Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 92

Thread: Album Of The Year Discussion

  1. #1
    kiss the ring

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    30,231
    Rep Power
    8478

    Album Of The Year Discussion

    Not sure if we will go ahead with an actual vote yet, but regardless thought it would be good to have a thread to pimp and discuss your favourite records of 2011.


    Without going into too much detail, I would recommend the following off the top of my head:

    Times Of Grace - Hymn Of a Broken Man (if you have ever enjoyed KIllswitch Engage I would recommend this)
    The Architects - The Here And Now
    Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
    Tyler, the Creator - Goblin (unlike any other rap album in years and is so raw)
    The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain (Comedy album of the year)
    Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
    Tech N9ne - All 6's And 7's
    The Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction (probably the craziest album he's ever done)
    The Devin Townsend Project - Ghost (fans of any genre should be able to appreciate this, just beautiful music)
    Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne
    Trivium - In Waves
    Thrice - Major/Minor
    J. Cole - Cole World


    Havent checked out the new Machine Head album, and have only heard half of The Hunter so far, but I imagine they are both up there too.

  2. #2
    Tommy Got Hacked
    Guest

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Watch the Nazi Banksters Crimes Ripple Effect Film.

  3. #3
    Crotchety Old SMOD

    Fuji Vice's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    TARDIS
    Posts
    17,314
    Rep Power
    10584

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    The Field - Looping State of Mind - Brilliant, droning techno that paints a great soundscape to listen to while doing pretty much anything.
    Parallax - Atlas Sound - A near effortless and incredibly fresh album.
    Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong - The most well composed album of the year, and something that sounds a little like a lost Jackson Browne record...amazing stuff.
    Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage - Crazy good melodic metal album from the masters.
    The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From.... - A great debut, full of power pop melodies that are instantly catchy.
    Tom Waits - Bad As Me - Tom Waits rules, and this long-awaited album doesn't disappoint in the slightest. Excellent stuff all around.
    Barn Owl - Lost in the Glare - Awesome instrumental rock album, full of lush melodies and a definite "headphone" record.

    That's for now, though I doubt very much people have been listening to any of this stuff.


    John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. | Opera | The Hunt | Wonderland | Flannel Pajamas | The Mist | Johnny Handsome | Enemy | The Silence of the Lambs | Godzilla (2014) | Sleepers


    Ask Fuji | 2014 Movie Log

    Help decide WC's Fave Five Movies of 1995~!



    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Grimes
    i tried saying you only got paid 35 cents a month but they wouldnt listen








  4. #4
    I ain't gonna beg
    King Carl's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Logan Circle
    Posts
    44,864
    Rep Power
    15355

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Agreed with "In Waves" by Trivium and "American Tragedy" by Hollywood Undead.

    "Neighborhoods" by Blink 182, and my personal pick, "Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing" by The Wonder Years.
    I solemnly swear I am up to no good


    Spoiler:

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    I stopped reading when it became clear it was the same butthurt smarkf*g "real wrasslin'" crybaby rant on every youtube vid featuring Cena.



    Quote Originally Posted by Buff Bagwell on John Cena
    But I think he's bigger than Buff Bagwell. I really do.
    [02:00 AM] Dakstang : girls ain't dudes


  5. #5
    Cliff 'Em All
    Creeping Death's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Piketon, OH
    Posts
    10,326
    Rep Power
    4210

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Lulu.

    Lurk & Jurk | Ribs & Salsa | Team Cyrus T


  6. #6
    SICK BEATS
    Postman Dave's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Bat Country
    Posts
    3,629
    Rep Power
    1784

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Early favourties for me, although there's a few more I need to hear (first & again) before I can make a solid judgment:

    Chase & Status - No More Idols
    Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
    Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch The Throne
    The King Blues - Punk & Poetry
    The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
    Rise Against - Endgame

    Would anyone recommend Ed Sheeran's debut album?




  7. #7
    Tag Team Specialist
    StylesofPunk's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,221
    Rep Power
    56

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    War of Angels by Pop Evil This is Gonna Hurt by Sixx AM American Capitalist by Five Finger Death Punch All American Nightmare by Hinder Superfiction by Cold Beyond Hell/Above Heaven by Volbeat Until we have faces by RED The Truth is by Theory of a Deadman

  8. #8
    Shabazzketball
    Yeezus's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    13,334
    Rep Power
    4207

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    I'm going to say...

    Goblin- Tyler, The Creator
    Watch the Throne- Jay-Z & Kanye West
    Camp- Childish Gambino

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakstang
    I would much rather please God than men.

  9. #9
    kiss the ring

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    30,231
    Rep Power
    8478

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Rage View Post
    While Turtleneck & Chain was hilarious, I don't think I'd mention a comedy album in an album of the year poll. That's just me though. For me it's not really comparable because it's intention is just to be funny.

