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Best of 2017... Mid-Year

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

  1. Coming from 2015 and 2016,this year feels a bit disappointing for me.Especially when pop girlz struggle to release a damn record and go single by single, i die inside.With that being said,here are my pretty short list of new music.

    1-Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud
    2-Paramore - After Laughter
    3-Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
    4-Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
     
  2. Y'all saying that this year is slow compared to last year just aren't looking in the right places. Here's my list so far, but there's a lot coming out in the next few months as well.

    1. Muna - About U
    2. SZA - CTRL
    3. Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
    4. Paramore - After Laughter
    5. Khalid - American Teen
    6. Perfume Genius - No Shape
    7. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    8. Pixx - The Age of Anxiety
    9. Allie X - Collxtion II
    10. Katy Perry - Witness
    11. Parallels - Metropolis
    12. Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
    13. Tei Shi - Crawl Space
    14. Lydia Ainsworth - Darling of the Afterglow
    15. Niia - I

    And some EPs
    Mabel - Bedroom
    Ralph - Ralph
    Sigrid - Don't Kill My Vibe
    Maggie Rogers - Now That The Light Is Fading
    Adrijana - Faser
     
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  3. Iconic list.
     
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  4. Well guess i take it back.This year shaped up to better than i what i had thought first.
     

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  5. My favourites this year have been:
    1. Lorde - Melodrama
    2. Sampha - Process
    3. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
    4. Karen Elson - Double Roses
     
  6. AMAZING Albums:
    Lorde - Melodrama
    Perfume Genius - No Shape
    Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular

    Good Albums:
    Paramore - After Laughter
    SZA - CTRL
    Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog

    OK Albums:
    Katy Perry - Witness
    Dua Lipa - Dupa Lipa
    Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
    Charli XCX - Number One Angel

    Total Disappointments:
    Nelly Furtado - The Ride
    Zara Larsson - So Good
    Pixx - The Age of Anxiety

    What's still to come out that you're looking forward to?
    Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
    Susanne Sundfør - Music For People In Trouble
    Sky Ferreira - Masochism
    Lily Allen
    Tove Styrke
    Rihanna (?)
     
  7. Agree wholeheartedly.
     
  8. lol
     
  9. Not gonna order them, will save that surprise for end of year list extravaganza.

    Favourite 20 of the year so far!

    Allie X // Collxtion II
    Austra // Future Politics
    Bleachers // Gone Now
    Charli XCX // Number 1 Angel
    The Drums // Abysmal Thoughts
    Fenech-Soler // ZILLA
    Hazel English // Just Give In/Never Going Home
    Jens Lekman // Life Will See You Now
    Los Campesinos! // Sick Scenes
    Lorde // Melodrama
    Mozart's Sister // Field of Love
    MUNA // about u
    Paramore // After Laughter
    Perfume Genius // No Shape
    Phoenix // Ti Amo
    Sampha // Process
    Spoon // Hot Thoughts
    Tall Ships // Impressions
    Will Joseph Cook // Sweet Dreamer
    The xx // I See You
     
  10. A&E

    A&E

    I might just list releases I enjoyed a lot without ordering them as well... watch this space.

    I kinda want to listen to this just because of the suspense in the artist's name. Will Joseph Cook? We might never know.
    (also yas @ Hazel English)
     
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  11. My favorite songs of the year so far...

    Amy Macdonald - Dream On
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut to the Feeling
    Christie & Dream Beats - My Boyfriend's Clothes
    Delta Rae - A Long and Happy Life
    Eisley - Always Wrong
    Felicity - Pilot with a Fear of Heights
    Grace Mitchell - Now
    HALEM - Ghost
    ionnalee - Samaritan / Not Human
    Irina - Ei nyt eikä ikinä
    Jamiroquai - Automaton
    Leon Else - What I Won't Do
    Lorde - Green Light
    Loreen - Statements
    Marnie - Lost Maps / Electric Youth
    Mirela - Contigo
    Moment - Indigo
    Steps - Scared of the Dark
    Susanne Sundfør - Undercover
    Wiktoria - As I Lay Me Down
     
  12. Oh let me mention the Passion Pit album too, forgot to mention since it's not on Spotify.

    I kinda don't want you to listen to it because you'll probably think it's really derivative indie-pop.

