#1 Edited by Grimmrobe (197 posts) -

Ya'll know what to do:

Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork

Orphaned Land - All is One

Nails - Abandon All Life \

All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature

True Widow - Circumambulation

Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury

How To Destroy Angels - Welcome Oblivion

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks

Man's Gin - Rebellion Hymns

Uncle Acid - Mind Control

Scale the Summit - The Migration

Helen Money - Ariving Angels

Ghost B.C. - Infestissumaum

Hessian A.D. Mangarmr

Abyssal - Novit

Dillinger Escape Plan - One of us is the Killer

Defeated Sanity - Passages into Deformity

And that's only a fraction for me.

En garde!

#2 Posted by MonetaryDread (2232 posts) -

Shit! There is a new Nine Inch Nails? Buying now.

#3 Posted by TheHT (12101 posts) -

Did "Hesitation Marks" leak or something? Looking forward to that and the new Franz Ferdinand.

So far the highlights have been Daft Punk (R.A.M.), David Bowie (The Next Day), and Boards of Canada (Tomorrow's Harvest).

Woodkid's "The Golden Age" and MS MR's "Secondhand Rapture" have been the most disappointing.

#4 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3834 posts) -

So, my favorite right now is:

Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll

#5 Posted by Rorie (3090 posts) -
#7 Posted by Animasta (14753 posts) -

the new NiN is already out? dang.

The only other albums I want that are coming out in the next year is ARTPOP (lady gaga) and Matangi (M.I.A.) that I know of, obviously, but still!

The ones that are already out...

Sigur Ros - Kveikur

Cult of Luna - Vertikal

#8 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

Yeezus is super weird but it grew on me.

Bankrupt! by Phoenix

RAM by Daft Punk

Haven't been listening to a lot of metal this year. On that front, I've mostly just stuck with From Mars to Sirius by Gojira (Excellent album, too) and Mastodon.

#9 Edited by Shoey920 (57 posts) -

Top 5:

Mikal Cronin - MCII

Deafheaven - Sunbather

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana

Other Stuff:

Kanye West - Yeezus

The Flaming Lips - The Terror

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

Nails - Abandon All Life

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Lemuria - The Distance is So Big

Tyler, the Creator - Wolf

Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus

Iceage - You're Nothing

They Might Be Giants - Nanobots

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

Phoenix - Bankrupt!

David Bowie - The Next Day

Milo - Things That Happen at Day / Things That Happen at Night

Comadre - Comadre

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

#10 Posted by chiablo (1010 posts) -

The Ocean - Pelagial

Not just the best album of the year so far... possibly one of the greatest metal albums of all time.

#11 Posted by Barrock (3563 posts) -

@rorie said:

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels

(as an aside, "n**** better pray for a ho like he Tebow tho, cuz right now he stay losin' like The Jets" makes me laugh every time)

I like you even more now Rorie. Please tell me Jeff has heard it as well?

#12 Posted by amlabella (334 posts) -

Let's go with a top 5:

  1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  2. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
  3. Kanye West - Yeezus
  4. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
  5. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze

And props to @rorie for mentioning Run the Jewels, great album (and it's free!).

#13 Posted by Shaunage (752 posts) -

Alkaline Trio - My Shame is True

#14 Edited by BabyChooChoo (5051 posts) -

I've been slacking on my new music listening this year, but of what I've actually listened to

  • Fitz & the Tantrums - More Than Just a Dream
  • Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
#15 Posted by LAMP (162 posts) -

Top 4 in order

"Innocence Is Kinky" by Jenny Hval - No one is writing music anything like Hval's.
"DRKLNG" by Zebra Katz - A mixtape that puts all that unreal Caligulan luridness back into club music.
"The Terror" by Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips losing hope sounds like how I felt when I left religion, and it resembles all of the intense fear and awe from that part of my life.
"Silence Yourself" by Savages - Exposing how weak dudes have let rock music become and working to reshape the relevance it has in the modern world. Also, loud as hell.

#16 Edited by Mushir (2389 posts) -

Random Access Memories by Daft Punk is literally the only album I've listened to that has been released this year.

I'm gonna have to check out that new NIN album though!

