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NotoriousTIMP
11-27-2011, 06:27 AM
Make your lists, I need new music........

slave2thewage
11-27-2011, 07:11 AM
Top 3:

IAMX - Volatile Times
VNV Nation - Automatic
Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital

This year was a bit shit for new music tbh.

icklekitty
11-27-2011, 08:53 AM
The new ones by Evaline and Elbow are very good.

Kid Charlemagne
11-28-2011, 12:43 AM
Fucked Up- David Comes to Life
PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
Lykke Li- Wounded Rhymes
The Decemberists- The King is Dead
My Morning Jacket- Circuital
Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
M83- Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Black Lips- Arabia Mountain
Okkervil River- I Am Very Far
Wilco- The Whole Love
Tom Waits- Bad As Me
Toro Y Moi- Underneath the Pine
Tune-Yards- Whokill
TV on the Radio- Nine Types of Light
Tyler, the Creator- Goblin
Jay-Z and Kanye West- Watch the Throne
Arctic Monkeys- Suck It and See
Bright Eyes- The People's Key
Drake- Take Care
Cake- Showroom of Compassion
Cee Lo Green- The Lady Killer
Danger Mouse- Rome
Das Racist- Relax
Drive By Truckers- Go Go Boots
Explosions in the Sky- Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Hayes Carll- KMAG YOYO
Iron and Wine- Kiss Each Other Clean
Lil B- I'm Gay

jaimie
11-28-2011, 05:21 AM
I thought this year was a fantastic year for music. Off the top of my head I have enjoyed

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
My Brightest Diamond - All Things Will Unwind
Feist - Metals
Sister Crayon - Bellow
St Vincent - Strange Mercy
Austra - Feel It Break
The Family Crest - The Village
Anna Calvi - Self Titled
The Horrors - Skying
The Kills - Blood Pressures
Big Black Delta - BBDLP1

Albums I am not 100% sold on but think I need to spend more time with...

Religious To Damn - Glass Prayer
Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials
Zola Jesus - Conatus
The Jezabels - Prisoner
Kate Havnevik - You
Joan As Police Woman - The Deep Field
Son Lux - We Are Rising
Papercranes - Lets Make Babies In The Woods
Niki & The Dove - The Fox EP

Ryan
11-28-2011, 06:36 AM
The new Puscifer record is really doing it for me. Especially Horizons and Monsoons.

Wretchedest
11-28-2011, 11:59 AM
My favorite this year was Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, by Explosions in the Sky.

It was nice

kitz
11-28-2011, 03:42 PM
It is definitely Violeta Violeta by Kaizers Orchestra. It came out on 11/11/11 in Norway and the rest of Europe have to wait until January, but it's still an album from 2011, so it gets my vote :)

lady weetly
11-30-2011, 09:20 PM
Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
Big Black Delta - BBDLP1
Puscifer - Conditions of my Parole
Foster The People - Torches
Company Of Thieves - Running from a Gamble
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

richardp
11-30-2011, 10:21 PM
1. The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
2. Mastodon - The Hunter
3. Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
5. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
6. Mute Math - Odd Soul
7. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
8. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
9. The Boxer Rebellion - The Cold Still
10. The Horrors - Skying


Honorable Mentions:
The Antlers - Burst Apart
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Puscifer - Conditions Of My Parole
Sonoio - Red
TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light
White Lies - Rituals

Mind you, Dragon Tattoo will probably end up squeezing it's way into the top 5.

Harry Seaward
11-30-2011, 10:27 PM
I haven't heard nearly enough new music, but there are definitely a few good ones.

Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole
Scroobius Pip - Distraction Pieces (Surprised no one mentioned this yet, it's great.)
SONOIO - Red

zombielynx21
11-30-2011, 10:31 PM
Family and Friends by Serengeti is absolutely amazing. Great, great stuff. Solid instrumentals and an incredible skill when it comes to narrative, especially on "Goddammit" and "The Whip".

Carbon Soul
11-30-2011, 11:03 PM
My top 3 for 2011 would have to be:

1. Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
2. Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole
3. Jonathan Coulton - Artificial Heart

BRoswell
11-30-2011, 11:05 PM
Personal favorites:

21-Adele
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two-Beastie Boys
Bon Iver, Bon Iver-Bon Iver
Attention Please-Boris
Camp-Childish Gambino
Drive-Cliff Martinez/Various Artists
Galactic Melt-Com Truise
Crazy Clown Time-David Lynch
The Less You Know, The Better-DJ Shadow
Off The Ground-Drivemouth
Helplessness Blues-Fleet Foxes
Ceremonials-Florence and The Machine
Giants-Giants
Making Mirrors-Gotye
Audio, Video, Disco-Justice
Free-Magic Machines
Conditions Of My Parole-Puscifer
Empros-Russian Circles
Volcanic Sunlight-Saul Williams
Red-Sonoio
Hanna-The Chemical Brothers
Speak Through The White Noise-The New Regime
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo-Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Nine Types Of Light-TV On The Radio
Alpocalypse-Weird Al Yankovic

Special mention for these re-releases:
Nevermind (Deluxe Edition)-Nirvana
The Dark Side Of The Moon (Immersion Edition)-Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here (Immersion Edition)-Pink Floyd

Mike
11-30-2011, 11:14 PM
Green Naugahide (I think that's how it's spelled) by Primus
Everything else has already been mentioned.

LaneSax
11-30-2011, 11:16 PM
Mastodon's The Hunter is all you need!

Presideo
11-30-2011, 11:24 PM
Arctic Monkeys - Suck it and See
The Antlers - Burst Apart
Atlas Sound - Parallax
Big Black Delta - BBDLP1
Curren$y - Covert Coup/Weekend At Burnies
Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day in Hell (Mixtape)
The Horrors - Skying
Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Panda Bear - Tomboy
Pictureplane - Thee Physical
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Pusha T - Fear of God II
Radiohead - The King of Limbs
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
Tyler the Creator - Goblin
The Weeknd - House of Balloons/Thursday EP's

perceptionnexus
12-01-2011, 12:13 AM
2011 was kinda a weird year for music.

