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    Albums of the Year- 2023

    With just a few months left in the year, I figure we can start putting some lists together.

    Final- I Am the Dirt Underneath Your Fingernails
    Brian Jonestown Massacre- The Future is Your Past
    Aphex Twin- Blackbox Life Recorder ep

    I can't think of anything else for me that's coming out on the horizon for the rest of the year. I've given up on the Cure coming out with their new album. I don't expect NIN to have a new album anytime soon. New Godflesh and DM were good but didn't resonate with me personally. Looking forward to seeing other lists!

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    Easily M83’s Fantasy.

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    The Foo Fighters- But Here We Are

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    Sightless Pit-Lockstep Broodwar

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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    With just a few months left in the year, I figure we can start putting some lists together.

    Final- I Am the Dirt Underneath Your Fingernails
    Brian Jonestown Massacre- The Future is Your Past
    Aphex Twin- Blackbox Life Recorder ep

    I can't think of anything else for me that's coming out on the horizon for the rest of the year. I've given up on the Cure coming out with their new album. I don't expect NIN to have a new album anytime soon. New Godflesh and DM were good but didn't resonate with me personally. Looking forward to seeing other lists!
    Loved the new Godflesh while being really disappointed with new Aphex Twin BTW lol. Gotta love opinions.

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    There's been some good stuff this year:

    Better Lovers - God Made Me An Animal
    Boris/Uniform - Bright New Disease
    Jesus Piece - ...So Unknown
    Marilith - self titled
    Mutoid Man - Mutants
    QOTSA - In Times New Roman
    Scowl - Psychic Dance Routine
    Spotlights - Alchemy For The Dead
    Yves Tumor - Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
    Zulu - A New Tomorrow

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    Favorites so far:
    Drab Majesty - An Object In Motion EP
    Fever Ray - Radical Romantics
    Oneohtrix Point Never - Again
    Slowdive - everything is alive
    The Chemical Brothers - For That Beautiful Feeling

    Liked but didn't love:
    Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder EP
    DJ Shadow - Action Adventure
    Everything But The Girl - Fuse
    M83 - Fantasy
    Queens Of The Stone Age - In Times New Roman...
    Sigur Ros - ┴tta
    Swans - The Begger

    Favorite tracks:
    Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder 21f
    DJ Shadow - You Played Me
    Drab Majesty - Vanity (featuring Rachel Goswell)/The Skin And The Glove
    Everything But The Girl - Nothing Left To Lose/Run A Red Light
    Fever Ray - What They Call Us/Kandy/Even It Out/Carbon Dioxide
    Garbage - Cities In Dust
    M83 - Oceans Niagra/Kool Nuit (featuring Kaela)
    Oneohtrix Point Never - A Barely Lit Path
    Sigur Ros - Blˇ­berg
    Slowdive - shanty/kisses/the slab
    Swans - Paradise Is Mine
    The Chemical Brothers - Live Again
    The Smile - Bending Hectic

    Few more albums set to come out before the end of the year, so we'll see what ends up where.
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    1. Queens Of The Stone Age- In Times New Roman
    2. Royal Blood- Back To The Water Below
    3. Metallica- 72 Seasons
    4. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds- Council Skies
    5. Foo Fighters- But Here We Are

    Honorable Mention: Filter- The Algorithm

    I know it doesn’t count as an album, but it’s worth mentioning the 2 new Palms songs that were unearthed in 2023 (Opening Titles and End Credits). Listening to their 2013 debut book-ended by these tunes puts it into a much different light. Why on earth were these not included initially?? Good lord, what great material..

    Speaking of Chino, I fully anticipate the new Crosses’ record to compete for #1 on this list.

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    So far...

    - Depeche Mode - Memento Mori
    - Queens Of The Stone Age- In Times New Roman
    - Foo Fighters- But Here We Are
    - Ghost - Pantomime

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    Quote Originally Posted by otnavuskire View Post
    There's been some good stuff this year:

    Better Lovers - God Made Me An Animal
    Boris/Uniform - Bright New Disease
    Jesus Piece - ...So Unknown
    Marilith - self titled
    Mutoid Man - Mutants
    QOTSA - In Times New Roman
    Scowl - Psychic Dance Routine
    Spotlights - Alchemy For The Dead
    Yves Tumor - Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
    Zulu - A New Tomorrow
    That Boris/Uniform colab was fantastic.

