Best albums of 2016

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:35 pm

I didn't even get to put in my official list because I was on vacation. But I always seem to listen to about 30 or so albums at the end of the year anyways. After still processing some superb shit that came out last minute from last year and just sleeping on some other stuff, my list has changed quite a bit. Overall, I thought this was a great year for music. A bunch of honorable mentions (too many to name) that have been posted by others on here.

10. Kaytranada. 99.9%
9. Tribe . We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
8. De La Soul. and the Anonymous Nobody...
7. K-Dot . Untitled Unmastered
6. Esperanza Spalding. Emily's D+Evolution
5. Nine Inch Nails . Not the Actual Events
4. Run the Jewels . RTJ3
3. Radiohead . A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Danny Brown . Atrocity Exhibition
1. David Bowie . Black Star
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by bonebroke » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:19 pm

Added Emily's D+Evolution to my best of 2016 list.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:09 pm

How was that Claypool Lennon Dellerium show? That album and Hope Six Demolition Project are both great.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:01 pm

I finally got around to posting my top 10. Here they are:

1. Gojira - Magma
2. Everytime I Die - Low Teens
3. Red Fang - Only Ghosts
4. A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
5. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Sex Prisoner - Tannhauser Gate
7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
8. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
9. Wrong - Wrong
10. Meek Is Murder - Was

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by bonebroke » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:17 pm

Bill Hilly wrote:How was that Claypool Lennon Dellerium show? That album and Hope Six Demolition Project are both great.
It was a really cool. I even liked Duo de Twang and Primus.

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Les was clear, up front in the sound category, both bass and vocals. Sean not as much. I got to hear Boomerang Baby and Mr. Wright.
Beginning of the show the did an homage to Carrie Fisher playing a recorded tape of the last song on album, 'There's no underwear in space'. It was perfect.

Crowd was really there to see Primus. It was the 25th anniversary of NYE Primus shows in the Bay Area.
At least that's what they said. Everybody gets the posters just like Tool shows. Signed and unsigned.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:52 pm

Lennon Claypool Delerium was probably number 11. on my list. Was unlucky to miss out!

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:21 am

Awesome seeing all the love for Claypool and Lennon. Midnight Sun from Lennon's other project, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, is a hell of an album.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:29 pm

I can't be bothered adding the album names, but here's a list of all the artists that got at least 4 votes in the 2016 poll (in order):

Deftones
Gojira
Meshuggah
Russian Circles
Opeth
David Bowie
Swans
Cult of Luna
Radiohead
Dillinger Escape Plan

Metallica
Neurosis
Devin Townsend
Ghost
Katatonia
Chevelle
Whores
Iggy Pop
Nick Cave
Sumac
Animals As leaders
Megadeth
PJ Harvey
Claypool Lennon Delerium
Oathbreaker
NIN
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Nails
Melvins
Steven Wilson
Haken
Crowbar
Dalek
Helmet
Tesseract
Filter
Giraffe Tongue orchestra
Khemmis
Korn
Mogwai
Pallbearer
Periphery
Local Natives
Surgical Meth Machine
Aesop Rock
Kanye West
Thrice
Nothing
Truckfighters
Anciients
Frank Ocean
Death Grips
Every Time I Die
Red Fang

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:41 pm

That Pallbearer release was only three songs, two of which were just covers. And that got 4 votes?

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:49 pm

UndKeineZwEier wrote:That Pallbearer release was only three songs, two of which were just covers. And that got 4 votes?
Most people just listen to a limited set of artists. Listing that Pallbearer album probably suggests they only listened to about 10 new releases in 2016.

I probably just should have put a line through votes with Korn in it, but really wanted petemasterpetes input so left them there.

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:09 pm

My list anyways is:

Blackstar - David Bowie
Floa - Mammal Hands
Guidance - Russian Circles
Centres - Ian William Craig
The Glowing Man - Swans
Only Ghosts - Red Fang
Real Enemies - Darcy James Argue's Secret Enemies
IV - Black Mountain
Lost Themes II - John Carpenter
Selebeyone - Selebeyone
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Ravenpig » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:40 pm

The NIN EP counts as an album?
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:54 pm

EPs count for the sake of this poll. They always have.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:01 pm

Yep, EPs are fine, it's greatest hits, live albums and other compilations that don't.

If NIN had released a few weeks earlier I have no doubt it would have made top 10.

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Ravenpig » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:49 am

I guess it was my album of the year then, but I did a terrible job of listening to new stuff last year.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:47 pm

The NIN EP was so good that I considered it an album. That RHCP album though.........
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:59 pm

I actually listened to that RHCP album. It was balls

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Post by Calfium Jay » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:46 pm

So.....I'm guessing (once again) nobody bothered with my Top 10 recommendations.


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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:02 pm

Calfium Jay wrote:So.....I'm guessing (once again) nobody bothered with my Top 10 recommendations.


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I've checked out a few of them, not all of them (once again)

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Calfium Jay wrote:So.....I'm guessing (once again) nobody bothered with my Top 10 recommendations.


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I see some familiar stuff on your list. I will check out what I haven't heard when I get some time. I was jamming Syro today at my house. Awesome album. I think you had that on your list a couple years ago.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:06 am

RTJ3 is a pretty solid album - enjoying it!

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:18 am

As much as I love RTJ3, I haven't listened to it in weeks because I cannot stop listening to Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition. Insane instrumentals.
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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:30 pm

Bill Hilly wrote:As much as I love RTJ3, I haven't listened to it in weeks because I cannot stop listening to Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition. Insane instrumentals.
Have added it to my queue

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by hellboy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:18 pm

hellboy wrote:
Bill Hilly wrote:As much as I love RTJ3, I haven't listened to it in weeks because I cannot stop listening to Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition. Insane instrumentals.
Have added it to my queue
Had a listen, didn't do much for me tbh.

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Re: Best albums of 2016

Post by Bill Hilly » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:21 am

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