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End of Year poll 2017

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    Registered Users Posts: 5,787 ✭✭✭ mosstin


    Might be treading on lordgoat's toes here and, if so, feel free to delete, but I enjoy reading what people enjoyed every year. Lots of really good records this year but not one of them towers above the others.
    Anyway, I'll set the ball rolling......

    Best album (choose 5)
    1. Music for the Age of Miracles - The Clientele
    2. Slowdive - S/T
    3. Stranger In The Alps - Phoebe Bridgers
    4. Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
    5. Melodrama - Lorde

    Also enjoyed St. Vincent, LCD Soundsystem, Aimee Mann, Blanck Mass, Four Tet, Magnetic Fields and Iron and Wine.

    Best song (choose 5)
    1. 'Falling Asleep' - The Clientele
    2. 'To the Moon and Back' - Fever Ray
    3. 'Scott Street' - Phoebe Bridgers
    4. 'Home Made Dynamite' - Lorde
    5. 'Something New' - Saint Etienne

    Best video


    Best gigs (choose 5)
    1. St. Vincent - The Olympia
    2. LCD Soundsystem - The Olympia
    3. Magnetic Fields - NCH
    4. Kraftwerk - BGE Theatre
    5. Aphex Twin - Forbidden Fruit


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  • This has gone well. :(




  • Top 10 albums

    Paul Draper - Spooky Action

    British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party

    Wolf Parade - Cry Cry Cry

    Percolator - Sestra

    Slowdive - Slowdive

    Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

    Ty Segall - Ty Segall

    Meatbodies - Alice

    Snapped Ankles - Come Play The Trees

    Also liked albums from Jane Weaver, Thee Oh Sees, Wand, Grandaddy and Broken Social Scene.

    Other than the 5 times I've gone to BSP this year and Desertfest Berlin, I've not made it to much gigs unfortunately




  • Not at all man. It was on my list of things to do but real life is a killer this year!

    I'll stick up my list this week.




  • Had a good think and review of the songs and albums I listened to most over the year ..
    Albums:
    1)Otherkin -OK ..amazing achievements in 2017 and an excellent album,one that I have played on repeat play since release .
    2)No Middle Name-Fondness.Bought this album physical copy,one of only a few I acquired non digitally this year, got many listens earlier in the year,suits a particular nostalgic mood.
    3)The World is a Beautiful place and I am no longer afraid to die-Always Alien..some really excellent tracks and then a few not so great but overall their most coherent,enduring and listenable to date. Faker is a top tune.
    4)The Future West - Holy Sh1t, Here Come The Future West..Bursting out of Dundalk, a brilliant sounding album with a lyrical style wholly unique to themselves.Great storytelling depth in the lyrics and awesome musical accompaniments,not sure why it wasn't more warmly received by Irish Journos..
    5) Oh sees .ORC -Guitar ear candy,their album is a sonic assault, their live shows look like tremendous fun!

    Honorable mentions Xiu Xiu Forget,Doom Side of the Moon - Doom Side of the Moon, Brand New -Science Fiction,The Birthday Massacre -Under Your Spell.


    Tunes (not ranked by position)
    1)Protomatyr-Dont go to Antica
    2)Cold Cave - Glory
    3)Gallops -Dark Jewel
    4)Public Service Broadcasting -Progress
    5)Vulpynes -Slica
    6)Lee Randalo -Circular
    7)Otherkin- Enabler
    8)Thumper-Loser
    9)Fazerdaze - Lucky Girl
    10)Mastadoon -Show Yourself

    Gigs
    Only went to a few this year and from those

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  • mosstin wrote: »
    This has gone well. :(

    Unfortunately this place doesn't pick up much traffic. It's a damn shame.


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  • Birneybau wrote: »
    Unfortunately this place doesn't pick up much traffic. It's a damn shame.

    Died on its arse in recent years alright.




  • Best album
    1. Alvvays - Antisocialites
    2. Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights
    3. Slowdive - Slowdive
    4. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
    5. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet

    Best song
    1. Alvvays - 'In Undertow'
    2. The War on Drugs - 'Thinking of a Place'
    3. Slowdive - 'Star Roving'
    4. Japanese Breakfast - 'Road Head'
    5. Lorde - 'Homemade Dynamite'

    Best video
    Nope

    Best gigs
    Didn't get to go to any this year.




  • mosstin wrote: »
    Died on its arse in recent years alright.

    Sadly, thats just like the Alternative and Indie genres. Everything has either been done to death or is duller than dishwater. Where's all the cool bands waiting to explode onto a new scene with something cool, different or out there? It's all too sad, hipster and poseur these days. I may not be down with the kids, but I'd kick my own ass if I was. I've been waiting for the next movement defining band like the Sex Pistols/Clash, Dinosaur Jr/Pixies/Nirvana or even Blur/Oasis for a heck of a long time now and nothing has come close to that kind of breakout.

