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Best Albums of the Year

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A group to discuss what you think are this year’s best albums. No genre discrimination. It would be nice if you could narrow down your albums to ten and list them like so:

Band – Album
Genre (if you can)
A blurb about why you think the album is good.

Hope this group isn’t a stupid idea. Feel free to let me know if it is.


Top 5 so far

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    Level 1

    Spoon – They Want My Soul

    Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty

    Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell

    The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

    St. Vincent – S/T

    (no order, yet, and no clear-cut contender; quite unlike 2013!
    also enjoy ’14 LPs by Wye Oak, Real Estate, Mac DeMarco, The Antlers, Sylvan Esso, and Glass Animals — to round out “second tier”)


    Katt Hass
    Level 1

    Top 5 AOTY so far

    [In no particular order]:

    1. Volumes-No Sleep
    2. Adebisi Shank- This Is the Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
    3. James Vincent McMorrow- Post Tropical
    4. Kishi Bashi- Lighght
    5. Strand of Oaks- Heal


    Level 2

    Pretty random list (in genre) but this is my top 5 albums so far, in no particular order:

    1. Breaking Benjamin – Angels Fall
    2. Three Days Grace – Human
    3. The Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home
    4. Ofelia – I Will Meet You There (singel)
    5. Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear


    Level S

    AWOLNATION – Run (Alternative)
    Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi (Alternative)
    Hot Chip – Why Make Sense? (Electropop)
    Stevans – Rupture (Indie)
    WATERS – What’s Real (Indie)
    — others: Penguin Prison – Lost In New York (Electropop), In Tall Buildings – Driver (Indie)

    Broken Back – Dear Misfortune, Mother of Joy [EP] (Indie)
    The Land Below – Don’t Trust The Rain [EP] (Chillwave)
    MOOD ROBOT – TV Dinner [EP] (Electropop)
    We Have Band – The Woods [EP] (Electropop)
    Young Ejecta – The Planet [EP] (Electropop)
    — others: A Silent Film – New Year [EP] (Alternative), Great Good Fine OK – 2H2H [EP] (Electropop)


    Level 1

    I guess so far I’m partial to:

    Krill – A Distant Fist Unclenching
    Sink Tapes – Creases
    Peach Kelli Pop – Peach Kelli Pop III
    Faith Healer – Cosmic Troubles
    Stalled Minds – Stalled Minds


    W H T A E V R
    Level 2

    how do you people decide on your top 5? this is like really impossible

    Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly [Hip-Hop]
    Urban Cone – Polaroid Memory [Indie]
    Fraunhofer Diffraction – Threads Of Fate [Witchhouse]
    A$AP Rocky – AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP [Hip-Hop]
    Motorama – Poverty [Post-Punk]
    Mura Masa – Someday Somewhere [Trap]
    Handsome Ghost – Steps [Indie Pop]
    Shlohmo – Dark Red [Glitch-Hop/Dark Ambient ???????]
    Jamie xx – In Colour [Future Garage]
    Shamir – Ratchet [Synthpop]
    Purity Ring – another eternity [Electronic/Experimental/Chillwave/Indie??something in between]
    While She Sleeps – Brainwashed [Metalcore]
    Balthazar – Thin Walls [Indie]


    Level 0

    So this is nearly impossible, but i’ll try:

    1. Death Grips – The Powers That B (Experimental hip-hop)
    2. the i.l.y’s – I’ve been always good at true love (Experimental/noise/rock)
    3. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly [Hip-Hop]
    4. VNV Nation – Resonance [Electronic/Industrial/Synthpop]
    5 Algiers – Algiers [Post-Punk/Gospel]


    Level 1

    i got:

    Everything Everything – Get To Heaven (Alternative Rock)
    Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Folk)
    Shamir – Ratchet (Electronic)
    Mew – +- (Indie Rock)
    Gengahr – A Dream Outside (Psych-pop)

    Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon (Baroque Pop)
    Jamie xx – In Colour (Electronic)


    Andrew Cajne
    Level 3

    Sarah Kirkland SniderUnremembered (classical)
    DeafheavenNew Bermuda (post-metal)
    GuapoObscure Knowledge (progressive rock/experimental rock)
    Steven WilsonHand.Cannot.Erase (progressive rock)
    DødheimsgardA Umbra Omega (avant-garde black metal)

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