal)

I can not recommend this album strongly enough, holy shit. You can stream the album here (http://stereogum.com/362152/stream-howl-full-of-hell-stereogum-premiere/franchises/haunting-the-chapel/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 10 May 2010, 06:18
Yeah, that album is pretty boss

Also, I guess Ulcerate are already working on their next full-length.  That is a pretty cool thing

Edit: Also, Hydra Head is streaming Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn (http://hydraheadlines.blogspot.com/2010/05/austerity-program-backsliders-apostates.html).  It has awesome musical sounds

Edit Again: Also, NPR is streaming the new Harvey Milk (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126561366&ft=1&f=1039) album.  Hot dang

Edit Edit Edit: So the new Harvey Milk album is good.  As in, really fucking good.  But boy howdy, listening to it twice through in one sitting is emotionally draining, regardless of how short it is.  I'm gonna need some seriously peppy pop music to avoid being depressed the rest of the day
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 10 May 2010, 15:57

Edit Edit Edit: So the new Harvey Milk album is good.  As in, really fucking good.  But boy howdy, listening to it twice through in one sitting is emotionally draining, regardless of how short it is.  I'm gonna need some seriously peppy pop music to avoid being depressed the rest of the day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxu02vp_Vm0
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 11 May 2010, 12:07
Why didn't anybody tell me that Red Sparowes had a new album out? Not sure how I would compare it to Every Red Heart, but I'm still enjoying it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 11 May 2010, 12:23
M.I.A. keeps coming out with new songs, and they keep being pretty unimpressive.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 12 May 2010, 19:34
So far the only albums I keep going back to again and again above all others are the Shadow of an Empire by Fionn Regan and High Violet by the National.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 May 2010, 22:44
M.I.A. keeps coming out with new songs, and they keep being pretty unimpressive.

this.

on the other hand, the new HEALTH remix album is very nice.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 12 May 2010, 22:51
I don't think anyone has topped Joanna Newsom yet.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 12 May 2010, 22:59
That album is amazing, but after the initial "Holy shit" it's become "I really like it, but can I be bothered?" Ultimately I think it'll settle into just playing "In California" and "Does Not Suffice" back-to-back an awful lot.

EDIT: Actually I've also been listening to the new Laura Marling rather a lot, so that could probably be added to "the list".
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Harun on 12 May 2010, 23:05
M.I.A. keeps coming out with new songs, and they keep being pretty unimpressive.

just listen to Sleigh Bells (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126667481) instead
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 May 2010, 23:45
First impressions of the National:

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzBloodbuzz Ohiozzzzzzzzzzzzz

But I've heard it's a grower, so I'll give it a few more listens.

so far my "list" would probably consist of mainly Spoon and LCD Soundsystem, with a side of Crystal Castles and a pinch of Gorillaz.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 May 2010, 03:28
This Is Happening "clicked" for me yesterday and now I can not stop listening to it so that is awful nice
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 13 May 2010, 04:24
For all you Klosterman devotees and anyone who just generally enjoys irritating Khar, The-Dream has a new album that's dropping in June.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Daft pun on 13 May 2010, 05:35

on the other hand, the new HEALTH remix album is very nice.

Oh shit I need to hear this.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 May 2010, 08:53
that and the new chemical brothers track.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 13 May 2010, 11:27
the chemical brothers are still alive?

i thought "we are the night" was pretty good though
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 13 May 2010, 11:50
I really don't get what people hear in the new Chemical Brothers track. I sort of zone out in the first few minutes and then five minutes later think 'oh wow this is still going'. There's just nothing keeping me interested and nothing making me want to dance.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 May 2010, 13:55
not that one, swoon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCp_3zw-CxA).

I think maybe I just really like the music video.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 May 2010, 16:24
Does that give anyone else a headache? It sounds like some kind of demented siren. They could likely use that to torture people.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 13 May 2010, 22:58
Ok yeah that one's pretty cool.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 14 May 2010, 15:12
M.I.A. keeps coming out with new songs, and they keep being pretty unimpressive.

just listen to Sleigh Bells (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126667481) instead

Man, I don't know. It's good, but I don't think it will make my list.  Maybe I'm just not in the mood for this, but it doesn't do it for me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 May 2010, 20:33
...aand now I am super stoked about upcoming releases by The Melvins and Kingdom of Sorrow (Jamey Hatebreed+ Kirk Crowbar!) plus a band outta Norway called Kvelertak (http://www.myspace.com/kvelertak) that sound kinda like Kylesa fronted by King Diamond... or something. Sludge sludge sludge sludge
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 15 May 2010, 02:37
new sampler! http://www.subpop.com/cybersex
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 15 May 2010, 02:58
Kingdom of Sorrow (Jamey Hatebreed+ Kirk Crowbar!)
I hope this one has more of Kirk's influence, the best moments of the last album were the ones that sounded most like Crowbar.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 May 2010, 03:05
From what I have heard so far, it does! I would describe it as positively "bourbon-soaked"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 15 May 2010, 05:14
new sampler! http://www.subpop.com/cybersex

One day that joke's going to stop being funny.

Not today, though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 15 May 2010, 17:18
as long as they're ahead of the curve, and they've got .gif kittens playing in their background, they're alright.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 16 May 2010, 20:55
I've never liked The National - I've always found them to be intensely boring - until High Violet. It's not perfect, the last two songs in particular are pretty awful, but the good stuff is really, really good. I think I've been converted.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 16 May 2010, 22:13
I've never liked The National - I've always found them to be intensely boring - until High Violet. It's not perfect, the last two songs in particular are pretty awful, but the good stuff is really, really good. I think I've been converted.

The last song is my least favorite, but 'England' is 2nd best on the album imo
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 17 May 2010, 06:12
Majesty and Decay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNuf8pT8oZM) gets better with each listen.  The production is clean, but a great compliment to Immolation's sound.  Each instrument sounds like a goddamn force of nature

In the (new wave of) old-school death metal vein I've been enjoying Profound Lore's Vasaeleth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9UC6UhmDiQ).  They sound like labelmates Portal except you can tell that there is actually music going on through all the murk

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 17 May 2010, 11:23
fucking hell
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 19 May 2010, 08:54
I haven't heard too many albums from this year. School sucks.

But the ones I've ehard are pretty damn good imo:

Alcest - Écailles De Lune... Very beautiful Metal, and I really dig his screams.
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones... This shit is heavy!  :-o
High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine Ok, the production is quite bad, but the songwriting and performance is still amazing imo.

FROST HAMMERRRRRR!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 May 2010, 19:03
holy fuck. new faded paper figures is GLORIOUS
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 21 May 2010, 21:54
Don't you... forget about OMD (http://www.avclub.com/articles/orchestral-manoeuvres-in-the-dark-making-first-new,41420/).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 24 May 2010, 14:57
new !!! song (http://chkchkchk.net/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 May 2010, 15:18
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1629/46855269.gif)

Robyn is so damn good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 24 May 2010, 15:20
I am sort of divided on her, 'cause on that album there are three or four songs that are fucking fantastic, with the rest seeming like filler

In other news, the new Watain album has leaked.  It proceeded to blow off my tits and sacrifice them to elder gods.  Traffic at 10
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 24 May 2010, 18:50
hell yeah just got my Maniac Meat and The Allegheny White Fish Tapes in the mail.

so crunchy
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 25 May 2010, 16:13
New Ra Ra Riot incoming! (http://pitchfork.com/news/38922-ra-ra-riot-ready-new-record/)

so excited. The Rhumb Line was great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: evilbobthebob on 25 May 2010, 16:15
New Starkweather (This Sheltering Night): awesome. New Trap Them (Filth Rations): awesome. Check them out if you like your hardcore metallic.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 26 May 2010, 06:27
So a new Grinderman album comes out this fall
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 26 May 2010, 09:35
So there was a post in the mediafire thread about the new Tame Impala album. I don't get that band. Didn't they stop making prog for a reason? Is there really any reason to make more?


Oh and I accidentally dissed the band while talking to the mother of their bassist.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 26 May 2010, 13:40
I find the band totally inoffensive, like a children's choir.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 May 2010, 13:50
You are a stronger man than me to find children's choirs inoffensive.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 26 May 2010, 14:45
i like children's choirs

which is ironic because i hate children
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 May 2010, 15:24
You are a stronger man than me to find children's choirs inoffensive.

I was in a children's choir.

 :|
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 May 2010, 15:27
And look where you are now.

(I don't know where you are now. Newfoundland?)

Okay, I don't hate all children's choirs. Some are probably enjoyable. But so help me god if I have to deal with two dozen crack midgets screaming at the top of their lungs again without being anywhere near to any key harmonic to the human ear, I am going to rage so hard and tear out the seats bolted down in the auditorium and throw it at the stands full of little monsters and get banned from stepping foot on school grounds again.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 May 2010, 23:06
The opposite actually, BC.

Anyway I just wanna mention Grum is great and his new album is totally worth getting.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 May 2010, 23:22
So there was a post in the mediaf!re thread about the new Tame Impala album. I don't get that band. Didn't they stop making prog for a reason? Is there really any reason to make more?

To be fair to prog what Tame Implala make is more like psychedelic jam-band or something which I think we can all agree is far more insidious.

It's actually really sad because Tame Impala are like the retarded cousin of the Perth sludge/doom/crust/stoner scene which is full of fucking amazing bands, including Pond which has a couple of guys from Tame Impala in.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 May 2010, 23:31
I mean it is not like I think a band like Cease (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19792.msg928488.html#msg928488) would even want to be signed to a label like Modular and getting titsloads of plays on triple j but uh I guess what I am saying is that at least some members of Tame Impala definitely know better and are choosing to suck regardless, and that is sad.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 27 May 2010, 01:00
M.I.A. keeps coming out with new songs, and they keep being pretty unimpressive.

just listen to Sleigh Bells (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126667481) instead

the guitarist from this band was in poison the well, lmao

also NEW JANELLE MONAE AAAA AAA AAAAA AAA AAAA AA AAAAAAA AA
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 27 May 2010, 02:20
Really enjoying that new Menomena album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Daft pun on 27 May 2010, 03:03
Anyway I just wanna mention Grum is great and his new album is totally worth getting.

Somehow I totally forgot about this album actually being released. Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 27 May 2010, 08:15
It is highly amusing that the guitarist from Sleigh Bells used to be in Poison the Well, BUT srsly their shit is just so big I love it.  "Beach Girls" is better than "Kids," though. I don't really like how they mixed that track when they re-worked and re-named it.

The Major Lazer/La Roux mixtape is a decent listen.  I was kind of expecting there to be more bang to it, but it turned out more pop than that. Vulgar though it is, I think the re-edit of Quicksand is probably the stand-out track on it. 
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 27 May 2010, 11:02
M.I.A.'s showboating knows no bounds. She's recently gone to the extreme of posting the home number of a NY Times reporter (http://pitchfork.com/news/38945-mia-takes-revenge-on-inew-york-timesi-writer-lynn-hirschberg/) on her Twitter feed after said reporter came out with an article that was a little less-than-savory (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/magazine/30mia-t.html?adxnnl=1&ref=music&pagewanted=1&adxnnlx=1274983204-v9qQpnRVumqUndNvV6CM5Q) at times.

This is clearly the first time in history that an artist hasn't been written about to their satisfaction.

Either way, her album is definitely one I won't be buying when it comes out. And, given the absolutely awful singles "XXXO" and "Born Free," it might not even be worth a download.

Ugh.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 27 May 2010, 11:47
A band called Shining released a album called Blackjazz and it is fucking great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 27 May 2010, 14:01
yeah "born free" is awful, "xxxo" is really bad, and she's basically a 34 year-old petulant child who's all vocal about rebellion while being engaged to the heir to the seagram's fortune???
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 27 May 2010, 14:01
she is, how you say, "champagne rebel"?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 27 May 2010, 20:15
champagne terrorist amirite
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 28 May 2010, 02:37
new tweak bird yo (http://soundcloud.com/souterraintransmissions/tweak-bird-a-sun-ahh-ahh)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 28 May 2010, 07:35
I got Fyfe Dangerfield's album. It's like a late 1960s/early 1970s singer-songwriter album. Nothing earth-shattering, but immaculately produced and quite lovely.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 28 May 2010, 11:16
new tweak bird yo (http://soundcloud.com/souterraintransmissions/tweak-bird-a-sun-ahh-ahh)

oh snap yo

speaking of Tweak Bird does anybody have their first album who might be willing to up to the MF thread? I have Reservations and like it alot but I heard their first one has more sweet drum fills and stuff, so I'd love to hear it.  :roll:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 28 May 2010, 11:42
I thought Reservations was their first.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 28 May 2010, 12:07
pretty sure they had another one before that. I remember reading a review of Reservations that said it had less crazy drum fills than their first.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 28 May 2010, 14:10
New Arcade Fire, so goood.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 28 May 2010, 23:34
oh hey new tokyo police club leaked.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 30 May 2010, 04:24
I would be down for a listening to more Tweak Bird. That can only be a good thing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 31 May 2010, 09:33
Aw dang, Atheist are about to start recording a new album, with a probable 2010 release date

Edit: Also, the new Nightbringer album is ridiculous amazing
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 02 Jun 2010, 06:15
According to an email from the Decemberists' mailing list, "recording of LP #6" is "well underway." No release date but that sounds like late this year to me. As long as it's not as hyped conceptually but ultimately disappointing and forgetable like the last one, this could be a pretty good thing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 02 Jun 2010, 11:12
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

The last one was possibly the best thing they have done. But I think the next one will be out early next year, especially considering the wait between The Crane Wife and The Hazards of Love was almost 3 years.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 02 Jun 2010, 14:54
i am really digging serafina steer.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 02 Jun 2010, 19:18
The last one was possibly the best thing they have done.

And possibly it was the very worst thing they've ever done and hopefully ever will do!

"Possibly" is such a useful word.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 02 Jun 2010, 21:12
I found it uninteresting.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 02 Jun 2010, 22:26
I'm going to take your "uninteresting" and up it to a "crushingly boring".
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 02 Jun 2010, 23:51
It was a painfully inept attempt at a rock opera.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Jun 2010, 01:18
all of your review is wrong forever
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Jun 2010, 01:31
i don't like lady gaga or madonna.

but robyn is the shit.

you are just drinking too much haterade
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Jun 2010, 02:02
man, fuck kelis.

i find most pop aggravating, robyn might be the only exception. at a songwriting level, body talk is so much further ahead of what many consider to be her 'peers' (a quick rundown of her last.fm similar artists includes Annie, Kelis, Alphabeat, Lady Gaga, and Sugababes). i mean her past albums were straight-up shameless pop, to be sure. but body talk seems to me to be something that's going to root her in a more respected genre. it seems career-defining, to be sure.

i don't know. i am not a good music scholar. i just call 'em like i see 'em. but comparing a song like "Fembot" to one like "Milkshake" seems like a grievous misappropriation.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 03 Jun 2010, 03:38
I found it uninteresting.
I'm going to take your "uninteresting" and up it to a "crushingly boring".
It was a painfully inept attempt at a rock opera.

Philistines.

And while we are apparently hating on music I agree with Tender about the Robyn album. She should stick to singing songs that Röyksopp write for her.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Daft pun on 03 Jun 2010, 04:37
Incidentally, The Girl And The Robot was the only good song on Junior. And None Of Dem (that's track 6 on Body Talk Pt.1) was written by Royksopp.

But that is all besides the point, because the album is amazing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 03 Jun 2010, 08:01
new Kanye track (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/11905-power/)

I haven't listened to 808 & heartbreaks, but I heard it was pretty disappointing. This might be back to Dropout? Only listened once yet. It's not very poppy, but I do think I like it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Jun 2010, 13:04
Incidentally, The Girl And The Robot was the only good song on Junior.

 :roll:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 03 Jun 2010, 13:29
That can't be right 'cos every Röyksopp track with the chick from the Knife is the best Röyksopp track
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 03 Jun 2010, 13:56
new Kanye track (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/11905-power/)

I haven't listened to 808 & heartbreaks, but I heard it was pretty disappointing. This might be back to Dropout? Only listened once yet. It's not very poppy, but I do think I like it.

It had some good tracks, actually. I still listen to that Paranoid song pretty often.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 03 Jun 2010, 20:06
Yeah I quite like 808s. Just not as a hiphop album, which it totally isn't and I think people hated that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Jun 2010, 20:10
holy balls the new pains of being pure at heart single is amazing
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Jun 2010, 10:06
new thermals yay yay yay (http://pitchfork.com/news/39032-thermals-announce-new-lp-details/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 04 Jun 2010, 10:40
Awwwww yeahhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Jun 2010, 11:02
Awwwww yeahhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Jun 2010, 13:04
gosh the new maps & atlases is really disappointing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 04 Jun 2010, 22:45
holy balls the new pains of being pure at heart single is amazing

Yeah but I still can't get into them even though I'm certain their music is the kind of music I should like because oh my god that band name just makes me want to slap each and every one of them.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Jun 2010, 22:48
Inlander we think alike.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 05 Jun 2010, 05:17
There is a new Nachtmystium album floating around, and I am not yet sure how I feel about it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Cernunnos on 05 Jun 2010, 06:37
gosh the new maps & atlases is really disappointing.

yup.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 05 Jun 2010, 13:21
New Android Lust coming out in july

(http://www.androidlust.com/v5/assets/graphics/press/syn004.jpg)

yay
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 05 Jun 2010, 19:29
oh shit new chemical brothers leaked
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 08 Jun 2010, 15:47
Got around to listening to that Castevet album, and it is yet another addition to what is turning out to be a banner year for black metal

Also, the new Nachtmystium album is a grower, tell your friends

Edit: Also also, Glorior Belli announced that the awful new songs they posted on their myspace page a while ago will no longer be attributed to Glorior Belli, but to a new side-project called "Blah Blah Who Cares 'Cause Glorior Belli May Actually Continue to Release Good Material"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 08 Jun 2010, 16:53
New Black Mountain record, tentatively titled Suck My Diiiiick, announced. Free song and cover art revealed (http://jagjaguwar.com/blackmountain/)!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 08 Jun 2010, 16:58
Tokyo Police Club's new album, Champ is a way better than their last one. It's closer to (and sometimes better than) A Lesson in Crime in terms of quality.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 08 Jun 2010, 22:28
New Basshunter single sucksssssss
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 09 Jun 2010, 00:49
Basshunter sucksssssss

>.>
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 09 Jun 2010, 06:44
brrrr
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jun 2010, 05:17
Also, the new Nachtmystium album is a grower, tell your friends

yup, lookin' forward to hearing that. the title track was previewed on Metalsucks and it sounded fresh

Also, speaking of Black Metal, have I hyped Ludicra on here yet? Ludicra are pretty fantastic guys. Y'know how the USBM scene is basically saying "fuck the rules, fuck the dress-ups" in a lot of ways right now and letting a lot more of the crusty punk attitude come to the fore and is all the better for it? Yeah, Ludicra are basically the best at that. They have an album out and it is called The Tenant and it fucking rips.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 10 Jun 2010, 07:10
Their drummer Aesop slays assholes on The Tenant.  His drumming with Agalloch is great too, but it's cool to hear the dude playing faster, more technical stuff
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Patrick on 10 Jun 2010, 19:27
I keep hearing shit about a new CAKE album that is supposedly coming out, and apparently it's being recorded using 100% solar power. Pretty trippy.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jun 2010, 19:58
Their drummer Aesop slays assholes on The Tenant.  His drumming with Agalloch is great too, but it's cool to hear the dude playing faster, more technical stuff

Yeah Aesop's a beast.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: E. Spaceman on 10 Jun 2010, 20:07
holy balls the new pains of being pure at heart single is amazing

Yeah but I still can't get into them even though I'm certain their music is the kind of music I should like because oh my god that band name just makes me want to slap each and every one of them.


They are essentially Camera Obscura vs early Belle & Sebastianbut not nearly as good as either.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 10 Jun 2010, 20:23
Yeah Aesop's a beast.

The dude also has a blog called Cosmic Hearse (http://cosmichearse.blogspot.com/) about crazy obscure metal.  It is another awesome thing about him
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jun 2010, 20:36
Oh wow I did not realise that was him
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 11 Jun 2010, 01:46
Spiritualized's performance of Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating In Space in NYC will be its last (http://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/spiritualized-bring-ladies-and-gentlemen-we-are-floating-space-us-full-performance-then-vow-nev).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jun 2010, 01:53
Going

(if i can get tickets oh no!)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Jun 2010, 09:15
Their drummer Aesop plays assholes on The Tenant

That's how I read that the first, second, and third times I saw this until I realized what you were trying to say.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 11 Jun 2010, 23:24
I imagine an asshole would sound kind of like a tabla. I mean I imagine you'd cup your hand to trap air underneath and get that cool hiccupping sound.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Jun 2010, 23:47
huaghlbhfaugh Toundra is so good
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 16 Jun 2010, 07:47
HD videos (http://videos.wearepostrock.com/) of This Will Destroy You playing 2 new songs live ("Black Dunes" and "Communal Blood")

Disclaimer: they are not very exciting
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 17 Jun 2010, 01:46
Surprise! There's a new Uffie album (the debut, in fact) and it fucking sucks (http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/uffie-sex-dreams-and-denim-jeans).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 17 Jun 2010, 01:51
yeah i downloaded it and was kinda pumped but maaaan that album was shitty
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 17 Jun 2010, 14:23
new kid cudi song?  (http://www.kidcudi.com/news/r-e-v-o-f-e-v-produced-by-plain-pat-w-strings-by-larry-gold-2781.html)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 17 Jun 2010, 19:12
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9360/penpals460.jpg)

Just ordered... It's a Svarte Greiner Dark Ambient concept album based around the idea of a long-dead baroque painter who engages in telepathic communication with a flightless bird. Limited to 450 copies worldwide. If I never listened to it, it would still be worth it for that cover art.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 17 Jun 2010, 19:18
Stars' the five ghosts = <3
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Jun 2010, 22:42
yeah i downloaded it and was kinda pumped but maaaan that album was shitty

haha what on earth is wrong with you that you would be excited for an uffie album
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 17 Jun 2010, 22:45
i had never heard of her and so i was like "electropop with a cute girl singer, shit yeah!"

my bad
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Jun 2010, 21:07
I'm sorry I said ignorant things about you just because you are getting crazy hype Janelle Monae, you are really a very talented lady oh my
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Jun 2010, 21:58
Hell yeah the new Coliseum records rips assholes, but in a somewhat different way to their previous stuff (the new drummer changes their sound pretty significantly)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Jun 2010, 23:20
new wavves is actually kind of good

what the
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Jun 2010, 23:34
scratch that it is actually really good
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 19 Jun 2010, 01:07
Is he living up to his as yet squandered potential?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Jun 2010, 02:18
Also, the new Nachtmystium album is a grower, tell your friends

Welp it got me on the first listen. Honestly part of why I love it is because of it's potential to cause hilarious bullshit like this (http://www.thelefthandpath.com/lefthandpath/index.cfm/event/read/entry/Nachtmystium_Addicts_Black_Meddle_Pt_II) to exist.

Thank you Stewart Voegtlin, every time I think I spend far too much time waxing masturbatory on the philosophical implications of a fucking metal record or somesuch, I can always spring by yr site and be reminded that I could be so much worse.

I mean, come on, 18 footnotes guys! Haw haw frickin haw
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Jun 2010, 02:34
scratch that it is actually really good

Yeah I heard Post Acid a while ago and was like 'hey this isn't what I thought he would sound like'

I'm enjoying this album.

On another note: new Blonde Redhead. Queue excitement.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 19 Jun 2010, 07:18
Chris McCaughan from The Lawrence Arms is putting out another acoustic album in August.

I am very excited. "Four Five One Two" was just brilliance.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 19 Jun 2010, 08:09
Also, the new Nachtmystium album is a grower, tell your friends

Welp it got me on the first listen. Honestly part of why I love it is because of it's potential to cause hilarious bullshit like this (http://www.thelefthandpath.com/lefthandpath/index.cfm/event/read/entry/Nachtmystium_Addicts_Black_Meddle_Pt_II) to exist.

Thank you Stewart Voegtlin, every time I think I spend far too much time waxing masturbatory on the philosophical implications of a fucking metal record or somesuch, I can always spring by yr site and be reminded that I could be so much worse.

I mean, come on, 18 footnotes guys! Haw haw frickin haw

Ugh, that website is the worst.  It's like a haven for people who think the guys from metal-archives aren't already goddamn pretentious enough.  It's as though when writing reviews they spend more time looking words up in a thesaurus than listening to the dang music
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 19 Jun 2010, 08:12
That's the worst review I've read since the infamous 'Kid A' one.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Patrick on 19 Jun 2010, 16:30
I bet that guy masturbates to the word 'dictionary' flashing around in his fantasies.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Alex C on 19 Jun 2010, 19:11
Quote from:  some douche
Like the Nachtmystium moniker, this “stance” conveys (a sort of) message, but means (exactly) nothing.

This guy's writing makes me want to punch him in the dick.

