Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Jason Tate, Dec 2, 2017.
still trynna figure it out. not sure what to do about sf tbh.
here are my best songs of the year tho
Been looking forward to this all year!
cloud nothings - life without sound
the menzingers - after the party
charly bliss - guppy
remo drive - greatest hits
cende - #1 hit single
blis. - no one loves you
oso oso - the yunahon mixtape
twiabp - always foreign
prawn - run
turnover - good nature
head north - the last living man alive ever in the history of the world
blink - california deluxe
hot mulligan - opportunities
great grandpa - plastic cough
daisyhead - in case you missed it
manchester orchestra - a black mile to the surface
a will away - here again
white reaper - the world’s best american band
power trip - nightmare logic
citizen - as you please
pet symmetry - vision
tigers jaw - spin
del paxton - all day, every day, all night
swordfish - rodia
land of talk - life after youth
*Bolded albums predominated my listening this year.
Also, no doubt in my mind that Julien belongs here, but I simply haven't listened yet.
big up the lists I just liked in here
not even bothering with mine until the Charli XCX tape
MUNA - About U
Angus and Julia Stone - Snow
Sol Heilo - Skinhorse Playground
Out Lines - Conflats
Gordi - Reservoir
SZA - Ctrl
Lorde - Melodrama
HAIM - Something To Tell You
Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger In the Alps
Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights
This was the first time in forever where I can't remember really going out of my way all that often to find new artists, so that's something I hope to rediscover next year. In saying that, I can't praise my top three enough - I knew from the moment I heard it that MUNA wouldn't be dislodged from number one. That'll go down as one of the most influential and timeless records in my collection. Stunning album.
This might change as I explore late November and December albums more, and as I strive to get to 100+ albums on the year, but as of today this is my list.
2017 AOTY List (+ Top Song)*:
Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface - “The Silence”
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign - “Fuzz Minor”
Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights - “Hurt Less”
Algiers – The Underside of Power - "Hymn for an Average Man”
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. - “HUMBLE.”
Vagabon – Infinite Worlds - “Minneapolis”
Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother - “I Haven’t Been Taking Care of Myself”
Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps - “Would You Rather”
P.O.S – Chill, dummy - “Faded”
Jay-Z - 4:44 - “Smile”
Honorable Mentions (Alphabetical Order):
Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time - “Mixed Messages”
Big Thief - Capacity - "Mythological Beauty"
Feist – Pleasure - “Any Party”
The Front Bottoms – Going Grey - “You Used to Say (Holy Fuck)”
Kevin Devine – We Are Who We’ve Always Been - “Guard Your Gates”
Lorde - Melodrama - “Green Light”
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me - “Crow”
The Mynabirds - Be Here Now - "Golden Age"
The National - Sleep Well Beast - “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness”
OWEL - Live from Audio Pilot Studio - “All I’ll Ever Know”
Paramore – After Laughter - “Hard Times”
Residente - Residente - “Desencuentro”
Slaughter Beach, Dog - Birdie - “Gold and Green”
SZA - Ctrl - "Drew Barrymore”
Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory - “Yeah Right”
I didn't listen to a lot of EP's this year but a special shoutout to @teebs41 & Out of Service's "What We Bring With Us," can't wait for the next release!
*Note: Brand New's Science Fiction would have been on this list. Similar to @Kevin360, I can't deny the impact the album had on me at the time, but I can't in good conscience rank it against these other albums.
Wow thanks for the shoutout! I’m really glad you enjoyed it, can’t wait to get the full length to you!
too hard - so many good stuff
so instead my 2018 list (order could move)
1. Pianos Become the Teeth
4. A Great Big Pile of Leaves
5. [Placeholder for whatever Mike Kozelek releases]
no SOTY list is complete without
Maybe my favorite song of the year
Caracara apotheosis is my song of the year.
