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Jas' OBTUSELY modest 2017 basetouch

Damn, what a weird fucking year man. I usually do one of these every quarter of the year, but this year since i'm in my first year of Uni (BA, Psyc major) I've been real slow on my roll of new releases. So, here's some bizarre, uncoordinated list of stuff i've heard, my AOTY contenders, stuff I liked, stuff I didn't like and stuff I'm hanging out for still. This isn't everything I've heard and there's no logic or reason on the ordering, this is just a "hey, how y'all doing? Haven't seen you in a while, how are the kids?"

These guys got my AOTY in like, fuck, 2014? Feels like ages ago. 2014 was also the only year so far that I've been a member here and given a new release a 5. I think Benji got a 5 too.

They are not getting my AOTY this year though, but this is still coolio
2Tyler, the Creator
Flower Boy

lol Jesus, this year's been strange man. Like this being good.
3Kendrick Lamar

yeah, Damn, I guess
4Toby Driver

DAMN. [2]
5Steven Wilson
To the Bone

Hardest fucking DAMN. of the year. Dude needs to just let go and write a full-on pop album, cause he's good at it. He sounds so insecure in interviews too when he's talking about pop. Get fucked Steve, I believed in you.
The Optimist

DAMN. [4] this could have been better
7Brand New
Science Fiction

lol fucking DAMN. [5]

This is cool fucking bananas. Approximately a Danny Brown, De La Soul and We Got the Power off of an AOTY contender. I get what Damon was trying to do with this but the sonic decisions worked better in concept. To demonstrate this, the album fucking destroys live, the live instruments just carry more energy and fill in the gap that feels like it's missing out of the middle of the recordings. Not in like a "hurr durr rael instumentzzz" way.
9Manchester Orchestra
A Black Mile to the Surface

This is cool but not that cool lol guys

AOTY contender, w/e
Skin & Earth

I'm excited for this
Emperor of Sand

yeah w/e this was actually good I don't give a shit
13Harry Styles
Harry Styles

So was this
14The Menzingers
After the Party

AOTY Contender
World Peace Is None of Your Business

There's a new Morrissey album coming out if anyone gives a shit
Every Country's Sun

this is barely good

Cool beans

new one ~might~ be good, i'm not really that excited tbh
19Sun Kil Moon
Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood

AOTY contender
20Diamanda Galas
All the Way

Really fucking good even though I've already heard like 80% of the material on here before
21Diamanda Galas
At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem

Not as good but cool still cause there's a lot more newer material
22Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked At Me

AOTY contender

Shit album, sick of hearing it every time I go out on the weekend
24Lupe Fiasco

REEEAALLLY bad fucking album wow

very good
26LCD Soundsystem
American Dream

AOTY contender, didn't know I needed this
27Roger Waters
Is This The Life We Really Want?

wtf how is Roger Waters an AOTY contender for me in 2017?
The Assassination of Julius Caesar

yeah man

this is why the new Bjork ~might~ be good
30Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Luciferian Towers

only has to be better than the new Mogwai
who told you to think?​?​!​!​?​!​?​!​?​!

listened to this last night and it was sick
32Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory

very good
33Gang of Youths
Go Farther in Lightness

AOTY contender and probably the only thing I'm going to agree with SowingSeason on all year
34Fleet Foxes

AOTY contender, why not?
35Lucy Rose
Something's Changing

very good
36The Pillows
Nook in the Brain

actually good, believe it or not
37The War on Drugs
A Deeper Understanding

this year's been giving me some major 2014 nostalgia with shit like this
38Billy Woods
Known Unknowns

can't not read this in Gin Rummy's voice
39Kelly Lee Owens
Kelly Lee Owens

very cool and good

R.I.P. Kyo's voice but otherwise cool and good
41Chelsea Wolfe
Hiss Spun

almost forgot about this, had her AOTY stolen last minute in 2015
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