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Burial: Street Halo & Kindred--Compilation CD set that comprises two EPs, including this year's Kindred. Possibly the finest electronic music I've heard all year. 

 

This just doesn't feel like 2012, it feels like it came out forever ago. I love your other choices too (kendrick, ocean, flylo)

 

http://d3na4zxidw1hr4.cloudfront.net/site_media/uploads/images/media/j/j-dilla-x-moodyman/Dillatroit_art_jpg_630x641_q85_jpg_630x631_q85.jpg

 

But you can't forget about Dilla's trillionth posthumous album, Dillatroit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXLk14hW7cA <- full album stream

 

 

http://ramesesb.bandcamp.com/album/freedom <- or Rameses B's <1 dollar album.

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That's because Street Halo is quite old at this point. Kindred was recent though.

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Lil B: God's Father For some reason I had it in my head that this was a 2011 release, but it was actually 2012. Anyways, don't be fooled by the fact that this is the work of Lil B--this is a surprisingly great hip hop album, and is probably the best thing I've heard come from the 'cloud rap' movement thus far. If only he'd slow down and release more stuff of this level of quality....

 

Also--another posthumous J Dilla album? I don't know whether to be excited or just sort of annoyed lol. 

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Great thread guys...I'll be subscribing to this one.

 

I buy and listen to a lot of music across all sorts of genres, so looking forward to going through everyone's suggestions.

 

I've bought a lot of albums this year..dont know how many were released this year but I'll go through them and post anything that's made an impression on me.

 

Cheers

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Spoek Mathambo - Father Creeper

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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post

 

Lil B: God's Father For some reason I had it in my head that this was a 2011 release, but it was actually 2012. Anyways, don't be fooled by the fact that this is the work of Lil B--this is a surprisingly great hip hop album, and is probably the best thing I've heard come from the 'cloud rap' movement thus far. If only he'd slow down and release more stuff of this level of quality....

 

Also--another posthumous J Dilla album? I don't know whether to be excited or just sort of annoyed lol. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qy9zWeopKk

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Transit of Venus - Cover Art

 

 

I got a quick listen in on youtube. Sounds pretty good.

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ZZ Top - La Futura

 

That Lil' Ol' Band from Texas is back! biggrin.gif

 

Here's a review I found online:

 

ZZ Top have long been a prime candidate for a Rick Rubin-led comeback, having long ago settled into an insular digital rut that paid back increasingly small dividends. La Futura is that long-awaited ZZ Top record, their first full-length in nearly a decade (the last was 2003's Mescalero) and, more remarkably, their first-ever album to bear a production credit by somebody who is neither Billy Gibbons nor longtime manager Bill Ham, who left the organization in 2006. Gibbons sits at the mixing board with Rubin and together they revive the Top's dirty '70s boogie, never quite forgetting the coolly propulsive stylized rock of Eliminator. Certainly, La Futura is the best album from ZZ Top since that '80s landmark but it flips Eliminator on its head, using synthesized elements as accents, not as a skeleton. Rubin returns real drums to ZZ Top but doesn't entirely strip away drum machines, giving La Futura just enough of a futuristic shimmer to live up to its name, just enough of the present to make it feel of the moment. And there's no mistaking that this lil' ol' band from Texas is indeed old -- and its age is part of the pleasure of La Futura. ZZ Top have the weathered interplay of vets who've been doing this for almost their entire lives and Billy Gibbons' gravelly growl has now withered into a gnarly, strangled croak, almost primal in its ugliness. Far from hiding his ragged singing, Gibbons and Rubin have it battle the thick blasts of fuzz guitars throughout the whole of the album, noise that even splatters the slow 12-bar form of "Heartache in Blue." It's a thick, tactile sound that's invigorating -- the smack of Frank Beard's snare is infectious -- and that alone would make La Futura a success, but what makes it a triumph is the coolly efficient songwriting. ZZ Top cleverly reference past glories without succumbing to recycling: "I Gotsta Get Paid" could have wallowed in the Rio Grande Mud, "Chartreuse" boogies as relentlessly as "Tush," "Have a Little Mercy" winks at "Waitin' for the Bus," and they revive the arena rock of the '80s with "Flyin' High." What makes these songs really cook is how ZZ Top are celebrating everything that they've taken for granted for decades -- they're embracing the sleazy boogie, the dirty jokes, the locomotive riffs, the saturated blues, the persistent lecherous leer, and by doing so they finally sound like themselves again. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

post #84 of 102

I think this deserves a mention (also listen to all of his other music):

 

Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge

 

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Give this some time!

That is a great album! One of my favorites.
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The Horrors: Skying
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Captain Murphy: Duality Flying Lotus's second release of the year is not as stunning as the one he released under his own name, but it is still really something else--not only is FlyLo behind the boards on most of these tracks, but he's also behind the mic. Duality is one of the most intriguing abstract hip hop albums to drop this year--marrying wonky electronic beats to Odd Future lyricism (Earl Sweatshirt shows up at least once, and I swear that I hear Tyler on a couple of these tracks, though the way FlyLo manipulates his vocals maybe he just sounds similar). Throw in some guest production work on a few of the tracks (including Madlib) and creative use of samples (the final track takes a TNGHT beat and runs with it) and you've got a winner. Oh yeah, and it's *free.* Because the hip hop industry is becoming increasingly *insane.*

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