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post #16 of 106
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I've yet to hear a really good album.
I'm kinda in the same boat. Honourable mentions: Demdike Stare - Triptych The Weeknd - House of Balloons Peaking Lights - 936 Mountains - Air Museum Andy Stott - Passed Me By
post #17 of 106
I was hoping the new Panda Bear album would be my favorite, but it's been the most disappointing album in a long while.
post #18 of 106
I forgot about Cut Copy, probably deserves a mention. And why has no one told me about this video before now?

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post #19 of 106
So far i've liked 'Helplessness Blues' by Fleet Foxes, and I haven't listened to it yet but I think Explosions in the Sky put something out kind of recently.

I just read about 'Rome' and want to check it out. I didn't think it was that sort of project but I also think I heard they might try to tour w/ it.

The new Bon Iver should be pretty good too.
post #20 of 106
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
Funny, as long as Destroyer has been around, I just discovered it this year. Some of the songs are so good that, at certain sublime moments, they provide a fleeting glimpse into the musical equivalent of satori. I'm not even being pretentious - I actually mean it.

totally agree, like the woodwinds on Suicide Demo and that buildup towards the end of Bay of Pigs... incredible. Chinatown, too. also only heard about them this year (saw the video for Kaputt and was instantly hooked). i think from what i read this album is their first foray into the really jazzy elements, and damn it sounds good. i laughed when one reviewer likened them to a Kenny G revival, lol. with so many standout tracks i have yet to hear any other 2011 release that's as complete. Zonoscope might be a distant second but that's about it.
post #21 of 106
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totally agree, like the woodwinds on Suicide Demo and that buildup towards the end of Bay of Pigs... incredible. Chinatown, too. also only heard about them this year (saw the video for Kaputt and was instantly hooked). i think from what i read this album is their first foray into the really jazzy elements, and damn it sounds good. i laughed when one reviewer likened them to a Kenny G revival, lol. with so many standout tracks i have yet to hear any other 2011 release that's as complete. Zonoscope might be a distant second but that's about it.
The guy is almost as anal Axl Rose when it comes to being a perfectionist with every small detail. The difference is that he makes it sound natural. The distorted guitar bits subtly placed through Kara Walker get me every time. Also, bay of pigs as a whole is just so epic. It's a cross between Lou Reed, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pulp all together on a balmy Miami morning during a coke comedown in 1983.
post #22 of 106
cut copy album was awesome

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honestly was surprised to see this mentioned here, in the first post no less. definitely the best album i've heard so far this year. actually Miami Horror's Illumination is the best album i've heard all year but it came out in 2010. unfortunately I missed Destroyer a couple months back cuz it was raining out and i was sick and just didn't feel like getting over to the show, biggest regret so far this year.

also:

The Holidays - Post Paradise (technically 2010, but released in Japan 2011-does that count? haha)
Cut Copy - Zonoscope
Friendly Fires - Pala
Starfucker - Reptilians
Bibio - Mind Bokeh
Holy Ghost - Holy Ghost

and anticipating Junior Boys - It's All True
post #23 of 106
James Blake, Destroyer, Cut Copy, The Weekend, Fleet Foxes...feel like there are/should be more, can't think of them...
post #24 of 106
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
post #25 of 106
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Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

I heard a lot of hype for this album and was a little disappointed with it. It's solid but not great. I am looking forward to seeing them at Lollapalooza though. Great live band.

I have been pretty disappointed with most recent albums I have tried getting into so I haven't listened to much music lately. I do still need to give fleet foxes and bon iver albums a good listen - hopefully they aren't a huge drop off from their debuts...
post #26 of 106
the king of limbs - radiohead
take care, take care, take care - explosions in the sky

looking forward to upcoming albums by yes, rush, primus, opeth, and tool
post #27 of 106
Easy, w h o k i l l.
post #28 of 106
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post
Easy, w h o k i l l.



Also: The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps
Destroyer - Kaputt
Bright Eyes - The People's Key
post #29 of 106
Lady Gaga - Born this Way
post #30 of 106
I do believe it was 2010, but the best album I have heard in a while is the Janelle Monae album.
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