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Tokyo Fan



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Top Albums 2017 Reply with quote

I use all of you as a resource...but here's my Top 3 (and genres are all over the place):

Roger Waters "Is This The Life We Really Want?"
Old 97's "Graveyard Whistling"
Son Little "New Magic"

Just discovered the last one and am really enjoying it.

Honorable Mention (and a slam dunk if it were still the 70's):
Neil Young "Hitchhiker"
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mraney



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Son Volt Notes of Blue
2. Lee Bains and The Glory Fires Youth Detention
3. Thurston Moore Rock n Roll Consciousness
4. The Lees of Memory The Blinding White of Nothing at All
5. Jason Isbell The Nashville Sound
6. Greg Vanderpool (Monahans) Pilot
7. Chris Forsyth Dreaming the Non-Dream
8. John Moreland Big Bad Luv
9. Will Johnson Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm
10. Bohannons Luminary Angels

Next 5:

The Salt Flats Cloud to Ground
Chuck Prophet Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins
Grandaddy Last Place
Wooden Wand Clipper Ship
Neil Young Hitchhiker

Mike Raney
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kasey Chambers-Dragonfly
Bardo Pond-Under The Pines
Ruby The Hatchet-Planetary Space Child
Son Volt-Notes Of Blue
At The Drive In-In ter a lia
Lilly Hiatt-Trinity Lane
The Menzingers-After The Party
Bash And Pop-Anything Could Happen
Thurston Moore-Rock And Roll Consciousness
The Bats-The Deep Set
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TragicFig



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was hoping we'd get this thread again this year! Great job Tokyo Fan...
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unchartedthickets



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In no particular order, I would add these to the list:

The New Year - Snow
Angel Olsen - My Woman
Grandpa’s Ghost - Carnage Queen
Jack Cooper - Sandgrown
Six Organs of Admittance - Burning the Threshold
War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's MC Taylor's (Hiss Golden Messenger) list, for anyone interested:

https://www.mergerecords.com/2017-year-end-lists-mc-taylor-hiss-golden-messenger

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jr29



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything Could Happen from Bash And Pop was definitely my favorite album this year.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Son Volt - Notes of Blue
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Steven Wilson - To the Bone
The National - Sleep Well Beast
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
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el caballo loco



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite albums list is still up in the air. I've spent the majority of 2017 patching up holes in my listening world (primarily 80's indie/post-punk/punk/proto-punk/power pop). However, I do have a list of some of my favorite songs from the past year on Spotify. If you click the picture, you can access the playlist.


1. In Between/The Feelies
2. Darling/Real Estate
3. Feed the Pain/Lost Balloons
4. Chancer/The Stevens
5. Malibu Entropy/Rips
6. Tall Glass of Water/Tim Darcy
7. My Children/Protomartyr
8. Need to Feel Your Love/Sheer Mag
9. Rooftops/The Bats
10. Glide/The Dream Syndicate
11. Steppenwolf Mausoleum/Guided By Voices
12. Mad Shelly's Letterbox/Robyn Hitchcock
13. Plimsoll Punks/Alvvays
14. Enter Entirely/Cloud Nothings
15. On the Rocks/Bash & Pop
16. Alex Nieto/Chuck Prophet
17. Young Lady, You're Scaring Me/Ron Gallo
18. Away/Bed Wettin' Bad Boys
19. The Bully Boys/Chavez
20. Sleep Drifter/King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
21. The Way You Used to Do/Queens of the Stone Age
22. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness/The National
23. Demon in Profile/The Afghan Whigs
24. Shine on Me/Dan Auerbach
25. What I Want/Cende
26. It Gets More Blue/Girlpool
27. A Walk Across the Human Bridge/Tobin Sprout
28. Dim Bulbs/David Barbe
29. Discipline/B Boys
30. Do the Nixon/Circus Devils
31. A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes/Mac DeMarco
32. Sugar for the Pill/Slowdive
33. Buffalo Calf Road/A. Savage
34. Promise the World/Son Volt
35. The May Queen/Robert Plant
36. It's a Sign of Weakness/Finn's Motel
37. Wrong Right Girls/The Rubs
38. Rise and Fall/CFM
39. For Centuries/Half Forward Line
40. You're Dreaming/Wolf Parade
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thatbeat



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig your list.
I really enjoyed The Feelies new one this year, two years in a row from them right?
I was a happy guy with Real Estate up until this last album, it didn't hit me like the previous ones.

I don't know how I missed Bash and Pop this year, I'm really enjoying it.

Slowdive's album is great too. Love me some shoegaze!
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bellevillemusic



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Best Record(s) of 2017

hurray for the riff raff – the navigator
The Navigator' is a powerful, Latin influenced record. It feels like a new kind of Americana. One where the past informs the present instead of the present preserving the past.
P'alante !

