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2017 Annex Album of the Year RESULTS Megathread

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(139) DJ Python ~ Dulce Compañía

[82 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: green chocolate (10)

“I'm doing OK with Python and got an A in my SQL class. I'm doing all right.” - Harcourt

 

“did anyone else's parents have that hardcover monty python book that had a fake porn magazine cover under the dust jacket with a bunch of naked women lying in a pile” - I am a damn ass bunny

 

(138) Tove Lo ~ Blue Lips

[83 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Lights (9)

“we're all just a tiny grain of sand on tove lo 's vagina” – green chocolate

 

(137) Hiss Golden Messenger ~ Hallelujah Anyhow

[83 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: pentachris (6)

 

“Hissing of summer lawns > hissing fauna and hiss golden messenger” - deadlizard

 

(136) Octo Octa ~ Where Are We Going?

[84 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: mnemos (8)

“This probably won't make my albums list but it has one of my favourite songs of the year, "Fleeting Moments of Freedom", the best EarthBound battle music never made.” – Hector

 

“some of this is a little on the nose but overall it's p sublime listening” - CI

 

(135) Johnny Jewel ~ Windswept

[84 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Moon (4)

“bump because i like that twin peaks song

this band is definitely one of those bands where i think the music for the most part is good but i also want to bludgeon johnny jewel in the head with a hammer.

his label is definitely one of those labels where i think the music for the most part is good but i also want to bludgeon johnny jewel in the head with a hammer.” – Dale Nixon

 

(134) Craig Finn ~ We All Want the Same Things

[84 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: shakes (1)

“somehow 2017 was already a heavy THS year for me when this came out and solidified it. its everything a solo album from a band frontman should be. the characters on here are craig finns through and through but the themes and moods just wouldnt make sense with his main gigs beefier treatment.” -shakes

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(128) Hazel English ~ Just Give In/Never Going Home

[89 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: cygh (18)

“Anyone else like Hazel English ? Very samey indeed, but also... I loves it! Probably would vomit if she did a full album though.” - Plopsack

 

(127) Lights ~ Skin & Earth

[90 Points / 4 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Lights (7)

"her last two albums are in my top 10 of the decade, and I think this suffers in the sense that while Siberia and Little Machines were big reinventions from the previous album, this is basically LM part 2 and it's just not as magical, but it's still a nice set of songs.” - dliz

 

"About the only time someone named Lights will get any praise on this board!" - Lights

 

(126) Drake ~ More Life

[91 Points / 4 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Roger (17)

“More Life really is a good time. Obviously will be a great summer record. Drake is generous.” -blanket

 

(125) The Weather Station ~ The Weather Station

[92 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Condite (7)

“Seems like she has expanded her sound a bit on this one, and it works for her.” -Condite

 

(124) Torres ~ Three Futures

[92 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: burger (4)

“loved sprinter but sort of slept on this, i think i listened to a few tracks once or twice but was disappointed in the change in style. it gets weirder as you go on though and now i'm intae it” - Darren

 

(123) Elder ~ Reflections of a Floating World

[93 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: kcwyckoff (12)

 

“Tried Elder Scrolls Online since there is a free week right now. Fake open world where there's only one or two actual paths between zones Next!” -mogi

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(116) Elbow ~ Little Fictions

[96 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: belly! (5)

“saw elbow last night. i didn't know the band very well but the gf loves them, and what songs she's played were good enough. It was pretty good. Garvey's voice is lovely but he does this bono-esque "hand reaches toward the crowd and the sky" every 5 seconds and it got really distracting

and now comes the part where i look up the best moment of the night (The Birds) only to realize the studio version is only okay and lyrics are kind of bad” -alan

 

(115) Cut Copy ~ Haiku From Zero

[96 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: John McClane (4)

"The best Cut Copy album since In Ghost Colours.  They’re pretty much sticking to their old tricks as musicians, but the last couple of albums haven’t held up as well as this one does. “Airborne” and “No Fixed Destination” are two solid anchors back-to-back in the thick of this album."- John McClane

 

(114) Nadia Reid ~ Preservation

[96 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: dunderhead (2)

“anyone else really enjoying nadia reid 's preservation? swear I've seen at least one other person post about it but the search isn't turning up with anything” - i am a damn ass bunny

 

