Still a lot of time to go but I have The Eels" Wonderful, Glorius" in heavy rotation.
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At least Atoms for Peace surpasses Yorke's last solo and sounds closer to Radiohead. BTW this is a really fine sounding and good looking 2x 45rpm LP set with the special edition embossed gatefold.
Other good ones, also on LP:
Christopher Owens, Lysandre
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie Prince Billy, What the Brothers Sang
Richard Thompson, Electric (unfortunately over-compressed)
Thurston Moore, Chelsea Light Moving
Nick Cave & the Seeds, Push The Sky Away (currently touring & in top form)
Dave Grohl's Sound City film soundtrack! All analog all the way through a Neve 8028:
with Josh Homme, Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Jim Keltner, Robert Levon Been and many others.
So far - to this point in the list - the below would be worthy additions to ANY "Best Lists" however, this years have noted exceptions:
- Jimi Hendrix - PEOPLE HELL & ANGELS (Not technically new 2013 but contain 12 previously unreleased studio tracks, gatefold, hand numbered, 200 gram pressing. I like it it rocks!)
- Son Volt - Honky Tonk (A great rock band to the core but this album is not rock! I love this record.)
- The Eels - Wonderful, Glorious (Like the Eels and this ones not bad... but would not put it in the 2013 best list).
- Sound City - Real to Reel (mediocre over all; except the Homme contribs. Paul McCartney's "cut me some slack" gets old quick so, no Paul I aint cutting you jack. Retire already.)
- The Flaming Lips - The Terror (bit a a disappointment)
- COLIN HERRING's new one (date:???) and
- DRAGOON - THIS GALAXY IS BUT A NURSERY (really can't wait for this one) out 5/7.
Out Now, Honorable Mention:
- MONAHANS: Leveler [TEG-004] Is/was a bit a disappoint with more mediocre songs on it then not. But the strong ones keep me loving this bands (formally know as Milton Mapes)
- MOUNT MORIAH: Miracle Temple (Country Rock) [MRG466]
The year ain't even half over so... theres still hope yet (just not with the majority of the suggestions made here so far).
Here's to living in a wonderful age of music making where we have so many choices! *clink* *gulp* *burp* *ahhh*
Phosphorescent...nothing else even close. IMO that "star" was born about 10 years ago with their debut album A Hundred Times Or More."
He is one of the great songwriters of our time. Brilliance. Grab any of his records, all are top shelf. Bonus is he's a great producer too so we get proper sonics along with the heartfelt croon. A real favorite of mine.
richard, a bunch of guys whose opinions i respect highly (yours included) have touted this phosphorescent to me recently. i confess that i don't get 'em. they seem to be mining the same territory as fleet foxes or grizzly bear, but not nearly as effectively--where the aforesaid sound natural and unforced, there's something contrived and overfussy about the phosphorescent; the little electronic flourishes sound tacked-on and distract from the singer's very good, if hyperdramatic voice. maybe i'm just in a bad mood?
As they say: De gustibus non est disputandum.
You either like Phosphorescent or you don't. Personally, I think it is the best album of the year, and the prior album also is outstanding. It sometimes takes a few listens because it is an unusual sound and the viocals are unique -- as are the lyrics.
Now, I don't speak Swahili, but you can't convince me that 4 plus 8 doesn't equal 115, nine times out of three, or that your average horse won't recite original Shakespeare in Sanskrit if you slide it backwards under a chicken, gently -- provided of course you send it flowers first. (That was supposed to be funny. Forgive the flailing fail.)
Lwin: I second "Wonderful, Glorious", IMO, maybe his best yet, certainly his best sonically. Watch out for the 'DEEP' etchings on side 1 @ 3, they'll send your stylus/arm back from the direction in which it came, in a hurry.
Dgarretson: You're so right about R Thompson "Electric" being overly compressed. In this way it was a huge dissappointment to me, otherwise it could be a much more enjoyable lp. Any doubters, just put on "Sweet Warrior" or "Old Kit Bag", no comparison! (LP)
Notec - please do! Then spend all of your time in that thread writing all about how your taste in music is superior to others and stop whining over here, Âsheech ...Â You already made your point once, yet you seem to feel it necessary to continue whining in this thread. Enough already. Taste in music varies - get over yourself.
I am a huge Flamimg Lips fan, or at least was (I've seen them three times), anyway, this new album, The Terror, SIMPLY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cmon, this is nothing but stupid narcissistic, amelodic, electronic wanking, belly button, g(r)azing. I'm taking this one back.
And another thing, Wayne, get the hell off the TV!!!
Ah, much better.