THE 2011 ILM SUPER-MEGA YEAR-END ALBUMS 'N' TRACKS POLL™ youtube enthusiastic campaigning thread (slow browsers beware)

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This track is FURIOUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omdzVXbFEtw
Gilbere Forte ft. Maluca - Blackin' Out

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:01 (nine years ago) link

This is hands down my #1. Hope others will rank it highly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwHe0ddggig
Emeli Sandé - Heaven

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:03 (nine years ago) link

a lot of the stuff i nommed is fairly well known around here but this is one of the best house tracks i heard this year, that melody is just so lovely:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL2HHIBM97M

silvana mangano, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:09 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vQqf1NSlfc&fmt=18

uberweiss, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:12 (nine years ago) link

also i'm amazed this album didn't get more attention around here considering jazzanova's involvement, but prommer & barck's 'alex and the grizzly' lp has so much great stuff going on - the second half of this track when it morphs into proper 4/4 deep house and lois longerling takes over on vocal duties is kinda sublime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgPbY4LzlpI

silvana mangano, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:14 (nine years ago) link

The Lauer track is a stunner. Wow!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:16 (nine years ago) link

def one of the more powerful tracks i heard this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__khgIzMyaM

lex pretend, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:19 (nine years ago) link

This actually surfaced in late 2010, but the album is from 2011 and I've kept it in constant rotation pretty much the entire year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftrj6Bw4kRc
Win Win ft. Lizzi Bougatsos - Releaserpm

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:22 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqUxYb-hQQA
Surkin - lose yourself (is only 3:45 idk y all the ytubes say its 7+ mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adBPg8Zdp2g
Lucy Rose - middle of the bed

j crunchwrap supreme, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:26 (nine years ago) link

I really like the Anthony David video...great and purposeful collection of images. Song's a little square, though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:26 (nine years ago) link

how do you mean square? i think the gospel choir & military tattoo drumbeat absolutely make it (and he songs it amazingly too)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:28 (nine years ago) link

Hard to put a finger on, exactly. It just sounds like message music is supposed to sound.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:30 (nine years ago) link

I like that Lucy Rose track. Thanks!

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:31 (nine years ago) link

These will be on my year-end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqiRYRkYGko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHjRltbRzrA

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:32 (nine years ago) link

i posted a bunch of songs i like itt: a frankly unnecessary thread for me to post abt avant/weirdo songs from the past year idk theyre p good

є(٥_ ٥)э, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:33 (nine years ago) link

^ most of those were quality. thx for that thread.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:34 (nine years ago) link

Also this (avoiding stuff I think everyone will know):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shf8jw3iZ78

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:35 (nine years ago) link

I think this is my favorite "schmindie" track of the year, since we're on that wavelength at the moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97ES9ScO_6I
Mozart Parties - Black Cloud

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:35 (nine years ago) link

Like the Seapony too! Gracias!

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:36 (nine years ago) link

i think that seapony track is from 10

є(٥_ ٥)э, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:37 (nine years ago) link

The album came out this past May--maybe that track was a single last year?

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:41 (nine years ago) link

well i was def around last year cuz i remember posting it to ilm but it may have just been digital only or w/e

є(٥_ ٥)э, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:45 (nine years ago) link

Nobody here seems to like her much, but I've been happy with this album. Picking an album cut rather than one of the singles since you are more likely to have stumbled over the singles already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VmOoydNUs

I particularly like how it momentarily gets all Cinematic Orchestra at around 2:17.

