The NEW Official indie/alternative music thread

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  1. Hoss Bonaventure

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    The new Smashing Pumpkins album is great. It’s like an updated machina
     
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  2. TC

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    What is Sault?
     
  3. kezarmyaj

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    really great.
     
  4. Degausser

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    Been rolling through Phoebe's entire catalog this morning... Both solo albums, boygenius, Better Oblivion Community Center. It's all so good. I think she's easily my favorite artist of the last several years.
     
  5. SC

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    Dig the heck out of this Jordana album out today:
     
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  6. ashy larry

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    both of the sault albums are really fucking good
     
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  7. kezarmyaj

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    as are the two from last year. their first one is still probably my favorite
     
  8. SC

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    Another Michael - "I Know You're Wrong". Debut album out in February.
     
  9. joe-

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    yes daddy yes

     
  10. TC

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    Album Of The Year Tier:

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    Beach Bunny -- Honeymoon

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    Futurebirds -- Teamwork

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    STRFKR -- Future Past Life

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    Phoebe Bridgers -- Punisher

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    My Morning Jacket -- The Waterfall II

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    The Beths -- Jump Rope Gazers

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    Country Westerns -- Country Westerns

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    Fleet Foxes -- Shore

    Also Very Good:
    • Tennis
    • Andy Shauf
    • Khruanginbin/Leon Bridges
    • Best Coast
    • Run The Jewels
    • Stagbriar
    Pretty Good/OK/Decent/Meh:
    • Soccer Mommy
    • Pearl Jam
    • Carseat Headrest
    • Stephen Malkmus
    • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
    • Bully
    • Daddy's Beemer
    • Dear Blanca
    Could Not Get Into
    • Tame Impala
    • Real Estate
    • Hayley Williams
    • Jay Electronica

    Still Evaluating:
    • Fiona Apple
    • Taylor Swift
    • Smashing Pumpkins
    • Deftones
    • Jason Isbell
    • SAULT
    • Perfume Genius
    • Bob Dylan
    • IDLES
     
  11. mointegra90

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  12. Willpépé

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    Albumoftheyear.org has a pretty cool feature this year. Maybe they had it previously but if so I didn’t know it. If you bring up an album it will show you what “lists” they made for year end 2020. Some of the lists are more centered around certain genres that always floats some shit out there you may not have heard of. I then get sucked into endless listening until something sticks or I get sick of lists.

    Favorite thing I found so far is Young Jesus. There’s no real way to describe them without potentially insulting someone but if you have some time I think it’s worth a listen. Really dig the 2020 album, going to peruse through their catalog. They are unique but certainly not hard.
     
  13. Shiggityshwo

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    hoping for a strong list szn this year
     
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  14. Willpépé

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    I started my list like seven times and all I do is end up in an infinite loop. It’s like I’m a dog and they just keep throwing the ball.
     
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    My top 8 is solid but I'm still running through more stuff that might make it. Added a few from Pitchfork's Top 50 last night. Dehd is pretty cool
     
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  16. TC

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    Bob Dylan's album is popping up on like every list. Has anyone actually listened to it?
     
  17. TC

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    This website is awesome :thumb:
     
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  18. Willpépé

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    Absolutely zero desire, never liked his style. However pump some PJ Masters of War into my veins all day long.
     
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    Haha, that was my initiation into Masters of War as well. I've never been a Dylan guy but I read his autobiography this year and got into his first albums a little bit. Intrigued whether this record is actually that *good* or if everyone just feels the need to give him legacy honor. Kinda like that Leonard Cohen album last year/year before
     
  20. Shiggityshwo

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    I've got a Roots show from a while back where they do a great cover of Masters of War as well

    don't think I've ever actually heard the original
     
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  21. Willpépé

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    Three year end accolades I hate the most. Legacy, Posthumous and finally the 20 year hiatus. Doesn’t mean they’re all bad, but 95% of them are.
     
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  22. SC

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    Love a good Christmas bop. Charly Bliss feat PUP - It's Christmas and I Fucking Miss You
     
  23. Degausser

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    Maggie Rogers put out an album of old unreleased recordings, and holy shit is it good. I was already a fan, but I wish her music still sounded like this.



     
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  24. TC

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    I sat down and listened all the way yesterday and was pretty underwhelmed. Long as hell at 20 tracks, but nothing really grabbing me. The titles sound more exciting than the songs actually are — “Confessions of a Dopamine Addict” etc. That song “Ramona” gets in your head, but not necessarily in a good way
     
  25. ashy larry

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    like it but I’m also a dylan head

    he’s definitely got some real stinkers in the catalogue tho
     
  26. SC

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    Oh this is wonderful.
     
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  27. Degausser

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    Can this count in the favorite albums of the year lists? If so, it's right near the top and Little Joys may be my favorite song.
     
  28. Daddy Rabbit

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    Yes it is.

