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Best Albums of 2016

Post by Petrocelli » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:06 pm

We are almost to the end of the year, so I thought I'd get and give some recommendations for new music.

Here are some of my favorites:

Chance the Rapper: Coloring Book. Genius. Listen to the words and melodies here. The new sound of rap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j8frgmdvgc

Frank Ocean: Blonde. The album doesn't have a bad track on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbAyzNA2Jto

Case/Lang/Veirs: Case/Lang/Veirs. Girl super band Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FlDNDLqRMI

Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor's Guide to Earth. I love every album he does. Country with an attitude.

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

Open Mike Eagle: Hella Personal Film Festival. Rap with a sense of humor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2wFsaaYDvE

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree. Welcome back. A classic rocker who stands the test of time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAMZYpZi_M4

The Deslondes: The Deslondes. Honky Tonk Country

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

Kanye West: Life of Pablo. I understand why you hate him. But he's a genius.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4w08DXtXn8
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Post by Bungo » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:37 pm

When I first saw this post, I thought, surely I haven't listened to any 2016 albums at all. I don't really keep up with current music anymore. But then I remembered David Bowie's Blackstar (released January 8 of this year). So, that one. :D

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Post by cpw84 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:00 pm

+1 to Case/Lang/Veirs. Great chill folksy vibe and they are each very talented.

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Post by morbster » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:05 pm

cpw84 wrote:+1 to Case/Lang/Veirs. Great chill folksy vibe and they are each very talented.
I've been a Laura Veirs for a while, but didn't have any idea this "supergroup" was formed. Thanks

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Post by rbaldini » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:06 pm

Petrocelli wrote: Kanye West: Life of Pablo. I understand why you hate him. But he's a genius.
insert eye-roll emoji here :wink:

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Post by tludwig23 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:11 pm

I think the Radiohead album, A Moon Shaped Pool is excellent. Also like the Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway.
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Post by tcassette » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:37 pm

"Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind" by King Crimson. Great to watch and powerful to hear. Yep, some of these guys are geezers (like some of us) but there is no substitute for experience. :beer

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Post by MrsRoos » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:02 pm

Whee The People's album, The Beautiful Revolution is my favorite so far this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xg7m5U1jQ
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Post by Petrocelli » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:41 pm

MrsRoos wrote:Whee The People's album, The Beautiful Revolution is my favorite so far this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xg7m5U1jQ
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Post by Petrocelli » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:41 pm

tludwig23 wrote:I think the Radiohead album, A Moon Shaped Pool is excellent. Also like the Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway.
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Post by protagonist » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:17 pm

Petrocelli wrote:We are almost to the end of the year, so I thought I'd get and give some recommendations for new music.

Here are some of my favorites:

Chance the Rapper: Coloring Book. Genius. Listen to the words and melodies here. The new sound of rap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j8frgmdvgc

Frank Ocean: Blonde. The album doesn't have a bad track on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbAyzNA2Jto

Case/Lang/Veirs: Case/Lang/Veirs. Girl super band Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FlDNDLqRMI

Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor's Guide to Earth. I love every album he does. Country with an attitude.

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

Open Mike Eagle: Hella Personal Film Festival. Rap with a sense of humor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2wFsaaYDvE

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree. Welcome back. A classic rocker who stands the test of time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAMZYpZi_M4

The Deslondes: The Deslondes. Honky Tonk Country

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

Kanye West: Life of Pablo. I understand why you hate him. But he's a genius.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4w08DXtXn8
Thank you for this. When my daughter was still living at home it was easy to stay contemporary and not grow moss...she has excellent taste. Now that she has moved away I don't get enough exposure to new music of quality, though I do try to seek it out. Most of my contemporaries are stuck in their past. (I suppose I should not say that, since I am a jazz musician and most of what I play was composed before I was born *laughing*).
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Post by protagonist » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:18 pm

Christine and the Queens is good. I'm not sure when her last album was released, since I only download music. They are playing in Boston on Wednesday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBzsjga73s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzFYmz2 ... RBzsjga73s
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Post by triceratop » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:31 pm

Teenage Fanclub's latest album out last month, Here, is quite good. The single I have nothing more to say off that album is excellent. They also released some new singles in the past few weeks.

Note: Their music is nothing like their name would suggest. I believe they were once called the best band in the world by none other than Kurt Cobain.

