What was, in your opinion, the last truly great album released?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by garrincha, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Plymouth, UK
    I'm going to say Kid A and leave it to you guys to partake in the inevitable bun fight
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  2. Roberto899

    Roberto899 Forum Resident

    Off the top of my head, for rock Tool Lateralus
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  3. AZRunner

    AZRunner Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    2017 - Neil Young - Hitchhiker
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  4. ToneLa

    ToneLa Listen to those drums, it's like a tank

    In Rainbows
  5. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This

    2015. Lianne La Havas - Blood

    In my country it’s listed under “jazz”, probably because of the lead single. But it’s so much more than that. Unstoppable is a great opener and the kind of track that keeps growing and opening up until in ends. Really setting the stage. Green & Gold is s lovely ballad with great lyrics about her being a kid and looking at herself in the mirror. Tokyo makes me want to see Lost In Translation again and makes me looking up Japan’s Life In Tokyo. Et cetera… Very different moods in every track, but still a very cohesive album to my ears. And the songs keep sounding strong when she plays them in an acoustic setting. :righton: :righton: :righton:
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  6. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hand. Cannot. Erase. 2015
  7. California Couple

    California Couple Forum Dependent

    Newport Beach
    [​IMG]The Cult * Hidden City
  8. rallizes

    rallizes Forum Resident

    brooklyn, ny
    Pure Comedy by Father John Misty (2017)
  9. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Last one I bought that was worthy:

  10. ribonucleic

    ribonucleic Forum Resident

    SLC UT
  11. Bootleghofner

    Bootleghofner Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    The Week That Was - s/t, 2008. Field Music's Peter Brewis with a few session musicians, an album filled to the brim with superb melodies, hooks and lyrics. Could listen to it every day of the week.....
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  12. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo "Oh Annie! Oh Annie! Oh Anusol!"

    Hampshire, UK
    18 years ago?! I agree Kid A is great, IMO, but there have been dozens of great albums since. Saying that, I've not heard an album as good as Mr. Bungle's 'California' from 1999; truly magnificent.
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  13. Rne

    Rne Tangled up in blue

    I don't pay attention to what's going on with music nowadays, but my answer would be Blackstar by David Bowie, from 2016.
  14. Guy E

    Guy E Forum Resident

    Antalya, Turkey
  15. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    Collingswood, NJ
    “Love and Theft”
    Bob Dylan (2001)
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  16. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    Temples....sun structures
  17. Davey

    Davey define a transparent dream

    SF Bay Area, USA
    Listening right now to Our Blood from Richard Buckner, truly great in my mind, from 2011. Quite a few since then too, but who knows what truly great means to others.
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  18. Jerry c.

    Jerry c. Forum Resident

    Alice In Chains "dirt"
  19. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Thomas Edison, everything else since then has just been blah ....
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  21. Rne

    Rne Tangled up in blue

    These two are certainly great albums. I don't listen to Back To Black very often due to its hideous mastering, though.
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  24. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Mighty Sam McClain - Sledgehammer Soul and Down Home Blues
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  25. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This

    I bought the vinyl and I’m listening to its rip since. Still not an oldskool mastering, but much more bearable. Even in the nasty digital mastering I think it’s undeniable that the songs itself are awesome.
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