NF's top 30 albums of 2016 (done)

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Postby NothingFails » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:38 pm

Time to start the year-end album countdown. Like my friend who cuts his off on 10/1, I do the same since it's kinda hard to know an album for a month or less and try to rate it with its context for the year. That means a lot is missing because it'll turn up next year. So albums like Joanne, Sting, Bruno, The Weeknd, Metallica to name a few won't appear until 2017... same with Solange which came out at the deadline but I literally just started listening to.

On with the show.

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Pet Shop Boys - Super

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Postby Hugo » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:39 pm

Will follow this John! 8-)
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Postby NothingFails » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:29 pm

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Postby NothingFails » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:05 pm

2015 yes, but like the first post said, Oct 1, 2015-Sept 30 2016 is my "range" for 2016 as it's also the Grammy year.

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Adele - 25

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Postby CrazyCrazy » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:22 pm

River Lea is a good track, one of the best from her album.

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Postby NothingFails » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:34 pm

Yea. River Lea I still can listen to. I admit I haven't played the album since probably Feb... never want to hear Hello or Send My Love again, and Send My Love was originally my fave off the album and then it got played to death.
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Postby NothingFails » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:22 am

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M83 - Junk

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Postby luckyONE » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:26 am

I really enjoy most of "25" but "When We Were Young" became my favorite song from the record.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:02 pm

25 is fantastic. I didn't think it would, but it's even managed to surpass 21 for me, and "River Lea" is my favourite (and most played) song from the record.
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Postby Erotica » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:04 pm

Super is a nice album :)
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Postby leomedar » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:31 pm

Following this!
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:23 am

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Mayer Hawthorne - Man about Town

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Postby king_oxymoron » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:08 pm

Glad you picked River Lea from the Adele album, an undisputed highlight for me!
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:34 pm

king_oxymoron wrote:Glad you picked River Lea from the Adele album, an undisputed highlight for me!
Definitely, to me it was the greatest track
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:37 pm

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Weezer - Weezer (The White Album)



Their fourth self-titled album arrives at roughly the 7-8 year pace (1994-2001-2008-2016) that their s/t's come out in. Much better than the majority of the 2000s work but still a comedown from the heights of "Everything Will Be Alright In The End" which was their best album since Pinkerton in 1996 But there's no complaints with the album, it just feels comfortable compared to how their last album was them atoning for a streak of albums that damaged their credibility and respect.
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Postby Tansike » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:22 am

Adele's album is the only one i'm familiar with so far, but nice it's on your countdown. "River Lea" is even my favorite track of "25".
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Postby Carbon » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:16 pm

also only familiar with Adele's album, it was ok, but didn't really impress me (I may not be objective, as it's her first album after the huge hype that kinda ruined her for me)
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Postby NothingFails » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:17 pm

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James Blake - The Colour In Anything



After two decent albums, I feel like the third album has been a nice logical step forward artistically especially since he's beginning to craft actual songs and not just musical vignettes expanded into longer tracks.
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Postby NothingFails » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:25 pm

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Wilco - Schmilco



Somewhat of a surprise given it was barely a year since "Star Wars", this album hails from the same sessions but was largely the antithesis... while Star Wars was Wilco rocking harder than ever before, this album shows their mellower and mature side. Solid album from a band who is still slaying 20 years in.
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:19 pm

Weezer are great, James is also cool, will need to get in to his album properly soon! Wilco seem interesting another album I'll be listening to soon.
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Postby NothingFails » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:32 pm

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The Avett Brothers' "True Sadness".



For their fourth go-round with Rick Rubin, they move behind their tried and true folk sound (they were doing their thing a decade before anyone heard of Mumford And Sons or The Lumineers) and started incorporating electronic sounds and other styles in their music. Not as good as their best work but a step ahead of their previous "Magpie And The Dandelion" which I felt was a rushjob after the success of "The Carpenter".
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Postby NothingFails » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:29 pm

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway



After working with Rick Rubin since the early 90s, the Chili Peppers felt to be running out of steam with their previous album from 2011. Here they team with Danger Mouse who breathes new life into a band many thought were a spent force. You hear a renewed energy here and I think they haven't been this good in 20 years.
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Postby Tansike » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:25 am

"The Getaway" is actually the first album i got by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and i really liked it. Love the cover :)
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:05 pm

Tansike wrote:"The Getaway" is actually the first album i got by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and i really liked it. Love the cover :)
I haven't been a fan of their work in years (I did like some of the Stadium Arcadium stuff), this drew me back big time.
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:18 pm

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Savages - Adore Life



I remember hearing their first record a bit in 2013-2014 and liking it, to me this album is where they really came into their own and found their way. Not the first band to ape a lot of the styles of the 90s but few do it better, and the lead singer is great.
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