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Evolving album of the year lists

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Posted by Cbats
Apr 26, 2011 14:15:43 GMT -5
So it's obviously too early to create a best of the year list but I thought some of you might be up for trying something different. I thought it would be interesting to see how our tastes change throughout the course of the year by creating a list early on and then editing it over the year as you listen to more music. Hopefully a couple people are interested in trying this but if it's just me I'll entertain myself with it. Try and keep the conversation to a minimum for a little bit so that people can get their lists on the front page

1. The Weeknd – House of Balloons
2. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
3. James Blake - James Blake
4. Braids - Native Speaker
5. chune-Yards – w h o k i l l
6. SBTRKT - Self Titled
7. Gil Scott Heron and Jamie XX - We're New Here
8. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
9. Yuck – Yuck
10. Main Attrakionz - 808's and Dark Grapes/Lil B - I'm Gay/Any rap Clams Casino produced
11. Real Estate - Days

HM: The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar, Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke, Frank Ocean - Nostalgia/ultra,Mark McGuire - A young persons guide to mark mcguire, The Antlers-Burst Apart, Fleet Foxes - Helpless Blues, Kurt Vile – Smoke Rings for my Halo, M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming


4/26: originally list created, in the future I will list any changes here
4/29: I was reminded that Braids album came out this year (i was sure it was last year...) so that jumped into fourth place. pooped the joy formidable into honorable mention. Added Gil Scott Heron and Jamie XX to HM's because I heard a track from that last night and was reminded how good it is
5/12:I updated the list to 10 albums plus some honorable mentions so it's way different now. Shabazz Palaces, EMA, and Fleet Foxes all got added, Kurt Vile and Jamie XX got pooped into top 10. Mark McGuire, Frank Ocean, and Burial all got added to the HM's.
10/27: Added SBTRKT, Real Estate, buncha bay area rap, and m83
Posted by wompwomp
Apr 26, 2011 14:57:17 GMT -5
1. Cut Copy - Zonoscope
2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
3. Feist - Metals
4. Adele - 21
5. The Throne

Really hoping for a new Phoenix or YYY's album this year

EDIT 6/21: Added Bon Iver and MMJ, dropped Wiz Khalifa and EITS

EDIT 10/26: Added Feist and The Throne, dropped The Strokes and MMJ
Posted by kymess_jr
Apr 26, 2011 15:00:12 GMT -5
I love reading people's "best-of" lists! great idea to make and edit them as the year goes on; it will be really cool to see what albums actually have staying power to make it to end of the year and which albums make it and then get cut after excessive listening.

I've been listening to a lot of older music lately so I don't know very many albums from this year yet, but I just listened to The Joy Formidable yesterday and really enjoyed it too.

My really short start:

Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
The Kills - Blood Pressures
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong

Posted by newjersey
Apr 29, 2011 13:52:13 GMT -5
The best album of the year is Goblin
I know this already

Posted by Cbats
Apr 29, 2011 14:54:31 GMT -5
well yeah it probably will be and I'd imagine it'll be high on my list when it leaks but until then...

p.s.: more people should post, I'd love to see what everyone else is listening to the most right now
Posted by jeffmac
Apr 29, 2011 21:43:28 GMT -5
1. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
2. Panda Bear - Tomboy
3. Battles - Gloss Drop
4. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
5. Grouper - A I A
6. Cut Copy - Zonoscope
7. The Antlers - Burst Apart
8. Peaking Lights - 936
9. Kurt Vile - Smoke Rings for My Halo
10. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Posted by Switch
Apr 29, 2011 21:48:28 GMT -5
I'm not seeing Bright Eyes on that list andimac.

Hey, are you going to Finn Riggins tonight?
Posted by jeffmac
Apr 29, 2011 21:52:33 GMT -5
No... I wish. I'm in Lewiston tonight. I'm warming up to Bright Eyes. There are several HM.
Explosions in the Sky, Bright Eyes, Rene Hell, James Blake, The Weeknd...etc.

I'm looking forward to: White Denim (on of my fav bands ever), Washed Out, Tyler, the Creator,
Posted by Switch
Apr 29, 2011 21:56:30 GMT -5
:) Well, it's an evolving list so maybe Bright Eyes will work their way on there. I'm thinking about going to the Alley for the show tonight. Not sure yet.
Posted by Cbats
Apr 30, 2011 1:29:18 GMT -5
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1. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
2. Panda Bear - Tomboy
3. Battles - Gloss Drop
4. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
5. Grouper - A I A
6. Cut Copy - Zonoscope
7. The Antlers - Burst Apart
8. Peaking Lights - 936
9. Kurt Vile - Smoke Rings for My Halo
10. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

damn good list. I imagine that Black Up and Burst Apart will end up on my list but I've been avoiding both since last I checked the leaks were still pretty low quality. I did listen to black up one time and it sounded fucking nuts. I really wasn't that thrilled with the battles album though...
Apr 30, 2011 4:14:08 GMT -5
I'm interested to hear what everyone thinks about tomboy.
Posted by StormyPinkness
Apr 30, 2011 20:02:49 GMT -5
It is awesome.
Posted by Geno
Apr 30, 2011 20:48:18 GMT -5
May 1, 2011 1:51:49 GMT -5

Particular favorites? I really like Alsatian Darn. A lot.
Posted by JeffaLump
May 1, 2011 9:06:49 GMT -5
Fuck, I keep forgetting I need to get Tomboy. Think I'll do that now.