Joy Formidable- Big Roar
BBD- BBDLP1
Numan- Dead Son Rising
PWEI- New Noise Designed By A Sadist
Trail Of Dead- Tao Of The Dead
Feersum Ennjin- S/T
Cave In- White Silence

Probably a scary sign of getting old, but I've actually been more into reissues this year. All the Nirvana, Pumpkins and PWEI that came out this year have been ace

Jinsai
12-01-2011, 01:33 AM
Grouper - AIA Alien Observer
Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Russian Circles - Empros
Wilco - The Whole Love
Skinny Puppy - HanDover
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol 2: Judges
Africa HiTech - 93 Million Miles
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We're New Here
Gary Numan - Dead Son Rising
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Radiohead - King of Limbs
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin' : Graveyard Shift
David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time
Silent Horror - Seance
Rustie - Glass Swords
Venetian Snares - Cubist Reggae
Kuedo - Severant
Bjork - Biophilia
other stuff

xmd 5a
12-01-2011, 08:04 AM
In a rough-ish order:

Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Luminaries and Synastry (number 1 by far)
Grouper - A I A
Seefeel - Seefeel
Giles Corey - Giles Corey
Radiohead - The King of Limbs
Bjork - Biophilia
Esben and the Witch - Violet Cries
Death in Vegas - Trans-Love Energies
Ekin Fil - Language
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972
Belong - Common Era
Raspberry Bulbs - Nature Tries Again
Prurient - Bermuda Drain
Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler
Death Grips - Exmilitary
David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time
Cut Copy - Zonoscope
Aidan Baker - Lost in the Rat Maze
Sonic Youth - Simon Werner A Disparu

Some other stuff I've no doubt forgotten too.

Autechre's EP 91-02 compilation is also essential (since reissues have been mentioned above)

jaimie
12-01-2011, 09:51 AM
Esben and the Witch - Violet Cries

Yessss forgot about this record - its been so long since it came out but I definitely want to add it to my list

sheepdean
12-01-2011, 10:04 AM
Peter Murphy's Ninth was brilliant

onthewall2983
12-01-2011, 10:12 AM
In mostly no discernible order

Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
The Drive Soundtrack, mostly for Cliff Martinez's score, but the songs are growing on me as well
TR & AR - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Paatos - Breathing
Jakszyk, Fripp & Collins - A Scarcity Of Miracles
Steve Hackett - Beyond The Shrouded Horizon
Black Country Communion - 2
Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
Opeth - Heritage
Memories Of Machines - Warm Winter
Radiohead - The King Of Limbs

|mando|
12-01-2011, 10:26 AM
Ohgr - Undeveloped
Skinny Puppy - HanDover
Bibio - Mind Bokeh
Big Black Delta - BBDLP1
SONOIO - RED
Neon Indian - Era Extraρa
Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Looking forward to next year:
HTDA
The Knife
Tobacco/Black Moth Super Rainbow
Aphex Twin (wouldn't it be nice?)
Boards of Canada (again ... I'm dreaming here)

isak
12-01-2011, 10:51 AM
Trash Talk - Awake
Touche Amore - Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me
Blut Aus Nord - 777 Sects / The Desanctification
Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Defeater - Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
Jesu - Ascension
Crosses - Self Titled
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
Opeth - Heritage
Mastodon - The Hunter
Rustie - Glass Swords

Still really need to listen to David Lynch's debut, I can't say I enjoyed 'Good Day Today' all that much, it grew on me a little with the video that came from that fan competition thing.
Want to give the new M83 and Bjork a go too.

Ax Mr. L
12-01-2011, 12:36 PM
Many great albums were released this year:

Skinny Puppy - hanDover
ohGr - unDeveloped
SONOIO - RED
Gary Numan - Dead Son Rising
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Summvs
Alva Noto - Univrs
Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina
Fennesz - Seven Stars
Byetone - SyMeta
Big Black Delta - BBDLP1
Amon Tobin - Isam
David Sylvian - Died In The Wool
Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Puscifer - Conditions Of My Parole

jrdsctt
12-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Oh man, I gotta start working on my list. Wil be back with it shortly!

poinoup
12-01-2011, 12:44 PM
I'm really digging the new Neverending White Lights album. Act III: Love Will Ruin.

Also, the new M83, from the first track, I knew it was going to be a gooder.

nothing
12-01-2011, 01:08 PM
LPs
Children of Fire - Oh, Sleeper
Dead Throne - The Devil Wears Prada
The Death Of Greeley Estates - Greeley Estates
RED - Sonoio
Downtown Battle Mountain II - Dance Gavin Dance
The Speed of Forever - Polyfuse
Content - Polluted
Nostril - Igorrr
Burn This World - The Browning
Hocico - Tiempos de Furia

EPs
The March Ahead - The March Ahead EP
Glassjaw - Coloring Book EP
††† (Crosses) - EP †
The Circle Ends Here - Where Time Leaves the Rest
Captive Six - Hyperbolic Chamber

Collin
12-01-2011, 01:30 PM
This year it was all about:

Battles- Gloss Drop
Julianna Barwick- The Magic Place
Radiohead- The King of Limbs
James Blake- James Blake
M83- Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Atlas Sound- Parallex
Bon Iver- Bon Iver
The Antlers- Burst Apart

I was very disappointed by Puscifer's new record. meh.

And yeah, Dragon Tattoo and HTDA (if that's released in 2011, that is.) will probably make it in.

Kid Charlemagne
12-01-2011, 02:12 PM
Trash Talk - Awake

If we're counting EP's, and I usually don't count them, this would top my list. Best 8 minutes I've heard all year.

hologram parade
12-01-2011, 03:20 PM
The Horrors - Skying
Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole

scantron
12-01-2011, 04:08 PM
2011 has been FANTASTIC for music! As I do every year, here is a list of the 5 nominees (in no particular order)

Hercules and Love Affair - Blue Songs
Skinny Puppy - Handover
IAMX - Volatile Times
Cut // Copy - Zonoscope
ohGr - Undeveloped

cicada
12-01-2011, 05:47 PM
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin' : Graveyard Shift


Had no idea E-40 was still on the scene.

Mastodon - The Hunter
Beasties - Hot Sauce Commitee
Trem - For The Term Of His Natural Life
City and Colour - Little Hell

Jinsai
12-01-2011, 06:01 PM
forgot to mention...

Amon Tobin - ISAM
Tune Yards - Whokill
13 & God - Own Your Ghost
Wire - Red Barked Tree
The Soft Moon - Tooth Decay EP
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
The X-Ray Press - Uvb-76

cicatriz
12-01-2011, 06:10 PM
James Blake - James Blake
Tyler, The Creator - GOBLIN
Watch the Throne - Watch the Throne
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
Panda Bear - Tomboy
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
Lil' B "The BasedGod" - I'm Gay (I'm Happy)
Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter IV
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L
†††
Enough Thunder by James Blake
Life Sux by Wavves
EP by Childish Gambino
Coloring Book by Glassjaw

Reznor2112
12-01-2011, 07:36 PM
Puscifer - Conditions of my Parole
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - High Flying Birds
Kasabian - Velociraptor!
Mastodon - The Hunter
Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

aggroculture
12-01-2011, 10:12 PM
Lulu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRP_dwEUQwI

Vertigo
12-02-2011, 12:32 AM
No love for Jane's Addiction? I haven't actually gotten round to picking up Great Escape Artist yet, but have heard good things.

PeedroPaula
12-02-2011, 12:44 AM
Listening to the 6-track sampler, I'd hazard a guess that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo score will be my number one!