    Anyway, not that much great stuff has come out this year for me. Opeth's "Heritage" was disappointing. I've not heard TH1RT3EN by Megadeth yet, but from the singles it sounds a bit dull like most of their recent stuff. Machine Head's CD is arriving tomorrow so I'll decide soon whether that should be considered. I've heard good things about it though.

    Good albums:

    Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events - Almost certainly the runaway winner for me.
    The Devin Townsend Project - Ghost - Good stuff, but a long way behind DT.
    Times Of Grace - Hymn Of a Broken Man - Listened yesterday, loved it. Didn't realize it was Adam D and Jesse Leach. That'd explain the Kllswitch similarities.
    Trivium - In Waves - I enjoyed this. Wouldn't call it a return to form because I like Shogun, but it's a good CD.
    Symphony X - Iconoclast - Nothing amazing, but catchy, technical and over the top power metal.
    Children Of Bodom - Relentless, Reckless Forever - As catchy as their other recent albums, so very
    Hollywood Undead - American Tragedy - Don't judge me.

    Also lol, I forgot Limp Bizkit's album came out. Was it as bad as I imagine it being?
    Eh, if it was like Wierd Al, where it's "only" funny I'd agree, but Turtleneck & Chain also SOUNDS really good and is at times very catchy and well produced. This also made me remember Steel Panther's Balls Out. It's a hilarious parody of the glam metal genre, but also sounds ****ing awesome to the extent that it's actually better than 90% of the genre it imitates. "17 Girls In A Row", "Just Liek Tiger Woods" and "It Won't Suck Itself" are well worth checking out at the least.

    I'll have to check out the new Dream Theater album. And yes Limp Bizkit had an album. I have to admit I kinda liked "Walkign Away" despite some cringe-worthy lyrics, but overall it is still a Limp Bizkit album.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    The Field - Looping State of Mind - Brilliant, droning techno that paints a great soundscape to listen to while doing pretty much anything.
    Parallax - Atlas Sound - A near effortless and incredibly fresh album.
    Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong - The most well composed album of the year, and something that sounds a little like a lost Jackson Browne record...amazing stuff.
    Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage - Crazy good melodic metal album from the masters.
    The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From.... - A great debut, full of power pop melodies that are instantly catchy.
    Tom Waits - Bad As Me - Tom Waits rules, and this long-awaited album doesn't disappoint in the slightest. Excellent stuff all around.
    Barn Owl - Lost in the Glare - Awesome instrumental rock album, full of lush melodies and a definite "headphone" record.

    That's for now, though I doubt very much people have been listening to any of this stuff.
    Ashamed to say you're, atleast I havent heard any of that.
    Quote Originally Posted by KTK View Post
    Agreed with "In Waves" by Trivium and "American Tragedy" by Hollywood Undead.

    "Neighborhoods" by Blink 182, and my personal pick, "Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing" by The Wonder Years.
    As a guy who loved every previous Blink album and thought their self-titled was pretty much the very pinnacle of the pop-pink genre, Neighbourhoods was one of my all-time dissapointments. Felt like they regressed and it was too Angels & Airwaves-y. May give The Wonder Years album a try as I liked what I've heard so far, but havent love it.

  10. #10
    I ain't gonna beg
    King Carl's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Logan Circle
    Posts
    44,864
    Rep Power
    15355

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    It's ****ing fantastic.

    And eh, I love AvA, so I liked a more mature route. But I can totally see why others may not love it. I just think it was really good.
    I solemnly swear I am up to no good


    Spoiler:

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    I stopped reading when it became clear it was the same butthurt smarkf*g "real wrasslin'" crybaby rant on every youtube vid featuring Cena.



    Quote Originally Posted by Buff Bagwell on John Cena
    But I think he's bigger than Buff Bagwell. I really do.
    [02:00 AM] Dakstang : girls ain't dudes


  11. #11

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Posts
    3,346
    Rep Power
    135

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    I'm going with King of Limbs by Radiohead. But, last year beat the **** out of this year for albums.





  12. #12
    HIPSTER MOD

    Nicky Talent's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Living in Norfolk, VA. Born in Boston, Mass.
    Posts
    32,005
    Rep Power
    10280

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Much like Fuji, I highly doubt anyone has heard most of my AOTY picks.

    "Helplessness Blues" by The Fleet Foxes (An amazingly crafted sophomore album based off hope & despair)
    "Lost in the Glare" by Barn Owl (Terrific arrangements from a great rock band)
    "Bad As Me" by Tom Waits (Crazier & more clever than ever)
    "The Whole Love" by Wilco (Not their best, but still extraordinarily well-rounded)
    "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" by M83 (Amazing electronic arrangement to coincide with dreams)
    "American Goldwing" by Blitzen Trapper (terrific follow-up to Void)
    "Barton Hollow" by The Civil Wars (easily debut of the year)
    "England Keep My Bones" by Frank Turner (Thanks Raiz for the suggestion)
    "Ashes and Fire" by Ryan Adams (Terrific post Cardinals effort)
    "Hunter" by Mastodon (Their fifth album, but their first album to just be non-connected tracks & great rock songs all around)
    "Mirror Traffic" by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (fresh, well-waited Malkmus album)
    "It's A Corporate World" by Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr(great debut)

