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olaf the fat wrote:

OMG - have I just woke up in 1988?
You wish. :D
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domhnallj wrote:
olaf the fat wrote:

OMG - have I just woke up in 1988?
You wish. :D
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Tom Dunne's Albums of 2015

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Tame Impala - Currents
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
Sufjan Stevens -Carrie and Lowell
Jamie XX - In Colour
The Charlatans - Modern Nature
New Order - Music Complete
Blur - The Magic Whip
The Unthanks - Mount the Air
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows
The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
Ron Sexsmith - Carousel One
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
Kurt Vile - B’lieve I’m Goin Down
Mark Ronson - Uptown Special
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
Low - Ones and Sixes
Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There
Laura Marling - Short Movie
Ghost Poet - Shedding Skin
Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes
Robert Forster - Songs to Play
Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
Ibeyi - Ibeyi
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
Samantha Crain - Under Branch and Thorn and Tree
EL VY - Return to the Moon
Foals - What Went Down
Beach House - Depression Cherry
The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone in the Universe
BC Camplight - How to Die in the North
Sweet Baboo - The Boombox Ballads
Cathal Smyth - A Comfortable Man
Mercury Rev - The Light In You
Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green
Andy Kim - It’s Decided
The Waterboys - Modern Blues
This Is the Kit - Bashed Out
Matthew E White - Fresh Blood
Lucero - All A Man Should Do
Tobias Jesso JR - Goon
Marc Almond - The Velvet Trail
The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie
Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space
Calexico- Edge of the Sun
Johnny Marr - Adrenalin Baby

Best Irish Albums of 2015

The Drays - Look Away Down Collins Avenue
Anderson - Patterns
Villagers - Darling Arithmetic
Eileen Gogan and The Instructions - The Spirit of Oberlin
Marc Carroll - Love Is All Or Love Is Not At All
Pugwash - Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)
Soak - Before We Forgot How to Dream
Jape - This Chemical Sea
Therapy? - Disquiet
Oliver Cole - Year of the Bird
Fight Like Apes - Fight Like Apes
Le Galaxie - Le Club
The Strypes - Little Victories
John Blek & the Rats - Borders
Lisa Lambe - Lisa Lambe
Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie
Ash - Kablammo!
Colm Mac Con Iomaire - And Now the Weather / Agus Anois An Aimsir
The Hedge Schools - At The End of a Winding Day
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
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Dave Cahill wrote:Tom Dunne's Albums of 2015

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Tame Impala - Currents
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
Sufjan Stevens -Carrie and Lowell
Jamie XX - In Colour
The Charlatans - Modern Nature
New Order - Music Complete
Blur - The Magic Whip
The Unthanks - Mount the Air
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows
The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
Ron Sexsmith - Carousel One
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
Kurt Vile - B’lieve I’m Goin Down
Mark Ronson - Uptown Special
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
Low - Ones and Sixes
Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There
Laura Marling - Short Movie
Ghost Poet - Shedding Skin
Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes
Robert Forster - Songs to Play
Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
Ibeyi - Ibeyi
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
Samantha Crain - Under Branch and Thorn and Tree
EL VY - Return to the Moon
Foals - What Went Down
Beach House - Depression Cherry
The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone in the Universe
BC Camplight - How to Die in the North
Sweet Baboo - The Boombox Ballads
Cathal Smyth - A Comfortable Man
Mercury Rev - The Light In You
Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green
Andy Kim - It’s Decided
The Waterboys - Modern Blues
This Is the Kit - Bashed Out
Matthew E White - Fresh Blood
Lucero - All A Man Should Do
Tobias Jesso JR - Goon
Marc Almond - The Velvet Trail
The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie
Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space
Calexico- Edge of the Sun
Johnny Marr - Adrenalin Baby

Best Irish Albums of 2015

The Drays - Look Away Down Collins Avenue
Anderson - Patterns
Villagers - Darling Arithmetic
Eileen Gogan and The Instructions - The Spirit of Oberlin
Marc Carroll - Love Is All Or Love Is Not At All
Pugwash - Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)
Soak - Before We Forgot How to Dream
Jape - This Chemical Sea
Therapy? - Disquiet
Oliver Cole - Year of the Bird
Fight Like Apes - Fight Like Apes
Le Galaxie - Le Club
The Strypes - Little Victories
John Blek & the Rats - Borders
Lisa Lambe - Lisa Lambe
Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie
Ash - Kablammo!
Colm Mac Con Iomaire - And Now the Weather / Agus Anois An Aimsir
The Hedge Schools - At The End of a Winding Day
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
They rated in terms of best/worst?
Le Galaxie are irish? Brilliant. Never looked into it but assumed the were french for some reason.
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Nope, no order
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Dave Cahill wrote:Nope, no order
there's some muck in there all the same
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Peg Leg wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:Nope, no order
there's some muck in there all the same
Thats no doubt the case!

