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seahorsegenius
06-11-2004, 11:39 PM
Every forum has to have one...(I searched, if I missed it show me to it)

Here are mine so far. The rank will probably change:

1. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
2. Black Dice - Creature Comforts
3. Annie - Anniemal
4. Ariel Pink - The Doldrums
5. Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing....

originaldrum
07-11-2004, 12:24 AM
up to di time - special edition - vybz cartel - greensleeves
15 OZ - 15 years of australian hip hop on vinyl - VA - crookneck records
Lord of the MIC cd - various (it counts!) - hot headz
Mark One - One Way - planet mu
Grime - various - rehplex

this is no order - this is just an idea of what i'm thinkin for now

originaldrum
07-11-2004, 12:36 AM
dizzee rascal - showtime
wiley - treadin on thin ice

of course

seahorsegenius
07-11-2004, 12:42 AM
Is Showtime as good as Boy In...?

I just haven't got the chance to check it out.

originaldrum
07-11-2004, 01:50 AM
Is Showtime as good as Boy In...?

many people will say no, this may be because the album is different from 'boy in the corner' , showtime is less murkey less grimey, so maybe there was less to grab onto for many listeners, dizzee is also using different programs and sounds to 'boy in tha' as well

having said that though i would like to know how trapped and give u more didn't make to the album, maybe to boost single sales, i dunno

i 'reckon' the album is good though, especially after a few good listens, the same was with wiley's album. the first time i listened to both it was the off key tracks like dizzee's dreams & wileys special girl which haunted me for days

but after a few listens the real choons came through , and both haven't been far from reach since

DavidD
07-11-2004, 04:06 AM
Dizzee, Wiley, Annie, Trick Daddy, Favela Booty Beats, Arthur Russell CDs, David Banner, Trillville/Lil Scrappy, Madvillainy, MM Food, Kanye West, M Mayer, MIA/Diplo, Devin the Dude, Superpitcher, Luomo, Lucien-N-Luciano, Ghostface, Erlend Oye's DJ Kicks, Brandy, Scissor Sisters, RJD2, Diplo, Kiley Dean, Ragga Ragga Ragga 2004, Theodore Unit, Felix Da Housecat, Streets, 3-6 S&C, Jada's "The Champ is Here," Bhangra Masti 2.

That's what I've really liked I guess.
I always feel more ashamed of my album lists than my singles lists, though.
I can list singles and be like "that song is beautiful and I'm CONFIDENT in my opinion about how great that song is." With albums though...blah.

hamarplazt
07-11-2004, 10:15 AM
It haven't been a good year for albums I think. Nevertheless, my favorites would be:

Overcast: 3PM Eternal (Bloody Fist (RIP))
LFO Demon: Genocide Memoria (Sprengstoff)
Like A Tim & Gina v. D'Orio: Bass Girl (Like Records)
Null Object: I Saw Machines but I Heard Monsters (Null)
Einstürzende Neubauten: Perpetuum Mobile (Mute)
Felix Kubin: Matki Wandalki (A-Musik)
Mark One: One Way (Planet MU)
Wiley: Treddin' on Thin Ice (XL)

A couple of them mini-LPs rather than albums, actually.

Really looking forward to the new Candie Hank album coming in november, too.

Oh, and Showtime is OK, but nowhere near a favorite. Too long and uneven.

dubplatestyle
07-11-2004, 10:43 AM
dizzee
wiley
junior boys
inperspective records mix
offshore records mix
infinite livez
lil jon mixtape
streets
lord of the decks 2
ted leo
blood brothers
arthur russell
wasteland
panda bear

can't even imagine being bothered to whittle it down to 10/order it anytime soon.

Nick Gutterbreakz
07-11-2004, 11:16 AM
'ang on, shouldn't we wiat till the end of year round-ups?

ah what the hell...

