#151 Posted by RonnytheBear (5 posts) -

Yeah, I agree with you guys. The new Propagandhi is definitely the best album released this year. Also Converge. Duh.

#152 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -
#153 Posted by iceman228433 (579 posts) -

I could never narrow it down it has been one hell of a year for music.

#154 Posted by Toxin066 (3254 posts) -
Dethalbum III

TOMORROW. I've heard some of the tracks and I can unabashedly say, it is my absolute favorite album this year.

#155 Posted by Trav (241 posts) -

@Toxin066 said:

Dethalbum III

TOMORROW. I've heard some of the tracks and I can unabashedly say, it is my absolute favorite album this year.

This snuck up on me so hard! Tomorrow?! Man.

#156 Posted by Wattsiey (20 posts) -

The Carpenter- The Avett Brothers

#157 Posted by spilledmilkfactory (1842 posts) -

I haven't listened to a ton of music this year and a lot of the new stuff by some of my old favorites doesn't resonate with me as much as the older stuff. I will say that I really enjoyed Prophet by Ramona Falls and Moms by Menomena, but I was going through some shit when both of those came out and now they have very specific connotations for me. Oh, and The Seer Returns is a great song by Swans, but I haven't really listened to the rest of the album.

#158 Posted by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

The only artist I recognized in this entire thread was Shoji Meguro. I think I should be embarrassed, but I'm not.

#159 Posted by The_Dark_Guardian (42 posts) -

Storm Corrosion by Storm Corrosion is by far the best album this year. Go listen NOW!

#160 Edited by CODA117 (30 posts) -

Baroness: Yellow & Green...NAS: Life is good....Jack White: Blunderbuss...Silversun Pickups: Neck of the Woods...Kanye West: Cruel Summer...The Ting Tings: Sounds from Nowheresville....Just a few records I've personally enjoyed so far....EDITED: Oh and Van Halen's: A Different Kind of Truth. It's suprisingly really good, and WAAYYY better than I expected.

#161 Posted by DanTheGamer32 (211 posts) -

@WolfHazard said:

@DanTheGamer32 said:

@WolfHazard: I still need to get round to listening to Ex Lives.. :/

Do yourself a favor and do it, it's a perfect album from beginning to end. Seriously go now, reply when you have i want to hear your thoughts!

Yep, that album is awesome!! As you said, it's good all the way through, not a single bad track

#162 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

Nas Life is Good.

#163 Edited by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

People have suggested most of my favorites, though I've missed a lot of great stuff, too. After hearing Yellow & Green for the first time yesterday, I'm now ready to absolutely trust y'all on your music taste.

Little Broken Hearts: Norah Jones

Some Nights: fun.

Yellow & Green: Baroness

Swing Lo Magellan: Dirty Projectors

Channel Orange: Frank Ocean

2nd Law: Muse

EDIT: Well, fuck. Apparently all the new Trapped in the Closet episodes are going to drop on Black Friday. That will undoubtedly be my favorite album this year.

#164 Posted by BSw (249 posts) -

I haven't purchased much albums this year, but I did pick up this at their show yesterday. And although I'm still on my first play, it seems to be at least on par with Colors and The Great Misdirect. Given my love for those two albums, I'm fairly confident it'll be my album of the year.

#165 Edited by dannyodwyer (353 posts) -

I'm holding off on picking a favorite until I hear this..

#166 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

My favorite album is the most obscure album to be released this year. Whatever that may be. It's my favorite, cause I'm ahead of the game.

#167 Posted by Marcsman (3113 posts) -

Aranda- Stop the World

#168 Posted by WolfHazard (461 posts) -

@DanTheGamer32 said:

@WolfHazard said:

@DanTheGamer32 said:

@WolfHazard: I still need to get round to listening to Ex Lives.. :/

Do yourself a favor and do it, it's a perfect album from beginning to end. Seriously go now, reply when you have i want to hear your thoughts!

Yep, that album is awesome!! As you said, it's good all the way through, not a single bad track

And another person satisfied with Ex Lives!

@BSw said:

I haven't purchased much albums this year, but I did pick up this at their show yesterday. And although I'm still on my first play, it seems to be at least on par with Colors and The Great Misdirect. Given my love for those two albums, I'm fairly confident it'll be my album of the year.

Reppin' BTBAM, good work son.

#169 Posted by luchadeer797 (294 posts) -

Alleujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

The 2nd Law - Muse

The Heist - Macklemore

Four - Bloc Party

#170 Posted by Scrawnto (2434 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

Not all of these albums were released this year, but they were all fairly recent:

  • Joanna Newsom - Ys (female vocals, folk, harp)
  • Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (R&B)
  • Bad Rabbits - Stick Up Kids (Funk)
  • Beck - Midnite Vultures (Alternative funk and soul)
  • Electric Six - Fire (punk disco)
  • Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine (female vocals, folk)
  • The Go! Team - Proof of Youth (high energy rock)
  • Gorillaz - Demon Days (alternative hip hop, highly produced)
  • Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid (pop, neo-soul)
  • LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (dance punk)
  • The Roots - Things Fall Apart (neo-soul, rap)

Hope this stuff is to your liking.

I'll grant you that Demon Days is a great album, but it also came out 7 years ago. Some of the people on this website were 11 years old back then. Fire is nine years old too. I'm not sure you can call those fairly recent.

I find it interesting how little my musical interests seem to overlap with the rest of the community. I can't say I follow new music all that closely, but if you like dubstep you might look into the stuff Monstercat is putting out. You can find most of the stuff from those collections on Youtube. If you like electro house, Zedd put out his first studio album, Clarity, about two weeks ago.

#171 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (126 posts) -

Bob Dylan tempest Aesop rock - Skelethon Gojira - L'enfant sauvage. Also with the topic of music does anyone here like nick cave and the bad seeds

#172 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (126 posts) -

@BSw that album cover looks amazing and I like prog rock so I think i might give it a try.

#173 Posted by benpicko (1995 posts) -

Anybody listened to good kid, m.A.A.d city yet?

#174 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (371 posts) -

Aidan Knight- Small Reveal

#175 Posted by ThePickle (4153 posts) -

@Scrawnto said:

@ThePickle said:

Not all of these albums were released this year, but they were all fairly recent:

  • Joanna Newsom - Ys (female vocals, folk, harp)
  • Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (R&B)
  • Bad Rabbits - Stick Up Kids (Funk)
  • Beck - Midnite Vultures (Alternative funk and soul)
  • Electric Six - Fire (punk disco)
  • Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine (female vocals, folk)
  • The Go! Team - Proof of Youth (high energy rock)
  • Gorillaz - Demon Days (alternative hip hop, highly produced)
  • Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid (pop, neo-soul)
  • LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (dance punk)
  • The Roots - Things Fall Apart (neo-soul, rap)

Hope this stuff is to your liking.

I'll grant you that Demon Days is a great album, but it also came out 7 years ago. Some of the people on this website were 11 years old back then. Fire is nine years old too. I'm not sure you can call those fairly recent.

You might be right, but they're all great nonetheless.

#176 Posted by benpicko (1995 posts) -

@Scrawnto said:

@ThePickle said:

Not all of these albums were released this year, but they were all fairly recent:

  • Joanna Newsom - Ys (female vocals, folk, harp)
  • Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (R&B)
  • Bad Rabbits - Stick Up Kids (Funk)
  • Beck - Midnite Vultures (Alternative funk and soul)
  • Electric Six - Fire (punk disco)
  • Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine (female vocals, folk)
  • The Go! Team - Proof of Youth (high energy rock)
  • Gorillaz - Demon Days (alternative hip hop, highly produced)
  • Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid (pop, neo-soul)
  • LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (dance punk)
  • The Roots - Things Fall Apart (neo-soul, rap)

Hope this stuff is to your liking.

I'll grant you that Demon Days is a great album, but it also came out 7 years ago. Some of the people on this website were 11 years old back then. Fire is nine years old too. I'm not sure you can call those fairly recent.

Things Fall Apart came out 13 years ago as well

#177 Posted by IroN1c (426 posts) -

El-P - Cancer For Cure

I don't like rap music all that much but damn, that record is good.

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#178 Posted by Wakka (80 posts) -

Breaking Point by Digital Summer is my number one. The honorable mention goes to Young Noble's Outlaw Rydahz, Vol. 1, for providing hip hop with a pulse. I think his solo album "Son of God" comes out before the year ends, however, and that will probably be even better.

#179 Posted by biggiedubs (493 posts) -

Nobody's got any love for The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten? Boooo

Whilst She Sleeps - This Is The Six

Angel Haze - Reservation

The new P.O.S album drops this year too, and it's going to be dope. Calling it.

#180 Posted by Nightriff (4913 posts) -

Totally forgot that The Sword is releasing an album next week, probably will be one of my favorites of the year since I love every single one of their albums, also this thread has a disgusting lack of Fear Factory. Me and one other duder have mentioned that album, its a shame

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#181 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

the new machinae supremacy is pretty good too y'all, for all you lovers of the commadore 64 and goofy power metal.

#182 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7048 posts) -
@Animasta

the new machinae supremacy is pretty good too y'all, for all you lovers of the commadore 64 and goofy power metal.

When did that come out? This is the first I've heard of it.
#183 Posted by Milkman (16520 posts) -

In no particular order to name just a few: 
 

  • Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
  • Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • The Idler Wheel... - Fiona Apple
  • R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
  • Gossamer - Passion Pit
  • Shrines - Purity Ring
  • Swing Lo Magellan - Dirty Projectors
#184 Posted by bvilleneuve (265 posts) -

Alphabetical by artist.

Aesop Rock - Skelethon

Aesop Rock gets better with every release. Skelethon manages to support a tight concept, focusing on death, ritual, and isolation, while also having some catchy and damn funny songs. Enjoy "Crows 1" with me, won't you?

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Drive of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

I have never been as all the way on board with a Fiona Apple album as I am with this one. Top to bottom, the production is excellent, her singing is better than ever, and the songs are packed with imagery as beautiful as it is heartbreaking.

Grizzly Bear - Shields

I'd not listened to Grizzly Bear before this year, but Veckatimest is great, and Shields is even better. Everything works together perfectly, like the most complex music box in the world. "Half Gate" and "Sun In Your Eyes" come together as an amazing album closer.

Hard Girls - Isn't It Worse

This album got crowdfunded through Jeff Rosenstock's Really Records label. It's available for filthy fuckin free, and it's a hot nugget of punky rock goodness.

Swans - The Seer

If you need to make any activity feel super meaningful, do it while listening to this newest Swans album. I'm not a superstitious man but when I bought this and put it on and started to do dishes and tidy up, the sky went from blue to dark, dark grey and a thunderstorm came. Great fuckin record.

Titus Andronicus - Local Business

Titus Andronicus is one of the best bands around right now, and this is their best album yet. People will try to tell you that it's not as good as The Monitor, and, like, whatever, maybe that's true for them or something. It's different, but that's what growth means. It's also technically not out yet but you can stream the whole thing through the NPR website and I guess you could steal it if you're a fucker.

I hope you've enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together. This has been a big year for me to get back into new music.

#185 Posted by BSw (249 posts) -

@WolfHazard: Always a pleasure. Might be the best band that is still currently around.

@Shotgunblast97: You should absolutely do that, but don't go in expecting just prog. BTBAM is one of the most complex bands out there, combining metalcore, mathcore, prog, and a whole load of other genres (many non-metal or -core), all while being extremely technical. It might take a couple of spins before you appreciate this band, but it's absolutely worth it. Their album Colors from 2007 is one of my all time favourites.

#186 Posted by Ghostin (369 posts) -

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg.

#187 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (126 posts) -

@biggiedubs I liked the gaslight anthem American slang but I haven't listen to the new one is it much of the same.

#188 Edited by EvilKatarn (465 posts) -

@guiseppe said:

Simply Amazing.

This

Death Grips - NLDW has a few really good songs on it.

Sybreed's new thing is kind of disappointing.

Wintersun's new thing is kind of disappointing.

Devin Townsend's new thing is kind of disappointing.

#189 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2718 posts) -

Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence is easily the best album of the year, with Gojira and Devin Townsend following behind.

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#190 Posted by shinboy630 (1133 posts) -

@Animasta said:

the new machinae supremacy is pretty good too y'all, for all you lovers of the commadore 64 and goofy power metal.

I am a big fan of goofy power metal, yet havn't heard of these guys. To youtube!

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#191 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Animasta

the new machinae supremacy is pretty good too y'all, for all you lovers of the commadore 64 and goofy power metal.

When did that come out? This is the first I've heard of it.

this week or next week (it's streaming on their site last I heard)

#192 Posted by WolfHazard (461 posts) -

@BSw said:

@WolfHazard: Always a pleasure. Might be the best band that is still currently around.

@Shotgunblast97: You should absolutely do that, but don't go in expecting just prog. BTBAM is one of the most complex bands out there, combining metalcore, mathcore, prog, and a whole load of other genres (many non-metal or -core), all while being extremely technical. It might take a couple of spins before you appreciate this band, but it's absolutely worth it. Their album Colors from 2007 is one of my all time favourites.

Listen to this man, White Walls (track 8 on Colors) is one of my favorite songs every, but my favorite BTBAM song is actually on their 2009 album "The Great Misdirect" it's called "Swim To The Moon" and it's phenomenal.

#193 Posted by BSw (249 posts) -

@WolfHazard said:

@BSw said:

@WolfHazard: Always a pleasure. Might be the best band that is still currently around.

@Shotgunblast97: You should absolutely do that, but don't go in expecting just prog. BTBAM is one of the most complex bands out there, combining metalcore, mathcore, prog, and a whole load of other genres (many non-metal or -core), all while being extremely technical. It might take a couple of spins before you appreciate this band, but it's absolutely worth it. Their album Colors from 2007 is one of my all time favourites.

Listen to this man, White Walls (track 8 on Colors) is one of my favorite songs every, but my favorite BTBAM song is actually on their 2009 album "The Great Misdirect" it's called "Swim To The Moon" and it's phenomenal.

Haha, and to add one more thing to this letter of love about BTBAM from WolfHazard and me: don't go searching for specific songs. Listen to an entire album in one go, and let it be one massive wall of sound. I still have problems naming specific songs because I never listen to just one or two tracks. It's one of the very few bands were listening to an album (instead of to a larger collection of tracks) actually makes sense. And use headphones.

#194 Posted by JNeam (77 posts) -

So far this for me.

#195 Posted by Tesla (1906 posts) -

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

It's a mix of r&b and pop, and it gets eclectic but is always catchy.

#196 Posted by benpicko (1995 posts) -
#197 Posted by BSw (249 posts) -

Lest I forget, these albums are also pretty awesome:

#198 Posted by jlev880 (204 posts) -

I am digging the BTBAM love. Their new album is an absolute masterpiece.

#199 Posted by AlexW00d (6182 posts) -

I have only listened to the new BTBAM and the new Converge and the new Death Grips and they are all really good.

#200 Posted by WolfHazard (461 posts) -

Ok so The Swords new album just dropped and I have been jamming hard.

Prepare to have your faces doomed off.