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    going to give an honorable mention to Luke Vibert- Machine Funk
    solid acid record.

    honorable mention: The Orb- Prism
    I really like the ambient moments on this record, some of their finest ambient. but to me, the album is weighed down by the reggae/house moments.

    Chocolate Hills- Yarns from the Chocolate Triangle
    this is more than an honorable mention, I'll probably put it behind the Final record from this year for me. great ambient album. this is what I was hoping for with the deep ambient stuff on the latest Orb album.

    JK Flesh- No Exits
    really damn good release from Justin. noisy techno/trip hop whatever you want to call it. this one's more than an honorable mention too.

    honorable mention: Meat Beat Manifesto vs DHS - Man From Mantis EP
    no new ground broken, but I guess there doesn't really need to be at this point. does make me wish for a new MBM full length though, even though I haven't thoroughly enjoyed the past few records. Jack's always been an important musician to me personally.

    need to give new Slowdive more listens, and catch up on Amon Tobin's recent output too. and the new Chemical Brothers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    going to give an honorable mention to Luke Vibert- Machine Funk
    solid acid record.

    honorable mention: The Orb- Prism
    I really like the ambient moments on this record, some of their finest ambient. but to me, the album is weighed down by the reggae/house moments.

    Chocolate Hills- Yarns from the Chocolate Triangle
    this is more than an honorable mention, I'll probably put it behind the Final record from this year for me. great ambient album. this is what I was hoping for with the deep ambient stuff on the latest Orb album.

    JK Flesh- No Exits
    really damn good release from Justin. noisy techno/trip hop whatever you want to call it. this one's more than an honorable mention too.

    honorable mention: Meat Beat Manifesto vs DHS - Man From Mantis EP
    no new ground broken, but I guess there doesn't really need to be at this point. does make me wish for a new MBM full length though, even though I haven't thoroughly enjoyed the past few records. Jack's always been an important musician to me personally.

    need to give new Slowdive more listens, and catch up on Amon Tobin's recent output too. and the new Chemical Brothers.
    JK Flesh is amazing. New Slowdive gets better the more you listen to it. I could say the same about Chemical Brothers tbh. First listen of "That Beautiful Feeling" was quite disappointing but it keeps growing on me more and more. Amon Tobin is good right off the bat lol.

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    The Pretenders new album, Relentless, is great.

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    In times new roman. Carnavoyer and straight jacket fitting are two of the very best songs of the century so far imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zur En Arrh View Post
    In times new roman. Carnavoyer and straight jacket fitting are two of the very best songs of the century so far imho
    The whole damn record is aging like a fucking 2005 bordeaux! Since the NYC show in August, Made To Parade has started to become my favorite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zur En Arrh View Post
    In times new roman. Carnavoyer and straight jacket fitting are two of the very best songs of the century so far imho
    To me the best so far is "Negative Space", but all album is great!

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    For best reissues, my pick goes to The Doors: Live at the Matrix: 1967.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal View Post
    To me the best so far is "Negative Space", but all album is great!

    The only gripe I have is the sequencing. I wish peephole was after paper machete or was dropped from the record and another darker song was put in its place. Going from carnavoyer into peephole is meh imo...

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    ok. listening to Final- Oblivion 0 and it's winning me over after not liking it after a few tries the past couple months. good pair of headphones and the right volume, the right time of year, the right frame of mind...this is taking me to another place...
    very different from "I Am the Dirt Underneath Your Fingernails" but right now it's probably top 3-5 album of the year for me.

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    - Steven Wilson - The Harmony Codex
    - The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds

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    Fuck yeah.

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    gave the Foo Fighters album a listen based on people putting it on their list here. I can't say I'm a Foos fan, but I really did enjoy the new album. diverse sounding, and I think Dave has a good signing voice.

    Alison Goldfrapp- Love Invention
    some good dance pop fun. nice retro synths.

    right now, Loud as Giants: Empty Homes, is my new album of the year. the soft, beautiful side of Final, with hints of the soft side of Jesu, and a touch of Pale Sketcher. so fucking good. never really gave the album a chance until recently. has become some of my favorite Broadrick material over the past 10-15 years.

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    Easily my album of the year.

