Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Nov 22, 2017.
If you had to choose one...
See also: Mojo’s best albums of 2017 - numbers 50–26:
Too bad my number one's not on the list :
Steven Wilson - To The Bone
Hiss Golden Messenger... nowhere to be seen in their Top 50.
I haven't heard everything, but the only albums there that I really like are by Kendrick Lamar, Kurt & Courtney and Peter Perrett. LCD Soundsystem is an act that has absolutely no appeal to my ears, Phil Collins for hipsters. I think I got through the St. Vincent album once. I doubt if I'd like the Sleaford Mods even if I were young and English. Thee Oh Sees disappoint.
I'm old and out of touch, which is fine by me.
One from this list? Binker and Moses.
runners up: Laura Marling & Mark Lanegan
Four total between the two Mojo lists.
I got the #3 Album with QOTSA.
Well at least Sparks made the cut with Hippopotamus at #15,
Americana by Ray Davies couldn’t even crack the top 50?!
I guess I'm not surprised that Slowdive and Ride's excellent new albums didn't make Mojo's cut, but I was hoping that they'd throw some love to Neil Finn's genius "Out of Silence".
I reckon it would have been better to select the albums you had purchased from the lists. I have 10 in total from both lists. My selection of best album from 50-26 was Roger Waters and from 25-1 it`s Hurray For The Riff Raff with HFTRR coming out on top. But my album of the year is....well I haven`t picked that yet.
Only 3 from that Mojo's top 50 would get my vote as a great album and I've heard around half, although there's still time for me to change my mind. So the 3
Hurray For The Riff Raff
It's been a lean year with some major disappointments:
FJM, whining Elton John and I don't like Elton, never mind bored with FJM's misanthropy.
LCD, I don't want Soft Cell or New Order, although Other Voices is great, not out of place on side 1 of Remain In Light.
Fleet Foxes, no songs
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, I'd prefer Vile solo, their competition for the biggest slacker becomes tiresome.
Kendrick is the clear winner for me.
St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
I voted for St. Vincent.
Runners-up: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, The National, Sparks.
LOL, I've only heard a couple of things by them but have to admit that I haven't liked what I've heard at all.
Neither Uncut nor Mojo have included The Charlatans' excellent Different Days album in their Top 50.
Wow. I have heard precisely zero of these albums. Maybe music isn't my hobby anymore.
For me, Sparks, which is currently leading the pack.
FJM, St Vincent and Thundercat just behind. QOTSA just a hair behind those.
All of these are excellent albums.
Of the others, LCD Soundsystem are an incredible live band, but can't get into their recorded work.
Tribe shouldn't be in there. Because it was released in 2016.
Lots of good stuff missing...... Courtney and Kurt got my vote!
Sleaford Mods? I thought they were a comedy act!
Same here. Not only that, but I've only ever heard of 8 of the artists and I'm pretty sure I've only ever heard songs from 3 of those. Music is still my hobby, but there's way too much old stuff I haven't even gotten to yet.
I own 14 of them. As for which is my favorite I'd have to think about it...it's not LCD though as I was disappointed in that one (probably due to higher than is fair expectations).
I used to think my tastes were fairly aligned with Mojo's but now I'm not so sure. My three favourite albums this year -- Whiteout Conditions by The New Pornographers, Prisoner by Ryan Adams and To The Bone by Steven Wilson -- don't even get a sniff.
Geez, I’ve only heard seven albums from the entire list of 50... and this is Mojo, not something aimed at 20 year olds. And of those seven, only three are by artists who’ve been around less than twenty years, and only two of those (St Vincent and LCD Soundsystem) could be said to be contemporary sounding (and I don’t even know if that describes LCD). Jason Isbell is a fine songwriter but he’s not exactly cutting edge musically.
And one of the albums by an old fogey wasn’t even new music (Before the Dawn)... and I didn’t even buy Roger Waters, I just listened to it once.
Out of touch, out of time. (Middle aged person reference.)
So, no albums coming out int the next month and a half, then?
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