And for the record, I had to edit this because when I read the review I initially thought it was even worse than it was because I mixed up which footnote was attached to the above quote. In my defense, as Dovey pointed out, there's fuckin' 18 of them.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 23 Jun 2010, 10:12
yeah i downloaded it and was kinda pumped but maaaan that album was shitty

haha what on earth is wrong with you that you would be excited for an uffie album

read this post and templed my fingers while saying "yes... YES" invountarily
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JayJayD on 23 Jun 2010, 14:02
Here's two of this year's best releases, which (as far as i could see) haven't been mentioned in this thread so far:

Bonobo - Black Sands
Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Wildling

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 23 Jun 2010, 16:11
Kveep's been all over Bonobo. Haven't heard that second one though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: evilbobthebob on 23 Jun 2010, 16:24
End of a Year have just put out another excellent release, You Are Beneath Me. Assuming you've never heard of them, they're post hardcore/emo from New York. You can pick up a couple of their tracks free @ www.deathwishinc.com. I might put the album up on the hardcore thread tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 24 Jun 2010, 09:13
New Blond Redhead in September which should be good. Hearing that the new Arcade Fire album is 16 songs also makes me think waiting so long for it might well be worthwhile.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 24 Jun 2010, 10:44
So Julie Christmas' solo album is supposed to be released this fall

My erection has an erection, that has an erection of its own.  It's like an infinite chain of exponentially shrinking boners
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Jun 2010, 10:48
Fractal erection would be an awesome name for a band.


Yes I know what he described isn't fractal.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 24 Jun 2010, 11:51
reductio ad bonum
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 24 Jun 2010, 14:01
I am enjoying the new !!!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 Jun 2010, 14:56
you know it makes more sense to call them exclamation. sounds less stupid than chek chek chek
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 24 Jun 2010, 16:04
whenever I have to say that band name outloud (which, admittedly, is almost never) I always just open my mouth a little, like I'm about to vocalize, but then just make a really surprised face instead.

"have you guys heard of  :-o? they're not terrible!"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 24 Jun 2010, 19:11
i rather enjoy a lot of their singles, i am just too lazy to get into their albums when i know that they'll be on some kexp comp
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 24 Jun 2010, 20:40
speaking of bands i'm not really into, HEALTH's DISCO2 is fucking fantastic
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 Jun 2010, 20:50
shit this has been a good year for metal so far
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 24 Jun 2010, 21:54
Speaking of, Kongh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC-1qZNTJFc)'s new album is super duper great.  That particular song sounds a lot like a slowed-down Baroness, but the rest of their stuff is probably most comparable to Yob
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 24 Jun 2010, 23:40
HEALTH//DISCO2 is definitely decent, at least for the CFCF, Pictureplane, SALEM, and Tobacco mixes on it. I think USA Boys is def the best track, though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 24 Jun 2010, 23:57
agreed.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 25 Jun 2010, 00:03
I meant to get back to you on that. Definitely, USA Boys. Best track.

The RJD2 instrumental mix "Inversions of the Colossus" is also really good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 26 Jun 2010, 01:20
Oh, and new Of Montreal (http://iheartvinyl.polyvinylrecords.com/em/coquette/) track

gosh guys way to not be excited: new thermals track (http://www.xkcd.com/353/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 01 Jul 2010, 06:51
No surprise here, the new Dirty Projectors/Bjork collaboration is an unlistenable mess.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 01 Jul 2010, 13:34
i feel the same way about the new books album.

i mean if it was instrumentals it'd be okay but they throw in so many goddamn samples that it ruins everything.

of course i never really liked the books to begin with, so there we go.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 01 Jul 2010, 19:57
On the other hand HOLY FUCKING SHIT THE NEW BOOKS RECORD IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD WHAT THE FUCK YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

The intricate layering of samples that leads to a Dadaist ridiculousness coated in meaningful emotional epiphanies and vice versa is PRECISELY why The Books fucking rule.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Jul 2010, 00:28
to-may-to/to-mah-to

Sucks/Dadaist
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 02 Jul 2010, 01:17
yeah i think dada sucks too, so i guess this makes sense.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 02 Jul 2010, 08:52
hey dada rules shut your hipster face
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Cernunnos on 02 Jul 2010, 10:55
also whimsical sound collage does not DADA make.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Jul 2010, 15:58
Ok The Way Out is pretty rad
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: dancarter on 06 Jul 2010, 06:42
Some surprise news...

New Android Lust!  "The Human Animal" comes out on July 22nd...this was announced less than a month before the release date.

And SPV has finally cleared up its financial difficulties it seems, so the long delayed new Skinny Puppy album appears to be coming out on August 31st, after several delays.

On that note, you can now download a new Ohgr track called "Tragek"(one dollar), as well as "Welcome to Collidoscope" and it's dozen or two remiixes(these are free) from his website.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Jul 2010, 01:05
Well shit this new Danzig album is actually pretty rockin'
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 09 Jul 2010, 11:51
New Deerhunter just announced for September. Should be awesome. And apparently there's a new Panda Bear album out that month too.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 11 Jul 2010, 22:05
Well shit this new Danzig album is actually pretty rockin'

I was wondering about that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jul 2010, 06:19
Every review I've seen of it has said that it's mediocre at best and I wouldn't say it quite lives up to the first four records but it's certainly the best out of anything past that and just good fun besides.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 12 Jul 2010, 08:37
Dovey you should be listening to the new Darren Hanlon album because it's ace.

Oh wait I guess you'll have to wait til this weekend because your local record store isn't run by the guy who also runs Hanlon's label. Bummer.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jul 2010, 09:11
What the hell did I ever do you to you Harry?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 12 Jul 2010, 09:18
New Atheist album is expected to be released in November, and also be called "Jupiter"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 12 Jul 2010, 09:19
New Cloud Cult Album is excellent
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Jul 2010, 12:19
Is that the running with wolves EP or something else?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 12 Jul 2010, 12:33
something else
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Jul 2010, 12:34
Sweet, I'll have to listen to it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 12 Jul 2010, 17:23
What the hell did I ever do you to you Harry?

Nah we're cool I just felt like bragging because I've already got the new Darren Hanlon album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 12 Jul 2010, 18:16
I've been listening to Gangland Buries Its Own pretty much nonstop since Friday.   I'm embarrassed to say how many times I've listened to the song Black Swans and Oxycontin in a row.  

I should probably get off my dead ass and rip the CD for upload.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Thrillho on 16 Jul 2010, 14:27
Got the new Phosphorescent album and it's magnificent. One of my AOTY contenders.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: fish across face on 16 Jul 2010, 23:33
Latest Taylor Deupree album is fantastic and generally his label, 12k, is doing awesome things.  

Although the new Giuseppe Ielasi, 'Tools' is all about each track being made from only one sound source (a rubber band, polystyrene box, etc.) and it makes it sound like this is a really novel thing to do when e.g. Matmos did it 11 years ago?  And it didn't seem very inventive then either.

Still, fucking whatever, it sounds great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Jul 2010, 06:01
Faded Paper Planes is pretty great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Jul 2010, 09:42
faded paper figures*
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Jul 2010, 11:32
came on here to post that correction
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Jul 2010, 11:54
the first month or so when i started listening to them their name was like a tongue twister that i could never remember.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Jul 2010, 18:06
holy carp the new cut copy single is goofy good
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 18 Jul 2010, 22:40
but goofy is the worst disney character
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Jul 2010, 11:40
first single from body talk pt. 2 has hit the internets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCI1YkP5zyc&feature=player_embedded)

....I CAME
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Jul 2010, 17:17
Booooooorrrrrring

Bu that's mostly because I've already heard the acoustic version a million times.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Patrick on 20 Jul 2010, 18:06
I got the newest Burzum.

Varg, you old psychotic motherfucker, you've still got it going on.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Jul 2010, 22:45
Booooooorrrrrring

Bu that's mostly because I've already heard the acoustic version a million times.

yeah i mostly stuck to the non-acoustic songs on body talk p1, so i didn't have this problem and now the single version's on repeat all the time
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 22 Jul 2010, 11:50
HEALTH continues to deliver in 2010. ::DISCO2++ is awesome, and big ups to the band for getting up and coming groups like Pink Stallone and Soft Metals to do rmxs for them.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Jul 2010, 12:49
And big ups to those bands for delivering good remixes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 22 Jul 2010, 13:05
worrrrrrrrrrrrrrd.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JimmyJazz on 23 Jul 2010, 12:59
The new Arcade Fire is really good. They sound much more energetic and less weary then they did on Neon Bible; there's even a danceable Heart of Glass-esque song on it! Too awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 23 Jul 2010, 13:56
yeah i'm usually not a big arcade fire fan, but this one is gooooood
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 23 Jul 2010, 18:49
do i get the ratio for this one or do i just download it outright
damn choices.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 23 Jul 2010, 20:56
Mass of The Fermenting Dregs' debut album is out in August.

(http://www.nautiljon.com/images/cd/mass_of_the_fermenting_dregs/hikizuru_beat_made.jpg)

Single 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSG8bLRtOjo&feature=related) and 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RxYmYsa3T4&feature=channel)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Jul 2010, 21:07
Why is there urine all over it?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 23 Jul 2010, 21:10
I like to think it's mustard.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Jul 2010, 21:15
Taste it and find out.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 24 Jul 2010, 08:34
Mass of The Fermenting Dregs' debut album is out in August.

(http://www.nautiljon.com/images/cd/mass_of_the_fermenting_dregs/hikizuru_beat_made.jpg)

Single 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSG8bLRtOjo&feature=related) and 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RxYmYsa3T4&feature=channel)

Wait, I have like two albums from them on iTunes. Are those just vaugely long EPs?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 Jul 2010, 08:41
yeah
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 24 Jul 2010, 09:01
I'll get blasted for this, but Big D and the Kids Table are putting out a new album this year. They said they're moving away from the direction their last two albums went and going back to the straight-up third-wave ska sound they had back in the late 90s.

I mean, I really dug Fluent in Stroll, but I'll eat this shit up.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 25 Jul 2010, 14:46
Yeah I was really impressed by that. Maybe not quite as consistent as the EPs but that'd be nitpicking. Still a solid album.

Was playing around with Last.FM's "Similar Artists" to Low and while it didn't find anything quite as good, it did suggest Picastro, whose album from this year is pretty damn good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 29 Jul 2010, 07:01
Intronaut have debuted a song from their new album on Invisible Oranges (http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2010/07/world-premiere-intronaut-elegy/).  It sounds super rad
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 29 Jul 2010, 11:26
So stoked to see Intronaut play the new stuff live. Buncha good shit this year...

the depreciation guild - spirit youth
rosetta - a determinism of morality
minus the bear - OMNI
108 - 18.61
chalk talk - the food chain
reflection eternal - revolutions per minute
big boi - sir lucious left foot: the son of chico dusty
the roots - how I got over
red sparowes - the fear is excruciating, but therein lies the answer
the wonder years - the upsides
seahaven - ghost
castevet - the echo and the light
alcest - ecailles de lune
altar of plagues - tides
nails - unsilent death
trap them - filth rations
surfer blood - astrocoast
harvey milk - a small turn of human kindness
defeated sanity - chapters of repugnance
wormed - quasineautrality
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Jul 2010, 16:59
the Best Coast album really makes me wish I lived somewhere warmer.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 01 Aug 2010, 18:38
So on first listen this new Arcade Fire album's kind of tedious and uninspiring, huh?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 01 Aug 2010, 22:11
Nope!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 01 Aug 2010, 22:14
Maybe mine's broken.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 01 Aug 2010, 22:21
Don't worry, my dad feels the same way.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 01 Aug 2010, 22:34
Your dad feels that the Arcade Fire released an amazing first album, a disappointing and somewhat turgid second album, and now a third album that sounds suspiciously like they're going through the motions?

That's pretty astute of him!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: RallyMonkey on 02 Aug 2010, 00:10
Why aren't we talking about Darren Hanlon instead?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 02 Aug 2010, 00:14
Because my copy of the album's packed away in a box and I haven't been able to listen to it recently? I dunno.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: RallyMonkey on 02 Aug 2010, 00:19
I don't think I've listened to anything but Darren Hanlon since you mentioned getting his new album. I don't think I've ever fallen in love with an artist this quickly.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 02 Aug 2010, 00:51
Your dad feels that the Arcade Fire released an amazing first album, a disappointing and somewhat turgid second album, and now a third album that sounds suspiciously like they're going through the motions?

That's pretty astute of him!

wanna meet that dad

i've been listening to 'love king' by the-dream. it rules. there's like a bunch of songs that just go seamlessly into each other, including "sex intelligent" going without a break into its own remix
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 02 Aug 2010, 02:24
a third album that sounds suspiciously like they're going through the motions?

Just this one, I'm pretty sure I didn't even imply a little bit about the other shit. Nice try though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 02 Aug 2010, 04:34
I just wanted to make it clear that I wasn't criticising the album because I'm an Arcade Fire hater.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Gridgm on 02 Aug 2010, 18:57
it sounds like a rock group trying to do indie instead of arcade fire doing what they usually do
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 03 Aug 2010, 20:04
Oh god Autopsy have reunited and are in the process of making an EP, soon to be followed by a full-length

2010 is turning out to be a great year for death metal reunions now Morbid Angel just needs to hurry up and finish the "I" album I mean seriously goddammit
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 07 Aug 2010, 00:21
(http://www.wearepopslags.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Robyn_Body-Talk-Pt-2_500x500.jpg)

September  6th
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 07 Aug 2010, 04:54
it just leaked D:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 07 Aug 2010, 09:59
Is Eels seriously putting out another album this month?

Two in one year? This better not suck, E.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 07 Aug 2010, 10:05
the first one kinda did
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 07 Aug 2010, 10:42
it just leaked D:

: l
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 07 Aug 2010, 10:50
SO GOOD
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 07 Aug 2010, 10:50
i actually like the track with snoop a lot, i was not expecting that
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 07 Aug 2010, 19:23
Guys I can't wait till the thermals album, even if it could be over a year away. Like, I've basically only been listening to Now We Can See for the past week.

Edit: and that El-P Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 10 Aug 2010, 07:36
oh god Kvelertak oh god oh god
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 10 Aug 2010, 08:22
Three new Eluvium EPs are coming out by the end of the year. Maybe they'll make up for the largely boring Similes?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Aug 2010, 10:00
maybe you can suck a dick, similes was great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 10 Aug 2010, 10:46
It had some great moments but it's probably his least memorable album by far and often sounds like a bunch of sketches, like he had some cool ideas but couldn't quite bring them to fruition. This has been a year full of ambient artists using vocals for the first time and to be perfectly honest not one of them has been super successful. Similes is no exception. Seeing him live for the 5th or 6th time or so and having it be a fairly lame show (far too quiet, almost entirely new material which, let me tell you, does not translate into an interesting live show) certainly didn't help. Luckily his upcoming ep on temp. res. has an 11-minute long instrumental in the vein of Taken or New Animals From the Air which makes me very, very happy to hear.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Aug 2010, 23:50
admire the new weezer album cover

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8b/Weezer_Hurley_album_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 Aug 2010, 00:38
never listened to weezer, never will, but i'd made that decision long before i saw that atrocious cover
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Aug 2010, 02:17
That is an incredibly silly decision.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 Aug 2010, 02:26
probably not
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 12 Aug 2010, 04:29
It's a decision that's getting better by the day.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Aug 2010, 06:14
Yeah but just because their new music is pretty middling doesn't mean you should ignore pinkerton or weezer. Granted, everything after the green album is forgettable, and I'm sure that one is even just a big nostalgic factor for me. But pinkerton is still one of those albums I really enjoy listening to quite often.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Aug 2010, 06:54
admire the new weezer album cover

(http://media.photobucket.com/image/trollface.jpg/Takorax/trollface.jpg)

?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 12 Aug 2010, 09:20
Anyone heard that Boris collaboration with Ian Astbury? They sold it at the show, but I was saving my money for Amplifier Worship.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 12 Aug 2010, 09:57
A long time ago we had a "worst album cover" thread. If that were to be resurrected, and I'm definitely not saying it should be, that Weezer cover would be high on my list. Or low on my list. Near the number one spot, in any case.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JimmyJazz on 12 Aug 2010, 13:07
And in recent news, Rivers Cuomo smokes 20 bowls of crack at once before deciding on the final cover for the next Weezer album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 12 Aug 2010, 13:13
their new music is pretty middling
That's putting it very, very lightly.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Aug 2010, 23:24
That cover still isn't as bad as Raditude's was.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 13 Aug 2010, 10:18
A picture of Jorge Garcia is worse than any dog picture ever.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Aug 2010, 17:13
I thought the cover of Radtitude was pretty cool. The only even remotely OK thing about that utter fucking trainwreck of a cultural document, actually.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Aug 2010, 13:11
New sufjan stevens ep
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 20 Aug 2010, 16:05
meh
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Aug 2010, 16:18
IT'S SO GOOD.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Aug 2010, 16:21
new Klaxons is kinda shitty though
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Aug 2010, 16:56
I want the Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game soundtrack so bad

also Fuck You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAV0XrbEwNc&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Aug 2010, 18:25
Fuck You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5iUvpjii14&feature=av2n)

FYP
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 20 Aug 2010, 18:46
IT'S SO GOOD.

Is it? The title track is messy and bloated, The Owl and the Tanager has been transformed from the gorgeous, haunting, and powerful solo piano/voice piece that it is live into some echo-y, spaced out snoozer, Enchanting Ghost and Amrika are totally forgettable, Mouth of Gabriel is downright irritating with its stupid electronic gurgles and bleeps, and the less said about Djohariah, a song which should have really started around the 11 minute mark, the better. And this is coming from a genuine Sufjan Stevens fan. This sounds like a random collection of bad B-sides. For the first real material from the dude in years and years, I'm seriously disappointed.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 20 Aug 2010, 19:23
new Klaxons is kinda shitty though

SURPRISE
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 21 Aug 2010, 01:12
Is it?

yes
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 21 Aug 2010, 01:15
also i liked a fair few songs off klaxons' old record a lot. golden skans is catchy as fucc
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 21 Aug 2010, 13:58
New Venetian Snares yaaaaaaaay. And it's a return to breakcore from the hardcore acid of Filth yaaaaay.

yaaaaay.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 21 Aug 2010, 20:45
The new Thermals album leaked
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 21 Aug 2010, 21:29
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 21 Aug 2010, 21:40
like, my day was pretty awesome already, but you just made it infinitely better. I need pay day to happen and then not spend the money until so that I can justify downloading this right now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 21 Aug 2010, 22:31
I'm liking it better than Now We Can See.

Your Love Is So Strong is a thing of beauty
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Aug 2010, 08:12
Anyone heard that Boris collaboration with Ian Astbury? They sold it at the show, but I was saving my money for Amplifier Worship.

Give me a week. I ordered it from Southern Lord on Friday.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Aug 2010, 18:01
So, I like it, but I'm a bit surprised by it? Not as much anthemic chanting and rock, but it's still definitely ... the thermals?

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 22 Aug 2010, 21:13
New Thermals is rad yes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Radical AC on 23 Aug 2010, 04:49
I like its bassier punch, but miss the twangy guitar leads sometimes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 24 Aug 2010, 12:07
probably several pages too late but the new !!! is rather good
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 24 Aug 2010, 15:15
Jimmy Edgar's new album is like Controversy-era Prince, Rick James and Daft Punk fucking and recording the results for posterity.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 24 Aug 2010, 18:43
probably several pages too late but the new !!! is rather good

yeah it is.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 25 Aug 2010, 11:54
(http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/shared/uploads/photos/04141_prc-207estore.jpg)

fuck yessssss
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 25 Aug 2010, 14:52
I thought they were called PYRAMIDDDD
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Radical AC on 25 Aug 2010, 22:38
They changed their name back.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 26 Aug 2010, 06:27
They are streaming two songs (http://official.fm/track/145833) from Julie Christmas' forthcoming solo album.  They sound remarkably like Made Out of Babies material, which is more than I could ever ask for

Album's out November 7th
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 Aug 2010, 10:50
I am excite
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Dazed on 26 Aug 2010, 10:58
I am unsure if anyone itt actually listens to power metal, but the new Blind Guardian album finally came out in the U.S. and is fucking awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 26 Aug 2010, 12:16
Anyone know anything about that new Maserati album coming out? I know it's the final recordings with their deceased drummer, but did it leak or anything?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 26 Aug 2010, 19:58
My top ten records of the year so far at this moment (since it's around the 2/3 mark) in no particular order are:

Emeralds - Does it Look Like I'm Here?
Higuma - Den of the Spirits
Altar Eagle - Mechanical Gardens
Daniel Bjarnason - Processions
Ajilvsga - Origin of the Chaul
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
Yellow Swans - Going Places
Kyle Bobby Dunn - A Young Persons Guide to...
The North Sea - Bloodlines
Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Seeping Through the Veil of the Unconscious

And my most anticipated releases are:
Xela - The Sublime
Xela - Excorcisms
Xela w/ Svarte Greiner/Keith Fullerton Whitman Split
Twells and Christiansen - Coast
Concern - Casaerean
Higuma - Pacific Fog Dreams
Barn Owl - Ancestral Star
Moholy Nagy LP
En LP
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 Aug 2010, 21:56
Never heard of any of them
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 27 Aug 2010, 02:02

Barn Owl - Ancestral Star


Are these the Glasgow Barn Owl?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 27 Aug 2010, 07:42
Nope, these guys are from California. Didn't know there was another one although I guess I'm not too surprised.

Never heard of any of them

check out the Emeralds and the Forest Swords albums. I think you might like them. Oh! and the Altar Eagle, of course. Pop album of the year, that. You can hear that one here: http://typerecords.com/releases/mechanical-gardens-2
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 27 Aug 2010, 09:02
Daniel Bjarnason - Processions

never heard of most of the stuff on yr list (gives me a few more ideas to check out in the near future anyway so cheers!) but this is legitimately awesome. good call
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 27 Aug 2010, 09:37
Most of the stuff on there isn't at like like the Bjarnason record (which is indeed awesome. probably my favorite of the year so far). The Dunn album is very minimal, Stars of the Lid-ish, Motion Sickness of Time Travel will appeal to Grouper fans in a big way (think reverby murk with haunting female vocals), Altar Eagle is scuzzy electro-pop, The North Sea and Ajlvsga are super dense, heavy, caustic soundscape drone stuff, Yellow Swans is epic, shimmering noise, Forest Swords and Emeralds are synthy electronics stuff, beat heavy and beautiful, Higuma is big, deep Americana drone. Everyone should listen to all of them!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 27 Aug 2010, 09:56
never been a huge drone fan but most of the rest of that sounds worth a listen, thanks for the brief write-ups!

finally got around to listening to the Janelle Monae album after seeing something 'bout it in the paper today, wicked record
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 27 Aug 2010, 11:01
new sufjan stevens track (http://pitchfork.com/news/39892-listen-new-sufjan-stevens-i-walked/)

proper album "the age of adz" out october 12th


fkhdjlhkgdlhdjkfhskghjf
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 27 Aug 2010, 12:04
I feel better now about this new Sufjan thing despite the lackluster new EP because, despite the fact that that's possibly the worst album title of the year, I like this track a lot.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 27 Aug 2010, 14:39
Emeralds - Does it Look Like I'm Here?

yessss I've been listening to this basically nonstop
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 27 Aug 2010, 17:38
10. MGMT - Congratulations

 :-o
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 27 Aug 2010, 18:37
8. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

 :-o
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 27 Aug 2010, 19:18
I guess I need to get in on that Emeralds album
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 27 Aug 2010, 20:07
Why don't you just save yourself some time and get an Ash Ra Temple album

#yeahisaidit
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 28 Aug 2010, 00:56
I can't really place my feelings for Forgiveness Rock Record. I suppose it's a bit of ehhhhh feeling. I don't hate it, nor do I love it.

Anywho, I'm really digging the new Cancer Bats. Feels like their best yet.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 28 Aug 2010, 07:27
I just thought Forgiveness Rock Record was boring, to be perfectly honest. I lisened to it numerous times in different situations. (ie. having a complete, focused listen; listening to it while playing video games, while doing stuff, you know?) I didn't enjoy any of those listens. I'll try giving it another chance, because I hear the "grower" term used a lot when describing that album, but I don't think it'll make my top 10.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 28 Aug 2010, 08:45
Seeing them live twice has definitely helped I think, but dang I do like that album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 28 Aug 2010, 22:10
Read the interview with Julie Christmas in this month's Decibel, one of her responses suggests that 'Bow' will be the sole Made Out of Babies-sounding track on her solo album.

Oh well, I guess.  My erection remains unflagging
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 30 Aug 2010, 09:42
Just so y'all are aware, the new Enslaved album is really great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 30 Aug 2010, 11:35
I just thought Forgiveness Rock Record was boring, to be perfectly honest. I lisened to it numerous times in different situations. (ie. having a complete, focused listen; listening to it while playing video games, while doing stuff, you know?) I didn't enjoy any of those listens. I'll try giving it another chance, because I hear the "grower" term used a lot when describing that album, but I don't think it'll make my top 10.

This. I expected a lot from this album too, since I'm a huge BSS fan. I feel like it's too all-over-the-place, and there really aren't many standout tracks. 
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 31 Aug 2010, 03:43
[pariah] I prefer Forgiveness Rock Record to You Forgot It In People [/pariah]
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 31 Aug 2010, 07:20
The new arcade fire music video is pretty rad (http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 31 Aug 2010, 09:38
Anyone heard that Boris collaboration with Ian Astbury? They sold it at the show, but I was saving my money for Amplifier Worship.

Give me a week. I ordered it from Southern Lord on Friday.

