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Offline 50 Words for Paipis

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Re: 2018 In Music
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2018, 08:04:50 PM »
Here's a roundup of what I've listened to so far. I felt like alphabetizing them rather than ordering them because it's less effort, but I made sure to bold and asterisk the highlights.

Maurizio Abate - Standing Waters (8/10)*
Tetuzi Akiyama & Noël Akchoté - Tetuzi & I (A Tokyo Evening) (9/10)*
Anna & Elizabeth - The Invisible Comes to Us (6.5/10)
Death Drag - Shifted (7.5/10)
Elza - Deus é mulher (8/10)*
Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer (7.5/10)
Filho da Mãe - Água-Má (7/10)
Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread (8.5/10)*
Jonny Greenwood - You Were Never Really Here (8.5/10)
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Keiji Haino + SUMAC - American Dollar Bill - Keep Looking Sideways, You're Too Hideous to Look at Face On (8.5/10)*
Tim Hecker - Konoyo (8/10) *
Hontatedori - Konata Kanata (7.5/10)
Iceage - Beyondless (7.5)
Iglooghost - Clear Tamei (8.5/10)*
Iglooghost - Steel Mogu (6.5/10)
Induction - Concomitance (6/10)
Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place (7.5/10)
Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts (8/10)*
MGMT - Little Dark Age (7/10)
Toshimaru Nakamura - Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9) (9/10)*
Haru Nemuri - Haru to Shura (7.5/10)
New Optimism - Amazon to LeFrak (7.5/10)
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch (7.5/10)
Palm - Rock Island (9.5/10)*
Panda Nurse - Panda Hearse (6.5/10)
Pusha T - DAYTONA (7.5/10)
Ricarda Cometa - Ricarda Cometa 2 (7/10)
Snail Mail - Lush (6/10)
SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES (8.5/10)*
Stern - Missive: Sister Ships (6.5/10)
SUMAC - Love in Shadow (7.5/10)
Mid-Air Thief - Crumbling (7.5/10)
Szun Waves - New Hymn to Freedom (8/10)*
John Tilbury + Keith Rowe + Kjell Bjørgeengen - Sissel (8.5/10)*
Tropical *censored* Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace (8.5/10)
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Twenty One Pilots - Trench (6.5)
Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love (7/10)
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Re: 2018 In Music
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2018, 10:39:39 PM »
A mighty list. Unlike mine. In order of goodness.
Kanttila : Post America (9.9/10)
BAND-MAID : World Domination (9.5/10)   
Seiko Oomori : Kusokawa Party (8/10) 
......... , [         ] (8/10)
Palm : Rock Island (8/10)   
Kero Kero Bonito : Time 'n' Place (Unsure as of now, 8 to 7.5) 
Scandal : Honey (7.5/10) 

Wednesday Campanella : Galapagos (7/10)     
Ghost : Prequelle (6/10)
Perfume : Future Pop (6/10)
fhana : World Atlas (6/10) 
Utada Hikaru : Hatsukoi (6/10)
Mondo Grosso : Attune / Detune (5/10) 
GARNiDELiA : G.R.N.D. (5/10)
Kimbra : Primal Heart (3/10)
Camila (2/10) 
Courtney Barnett : Tell Me How You Really Feel (1/10) 
Eminem : Kamikaze (0.5/10)

Not a lot of killers this year for myself, but also not a ton I've listened to compared to last year. Not much I wanted to listen to. Short of DAOKO's next and maybe if BiSH drops a new album I don't see anything else exciting coming out. 

World Domination is 1000% my album of 2018. Fricking wow did the band deliver and I just can't get enough of the songs. Just another awesome song after the another and the two in one of "Daydreaming" and "Anemone" is the factor that makes the album a complete self classic. "One And Only" is a big time highlight as well and Miku's song "Rock In Me" is great. Not to mention "Spirit!!", "Turn Me On", "DICE" man every song is good, not a single bad one. BAND-MAID is only a band that could happen within J-Rock as well, the West world would never spawn something like this. They are just perfect and the exact thing I need. BAND-MAID is better than every single band/artist I got into post Sonic Youth aside from Seiko and The Smiths.

I'm so happy TO FINALLY have found a good straight on rock band that is newer. Straight on rock is desolation in the West world, it's horrific bands like Greta, The Struts and them. BAND-MAID have finally brought my favorite music of all to me as a new band that I can follow. I can't stress how great it is to finally come across a super good band that does my favorite music ever but in a FRESH AND NEW form and feeling. A band that feels brand new to me, a band that is just so fricking good. I mean you just hear "Secret My Lips" and you know this band is special, they are not just some boring rock band. This kind of music is my heart and lifeblood and BAND-MAID have become great with World Domination this year. At last my favorite album of the year can be from my core style of music.
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Re: 2018 In Music
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2018, 10:03:08 PM »
I have heard a bit of BAND-MAID. Not bad, but not so much what I'm interested in atm. Something to come back to when I'm in the mood for riffy alt-metal.

