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Oct 3, 2006, 12:13 PM
 
i'm going with Wired all Wrong - Break Out the Battletapes

i advise everyone to check it out

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Oct 3, 2006, 12:19 PM
 
Judging from the CDs I bought this year that were actually released this year...

None.
     
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Oct 3, 2006, 10:44 PM
 
Thom Yorke's The Eraser
     
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Oct 4, 2006, 10:15 AM
 
You people are on crack. First of all, because 2006 isn't even over yet. Your ejaculation is premature!

It's a cardinal rule of music geekery not to start throwing around "Best-ofs" until the list is definite. Thus, I shall give my nominees up to October:

Mastodon - Blood Mountain
Mew - And the Glass-Handed Kites
The Roots - Game Theory
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
Bob Dylan - Modern Times
The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America (upon initial listen)
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That
The Little Willies - The Little Willies
Calexico - Garden Ruin
Sam Roberts - Chemical City
Sunn 0)) - Black One (I think that was 2006? Or maybe 2005?)

Hmmmmm. You know, I find it really has been an unimpressive year for music, or at least the music I've been getting into lately. Huh.

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Oct 4, 2006, 10:41 AM
 
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Oct 4, 2006, 11:34 AM
 

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Oct 4, 2006, 12:01 PM
 
The Gathering - Home

#1 for 2006. It would take a miracle for anyone to top this (in my book of course).



the Gathering

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GATHERING, THE - Home
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Oct 4, 2006, 12:35 PM
 
The Mars Volta - Amputechture

     
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Oct 4, 2006, 07:31 PM
 
Hahaha. No.

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Oct 4, 2006, 07:33 PM
 
kenny chesney - road and the radio
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Oct 4, 2006, 07:45 PM
 
I can't wait to hear Cirque's Love soundtrack. The video I have seen so far looks pretty awesome. Anyone actually seen the show?

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Oct 4, 2006, 07:47 PM
 
Enya's new album of course
     
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Oct 4, 2006, 07:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - -
Obviously the most hyped, with the biggest hit, but does it have staying power? Hmmm....
     
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Oct 4, 2006, 07:58 PM
 
does that make me crazy, possibly
     
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Oct 4, 2006, 08:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by paul w
Obviously the most hyped, with the biggest hit, but does it have staying power? Hmmm....
Sure does. Sure Crazy has been played to death, but the other tracks are what makes this album solid gold.

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Oct 4, 2006, 08:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton
Hmmmmm. You know, I find it really has been an unimpressive year for music, or at least the music I've been getting into lately. Huh.
Ditto. I tried coming up with an answer to this question but nothing really seems worthy this year.
     
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Oct 4, 2006, 08:50 PM
 
Wow. Totally opposite here. Some great new music this year:

Muse
Peter, Bjorn and John
Macromantics
Gotye
Jet
The Killers
Beck
Scissor Sisters
Camille
The Herd
Ground Components
Regina Spektor
Saboteurs

+ a whole lot more I've probably missed

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Oct 4, 2006, 09:54 PM
 
Last year was an excellent year for music. This year hasn't had much to wow, but both Sam Robert and Metric put out solid albums.
     
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Oct 4, 2006, 10:50 PM
 
Van Hunt - On the Jungle Floor

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Oct 4, 2006, 11:57 PM
 
Three Days Grace's, One X was pretty good imo.
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 12:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by placebo1969
I tried to love O:M2. Really, I did. It has some really strong songs, but the album just doesn't do it for me. I'd have to go with Tool's 10,000 Days. This year's field is on the weak side compared to last year, which had really strong releases from Dream Theater, Kamelot, Epica, Steve Vai, System of a Down, Nevermore, Disturbed...
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 01:31 AM
 
Oops. I meant to put Sunn 0))) on a "worst of" list, but forgot to write it in. Damn. Anyways, yeah, can't stand them. I can only be grateful that ISIS is around to make me eternally happy.

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Oct 5, 2006, 03:05 AM
 
Close tie between Placebo's "Meds" and the The Killers' "Sam's Town".