The packaging is superb (of course. Stephen O'Malley did the artwork (and the poster that came with it!), the vinyl is excellent (180g, and pink), Ian's voice is great, but my favorite track is the cover of "Rain" with Wata on vocals and Michio Kurihara on guitar.

Side note: Is Michio Kurihara actually a member of Boris now, or does he just guest on everything they do?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 31 Aug 2010, 11:45
I think he just guests everything. I'll have to check that collaboration out, though. There's still a lot from Boris that I haven't heard...like that Wata split called "She's So Heavy".
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 31 Aug 2010, 12:01
It seems like he's an unofficial official member of the band by now. He tours with them, plays on all their recordings, but they still always list him as a separate entity, even on the show posters.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 31 Aug 2010, 20:55
i mean i dont know if you guys have already talked about this but goddamn i just put on the new this will destroy you and holy shit it actually rules
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 01 Sep 2010, 07:19
Communal Blood or Moving On the Edges of Things? They're both amazing, but yeah. I'd link to it right now, but I'm at work and it's blocked, so go on Youtube and check out "Black Dunes". There's a professionally-filmed video of it by some dude from Montreal, and I think it's my favourite song from them yet.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 01 Sep 2010, 07:30
i wasn't aware communal blood even existed. moving on the edges of things is awesome though they sound like fucking romance of young tigers its so good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 01 Sep 2010, 07:34
They put it on their Myspace a while ago, and I figured there would be another song on the EP, but I think it's just that. I swear, there are borderline black metal moments on Communal Blood. TWDY just get better and better.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 01 Sep 2010, 10:24
Also, anyone heard the album Rocket Fire, by a band called Ceremony (non-hardcore)? It came out this year, and I checked a bit of it out yesterday - fantastic stuff if you're into stuff 80s dreampop and shoegaze. It also really gives me a The Jesus and Mary Chain vibe.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 01 Sep 2010, 11:37
So I finally listened to Sally Seltmann's new album. It's pretty much exactly what I expected, which is certainly not bad. All her work balances right on the edge of how precious I can handle. She's got a beautiful voice though and she enunciates really clearly and I just love that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Sep 2010, 12:01
She kinda reminds me of Olivia Newton-John or something and I dunno how to feel about that
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 02 Sep 2010, 08:32
Holy dang, the art for Atheist's upcoming album is rad as fucking hell.  I don't even have a turntable, and I might buy it on vinyl just to hold in my hands and stare at it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 03 Sep 2010, 11:04
Oh Em Geeeeeeeeee (http://thequietus.com/articles/04901-news-aphex-twin-new-album-imminent)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Sep 2010, 11:14
lolwot
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Sep 2010, 06:56
New Das Racist mixtape out on the 14th. It's called Sit Down, Man

"Could've gone a couple of different ways on that. Could've called it 'Relax, Brah'."
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Sep 2010, 20:59
Hey that Loma Prieta is fucking great
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 05 Sep 2010, 06:32
Recording of Ulcerate's 3rd record is nearing completion, and they've set up this really rad page (http://www.ulcerate-official.com/The-Destroyers-Of-All/) for people to keep track of what they've been up to

I am under the impression that it will be more atmospheric than Everything Is Fire, and that suits me just fine
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 05 Sep 2010, 15:01
guys thanks for telling me about that emeralds album it rocks
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 05 Sep 2010, 15:56
Holy god, Kvelertak are so good
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 07 Sep 2010, 08:17
Anyone listen to the new Weezer album? The whole thing is on their Myspace page. I kept hearing it was actually pretty good from people, but I listened to about half of it, and then just skimmed through the rest, and it was lame.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 07 Sep 2010, 15:18
this also works for their whole career.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 08 Sep 2010, 09:47
Dude reviewing the latest Fear Factory album as Gene Hoglan's solo debut (http://thenumberoftheblog.com/2010/09/08/fucking-metal-album-reviews-gene-hoglan-mechanize/)

I wasn't that impressed by it, sounded exactly like Strapping Young Lad except an SYL from an alternate dimension that never had anything to do with Devin Townsend

Edit: Also, holy Christ, Electric Wizard have a new album coming out November 1st and it will be called Black Masses

Edit Edit: Also also, Deathspell Omega are releasing a new album, the last record in their trilogy, on November 8th.  It will be called Paracletus.  Here (http://www.noevdia.com/images/enter/2010Paracletus.jpg) is the artwork

My boner has split off into multiple hydra-boners that would likely grow back were they to be lopped off

Edit Edit Edit: Also also also, High Violet is so beautiful I don't know how I did not realize this until now
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 08 Sep 2010, 17:37
Guys the new Tweak Bird sounds rad
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 09 Sep 2010, 02:09
Yeah it really does.

Also, new Royksopp is streaming on hypemachine (http://hypem.com/#/artist/royksopp?utm_source=hypem&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=user).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 09 Sep 2010, 08:08

Edit: Also, holy Christ, Electric Wizard have a new album coming out November 1st and it will be called Black Masses

Edit Edit: Also also, Deathspell Omega are releasing a new album, the last record in their trilogy, on November 8th.  It will be called Paracletus.  Here (http://www.noevdia.com/images/enter/2010Paracletus.jpg) is the artwork

So stoked for that Electric Wizard album, and that album cover is really badass.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 09 Sep 2010, 15:18
Guys the new Tweak Bird sounds rad

that fuckin sax? so sick

definitely wasn't expecting that
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 09 Sep 2010, 16:15
Also, new Royksopp is streaming on hypemachine (http://hypem.com/artist/royksopp).

I am so disappointed in this album as a whole. The Drug is a fantastic track but the rest of the album lacks any cohesion or structure and it just starts benignly and tails off into nothingness. Such a shame as I love the other Royksopp albums and had such high hopes for this one.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Sep 2010, 13:13
new sufjan track "too much" (http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/track/too-much)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Sep 2010, 17:00
So Die Antwoord are officially releasing $O$ October 12th

here is the official album cover

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/Die-Antwoord-SOS-Cover.jpg)

whaaaaaat
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 11 Sep 2010, 17:47
new sufjan track "too much" (http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/track/too-much)

I am really liking this tune. The first few times I put it on I was pretty much not listening to it, but when I actually did I was like "yeah, this is pretty good"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 12 Sep 2010, 02:20
Neubauten announce Euro / US tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary (http://www.neubauten.org/?q=live). Every tour stop will consist of 2 days - The first day, a concert. Second day, showing of films / solo project sets / sets of unreleased band material / seminars.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Sep 2010, 07:50
So it's kind of like Gathering of the Juggalos right
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 12 Sep 2010, 14:46
Gathering of the Germanlos
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Sep 2010, 16:01
Oh, thanks, now I'll see "Juggalos" as "without Jugga" from now on.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Avec on 14 Sep 2010, 19:58
Oh my god.
Quote
http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B0040T7B2M/191-8768762-0546727?SubscriptionId=1WPDC61RZSX987WPDVR2
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 14 Sep 2010, 20:04
Hmm.

Quote
The album features duets with Norah Jones and actress Carey Mulligan
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 14 Sep 2010, 20:14
Norah Jones? Boo. Carey Mulligan is pretty cute though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 14 Sep 2010, 20:20
Carey who?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 14 Sep 2010, 20:37
Carey who (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Carey+Mulligan)?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 14 Sep 2010, 20:38
How do I click link? all this internet stuff is scary
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 14 Sep 2010, 20:41
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3765/ngbbs4c16d7774ad88.gif)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 14 Sep 2010, 20:46
also whoa that Kasper Bjørke album is tits.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 14 Sep 2010, 21:15
This EP's been out since April, but I slept on it hardcore and it is great.

http://www.hipfolkinc.com/members/78/albums.php (http://www.hipfolkinc.com/members/78/albums.php)

I don't really know much about this group, Land Lord, except that there's two of them and they're from LA, but this shit is excellent. I've had "The Upset" stuck in my head all day.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 14 Sep 2010, 22:47
Carey Mulligan is pretty cute though.

Oh she's cute as a button, but there is not a great track record of cute actresses becoming enjoyable singers.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 14 Sep 2010, 22:49
Zooey Deschanel's decent enough and Scarlett Johansson's track with what's-his-face ended up being the only good part about his album, so there's hope yet.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: DarkAvenger on 15 Sep 2010, 02:34
From Police Teeth's facebook page (I know there are Police Teeth fans here)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs607.snc4/58767_435225254353_31517629353_4796544_1986898_n.jpg)

Seriously if you haven't listened to Real Size Monster Series yet, then you are missing out.
Unfortunately this is said to be due out for early 2011 but we don't have a thread for that yet.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Sep 2010, 10:28
That new Dungen album, it's pretty fantastic.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 16 Sep 2010, 11:01
Strand of Oaks album is fast becoming my favourite fucking thing.

On the trance front, the Hiroyuki Oda and Super8 & Tab LPs are a rare brace of consistently solid albums in what's essentially a singles market. Stoneface & Terminal still to come, too.

And new Manics on the horizon. 2010 is going swimmingly.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 16 Sep 2010, 22:36
The cover art and name for the new Killing The Dream album leaked. Incredibly stoked for their new album, since their song on Deathwish's MMX was amazing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 16 Sep 2010, 22:49
a new big spider's back ep, yay
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 18 Sep 2010, 16:36
the new Deerhunter album is really good. crazy opener.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 18 Sep 2010, 17:04
oh wow. new Torche leaked as well. and has anyone listened to the new No Age yet?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 18 Sep 2010, 17:39
I'm not sure how I feel about the new No Age. all I know is that the new Women is 1000x better
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Sep 2010, 08:29
I have probably said this before but man I love Personal Life.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Radical AC on 19 Sep 2010, 22:08
New Japandroids Single announced.  Heavenword Grand Prix.  Download the A-side at Stereogum (http://stereogum.com/502282/japandroids-heavenward-grand-prix-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 20 Sep 2010, 16:01
Yeah, the Japandroids song is pretty awesome. A bit shoegazey in comparison to their usual style, but it's still not nearly as good as "Younger Us", imo. Also, the new Envy leaked if anyone cares.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Sep 2010, 18:40
That doesn't mean much though because "Younger Us" is easily a nominee for track of the year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Sep 2010, 20:38
also whoa phoenix just released the full wolfgang amadeus phoenix multitrack album for free
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 20 Sep 2010, 20:42
kudos to them
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Radical AC on 20 Sep 2010, 23:56
That doesn't mean much though because "Younger Us" is easily a nominee for track of the year.

I think I can get behind this statement 100%  Which, really is a credit to them because 2010 is freaking brilliant in terms of music coming out almost daily.

Also, the singles series release cover all strike me as really classy.  Black and white punk rock action shots just look cool.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 21 Sep 2010, 11:38
Plus they're all on clear vinyl. Can you top that? No.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 21 Sep 2010, 12:07
http://www.profoundlorerecords.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=998&Itemid=2

Finally, a release date.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 21 Sep 2010, 12:22
November is going to fucking destroy me
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 21 Sep 2010, 15:13
Hey cool.

Wait, I don't live on the west coast. Retract cool.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 21 Sep 2010, 15:28
Now that I can listen to a good quality Deerhunter rip, I can definitely say Halcyon Digest is their second best record. I rank them:
 1. Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.
 2. Halcyon Digest
 3. Cryptograms
 4. Fluorescent Grey
 5. Turn it Up Faggot
 6. Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 21 Sep 2010, 17:12
it rent my heart not to see Cryptograms in #1 but otherwise I can get behind that list
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 21 Sep 2010, 18:13
It's by no means a bad record (still one of my favourites) but I just kinda find Cryptograms a little pretentious . It felt like it had drone for drone's sake and that was separate from the pop songs. I feel that Microcastle really brought those together much better.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 21 Sep 2010, 21:52
That is a perfectly reasonable accusation, but I just love how dark and feverish it feels in comparison to Microcastle. I must admit though that the flow of Little Kids through Nothing Ever Happened is probably the most perfectly cohesive arrangement of songs I've ever heard
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 21 Sep 2010, 22:43
holy fucking tits Solar Bears is blowing my goddamn dick off
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 21 Sep 2010, 23:49
Not to self-promote, but a site I write for is streaming their new EP, so I'll post a link if anyone wants it. Great band, though, I agree.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 21 Sep 2010, 23:59
EP's been out for awhile! About a month, actually. But the full album dropped yesterday, and it's pretty dang glorious. Check in the *cough snort* thread.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Sep 2010, 11:05
yeah. yeah definitely.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 23 Sep 2010, 07:21
The new Adversarial album is so incredibly gooooood

Once you change the equalizer settings so the snare drum isn't so obnoxious that is

Would any metal-loving dudes want to hear it?  It is balls-heavy Canadian death metal, I could put a de-snared version up on the "wink, cough" the thread thing
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 23 Sep 2010, 15:07
Yes please.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 Sep 2010, 19:38
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2rs-rH0BqRg/S7rd6gpLbwI/AAAAAAAACfU/gecb0d5uSag/s1600/christopher+lee+by+the+sword+and+the+cross.jpg)

Cheesiest album of the year
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 25 Sep 2010, 19:22
Also Das Racist has a new mixtape out (http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/das-racist-sit-down-man/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 27 Sep 2010, 20:16
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2rs-rH0BqRg/S7rd6gpLbwI/AAAAAAAACfU/gecb0d5uSag/s1600/christopher+lee+by+the+sword+and+the+cross.jpg)

Most awesome album of the year
Fixed that for you. No need to thank me.

Seriously, odds are I wouldn't like that album in the least, but I want to find it now because of that cover.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 27 Sep 2010, 20:19
I uploaded it in the *hush hush* thread.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 01 Oct 2010, 16:59
Just a heads up, the Julie Christmas solo album is fantastic
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 01 Oct 2010, 18:18
Is it streaming somewhere or did it leak?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 01 Oct 2010, 18:41
I uh, I got a promo copy writing for a blog
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 01 Oct 2010, 19:18
I will await it patiently.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Christophe on 01 Oct 2010, 19:23
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs607.snc4/58767_435225254353_31517629353_4796544_1986898_n.jpg)

Fuck Yeah.

On a related note, PT's 2nd guitarist, Adam, is selling me a Traynor TS-50 soon. So stoked for it to be coming next week!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: smack that isaiah on 02 Oct 2010, 07:54
...There's a drive open on that screen titled "PORN (D:)"
Now, if it's from Police Teeth's own facebook, could it be a joke by themselves? 
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 03 Oct 2010, 10:00
my face when Sufjan Stevens says "fuck" on his new album
:O
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Oct 2010, 20:51
am i the only one who wasn't stunned by that?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 03 Oct 2010, 20:57
He swore?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 03 Oct 2010, 21:10
in the second to last track one of the choruses is "I'm not fuckin' around"

it's actually kind of intense, as contrived as it may sound
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 04 Oct 2010, 00:00
I wasn't surprised, I was just SUPER FUCKING STOKED because it was so awesome
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Oct 2010, 13:48
Also Das Racist has a new mixtape out (http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/das-racist-sit-down-man/)

a) Rooftop is such a sick fucking track

b) The new Japandroids single is really growing on me. Can't wait to get it in le mail next month.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 04 Oct 2010, 19:19
New Kylesa leaked. So fucking good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Oct 2010, 19:21
Sacre bleu!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 04 Oct 2010, 19:23
I totally just made my middle school french teacher cry.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: celticgeek on 04 Oct 2010, 21:00
Tsk, tsk.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 07 Oct 2010, 22:03
New Die Antwoord music video is bonertastic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZikzPNM08w)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 07 Oct 2010, 22:26
god their beats are so awful

which in this case is strange because diplo
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 07 Oct 2010, 22:29
I thought you just meant it was really good, I was definitely not expecting literal boners

it's hard not to respect Ninja's earnestness. I'm all up in the club in my underpants

edit: somebody needs to make lots of .gifs from this video, it is the .gif avatar mother lode
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 07 Oct 2010, 22:37
god their beats are so awful

which in this case is strange because diplo
I'm half-convinced he just caught lightning in a bottle with MIA, because Major Lazer bores me to tears.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 08 Oct 2010, 01:48
New Die Antwoord music video is bonertastic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZikzPNM08w)

Yes, I do know this song is about circumcision but is the fact that Wanga "is not a gay" directly related to the fact his "penis is clean"?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 08 Oct 2010, 01:55
I know it's a Die Antwoord video when it ends and I ask myself "What the fuck did I just watch?"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 08 Oct 2010, 17:59
Deerhoof, aka your favorite band just signed to polyvinyl, will release new album soon (http://pitchfork.com/news/40343-deerhoof-sign-to-polyvinyl-for-new-album/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 09 Oct 2010, 02:30
polyvinyl rules
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 09 Oct 2010, 07:36
Deerhoof, aka your favorite band just signed to polyvinyl, will release new album soon (http://pitchfork.com/news/40343-deerhoof-sign-to-polyvinyl-for-new-album/)

If their terrible rubs off on Japandroids I will murder that fucking woman.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Cernunnos on 09 Oct 2010, 08:07
dude
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 09 Oct 2010, 08:11
They are to me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 09 Oct 2010, 10:44
what's wrong with Japandroids' guitar tone? I think it suits their sound
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 10 Oct 2010, 00:28
totally does. if anything they've gotten better - I can see how people would dislike post-nothing (if they be trippin), but younger us is just amazing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 10 Oct 2010, 18:49
shitty is subjective, etc etc sam's entitled to be wrong

but yes he is wrong, japandroids are killer

and also i enjoy deerhoof, i was not being sarcastic in that previous post
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 11 Oct 2010, 08:37
I dunno man I'm no huge Japandroids apologist or anything but I think that's sort of the effect they were aiming for on that particular track
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 11 Oct 2010, 09:28
That new Deerhoof track is pretty ace. Looking forward to their new album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 11 Oct 2010, 11:01
anyways odd future is better than japandroids and download tyler the creator's album Bastard (http://oddfuture.tumblr.com/post/408774636/tyler-creator-bastard) because it's insane and has some of the best beats this cot damn year you FUCKING NIMRODS

I can't the file got removed or something
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 11 Oct 2010, 14:26
it doesn't sound like a big wall of stinky mud in the good way

Man, I like it. Makes me want tons and tons of pedals.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 12 Oct 2010, 17:59
Jesu's reissue of Heartache includes 4 previously unreleased tracks on a second disk, I guess this means I need to get it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 12 Oct 2010, 18:28
new hercules and love affair incoming (http://pitchfork.com/news/40378-hercules-and-love-reveal-new-lp-release-details/)

i liked their debut a lot so color me excited
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 12 Oct 2010, 19:00
the new belle and sebastian is so glorious
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 12 Oct 2010, 22:25
I've never paid them much attention before but I have to say I'm just loving Lisbon by the Walkmen.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 12 Oct 2010, 22:42
Aww man, really? I gotta finally listen to it. I effing love the Walkmen.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 Oct 2010, 03:18
new hercules and love affair incoming (http://pitchfork.com/news/40378-hercules-and-love-reveal-new-lp-release-details/)

i liked their debut a lot so color me excited

This is indeed exciting news.

On a related note, Swanlight isn't really doing it for me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 13 Oct 2010, 07:03
That new Hanggai album I put in the mediafire thread?

Good fucking god. Have you heard Xig Xile yet?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: conradtao on 13 Oct 2010, 08:06
the new belle and sebastian is so glorious

I think it's utterly mediocre, to be honest.

The new Women, on the other hand....
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 13 Oct 2010, 16:13
alright i listened to "heavenward grand prix" that guitar sounds like shit it sounds like a big wall of stinky mud. it sounds better on their cover of Shame off the same release, but man does the guitar on heavenward grand prix sound bad
link fixed

yer trippin. seriously though, I feel like their tone gives their music so much character. if it weren't for that, I'm not sure if they would appeal to me like they do.

last time I saw them live, brian's rig blew me away. like literally. when I first saw them I don't remember it being nearly as powerful - I think he must have improved it since '09.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 14 Oct 2010, 10:28
John Darnielle and Franklin Bruno have an album coming out under the moniker The Extra Lens.  The album is called Undercard.  You can stream it here.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130379352
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 14 Oct 2010, 15:31
The new Fake Problems is so much better than their last one.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: smack that isaiah on 14 Oct 2010, 15:44
Really?  I heard meh things about it.  Either way, I still want to pick it up.  I tried going yesterday to my local indie record store and they didn't have it :/
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 14 Oct 2010, 15:52
Better than the second, not as good as the first.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BeoPuppy on 15 Oct 2010, 00:52
New Dimmu Borgir (yay!)
New Tristania (Yay!)
New Serj Tankin (Meh!)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Oct 2010, 08:03
I heard the new Serj wasn't as good as his debut.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 15 Oct 2010, 12:24
new Deathspell Omega song is really good.

also, anyone heard of a band called Orgone? I don't see them mentioned much, and they're one of the better recent metal bands.

http://www.myspace.com/orgoneus
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 18 Oct 2010, 08:10
Matthew Dear is so good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Oct 2010, 09:22
Okay, so I don't have a mediafire upload for this, but this is much more legal anyway, so here's a Spotify link, but also the reason I'm posting it here.

Really good chiptunes.

4mat - Decades (http://open.spotify.com/artist/6Tc3z1ac39lBpfJarGDeCh)

myspace (http://www.myspace.com/4matchipmusic)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 18 Oct 2010, 10:35
Radio rip of a new Electric Wizard song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxpy787LxAE&feature=player_embedded).  Audio quality is balls, but it is still Electric holy-goddamn-motherfucking Wizard
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Oct 2010, 11:28
that 4mat stuff is like 8bit trance... haven't decided whether or not I'm a fan yet, because I generally revile trance.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Oct 2010, 12:01
Yeah, I'm not usually a fan of trance, but this feels different somehow. Less stupid?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 19 Oct 2010, 10:16
Dunno if any of you guys are fans of Withered, but their new album Dualitas is streaming at stereogum (http://stereogum.com/547412/stream-withered-dualitas-stereogum-premiere/franchises/haunting-the-chapel/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 19 Oct 2010, 19:53
Thanks for posting that. This is actually pretty fucking good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Oct 2010, 03:00
I heard the new Serj wasn't as good as his debut.

It isn't. He decided at some point to replace 'the electric guitar' with 'a whole fucking symphony orchestra'. And that is where stuff went wrong, I think. Also, stupid drum things happening, reminding me of ugly pop music.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 20 Oct 2010, 07:47
Oh hey so Julie Christmas has a music video out now and it's um...yeah (http://stereogum.com/548181/julie-christmas-bow-video-stereogum-premiere/franchises/haunting-the-chapel/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 20 Oct 2010, 23:09
Radio rip of a new Electric Wizard song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxpy787LxAE&feature=player_embedded).  Audio quality is balls, but it is still Electric holy-goddamn-motherfucking Wizard

Don't know how I didn't see this before. This sounds really different for them, which is why I'm even more stoked now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 25 Oct 2010, 04:27
This song (http://songbytoadrecords.com/media/YusufAzak-EasternSun.mp3) is going to be released on an album on november 15th.

It's by Yusuf Azak, who sounds a bit like Nick Drake, and the music he makes is really lovely. I'm pretty excited about this album actually.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 25 Oct 2010, 10:41
oh man the new Cloud Control album is awesome. The new Yoyoyo Acapulco is also awesome (though it took a few listens to get into it).

and apparently The 1900's have a new cd coming out in November. We'll see how that goes...I guess they changed the lineup slightly and have...condensed their sound or something, I dunno. We shall see.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 26 Oct 2010, 11:23
New Daft Punk track from Tron: Legacy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPFpcKm0B7U&feature=player_embedded)

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 26 Oct 2010, 11:32
Hell yes that Cloud Control LP! My Fear #2 is my faaaaavorite.
I actually just pre-ordered the 1900s album from Amazon some minutes ago.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 26 Oct 2010, 11:53
In Black Keys related news, whoops. (http://www.rttnews.com/Content/EntertainmentNews.aspx?Section=2&Id=1454263&SM=1)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Oct 2010, 13:07
New Daft Punk track from Tron: Legacy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPFpcKm0B7U&feature=player_embedded)

Meh

(the new outfits look tite though)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 26 Oct 2010, 14:14
The new Two Car Garage album is streaming over hurr (http://www.punknews.org/bands/twocowgarage)

You know how the new Gaslight Anthem is pretty good? This is better.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 26 Oct 2010, 14:45
In Black Keys related news, whoops. (http://www.rttnews.com/Content/EntertainmentNews.aspx?Section=2&Id=1454263&SM=1)

What the hell is a "best breakout video"??
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 26 Oct 2010, 18:03
I like Avey Tare's new solo album more than I liked MPP.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Oct 2010, 05:50
I liked getting bitten at Warped Tour more than I liked MPP, what's your point?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 27 Oct 2010, 12:08
AnCo is shit, this is not new information.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Oct 2010, 13:45
MPP had exactly two good songs on it: "Brother Sport" and "Summertime Clothes"

I have never enjoyed anything else AC has ever done, and I'm okay with that. Those two songs are plenty good enough for me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 27 Oct 2010, 15:44
The Animal Collective hate makes me go  :?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 27 Oct 2010, 16:18
Really? Cos it seems like the hate was pretty clearly explained in the last few posts, it's simple actually. They're not good at music and such
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 27 Oct 2010, 17:32
  Opinions!
   /
 :mrgreen:

(yours are wrong)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 27 Oct 2010, 17:45
I don't think I've mentioned Quest For Fire, yet.  They are an awesome chill psychedelic rock band from Canada, and they've got a new album out

Here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5jXsJF4PM) a little taste, just because I love you

Edit: Oh and also this doesn't really apply to 2010, but Primordial are going to start recording a new album in November, so I'm hopeful for a spring 2011 release and also exciiiiiiteeeed
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 27 Oct 2010, 17:58
Agalloch has news about leaks of their album.

Quote from: Agalloch Facebook page
We've gotten reports that say if you come across a download link for the new album you either end up with the a virus or the new Dream Theater. We're not sure which is worse.

Does anyone know, if I pre-order an album from Amazon, will they send it out the day of release or send it out so I get it the day of release?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Oct 2010, 18:00
It varies. Some things will arrive on release day and others will be shipped that day. Check your shipping options, it should tell you what's available for that item.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 27 Oct 2010, 21:13
Agalloch has news about leaks of their album.

Quote from: Agalloch Facebook page
We've gotten reports that say if you come across a download link for the new album you either end up with the a virus or the new Dream Theater. We're not sure which is worse.

Does anyone know, if I pre-order an album from Amazon, will they send it out the day of release or send it out so I get it the day of release?

Haha, some idiot on another board I post on uploaded the Dream Theater thing. I've heard that it's out there, but that people just aren't leaking it, which is pretty cool.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 27 Oct 2010, 22:28
That's not a good thing! (I want free Agalloch  :mrgreen:)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 28 Oct 2010, 06:32
  Opinions!
   /
 :mrgreen:

(yours are wrong)

I'm alright with it if you think I'm wrong. It just means my ears work.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 29 Oct 2010, 10:58
I agree with this bot, Hannah Montana's music is brilliant.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Oct 2010, 13:13
I'm kind of glad we've got bots now, most of them are pretty fucking entertaning.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 29 Oct 2010, 14:02
Stream of new Agalloch song (http://stereogum.com/560291/hear-agallochs-the-watchers-monolith-read-our-qa-with-john-haughm/franchises/haunting-the-chapel/) (surprise, it's really good)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Oct 2010, 16:09
Shit yes
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Oct 2010, 19:29
holy crap that is good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Spluff on 29 Oct 2010, 21:09
That is brilliant (though if this is an indication of the quality of the whole album it's not a patch on Ashes or The Mantle - but then again what is?).

I don't like the new drummer though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 29 Oct 2010, 21:34
I'm kind of glad we've got bots now, most of them are pretty fucking entertaning.

The fact that it actually contributed on-topic to the thread indicates that this bot is clearly trying to break out of its simple bot programming and participate in the world of hu-mans. Poor bot, it knows it is just a machine but it will never know what it is like to love.

Or to enjoy good music, apparently.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 29 Oct 2010, 22:38
That is brilliant (though if this is an indication of the quality of the whole album it's not a patch on Ashes or The Mantle - but then again what is?).

I don't like the new drummer though.
I like the new drummer, I was listening to From Which Of This Oak earlier tonight and really noticed the difference in the quality of the drumming. Not meaning to insult Haughm, but his drumming is almost clumsy compared to Aesop's.

What I find funny is that this new song reminds me a lot of The Wilderness, off of From Which Of This Oak, as well as The Morningside's Moving Crosscurrent Of Time. The Wilderness was described by Haughm as their attempt at Swedish Death Metal worship, and not really their sound, and The Morningside started off as blatant Agalloch worship, before distancing themselves more with Moving Crosscurrent Of Time.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 30 Oct 2010, 00:42
This is a bit different-sounding, but awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 30 Oct 2010, 04:35
I can't stop listening to it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 30 Oct 2010, 09:47
I am now on an Agalloch binge.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 31 Oct 2010, 18:44
I would just like to mention that El Guincho is crazy (http://vimeo.com/15274619)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Kwaping on 01 Nov 2010, 09:22
Reverb junkies, check out the new Panico album "Kick". The vocals are a bit... strange... but the instrumentals are pretty enjoyable. Gotta love a band that hails from both Chile and France.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 01 Nov 2010, 12:33
another new agalloch song

http://www.vivahaterecords.com/agalloch/

not feeling this one so much
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 01 Nov 2010, 18:54
I'm disappointed to hear that we won't get new Deerhoof until January 25th... but at least Super Duper Rescue Heads! is fun!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 01 Nov 2010, 21:31
I am super late to the party, but the latest Rotting Christ album is rockin' as hell

It's like...blackened Hellenic tribal melodeath, melodeath being in the best way possible

So many adjectives, that's how you know it's good
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 03 Nov 2010, 09:04
You can already download The Bad Wife for $6 from Julie Christmas' bandcamp page (http://juliechristmas.bandcamp.com/album/the-bad-wife)

(this probably means it has leaked)

Also I am not 100% sure, but I think Marrow of the Spirit may have leaked as well.  I will find out later today
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Nov 2010, 13:18
oh man the new Pains of being Pure at Heart single is fantastic (http://pitchfork.com/news/40593-listen-new-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-single/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 03 Nov 2010, 15:09
Fucking love Pains. Also, Agalloch has leaked, but it's a 192.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Nov 2010, 17:55
192 is fine by me! TO THE INTERNET
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 03 Nov 2010, 21:39
This Agalloch album is my favourite of the year so far.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Aaden Foli on 03 Nov 2010, 23:12
Just gonna put it out there, Sleigh Bell's 'Treats' is the best album of the year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 03 Nov 2010, 23:19
 :psyduck:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 04 Nov 2010, 00:10
Not that Sleigh Bells was terrible or anything, but if that's your favourite release of the year, you're missing out.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 04 Nov 2010, 01:50
This Agalloch album is my favourite of the year so far.
I'm saving it for the 23rd. Gonna go driving and either find a good spot to walk or just drive through the mountains while listening to it. Proper listening environment is vital.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Nov 2010, 03:48
Just gonna put it out there, Sleigh Bell's 'Treats' is the best album of the year.

I really thought the demo was a lot more interesting than their final release.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Aaden Foli on 04 Nov 2010, 05:14
Not that Sleigh Bells was terrible or anything, but if that's your favourite release of the year, you're missing out.

To each his own, but I don't feel like delving into the uttermost depths of musical releases to find stuff.

That made me sound really narrow-minded and boring, but eh.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Nov 2010, 06:00
oh man the new Pains of being Pure at Heart single is fantastic (http://pitchfork.com/news/40593-listen-new-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-single/)

I'm tempted to listen, seeing that you say fantastic..but tPoBPaH bore the life out of me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 04 Nov 2010, 06:24
Don't bother listening to it then. It's pretty boring.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 04 Nov 2010, 06:25
Incidentally, if you say it phonetically tPoBPaH is an infinitely better name than the Pains of Wishing You Were English in the 80s or whatever they're called. T'Pob-Pah!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Nov 2010, 06:26
Wasn't he the cantina bartender in Star Wars?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 04 Nov 2010, 07:42
This Agalloch album is my favourite of the year so far.
I'm saving it for the 23rd. Gonna go driving and either find a good spot to walk or just drive through the mountains while listening to it. Proper listening environment is vital.

I fully support this because it is definitely worth it. I've never heard an Agalloch album with such atmosphere. I was playing Morrowind last night while I listened to it, haha - I was whisked away into its world because of it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 04 Nov 2010, 10:46
I really thought the demo was a lot more interesting than their final release.

I like "Beach Girls" better than "Kids," but "Rill Rill" is a definite improvement over "Ring Ring."
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 04 Nov 2010, 12:33
Just gonna put it out there, Sleigh Bell's 'Treats' is the best album of the year.

I almost agree with you
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 04 Nov 2010, 12:51
man how can you prefer the demo's version of Infinity Guitars over the full-length's?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Nov 2010, 13:10
I think people are confusing "more interesting" with "better".

Elaboration: I liked the album okay, but ultimately it was a bunch of songs that struck me as really similar (this was driven home by seeing them live), and a bit repetitive. I thought this worked all right on the demo, but I got bored of the album pretty quickly.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 04 Nov 2010, 14:05
Swiss doom band have released their new album Heliogabalus as a free download (http://www.rorcal.com/doom/discography/heliogabalus).  It is a single 70 minute song

I am only about 20 minutes into it, but it's pretty rad so far

Edit: Also the band is called Rorcal  :psyduck:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Nov 2010, 14:09
Would see a band called "Swiss doom band"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 04 Nov 2010, 23:52
New Patrick Wolf single. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boyl6Iaw2Y4&feature=player_embedded#!)

HAPPY WITHOUT YOU, OOH!

Better than anything on The Bachelor. By miles.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 05 Nov 2010, 07:46
Deathspell Omega's new album finally ended up in the Season of Mist press pool, here are my first impressions:

There are actual dynamics!  Fas was a two-note album, you had your ROOOOAAAR mode and then your completely quiet mode, that is not the case here.  Songs get quieter/louder gradually and don't just cut off abruptly.  Though this probably has something to do with Paracletus being intended to be a single continuous track, good on them in any case.

Mikko Aspa's vocals, while very distinctive, tend to be pretty one-note.  The dude has put in the effort to shake things up a bit, which is always a good thing for black metal vocalists to do.

The guitars are much more audible than they were on Fas.  The mix on their previous full-length was pretty insane, with a bottomless bottom-end and drums pushed way way up.  On Paracletus, there is less murk and the drums are toned down to be less punishing.  I suppose this makes sense, when taking into account the themes of the music.  Fas was all about divine punishment, and while I don't have a great idea of what Paracletus is supposed to be about, I read the word itself is Greek for 'comfortor,' and is often used to refer to the Holy Sp--oh I guess now I am one of those guys that over-analyzes Deathspell's lyrical themes now goodie

Oh, and what would be a shrinking of bottom-end caused by the shrinking of murk is offset by an incredibly loud bass.  Which suits me just fine.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 05 Nov 2010, 08:03
Hey guys guess what (according to the USPS website) is waiting for me when I get home from work?


new Japandroids single. Yes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 05 Nov 2010, 09:31
New Agalloch is excellent and I don't even like metal that much
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Nov 2010, 11:20
Makes sense seeing as there's not that much metal on the new Agalloch album

(not derogatory)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 05 Nov 2010, 11:30
Makes sense seeing as there's not that much metal on the new Agalloch album

(not derogatory)

Yeah this is true, mostly meant the vocals
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 05 Nov 2010, 12:05
How so? His vocals are even harsher than usual lol. The depressive black metal vocals on Black Lake Nidstang are fucking amazing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 05 Nov 2010, 12:50
How so? His vocals are even harsher than usual lol. The depressive black metal vocals on Black Lake Nidstang are fucking amazing.

What I was trying to say is I like it despite my usual distaste for extreme metal vocal styles.  I think I'm starting to 'get' metal now though which is nice.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 05 Nov 2010, 21:38
The new Van Canto is good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: emeraldbeacon on 05 Nov 2010, 21:55

New Daft Punk track from Tron: Legacy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPFpcKm0B7U&feature=player_embedded)


NEWER Daft Punk from Tron Legacy :lol: (http://www.mediafire.com/?sa3l3v4cy22zv2e)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 05 Nov 2010, 22:33
Makes sense seeing as there's not that much metal on the new Agalloch album

(not derogatory)
Really? I mean, I haven't heard the whole thing (I'm only downloading it if I can't get it on release day, and I'll only download it on the 22nd at earliest, so I can listen on the 23rd), but The Watcher's Monolith reminded me of The Wilderness and This Old Cabin, which are some of the most metal songs they have done. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness (or whichever one it was that is on Viva Hate's website) seemed less metal, but I haven't listened to it as many times. It isn't as catchy, it reminds me more of some of The Mantle. Maybe The Hawthorne Passage, or I Am The Wooden Doors.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Spluff on 05 Nov 2010, 22:43
just finished my first listen of the new agalloch album

there is no emoticon for how good this is
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 05 Nov 2010, 23:56
Okay yeah these Bottomless Pit guys are pretty good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 06 Nov 2010, 00:02
I'm a bit late to the party but I finally got around to listening to the Monitor by Titus Andronicus and okay, fuck yeah. It's not often that a straight-up guitar-bass-drums rock 'n' roll record can sustain my interest for more than an hour but I can't wait to listen to it again and again and again.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 06 Nov 2010, 00:20
The Monitor felt bloated, maybe I should give it another few listens.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 06 Nov 2010, 00:23
I have to admit that I have an enormous soft spot for any work of art in which the artist in question throws caution to the wind and shamelessly runs the risk of going massively over-the-top.

Unless it's prog. Fuck that shit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 06 Nov 2010, 12:52
I love the 1900s so very much. if anyone wants the album i'll post it but go buy it! the cover has a rainbow ribbon on it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 06 Nov 2010, 13:16
KvP already beat you to it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 06 Nov 2010, 13:19
I have to admit that I have an enormous soft spot for any work of art in which the artist in question throws caution to the wind and shamelessly runs the risk of going massively over-the-top.

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A LOSER NOOOOOOOOOW AND THAT'S OKAYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEUGH
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 06 Nov 2010, 13:39
KvP already beat you to it.

oh okay good! now i don't have to feel bad for pirating (like i ever do)

thanks john
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 06 Nov 2010, 13:40
<3
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: muffy on 07 Nov 2010, 12:43
New Patrick Wolf single. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boyl6Iaw2Y4&feature=player_embedded#!)

HAPPY WITHOUT YOU, OOH!

Better than anything on The Bachelor. By miles.

Mmm, this.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 08 Nov 2010, 00:46
This is a couple months old, but the new Enslaved is SO GOOD.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 08 Nov 2010, 09:31
(http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com/images/gallery/michael-cover_424x420.jpg)

hellooooo zombie michael jackson
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Nov 2010, 10:40
wut
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Nov 2010, 10:51
I love the 1900s so very much. if anyone wants the album i'll post it but go buy it! the cover has a rainbow ribbon on it.

I would appreciate it!

I'm gonna buy it, of course, but I'm broke right now and I really wanna hear it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Nov 2010, 10:51
KvP already beat you to it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Nov 2010, 10:54
derp i don't know how to read or anything else smart
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 08 Nov 2010, 15:18
Deathspell Omega leaked.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 08 Nov 2010, 16:26
The new Pomegranates album is slowly becoming part of my everyday rotation.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JimmyJazz on 09 Nov 2010, 10:35
So the new Electric Wizard is pretty sweet eh?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 09 Nov 2010, 11:26
It is top 10 material for me. It's a lot more accessible than most of their material, but I also find it so much more well-written.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Nov 2010, 13:11
Agreed. Call this heresy but it made a far more immediate impact than Dopethrone. The best parts of Black Masses don't match those of Dopethrone's but I find it more consistent overall.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: smack that isaiah on 09 Nov 2010, 15:16
Next week Showbread is releasing a new album for free (http://www.showbread.net/news.php).  I have only heard "No Sir, Nihilism is Not Practical," but I really liked it.  Hopefully this will be good as well?
Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXagHu3U2Ew)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 09 Nov 2010, 16:45
PS I Love You's Meet Me at the Muster Station is pretty good. Thoroughly enjoying it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 09 Nov 2010, 18:37
New Kanye leaked (clean version unfortunately)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: dancarter on 10 Nov 2010, 00:14
new foetus album!

much like people buying black ops,  i will not be productive for the next week or so listening to this.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Kwaping on 10 Nov 2010, 08:46
What the? Autumn, Again by A Sunny Day in Glasgow (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046P0GEK?ie=UTF8&tag=kwap-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0046P0GEK) is entirely FREE? Not sure how long it'll be free - I halfway think it's a mistake - so you might want to grab it quickly if you like this band. Heck, even if you don't!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 10 Nov 2010, 09:20
I think they were doing it as free download and then putting it out on vinyl at a later date?

Either way, it's worth a listen. A Sunny Day In Glasgow are consistantly good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 10 Nov 2010, 18:12
New Kanye leaked (clean version unfortunately)

I will never understand clean versions of albums, this one especially. I don't see what cutting out the 'c' in 'f u c k' could possibly achieve when later on he's talking up drink driving and running lights.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 10 Nov 2010, 18:24
But the children might be corrupted by hearing complete swear words!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 10 Nov 2010, 19:38
I downloaded (legally) a clean version of Songs For the Deaf for a road trip I was taking with my family. My mother doesn't swear much, and she would prefer I not play foul-mouthed music around my brother. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that it was the kind of clean album where they make a really annoying beeping sound instead of just blanking it out, which with the enunciation on that album makes the swearing more obvious. I gave up around Six Shooter, when there was more beeping than music.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Lupercal on 11 Nov 2010, 06:24
Next week Showbread is releasing a new album for free (http://www.showbread.net/news.php).  I have only heard "No Sir, Nihilism is Not Practical," but I really liked it.  Hopefully this will be good as well?
Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXagHu3U2Ew)

Man that is cool. Shame its not a world tour but you have to love how bands embrace just doing shit for free. Even if its just albums.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 12 Nov 2010, 01:40
i saw Geographer open for stars and i am instantly in love. their EP animal shapes is probably going to shoot to near the top of my currently undeveloped 2010 list with like only forty days left in the year. so wonderful
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Nov 2010, 15:06
Hey I did a sort of preliminary end of the year list and holy god I listened to 51 albums this year

HOLY SHIT
The Austerity Program- Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn
Black Breath- Heavy Breathing
Bottomless Pit- Blood Under the Bridge
Celeste- Morte(s) Nee(s)
Darkthrone- Circle The Wagons
Electric Wizard- Black Masses
The Ex- Catch My Shoe
The Extra Lens- Undercard
Janelle Monae- The Archandroid
Kvelertak- Kvelertak
Ludicra- The Tenant
Nails- Unsilent Death
Salome- Terminal
Titus Andronicus- The Monitor


YAY
Alcest- Écailles de Lune
Aloe Blacc- Good Things
Agalloch- Marrow of the Spirit
Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
Blackstorm- Rise Rebel Seers
Darren Hanlon- I Will Love You All
The Dillinger Escape Plan- Option Paralysis
The Hold Steady- Heaven Is Whenever
Howl- Full of Hell
Ihsahn- After
Kylesa- Spiral Shadow
Laura Marling- I Speak Because I Can
LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening
Lesbian- Stratospheria Cubensis
Nachtmystium- Addicts: Black Meddle Part II
Neil Young- Le Noise
The Ocean- Heliocentric


OKAY
Broken Social Scene- Forgiveness Rock Record
Coliseum- House With a Curse
Grinderman- Grinderman II
Holy Fuck- Latin
How to Destroy Angels- s/t
Kingdom of Sorrow- Behind the Blackest Tears
Mongo Ninja- No Cunt For Old Men
Mouth of the Architect- The Violence Beneath
Rosetta- A Determinism of Morality
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross- The Social Network
Vampire Weekend- Contra

MEH
Five Star Prison Cell- Matriarch
Gangland Buries Its Own- The City Loves You to Death
God Is An Astronaut- Age of the Fifth Sun
Iron Maiden- The Final Frontier
Mantric- The Descent
Parkway Drive- Deep Blue
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists- The Brutalist Bricks

OH GOD WHAT
High on Fire- Snakes For the Divine
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 12 Nov 2010, 17:16
Mongo Ninja is just pants on head silly.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Nov 2010, 20:13
Really High On Fire is in your lowest list?

Dang, I feel like a tool, I really love that fucking album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 12 Nov 2010, 23:46
Question: How the fuck does this work (http://lcd-hotchiplive.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DisplayItems.html)? I paid for the LCD Soundsystem set but no download link ever materialized, and the site is just fucking dumb.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: theoryC on 13 Nov 2010, 01:04
I have yet to go through all of the albums in this thread, but I thought I would post what I have so far in case anyone happens to see an album they haven't caught yet.

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
3. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
4. The National - High Violet
5. Emeralds - Does it Look Like I'm Here?
6. The Black Keys - Brothers
7. Yellow Swans - Going Places
8. Rova & Nels Cline Singers - The Celestial Septet
9. Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
10. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

11. Beach House - Teen Dream
12. Nest - Retold
13. Menomena - Mines
14. Efdemin - Chicago
15. James Blackshaw - All is Falling
16. Motorpsycho - Heavy Metal Fruit
17. Sleepy Sun - Fever
18. Elephant9 - Walk the Nile
19. Owen Pallett - Heartland
20. Brasstronaut - Mt Chimaera

21. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
22. Jamie Lidell - Pop
23. Darkstar - North
24. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
25. Charlotte Gainsburg - IRM
26. Geographer - Animal Shapes EP
27. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
28. Shining - Black Jazz
29. Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit
30. Jonsi - Go
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 Nov 2010, 05:37
There's not enough love for Body Talk in these lists.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 13 Nov 2010, 08:06
By my count, I've heard around 206 albums so far this year. That includes 3" cdrs and cassettes and things but it all counts for me. A top ten might look something like

10. Altar Eagle - Mechanical Gardens
9. En - The Absent Coast
8. Kyle Bobby Dunn - A Young Person's Guide to Kyle Bobby Dunn
7. Julian Lynch - Mare
6. Emeralds - Does it Look Like I'm Here?
5. Grasslung - Sincere Void
4. Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Seeping Through the Veil of the Unconscious
3. Jasper TX - A Voice from Dead Radio
2. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Love is a Stream
1. Daniel Bjarnason - Processions
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 13 Nov 2010, 09:12
There's not enough love for Body Talk in these lists.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 13 Nov 2010, 09:23
That reminds me, any word on when the third one is supposed to be released?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 13 Nov 2010, 09:43
The 22nd of november
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 13 Nov 2010, 10:11
that Love is a Stream album is definitely one of my absolute favorites of the year
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 13 Nov 2010, 10:38
Okay the bad wife is pretty great.

I also hear there will be another Made Out Of Babies next spring. I am excite.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 13 Nov 2010, 11:03
I don't think I've listened to all that much new this year but I'm gonna go through my media player and say some names of some bands/albums that I dug.

Alcest - Ecailles de Lune
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
This cool Talib Kweli / Various dub track mashup album by the same guy who did Mos Dub
Electric Wizard - Black Masses
Fionn Regan - The Shadow of an Empire
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
Parts of the new Kanye West album
More parts of the new Mark Ronson
That Mos Dub album I mentioned before was apparently released this year; I thought it was last
Ozi Batla - Wild Colonial <---- Probably going to end up my album of the year, if that even means anything
Sharon Jones & the Dap King - I Learned the Hard Way
Washington - I Believe You Liar, despite how much she reminds me of my first girlfriend

There's a bunch of Aussie Hip Hop that I haven't had a chance to have to yet but there have been some tracks on the radio that I loved so some of those will probably end up on my list if I were ever to actually make one.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 Nov 2010, 11:50
That reminds me, any word on when the third one is supposed to be released?

I can up it when I get home if you're interested?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 13 Nov 2010, 12:05
Very interested, that'd be great

Okay the bad wife is pretty great.

I also hear there will be another Made Out Of Babies next spring. I am excite.

I'm also excited for the new Ulcerate album.  Those dudes are one of the best new bands in death metal, without a doubt

Edit: If you like death metal you should check out their 2009 album Everything Is Fire, if you haven't already.  I'd put it up myself, but I ended up getting it off of iTunes (I know I know, for shame) because every download I discovered had those annoying sounds put in by labels to discourage leaking.  Of course, it ended up being worth buying without a doubt.

You can download a track from their new one here (http://www.ulcerate-official.com/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 13 Nov 2010, 13:00
I can up it when I get home if you're interested?

It leaked already? Whaaaaat



My preliminary list:

Whoa
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Faded Paper Figures - New Medium
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Robyn - Body Talk
Spoon - Transference
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

Cool
Deerhunter - Halycon Digest
Eluvium - Similes
Four Tet - There Is Love In You
Pomegranates - One of Us
Tobacco - Maniac Meat
Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
Salem - King Night
Stars - The Five Ghosts
Wild Nothing - Gemini
Magic Man - Real Life Color
Tim and Sam's Tim and the Sam Band with Tim and Sam - Life Streams
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Fang Island - Fang Island
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Let It Sway
Brothertiger - Vision Tunnels
Teen Daze - Four More Years
Memoryhouse - The Years

OK
Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard
Hyena - We See You
HEALTH - Disco2
The Chemical Brothers - Further
Jonsi - Go
Ratatat - LP4
jj - jj nº3
Matt & Kim - Sidewalks
Yeasayer - Odd Blood
MGMT - Congratulations
Fences - Fences

Ugh
MIA - Maya
The National - High Violet


Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Nov 2010, 13:08
Really High On Fire is in your lowest list?

Dang, I feel like a tool, I really love that fucking album.

