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pretty sure nobody listened to the new albums by quasi or akron/family. this isn't an underrated albums thread.
which makes its deluge of press all the more baffling.
More importantly, did anyone realise David Thomas Broughton released an album in October? https://soundcloud.com/antiquated-future-records/david-thomas-broughton-1
didn't even see it get talked about much at the time, let alone now, and he's surely a quintessential message board / critical 'darling'?
(double albums etc)
no. I did not know that. I follow him on Twitter too, missed this entirely. Looks like it's a 2-track cassette
Listening now. So far, so DTB. Brilliant.
My #1 of the year but outside The Quietus, noone seemed to give a flying fuck about it. Presumably because it's in French.
full album then.
That Jason Lescaleet album the Wire had in their year end list. I'm pretty sure they've made him up just to see if anyone notices.
came out in 2012 on XVIII Records which about 20 people know, but got a re-release in March this year on Hozac which about 200 people know (bit more but whtvrs).
Point is. Listen to this:
don't let the door hit you on the way out
I listened once and then decided not to listen again
Pure pop genius from soup to nuts, totally died on its arse. Pearls before swine.
I really like that record.
So that's something?
and this year I bought lots of them.
I really like the new Franz Ferdinand album.
Now if you're looking for something that literally nobody listened to other than people who reviewed it I'd imagine the Fratellis album has to be up there.
I like Annie. Thanks for the reminder.
The covers EP that came with it is very good fun too.
Bit too short though ...
You're not my real mum
that nobody listened to the Scout Niblett album released this year. I mean, I actually bought it, and I have only listened to half of it. Once.
one, it was really soon after their last record
two, they didn't tour it properly here
I really liked it though.
it's up there with her best stuff. The last track just slays me.
But felt bits it was a little patchy in quality. None of it was bad, just not all of it was really good.
quite a few people were into the album but the EP didn't really seem to get much coverage.
Also Helen Money's 'Arriving Angels', which contains some of her best work so far and Sarah Neufeld's 'Hero Brother' which is a little surprising given that she plays in Arcade Fire, granted her solo record is very different but I thought the connection might have prompted a few people to give it a go.
Sarah Neufield one, I don't think *no one* listened to it but because it's essentially a solo violin record it's not going to garner as much coverage and hype as other things. It's a really great record indeed.
You want one that outdoes Borrell in the no one listening stakes?
"The most under-rated- nay ignored masterpiece of the year" some may say...
probably should have
just want a feature film though
maybe he feels he's exhausted himself, and captured everything he wants to 'say' with inland empire or something
just as good as crazy clown time, if not better. fewer standout tracks but more cohesive as an album.
listened to it again and it's actually really good
bit of a grower, but actually very poppy
fact: everyone who talks up Haim sounds exactly like an A&R rep.
think the only people I've seen talking about it were Hookworms
first track/single is excellent but I need to give the rest more time really. Wasn't instantly gr8 for me like the last few.
I've heard no one talk about Krieg und Frieden by Apparat (maybe overshadowed by the Moderat record?)
It's absolutely excellent for long periods though.
Lotte Kestner - The Bluebird of Happiness
Absolutely stunning little acoustic/folk record for fans of Lia Ices, Gemma Hayes etc
Joe McKee - Burning Boy
Ex-Snowman member releases solo record. It does what I had always wished Scott Walkers album's would do.
Lovely thick, reverby croon for vocals.
The Belle Game - Ritual Tradition Habit
This was an excellent indie-rock record for fans of recent Feist releases, Celebration, Grizzly Bear and a load of others.
PIPES on the singer though, fuck me.
Pity Sex's album got some love off a couple of people on here but nowhere near enough.
And what about Palms? It was excellent but no one's mentioned it at all during listageddon.
got it on lovely purple vinyl, it's great.
much like the Deftones, I found Palms enjoyable to listen to while it was on, but I really don't remember anything about it afterward.
that anna calve record
it's weird to think the Palms record was released this year I don't know if if it's an issue of the way it was covered, or the fact that the band have been talked about well before the album came out but it honestly feels like they released the self titled record aaaggess ago.
