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Topic   It's time. Your favorite albums of 2017!

theyrhere
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* 7-Dec-2017(#1)
I basically got harassed into this raspberry
This was a great year for music, though. Here's some of mine:

Bison - You Are Not the Ocean, You Are the Patient
Unleash the Archers - Apex
Myrkur - Mareridt
Fleshkiller - Awaken
Forming the Void - Relic
Converge - The Dusk in Us
Archspire - Relentless Mutation
Cannabis Corpse - Left Hand Pass
Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis
Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
Immolation - Atonement
Septicflesh - Codex Omega
Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
Body Count - Bloodlust


Bring it on guys!
MikeyWhoa
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7-Dec-2017(#2)
I'm getting so out of touch with new tunes. I'm slacking.

Primus - The Desaturating Seven

Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface

Queens of the Stone Age - Villains

These are the only notable albums I could mention currently.


theyrhere
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* 7-Dec-2017(#3)
You should check out the new Mutoid Man album. It wasn't quite my thing, but I think you'd really like it.

You might like the Bison and Forming the Void albums, too.
MikeyWhoa
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7-Dec-2017(#4)
theyrhere wrote:
> You should check out the new Mutoid Man album. It wasn't quite my thing, but I think
> you'd really like it.


Never heard of them. Just listened to Kiss Of Death on your request. I'm a sucker for a three-piece, and the band was tight enough, but it was sorta meh. Not a huge fan of the vocals. I'll listen to some more later.


theyrhere
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7-Dec-2017(#5)
MikeyWhoa wrote:
> theyrhere wrote:
>> You should check out the new Mutoid Man album. It wasn't quite my thing, but I
> think
>> you'd really like it.
>
>
> Never heard of them. Just listened to Kiss Of Death on your request. I'm a sucker
> for a three-piece, and the band was tight enough, but it was sorta meh. Not a huge
> fan of the vocals. I'll listen to some more later.

It's a sort of super group. The members mean I SHOULD love it, but I don't know what it is, just can't get into it. Highly praised album this year, though.
theJaw
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* 7-Dec-2017(#6)
Didn't mean to harass @theyrhere wink One of the December threads I look forward to! haha

1. Material Control - Glassjaw (Just released this week and by god. The soundtrack for the impending apocalypse. A masterpiece.)
2. A Black Mile to the Surface - Manchester Orchestra (super cinematic album, a huge departure from their other albums)
3. Science Fiction - Brand New (Lead singer was recently outed as a real weirdo during the band's earlier years with some pretty despicable behavior but there are 3 other dudes in the band and I can't help that I've been into their music since I was a preteen. This album is a great mashup of all the various sounds the band has had in the past.)
4. The Amulet - Circa Survive (Anthony Green does some wild things with his vocals in this one)
5. Luciferian Towers - Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Fudge. Yes.)
6. Triplicate - Bob Dylan (a 3-disc album of Dylan covering a bunch of random classic Americana songs. Obviously not as good as his original early stuff but still a fun listen.)
7. Ti Amo - Phoenix (Just a great album of some real weird, poppy music.)
8. Concrete and Gold - Foo Fighters (Not the level I'm used to for Grohl but still a great album. Awesome to hear these guys still jamming together.
9. Pacific Daydream - Weezer (See my above thoughts for Concrete and Gold. Pretty much the exact same.)
10. Goths - The Mountain Goats (A few tracks are a WILD departure from their normal sound but so, so good. This may be John Darnielle's true classic.)

Also I'd be remiss not to mention that 2017 is the year that I really got into The Killers. Always loved Hot Fuss, but heard "Don't Shoot Me Santa" for the first time this year and it made me check their other albums out. Sam's Town is a masterpiece.

Finally, I've always been a huge fan, but Yip Jump Music by Daniel Johnston is easily one of my favorite albums of 2017. It was recorded in 1983 and came out that Summer, but I vibed to this album hard this year.
theJaw
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7-Dec-2017(#7)
@MikeyWhoa surprised seeing Black Mile show up on your list. Have you been a fan of Manchester Orchestra or was this the album that hooked you? Mean Everything to Nothing is easily my favorite outing of theirs.
theyrhere
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7-Dec-2017(#8)
I did hear that Glassjaw was dope. Haven't listened yet, but I've been craving less brutal stuff lately so I'll probably listen soon.

After I get my daily listen of the Unleash the Archers album.
theJaw
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* 7-Dec-2017(#9)
theyrhere wrote:
> I did hear that Glassjaw was dope. Haven't listened yet, but I've been craving less
> brutal stuff lately so I'll probably listen soon.
>
> After I get my daily listen of the Unleash the Archers album.

