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LOVED LIST 2K17 - THE IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG I DONT WANNA BE ALT-RIGHT EDITION

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  • For sure the weirdest thing they've done in a long time
  • <3 Man Of Oil
  • yuuup, it's like a blend of their folksy days with some of the electronic experimentation of their later period. just gorgeous.
  • man of oil is my SOTY no doubt
  • meme list meme fuck you;

    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
    Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (10)
    Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind the Sun (strong 8)
    Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil (strong 8)
    Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage (strong 8)
    A7PHA - A7PHA (decent 8)
    Mac Demarco - This Old Dog (decent 8)
    The Necks - Unfold (decent 8)
    Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (decent 8)
    King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana (light 8)
    Animal Collective - Meeting of the Waters (light 8)
    Sun Araw - The Saddle Of The Increate (light 8)
    Clap! Clap! - A Thousand Skies (light 8)

    Honourable mentions:
    Foxygen - Hang (strong 7)
    The XX - I See You (decent 7)

    in rotation/need to listen to more;
    Various Artists - Club Chai Vol. 1
    Gas - Narkopop
    Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
    Jonwayne - Rap Album Two
    Porter Ray - Watercolor
    Bing & Ruth - No Home Of The Mind
    Octo Octa - Where Are We Going?
    Sneaks - It's a Myth
    Algiers - The Underside of Power
    Roc Marciano - RoseBudds Revenge
    Caddywhompus - Odd Hours
    Joan Shelley - S/T
    Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
    Juana Molina - Halo
    Arca - S/T

    the other night on a walk I listened to Jlin's Black Origami ... despite having a few tracks which stood out and seemed to have an interesting take on the footwork sound, it was very one note. The tracks seemed to build and fall the same way. The second half provided more cuts which held my attention than the first, tracks like Hatshepsut, 1%, Never Created, Never Destroyed and the closer were interesting additions.
    The first half though ... I can't really tell you about those tracks, they all feel like the same thing.

    I finally listened to A7PHA all the way through as well, and damn was that an intense and energising listen. I was surprised how catchy it was in spots, like Haters Hate It and At the Altar have supremely catchy hooks, despite how dark the record feels.

    and yeah.
    Fleet Foxes gets a 10. I mean the only thing that it doesn't have in regards to my favourite music is timelessness.
    In regards to all the other qualities, it ticks the boxes with flying colours. All the tracks are fantastic, not a single I don't love. the record is beautifully arranged and structured, with multiple layers in the music and lyrics.
    I sincerely don't hand that out lightly, and it's probably gonna be more harshly scrutinised as the year goes on than say ... something with a light 8.
  • Just finished listening to Crack-Up again as well and can confirm that it's perfect.
  • gotta listen to it again
  • I need to re-listen to a bunch of my 8s, for sure.

    9:
    Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
    Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live

    8:
    Perfume Genius - No Shape
    Slowdive - s/t
    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
    Blanck Mass - World Eater
    Spoon - Hot Thoughts
    Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
    GAS - Narkopop
    The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 2
    Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
    Laura Marling - Semper Femina
  • edited June 2017
    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me (10/10)
    Billy Woods - Known Unknowns (9/10)
    Gas - Narkopop (9/10)
    Blanck Mass - World Eater (9/10)
    Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (8.5/10) (could easily go up to a 9 in time so I ain't wanna hear shit)
    Brockhampton - Saturation (8.5/10)
    Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge (8.5/10)
    A7PHA - A7PHA (8.5/10)
    Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (8.5/10)
    Sampha - Process (8.5/10)
    Pallbearer - Heartless (8.5/10)
    Neil Cicierega - Mouth Moods (8.5/10)
    Power Trip - Nightmare Logic (8/10)
    Gucci Mane & Metro Boomin - Droptopwop (8/10)
    King Gizzard - Flying Microtonal Banana (8/10)
    Migos - Culture (8/10)
    Betwetter - Volume 1: Flick Your Tongue Against Your Teeth and Describe the Present. (8/10)
    Immolation - Atonement (8/10)