#17 Edited by Redbullet685 (6116 posts) -

My top albums of the year in order of best to not as good but still pretty tight, yo:

  1. Bankrupt! - Phoenix
  2. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
  3. Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend
  4. Evil Friends - Portugal. The Man
  5. Comedown Machine - The Strokes
  6. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels
  7. San Cisco - San Cisco
  8. Yeezus - Kanye West
  9. ...Like Clockwork - Queens of the Stone Age
  10. In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery - Capital Cities
#18 Posted by The_Grindilow (433 posts) -

J. Cole - Born Sinner

Kanye - Yeezus

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

The National - Trouble Will Find Me

A$AP Rocky - Long Live A$AP

#19 Posted by Fearbeard (841 posts) -

I really like the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album - Mosquito

#20 Edited by byrjun (159 posts) -

The Uncluded - Hokey Fright.

This is Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson (of Juno fame) doing weIrd stuff that sounds unlike anything I know. The whole album is just crazy and filled with different types of gems. Songs about importance of organ donation, to a three year olds loss of a mother, to a 1 minute call response on a hard rap beat about their favorite sandwiches, to the community feeling of working in a laundromat as a kid, to a song about one of Aesop Rocks friends losing his mother in a plane crash:

I've listened to Aesop Rock for at least 10 years now, and the verse of this song I think is probably one of the tightest, most beautiful he has ever done.

#21 Posted by SharkEthic (1072 posts) -
@shoey920 said:

Comadre - Comadre

This guy knows what's up!

#22 Posted by Osaladin (2559 posts) -

I think the only one I've listened to that's new this year is The Bullitts - They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories

#23 Edited by EnemaEms (165 posts) -

Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork

The very 1st album listed in this post is the right answer. Can't get enough of it.

#24 Posted by Morningstar (2267 posts) -

Gothminister - Utopia.

The Ocean - Pelagial.

Oliva - Raise The Curtain.

#25 Edited by Matt_F606 (324 posts) -

Yeezus, Magna Carter and Save rock & roll for me.

#26 Posted by Cheesebob (1257 posts) -


Other great albums this year: Vampire Weekend's latest album, Run The Jewels, RAM by Daft Punk, I enjoyed A$AP Rocky's debut, Acid Rap by Chance The Rapper is pretty great as was Justin Timberlake's come back album

#27 Posted by JouselDelka (966 posts) -

Damn there are TOO MANY BANDS IN THE WORLD! look at all these posts full of random artist names I've never heard of o.o

#28 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (454 posts) -

Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Front Line Assembly - Echogenetic

Filter - The Sun Comes Out Tonight

Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones - Part 2

Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor

Bullet For My Valentine - Temper Temper

#29 Posted by Ramone (2989 posts) -

The only album I've listened to this year is 13 by Black Sabbath, it was alright.

#30 Edited by Winsord (1379 posts) -
#31 Posted by Shoey920 (57 posts) -

@sharkethic: Yeah that Comadre album is great, it's a real shame they broke up after releasing it.

#32 Edited by Krataur (440 posts) -

I also had no idea the new NIN album was out already. I was thinking it was in the fall for some reason. Gonna have to check that out ASAP.

Top 4 in order:

  1. QotSA - ...Like Clockwork
  2. Karnivool - Asymmetry
  3. TesseracT - Altered State
  4. Jimmy Eat World - Damage

I also enjoyed:

The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here by Alice in Chains,

RAM by Daft Punk,

Blood Drive by ASG,

Device by Device,

and March Fires by Birds of Tokyo.

And I'm really looking forward to James Labrie's Impermanent Resonance, Closure in Moscow's Pink Lemonade and Dead Letter Circus' The Catalyst Fire.

#33 Posted by leftie68 (215 posts) -

Sunbather by Deafhaven

Trouble Will Find Me by the National

Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

Muchacho by Phosphorescent

#35 Edited by myketuna (1778 posts) -

Only listened to two albums from this year and I love them both:

Twelve Reasons to Die: The Brown Tape by Ghostface Killah

(NOT the Adrian Younge version, though that one is good too)

Legends Never Die by R.A. the Rugged Man

Thinking about checking out that El-P and Killer Mike album next.

#36 Posted by Rorie (3090 posts) -

@barrock: I dunno, but I'm guessing he did.

#37 Posted by Barrock (3563 posts) -

@rorie said:

@barrock: I dunno, but I'm guessing he did.

You should go see them when they come to San Francisco next week. 2 shows.

