Gamblers of the nu

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Gamblers of the nu

Postby DADDY » Thu May 25, 2017 9:45 am

1. The Dream – Tashaki Miyaki
2. In Mind – Real Estate
3. Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood – Sun Kil Moon (sorry bros)
4. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
5. Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want – Las Rosas
6. Heartworms - Shins
7. Anything Could Happen – Bash n Pop
8. Untouchable – The Cairo Gang
9. Last Place - Grandaddy
10. Semper Femina - Laura Marling

Nothing is written in stone at this point. This year has a lot of "good albums," but I don't think anything is GREAT. I'm also really digging

Oczy Mlody - FLIPS
Hang - Foxygen
Prisoner – Ryan Adams
Mental Illness – Amy Mann
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
Whiteout Conditions – New pornos
Volume 1 - BNQT
This Old Dog – Mac DeMarco
Opposite Side of the World – Louis Schefano
Americana – Ray Davies
August By Cake – Guided By Voices
Winter Lives – Matt Pond PA
and the son volts.
I also like the ryan adam addendum much better than the album proper.
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The year is young, and like the song goes, "anythings could happen." What say ye dear buddies?

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby Doug » Thu May 25, 2017 12:08 pm

GbV- August by Cake
Afghan Whigs- In Spades
Paul Weller- A Kind Revolution
Will Johnson- Hatteras Night, a Good Luck Charm
Son Volt- Notes of Blue
Paul Weller- Jawbone soundtrack
Thurston Moore- Rock and Roll Consciousness
Circus Devils- Laughs Last
Tobin Sprout- The Universe and Me
Bob Dylan- Triplicate

And some good stuff to look forward to later this year:
GbV- How is Heaven Spelled?
Lee Ranaldo- Electric Trim
Wedding Present- Home Internationals EP
Jeff Tweedy- Together at Last
U2- Songs of Experience (if they get around to releasing the damn thing this year)

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby Gas OJ » Thu May 25, 2017 11:47 pm

Every year, I find it so difficult to bring my list down to 10.
Still 7 months to go.

1. Prophet, Chuck - Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins (Still my favourite album of 2017.)

The next 7 in no order:

Stuart, Marty - Way Out West (Mike Campbell produces this spaghetti western)
Crowell, Rodney - Close Ties (The Houston Kid is back)
Oberst, Conor - Salutations (Groundhog Day goes electric)
Stapleton, Chris - From A Room: Volume 1 (Fake News - he's not country)
Waters, Roger - Is This The Life We Really Want? (The October visuals will Trump U2's)
Moreland, John - Big Bad Luv (Still trying to figure out the make and model)
Trower, Robin - Time And Emotion (72-year old - damn)

Albums yet to listen to:

Buckingham, Lindsey/Christine McVie - Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie
Deslondes, The - Hurry Home
Isbell, Jason - The Nashville Sound
National, The - Sleep Well Beast (liking the first single I've heard)

Contenders that might switcheroo with the ones at the top.

Combs, Andrew - Canyons of My Mind
Eitzel, Mark - Hey Mr Ferryman (this is an excellent album)
Jeffreys, Garland - 14 Steps To Harlem (this is an excellent album)
Leger, Jerry - Nonsense And Heartache
Mellencamp, John - Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (this is an excellent album)
Ryan, Matthew - Hustle Up Starlings (still need to absorb this)
Earle, Justin Townes - Kids In The Street
Oh Susanna - A Girl In Teen City
Son Volt - Notes of Blue
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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby howard » Fri May 26, 2017 1:03 am

So far, my favourites of the year are:

1. Ryan Adams, Prisoner
2. Real Estate, In Mind
3. Courtney Marie Andrews, Honest Life
4. Craig Finn, We All Want the Same Things
5. Aimee Mann, Mental Illness
6. Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
7. Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Navigator
8. Tift Merritt, Stitch of the World
9. Son Volt, Notes of Blue

I'm looking forward to hearing the new releases by The National and Jason Isbell, which I have high hopes will be serious contenders.

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby BirdBrain » Fri May 26, 2017 7:31 am

Real Estate, Spoon, and Julie Byrne all decent and should be contenders come Gambler time
The Shins and Ryan Adams are only OK. If its a good music year, they should miss the coveted top 10 spot IMO
FJM is disappointing

Plenty more to investigate in this here thread, thanks

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby Machine » Sun May 28, 2017 11:03 pm

Top 3 - Slowdive, Will Johnson, Father John Misty

Next 3 - Laura Marling, Real Estate, Bonnie Prince Billy

Next 3 - Aimee Mann, Julie Byrne, Hurray the Riff Raff

Next 4 - Mac Demarco, Andrew Combs, the Maldives, Son Volt

All I've bought this year

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby screen door » Mon May 29, 2017 11:08 am

Listening to these the most so far (no order) and the majority of new artists could be on the initial list.

Chuck prophet
Conor Oberst
David Childers
Dead Man Winter
John Moreland
Mac DeMarco
Marty Stuart
Ray Davies
The Feelies
Alex G
Mountain Goats
Craig Finn

Good new bands (artists) discovered this year

Craig brown band
The American west
Ron Gallo
Rolling blackouts coastal fever
John Andrews (of woods)
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Colter Wall
The Kernal


Big star sister live (tribute show with Tweedy, posies, mike mills and others)
Gentle giants -songs of don williams (sucker for this stuff)

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby melt » Tue May 30, 2017 11:27 am

Top 10 contenders for me so far:
- Grandaddy
- Will Johnson
- Craig Finn
- Future Islands

Stuff that I like:
- Ryan Adams
- Spoon (it's grown on me)
- Shins
- John Moreland

I'm a little disappointed in:
- New Pornos
- Japandroids
- Real Estate
- Strand of Oaks

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby ingerlou » Tue May 30, 2017 2:50 pm

Is anyone into the new Perfume Genius? I keep hearing how great it is, but after a couple of spins I'm not sold. Granted, it may not be quite up my alley, but I liked a bit from his last album .

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby Petty » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:03 pm

So far, my list is looking thusly:

1) John Moreland - Big Bad Luv
2) Grandaddy - Last Place
3) Strand of Oaks - Hard Love
4) Slowdive - Slowdive
5) The Mountain Goats - Goths
6) Day Wave - The Days We Had
7) Laura Marling - Semper Femina
8) Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life
9) Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
10) The Bats - The Deep Set

On the Cusp:
Actual Wolf - Faded Days
The Feelies - In Between
Spoon - Hot Thoughts
Jesca Hoop - Memories are Now
Diet Cig - Swear I'm Good At This
Beach Fossils - Somersault
Big Thief - Capacity
Jason Isbell - The Nashville Sound
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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby Scot Halpin » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:06 am

so far

1. Son Volt
2. Courtney Marie Andrews
3. John Cougar
4. Dead Man Winter
5. Steve Earle
6. Marty Stuart
7. Jason Isbell
8. Chris Shiflett

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby TANEYTOWN » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:01 pm

This has been a great year for music.

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Re: Gamblers of the nu

Postby flippedcanvas » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:46 pm

8) I know what Gas means it's gonna be a tough close with some of them like Earle and Mellencamp to mention a few, blah blah blah!
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