Occidental Rudipherous, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:46 (nine years ago) link

From Elo, the Maria Rita album I nominated. I don't think I've posted a link to this song before. She is MPB, for those who don't know:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vag2KQ-xM6U

Occidental Rudipherous, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 22:57 (nine years ago) link

Jensen Sportag have received no praise at all from ILM which is sad given their Pure Wet EP really rules:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mU5_tI3gDw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNlFkP6nvLE

they're big favourites of Max Tundra, if anyone needs some outside recommendation

V79, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 23:01 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itt0rALeHE8

dog latin, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 23:06 (nine years ago) link

Everybody knows this one, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oVnBGRIZSQ

END BRONY CAPITALISM (sean doily), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 01:21 (nine years ago) link

I expect my #1 will either be:

The Crystal Ark - Touch

elsewhere I've called this my #1 Bounciest Track of the Year

or:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I5RkApQW1s

beautiful, slow-burning kind-of-housey soul (produced by Floating Points, who has been consistently brilliant this year)

END BRONY CAPITALISM (sean doily), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 01:27 (nine years ago) link

I haven't heard Wussy's Strawberry yet, just three songs, but if this turns out to be the highlight, I'd be okay with that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg6Novpe6ao

clemenza, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 01:32 (nine years ago) link

Joe Goddard - Gabriel (feat. Valentina)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI2sgccm0LM
Can be enjoyed even by those with Hot Chip phobia

Number None, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 01:57 (nine years ago) link

Nommed on behalf of an enthusiastic listener on outloud:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t27HpzIPF8Q

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 05:51 (nine years ago) link

This song makes me do a figurative happy dance!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 06:11 (nine years ago) link

Have repped for Disco En Paradiso before but will do so again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKz4IRkpCQY

Massive Terror Danjah banger:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fi5uGxwe1s

Here's RD's Got Me Burnin', one of 2011's best pop songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNArt8VbCqo

Young Bleed's Holla At Uh Dog (equal parts Mannie Fresh, Snoop and TI - fantastic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNArt8VbCqo

Matt DC, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 11:53 (nine years ago) link

Also I totally forgot to nominate this but it's fantastic, like Paul Woolford remixing Dennis Ferrer's Hey Hey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU9cWzMwPS8

In other PLEASE NOMINATE THIS news:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXtTmrxHEdk

Matt DC, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 11:55 (nine years ago) link

I'm probably not going to be doing much tracks lobbying, but I will stan for this:

http://vimeo.com/26727477

Illia Rump (emil.y), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 14:33 (nine years ago) link

emil.y, you haven't nominated Nyan Cat yet!

END BRONY CAPITALISM (sean doily), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 14:36 (nine years ago) link

Oh SHI- *runs to other thread*

Illia Rump (emil.y), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 14:50 (nine years ago) link

I'll stan for this Nyan Cat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqFlxxodglM

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 15:58 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzkGWdw9ieM

Lamb - "Butterfly Effect"

I am wholly obsessed with this song and think everyone should love and adore it

OH NOES, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 16:32 (nine years ago) link

xp ok that is next-level; I was thinking about voting for Nyan Cat anyways, but there's def room in my ballot for that

acid mothers against drunk driving (henrietta lacks), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 16:35 (nine years ago) link

anyways

this is probably my favorite country song of the last five years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEQ1iPkyQAk

acid mothers against drunk driving (henrietta lacks), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 16:36 (nine years ago) link

I just finished listening to that song... I wasn't feeling it at all, but country usually has an uphill battle to win my affections

OH NOES, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 16:39 (nine years ago) link

Just finished listening to the Lamb album. So good.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 16:47 (nine years ago) link

From Shiina Ringo's Carnation EP, this song works in the vein of her more upbeat material on her Sanmon Gossip album, but I think it's better than any of those songs--plus it pulls in some Jihenesque vibe, especially with the piano, which I'm assuming is played by Izawa. The little J-pop kitten vocals don't bother me in this context, though I could see how they might be a deal breaker for some people. The classical intro. doesn't last long. (Why so few views? Probably the only information is in Japanese.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34BVyR0K_9c

And I like this more and think it has more going on than "Heaven" (though I do like Heaven as well). I only know Sande via ILM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAnIfqF-Mu8

Occidental Rudipherous, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 17:30 (nine years ago) link

Lyrically, Heaven just hits me harder. Also, full on "Funky Drummer" loop puts it over the top.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 17:52 (nine years ago) link

I don't generally pay much attention to lyrics (I certainly don't care much about whatever the story of "Daddy" is) and I was never a Massive Attack fan (which might be a shame, because I think maybe I would have liked them at the time--I just don't remember knowingly hearing them even, when they were current).