#38 Posted by Three0neFive (2305 posts) -

I never really liked these kinds of threads because there's just so much goddamned music out there, but fuck it I'll throw my list into the pile.

  • The Hands that Thieve - Streetlight Manifesto
  • Donkey Punch the Night - Puscifer
  • Sunbather - Deafheaven
  • Deceiver of the Gods - Amon Amarth
  • Beyond - Omnium Gatherum

#39 Edited by Roomrunner (915 posts) -

I'm happy so many other people put Modern Vampires of The City. I kinda feel like a chump for having that as my tentative no 1, but it really is the most "Vampire Weekend" Vampire Weekend album they've done. I love that shit.

I was happy to see @winsord put The Chronicles of Marnia up here. That is my feel good album of the year.

I don't have a top ten, but some shout outs:

Streetlight Manifesto - The Hands That Thieve: One of the most underrated bands I know. These motherfuckers can write some SONGS, but I think are held down by the "ska" label.

Laura Stevenson - Wheel: A Long Islander doing modern alt-country. Trust me, she makes it work.

The Knife - Shaking The Habitual: Personally, this album is not live up to the wait; damn if it isn't some tasty abrasive weirdness that music desperately needs these days.


the telephones - Laugh, Cry, Sing... And Dance!!!: Year of The Disco

#40 Posted by csl316 (10043 posts) -

I'm really digging that Serj Tankian jazz album.

#41 Posted by Roger_Klotz (804 posts) -

The National - Trouble Will Find Me is what comes to mind for me.

#42 Posted by blueaniman93 (604 posts) -

Acid Rap

Born Sinner

Watching Movies with the Sound Off


Run The Jewels

#43 Edited by Timing (625 posts) -
@morningstar said:

The Ocean - Pelagial.

These guys know what's up. Really amazing album, definitely one of my favourites of the year so far.

I also really like Wisdom of Crowds by Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse. A collaboration between the singers of The Pineapple Thief and Katatonia resulting in an album that's heavier and more electronic than the former and more progressive and less angsty than the latter. It's pretty great. Here's a song.

TesseracT's Altered State also pleasantly surprised me. I was never a fan of this band but found this album a lot more pleasant than their previous work. Here it is in its entirety.

Finally Coal by Leprous. Not as amazing as their previous two albums but still really good, cementing them as one of my favourite current bands. Here's a video they released. It's silly but the song is good, though The Valley is probably my favourite.

#44 Posted by chiablo (1010 posts) -

@timing: I'll definitely have to check out Wisdom of Crowds.

#45 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2031 posts) -

Kavinsky's OutRun is awesome from start to finish. Some of the best work-out jams I've ever heard in my life, just really energetic and catchy. On that same note, Emma Dean's White is a really calm but soulful EP/mini that I really liked - the lady has fantastic vocals and I love the compositions. I'd also have to give props to What Just Happened? - the debut album from Mike Dawes - because of songs like this and the incredible technique that has a very Mongrain feel to it.

But my absolute favorite is the new Wormed. Exodromos filled all of my expectations and then some, which is nice since the new Defeated Sanity left me relatively lukewarm. Not to say that they had a bad record, it was just not quite as great as I had believed at first.

#46 Edited by Grimmrobe (197 posts) -

My other favs:

Locrian - Return to Annihilation

Amon Amarth: Deciever of the Gods

Deafheaven: Sunbather

Lightning Swords of Death: Baphomatic Chaosim

Coffins: The Flesh Land

Enforcer - Death By Fire

Gloria Morti - Lateral Constraint

Moss - Horrible Night

Power Trip - Manifest Decimation

Devil's Blood - Tabula Rasa

Gevura - Necheshirion

Unkind - Pelon Juret

The Ocean - Pelagial

Agrimonia - Rites of Seperation

Entrails - Raging Death

Portal - Vexovoid

Vhol - S/T

Atriarch - Rituals of Passing

#47 Posted by anywhereilay (178 posts) -

@rorie: Cerulean Salt! Yeaaahhh!

#48 Posted by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -
#49 Edited by Brundage (393 posts) -

@jackhole: oh shit the Phoenix album is out hell yeah!

evil friends - portugal the man

that shit has been banging in my system for awhile now

#50 Posted by erhard (466 posts) -

The Raven That Refused to Sing by Steven Wilson is the only album this year that's good enough for me to put on a list.