    EPs:
    Death Grips - Steroids (8.5/10)
    In Disgust - We Should All Die (8/10)

    HM:
    Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
    Pharmakon - Contact
    Code Orange - Forever
    Freddie Gibbs - You Only Live 2wice
    David Bowie - No Plan EP
    William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
    Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikkkan Bada$$
    Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon
    Freddie Gibbs - You Only Live 2wice
    Wiley - Godfather
    Future - Future/Hndrxx

    pending:
    Sufjan & co. - Planetarium
    Sufjan - Carrie & Lowell Live
    Forest Swords - Compassion
    ENDON - Through the Mirror
    Roger Waters - Is This the Life We Really Want?
    Loss - Horizonless
    Porter Ray - Watercolor
    Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
    Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
    Clap! Clap! - A Thousand Skies
    Max Richter - Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works
    Stabscotch - Uncanny Valley

    Quelle Chris - Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often

    trash can:
    Weezer - Feels Like Summer
    The Flaming Lips - Oczly Mlody
    Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
    Clark - Death Peak (yeah this disappointed the shit outta me)
  • The one thing that's catching me in my craw about Crack-Up is that easily my favorite song on the album, and I would even go so far as to say the best song of 2017 and possibly the best Fleet Foxes song, is "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" which was a pre-release track.
  • weirdly for me it's not in my top 3. i may have overplayed it, but i like the less straightforward cuts. the drone part at the end though is awesome
  • That drone section is incredible and I do wish they would've explored that a little more on the album
  • "Fear." is still my favorite track of the year, with "Third of May" being a close second.
  • TTKTTK
    edited June 2017
    This might be one of my rambles here...

    Third of May is the best song start to finish on the record. Or at least just the "Third of May" section, (the ending is great, and an inspired way to close out the track)
    But the album is such a full album experience, that it feels like Third of May is the only thing you can really take out of the context and enjoy fully.

    I love every track, but if I listen to If You Need to Keep Time On Me, - Naiads, Cassadies or On Another Ocean (January / June), I have to listen to the rest to what follows.
    There are moments I enjoy more than Third of May though, like the ending of the title track, or the section at around 4:30 on I Am All That I Need

    And I do not feel that I've over played it, and yesterday I played it in full again (I bought it on CD and went driving) and It is just as emotionally powerful as it ever was.
    I don't know, this album is one of those albums for me. I think I took a break from it a week ago and didn't listen to it for that entire week, but a few days ago I picked it up again and just listen to a track here and there, or even a moment to get buzzed.

    Even though it may not be getting the reception I thought it would, it's still a really special record for me. Not just another indie folk record, not an overblown experiment, but something truly important.
  • I've been stalling a little on playing it too often because I do think I have way more to dig into especially in terms of lyrics, I think I'm gonna buy it on CD too just to listen to it in the car
  • to be clear i meant i overplayed the single, the rest of the record is still fresh as ever. i've taken care not to play it too often, but it's so good when i do.
  • Oop - my fault there Geo, you made that specific point clear in your post, but I also was half asleep when I wrote that before I stumbled off to work.
    Oh the lyrics sheet is fascinating, it comes with all these interjections between the lyrics which add to the story, give specific parts context...

    like in Cassius, it begins with
    [Under the water]
    [rain[

    and the "As I went they're all beside us in silence" part is bookended by [above the surface] and [under the water again].

    It can feel a little pretentious and over thought, but I love that each section seems to have importance, every moment was given analysis. It wasn't just a moment to break the track up a bit, it made sense in the narrative.
  • TTKTTK
    edited July 2017
    I am the list, I am everything I can be, I am new and here to receive what the world has to give me;