I think it is because it is not really anything like Death Is This Communion and I very much enjoyed that record. There's just nothing on it that makes me give a shit about it. I've played the album through several times and most of the time I just completely zone out, I barely even notice it's on. I'm blaming it in part on the completely dogshit mix/master which completely saps the songs of any energy whatsoever but if the songs were worth anything at all they should be able to get past something like that. They don't.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 Nov 2010, 13:10
I think I drunkenly overreacted to that really, I really like the opener of the album, but to be honest I can't recall anything significant past that song, and I usually switch playing the album whenever that song is done.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Nov 2010, 13:16
No biggie. A lot of people seemed to like it? That's OK, it just did literally nothing for me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 13 Nov 2010, 23:33
Has anyone heard Pensees Nocturnes - Grotesque? There's been a lot of great metal this year that's heavy on the black metal influence, and I think that's one of the best I've heard.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 14 Nov 2010, 18:57
I heard last year's Vacuum, thought it was good, I might listen to the new one some time

I am currently listening to the debut album of this heavy metal band called Ghost.  They got recommended by Fenriz, which is about as good as recommendations get, but this sounds very weird.  It reminds me of the music they used to play on old Scooby Doo cartoons, except it's all about Satan
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 15 Nov 2010, 06:44
ZOMG
The National - High Violet
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Fang Island - Fang Island
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
Matthew Dear - Black City

Awesome
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?
65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
Ratatat - LP4

Good
The Extra Lens - Undercard
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Tame Impala - InnerSpeaker
Jukebox the Ghost - Everything Under The Sun
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
Caribou - Swim
Best Coast - Crazy For You
Big K.R.I.T. = K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
Kele - The Boxer
Holy Fuck - Latin
Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit

Meh/Disappointments
of Montreal - False Priest
Cloud Cult - Light Chasers
Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
Tokyo Police Club - Champ
Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Let It Sway
The New Pornographers - Together
Matt & Kim - Sidewalks
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang

lolbad
Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown


Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Nov 2010, 08:02
SSLYBY deserves at least a GOOD
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 15 Nov 2010, 08:14
New Girl Talk

http://illegal-art.net/allday/
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Nov 2010, 11:21
haha i remember girl talk!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 15 Nov 2010, 12:32
Dude sucks dick on CD but damn does he throw a fucking amazing dance party.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: conradtao on 15 Nov 2010, 15:52
God Tier
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
The Knife - Tomorrow, In A Year
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
M.I.A. - Maya
Robyn - Body Talk
The Tallest Man on Earth - Sometimes the Blues Just A Passing Bird EP
Women - Public Strain

Good Tier
Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Beach House - Teen Dream
The Books - The Way Out
Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Dirty Projectors w/ Björk - Mount Wittenberg Orca
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?
Fang Island - Fang Island
Four Tet - There Is Love In You
Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer
How to Dress Well - Love Remains
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Jónsi - Go
Julian Lynch - Mare
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern
Menomena - Mines
Sleigh Bells - Treats
The Smiles - Hermosa EP
Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP
The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
TOKiMONSTA - Midnight Menu
TV Girl - TV Girl EP
Yellow Swans - Going Places
Zola Jesus - Stridulum/Valusia

Meh Tier
Avey Tare - Down There
Baths - Cerulean
Best Coast - Crazy For You
Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Caribou - Swim
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon II
Margot and the Nuclear So-and-So's - Buzzard
Matthew Dear - Black City
The National - High Violet
No Age - Everything In Between
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise
She and Him - Volume Two
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Vampire Weekend - Contra

Ugh Tier
Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love
MGMT - Congratulations
Wavves - King of the Beach
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 15 Nov 2010, 16:23
I have such a hard time keeping track of what came out when so this list might totally blow

the best
The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
Yoyoyo Acapulco - The Pleumeleuc Experience
Tobacco - Maniac Meat
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Cloud Control - Bliss Release
Citay - Dream Get Together
The Black Keys - Brothers


the decent
Menomena - Mines
Yeasayer - Odd Blood


the meh
The 1900s - Return of the Century
Gorrilaz - Plastic Beach


the truly awful
Crystal Castles - CC
Vampire Weekend
M.I.A.


I know I am forgetting a shitload of stuff but that's all I can come up with right now. I really liked that SSLYBY song "let it sway" but the rest of the album wasn't anything special so I didn't include it because really one amazing song isn't enough for a legit spot on the list.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Nov 2010, 16:34
Hm a lot of people seem to be liking the Kanye record. Whassupwidat?

(I'm pretty stoaked that my list methodology is catching on by the way)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 15 Nov 2010, 16:39
it's a pretty great system no lie
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 15 Nov 2010, 20:33
You can personalize the list titles to your liking!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 15 Nov 2010, 20:34
modular design!

customization!

friendly UI!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Nov 2010, 21:33
Hm a lot of people seem to be liking the Kanye record. Whassupwidat?

Yo Biggie Smalls I'm real happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but Kanye West made one of the best hip hop albums of all time. OF ALL TIME.

(I haven't heard the album, I just wanted to say that joke before anyone else got to it.)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: conradtao on 15 Nov 2010, 22:23
Hm a lot of people seem to be liking the Kanye record. Whassupwidat?

(I'm pretty stoaked that my list methodology is catching on by the way)

The new Kanye is fucking superb, and this is coming from someone who never understood the hype about Late Registration. It's wildly ambitious and shockingly successful.

And the god-tier/shit-tier list methodology has always been an excellent way of avoiding rankings, which are a pain in the ass to do. So kudos.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 15 Nov 2010, 22:27
Goddamn, like, this week alone the new Girl Talk, the new Kanye and Nicki Minaj's debut album come out.

is...is it christmas?

Not that it matters with the Ye one cus it's been leaked but arrrrg come on come on Nicki I need more Nicki why won't you leaaaaaak
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Nov 2010, 22:32
You will never ever get me to listen to nicki minaj

not when the album cover is that creepy
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Nov 2010, 22:33
Nicki Minaj makes me want to strangle things.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 16 Nov 2010, 01:52
Great:
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Very Good:
The Black Keys - Brothers
Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Spoon - Transference
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
Robyn - Body Talk
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Good:
Best Coast - Crazy For You
Jonsi - Go
Gogol Bordello - Trans-Continental Hustle
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
Wavves - King Of The Beach
Scissor Sisters - Night Work

Bad:
Interpol - Interpol (IV)
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 16 Nov 2010, 02:09
Bad:
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 16 Nov 2010, 02:24
Stuff I love, all year round and forever:
Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Faded Paper Figures – New Medium
The Radio Dept. – Clinging to a Scheme
Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
Stars – The Five Ghosts
Wolf Parade – Expo 86
Miles Kurosky – The Desert of Shallow Effects
Belle and Sebastian – Write About Love
Geographer – Animal Shapes EP

Stuff I love so much but faded away naturally, still leaving a wonderful impression on me:
The National – High Violet
Love Is All – Two Thousand and Ten Injuries
Beach House – Teen Dream
Owen Pallett – Heartland
The Thermals – Personal Life
Sleigh Bells – Treats
Big Boi – Blah blah blah chico dusty
The-Dream – Love King
A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Autumn, Again
The 1900s – Return of the Century [okay this came out like two weeks ago, not enough time yet]

Stuff that was good and fine:
Admiral Radley – I Heart California
Matt and Kim - Sidewalks
Rah Rah – Breaking Hearts
The Walkmen – Lisbon
Fang Island – s/t
jj - jj no 3

Stuff that just makes me want to listen to other albums:
of Montreal – False Priest

Stuff that I know I will fall in love with but didn't have enough time to really sink into this year:
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
Bottomless Pit – Blood Under the Bridge
The Golden Dogs – Coat of Arms
LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
Cloud Control – Bliss Release
Spoon - Transference
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 16 Nov 2010, 02:36
Bad:
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

 :psyduck:

I knew that would happen.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JimmyJazz on 16 Nov 2010, 08:23
HOLY SHIT
Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
The Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Beach House – Teen Dream
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
The Black Keys - Brothers
Electric Wizard - Black Masses
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Gogol Bordello - Trans-Continental Hustle
Kylesa- Spiral Shadow
LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
The National – High Violet
Nobunny - First Blood
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

GOOD
The 1900s – Return of the Century
Belle and Sebastian – Write About Love
The Books - The Way Out
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Fang Island – Fang Island
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
The Hold Steady- Heaven Is Whenever
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Janelle Monae- The Archandroid (Suites II and III)
JEFF the Brotherhood - Heavy Damage
jj - jj n° 3
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring
Neil Young- Le Noise
No Age - Everything In Between
Of Montreal - False Priest
Ratatat - LP4
Spoon - Transference
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
The Thermals – Personal Life
Tokyo Police Club - Champ
The Walkmen – Lisbon
Wolf Parade – Expo 86
Women - Public Strain
Yeasayer - Odd Blood

SO-SO
Best Coast - Crazy For You
Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea
The Chemical Brothers - Further
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
MGMT - Congratulations
M.I.A. - Maya
The New Pornographers - Together
Sleigh Bells – Treats
Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists- The Brutalist Bricks
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Wavves - King Of The Beach

BLAH
Girl Talk - All Day
Interpol - Interpol (IV)

UGH WHY DID I LISTEN TO THIS?
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
Matt and Kim - Sidewalks
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 16 Nov 2010, 12:28
oh man I forgot about Broken Bells

that album was one of the most bland, boring things I've ever heard
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Nov 2010, 12:39
Is that counting the Pains of Being Pure At Heart?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 16 Nov 2010, 12:43
I'd say 'oh snap' but I'm actually listening to them right now

(http://knowyourmeme.com/i/000/052/812/original/Deal_with_it_dog_gif.gif?1275684729)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 16 Nov 2010, 13:01
STUFF I REALLY DUG THIS YEAR FROM THIS YEAR
The Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Avey Tare - Down There
Beach House - Teen Dream
The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night
Bottomless Pit - Blood Under The Bridge
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Emeralds - Does it Look Like I'm Here
Fang Island - s/t
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Liars - Sisterworld
Japandroids - Younger Us/Art Czars/Heavenward Grand Prix 7"
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
Sun Araw - On Patrol
Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
Women - Public Strain

STUFF I COULDA GIVEN MORE TIME TO
Wolf Parade, Zs, Titus Andronicus, The New Pornographers, The National, Julian Lynch, Magic Lantern, Menomena, Best Coast, BSS, Spoon

STUFF I CAN'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ANYMORE
Erykah Badu, Crystal Castles, Girls in the Eighties, Holy Fuck, Karkwa, Black Mountain, Wavvvvvvvvvvves, Rangers, Seahaven, Sleigh Bells , Quasi, Plants and Animals, Walls , Laura Veirs, oOoOO.

STUFF I REALLY DUG THIS YEAR FROM OTHER YEARS
Miles Davis - Miles Ahead/Round About Midnight, Birth of the Cool
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'/ Another Side of Bob Dylan
Grace Jones - Night Clubbing
Patti Smith - Wave/Radio Ethiopia/Easter
Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On/Let's Get it On
R.E.M. - Murmur
Otis Redding
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 16 Nov 2010, 13:19
oh yeah, shit i listened to not from this year:
 jj no 2 (hnnnnnng)
said the whale - islands disappear
the xx
skwm all day errday
yo la tengo all day errday
fanfarlo even more
the most serene republic!
midlake - bamnan and slivercork
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Nov 2010, 14:19
I try to do one of those "stuff from the past that I dug this year" lists every year but then they get too obscenely long and I give up.

That being said;
2009 STUFF I DUG IN 2010
Kidcrash- Snacks
Native- Wrestling Movies
Coalesce- OXEP
Celeste- Misanthrope(s)
Black Pyramid- Black Pyramid
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes- Up From Below
Police Teeth- Real Size Monster Series
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 16 Nov 2010, 14:27
yeah it's always too long but mostly regarding non-2010, i listened to a lot of

the xx
plumtree
the american analog set
starfucker
lcd soundsystem
freelance whales
tears for fears
jamie long
photosynthesis
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Nov 2010, 14:45
Ooh lemme try this.

Old stuff I dug this year
Marvin Gaye
House Boat (oh hey Mikey Erg/Steinways project)
That one AmAnSet EP I didn't know existed until about two months ago
The Hextalls
That Nick Drake mood I get into every fall
Grabass Charlestons
The Leftovers


(2010: the year I realized that pop-punk in 2009 was pretty good)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JimmyJazz on 16 Nov 2010, 14:52
Fuck I forgot the Nobunny and JEFF the Brotherhood albums! Added them to my original post.

Old Stuff I Was Into This Year
Frank Turner
Nirvana
Jay Reatard
The Stooges
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Lots of old Motown and girl-group records
Spacemen 3
The Ramones
Neil Young
Tom Waits
Wilco
The Gories
Jets to Brazil
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 16 Nov 2010, 16:06
if someone could upload japandroids' 2010 releases in one zip file that would be great.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 16 Nov 2010, 17:20
Consider it done.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 16 Nov 2010, 18:27
Nicki Minaj makes me want to strangle things
You will never ever get me to listen to nicki minaj

Oh, what, really? Nicki Minaj is the most interesting thing to happen to American pop music in years. Also: her videos are ridic.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 16 Nov 2010, 19:19
Consider it done.
Thanks
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 16 Nov 2010, 19:21
Nicki Minaj makes me want to strangle things
You will never ever get me to listen to nicki minaj

Oh, what, really? Nicki Minaj is the most interesting thing to happen to American pop music in years. Also: her videos are ridic.
(http://www.killerhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/nicki-minaj-pink-friday-cover.jpg)
Like I said, creepy
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 16 Nov 2010, 19:22
yeah thanks, i haven't grabbed the b sides for younger us and heavenward grand prix yet.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 17 Nov 2010, 22:47
Someone identified the samples in the girl talk album, track by track, in case you were curious (http://alldaysamples.com/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 18 Nov 2010, 01:59
Fuck (http://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/pulp-or-no-pulp-jarvis-cocker-sides-pulp-and-reunites-his-old-band-primavera)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Nov 2010, 04:19
dude. i am going to that. yeah.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 18 Nov 2010, 12:13
Stuff that I liked this year

Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
Orgone - The Joyless Parson
Electric Wizard - Black Masses
Castevet - Mounds of Ash
Wormed - Quasineutrality
Alcest - Ecailles des Lunes
Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness
This Will Destroy You - Communal Blood and Moving On the Edges of Things
Kayo Dot - Coyote and Stained Glass
Castevet - The Echo and the Light EP
Caravels - Floorboards
Autolux - Transit Transit
The Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth
Japandroids - Younger Us
Surfer Blood - Astrocoast
Minus the Bear - OMNI
The Wonder Years - The Upsides
Seahaven - Ghost
S - I'm Not As Good At it As You
Shad - TSOL
Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Reflection Eternal - Revolutions Per Minute
Mind Eraser/Slang - Split
Nomos - Notes from the Acheron
Slices - Cruising
Killing The Dream - Lucky Me
Trap Them - Filth Rations
Nails - Unsilent Death

Stuff I still need to give a chance/a better chance
Black Milk - Album of the Year
Pensees Nocturnes - Grotesque
No Age - Everything In Between
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Burning Love - Songs for Burning Lovers
Les Discrets - Septembre et ses dernieres Pensees
Weekend Nachos - Bleed
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
She & Him - Volume II
Portugal. The Man - American Ghetto
Melvins - The Bride Screamed Murder

Stuff that I found disappointing
Envy - Recitation
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Black Tusk - Taste the Sin
Skin Like Iron - Descent Into Light
Trash Talk - Eyes & Nines
Rome - Nos Chants Perdus
Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle Part II
Integrity - The Blackest Curse
Intronaut - Valley of Smoke
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Ceremony - Rohnert Park





Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 18 Nov 2010, 21:16
The Illest
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Shining - Blackjazz
Shad - TSOL
Wolf Parade - Expo 86
Robyn - Body Talk 1, 2 and 3
Homeboy Sandman - The Good Sun
Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
Alcest - Écailles de Lune
Bottomless Pit - Blood Under The Bridge
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
Toundra - (II)
The Brokedowns - Species Bender
Dessa - A Badly Broken Code
Karkwa - Les Chemins De Verre
Kvelertak - S/T
The Like - Release Me
Liars - Sisterworld
The Books - The Way Out
Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Stuff that was really fun
White Lung - It's The Evil
Black Mountain - Wilderness Heart
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Cloud Control - Bliss Release
Christopher Lee - Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross
Chromeo - Business Casual
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - The Logic Of Chance
Delphic - Acolyte
The Dirty Projectors and Bjork - Mount Wittenberg Orca
Faded Paper Figures - New Medium
Salem - King Night
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Loma Prieta - Life/Less
Julie Christmas - The Bad Wife
The Magnetic Fields - Realism
Matthew Dear - Black City
Michita - A Full Life
Norah Jones - The Fall
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
The Thermals - Personal Life
Usssy - Oko
The 1900s - Return Of The Century
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown
Aloe Blacc - Good Things
Atheist - Jupiter
Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs - Zero Comma, Irotoridori no Sekai
Tokyo Police Club - Champ
Under Byen - Alt Er Tabt
Wombs - Unitopians
65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
Vegas! - Midnight Machine
Tweak Bird - S/T
US Christmas - Run Thick In The Night
Tim and Sam's blah blah fuck you I'm not typing their stupid name out - Life Stream
Apples In Stereo - Travelers In Space And Time
Abigail Williams - Hope The Great Betrayal
Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
All the singles Japandroids did
Women - Public Strain
Working For A Nuclear Free City - Jojo Burger Tempest
Bongripper - Satan Worshiping Doom
Brasstronaut - Mt. Chimera
Grids - White Walls
Jonsi - Go
Joie De Vivre - The North End
Nails - Unsilent Death
Marina And The Diamonds - The Family Jewels
Boring
The Pomegranates - One Of Us
Bad Religion - Dissent Of Man
Girl Talk - All Day

Lot of good stuff this year
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: pinch on 19 Nov 2010, 11:48
Daath's new album is worth a listen or two.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 19 Nov 2010, 14:51
wtf i like the new kanye

what is happening
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 19 Nov 2010, 15:23
Well huh, I did not realise I had listened to so many new albums this year. So without further ado:

Woo Yeah! Awesome!
James Blackshaw - All Is Falling
Shit Robot - From The Cradle to the Rave
Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Let It Sway
The Thermals – Personal Life
El Guincho – Pop Negro
Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring
Liars – Sisterworld
Steel Train – Steel Train
Space Dimension Controller – Temporary Thrillz
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
Horse Feathers – Thistled Spring
The Extra Lens – Undercard
Juan Maclean – DJ-Kicks
Seabear – We Built A Fire
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This

Good but not quite good enough to make the top category
The Innocence Mission – My Room In The Trees
Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
Hanggai - He Who Travels Far
We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You'll Look [EP] (Would have made top category but is basically a rehash of the album)
Andrew Thomas - Between Buildings & Trees
Bonobo - Black Sands

Enjoyable but only in doses
anodyne - Corrosion
Black Prairie – Feast of the Hunter’s Moon
Peasant – Shady Retreat
Kammerflimmer Kollektief – Wildling

Really? Come on, you can do better than this.
Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Stars – The Five Ghosts
Thomas Fehlmann – Gute Luft
Mind.In.A.Box – R.E.T.R.O
Crooked Still – Some Strange Country

*Yawn*
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
The National – High Violet
Roll The Dice – Roll The Dice

Hahahahaha, oh god what? Wait, you were serious?
White Pony – K-Town Stomp
Yeasayer – Odd Blood
Röyksopp – Senior


I feel like I should point out that I am a big fan of Röyksopp and that they could not have disappointed me more with this album. One track does not make a good album Röyksopp, pick yourselves up and get back on track soon please.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Nov 2010, 15:42
Daath's new album is worth a listen or two.
For an instant, I thought you said Death, before I realized how impossible that was and what you actually said.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 19 Nov 2010, 15:51
Chuck will rise from the grave and start a band called Life. He plans for the debut to be about fluffy kittens and makeouts.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Nov 2010, 16:21
As long as it sounds the same, I'm fine with that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Nov 2010, 18:14
Oh god I didn't even bother with the new Stars record (this probably has about as much to do with my changing tastes as it does Stars' ever-increasing mediocrity though, I tried listening to Set Yourself On Fire about a month back and ended up changing to something else, like, four tracks in)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Nov 2010, 18:17
Ooh ooh the sidebar on the website with that Pulp story reminded me there is a new Maserati record out GUYS THERE IS A NEW MASERATI RECORD OUT

(it has drum tracks Jerry Fuchs recorded before he passed away)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 20 Nov 2010, 07:58
Devin Townsend update (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNVg7PixJuo&feature=player_embedded) on Deconstruction.  Not having to do with 2010 exactly, but it doesn't matter because he is Devin Townsend
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 20 Nov 2010, 08:00
Ooh ooh the sidebar on the website with that Pulp story reminded me there is a new Maserati record out GUYS THERE IS A NEW MASERATI RECORD OUT

(it has drum tracks Jerry Fuchs recorded before he passed away)

HOW DID I FORGET ABOUT THIS?!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Nov 2010, 14:28
I DUNNO COS I DID TOO THERE IS PROBABLY SOMETHING SEVERELY WRONG WITH US
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Gridgm on 20 Nov 2010, 21:19
my shortlist of good stuff

some times the blues jsut a passing bird - the tallest man on earth
the wild hunt - the tallest man on earth
black masses - electric wizard
plays the popular hits of radiohead on her magical ukele - amanda palmer
marrow of the soul - aggaloch
with emperor Antarctica - boy and bear
i will love you at all - darren hanlon
form - die! die! die!
end times - eels
ghost - seahaven
i speak because i can - laura marling
i believe you liar - washington
all delighted people - sufjan stevans
the way out - the books
personal life - the thermals
immersion - pendulum
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 21 Nov 2010, 00:13
new Magrudergrind EP called Crusher. Fucking awesome. The newest Pulling Teeth song that was on the A389 sampler is on there as well, if you haven't heard it.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/11/a_free_magruder.html

Oh, and for whoever cares, there is a new Pianos Become the Teeth song on their Myspace. I think it's supposed to be on their upcoming split with The Saddest Landscape.

http://www.myspace.com/pianosbecometheteeth
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 21 Nov 2010, 07:27
So far this is the good stuff I've heard

Alcest - Écailles De Lune
High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine
Immolation - Majesty and Decay
Kent - En Plats I Solen
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
Watain - Lawless Darkness
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Radical AC on 22 Nov 2010, 01:47
SO: according to Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14880-my-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy/) the new Kanye West album is perfect.  10.0

Now, I really like this album.  Perfect?  I just have a hard time believing that this is objectively the best thing I have ever heard.  Okay, so other albums have been given a perfect score, but this one seems to be getting a lot of them.  More than I've seen from just about any other album.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 22 Nov 2010, 06:32
I was stunned to see that rating as well.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Nov 2010, 08:24
Hyperbole?

In my Pitchfork?

It's more likely than you think!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Nov 2010, 08:52
I DUNNO COS I DID TOO THERE IS PROBABLY SOMETHING SEVERELY WRONG WITH US

DUDE IT'S PRETTY GOOD I DOWNLOADED IT THIS WEEKEND

..WOOOO
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Nov 2010, 09:29
SO: according to Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14880-my-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy/) the new Kanye West album is perfect.  10.0

Now, I really like this album.  Perfect?  I just have a hard time believing that this is objectively the best thing I have ever heard.  Okay, so other albums have been given a perfect score, but this one seems to be getting a lot of them.  More than I've seen from just about any other album.

I think the reason the album is getting such dazzling reviews across the board is because of the reputation Kanye West has. Some sort of positive backlash maybe?

(Having said that, I do enjoy it quite a bit, and at the  moment would probably rate it over his other albums, and I do like those quite a bit as well.)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 22 Nov 2010, 10:42
i feel like that's the sort of thing where whenever someone criticizes the album everybody's gonna point to that review and yell "SEE?! YOU'RE WRONG!" because, you know, opinions are right and wrong
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Nov 2010, 10:45
It makes sense really.


I give kanye a 10/10 every day just for putting on his pants the right way and tying his shoes. He's constantly exceeding my expectations for what a mentally retarded person can do.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 22 Nov 2010, 16:41
SO: according to Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14880-my-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy/) the new Kanye West album is perfect.  10.0

Now, I really like this album.  Perfect?  I just have a hard time believing that this is objectively the best thing I have ever heard.  Okay, so other albums have been given a perfect score, but this one seems to be getting a lot of them.  More than I've seen from just about any other album.

Huh I guess I'll have to give it a go
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 22 Nov 2010, 17:08
So far my overriding feeling is to stop listening and put on Big Boi
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 22 Nov 2010, 17:12
Maybe it will grow on me
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 22 Nov 2010, 19:31
i never really understoon the whole "hipsters are supposed to dig kanye" thing pitchfork has got going on. anyone care to explain?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 22 Nov 2010, 19:40
I've never cared about a Kanye album before and I kind of like this one.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 22 Nov 2010, 19:42
i never really understoon the whole "hipsters are supposed to dig kanye" thing pitchfork has got going on. anyone care to explain?

They seem to regard him as the perfect mix of immensely creative and batshit insane.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 22 Nov 2010, 21:37
No way it can get a 10.0 when the best track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLRMKamjxpo) isn't even on the album. It's a really good album though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 22 Nov 2010, 22:02
I've never cared about a Kanye album before and I kind of like this one.

this is exactly where i'm at.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 23 Nov 2010, 06:22
Romance Is Boring is still my album of the year, I am such a dang false
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 23 Nov 2010, 06:31
Romance is Boring is the best album ever

I mean, if they released the last five tracks as an EP that would STILL be the best record ever
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 23 Nov 2010, 07:21
It just makes me so happy when I listen to it, sometimes I don't even understand it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 23 Nov 2010, 07:38
The Tron soundtrack is pretty awesome mix of daft punk base glitch noises and classic film score music.

Discuss.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 23 Nov 2010, 09:20
i never really understoon the whole "hipsters are supposed to dig kanye" thing pitchfork has got going on. anyone care to explain?

I have no clue, they seem to just randomly dig semi-mainstream hip-hop.

Anyway thread, it's my turn to post lists.