Thiah
12-02-2011, 06:41 AM
*shels - Plains of the Purple Buffalo

Emil Dorbell
12-02-2011, 07:58 AM
Great thread, seems I've missed A LOT this year. Of what I've heard, Mastodons The Hunter stands out. A fantastic direction for that band, in my opinion.

dzaver
12-02-2011, 05:50 PM
For me the top of 2011 are:

Feist - Metals
Kate Bush - 50 words for snow
M83 - Hurry up, we're dreaming
Florence + the machine - Ceremonials
Zola Jesus - Conatus
Torul - In whole
Summer Camp - Welcome to condale
Beirut - The rip tide
Golden Filter - Syndromes
Holy Other - With you
Washed out - within and without

Reznor2112
12-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Additions:

Jane's Addiction - Great Escape Artist
Chevelle - Hats Off to the Bull (their best album to date)

blackholesun
12-02-2011, 05:55 PM
Off the top of my head. What I really loved this year. Alphabetical order. Kinda lengthy but I'm sure there's something to be had in here for everyone.

A.A. Bondy - Believers
The Anatomy of Habit - The Anatomy of Habit
Ash Borer - Ash Borer
Barn Owl - Lost in the Glare
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Cave - Neverendless
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming
Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis
Cliff Martinez - Drive OST
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2 Judges
Danny Paul Grody - In Search of Light
Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
The Drift - Blue Hour
Evan Caminiti - When California Falls Into The Sea
Giant Squid - Cenotes
Grails - Deep Politics
Grouper - A I A : Dream Loss / Alien Observer
Fell Voices - Untitled (II)
Higuma - Pacific Fog Dreams
Horseback/Locrian - New Dominions
Jon Porras - Undercurrent
Junius - Reports From The Threshold of Death
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Lawrence English - The Peregrine
Locrian - The Clearing
Moholy-Nagy - Like Mirage
MV & EE - Country Stash
Pygmy Lush - Old Friends
Russian Circles - Empros
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 / Dropped Pianos
Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Trap Them - Darker Handcraft
True Widow - As High As the Highest Heavens...
Tycho - Dive
Yob - Atma
Zombi - Escape Velocity

I still have a bunch more to listen to. Looks like I hip-hop didn't get any love for me this year. I haven't listened to much but will this month.

mtc
12-02-2011, 06:57 PM
No love for 'Wasting Light' by the Foo Fighters huh? I'd probably put that in my top 5 along with...

Tom Waits-Bad As Me,

Neon Indian-Era Extrana,

a good chunk of the Flaming Lips 2011 releases,

and Yuck-Yuck.


oh, and first post on the new ets...nice to have it back!

frankie teardrop
12-06-2011, 12:23 PM
a rough year for me, but a few notable favorites, in no particular order:

austra- feel it break
xeno & oaklander- sets and lights
esben & the witch- violet cries
kate bush- 50 words for snow
pj harvey- let england shake
kindest lines- covered in dust
contre jour- one night at the station
led er est- may (EP)
the soft moon- total decay (EP)
mueran humanos- s/t
soror dolorosa- blind scenes
wire- red barked tree
grouper- dream loss/alien observer
tropic of cancer- the sorrow of two blooms(EP)

great reissues, though:
parade ground- the golden years
chromagain- any colour we liked
smashing pumpkins- siamese dream
the vyllies- s/t EP
danse society- demos
red violet red- relaxed in upstate rain
various artists- orgelvark
opera multi steel- histoires de france
throbbing gristle- 20 jazz funk greats
intelligence dept.- sleeping city
modern art- circuit lights

con4cyn
12-06-2011, 12:41 PM
I think this thread is ACHING for a Spotify playlist. Yeah? :D

jrdsctt
12-06-2011, 12:51 PM
Off the top of my head. What I really loved this year. Alphabetical order. Kinda lengthy but I'm sure there's something to be had in here for everyone.

A.A. Bondy - Believers
The Anatomy of Habit - The Anatomy of Habit
Ash Borer - Ash Borer
Barn Owl - Lost in the Glare
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Cave - Neverendless
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming
Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis
Cliff Martinez - Drive OST
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2 Judges
Danny Paul Grody - In Search of Light
Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
The Drift - Blue Hour
Evan Caminiti - When California Falls Into The Sea
Giant Squid - Cenotes
Grails - Deep Politics
Grouper - A I A : Dream Loss / Alien Observer
Fell Voices - Untitled (II)
Higuma - Pacific Fog Dreams
Horseback/Locrian - New Dominions
Jon Porras - Undercurrent
Junius - Reports From The Threshold of Death
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Lawrence English - The Peregrine
Locrian - The Clearing
Moholy-Nagy - Like Mirage
MV & EE - Country Stash
Pygmy Lush - Old Friends
Russian Circles - Empros
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 / Dropped Pianos
Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Trap Them - Darker Handcraft
True Widow - As High As the Highest Heavens...
Tycho - Dive
Yob - Atma
Zombi - Escape Velocity

I still have a bunch more to listen to. Looks like I hip-hop didn't get any love for me this year. I haven't listened to much but will this month.

I'm glad to see Tycho made it on someone's list.

icklekitty
12-06-2011, 03:33 PM
I think this thread is ACHING for a Spotify playlist. Yeah? :D

ETS presents: The sound of 2011. I like that.

blackholesun
12-06-2011, 03:53 PM
I'm glad to see Tycho made it on someone's list.

The Tycho album is really good. It's like bathing in the sun.

simonn
12-06-2011, 03:58 PM
To add my two penny worth:-

Gary Numan - Dead Son Rising (the most NIN he's been to date in my opinion)
Anthrax - Worship Music
Kasabian - Velociraptor!
Foo Fighters - Wasting light
Janes Addiction - The Great Escape Artist
Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee
Blancmange - Blanc Burn
Paul Leonard-Morgan - Limitless OST
Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys
Megadeth - Thirteen
Kaiser Chiefs - The Future Is Medieval

Released but not heard yet:-
Noel Gallagher - High Flying Birds
Screaming Trees - Last Words

jrdsctt
12-06-2011, 04:26 PM
The Tycho album is really good. It's like bathing in the sun.

It's probably gonna top my list. That or TGWTDT OST.

Pemulis
12-06-2011, 05:07 PM
List updated on page four.

smudgeon
12-06-2011, 05:49 PM
Zomby - Dedication
anbb - Mimikry (released 2010, but I didn't catch on until late)
Alva Noto - Univers
Deaf Center - Owl Splinters
Peaking Lights - 936
Grouper - AIA
Pye Corner Audio - Black Mill Tapes 2
The Caretaker - An empty bliss beyond this world
The Advisory Circle - As the crow flies
Noveller - Glacial Glow
Blut Aus Nord - 777 Sects
Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage

And my favourite 2011 album that I like but it really easy to annoy people with:
Anne-James Chaton - ιvιnements 09

KrakenWakes
12-06-2011, 07:09 PM
I like Awolnation's Megalithic Symphony.

