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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by earthrocker » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:04 am

Short List (not in order of preference yet):

Rammstein - Rammstein (Industrial, Metal)
Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (Psychedelia, soul, funk, instrumental rock, dub)
Lo-Pan - Subtle ( Groove Rock)
Electric Octopus - Smile (Psychedelia, Jazz, Blues) - Top 3
Villagers of Ioannina City - Age of Aquarius (stoner rock, psychedelic rock, post rock) - Top 3
Brant Bjork - Jacoozzi (Jazz, Funk)
John Coltrane - Blue World (Jazz)
Kamchatka - Hoodoo Lighting (Stoner Rock)
Sturgill Simpson - Sound and Fury (Country, Rock)
Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear (Metal)
Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen (Black Metal, Shoegaze) - not a huge black metal fan at all, one always slips in though! - Top 5
TM404 - Telomic Ghost LP (Electronica, drone)
The Claypool Lennon - Delirium South of Reality (Psych Rock)
Swans - leaving meeting (Experimental)
Big Business - The Best You Are (Hard Rock, Sludgey)
Ash Grunwald - Mojo (Blues Rock)
John Garcia and the Band of Gold - John Garcia (Stoner rock)
Lindemann - F&M (Rammstein-esq)
Ashley Henry - Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (Jazz)
The Hu - The Gereg - Probably Top 10

Close but no cigar:
Devin Townsend - Empath (Experiemental)
Fat Freddy's Drop - Special Edition Part 1 (Dub, Reggae)
DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age (Funk, Hip-Hop, Soul etc etc)
Heilung - Futha (Pagan, Viking, Folklore, Hobbits, Goblins and all that)

Updates to come probably...but I'll leave you for now with this bomb of a track...

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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by Busty McCracken » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:27 am

earthrocker wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:04 am
Short List (not in order of preference yet):

Rammstein - Rammstein (Industrial, Metal)
Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (Psychedelia, soul, funk, instrumental rock, dub)
Lo-Pan - Subtle ( Groove Rock)
Electric Octopus - Smile (Psychedelia, Jazz, Blues) - Top 3
Villagers of Ioannina City - Age of Aquarius (stoner rock, psychedelic rock, post rock) - Top 3
Brant Bjork - Jacoozzi (Jazz, Funk)
John Coltrane - Blue World (Jazz)
Kamchatka - Hoodoo Lighting (Stoner Rock)
Sturgill Simpson - Sound and Fury (Country, Rock)
Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear (Metal)
Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen (Black Metal, Shoegaze) - not a huge black metal fan at all, one always slips in though! - Top 5
TM404 - Telomic Ghost LP (Electronica, drone)
The Claypool Lennon - Delirium South of Reality (Psych Rock)
Swans - leaving meeting (Experimental)
Big Business - The Best You Are (Hard Rock, Sludgey)
Ash Grunwald - Mojo (Blues Rock)
John Garcia and the Band of Gold - John Garcia (Stoner rock)
Lindemann - F&M (Rammstein-esq)
Ashley Henry - Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (Jazz)
The Hu - The Gereg - Probably Top 10

Close but no cigar:
Devin Townsend - Empath (Experiemental)
Fat Freddy's Drop - Special Edition Part 1 (Dub, Reggae)
DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age (Funk, Hip-Hop, Soul etc etc)
Heilung - Futha (Pagan, Viking, Folklore, Hobbits, Goblins and all that)

Updates to come probably...but I'll leave you for now with this bomb of a track...

You warmed the cockles of my heart just now, I want you to know this.

And get fucked I had no idea Khruangbin released a new one this year. On first song now, I may need to amend my list haha.

And yeh I had Fat Freddys on there until the last minute and realised it was my love for the band and not the album itself that had it there so left it out. Better than their last effort but still falls short.
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by earthrocker » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:42 am

Busty McCracken wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:27 am
You warmed the cockles of my heart just now, I want you to know this.

And get fucked I had no idea Khruangbin released a new one this year. On first song now, I may need to amend my list haha.

And yeh I had Fat Freddys on there until the last minute and realised it was my love for the band and not the album itself that had it there so left it out. Better than their last effort but still falls short.
haha. its great we do have similar tastes my friend! Fat Freddy's been hit and miss for a couple of album cycles now.

Off the back of my last post...

Someone on the front page of Fourtheye mentioned a band called Alcest...and yes thank you a very good album and now straight onto the shortlist.