    So much so, that for 2017, I've barely found any albums in the aforementioned genres to return to more than a couple of listens. The sheen just wears off. The few I have given a whirl more than once include:

    Radiohead OKNOTOK (probably doesnt count but it is still awesome)
    Tori Amos - Native Invader
    Bjork - Utopia
    Afghan Whigs - In spades
    Wavves - You're Welcome




  • mosstin wrote: »
    Died on its arse in recent years alright.

    I blame the millenials...
    Sadly, thats just like the Alternative and Indie genres. Everything has either been done to death or is duller than dishwater. Where's all the cool bands waiting to explode onto a new scene with something cool, different or out there? It's all too sad, hipster and poseur these days. I may not be down with the kids, but I'd kick my own ass if I was. I've been waiting for the next movement defining band like the Sex Pistols/Clash, Dinosaur Jr/Pixies/Nirvana or even Blur/Oasis for a heck of a long time now and nothing has come close to that kind of breakout.

    On this I'd say they are probably still there but what's happening might not suit you.

    Plenty of acts have come out that are genre defining, granted they might nor be punk/rock/alt rock/brit pop/ genre flavour. But it just happens that when we add on the years the stuff that has appeals to you sticks and there's less room for newer acts.

    For me, the last 5 years of hip hop has been astounding. now back on Topic.
    I kept them alt indie and based in ireland.

    Albums:
    Ryan Adams
    Julien Baker
    Sampha

    Gigs
    Mountain goats
    Ryan Adams

    Shout out to this!
    DAMN - Kendric




  • Haven't listened to a huge amount of new music this year but my favourite albums are as follows;

    Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder
    Sampha - Process
    Real Estate - In Mind
    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
    QOTSA - Villains
    The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

    Don't think it's been a great year for music really?


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  • Albums:

    Real Estate - "In Mind"
    Slowdive - "Slowdive"
    Four Tet - "New Energy"

    Songs (a selection of stuff not on those 3 albums):

    Blanck Mass - "Rhesus Negative"
    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - "French Press"
    Grizzly Bear - "Wasted Acres"
    The Horrors - "Something to remember me by"
    Big Thief - "Mythological Beauty"




  • My most enjoyed/listened to this year probably:

    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
    Bicep - Bicep
    Bonobo - Migration
    The National - Sleep Well Beast
    Ships - Precision

    Other listens were Everything Now (Arcade Fire), Who Stole The Moon (Noel Gallagher), A Deeper Understanding (The War on Drugs). All had their moments but wouldn't consider them great albums.




  • Slowdive - Slowdive
    Wolf Alice - Visions of a life
    Everything Everything - A fever Dream
    Alvvays - Antisocialites
    Elbow - Little Fictions




  • Albums
    1. Protomartyr 'Relatives In Descent'
    2. John Murry 'A Short History Of Decay'
    3. Slowdive 'Slowdive'
    4. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit 'The Nashville Sound'
    5. Fleet Foxes 'Crack Up'


    Songs (not on above albums)
    1. Everything Now (Arcade Fire)
    2. Mourning Sound (Grizzly Bear)
    3. Do You Still Love Me? (Ryan Adams)
    4. Pain (War On Drugs)
    5. Pure Comedy (Father John Misty)


    Gigs
    Hamilton Leithauser (Workmans Club)
    Protomartyr (Whelans)
    Radiohead (3 Arena)
    Band Of Horses (Electric Picnic)
    Karl Blau (Cyprus Avenue)




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  • Best album
    1. Alvvays - Antisocialites
    2. Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights
    3. Slowdive - Slowdive
    4. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
    5. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet

    Best song
    1. Alvvays - 'In Undertow'
    2. The War on Drugs - 'Thinking of a Place'
    3. Slowdive - 'Star Roving'
    4. Japanese Breakfast - 'Road Head'
    5. Lorde - 'Homemade Dynamite'

    Best video
    Nope

    Best gigs
    Didn't get to go to any this year.

    First time I listened to 1. Alvvays - Antisocialites I was bored beyond belief now it would in my top 5 of 21017





  • Albums
    1. Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
    2. St. Vincent - Masseduction

    The rest in no order:
    King Gizzard & the lizard wizard - sketches of Brunswick east
    Yazz Ahmed - Lasaboteuse
    Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
    Foxygen - Hang

    GIgs (only went to 3)
    St Vincent
    Syd Arthur
    Jane Weaver




  • Best album
    1. Gang of Youths - Go Farther in Lightness
    2. The National - Sleep Well Beast
    3. Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
    4. Slow Meadow - Costero
    5. The Horrors - V

    Best songs
    Jean-michel blais and CFCF - Hypocrite
    Wy - Bathrooms
    Mt Wolf - Hex
    Matyn Heyne - Carry
    Zola Jesus - Wiseblood
    Colin Stetson - Spindrift
    Moses Sumney - Doomed
    Gang of Youths - Perservere, Let me down easy, Do not let your spirit wane

    Best gigs
    1. Sigur Ros @ walt disney concert hall
    2. Moses Sumney
    3. FM Belfast
    4. Pinegrove
    5. Caspian
    6. The war on drugs
    7. Slowdive
    8. The National
    9. Kate Tempest
    10. Gordi


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