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4 hours ago, nikkic said:

RTJ3 has to be included in 2017 doesn't it?!

We'd already decided on our collective top 10 way before it was released last year. 

Who put the top 10 together last year? Noble effort but can't remember for the life of me who it was. 

Yeah plus like a week over the holidays isn’t enough time to digest in 2016. The likes of D’Angelo and Beyoncé have released before Christmas before and made the following year’s lists.

I believe it was @SwedgeAntilles but I’ve rarely seen him around the place recently. Maybe it’s for the best that we don’t have a collaborative list if Brand New is likely to be towards the top.

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14 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Maybe it’s for the best that we don’t have a collaborative list if Brand New is likely to be towards the top.

Agreed.

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12 hours ago, dentalplan said:

You can do you're list later if yer not done with 2017 yet. :P

I didn't even know there was a Bad Breeding album. Need to stop looking at this if I want to finish assessing 2017 albums any time soon. :lol:

Was planning on doing this too. It being absent from so many publication lists must be because of the six days it existed legally in 2016 cos it does not deserve to be washed over.

Bad Breeding's second album as well!, self titled came out last year ;)

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10. Sampha - Process

9. Slowdive - Slowdive

8. Kelela - Take Me Apart

7. Haim - Something To Tell You

6. Ryan Adams - Prisoner

5. London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing

4. The xx - I See You

3. The National - Sleep Well Beast

2. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

 

there's still quite a few (mostly dance/electronic) albums that I haven't got round to listening to yet though.

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I've just added up what everyone has said so far, given 10 points to their 1st album, 9 to their 2nd etc. etc. This is what the top 10 looks like so far (if I've added up right).

1. Sleep Well Beast - The National (53)

2. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar (49)

3. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem (43)

4. Melodrama - Lorde (39)

5. Science Fiction - Brand New (34)

6. Visions of a Life - Wolf Alice (32)

7. Brutalism - IDLES (22)

8. Masseduction - St. Vincent (21)

9. After Laughter - Paramore (17)

10. Process  - Sampha (16)

10. A Deeper Understanding - The War on Drugs (16)

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Just so happens my list is dominated by Americana and Country this year:

1. Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life

2. Buckingham McVie

3. Margo Price - All American Made

4. Gillian Welch - Boots #1

5. Jason Isbell - Nashville Sound

6. Holly McVae - Golden Eagle

7. Robert Plant - Carry Fire

8. Neil Young - Hitchhiker

9. Justin Adams - Ribbons

10. Arcade Fire - Everything Now

 

 

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1) Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent

2) Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up

3) Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

4)  Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

5) The National - Sleep Well Beast

6) Quelle Chris - Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often

7) King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder Of The Universe

8 ) Thundercat - Drunk

9) Neil Young - Hitchhiker

10) Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens

shoutouts to IDLES, Grizzly Bear, Julie Byrne, King Krule, Tinariwen, Future Islands, JonWayne, Laura Marling and all the other King Gizz albums

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1) Lorde - Melodrama
2 )The xx - I See You 
3 )Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life
4) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin
5) Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
6) Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?
7) Creeper - Eternity, in your arms
8 ) Sundara Karma - Youth is Only Ever fun in Retrospect
9) Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayers
10) The Amazons - The Amazons
 
 
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  1. The Horrors - V
  2. Slowdive - Slowdive
  3. Ryan Adams - Prisoner
  4. The National - Sleep Well Beast
  5. Alvvays - Antisocialites
  6. Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon
  7. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  8. The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics
  9. Protomatyr - Relatives In Descent
  10. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

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21 hours ago, Mattymooz said:

1. Lorde - Melodrama

2. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

3. OVERWERK - State

4. Bicep - Bicep

5. Paramore - After Laughter

6. Process - Sampha

7. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

8. Mura Masa - Mura Masa

9.  Royal Blood - When Did It Get So Dark?

10. Illenium - Awake

 

tbh quite a disappointing year imo, not a lot I really loved and put on repeat (top 5 I really hammered the repeat button, but they're the only ones which really grabbed me this year tbh)

God why have you done this my OCD is killing me.

6 hours ago, the wonderwhy said:

RTJ is 2016 and stays in 2016. It's their own fault. Shouldn't have put it out on christmas day the utter weirdos 

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Will do a list at the end of the year but rn my top 3 are probs The Natty, St. Vincent and Folamour.

Also imo giving public praise to a nonce is more of an issue than leaving an album out of your eFests lists. Fuck these Brand New shouts.

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Alright, consider this a WIP first draft of a top 10 albums. I don't think it's been a vintage year for albums from my perspective, with some high profile disappointments from acts like Gorillaz and Queens of the Stone Age. But there's some good shit here anyway.

1. The National - Sleep Well Beast
2. Lorde - Melodrama
3. Arcade Fire - Everything Now
4. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
5. Foxygen - Hang
6. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3
7. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland
8. Alvvays - Antisocialites
9. Phoenix - Ti Amo
10. Peter Silberman - Impermanence

Quite a few of these are flawed albums anchored by some amazing tracks - my favourite songs list is a lot stronger this year

1. The National - Dark Side of the Gym
2. Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort
3. Charli XCX - Boys
4. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
5. Father John Misty - Total Entertainment Forever
6. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Crumbling Castle
7. Lorde - Perfect Places
8. Ezra Furman - Love You So Bad
9. Foxygen - Avalon
10. Get Inuit/Indoor Pets - Barbiturates

All those are absolute classic bangers and I had to miss a whole load off of that list. But in a lot of cases their respective albums don't quite live up to them or haven't come out yet.

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Ye if we were to do favourite songs lists mine would look completely different. Miley, K-Pez and Lorde made their albums feel disappointing by releasing the best songs on them as their lead singles, whereas Wolf Alice and Haim did the opposite.

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I shall be posting mine after Christmas, I have standards.

I did text my sister a provisional top 50 on Tuesday though. She'd got in touch to tell me Royal Blood were her favourite album of the year, so clearly she needed recommendations.

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11 hours ago, the wonderwhy said:

RTJ is 2016 and stays in 2016. It's their own fault. Shouldn't have put it out on christmas day the utter weirdos 

A Christmas Fuckin Miracle!

btw guys, I got RTJ1 on vinyl for a mere £15 today. New, sealed, two 12" discs; album on one, bonus tracks/remixes on the other. Incredible value.

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8 minutes ago, GETOFFAMYLAWN said:

A Christmas Fuckin Miracle!

btw guys, I got RTJ1 on vinyl for a mere £15 today. New, sealed, two 12" discs; album on one, bonus tracks/remixes on the other. Incredible value.

Was that at Piccadilly? 

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