Cumberland Gap by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
these are 50 of my favourite tracks released this year in alphabetical order because uh ranking is hard
alma - phases
baths - out
boy pablo - everytime
cardi b - bodak yellow
cashmere cat - 9 (after coachella)
cayetana - bus ticket
charli xcx - boys
chris farren - be there 4 ya
clairo - pretty girl
cloud nothings - modern act
dave - 100m's
danny l harle - me4u
dj boring - want u so
djds - trees on fire
drake - skepta interlude
dua lipa - blow your mind (mwah)
fall out boy - hold me tight or don't
four tet - daughter
francis and the lights - may i have this dance feat. chance the rapper
frank ocean - chanel
future - selfish
gerd janson - surrender
iron chic - my best friend (is a nihilist)
japaneses breakfast - road head
j hus - like your style
kendrick lamar - humble.
kesha - woman
lil uzi vert - xo Tour llif3
major lazer - know no better
mall grab - b.f.o.d.a.a.s.
oso oso - reindeer games
phoebe bridgers - you missed my heart
playboi carti - magnolia
portugal. the man - feel it still
rainer maria - forest mattress
ross from friends - crystal catcher
(sandy) alex g- proud
selena gomez - bad liar
shadow child - higher
skepta - no security
slaughter beach, dog - acolyte
spencer radcliffe - wrong turn
st. vincent - new york
stormzy - big for your boots
syd - nothing to somethin
the menzingers - lookers
the national - i'll still destroy you
the xx - on hold
21 savage - bank account
67 - waps
Never heard of Emperor X but @cwhit riding this hard for it made me check it out and my man you threw a bomb into my list
i disagree with a few song choices from specific bands but good list A-
the live videos are better than the recorded stuff!!!
this is the best live video ever. he is the best performer living
wouldn't know about a lot of the bands on my list if you hadn't posted about them but it's an a+ list casey
eh i underestimated it it's a borderline straight A
i can't stand francis tho sorry!!
we all have our faults
My goal this year is to have this BEFORE January 1. Hasn't happened in two years, but it's good to have goals.
sun kil moon shirt spotted :P
I feel like I'm close to done with a top 30, some albums are obviously still coming out that could very well do some damage in the second half of my list but I don't really feel like letting it sit for much longer
great list but yeah just wanted to say this is maybe the dance track of the year
First attempt at a top 25. Ridicule at your leisure:
25. Dawn Ray'd - "The Unlawful Assembly"
24. Darkest Hour - "Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora"
23. Cryptic Void - "Into the Desert Temple"
22. Woe - "Hope Attrition"
21. Hexis - "Tando Ashanti"
20. Ledge - "Cold Hard Concrete"
19. Charly Bliss - "Guppy"
18. Chepang - "Dadhelo: A Tale of Wildfire"
17. Friendship - "I & II"
16. Monolord - "Rust"
15. Firewalker - "S/T"
14. Satan's Hallow - "S/T"
13. Memoriam - "For The Fallen"
12. Exit Order - "Hysteria"
11. Makthaverskan - "III"
10. Captain We're Sinking - "The King of No Man"
9. Concealed Blade - "S/T"
8. Sheer Mag - "Need to Feel Your Love"
7. White Death - "S/T"
6. Converge - "The Dusk in Us"
5. Ulver - "The Assassination of Julius Caesar"
4. Incendiary - "Thousand Mile Stare"
3. The Menzingers - "After the Party"
2. Full of Hell - "Trumpeting Ecstasy"
1. Power Trip - "Nightmare Logic"
Biggest surprise: Ulver. Maybe I've just been sleeping on them the past 10 years, but The Assassination of Julius Caesar blew me away. It started a darkwave/synthpop kick for me that will probably last until next year.
Biggest disappointment: Captain We're Sinking. You're probably asking yourself right now? How can something I ranked 10 be a disappointment? The Future is Cancelled is probably my favorite single album of the last 10 years. The King of No Man was a solid follow-up, but it fell victim to me overhyping it a bit too much personally. I learned my lesson for next time. :(
TR/ST - Destroyer
This video is great and this song is great and more people should listen to TR/ST. New track reminds me of The National. Not relevant to this thread aside from it being one of the better videos I've seen this year, but everyone is in here and there's like 2 people on this site who fuck with the band.
this is good and not at ALL what they used to sound like