Great:
Aloe Blacc - Good Things
Black Breath - Heavy Breathing
Castevet - The Echo & The Light
Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
The Dopamines - Expect The Worst
Hanggai - He Who Travels Far
The Hextalls - Get Smashed
every Japandroids single
Joie De Vivre - The North End
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs - Zero Comma, Irotoridori no Sekai
Nails - Unsilent Death
Paper Tiger - Made Like Us
Shad - TSOL
Tobacco - Maniac Meat
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
Red City Radio - To The Sons & Daughters of Woody Guthrie

Psst, Gaslight Anthem! These guys do the whole Americana/cowpunk thing better than you:
Two Cow Garage - Sweet Saint Me

Good, but not great:
We Are The Union - Greap Leaps Forward
Wooden Shjips - Volume 2
Sundowner - We Chase The Waves
Tokyo Police Club - Champ
Thermals - Personal Life
Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
Ted Leo/Rx - The Brutalist Bricks
Street Dogs - self titled
ASMZ - Kollaps Tradixionales
The Sainte Catherines - Fire Works
The Riot Before - Rebellion
Olafur Arnalds - ...And They Have Escaped the stop having really long album titles, people from Iceland, I still can't pronounce Sigur Ros' last album
The New Pornographers - Together
Moon Duo - Escape
The Measure [SA] - Notes
Marnie Stern - Self Titled
Look Mexico - To Bed To Battle
Kaki King - Junior
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Girls - Broken Dreams Club EP
Free Energy - Stuck On Nothing
Flatfoot 56 - Black Thorn
Fake Problems - Real Ghosts Caught On Tape
Dungen - Skit I Allt
Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude
Cut Chemist - Sound Of The Police
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Brant Bjork - Gods & Goddesses
Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This


Could have been better:

Midnight Juggernauts - The Crystal Axis
MGMT - Congratulations
Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
Eux Autres - Broken Bow
Both Eels albums
Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI
The Album Leaf - A Chorus of Storytellers
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Royksopp - Senior
RJD2 - The Colossus


Y U NO MAKE GOOD ALBUM

Wintersleep - New Inheritors
Everything Wavves does, ever, ever, ever.
Dear Animal Collective side projects, you sucked too. I mean, I heard like 26 seconds of one Avey Tare song, but it wasn't good at all.

Best shows:
1. The Dopamines/Grabass Charlestons/Curious Volume
2. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists/Screaming Females
3. Wilco/Mavis Staples (Solid Sound Festival)
4. Flatfoot 56/Refuse Resist/The Damaged
5. The Damaged/Lenny Lashley's Gang of One/Midnight Saints
6. Outrageous Cherry (Solid Sound Festival)
7. Birds In The Air/three other bands that sucked
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Nov 2010, 15:56
I honestly wasn't that crazy about the Two Cow Garage record, to be honest man. It was OK. Good list otherwise. (also you reminded me to get the Free Energy record and check out The Thermals)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 23 Nov 2010, 15:58
If only the printers would get it fucking PRINTED and send it to Suburban Home, so they in turn can send it to me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 23 Nov 2010, 22:58
Lykke Li's new single is up for download (http://www.lykkeli.com/get_some/index.htm) for free on her site.

It's pretty cool!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 24 Nov 2010, 00:32
She's such a lil bamf

Also feel free to add me to the "i never paid attention to kanye but shit this new record is super good" bandwagon

his new record is really really enjoyable to me.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 24 Nov 2010, 01:32
Dammit, I guess I gotta listen to it now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2010, 05:01
I'll come down on the side of "I actively disliked Kanye before this record, or at least his rapping, but think this is probably top 3 best records I've heard this year."

A big part of it is he lets better rappers take the lead more, but honestly, cmon, how fuccin good is "All of The Lights"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 24 Nov 2010, 07:21
Dammit, I guess I gotta listen to it now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2010, 07:26
Oh, what, really? Nicki Minaj is the most interesting thing to happen to American pop music in years. Also: her videos are ridic.

Dude I mean, really? She's just Lil Kim: The Return. Like her verse on Monster is sicc but "most interesting thing to happen in American Pop Music in Years?" Like, dude, Gaga. Kanye. Even Katy fuccin Perry is doing more interesting stuff than Minaj.

 That said the album is like, aight on first listen.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 24 Nov 2010, 07:49
but "most interesting thing to happen in American Pop Music in Years?" Like, dude, Gaga....

lol
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2010, 08:09
I mean you can hate on her music if you want, although you're foolish for doing so, but can you deny she is interesting? The spectacle she has created as a persona, the absurdity of her costumes/videos/concerts, what's more exciting than that in music?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 24 Nov 2010, 08:12
Really good melodic punk.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 24 Nov 2010, 08:32
I mean you can hate on her music if you want, although you're foolish for doing so, but can you deny she is interesting? The spectacle she has created as a persona, the absurdity of her costumes/videos/concerts, what's more exciting than that in music?

The idea that Lady Gaga "is one of the most exciting things to happen to pop music in years" is absolutely absurd. She's all gimmick, a clever hack whose managed to convince millions that crazy hats and lots of eye shadow are somehow the same thing as musical ability or talent in general. She's interesting only insofar as she's a great case study in the power of marketing and the willingness of the American public to rush to worship at whatever kitschy, overrated altar of hype is currently being called The Next Big Thing regardless of any actual merit. Her music is tired, derivative. It pushes no boundaries despite the bewildering arguments to the contrary. Even her outfits, while certainly weird, are often little more than garish Halloween costumes, rife for parody and fully deserving of it. She deserves credit only for her obvious business acumen: she knows how to manipulate the masses and self market to an amazing degree. In short she's a shill, a sham, and a charlatan, an edifice and monument to crass, surface level aesthetics with absolutely nothing beneath the vapid, uninspiring veneer.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2010, 09:24
I mean you can hate on her music if you want, although you're foolish for doing so, but can you deny she is interesting? The spectacle she has created as a persona, the absurdity of her costumes/videos/concerts, what's more exciting than that in music?

 Lady Gaga is a pop star.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2010, 09:39
Sorry, that was excessively reductionistic. I am in the process of getting tattooed, posting from my phone. Will be more eloquent later.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Nov 2010, 10:52
Devin Townsend update (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNVg7PixJuo&feature=player_embedded) on Deconstruction.  Not having to do with 2010 exactly, but it doesn't matter because he is Devin Townsend

Holy shit Dev is so fucking Canadian. The opening bit of that video is the most Canadian thing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 24 Nov 2010, 13:07
Andrew WK just tweeted something about a new album.

PS: if you're on twitter, follow Andrew WK on twitter.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 24 Nov 2010, 13:50
I mean you can hate on her music if you want, although you're foolish for doing so, but can you deny she is interesting? The spectacle she has created as a persona, the absurdity of her costumes/videos/concerts, what's more exciting than that in music?

The idea that Lady Gaga "is one of the most exciting things to happen to pop music in years" is absolutely absurd.

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you didn't do it deliberately, but you've substituted "interesting" in the original post (and the post Kieffer was referencing) for "exciting" in your own post, and that radically changes the argument to something quite different to what Kieffer was saying. Which renders the rest of your post pointless, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 24 Nov 2010, 13:53
I'm not a fan of Gaga's music really, but her stage persona and the way she's gained her significant following would qualify as "interesting," I think. "Exciting?" "Riveting?" Maybe not. But "interesting"? Well, we're talking about her (and this isn't the first discussion we've had on the matter, by a long shot).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 24 Nov 2010, 14:34
Dude I mean, really? She's just Lil Kim: The Return. Like her verse on Monster is sicc but "most interesting thing to happen in American Pop Music in Years?" Like, dude, Gaga. Kanye. Even Katy fuccin Perry is doing more interesting stuff than Minaj.

 That said the album is like, aight on first listen.

Yeah but like, Gaga broke in 2008, right? Her reign in pop is in full swing. We are in the midst of the Gaga Dynasty.  I'm thinking of who's coming next to get her. Kanye I don't really know what to do with. He's pop because he's huge but ostensibly still a rapper of some kind. He definitely is starting to trade in nonsensical combinations of grandiose imagery which speaks to his success and his understanding of pastiche, but I dunno if he quite fits.  Katy Perry's such a cartoon as to be practically blank. I couldn't tell you anything about her. Katy Perry? Who's Katy Perry? The brunette with the giant eyes and giant boobs? What tricks does she do?

Nicki, unlike Perry has fucking chops.  She outshines everyone she guests for. In my head, 'Lil Freak,' 'Get It All,' 'Letting Go,' 'Bottoms Up' and 'Knockout' are all Nicki songs. Monster is different because there are so many guests. She's a great female rapper with a playful pop sensibility and American pop has been pretty fucking slim on women rappers for a while now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Marupinku on 24 Nov 2010, 21:15
I've never cared about a Kanye album before and I kind of like this one.

Yeah, basically this.  Don't really having any opinion on any Kanye album before this one, and this one is pretty ok.  Not something that I'm amazed with, but it's better than his previous work.

As far as 2010 stuff goes, I still haven't heard anything that's topped The Gentlemen's Butcher. 
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 Nov 2010, 21:28
I mean you can hate on her music if you want, although you're foolish for doing so, but can you deny she is interesting? The spectacle she has created as a persona, the absurdity of her costumes/videos/concerts, what's more exciting than that in music?

The idea that Lady Gaga "is one of the most exciting things to happen to pop music in years" is absolutely absurd. She's all gimmick, a clever hack whose managed to convince millions that crazy hats and lots of eye shadow are somehow the same thing as musical ability or talent in general. She's interesting only insofar as she's a great case study in the power of marketing and the willingness of the American public to rush to worship at whatever kitschy, overrated altar of hype is currently being called The Next Big Thing regardless of any actual merit. Her music is tired, derivative. It pushes no boundaries despite the bewildering arguments to the contrary. Even her outfits, while certainly weird, are often little more than garish Halloween costumes, rife for parody and fully deserving of it. She deserves credit only for her obvious business acumen: she knows how to manipulate the masses and self market to an amazing degree. In short she's a shill, a sham, and a charlatan, an edifice and monument to crass, surface level aesthetics with absolutely nothing beneath the vapid, uninspiring veneer.

At least she isn't a "look how fucking sexy I am" kinda pop artist, like that katy perry bullshit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Nov 2010, 21:31
Look at how weird I am and how much makeup I can have put on me is much better.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 Nov 2010, 21:34
Well yeah duh
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Nov 2010, 21:54
You were a goth in highschool weren't you?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 Nov 2010, 22:00
Nope
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 24 Nov 2010, 23:29
New Kanye is unbearably boring.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 25 Nov 2010, 01:13
umm

bradford cox has released 4 atlas sound albums since monday

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 25 Nov 2010, 01:14
Yes, we live in the age of the internet.

Here is a (very incomplete) list of music I've listened to and owned this year. I'll do my best to update it in the coming days.

 - I love it I love it I love it so much

Swans
Nest
Ital Tek
Deerhunter
Solar Bears
Ramadanman / Pearson Sound
Girl Unit
Squawk
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Instra:Mental / dBridge

 - Pretty great, to be honest

Cloaks
Jam City
Starkey
Hyetal
Space Dimension Controller
The Internal Tulips
Cosmic Revenge
Subeena
LCD Soundsystem

 - First I said “No”, then I was all “Yeah”

Breach
Loops Haunt
Slugabed
Swindle
DJ Nate
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Lego
Transparent Sounds
Altered Natives
Kingdom
Taz Buckfaster
Peverelist
Forest Swords

 - I can’t tell where the irony ends and the enjoyment begins

Lil B
Nite Jewel

 - Points for effort I guess

Rudi Zygadlo
Jimmy Edgar
Eskmo
Optimum

 - I need some time

Point B
DJ Rashad
DJ Roc

  - I expected better

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Squarepusher
FaltyDL
Ikonika

 - Please stop you’re boring me

Gorillaz
Girl Talk
Four Tet
Bassnectar
Pretty Lights
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 25 Nov 2010, 01:33
New Kanye is unbearably boring.

Nope, guess again.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 25 Nov 2010, 01:35
Yes, we live in the age of the internet.

SINCE WHEN
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 25 Nov 2010, 03:09
speaking of which, Marla Hansen just dropped a new single (http://marlahansen.bandcamp.com/) without anybody noticing. crossing my fingers that she's got a new release in the works. i cannot get enough of her.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 25 Nov 2010, 03:31
Dude I mean, really? She's just Lil Kim: The Return. Like her verse on Monster is sicc but "most interesting thing to happen in American Pop Music in Years?" Like, dude, Gaga. Kanye. Even Katy fuccin Perry is doing more interesting stuff than Minaj.

 That said the album is like, aight on first listen.

Yeah but like, Gaga broke in 2008, right? Her reign in pop is in full swing. We are in the midst of the Gaga Dynasty.  I'm thinking of who's coming next to get her. Kanye I don't really know what to do with. He's pop because he's huge but ostensibly still a rapper of some kind. He definitely is starting to trade in nonsensical combinations of grandiose imagery which speaks to his success and his understanding of pastiche, but I dunno if he quite fits.  Katy Perry's such a cartoon as to be practically blank. I couldn't tell you anything about her. Katy Perry? Who's Katy Perry? The brunette with the giant eyes and giant boobs? What tricks does she do?

Nicki, unlike Perry has fucking chops.  She outshines everyone she guests for. In my head, 'Lil Freak,' 'Get It All,' 'Letting Go,' 'Bottoms Up' and 'Knockout' are all Nicki songs. Monster is different because there are so many guests. She's a great female rapper with a playful pop sensibility and American pop has been pretty fucking slim on women rappers for a while now.

Yeah but like, listen to her record. It's not actually good at all, really. There's a couple decent tracks, and then there's messes like that will.I.am bullshit. It's not anywhere close to an interesting record, it's just more dirty-souf style rap shit, which I love, but she doesn't rep it that well. I dunno if someone else is actually more interesting as like "the next thing," although I know all y'all are still sleeping on The-Dream but he ain't new, I just don't really think you can call Minaj the next big exciting thing.

Gaga completely changed the way we think about Pop Music. Her videos, her concerts, have brought about a completely new paradigm in what pop music is allowed to do. Think about how crazy thriller was back in the day, or purple rain, and then think about the fucking Telephone  video and how completely mindblowing that shit was. No one was expecting that from her, and whether or not you liked it, it was a fucking marker. Now look at Kanye's Runaway video, etc. They've taken pop music from being nothing but singles and filler tracks that you hear and forget, and made it into a spectacle again, which is exactly what it should be. I guess you can give JT some credit on this too irt the goes around comes around video from FSLS but these two, and especially Gaga, have made it an art. Regardless of whether you like her music, you gotta give her credit for making pop music interesting again.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 25 Nov 2010, 04:43
I mean you can hate on her music if you want, although you're foolish for doing so, but can you deny she is interesting? The spectacle she has created as a persona, the absurdity of her costumes/videos/concerts, what's more exciting than that in music?

The idea that Lady Gaga "is one of the most exciting things to happen to pop music in years" is absolutely absurd.

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you didn't do it deliberately, but you've substituted "interesting" in the original post (and the post Kieffer was referencing) for "exciting" in your own post, and that radically changes the argument to something quite different to what Kieffer was saying. Which renders the rest of your post pointless, I'm afraid.

Oh man, so I did. Definitely unintentional. That being said, my post is still completely valid. She's not even interesting beyond the fact that it's interesting to look at why people are going so nuts over her i.e. she's only interesting insofar as she illuminates certain widespread cultural tendencies. On her own (music, outfits, image etc.) there's nothing of interest to speak of.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 25 Nov 2010, 04:59
So then, if there is nothing interesting about her, which I'll grant for the sake of the argument, what has happened in American Pop Music recently that is more interesting than the people I listed. Lets say in the last 5 years.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 25 Nov 2010, 08:05
She deserves credit only for her obvious business acumen: she knows how to manipulate the masses and self market to an amazing degree. In short she's a shill, a sham, and a charlatan, an edifice and monument to crass, surface level aesthetics with absolutely nothing beneath the vapid, uninspiring veneer.

This. Although, I find her ability to sell herself so well pretty remarkable. Apparently she is a huge part of the "creative" effort behind her music and image, so I guess I could give her that. Saying she's better than Kanye though? Bullshit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Nov 2010, 08:07
I always thought that Lady Gaga, and correct me if I'm wrong because I was not alive during the 80's, is basically Madonna
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 25 Nov 2010, 08:43
I always thought that Lady Gaga, and correct me if I'm wrong because I was not alive during the 80's, is basically Madonna

I think Madonna must have made more of an impact, because there was nothing quite like her before. Plus, there were tons of big pop stars after Madonna in the 90s, so Gaga isn't really anything new. They only seem to differ style-wise, cause Gaga wears retarded shit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 25 Nov 2010, 15:09
yeah Gaga is Madonna only twenty years too late to actually be innovative or special
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: ThePianoMan on 25 Nov 2010, 16:03
So then, if there is nothing interesting about her, which I'll grant for the sake of the argument, what has happened in American Pop Music recently that is more interesting than the people I listed. Lets say in the last 5 years.
Mainstream pop music? Honestly, I tend to avoid the stuff precisely because there isn't anything more interesting than Gaga. I suppose we could mention MIA or Kanye, but I'd have to say for the most part it's unexciting stuff. This isn't just alt-rock snobbery, though--comparing this decade to previous ones, there just hasn't been a lot happening. There haven't been new genres gaining relevance, and new sounds have been largely derivative; the two biggest sounds, pop-country and hip-hop, have been in creative decline for some time. Arguing Gaga is the best thing happening isn't saying much in a situation so bereft of excitement.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 25 Nov 2010, 16:35
Lady Gaga is not Madonna. If Grace Jones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztkQ5S1sAJw) is Little Richard, Gaga is Pat Boone. I don't know why this is not obvious.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Nov 2010, 19:02
I've been listening a bit to the debut album by a retro doom band called Ghost, Opus Eponymous.  Remember on old Scooby Doo cartoons when the gang would be all looking for clues, and then they'd run into the monster that was really an old guy in a rubber mask, and it would chase them around while music played in the background?  Ghost sound like that music, except they are all about Satan.  Anyway, the album comes at the recommendation of Fenriz of Darkthrone, so you can trust it to be pretty rockin'.

And if this riff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFwyJJ7zkec) does not cause you to bang your head, you are probably wearing a neck brace
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Nov 2010, 19:45
I've heard this band mentioned three times in three different locations today. This is obviously a sign. (helps that they're pretty funky)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 25 Nov 2010, 22:23
Yeah but like, listen to her record. It's not actually good at all, really.

It's true! I kinda got stuck trying to defend a point I made before hearing the record.  It was kind of just one whole willfully obtuse cringe-fest after I found out about the will.i.am track. I'm not totally abandoning hope, but the album was a major letdown.  
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Nov 2010, 03:12
I think the ultimate problem here is that you guys don't like pop music. That's cool. You're missing out though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BeoPuppy on 26 Nov 2010, 04:48
I always thought that Lady Gaga, and correct me if I'm wrong because I was not alive during the 80's, is basically Madonna
I did get to see the rise of the Madonna monster and I see the resemblence. I'm therefore not shocked at the new-ness of Gaga since there seems to be none.

And the meat dress was just heinous.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Nov 2010, 10:47
I think the ultimate problem here is that you guys don't like pop music. That's cool. You're missing out though.

(I don't want to get into a fight about what pop music is AGAIN but) yes I do
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Nov 2010, 11:30
Naw you're right I shoulda said mainstream pop/radio pop to be clear. S'all fuccin pop shit.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 27 Nov 2010, 03:13
My album of the year race is, at the moment, a three way tie between Solar Bears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqV86qptUMw), Forest Sword (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsjLIjYEYQ4)s, and Nest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqV86qptUMw).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Nov 2010, 07:13
I've been listening a bit to the debut album by a retro doom band called Ghost, Opus Eponymous.  Remember on old Scooby Doo cartoons when the gang would be all looking for clues, and then they'd run into the monster that was really an old guy in a rubber mask, and it would chase them around while music played in the background?  Ghost sound like that music, except they are all about Satan.  Anyway, the album comes at the recommendation of Fenriz of Darkthrone, so you can trust it to be pretty rockin'.

And if this riff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFwyJJ7zkec) does not cause you to bang your head, you are probably wearing a neck brace

Michio Kurihara played guitar for Ghost.

And you all know my theory regarding Mr. Kurihara: anything he touches is gold.

Edit: Wait no, this is a totally different Ghost. But they are fucking rad.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 27 Nov 2010, 20:18
Dude I mean, really? She's just Lil Kim: The Return.

minaj is considerably wackier and has a better sense of flow & metre and also has more complex/interesting relationship w/ female sexuality. plus "monster" is one thing but her two mixtapes are absolute fire, dude.

i still haven't heard good ass job which is what i'm still going to call the new kanye record no matter what.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 27 Nov 2010, 23:14


Edit: Wait no, this is a totally different Ghost. But they are fucking rad.

Haha, there are actually so many bands named Ghost. You'd think people would catch on already.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 29 Nov 2010, 10:34
new iron & wine single streaming on his myspace. (http://www.myspace.com/ironandwine)

wee
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Nov 2010, 18:33
this makes me happy  :-)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Christophe on 29 Nov 2010, 19:36
So 2010 was a bit hohum, I mean I didn't really see all that much in the way of good show-

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_zdafNLxf28E/S4f1NWowkgI/AAAAAAAADOc/yqpLmtWEUXo/s640/P2209970.JPG)

Ok that was really fucking awesome but I mean really that was February and-

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs017.ash2/34195_406289509353_31517629353_4115726_5852626_n.jpg)

Yeah that was absolutely Goddamned brilliant, but-

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4705846703_31aff28683.jpg)

OK I GET THE POINT, PLUS THAT WAS RIGHT AFTER THE LAST THING AND I WAS LIKE A FOOT AWAY FROM IT, but this year'd need like one more awesome thing to make it-

(http://www.losanjealous.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Belle_and_Sebastian_Treasure_Island_Music_Festival_011.jpg)

God damnit

(tl; dr I saw like four out of my five favorite bands this year)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 29 Nov 2010, 20:20
Hey, me too!

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n217/rageaholicdove/2010shows.png)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 30 Nov 2010, 14:44
I saw Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (who were #1 on my must see list) and The Dopamines (who are like my new favorite band).

And met Mikey Erg (at the latter)!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 30 Nov 2010, 14:46
Best Album of 2010:

El Guincho - Pop Negro

All other opinions null & void.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 30 Nov 2010, 14:48
Except that the Dopamines put out the best pissed-off at the world pop-punk album of all time.

(http://www.celebrity-sunglasses-finder.com/image-files/kanye_west.gif)

OF ALL TIME.


DOHHHHHH PAGEBREAK :psyduck:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 30 Nov 2010, 14:51
You don't seem to understand the phrase null & void.  :police:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 30 Nov 2010, 14:52
I am listening to This is Happening again and yeah, james murphy... yeah <3
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 30 Nov 2010, 14:55
You don't seem to understand the phrase null & void.  :police:

Quote
My life, your life, don't wanna hear, lalalalalalala, NAH NAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRXPz-sKiIs
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 01 Dec 2010, 16:36
apparently Hillstomp has a new cd out that I wasn't aware of.

Downloading it now, fingers crossed.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 01 Dec 2010, 18:00
It's pretty good! Lots of banjo, which is awesome because I have a huge hillbilly boner for banjos in almost any form.

Only listened to it once at low volume though, so we'll see how it holds up at more appropriate volumes and across more listens.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Wasteroo on 01 Dec 2010, 18:05
I have a huge hillbilly boner for banjos
thank you for this
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 02 Dec 2010, 01:57
On more listens, I think I quite like the new Belle and Sebastian. I know that at first I was all like 'meh' but there's some really catchy songs on there.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 02 Dec 2010, 03:15
The last two tracks are definitely golden
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 02 Dec 2010, 04:05
I should really give that album another shot. I don't think I even got to the last two tracks when I gave it a listen.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 02 Dec 2010, 05:37
New B&S is okay.

New Soulja Boy is fucking awesome though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 02 Dec 2010, 08:48
Belle & Sebastian is one of the most overrated bands ever.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Christophe on 02 Dec 2010, 09:10
FIGHT YOU
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 02 Dec 2010, 11:47
Belle & Sebastian is one of the most overrated bands ever.

No that would be Black Eyed Peas
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 02 Dec 2010, 12:06
Pink Floyd, but we've already had this thread.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 02 Dec 2010, 12:39
Belle & Sebastian is one of the most overrated bands ever.

 :psyduck:

 :police:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 02 Dec 2010, 14:15
Really? Floyd is like, the only "classic rock" band I've ever gotten into.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 02 Dec 2010, 17:28
Blue Oyster Cult are really underrated.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 03 Dec 2010, 09:43
Pink Floyd easily live up to the hype imo. Their music sounds fresh even now.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JimmyJazz on 03 Dec 2010, 09:49
Eh, I won't deny that Dark Side of the Moon is a great record and that they don't have their fair share of awesome songs, but Pink Floyd's way too hyped up by dads and generic classic rock radio.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 03 Dec 2010, 09:49
2010 in old music from before 2010

slow week huh?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 03 Dec 2010, 10:04
uh

uh

last.fm tells me I listened to Kanye West 244 times last week

I expect the number to be roughly the same for Michael Cassette this week
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 03 Dec 2010, 10:52
Okay, holy shit. Man's Gin is awesome. I need to get their album. I hope they tour sometime soon.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 03 Dec 2010, 12:09
I could have sworn I read something about him touring, but damned if I can even remember where I would have read it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 03 Dec 2010, 18:16
I didn't see anything scheduled on the band's myspace, so I'm assuming there is nothing going on.