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Post by WhyNotUs » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:15 pm

Some to consider:

Charles Bradley-Changes (when it is good, it is really good)

Carrie Rodriguez- Lola (her best solo work)

Paul Simon- Stranger to Stranger (was never really a S & G fan but he has done some interesting solo work)

The Frightnrs (tragic story associated with the cd)

James Hunter Six- Baby Hold On (for a quiet night at home)

Van Morrison- Its Too Late to Stop Now VOl ii, iii, iv (one of the best live recordings to a very tight band)

Sierra Hull- Weighted Mind (young woman coming into her own)

Sturgill Simpson Sailor.... (He has grown on me, has a certain Johnny Cash like quality)

Sam Bush - Storyman (solid effort)
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Post by GeauxBR » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:11 am

Sturgill Simpson can do no wrong. Great album. We saw him live in New Orleans last month, heck of a show

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Post by Millennial » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:32 am

I think it's way early for this thread! But I'll play along. Some greats mentioned above. Here are a few I'd add:

Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

James Blake - The Colour in Anything

Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool

Beyonce - Lemondae

Also Regina Spektor's Remember us to Life seems promising, but it just came out and I've only been through it two or three times. And can I add Pusha T's Darkest Before the Dawn: The Preludes? I know it was 2015 but it was late December so I think it missed a lot of these lists last year.

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Post by Kenkat » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:39 am

The concept of an "album" has become so foreign to me. I still have a bunch a vinyl albums in the basement (and a working turntable believe it or not), but even when I was buying vinyl records, it was rare when you would get an album that was truly good from start to finish. I remember quite often buying an album based on one or two songs heard on the radio and then being disappointed because the rest of the album was junk. Witness the birth of the mix tape.

I love music and new music but I am left with nothing to contribute on this thread because I just don't consume music this way anymore. I loved when iTunes came out because finally I could just download the tracks I like. I do think sometimes though that you miss out on the greater concept of a good album - a continuity of songs and thoughts that spans longer than the typical 4 minute song. Now, even the download concept is being surpassed by streaming and on demand.

Last year, I downloaded several songs as a result of "Best Album of 2015". I saw several mentions of Kendrick Lamar, but I didn't go out and buy the album. I went to You Tube, watched the King Kunta video, and downloaded it to listen to later as well. I will probably do the same this year, so keep the posts coming.

I really like the Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dark Necessities" and the music and video on You Tube via Dolby surround is even better. But I haven't heard the rest of the album and may not. Even Petrocelli has posted YouTube links to songs, not albums. The internet has changed music drastically, not necessarily in a bad way, but definitely changed it.
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Post by soboggled » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:45 am

All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst.
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:45 am

protagonist wrote:
Thank you for this. When my daughter was still living at home it was easy to stay contemporary and not grow moss...she has excellent taste. Now that she has moved away I don't get enough exposure to new music of quality, though I do try to seek it out. Most of my contemporaries are stuck in their past. (I suppose I should not say that, since I am a jazz musician and most of what I play was composed before I was born *laughing*).
You are most welcome. I read a study that said most people's musical taste stops growing at age 35. Spotify has a playlist called "Discover Weekly" and another called "New Release Radar" that suggests music that it believes you will like based on your listening habits. I have found a lot of good music on it. Even as I approach 60, I find a handful of good, and 2 or 3 great, albums each year.

If you are into music, I highly recommend Spotify.
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:48 am

protagonist wrote:Christine and the Queens is good. I'm not sure when her last album was released, since I only download music. They are playing in Boston on Wednesday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBzsjga73s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzFYmz2 ... RBzsjga73s
Great tune. Downloaded. Looks promising.
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:49 am

triceratop wrote:Teenage Fanclub's latest album out last month, Here, is quite good. The single I have nothing more to say off that album is excellent. They also released some new singles in the past few weeks.

Note: Their music is nothing like their name would suggest. I believe they were once called the best band in the world by none other than Kurt Cobain.

