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Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:17 pm

I'm just in the process of getting the poll together for the 2016 best albums, and I know there have been a few posts here and there with some lists/suggestions. Here's a thread where you can post your favorite albums (but by no means restricted to 10) and get some ideas for a few albums you may have missed.

I'll post my shortlist soon!

The official poll can be found here (only votes using the poll will be counted, so don't assume posting here will be)

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:18 pm

Ok, albums I've enjoyed this year which might make my top 10 (in no particular order):

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Wrong - Wrong
Deftones - Gore
Graves at Sea - The Curse That Is
Gojira - Magma
Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us
Architects - All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Beastwars - The Death of All Things
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
The Drones - Feelin Kinda Free
Pears - Green Star
The Claypool Lennon Delerium - Monolith of Phobos
Meek is Murder - Was
Surgical Meth Machine - Surgical Meth Machine
Odonis Odonis - Post Plague
Revocation - Great Is Our Sin
Totally Unicorn - Dream Life
65daysofstatic - No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
Slaves - Take Control
Opeth - Sorceress
Russian Circles - Guidance
Every Time I Die - Low Teens
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
Multicult - Position Release
Mouth of the Architect - Path of Eight
Khemmis - Hunted
Whores. - Gold
The Nation Blue - Black/Blue
Animals as Leaders - The Madness of Many
Helmet - Dead to the World
Superheist - Ghosts of the Social Dead
Demdike Star - Wonderland
Red Fang - Only Ghosts
Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Arc
A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
The Ruiner - The Ruiner
Wormrot - Voices
Magrudergrind - II

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Calfium Jay » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:48 pm

In order of greatness -


VALERIO TRICOLI - CLONIC EARTH
VENETIAN SNARES - TRADITIONAL SYNTHESIZER MUSIC
ULVER - ATGCLVLSSCAP
MATHEW REVERT & VANESSA ROSSETTO - EARNEST RUBBISH
THE ORB - CHILL OUT WORLD
OREN AMBARCHI - HUBRIS
GRAHAM LAMBKIN - COMMUNITY
THE HORN - THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
LUSTMORD - DARK MATTER
VATICAN SHADOW - MEDIA IN THE SERVICE OF TERROR



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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Ravenpig » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:09 pm

Damn it. I just realized I did a terrible job of listening to new albums this year.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:06 pm

I have 6 albums locked in right now. I have like 5 or so albums I still need to check out plus a bunch of stuff that needs another listen.

Locked in favs:

Real Enemies - Darcy James Argue's Secret Enemies

Blackstar - David Bowie

Centres - Ian William Craig

Floa - Mammal Hands

Guidance - Russian Circles

Selebeyone - Selebeyone
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:14 pm

I imagine Revocation is one of those in the "5 or so" albums?

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Re: Best albums of 2016

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by xZ1mM3r » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:05 am

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailors Guide To Earth

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by basejumper » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:46 pm

Always love seeing what everyone is listening to!
Thanks for all the good suggestions!

Here are a few of mine...






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Re: Best albums of 2016

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I have a bunch more to go through but probably won't get to them before the end of the year :x
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by bonebroke » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:11 pm

Favorite 2016 albums:
Claypool Lennon Dellerium
Hope Six Demolition Project

Best shows I saw in 2016:
Tool (Jan)
Prince (March)
Jeff Beck/Buddy Guy/Carlos Santana (Aug)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual show (Sept)

Hopefully this will be good: Claypool Lennon Dellerium (Dec 31) ...usually don't go out on amateur night but I dig this album

Shows I'm looking forward to in 2017:
PJ Harvey
APC

Albums I'd like to hear in 2017:
Prince vault release

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by edin » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:14 am

Skin Crime - Case Studies in Early Taxidermy Techniques

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by fortysixand2 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:14 pm

Hmm let's see if I can remember which albums I enjoyed in 2016

Big Business - Command Your Weather
Council Estate Electronics - Arktika
Deftones - Gore
Future - Purple Reign
Gojira - Magma
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
Mamiffer - The World Unseen
Melvins - Basses Loaded
Melvins - Three Men and A Baby
Mono - Requiem for Hell
Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
Russian Circles - Guidance
Sumac - What One Becomes
Swans - The Glowing Man

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by petemasterpete » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:27 pm

After the top 4, it was pretty much a toss up so I essentially ordered them by the sheer 'on repeat' nature of, or number of quality listens they received. I feel like I've listened to less new music (and music in general) than any other year since I can remember:

BLACK STAR - DAVID BOWIE

GOLD - WHORES.

