The Antlers - Burst Apart. Spot on, chaps :-)
Also a chance to win all of their top 50 by voting for your favourite from a selection:
NME - Skying
DiS - Strange Mercy
Guardian - PJ Harvey
this needs its own thread.
because they always seem to base these lists largely on their scores
Burst Apart to edge out Strange Mercy for top spot, I'd put my house on it.
Like AT FUCKING ALL
Come back in a couple of months thanks.
All the mags will be releasing their end of year lists in the next couple of weeks.
It's a collective stupidity I'm criticising.
up until Christmas that will be relevant to them.
The Fly won't have, anyway.
Everyone knows how the end of year list thing works. I think it's poor form on the part of records label to release something so late in the year that's likely to be a worthy contender for the album of the year lists. They might as well hold back until Jan/Feb next year to get exposure in the following year's lists.
doesn't need end of year lists though, does she
given the level of artistic control I would actually assume it was her decision to release it later in the year, what with the snow theme and all.
I think the Kanye album came out around the same time last year, and if anything I think that did really well on grounds everybody felt they had to make some room for it in their charts.
This is the thing though: I don't really see it would make much difference to The Fly if they left this until their next magazine, even if that's really not out til next year.
Well, that's one album. I'd be surprised as well, what with it being (I'm pretty sure) the highest-circulating music mag in the UK now.
Also, I did say things that were relevant to them, and I'm not sure how relevant Kate Bush is to The Fly when next to, say, the MOJOs and Uncuts of this world.
while Professor Green gets two pages. I know they're trying to break out of the 'heritage' tag (though the Achtung Baby stuff is a spectacular case of having their cake and eating it), but really.
though it's hardly unthinkable. But even something like the new White Denim album - that's out Dec 5, and D is at, like, number 11 on their chart and I'd think it unlikely the new one has had the same sort of hearing, if any at all.
I don't suppose it all matters, really, I'm just struggling to work out why it's so important to get the list out this early when they could have done an issue more focussed on the music coming out in November and just had a more 'accurate' list later. If there was a corresponding boost in circulation or advertising income then fair enough, but is there, really?
of shouting "first" on an internet comment thread?
so perhaps there is no December issue?
Wonder why not, it's not as if they can be snowed under with work this month.
very UK-centric list but that's cool
I think the list is a 50/50 split betwwen UK and non-UK, not bad coming from a UK based mag.
it's only just November though.
I've already got list ennui, even though this is the first one I've seen. admittedly I do discover quite a lot of new music through the more interesting ones, but I generally hate the whole 'culture' surrounding this kinda shit. the very least they could do (and it applies to everyone), is wait until, y'know the year is over.
it's my personal album of the year (probably) although I'm still making my list, and checking it thrice...
Have they got to cover that almost career-killing I Wanna Baby thing he did?
it's because this is their last one of the year (or at least it always has been the November edition before)
I know by the time we've all read our fair share of these lists it will take a lot to be interesting...but that really is tepid. Didn't realise it was 2004.
shore up your point nicely
in the list proper. Especially when something like Real Estate is worthy of a top 25 place ...
it seems to me a mistake to close a top without hearing Atlas Sound, David Lynch, Drake, Common (...) new LPs.
all the way thru I think, I'm only vaguly interested in one other in theat list too. The rest looks like generic indie fodder. James Blake, Sbtrkt and Radiohead are the ones I've heard and they're all kinda tepid. Blake being the best of that lot even if it isn't even close to his EPs/single. I might listen to Shabazz one day if I get round to it.
One of my favourites of 2011, anyway.
(And I hear a lot of albums, right?)
the praise for the mediocre Vaccines all over the place is embarrasing. There were also a lot of acclaimed album's this year that I simply don't get. I was thrilled to see BSP underrated "Valhalla Dancehall" get in but what happened to Low's "C'mon" and Bjork?
but they're the best by several country miles at what they do; simple, no frills, guitar based pop/rock.
(Wu Lyf for example)
But, The Vaccines? No. They're not terrible, but they are definitely NOT "good at what they do". The tracks are like sterile, humourless sketches of songs, as if written by some sort of professional songwriter in order to be as bland as possible, later to be fleshed out by a producer and artist with some panache.
If you want simple, no frills, guitar based pop/rock, listen to the Mazes album.
Los Campesinos and Kate Bush have an album coming out. Are they excluded from this?
The dears - Degeneration Street, the best rock record of the year, has already completely been forgotten.
but that list is fucking shite
to me Hurry up we're dreaming is the anti-pretentious. It's genuine, big beautiful heart on the sleeve, dream big music.
I'm not sure I can handle a predictions of predictions list thread at the start of November. Very surprised by some omissions to this Fly list though, a couple of great albums notable by their absence here.