Shitmat - Killababylonkuts (Planet Mu) (the new one is good too, but 'killa' is killa)
Mark One - One Way (Planet Mu)
Pan Sonic - Kesto (Blast First)
Team Shadetech - Burnerism (Warp)
Mr. 76ix - Hits Of 76ix (Skam)
V/A - Grime (Rephlex)
Kid 606 - Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You (Ipecac)
Detroit Grand Pubahs - Galactic Ass Creatures Of Uranus (Poker Flat)
Wagon Christ - Sorry I Make You Lush (Ninja Tune)
Kerrier District - Same (Rephlex)
Richard H Kirk - Meets The Truck Bombers OF Suburbia Uptown (Intone)
(plus the amazing 'Earlier/Later' retrospective on Mute)
cLOUDDEAD - Ten (Big Dada)
Felix Da Housecat - Devin Dazzle & The Neon Fever (Emporor Norton)
Miss Kittin - I Com (Novamute)
Wiley - Treddin' On Thin Ice (XL)
Fennesz - Venice (Touch)
Kanye West - College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella)
Metalux - Waiting For Armadillo (Load)
Junior Boys - Last Exit (Kin)
!!! - Loaden Up Now (Warp) (just about!)

Haven't gotten around to the Dizzy album yet, either. Anyone else see him being interviewd by that twat on Channel 4 this morning? Cool video, tho! The 'Andy Pandy' of Grime?!

DigitalDjigit
07-11-2004, 02:45 PM
Moodymann - Black Mahogani
Jeff Mills - Exhibitionist
Stereolab - Margerine Eclipse (my introduction to Stereolab)

satanmcnugget
07-11-2004, 05:26 PM
geez, i can only come up with Showtime by Dizzee Rascal..im so unhip :(

be.jazz
07-11-2004, 08:29 PM
geez, i can only come up with Showtime by Dizzee Rascal..im so unhip :(
Cheer up, I've only heard a handful of the albums listed so far. I'll admit to not having really thought very much about my favourite non-jazz albums this year.

Grievous Angel
07-11-2004, 09:03 PM
Haven't bought any albums this year.

But John Eden bought me Coughing Up Fire, which is Saxon Sound in full flow from a 1985 session which is dominated by bubblin' DJs -- it's virtually accapella. Absolutely astounding record.

I got an ace track out of it too.

Mix of the year is probably a Soundmurderer one.

nomos
07-11-2004, 09:55 PM
Dizzee - "Showtime"
Lesbians on Ecstasy, Kids on TV, et al. - untitled compilation
Kids on TV - "Hustle!"
Warp - "Watch Play and Repeat" mix
DJ/rupture - "Special Gunpowder"
DJ/rupture - "Gold Teeth Thief" mix (mp3 from negrophonic. still looking for the "v. Mutamassik" disc)
Soundmurderer - "Wired for Sound"
Remarc - "Sound Murderer" and "Un-released Dubs" (do these last few count as new?)
Whitehouse Records - "Calling All the People - Best of..." (1995, but it's been on regular rotation)
Shitmat - Killa Babylon Breakfast Tings
Bizzy B - "Science EP III"
Madvillain - "Madvillainy"
Diplo - "Favela on Blast"

Mp3:
Slimzee sets and other DL grime
Marc Dauncey's "Old Skool Rewind" mixes
WOEBOT "Brick Door Mix"
Old AWOL sets
Gabba Pod, Gutterbreakz, Spoilt Victorian Child collections
Aaron Spectre - "No More Destruction Mix"

Diggedy Derek
08-11-2004, 09:10 AM
Anyone who hasn't heard Showtime yet is an absolute fool! Beg, borrow or buy (and yeah it's worth the money) a copy as soon as possible.

echo-friendly
08-11-2004, 12:23 PM
some amazing stuff that i think hasn't been mentionend so far:

phoenix -- alphabetical

Von Spar -- Die Uneingeschränkte Freiheit Der Privaten Initiative

Sido -- Maske

new Luomo & Raz O'Hara, don't know what it's called.

Ricardo Villalobos -- Alcachofa

martin
08-11-2004, 02:22 PM
Madvillain - Madvillainy - number 1 by a long shot
NERD - She Likes to Move (single)
Bratney Sparks - Toxic (ditto)
Yumi Yumi - Alchemy
Formula Bone - Rupert the Bastard
Felix da Housecat - Devin Dazzle etc etc
Shitmat - Killababylonkutz

john eden
08-11-2004, 02:56 PM
I think Tanya Stephens "Gangsta Blues" is the only 2004 album I have heard. So, that one.