The Reason Being
12-06-2011, 11:30 PM
Gill Scott Heron & Jamie XX - We're New Here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA4SyxNjNCA

Jamie XX is my favorite discovery of 2011. Looking forward to the new XX stuff too.

Swykk
12-07-2011, 04:18 AM
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Glasvegas - Euphoric Heartbreak
Childish Gambino - Camp
Zola Jesus - Conatus
Drive - OST
Skinny Puppy - Handover
ohGr - undeveloped
Puscifer - Conditions Of My Parole
+++ Crosses - EP

Lessthanzero
12-07-2011, 05:24 AM
I had this premonition back in January that Trentatticus were going to release a massive sprawling instrumental opus for a big budget hollywood remake, so I started saving my allowance in anticipation that another Ghosts mega-uber-deluxe box set was on its way

I went as far as refusing to buy anything else because of this, and then the Smiths just HAD to pre-emptive strike this idea with something even more lavish, and all my money was pissed away on that monstrosity.

now old ladies are getting robbed with plastic butter knives as I slowly build up my savings for TGWTDT deluxe

THANKS A LOT JOHNNY MARR, YOU ASSHOLE

Lessthanzero
12-07-2011, 05:29 AM
okay seriously tho, I'm not complaining about new Ohgr and new Skinny Puppy records in the same year

dogsipod
12-07-2011, 09:43 AM
Foster the people-- torches
Explosions in the sky--take care....
White lies-- ritual
Florence and the machine--ceremonials


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50 Volt Phantom
12-07-2011, 07:13 PM
M83 - hurry up, we're dreaming
Glassjaw - coloring book ep
Tom Waits - bad as me
Cave In - white silence
Burzum - fallen
Bass Drum of Death - GB city
Wavves - life sux ep
Wolves In The Throne Room - celestial lineage
Jesu - ascension
The Beach Boys - the smile sessions
Liturgy - aesthetica
Mogwai - hardcore will never die, but you will

I'm sure I have others but can't remember them right now.

piggy
12-07-2011, 07:16 PM
I didn't buy much this year but I adore the Anna Calvi album.

Mantra
12-08-2011, 02:11 AM
I wasn't very excited by most of the new music I heard this year, so I mainly spent time digging into old albums.

But my favorite album of the year is probably Ruin by Elite Gymnastics. Maybe.

I also really liked Pleasure by Pure X. Great little psych-pop album. And my favorite hip-hop album was definitely Black Up by Shabazz Palaces. Such a weird, crazy album. Definitely some of the most creative and fun hip-hop in recent years. Also, I'm a huge Burial fan, so I fucking loved that single that he put out earlier in the year. I suppose the Panda Bear album was okay too, even if it couldn't live up to Person Pitch.

Ryan
12-08-2011, 02:22 AM
A Pale Horse Named Death - And Hell Will Follow Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q9zJ-_dVEI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-sMAI740E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOG6lCCNSTQ

westost
12-08-2011, 05:07 AM
Thank god ETS is back, I can always find something new and exciting to listen to in this thread. You guys are awesome! My fav three this year (off the top of my head):

Forget by Twin Shadow
Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
Heritage by Opeth

Jinsai
12-08-2011, 09:54 PM
just discovered this, but it's pretty great

Other Lives - Tamer Animals

Aaron
12-08-2011, 11:57 PM
^^Yeah, that's a good one.
Also Sepalcure's self-titled,
Atlas Sound's Parallax,
definitely Bad As Me (Tom Waits),
M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Real Estate's Days,
Lakutis's I'm In the Forest,
not to mention Das Racist "Relax"
Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
Future Islands - On the Water
The Field have a classic on their hands with "Looping State of Mind"
Peaking Lights -936
Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
Cults-Cults
Amon Tobin - ISAM, which I appreciate so much more after seeing live
The Antlers - Burst Apart
Com Truise - Cyanide Sisters
The Horrors' massively overlooked "Skying"
Nicolas Jaar - Space is Only Noise
The King of Limbs (it really was one of the best of the year)
Panda Bear - Tomboy

and finally, my album of the year, John Maus- We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. Unbelievable, genius, brilliant.

Jinsai
12-09-2011, 12:10 AM
and finally, my album of the year, John Maus- We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. Unbelievable, genius, brilliant.

I actually just listened to this... it was interesting, but I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm going to check it out again later.

I also just listened to Patten - GLAQJO XAACSSO
Pretty awesome electronic sample rhythm noise collage stuff.

I'm basically going through Bleep's picks for albums of the year, and I have to say I'm a bit confounded by their pick for best album of the year. I just do not get it. Byetone? I saw this mentioned on someone else's list here, but it's not connecting with me at all. I'll try again later.

With regards to your list, I'm still also similarly confounded by why people love The Field so much. It's very pleasant, but it sounds to me like good music to listen to while walking on a treadmill or something... yet people praise it in glowing emotional terms. Something's flying over my head there too I guess.

Aaron
12-09-2011, 12:56 AM
I actually just listened to this... it was interesting, but I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm going to check it out again later.

I also just listened to Patten - GLAQJO XAACSSO
Pretty awesome electronic sample rhythm noise collage stuff.

I'm basically going through Bleep's picks for albums of the year, and I have to say I'm a bit confounded by their pick for best album of the year. I just do not get it. Byetone? I saw this mentioned on someone else's list here, but it's not connecting with me at all. I'll try again later.

With regards to your list, I'm still also similarly confounded by why people love The Field so much. It's very pleasant, but it sounds to me like good music to listen to while walking on a treadmill or something... yet people praise it in glowing emotional terms. Something's flying over my head there too I guess.
I'm equally confused by Bleep's pick for album of the year. But I've gotta tell you, man, the Field's new album is pretty transcendent. Its simplicity is deceptive. I don't know how to explain it. It might just not be your shit. I don't know if you partake, and don't shit on me for this, but get high. Smoke some weed. Listen to the whole album. The Field isn't a band you can take in small doses. It won't make sense like that. If you don't appreciate minimalism, you won't appreciate The Field either. I recently saw them live, and the slow build-up, coupled with subtle changes and evolutions throughout each song, it's really cerebral, mind-bending stuff.

John Maus I appreciate on a totally different level. He makes music using the language of pop music, but in such a subversive and new way that it really communicates philosophically. Which makes sense, he's a philosophy lecturer. If you've ever seen an interview with the guy, you might think he's lost his mind, but he really gets onto some Hegelian-power dynamic, Foucault, biopolitics shit. One of a very few true radicals making music today, in my opinion.