I also liked the Raconteurs' "Broken Boy Soldier" and Muse's "Black Holes and Revelations"…

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Oct 5, 2006, 03:20 AM
 
holy mother The Killers and Jet both released stinkers of an album. bleccchhh.

i like (in no particular order)

Rose Hill Drive
Wolfmother
Tapes n' Tapes
The Rapture
The Raconteurs
TV On the Radio
We Are Scientists
Alexi Murdoch
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Oct 5, 2006, 03:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by MOTHERWELL
We Are Scientists
They are also fans of my fiance's band strangely enough Nice people.

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Oct 5, 2006, 07:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - -
Hahaha. No.
Only a fool would actually have the balls to say the Mars Volta sucks.

Sure everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the simple fact this band is full of amazing musicians pretty much makes damn sure they don't suck.

To each his own, but Mars Volta is the best damn rock band to come out since grunge upset hair metal.

Not to mention that site you linked to seems to be written by some angst-ridden teenager.
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 07:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - -
Wow. Totally opposite here. Some great new music this year:

Muse
Peter, Bjorn and John
Macromantics
Gotye
Jet
The Killers
Beck
Scissor Sisters
Camille
The Herd
Ground Components
Regina Spektor
Saboteurs

+ a whole lot more I've probably missed
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Oct 5, 2006, 07:54 AM
 
The Mars Volta should just quit and recreate at the drive in again.
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 08:51 AM
 
Girl Talk - Night Ripper

A mash-up album combining all sorts of rocl/alt/hip hop:
Night Ripper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

8.3 rating at pitchfork:
Girl Talk: Night Ripper: Pitchfork Record Review


This album is just pure fun. I'm sure it's all illegal samples and he'll be sued but who cares. This is a great work out CD or just one to listen to when you're feeling good.
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 10:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kenneth
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Oct 5, 2006, 11:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by paul w
Obviously the most hyped, with the biggest hit, but does it have staying power? Hmmm....
The album comes across rather timelessly; think Marvin Gaye.
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Oct 5, 2006, 12:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter
The Mars Volta should just quit and recreate at the drive in again.
Listen to Frances the Mute, post again, see the difference

I don't see how anyone who likes Muse and ATDI can dislike MV so much as to suggest they shouldn't exist.

Oh well, not everyone has time enough to actually appreciate new and exiting music. Back to the warm familiarity of your Killers CD.
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 01:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929
Only a fool would actually have the balls to say the Mars Volta sucks.

Sure everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the simple fact this band is full of amazing musicians pretty much makes damn sure they don't suck.

To each his own, but Mars Volta is the best damn rock band to come out since grunge upset hair metal.

Not to mention that site you linked to seems to be written by some angst-ridden teenager.
The Mars Volta sucks.

Plus, your argument is flawed: you link "amazing musicians" with "not sucking." That's ridiculous. This seems to be the number-one point brought up by everyone I talk to who enjoy them: "but they can play so well! SO?!? Everyone can play well! All you need is some physical skill and determination! I've got at least 3 friends who can play their instruments as well or better than any "professional" musician I've ever heard; one of them likes to rip spot-on renditions of Randy Rhodes or Eric Clapton or John Frusciante solos on his freakin' classical guitar, for cryin' out loud. Amazing musicians are a dime a dozen; the vast majority of them can't write a song for ****. Some of them even become famous, but they still can't write a damn song; ever listen to Joe Satriani? That dude's been making shitty albums for years and years, and people still buy a few because "he's such a great musician OMG!!!" Give me a break.

None of this means good musicians make good songs, or better yet, good albums. The Mars Volta simply does not do that, and have not since the their first disc, the Tremulant EP. Now that was great on potential; it's unfortunate that they haven't been able to put together anything but the occassional good song since then. It's also interesting to note that Tremulant was actually quite focused and its songs didn't meander and masturbate for at least half their length.

The hilarious part is, you equate them with the best things to come out since grunge upset hair metal. Don't you realize that The Mars Volta almost exactly symbolize the wank-fest albums and bombastic musicality that made "hair metal" so hideous to the alternative scene of the late 80s?!?

I also find it amazing that you don't recognize the difference between At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta. They're as different from one another as they could possibly be. There's a reason why AtDI had to split into two groups, you know; they were different enough that individual tastes simply couldn't be reconciled.

And I imagine I appreciate new and exciting music as much or more than the next guy. The Mars Volta aren't it.

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Oct 5, 2006, 04:20 PM
 
Wow, that was long reply. But yeah Mars Volta still kicks major ass, and their concert at Lupos was the best show I've ever seen. To compare them to vapid empty hair metal is beyond me, but being a prog-rock band ain't easy.

