best of 2018

Discussion in 'End Of Year Charts' started by ameraal, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. ameraal

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    strange, i don't seem to have made one for last year, but i'll put this here for posterity's sake
     
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    albums

    embarrassingly, my most listened to album was a record from 2017 - the schmalzy cigarettes after sex album - theirs was also my favourite concert.
    i have listened to precious few albums this year, but i loved these.

    01 double negative - low / very bleak, occasionally gorgeous noise with lots of distortion and bitterness
    02 dans ma main - jean-michel blais / classical music with a bit of post in it. chanson is otherworldly
    03 rebound - eleanor friedberger / she's a smart songwriter
    04 so sad so sexy - lykke li / objectively she's becoming a bit repetitive and there was some woefully bad lyrics on it but i listened to this a lot
    05 let's be wilderness - postdata / a pretty irrelevant folksy rock country album which struck a cord for some reason
    06 nao - saturn / it's weird that an r&b album is my favourite pop album of the year
    07 7 - beach house / more lush soundscapes this time with a cosmic twist
    08 honey - robyn / well i liked it
    09 for ever - jungle / glossy pastiche fun
    10 record - tracey thorn / forgot about this. some brilliant moments but a bit too earnest at times

    bonus some really good electronic music albums & eps

    steal chickens from men and the future from god - shakarchi & straneus
    family affair - ross from friends
    2012-2017 - against all logic
    pick up - dj koze
    times ep - meggy
    once ep - peggy gou
    the roisin murphy eps
     
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  3. ameraal

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    i definitely watch too much tv.

    new

    barry (funny)
    sorry for your loss (about depression and loss, beautifully done)
    succession (surpsingly)
    killing eve (even if the second half was a bit meh)
    my brilliant friend (though the actress playing lila is woeful)
    escape at dannemora (patricia arquette!)
    the kids are alright (fun)
    kidding (though i still have a few episodes)
    homecoming (yes, i know it's slow)
    one strange rock (despite will smith which is a mean feat)

    returning

    insecure (amazing and so much fun)
    the americans (good ending and some amazing season end episodes as per)
    casual (i will miss this one the most)
    westworld (the ending made it all worthwhile but i kinda wish it were less convoluted)

    haven't got round to seeing bojack yet, but i'm sure it's amazing. or mrs maisel. still haven't even started with atlanta and the deuce.
     
  4. Mats

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    I've been waiting for some sound sound advice. I'm too lazy to seek out new stuff myself. mwah
     
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    :weed: I love this album beyond measure. Let’s say it’s the album of EVERY year, dear @ameraal :disco:

    And where do I even BEGIN with “Said you wear a new perfume for each city that you visit / so you can always remember how it felt to be there”? OMG it’s just fucking magical and utterly SPECTACULAR
     
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    don't even, it was as cheesy as i was there for it.
     
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    <3 - It makes me want to lay about in a hazy opium fuelled malaise
     
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    anyway. songs.

    here's a playlist with my favourites. pretty pop and indie with a bit of r&b and electronic. don't mind the order too much apart from the very top. i'll list the first few.

    01 heaven's only wishful - mormor
    02 dancefloor - tracey thorn (original not available on youtube so you get queen there)
    03 make me a song - eleanor friedberger
    04 chanson - jean-michel blais (not on youtube so you get roses)
    05 ever again - robyn
    06 no tears left to cry - ariana
    07 laugh it off - chelsea jade
    08 there you are - watch the duck
    09 kind of lonely - selma judith
    10 low - lenny kravitz

    11 poor sucker - low
    12 body - julia jacklin
    13 delicate - taylor swift
    14 nervous tics - maribou state
    15 so much - joe goddard
    16 dive - beach house
    17 jupiter 4 - sharon van etten
    18 sativa - jhene aiko
    19 suspirium - thom yorke
    20 plaything - roisin murphy

    21 lost without you - kylie
    22 fine line - mabel
    23 overtime - jessie ware
    24 party for one - carly rae
    25 only you - theophilus + tame impala
    26 claudion - helena deland
    27 la grenade - clara luciani
    28 idontwannabeyouanymore - billie eilish
    29 you only say you love me in the dark - janice
    30 hard rain - lykke li

    31 genesis - daniela andrade
    32 one of the girls - otha
    33 heavy, california - jungle
    34 stay - cat power
    35 i see the white - jess williamson
    36 blue rose - amen dunes
    37 a la folie - juliette armanet
    38 saturdays - twin shadow + haim
    39 long as i live - toni braxton
    40 sticky - ravyn lenae

    41 kids - luluc
    42 fireworks - first aid kit
    43 light on - maggie rogers
    44 1999 - charli xcx + troye sivan
    45 kong - neneh cherry
    46 it makes you forget (itgehane) - peggy gou
    47 zone 1 to 6000 - nabihah iqbal
    48 love sos - justice
    49 are you still certain - hercules & love affair + mashrou' leila
    50 wilderness - postdata

    youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAsgQNgjfQrQsu25joR8C9LkttCPGNbad
    spotify:
     
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    videos.

    fleet foxes - if you need to keep time on me / heartbreaking and funny hipster shiz

    justice - love sos / a violent and memorable romp by a bodybuilder stripper

    chelsea jade - laugh it off / a simple idea that works and i like tilda swinton and mr bean's kid's weirdness

    selma judith - kind of lonely / i like the intimate feel and diy aesthetic

    lykke li - hard rain / so sad so sexy

    daniela andrade - genesis / i guess i'm a sucker for a video shot in latin america

    jungle - heavy, california / because dancing

    ross from friends - pale blue dot / i this story of his (hippy) parents traveling through europe and playing music wherever

    roisin murphy - plaything / only cause she's the coolest woman alive really

    neneh cherry - kong / quietly cool and a little feminist

    vendredi sur mer - ecoute cherie / ridiculously i wouldn't mind spending my life in this video

    say lou lou - golden child / beautifully shot
     
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    :disco::weed: I've decided that my sister might like this album for Christmas as she does like Mazzy Star and I AM going to be staying at hers for five days

    I’m just GIVE GIVE GIVE
     
  11. Mats

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    @ameraal sliva, do you have a 2018 playlist on Spotify?
     
  12. Mats

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    DOH
     
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    I'm completely in love with that Maggie Rogers's Light On tune (it speaks to the building comedown from New Year's). this is the OST to our limp state, @Dark Carnival

    AAH
     
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    I'll give it a listen from my deathbed.
     
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    am I need to give your playlist a listen. I'm completely out of the loop with what's trending these days - most of the stuff I've been listening to has been in la lingua italiana.
     
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  16. Ryan

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    That Low album seems to be a big favourite in the end of year lists - I don't think I've heard anything from it, to be honest! I'm not really familiar with their back catalogue either - can I just jump in with this one or should I be working up to it?
     
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  17. Ryan

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    Also v v much into this song at the moment and I've not really got the hype around her previously.
     
  18. ameraal

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    give the playlist a list. you'll be shocked by number 27!
     
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    the low album is sensational. i got into it pretty late (blood and dancing is rather subtle) and it need a bit to click but i love it oh so much. you don't need to know anything about them to enjoy it - but it is rather bleak apart from being gorgeous. i'm sure you will live.
     
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    Bleak and gorgeous is my kink. I'll give it some time this weekend!
     

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