NotoriousTIMP
12-09-2011, 02:37 AM
I just found my way into the Hanna OST and I must say, The Chemical Brothers sound REALLY good. :) This will make for some good tunes while working on the computer

sweetcompanion
12-09-2011, 11:59 AM
I didn't get to hear a lot of new music this year, but I love Steven Wilson's Grace for Drowning and Opeth's Heritage. I've got a lot of catching up to do.

dlb
12-09-2011, 02:04 PM
Graveyard - hisingen blues
Samsara Blues Experiment - revelation & misery
Trap Them - darker handcraft
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - blood lust
Jack & the Bearded Fishermen -places to hide
Timber Timbre - keep on creepin' on
Jane's Addiction - the great escape artist
Beady Eye - different gear, still speeding
Bohren & der Club of Gore - Beileid
Ray LaMonatgne - live fall 2010 EP
Blacktusk - set the dial
Automatic Animal - modern alchemy
Primus - green naugahyde
Lόger - concrete light
Earth - angels of darkness, demons of light, pt. I
Electric Six - heartbeats and brainwaves
Danko Jones - below the belt
Baddies - build
Monkey3 - beyond the black sky


on the downside:
Atari Teenage Riot - is this hyperreal? (I expected so much more... it's not bad, but far from what it could be)
Puscifer - conditions of my parole (I love tiny monsters and man overboard, but just can't dig the rest. unfortunately. :( )

upcoming:
Noel Gallagher's high Flying Birds - s/t (from what I've heard it's great, but I did not have enough time to give it a proper spin)
the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - OST (looks like this will get me through the winter and some overdue seminar papers)

westost
12-09-2011, 06:20 PM
and finally, my album of the year, John Maus- We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. Unbelievable, genius, brilliant.

Man, almost forgot about that one! Absolutely brilliant record, with a very pretty cover. Definitely in my top 10.

http://www.figurehead.it/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/John-Maus-We-Must-Become-The-Pitiless-Censors-Of-Ourselves.jpg

[Shep]
12-09-2011, 06:44 PM
Bright Eyes - The People's Key
Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
The Horrors - Skying
Hugh Laurie - Let Them Talk
Incubus - If Not Now, When?
The Kills - Blood Pressures
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Puscifer - Conditions of my Parole
Thursday - No Devoluciσn
TV On The Radio - Nine Types of Light
White Lies - Ritual

Harry Seaward
12-09-2011, 06:53 PM
Here you guys go.

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/vice-albums-of-the-year-2011

pigpen
12-09-2011, 10:05 PM
Russian Circles - Empros
This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket
Brown Bird - Salt for Salt(Which I just ordered on vinyl)
Chealsea Wolfe - The Grime and the Glow
Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
The Decemberists - The King is Dead
Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest
Grieves - Together/Apart
Iron and Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will


...My favorite of 2011 is:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wpYcddvUnEA/TWpH7_Aa02I/AAAAAAAAAe0/LwiiTuYSC_U/s320/Trap_Them_-_Darker_Handcraft_artwork-300x300.jpg
Trap Them - Darker Handcraft

Pemulis
12-10-2011, 07:27 AM
This is definitely taking something's spot on my list:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hmdHUmkSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Elke
12-10-2011, 08:13 AM
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
Tori Amos - Night of Hunters
British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall
Bjφrk - Biophilia
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
dEUS - Keep You Close
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
Agnes Obel - Ceremonials
James Blake - James Blake
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
Beirut - The Rip Tide

theSplinter04
12-10-2011, 09:49 AM
Animals As Leaders: Weightless
(Between the Buried and Me: The Parallax EP)
(Cynic: Carbon-Based Anatomy EP)
Foo Fighters: Wasting Light
Haken: Visions
Mastodon: The Hunter
Opeth: Heritage
Radiohead: The King of Limbs
TR & AR: TGWTDT (so far)
Saul Williams: Volcanic Sunlight
Scale the Summit: The Collective
Steven Wilson: Grace for Drowning

2011 was a good year.

R37R0
12-10-2011, 02:33 PM
Although not particularly contemporary, I have been enjoying these new releases:

Deep Purple BBC Sessions 1968-1970
Rolling Stones The Brussels Affair (digital edition from www.stonesarchive.com (http://www.stonesarchive.com))

as for new music,

foo fighters wasting light

Aaron
12-10-2011, 09:58 PM
^^Yeah, that's a good one.
Also Sepalcure's self-titled,
Atlas Sound's Parallax,
definitely Bad As Me (Tom Waits),
M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Real Estate's Days,
Lakutis's I'm In the Forest,
not to mention Das Racist "Relax"
Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
Future Islands - On the Water
The Field have a classic on their hands with "Looping State of Mind"
Peaking Lights -936
Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
Cults-Cults
Amon Tobin - ISAM, which I appreciate so much more after seeing live
The Antlers - Burst Apart
Com Truise - Cyanide Sisters
The Horrors' massively overlooked "Skying"
Nicolas Jaar - Space is Only Noise
The King of Limbs (it really was one of the best of the year)
Panda Bear - Tomboy

and finally, my album of the year, John Maus- We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. Unbelievable, genius, brilliant.
Shit, gotta add Nicolas Jaar's other release this year, the Darkside EP with Dave Harrington. The kid is going places!

konstantin
12-12-2011, 08:47 AM
so much new music came out this year i feel like i hardly gave any record the time it deserved to actually connect with/appreciate. which is kind of sad. i'll post my own list in the coming weeks.

love the end of year albums threads because there's always some band that i've been following for years but somehow missed their latest release.

off the top of my head i'd say the Drive Soundtrack kept me pretty psyched for quite a while.

REPLICA
12-12-2011, 06:37 PM
Beirut - The Rip Tide
Explosions in the Sky - Take Care
Gary Numan - Dead Son Rising

Fredy_Brown
12-15-2011, 06:38 PM
Hi all!
I will post here at the end of the year.
Take care.

scorpiusdiamond
12-16-2011, 06:13 AM
My top 10, it was a good year:

No Kings - Doomtree
Johnny Foreigner vs Everything - Johnny Foreigner
Hello Sadness - Los Campesinos!
Helioscope - Vessels
There Is A Way - Dananananaykroyd
Black Junk - Exit_International
Crisis Works - Young Legionnaire
Fuck The Demon Outta Me - The Guns
Little Hell - City and Colour
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

peter
12-16-2011, 11:34 AM
Cliff Martinez - Drive OST
Mogwai - Hardcore will never die, but you will
Puscifer - Conditions of my Parole
MuteMath - Odd Sould
The Roots - Undun
13&god - Own your ghost
Tv on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
Thrice - Major/minor
PJ Harvey - Let England shake
Feist - Metals
Does it offend you, yeah - Don't say we didnt warn you
Atari Teenage Riot - Is this hyperreal?

Mantra
12-16-2011, 12:41 PM
The Pitchfork list is up. http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/8727-the-top-50-albums-of-2011/

Looking over it, I feel like this was an incredibly dull year in music. '07, '08, and '09 were pretty amazing years, where you had to struggle to keep up with all the great new albums. But last year was a little slow, and this year was just totally forgettable. But that's alright with me. They can't all be amazing. Besides, you need these slower years, so you can spend time discovering all the older albums that you missed out on.

