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Title: Best albums in 2007
Post by: SomethingApt on February 10, 2007, 02:00:46 pm
What are the best albums you've heard so far this year? put your top albums of 2007 (and albums which aren't out yet, but interest you) in this thread, because i need some recommendations.

My top album so far is "Scarsick" by Pain of Salvation. Looking forward to new releases by Porcupine Tree, Ours, Riverside, and Phantom Planet.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Crazywater on February 10, 2007, 02:28:15 pm
What the hell?
It's February! There are still 10 months to come...

I'm waiting for new releases from Machinae Supremacy, Sonata Arctica and Wintersun, mostly.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: L'homme magique on February 10, 2007, 06:59:26 pm
Boris with Michio Kurihara - Rainbow: Easily the best so far. Stoner/psych rock.
Air - Pocket Symphony: Crap. They take the worst they've done so far and do more of it. Electronica/soundscapes.
Do Make Say Think - You, You're a History in Rust: They try some interesting things, but ultimately fall very short. Skip it. Jazz/postrock.
Eluvium - Copia: Excellent. Second best, behind Rainbow. Takes the best he's done so far and makes it even better. Piano solo/ambient.
Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone: By-the-numbers postrock. It's the best they've done so far, but I don't care for it. Postrock.
Dinosaur Jr - Beyond: This is good. It's like a more polished Bug. Indie grunge.
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible: I didn't like Funeral, and this is worse than Funeral. They seem worse for wear after the sudden stardom. Indie rock.
!!! - Myth Take: Slightly less good than Louden Up Now, mainly because of the lack of anything matching "Me and Giuliani...". Dance-rock.

There's probably a few I've missed because I was scanning the RYM upcoming releases list for things I've listened to. Whatever.

I'm looking forward to hearing:

Polysics - Karate House
Chara - Union
Reel Big Fish/Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer - Duet All Night Long EP
Son Volt - The Search
Van der Graaf Generator - Real Time
Indochine - Hanoi
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Einkoro on February 10, 2007, 09:31:53 pm
Therion - Gothic Kabbalah
Sirenia - Nine Destinies and A Downfall
Novemeber's Doom - The Novella Reservoir
Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty
Naglfar - Harvest
Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
Mistweaver - Age Of Darkness
Nightwish - TBA
Kovenant - Aria Galactica
Haggard - Tales Of Ithiria
Sinergy - Sins of the Past
Dimmu Borgir - In Sorte Diaboli
Tvangeste - Satori
Virgin Black - Requiem - Mezzo Forte
Virgin Black - Requiem - Pianissimo
Virgin Black - Requiem - Fortissimo
Detonation - Emission Phase
The Sins of Thy Beloved - TBA
Swallow the Sun - Hope
Mors Principium Est - Liberation = Termination
Wintersun - Time
Ensiferum - Victory Songs
Illinath - TBA
Pelican - City of Echoes
Xandria - TBA
After Forever - TBA
Sonata Arctica - Unia
Omnium Gatherum - Stuck Here on Snake's Way
Eluveitie - TBA
Iced Earth - Something Wicked - Part 1
Iced Earth - Something Wicked - Part 2
Korpiklaani - Tervaskanto
Kalmah - TBA
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 10, 2007, 09:44:12 pm
Comeback kid - Broadcasting

released 20 feb..
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: SomethingApt on February 10, 2007, 11:21:03 pm
What the hell?
It's February! There are still 10 months to come...

Uhhh, i know. The whole point is that when a new album comes out over the next year, you can come to this thread and mention it.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Lysix on February 11, 2007, 12:29:24 am
What the hell?
It's February! There are still 10 months to come...

Uhhh, i know. The whole point is that when a new album comes out over the next year, you can come to this thread and mention it.

...Right.

Anyways, Year Zero and the new Paramore album are the only two I'm looking out for. And the Machinae album if that's out this year.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on February 11, 2007, 01:57:38 am
Reel Big Fish/Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer - Duet All Night Long EP

holy shit!

i was not aware of such a collaboration. or of new polysics! eXCiTing.

thanks for infos re: !!!, explosions, air, and eluvium. I agree that Neon bible was pretty mediocre
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 12, 2007, 01:48:56 am
What the hell?
It's February! There are still 10 months to come...

Uhhh, i know. The whole point is that when a new album comes out over the next year, you can come to this thread and mention it.
Bored are we ;P
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Narquelie on February 12, 2007, 11:17:37 am
The top 3 so far:

Swallow The Sun : Hope
Therion : Gothic Kabbalah
Moonsorrow : V - Hävitetty

I'm looking forward to new albums from Nightwish, Finntroll, Turisas and Deathchain (at least those are definitely going to release something in 2007), and hoping that Tiamat, Rapture, Sethian, The Wicked and Amorphis also release something new this year.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Drakonis on March 08, 2007, 08:29:09 pm
What the hell?
It's February! There are still 10 months to come...

Uhhh, i know. The whole point is that when a new album comes out over the next year, you can come to this thread and mention it.

...Right.