LOL at Martin's trance comment, tho. :D

seahorsegenius
08-11-2004, 03:00 PM
If you hear two albums from 2004, the other one should be Creature Comforts.

john eden
08-11-2004, 03:15 PM
If you hear two albums from 2004, the other one should be Creature Comforts.

Righty ho. Does it have that bloke from the Fugees on it tho?

Actually, according to my blog, I also managed to blag copies of the following this year:

Mad Professor/Crazy Caribs (Ariwa)
v/a Godspunk vol 2 (Pumf)
Charlie Eskimo Fox
The Bug - Aktion Pak (Rephlex, phle phle phle phlex)

I'm not counting singles tho. But I am counting The Bug as an album, cos it is.

Anyway, all of these are good but The Bug is the only one up there with Tanya. Ahhhh Tanya...

seahorsegenius
08-11-2004, 03:24 PM
Nah, it's by Black Dice. They're on DFA records.

It's a blend of noise, dub, experimental, dance, tropically. Really good.

john eden
08-11-2004, 03:26 PM
He'll probably be on the next one, then.

He's SHAMELESS!

mind_philip
08-11-2004, 10:35 PM
Minibar - Fly below the radar.
It's the only one I can remember hearing.

AshRa
10-11-2004, 04:59 PM
I've just had to turn in my annual top 20 for work, so we can have a 'staff top 50' - I hate doing it because there's usually only about 5 LPs that i've REALLY liked all year, with the other 15 stuff that I can tolerate when I hear it...

Boredoms - Seadrum
OOIOO - Kila Kila Kila
Acid Mothers Temple - too many to mention
RTX - Transmanaicon
Alice Coltrane - Translinear Light
Ghostface - Pretty Toney
Madvillain
Gideon Conn - Something Happening
Build An Ark - Peace With Every Step
Espers
Homelife - Guru Man Hubcap Lady
Gary Wilson - Mary Had Long Hair
Phoenix - Alphabetical
Moodymann - Black Mahogany
Theo Parrish - Rotating Assembly
Tortoise - It's All Around You
Kenji Jammer - Hula Hula Dance Series
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
Har Mar Superstar
Go Team

GO TEAM?!! What am I writing?!!

Ash

rob_giri
11-11-2004, 07:59 AM
I already mentioned this on the other thread but has anyone listened to that Golden Apples of the Sun compilation of new folk? Got wicked tracks by Jana Hunter, Vetiver, Jack Rose, Joanna Newsom, Josephine Foster etc, and the beautiful title track of Rejoicing in the Hands with Vashti, which was also a great album.

First time i heard Creature Comforts i thought it was total shit, just a bunch of stoners playing around with effects pedals, but it definately has grown on me, everytime i listen to it it seems to get better and better. Anyone dig Miles of Smiles? I did very much so.

Why haven't we mentioned Gang Gang Dance? Revival of the Shittest is brilliant, BRILLIANT i say!

Fennesz's Venice was beautiful. Sheets of decaying noise shimmering like the sun. Lovely.

I thought Villalobos' Alcachofa came out last year? Great still

Oren Ambarchi's Grapes from the Estate - very good. Thats one up for Melbourne! (but the bastard didn't release on Synaesthesia, grrrrr!) Still, another good one for Touch

Speaking of Melbourne, can't go by two Syn releases - Pateras, Baxter, Brown - Ataxia - if you aint got this, GET IT. Crunchiest release this year, fantastic. And Snawklor - It Could Have Lived Here - beautiful!

Steve Roden - Speak No More About the Leaves - beautifully lowercase, man - dig!

And ofcourse the Grime output has been fantastic. Showtime, great (too much been written about to even start again - rapping and production both tighter, for better or worse etc etc) - anyone seen the video to Dreams?? Hilarious!
'Treadin'....' amazingly good. Title track my favourite - both revamps of Ground Zero great
'GRIME' - very cool, very insane. Haven't heard the new one, anyone yet? Apparently just grimier dubstep.

