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Best records of the past 5/6 years?

Started by willbo, July 10, 2021, 08:36:23 PM

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willbo

I feel like this one is a bit lazy as it's easy to search the best of year threads. But I was wondering what you would all distil as the best of 2016 ish to now.

As for me I got into a lot of pop like Lady Gaga, (newer) Taylor Swift, Janelle Monae, Dua Lipa, Charli xcx, Lorde, Solange, etc. I also went through a phase of female fronted fun hard rock like Halestorm, Pretty Reckless, New Year's Day etc. Heard a bit of "metalcore" through Bury Tomorrow, A Day to Remember and August Burns Red. Got into a bit of jazz like Seed Ensemble...I got into Angel Olson, Courtney Barnett and Parquet Courts too.

Jeff Parker-The New Breed. I'll grant you some might find this a bit lounge-music-y, but this easy-going jazz guitar LP, influenced by stuff like hip-hop producers like J Dilla and Madlib is easily my most-played LP of the last five years. Mostly because the playing is melodically complex enough to tickle the outer limit of what's still memorably tuneful without tipping over it, so it's pretty much always a pure pleasure to listen to.

The pop song I listened to most was probably "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers, just because it's such a nice bittersweet end-of-a-relationship lyric.

lazyhour


sevendaughters

#1 with a bullet is Purple Mountains S/T.

aside from that
- Autotelia - i
- David Bowie - Blackstar
- Dungen - Allas Sak
- Fuath - I
- Lost Crowns - Every Night Something Happens
- Loth - S/T
- Low - Double Negative
- John Maus - Screen Memories
- Jute Gyte - Perdurance
- The Microphones - The Microphones in 2020
- Nyx Nott - Aux Pieds de la Nuite
- Lyra Pramuk - Fountain
- tricot - AND
- Richard Youngs and Raul Refree - All Hands Around the Moment
- Shackleton/Zimpel - Primal Forms
- Tal National - Tantabara

purlieu

Songs:
Desperate Journalist - In Search of the Miraculous & Grow Up
Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
Haim - Women in Music Part III & Something to Tell You
The Divine Comedy - Office Politics
Wire - Silver/Lead & Mind Hive
Sigrid - Sucker Punch
Underworld - Drift Series 1
Aurora - A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)
Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds
Chvrches - Love Is Dead
Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
Roddy Woomble - The Deluder
Paul Draper - Spooky Action
Archive - The False Foundation
Lande Hekt - Going to Hell

Instrumentals:
E-Saggila - Corporate Cross
Mikron - Severance
Si Matthews - Decoding Signals
Humanoid - Built By Humanoid
Confluent Phase - Ad Astra
Orbital - Monsters Exist
Shinya Fukumori Trio - For 2 Akis
Off Land - On Earth
Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Derelicts
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams
The Future Sound of London - Environment 6 & 6.5
The Angling Loser - Arena Of Apprehension

Captain Z

Benji's Interminable Trumpet - Aluminum Kitten
MarsUPL - Women Are From Venues
Thomas Edison and the Blueprints - Paint By Numbness
Stillt - Quayring
Gummow's Shop - Lost With Wheel

chveik

Against All Logic - 2012-2017
A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
Kaku P-Model - 回=回 (Kai=Kai)
La Tène & guests - Abandonnée/Maléja
Praed Orchestra! - Live in Sharjah
Pusha T - Daytona
Qujaku - Qujaku
Renaldo & the Loaf - Gurdy Hurding
SUMAC - Love in Shadow
Yolk - Solar

Pauline Walnuts

That Babyfather one, the one with It Makes me Proud to be British for 5 minutes at the start
Dean Blunt - Black Metal
^^ just about squeezing in, in fact Dean Blunt/Hype Williams have been the sound of the decade for me, along with :
Sophie - Oil of every Pearl's Un-insides

Ah, PC Music, the sound of the future from 5 years ago.

Also,

ЛУНА - Остров свободы, which got me into a lot of post-soviet synthwave/pop like

Маша Позер - Минералы И Горные Породы
My Cruelty - The Secret Weapon


Probably loads more I'll remember just as soon as I post this.

buttgammon

Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortured Mind
SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Guerilla Toss - GT Ultra
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Holly Herndon - PROTO
Octo Octa - Resonant Body
Anohni - Hopelessness
Barker - Utility
Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman
DJ Seinfeld - Time Spent Away from U

willbo

thanks folks I'll get into some of these. I've just gotton into hyperpop, Sophie and PC music and I already liked the Kelly Lee Owens album. Aurora and Holly Herndon I wanna get more into the stuff of

Custard

Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School

A modern synthpop banger

Pauline Walnuts

Personally, I think the definitive Holly Herndon album is Platform.

(Just mentioning that as someone mentioned her first album on the 2010-2015 one, and someones just mentioned her new on ^^)

Captain Z

D'arryl D'earylea - Tutu Tango
The Frightened Skaters - Startooth
Po^we^r - 행복한 솜털 고양이
Списанные атомные подводные лодки - Они ушли в поп

Pauline Walnuts

Quote from: Captain Z on July 10, 2021, 10:35:56 PM
D'arryl D'earylea - Tutu Tango
The Frightened Skaters - Startooth
Po^we^r - 행복한 솜털 고양이
Списанные атомные подводные лодки - Они ушли в поп

Their early stuff was alright, but they just went too commercial.

buttgammon

Quote from: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on July 10, 2021, 10:35:05 PM
Personally, I think the definitive Holly Herndon album is Platform.

