Not necessarily your favourite of the year but one you feel more people need to check out before making their list
We’ve done this thread every few years and it always feels much more fruitful than the lists themselves
Try to include a sentence or three to help anyone browsing the thread find something to delve into
(Whirring Marvels In) Consensus Reality by Eluvium
The latest Eluvium album is gorgeous. Whether you’re into ambient or drone music or modern classical or not, start with this one (be patient and wait for those strings to start swirling!) and then dive into the album if you love it as much as I do.
I keep coming back to this one again and again. An hazily abstract but beautiful mixture of random radio station samples, found sounds, static, cellos and synths make for such a unique listen. I love it.
“A powerful, motorik leap into the void, we’re gliding on arpeggiated analogue Moogs, Neu! adjacent guitar work and songwriting that recalls early Pink Floyd and the late 60s British psyche explosion.” (Monorail)
Emo two piece, think we’ve talked about them a bit on here in the emo/hardcore threads. Thank You, New Jersey sounds like a punk rock version of the beach boys meets status quo, a real feel good, summery album, just a lovely listening experience, great riffs too.