So a few more to the list are:

Alcest - Spritual Instinct (Post-Rock, if you like Isis...get on this!)
Bask - III (Americana, Stoner Rock, Post-Rock and Psychedelic)
Dub Trio - The Shape of Dub To Come (thanks Hellboy - had listened to this album, but your list reminded me of it)

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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by Bill Hilly » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:02 pm

Bon Iver - I,I
Chemical Brothers - No Geography
Apparat - LP5
King Gizzard - Fishing for Fishies
Thom Yorke - Anima
The Comet is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
MadGibbs - Bandana
Clipping. - There Existed an Addiction to Blood
Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places
Tool - Fear Inoculum
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by basejumper » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:24 am

Busty McCracken wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:27 am
earthrocker wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:04 am
Short List (not in order of preference yet):

Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (Psychedelia, soul, funk, instrumental rock, dub)
Electric Octopus - Smile (Psychedelia, Jazz, Blues) - Top 3
Villagers of Ioannina City - Age of Aquarius (stoner rock, psychedelic rock, post rock) - Top 3
You warmed the cockles of my heart just now, I want you to know this.

And get fucked I had no idea Khruangbin released a new one this year. On first song now, I may need to amend my list haha.

It warms the cockles of my heart to see some of the bands I've shared on here to make it into your lists for the year.

I love Khruangbin but it's just remixes of their older material. I don't think it's eligible for the AOTY.

I'm still putting together my list for this year. I've missed so much since a good portion of my listening time this year has been dedicated to TooL.
Thanks all for your lists and suggestions.
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by Busty McCracken » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:32 am

basejumper wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:24 am
Busty McCracken wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:27 am
earthrocker wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:04 am
Short List (not in order of preference yet):

Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (Psychedelia, soul, funk, instrumental rock, dub)
Electric Octopus - Smile (Psychedelia, Jazz, Blues) - Top 3
Villagers of Ioannina City - Age of Aquarius (stoner rock, psychedelic rock, post rock) - Top 3
You warmed the cockles of my heart just now, I want you to know this.

And get fucked I had no idea Khruangbin released a new one this year. On first song now, I may need to amend my list haha.

It warms the cockles of my heart to see some of the bands I've shared on here to make it into your lists for the year.

I love Khruangbin but it's just remixes of their older material. I don't think it's eligible for the AOTY.

I'm still putting together my list for this year. I've missed so much since a good portion of my listening time this year has been dedicated to TooL.
Thanks all for your lists and suggestions.
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by earthrocker » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:23 am

1) Villagers of Ioannina City - Age of Aquarius
2) Big Business - The Best You Are
3) Rammstein - Rammstein
4) Ashley Henry - Beautiful Vinyl Hunter
5) Electric Octopus - Smile
6) The Hu - The Gereg
7) Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo
8) King Gizzard - Fishing For Fishes
9) Lo-Pan - Subtle
10 Kamchatka - Hoodoo Lighting
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by basejumper » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:55 pm

Well crap... I switched computers this year and I can't retrieve some of my old bookmarks! Guess my top albums will be a little limited. Here is a partial compilation of some decent albums Ive listened to this year.

2019 albums - Top 11 - no particular order... except for the first one!

- TooL - Fear Inoculum
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- Papir - VI

- Hashshashin - Badakhshan

- Redscale - Feed them to the Lions

- Pseudo Mind Hive - Of seers and sirens

- Villagers of Ionnina City - Age of Aquarius

- King Solomon - King Solomon

- Old Gods - Valley of the Sun

- Stonerror - Widow in Black

- Mantra Machine - Heliosphere

- Low Fen - Low Fen (song #5, 7End... how would you pronounce? :? )

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- We Lost the Sea - Triumph & Disaster
- Gorm - Gorm
- Superfat - Gualdal
- El Supremo - Clarity through distortion
- Ulver - Drone Activity
- Spiral Guru - Void
- Electric Octopus - Smile
- Arrowhead - Coven of the snake
- Sandveiss - Scream Queen
- Minus Green - Equals Zero
- Front Line Assembly - Wake up the Coma
- Sleeping Tree - Sleeping Tree
- Temnee - Dialetics
- The Great Machine - Greatestits
- Planet of Zeus - Faith in Physics
- Dope Default - Imprisoned
- Elder - The gold and silver sessions EP
- Lamagaia - Garage space Volume 1
- Space Raptor - Galactic shenanigans
- Comacozer - Mydriasis
- Hazemaze - Hymns of the damned
- Deaf Radio - Modern Panic
- Surya - Overthrown
- Murmuration - Suns of the tundra
- Rama - Everything is one
- Pelegrin - Al-Mahruqa
- Saturna - Atlantis
- Lo-Pan - Subtle
- Velvet Trip - Velvet Trip and the Six Moon Skies (Hendrix baby!)
- Spaceslug - Eye the Tide
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by liz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:53 pm

So nice to see that Nick Cave and the bad seed's - Ghosteen made the fourtheye final ten - well technically 11 I guess because we all know who won. And thanks for your lists those conscientious enough to put them here, still so much I haven't listened to and despite some of the top ten albums I still think some people here have great picks!

