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11.09.17 Doof's Worst of 201710.11.17 Rec Doof 2017
10.10.17 Largest 'full album' discogs on Sput?10.04.17 Doof's Top 50 Tom Petty Songs
10.01.17 Doof's Top 100 Albums: Update 209.22.17 Doof: 15,000 useless comments, 4000 dum
09.20.17 Doof: Rec me consistent07.28.17 '67 // '17 doof list
07.10.17 Doof's Top 100 Radiohead Songs 07.05.17 Doof's Top 100 Lambchop Songs
06.17.17 Top 5 Songs '79-'1705.30.17 Title Tracks
03.22.17 "Sorry dude, I just can't stand your vo03.18.17 Doof Top 101 Songs
03.16.17 Favourite Lyricists03.03.17 Genuine Sput Meet - Zak and Doof
02.28.17 Rec Doof ONE Album Released Between 195 02.15.17 Overlooked Top 100 of the 00s
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Rec Doof 2017

Self explanatory, only: - I won't put albums up as they're rec'd but as I listen to them. - I won't listen to everything, it's your task to make them sound appealing. - you can rec as much as you like but see the previous comment. - stuff will either be labelled as 'UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION' or it'll be rated/comment explaining why it didn't make the cut.
1Destroyer
Ken


Rec Doof 2017

Self explanatory, only:

- I won't put albums up as they're rec'd but as I listen to them.
- I won't listen to everything, it's your task to make them sound appealing.
- you can rec as much as you like but see the previous comment.
- stuff will either be labelled as 'UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION' or it'll be rated/comment explaining why it didn't make the cut.
2Michael Chapman
50


SandwichBubble rec

"Singer-songwriter Michael Chapman has been hard at work for the past 50 years. And on his newest album "50," those years culminate into a beautiful folk record. Anyone with an interest in folk this year, look no further! Backed by an all-star group of musicians (Bridget St John, Nathan Bowles), "50" is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face (and fill out your best-of list this year)."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 4/5
3Count to Altek
Imodius Forms: Millenium Flux


AnimalAsSummit rec

"With the help of a new backing band, Count to Altek steps away from metal influence and introduces an effort with bigger emphasis on groove and texture. Here we explored the futurist aesthetics of electronica and new wave music, additionally taking large inspiration from the game Rez. As someone primarily interested in the possibilities of jazz, we incorporated a partially improvised approach along with in-studio. This created a foundation for these musicians I have never worked with before. In the end, this is meant as an homage to the mysterious hyper-reality living deep inside the mind."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
4Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Feed the Rats


UniqueUniverse rec

"As ambitious as one can get within a Stoner/Doom boundaries."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

This sounds like the last minute of every Monster Magnet (this dude REALLY sounds like dave Wyndorf) song tacked together into an endless run of formless vocal n' riff crescendo...and I kinda like that, but not really quite enough to warrant above a 3 rating. Avant garde stoner rock? It's a genre that generally needs a regular supply of tight grooves and trad song writing qualities - at least imo. For me this encourages the worst traits of stoner rock and heads into repetitive jam rock and gets a little too comfortable there to maximise its potential. Still enjoyable enough though.

Current Rating: 3/5
5Ninet Tayeb
Paper Parachute


Dewinged rec

"You have probably heard of Israeli singer songwriter Ninet because she was featured in the song "Pariah" which belongs to Steven Wilson's last album. She navigates on different styles, from intimate singer songwriting to explosive rock anthems, mastering melody and incorporating her middle east heritage into her music. It won't leave you indifferent, either you'll hate her or you'll love her."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
6LSP
Waves


UniqueUniverse rec

"D'you like to listen to grown men cry? Listen to this then. (guaranteed 1.0 from Doof)"

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

Yes, this is indeed terrible, strained sounding emo :/ Only a 1.5 though, as the music isn't that bad...well apart from the drumming which was distracting.

Current Rating: 1.5/5
7Looming
Seed


Divaman rec

'I just today reviewed this one. Actually, I don't think you'll like it at all. (Maybe you'll surprise me). But I hope you listen to at least one track, because I want to hear your comments about that voice.'

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

This was quite an intriguing listen for a few songs and then sure enough, those vocals did begin to get tiring, though I wouldn't label them as offensively bad as such. Her singing style is unique but in all honesty the music here would be served better by a slightly more conventional vocalist.

Current Rating: 3/5
8Wesley Gonzalez
Excellent Musician


UniqueUniverse rec

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
9Exquirla
Para Quienes Aún Viven


Bgillesp rec

"If you like post-rock, Exquirla- Para... Is an absolute monster that has way too little attention. Album of the year."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
10Andrew Hung
Realisationship


Anatelier rec

"The other half of Fuck Buttons alongside Blanck Mass - throw out any preconceptions of what it'll sound like, this is a great, groovy, indie-punk album about coming out of your shell (complete with warbly south England vocals)"

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 4/5
11Chino Amobi
Paradiso


UniqueUniverse rec

"Alice in bureaucratic wonderland AKA the most systematic, technical and tactically precise in its rules'n'laws-following trip to the other universes there has ever been. It's an odd journey, but one with almost a dystopian edge to it."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

Well, I enjoy 'Frozen Niagara Falls' and 'Garden of Delete' so in terms of sound palette I'm ok with this...but in terms of enjoyability/songfulness it's a near zero. Just not for me, the sounds are a 3/5 but the music is a 1/5. Soundtrack-y (I rarely have the patience for soundtracks).