Anyways, Year Zero and the new Paramore album are the only two I'm looking out for. And the Machinae album if that's out this year.


The promotional audio (phone calls, that crazy desert footage etc) got me all excited about Year Zero. That kinda crap doesn't normally effect me, but alot of thought was put into it. And what I've heard that's been released so far is fantaaaaastic.

Should be an awesome album. :)
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: hybrid666 on March 09, 2007, 05:26:30 am
Dimmu Borgir - In Sorte Diaboli
Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
            it's greatfull!!!
_________________________
           
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Jack Lupino on March 09, 2007, 10:18:42 am
Machinae's yet to come album ?
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Ant on March 09, 2007, 01:12:19 pm
LionNinja - The80Look

Yep it's the best one around
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: SpeedD on March 09, 2007, 02:07:36 pm
My top album so far is "Scarsick" by Pain of Salvation.

Fucking right.


I'm still looking forward to 16 Volt's new album "FullBlackHabit". Aside from that I'm not really panning the skies looking for albums to fall.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: SomethingApt on March 09, 2007, 02:30:35 pm
A couple of recommended albums...

Blackfield - Blackfield II
Kaddisfly - Set Sail The Prairie
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Nevermore on March 10, 2007, 06:16:20 pm
Pain of Salvation - Scarsick
Dark Moor - Tarot
Masterplan - MKII
Heavenly - Virus
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Gazus on March 10, 2007, 06:29:01 pm
Indochine - Hanoi

This one is pretty awesome. :)

Also :

Hacride - Amoeba : excellent french metal band, with an album near of perfection, for everyone who love Tool, Opeth and Meshuggah.

Waiting for :

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a blank Planet
Black Light Burns - Cruel Melody (Wes Borland's band's album)
The next Cannibal Corpse


Also waiting a lot for a black metal EP of a promising french black metal band : Dark Sodomy !
(Okay, I compose this EP with a friend so it's obvious I'm waiting for it, but promo is promo :P)

[Edith]
Of couse, new MaSu album, if it's released this year.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Irrationalist on March 10, 2007, 09:56:27 pm
What the hell?
It's February! There are still 10 months to come...

I'm waiting for new releases from Machinae Supremacy, Sonata Arctica and Wintersun, mostly.

I just got Wintersun's cover album, it made me happy : )

Best albums will be:
New MaSu album
The 80's Look/ A Black Moon Unset
Iced Earth - Something Wicked - Part 1
Iced Earth - Something Wicked - Part 2
Korpiklaani - Tervaskanto
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: A.C. Helm on March 11, 2007, 07:41:49 am
Album:
 Wolves (promo)
Artist:
 Deadlock
Genre:
 Melodic Death.
Homeland:
 Germany
Worth buying?
 Hell fucking yes.

Seeing as how it's only the promo I guess it's fair game to link to it... so here it is:
http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3634979/Deadlock-Wolves-(Promo)-2007-MTD
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: SomethingApt on March 11, 2007, 12:10:17 pm
Album:
 Wolves (promo)
Artist:
 Deadlock
Genre:
 Melodic Death.
Homeland:
 Germany
Worth buying?
 Hell fucking yes.

Seeing as how it's only the promo I guess it's fair game to link to it... so here it is:
http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3634979/Deadlock-Wolves-(Promo)-2007-MTD

erm, no. Promo's are just as illegal as retail rips, I'm afraid. :P
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: SpeedD on March 11, 2007, 01:21:47 pm
erm, no. Promo's are just as illegal as retail rips, I'm afraid. :P

Now if only either one were illegal in Canada...
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Sirix on March 11, 2007, 04:12:48 pm
i'm going to bring a wee bit of diversity into this thread by
mentioning one of my favourite releases this year.

a violinist.

Andrew Bird, Armchair Apocrypha
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: L'homme magique on March 11, 2007, 04:17:13 pm
so will I like that if I didn't like mysterious production of eggs
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: harvey danger on March 13, 2007, 02:59:45 am
Neon Bible was a bit of a letdown. I got it on pre-sale because I adored Funeral so much, but, alas, not much of what I was looking forward to.

The rest of the CDs I liked came out... last year.  :P
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Ant on March 13, 2007, 03:44:27 am
erm, no. Promo's are just as illegal as retail rips, I'm afraid. :P

Now if only either one were illegal in Canada...


then you post the link and it's all good again
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Fallout on March 13, 2007, 03:47:38 am
Sonata - Unia.

Can. not. WAIT :(
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Sirix on March 13, 2007, 03:48:09 am
so will I like that if I didn't like mysterious production of eggs

you really seem to dislike great albums.
but ignoring that, armchair is very different from MPOE.

surprisingly less violin.
a lot more guitar stuff.

check out Imitosis, Scythian Empire, Dark Matter and Fiery Crash to test the album.
if you don't like those, chances are you won't like the rest.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: cloudstrifex on March 13, 2007, 03:54:47 am
I'm looking forward to Shadows Fall's Threads of Life coming out in April. The new promo Redemption from that album sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: L'homme magique on March 13, 2007, 04:09:29 am
Quote
you really seem to dislike great albums.
what
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: A.C. Helm on March 13, 2007, 07:44:42 am
erm, no. Promo's are just as illegal as retail rips, I'm afraid. :P

I never said it was legal. I said it should be fair game as I'm pretty sure it's not yet available for legal purchase. I like to taste test before I pay!

