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Tony in Berlin : 1/12/2018 6:42 am
Haven't had a music thread in a while. What's your favorite album of 2017, in any category? The album I listened to the most last year was Grizzly Bear's "Painted Ruins". I highly recommend it - especially if you like Radiohead or similar alternative bands. Any other suggestions?
Painted Ruins - ( New Window )
I have a hard time picking between  
JerryNYG : 1/12/2018 6:51 am : link
Kendrick Lamar "Damn"

or

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit "The Nashville Sound"

Both very different, but both top to bottom great albums.
Dave Hause  
10thAve : 1/12/2018 7:05 am : link
Bury Me in Philly.
Joe Bonamassa Live from Carnigie Hall  
gtt350 : 1/12/2018 7:43 am : link
Joe on acoustic guitar with Tina Guo and an unbelievable group of musicians
Agree on Jason Isbell....  
Reb8thVA : 1/12/2018 7:49 am : link
I was going to add Drive By-Truckers American Band but that may have come out in late 2016.
The 100 Best Albums of 2017  
Dave in PA : 1/12/2018 8:01 am : link
FWIW
The 100 Best Albums of 2017 - ( New Window )
Foo  
Beezer : 1/12/2018 8:26 am : link
"Concrete and Gold"

We wear out all their albums, but still enjoying this one.
Kendrick Lamar Damn  
larryflower37 : 1/12/2018 8:45 am : link
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For  
Tim in Capital City : 1/12/2018 8:57 am : link
Singer songwriter/country-ish, my favorites were the Isbell album, John Moreland’s Big Bad Luv, and Tyler Childers’ Purgatory. Honorable mention to Colter Wall.

Hip Hop, Damn was my favorite.

I also listened to the War on Drugs album, Julien Baker’s album, and Moses Sumney’s album a ton.
The killers wonderful wonderful  
Route 9 : 1/12/2018 9:02 am : link
Because it is literally the only album that I bought...


I will be seeing them as well tomorrow night in Philadelphia
Steven Wilson - "To The Bone"  
Gap92 : 1/12/2018 9:10 am : link
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"Seven Secrets" by Larry Coryell and 11th House  
Jeever : 1/12/2018 9:11 am : link
Great CD from a fusion master. Unfortunately we lost both Larry and his favorite drummer Alphonse Mouson in the past year. Larry is joined by his son Julian on guitar, Randy Brecker on horns and John Lee on bass.

The CD has a little bit of everything, fusion, straight ahead jazz, funk, blues. The title song is the bomb.
The Hamilton Musical...  
Milton : 1/12/2018 9:24 am : link
Was it released in 2016 or 2017?
Blue Chips 7000  
uncledave : 1/12/2018 9:36 am : link
but I'm a huge fan of Bronson... he's not all that don't get me wrong, local guy just being real in a world full of fakes imo
Thought about the War in Drugs  
Tony in Berlin : 1/12/2018 9:38 am : link
but somehow, to me none of their albums have "it". They're all kind of nice to listen to.
Holy shit  
pjcas18 : 1/12/2018 9:44 am : link
I feel like a fossil, I looked at that list of top 100 albums and I recognized maybe 12 of the artists and have heard zero of the albums.

Listened a lot to these records that came out last year  
trueblueinpw : 1/12/2018 9:52 am : link
Valerie June, The Order of Time
Margo Price, All American Made
LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
Arcade Fire, Everything Now
Miley Cyrus, Younger Now

I’m not sure any of these are destined to be truly “great” albums but I listened to these records a lot over the past year. LCD and AF were solid efforts but, especially with LCD, I was mostly excited about the idea of a new record and while I wouldn’t say the music disappointed I would say it wasn’t all great. Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz was, in my opinion, one of the best bubble gum pop albums in the past couple of decades. Younger Now is a very solid follow up and actually a relatively musical album. Valerie June is terrific and sings with emotion and wisdom (and disappointment) that only comes with age.

The KL Damn record must be pretty special as it was the top record of everyone from NPR to NME to pretty much everything in between.
not sure about Arcade Fire  
Tony in Berlin : 1/12/2018 10:08 am : link
I was ok with Reflektor, but Everything Now is just too sweet for my taste.
Mine was the new War on Drugs album  
SimpleMan : 1/12/2018 10:47 am : link
"A Deeper Understanding."
I'm old and don't do albums much anymore  
The Turk : 1/12/2018 10:54 am : link
but this is my list:

Jason Isbell & 400 Unit - Nashville Sound
Hurray for the Riff Raff The Navigator
Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway
St Vincent - Masseducation
Margo Price - All American made
also been listening to The war on Drugs record and Thundercat
RE: not sure about Arcade Fire  
pjcas18 : 1/12/2018 10:54 am : link
In comment 13784455 Tony in Berlin said:
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I was ok with Reflektor, but Everything Now is just too sweet for my taste.


they lost me after The Suburbs, which was excellent.
For me  
DaddyM89 : 1/12/2018 10:55 am : link
Blossom by Milky Chance. Great great album that flows through the entire thing.
Love  
steviej : 1/12/2018 10:55 am : link
Greta Van Fleet
Full album  
DaddyM89 : 1/12/2018 11:01 am : link
Milky Chance - Blossom
Milky Chance - Blossom - ( New Window )
Painted Ruins is a great album, glad GB put out another album  
j_rud : 1/12/2018 11:32 am : link
thought they might be done after Shields. A few more in no particular order...

