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The best way to describe the year for me has been that a lot of bands I love have released albums this year, and none of them were their best work. Overall, that's very disappointing. Xiu Xiu, The Walkmen, Stars, Twin Shadow, Swans, The Mynabirds, Sigur Ros & The Shins (those weren't as surprising), Regina Spektor, of Montreal, Marissa Nadler, Grizzly Bear, Matthew Dear, M. Ward, Jens Lekman, Fiona Apple, Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors (huge letdown on this one), Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Beach House (are terrible, always)... the list kind of keeps going. It's not that it was a bad year, but it wasn't a good one. But Kishi Bashi is an awesome new find, and the new Shearwater was ok. Probably better than other Shearwater, but they're not really that great.

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Any of you guys check out that Divine Fits album? It's basically the singer of Spoon and BC's own Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) doing a 'super group' thing. Usually super groups suck.

It's actually surprisingly good, in that very 'indie rock' sort of way. But at the same time, there aren't really any surprises, if you know what I mean. How you expect it to sound is exactly how it'll sound. but it's a very solid album

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when--or if--i escape the burden of mourning, i'll be totally psyched to check out that Bat for Lashes album that just leaked

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when--or if--i escape the burden of mourning, i'll be totally psyched to check out that Bat for Lashes album that just leaked

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i feel like this thread is the island of the misfit toys. we don't even serve a real purpose, i guess!

Divine Fits is awesome. Dan Boeckner is one of my fave vocalists out there. Such an 80's/new wave feel to it.

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I haven't been able to listen to a lot of full albums this year, but out of the ones I have Lonerism tops them all. There's so many really cool shifts and melodies. Plus the writing is really relatable to me at least.

Can some of you guys maybe toss me a couple titles to check out? I've been really out of the loop for finding new music lately and I wanna get back into it

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I haven't been able to listen to a lot of full albums this year, but out of the ones I have Lonerism tops them all. There's so many really cool shifts and melodies. Plus the writing is really relatable to me at least.

Can some of you guys maybe toss me a couple titles to check out? I've been really out of the loop for finding new music lately and I wanna get back into it

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few pages back I said Lonerism will be THE album to challenge Grizzly Bear for me. Still stand by that. Lonerism grows on me more with each listen, and there's a series of 3 songs in the middle that are absolutely ridiculous

(music to walk home by / why won't they talk to me / feels like we only go backwards)

kevin parker is an absolute master. wrote the music, played the instruments, produced the album. major talent.

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Thanks! I used to really love Grizzly Bear I should probably listen to their new record.

Ariel Pink is really hit or miss for. Some songs I think are great (beverly kills, round and round) but a lot of them I can't get into, I probably just gave up too fast.

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I haven't been able to listen to a lot of full albums this year, but out of the ones I have Lonerism tops them all. There's so many really cool shifts and melodies. Plus the writing is really relatable to me at least.

Can some of you guys maybe toss me a couple titles to check out? I've been really out of the loop for finding new music lately and I wanna get back into it

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I wish I'd died before I'd heard that version. It's definitely an experience I won't be able to forget while trying to enjoy the older, vastly superior, absolute-no-reason-to-ever-change-it version.

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If you've been eagerly awaiting new Godspeed, it's really good. Nothing you haven't heard before, but it's solid enough to justify getting the band back together.

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i have raise your skinny little fists and i really like it, but i've never really bothered checking out anything else by them.

anyone here into fugazi? pretty much all i've done the last week is listen to fugazi

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I've tried to get into Fugazi a few times. I really enjoy a few songs, but I dunno, not my thing overall. When I was a teenager I loved Minor Threat and Rites of Spring, so it seems a given that I'd enjoy Fugazi as an adult, but I just... don't. The Evens (Ian Mackaye's other, softer, more indie rock band) has a new album coming out, so I'm really excited to hear that.

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