YT playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xGlFmx ... q_KtlO9VCn
Great tune. Downloaded. Looks promising.
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:57 am

WhyNotUs wrote:Some to consider:

Charles Bradley-Changes (when it is good, it is really good)

Carrie Rodriguez- Lola (her best solo work)

Paul Simon- Stranger to Stranger (was never really a S & G fan but he has done some interesting solo work)

The Frightnrs (tragic story associated with the cd)

James Hunter Six- Baby Hold On (for a quiet night at home)

Van Morrison- Its Too Late to Stop Now VOl ii, iii, iv (one of the best live recordings to a very tight band)

Sierra Hull- Weighted Mind (young woman coming into her own)

Sturgill Simpson Sailor.... (He has grown on me, has a certain Johnny Cash like quality)

Sam Bush - Storyman (solid effort)
Damn, that's a great list. Sampled and downloaded Bradley, Rodriguez, Hull, Bush, and the Frightnrs. Thanks.

Stranger to Stranger would have been an honorable mention for me. Paul Simon is one of those rare artists who haas aged gracefully (unlike, for example, Mick Jagger....)
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:03 am

Millennial wrote:I think it's way early for this thread! But I'll play along. Some greats mentioned above. Here are a few I'd add:

Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

James Blake - The Colour in Anything

Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool

Beyonce - Lemondae

Also Regina Spektor's Remember us to Life seems promising, but it just came out and I've only been through it two or three times. And can I add Pusha T's Darkest Before the Dawn: The Preludes? I know it was 2015 but it was late December so I think it missed a lot of these lists last year.
I have been trying to listen to Bon Iver's new album. It's very challenging, so I have decided to listen to his first album and then go forward. James Blake would be on my honorable mention list. Played it continuously for about a month last year.

I'll check out Pusha T.

Lemonade is not on Spotify.... Maybe next year
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:04 am

soboggled wrote:All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst.
My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash.
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:09 am

kenschmidt wrote:The concept of an "album" has become so foreign to me. I still have a bunch a vinyl albums in the basement (and a working turntable believe it or not), but even when I was buying vinyl records, it was rare when you would get an album that was truly good from start to finish. I remember quite often buying an album based on one or two songs heard on the radio and then being disappointed because the rest of the album was junk. Witness the birth of the mix tape.
That's why I like Spotify. For $10 a month, I get unlimited music and I can download up to 3,333 songs on to my phone (so I don't use bandwidth).

People recommend albums on threads like this, and I download them. No cost.

I always create playlists of my favorite songs for each year.

As I said above, Spotify creates playlists based on your taste, so it will recommend music for you and it is uncannily accurate.
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:10 am

GeauxBR wrote:Sturgill Simpson can do no wrong. Great album. We saw him live in New Orleans last month, heck of a show
I have a permanent collection of albums that I add to each year. All 3 of Sturgill's albums are in that collection.
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Post by camper1 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:17 am

I see Spotify now offers a family plan. Up to 6 premium accounts for 14.99/month. All accounts must have same mailing address to qualify.

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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:24 am

camper1 wrote:I see Spotify now offers a family plan. Up to 6 premium accounts for 14.99/month. All accounts must have same mailing address to qualify.
Yes. I have 4 people on my family plan for $14.99 a month. That is about the cost of 3 albums when I was in college 40 years ago!
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Petrocelli wrote:
kenschmidt wrote:The concept of an "album" has become so foreign to me. I still have a bunch a vinyl albums in the basement (and a working turntable believe it or not), but even when I was buying vinyl records, it was rare when you would get an album that was truly good from start to finish. I remember quite often buying an album based on one or two songs heard on the radio and then being disappointed because the rest of the album was junk. Witness the birth of the mix tape.
That's why I like Spotify. For $10 a month, I get unlimited music and I can download up to 3,333 songs on to my phone (so I don't use bandwidth).

People recommend albums on threads like this, and I download them. No cost.

I always create playlists of my favorite songs for each year.

As I said above, Spotify creates playlists based on your taste, so it will recommend music for you and it is uncannily accurate.
It may be time for me to rethink my music buying paradyne. I can definitely see things rapidly moving away from the iTunes / $1.29 a song model.

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Post by protagonist » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:38 pm

Petrocelli wrote:
protagonist wrote:
Thank you for this. When my daughter was still living at home it was easy to stay contemporary and not grow moss...she has excellent taste. Now that she has moved away I don't get enough exposure to new music of quality, though I do try to seek it out. Most of my contemporaries are stuck in their past. (I suppose I should not say that, since I am a jazz musician and most of what I play was composed before I was born *laughing*).
You are most welcome. I read a study that said most people's musical taste stops growing at age 35. Spotify has a playlist called "Discover Weekly" and another called "New Release Radar" that suggests music that it believes you will like based on your listening habits. I have found a lot of good music on it. Even as I approach 60, I find a handful of good, and 2 or 3 great, albums each year.

