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Best of 2017... Mid-Year

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by NecessaryVoodoo, May 29, 2017.

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    2017 Mid-Year

    Yes y'all. It's getting towards that time of year again. I would say "already?!" but May feels like it's been at least 3 months long already so get a damn move on and kindly fuck off May. Now June looks set to be loaded with releases so like most I'll probably be waiting until the end of the month before I compile my lists, but it's never too early to at least start thinking and discussing about what's been great this year already is it?

    So there you have it, use this thread to list, discuss and share what you've been listening to in the first half of the year.

    What have you loved?
    What's been disappointing?
    What's been outright awful?
    What's still to come out that you're looking forward to?
    Look back at other hit threads in this critically acclaimed series:
    - Best of 2016 - Mid-Year
    - Best of 2016 - Year End
    - Best of 2015 - Year End
     
  2. Really though why is June looking so good?
     
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  3. Aww yeah. This year's been pretty sweet so far. My initial top 10 (which will probably completely change by year's end) is thus:

    1. Slowdive - Slowdive
    2. Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
    3. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
    4. Kendrick Lamar - Damn
    5. Ayreon - The Source
    6. Sampha - Process
    7. Spoon - Hot Thoughts
    8. Chris Stapleton - From a Room: Volume 1
    9. The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir
    10. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day

    As to what I'm hyped for coming up? Anathema and Fleet Foxes, definitely those two, and I'm also holding out hope for Lorde, Suffocation and Ride (hey, Slowdive pulled their comeback off incredibly, so why shouldn't they?).

    Unfortunately, I've also got my list of disappointments...
    Blackfield - Blackfield V
    Depeche Mode - Spirit
    The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody
    Gorillaz - Humanz
    Linkin Park - One More Light
    Logic - Everybody
    Lupe Fiasco - DROGAS Light
    (Oh, and Ghost Bath, but I only listened to their album for cheap laughs.)
     
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    also I appreciate all this subtle #promo in the background

    bless you

     
  5. Uno

    Uno

    It's already mid-year!? STOPPPPP.
     
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  6. This year's been pretty amazing for me in that I finally started taking the time to explore 'new' artists, more so than usual anyway.

    Fave songs:
    Ace Wilder - Wild Child
    ALMA - Chasing Hights
    Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
    Astrid S - Breathe / Bloodstream
    Charli XCX - Lipgloss (ft. Cupcakke)
    Clean Bandit - Symphony ft. Zara Larsson
    Cosmic Girls - I Wish
    Goldfrapp - Anymore / Ocean
    Grace Mitchell - Now
    Hurts - Beautiful Ones
    Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm
    KARD - Don't Recall
    Little Dragon - Sweet
    Lorde - Green Light
    Loreen - Statements
    Louisa Johnson - Best Behaviour
    Maty Noyes - London
    Niall Horan - Slow Hands
    Sigrid - Plot Twist / Don't Kill My Vibe
    Take That - It's All For You / Lucky Stars

    Albums:
    Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
    Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
    Muna - About U
    Steps - Tears On The Dancefloor
    Take That - Wonderland


    I'm still looking forward to the new big pop girl records and Hurts' fourth album in September as well. New All Saints music would be nice as well.
     
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  7. Albums:
    1. Number 1 Angel - Charli XCX
    2. COLLXTION II - Allie X
    3. Slowdive - Slowdive
    4. This Old Dog - Mac DeMarco
    5. I - Niia
    6. American - RuPaul
    7. I See You - The xx
    8. Snow - The New Year
    9. FROM DEEWEE - Soulwax
    10. async - Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Songs, in no particular order:
    Bon Appétit - Katy Perry
    Missing Wires - Soulwax
    The Cure - Lady Gaga
    Need You - Allie X
    Breathe - Astrid S
    Chanel - Frank Ocean
    Want You Back - HAIM
    Life of the Party - Chelsea Jade
    Errors - K.I.D
    Lips - The xx
    Issues - Julia Michaels
    Star Roving - Slowdive
    1UL - Danny L Harle
    Good for Me - Aimee Mann
    Samaritan - ionnalee
    Anoche - Arca
    You Are My Enemy - ANOHNI
    Love - Lana Del Rey
    ILY2 - Charli XCX
    I'm Poppy - That Poppy
    Call Me Mother - RuPaul
    On The Level - Mac DeMarco
    On My Mind - Disciples
    Tease - Ralph
    Recent History - The New Year
    Green Light - Lorde
    Quit - Briana Marela
    Hurt You First - Niia
    1 Night (feat. Charli XCX) - Mura Masa
    love gang (feat. Charli XCX) - Whethan
    9 (After Coachella) (feat. MØ) - Cashmere Cat
    The Road - Lydia Ainsworth

    Albums I'm looking forward to:
    Tori Amos
    Katy Perry
    Lorde
    Cigarettes After Sex
    HAIM
    Beth Ditto
    Fall Out Boy
    Briana Marela
    Garbage(?)
    Miley Cyrus
    Charli XCX (lol)
    Sky Ferreira (lol x2)

    Disappointments:
    Betty Who
    Kiesza
    Camila Cabello
    Liam Payne
    The Chainsmokers' mystifying hold on the public and ability to get a fucking album out while acts like Sky Ferreira and Charli XCX are trapped in major label red-tape hell
     
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    In alphabetical order:
    • Clubfeet - Deep Thoughts EP
    • The Courtneys - The Courtneys II
    • Furniteur - Perfect Lavender
    • Future Islands - The Far Field
    • Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
    • Jamiroquai - Automaton
    • Juveniles - Whitout Warning
    • Matt Martians - The Drum Chord Theory
    • Miami Horror - The Shapes EP
    • The New Pornographers - Without Conditions
    • Perfume Genius - No Shape
    • Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
    • Ralph - Ralph EP
    • Ronika - Lose My Cool
    • Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular
    • San Cisco - The Water
    • The Shins - Heartworms
    • Steve Lacy - Steve Lacy's Demo EP
    • Tei Shi - Crawl Space
    • Thomas Azier - Rouge
    • White Sea - Tropical Odds
    I'm planning to revisit albums I didn't like or grew boring real fast (The xx, Austra, Thundercat, Syd, MUNA etc), I have the time, patience though, I have not.

    June is sure looking bright.
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  9. Favorite Songs:

    Charli XCX ft. Uffie - Babygirl
    Dua Lipa - Genesis
    Sigrid - Plot Twist
    Adrijana - Amare
    Adrijana - Vad Kommer Sen
    Allie X - Simon Says
    Miss Li - Aqualung
    Miss Li - Love Hurts
    RAYE - The Line
    Mabel - Bedroom
    Louisa Johnson - Best Behaviour
    Sofi De La Torre - $
    Goldfrapp - Tigerman
    That Poppy - I'm Poppy
    Chelsea Jade - Life of the Party
    Mariette - A Million Years
    Loreen - Statements
    Svala - Paper
    Lisa Ajax - I Don't Give A (nnñ)
    Lana del Rey - Lust for Life (Ft. The Weeknd)
    Maty Noyes - London
    Lorde - Green Light
    KStewart - Hands
    Rita Ora - Your Song

    Albums
    Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
    Allie X - Collxtion II
    Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
    Sofi De La Torre - Another You. Another Me. I'm Done.
    Tei Shi - Crawl Space

    Disappointments:
    Charlotte OC - Careless People
    Ronika - Lose My Cool

    Expected Disappointment:
    Zara Larsson - So Good

    Surprises:
    Steps' and Harry Styles' albums being good

    Albums to look forward to:
    Katy Perry
    Lily Allen
    Charli XCX
    Miley Cyrus
    Sky Ferreira
    Lorde
    Loreen [:(]
    All Saints
    Camila Cabello
    Dua Lipa
    Anne-Marie
    Poppy
    Tove Styrke
    Rita Ora
    Selena Gomez
    RAYE
    Mabel
    Pixie Lott (nnñ)
    Martine McCutcheon (lol)
    Miss Li
    Lana Del Rey
    Uffie (?)
    Grace Mitchell
    Fifth Harmony

    Astrid S
    Sigrid
    Louisa Johnson (haha)
    Phoebe Ryan
    Mollie King
    Lisa Maffia
     
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  10. @Island Lisa Mafia??!! What is happening? Shook if something is coming!
     
  11. I follow her on Facebook for a kii and she says she's releasing an album but I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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  12. Got me completely anticipated. I definitely need more from this First Lady!
     
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  13. JoJo's Mad Love. remains my most played album into 2017. The longevity is insane, prolonged by the two fantastic tour dates I had the privilege of attending. Being the same age as her makes the songs so incredibly poignant at this point in my life, I feel like we're going through a lot of similar experiences as there's always a song on the album to fit my mood.

    As for song, K.A.R.D's Don't Recall really is that bop. It's such a solid song and seeing them live you can tell they really love what they're doing, they're so happy together. Can't wait for their official debut later this year.

    For releases I'm looking forward to Shania hopefully following through on her June single and album later this year. Utada's had murmurs of releasing and of course there's Xtina. Stay tuned for my year-end rant about none of them releasing.
     
  14. SONGS
    #1 Amy Lee - Love Exists
    #2 Maren Morris - I Could Use A Love Song
    #3 Sumera - Animal
    #4 Lady Gaga - John Wayne
    #5 Lorde - Green Light
    #6 Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life (Feat. The Weeknd)
    #7 Blanche - City Lights
    #8 Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm
    #9 Texas - Let's Work It Out
    #10 Harry Styles - Signs of the Times

    #11 Hurts - Beautiful Ones
    #12 Lady Gaga - The Cure
    #13 Amy MacDonald - Under Stars
    #14 The XX - Say Something Lovin'
    #15 Loreen - Statements
    #16 London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing
    #17 Michelle Branch - Hopeless Romantic
    #18 Raelynn - Praying For Rain
    #19 Koit Toome & Laura - Verona
    #20 Nelly Furtado - Sticks And Stones

    #21 Fall Out Boy - Young And Menace
    #22 Niall Horan - Slow Hands
    #23 Dan Stevens - Evermore
    #24 Lana Del Rey - Love
    #25 Kendrick Lamar - XXX. (Feat U2)

    ALBUMS
    #1 Amy MacDonald - Under Stars
    #2 The XX - I See You
    #3 Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    #4 Texas - Jump On Board
    #5 Nelly Furtado - The Ride
    #6 Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
    #7 Paramore - After Laughter
    #8 Jennifer Paige - Starflower
    #9 Jessie James Decker - Gold
    #10 Michelle Branch - Hopeless Romantic

    Albums still delivering in 2017
    #1 U2 - The Joshua Tree
    #2 Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
    #3 Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
    #4 Lady Gaga - Joanne
    #5 Maren Morris - Hero

    Disappointments
    #1 Linkin Park
    #2 Blondie
    #3 Rag 'N Bone Man
     
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    ALBUMS (TOP 5)

    1 Muna - About U
    2 The XX - I See You
    3 Paramore - After Laughter
    4 Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
    5 Nelly Furtado - The Ride



    SONGS (TOP 10)

    1 Ralph - Tease
    2 Lorde - Green Light
    3 Grace Mitchell - Now
    4 Mabel - Bedroom
    5 Steps - Scared Of The Dark
    6 Liv Dawson - Searching
    7 Mura Masa & Charli XCX - 1 Night
    8 The Aces - Physical
    9 Raye - The Line
    10 Danny L Harle - 1UL
     
  16. Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
    Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
    Muna - About U
    Paramore - After Laughter

    Christ it's been a slow year. Collxtion II, Witness and Melodrama are coming soon, but I'll be looking at other lists to try and see what I've missed.
     
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  17. I'm not going to try to rank anything but I'll come back and list the songs/albums I'm loving so far.
     
  18. there is some awesome music here
     
  19. Albums/EPs I've enjoyed so far in 2017:

    Bebe Rexha - All Your Fault Pt 1
    Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
    Elsa & Emilie - Kill Your Darlings
    Lea Michele - Places
    Michelle Branch - Hopeless Romantic
    Paramore - After Laughter
    Una Healy - The Waiting Game

    Songs I've enjoyed the most from 2017:

    Aly & AJ - Take Me
    Ariana Grande - Quit
    Astrid S - Breathe
    Bebe Rexha - Small Doses
    Camila Cabello - Crying in the Club
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut to the Feeling
    Charli XCX - Blame it on You
    Charli XCX - ILY2
    Elsa & Emilie - Chains of Promises
    Elsa & Emilie - The Drowning
    Elsa & Emilie - Under the Blood Moon
    Fifth Harmony - Down
    Katy Perry - Bon Appetit
    Katy Perry - Chained to the Rhythm
    Katy Perry - Swish Swish
    Lady Gaga - The Cure
    Lana Del Rey - Love
    Lea Michele - Love is Alive
    Lea Michele - Run to You
    Michelle Branch - Hopeless Romantic
    Michelle Branch - Temporary Feeling
    Paramore - Caught in the Middle
    Paramore - Hard Times
    Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me
    Skylar Stecker - Only Want You



    The highlighted songs are probably a Top 5 if you ask me right now.
     
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