(113) Ryan Adams ~ Prisoner

[97 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: pentachris (7)

“circumstances conspired tomake me listen to dra a lot this year. he kinda makes sounds more than songs lately but hes toogifted not to drop a handful of gems per album” – shakes

 

“Ryan Adams is absolutely awful (no offence to literally everyone on... The Annex).” -plopsack

 

(112) White Reaper ~ The World's Best American Band

[97 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: shakes (3)

"title throws down a gauntlet and the songs gleefully leap all over it. every song shreds but judy french isnt just the best van halen song since 1984, it would have been a contender for best song on 1984"- shakes

 

“more like best song on 198-snore!” – dliz, just now

 

(111) Gorillaz ~ Humanz

[98 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Tor (15)

“I'm listening to Humanz. On the first track. I don't like hip hop.

 

I never listened to Plastic Beach. Dunno why I'm listening to this one.


God, never mind. Fuck this. Had to turn it off. It's like 50 tracks long.” - mortimer

 

(110) Colleen ~ A Flame My Love, A Frequency

[98 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: sugarface (7)

“this seems good so far, didn't care much for her last one.

kind of sick of like... hey I got some modular synthesizers!! as a concept though” – CI

“The biggest Colleen stan on here is @Lights” - BEAST

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57 minutes ago, Flake(y) "toast" said:

 

(135) Johnny Jewel ~ Windswept

[84 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Moon (4)

“bump because i like that twin peaks song

this band is definitely one of those bands where i think the music for the most part is good but i also want to bludgeon johnny jewel in the head with a hammer.

his label is definitely one of those labels where i think the music for the most part is good but i also want to bludgeon johnny jewel in the head with a hammer.” – Dale Nixon

 

(134) Craig Finn ~ We All Want the Same Things

 

 

:think: 

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(109) M.E.S.H. ~ Hesaitix

[98 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: mylo (6)

“all about that mesh album” -rationalballs

 

(108) British Sea Power ~ Let the Dancers Inherit the Party

[100 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: alan (13)

"BSP comes back with a clarity of purpose they haven't had in a while, and this record benefits tremendously from that. Instead of veering off in a million directions, styles, and moods, they've gone back to the upbeat indie rock from their early years and it's somehow much more interesting than their past few LPs." -Bill

 

 

(107) The Clientele ~ Music for the Age of Miracles

[102 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: mypetiguana (7)

“Something else: I never really gave any attention to The Clientele but I think I might actually love their new record. I have know idea about it’s conctext in their discography, but it’s just a really, really good record. It gets this autumny, mid-60s psych vibe just right. It’s filled to the brim with these harmonies and melodies that are just beautiful. “ – A Fine Bottle of Wine

 

(106) Lee Gamble ~ Mnestic Pressure

[102 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: alan (4)

“is it better than those other twoLee Gamble albums I listened to like a year ago and didn't like?” I am a damn ass bunny (2014)

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(105) Ariel Pink ~ Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

[103 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: burger (14)

“ariel stink” –CI

“I'm giving that Ariel Pink album another go seeing as quite a few years have passed since my original listen, and I still find it as annoying as I remembered

I don't get it. 

Lets see if I can finish it! Six tracks in, its had a couple of moments, but why is it over an hour long? Is that needed?” - BEAST

 

(104) Jesca Hoop ~ Memories Are Now

[103 Points / 4 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Condite (13)

“Another album that I liked way more than I expected to. Has some filler sure but way more really catchy ideas conveyed in an intriguingly sparse musical style.” – ocean

 

“Jesca Hoop would be my real life choice since she's attractive when she doesn't put on too much make up (like pretty much all girls).” – Servbot

 

(103) milo ~ who told you to think??!!?!?!?!

