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Monthly Music Catchup

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by irthesteve, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I had this idea today that we could all discuss every month's musical output at the end of each month, instead of looking back at the entire year when we get to December each year.

    I'm not sure if this idea is something that will help others out, but maybw this thread can help everyone keep up with new releases easier, and we can suggest albums to each other.
  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    For January, I think my single favorite release was Sampha's debut album, I've been waiting for a solo debut from him for a while and it doesn't disappoint at all.

    other January albums that I would give a thumbs up: The xx, SOHN, Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, The Flaming Lips, Bonobo, Kehlani
  3. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    i said this post earlier

    in order of my preference so far: cloud nothings, the xx, allison crutchfield, japandroids, heat, oso oso, priests, julie byrne, code orange, dryjacket, sinai vessel
  4. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Sinai Vessel, Dryjacket, Shelly, Oliver Houston, The Early November, Oso Os all put out stuff I loved this month
  5. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    1) The xx
    2) Colony House
    3) SOHN
    4) Cherry Glazerr
    5) Japandroids

    Other noteworthy: Loyle Carner, Dryjacket

    Disappointments: Cloud Nothings, Priests
  6. brandon_260

    Trusted Prestigious

    Priests is the only album that matters.
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  7. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    My favorites so far are probably:

    1. Natalie Hemby - Puxico
    2. Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life
    3. The Band of Heathens - Duende
    4. John Mayer - The Search for Everything (Wave One)
    5. Lauren Alaina - The Road Less Traveled
  8. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    For January, I really enjoyed Japandroids and Code Orange. I also liked the latest TSOL record, but I need to give it some time. Lastly, it's a February release, but the Dave Hause record is streaming and it's really good.
  9. fame

    i thought this was chorus.FM?? Prestigious

    incredibly solid month

    1. The xx - I See You
    2. Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life
    3. Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound
    4. Kehlani - SweetSexySavage
    5. Wiley - Godfather
    6. Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
    7. Nadia Rose - Highly Flammable
    8. Code Orange - Forever
    9. Allison Crutchfield - Tourist in This Town
    10. Migos - Culture
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  10. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I was actually impressed with how many quality releases came out this month, I feel like previous years have always had light Januarys
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  11. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Yeah, I was happy with January this year. I think this will be another strong year.
  12. redwing91007

    Next Show - Foals April 22nd

    Good idea for a thread, will be interesting to looks back on.

    Wasn't the strongest month for me. A lot of stuff I like came out but only 1 I really love and that would be Dryjacket.

    1) Dryjacket
    2) WSTR
    3) Japandroids
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  13. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    yeah i can't remember a january like this ever
    next couple months are relatively very very quiet
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  14. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    The Menzingers is all I need anyway.
  15. PatRFinley

    Early Onset Grump LFGM Supporter

    I only listened to Japandroids this month (LOVE it), but I plan to check out Cloud Nothings, Oso Oso, and Sinai Vessel. Been hearing those names for a while now and its about time I see what they're all about.
  16. brandon_260

    Trusted Prestigious

    Ok, here are other very cool January releases that I haven't seen mentioned yet:

    Ariel Pink x Weyes Blood - Myths 002
    Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness (cwhit mentioned this but it's still not getting enough love)
    Kodie Shane - Big Trouble In Little Jupiter
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  17. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    CARE is great too, even if the record is very bloated and the whole thing isn't really necessary there are some A+ tracks on it
  18. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Last January had 3 albums that finished in my top 20 (Chairlift, Daughter, St Lucia)
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  19. Anthony Brooks

    brook183 Supporter

    Love the thread idea.

    Cloud Nothings was easily my favorite this month. Japandroids, P.O.S, and Migos were all good too, but I need to spend more time with each.
  20. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    That St. Lucia record was a lot of fun. Dancing on Glass was so damn catchy.
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  21. Horrorca


    good idea

    - Brian Eno record was ok, but far, far from his best work
    - Max Richter album was excellent (still digesting it)
    - new Code Orange album is meh, which was a huge disappointment
    - that Sinai Vessel album is really good - I did not know them, thus, it was a neat surprise
    - I just can't get into Cloud Nothings for some reason
    - the xx is the blandest shit ever

    also, this month I got to see American Football, Pianos Become the Teeth, IIOI, the Hotelier and Title Fight, so it was pretty much one of my favorite musical months ever for that reason
  22. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Chief Keef - Two Zero One Seven
    Code Orange - Forever
    Kodie Shane - Big Trouble Little Jupiter
    Heat - Overnight
    Nadia Rose - Highly Flammable
    Migos - Culture
    Cardi B - Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2

    Heat was the biggest surprise for me. Having never heard of them before, I really enjoyed their album.
    Chief Keef is probably my favorite release of the month.
  23. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    AFI was probably the release that bummed me out the most. I don't think it's bad at all, but it didn't match up to the two lead singles which I thought were incredibly strong.

    The Early November acoustic record is really nice, didn't quite blow me away but it's a really relaxing listen and Ace sounds great. The Dashboard Confessional EP is also a nice little treat that I didn't expect!
  24. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Still catching up on some stuff released in January. Just finished listening to Kreator - Gods of Violence. I didn't really follow most of their career, but this is a pretty solid modern thrash record.
  25. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Kreator is awesome.
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