If you are into music, I highly recommend Spotify.
My taste has definitely evolved significantly since age 35. I like a lot of stuff that was popular before I was born as well as a lot of stuff that is now considered "cutting edge". The 10,000 or so tunes on my computer are all over the map. I admit that EDM (and techno, house, chill-out, etc) is largely lost on me- it is probably the only genre that I do not own- but I also acknowledge that may just be my own prejudice. I have a thing for real musical instruments.

That said, I am not crazy about Spotify and other services that choose music for me depending on my tastes. I understand that model serves a purpose and works for others. I still rely on what I hear or what is recommended to me, by people such as yourself.

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Petrocelli wrote:
soboggled wrote:All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst.
My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash.
" I have expressed myself so frequently on this subject, in casual conversation, and in such a vehement manner, that it will be rather difficult for me to put my opinion in public print, and leave out certain expletives. It is hard to talk about this “mongrel” music and keep calm.
For years past I have watched the gradual deterioration of the so-called popular music of the day. In the modern dances this is particularly noticeable. I don’t object to the dances as such, for I have always enjoyed dancing; but the infernal racket that usually accompanies them, and the monkey shines of some of the performers, are enough to give even a musician of my type a chronic case of “jim-jams.”
One cannot help comparing the dance music of thirty years ago with the travesties of the present day. Think of the stately old lancers and quadrilles, the dreamy waltzes of Waldteufel and the inspiring Strauss numbers! And then contemplate the “rot” that we are obliged to “hop around to” today. Recall, if you are old enough, the well-balanced dance orchestras of the old days, and then listen to the combination of fiddles, banjos, saxophones, scrub-brushes and tom-toms that are now in vogue. Shades of Terpsichore! Happy are ye that your ears cannot hear the pandemonium that now reigns!
The jazz epidemic has also had its degenerating effect on the popular songs of the day. In fact, nearly every piece of dance music we now hear is a rehash of these often vulgar songs. But I am optimistic! There is every indication that the ballad of the past, with its strong heart appeal, is again coming into favor. This is strongly indicated by the number of love songs that have recently sprung into popularity. I may be pardoned if I mention “The Sweetest Story Ever Told,” a song written thirty-two years ago, and which during the past two years has seemingly taken on a new lease of life, the sales now approaching the 3,000,000 mark. Another happy sign is the fact that publishers are demanding more and more songs of a higher and more refined sentiment; and publishers are not given to printing music that the people do not want. “Jazz” has created a “malarious” atmosphere in the musical world. It is abnormal. The air needs clarifying!"

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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:01 pm

protagonist wrote:
Petrocelli wrote:
soboggled wrote:All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst.
My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash.
" I have expressed myself so frequently on this subject, in casual conversation, and in such a vehement manner, that it will be rather difficult for me to put my opinion in public print, and leave out certain expletives. It is hard to talk about this “mongrel” music and keep calm....

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Thanks for participating in this thread about the Best Albums of 2016.
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Post by Petrocelli » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:57 pm

protagonist wrote:That said, I am not crazy about Spotify and other services that choose music for me depending on my tastes. I understand that model serves a purpose and works for others. I still rely on what I hear or what is recommended to me, by people such as yourself.
Actually, I look forward to my Discover Weekly playlist with great anticipation. I get exposed to a lot of new artists, and often get cuts from old artists that I haven't listened to (Warren Zevon and Nina Simone come to mind).

I still have the option of downloading music based on recommendations from friends. In fact, I downloaded 10 albums today!
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Post by soboggled » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:58 pm

Petrocelli wrote:
soboggled wrote:All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst.
My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash.
Well, at least some of them had talent and didn't resort to sociopathic attitudes and sound effects to attract their adolescent audience.
Flashing lights, electronic voice enhancement, over-choreographed "dancing", simple-minded tunes and childish vulgar rhymes cannot disguise an utter lack of real talent and awful voices that dominate pop music. Target audience: 8 year old girls and 13 year old boys.