    -------
    Stuff You Should Click On Or I'll Make Sure You Get Banned
    THE CHRONICLES OF RIDIC: The Hurricane | Simon Dean | Anonymous Raw GM | 3 Count
    Discuss: ROH | PWG | DGUSA | EVOLVE | CZW | CHIKARA | AAW | Puro | Other/Random
    -------
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus T View Post
    Nicky was right.
    [09:52 PM] Dakstang: Yeah I would rather watch a same sex marriage than Pokemon

  13. #13
    GMT Admin

    Ed's Avatar

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, England
    Posts
    18,251
    Rep Power
    14369

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    I really feel like I haven't heard enough of this year's offerings to make a great list of nominations, but here's what I've listen to this year and enjoyed what I've heard

    Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds = NGHFB
    Kasabian - Veloceraptor
    England Keep My Bones" - Frank Turner (only heard the singles, but Rai talks it up enough)
    Arctic Monkies - Suck it and see
    Lady Gaga - Born This Way
    Adele - 21
    ​​​​​
    ​​​

    EAT
    SLEEP
    SUPLEX
    REPEAT

    Ed's Favourite Threads



  14. #14
    Internet Favorite
    Lghikas's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Schenectady, NY
    Posts
    2,033
    Rep Power
    1371

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    I really haven't listened to alot of new albums this year but if I had to make a list from what I so far have listened to it would be:

    Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
    Rise Against - Endgame
    Dropkick Murphys - Going Out In Style
    Lupe Fiasco - LASERS


    ......Come to think of it those may be the only few albums that were released this year that I have actually listened to.

  15. #15
    Shabazzketball
    Yeezus's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    13,334
    Rep Power
    4207

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Forgot about Lasers. I could probably add that one too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakstang
    I would much rather please God than men.

  16. #16
    i love moms
    Drake's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    3,509
    Rep Power
    2963

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainC View Post
    I'm going to say...

    Goblin- Tyler, The Creator
    Watch the Throne- Jay-Z & Kanye West
    Camp- Childish Gambino
    Did we just become best friends? That's my top three too. I think I'd round out a top 5 with Wale's Ambition, and LASERS, although I feel like there has to be something better that I'm forgetting.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lghikas View Post
    I basically live out my internet life to gain Jake's approval.
    [10:54 PM] Yeezus: these bitches love Jake, hit em with that cobra now that boy slumped ova

  17. #17
    Shabazzketball
    Yeezus's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    13,334
    Rep Power
    4207

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    I also felt I was missing a couple albums. LASERS I forgot and I might add Ambition too. Still must be something missing, I probably have it downloaded too and just can't think of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakstang
    I would much rather please God than men.

  18. #18
    HIPSTER MOD

    Nicky Talent's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Living in Norfolk, VA. Born in Boston, Mass.
    Posts
    32,005
    Rep Power
    10280

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    I enjoyed Camp as well.

    -------
    Stuff You Should Click On Or I'll Make Sure You Get Banned
    THE CHRONICLES OF RIDIC: The Hurricane | Simon Dean | Anonymous Raw GM | 3 Count
    Discuss: ROH | PWG | DGUSA | EVOLVE | CZW | CHIKARA | AAW | Puro | Other/Random
    -------
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus T View Post
    Nicky was right.
    [09:52 PM] Dakstang: Yeah I would rather watch a same sex marriage than Pokemon

  19. #19
    Curtain Jerker

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    25
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    Warning: I like jazz.

    Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres (Bat**** insane avant-jazz. I LOVE IT!)
    Profesjonalizm - Chopin Chopin Chopin (Polish jazz, sort of a twisted crazy version of bebop)
    Alexandre Desplat - The Tree of Life OST (Tremendous ambient/classical style soundtrack to one of the best movies of the year)
    The Necks - Mindset (Outstanding free improv, positively dripping in atmosphere)
    Tom Waits - Bad as Me (Mah boy Tom has still got it!)
    Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 (It's Earth, man. They've been making consistently amazing drone music for years now)
    Radiohead - The King of Limbs (Just a very good Radiohead album)
    Blue Sky Black Death - NOIR (Some kind of downtempo, instrumental hip-hop I was recommended. Not usually my cup of tea, but I loved this!)
    The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - From the Stairwell (their best album to date)
    Battles - Gloss Drop (Weird and fun album, I think it gets too much flack for not being as good as their first album)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  20. #20
    Conqueror of Shamballa
    FullMetal Alchemist's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SouthEastern, MN
    Posts
    2,388
    Rep Power
    72

    Re: Album Of The Year Discussion

    end game - rise against
    wasting light - foo fighters
    get nice! - zebrahead

    of those three though.. i really love the new zebrahead

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •