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according to Pitchfork http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/8008-overlooked-records-2011/
to only post that now? ;)
Came across it via Ben Frost the other day, I was blown away by it on first listen.
So visceral and unlike much else i've heard. Also check out Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres which came out on Stetsons label (think I first heard about it on this board actually). More free and retrospective jazz but still has that emotional punch within it.
this is an especially beautiful video
The CD of this that I pre-ordered a while back came through a couple of weeks ago and it's been pretty much the only thing that I've listened to since. It's just a wonderful album and unlike much of what I've heard this year, it doesn't stuff all the good songs at the beginning. River Lay and Apologies are two of the finest songs I've heard this year... Anyone else loving this as much as I am?
It's got such a pop sensiblity; it's like he can't help but write these sweet tunes which he then feels obliged to tamper with, but without destroying their intrinsic 'pop'ness.
but its ace
as my zero reply thread earlier in the year will attest, this has been ignored by everybody when its actually a very good album
i always think of jazz in terms of a melodic or harmonic thing and it doesn't really have any of those tropes. would defo say it has more in common structurally with experimental electronic & droney stuff ...1234ideclareajazzwar. doesn't matter really does it, sorry.
That Psychic Paramount album is a monster.
... I haven't heard much talk of Esben and the Witch since February. I know it got a couple of so-so reviews, but what's the general consensus? I liked what I heard and am surprised to see it not getting mentioned more in all the mid-year reviews floating around...
C'Mon by Low lately.
Drums and Guns was even more criminally overlooked.
They tend to get overlooked a bit these days sadly
right. anyway, they forgot Hooray for Earh and Austra ones.
shouldn't they have given it to the guy who thought it was great to review then? since they pretty much make what is under-rated and over-rated.
It's not the best Oneida album, and it's not my album of the year, but I've really been enjoying it.
"enjoy" is not the operative for this record. I feel it would've worked better packaged as part of Rated O, rather than an interesting but somewhat confounding finale to an excellent trilogy of records. But then Oneida have never been ones to follow convention.
niggas with guitars, ethnic frenzy
boxcutter, the dissolve
kangding ray, OR
sean mccann, the capital
matana roberts, COIN COIN: chapter one
felicia atkinson, the driver
evil madness, super great love
peter evans quintet, ghosts (cheers grouchy)
valerio tricoli/thomas ankersmit - forma ii
The review this got in the Wire this month got me a bit annoyed, less than 100 words on something which has a lot of depth to it.
OR is really good tho isn't it? just expertly producd and hits you out the speakers. to use a shit expresion, very '3d'. thought raster-noton were on a high last year but they just keep getting better.
mnmlssgs have given it a welcome bit of coverage
casual readers/ben frost fans should check this record, 'cause ray does some additional programming stuff on by the throat and frost did an amazing remix for his last ep which forms part of this lp
...and its really good
yeah I get what you mean about the '3D'ness of it; all the initial stuff about it made it out to be quite minimal techno somehow and the first thing I thought it reminded me of was my first listen of Scuba - Triangulation. A sense of the spatial.
But then I'm a total sucker for Mirah.
"Perfect Life" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuRntWrQWRY
"Never came close" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujcpFzXulgI
"Make me return" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bYGvCr4y-c
is a great record. Can't youtube it cos I'm at woik :(((
Sea & Cake http://open.spotify.com/album/2F4eIqFQqcJQQCmwEp8jMf
...and deserving of far more attention (and would be everywhere if they were brand new bands!)
Trail of Dead http://open.spotify.com/album/6bXHEeMEXFk9RrjiRwyVU4
Bright Eyes http://open.spotify.com/album/6cDpLjsaJ0xqypdNRE00tS
...and did the Saul Williams album come out? Not managed to get my mitts on it. Was meant to have come out the same week as Odd Future's hateful homophobia dribble.
despite enjoying it the couple of times I listened to it
Also, Homophobia Dribble is my new band name
It's nothing new, but as far as beer-drinking rock and roll goes, it's fucking ace.
I'm not sure Austra has been that overlooked myself, but yes it's a brilliant album.
Planningtorock / Gazelle Twin would be mine. Both in the same left-field experimental visionary darkly realm as Fever Ray and both fantastic.
I guess that Josh T Pearson is not selling out night after night at RAH means not enough people have listened to his album either.
I've been absolutely obsessed with The Entire City over the last few weeks. But it only just came out, so I'm hopeful more people will pick up on it.
Was sat out in the sun earlier listening earlier, such a beautiful record.
It's like pop rock made with scientific precision. Every note is exactly where it should be to illicit maximum toe-tapping. It's almost too perfect and clean-sounding, but it deserves more attention than it got, I think.
Hessle Audio: 116 & Rising [Hessle Audio]
LV & Joshua Idehen – Routes [Keysound]
Pavan – Holy Volt [Harmönia]
Konx-Om-Pax – Light In Extension [Display Copy]
Ekoplekz – Memowrekz [Mordant Music]
Beatbully – Kosmisk Regn [Dødpop]
Peaking Lights – 936 [Not Not Fun]
Samiyam – Sam Backer’s Album [Brainfeeder]
Bee Mask – Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico [Spectrum Spools]
Anti-G – Kentje`Sz Beatsz [Planet Mu]
The Hessle comp, LV/Joshua Idehen and Peaking Lights have been some of the best records of the year
Most of these were hardly overlooked.
Im not hating on P4K, but I've heard 14 of these: Half of those were as a result of glowing Pitchfork reviews, the other half were raved about on here or by considerable chunks of the indie media... They will turn in to the NME if they start thinking that they *are* the music press.
I wasn't having a dig at the dis suggestions, more at Pitchfork's (if that wasn't cleared up by my post above)
I didn't even realise they had a new album out until I went onto their LastFM page a few weeks back, and I adore them.
Sublime noise pop once again!
Viscera by Jenny Hval is the most overlooked record of this year, hardly anyone reviewed it, but it's one of my favourites of the year, stunning. Also:
Egyptrixx - Bible Eyes
Death Grips - Exmilitary
Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer
Standouts for me so far are Kangding Ray and Gazelle Twin. Lots more still to get through...