    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me (heartbreaking and emotionally devastating)
    Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (perfect)
    Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage (light 9 - unique and transports me to another world)
    Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind the Sun (strong 8 - brash, bold, exciting yet rhythmically grounded)
    House and Land - House and Land (strong 8 - spiritual, otherworldly, intense, yet beautiful)
    Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil (strong 8 - quiet, subtle, catchy, powerful)
    Chuck Johnson - Balsams (decent 8 - entrancing, inviting, warm)
    A7PHA - A7PHA (decent 8 - dense, claustrophobic, dark)
    Mac Demarco - This Old Dog (decent 8 - charming, sweet, sombre)
    The Necks - Unfold (decent 8 - melancholic, intriguing, mysterious)
    Kevin Morby - City Music (decent 8 - lonely, wise, upbeat)
    Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (decent 8 - powerful, blunt, head-nodding)
    King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana (light 8 - claustrophobic, tense, rhythmically engaging)
    Animal Collective - Meeting of the Waters (light 8 - sparse, moody, transports me to another world)
    Sun Araw - The Saddle Of The Increate (light 8 - unique, cheeky, odd, layered)
    Clap! Clap! - A Thousand Skies (light 8 - rhythmic, fun, exciting)

    Honourable mentions:
    Foxygen - Hang (strong 7 - bold, glamorous, flamboyant, fun)
    Pond - The Weather (strong 7 - layered, warped, catchy) (Yeah, it grew on me)
    Saagara - Saagara 2 (decent 7 - intense, bold, freeing)
    The XX - I See You (decent 7 - mysterious, melancholic, romantic, catchy)

    in rotation/need to listen to more;
    Various Artists - Club Chai Vol. 1
    Jonwayne - Rap Album Two
    Bing & Ruth - No Home Of The Mind
    Octo Octa - Where Are We Going?
    Sneaks - It's a Myth
    Algiers - The Underside of Power
    Roc Marciano - RoseBudds Revenge
    Caddywhompus - Odd Hours
    Joan Shelley - S/T
    Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
    Juana Molina - Halo
    Arca - S/T
    DJ SPORTS - Modern Species
    Impetuous Ritual - Blight Upon Martyred Sentience
    Amber Coffman - City of No Reply
    Avey Tare - Eucalyptus
  • Question: why does Mount Eerie not have a score? Since it's above Crack-Up that would make it a 10 right?
  • TTKTTK
    edited June 2017
    I'll copy/paste what I said when I first said my thoughts about it in the General Music thread;

    "Ebert talked about Shoah being almost impossible to talk about in context with other films, because of its nature, its length and its importance. ... This is how I felt about the album, it doesn't feel like it should be rated, ranked, or put on a pedestal to be praised above others."

    I've thought about putting it into its own category, but I don't know.
    I just want to make sure it's included because it is important.
  • a new thing I'm trying out, along with my ratings I'm giving each album of my loved list its own couple of adjectives just to say why I like it, or at least what it makes me feel.
    There's gonna be double ups, it's not the kinda thing where I get more points the more words I think of, it's my fuckin list.
  • 9:
    Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
    Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

    8:
    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live
    Perfume Genius - No Shape
    Slowdive - s/t
    Lorde - Melodrama
    Sufjan Stevens etc. - Planetarium
    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
    Spoon - Hot Thoughts
    (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
    Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
    Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
  • my hands, I wash my hands with soap;

    Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (perfect)
    Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage (light 9)
    Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy (light 9)
    Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind the Sun (strong 8)
    House and Land - House and Land (strong 8)
    Juana Molina - Halo (strong 8)
    Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil (strong 8)
    Chuck Johnson - Balsams (decent 8)
    A7PHA - A7PHA (decent 8)
    Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens (decent 8)
    Mac Demarco - This Old Dog (decent 8)
    The Necks - Unfold (decent 8)
    Kevin Morby - City Music (decent 8)
    Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (decent 8)
    King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana (light 8)
    Animal Collective - Meeting of the Waters (light 8)
    Sun Araw - The Saddle Of The Increate (light 8)
    Clap! Clap! - A Thousand Skies (light 8)

    Honourable mentions:
    Foxygen - Hang (strong 7)
    Pond - The Weather (strong 7) (Yeah, it grew on me)
    Saagara - Saagara 2 (decent 7)
    The XX - I See You (decent 7)

