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Postby Dave N. on Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:27 pm

I think I can eke out a top 5. Most of my listening this year was retroactive. I acquired an upright bass, which led me to listen to a lot of jazz from a half-century ago. Lots of Paul Chambers and Charles Mingus.

1. Juana Molina Halo
2. Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
3. My Education Schiphol
4. The Necks Unfold
5. Spoon Hot Thoughts

Wasn't expecting to like that Spoon album so much, since I didn't care for the last one. I was absolutely blown away by the Mount Eerie and Juana Molina albums. If you haven't gotten on board with the last two Juana Molina albums, hop to it.

I still have a lot of catching up to do, especially where PRF-related bands are concerned.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Swell Son on Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:02 pm

RSMurphy wrote:1. Upper Wilds - Guitar Module 2017
AOTY. Gargantuan and explosive shards of noisy pop anthems about black holes, the spacecraft cemetery, moons and their craters, and a park ranger who survived being struck by lightning seven times only to end his life by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. I fucking love this record. Ex-Parts & Labor and ex-Ex Models. Get ready to ascend in that Elysian light.




I am still kicking myself for missing their Chicago show a couple of weeks ago. Dan Friel is consistently amazing.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby RSMurphy on Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:39 pm

Swell Son wrote:Dan Friel is consistently amazing.


Big, big fan of his record Life. Massive.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Yngwie Einstein on Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:31 am

While 2017 has been a really shitty year for me personally, there were a bunch of great records that were released that helped me cope with the deaths of two friends and experiencing a stroke (or three) myself.

1. Ted Leo – The Hanged Man
2. The Wedding Present – Going. . . Going . . .
3. The New Year – Snow
4. Old 97's – Graveyard Whistling
5. Chook Race – Around the House
6. Boss Hog – Brood X
7. Antietam – Imitation of Immortality
8. A Giant Dog – Toy
9. Superchunk – All these old men won't die too soon (single)
10. Mikal Cronin – War/Golden God (single)

Late edit: The Grey Hairs –Serious Business
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby jonsolomon on Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:56 pm

Swell Son wrote:
RSMurphy wrote:1. Upper Wilds - Guitar Module 2017
AOTY. Gargantuan and explosive shards of noisy pop anthems about black holes, the spacecraft cemetery, moons and their craters, and a park ranger who survived being struck by lightning seven times only to end his life by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. I fucking love this record. Ex-Parts & Labor and ex-Ex Models. Get ready to ascend in that Elysian light.




I am still kicking myself for missing their Chicago show a couple of weeks ago. Dan Friel is consistently amazing.


This record is a beast.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby flanneljammies on Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:03 pm

TOP TWENTY
1. Aviator - Loneliness Leaves The Light On For Me
2. Big|Brave - Ardor
3. Vanum - Burning Arrow
4. Less Art - Strangled Light
5. Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
6. Kraken Quartet - Separate | Migrate
7. Rainer Maria - S/T
8. Human Future - Flat Earth Blues
9. Brutus - Burst
10. Lardo - Sinking
11. Bereft - Lands
12. Amenra - VI
13. Ex Eye - Ex Eye
14. Breag Noafa - II
15. Gnod - Just Say No To The Psycho Right​-​wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
16. Maximum Busy Muscle - Maximum Busy Muscle
17. Only The Bones - Death And His Brother Sleep
18. Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
19. Au Champ Des Morts - Dans La Joie
20. Vous Autres - Trente Pièces d'Argent

OTHERS
Breag Noafa - Cearo
Buzzooko - Giza
Chavez - Cockfighters
Goddamned Animals - My Second Cult Suicide
Heaven In Her Arms - White Halo
Lotus Ash - The Evening Redness
Loyalists - Ride the Trashheap of Sound
M. Martin - A Harvest of Ice
Monotrope - Unifying Receiver
New Cowboy Builders - Used Future
Often The Thinker - Better Part of Vice
Sannhet - So Numb
Throane - Plus Une Main A Mordre
Underhand - Roman Numeral One
UT - δ γ ε β
Wailin’ Storms - Sick City
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
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Postby boxer on Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:27 pm

1) Kendrick Lamar/DAMN.
2) Andrew Cohen & Light Coma/Unreality
3) The New Year/Snow
4) Protomartyr/Relatives In Descent
5) Jack Cooper/Sandgrown
6) Aldous Harding/Party
7) A. Savage/Thawing Dawn
8) Kevin Morby/City Music
9) B Boys/Dada
10) Vince Staples/Big Fish Theory
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Major on Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:21 pm

Dave N. wrote:2. Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
3. My Education Schiphol


I've only now been able to hear the Mount Eerie album. Christ, it's brutal. Beautiful record, but don't know how often I could listen to it.

And happy to see another mention of Schiphol! It's so good!
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Postby Adam Sr on Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:38 pm

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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby sulfur)addict on Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:43 am

1. Idles - Brutalism
2. Smino - blckswn
3. Chronixx - Chronology
4. SKRT - Toxic Schlock
5. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
6. Spellling - Pantheon of Me
7. Irreversible Entanglements - Irreversible Entanglements
8. Rick Rude - Make Mine Tuesday
9. Pile - A Hairshirt of Purpose
10. Palberta - Bye Bye Berta

Institute and Dead Rider were right there. Liked the first Future release with the singles. Replayed the new Mark Lanegan until half the tracks blended into bad British EBM tunes - but half of that record is a definite comeback for him. Hungry Man and Heavy Hand's albums are great. Kendrick had those two duets, those were cool.

