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mingtp
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Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 13:07
Early I know but, hey, fuck it. I *never* do these because I buy so much, but I've made a special effort this year (although some may be from last year by mistake). Here are mine, in no particular order:


Chase & Status - No More Idols
Earthling Society - Stations of the Ghost
The Bevis Frond - The Leaving of London
Psychic Ills - Hazed Dream
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light and Trees
Peaking Lights - 936
Arbouretum - The Gathering
Quiddity - Broadening
Grails - Deep Politics
Lumerians - Transmalinnia
Viva Voce - The Future Will Destroy You
Doug Shipton - Dedicated Swallower of Fashion
Rayographs - Rayographs
The Flying Eyes - Done So Wrong
Master Musicians of Bukkake - Totem 3
Eternal Tapestry - Beyond the 4th Door
White Hills - H-p1
Jane Weaver/Demdike Stare/The Focus Group - The Watchbird Alluminate
Alela Diane - Home Recordings and B-Sides From The Wild Divine Sessions
VA - Smalltown Supersound Today
Dom Thomas - Dreams of San Antonio
VA - ¡Chicas!: Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974
Black Pyramid - Stormbringer
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Subscape - Universal EP
Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw - Night Gallery
Orchid - Capricorn
Ben Sommers - Avocado Chip
Dennis Coffey - Dennis Coffey
Andy Votel - Futen Carmen Meets Keizer Ketchup: Embalmed Japanese Concept Pop
VA - Delta Swamp Rock: Sounds from the South at the Crossroads of Rock, Country and Soul


Loads I know, but all of them got hammered on my stereo at some point this year.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 13:14
Definitely too early - the new Black Tempest 3CD set isn't out yet ;-)
mingtp
mingtp
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Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 13:42
If you humour me I'll add yours when it comes out :p :)
earthlingfred93
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Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 15:44
Cheers Mingtp..tis an honour..
Moon Cat
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Edited Oct 26, 2011, 17:08
Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 16:31
So far....(these may not be 2011 releases but it's stuff I've got and loved this year. In no order)

Opeth - Heritage
Mastodon - The Hunter
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch/Out There
Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light & Trees (and other SF stuff)
Aliases- Safer Than Reality
Solus 3 - Corner of the World
Skindred - Union Black
Lunar Dunes - Galaxsea
Get The Blessing - Bugs in Amber
Gum Takes Tooth - Silent Cenotaph
Wolf People - Steeple
Dr. Who mega-thon (StoneTones comp)
Black Tempest - Secret Astronomies
Whitesnake - Forevermore


I'm sure that will evolve near the end of the year..
Popel Vooje
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Edited Dec 28, 2011, 14:43
Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 16:52
New releases that have floated my boat so far this year?


Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs Evil

Malachai - Return to the Ugly Side

Akron/Family - Akron/Family S/T The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shintu TNT

Banjo or Freakout - s/t

Black Tempest - Secret Astronomies (natch!)

Wooden Shjips - West

Solus 3 - Corner of the World

Hell's Kitchen - Doctor's Oven

The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond this World

Neon Indian - Era Extrana

High Wolf - Shangri-La

Psychic Ills - Hazed Dream



But ... if I had to choose an overall favourite, I think the one that would just see off the competition would be "I a Moon" by North Sea Radio Orchestra. Not sure what musical category it fits into (which is always a good thing, IMO) - whether it's neo-chamber music or English folk that's been augmented with orchestral arrangments - although I can hear faint echoes of the early, pre-electronic High Llamas, Frank Zappa's "Lumpy Gravy", Vashti Bunyan, Nick Drake's "Five Leaves Left" and William D. Drake's various projects outside of the Cardiacs (which isn't so surprising as he frequently moonlights with them on keyboards). Nonetheless, despite its intricacies it's certainly not prog rock, as it has no rock elements whatsoever.

Sadly, I think the Untied Knot CD the new Black Tempest opus will have to wait for next year's list, because I'm not quite fully familiar enough with them yet.
jb lamptoast-morsley
jb lamptoast-morsley
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Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 17:47
Liking the North Sea Radio Orchestra vibe. Check out the Clogs album 'Lantern' also for a similar vibe (If you don't know it - from 2005 i think). The word composition suddenly becomes appropriate.
IanB
IanB
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Edited Oct 26, 2011, 19:08
Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 19:07
Secret Astronomies - Black Tempest
Live At The Fillmore (six shows) - Black Crowes
#1 If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife - Red Bus No Face
Here is where we used to sing - Fovea Hex
This Unknown Science - Joy Kills Sorrow
Director's Cut - Kate Bush
A Scarcity of Miracles - A King Crimson ProjeKct
Heritage - Opeth

in the soundtrack department

Tinker Tailor - Alberto Iglesias
Hanna - Chemical Bros
Tron Legacy - Daft Punk

and with no small sense of surprise on my part ....

King Of Limbs - Radiohead

Back Catalogue purchase of the year?

John Barleycorn Must Die (Deluxe Edition) - Traffic
mingtp
mingtp
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Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 19:13
earthlingfred93 wrote:
Cheers Mingtp..tis an honour..


If I had to narrow that large list to only 5 things this year you'd still be on it Fred.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Oct 26, 2011, 19:31
IanB wrote:
Secret Astronomies - Black Tempest
Live At The Fillmore (six shows) - Black Crowes
#1 If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife - Red Bus No Face
Here is where we used to sing - Fovea Hex
This Unknown Science - Joy Kills Sorrow
Director's Cut - Kate Bush
A Scarcity of Miracles - A King Crimson ProjeKct
Heritage - Opeth

in the soundtrack department

Tinker Tailor - Alberto Iglesias
Hanna - Chemical Bros
Tron Legacy - Daft Punk

and with no small sense of surprise on my part ....

King Of Limbs - Radiohead

Back Catalogue purchase of the year?

John Barleycorn Must Die (Deluxe Edition) - Traffic


Blimey, thanks Ian. Plus I'm really going to have to get A Scarcity of Miracles soon.
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