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RLLMUK'S FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021 - RESULTS!


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Thanks for doing all of this, as always :wub:  lots of interesting entries in there.

 

If I'm reading the brackets correctly I think I'm the only one who voted for my nominations :lol: 

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Great work as always @ngchol

 

I had a feeling that Floating Points would get it. Despite me owning a few from him, I found this boring, repetitive and overrated to the extreme when I played this trough the first time. 

 

I'll give it another visit soon, but can't see what the fuss is about to be honest

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Hats off to @ngchol for their sterling work in compiling this. I'm always keen to see the list and just how varied the tastes of forum users are (and how out of touch my tastes are).

 

For anyone with even a passing interest in British dance music, especially if you like stuff with a nod back to the golden age of rave, get yourself a listen to my number 1 choice, Tomorrow's People by Shire T. You really won't regret it, more so if you play track 3 (Blue Kiss) quite loud.

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Many thanks to @ngcholfor all the time put into compiling this list every year.

 

I’m surprised to see Jon Hopkins feature in the top 10. I love a lot of his previous work but this album sounded like the sort of new-age hippy shit they play in those crusty shops that sell incense sticks and chakra beads.

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12 hours ago, Qazimod said:

Thanks for doing all of this, as always :wub:  lots of interesting entries in there.

 

If I'm reading the brackets correctly I think I'm the only one who voted for my nominations :lol: 

That’s the coolest thing about this for me, checking stuff out I’ve not heard of but obviously you rate highly, I listen to

loads of these albums. 

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37 minutes ago, Fierce Poodle said:

Many thanks to @ngcholfor all the time put into compiling this list every year.

 

I’m surprised to see Jon Hopkins feature in the top 10. I love a lot of his previous work but this album sounded like the sort of new-age hippy shit they play in those crusty shops that sell incense sticks and chakra beads.

I’ve always got time for JH, and you had to be in the right frame of mind for this one, but it still hits the mark on occasion. 
 

I did yoga to it a few times for extra pretentiousness :lol:

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11 hours ago, englishbob said:

Great work as always @ngchol

 

I had a feeling that Floating Points would get it. Despite me owning a few from him, I found this boring, repetitive and overrated to the extreme when I played this trough the first time. 

 

I'll give it another visit soon, but can't see what the fuss is about to be honest

It’s an absolute masterclass in restraint. I listened to it so much this year following my dad passing away and it really helped me get through that time. An album I will forever cherish. 

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I get both the criticism for Hopkin's and Floating Points, but for me this year it's just what I needed. Promises is nearly as good as In a Silent Way for me and I know I'll keep coming back to it.

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Gonna have to listen to the album that beat Turnstile to the top! I expect big things (and yes I know its something very different).

 

That a hardcore album got that second spot though!

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On 02/01/2022 at 21:03, OneDvBmbr said:

Great work @ngchol

 

Do you have a list where it excludes albums that only got one vote? Think you might have done this in past years but no worry if it’s a faff.

Just copy into a spreadsheet and filter on does not contain [1]

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As usual I fail to hear any appeal in Rllmuk’s top album, but look forward to finding a few crackers as I get a bit further down the list; number two is already sounding promising from two tracks.

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I can see why Floating Points is popular, it kind of sounds like being sat in a nice coffee shop or bar, it's not for me, but I can appreciate its appeal.

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I could understand why fans of Floating Points earlier work might not click with Promises, the album is more jazz than the electronica he’s known for, and it really is a collaborative work. Whoever mentioned In A Silent Way is bang on, I’d place it in that category too and I’m already a big fan of that type of jazz. It’s just got this really gentle, melancholy, contemplative feel to it.
 

I knew the moment I heard it that it was something very special. Plus, Pharoah Sanders is the man, anyone who likes Promises must check out his other work. 
 

I should also add, when I said earlier it’s a lesson in restraint, it’s also all about that release in the 6th movement, that’s when the piece really pays off, IMO.

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4 hours ago, Stanley said:

I knew the moment I heard it that it was something very special. Plus, Pharoah Sanders is the man

 

Octogenarians dropping classics. Michael Hurley also returned with a great album.

 

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Here are all the albums that were voted in first place by at least one person:

 

Turnstile - Glow On ( 3 x top score)

Darkness - Motorheart (2 x top score)

Skee Mask - Pool (2 x top score)

Aesop Rock & Blockhead - Garbology

Architects - 'For Those That Wish To Exist'

Bicep - Isles

Black Midi - Cavalcade

Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview On Phenomenal Nature

DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ - The Makin' Magick II Album

Faye Webster - I Know I'm Funny Haha

Fearofdark - Motorway (2021 remaster)

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises (3 x top score)

Gary Numan - Intruder

Hannah Peel - Fir Wave

µ-Ziq & Mrs Jynx - Secret Garden

King Krule - You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down

Little Simz - Sometimes I Might be Introvert

LLNN - Unmaker

Lonelady - Former Things

Lucy Dacus - Home Video

Machine Head - Burn My Eyes (Live in the Studio 2019)

Madi Diaz - History Of A Feeling

Nala Sinephro - Space 1.8

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage

Nuovo Testamento - New Earth

Pom Pom Squad - Death of a Cheerleader

QZB - Clairvoyant EP

Shire T - Tomorrow's People

Soen - Imperial

Star-Lord - Space Riders

Tardigrada - Vom Bruch bis Zur Freiheit

Teena Marie - John Morales Presents Teena Marie: Love Songs & Funky Beats Remixed With Loving Devotion

War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore

Wildhearts - 21st Century Love Songs

Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend

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On 04/01/2022 at 11:09, Stanley said:

it’s also all about that release in the 6th movement, that’s when the piece really pays off, IMO.

What I find slightly maddening is that the 6th movement has way more listens that any other track according to spotify. You have to earn that people!

 

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