In alphabetical order; the records I played the most in 2017

aimee mann – mental illness
bash & pop – anything could happen
chicano batman – freedom is free
chuck prophet – bobby fuller died for your sins
dan baird – solow
el goodo – by order of the moose
gold star – big blue
jd mcpherson – undivided heart & soul
jim white – waffles, triangles & jesus
joe henry - thrum
kacy & clayton – the siren’s song
marty stuart - way out west
nicole atkins – goodnight, rhonda lee
phoebe bridgers – stranger in the alps
pugwash – silverlake
son volt – notes of blue
spoon – hot thoughts
the len price 3 – kentish longtails
the sadies – northern passages

In alphabetical order; the records I dug a few tracks

beck – colors
blitzen trapper – wild & reckless
cosmic rough riders – scenery for dreamers
dan auerbach – waiting on a song
father john misty – comedy
fleet foxes – crack up
guided by voices – how do you spell heaven
john moreland – big bad luv
old 97’s – graveyard whistling
valerie june – the order of time

Deserving light of day

dion – lost ’65 sessions  -  kickin’ child
the move – magnetic waves of sound
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el caballo loco



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thatbeat wrote:
I dig your list.
I really enjoyed The Feelies new one this year, two years in a row from them right?
I was a happy guy with Real Estate up until this last album, it didn't hit me like the previous ones.

I don't know how I missed Bash and Pop this year, I'm really enjoying it.

Slowdive's album is great too. Love me some shoegaze!

Thanks! The Feelies had a RSD EP of covers last year. I don't have it, but I'd love it for the "Barstool Blues" cover alone. The new Real Estate record isn't as strong as the previous two, but I do like "Darling". The Bash & Pop record is very solid. Happy New Year!
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el caballo loco



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bellevillemusic wrote:
The Best Record(s) of 2017

hurray for the riff raff – the navigator
The Navigator' is a powerful, Latin influenced record. It feels like a new kind of Americana. One where the past informs the present instead of the present preserving the past.
P'alante !

In alphabetical order; the records I played the most in 2017

aimee mann – mental illness
bash & pop – anything could happen
chicano batman – freedom is free
chuck prophet – bobby fuller died for your sins
dan baird – solow
el goodo – by order of the moose
gold star – big blue
jd mcpherson – undivided heart & soul
jim white – waffles, triangles & jesus
joe henry - thrum
kacy & clayton – the siren’s song
marty stuart - way out west
nicole atkins – goodnight, rhonda lee
phoebe bridgers – stranger in the alps
pugwash – silverlake
son volt – notes of blue
spoon – hot thoughts
the len price 3 – kentish longtails
the sadies – northern passages

In alphabetical order; the records I dug a few tracks

beck – colors
blitzen trapper – wild & reckless
cosmic rough riders – scenery for dreamers
dan auerbach – waiting on a song
father john misty – comedy
fleet foxes – crack up
guided by voices – how do you spell heaven
john moreland – big bad luv
old 97’s – graveyard whistling
valerie june – the order of time

Deserving light of day

dion – lost ’65 sessions  -  kickin’ child
the move – magnetic waves of sound

Great list, bellevillemusic. Always like seeing your end-of-the-year lists. I need to check out the new Aimee Mann and Hurray For the Riff Raff. I really like How Do You Spell Heaven beyond a few tracks. A really strong GBV record. Cheers!
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el caballo loco



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20. Thawing Dawn/A. Savage
19. In Spades/The Afghan Whigs
18. Slowdive/Slowdive
17. August by Cake/Guided by Voices
16. Robyn Hitchcock/Robyn Hitchcock
15. Ty Segall/Ty Segall
14. Sleep Well Beast/The National
13. Notes of Blue/Son Volt
12. The Deep Set/The Bats
11. HEAVY META/Ron Gallo
10. Anything Could Happen/Bash & Pop
9. Rips/Rips
8. Relatives in Descent/Protomartyr
7. Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm/Will Johnson
6. Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins/Chuck Prophet
5. How Did I Find Myself Here/The Dream Syndicate
4. Rot/Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys
3. Hey Summer/Lost Balloons
2. Need to Feel Your Love/Sheer Mag
1. How Do You Spell Heaven/Guided by Voices
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gdavis5446



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a long list of really good solid albums. Below is a list of albums I really enjoyed. Rather than rank them, this is the order in which I listened most.

Grandaddy - Last Place
Jason Isbell - Nashhville Sound
Deer Tick - V1/V2
A Giant Dog - Toy
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
The Reputations - Begging For More
BNQT - V1
Rozwell Kid - Preciois Art
Bully - Losing
Sweet Spirit - St Mojo
Lost Balloons - Hey Summer
Bash N Pop - Anything Can Happen
Liam Gallagher - As You Were
The Courtneys - II
Joel Jerome - Cosmic Bear Jamboree
Lees Of Memory - Blinding White Of Nothing
Son Volt - Notes Of Blue
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon
Daddy Issues - Deep Dream
Coco Hames - S/T
Waxahatchee - Out Jn The Storm
Ty Segall - S/T

Albums I still need to listen to or give another spin
The Bats
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Queens of the Stone Age
Slowdive
Old 97s
Rainer Maria
Sheer Mag
Pugwash
Spoon
The National
Guided By Voices
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