Kid Charlemagne
12-16-2011, 12:52 PM
Fuck Bon Iver. Really tired of this adult-contemporary rock that seems so popular. The album was good, but not great in anyway, and at times a tad boring. Same thing with that Destroyer album. I wouldn't say 2011 was a down year, but there were plenty of albums that were better than the ones that seem to be topping all the internet blog lists.

blackholesun
12-16-2011, 12:53 PM
This year was amazing. The shit on Pitchfork's list is rather dull though. There's like 5 albums that would overlap a top 50 if I did one. Their list is terrible.

There's always good new music out there to be had. Years really have nothing to do with it. You just gotta be willing to to dig for it whether it's scouring blogs or going to the local record shop and checking something new out based on staff recs.

Pemulis
12-16-2011, 02:45 PM
Some good stuff on the Pitchfork list but I just do not care for that Bon Iver album at all. Total regression from his previous work in my opinion. I hope he doesn't continue with this sound.

xmd 5a
12-16-2011, 04:03 PM
Grouper's A I A warrants only an honorable mention? Haha Pitchfork, you so crazy.

I really wish I could get into the latest M83. Love the band, but didn't find anything overly amazing about the new album.

think i'm a fire engine
12-16-2011, 11:52 PM
I have no fallen in love with any albums this year, despite a couple attempts to. That's just how it is.

Jinsai
12-17-2011, 03:03 AM
I have no fallen in love with any albums this year, despite a couple attempts to. That's just how it is.

maybe you should make more than a couple attempts? A lot of really incredibly albums came out this year.



I really wish I could get into the latest M83. Love the band, but didn't find anything overly amazing about the new album.

Yeah, there's a couple tracks on it that I liked, but on a whole it just sounds like 80s nostalgia pandering. Not my thing. In fact, I'm getting seriously burned out on that sort of thing.

ManBurning
12-18-2011, 01:46 AM
2011 was a great year for all my faviourte artists, asside from the lack NIN... Next year is going to be hard to top.

SONOIO - Red
Puscifer - Conditions Of My Parole
Skinny Puppy - HandDover
ohGr - Undeveloped
KMFDM - WTF!?
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Daft Punk - Tron Legacy (Reconfigured)
Project Pitchfork - Quantum Mechanics
Rammstein - Mein land (single)

As for 2012, i'm looking forward too:
Anything Maybe from The Smashing Pumpkins
SONOIO
and to a slight degree I'm interested in hearing the new Marilyn Manson album (so shoot me).
TOOL (but I doubt they'll have it done next year)
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile (Ultimate Edition) - hopefully!

Can't think of anything else coming out next year, hence why 2011 is gonna be a hard one to beat!

Pemulis
12-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Yeah, there's a couple tracks on it that I liked, but on a whole it just sounds like 80s nostalgia pandering. Not my thing. In fact, I'm getting seriously burned out on that sort of thing.


Very much agree with both of you guys. I gave it a few listens and just found the 80s vibe tiring by the end.

emptydesk
12-19-2011, 04:30 PM
Elite Gymnastics - RUIN 1/RUIN 2
Ford & Lopatin - CHANNEL PRESSURE
The Beach Boys - SMILE SESSIONS
Oneohtrix Point Never - REPLICA
John Maus - WE MUST BECOME PITILESS CENSORS OF OURSELVES
Grouper - AIA: DREAM LOSS / OBSERVER
Cut Hands - AFRO NOISE I
Kurt Vile - SMOKE RING FOR MY HALO
Thee Oh Sees - CASTLEMANIA
Burial - STREET HALO 12"
Apache Dropout - APACHE DROPOUT
Atlas Sound - PARALLAX
Cliff Martinez - DRIVE OST
Van Dyke Parks - ARRANGEMENTS, VOL. 1
The War On Drugs - SLAVE AMBIENT
James Ferraro - FAR SIDE VIRTUAL / CONDO PETS
Tim Hecker - RAVEDEATH 1972 / DROPPED PIANOS
Tyco - DIVE
Sleep∞Over - FOREVER
Mark McGuire - GET LOST
Aphex Twin/Autechre - QUEX-RD / SKIN UP, YOU'RE ALREADY DEAD split 12"
Toro Y Moi - UNDERNEATH THE PINE / FREAKING OUT EP
Tennis - CAPE DORY
Ducktails - DUCKTAILS III: ARCADE DYNAMICS
Tonetta - 777, VOL. 2


im tired of typing these so thats all i liked other than the constant new sublime freqs and numero comps

Jinsai
12-21-2011, 11:27 PM
adding to my list...

Plaid - Scintilli
Snowman - ABSENCE
Pharoahe Monch - WAR
Wild Beasts - Smother
Peaking Lights - 936
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows

Tums206_BFY
12-28-2011, 04:02 PM
Here are my favorites of 2011:

Radiohead- The King of Limbs
PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
Lykke Li- Unwounded Rhymes
Cut Copy- Zonoscope (Congrats for the Grammy Nomination)
Kasabian- Velociraptor! (Not better than West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum imo)
Little Dragon- Ritual Union
††† (Crosses)- Self Titled EP

Lights- Siberia
Raekwon- Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang

My favorite Album of 2011 is:


http://www.musikexpress.de/incoming/article122113.ece/ALTERNATES/s300/Dillon+-+This+Silence+Kills.jpg

Dillon- This Silence Kills

Dominique Dillon de Byington aka Dillon is a Brasilian born Berlin based artist on Bpitch Control. I by no means know every artist on the Bpitch Control roster but her album is totally a complete 180 from everything I have heard coming out of the label though there are some hints in several songs that would make such great Bpitch Control artist as Modeselektor and Appart (Moderat) proud. Besides that there is little overtly "electronic" production on the album its just really mellow pop/ Chamber-pop/Muted Electronica. From the very few reviews I have found of this album I have seen they have made comparisons Regina Spektor, Joanna Newsom, Lykke Li, Bjork and I would even maybe throw out there Emiliana Torrini. Though I wouldn't particularly say she sounds like any one of them but I can see how her voice might remind people of certain singers.

There are a few albums released this year especially in the last couple months that I haven't gotten around to yet but this is what I have liked/loved so far. Looking Forward to what 2012 has to offer in music!

Pemulis
12-28-2011, 05:51 PM
Snowman - ABSENCE

Been listening to this a lot lately. Good choice.

Scope
12-28-2011, 06:06 PM
Overall I think this year has been quite crap for music, but my favourites are:

Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
Mastodon - The Hunter
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain

A lot of the Pink Floyd albums have been remastered this year, which is pretty cool. Radioheads album was a disappointment.

simonn
12-29-2011, 12:09 PM
Actually quite like the new Whitesnake album Forevermore - first decent thing they've done since the much derided Slip of the Tongue.

perceptionnexus
12-29-2011, 01:21 PM
i took a listen to that new Caretaker album based on pitchfork's review on the best of 2011 list. fucking brilliant! It's like listening directly to the soul of the Overlook Hotel. Checking
out Leland Kirby's other stuff now.