Lol so funny, Glassjaw IS brutal when it comes to my personal preference. Top 3 favorite bands of all time but they're way harder than my usual tastes. Of course, Material Control is more experimental than any of their other stuff - not as screamy. Still honestly giving Worship and Tribute a run for its money when it comes to their best album. Couldn't be happier with it, personally.
theyrhere
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* 7-Dec-2017(#10)
I'd recommend the same albums to you that I did to Mikey then. I think everyone in the world should listen to the Myrkur album, too, so fudging ethereal and gorgeous
theJaw
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7-Dec-2017(#11)
I'll give it a shot yes
theyrhere
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* 7-Dec-2017(#12)
All Pigs Must Die put out an album this year but I haven't listened. Would probably be in my top list if I did.

That's definitely not easy listening for most people though lol
theJaw
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7-Dec-2017(#13)
Didn't even know about that band. Looked them up and the lineup is wild. May give them a listen at some point.

Just edited my list, almost forgot about Goths by The Mountain Goats. Such good tunes.
theyrhere
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7-Dec-2017(#14)
theJaw wrote:
> Didn't even know about that band. Looked them up and the lineup is wild. May give
> them a listen at some point.

I have their first album. Jesus Christ it's just so aggressive.
Karaiya
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7-Dec-2017(#15)
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
St. Vincent - Masseduction
Queens of the Stone Age - Villians
Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
Fabulous and Jadakiss - Friday on Elm Street
The Mountain Goats - Goths
Jay-Z - 4:44
Kelala - Take me Apart
SZA - Control
Jlin - Black Origami

I sadly failed to listen to new metal, hardcore, and punk albums this year although Incendiary's new album Thousand Mile Stare I did get to hear a bit. Big ups to @theyrhere for giving me the list of what I need to catch up on for the next couple of weeks.
theyrhere
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* 7-Dec-2017(#16)
Karaiya wrote:
> I sadly failed to listen to new metal, hardcore, and punk albums this year

I feel the same way about rap/hip hop. Damn didn't do it for me and I don't think another album even hit my radar this year.
Karaiya
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7-Dec-2017(#17)
theyrhere wrote:
> Karaiya wrote:
>> I sadly failed to listen to new metal, hardcore, and punk albums this year
>
> I feel the same way about hip hop. Damn didn't do it for me and I don't think another
> album even hit my radar this year.

You know I just really stepped away from the scene for personal reasons but, I should really take a look and see whats out there. Trapped Under Ice one of my favorite HC bands in Baltimore just put out an album recently too. I've also really kind of gotten into hip-hop and indie really big lately its difficult for me to balance phases of listening between genres.
theyrhere
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7-Dec-2017(#18)
Karaiya wrote:
> theyrhere wrote:
>> Karaiya wrote:
> |>> I sadly failed to listen to new metal, hardcore, and punk albums this year
>>
>> I feel the same way about hip hop. Damn didn't do it for me and I don't think
> another
>> album even hit my radar this year.
>
> You know I just really stepped away from the scene for personal reasons but, I should
> really take a look and see whats out there. Trapped Under Ice one of my favorite
> HC bands in Baltimore just put out an album recently too. I've also really kind
> of gotten into hip-hop and indie really big lately its difficult for me to balance
> phases of listening between genres.

I haven't really listened to any straight up HC lately but I'm super into the Deathwish style crusty stuff like Trap Them, Young and in the Way, Pulling Teeth, etc
Karaiya
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7-Dec-2017(#19)
Dude I love Deathwish.
Karaiya
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7-Dec-2017(#20)
Trap Them Especially.
theyrhere
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7-Dec-2017(#21)
Young and in the Way's "When Life Comes to Death" is one of my all time favorites
MikeyWhoa
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8-Dec-2017(#22)
theJaw wrote:
> @MikeyWhoa surprised seeing Black Mile show up on your list. Have you been a fan
> of Manchester Orchestra or was this the album that hooked you? Mean Everything to
> Nothing is easily my favorite outing of theirs.


I heard I've Got Friends like everyone else, but when I saw them at Bunburry was when I became an actual fan. Not huge, but a fan nonetheless.


oneluckybullet
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* 8-Dec-2017(#23)
album of the year is the new starset vessels album
runner up is the new 10 years
theory of a deadman
highly suspect
nothingmore
Uppercat
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8-Dec-2017(#24)
No Grave But the Sea by Alestorm
theyrhere
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8-Dec-2017(#25)
Uppercat wrote:
> No Grave But the Sea by Alestorm

I did hear this was surprisingly good. Isn't there a song called Fudgeed with an Anchor? Lol
theyrhere
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8-Dec-2017(#26)
Songs from my top 3 albums (I don't necessarily have an AOTY).