Ahhhh, what a great Year its been!!! Everyone agree OR WHAT???

hamarplazt
11-11-2004, 08:31 AM
Ahhhh, what a great Year its been!!! Everyone agree OR WHAT???

Eh, no, not at all. Last year there was at least three albums that ended up among my all time favorites. So far, nothing like that this year.

rob_giri
11-11-2004, 09:33 AM
I never said the best year dude. There has been a lot of good releases as this thread is evident of. You may argue that its the same every year, and it may very well be, but its not like i'm going to ask you to excuse me for being optimistic - just trying to be positive ;)

Anyway, what were these three releases?

ikeaboy
11-11-2004, 10:57 AM
Superpitcher >>Here Comes Love<<
Sonic Youth >>Sonic Nurse<<
Michael Mayer >>Touch<< (Just got it)
The Streets >>A Grand Don't Come for Free<<
Einstürzende Neubauten >>Perpetom Mobile<< (their worst album though...)
Märtini Brös >>Loves the Machines<<

hamarplazt
12-11-2004, 10:09 AM
I never said the best year dude. There has been a lot of good releases as this thread is evident of. You may argue that its the same every year, and it may very well be, but its not like i'm going to ask you to excuse me for being optimistic - just trying to be positive ;)

Anyway, what were these three releases?

Oh, I'm aware that you didn't say it was the best year, but you did say it was great, and, well, to me it have just been very flat... some good releases for sure, but nothing that have really excited me. (But then, my reluctance towards calling it a great year could also have something to with the fact, that it have been a truly awful year for me in a lot of other ways).

My three top records of 2003: Boy in da Corner, Inushini: Inushini (Ohm 52), Kevin Blechdom: Bitches without Britches. And there was the Remarc compilation too... but that was old stuff. And some amazing EPs with LFO Demon.

simon silverdollar
12-11-2004, 11:43 AM
how come no one's mentioned Kanye yet?

[or may be they have, + i didn't notice]

i mean i'm not one to get all hyperbolic and excitable, he he, but the college dropout is definitely the best album of the last 50 years, isn't it?

Woebot
12-11-2004, 11:44 AM
how come no one's mentioned Kanye yet?

[or may be they have, + i didn't notice]

i mean i'm not one to get all hyperbolic and excitable, he he, but the college dropout is definitely the best album of the last 50 years, isn't it?

not wrong ssd

rob_giri
12-11-2004, 01:23 PM
...but the college dropout is definitely the best album of the last 50 years, isn't it?

Man you should have said INNIT!

rob_giri
12-11-2004, 01:25 PM
But then, my reluctance towards calling it a great year could also have something to with the fact, that it have been a truly awful year for me in a lot of other ways).

Yea not kidding. This has actually been by far the worst year of my life. But theres been some good releases to cheer me up :D

simon silverdollar
12-11-2004, 01:32 PM
Man you should have said INNIT!

-standard.

Terror Danjah Australis
16-11-2004, 03:08 AM
What is up with people who don't rate College Dropout anyway? Is it not cool enough? not innovative enough? i suppose I haven't listened to it for a while but when my housemate got it we smoked a spliff and listened to it religiously every day for at least two weeks. then it started to spread to all kinds of people who don't even listen to hiphop, and everybody learned all the words, and I STILL didn't get sick of it

Backjob
16-11-2004, 05:25 AM
It's that "haven't listened to it for a while", that's what's wrong with it.

I, and everybody else, had it on repeat for a month or so when it first came out and haven't felt the need to listen to it since. Whereas Dizzee and Wiley (for example) are still getting play. I dunno, it's a very up front record, I think. You can't excavate new layers of meaning from it in the way you can with Showtime. Its first listen impact is pretty much unsurpassed this year, but I still don't think that makes it a great record...

Anyway:

1. Dizzee Rascal - "Showtime"
2. Marz - "Wir sind hier"
3. Big and Rich - "Horse of a different colour"
4. Trick Daddy - "Thug Matrimony"
5. Tiefschwarz - "Misch Masch"

I reckon that makes it a pretty decent year...

rob_giri
16-11-2004, 05:26 AM
Haha,

'drug dealing, just to get by......' etc. nice one, bruv