[103 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: alien (1)

“you’ve lost all privileges of mentioning him” – dadows (2016)

 

(102) Jay-Z ~ 4:44

[108 Points / 5 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Roger (12)

"A shockingly consistent late career album with such great production and so little fat, that i actually learned to ignore the fact that the most powerful couple in entertainment continue to make an extra 8 or 9 figures annually by making their marital troubles into a vague soap opera. The middle of this album is the smoothest run of songs i heard all year, and jay sounds better than he has in half a decade at least rhyming over stevie, frank, the fugees, damien marley, and his wife. I have to admit I do sometimes yearn for the younger, brasher jay who didn't keep the bpm so low. still, props for artfully circumventing the tabloids." – Roger Sterling

 

“The people who start and comment on topics of beyonce, eminem, jay z, kanye west and all this trash here, must be black radiohead fans and with a very bad taste of music” – ghost-horse (2013)

 

(101) Toro Y Moi ~ Boo Boo

[108 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Tor (8)

“"Thematically, the album is a hazy trip through a rise to fame and the downsides of newfound celebrity--mainly losing the love of his life. Certainly, there isn’t new ground broken lyrically. Yet, presented against a floaty soundscape, it hits a sweet spot." - Palo

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4 minutes ago, Flake(y) "toast" said:

(105) Ariel Pink ~ Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

[103 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: burger (14)

“ariel stink” –CI

“I'm giving that Ariel Pink album another go seeing as quite a few years have passed since my original listen, and I still find it as annoying as I remembered

I don't get it. 

Lets see if I can finish it! Six tracks in, its had a couple of moments, but why is it over an hour long? Is that needed?” - BEAST

 

(104) Jesca Hoop ~ Memories Are Now

[103 Points / 4 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Condite (13)

“Another album that I liked way more than I expected to. Has some filler sure but way more really catchy ideas conveyed in an intriguingly sparse musical style.” – ocean

 

“Jesca Hoop would be my real life choice since she's attractive when she doesn't put on too much make up (like pretty much all girls).” – Servbot

 

(103) milo ~ who told you to think??!!?!?!?!

[103 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: alien (1)

“you’ve lost all privileges of mentioning him” – dadows (2016)

 

(102) Jay-Z ~ 4:44

[108 Points / 5 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Roger (12)

"A shockingly consistent late career album with such great production and so little fat, that i actually learned to ignore the fact that the most powerful couple in entertainment continue to make an extra 8 or 9 figures annually by making their marital troubles into a vague soap opera. The middle of this album is the smoothest run of songs i heard all year, and jay sounds better than he has in half a decade at least rhyming over stevie, frank, the fugees, damien marley, and his wife. I have to admit I do sometimes yearn for the younger, brasher jay who didn't keep the bpm so low. still, props for artfully circumventing the tabloids." – Roger Sterling

 

“The people who start and comment on topics of beyonce, eminem, jay z, kanye west and all this trash here, must be black radiohead fans and with a very bad taste of music” – ghost-horse (2013)

 

(101) Toro Y Moi ~ Boo Boo

[108 Points / 3 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: Tor (8)

“"Thematically, the album is a hazy trip through a rise to fame and the downsides of newfound celebrity--mainly losing the love of his life. Certainly, there isn’t new ground broken lyrically. Yet, presented against a floaty soundscape, it hits a sweet spot." - Palo

"If I've done anything good in my life, it's bringing milo next to Jay-Z in the top albums on the annextm forum"  -Michelle 
"so not the time you saved a good hundred+ people from dying in a fire in January of 2012?" - random observer
"No, definitely bringing milo into the top 103 was most important achievement of all time." - Michelle
"so not the time you got to touch the hand that touched a hand that touched the hand that touched JESUS?? pofkfkkfkfk

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sometimes I'm paranoid while high sometimes I turn up the best album of the day December 31st, 2017 milo https://miloraps.bandcamp.com/album/sovereign-nose-of-y-our-arrogant-face
the page claims something about January first but I got an email around ten pm in my damn corner of the world on December 31st, 2017 and somehow I also managed to post here about it and now I'm going to be that annoying and ridiculously biased milos fan who wants to include this new release into the one open spot on my list im sorry and honestly you should ignore me. 

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2 hours ago, Flake(y) "toast" said:

 

(132) Various Artists (PAN) ~ Mono No Aware

[85 Points / 2 Votes]

Ranked Highest By: sugarface (13)

“mono no aware is a must listen for annex ambient lads talk to the sea vibes” -keith

 

i didn’t vote for this :flowers:

 

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4 minutes ago, dhsb said:

 

lmao what is Limerence 

 

literally one song of 16 others that don't sound much like it?? 

 

nah I mean I see what you mean there, but on the whole Mono No Aware sounds a lot more intense and claustrophobic to me than TTTS which is like floating on your back in the cloud lake for 90 minutes.

 

 

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