    Like most of my lists nn

     
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  13. I'm in this mindset too, am sorry @NecessaryVoodoo. I did buy a copy though.
     
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  14. My favourite albums of 2017 so far:

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    1. Lorde - Melodrama
    2. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
    3. Valerie June - The Order Of Time
    4. SZA - CTRL
    5. Sampha - Process
    6. London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing
    7. MUNA - About U
    8. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
    9. Lydia Ainsworth - Darling of the Afterglow
    10. The xx - I See You

    Honorable mentions
    Austra - Future Politics
    Perfume Genis - No Shape
    The Big Moon - Love In The 4th Dimension
    Paramore - After Laughter
    Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness

    Very much looking forward to future releases by:
    Sky Ferreira (kii)
    Lana Del Rey
    St. Vincent
    This Is The Kit
    EMA
    Waxahatchee
    Arcade Fire
    Boris
    Alvvays
    Torres
    Japanese Breakfast
    The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
    Briana Marela
    Grizzly Bear
    HAIM
    Susanne Sundfør
    Kedr Livanskiy
    Zola Jesus
    Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
    Chelsea Wolfe
    Wolf Alice
    TOKiMONSTA
     
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  16. King.
     
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  17. Eeeeexcellent.

    Also, yeah, stick Fleet Foxes somewhere in my top 10 now it's out. Lorde, maybe, not sure yet.
     
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  18. A&E

    A&E

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    Top 30 releases so far:
    • Abrahamson, Jennie – Reverseries
    • Ainsworth, Lydia – Darling of the Afterglow
    • Austra – Future Politics
    • Blige, Mary J. – Strength of a Woman
    • Blonde Redhead – 3 O’Clock
    • Clock Opera – Venn
    • Drab Majesty – The Demonstration
    • Elson, Karen – Double Roses
    • Hamdan, Yasmine – Al jamilat
    • Karijord, Rebekka – Mother Tongue
    • Koi, Ankathie – I Hate the Way You Chew
    • Lekman, Jens – Life Will See You Now
    • Lerche, Sondre – Pleasure
    • Mathlouthi, Emel – Ensen
    • Mew – Visuals
    • Moyet, Alison – Other
    • Paige, Jennifer – Starflower
    • Perfume Genius – No Shape
    • Peter Peter – Noir éden
    • Pixx – The Age of Anxiety
    • Porcelain Raft – Microclimate
    • Sampha – Process
    • Sevdaliza – Ison
    • Siik, Cajsa – Domino
    • Slowdive – Slowdive
    • Stevens, Sufjan, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister – Planetarium
    • Tennis – Yours Conditionally
    • Texas – Jump on Board
    • Torre, Sofi de la – Another. Not Me. I’m Done.
    • Turek, Gavin – Good Look for You