Seemingly consigned to a life of being bogged down with a reputation wrongly tainted by association with a bunch of dullard bands. But they're a hugely underrated creative force. Someone somewhere on here said they're like an English Liars. I'm not 100% onboard with that, but it's way closer to the mark than being written off as just another mid-'00s supermarket-indie band.
to kiss her on the face.
No mentions in a 332 reply AotY vote thread.
One mention in a 248 reply AotY voting discussion thread.
No mentions in a 283 reply 'You might have missed this" thread.
A kickstarter heads-up thread, and an album release/tour thread, each with less than two dozen replies (despite some tactical bumping).
Album review rating: 6 (and no user rating).
Compared with the (quite justified) FotL fawning on here, ^that's some incredible indifference.
Which is a real shame because it's amazing
(No mentions in the 422 reply Recommended Albums Thread for this year, either.)
is so damn good it's maddening how few people noticed it. Half an hour of perfect dream-punk.
came out in September, apparently?!
NO. ONE. CARED!
Sad hardly anyone even reviewed it. What's worse is this and the Young Knives trying to go the DiY route and taking risks doing it the message we're sending is no you need the backing of a label to do it.
It was good. I'd never heard them before, but it was a feature album on my local radio station at some point in the year. Plus they gave away a copy every weekday, so 5 other people listened to it I suppose.
jesus, just found out Sleigh Bells released a new album back in October. did anyone notice? what happened there?
might listen to it again now though
i got as far as track 3 which was ranting on about youthful drug experiences and had to give up. no one else listened.
I recall it being better than their debut, but I don't really remember that album either. It also got a play on the most recent American Horror Story season, so someone was listening (or at least got paid by their A&R)
Both of their last releases seemed to get a decent amount of coverage and acclaim but neither of them seemed to make a splash this year.
who should probably belong as well.
Which is a shame as it's actually pretty good.
They've all got day jobs now but they're not giving up - the Kickstarter went well and they're touring in March.
such a huge-sounding song.
Listened to it loads
There are no albums that LITERALLY nobody listened to.
Frankie Rose would be close though
one or two dud tracks but JUST GOOD POP for the most part
Manic Street Preachers - Rewind the Film
Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red
Suede - Bloodsports
I didn't see the 'literally' in this thread.
cos (sorta inexplicably) he loves them. Loves them so much that he paid them to come to LA to play a free show at the Echoplex in Silverlake.
In his defense, it was like a carnival. Bobby got street vendors selling corn dogs and hip t-shirts and 6 or 7 other bands and it was like a mini-festival.
Free show, but DONATIONS PLEASE! So Bobby figures he lost about $9000. "Worth every penny!"
Which is why Bobby is a pretty great guy.
Anyway, yeah, I'm pretty sure Bobby listens to the new A/F.
For me, A/F is a little too much like some modern Grateful Dead. Which is one cult fav I've never understood.
then you're being dishonest with yourself.
I was the same way at your age. I could never admit that the Go-Go's were actually great. Bananarama etc
So, I expect you'll eat your words 15 years down the line, just like I did.
put out a folk album. I listened to it once. It was OK. I have no plans to revisit it.
I hope Kevin Drew has the good sense to put out another solo BSS record. That record was seriously freakin great; I gave it a 9/10 on this here website...and stand by it...
Heck, it'd be my AOTY in 2013...but I've come to learn I'm in the minority on this. Which is OK. I don't mind when my fellow hipsters are wrong. Spirit If... is definitely 9/10
I CANNOT WAIT TILL BSS UNDO'S THAT STUPID IDEA TO BREAK UP (I love you, Emily!! heh)
Inexplicably, it's entirely forgettable. The Ponys 2nd record, Celebration Castle, is my #10 all-time favorite album ever. (On at least one of the many many times I've posted (different) Top 10 favs.)
But Jared's solo record = 5/10
80's throwback synthpop. Really good stuff. Solid for 3 albums but no one paid any attention to the new one.
Also I don't think anyone knew I am Kloot had a new album out last year.
Fairly mute response to this one. And it's fantastic.
But thought the ep after was dodgy so haven't bothered with this. Maybe I should check it out...