Music that wasn’t released this year that you discovered/finally got round to listening this year. Will post my ones in the comments.
Every year I lose track of what specifically I’ve gotten into in that particular year. Off the top of my head, I started getting more into the whole Odd Future thing, been listening to some John Maus recently, and (though I was aware of it already, and already was into Flying Lotus and loads of people like that) I’ve been exploring the “beats scene” / Brainfeeder thing in more detail this year.
I’ll probs put more as I remember later on too
new to me:
- Discharge: Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
- And Also the Trees: (Listen For) The Rag and Bone Man
- Miles Davis: Get Up With It
- Alan Vega’s first two albums
- The Gun Club: Mother Juno
- Red Crayola: parable of Arable Land
- O.L.D. - Lo Flux Tube
- Bright Channel: s/t
- Tross: 16:11
- Magazine: real Life
- Ludus: The Visit/The Seduction
- Iggy Pop’s first two
- The Doors discography (I certainly know of them, but never gave their albums a proper listen)
- Pinkshinyultrablast’s first EP (Never got around to it for some reason)
This reminds me that Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way and Filles de Killimanjaro are two albums I bought this year. Davis, and jazz in general, I suppose, are quite new avenues for me. The former is definitely more up my street, I think, but I’ve enjoyed getting my head round the latter as well.
Wouldn’t mind a few recommendations along these kind of lines, actually.
Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse by Eugene McDaniels
The Western Lands by Gravenhurst
Emergency Third Rail Power Trip by The Rain Parade
Tractor by Tractor
Got into some good reggae:
Mighty Diamonds - Right Time
Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves
Abbysinians - Satta Massagana
Found some stuff through reissues getting reviewed on pitchfork:
Funk Factory - s/t - great jazzy funk with fun vocal bits
Terry Allen - Lubbock - best country album I’ve ever heard!
Also bargain bin records have thrown up some good stuff:
Beach Boys - Love You
Martin Carthy - Crown of Horn
Joe Jackson - I’m the man
Tons more but those sprung to mind
Rediscovered how great Tad was from the reissues (so that doesn’t count as I was there first time round I guess)
This was a good question.
I remember I bought one of their albums on the basis of a thread on here about instrumental music. I didn’t really get into it at first (I think I was expecting it to be like And So I Watch You From Afar). Then I gave it another go recently and loved it. Pretty much bought all the readily available albums within the next week.
On the back of that I went looking for similar kinds of stuff and ended up listening to Holy Fuck quite a lot.
Got around to listening to a lot of albums that I inexplicably waited on. I’m sure there’s a lot I’m forgetting, but off the top of my head:
Strange Ranger “Odds n Ends” and "Big Krackel"
Nothing "Guilty of Everything"
Sparklehorse "It’s a Wonderful Life"
Deftones "Around the Fur"
Yo La Tengo “I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One”, “Electr-o-pura”, and "Painful"
Twilight Sad "14 Autumns and 15 Winters"
Mutual Benefit "Love’s Crushing Diamond"
The Wrens "Meadowlands"
Trail of the Dead "Madonna"
Pelican “March into the Sea EP”
A productive year I guess.
Moon Wiring Club
I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of MWC before the turn of the year, especially as a Ghost Box fan. Maybe it’s because Ian Hodgson’s musical world is hermetically sealed. I have Simon Reynolds to thank for the tip-off in his Retromania blog.
Anybody else rate this music?
Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory / Here and Nowhere Else
Fucked Up - Hidden World
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor / Hummingbird
The Triffids - TP / BSD / ITP / Calenture
Scratch Acid - Just Keep Eating
American Football - LP1
Kvelertak - Kvelertak
Unwound - a bit of everything
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes / Bee Thousand
King Gizzard… - everything pre-Nonagon Infinity
Women - Women
None of these really come close to last years introduction proper of Cocteau Twins back catalogue.
Some real greats on there (YLT, Twilight Sad and Sparklehorse being favourites)…
balam acab, this mortal coil, disco inferno, DJ shadow, supreme dicks, mbongwana star, motorpsycho
Discovered Motorpsycho too. The album that came out this year though. Need to check out This Mortal Coil
nice. time for Propeller!
Kvelertak. Thanks to the people on here that recommended it.
Yeah all that I got into bar King Gizzard were from threads/recommends on here. Cheers folks, keep up the good work
the courtneys - the courtneys
the sultans - ghost ship
felix - you are the one I pick
j-live - the best part
bahamadia - kollage
husalah - huslin’ since da 80’s