(Just mentioning that as someone mentioned her first album on the 2010-2015 one, and someones just mentioned her new on ^^)


Both were me! I love them both.

Norton Canes

Records as in albums?

9Bach - Anian [2016]
Prince Rama - Xtreme Now [2016]
TEEN - Love Yes [2016]

Austra - Future Politics [2017]
Pixx - The Age of Anxiety [2017]

Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star [2018]
Sofi Tukker - Treehouse [2018]

HVOB - Rocco [2019]
Pixel Grip - Heavy Handed [2019]

ATNA - Made By Desire [2020]
Belbury Poly - The Gone Away [2020]
Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Fear [2020]
Mentrix - My Enemy My Love [2020]
Purity Ring - Womb [2020]


Or songs? If so I would respectfully direct you towards a few collections

Quote from: lazyhour on July 10, 2021, 09:04:59 PM
Purple Mountains by Purple Mountains.

It gets better every time I listen to it. It's flawless.

Then there's Compliments Please by Self Esteem. I have no idea how this didn't end up in any of the end of year lists. And it should've won the Mercury but didn't even get nominated. A stunning pop record. Every track is brilliant but here's one of them: https://youtu.be/ZF5GSshWU3w

And Cate Le Bon's Reward is a wonderful album full of understated melodies and just the right amount of wonkiness. It couldn't be anybody else but her. A single: https://youtu.be/WjduOTMn9dw

willbo

Self Esteem is someone I got into this year, great stuff

lankyguy95

*Dusty Substance bursts in. "Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood!" he cries, his breath heavy, his face red. And with that, he once more disappears into the night.*

He'd be right though.

Another shout for Purple Mountains.

One of my most listened to in recent years is Can Thought Exist Without The Body by John Roberts. Wonderful, electronic ambient record. The title track is like a warm bath for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESqPvr9RFf8

On a completely different scale, Take A Chance On Rock 'n' Roll by Couch Slut is one of the most bleakest, angriest, starkest noise rock albums you could ever wish to hear. The trumpet solo on this is improbably perfect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KWCd44Mv0U

Quote from: Astronaut Omens on July 10, 2021, 08:49:14 PM
Jeff Parker-The New Breed. I'll grant you some might find this a bit lounge-music-y, but this easy-going jazz guitar LP, influenced by stuff like hip-hop producers like J Dilla and Madlib is easily my most-played LP of the last five years. Mostly because the playing is melodically complex enough to tickle the outer limit of what's still memorably tuneful without tipping over it, so it's pretty much always a pure pleasure to listen to.
I need to listen to this record. I heard Suite For Max Brown a few months ago and really enjoyed it.

The last two by The Twilight Sad - one 2014 and one 2019.
I've also really gotten into HEALTH this year. Their last one in particular - VOL4: Slave of Fear. It's a bit like industrial noise rock meets Cocteau Twins in a weird way.

kidney

Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Autechre - Elseq 1-5
British Sea Power - Disco Elysium OST
Cult of Luna - A Dawn To Fear
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Lingua Ignota - Caligula
Liturgy - HAQQ
Mamaleek - Come and See
Prurient - Rainbow Mirror
Rival Consoles - Persona
Roly Porter - Kistvaen
Sunn O))) - Life Metal
Tim Hecker - Konoyo


BlodwynPig

An artist you probably have never heard of, but I guarantee 82% of you will enjoy/love

Zoee - Flaw Flower



The Mollusk

Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

Nearly a decade after their previous album, which had charted the career progression of a band going gradually from punching outwards to punching itself in the face, "YWGWYW" is the perfect next link in that chain. Their signature strobing and self-flagellating menace is not only ramped up another gear here, it's also matched brilliantly with a newfound brooding, insular romanticism that is at times highly akin to Nick Cave.

It's a fucking panic attack of an album. I often find it difficult to want to listen to it and give it my full attention since at certain points it sounds like a great arresting wave of anxiety but it is absolutely brilliant. I set myself the task of listening to 100 new releases through 2018 and this was in the joint top spot alongside SOPHIE and SHXCXCHCXSH.

lankyguy95

Quote from: kidney on July 11, 2021, 12:57:36 AM
Roly Porter - Kistvaen
Considered that one. Amazing album. A must for listening through headphones.

Kankurette

We Live Here by Bob Vylan is the most recent record I've bought. It's brilliant. Like grime metal.

JaDanketies

Quote from: Kankurette on July 11, 2021, 10:26:30 AM
We Live Here by Bob Vylan

I like it. There's some good nu-metalesque stuff out these days, n/o/i/s/e by Ghostemane and United States of Ho99o9 by Ho99o9 might be worth also listening to Kankurette and are also from the last 6 years.

I also like
Quote from: kidney on July 11, 2021, 12:57:36 AM
Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic

Kankurette

You've piqued my interest.

Also, I'm one of the few Sleater-Kinney fans who thought The Centre Won't Hold was brilliant.