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Fourtheye Best Albums of 2017

Post by hellboy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:54 am

I've been a bit slack this year, and haven't been particularly organised with the poll, but here it is!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... sp=sf_link

I'm usually hesitant to commit to a top 10 until a bit later, but here is a somewhat unmoderated list of albums I've enjoyed in 2017 (ordered by when they were added to my GPM playlist):

Sepultura - Machine Messiah
Code Orange - Forever
Uniform - Wake In Fright
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin
Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
Ocean Grove - The Rhapsody Tapes
Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now
Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy
Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
Dead Kelly - Australian Made
Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora
Mindsnare - Unholy Rush
Pallbearer - Heartless
Steel Panther - Lower the Bar
Body Count - Bloodlust
Havok - Conformicide
STNNNG - Veterans of Pleasure
The Black Angels - Death Song
Terror - The Walls Will Fall
Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Consciousness
He Is Legend - few
At The Drive-In - in*ter a*li*a
John Frum - A Stirring in the Noos
Hiboux - Command the Earth to Swallow Me Up
Bad Cop/Bad Cop - Warriors
Beast Modulus - Being
Municipal Waste - Slime and Punishment
Bison - You Are Not The Ocean, You Are The Patient
88 Finger Louie - Thank You for Being a Friend
Decapitated - Anticult
Dead Cross - Dead Cross
Justice for the Damned - Dragged Through the Dirt
The National - Sleep Well Beast
The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
Death From Above 1979 - Outrage! Is Now
Living Colour - Shade
Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage
Motherslug - The Electric Dunes of Titan
Primus - The Desaturating Seven
Metz - Strange Peace
Unsane - Sterilize
Daniele Luppi - MILANO
The Body & Full of Hell - Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light
Dale Crover - The Fickle Finger of Fate
Melvins - A Walk With Love And Death
Dyscarnate - With All Their Might
Mutoid Man - War Moans
The Haunted - Strength In Numbers
Glassjaw - Material Control
Laibach - ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
Circle - Terminal

There's a bunch of albums I hope to listen to in the next couple of weeks, so feel free to make some more suggestions.

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Re: Fourtheye Best Albums of 2017

Post by Calfium Jay » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:23 pm

(Sort of) in order:

Circle - Terminal
Aaron Dilloway - The Gag File
Godflesh - Post Self
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
Prurient - Rainbow Mirror
Slowdive - Slowdive
William Basinski - A Shadow In Time
Andrea Belfi - Ore
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
Wolves In The throne Room - Thrice Woven

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Post by Bill Hilly » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:14 pm

1. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
2. Roger Waters - Is This the Life We Really Want?
3. Spoon - Hot Thoughts
4. NIN - Add Violence EP
5. Robert Plant - Carry Fire
6. Brockhampton - Saturation I, II, and III
7. Kung Fu Kenny - DAMN.
8. Aimee Mann - Mental Illness
9. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through the War
10. Bonobo - Migration
HM. Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy
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Post by Calfium Jay » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Bill Hilly wrote: 2. Roger Waters - Is This the Life We Really Want?
4. NIN - Add Violence EP

Along with the latest Melvins lp, these two were amongst my most disappointing.
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Post by basejumper » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:20 pm

Nice!
Looking forward to checking out everyone's selections.
Here is my list of albums I enjoyed this year. Have not whittled it down to 10 yet. Still a ton to go through and I'm sure there are a bunch I don;t even know about yet.

Alphabetical w/links for easy listening!