I'm looking forward to HB's list and it better have Death Atlas on it.
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by Calfium Jay » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:51 pm

Opeth?

Opeth?!?!?

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fucking hell....


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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by Busty McCracken » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:08 pm

Cheers for the heads up, didn't know the 10 had been published. Link below for anyone else like me that never checks the homescreen.

Surprised to see theres enough slipknot fans on here to get them into the top 10.

https://www.fourtheye.net/2019/12/fourt ... s-of-2019/
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Post by hellboy » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:25 pm

Slipknot get voted in every time they release an album, so I'm not as surprised as you are! Thankfully Korn didn't get the same kudos.

Fourtheye top 10s typically tend to represent the most popular bands, more than the best albums. I can't say I was surprised to see Opeth despite it not being their best work at number 1 - they are popular among Tool fans.

I was surprised to see Leprous and Alcest in the list though.

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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by tys0n » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:31 pm

Tool tour Europe for the first time in decades and suddenly a top ten album list for a Tool fan site has a strong European contingent, makes sense to me.
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by Busty McCracken » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:57 pm

I'm mainly disappointed that villagers of ioannina city missed out, followed closely by Tool. I would have thought they'd come close to making top 10, but I guess that's what happens when you keep your fans in the dark for so long.
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Post by hellboy » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:55 pm

Busty McCracken wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:57 pm
I'm mainly disappointed that villagers of ioannina city missed out, followed closely by Tool. I would have thought they'd come close to making top 10, but I guess that's what happens when you keep your fans in the dark for so long.
villagers of ioannina city barely got a look in I'm afraid - only 2 votes.

FYI here's a list of albums that got more than 1 vote:

A Dawn to Fear - Cult of Luna
In Cauda Veneum-Opeth
Admission - Torche
Age of Aquarius - Villagers of Ionnina City -
Big Big Train - Grand Tour
Big Business - The Best You Are
Birth of Violence - Chelsea Wolfe
Blood Year - Russian Circles
Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas
Corpse Flower - Mike Patton & Jean Claude Vannier
Desert Sessions - vol 11 & 12
Distance Over Time - Dream Theater
Empath-Devin Townsend
Face Stabber - Oh Sees
Final Transmission - Cave In
Ghosteen - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Gold & Grey - Baroness
I Am Easy to Find - The National
Infest the Rat's Nest - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Nighttime Stories - Pelican
Noctiluca - Helms Alee
Norman Fucking Rockwell - Lana Del Rey
Pitfalls - Leprous
Rammstein - Rammstein
Schlagenheim - Black Midi
Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
The Nothing - Korn
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality
Spiritual Instinct - Alcest
War Music - Refused

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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by tys0n » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:18 pm

So people failed to vote in the poll but posted here weren't included? (Obviously I guess)

Because just off the top of my head Lightning Bolt, Clipping & Freddie Gibbs/Madlib got more than one vote in this thread alone.

I guess it's the silent majority voting for Korn and Dream Theater.
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Post by hellboy » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:23 pm

tys0n wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:18 pm
So people failed to vote in the poll but posted here weren't included? (Obviously I guess)
Correct, you had to use the poll. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.

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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by Busty McCracken » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:02 pm

hellboy wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:09 am
You can submit entries for the official Fourtheye poll at the link below:

https://forms.gle/3BCjdBYinu6azvrZ9

Don't vote for Fear Inoculum though, as I won't be counting those (we all know it'd win).
Im guessing your being facetious with that apology, coz seemed pretty clear to me.
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by tys0n » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:18 pm

Just found it strange Cal is complaining about a poll result he took no part in.
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Post by Busty McCracken » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:24 am

You're surprised?
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by tys0n » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:30 am

Just thought if you were going to post your list here, you'd vote in the official thread as well.

Guess I can call out Liz and Bill Hilly for not voting officially either unless there is some sort of conspiracy afoot.
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Post by hellboy » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:38 am

Liz did vote informally, just after I closed the poll, however her votes made no difference except for the fact that Lightning Bolt would have appeared in above list.

None of Bill's voted would have made a difference either, and I suspect that's why he didn't bother. Why vote when you just get Trump or Opeth winning anyway?

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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by tys0n » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:46 am

Liz's informal votes can't melt steel beams is all I'm saying.
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by Busty McCracken » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:21 am

Her looks can though. It's her very own blue steel.
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Re: Best Albums of 2019

Post by tys0n » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:27 am

Well not to tell tales but I've heard she can even make boats stop whistling.
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