BipolarMike
12-29-2011, 01:35 PM
A couple selections of songs from my two favorite albums of 2011:

Siriusmo - Mosaik,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-EuQjud5z8


Amon Tobin - ISAM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPt4-LZF1Bs

dvp
12-29-2011, 01:52 PM
American Goldwing by Blitzen Trapper --------Life Fantastic by Man Man

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ol41nae8L._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GvOtFO3zL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Starting From Nowhere by Heidecker & Wood--- Gloss Drop by Battles

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sNZe%2BvIJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NP3jX1n8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Fredy_Brown
01-01-2012, 07:58 AM
*Shels - Plains Of The Purple Buffalo

65daysofstatic - Silent Running OST

3epkano - Hans The Reluctant Wolf Juggler

Aderlating - Spear of Gold and Seraphim Bone Pt.1

Aes Dana – Perimeters

Aidan Baker – Plague of Fantasies

Aidan Baker - Still Life

Alexander Turnquist - Hallway of Mirrors

Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto - Summvs

Anthony Paul Kerby and Tomas Weiss – Distant Shadows

Blueneck – Repetitionsa

BNJMN - Black Square

Blut Aus Nord - 777 The Desanctification

Boris - Attention Please

Britney Spears - Femme Fatale

Bvdub - I Remember (Translations Of Mřrketid)

Bvdub – Resistance Is Beautiful

Bvdub - Then

Bvdub - Tribes At The Temple Of Silence

Celer – Endes

Celer - Foolish Causes of Fail and Ruin

Celer – Menggayakan

Chubby Wolf – Los Que No Son Gentos

Cunninlynguists - Oneirology

Cut Hands – Afro Noise I

Cyclo. - id

Dakota Suite & Emanuele Errante - The North Green Down

Daniel Menche - Feral

Daniel Thomas Freeman - The Beauty Of Doubting Yourself

Deaf Center - Owl Splinters

Demdike Stare - Triptych

Dominik Eulberg - Diorama

Drake - Take Care

Dustin O'Halloran - Lumiere

Ellen Fullman – Through Glass Panes

Enduser - Even Weight

Ensemble Economique - Crossing The Pass, By Torchlight

Esoteric - Paragon of Dissonance

Evangelista – In Animal Tongue

Fabio Orsi - Stand Before Me, Oh My Soul

FareWell Poetry - Hoping for the Impossible to Ignite

Fennesz & Sakamoto – Flumina

Flint Glass & Polarlicht 4.1 - Zoran's Equation

Frank Bretschneider – Komet

Freestyle Fellowship – The Promise

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gnaw Their Tongues - Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus

Hammock – Longest Year

Hauschka & Hildur Guonadσttir - Pan Tone

Haxan Cloak, The - The Haxan Cloak

Iconaclass - For The Ones

Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch the Throne

Federico Durand - El Extasis de Las Flores Pequenas

Guillaume Gargaud - Lost Chords

Higuma - Pacific Fog Dreams

Jasper TX - The Black Sun Transmissions

Jσhann Jσhannsson - The Miners' Hymns

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80

Laura - Twelve Hundred Times

Maps & Diagrams – Lights Will Call On You

Mark McGuire – Get Lost

Merzbow - Kamadhenu

Moomin – The Story About You

Neek The Exotic & Large Professor – Still On The Hustle

Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise

Nicholas Szczepanik - Please Stop Loving Me

Nils Frahm - Felt

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Anthropomorphic

Origin - Entity

Paul Kalkbrenner - Icke Wieder

Pete Swanson – I Don’t Rock At All

Pete Swanson – Man With Potential

Peter Broderick And Machinefabriek With: Kleefstra*, Bakker*, Kleefstra* With Nils Frahm – Mort Aux Vaches

Polinski - Labyrinths

Puscifer - Conditions Of My Parole

Richard Knox & Frιdιric D. Oberland - The Rustle of the Stars

Rhian Sheehan - Seven Tales of The North Wind

Robag Wruhme - Thora Vukk

Roots, The - Undun

Semiomime - From Memory

Simon Scott – Bunny

Saul Williams - Volcanic Sunlight

sleepmakeswaves - ...and so we destroyed everything

Stendeck - Scintilla

Steve Roach & Brian Parnham - The Desert Inbetween

Svarte Greiner - Twin

Sunn O))) Meets Nurse With Wound - The Iron Soul Of Nothing

Surgeon - Breaking The Frame

Svarte Greiner - Twin

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows

Taylor Deupree + Marcus Fischer – In A Place Of Such Graceful Shapes

Tim Hecker - Dropped Pianos

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

Tin Man – Vienna Blue

Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All

Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestial Lineage

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Xela - Exorcism

Years Of Rice And Salt - Nothing Of Cities

Yu Miyashita - Noble Niche

witte
01-01-2012, 08:36 AM
PJ Harvey + Feist

Jon
01-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Merzbow - Kamadhenu

Sunn O))) Meets Nurse With Wound - The Iron Soul Of Nothing

My favorite Merzbow from this year was probably "Dead Zone", "Kamadhenu" was pretty solid though.

And I'm sure you know this but that sunn o))) / nww collab is just a vinyl reissue

Pemulis
01-02-2012, 12:46 AM
just discovered this, but it's pretty great

Other Lives - Tamer Animals

Just discovered these guys myself while watching KEXP live vids on Youtube then came here to see if anyone had mentioned them. Yet again you have impeccable taste.

Lutz
01-02-2012, 01:00 AM
Kylie - Aphrodite
Britney - Femme Fatale
Gaga - Born This Way

The perfect year in music.

coolguy
01-02-2012, 04:15 AM
My favorite of the year is easily Esoteric's Paragon of Dissonance. Pretty well done mix of Doom Metal with Post Rock elements.
Here's the first track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAQNCJ04fnQ

poinoup
01-02-2012, 05:38 PM
Finally checked out Yuck's self-titled and I'm liking what I hear.

Pemulis
01-02-2012, 10:45 PM
Alright, now that the year is over here are my Top 25:

Other Lives - Tamer Animals
The Antlers - Burst Apart
Giles Corey - Giles Corey
Wye Oak - Civilian
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
Radiohead - The King of Limbs
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
Atlas Sound - Parallax
The Dear Hunter - Color Spectrum
Russian Circles - Empros
The Horrors - Skying
Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
Snowman - Absence
Bright Eyes - The People's Key
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
Real Estate - Days
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Nicholas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
Destroyer - Kaputt
The Soft Moon - Total Decay
65daysofstatic - Silent Running
Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
Grouper - AIA/Alien Observer
Implodes - Black Earth
Cults - Cults

Sesquipedalism
01-16-2012, 08:27 AM
If anyone is interested, I thought this might be a better place for the link than in my thread over in "Expression." Here's my list: 2011's Top Ten LPs (http://sesquipedalism.com/besttenof11). More relevant than Rolling Stone's; more personal than Stereogum's; and, at least this year, way more fucking sensible than Pitchfork's.

littlemonkey613
01-17-2012, 04:26 AM
Other Lives - Tamer Animals

This album practically makes me weep. So amazing. Can't wait to see them.

sa_nick
01-17-2012, 06:06 AM
My top albums of last year, along with a link to one of my top tracks on the album. The list includes a couple of aussie bands and The Killgirls, a local band who put on one hell of a live show.