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    looking forward to the new Danny Brown and Biosphere albums. The Aisha Devi album that came out today is cool and I can see it growing on me. NKH also came out with a new album today that so far is pretty great. New Ritchie Hawtin release today as well under the name F.U.S.E., and the new Speedy J also comes out today. Also, new Photek in December.

    Clark - Sus Dog
    Slowdive - Everything is Alive
    Skyzoo - Mind of a Saint
    Mu Ziq - 1977
    MUN SING - Inflatable Gravestone
    Fever Ray - Radical Romantics
    boygenius - The Record
    Wednesday - Rat Saw God
    Sampha - Lahai
    Nondi - Flood City Trax
    Eartheater - Powders
    Actress - LXXXVIII
    Hotline TNT - Cartwheel
    Danny Brown / JPEG Mafia - Scaring the Hoes
    Aksumi - Lines EP
    Evian Christ - Revanchist
    Aphex Twin - Black Box EP
    Jlin - Perspective
    Lee Gamble - Models
    Oneohtrix Point Never - Again
    Speaker Music - Techxodus
    Mick Jenkins - The Patience
    Laster - Andermans Mijne
    Flooding - Sillhouette Machine
    Two Fingers - Cronos
    Ital Tek - Timeproof
    Joell Ortiz / L'Orange - Signature
    The Hold Steady - The Price of Progress
    Talib Qweli / Madlib - Liberation 2
    Fvnerals - Let the Earth Be Silent
    RTR - 727
    Tyler the Creator - Call Me if You Get Lost: The Estate Sale
    Spotlights - Alchemy for the Dead
    Conway the Machine - Won't He Do It
    The National - Laugh Track
    Blonde Redhead - Sit Down for Dinner
    Minor Science - Absent Friends Vol. III
    Billy Woods / Kenny Segal - MAPS
    PJ Harvey - Inside the Old Year Dying
    M83 - Fantasy
    Open Mike Eagle - Another Triumph of Ghetto Engineering
    Depeche Mode - Memento Mori
    Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World
    Killer Mike - Michael
    Luke Vibert - Machine Funk
    Asake - Work of Art
    clocolan - Incide
    MIKE / Wiki / The Alchemist - Faith is a Rock
    John Cale - Mercy
    Mount Kimbie / Kai Campos - City Planning
    Black Thought / El Michels Affair - Glorious Game
    Bonobo - Dial M for Monkey
    Noname - Sundial
    Godflesh - Purge
    Yungmorpheus - From Whence it Came
    Swans - The Beggar
    Surachai - Violet
    Matmos - Return to Archive


    Reissues and Collections:
    Ceephax - FSK005- Acid Quakers 100
    The Replacements - Tim (let it bleed version)
    Klangkarussell - nineteentilltwentytwo
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    Cannibal Corpse - Chaos Horrific
    Cattle Decapitation - Terrasite
    Avatar - Dance Devil Dance
    Ghost - Phantomime
    Blackbraid - Blackbraid II
    Frozen Soul - Glacial Domination
    VV - Neon Noire
    Baroness - Stone
    Sleep Token - Take Me Back To Eden

    There's probably more but these spring to mind now.

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    I wouldn't call it album of the year but my most played cd is Riverside ID Entity

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    new Aesop Rock definitely makes the list

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    Forest Swords • Bolted
    Fever Ray • Radical Romantics
    Yaeji • With A Hammer
    Shygirl • Nymph_o
    Gia Margaret • Romantic Piano
    Romance • River Of Dreams
    Rezzett • Meant Like This
    Khotin • Release Spirit
    Actress • LXXXVIII
    Caterina Barbieri • Myuthafoo
    Marina Herlop • Nekkuja
    Jessy Lanza • Love Hallucination
    Tirzah • trip9love…
    Tzusing • Green Hat
    Julie Byrne • The Greater Wings
    Spencer Doran • Season: A Letter…
    Decisive Pink • Ticket To Fame
    Nabihah Iqbal • Dreamer

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefragile_jake View Post


    Easily my album of the year.

    I checked this out.. thank you thank you thank you. I've been in a serious depression lately. This has helped so much. What a great album. It's weird and beautiful. Like garage r and b. Almost like if dude from death grips made an r and b album. It's sooooooo good. I've listened to it six times. Now to track down a vinyl copy...

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