What's really bugging me is I get the feeling I've heard Nuclear Ambition part 2 somewhere before hearing of Man's Gin, but I can't figure out where it would have been.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: leftandleaving on 04 Dec 2010, 01:03
Blue Oyster Cult are really underrated.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 07 Dec 2010, 14:26
It's pretty good! Lots of banjo, which is awesome because I have a huge hillbilly boner for banjos in almost any form.

Only listened to it once at low volume though, so we'll see how it holds up at more appropriate volumes and across more listens.

Yeah I am digging this album a metric ton.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Gridgm on 14 Dec 2010, 22:08
top 10 albums
01 Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP
02 The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
03 Washington - I Believe You Liar
04 Boy and Bear - With Emperor Antarctica
05 Aggaloch - Marrow of the Spirit
06 Darren Hanlon - I Will Love You at All
07 Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
08 Die! Die! Die! - Form
09 Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
10 Leeroy Lee - Leeroy Lee

top 10 songs
01 Eels -  A line in the dirt
02 Sufjan Stevens -  Djohariah
03 Washington - Underground
04 The Tallest Man on Earth - Little River
05 Scenes From a Seperation
06 Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore - Something, Somewhere, Sometime
07 Boy and Bear - Rabbit Song
08 The National - Anyones Ghost
09 Leeroy Lee - Mountain Song
10 Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 14 Dec 2010, 22:14
Holy shit, how have I held out this long on Titus Andronicus? I heard "Four Score and Seven" and I really regret not listening to them before.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 14 Dec 2010, 23:31
Holy shit, how have I held out this long on Titus Andronicus? I heard "Four Score and Seven" and I really regret not listening to them before.

GOOD QUESTIOn
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Marupinku on 15 Dec 2010, 00:05
John Bellows put out what is pretty much one of the best folk records I've ever heard back in March.  Only just now got around to hearing it though. 
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 15 Dec 2010, 08:38
I don't know how this is possible, but apparently Pitchfork think there are 100 albums this year that are better than Surfer Blood's Astro Coast.

Frig, it's in my top 10, nevermind top 100.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KharBevNor on 15 Dec 2010, 08:46
Blue Oyster Cult are really underrated.

This thread is now about Blue Oyster Cult (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mWGmzduYnU&feature=fvst)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 15 Dec 2010, 12:03
I don't know how this is possible, but apparently Pitchfork think there are 100 albums this year that are better than Surfer Blood's Astro Coast.

Frig, it's in my top 10, nevermind top 100.

Actually it is a top 50.

But still WTF
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 15 Dec 2010, 13:01
They did the same thing with Toro Y Moi and Liars. P4k still has no idea what they're doing.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 15 Dec 2010, 13:29
Can't believe I waited this long to try out Zola Jesus. She's been sitting on my hard drive for months, and I'd occasionally see her and be like "ehh... not right now."

Horrible decisionmaking.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 15 Dec 2010, 14:53
They did the same thing with Toro Y Moi and Liars. P4k still has no idea what they're doing.

The Liars thing baffles me. So does the Toro Y Moi and Surfer Blood decision actually, not b/c I like those albums but b/c they're so...Pitchfork-y. I would have put money on both of those being in the top 20. Liars, on the other hand, put out quite possibly the best album to emerge from the mainstream side of indie rock this year with the possible exception of Halcyon Digest. It won't be on my top 10 but it would sure as hell be in a top 50 and I'm pretty stunned P4K doesn't agree. Of course, Kanye will get #1 and the new Arcade Fire will be in the top 10 so who cares what they think anyway?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 15 Dec 2010, 16:13
Really? I listened to the Liars album like three or four times and I felt like I had to make myself do it ever time. There's something there, no denying that, but I never really thought it was album of the year material or anything like that.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 15 Dec 2010, 18:06
Can't believe I waited this long to try out Zola Jesus. She's been sitting on my hard drive for months, and I'd occasionally see her and be like "ehh... not right now."

Horrible decisionmaking.
I am disappoint.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 16 Dec 2010, 08:13
I don't know how this is possible, but apparently Pitchfork think there are 100 albums this year that are better than Surfer Blood's Astro Coast.

Frig, it's in my top 10, nevermind top 100.

Actually it is a top 50.

But still WTF

That, and Swans. Their top 10 is probably gonna end up having a few good albums, and a few lame ones.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 17 Dec 2010, 03:36
pffffffffffffft vampire weekend is #6
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Dec 2010, 05:58
Of course, Kanye will get #1 and the new Arcade Fire will be in the top 10 so who cares what they think anyway?

Yep.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 17 Dec 2010, 06:29
Damn, #11. So close!

Awful top 10 though, really. Halcyon Digest is easily the best album on there and even that's pretty darn good but not spectacular. Having that overwrought Joanna Newsom album or the painfully uninspired Vampire Weekend or the irritating James Blake who either hovers on the border of making bad club music or serves as Pitchfork's almost insulting and totally false feeling token nod to experimentalism depending on what you're listening to on the list all are not surprising but still disappointing and further proof of this taste maker having inexplicably no real taste. And come on people, that Kanye West album is good I'll admit and maybe I'm missing some fundamentally amazing thing about it but it's just another hyper-produced all-star-cast hip-hop album as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Dec 2010, 07:44
Quote from: one of the lists from that link
I’m Having Fun Now by Jenny and Johnny

I totally forgot about this album, and from what I remember, it was really enjoyable.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 17 Dec 2010, 08:31
The production on Kanye's new shit is always the best part, imo. That, and the guest appearances. Was the new LCD Soundsystem that good? lol. Either way, pretty bad list, but it's what I expected.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KharBevNor on 17 Dec 2010, 08:59
Man, I don't keep up with shit at all, but apparently The Meads of Asphodel put out a new album this year, 'The Murder of Jesus the Jew'. I've been pretty stoned everytime I listened to it so far but I think it's pretty good. They've got even MORE proggy passages and they've taken the histrionic spoken word parts up to another level. "WHY ARE YOU DOING THEEESSS...WHYYYYY..." "SO YOU WILL BECOME OUR GOD!" "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 17 Dec 2010, 13:30
Was the new LCD Soundsystem that good? lol.

Nope.

Also, Robyn and Caribou should have been higher
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Dec 2010, 13:57
The LCD Soundsystem album was an average LCD Soundsystem album, which in more general terms means it was fucking brilliant and several light years beyond most everything else.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 17 Dec 2010, 15:12
Yeah, This Is Happening deserves the #1 spot in everybody's list imo. Just fucking superb.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 17 Dec 2010, 15:55
I can only agree with The Monitor on that list.

Edit: well, I like This Is  Happening and Kanye's album as well. But Kanye's wouldn't be on the top 10 I think.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 18 Dec 2010, 03:03
This Is Happening?
More like This Is Boring.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 18 Dec 2010, 06:24
More like You Are Boring.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Dec 2010, 15:14
James Murphy is really fucking good at writing songs, man
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JimmyJazz on 18 Dec 2010, 16:38
I mean fuck, if this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdVfJwN0-TQ) isn't a great song I don't know what think.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Dec 2010, 19:52
Really the only truly great song on the last record is "I Can Change" and most of the other ones are good (except for Drunk Girls that one is awful)

It is like, half as good as Sounds of Silver
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 18 Dec 2010, 20:03
This Is Happening did not continually and perfectly elucidate the inner turmoil of white middle-aged creative types everywhere.

It is for this reason that This Is Happening iss a disappointment.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Radical AC on 18 Dec 2010, 22:08
Hey, didn't Los Campesinos! release an album this year?  Because, I read the entire top fifty and I think someone forgot that Los Campesinos! released an album this year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 18 Dec 2010, 22:12
Really the only truly great song on the last record is "I Can Change" and most of the other ones are good (except for Drunk Girls that one is awful)

It is like, half as good as Sounds of Silver

Everything about this is wrong except the part where "I Can Change" is the best song
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 18 Dec 2010, 22:36
Hey, didn't Los Campesinos! release an album this year?  Because, I read the entire top fifty and I think someone forgot that Los Campesinos! released an album this year.
It was okay
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Dec 2010, 22:46
Really the only truly great song on the last record is "I Can Change" and most of the other ones are good (except for Drunk Girls that one is awful)

It is like, half as good as Sounds of Silver

Everything about this is wrong except the part where "I Can Change" is the best song

Honestly, I don't think that's true, but it doesn't matter cause I'm not gonna change your mind
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: squawk on 19 Dec 2010, 00:19
Hey, didn't Los Campesinos! release an album this year?  Because, I read the entire top fifty and I think someone forgot that Los Campesinos! released an album this year.

Yeah that

and also This is Happening was very good
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: DavidGrohl on 19 Dec 2010, 03:07
Song of the year :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQlIhraqL7o&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Dec 2010, 11:00
Last-minute blog year-end list trolling has turned up some real doozies, this changes everything:

The Ocean- Anthropocentric
The Sword- Warp Riders
Intronaut- Valley of Smoke
East of the Wall- Ressentiment
Shipping News- One Less Heartless to Fear
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Dec 2010, 11:02
This Is Happening did not continually and perfectly elucidate the inner turmoil of white middle-aged creative types everywhere.

It is for this reason that This Is Happening iss a disappointment.

yes yes how dare a white middle-aged guy write about what it is like to be a white middle-aged guy HOW DARE HE
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Dec 2010, 11:17
Also Frank Turner released an EP a few weeks ago? AGHFFFF
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 19 Dec 2010, 12:21
This Is Happening did not continually and perfectly elucidate the inner turmoil of white middle-aged creative types everywhere.

It is for this reason that This Is Happening iss a disappointment.

yes yes how dare a white middle-aged guy write about what it is like to be a white middle-aged guy HOW DARE HE
sarcasim (http://www.echoingthesound.org/ets_archives/viewtopic.php?t=2512)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Dec 2010, 12:48
Yeah, having a look at some (one) end of year lists:

Warpaint - The Fool
The Radio Dept - Clinging to a Scheme

really good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 19 Dec 2010, 15:24
Here are my albums of the year.

10. The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into a Field by a Deformed Deer
While Mike Paradinas' tastes have brought his Planet Mu imprint more or less entirely into the realm of progressive-leaning bass music and (more recently) Chicago juke and footwork, he allows a few vestiges of the label's more adventurous and  noise/glitch/IDM past to remain. A collaboration between Lexaunculpt and Electric Company, who both released stuff in Mu's Venetian Snares-dominated heyday. Personally I find this music a lot more interesting than their former work - in place of nondescript glitch, Mislead Into a Field by a Deformed Deer features a lot of throwbacks to AM radio pop in Lexaunculpt's vocal harmonies, backed by lots of shiny electronic texture.

09. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm Still Here
I initially heard about this from a friend as "Gil Scott-Heron comes back, Scott Walker style", which blew my fucking mind (I was listening to the overlooked classic Bridges at the time), and while that didn't turn out to be exactly the case it was true in part - it wasn't so much a descent into avant-garde as a radical shift in sound that illustrated the journey Scott-Heron has taken. He's (mostly) no longer a soulful voice of conscience but a weathered elder statesman, with a new slur in his voice and a bluesman's gnarled croak. I wasn't as big a fan of the production as a lot of people were, and all in all I find myself listening to the snippets of conversation peppering the record (particularly those in the bonus disc that came with the vinyl version), but all the stories and the character in this album are enough to put it up here. I just hope he doesn't disappear again.

08. Demdike Stare - Liberation Through Hearing
When Peter Christopherson died, I listened to this album whilst going through my grief, and it helped quite a bit. I'd always been a much bigger fan of Coil's late-period run of drone-y/folk-y mysticism than its earlier, harsher music, and Demdike Stare looks to be, at least on some level, picking up that mantle. A lot of the songs here could have fit perfectly in the Equinox/Solstice series of Coil EPs (particularly "Regolith" and "The Stars Are Moving"). Top-shelf dark ambience. They're even named after a famous witch! I haven't had a chance to catch up with their other albums released this year (Voices of Dust arrived on vinyl just yesterday) but given the quality of this album I have high hopes.

07. Autechre - Oversteps
Despite my unabashed love for IDM, Autechre's shift in emphasis from hip hop/techno soundscapes to dense, glitchy procedural music was not something I took particularly well, and despite their run of records up through LP5 being some of my all-time favorites I didn't hold out much hope of their returning to that well again. So it was with no small amount of excitement that I heard Oversteps, which isn't just a return but an advancement of Autechre's sensibility, with songs like "known(1)" and "Treale" displaying a remarkable fusion of Autechre's IDM past with its more austere avant-garde leanings. I liked Move of Ten a little bit less, but it grows on me every time I hear it.

06. Black Math - Phantom Power
I only got this last week but it's making a huge, huge impression on me. Black Math are from Chicago and reside on the Permanent Records imprint, and on their latest LP they vacillate between the goth-glam disco of The Hundred in the Hands and a more pop-friendly version of Big Black. Considering I never really took to Steve Albini's lyrical provocations this is a very good thing for me. It's helped immensely by the lo-fi production (and I'm generally not enamored of lo-fi sound) and the "live" feel of the music.

05. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
On those occasions where I listen to non-electronic music I tend to gravitate towards bands that explore dark subject matter have and insane / troubled / magnetic frontmen, so I latched onto Deerhunter pretty quickly around Microcastle day. For Halcyon Digest they dial back the murk somewhat with the help of AnCo's Merriweather Post Pavilion producer (who makes himself most heard in the first few seconds of "Helicopter", the worst few seconds on the album even though it's a great song) and explore the sounds of psychedelic pop at the expense of some of the band's shoegaze-y leanings. A lot of people thought this was an unwelcome intrusion of Bradford Cox's Atlas Sound guise into his day job band, but I thought it worked pretty well as a different expression of the band's sensibility and a progression into brighter, more hopeful territory after the oppressive darkness of Microcastle, which wore me down (and entered my life at an unfortunate time) to such an extent that I can barely listen to it now. If they follow the example of "Coronado" and make an album in the vein of Lust For Life I will be a very happy boy (though that will probably never happen).

04. Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
I really have no idea how this act keeps getting referred to as playing some sort of variation on dubstep. I think Forest Swords fits more into the conversation about lo-fi bedroom producers, of which he is an exceptional specimen. Perfect use of reverb and delay, simple-but-effective drumming, and more Morricone-esque guitar than you can shake a stick at. There are quietly powerful moments peppered throughout every song. At this point in the list it really becomes a tie for the #1 spot, because this could easily make it to the top in a slightly leaner year. The cover of "If Your Girl" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H8eNui6CC4) is easily the best song of the year.

03. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Like a lot of people I was both perturbed and excited by the prospect of a new Swans record 14 years after the last one, minus Jarboe. We should have had more faith - Michael Gira is not one to half-ass this sort of thing, and on MFWGMUARTTS (longest title of the year?) he reminds us why he is considered by all the right people to the be father of post-metal. There's only the slightest bit of Gira's no wave / industrial past on this record (the siren guitar[?] that ushers in "No Words No Thoughts" and the epilogue to the awesomely named "You Fucking People Make Me Sick" are perhaps the only glimpses we get) but you definitely get a sense of Gira's continued fascination with the darker sides of folk music he's promoted as head of Young God over the last decade or so. Like #9, it's criminally short, but MFWGMUARTTS is great both in what it provides and what it promises for the future. I've got tickets to see them live in February, and while I'll never get to see them in their apparently soul-shattering prime I fully expect to have my mind blown.

02. Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
Based on all the hype surrounding this act I was expecting an Irish Boards of Canada, but while BoC is definitely embedded in Solar Bears' genome they set themselves well apart from that venerable group. Sharing an affinity for Morricone with #4 and a label with #10, the group is as New Age as it is IDM as it is post-rock as it is disco. It can get a little bit too chill-out at times, but it is impeccably produced throughout and possessed of more than a few really remarkable moments of beauty, and a singular focus and vision that's rare in a new act.

01. Nest - Retold
Definitely the best impulse purchase I made this year, Nest is a pair of Norwegian / UK producers,  Otto Totland (of Deaf Center) and Huw Roberts (who runs Nest's Serein imprint), who make cinematic ambient music. Perhaps it's just my peculiar taste but I just cannot get over how beautiful and evocative so much of this music is. It came at a perfect time, just as I received and was considerably disappointed by Eluvium's newest record. I made this album the custom soundtrack to my games of Fallout: New Vegas and it was damned perfect. I've also had some correspondence with the guys and they are as humble and generous as they are talented. Listen to it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZN_yBKX-Vo), maybe you'll like it as much as I do. If there's one album on this list that I could force people to buy, it'd be this one.

Didn't quite make it!
Starkey - Ear Drums and Black Holes
Nuearz - Face Lift
Lego - Hand Made
Lil B - Rain in England


Also... My five favorite Singles / EPs of the year!

05. Dexter - Not the Only Girl EP
2010 was, if nothing else, the year that I discovered a love for good House music, due almost entirely to Night Slugs and the Voyage Direct series overseen by Rush Hour. This was the first release in the latter series (they're up to three now, all excellent), a sleek euro-disco cut perfect for a night out. It was at this point that I admitted that yeah, a simple 4/4 beat might be just enough to make a great song.
(All sold out at boomkat :smithicide:)

04. Dextro - Zero Circle EP
Over the last few years I've become a voracious consumer of UK bass music but when I was growing up I listened to, breathed, slept and ate IDM of all sorts. The ponderous rate of output for most artists in the genre ('cept for good old Luke Vibert) drove me to greener pastures, but when something that's even vaguely braindance-y comes out I snap it up in a split second. This year I bought the Zero Circle EP on an impulse and as soon as I dropped the needle I was intoxicated by the melody and the drama of Dextro's clearly Campfire Headphase-indebted "Ring Cycle" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yn8EAiNMws). The live version is even better! My only regret is that Alias didn't do much of anything with "The Pacifist", the slacker.
(All sold out at boomkat :smithicide:)

03. Keith Fullerton Whitman - Variations For Oud and Synthesizer
At first it was hard to believe that the avant-garde composer Keith Fullerton Whitman used to dispense with weird, sensational breakcore as Hrvatski back in the early aughts, but the more I listen to him (and I get anything I can from him) the more the Hrvatski alias seems to deviate from the "breakcore" moniker and become simpatico with his later, more esoteric works. Like a lot of stuff that KFW releases these days, Variations For Oud and Synthesizer is archival, but it's a bit of a departure from his other stuff in that it's anchored by an acoustic instrument (the Egyptian oud) and thus isn't as "procedural" or academic in nature. It recalls, to my mind, Selected Ambient Works Vol. II, Mark Morgan's original soundtrack for Fallout, and Coil's experiments in neo-folk all at once. But it is at the same time thoroughly and unmistakably KFW's baby.

02. EOD - Utrecht
Found about this one through SA, as it was made by a goon! Truly, truly excellent acid techno classicism, like vintage Warp. Every track here is pretty damned awesome, at least if you love IDM as much as I do, from the warmly oscillating pads of the title track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mWDKgz15g8) to the harder AFXian acid of "Flab", there isn't a single ounce of fat here. It's just about pitch-perfect.

01. Ramadanman - Glut / Tempest
"Glut" was Ramadanman's breakthrough single for me, the one that really made me take notice of him and the first (and best) to really signify his signature tight juke programming and devastating chord drops. It's kind of sitting in for Ramadanman's considerable output in singles this year as a whole (the format definitely suits him, I think). Still, those fucking chords (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS09iBTo2L4) just get me every time I listen to that song.

Huh, that turned out longer than I thought it would! As an added bonus, here are the artists that made me, temporarily, hate sound and music in all its forms:
Shpongle
Bassnectar
Skrillex
Salem
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 19 Dec 2010, 15:34
KvP: Overthinkin' till the end of days
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Dec 2010, 15:50
Parts of the post I heartily approve of:

Huh, that turned out longer than I thought it would! As an added bonus, here are the artists that made me, temporarily, hate sound and music in all its forms:
Shpongle
Bassnectar
Skrillex
Salem

Parts of the post I didn't even understand:

The rest
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 19 Dec 2010, 21:14
Salem

Appropriating "O Holy Night" for the title track of your album: ingeniously lazy songwriting, or brilliantly lazy songwriting?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Dec 2010, 21:29
So I don't know if anyone's into this sort of stuff but this East of the Wall record Ressentiment is fuckin' bangin'. I haven't seen them mentioned anywhere except for Metalsucks so I'm not sure if they're even on anyone else's radar, but this is some nice shit. A perfect balance of weedly-weedly, chugga chugga and twinkle twankle
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 19 Dec 2010, 21:32
Top 10
1. Heartland -- Owen Pallett
2. This is Happening -- LCD Soundsytem
3. Belmundo Regal -- Radio Radio
4. Les Chemins de Verre -- Karkwa
5. TSOL -- Shad
6. Congratulations -- MGMT
7. Romance Is Boring -- Los Campesinos!
8. Plastic Beach -- Gorillaz
9. Special Affections -- Diamond Rings
10. Not Legendary -- Esther Wheaton

Good albums:
Contra -- Vampire Weekend (fuck you, i liked the album, okay?)
Requiem Pour Les Sourds -- Les Vulgaires Machins!
Dear God, I Hate Myself -- Xiu Xiu
those Privilege EPs -- Parenthetical Girls
Heart of My Own -- Basia Bulat
One Life Stand -- Hot Chip
High Violet -- The National
Swim -- Caribou

Quite alright:
...Are the Roaring Night -- The Besnard Lakes
Dog's Blood EP -- Alexisonfire
Belle & Sebastian Talk About Love -- Belle & Sebastian
False Priest -- Of Montreal
Champ -- Tokyo Police Club
Treats -- Sleigh Bells
Together -- The New Pornographers

Boorriiinngg:
Forgiveness Rock Record -- Boken Social Scene
Transference -- Spoon
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 20 Dec 2010, 00:34
mgmt suck, contra was terrible, you put fucking alexisonfire somewhere near a top 10 list of a year past 2002, and you called forgiveness rock record boring

fuck yr subjective music tastes
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Dec 2010, 00:36
the weird thing is a i liked contra a lot and didn't think congratulations was that bad either.

bss was kinda dull though.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Dec 2010, 00:49
Dude, Forgiveness Rock Record is straight-up snooze town. There is nothing to recommend that thing. Contra was OK too. I don't feel the need to listen to either ever again but at least Contra was fun for a little while.

To summarise: No fuck youuuuuu
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 20 Dec 2010, 01:39
oh fuck i forgot how good romance is boring is! it's like if twee music likes you, but also wants you to die
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Lummer on 20 Dec 2010, 01:44
So I don't know if anyone's into this sort of stuff but this East of the Wall record Ressentiment is fuckin' bangin'. I haven't seen them mentioned anywhere except for Metalsucks so I'm not sure if they're even on anyone else's radar, but this is some nice shit. A perfect balance of weedly-weedly, chugga chugga and twinkle twankle

.o/

I bought this a few days ago. So far it's pretty damn good!

However, the new DsO sits VERY comfortably on the top of my list.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 20 Dec 2010, 06:14
Dude, Forgiveness Rock Record is straight-up snooze town. There is nothing to recommend that thing. Contra was OK too. I don't feel the need to listen to either ever again but at least Contra was fun for a little while.

To summarise: No fuck youuuuuu

Everyone's giving shit to Vampire Weekend, is why the fuck you comment was added, really. I don't get the hype, but I dons't get the hate either. They are not the best band out there, but, man, they make fun music.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 20 Dec 2010, 07:52
I for one enjoyed forgiveness rock record.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 20 Dec 2010, 08:44
Also Frank Turner released an EP a few weeks ago? AGHFFFF

He did, it's rad, and you're so wrong about Forgiveness Rock Record.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: imagist42 on 20 Dec 2010, 11:03
Not a single song on Contra intrigued me in the least (except for "Horchata" making me ask myself "what is this what's going on" and answer "oh right it's a Vampire Weekend album I'd much rather just listen to their self-titled again") but damn if "All to All" and "Art House Director" didn't have me jamming out for seven straight minutes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 20 Dec 2010, 11:52
i mean you guys it's still not ironic to like vampire weekend yet

when it is you can rtfo to it or something
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 20 Dec 2010, 13:06
Not a single song on Contra intrigued me in the least (except for "Horchata" making me ask myself "what is this what's going on" and answer "oh right it's a Vampire Weekend album I'd much rather just listen to their self-titled again") but damn if "All to All" and "Art House Director" didn't have me jamming out for seven straight minutes.

I'm with you, couldn't stand Contra but loved Forgiveness Rock Record.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KvP on 20 Dec 2010, 13:28
Iblame Forgiveness Rock Record on the Tortoise guy. The production was way too tight and clean for my taste.