    They were going to play late night at Roo this year :tebow: it didn't happen
     
  29. CTownND

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    My personal top 10:

    1. Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortured Mind
    2. Spanish Love Songs - Brave Faces Everyone
    3. Jeff Rosenstock - No Dream
    4. Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You
    5. Deftones - Ohms
    6. Charmer - Ivy
    7. Dogleg - Melee
    8. Guitar Fight - Soak
    9. Touche Amore - Lament
    10. Young Jesus - Welcome to Conceptual Beach

    Gotta admit, not my favorite year. Retreated to familiar songs/bands in the crazy year of uncertainty. Very few new bands blew me away and was kind of underwhelmed by a lot of the hype albums this year. Here's to another year and a Foxing record in 2021.
     
  30. Jimmy the Saint

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    I think CTownND hit the nail on the head, really not my favorite year. My favorite album of the year was Jason Isbell's but I don't try to force that in here since we have a separate thread for that stuff.

    Alpha order:
    The Airborne Toxic Event - Hollywood Park
    Andy Shauf - The Neon Skyline
    Beach Bunny - Honeymoon
    The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers
    Country Westerns - Country Westerns
    Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death
    Gum Country - Somewhere
    HAIM - Women in Music, Pt. III
    Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
    Spanish Love Songs - Brave Faces Everyone
    Tre Burt - Caught It from the Rye

    This list really makes me sad.
     
  31. CTownND

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    I like that Jeff Rosenstock record a lot, but it's his 4th best album of the last 6 years (maybe 5th if I include his side project album with Chris Farren from 2018 that was probably better too), and it's pretty easily a top 5 album this year for me.

    Part of that is my fault, didn't pursue as much new stuff as I usually do and all the highly regarded albums this year (RTJ4, Fiona Apple, Phoebe, etc.) just didn't connect with me for various reasons. Also, no live shows to connect with this stuff at hurt.
     
  32. Jimmy the Saint

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    That's not your fault, I don't get the Fiona Apple album either. Although I think this was like the only place that had dissenters the day it came out that wasn't hailing it as "album of the year."
     
  33. Shiggityshwo

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    looks like I'm in the same boat as a number of you, working on my list but nothing really grabbed me to the point that I'd consider it to be album of the year
     
  34. kezarmyaj

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    heres my top 10 and then best of the rest

    pure x - pure x
    jessy lanza - all the time
    sault - untitled (black is) / untitled (rise)
    kelly lee owens - inner song
    westerman - your hero is not dead
    tan cologne - cave vaults on the moon in new mexico
    khraungbin & leon bridges - texas sun
    yumi zouma - truth or consequences (alternate versions)
    nicolas jaar - cenizas

    against all logic - 2017-2019
    cindy lee - cat o nine tails
    ela minus - acts of rebellion
    us girls - heavy light
    ao gerber - another place to need
    southern shores - siena
    helena deland - someone new
    stephen malkmus - traditional techniques
    the avalanches - we will always love you
     
  35. kezarmyaj

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    I can kind of agree there wasnt as much good music this year, but probably more because I listened to significantly more new music than I normally would with being at home since march so the hit rate wasnt as high.
     
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  36. Willpépé

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    Probably leaving out a few but this was my heaviest rotation. Same deal, nothing that was out of this world to me, but combined its enough.

    Fontaines DC
    Porridge Radio
    Idles
    Protomartyr
    Vintage Crop
    The Homesick
    Metz
     
  37. Sanjuro

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    The new Avalanches “We Will Always Love You” is fantastic. I’m not usually a fan of different guest vocals throughout but this album pulls it off well.
     
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  38. ugafish

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    better than their last that I didn’t enjoy much?
     
  39. Sanjuro

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    Yes. Never been a big fan of them but this album sounds completely different.
     
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  40. ashy larry

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    stagbriar has been on a few of our best of lists... they’re playing a virtual show at 9:30. check em out!

     
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  41. FelipeG

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    Never been a Dylan fanatic but I definitely respect the writing. I caught a show in the early 2000's that I don't remember much about it now. I perfer the early electric stuff through the Rolling Thunder era as for as the sound goes. I just skipped through the new album. Musically it sounds about as dated as the album cover looks.

    Here's MoW for you guys.
     
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  42. kezarmyaj

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    I think there were a few fans in the thread, but darkside is releasing a new album next year :ohgosh:

     
  43. IvanTheTerrible

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    I always look forward to this time of the year in this thread. You guys make for some excellent road trip music. Cheers.
     
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  44. Willpépé

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    Takes some digging but you can find some really solid year end lists on Spotify. Kind of wish it was a bit easier on the phone but generally I just start with a song I like and dig in from there.
     
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  45. Cornelius Suttree

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    just caught up and dished out a shit load of likes. Hello, friends. I missed you all

    <3 <3 <3

    on that note, a while back Preoccupations announced they've got a new album in the works. Will be soooooo happy when that drops

     
  46. Cornelius Suttree

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    some tunes from the past few months that I did not see posted

    new Goat Girl album out in late January!!

     
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  47. Cornelius Suttree

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    this is Jay Som and Annie Truscott from Chastity Belt via Dead Oceans <3

     
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  48. Shiggityshwo

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    knew he couldn't resist list szn
     
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  50. Cornelius Suttree

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    been digging a ton of pust-punk stuff that has come out lately

    Dry Cleaning - Scratchcard Lanyard

     
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