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2016 Mid-Year Album Lists Thread

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by DarkHotline, May 29, 2016.

  1. DarkHotline May 29, 2016
    (Last edited: Jun 22, 2016)

    Proud To Bathe With A Rag On A Stick Prestigious

    Post your lists for the halfway point of the year. It's not quite the end of June just yet but I'd like to see how things are looking on your end. If anything, we could share what we got so far and use it to polish things up. Plus, it's fun so why not? Here's what I got so far:

    1. M83- Junk
    2. The 1975- I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are Beautiful yet So Unaware Of It
    3. Thrice- To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
    4. David Bowie- Blackstar
    5. School of Seven Bells- SVIIB
    6. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
    7. Kanye West- Life of Pablo
    8. White Lung- Paradise
    9. Chance The Rapper- Coloring Book
    10. The Hotelier- Goodness
    11. Brian Fallon- Painkillers
    12. Jank- Awkward Pop Songs
    13. Pity Sex- White Hot Moon
    14. G.L.O.S.S- Trans Day of Revenge
    15. Gorguts- Pleiade’s Dust
    16. Kvelertak- Nattesferd
    17. The Melvins- Basses Loaded
    18. Pup- The Dream Is Over
    19. Death Grips- Bottomless Pit
    20. Gates- Parallel Lives
    21. Daniel Romano- Mosey
    22. Ariana Grande- Dangerous Woman
    23. Flume- Skin
    24. Spirit Adrift- Behind: Beyond
    25. James Blake- The Colour In Anything
    26. Daughter- Not To Disappear
    27. Deftones- Gore
    28. Future- EVOL
    29. Sturgill Simpson- A Sailor’s Guide To The Earth
    30. Brian Eno- The Ship
    31. Drake- Views
    32. Explosions In The Sky- The Wilderness
    33. John Carpenter- Lost Themes II
    34. Pinegrove- Cardinal
    35. Various Artists- Day of The Dead
    36. Saosin- Along The Shadow
    37. Foxes- All I Need
    38. Killswitch Engage- Incarnate
    39. Yeasayer- Amen & Goodbye
    40. Diiv- Is The Is Are
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  2. trevorshmevor May 29, 2016
    (Last edited: Jun 8, 2016)
    I haven't even like... kind of started forming a list haha. Not even something I try and think too much about until the end of the year, especially because the number I settle on is usually kind of arbitrary. I would say the following albums are likely all secured a spot somewhere on the list, in no particular order of course

    Pinegrove - Cardinal
    The 1975 - I like it when you sleep
    Daughter - Not To Disappear
    Anderson .Paak - Malibu
    Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
    Rihanna - ANTI
    Tancred - Out Of The Garden
    DIIV - Is The Is Are
    Wet - Don't You
    Polyenso - Pure In The Plastic
    Porches - Pool
    Saosin - Along The Shadow
    Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
    Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

    Need to spend more time with PUP, Tim Hecker, M83, O'Brother, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mitski, David Bazan, Cassino
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  3. DarkHotline

    Proud To Bathe With A Rag On A Stick Prestigious

    I like lists like these because it's a picture of how you feel now about music. It could change by the end of the year but there's still a placement of where things are going with it.
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  4. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Not even gonna wait until we actually get halfway through the year before doing this? Wasn't even considering doing this until the last third of June lol
    This is like all the publications that drop year end lists in like early December before the inevitable Beyoncé drop happens
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  5. Garrett

    you're not a ghost Moderator

    Top Three:


    I have a longer list of every album in 2016 I've listened to on my computer and its sorta ranked.
  6. amorningofsleep

    No-rope barbed wire Jones

    Don't really have a set leader yet. It's a close tie between Hesitation Wounds/YYATTY/Gadget.

    Hesitation Notes - Awake for Everything
    Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes - Not Now, Not Never
    Magrudergrind - II
    Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness
    Gadget - The Great Destroyer
    Teen Suicide - It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot
    Eglise - Eglise
    Head Wound City - A New Wave of Violence
    Saosin - Along the Shadow
    Tiny Moving Parts - Celebrate
    The Hotelier - Goodness
    Sumac - What One Becomes
    Hungry Like Rakovitz - Nevermind the Light
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  7. bedwettingcosmo May 30, 2016
    (Last edited: May 30, 2016)

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    i am ok with this.

    aesop rock - the impossible kid
    sioux falls - rot forever
    pinegrove - cardinal
    david bazan - blanco
    death grips - bottomless pit
    denzel curry - imperial
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  8. DarkHotline

    Proud To Bathe With A Rag On A Stick Prestigious

    To be frank, there's nothing wrong with setting up something ahead of time but cool dude, clown on me I guess. I'm just stupid, I get it.
  9. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    not saying you did something wrong, i just think you're a month early, haha
    no need to be self-deprecating, it's unhealthy, just the internet, hah
  10. airik625 May 30, 2016
    (Last edited: May 30, 2016)

