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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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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 unfortunately reminds me of how Chabuddy G tunefully intones 'hello!' in People Just Do Nothing.


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


Quote from: Pink Gregory on July 15, 2021, 09:22:15 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.


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.


Lola Marsh - Remember Roses is a beautiful, stirring record full of fantastic tunes, yet they're almost completely unknown

She's A Rainbow

Sebastian Cobb

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


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!

Sebastian Cobb

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.

Sebastian Cobb

Little Simz - Grey Area
All the Sault lp's

Epic Bisto

Quote from: 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

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