To that list I'd add:|
Coldplay - 'Mylo Xyloto'
Foster the People - 'Torches'
The Kooks - 'Junk of the Heart'
Mother Mother - 'Eureka'
Mutemath - 'Odd Soul'
Noel Gallagher - 'High Flying Birds'
Sam Roberts Band - 'Collider'
Sweet Thing - 'Sweet Thing'
Reply #1. Dec 13 11, 9:42 PM
My pace of life is, sadly, that, unless they're playing on the CD changer in my car, I don't listen to full albums all at one sitting, even though I buy more music than I would guess 99% if the population does.|
Saying this, here are some albums that I have listened to all the way through that I think are quite good:
1) Body Talk- Robyn. Tremendous artist. Don't understand why she's not a superstar.
2) Ceremonials- Florence and the Machine. Much better than Lungs, which I thought was very uneven. I'm a big fan and I would ask those who may have been put off by her Saturday Night Live performance where her voice was off to give this a chance.
3) Superheavy- Superheavy. I'm always surprised by what by 10 year old son salutes. It amuses me that a 10 year old enjoys Mick Jagger singing. This album has really underperformed, but the collaborative efforts of Jagger, Damian Marley, Joss Stone, A.R. Rahman and Dave Stewart really works. Marley's numbers really stand out.
4) The Defamation of Strickland Banks- Plan B. I know this album was released in 2010 (in the UK) but I don't think it was released in the USA until 2011. Generally not a big fan of rappish music, but this really works.
5) 50 Words For Snow- Kate Bush. Long on emotion (but relatively short on melodies), nevertheless a great driving album, particularly driving with the snow falling in Alaska. And for such a quiet, contemplative album, I find the title track to be incredibly funny.
Reply #2. Dec 14 11, 12:54 PM
I only have two that really stood out for me which are on opposite ends of the spectrum.|
My first one would be German band Obscura's technical death metal album "Omnivium". Excellent musicianship with plenty of a heavy sound you'd expect from a death metal band. If you can handle the growling I highly recommend it.
My second album of 2011 is a complete 180 from "Omnivium". It is the final album from The Devin Townsend Project "Ghost". This is a very beautiful new age and ambient album. Very relaxing music which is not typical from what Devin Townsend typically does.
Reply #3. Dec 15 11, 10:29 AM
"Pioneer" | The Maine|
"I'll Always Be Around | Brighten
"Inside and In Between" | Tenth Avenue North
Reply #4. Dec 18 11, 7:05 PM
I'm Gay (I'm Happy) - Lil B|
COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres
W h o k i l l - tUnE-yArDs
Black Up - Shabazz Palaces
Reply #5. Dec 22 11, 6:01 PM
"Bon Iver"- Bon Iver
"Helplessness Blues"- Fleet Foxes
"I Want That You Are Always Happy"- The Middle East
"Moonfire"- Boy & Bear
"Forever So"- Husky
"Torches"- Foster the People
"Inni" Sigur Rós (if it counts, not REALLY an album)
"Gilgamesh"- Gypsy & The Cat
"Come Around Sundown"- Kings of Leon
Reply #6. Feb 13 12, 8:42 AM
Actually, swap around Kings of Leon with Gypsy & The Cat.|
Reply #7. Feb 13 12, 9:05 AM
"Rockaholic" by Warrant|
Reply #8. Mar 05 12, 5:30 PM
Jay-Z and Kanye collaborating for "Watch The Throne"|
Reply #9. Mar 14 12, 8:38 AM
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