    Other releases I liked a lot but aren't quite my biggest faves (yet?):
    • Adna – Closure
    • Adrijana – Faser
    • Alma – Ma peau aime
    • alt-J – Relaxer
    • Anathema – The Optimist
    • Azier, Thomas – Rouge
    • Belkner, Sarah – But You Are, But It Has
    • Bovska – Pysk
    • Branch, Michelle – Hopeless Romantic
    • Bright Light Bright Light – Cinematography 2: Back in the Habit
    • Buscabulla – EP II
    • Callinan, Kirin J – Bravado
    • Canon, Lou – Suspicious
    • Charisma.com – Not Not Me
    • Coffman, Amber – City of No Reply
    • Crutchfield, Allison – Tourist in This Town
    • CupcakKe – Queen Elizabitch
    • Danny L Harle – 1UL
    • Djustin – Voyagers
    • Dougall, Rose Elinor – Stellular
    • Elsa & Emilie – Kill Your Darlings
    • English, Hazel – Just Give In / Never Going Home
    • Frank Gamble – Myths
    • Furniteur – Perfect Lavender
    • Gorillaz – Humanz
    • Hackman, Marika – I’m Not Your Man
    • Hajk – Hajk
    • Harding, Aldous – Party
    • Harnett, Sinead – Chapter One
    • Hassle, Erik – Innocence Lost
    • Hatherley, Charlotte – True Love
    • Hiatus – All the Troubled Hearts
    • Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
    • Hypertext – SuperSystem Vibe
    • Jfdr – Brazil
    • Joy Wellboy – Les pieds dans la merde, la tête dans les étoiles
    • Kiki – Bittersweet
    • Lacy, Steve – Steve Lacy’s Demo
    • Lafourcade, Natalia – Musas, un homenaje al folclore latinoamericano en manos de Los Macorinos
    • Legends, The – Nightshift
    • Little Dragon – Season High
    • Lorde – Melodrama
    • Mabel – Bedroom
    • Mark, Amber – 3:33am
    • Marnie – Strange Words and Weird Wars
    • McClenney, Chris – Portrait in Two
    • Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten
    • Morrissey, Flo & Matthew E. White – Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
    • Muna – About U
    • New Pornographers, The – Whiteout Conditions
    • Niia – I
    • Owens, Kelly Lee – Kelly Lee Owens
    • Perera Elsewhere – All of This
    • Portugal. The Man – Woodstock
    • Pumarosa – The Witch
    • PVT – New Spirit
    • Rogers, Maggie – Now That the Light Is Fading
    • Rollins, Rodes – Young Adult
    • Sadier, Lætitia Source Ensemble – Find Me Finding You
    • SALK – Matronika
    • Shy Girls – Salt
    • Silberman, Peter – Impermanence
    • Starr, Phebe – Chronicles
    • Σtella – Works for You
    • Syd – Fin
    • Tei Shi – Crawl Space
    • Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I
    • Throwing Snow – Embers
    • Tops – Sugar at the Gate
    • Wednesday Campanella – Superman
    • Whissell – Old Souls, Young Bodies
    • xx, The – I See You


    Biggest disappointments:
    • Goldfrapp – Silver Eye
      Not a bad album per se but I just came to expect something more than merely 'good' from Goldfrapp you know.
    • Khalid – American Teen
      zzz. Location remix feat. Little Simz is a highlight and it's not even on the album
    • Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
      Not sure if I can call it a disappointment as the last 2 singles clearly signified a decline in quality but still.
    • London Grammar – Truth Is a Beautiful Thing
      ZZZ. I recommend last year's Arthur Beatrice album instead.
    • Charlotte OC – Careless People
      The singles were so promising but everything else turned out to be run of the mill.
    • Sza [szzzuh]Ctrl
      I loved Z but a lot of this album is laughably bad. Also a big no to propagating side chick culture.
     
  19. Tracks
    1. LIGHTS - Giants
    2. Eden xo feat. Raja Kumari - Drips Gold
    3. Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling
    4. Erika Jayne - XXPEN$IVE
    5. HOLYWATER, Cruel Youth - Hush
    6. BY2 - Peach Blossom Cheongsam
    7. BY2 - Love & Love
    8. Trisha Paytas - Thick
    9. Aura - Gay Boy
    10. Simone & Simaria, Anitta - Loka

    Albums
    1. Aura - Can't Steal The Music
    2 .....

    All of my faves are expected to release an album this year, so I hope I can add some albums to my list...
     
  20. Yeah, you know what, add SZA to my list of disappointments. Not that it was bad - in fact, I thought it was quite good in places - but I expected better, from how much it was getting hyped up.
     
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