Ron Gallo- Heavy Meta
Iron and Wine- Beast Epic
Kyle Craft- Girl Crazy
Deer Tick- Vol I and II
RE: Joe Bonamassa Live from Carnigie Hall  
Maximus, Esq. : 1/12/2018 12:19 pm : link
In comment 13784221 gtt350 said:
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Joe on acoustic guitar with Tina Guo and an unbelievable group of musicians


Great pick
War on Drugs  
Existenz : 1/12/2018 12:28 pm : link
- A Deeper Understanding. Blew me away
RE: Painted Ruins is a great album, glad GB put out another album  
Existenz : 1/12/2018 12:30 pm : link
In comment 13784610 j_rud said:
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thought they might be done after Shields. A few more in no particular order...

Ron Gallo- Heavy Meta
Iron and Wine- Beast Epic
Kyle Craft- Girl Crazy
Deer Tick- Vol I and II


Never imagined I'd see Deer Tick mentioned on BBI, let alone in an album of the year discussion! One of my favorite bands, Looking forward to the Stone Pony show. going with my wife, one of our first dates was a DT show at Stone Pony five years ago.
RE: RE: Painted Ruins is a great album, glad GB put out another album  
j_rud : 1/12/2018 2:11 pm : link
In comment 13784699 Existenz said:
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In comment 13784610 j_rud said:


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thought they might be done after Shields. A few more in no particular order...

Ron Gallo- Heavy Meta
Iron and Wine- Beast Epic
Kyle Craft- Girl Crazy
Deer Tick- Vol I and II



Never imagined I'd see Deer Tick mentioned on BBI, let alone in an album of the year discussion! One of my favorite bands, Looking forward to the Stone Pony show. going with my wife, one of our first dates was a DT show at Stone Pony five years ago.


I was lucky enough to see DT early on. John played solo quite a bit in those days, when Baltimore was sort of an adopted home base for them. He played everything on their first album and later recruited the Ryan bros to tour. Got to know them and partied with them quite a bit in Baltimore and Philly, they'd put me and a few friends on the list which was really cool of them. John was a madman back in those days. He got married (to Vanessa Carlton, strange as that seems) and had a kid. I heard he sobered up too, which I was glad to hear. He really was a lunatic. Dennis Ryan is a sweetheart. A big goofball who's just friendly and fun to be around. I havent talked to them in quite awhile but those were some good times.
The Search For Everything  
HoodieGelo : 1/12/2018 2:19 pm : link
by, John Clayton Mayer. By far.
RE: For  
j_rud : 1/12/2018 2:29 pm : link
In comment 13784314 Tim in Capital City said:
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Singer songwriter/country-ish, my favorites were the Isbell album, John Moreland’s Big Bad Luv, and Tyler Childers’ Purgatory. Honorable mention to Colter Wall.

Hip Hop, Damn was my favorite.

I also listened to the War on Drugs album, Julien Baker’s album, and Moses Sumney’s album a ton.


I saw Moreland open for Iron and Wine at Town Hall back in November, just a stripped down set, no full band. Guy blew me away. Definitely one of the best in that genre.
Freudian by Daniel Caesar is good  
adamg : 1/12/2018 2:32 pm : link
I also like Moses Sumney's album Aromanticism.

Benjamin Booker's album Witness is good too.

DAMN was awesome but got too much airtime.

Surprised 4:44 by Jay Z didn't get a mention here either. That had some good tracks.

And Frank Ocean put out some good singles. I hope he puts out another album faster than he did Blonde. That was tops for 2016 though.
Forgot to mention Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator  
adamg : 1/12/2018 2:35 pm : link
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RE: RE: RE: Painted Ruins is a great album, glad GB put out another album  
Existenz : 1/12/2018 3:01 pm : link
In comment 13784861 j_rud said:
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In comment 13784699 Existenz said:


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In comment 13784610 j_rud said:


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thought they might be done after Shields. A few more in no particular order...

Ron Gallo- Heavy Meta
Iron and Wine- Beast Epic
Kyle Craft- Girl Crazy
Deer Tick- Vol I and II



Never imagined I'd see Deer Tick mentioned on BBI, let alone in an album of the year discussion! One of my favorite bands, Looking forward to the Stone Pony show. going with my wife, one of our first dates was a DT show at Stone Pony five years ago.



I was lucky enough to see DT early on. John played solo quite a bit in those days, when Baltimore was sort of an adopted home base for them. He played everything on their first album and later recruited the Ryan bros to tour. Got to know them and partied with them quite a bit in Baltimore and Philly, they'd put me and a few friends on the list which was really cool of them. John was a madman back in those days. He got married (to Vanessa Carlton, strange as that seems) and had a kid. I heard he sobered up too, which I was glad to hear. He really was a lunatic. Dennis Ryan is a sweetheart. A big goofball who's just friendly and fun to be around. I havent talked to them in quite awhile but those were some good times.


He sobered up for a bit but now just tries to drink less. Had a few beers with him after the Pier 97 show in NYC last year.
Stereophonics...  
kinard : 1/12/2018 3:33 pm : link
...Scream Above the Sounds.

Honorable mention:

- Roger Waters -Is This The Life We really Want; and
- John Mellencamp - Sad Clowns and Hillbillies
Beck  
Les in TO : 1/12/2018 3:56 pm : link
Colors.
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