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Half Time - AOTYs so far....


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Hard to compare the stuff that's out recently with albums that have been out for a while, as you've not had as much time to live with them. From the last few weeks really enjoying Joy Oladokum and Bachelor. From earlier in the year For Those I Love and Black Country, New Road were real stand outs.

 

It had a few weak tracks so wont be my album of the year, but really thought the first Weezer album of the year had some great tracks that might end up in my song of the year list.

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12 hours ago, zero000 said:

For Those I Love is head and shoulders above everything else released this year. Not had a record hit me like that in such a long time. 

Yep can't listen to it too often as it's so intense but definitely the album so far that stopped me in my tracks and made me listen. No other album has had a reaction like it so far. 

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For Those I Love

Anna B Savage

Black Country, New Road

I reckon those first 2 are the standouts and will definitely make the final AOTY list. The third slot could've been taken by a lot of other albums, which isn't a slight against BC,NR, its just been a strong year so far.

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Mach-Hommy - Pray for Haiti

Armand Hammer & The Alchemist - HARAM

Floating Points & Pharaoh Sanders - Promises

Noga Erez - Kids

Genesis Owusu - Smiling with No Teeth

Squid - Bright Green Field 

Black Country, New Road - For the First Time

Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victim 

Natalia Lafourcade - Un Canto Por Mexico, Vol 2

 

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Been noting and scoring every album I've listened to this year, nothing's got maximum point yet, but ones that've scored highly are:

Mogwai - As The Love Continues
Shame - Drunk Tank Pink
For Those I Love - For Those I Love
In The Pines - Slow Blink
Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns
The Weather Station - Ignorance
Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
Lana del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Country Club
Bicep - Isles
Dry Cleaning  - New Long Leg
The Coral  - Coral Island
Iceage - Seek Shelter
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
Royal Blood - Typhons
 

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My top 10 for 2021 so far :

Mogwai - As the Love Continues

Black Country New Road - For the first time

Black Midi - Cavalcade

DJ Format - Devil's Workshop

Gruff Rhys - Seeking New Gods

Squid - Bright Green Field

Alfa Mist - Bring Backs

Czarface & MF DOOM - Super What?

Bicep - Isles

Jane Weaver - Flock

 

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On 6/11/2021 at 11:52 PM, rivalschools.price said:

Amazing looking at all of the albums on this thread yet you still get people saying that there’s no good music any more and ‘they don’t make music like they used to’

They just haven’t even tried listening to anything from this year!!!

This is my number 1 pet hate

You have to have the time to dedicate to listening and discovering (and going to gigs and festivals) which, once people get into their mid 30s and have kids / careers they no longer have (as) much of. Which i think plays a big part.

its not an excuse and if you want to make time you will, but most just dont.

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10 minutes ago, Memory Man said:

You have to have the time to dedicate to listening and discovering (and going to gigs and festivals) which, once people get into their mid 30s and have kids / careers they no longer have (as) much of. Which i think plays a big part.

its not an excuse and if you want to make time you will, but most just dont.

Fair point but why don’t they just say ‘I haven’t had a chance listen to any new stuff lately’ rather than ‘there’s no good new music anymore’?

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10 hours ago, rivalschools.price said:

Fair point but why don’t they just say ‘I haven’t had a chance listen to any new stuff lately’ rather than ‘there’s no good new music anymore’?

Agreed! Plus looking back on your own youth you always think you were there at the best time 😂

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Altin Gün - Yol
Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince
Black Country, New Road - For the First Time
Iceage - Seek Shelter
Jorja Smith - Be Right Back 
Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders - Promises
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage
Poté - A Tenuous Tale Of Her
Shame - Drunk Tank Pink
Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs
Sons Of Kemet - Black To The Future
St. Vincent - Danny's Home
Transistorcake x Aili - Dansu EP
Whispering Sons - Several Others

Carnage had the most plays so far I see. Magnificent record. 

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