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Post your lists of favorites for the year

 

Try and limit your records to 10-15 and shows to 5

 

Records(alphabetically)

10000 Russos- Kompromat

Brian Jonestown Massacre- st

Facs- Lifelike

Firefriend- Avalanche

Froth- Duress

Gluts- Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip

Gnoomes- MU!

Guided By Voices- Warp And Woof

Juju- Maps and Territory

Moon Duo- Stars Are The Light

Purple Mountains- st

Rev Rev Rev- Kykeon

Singapore Sling- Killer Classics

Snapped Ankles- Stunning Luxury

Wand- Laughing Matter

 

Reissues

Stereolab

QOTSA- SFTD

 

Shows

Firefriend- Strommuis Eindhoven

Fuzz Club Eindhoven- Effenaar

Myrrors- In De Ruimte Ghent

Spiritualized- Gothic Theatre Denver

Stereolab/Wand- Ogden Theatre

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Albums

Toro y Moi "Outer Peace" (1/18)

Wristmeetrazor “Misery Never Forgets” (1/18)

Cherry Glazerr “Stuffed and Ready” (2/1)

Set It Off “Midnight” (2/1)

Masked Intruder “III” (3/1)

Denzel Curry “Zuu” (5/31)

Hot Chip “A Bath Full of Ecstasy” (6/21)

Chase Atlantic “Phases” (6/28)

Drab Majesty “Modern Mirror" (7/12)

Shura "Forevher” (8/16)

Kublai Khan TX “Absolute” (10/4)

 

Shows (I have 6, sorry)

Wristmeetrazor with Heaven's Die, God Program, Drowse and Binary
The Interrupters with Masked Intruder and Rat Boy
Hello Donuts Pre-opening Fundraiser with Tigers Jaw, Dan Campbell, Ace Enders, Kevin Devine and Shannen Moser
Hundredth Governor's Ball warm-up show
Drab Majesty with Xeno & Oaklander, Body of Light and Lovelorn

The Devil Wears Prada (holy crap they're so much better now) with Norma Jean and Gideon

 

Might have to add the upcoming August Burns Red Christmas festival that'll be in December because it's stacked

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I don't go to many shows anymore because fatherhood, but my albums (roughly in order and with apologies to all the great music I've never heard of that I'll find out about in this thread over the next month):

Cheeto's Magazine - Amazingous

Caroline Spence - Mint Condition

Microwave - Death is a Warm Blanket

Wilderun - Veil of Imagination

Danny Schmidt - Standard Deviation

Pronoun - I'll Show You Stronger

Jimmy Eat World - Surviving

Holy Pinto - Adult

Telethon - Hard Pop

Mildura - Mildura

Proper - I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better

Mess - Learning How to Talk

Her Name is Calla - Animal Choir

Lady Lamb - Even in the Tremor

 

And two EPs:

Carla Geneve - Carla Geneve

UV Rays - Try and Begin

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Records:

 

Bad Heaven Ltd - Strength

Nick Cave - Ghosteen

Tyler, The Creator - Igor

Big Thief - UFOF

Alex G - House of Sugar

King Gizzard - Infest The Rats Nest

Lana Del Rey - NFR

100 Gecs - 1000 Gecs

Thom Yorke - Anima

Purple Mountains - Self-Titled

 

Shows:

Phish 6/30/19

King Gizzard, ORB, Stonefield

The Mountain Goats

Xiu Xiu 

Chromatics, Desire 

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Albums / EPs: 

 

Chamber - Ripping / Pulling / Tearing

Counterparts - Nothing Left To Love

Dealer - Soul Burn

Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue

Kublai Khan - Absolute

Pvris - Hallucinations

 

Wow I'm surprised I managed to narrow that down so much. I'll probably add to it later. 

 

Shows:

 

Casey, Rarity, Better Off, Ghost Key, Anays - The Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL (05/24/19)

True Love, Inclination, Mortality Rate, Stepping Stone, Enemies, Trench, Serration, The Enforcers, Fuze - Southview Common, Calgary, AB (02/23/19)

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This was an amazing year for concerts, best shows in no order were:

 

Metallica - S&M2

Day N Vegas - J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and practically everyone else in hip-hop 

Dethklok - Banc of California Arena

Misfits - Banc of California Arena

The Cure - Rose Bowl

Massive Attack - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 

Perturbator - The Regent

 

Seeing Slayer tomorrow and not sure who else in December, maybe King Diamond.

 

I feel like I didn't listen to a lot of music this year, but my favorites were:

Tyler, The Creator - Igor

Denzel Curry - Zuu

IDK - Is He Real?

YG - 4REAL 4REAL

YBN  Cordae - The Lost Boy

Lil Nas X - 7 EP

Anderson .Paak - Ventura

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No particular order:

 

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal - Suffer On
Emarosa - Peach Club
Secret Band - LP2
American Football - American Football (LP3)
Tycho - Weather
Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
Chromatics - Closer to Grey
Wreck & Reference - Absolute Still Life
clipping. - There Existed an Addiction to Blood
88rising - Head In The Clouds II

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Favorite albums/releases:

1. Big Thief - U.F.O.F. 

2. Signals Midwest - Pin 

3. Jimmy Eat World - Surviving

4. Tiny Moving Parts - Breath

 

Shows:

Didn't go to any, but I did play the shit out of Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

 

Honorable mentions:

Prespective, A Lovely Hand To Hold - Lousy

Off With Their Heads - Be Good

 

This year has been full of dissapointing releases for me. I was pretty let down by the new National, American Football, Masked Intruder, Dead Bars, Pkew Pkew Pkew, and Free Throw albums. The new PUP and Menzingers albums were just OK.