Current Rating: 2/5
12Mappe Of
A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone


TwigTW rec

"I know you like alt-country, but does that extend to alt-folk? Here's one that is as atmospheric as it is alt. It's slow and quiet, but each note hangs beautifully until the next one comes along. I think it's simply beautiful... Hopefully you won't find it simply boring."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 4/5
13White Reaper
The World's Best American Band


UniqueUniverse rec

"They finally went Stadium, lads. They finally did. This album is full of carefree, catchy and lighthearted Pop-Rock/Pop-Punk tracks that don't pretend they are larger-than-life monstrosity, but rather have enormous amount of fun with the style they chose."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

Close to a 3.5 rating actually, this 'chug chug chugs' along quite nicely - just sadly doesn't have all that much personality to it. Maybe a subsequent listen will bump it up that .5, I think it's just about earned that.

Current Rating: 3/5
14Los Campesinos!
Sick Scenes


Sinternet rec

"When i recced you one of their older tracks before you mentioned not liking the vocals, which i think are much better these days. Give it a try man."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
15Quelle Chris
Being You Is Great...


UniqueUniverse rec

"His is not your typical rapper, he is not your typical songwriter either. He is just a really strange dude with a really strange delivery and a really strange personality. Be warned."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

Another one that just isn't really my thing, I didn't hate it, has a laid back vibe that's reasonably enticing but nothing stood out enough to go over the 3 rating...or encourage me to give this another spin or two.

Current Rating: 3/5
16Robert Plant
Carry Fire


DeadlyNightShade rec

"Rich in its depth and brimming with instrumentals that caress listeners with warmth like a fire on a cold night. There's a sense of wisdom and graceful aging in the vocal delivery of Robert as he meanders his way through guitar playing that ranges from delicate yet intricate acoustic ballads, to buzzing yet reserved rock oriented tracks that maintain a reserved tone, as well as tracks where the guitar takes backseat to piano like on "A Way With Words." There's a longing, a feeling of endearment that this record leaves in its wake, a feeling that you are "never really done" with it even when it comes to its close."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

I find Plant's recent output real tasteful...but more than a little snore-inducing. This is probably the best of his last four albums but all that means is I rate this a weak 3/5 instead of a strong 2.5/5. I can't imagine why I'd return to this album :/

Current Rating: 3/5
17The Black Angels
Death Song


UniqueUniverse rec

"Equal part emotional and trippy, this is a Hard-Psych journey to the unknown and the hard to decypher. It reaches from dissonant and mind-bending to waving and flashy."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
18Baby Guru
IV


Anatelier rec

"Luxurious, laid-back greek indie rock, celebrating the folly of friendship, drenched in sunlight."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
19Metz
Strange Peace


UniqueUniverse rec

"Metz have come through with their wildest and most fun record to date. It's such a sonic delikatesse that you need to dip in for your ears to be pleased... and potentially develop incurable tinnitus."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
20Alter
Pendulum


Aberf rec

"Alter is an obscure modern shoegaze band who combines the density of 'Deathconsciousness' and the airiness of 'Souvlaki'. The vocal is low in the mix, as if it's part of the instrumental. The drum is bold and loud, while the bass is pounding a melodic lines, allowing the guitar to soars within its own fuzz. With only 3 band members, Alter has created something that dense yet weightless - Edit: https://aalterr.bandcamp.com/"

AWAITING DOOF VERDICT...
21Neun Welten
The Sea I'm Diving In


UniqueUniverse rec

"Something between darker Goth-ish Post-Punk and atmospheric Indie with one-note vocals. Give it a chance."

AWAITING DOOF VERDICT...
22Hazel English
Just Give In / Never Going Home


Budgie rec

"Gorgeous addictive voice from a girl originally aussie settled now in the SF indie movement. every track on the LP is killer and it's in my opinion the best release of 2017, maybe the best release ever, definitely a contender for my all time favorite album."

THE DOOF VERDICT IS IN...

**UP FOR TOP 100 OF 2017 CONSIDERATION**

Current Rating: 3.5/5
23The Angelus
There Will Be No Peace


UniqueUniverse rec

"If the concept of an acoustic Doom Metal album doesn't intrigue you enough, just know that this record is full of enthralling anthemic and grandiose musical passages and melancholically epic songwriting that is both chilling and also gives you a sense of certain animalistic nature."

AWAITING DOOF VERDICT...
24Shannon Wright
Division


Dewinged rec

'The equivalent to a blind date with a girl that is both ugly and the love of your life.'

AWAITING DOOF VERDICT...
25British Sea Power
Let the Dancers Inherit the Party


UniqueUniverse rec

'This band seems to have fallen out of people's spectrum altogether. You know, they used to be pretty big back in the day. They still try to sound kind of extravagant and accessible, while still staying true to their usual calm and charming sound. Whether it works or not, you tell me.'

AWAITING DOOF VERDICT...
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