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kwaing

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #15 on: Fri, Dec 01, 2017, 14:46 PM »
Taylor Swift "reputation"
Andrew Wasylyk "themes for buildings and open spaces"

funky_nomad

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #16 on: Fri, Dec 01, 2017, 20:25 PM »
in no particular order,

Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Not sure if we need a "quiet chat", or if I need to stage a full-blown intervention.

I'll give it some thought...

Cloth eared Twonk
Pint-ervention clearly required.

FilthySwan

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #17 on: Fri, Dec 01, 2017, 22:35 PM »
Earthen Sea - An Act of Love
The National - Sleep Well Beast
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adios Senor Pussycat
Adam Stafford - Reverse Drift
Seamus Fogarty - A Curious Hand
Ian William Craig - Slow Vessels

That'll do.

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #18 on: Fri, Dec 01, 2017, 22:50 PM »
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
Bondage Fairies - Alfa Capa Cp Wifi

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #19 on: Fri, Dec 01, 2017, 23:35 PM »
Andrew Wasylyk "themes for buildings and open spaces"

It's a great wee 10", did ye get one wi' a print in it?

I (rather serendipitously) got one wi' a photie of Duncan Of Jordanstone, where i studied sculpture in the 90s. That wis nice.

New things i loved this year were:

James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits
Fever Ray - Plunge (not as enigmatic as the first Fever Ray LP, but it's well The Knife-y and that is just perfect, ta)
Dalham - Waves (Lush modular synth action)
Ed Dowie - The Uncle Sold
Coldplay - Kaleidoscope EP (Twa belters on this, sue me)
Bons - Gras H'utsi (new collaboration involving Kev Cormack/Half Cousin)
L. Pierre - 1948...

Reissued things I loved this year:

Aphex Twin - 26 Mixes For Cash (not a reissue but a 4LP bootleg...holy crap, this was a fudging be-yooo-tay to get...)
Dana Gillespie - Weren't Born A Man
Martyn Bennett - Grit (finally released on vinyl...)
Pete Stanley & Bob Wiggs - English Weather (Compilation)
Prince - 4EVER (4LP boxset) ...shame about the 7" edits of Let's Go Crazy & If I Was Your Girlfirend though...

Things from years gone by I only jist discovered or got around to buying on vinyl (which were ace):

Parsley Sound - Parsley Sound
The Metronomes - The Ballad Of The Metronomes
2814 - Rain Temple
Berntholer - My Suitor
The Wendys - Gobbledygook

Also bought a crazy amount of weird foreign promo / jukebox 7"s, but that's for another thread...getting the full 5 minute Love Song by The Minds on a Spanish 7 was a particular highlight.

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #20 on: Sat, Dec 02, 2017, 10:07 AM »
 Michael Chapman - 50

(The new The Weather Station album quite good too).

Been listening to KC's Lino the most though.

Re-issue of the year (no contest) -

Lal & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus (the 2CD version with the demos).

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #21 on: Tue, Dec 05, 2017, 11:49 AM »
I've tried to be all cool and nonchalant about this but the simple fact is that LINO has been the best new album I have heard all year. The only thing I can think to do when it ends is play it again!

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #22 on: Tue, Dec 05, 2017, 19:04 PM »
I've tried to be all cool and nonchalant about this but the simple fact is that LINO has been the best new album I have heard all year. The only thing I can think to do when it ends is play it again!

I have the feeling that LINO is already in Mr & Mrs Stephen's collection...  But yes, I fully share your views - definitely the most played album this year, and it sounds even better on vinyl :) :) :).
This little masterpiece is also my favourite KC album so far, but then again I'm still navigating backwards through his immense catalogue ...

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #23 on: Wed, Dec 06, 2017, 13:30 PM »
I've tried to be all cool and nonchalant about this but the simple fact is that LINO has been the best new album I have heard all year. The only thing I can think to do when it ends is play it again!

I have the feeling that LINO is already in Mr & Mrs Stephen's collection...  But yes, I fully share your views - definitely the most played album this year, and it sounds even better on vinyl :) :) :).
This little masterpiece is also my favourite KC album so far, but then again I'm still navigating backwards through his immense catalogue ...

Ah! That'll teach me to read posts from the begining! Right about the Vinyl BTW!  8)

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #24 on: Fri, Dec 08, 2017, 07:11 AM »
I've really enjoyed LCD Soundsystem's American Dream (which is contender for worst album artwork of the year also) and Steven Wilson's To The Bone. Lino too has been one of my favourites this year.

czefski

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #25 on: Fri, Dec 08, 2017, 23:19 PM »
Does Greetings From Hamilton, Canada count as a 2017 album? If so it's my favourite album, waited so long to get my hands on a copy and it didn't disappoint.

Other albums of note:
The Imperfect Sea - Penguin Orchestra
Every Valley - PSB
Lino - KC
The Curious Hand - Seamus Fogarty
Strike A Match - Sacred Paws
Loving Vincent - Clint Mansell
A Kind Revolution - Paul Weller
The Deluder - Roddy Woomble
Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls - We Came Here To Work
Miracle Glass Company - Eponymous
Catholic Action - In Memory of Catholic Action

Not released in 2017 but only discovered this year:
Empire Builder - Laura Gibson

czefski

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #26 on: Fri, Dec 08, 2017, 23:54 PM »
Was Ziggy's Black River Promise this year or last year? If this year it's clearly a top 5 album of the year.

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #27 on: Sat, Dec 09, 2017, 00:25 AM »
in no particular order,

Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Not sure if we need a "quiet chat", or if I need to stage a full-blown intervention.

I'll give it some thought...

Cloth eared Twonk
Backlash people just seem so shallow these days.


In other news, Bono and The Edge look like
 

a.heathen

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #28 on: Sat, Dec 09, 2017, 00:30 AM »
Here is one of my favourite albums of this year.
And it doesn't get released until February.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX8Qsp6XXMo

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #29 on: Sat, Dec 09, 2017, 10:46 AM »
A Crippling Lack Vol.1 - David Thomas Broughton
A Crippling Lack Vol.2 - David Thomas Broughton
A Crippling Lack Vol.3 - David Thomas Broughton

Not necessarily in that order.