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    ILX's best tracks of 2017 nominations playlist

    https://open.spotify.com/user/forksc...x8qyCtDJq16H2c

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    This Preditah/Jorja Smith tune seems pretty average to me (I saw it on dummys top 10 of the year list yesterday) - like a second rate disclosure tune. Like most modern music its too smooth, too digitised, it lacks the sharp edges that UKG had.

    As far as UKG pastiche(?) goes this one is pretty convincing

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    This definitely should have been on my list



    Seyi Shay - Your Matter ft. Eugy, Efosa

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    This year was ok for music.

    Here's my rap EOTY list:

    http://lyingaboutazaleas.tumblr.com/...eoty-list-2017

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    the best years in music are the ones where you discover a new genre or label that you'd never previously heard or investigated. after not having that happen for a few years, the highlight of 2017 for me was discovering the russian label gost zvuk (ГОСТ ЗВУК):
    http://gostzvuk.tumblr.com
    https://www.discogs.com/label/667113-ГОСТ-ЗВУК
    https://soundcloud.com/gost-zvuk-records

    moody, low-budget, slightly fucked IDM-ish sounds, some more experimental. best releases:
    - lapti "v tiraj"
    - "ledyanoy album" by aleksei nikitin (aka nocow)
    - "collection" by vtgnike
    - "yalta" and "super sizly king" by pavel milyakov (aka buttechno)
    - "new suggestions" by flaty.

    the lapti album also has the best cover of the year:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    it's also pretty significant how nobody (including myself) cared about that young thug/future collaboration mixtape.
    this is true - but this was quite good


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    My favourite song of the year alltold was from Dec 3 last year, but it's amazing and has stayed with me all year. It's fierce, trippy. It seems like it never ends. It comments on the pursuits of the two people involved, but it's hard to tell whether that's real or whether that's just a comment on their personas. It sounds like a Eurythmics B-side around The Walk era. I'm amazed that Tim Westwood played it. It's fucking great.


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    2018 predictions

    There'll be a number of tracks that combine afroswing melodies and autotune with uk drill rhythms. occasionally there'll be things that combine the two in subtler ways. there won't be enough of it being made to produce a proper genre/scene, so it'll be fun for a few months, but in the grand scheme of things it'll be fruitless. it'll start to gain traction in march

    other than that, neither uk drill nor afroswing are going to develop or evolve in any way, but they're not going to die either. they'll still be the sound of london, it'll just be the same sound as 2017.

    there'll be the occasional sparks of goodness from 'mumble rap', but that's about it.

    there'll be a wave of post-hndrxx sort-of-rnb, but it won't be very good.

    in the middle of the year pop will move on from the 'tropical' thing, but not into anything particularly exciting.

    grime will continue to be embarrassing for everyone involved.

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    if i get them all right corpsey said he'd let me tickle him uninterrupted for 15 minutes

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    I predict many a wistful orgy for Barty. In shipping forecast form: wisterly wanks, good.

    Here's RAs best tracks of 2k17 on Spotify form:

    https://open.spotify.com/user/reside...TCOHlDP8oYnNPQ

    I like to sneer at RA but then I tend to actually like at least some of what they like soooo

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    More relevant to our tastes (generally) - Passion of the Weiss Top 50 rap/rnb

    https://open.spotify.com/user/shotsf...QIWSngnDpcLNBg

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    i read that weiss list and it made me depressed. actually im already depressed cos its winter and ive got the worst flu i can remember having for many years but that list and the tired, hackneyed apologising for bad music, awful terrible irredeemable music made it much worse

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    LoL

    Just for my entertainment and interest I'd like some specific instances

    Cos I've not really read most of it

    The write up for Magnolia was quite funny cos it cites playboicartis alleged 'charisma', which might be in evidence in his other songs but is certainly not in evidence in Magnolia (which made my much esteemed top 50 btw)

    The RA 50 is so boring it makes me wonder why anyone bothers making house/techno anymore. It has to rank in terms of excitement with gardening and stamp collecting.

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    the corniest careerist rap nerd blog prose

    If tracks like “Buddies,” and “Birthday,” are the kilns of Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often, in which self-acceptance, self-exploration, self-hatred and self-affirmation melt to form the armor of Quelle’s identity, “Calm Before,” is the satisfying hiss of metal quenched in cool water.
    for example, but there's plenty more i'll go fishing

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