Anyway... probably should refrain getting too far off topic from now on. Looking forward to pretty much everything posted in this thread so far.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Sirix on March 13, 2007, 05:25:16 pm
Quote
you really seem to dislike great albums.
what

ok, well 2 so far.

At war with the mystics,
Mysterious production of eggs.

those are 2 of my favourite albums ever... and it's generaly agreed on that they're some of the best work
from both artists.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: L'homme magique on March 13, 2007, 10:50:01 pm
Quote
and it's generaly agreed on that they're some of the best work
from both artists.
from andrew bird I've only heard mysterious proetc

but from the lips, it's pretty generally agreed on that AWWtM is one of their worst efforts to date
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Sirix on March 14, 2007, 06:07:27 pm
Quote
and it's generaly agreed on that they're some of the best work
from both artists.
from andrew bird I've only heard mysterious proetc

but from the lips, it's pretty generally agreed on that AWWtM is one of their worst efforts to date

I guess that's why it won a grammy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_War_With_The_Mystics
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: L'homme magique on March 14, 2007, 10:47:05 pm
I guess it is.

Because only bad music wins Grammies HEYO
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Irrationalist on March 15, 2007, 12:03:29 am
I guess it is.

Because only bad music wins Grammies HEYO

Absolutly true.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: SomethingApt on March 15, 2007, 12:11:32 am
I guess it is.

Because only bad music wins Grammies HEYO

*hi five*
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Fallout on March 15, 2007, 12:12:46 am
*high six?*
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on March 15, 2007, 12:27:37 am
who do you think you are, anne boleyn?
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Irrationalist on March 15, 2007, 12:39:38 am
who do you think you are, anne boleyn?

That made me spit soda everywhere +1 for you.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: harvey danger on March 15, 2007, 12:42:12 am
I guess it is.

Because only bad music wins Grammies HEYO

Absolutly true.

They weren't so bad this year. Red Hot Chili Peppers deserved one. And "Crazy" was a good song.  :(
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on March 15, 2007, 12:49:51 am
And "Crazy" was a good song.  :(

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: harvey danger on March 15, 2007, 01:09:02 am
And "Crazy" was a good song.  :(

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Have you heard Ray Lamontagne's version?
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Ant on March 15, 2007, 03:02:19 am
I like the Gnarls Barkley song about Necrophilia
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Jack Lupino on March 16, 2007, 12:57:59 am
Gnarls Barkley's songs fuck your mind if you listen to them for 300 times.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Fensty on March 16, 2007, 02:04:52 pm
I see INJA's album's been delayed to a date TBA.  :'(
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Fallout on March 16, 2007, 04:24:10 pm
Gnarls Barkley's songs fuck your mind if you listen to them for 300 times.


Then.. dont? :)
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Nevermore on March 16, 2007, 05:04:16 pm
Gnarls Barkley's songs fuck your mind if you listen to them for 300 times.
I do believe any song will do that to you after that many times.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Lelle on March 16, 2007, 06:51:26 pm
Pain of Salvation - Scarsick
Best album of the year!!  :o
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Nevermore on March 16, 2007, 07:34:23 pm
Words of wisdom. Disco Queen FTW
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Jack Lupino on March 16, 2007, 09:56:52 pm
Gnarls Barkley's songs fuck your mind if you listen to them for 300 times.
I do believe any song will do that to you after that many times.
Not machinae *fanboyfanboy
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Nevermore on March 16, 2007, 11:48:30 pm
There's only one way to find out.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Irrationalist on March 17, 2007, 05:30:05 am
I see INJA's album's been delayed to a date TBA.  :'(

Thats dissapointing.

Im sure i've listened to winterstorm well over 300 times before, Im still sane....
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: harvey danger on March 17, 2007, 11:28:23 pm
I see INJA's album's been delayed to a date TBA.  :'(

Thats dissapointing.

Im sure i've listened to winterstorm well over 300 times before, Im still sane....

Try it in a row.

Or, simultaneously.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Irrationalist on March 18, 2007, 07:09:16 am
Id get sick of it after 100 times no matter how much i love the song.

However the latter sounds kinda fun.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: dialupdaemon on March 19, 2007, 03:16:27 pm
Pain of Salvation - Scarsick
Best album of the year!!  :o

Seconded.
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: Lelle on March 19, 2007, 03:38:25 pm
Words of wisdom. Disco Queen FTW
I love that song, and it's even cooler live.  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: SomethingApt on March 19, 2007, 08:10:18 pm
and it's even cooler live.  ;D 8)

damn you!!
Title: Re: Best albums in 2007
Post by: dialupdaemon on March 21, 2007, 12:21:21 am
and it's even cooler live.  ;D 8)

damn you!!

Seconded.