I liked these

Tame Impala - Currents
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
The Charlatans - Modern Nature
Blur - The Magic Whip
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows
Ron Sexsmith - Carousel One
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There
Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes
Robert Forster - Songs to Play
EL VY - Return to the Moon
Mercury Rev - The Light In You
Villagers - Darling Arithmetic
Jape - This Chemical Sea
Therapy? - Disquiet
Fight Like Apes - Fight Like Apes
Le Galaxie - Le Club
The Hedge Schools - At The End of a Winding Day
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys

I also really liked the new albums from Chrvches, Grimes and by Iron and Wine & Ben Bridewell
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Is this just a list of every album Dunne listened to this year?

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That's a hell of a list.

Really enjoyed the Ash and Blur offerings this year. Listebping to a bit of Tame Impala of late too.

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Only know of about 13 on that list, which is an improvement on last year!
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I like Girl Band and a few others on that list but mostly it's all of the middle brow worthy "indie" this year. I've listened to quite a few on there during the course of the year and few made much of a mark.

I'm not a huge Sufjan Stevens fan (I listen to his christmas records and that's about it) but I have been told by many that his recent set is brilliant.
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Libertines album is really good.
Blur also.
Ron Sexsmith one not as good as many previous offerings.
Tame Impala's is good, but for me I have to compare everything to the cracking single Elephant and a lot of their stuff doesn't match up to that level.

Everyone raving about Father John Misty. Haven't dabbled yet, but might have to.

Roisin Murphy's album is a little too avant garde for my taste, but she's a hell of a songwriter and singer.

Not a big hip hop listener but Kendrick Lamar's album is musically very well done (huge p-funk element to it, which I'm a sucker for) and lyrically a big step up form the majority of shite you hear.

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Really enjoying the following:
Stop reading if you don't like sigur ros:

ok ikumi, melodium & depth affect.

excellent productivity music
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Oldschoolsocks wrote:Is this just a list of every album Dunne listened to this year?
:clap:
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Anyway - The Wanderings of the Avener by The Avener, and Morning Phase from Beck. Honourable mention for Sleater Kinney.
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(My) Top 10 albums this year (in order)

1. Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
2. Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos
3. Abigail Williams The Accuser
4. Deafheaven New Bermuda
5. Amorphis Under The Red Cloud
6. Swallow The Sun Songs From The North I, II & III
7. Tribulation Children Of The Night
8. Lamb Of God VII: Sturm Und Drang
9. False Untitled
10. Gorgoroth Instinctus Beastialis

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Lamb of BOD wrote:(My) Top 10 albums this year (in order)

1. Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
2. Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos
3. Abigail Williams The Accuser
4. Deafheaven New Bermuda
5. Amorphis Under The Red Cloud
6. Swallow The Sun Songs From The North I, II & III
7. Tribulation Children Of The Night
8. Lamb Of God VII: Sturm Und Drang
9. False Untitled
10. Gorgoroth Instinctus Beastialis
This is some shameful sh!t here Lamb of BOD, does Justin Beiber Purpose not even get an honourable mention?

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Oldschoolsocks wrote:
This is some shameful sh!t here Lamb of BOD, does Justin Beiber Purpose not even get an honourable mention?
Rats, in my deliberations as to how high I could put him - or, indeed, if I needed to create another category for him alone - I neglected to put him in there at all. Silly me

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John Hopkins.
Great stuff.
Ranging from the genre Electronica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q04ILDXe3QE
to
the appropriately defined genre (taken form utube comments), feeling like some sort of goat on a windy mountain side overlooking a vast haunted ocean:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqKVvaCN5M8
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On Twitter at the weekend I described Clancy and Fitzgibbon as "the worlds worst electropop duo, and I've heard Blancmange". Neil Arthur (Blancmange) replied objecting to the comparison ( :lol: ) - which came a surprise - but was sound.

So not having actually listened to Blancmange since I was in my early teens, I decided to listen to their most recent album, 'Semi Detached', and damn me if it wasn't actually rather good. So that was me back in my box!
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