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Should be here: Amia Venera Landscape, Mark Ronson, Her Name is Calla, Dangermouse & Sparklehorse,
|25||Dj Muggs vs. ill Bill|
Kill Devil Hills
The first DOPE JOINT on this list yo. The beats are dope and hard. It is that ish. Anyway, this is very solid east coast hip-hop... does not reinvent the wheel, but does what it does very well.
A Determinism of Morality
Adds a dash of hardcore into the post metal formula. End result: hardcorish post metal. This is definitely better than Galilean Pretentious Satellites.
The Sword have come a long way from obvious Black Sabbath knockoffs to a respectable stoner rock outfit. "Acheron" tears it up, and the cover art is sick.
Required sludge metal entry. Sludges your face off.
Probably the most consistent indie artist currently; it's hard to be upset with really any of his albums. Port Entropy hearkens back to his older releases, but expands on them at the same time.
Album of the Year
If you know me, it's not hard to guess that I was heavily disappointed by this. Too much drums, and not enough electronicals. Even while being disappointing, BM is stil one of the most interesting artists today.
Fallen House Sunken City
Alias drops the hot jamz. Dolan also has the capability to tear it up at times. "Leaving New York" is the best track here and is in constant rotation for me. El-P light.
|18||Year of No Light|
Wow, a complete 180 from their last release. Much more atmospheric and thoughtful, especially without those terrible vocals.
"Afraid of Everyone" didn't really leave my speakers at all this year. This is another one I didn't like at first, but really grew. Recommended to fans of music.
|16||The Republic of Wolves|
Destroys Brand New. Thanks Sowing Season. Definitely recommended if you like The Devil and God.
Devil May Cry
Besides the ridiculous spelling of his name, Braydz is capable of dropping lyrical neutron bombs. For real, this cat can spit with the best of them, check "Devil's Death Day". Basically he is the British version of DOOM.
The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)
"Cold War" made my jaw drop. The rest of the record, not so much; it really left a lot to be desired after the incredible The Chase EP. Still beats the hell out of mostly everything out there. Nice hair Janelle.
Davey paid me off to put this here. Brilliant debut to be honest; I've gotten plenty of indie hipsters into this recently.
How I Got Over
A bit tame, compared to their last two releases, but that's to be expecting after being Jimmy Fallon's pit band for a year. Black Thought is still as sharp as ever, and Quest Love is a god.
|11|| ||Maps and Atlases|
Less math rock and more pop, and they are better for it. This band can't really do anything bad.
Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up
Could have been much better had 'size remedied the obvious pacing issues in the middle of the record. "Build Us a Rocket Then..." is a strong highlight, but "Superimposer" and "It's My Tail" are incredible in their own rights.
I rode this pretty hard earlier in the year. Probably not as amazing as I initially proclaimed, but still great nonetheless. Dangermouse is a genius as usual, and this is easily Mercer's best work.
All Delighted People EP
Not really an EP... I guess I understand why Stevens released this for free after listening to Age of Adz. This really isn't what he wants to be associated with anymore. But whatever, it's f*cking great.
Dear Adam Downer, eat a wiener. "Won't Back Down" is incredible, and Em is on the top of his game. Blows Relapse out of the water.
I've heard people say this is "heavy music for those that don't like metal". F*ck that. This is crust at its finest and really pushes the boundaries of not only its own genre, but punk and metalcore too.
Axioma Ethica Odini
Black-ish Metal that doesn't sound like 1000 virgin banshees barfing in unison. It was hard to put this over Kvelertak, but I finally decided that it's a lot more intelligent at times. Progressive Metal has really evolved a lot over the past 10 years, and this is a prime example.
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
I think "Shutterbug" destroyed my speakers. No joke. I listen to that, "Tangerine", and "Fo Yo Sorrow" every day.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Biased at first because Chan liked it, to be completely honest. It took a few listens, but damn, if "Lost in the World" isn't track of the year I don't know what is.
The Age of Adz
"Too Much" had me worried for a few seconds, but the new sound really isn't so much new as it is an evolution. The songs influenced by Royal Robertson's art are just breathtaking; you all really need to see him live if you get the chance. Mama wants to name our next one Sufjan, seriously.
|1||Dark Time Sunshine|
No one really stood a chance this year. Vessel only redefines the hip-hop envelope completely for the new decade. Poetic and complex lyricism, progressive and truly composed productions; every moment is refreshing in its own way.
|This Life is Genocide|
|spun the new ghostface yet?|
|damn, if "Lost in the World" isn't track of the year I don't know what is.|
abso-fucking-lutely. job well done with this list.
|Yes! Another sighting of 15!|
|Biased at first because Chan liked it,|
god i hate you
|we just have opposite taste bud. ur a nice guy|
|good list soby|
hope the family's doing well
|about 25, the only thing going for it was the beats. Ill Bill is a terrible rapper|
|awesome list, I loved a lot of these this year|
can't stand Recovery though
|there's a lot here i'm not too keen on sorry sobz|
|come on recovery is the jam|
kill devil hills is really addictive tbh
|Recovery is okay. I'm not a fan of Kill Devil Hills, but i love Chase Manhattan|
|yes 5,10,24 / 14 - yeah cold war best track, still 5 other standouts but after numerous listens the fillers stack up|
|Love you sobhi for showing me B. Dolan but also lol at Eminem making YOUR top 10.|
|"also lol at Eminem making YOUR top 10."|
c'mon Bulldog, what's wrong with you?
Recovery is damn good
|bulldog shut up|
|disappointing list tbh|
|Sorry to break it to you all, but, Recovery is mediocre at best. So yea.|
|Also, Recovery just doesn't seem to be up kingsoby's alleyway.|
|coming from you, lol|
|Recovery is like a 3/5|
|great list sobhi, though I cannot say I dug Recovery much at all. really nice to see Daughters and Kanye here though. |
|i'd say it's a more poppy version of his classic records. and he doesn't talk british on this one.|
i love eminem, but his last two before this broke my heart :(
anyway, most people haven't heard kvelertak, so everyone go check that out.
|pretty sweet list sobhi... iron braydz is so good, slowly working its way up to the top of the pile for me. pre-emptive of new GFK though???|
|HOLY SHIT 24 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO THINKS THAT|
|i didnt really like galilean satellites that much|
|nice list, great to see 1 in its rightful place.|
|"Basically he is the British version of DOOM."|
Uhh...Sobhi? I'm not sure if you were aware of this or not, but umm...
DOOM is British.
|No, he was born in London but he's American raised and residing.|
List is awesome, Sobhi.
|i missed this, glad to see 16 on here|
|lol @ recovery. i love em but that album is horrid. relapse was much better|
|No. No it was not.|