Not 100% metal but Lantlos – Melting Sun was awesome. A really good blend of shoegaze and metal.
Really glad there’s some love for Warehouse, that LP was badass. Gets a reissue next year which is great and all but damn that album was killer.
Top songs for me :
1. Spoon – Let Me Be Mine
2. Viet Cong – Continental Shelf
3. Swans – Oxygen
4. Speedy Ortiz – American Horror
5. The Antlers – Hotel
6. Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part of Me
7. Ex Hex – Hot & Cold
8. Perfect Pussy – Interference Fits
9. Real Estate – Crime
10. Woods – Moving to the Left
My gf actually liked Swans more than anything else I listened to this year. She despised Cloud Nothings, but loves TBK and has even put on The Seer from time to time.
Yeah I was dumbfounded at that. Especially since they were listed at no. 3 for their mid year list. Was hoping it would leapfrog those two schmucks.
I didn’t really care for it. It started out decent enough, but just didn’t hold my attention very much. I still like Dear Science the most.
Yes indeed. I’m enjoying the new Deerhoof. Always liked them, and they maintain the same view of their music throughout.
Hopefully this feuding will impact the year end list so that Swans can be #1.
I think a lot of people are skipping The Best Day simply because of Thurston Moore’s controversial behavior as of late. You should really give it a listen, it’s fantastic. It’s basically a better bookend to Sonic Youth than the Eternal was.
I probably won’t listen to this. It’s not my type of music at all. I’m surprised how much disdain is being thrown towards the new Iceage by Stereogum. It’s not a country album. Still punk, just sounds like Nick Cave doing punk. I love it. That Ex Hex album would be my runner up.
Yeah this was a great album.