    Music which is hard to categorise;
    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me (heartbreaking and emotionally devastating)

    in rotation/need to listen to more;
    Various Artists - Club Chai Vol. 1
    Jonwayne - Rap Album Two
    Bing & Ruth - No Home Of The Mind
    Octo Octa - Where Are We Going?
    Sneaks - It's a Myth
    Algiers - The Underside of Power
    Roc Marciano - RoseBudds Revenge
    Caddywhompus - Odd Hours
    Joan Shelley - S/T
    Arca - S/T
    DJ SPORTS - Modern Species
    Impetuous Ritual - Blight Upon Martyred Sentience
    Amber Coffman - City of No Reply
    Avey Tare - Eucalyptus
  • Damn a nine for Tyler, need to re listen maybe.
  • I liked it a lot but it falls apart in the last two tracks, the drum beat on the final track is an abomination. But otherwise it's far and away Tyler's best
  • you do you Dessie,

    and RB, the Glitter is my least favourite track on the record, but mostly cuz of the way the track pulls the pitch down half way through.

    I love Enjoy Right Now Today, the percussion loop is a little rigid and does get tiresome, but the lush musical backing more than makes up for it in my opinion.
    I love how it revisits motifs from other tracks on the record, and is probably the most baroque thing on the record. I had serious Pet Sounds visions while listening to it.
  • I love the music behind the drum beat, but the beat is so incessant and off time and the drum sounds themselves are so gross that it turns me off. It's the one moment on an album of uniformly excellent production that feels amateurish in the way Tyler's early shit did

    But that's one moment, there's a ton of great shit on this album too
  • 10.
    Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness

    9.
    Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
    Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai
    J.I.D - The Never Story
    Uniform - Wake In Fright
    Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
    Lojii & Swarvy - Due Rent

    8.
    Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet
    Laurel Halo - Dust
    Billy Woods - Known Unknowns
    Bedouine - Bedouine
    Jay Som - Everybody Works
    Perfume Genius - No Shape
    Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
    Jonwayne - Rap Album Two
    Alex G - Rocket
    Little Dragon - Season High
    Smino - Blkswn
    Roc Marciano - Rosebud's Revenge
    Your Old Droog - Packs
    Sneaks - It's A Myth

    HM:
    Sampha - Process
    Syd - Fin
    Quelle Chris - Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often
    Ty Segall - Ty Segall
    Young Thug - Beautiful Thugger Girls

    Needs more listens:
    Shabazz Palaces - Quazers: Born On A Gangster Star
    This Is The Kit - Moonshine Freeze
    Perera Elsewhere - All Of This
    USA Nails - Shame Spiral
    Institute - Subordination
    Karima Walker - Hands In Our Names
  • updated list, finally.

    albums:
    1. tyler, the creator - flower boy - 9.3
    2. fleet foxes - crack up - 9.2
    3. kendrick lamar - damn - 9.0
    4. avey tare - eucalyptus - 8.9
    5. gas - narkopop - 8.8
    6. sufjan stevens - carrie and lowell live - 8.8
    7. alex g - rocket - 8.7
    8. vince staples - big fish theory - 8.7
    9. forest swords - compassion - 8.5
    10. slowdive - s/t - 8.5
    11. mac demarco - this old dog - 8.4
    12. kelly lee owens - s/t - 8.4
    13. the caretaker - everywhere at the end of time stage 2 - 8.3
    14. sampha - process - 8.3
    15. brockhampton - saturation - 8.2
    15. spoon - hot thoughts - 8.1

    EPs:
    1. animal collective - meeting of the waters - 8.5

    need to listen (more):
    mount eerie - a crow looked at me (i listened once, and it was very difficult. will try again soon.)
    perfume genius - no shape
    blanck mass - world eater
    magnetic fields - 50 song memoir
    arca - s/t
    xiu xiu - forget
    jens lekman - life will see you now
    jonwayne - rap album two
    neil cicierega - mouth moods
  • That Tyler the Creator album above Crack Up. Is you for real?
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