You are entitled to your opinion, but you might wanna back off a bit when stating it as fact.

The real fact is the Mars Volta have a cult following, and are not going away anytime soon. In fact, I love how most people hate them, the majority sucks when it comes to art anyways.

Also, where did I say that AtDI is the same as Mars Volta? I'll give you a hint, I didn't. I mearly stated that to like bands such as AtDI and Muse would almost garauntee at least respecting TMV. Oh well, I guess that is just the scene I hang around.

Finally greg, what is your favorite band right now? I'd like a chance to sh*t all over your parade. Not really, but I hope you see what I'm getting at.
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 06:09 PM
 
Whether or not a band sucks is simply personal preference. I don't know why you people are getting all aggressive about it. I don't like quite a few bands, but if they're accomplished musicians, I wouldn't say that they suck. MV did not make it to the top of my list this year, but it's a damn good CD. Frances the Mute didn't do much for me though. I don't like horns.
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Oct 5, 2006, 06:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by memento
I don't like quite a few bands, but if they're accomplished musicians, I wouldn't say that they suck.
Which is what got me flustered in the first place. I don't like Phish, I would never see a Phish show...but I don't nearly have enough gall to say they "suck"

That sort of attitude is best left for little children in HS.
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 07:09 PM
 
Who are these 'Mars Voltas' anyways?



Lemme guess, far away from my taste in music if I haven't heard of them
     
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Oct 5, 2006, 07:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by kmkkid
Who are these 'Mars Voltas' anyways?



Lemme guess, far away from my taste in music if I haven't heard of them
I haven't the energy left to help you proper.

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Oct 5, 2006, 09:24 PM
 
Tool: 10,000 Days
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Oct 5, 2006, 09:28 PM
 
a close second: Thom Yorke's 'The Eraser'
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Oct 5, 2006, 11:46 PM
 
Mars Volta does not suck. Michael Bolton sucks.

I never liked At The Drive In and I never lived MV. I prefer people listening to MV rather than Britney though.
     
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Oct 6, 2006, 12:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by MOTHERWELL
Wolfmother
Tapes n' Tapes
The Raconteurs
TV On the Radio


Good 2006 albums for me:
The Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off
The Starlight Mints - Drowaton
Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Beck - The Information

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Oct 6, 2006, 01:56 AM
 
2005 was an awesome year for new music, but 2006 is quickly catching up.

The Decemberists' newest album, The Crane Wife, is quickly becoming my favorite album of the year.

Others?
Tapes 'N Tapes - The Loon
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Beck - The Information (so damn catchy!)
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Zero 7 - The Garden
Mates of State - Bring It Back

And hate on me all you want, but I really like Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds. It's a nice step forward from his previous, rather bland work and even his single 'SexyBack' shows more creativity and artistry than 99% of the tunes found on the radio these days.
     
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Oct 6, 2006, 02:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929
Finally greg, what is your favorite band right now? I'd like a chance to sh*t all over your parade. Not really, but I hope you see what I'm getting at.
Well I can rarely narrow my favourite music down to a single band - hell, I agonize for hours over my top 5 - but I would say that ISIS is probably my overall favourite band at the moment. And good luck shitting on ISIS - they will break your bones with majestic thunder!

As an example. Top-5 favourite albums of all time, at the moment (and in no particular order):

ISIS - Panopticon
I Mother Earth - Scenery & Fish
Jeff Buckley - Grace
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Radiohead - OK Computer

And, may God help me for not including Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On or Al Green's Call Me. Or I'm Still In Love With You. Or Let's Stay Together. Or any Sam Cooke. And there was no Broken Social Scene in there! Arrgh, now I'm a nervous wreck! Damn you!!!



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Oct 6, 2006, 03:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by macmad
I second that. I'd take Lilly Allen over the instrumental masturbations of Mars Volta any day

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Oct 6, 2006, 08:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by volcano
The Decemberists' newest album, The Crane Wife, is quickly becoming my favorite album of the year.

Others?
Tapes 'N Tapes - The Loon
The Loon was 2005, or else it would've been on my list, too. Good call on The Crane Wife, though. Forgot about that one. Not quite as catchy as their first two albums, but a better production overall.

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