I think you might get something out of that Haru Nemuri record. She's got an interesting style that's not unlike Seiko's, but it's noisier and punkier with more rapping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4dbMAegGJU

And you might possibly like Tropical *censored* Storm as well. Also noisy and punky with some pseudo rapping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TueUWPhnRJQ

But, of course, I recommend all of the bolded stuff.
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Re: 2018 In Music
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2018, 04:30:48 PM »
Now I'm mostly in the mood for that kind of stuff! Because it's the season of course and ya, it's like I said I'm just so happy for a band to finally do my kind of music as well as BAND-MAID do. I find 2018 to be less ambitious for me, I'm not so much looking for brand new music worlds now that I'm pretty settled in what I like from how busy 2016 & 2017 where for new to me stuff.

I figure I outta listen to some of those albums, Tropical F*ck Storm seem a lil too wack lol, see how it is. But you know the traditional 12 days ep is coming up, so soon enough like middle of next month we should make those playlists, because you know how long it takes me to get to that. I suppose it was last year you talked about the album with guy playing his dead wife's instruments? My friend showed me some songs of that recently and it was like, wtf stop playing this it's too brutally real.
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Re: 2018 In Music
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2018, 10:08:53 PM »
Manimal alert: new Carly Rae Jepsen single.

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Re: 2018 In Music
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2018, 10:16:24 PM »
I happened to see that when I was making a playlist earlier. I was like, did I really miss this? Than I realized it only came out today. You know it's a fun tune, it seems like it's building on the Emotion sound a bit. The chorus has some cool sounds, I would call those night drive in the big city keyboards. I like that part a lot. I think it's a fun single, the video is um, it has it's very unneeded moments for sure. Let's see what albums songs we get this time. If this is the vibe than lay it on me.
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Re: 2018 In Music
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2018, 07:56:45 AM »
Haru Nemuri, Haru To Shura 

So this is one of those shocking eye popping albums after all. Sure enough as listened to this album last night I was left wide eyed and staring at nothing as this album hit me track after track. Haru has the violence of Seiko and Mariko Goto (well no one is as wild as her but you know) with the amazing to listen to flow of early DAOKO, yet the style is so much her own. Her rap singing is passionate, and real. Her delivery is wild on so many songs and it feels so real. The instrumentals can be so alarming at times, the Sonic guitars and wack plot twists. There where so many parts I was left going "no way", because of how fricking perfect it sounded. Haru's vocals are just amazing and it all works together in such a violently expressive sheer rock n' roll spirited album.

Now the remixes at the end felt pointless and skippable, sometimes the drum sound was a lil weak but I have very few complaints. Haru's expression is so visceral and I just loved listening to her yell it out. It really took many things I love and put them together. Now a few more listens will tell me how great it is, but this was really quite a stunning listen. It was already better than everything besides World Domination for me lol. This is the kind of album that makes me question what I'm doing in my music. Gave me a real kick.

   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zrVL1llh4

Oyasumi Hologram, 4 

Finally I got to this album, Oyasumi Hologram are a great duo that have a lot going for them. They are rooted in that Alt J-Pop scene, kind of like an edger Puffy. The music is great and the album really gets good in it's last half. The two sound great and the songs have solid instrumentals with some really cool bits and guitar tones. Man that guitar sound always drives me mad in J songs, I don't know how they do it. The last song "Angel" is really good! This is a very enjoyable album, the duo have been cranking song after song this year! It's fun Poppy rock.

   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlOF9lKD3xg 

Wytch Hazel, II: Sojourn 

If you played this album to someone they wouldn't be able to guess it was a 2018 record. II: Sojourn is a full blown early 80's NWOBHM album through and through. Like 70's Priest, Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden's first two albums with more laid back vocals. Instead of ripping off older bands, they sort of feel like another group of the era, even down to the production. This is actually a solid album, the guitars are really great with some fantastic melodic dual guitar solos. The singing is decent, it's not too aggressive and in your face. As the album goes on you get the point, it puts the good songs up first. You don't get anything new with Wytch Hazel, but the album was a decent listen.

 
https://wytchhazel.bandcamp.com/track/still-we-fight

BAND-MAID's latest single "glory" is quite good also. Love the chorus beat and, well it's just another awesome high energy and ridiculously well put together BAND-MAID song. I can't say it enough how much I love this band.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAMiLTiXPpU

DAOKO's newest single is pretty awesome as well. If we get an album of songs like this it may well be better than Thank You Blue, at least it should feel more like an album and less like a compilation since it was all done in a shorter period of time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvwc7KT-I3U
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