Arson Daily - What's on your mind?
Apodemus - Orbital Elements
Bonobo - Migration
Blockhead - Funeral Balloons
Brand New - Science Fiction
Captives of the Void - Hypnos
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Derelicts
Cosmic Fall - Kick Out The Jams
Dvne - Asheran
Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
Electric Moon - Stardust Rituals
Electric Octopus - Smokyhead
Four Tet - New Energy
Gin Lady - Electric Earth
Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Luciferian Towers
Hadal Sherpa - Hadal Sherpa
Hallucinations inside the Oracle | Øresund Space Collective
Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Passage to Agartha
HѦLFMѦSSED - Downer
I, Captain - Tiid
Kalamata - Disruption
lah - lah
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Lionize - Nuclear Soul
London Grammar - Truth is a beautiful thing
Major Kong - Brace For Impact
Max Richter - Out of the Dark Room
Mother Engine - Hangar
Oh Sees - Orc
PAPIR – V
Puta Volcano - Harmony of Spheres
Quicksand - Interiors
Sleeping Pandora - Quiet Pass
sleepmakeswaves - Made of Breath Only
Sonicatomic - Vibes Addiction
stone from the sky - fuck the sun
The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol- Elevator
The Black Angels - Death Song
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Don’t Get Lost
The Devil And The Almighty Blues "II"
The Sword - Greetings From
The White Flies - The White Flies
Tuber - Out Of The Blue
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Post by basejumper » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:43 am

Calfium Jay wrote: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me

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- - Yesterday I went to a friends funeral, this album was gut wrenching to listen to today.
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Re: Fourtheye Best Albums of 2017

Post by basejumper » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:50 pm

hellboy wrote:
Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy
STNNNG - Veterans of Pleasure
The Black Angels - Death Song - on my list as well
Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Consciousness
He Is Legend - few
At The Drive-In - in*ter a*li*a
Hiboux - Command the Earth to Swallow Me Up
Bad Cop/Bad Cop - Warriors
The National - Sleep Well Beast
Death From Above 1979 - Outrage! Is Now
Motherslug - The Electric Dunes of Titan
Primus - The Desaturating Seven
Melvins - A Walk With Love And Death
Mutoid Man - War Moans


There's a bunch of albums I hope to listen to in the next couple of weeks, so feel free to make some more suggestions.
I liked the ones on your list listed above...

Here are a few on my list that may not make my top 10 but they are the ones I think you'll enjoy the most.
- Dvne - Asheran
- Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
- I, Captain - Tiid (Kinda reminds me of Samsara Blues Experiment who also released an album this year that I forgot to include on my list)
- Kalamata - Disruption
- Major Kong - Brace For Impact
- Max Richter - Out of the Dark Room (to calm you after all that death metal!)(Not sure why but I think Calfium Jay will like this one too.)
- Oh Sees - Orc
- Quicksand - Interiors (TooL fans should stop bitching... it took these guys 22 yrs between releases!)
- sleepmakeswaves - Made of Breath Only (Aussies)
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Re: Fourtheye Best Albums of 2017

Post by hellboy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:40 pm

Wasn't a huge fan of that Quicksand album. In fairness to Tool fans - Quicksand weren't a band for most of those 22 years.

The Elder album is one I need to spend more time with.
I don't seem to have Mastodon on my list - that was certainly one I very much enjoyed this year...

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:03 pm

Shame The Beatles didn't put a new one out this year...
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Post by hellboy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:40 pm

UndKeineZwEier wrote:Shame The Beatles didn't put a new one out this year...
I heard Ringo said they should be done writing at the end of this year, and that 2018 is a "sure thing"

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Post by hellboy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:16 am

Loving this album at the moment - could be a late entry into my top 10:



Voting for the best albums poll closes soon, so get on it!

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Post by basejumper » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:30 pm

OK,
think I have made my decision for the top 10... at least right now! I'll probably change my mind on a few as time goes on but this is my list for the poll.
Elder - Reflections of a floating world
The Black Angels - Death Song
Sonicatomic - Vibes Additction
Oh Sees - Orc
London Grammar - Truth is a beautiful thing
Iah - Iah
Kalamata - Disruption
Apodemus - Orbital Elements
Arson Daily - What's on your mind
Emancipator - Baralku

8-)

others that were in the running but didn't get to listen to them enough to make a decision on them...
Space Lords - Water Planet
Deaf Radio - Alarm
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:33 am