Plus Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning were the two least interesting members of BSS And now they are BSS. That is some dullness right there.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 20 Dec 2010, 14:48
it's kevin drew's fault
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 20 Dec 2010, 15:42
i saw kevin drew live and now i feel like i know the guy, his stage presence is phenomenal
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 20 Dec 2010, 15:52
amanda palmer is like that too
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 20 Dec 2010, 16:27
i saw kevin drew live and now i feel like i know the guy, his stage presence is phenomenal

sorry you spelled "shitty" wrong, he's not even in the top 5 bss members in terms of stage presence
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: imagist42 on 20 Dec 2010, 16:36
brendan canning > kevin drew

SOURCE: something for all of us > spirit if

SOURCE: facts
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 20 Dec 2010, 17:20
You need to get a better fact-checker.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 20 Dec 2010, 18:58
After not liking You Forgot It In People and the self titled it was Forgiveness Rock Record that made me like BSS.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 20 Dec 2010, 18:59
Iblame Forgiveness Rock Record on the Tortoise guy. The production was way too tight and clean for my taste.

Plus Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning were the two least interesting members of BSS And now they are BSS. That is some dullness right there.

Agree on all counts. I'd say Charles Spearin is by far one of their most talented members - Kevin is really annoying live now, but Charles just shreds on everything.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Dec 2010, 22:58
This Is Happening?
More like This Is Boring.
After not liking You Forgot It In People and the self titled it was Forgiveness Rock Record that made me like BSS.

Hi! You have bad taste in music!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 21 Dec 2010, 01:02
After not liking You Forgot It In People and the self titled it was Forgiveness Rock Record that made me like BSS.

sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 21 Dec 2010, 01:04
real talk the hierarchy is obviously andrew whiteman > feist > jason collett > charles spearin > julie penner
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 21 Dec 2010, 07:36
Charles > all
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 21 Dec 2010, 09:58
has Charles Spearin done anything since The Happiness Project?

I really like The Happiness Project.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 21 Dec 2010, 13:05
Charles > all

uh dude have you SEEN andrew whiteman on stage? he outcharms jason collett and that's not easy
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 21 Dec 2010, 13:11
like here he is at a folk festival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTuSH_YqL-M&feature=related), if you don't wanna hang around backstage and down a bottle of wine with andrew whiteman i don't know what your problem is
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 21 Dec 2010, 13:42
This Is Happening?
More like This Is Boring.
After not liking You Forgot It In People and the self titled it was Forgiveness Rock Record that made me like BSS.
More like You Are Boring.

yup
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 21 Dec 2010, 18:35
What a welcoming forum!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: imagist42 on 21 Dec 2010, 18:42
fuck courtesy

fuck it right in its dainty little ass
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 21 Dec 2010, 18:54
What a welcoming forum!

I mean honestly

What did you expect from a hipster forum
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 21 Dec 2010, 18:56
we're worse once you get to know us, honestly.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 21 Dec 2010, 21:12
like here he is at a folk festival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTuSH_YqL-M&feature=related), if you don't wanna hang around backstage and down a bottle of wine with andrew whiteman i don't know what your problem is
I don't like wine.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Dec 2010, 21:33
What a welcoming forum!

We'll be nice to you once you start liking the right things
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 21 Dec 2010, 23:40
No we won't. We'll be belligerent children to you, until we become belligerently intoxicated. Then, oddly, we'll ignore you.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 22 Dec 2010, 00:53
I don't like wine.

oh well then yeah that's probably your problem. there's gotta be something you can do to fix that though so just keep your head down and keep trying
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 22 Dec 2010, 01:24
Yeah, it's called drink whiskey.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Dec 2010, 05:46
Wait are we still arguing about how everyone that didn't like Forgiveness Rock Record is wrong?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Dec 2010, 07:45
no because that's a given.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 22 Dec 2010, 08:30
We are still arguing about how everyone that did like Forgiveness Rock Record is wrong.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 22 Dec 2010, 08:51
That's more like it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Dec 2010, 08:51
We are still arguing about how everyone that did like Forgiveness Rock Record is wrong.

Whatever defective bit in your brain that made you like Liverpool and the Flyers is causing that statement, as well.

You should really see a doctor, Rob. I'm worried about you.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 22 Dec 2010, 09:44
I like both Forgiveness Rock Record and This is Happening a lot but they certainly aren't the best things that came out this year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Dec 2010, 10:27
Yeah, they're no Expect The Worst.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: imagist42 on 22 Dec 2010, 10:39
I don't think anyone was claiming Forgiveness Rock Record was the best thing that came out this year, or even one of the best.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Koremora on 22 Dec 2010, 12:04
I thought FRR was pretty good. Not nearly as good as self-titled or YFIIP, but still a good record by its own merits.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Dec 2010, 12:14
broken social scene on a pedestal.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Dec 2010, 12:33
I've still never listened to Broken Social Scene

so, in order to keep this going for as long as possible: tell me what record to start with and why it is the best/best place to start. Give reasons! ...with bullet points!

and...and blackjack! Don't hold back the personal attacks!



...that last sentence rhymed accidentally.  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 22 Dec 2010, 13:34
The s/t, it is the most fun.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 22 Dec 2010, 13:49
good job tom!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 22 Dec 2010, 13:49
also how the fuck do you get away with not listening to bss this late in the game dogg
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Dec 2010, 13:57
it's a gift


i mean, i'm aware of them, i've just never heard them. don't even know what kind of music it is
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 22 Dec 2010, 22:13
hipster music
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: sean on 22 Dec 2010, 22:13
begone with you, nonbeliever
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 22 Dec 2010, 23:06
fun story: a friend of mine had an extra ticket to bss a couple years ago and i didn't go because my only exposure to them was "anthem for a 17-year-old girl" and i wasn't in the mood for a mellow sadrock show.

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 23 Dec 2010, 01:37
Yeah, it's called drink whiskey.

this is a false dichotomy
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Tom on 23 Dec 2010, 01:39
Why have not listened to Aloe Blacc until now? I am a horrible person.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Dec 2010, 01:42
Yeah, it's called drink whiskey.

this is a false dichotomy
I am not saying that you can't like drinking both wine and whiskey, I'm saying that my solution to not liking wine is to drink something that I do like, rather than trying to overwrite the years of experience that tell me to spit out rotten grape juice.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: McTaggart on 23 Dec 2010, 03:21
Man how can you even 'not like wine'? You can't even talk about wine as a singular thing because it's such a varied set of tastes etc.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Lummer on 23 Dec 2010, 03:29
Shit you guys, East Of The Wall's "Ressentiment" is REALLY REALLY GOOD!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Dec 2010, 04:05
Man how can you even 'not like wine'? You can't even talk about wine as a singular thing because it's such a varied set of tastes etc.
All based off of rotten grapes. I have not tasted any wine that I could stand drinking, and I don't even like being close enough to smell it. I've heard it's an acquired taste, but I'm not really in any hurry to acquire it.

You can talk about all of the varied textures and bouquet and mouthfeel and shit like that, but to someone that isn't into it, it all tastes the same. Like grape juice that should have been thrown out years ago.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 23 Dec 2010, 05:46
Why have not listened to Aloe Blacc until now? I am a horrible person.

You are, and stop talking about wine, people. MUSIC HERE.


(What's that one I like? Shiraz?)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 23 Dec 2010, 07:38
like here he is at a folk festival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTuSH_YqL-M&feature=related), if you don't wanna hang around backstage and down a bottle of wine with andrew whiteman i don't know what your problem is

Haha, dude is aaaalways trashed. He's definitely one of the best songwriters in BSS (though, the last Apostle of Hustle album sucked), but I just think Charles is their most talented musician.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 23 Dec 2010, 07:41
I've heard it's an acquired taste, but I'm not really in any hurry to acquire it.

Why not? There are plenty of people that enjoy wine with a passion normally reserved for group sex, and I'm willing to bet that a handful of them started out as staunch opponents to the beauties of getting blitzed off a bottle of grapes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 23 Dec 2010, 09:47
reddit voted a top album list (http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/ep4y5/results_rmusics_top_albums_of_2010_as_voted_on_by/)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 23 Dec 2010, 13:39
My sister bought The Suburbs a couple of months ago, and I haven't listened to it yet. Is it good?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 23 Dec 2010, 13:44
like any other arcade fire album, there are some really, really good songs and some really, really forgettable ones.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 23 Dec 2010, 15:43
http://postwhateverdude.blogspot.com/

Here's my top 20 list with some bad writing to accompany it
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 23 Dec 2010, 20:58
reddit voted a top album list (http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/ep4y5/results_rmusics_top_albums_of_2010_as_voted_on_by/)

ugh what is kid cudi doing on there
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 24 Dec 2010, 00:08
cudi is huge with all my friends for some reason. i can't understand why.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 24 Dec 2010, 01:09
reddit voted a top album list (http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/ep4y5/results_rmusics_top_albums_of_2010_as_voted_on_by/)

right yeah im totally fucking stoked to read the opinions of people who revel in ephemera
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 24 Dec 2010, 01:10
hahahaha fucking gorillaz in the top ten? way to prove to the world you know your ass from your elbows, dipshits
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 24 Dec 2010, 01:11
these people get haircuts to mimic characters in godard movies because said characters are "quirky and interesting"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 24 Dec 2010, 01:18
plastic beach was fucking awesome.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Be My Head on 24 Dec 2010, 01:20
I really liked the newest Kaki King album. Other than that...dunno what the fuck I've listened to that came out this year. I  generally listen to things at least 3 years old.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 24 Dec 2010, 08:13
hahahaha fucking gorillaz in the top ten? way to prove to the world you know your ass from your elbows, dipshits

Album was so boring.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 24 Dec 2010, 08:31
Look everyone I listened to a bunch of albums and then put them in an order

20. Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
19. Fang Island - s/t
18. Matthew Dear - Black City
17. Bottomless Pit - Blood Under the Bridge
16. Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts - Breaking the Fourth Wall
15. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
14. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
13. Ludicra - The Tenant
12. Robyn - Body Talk
11. Kvelertak - s/t
10. Adversarial - All Idols Fall Before the Hammer
9. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
8. Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
7. Darkthrone - Circle the Wagons
6. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
5. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
4. Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness
3. Julie Christmas - The Bad Wife
2. Watain - Lawless Darkness
1. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: kwami42 on 24 Dec 2010, 08:42
hahahaha fucking gorillaz in the top ten? way to prove to the world you know your ass from your elbows, dipshits
(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/529676/haters_gonna_hate.gif)
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 24 Dec 2010, 12:22
I've heard a lot about that Janelle Monae album, I should listen to it I guess?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 24 Dec 2010, 13:01
reddit voted a top album list (http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/ep4y5/results_rmusics_top_albums_of_2010_as_voted_on_by/)
right yeah im totally fucking stoked to read the opinions of people who revel in ephemera

Wait...how does "people who revel in ephemera" not include you/the forum?

Also
these people get haircuts to mimic characters in godard movies because said characters are "quirky and interesting"

what? are you still talking about reddit? what is reddit's reputation, I don't get it.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 24 Dec 2010, 13:06
i think johnny is trying to be Khar 2.0 but instead of being somewhat intelligent in his douchery he's just being a cunt
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 24 Dec 2010, 13:08
So I ordered my list (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,24354.msg980672.html#msg980672) from earlier in the thread.

1.   El Guincho – Pop Negro
2.   The Thermals – Personal Life
3.   Anaïs Mitchell – Hadestown
4.   James Blackshaw – All Is Falling
5.   The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
6.   Horse Feathers – Thistled Spring
7.   LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
8.   Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Let It Sway
9.   Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring
10.   The Extra Lens – Undercard

And here's a bonus set of the best singles/EPs of the year:

1.   Jamie Woon – Night Air
2.   Azari & III – Reckless With Your Remixes Vol.1
3.   Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom – Track 5
4.   EOD – Utrecht
5.   Girl Unit – Wut
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: JD on 24 Dec 2010, 13:33
i think johnny is trying to be Khar 2.0 but instead of being somewhat intelligent in his douchery he's just being a cunt

The key difference being Khar capitalizes his sentences.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: scarred on 24 Dec 2010, 13:36
well, and he makes intelligible arguments, as opposed "harglbarglbargl these guys blow lolololol amirite *swear words*?"
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 24 Dec 2010, 15:26
hey guys do you remember how the thermals had a pretty decent follow-up to the body, the blood, the machine this year?

do you?!
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scarychips on 24 Dec 2010, 15:37
Best songs:
1. Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem

You are doing it right.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: the_pied_piper on 24 Dec 2010, 15:49
hey guys do you remember how the thermals had a pretty decent follow-up to the body, the blood, the machine this year?

do you?!

It's actually a follow-up to Now We Can See but yeah, there is not anywhere near enough love for Personal Life.

Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Dec 2010, 21:46
well, and he makes intelligible arguments, as opposed "harglbarglbargl these guys blow lolololol amirite *swear words*?"

forgot the triple posts lolololol
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Melodic on 25 Dec 2010, 00:26
It's actually a follow-up to ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: leftandleaving on 25 Dec 2010, 01:11
List is did.

15. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
14. Theodore - Hold You Like A Lover
13. Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern
12. Tim Kasher - The Game Of Monogamy
11. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
10. The National - High Violet
9. John K. Samson - Provincial Road 222
8. Noumenon - Party Mathematics
7. Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People
6. Eagle Scout - New Hands
5. The Wonder Years - The Upsides
4. Joie De Vivre - The North End
3. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
2. Menomena - Mines
1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

and my honorable mentions include:

Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms
Die Antwoord - $O$
Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans - The Falcon Lake Incident
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
The Thermals - Personal Life
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimons
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 25 Dec 2010, 09:00
My list, bitches.

1. El Guincho - Pop Negro
2. Robyn - Body Talk
3. Caribou - Swim
4. Black Keys - Brothers
5. Fang Island - s/t
6. Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
7. HEALTH - Disco 2
8. Michael Cassette - Temporarity
9. Girls - Broken Dreams Club
10. Grum - Heartbeats
11. Tobacco - Maniac Meat
12. Delorean - Subiza


Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Dec 2010, 09:55
It's actually a follow-up to ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Wait did you seriously never hear/know about Now We Can See?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 29 Dec 2010, 10:16
well, and he makes intelligible arguments, as opposed "harglbarglbargl these guys blow lolololol amirite *swear words*?"

forgot the triple posts lolololol

and the occasional lack of punctuation
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Dec 2010, 10:43
Late late late last minute contender: Dawnbringer- Nucleus (stream (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=95856965680AA836)) (interview (http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2010/12/interview-dawnbringer/))

As the interview says there's no consensus on how to classify this record so I'll just say that it's traditional metal and it was recorded by Sanford Parker (who did Nachtmystium's recent joint too) so it sounds awesome as heck and it's very, very, very good.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 29 Dec 2010, 11:21
anyways reddit being basically a linking aggregator is something designed to basically propagate memes? this can potentially be good since it also functions basically as a news website, in theory, but in practice it's just a bunch of dorky "ha ha cool links" stuff. and even that's not necessarily a problem, since showing people stuff that is cool and interesting right now is a pretty basic human thing. but the real thing with reddit and similar things is that what it becomes ultimately is a race to post the coolest link or to be part of the community that brings x story or meme to the forefront. people are more interested in the idea of being that cool person that brings the link than the contents of the thing itself. and reddit is basically just that, in perpetuity, codified and constructed. i mean, look at the front page of reddit: mostly tech & programming stuff, of which a lot of it is about entertainment stuff – a steam sale, a golf game, etc. and the actual news is something where, if you had a blogroll, you'd have read it already.

i don't know. maybe this argument isn't entirely clear. but i feel like reddit ultimately is another of web 2.0's tools of self-aggrandizement – a way individuals can develop a kind of personal brand and become prominent figures of their chosen online community. and yes yes i understand that this might seem disingenuous coming from a dude who has a clearly delineated posting style and five blue stars under his name but the difference is mainly that i was never really gunning to be a forum superstar or whatever, i just stayed here and chatted with my friends and i guess developed at some point a reputation for being the kind of person who might make an okay mod. i'm explaining this so that i can make my next point, which is that reddit is less about developing connections within a community and more about how good you feel having posted something that went viral. and that's i think different in a lot of ways since what it places value on is not what is being communicated but rather its capacity for being something that spreads. so it's stuff like said steam sale or chatroulette or, say, double rainbow guy*. and the thing is that forums ultimately foster and engender and reward discussion and thought about things. i'm not convinced that reddit does, at least not in any long-term or valuable sense. i think it largely fosters "wow!!! look how neat this is." a kind of online informational adhd.

and the problem i have and that i was alluding to in that one line is that that's an attitude that i guess i'm finding more pervasive in people's attitudes towards music and culture. culture has become a thing of memes, really, a thing meant not for permanence or anything but rather how much it says about your personal brand. and how much you're able to participate in the lightning-quick conversations surrounding it that are commonplace in the era of chillwave and witch house. and i think, getting actually serious about this stuff, that there's plenty that we stand to lose in this situation. and because of how reddit already works in the broad sense outlined above, i'm extraordinarily skeptical about the overall reddit user base and the average reddit user's attitudes towards music. i'm worried that they think of music in the same way that they think of information. and so when i read that list and see a bunch of stuff that had either a ton of blog hype or a ton of marketing behind it, i start to wonder which was more important in the ranking – the music or its cultural markers.

i'm probably a pessimistic dork who overthinks shit, but whatever. i worry that our generation isn't really concerned with thinking about the way that we think nowadays.

oh and for the record – the haircut thing was a joke at the expense of the folks who compiled that list, based almost exclusively on real-life personal observations. if it offended you, trust me, it was nothing personal, nor was it an assessment of character or worth or whatever, okay? to you or to them.

*who if you watch the autotune video is himself usurped by the autotune the news glee club† dweebs who have this really discomforting habit of appearing in their videos to re-sing and re-arrange what they do in them in order to show off how talented they are and won't you subscribe to them &c – but i respect you might not have the time in your day to read me ranting about that for too long
†and like i think glee's whole modus operandi of "hey, remember when this song happened!?!??!" is symptomatic of the same short-term memory reveling in ephemera type deal i'm clumsily prodding the edges of with this argument, but again that's another argument entirely
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 29 Dec 2010, 12:04
I think I kind of see what you're getting at. You don't like reddit because it's a community that prizes the referent and the spread of a referent to content over actual content. Sort of like the clumsy and cheap deployment of cultural references in comedy without the ostensible purpose of trying to be funny.  I've never been on reddit, so I don't have any relevant experience which might lead me to this conclusion or any other.  It's certainly conceivable that a link farming hound trying to be on the bleeding edge of geeky internet cool/relevance might not treat music as actual music.  

I don't think our generation is unconcerned with thinking about how we think. In fact I'd say amidst so much anxiously self-conscious self-obsessed pseudo-metacontent we're more in danger of forgetting to just think without hyper-analyzing every little thing.

oh and for the record – the haircut thing was a joke at the expense of the folks who compiled that list, based almost exclusively on real-life personal observations. if it offended you, trust me, it was nothing personal, nor was it an assessment of character or worth or whatever, okay? to you or to them.

As for that, I was just really baffled because I had no idea what you were talking about and it sounded like you were talking out your ass.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Dec 2010, 12:26
After reading that conversation I fully expected the reddit list to read something like:

1- Die Antwoord
2- Salem
3- Lil' B

and a lifetime achievement award to Kanye
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Dec 2010, 12:35
I'm doing something different because I don't know what you guys are talking about.


here's what Last.fm knows I listened to over the last 12 months, along with the number of plays:

1    Jason The Swamp    2,330 plays
2    Joanna Newsom    1,489 plays
3    Shapes Like Dinosaurs    881 plays
4    Laura Veirs    809 plays
5     Filkoe, Oskar Ohlson, Babel Fishh    582 plays
6    Man Man    566 plays
7     Yoyoyo acapulco    535 plays
8    Ramona Córdova    524 plays
9    The Black Keys    493 plays
10    The Sneaky Mister    391 plays
11    The Bitter Tears    357 plays
12     Freelance Whales    349 plays
13    Pumpernickle    348 plays
14    Tobacco    346 plays
15    Black Moth Super Rainbow    341 plays



I"m actually surprised BMSR got as many plays as they did. They are so 2007/8/9  :wink:
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 29 Dec 2010, 13:55
1. Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit
2. Deathspell Omega – Paracletus
3. The Wonder Years – The Upsides
4. Autolux – Transit Transit
5. Surfer Blood – Astrocoast
6. Minus the Bear – OMNI
7. Defeated Sanity – Chapters of Repugnance
8. Electric Wizard – Black Masses
9. Suffix - ...No Matter How Fast We Run
10. Killing the Dream – Lucky Me
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Dec 2010, 14:59
My list of albums that I think people should listen to but probably haven't listened to in no particular order:

PS I Love You - Meet Me At the Muster Station
Robyn - Body Talk
Cloud Control - Bliss Release
Liars - Sisterworld
Faded Paper Figures - New Medium
!!! - Strange Weather, Isn’t It?
Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry
The Thermals - Personal Life
HEALTH - DISCO2 (and DISCO2++)
Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

about reddit:

JC I see what you're saying. I posted the link because it was a pretty big poll (the biggest I have seen) of people who voted for what their favorite albums are. And while this could be reflective of the mentality you described, where the people listed the albums that they would think would be coolest to list as their favorite, instead it looks like a pretty good cross-section of what people who listen to varied music (and would thus be in the music section of reddit) and yet still aren't the musical dorks that dwell on these forums, or praise Pitchfork to the high heavens.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: De_El on 29 Dec 2010, 18:39

HEALTH - DISCO2 (but especially DISCO2++)

fyp
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 29 Dec 2010, 21:06
I should really check that PS I Love You record out.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Johnny C on 29 Dec 2010, 23:21
I should really check that PS I Love You record out.

it's a really wonderful record, and they're very fun live. just an all-out solid band.

SM/alex – yeah, honestly, i'm not like crazily uptight about it, i'm just instantly skeptical of the Reddit Community Consensus, just based on what's outlined above?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: michaelicious on 30 Dec 2010, 06:59
PS I Love You are some tight dudes.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 30 Dec 2010, 10:03
Probably 80%+ of the best stuff I've heard this year has been singles, EPs and odd tracks and would take too damn long to type out but these have been the most impressive full albums;

Ólafur Arnalds - ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
Daníel Bjarnason - Processions
Michael Cassette - Temporarity
Hiroyuki Oda - Thirty
Super8 & Tab - Empire
Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
The National - High Violet
!!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Lights Out Asia - In The Days Of Jupiter
Caribou - Swim
Four Tet - There Is Love In You
Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers

Sure I'm missing a couple in there, and I still have hundreds from this year to listen to so this might not be finished until mid-June '11, but that'll do for now. Hell of a year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: ThePianoMan on 31 Dec 2010, 00:05
Top songs:
"Returnal" by Oneohtrix Point Never [Antony version]
"Since We Last Met" by ndf
"Round and Round" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Top Albums:
This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
Before Today by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Crooks and Lovers by Mount Kimbie
Autre Ne Veut by Autre Ne Veut
Various EPs by James Blake (Cheating? Maybe, but I had to get him on the list, and he's too goddamned consistent to pick just one song.)

I feel like the list is reasonably stable by now, although most likely I'll feel completely different about it in a few months' time.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 31 Dec 2010, 03:31
Can someone back me up here and confirm that Girls' "Thee Oh So Protective One" from Broken Dreams Club really, really, sounds like Elvis Costello?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 01 Jan 2011, 20:54
like half the point of girls is that they sound exactly like elvis costello
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Retrospectre on 02 Jan 2011, 02:53
No way I could get a boner for a girl who sounded like Elvis Costello.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: StaedlerMars on 02 Jan 2011, 04:53
like half the point of girls is that they sound exactly like elvis costello

This makes everything make more sense.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Jan 2011, 09:46
No way I could get a boner for a girl who sounded like Elvis Costello.

I could. Like, super easy.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 02 Jan 2011, 15:04
I don't know, would he/she write a mean song about me afterwards?
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: BeoPuppy on 04 Jan 2011, 10:07
Depends on your defenition of the word 'mean'.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Inlander on 04 Jan 2011, 22:09
If it's an Elvis Costello-like song it would probably spend a verse or two playing around with the various different definitions of the word "mean".
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: Vuk on 06 Jan 2011, 08:30
It's pretty late in the game by now,  but our site decided to do something different (for us, at least) for our top 10s. Check it out if you're interested!
http://hearwaxmedia.com/5189/finally-hearwaxs-most-important-albums-and-film-of-2010
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: amok on 06 Jan 2011, 08:33
Cheers for that, I had no idea Jaga Jazzist did a CD this year.
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: delatourette gil on 17 Jan 2011, 10:32
Bottomless Pit, Low, The Fall and Nina Nastasia should all be releasing new albums this year too.

Are The Fall ever NOT releasing a new album? I think Mark E. Smith is going to die at the mixing desk.

I'm quite excited for the new Dillinger Escape Plan, Nick Cave is apparently up to a new Grinderman record, blink-182 might release something, Eminem's second part of Relapse, Detox might finally come out (HA!).
Title: Re: 2010 in Music
Post by: est on 23 Jan 2011, 19:07
I just don't really think you can call Minaj the next big exciting thing.

I had to quote this from ages ago, because this is one time I actually agree with Kieffer.

Like, I was reading an article a while back where some dude was saying Minaj was great and she's the next big exciting thing in pop rap and that she breaks all these stereotypes and pushes the boundaries and etc, but when I went to look for some of her stuff all I found was the end product of some production-line shit where they get MIA, Lil' Kim and Missy Elliot, whir them in a blender and put it into a porn star's body.

and like, I haven't read that much about her lyrics or any of that, but where does this feminism angle come from?  The clips of her that I've seen have her in spandex outfits shoving her tits and ass at the camera and pouting, so how does that work?