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  1.  (9911.21)
    I'll say -

    tUnE yArDs - W H O K I L L
    Chad Vangaalen - Diaper Island
    Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'
    EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
    Das Pop - The Game
    Radiohead - The King of Limbs

    So far...
  2.  (9911.22)
    I'm really loving Explosions in the Sky's Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.

    I didn't care much for their last album but this one is a return to the wonderful consistency of Earth is not a Cold Dead Place.
  3.  (9911.23)
    Jesus wept, I've not heard of about 98% of anything mentioned on this thread. I might just go and buy the PJ Harvey album so I can at least say I've bought one album released this year...
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2011
     (9911.24)
    @j0nCarp3nter I know exactly what you are saying. Maybe I should stop listening to Rush and Dream Theater for a little while.
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      CommentAuthorD.Miranda
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2011 edited
     (9911.25)
    Mentioned earlier in this thread:
    PJ Harvey - Let England Shake, & O'Death - Outside are both very very good.

    ?Aimon - Amen : the album that made me fall into Witch haus; at 3$ for the digital download, it's a ridiculously good investment.
    Anthracitic Moths - Delicate Devil : a Russian EBM band with a nice old school vibe
    May Roosevelt - Haunted : ambiant darkwave electro (I'm really having a hard time describing genres)
    Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting : rock/dream pop, has been playing a lot

    I'm listening to a lot of Doom these days, and have been enjoying
    Ramesses - Possessed by the Rise of Magik : occult old-school doom
    Dark Castle - Surrender to all life beyond form
    Krallice - Diotima
    Altar of Plagues - Mammal
    The last 3 were released by Profound Lore, which is proving to be a label of extreme quality.

    But in the end, for my part the best album of 2011 so far, also under Profound Lore, is the epic and monumental:
    SubRosa - No Help for the Mighty One
  4.  (9911.26)
    Aint listened to much NEW this year.

    Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP
    (When it comes to dubstep I get bored of the deep dark ambient stuff like Burial, much prefer this loud silly WOOOOP stuff)

    Radiohead - The King Of Limbs

    Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones

    PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

    Chase & Status - No More Idols

    Ladytron - Best Of 00 To 10
  5.  (9911.27)
    @Beamish

    Dump Dream Theater. Always keep Rush close to your heart!
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2011
     (9911.28)
    @icelandbob

    Chances are neither will be dumped.
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      CommentAuthorStraiit
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2011 edited
     (9911.29)
    The Swedish jazz/swing/rap group Movits! released a new album, here is the first single, awsome.

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      CommentAuthorjoe.distort
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2011 edited
     (9911.30)
    spent some tim ewith the new MENZINGERS, Chamberlain Waits last night. hot damn, its probably on this list for me.
  6.  (9911.31)
    Chamberlain Waits came out over a year ago, Joe. They've got a new one out due out some time later this year on Epitaph.

    I did check out that Elders though and it was awesome.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2011
     (9911.32)
    Nice choices.

    Quite a few I hadn't heard.

    Could be a bit premature for this thread since the big album
    releases are in the summer and approaching Christmas.
    So in the next months or two we should be getting the more frothy
    upbeat albums coming out.

    Heri Mkocha
    http://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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      CommentAuthorgofrankgo
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2011
     (9911.33)
    I've been listening to a lot of old Motown stuff and a bunch of the recent '60s/'70s throwback bands as of late.

    Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears -- Tell 'em What Your Name Is!

    Cat's Eyes -- Cat's Eyes

    Cults -- Cults

    Fitz and the Tanturms -- Pickin' Up The Pieces

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings -- I Learned The Hard Way

    If anyone can suggest more albums like these, let me know. I'm always on the hunt for new music.
  7.  (9911.34)
    Chamberlain Waits came out over a year ago, Joe


    haha, whoops! i heard they had a new one and i thought that was it.
  8.  (9911.35)
    I think they just released their 2007 album A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology on vinyl for the first time.
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      CommentAuthorantistigma
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2011
     (9911.36)
    so far i like


    melaz - daydreaming
    james blake - james blake
    radiohead - the king of limbs
    frank ocean - nostalgia, ultra
    beastie boys - hot sauce committee
    the go! team - rolling blackouts
    gold panda - companion
    tv on the radio - nine types of light
    curren$y & alchemist - covert group
    death grips - ex military
    sebastian - total
    chase and status - no more idols
    com truise - galactic melt
    talib kweli - gutter rainbows
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      CommentAuthorgofrankgo
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2011
     (9911.37)
    @antistigma YES! That Go! Team album is fantastic! I LOVE them!
  9.  (9911.38)
    Only three stick out at the moment.

    Gospel by FIREWORKS
    Pop-punk played fast but just when you think you understand it, they slow it down and decide to stroll. Strange and wonderful.

    Darker Handcraft by TRAP THEM
    You are not meant to marvel at Darker Handcraft. You are meant to be murdered by it.

    Roads to Judah by DEAFHEAVEN
    Black metal, shoegaze and hardcore punk stirred into a thick, heady broth that's surprisingly consistent.
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      CommentAuthorAgitpunkt
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2011
     (9911.39)
    Anna Calvi : Anna Calvi – Slots right in there with Nick Cave/PJ Harvey.
    Dirty Beaches : Badlands – Sounds more like a Suicide record than the Alan Vega record released this year, which is actually really great.
    Egyptrixx : Bible Eyes – Some of the better wobbly Bass Music I’ve heard this year.
    Kode9 & The Spaceape : Black Sun – I feel like this passed by almost unnoticed. I think it’s genius.
    Cold Cave : Cherish The Light Years – Utterly retro, but we all need to relive our Gothy past every once in a while, and If I can do that without searching for my Rosetta Stone albums, so much the better.
    Cult of Youth : Cult of Youth – More new Goth, but they’ve got more of a Swans meets New Model Army vibe, and they put on a hell of a live show.
    Gang Gang Dance : Eye Contact – Kind of like a tour through the last two decades of Dance music.
    Umberto : Freeze! – Soundtrack to an 80’s cop movie that never existed.
    Gatekeeper : Giza - Pounding retro Industrial.
    Mountain Man : Grief – Intense, slightly experimental, Hardcore that takes the 5 stages of grief as its overarching theme. “Anger 1” being the song that I return to the most. Anything that begins with the hoarsely shouted “Death to sorrow, death to fucking sorry” has my attention.
    Slug Guts : Howlin’ Gang – A sludgy blast of Birthday Party/Scientists Rock.
    Grouper : A I A : Alien Observer – More straightforward than her previous work, but still gorgeous.
    Cankun : Jaguar Dance – Not Not Fun has my vote for label of the year, and Cankun is one of several NNF artists in my best-of list. The Glo-Fi sound of last year abstracted and droned-out.
    Dylan Ettinger : Lion of Judah – More NNF. Great cover of “Being Boiled.”
    Tim Hecker : Ravedeath, 1972 – Masterful Electro-Drone.
    Marc Hurtado & Alan Vega : Sniper – The sickest, noisest thing that Vega has done in years.
    Moon Wiring Club : A Spare Tabby At The Cat's Wedding – Freaks out everyone in my office.
    Maria Minerva : Tallinn At Dawn – Probably my favorite NNF release. I’ve been describing it as a Stereolab tape left baking in a hot car.
  10.  (9911.40)
    Hrm.

    Well, here's what I can remember liking so far this year:

    tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L
    TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
    Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
    Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
    Wye Oak - Civilian
    Austra - Feel it Break
    EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
    The Kills - Blood Pressures
    Wires under Tension - Light Science
    The Dum Dum Girls - He gets me High EP
    Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP
    Various - Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors
    Vivian Girls - Share the Joys
    Those Darlins - Screws Get Loose
    Those Dancing Days - Daydreams & Nightmares
    The Do - Both Ways Open Jaws
    Akron/Family - The Cosmic Birth & Journey of Shinju TNT

    Good year for music, so far I think.