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Title: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: willbo on July 10, 2021, 08:36:23 PM
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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: 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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Astronaut Omens on July 10, 2021, 09:00:57 PM
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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: lazyhour on July 10, 2021, 09:04:59 PM
Purple Mountains by Purple Mountains.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: sevendaughters on July 10, 2021, 09:19:45 PM
#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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: purlieu on July 10, 2021, 09:39:09 PM
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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Captain Z on July 10, 2021, 09:51:51 PM
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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: chveik on July 10, 2021, 09:56:28 PM
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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on July 10, 2021, 10:01:36 PM
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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: buttgammon on July 10, 2021, 10:10:55 PM
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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: willbo on July 10, 2021, 10:21:30 PM
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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 10, 2021, 10:30:44 PM
Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School

A modern synthpop banger
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: 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 ^^)
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: 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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on July 10, 2021, 10:40:05 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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: buttgammon on July 10, 2021, 10:49:44 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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Norton Canes on July 10, 2021, 10:51:51 PM
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 (https://www.mixcloud.com/solsticemixes/)
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Wayman C. McCreery on July 10, 2021, 11:18:21 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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: willbo on July 10, 2021, 11:44:13 PM
Self Esteem is someone I got into this year, great stuff
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: lankyguy95 on July 11, 2021, 12:19:46 AM
*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

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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: drummersaredeaf on July 11, 2021, 12:53:06 AM
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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: kidney on July 11, 2021, 12:57:36 AM
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
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Captain Z on July 11, 2021, 01:08:41 AM
Chemical Brothers - No Geography
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 11, 2021, 08:30:53 AM
An artist you probably have never heard of, but I guarantee 82% of you will enjoy/love

Zoee - Flaw Flower (https://zoeemusic.bandcamp.com/album/flaw-flower)

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0024951312_10.jpg)
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: willbo on July 11, 2021, 08:45:32 AM
^ that sounds nice
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: The Mollusk on July 11, 2021, 09:06:03 AM
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.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: lankyguy95 on July 11, 2021, 09:12:31 AM
Roly Porter - Kistvaen
Considered that one. Amazing album. A must for listening through headphones.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Kankurette on July 11, 2021, 10:26:30 AM
We Live Here by Bob Vylan is the most recent record I've bought. It's brilliant. Like grime metal.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: JaDanketies on July 11, 2021, 10:36:41 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
Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Kankurette on July 11, 2021, 11:32:46 AM
You've piqued my interest.

Also, I'm one of the few Sleater-Kinney fans who thought The Centre Won't Hold was brilliant.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: purlieu on July 11, 2021, 11:40:54 AM
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
Might be worth checking out Color by Katie Gately too, if you're strolling those paths.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Dr Rock on July 11, 2021, 12:04:53 PM
I'm gonna name one track so you may actually check it out.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Temple

https://youtu.be/bRzQ6QY8d4U



Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on July 11, 2021, 12:14:35 PM
I'm gonna say it, this is my fav. song of the last 5/6 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rey3m8SWQI


I feel little or no shame.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Key on July 11, 2021, 02:07:25 PM
My favorite albums from up n coming rock acts of the past few years.

DIIV - Deciever
(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
Cindy Lee - What's Tonight To Eternity
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: phes on July 11, 2021, 02:36:41 PM
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

Love Kim Petra's Era 1 (it's all I know so far), AG Cook's 7G. Everything Buttgammon mentions (their suggestions always read like my most played or to do list). A lot of the stuff I'm really into from this time seems to have been released as singles or EPs. Really like the new COBRAH ep, the one with Good Puss on, the new Doss EP Four new Hit Songs and bits by Disciples like On my Mind and Better on my Own
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Post by: batwings on July 11, 2021, 02:56:28 PM
Sunday Mouse - This Is You
Harry Murder - All Things Are Empty
The Laughing Monster - Squid Disco
Simone Chelsea - Who’s Asking?
New Tulip and Shady Uncle - Unnecessary Surgery
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: drummersaredeaf on July 11, 2021, 03:36:34 PM
I forgot a really obvious one - Xiu Xiu performing the music of Twin Peaks. Absolutely astonishing.
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Post by: The Mollusk on July 11, 2021, 04:08:52 PM
(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket

Incredible album. I started a thread about him a little while back and it fell on deaf ears. Shame really because it’s exactly the sort of quirky experiment yet gorgeous folk music a lot of people on here typically love.
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 11, 2021, 05:30:32 PM
I'm gonna name one track so you may actually check it out.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Temple

https://youtu.be/bRzQ6QY8d4U

Cool. I love Meticulous Bird (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1COe353Lq4M)
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Smeraldina Rima on July 12, 2021, 10:27:14 PM
Julius Eastman - Femenine (1974)
Arthur Russell - Iowa Dream
Neil Young - Hitchhiker; Homegrown
Robbie Basho - Song of the Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes
Wilhelm Kempff – Beethoven: The Complete Wartime Piano Sonata Recordings; The Late Beethoven Sonatas: Pre-War 78-rpm Recordings (1925-1936)