Art Vs. Science - The Experiment
Foster The People - Torches
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole
Architecture In Helsinki - Moment Bends
Killgirls - Animal
Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song
Sparkadia - The Great Impression
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist
The Strokes - Angles
Youth Lagoon - The Year Of Hibernation


Art Vs. Science - The Experiment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMNU_Ybhb5Y)
Foster The People - Torches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04TXoFI6CSM&ob=av3e)
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P8lMoNUWcU)
Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5w5xh-00PI)
Architecture In Helsinki - Moment Bends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKr9D9Js_Z4)
Killgirls - Animal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM6axYsruWA)
Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x1wjGKHjBI&ob=av2e)
Sparkadia - The Great Impression (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERUZ5CPHPUg)
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrhDs-SJdJQ&ob=av2e)
The Strokes - Angles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JxoUo43Zg8)
Youth Lagoon - The Year Of Hibernation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4_x063rhX4)

Wooooaahhh... Why the fuck are all those videos showing up instead of just being hyperlinks? I can't figure out how to stop that.

littlemonkey613
01-17-2012, 06:17 AM
Haha I actually prefer just being able to play them on the spot. Especially when its great music.

OSLIN
01-17-2012, 01:23 PM
The Earn by yU

cashpiles (closed)
01-17-2012, 02:14 PM
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Foster The People - Torches
DJ Quik - The Book of David
Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu (I'm serious. This album is so awesome. Modern day classic.)
The Roots - Undun

onthewall2983
01-18-2012, 08:06 PM
Just posted an updated list (with reviews) here (http://www.last.fm/user/onthewall2983/journal/2012/01/19/5alsyn_the_best_of_2011).

chris
01-19-2012, 03:15 PM
These best of year threads have always been one of the great things about ETS. Most of these recommendations came from it, so thank you to everyone for posting. These were my favorite songs from 2011. (Youtube links)

13 & God – Own Your Ghost – track 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1WIEcqUJ6E4)
Alison Krauss – Paper Airplane – track 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vYLIxvXYELk), track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=30NU7a6JL2c)
Austra – Feel it Break – track 10 (http://vimeo.com/28646221)
Beirut – The Rip Tide – track 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UYdXi-AseF8)
Bon Iver – Self Titled – track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B3ePlc3Gi_8)
Cold Cave – Cherish The Light Years – track 8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qb7hRZyT6SE)
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto – track 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Sf5c-Eu3OOU)
Com Truise – Galactic Melt – track 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VhrAlsQ0RAE)
Danger Mouse – Rome – track 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l3yAx2uCoHs), track 13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1MX9dB_iHSA)
Drive Soundtrack – track 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G-WzTMbAdms)
Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys! – track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Kp8xtrSiq-Y)
EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints – track 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6dPIK9Qe7K4)
Florence – Ceremonials – track 7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qOB3G6WeZrQ)
Foster the People – track 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_oLzX0RPquk), track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ReJ5p458DoY), track 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UbEVzpdOlVg)
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital – track 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U5cnXxELtcA)
Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean – track 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MN1xqZkKX1g), track 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eBJHqU5_6jU)
Jesu – Ascension – track 8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W7Jr0eDGOuc)
Ladytron – Gravity the Seducer – track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=79pGBduA2Gc)
Low – C’mon – track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Grrsh7rGzv4)
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes – track 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l_HnkwzbAIk), track 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TO50q4vwPd0)
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math – track 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yNF14LAFDg8)
Mastodon – The Hunter – track 13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M8RvJ8N_MS8)
Mexicans with Guns – Ceremony – track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m9hSZSE5dwo)
Mogwai – Harcore Will Never Die, But You Will – track 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fzYNJe8V3jI)
My Brightest Diamond – All Things Will Unwind – track 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZNd6P2W9c2I)
Okkervil River – I Am Very Far – track 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vCAAceeWA_Q)
Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream Deluxe – track 18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o5IIIxvH0wI)
Stephen Malkmus – Mirror Traffic - track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pADR7Hx9xqk&ob=av3e), track 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xmkESk1aXHk)
Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear - track 7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HVZ66NuEAy4)
Tune Yards – W H O K I L L – track 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e31dpx-XGfI)
VNV Nation – Automatic – track 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ISMyCIsrxPc)
Weeknd – House of Balloons – track 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ypE5tsnsPVQ)
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers – track 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IZN01dedCv0), track 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VhCpcdb_kig)
VAST – Live in NYC – track 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JCl1_M4kURE)
Washed Out – Within Without – track 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=neUXnTzAR9o)
White Stripes – Live in Mississippi – track 17 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EOpLcuoNqrg)

Other albums that were good: AA bondy, Antlers, Atmosphere, Big Black Delta, Bright Eyes, Gang Gang Dance, Grails, Janes Addiction, Kasabian, M83, Puscifer, Radiohead, Sonoio, St. Vincent, War on Drugs

heroicraptor
01-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Portal 2's soundtrack, Songs To Test By (http://www.thinkwithportals.com/music.php). Fantastic.

Carpathian Psychonaut
01-19-2012, 03:53 PM
If there isn't something for you to discover in my list for last year then you might as well go hang your ears up. Last year was wonderful and, if anything, I'm still way behind on releases still.

Even just the extraordinary Icelandic store gogoyoko (http://www.gogoyoko.com) gave me HAM, Dillon, Sσley and about 6 more I'm still working through. 2011 was, for me, deceptively fertile.

Roly Porter - Aftertime
Planningtorock - W
Austra - Feel It Break
Gazelle Twin - The Entire City
Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam
Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow
Opeth - Heritage
Devin Townsend
Lamb - 5
Fatima Al Qadiri - Genre Specific Xperience
Dead Skeletons - Dead Magick
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Tom Waits - Bad As Me
My Dying Bride - The Barghest O' Whitby
Emika - Emika
Ladytron - Gravity The Seducer
Sσley - We Sink
Alva Noto - Univrs
Bjork - Biophilia
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
I Break Horses - Hearts
St Vincent - Strange Mercy
HAM - Svik, harmur og dauπi
Younger Brother - Vacine
Death Grips - Exmilitary
Grimes/D'Eon - Darkbloom
The Weeknd - House Of Balloons / Thursday / Echoes Of Silence
Dillon - This Silence Kills
Snowman - Absence