THE IMPOSSIBLE KID - AESOP ROCK

POST PLAGUE - ODONIS ODONIS

DISSOCIATION - DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

GUIDANCE - RUSSIAN CIRCLES

GORE - DEFTONES

THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON - MESHUGGAH

THE BONES OF A DYING WORLD - IF THESE TREES COULD TALK

THE CURSE THAT IS - GRAVES AT SEA


Others I considered or are definitely worth a listen:

Multicult - Position Remote (just found this band this year and like their previous releases, too)
Zeal & Ardor - (very rarely do you hear so many genres intermingled cohesively ... the EP-like length of this release is the only thing keeping it off the list)
Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows (another fine offering from these guys)
Truckfighters - V (really never got enough listens just due to the number of quality records that hit at the same time
Seven Sisters of Sleep - Ezekial's Hag (haven't listened to it in month's but specifically remember it standing out at the start of the year)
Red Fang - Only Ghosts (Best release since their first record from my point of view)
Beast Wars - The Death of All Things (Another solid release, but I think I like the previous efforts a touch more)
Mammifer - The World Unseen (very pretty tunes here)
Merchant - Suzerian (Pretty solid Melbourne Doom-ish-ness ... Vox could use some variation, but decent stuff)
Lord Mantis - Nice Teeth Whore (only an EP, but their last full length made my list, so it's worth a listen unless you're Kittaan)
Disposessed - Insurgency (Aboriginal metal band with a harsh message)
Oathbreaker - Rheia (not nearly my favorite band, but if you dig deafheaven and similar bands, you'll probably like this)
Youth Code - Commitment to Complications (electronic music almost directly influenced by classic elctro-industrial bands everyone knows well)
Sumac - What One Becomes (Better than the first release but nowhere near as good as OMG or Isis, so still kinda meh)
Ulver - atgclvlsscap (Haven't listened to it in a bit, but I recall liking quite a few tracks on this record)

Disappointing Records I was looking forward to:

Gojira - Magma (barely even listened to it ... seemed like they dumbed down their writing and became too formulaic compared to their other offering)
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool (what a fucking snooze fest ... I'm still bored of it and I haven't listened to it in months)
Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us (probably in the top 3 records I wanted to hear this year and it has it's moments, but seems overly forced in several parts)
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:04 pm

10. NxWorries . Yes Lawd!
9. Leonard Cohen . You Want It Darker
8. Michael Kiwanuka . Love & Hate
7. Kool Keith . Feature Magnetic
6. K-Dot . Untitled Unmastered
5. Esperanza Spalding. Emily's D+Evolution
4. Sturgill Simpson . A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Radiohead . A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Kaytranada . 99.9%
1. David Bowie . Black Star
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by xZ1mM3r » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:51 pm

Bill Hilly wrote:10. NxWorries . Yes Lawd!
9. Leonard Cohen . You Want It Darker
8. Michael Kiwanuka . Love & Hate
7. Kool Keith . Feature Magnetic
6. K-Dot . Untitled Unmastered
5. Esperanza Spalding. Emily's D+Evolution
4. Sturgill Simpson . A Sailor's Guide to Earth
3. Radiohead . A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Kaytranada . 99.9%
1. David Bowie . Black Star
Amazing list.

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:25 pm

Thanks man. I actually made a mistake by not including the new De La Soul in my Top 10. It was a good year in music when I have 20 albums that could make my top 10 list.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:48 pm

Just in case you missed it from the blog, here are the Fourtheye readers top 10:

1. Deftones – Gore
2. Gojira – Magma
3. Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason
4. Russian Circles – Guidance
5. Opeth – Sorceress
6. David Bowie – Blackstar
7. The Swans – The Glowing Man
8. Cult of Luna & Julia Christmas – Mariner
9. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
10. Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation

I'll probably do mine either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lazy I am.

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:50 pm

While the top 10 was pretty predictable for the most part (though I didn't expect Cult of Luna to rate so highly) I was a little surprised that the Tribe Called Quest album didn't even get a single vote. It was a great album, and will most likely make my top 10. Maybe it's a little too edgy for all you Trump voters?

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:51 pm

It wasn't bad
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Calfium Jay » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:01 pm

I voted Trump.


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Re: Best albums of 2016

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Yeah, we know.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by lukas » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:10 pm

Truckfighters - V.
best album of the year. period.

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:03 pm

Was also a little surprised how few votes the Red Fang album got. Despite being mostly more of the same it was a pretty good album. I'm guessing it got lost in the flurry of releases in Oct/Nov 2016?

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:54 pm

It's on my list
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