Some of the ones I liked this year:

Orpheus Unsung - Steven Mackey with Jason Treuting

Chalice Hymnal - Grails

Simultonality - Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Death Song - The Black Angels

Emperor of Sand - Mastodon

Small Town - Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan

When You Wish Upon A Star - Bill Frisell

I need to revisit the new Chelsea Wolfe,I enjoyed what I heard of it, but haven't gone back. I haven't really listened to the new QotSA or St Vincent, both of which I feel I should check out sometime.
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:47 pm

So Hiss-Spun by Chelsea Wolfe is now top of my list.
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Post by hellboy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:37 pm

Here are the results of the poll:

http://www.fourtheye.net/2018/01/fourth ... bums-2017/

No huge surprises there (except for one band I hadn't really heard of). I'll do my top 10 later this weekend!

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Post by hellboy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:44 am

Here's my top 10:

Code Orange - Forever
Forever was released early in 2017, but was a constant through out my playlists all year.  The album is on that is full of surprises, and at numerous points on first listen had me wondering if there was something wrong with the stream.  An easy 10/10 for me and first choice for my top 10



Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
The last few albums from <strong>Mastodon</strong> have mostly done away with the progressive angle of their music, and moved towards a more mainstream sound.  With the addition of Brann's clean vocals a few albums ago (he sings on almost every track this time around) the band sites nicely in the niche between the more popular styles of rock.  It's not all bad though, this time around it feels to me like they've almost mastered their current sound, and <strong>Emperor of Sand</strong> is by far the best of their "standard rock" albums.  It culminates with a slightly more progressive track - <em>Jaguar God</em>, which was probably my favorite song of 2017.



Death From Above 1979 - Outrage! Is Now
The second album from these guys since their reformation - the first of which was pretty forgettable.  This one however, seems to up the ante a little - embracing pop a little less, and adding a few heavier and more diverse sounds to the repertoire.  It's also pretty catchy as well!



Dead Cross - Dead Cross
<strong>Dead Cross</strong> are a band made up of <em>Dave Lombardo</em> (of Slayer and Fantomas fame) as well as a couple of guys from noise/grind band <em>The Locust</em> formed.   The asked <em>Mike Patton</em> to join them, and the result was released in 2017.  It's pretty much a straight up hardcore album, and doesn't really add anything new to the genre, but it's a fun listen (not sure what's up with this video though!).



Primus - The Desaturating Seven
<strong>Primus</strong> seem to love <em>Rush</em>, and I always wished they'd head down that prog path a little further.  This album doesn't really sound like Rush, but it is a little more progressive, which is something I can get behind.  My only real criticism of this (and it's a common one) is that it's pretty short, and the songs kinda sound a bit samey.  Still, it's a good same, and an album I'm happy to include in my top 10.



Employed to Serve - The Warmth of a Dying Sun
A late arrive to my playlists for 2017, the track <em>I Spend My Days (Wishing Them Away)</em> has one of the chunkiest riffs I've heard in quite some time.  The rest of the album is pretty great as well!



Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
These guys are the cool new metal band, seeming reaching countless top 10 lists in 2017.  It's easy to discount these hype bands sometimes, but in this case the album is a great collection of thrashy metal, with no real dull moments.  Dig your teeth into it!


The Black Angels - Death Song

I love a good psychedelic rock album, and I thought this year was a pretty quiet one for this genre.  <strong>The Black Angels</strong> didn't disappoint though, with what I think might be their best album yet.

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Couch Slut - Contempt
This Wisconsin punk band <strong>Couch Slut</strong> released an abrasive collection of noisy tunes in July this year,  and it's an album I keep coming back too.  The lyrics and vocals as are confronting as their name suggests, but containing within the chaos is some pretty great songwriting.


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Re: Fourtheye Best Albums of 2017

Post by basejumper » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:55 am

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Here is a good one I missed.

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