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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
    Slowdive - everything is alive
    The Chemical Brothers - For That Beautiful Feeling

    Liked but didn't love:
    Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder EP
    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
    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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