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Overlooked Albums of 2016

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Chaplain Tappman, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Chaplain Tappman

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    we all know about the big-ticket releases but maybe there's something that's flown under the radar that you're super passionate about or think other people on the site would like.

    a good rule of thumb is to only mention albums that have either A) no thread on the site or B) a thread with under 45 posts (aka 1 page at the highest PPP setting)

    for instance:

    One of the leaders of the 90s neo-soul movement that included Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Bilal, etc and influenced contemporary artists like Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean released the second album in a trilogy this summer, and it is excellent Album - Maxwell - blackSUMMERSnight (July 1, 2016)


    Jefre Cantu-Ledesme is an ambient musician who has worked with Grouper and released a beautiful EP titled In Summer (8.0 on the fork if you care). here is "love's refrain" (BNT) scoring a 16 mm short film

    Other albums are:

    R&B trio of sisters, entirely self produced hypnotic album Album - King - We Are King (2016)

    what else is overlooked this year
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  2. The Lucky Moose

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    Kevin Gates
  3. Steve_JustAGuy


    Holy Ghost! - Crime Cutz

    It's an EP not an album, but it's real fun.
  4. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Highasakite - Camp Echo is probably my favorite pop album this year that no one is talking about.

    RIYL - Susanne Sundfør's most recent album
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  5. Chaplain Tappman

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    this is a good way to get me on board
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  6. George

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    Aseul (아슬) - New Pop

    New Pop, by ASEUL

    Korean electonic artist, used to be known as Yukari, but now she releases material under this new name. Think kind of mellow, beautiful, dreamy ish electropop. Really wonderful and well worth your time.
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  7. thesinkingship

    D.Va 1 Bad Guys 0

    I don't think I've listened to a new record this year...
  8. cherrywaves


    I think the Culture Abuse album was overlooked for sure. Musically a ton of fun, which proves to be a sharp contrast w/ lyrical themes.

    White Lung, too, but to a lesser extent
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  9. vidiviciveni


    Not a bad song. I really can't decide if I think she's attractive or not.

    Burden Piece by Clique was a nice little album.

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  10. Joel

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    Outer Spaces - A Shedding Snake
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  11. Benjamin Francis Leftwich's new one
  12. Ben

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    djds - stand up and speak
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  13. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    Garbage - Strange Little Birds
    Face to Face - Protection
    The Monkees - Good Times
    Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are
    Chevelle - The North Corridor
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  14. Jose

    weightless in the valley

    Lake Joy by Sleep Weather has been in rotation since I first heard it. Very very good.
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  15. JBoch

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    Camp Cope's S/T debut. Starting to get some hype, but no where near what it deserves (currently in my top 5 for AOTY).
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  16. Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
    Badbadnotgood - IV
    Periphery - Periphery III
    Safe To Say - Down In The Dark
    Noname - Telefone
    The Album Leaf - Between Waves

    I think most of those have threads but they aren't very big ones at all
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  17. marioeatworld

    Keep on moving. Busy street.

    Sam Means - 10 Songs

    Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid. It has received some recognition. But that album is probably in my top 3 hip-hop albums of all time. Like, I can't understand why people haven't been continuously discussing this album. There is so much to digest that after dozens of listens I still find new details or cool lyrics I had never paid attention to.
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  18. zmtr


    I second this.
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  19. zmtr


    The Impossible Kid will certainly be in my top 5 this year.
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  20. Michael Aug 31, 2016
    (Last edited: Aug 31, 2016)

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    Agree on KING.

    The Black Queen — Fever Daydream
    The Body — No One Deserves Happiness
    The Body & Full of Hell — One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
    Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas — Mariner
    The Drones — Feelin Kinda Free
    The Jezabels — Synthia
    Kristin Kontrol — X-Communicate
    Lemon Demon — Spirit Phone
    MONEY — Suicide Songs
    POLIÇA — United Crushers
    Roly Porter — Third Law
    Xiu Xiu — Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

    Edit: My list is based on this site.
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  21. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Good call on The Jezabels, MONEY, and Poliça. I need to revisit those, but I really liked all of those when they were released!
  22. brandon_260

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    My picks are mostly what I see as overlooked around here and not necessarily generally overlooked

    Amnesia Scanner - AS EP
    Baauer - Aa
    Braids - Companion EP
    Deakin - Sleep Cycle
    Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
    Kamaiyah - A Good Night In the Ghetto
    Leon Vynehall - Rojus
    Parquet Courts - Human Performance
    Savages - Adore Life
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  23. Ben

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  24. cshadows2887

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    Classic artists getting overlooked is totally par for the course, but the new Mavis Staples album is amazing and Bonnie Raitt released a pretty wonderful album this year. The Monkees put out a pleasant surprise, too.

    Foxes' All I Need was a pretty terrific pure pop album that didn't even get a proper US release.

    BJ the Chicago Kid and Corinne Bailey Rae put out outstanding R&B records.

    Ben Harper put out his best album in a decade.

    Yuna's new one is definitely overlooked because I love her and it took me months to find out it was out.
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  25. Chaplain Tappman

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    wow i thought bj's album came out last year, totally spaced on that