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Song & Album of the year so far

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by j00ni, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. j00ni

    Soldato

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    Just wondering what good new music people have been listening to, looking to expand my purchases of new music a bit.

    Personally I have been loving

    (albums)
    Tunng - Comments of the Inner Chorus [especially Jenny Again]
    Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope [thanks to Doohickey :D ]
    Guster - Ganging Up On The Sun
    Danielson - Ships

    (songs)
    Zutons - Valerie
    Cat Power - Lived In Bars

    I was also surprised that Muse's new album was better than I expected, and the Raconteurs almost lived up to expectation.

    So what are everyone else's choice picks from 2006?
     
  2. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

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    Album for me has to be:-

    The Kooks: Inside In Inside Out

    Track:-

    Razorlight: In the Morning

    Jokester
     
  3. sneakyd

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    Joined: Oct 23, 2002

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    Location: Dundee

    Snow Patrol - Eyes Open

    Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

    :o :o
     
  4. THMRK

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    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 4,548

    Location: Glasgow, Rock City.

    Albums:
    Cursive - Happy Hollow
    Set Your Goals - Mutiny!
    Rise Against - The Sufferer & the Witness,
    AFI - Decemberunderground...

    Song: Cursive - Bad Science.
     
  5. sinister_stu

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    Surely you're joking? They're music sounds pretty derivative to me, not outstanding by any stretch of the imagination.

    I can't think of an album that has really stood out from the rest so far this year. Plenty to come though so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

    [Edit: keep forgetting to look for the new cursive album, thanks for reminding me]
     
  6. Carzy

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    Happy Hollow took me a few listens to get into, but I absolutely love it now. Definitely one of my favourites so far this year.

    A Lily - Wake:Sleep is a fantastic minimal chilled electronica album released this year.

    Amusement Parks on Fire - Out Of The Angeles - brilliant album, post-rock-esque with a larger indie feel to it than a standard post-rock album.

    Khoma - The Second Wave - great heavy rock/metal album.

    Matchbook Romance - Voices - "emo" goodness

    Russian Circles - Enter - mindblowingly impressive debut of this post-metal/rock band. Awesome drumming.

    Mono - You Are There - it's Mono, need I say more? Post-rock done by one of the masters of the genre.

    Wolfmother - Wolfmother - damn good all-out rock affair.

    Venetian Snares - Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms - not on the same level as something like Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett but still an enjoyable breaks/hardcore/dnb/electronica album.

    The Timeout Drawer - Alone EP - sadly, a very short record (20-25 minutes), but shows a lot of potential for the LP. Well constructed post-rock.

    Alexisonfire - Crisis - wicked follow up to Watch Out! (and sticks much more closely to Watch Out! than the self-titled rubbish album)

    And the new The Mars Volta just happens to be amazing ;)

    Song wise?

    Cursive - Bad Sects
    Amusement Parks On Fire - A Star Is Born
    Russian Circles - Carpe
     
  7. ballistic

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    Chico-Its Chico Time

    Really all the released songs this year have been trully awful.
     
  8. THMRK

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    I fell in love with it instantly. Tims voice is fantastic on it and it's nice to hear Teds voice more. I honestly don't thint that there is a bad song on that album. The horns work well and all the lyrics and subject material is fantastic. Actually my favourite Cursive album. I prefer it over The Ugly Organ.
     
  9. j00ni

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    Wolfmother's album is a good call, not complicated or particularly clever, just unadulterated brilliant rock

    Doesn't have to be a big single, or even a released single - are you saying you don't think there is a single decent song released this year!?
     
  10. ballistic

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    some decent stuffm but nothing that stands out for me so far
     
  11. Carzy

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    Can't be looking very hard...
     
  12. cleanbluesky

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    Poor crop so far...

    10k days sticks out

    Carzy, where do you hear about most of those bands?
     
  13. Mr.Orb

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    Here are a few of my favourite songs so far.

    Muse - Knights Of Cydonia

    Feeder - Lost And Found

    Keane - Is It Any Wonder

    My favourite Album: Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2006
  14. "andy"

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    love the wolfmother album but tbh i havent listened to that many new albums this year :(

    been some very good greatest hits albums but i dont think they count
     
  15. A5H

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    Lamb of god - Redneck
    Slayer - Cult
    KSE - This fire burns

    I can't even think of any recent albums of enjoyed :/

    Oh well. Christ illusion will be good. Due 8th august.
     
  16. Weebull

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    Good man! I saw her live in Leeds on friday night, her voice is just as strong and amazing in person. :)

    Definitely a quality album too. Slightly prefer the last one though, mainly because Us is my favourite song of hers.
     
  17. Grandmaster Fap!

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    Strapping young lad - The new black

    Strapping young lad - You suck
     
  18. iCraig

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    Agreed.
     
  19. The Edge

    Soldato

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    Much as it pains me because there are some very mediocre tracks on it the album i've played most is Inside In / Inside Out by the Kooks.

    Doesn't really say much for this year though does it?
     
  20. j00ni

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    It says nothing about this years music. All it says is that you have been listening to pap :p

    edit: or have rubbish taste, but I'll assume the former unless proven otherwise ;)