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Supporter

    In no particular order:

    Kanye West
    Chance The Rapper
    All Human
    Brian Fallon
    Greater Pyrenees
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  11. DarkHotline

    Proud To Bathe With A Rag On A Stick Prestigious

    To be honest, I thought people did this right around the beginning of the month. You could of at least not been snide about that information, I would much more appreciated that over someone going LOL at me about it.
  12. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    1. The 1975 - ILIWYS
    2. The Hotelier - Goodness
    3. Thrice - To be everywhere is to be nowhere
    4. Tiny Moving Parts - Celebrate
    5. Basement - Promise Everything
    6. The Range - Potential
    7. White Lung - Paradise
    8. Architects - AOGHAU
    9. Into it. over it - standards
    10. face to face - protection
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  13. Laura

    Bozo did the dub Prestigious

    1. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
    2. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
    3. The Hotelier - Goodness
    4. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    5. Parker Millsap - The Very Last Day
    6. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
    7. The 1975 - I like it when you sleep, for you are beautiful yet so unaware of it
    8. Kevin Gates - Islah
    9. Pinegrove - Cardinal
    10. Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
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  14. trevorshmevor May 30, 2016
    (Last edited: May 30, 2016)
    For sure man, not hating on your thread. Only speaking for myself! Probably not a bad idea to get this kind of thing going before the mid year lists really start to roll in. Gives people a chance to review some stuff that got lost in the flurry of bigger releases. There's a lot of stuff on your list I haven't heard of at all that I'll have to check out at some point.
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  15. whitenblue88 May 30, 2016
    (Last edited: May 30, 2016)

    The rivalry is back on

    I'll post now because why not. And then I'm sure I'll change my mind a million times before the actual halfway point and post a new list then. But right now...

    1) James Blake - The Colour in Anything
    2) Daughter - Not to Disappear
    3) Aurora - All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend
    4) St Lucia - Matter
    5) Chairlift - Moth
    6) The 1975 - I like it when you sleep...
    7) The Joy Formidable - Hitch
    8) Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
    9) School of Seven Bells - SVIIB
    10) Highasakite - Camp Echo

    Others worth listing (mostly in chronological order):
    The Jezabels - Synthia
    Wild Nothing - Life of Pause
    Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
    The Saint Johns - Dead of Night
    Lucius - Good Grief
    Little Green Cars - Ephemera
    Donovan Woods - Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled
    Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
    iamthemorning - Lighthouse
    White Lung - Paradise
    Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    Arthur Beatrice - Keeping the Peace
  16. DarkHotline

    Proud To Bathe With A Rag On A Stick Prestigious

    There, thread name changed upon reflection.
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  17. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    i updated mine, in order.
  18. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Mainly Im excited for this thread so I can throw things I haven't listened to into a playlist and listen over the next couple months.
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  19. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    Alphabetical list of albums I've liked.

    Basia Bulat - Good Advice
    Beyonce - Lemonade
    Bombino - Azel
    Boulevards - Groove
    Chance the Rapper - Colouring Book
    Craig Manning - A Way To Get Back Home
    Daughter - How To Disappear
    David Bowie - Blackstar
    Escondio - Walking With a Stranger
    Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
    Friends in America - Be In Love
    Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
    Gregory Porter - Take me to the Alley
    James Blake - The Colour In Anything
    The Jezabels - Synthia
    Juliana Barwick - Will
    Lake Street Dive - Side Pony
    Massive Attack - Ritual Spirit
    Mitski - Puberty 2
    Munie Girls - From Caplan to Belsize
    Pinkshinyultrablast - Grandfeathered
    Saul Williams - Martyr Loser King
    Yndi Halda - Under Summer
    The 1975 - Album

    Favourite so far is probably Daughter
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  20. airik625 May 30, 2016
    (Last edited: May 30, 2016)

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Supporter

    Still looking forward to the following releases:

    Empty Houses
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Russian Circles
    This Town Needs Guns
    Brand New
    Hundred Suns
    Jimmy Eat World?
    Portugal. The Man
    Okkervil River
    ScHoolboy Q
    Margot & The Nuclear So And So's / Richard Edwards
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  21. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

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  22. Joel

    Trusted Prestigious

    Gonna wait, I'm sure there will still be a bunch that make my list still yet to come in June
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  23. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    1-10. Goodness
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  24. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    Only two I'm familiar with are The Cave Singers' "Banshee" and Mock Orange's "Put The Kid On The Sleepy Horse."

    Been a slow year for me so far.
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  25. Lucas27


    This year has been a lot weaker than 2015 for me so far. So not completely sure yet. But I will say that Thrice and Radiohead seem pretty well locked into my top 10.
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