Thomas Brinkmann - Raupenbahn
Shirley Collins - Lodestar; Heart's Ease
Colleen - A Flame My Love, A Frequency
Girl Ray - Earl Grey + The Way We Came Back
Yves Tumor - Experiencing the Deposit of Faith
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Sparkle Hard
Pierre Bastien - The Mecanocentric Worlds of Pierre Bastien
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: who cares on July 12, 2021, 11:40:19 PM
I hardly ever hear anything new, and rare to like something and also rare to remember what it was later. I thought Desire (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KVVCHeHKXM) by Anna Calvi was very good, and actually bothered to note down a few lyrics so I could find it later. Blackout is good too.

edit- oh it's from ten years ago, lol
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 13, 2021, 08:47:01 AM
Eric Copeland - Cheap Treat (Panda Bear version)

https://youtu.be/1qdeZhvhBPU

Bumping pop.


Rae Sremmurd - Powerglide

https://youtu.be/0qJRSoyrJzU

Driving round auto tune banger, ecstatic truth through repetition.


Home - We're Finally Landing

https://youtu.be/zR6fECxF44I

The warm synth sound of Summoning Salt (7 years old, sorry).


Kettenkarussell - Maybe

https://youtu.be/hpKlCKL9FsM

Deep house tearjerker.


W&W ft. Kizuna AI - The Light

https://youtu.be/YtU_sb4jYE8

Euro trance/dubstep featuring Japanese vocaloid, somehow incredibly euphoric now I'm old enough to just enjoy tasteless music for what it is.


ONE - Onegai Darling


https://youtu.be/mHDAAgnBriE

Really aggressively catchy vocaloid, sorry about the video but it has the best quality audio I could find.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: willbo on July 13, 2021, 10:41:11 AM
i forgot to say that one of my fave bands of the past few years has been the female-fronted stoner/alt-rock group Royal Thunder
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: SteveDave on July 13, 2021, 02:29:13 PM
I'd say-

"Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino" Arctic Monkeys
"Purple Mountains" Purple Mountains
"Transcience" Wreckless Eric
"A Comfortable Man" Cathal Smyth
"The Magic Whip" Blur
"Seeking New Gods" Gruff Rhys
"Blackstar" Dave Bowie

There's probably more...
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 13, 2021, 05:44:57 PM
I'd say-

"Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino" Arctic Monkeys


Played that one a lot, great music for summer strolls, as is this one:

(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5c6c73e3817ba43f155f50ee/1:1/w_600/NiluferYanya_MissUniverse.jpg)

My Woman by Angel Olsen definitely my favourite of the past 5/6 though.

Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: willbo on July 14, 2021, 07:26:31 AM
I've got My Woman and All Mirrors and have listened to Mirrors far more. Woman didn't grab me as much for some reason and I remember it being more traditionally rock I suppose. I'll dig it out and give it more time.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 14, 2021, 08:01:36 AM
I've got My Woman and All Mirrors and have listened to Mirrors far more. Woman didn't grab me as much for some reason and I remember it being more traditionally rock I suppose. I'll dig it out and give it more time.

She’s got a new EP out now and her duet with Sharon Van Etten was great. I picked up the recent boxed set too. Fantastic artist
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 14, 2021, 12:06:46 PM
I've got My Woman and All Mirrors and have listened to Mirrors far more. Woman didn't grab me as much for some reason and I remember it being more traditionally rock I suppose. I'll dig it out and give it more time.

Oh actually All Mirrors is the one I'm thinking of! Like My Woman too but yeah All Mirrors is the album I had on repeat for ages.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: willbo on July 14, 2021, 02:03:34 PM
I only have Woman cause I got it in Oxfam, but I bought Mirrors new. I remember Woman having stoner/Hendrix ish guitar jams on it, but I've only played it a couple of times.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 15, 2021, 12:19:32 PM
Jeff Rosenstock - Worry

An incredibly energetic, upbeat and fun rock n roll record, with a cover I never fail to find funny

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Worry_Album_Cover.jpg
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Neomod on July 15, 2021, 01:26:58 PM
This one:

(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5c6c73e3817ba43f155f50ee/1:1/w_600/NiluferYanya_MissUniverse.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/30/My_Woman_%28front_cover%29.jpg)

My Woman by Angel Olsen definitely not my favourite of the past 5/6 though.

These two were in my list. I'd also add:

Men I Trust Oncle Jazz
Aldous Harding Designer
Le SuperHomard Meadow Park Lane
DIIV Is The Is Are
Slowdive Slowdive
Altin Gun Gece
Rival Consoles Articulation
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on July 15, 2021, 01:42:51 PM
Black Midi - Schlagenheim and Cavalcade
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: JaDanketies on July 15, 2021, 01:53:04 PM
These two were in my list. I'd also add:

Men I Trust Oncle Jazz
Aldous Harding Designer
Slowdive Slowdive

Do you ever use the YouTube algorithm to find music? When I have YouTube on AutoPlay it loves playing me these guys. Not like that's a bad thing, the YouTube algorithm is a great DJ
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Neomod on July 15, 2021, 02:00:15 PM
Do you ever use the YouTube algorithm to find music? When I have YouTube on AutoPlay it loves playing me these guys. Not like that's a bad thing, the YouTube algorithm is a great DJ

Generally not unless there's an interesting thumbnail. Oncle Jazz has a terrible album cover which would have put me off if anything.