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Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock

Bad Religion - Age Of Unreason

Fences - Failure Sculptures

Strung Out - Songs Of Armor And Devotion

Somos - Prison On A Hill

Jimmy Eat World - Surviving

Tegan And Sara - Hey, I’m Just Like You

Third Eye Blind - Screamer

Blink 182 - Nine

The Early November - Lilac

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Thom Yorke - ANIMA

Dead Swords - Ender

Cursive - Get Fixed

Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO 

Old Solar - SEE

The Appleseed Cast - The Fleeting Light of Impermanence

Russian Circles - Blood Year

OWEL - Paris

Earth - Full Upon Her Burning Lips

The Faint - Egowerk

 

Also jamming a few select songs from The HU's The Gereg on repeat. Also, the top set of the year. 

 

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Top 20:

1. The Menzingers - Hello Exile

2. Ceres - We Are A Team

3. Defeater - Defeater

4. Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars

5. PUP - Morbid Stuff

6. The Drew Thomson Foundation - The Drew Thomson Foundation

7. Danny Brown - Uknowhatimsayin?

8. The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru The Passion

9. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana

10. Turnover - Altogether

11. Counterparts - Nothing Left To Love

12. The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger

13. Aree and the Pure Heart - Never Gonna Die

14. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears

15. Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties - Routine Maintenance

16. Chromatics - Closer To Grey

17. Jimmy Eat World - Surviving

18. Bedouin Soundclash - MASS

19. Bars of Gold - Shelters

20. Emarosa - Peach Club

 

Went to A LOT of great shows this year. Top of the list is absolutely Have Heart outside The Palladium in Worcester. Just saw The Menzingers this past weekend, and they were incredible as usual. Defeater's record release in Cambridge was awesome. Bloc Party's Silent Alarm tour was really fun. Warped Tour in Atlantic City was great, saw Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals again. Knocked Loose and Counterparts were two GREAT shows.

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Doing my biggest end of the year list ever this year.  Gonna be a top ~80 coming in January.

 

For now my top albums from bands I never heard of prior to this year...

 

Dead Swords

Minor Movements

The Highwomen (only cuz this just came together this year but it rules)

Southern Avenue

Lily & Madeleine 

Heron

Blakenberge

Little Simz

Underhand

Sego

 

I did an experiment with random bands that followed me out of nowhere on Instagram & listened to almost all of them.  Lots of trash but 2 of those bands listed above came from that experiment.

 

 

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On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 2:43 PM, dawhizz said:

I don't go to many shows anymore because fatherhood, but my albums (roughly in order and with apologies to all the great music I've never heard of that I'll find out about in this thread over the next month):

Cheeto's Magazine - Amazingous

Caroline Spence - Mint Condition

Microwave - Death is a Warm Blanket

Wilderun - Veil of Imagination

Danny Schmidt - Standard Deviation

Pronoun - I'll Show You Stronger

Jimmy Eat World - Surviving

Holy Pinto - Adult

Telethon - Hard Pop

Mildura - Mildura

Proper - I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better

Mess - Learning How to Talk

Her Name is Calla - Animal Choir

Lady Lamb - Even in the Tremor

 

And two EPs:

Carla Geneve - Carla Geneve

UV Rays - Try and Begin

Two proggy December additions for me:

 Exploring Birdsong - The Thing with Feathers EP

Soulsplitter - Salutogenesis

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Finished making my AOTY list yesterday. Here's my top 15:

 

1. Abigail Williams - Walk Beyond the Dark

2. Thornhill - The Dark Pool

3. Old Solar - See

4. Olam - I Will Guide Thy Hand

5. Elle - (Ellipsis)

6. Labirinto - Divino Afflante Spiritu

7. Mireplaner - A Mountain of Saola Hooves

8. Seeyouspacecowboy - The Correlation Between...

9. Void of Vision - Hyperdaze

10. Hundreds of AU - Mission Priorities on Launch

11. Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear

12. The Drowned God - I'll Always Be the Same

13. White Ward - Love Exchange Failure

14. Varials - In Darkness

15. Cranial - Alternate Endings

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4 hours ago, omik11303 said:

Finished making my AOTY list yesterday. Here's my top 15:

 

1. Abigail Williams - Walk Beyond the Dark

2. Thornhill - The Dark Pool

3. Old Solar - See

4. Olam - I Will Guide Thy Hand

5. Elle - (Ellipsis)

6. Labirinto - Divino Afflante Spiritu

7. Mireplaner - A Mountain of Saola Hooves

8. Seeyouspacecowboy - The Correlation Between...

9. Void of Vision - Hyperdaze

10. Hundreds of AU - Mission Priorities on Launch

11. Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear

12. The Drowned God - I'll Always Be the Same

13. White Ward - Love Exchange Failure

14. Varials - In Darkness

15. Cranial - Alternate Endings

Hundreds of AU was sick. I caught them at a house show in Newark DE and they were really good.

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This year had a lot of stuff I enjoyed, but not a ton that stuck. Crazy busy year so I've definitely neglected a ton of stuff I'll revisit in the future. 

 

Periphery - Hail Stan

Brutus - Nest

Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild

King Gizzard - Infest the Rat's Nest

Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear

Baroness - Gold & Gray

Holly Herndon - Proto

FKA Twigs - Magdalene

Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence

Apparat - LP5

 

Memorable shows from Ulver, Brutus, Chelsea Wolfe (as always), and Baroness.

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On 11/27/2019 at 11:25 AM, Sidney Crosley said:

Albums:


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

Fontaines DC - Dogrel

Joan Shelley - Like The River Loves The Sea

The Highwomen - The Highwomen

Red River Dialect - Abundance Welcoming Ghosts

 

 

Joan Shelley, had never heard of her before your post. i dig it. kudos

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