Best album (s) you've discovered this year NOT released this year


#41

Nice to see Doves getting some love. Need to dig those out now the weather’s gone bleak af.


#42

Taking Tiger Mountain & On Land - Brian Eno. (have been rinsing Eno this year)
Juju - Siouxsie & The Banshees (off the back of a DIS mixtape swap)
The Glow Pt 2 - The Microphones
Wind’s Poem & Clear Moon - Mount Eerie
Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus
Neu 75 - Neu!


#43

Gonna add

David Bowie - Young Americans didn’t fully appreciate its brilliance until this year
Lemon Twigs - Do Hollwood ridiculously fun album
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica Wow another one that I’m not sure how I’ve not heard earlier


#44

Ditto rest of the comments about being another good year to discover music from the past - here are my top picks

Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh/D7-D5 (yeah i know this is not an album but I think this might be the greatest piece of electronica since Aphex Twin’s Windowlicker - astonishing)
Lift to Experience - The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads (Re-Release) - Props to the Drowned in Sound Article for turning me on to this - one of the highlights of Green Man this year was seeing this played having just fallen in love with it as an album
Nadine Shah - Love Your Dum & Mad/Fast Food
The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow (would be in my top twenty of last year if i had listened to it in time)
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker/Gold/Cold Roses
Lambchop - Mr M./Nixon
Arab Strap - Monday at The Hug & Pint/The Last Romance
Alex G - Rules
PJ Harvey - Dry/Rid Of Me/To Bring You My Love/Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea/The Hope Six Demolition Project
Anna Meredith - Varmints
Torres - Splinter
Aldous Harding - Aldous Harding
Royksopp - Junior
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Jane Weaver - The Fallen By Watchbird
Gas - Zauberberg/Königsforst/Pop
Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Pantera - A Vulgar Display of Power
Teeth Of The Sea - Master
The Band - The Band
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Kaleidoscope/Peepshow/Superstition (the latter better imo than its reputation suggests)
Minor Victories - Minor Victories
The Byrds - Sweetheart of The Rodeo
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Paper Mâché Dream Balloon/I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
Beak - Beak>/>>
Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down
Death Grips - Bottomless Pit


#45

Fuuuuck I completely forgot to mention Divers and The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsome!

Alex Cameron - Jumping the Shark (shouldn’t work but it really does
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man…
The Beach Boys - Surf’s Up
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it in People
Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
Erykah Badu
Jaaaa! - Remik
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Lauren Hill - The Miseducation…
Le Tigre - S/T
Lou Reed - Berlin
MIA - Kala
Monie Love
Tori Amos
2pac - All Eyez On Me


#46

That’s a hell of a list.


#47

Lift To Experience (after seeing them at Green Man)
The Hotelier - HLNPIT
Can (after dabbling a but I went full in this year. My mate has a krautrock focussed blog so he gave me a playlist. Kicked on from there.)

This year has had a very heavy focus on new releases for me though


#48

I have about 4 hours commute back and forth 5 days a week, so I have a LOT of time to listen to albums I haven’t heard before…


#49

Television - Marquee Moon needs to go on the list


#50

That album is superb. One of the best of the last 10 years.


#51

John Murry - The Graceless Age
All of Steely Dan’s 70s records plus Donald Fagan’s The Nightfly
The Necessaries- Event Horizon
All the Sparks albums I didn’t get last year


#52

Standout is Preoccupations.

Also Shellac, Black Flag and Big Black - finally plugged that gap this year.


#53

Vaudou Game - Kidayu
William Onyeabor - World Psychedelic Classics 5
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Not much more than that, I’d say


#54

Absolutely amazing stuff there, Wild Is The Wind chilling start to end.

& yes, music is the best :+1:


#55

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose


#56

William Basinski - Everything
Noveller - Everything
Brian Eno - Discreet Music
Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps
The National - Cherry Tree
Trembling Bells - Wide Majestic Aire
Louis Armstrong - New Orleans Nights
Brian McBride - The Effective Disconnect
Brian McBride - When the Detail Lost It’s Freedome


#57

Anderson Paak - Malibu
Sparklehorse - Pig


#58

Super album that… Must be due a new album soon


#59

He had a new album out in July, it’s called “A Short History Of Decline”. Have to admit, that despite loving The Graceless Age, I have given the new one a decent listen yet.


#60

Cheers for that. I totally missed that one somehow, will try & get to it over the weekend