Oh and I discovered Slowdive 10 years before Youtube was invented son.

<pats head patronisingly>
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Post by: willbo on July 15, 2021, 03:16:13 PM
Not sure I can name a Slowdive song but they're one of the canon dreampop/shoegaze bands aren't they? I love finding stuff thru YouTube tho
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Epic Bisto on July 15, 2021, 08:02:12 PM
There may be more, but these are the first ones that I thought of:

Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 15, 2021, 08:11:25 PM
Too many to be honest

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2039478992_16.jpg)
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 15, 2021, 08:56:48 PM
Fucking hell

https://glophase.bandcamp.com/album/mezzotint (https://glophase.bandcamp.com/album/mezzotint)

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2383215831_16.jpg)
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Pink Gregory on July 15, 2021, 09:22:15 PM
Why haven't any of you mentioned Richard Dawson - 2020 yet
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 16, 2021, 07:20:43 AM
Why haven't any of you mentioned Richard Dawson - 2020 yet

Not a fan
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Thomas on July 16, 2021, 11:01:55 AM
In an attempt to keep up, I've been listening to some of the artists mentioned here.

I'm really enjoying Desperate Journalist, but the chorus to Hollow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-bJd3_FoqI&t=1m55s) unfortunately reminds me of how Chabuddy G tunefully intones 'hello!' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PK1uE0tRlI&t=1m23s) in People Just Do Nothing.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: sardines on July 16, 2021, 12:01:03 PM
I'm going to say that 2018 wins
Well done 2018
Here are some not yet mentioned..

75 Dollar Bill - I Was Real
Oiseaux tempete - from somewhere invisible
Širom - I Can be a Clay snapper
Daniel Blumberg - Minus
Julia Holter - Aviary
Lucrecia Dalt - Anticlines
Meg Baird/Mary Lattimore - Ghost forests
Lea Bertucci - Metal Aether
Alison Cotton - Only Darkness Now
Laura Cannell - The earth with her crowns
Eli Keszler - Stadium
Davy Kehoe - Short passing game
The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time series
Children of Alice s/t
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: selectivememory on July 16, 2021, 12:09:59 PM
Why haven't any of you mentioned Richard Dawson - 2020 yet

I prefer Peasant, but they're both great albums.


I think all my favourites have been mentioned in this thread already, but I'll just be another person saying how great the Purple Mountains album is.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: willbo on July 16, 2021, 12:34:21 PM
I did listen to the Purple Mountains a bit, and like it, but I don't know much background about the musician or his previous band, other than that a lot of other singers I like liked him.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 17, 2021, 01:50:24 PM
Lola Marsh - Remember Roses is a beautiful, stirring record full of fantastic tunes, yet they're almost completely unknown

She's A Rainbow
https://youtu.be/wTQxiGJzR_I
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 17, 2021, 02:09:30 PM
Patience - Dizzy Spells
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
Erika De Casier - Essentials
Erika De Casier - Sensational
Santigold - I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions
Haggis Horns - Stand Up for Love
Molchat Doma - Etazhi
Monophonics - It's Only Us
Moses Boyd - Dark Matter
Sudan Archives - Athena
Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy!
Lulu Fall - Between Two Worlds
Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse
Yazz Ahmed ‎- Polyhymnia
Bree Runway - 2000AND4EVA
Rico Nasty - Nightmare Vacation
Yung Baby Tate - After the Rain
Shygirl - Alias
Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA
Rina Sawayama - Rina
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 17, 2021, 02:12:52 PM
I really like Janelle Monae, but her albums are always way overlong. Bit of trimming of the skits, interludes, and weaker tracks in a playlist, and they are brilliant records. Less is more, Miss J!
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 17, 2021, 02:16:12 PM
I can't say I've noticed that tbh, there are definitely worse offenders.

I was actually thinking of starting a thread recently about a trend of hiphop/rnb/etc artists now releasing mini albums/mixtapes/ep's Bree Runway is an example, pretty much runs about 20 minutes but it's all gold, a lot of them don't seem to be doing physical sales now so I don't think they feel the need to pad things out with filler. Kind of like the brevity in a way.

Although skits are pretty much always a waste of time.
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 17, 2021, 02:28:13 PM
Forgot
Little Simz - Grey Area
All the Sault lp's
Title: Re: Best records of the past 5/6 years?
Post by: Epic Bisto on July 27, 2021, 01:09:12 PM
An artist you probably have never heard of, but I guarantee 82% of you will enjoy/love

Zoee - Flaw Flower (https://zoeemusic.bandcamp.com/album/flaw-flower)

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0024951312_10.jpg)


A bit late to the post but this album is brilliant.  Ta for the recommendation Blodders!