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Albums/Music 2017

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I thought there was already a thread for this year, but I can't see it. Please delete this if I've missed it.

New Japandroids album is out next week and currently streaming on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/2017/01/19/510416955/first-listen-japandroids-near-to-the-wild-heart-of-life

I saw them at the end of last year and they played 5/8 of the new ones. Sounded gr8 and just as PARTY ANTHEMic as usual. 

 

Also, new Allison Crutchfield is streaming: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/19/510437000/first-listen-allison-crutchfield-tourist-in-this-town

I'm sad that Swearin' is dead, but excited to hear this. 

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I like it and it feels lame to compare it to Celebration Rock, but... it's no Celebration Rock. 

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new Japandroids hasn't grabbed be at all. It feels a bit tame in comparison to what has come before it.

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It is a grower. I've not been air punching as much, probably the same about of "WOOAAH OOAAHS" however...

It's not Celebration Rock, but neither it should.

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Yeah, it gets better with each listen. Now fully onboard with it. 

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I've given it 3 goes. Those clean vocals are not very air-punchable. I'll give it another listen tomorrow, but so far, every time I hear it, I just want to turn it off and put Celebration Rock on. 

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Code Orange - Forever. Calling it now, my album of the year.
 

 

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1 hour ago, Jaaakkkeee said:

Code Orange - Forever. Calling it now, my album of the year.
 

 

I'd like the record more if they binned the abrupt cuts in to the electronic bits. It's really poor done IMO. I don't like it anywhere as much as I am King. The songs with the 'singing' are weird.

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49 minutes ago, Soda van Jerk said:

I'd like the record more if they binned the abrupt cuts in to the electronic bits. It's really poor done IMO. I don't like it anywhere as much as I am King. The songs with the 'singing' are weird.

I like it, I like how abrupt and jarring it is. And it's supposed to be really jarring. I'm a fan of the singing also, but I'm already a fan of Adventures.

 

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It just sounds badly spliced to me. I like jarring and abrupt changes. It's done really well on Anaal Nathrakh's later stuff. I just don't think they've done it well.

The singy songs might grow on me.

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It's this song in particular where it is done really badly IMO:

 

The changes at 0:25 and again at 2:17. It's really rough splicing. There's a gap and they don't even round the edges of the splice. It sounds amateurish to me. I'd like it a lot more if they did it a bit slicker, as I'm all about that kind of thing. DO IT BETTER.

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On 19/01/2017 at 5:04 PM, kirsten said:

Also, new Allison Crutchfield is streaming: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/19/510437000/first-listen-allison-crutchfield-tourist-in-this-town

I'm sad that Swearin' is dead, but excited to hear this. 

I was listening to this whilst cruising around in Black Lightning, it's a good album. Glad to hear a departure from the Swearin' sound, parts of it remind me of Rilo Kiley.

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Woods put me onto the new Code Orange and it definitely makes me want to punch things without thinking of the consequences. 4/5, would punch again.

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16 hours ago, Soda van Jerk said:

It's this song in particular where it is done really badly IMO:

 

The changes at 0:25 and again at 2:17. It's really rough splicing. There's a gap and they don't even round the edges of the splice. It sounds amateurish to me. I'd like it a lot more if they did it a bit slicker, as I'm all about that kind of thing. DO IT BETTER.

I get what you mean, but I think it's on purpose. And I like how awkward it sounds. 

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3rd Kaddish album will be out this year.

That's all I'm looking forward to so far.

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7 hours ago, TR!ΔNGL€ T€€TH said:

Ryan Adams has a new album out. It is called Prisoner and so far, I do not think it is good.

It has it's moments but for the most part it sounds like something pretty pedestrian. Given what this album is about, it should have been deeper. His 1989 cover album was deeper than this.

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Jens Lekman's new album is out. The Guardian gave it five stars. I don't think it's as good as his last one which everyone else thought was pretty average.

Tim Darcy from Ought's solo album is promising on the first two listens.

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I am excited about the new Dirty Projectors album even though Amber Coffman isn't involved 

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New Sun Kil Moon & Jesu/Sun Kil Moon albums will be awesome. Hopefully will make it to Melbourne this year! 

New Swans doco 'Where Does A Body End?' in production. 

The Damned/Patti Smith still rockin'

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