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

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

  1. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

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    As pointed out in other threads like this, if you think the last great album to come out was 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years ago, you're not a music fan. You just like a couple bands.
     
  2. Chrisedge

    Chrisedge Well-Known Member

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    Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
     
  3. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    There's been (at least!) one already this year:

    Rick Springfield's The Snake King. Great bluesy tunes, savage lyrics & a voice that sounds forty years younger than it actually is. What a career renaissance RS is having!
     
  4. LEONPROFF

    LEONPROFF Forum Resident

    I would either go with Linkin Park “A Thousand Suns” or the Original 7 “Condensate”.
     
  5. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

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    The Mission from Styx in 2017. I liked it a lot, but I don't know if that's what the OP meant by 'truly great'.
     
  6. Neil Anderson

    Neil Anderson Forum Resident

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    "Dear December," The Minus 5, two months ago.
     
  7. fishcane

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    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
     
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  8. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

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    I haven't seen any mention of it (though I'm not exactly in the loop these days on a lot of this stuff), but this month is the 20th anniversary of the Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea release in 1998, wonder if anything is planned.
     
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  9. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident

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    Great album.
     
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  10. John Adam

    John Adam An Introvert In Paradise

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    That's the only one I can think of. Much great music is released, but not lots of great albums (collections of these songs.)
     
  11. Four albums I listen to from the last 15 years, I think there are very few others but given time to think about my feelings I might conclude all of these are great.
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  12. ihadadog

    ihadadog Well-Known Member

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    A few to add to the list:

    My Morning Jacket - Z
    Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
    Dr. John - Locked Down
     
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  13. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

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    Beck - Morning Phase is what leaps to mind, but I'm sure there have been great releases since that.
     
  14. gospelfish

    gospelfish Well-Known Member

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    Probably the most recent album that I felt compelled to get on vinyl so I guess I agree.
     
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  15. bopdd

    bopdd Forum Resident

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    This statement doesn't make a whole lot of sense, to be honest (regardless of how many times it's been pointed out). Some people just get older and stop listening to contemporary bands, or only like certain modern songs over entire albums. That doesn't mean they "don't like music" or only like a "couple of bands". It would be like me telling someone like you that you might be a "music fan", but you don't actually understand what makes for a truly great album.
     
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  16. yesstiles

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  17. jefferyuniverse

    jefferyuniverse Well-Known Member

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    Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
    Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp a Butterfly
     
  18. Splungeworthy

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    Did not think I'd see a Flower Kings album in this thread. Awesome album.
     
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  19. Rfreeman

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    Leonard Cohen's final album
     
  20. Freedom Rider

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    Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
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  21. Kingsley Fats

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    Released 2017. Stunning !
     
  22. Headfone

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    I thought that Jake Buggs's debut album, of about 5 years ago, was very strong.
     
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  23. bibliotudinous

    bibliotudinous Music Freak

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    Rush's Clockwork Angels (2012).

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  24. manco

    manco Forum Resident

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    I listened to this record religiously in 98-99... However side 2 is a bit ****.
     
  25. manco

    manco Forum Resident

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    Not true. I'm 41 and still looking for new music. I would agree that I am not quite as open minded now as I was 5 years ago, but the sheer amount of music running around in my head makes that a survival mechanism.
     
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