Truthfully didn't listen to much new stuff this year, the first three new albums I heard were trash, so I didn't dive in so much.

EDIT: Just heard the Irreversible Entanglements album, jumped right up to 7. It's probably album of the year, but since this is listen through #1, it's too early to tell - I've been playing that top 5 year round.

EDIT 2: I'd totally blanked on the Spellling and Rick Rude releases this year. All love towards Bully and New Cowboy Builders, but those records feel like real accomplishments. Okay, maybe I undersold how great this year has been in music. I think that top 10 is finalized now!
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby wotown on Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 am

1. Palehound - A Place I'll Always Go
2. Hungry Man - Kind
3. Twelves - Twelves
4. The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
5. The Effects - Eyes to the Light
6. The God Eaters - Xuma
7. The Florists - No Costume
8. OUT - Swim Buddies
9. Trophy Dad - Dogman
10. Bon Air - The Blue Line
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Raa on Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:13 am

No Sister - The Second Floor
Australian Krautrock with a bit of ESG and This Heat.

feedtime - gas
Sounds like one-arming a HQ through a turn on a gravel road at night with all the windows open, the back of your throat still drips with that real good go-y too.

Sweet Williams - Stay My Hand From The Machines
old songs, new release.

The Rebel - Poems With Water Trilogy
Apart from Male Nurse might be my favourite of the Country Teasers family of things.

Bill Orcutt - Bill Orcutt
If you never liked Bill Orcutt before this might be the one to change your mind. It feels like he's almost colouring in between the lines for the greater part.

That Mt Eerie record is something special though. Its a whole experience beyond being a great record.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Justin Foley on Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:23 pm

Please don't tally the results until after x-mas. I am so busy going through stuff from here and elsewhere.

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Postby Redline on Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:59 pm

The Voyager Golden Record 3 LP box set...
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby atomjackfuser on Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Justin Foley wrote:Please don't tally the results until after x-mas. I am so busy going through stuff from here and elsewhere.

= Justin


I'm not going to revise my list, but I love the fact that every year this thread has the potential to blow up my top ten and/or remind me of shit I forgot. Huzzah PRF!!
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby hotnickels on Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:37 pm

sulfur)addict wrote:2. Smino - blckswn


Thank you!! I feel like a crazy person that this record isn't on any lists that I'm seeing anywhere. It's too good.


My votes right now:
The God Eaters - Xuma
Smino - blkswn
Spirit of the Beehive - Pleasure Suck
Pile - Hairshirt of Purpose
The New Year - Snow
Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Liars - TFCF
Carla Dal Forno - The Garden
God Mother - Vilseledd
Glassjaw - Material Control
Dictaphone - APR 70

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Out - Swim Buddies
Grandaddy - Last Place
Joey Badass - All Amerikkkan Badass
Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
Zebra Hunt - In Phrases
Jimi Tents - I Can't Go Home
Palm - Shadow Expert
Tyler The Creator - Flower Boy
Carmen Villain - Infinite Avenue
Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
All Pigs Must Die - Hostage Animal


+edited to add Dictaphone, as it has completely taken over my waking life.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby KrisPoulin on Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:06 pm

atomjackfuser wrote:I'm not going to revise my list, but I love the fact that every year this thread has the potential to blow up my top ten and/or remind me of shit I forgot. Huzzah PRF!!


1 • Dead Rider - Crew Licks
2 • Nathaniel Braddock - Quadrille & Collapse
3 • Run the Jewels - 3 (Released on Xmas '16, but close enough?)
4 • The Jade Shader - Sea Stacks and Sleestaks
5 • Lardo - Sinking
6 • Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Best Troubador
7 • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
8 • Mass Praktikal - To Plan is a Luxury, To Dream a Birthright
9 • Royal Trux - Platinum Tips + Ice Cream
10 • Anal Trump - all the singles
11 • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby enframed on Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:17 pm

hotnickels wrote:Liars - TFCF


Did not know about this. Surprised no one else brought it up already.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Podge9 on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:41 am

Keep them coming.
Will probably collate results at the very end of the year
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Damnably on Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:57 pm

10. The Golden Boys - Better Than Good Times
9. Mountain Goats - Goths
8. Julie Dorion + The Wrong guys - Julie Dorion & The Wrong Guys
7. R.Ring - Ignite The Rest
6. Construction & Destruction - Noli Timre
5. Smut - End Of Sam-soon
4. Didi - Didi
3. Zebra Hunt - In Phrases
2. Andrew Cohen & Light Coma - Unreality
1. Xetas - The Tower

Plus listened to these loads
Calgrove - Calgroe EP
Not You - Misty EP
Gaelynn Lea - All Changing Tides (single)
All of Jenny Mae's ouput
Aura Bora-Yeah She Seems Cool
Illuminati Hotties You're Better (Than Ever)
Snail Mail-Thinning (Audiotree Version)
Patsy's Rats - Round Up single
Terry - Remember Terry
Bitgwasoeum - Irregular
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