Archspire:
https://youtu.be/dAjZncvBfgI

Bison:
https://youtu.be/1GAY_R3WSII

Unleash the Archers:
https://youtu.be/Alg3HHGasgk
Porksta
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8-Dec-2017(#27)
Thrice released a new album, right? I'm going to go with all other albums.

theyrhere
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8-Dec-2017(#28)
Porksta wrote:
> Thrice released a new album, right? I'm going to go with all other albums.

I don't think so? I may not be into that scene but that would be a pretty newsworthy release.
Kellyanne_Conway
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8-Dec-2017(#29)
Damn - Kendrick Lamar
More Life - Drake
American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
Utopia - Bjork

Nothing I truly loved this year though. I think last year was a phenomenal year for music and this year was kind of meh.
theJaw
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8-Dec-2017(#30)
Thrice's new album came out last year. They're a great Batman Begins-level GTZ in-joke but they're a decent band. I dig Dustin Kensrue's folk stuff too. Probably more.
HAMMER
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8-Dec-2017(#31)
Marmaduke by Joint Tax Bill
We Believe by Hello Santa
Durham by School Services
Bonus Footage by TTVIJ
beavis
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8-Dec-2017(#32)
My favorites from this year, no particular order

Dying Fetus- Wrong One to Fudge With
Wolves in the Throne Room- Thrice Woven
Archspire- Relentless Mutation
Suffocation- ....Of the Dark Light
Obituary- Obituary
Power Trip- Nightmare Logic
Bell Witch- Mirror Reaper
Pallbearer- Heartless
Chelsea Wolfe- Hiss Spun
Necrot- Blood Offerings
Spectral Voice- Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
Exhumed- Death Revenge

My top 3 would probably be Power Trip, Dying Fetus, Exhumed.
theyrhere
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8-Dec-2017(#33)
beavis wrote:
> My top 3 would probably be Power Trip, Dying Fetus, Exhumed.

I loved Power Trip, but I fudging HATED the new Dying Fetus, and I'm a fan of them generally.
beavis
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9-Dec-2017(#34)
I wasn't a massive fan but the new one just connected. Best concert I saw this year was dust bolt, power trip, obituary, and exodus. That power trip is just so fudging good
theyrhere
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9-Dec-2017(#35)
It was just Obituary and Dust Bolt that came near me frown and I saw Obituary last year, so I wasn't interested. New Obituary album was probably my biggest disappointment of 2017.
theyrhere
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9-Dec-2017(#36)
I'm obviously a big fan of theirs lol.
beavis
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9-Dec-2017(#37)
It's not as good as their earlier but I had a lot of fun with it. There's a couple of other albums from Fen, Assimilation, and mors principium est that I do don't get enough time with but enjoy.
theyrhere
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9-Dec-2017(#38)
Yeah, there were a few I enjoyed but never really bit into as well, like Azarath, Belphegor (which I should really go back and listen to...), Dyscarnate, and Monolord
Gypsy
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* 9-Dec-2017(#39)
Ghoultown - Ghost of the Southern Son (first new album since 08 and totally worth the wait)
Runespell - Unhallowed Blood Oath
Aun - Farvegir fyrndar
Divine Element - Thaurachs of Borsu (if any of y'all like Amon Amarth check this out)
Rebirth of Nefast - Tabernaculum (this is probably my black metal album of the year, it's incredible)
Impureza - La cada de Tonatiuh (just discovered this band this year and they are quite interesting)
Locust Leaves - A Subtler Kind of Light
Septicflesh - Codex Omega
Impalers - The Celestial Dictator

theyrhere wrote:
> Septicflesh - Codex Omega

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theyrhere
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9-Dec-2017(#40)
Holy crap, I thought I knew about a fairly large majority of the metal albums released this year...guess not lol
Gypsy
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9-Dec-2017(#41)
Heh, there's a lot out there. I'm going to check out a few that you posted.

Ghoultown is the only non-metal band I posted.
theyrhere
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* 9-Dec-2017(#42)
Fleshkiller (Extol's guitarist's new band) was an accidental discover. Spotify threw it up and there's not a whole lot of commotion around it, but it's some really good prog metal. Not as good as Ne Obliviscaris, but also a totally different style of prog.

Topic   It's time. Your favorite albums of 2017!