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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by PrinceAli132 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:22 pm

protagonist wrote: Thank you for this. When my daughter was still living at home it was easy to stay contemporary and not grow moss...she has excellent taste. Now that she has moved away I don't get enough exposure to new music of quality, though I do try to seek it out. Most of my contemporaries are stuck in their past. (I suppose I should not say that, since I am a jazz musician and most of what I play was composed before I was born *laughing*).

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Good episode with new artists in 2016 - Your Favorite New Musicians Of 2016 (So Far)

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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by PoppyA » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:19 pm

Great thread!
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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by Earl Lemongrab » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:42 am

Petrocelli wrote:Case/Lang/Veirs: Case/Lang/Veirs. Girl super band Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs
You have eclectic tastes. This one got my attention, as I'm a fan of two of the three (and not listened to much of the third). Definitely something I will check out.

BTW, someone questioned the utility of this thread elsewhere, but that is why.

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Post by tigermilk » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:31 pm

WhyNotUs wrote:Some to consider:

Charles Bradley-Changes (when it is good, it is really good)
Probably my album of the year. Just an incredible album.

Other tops for me:

Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool (getting many mentions in this thread)
Loretta Lynn - Full Circle (84 years young and still with a strong voice and fantastic delivery)

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Post by heartwood » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:21 pm

Perhaps a bit of a cheat since it covers so many years, but the album was just released in September. jack white - acoustic recordings 1998-2016

Also listening to Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: I Had a Dream that You Were Mine

I had hopes for the new Norah Jones, Day Breaks. I'll listen again ...

I've spent some time this weekend sampling the recommendations listed above. Thanks!

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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by Petrocelli » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:34 pm

soboggled wrote:
Petrocelli wrote:
soboggled wrote:All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst.
My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash.
Well, at least some of them had talent and didn't resort to sociopathic attitudes and sound effects to attract their adolescent audience.
Flashing lights, electronic voice enhancement, over-choreographed "dancing", simple-minded tunes and childish vulgar rhymes cannot disguise an utter lack of real talent and awful voices that dominate pop music. Target audience: 8 year old girls and 13 year old boys.
It is obvious that you haven't listened to any of the songs I posted.
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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by Millennial » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:31 pm

soboggled wrote:
Petrocelli wrote:
soboggled wrote:All but maybe one or two unbearable. If those are the best, I sure don't want to hear the worst.
My parents said that about Hendrix, The Sex Pistols and the Clash.
Well, at least some of them had talent and didn't resort to sociopathic attitudes and sound effects to attract their adolescent audience.
Flashing lights, electronic voice enhancement, over-choreographed "dancing", simple-minded tunes and childish vulgar rhymes cannot disguise an utter lack of real talent and awful voices that dominate pop music. Target audience: 8 year old girls and 13 year old boys.
There are certainly artists targeting young listeners now, just as there were in the 90s and 80s and 70s. It wasn't Pink Floyd and it wasn't the Clash and it was wasn't Jeff Buckley then, and it is not James Blake and Bon Iver and Kanye now.

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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by bengal22 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:48 pm

Amos Lee's SPIRIT
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Post by Petrocelli » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:54 am

bengal22 wrote:Amos Lee's SPIRIT
Thanks. I have heard some good cuts from this album. I will check it out.
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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by boglesmymind » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:07 pm

Might I add anything by Schiller, my fave electronica band from Germany.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE9S63bQwdc

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Post by buccimane » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:18 pm

Gucci Mane- Everybody Looking
YG- My Krazy Life
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Post by jtravisdavid » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:50 pm

Petro,

Agree. Sturgill and Frank Ocean albums are both very good. I would suggest Rob Baird / Wrong Side of the River. His 2012 album is excellent too.

Spotify is an excellent service.

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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by JupiterJones » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:21 pm

Petrocelli wrote:Kanye West: Life of Pablo. I understand why you hate him. But he's a genius.
Is he really? I don't hate the guy, but I sure don't see him as even close to a genius either.

Granted, my exposure to his stuff is mostly via television appearances (SNL, etc.) Nothing I've heard him do there has impressed me much. Maybe sitting down and listening to an album of his is different?
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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by GeraniumLover » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:24 pm

Ian Hunter - Fingers Crossed. Amazing work from a 77-year old. Including his tribute to David Bowie, Dandy.

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Re: Best Albums of 2016

Post by happyisland » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:27 pm

Thee Oh Sees are my current favorite band, and their new album A Weird Exits is pretty great. I would characterize it as garage rock.

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