Occidental Rudipherous, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 18:17 (nine years ago) link

I'm copying a hoy hoy's Spotify list of nominated tracks over here:

http://open.spotify.com/user/sutrarama/playlist/6XPqCUpc4QNEbpubiLr1eA

So far, I've only encountered one song I've disliked (Sunny Sweeney)

OH NOES, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 18:30 (nine years ago) link

Best new thing I've heard so far on the playlist is Ada's Happy Birthday, love those electronic bird noises. I also really like the Fucked Up song (why did no one tell me they sounded like Andrew WK?) and Konshens' Nuh Pull It Up is a thing of wonder.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 19:05 (nine years ago) link

Nadia Oh just blew my mind apart

OH NOES, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 19:07 (nine years ago) link

This track really took Aeroplane crown (and like other Plastic Plates remixes, has prominently featured in the Magicians Magic Tape mix series):

Social Studies - Body Language (Plastic Plates Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b32R60R8RU

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 19:31 (nine years ago) link

Er, that's the track "Social Studies" (Plastic Plates rmx) by Body Language.

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 19:33 (nine years ago) link

Why Even Try > Flying Overseas -- but there's been a noticeable Theophilus London ambivalence on ILM in the past, so I'm not even going to nominate it.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 21:15 (nine years ago) link

Not a lot between those tracks but Solange Knowles > Sara Quinn, so Flying Overseas gets this judges decision.

Billy Dods, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 21:21 (nine years ago) link

I'd skipped the David Lynch thing until now, but that track (which I'm currently jamming to in Spotify) is GREAT.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 21:38 (nine years ago) link

I just want to say that anyone who hasn't heard Boy Better Know's Tropical 2 should do so, even if they don't like dance music, or even if they don't like music. It's boss!

Occidental Rudipherous, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 21:48 (nine years ago) link

okay I am turning into a for-real Wiz Khalifa fan

OH NOES, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:37 (nine years ago) link

Not sure I'll even find room to nominate this, but...analogue cops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AgfJaN9IcY

april wowak, Friday, 9 December 2011 00:25 (nine years ago) link

really enjoy this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxvN_GxgpF8

moodles, Friday, 9 December 2011 03:41 (nine years ago) link

Lamb - "Butterfly Effect"

I am wholly obsessed with this song and think everyone should love and adore it

― OH NOES

This is amazing, is the rest of the album as good?

Kitchen Person, Friday, 9 December 2011 13:21 (nine years ago) link

Almost! The Lamb album is surprisingly good.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 9 December 2011 13:32 (nine years ago) link

Another great song from the Lamb album 5 called "She Walks":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfXHYjJmLpQ

Most of the album (5)is firmly in the moody atmospheric downtempo realm. "Butterfly Effect" is IMO a standout track but I really do love the entire album; they manage to express a bunch of different moods/emotions within the sonic palette they're playing with, with a couple of minor detours into more guitar-oriented tracks. They continue to work the angle of icy-warm comfort that they've played with throughout their entire career, setting themselves up as a counterpoint to Portishead's paranoia exercises.

OH NOES, Friday, 9 December 2011 16:01 (nine years ago) link

lol, did I mention that the album is called 5?

OH NOES, Friday, 9 December 2011 16:04 (nine years ago) link

I'm a big fan of "Build A Fire" too. Great video for that as well.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 9 December 2011 16:19 (nine years ago) link

ha "Build A Fire" was the other one I debated posting, just for contrast

OH NOES, Friday, 9 December 2011 16:22 (nine years ago) link

The "Butterfly Effect"/"Build A Fire" back to back kills me.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 9 December 2011 16:41 (nine years ago) link

She Walks is good too, maybe not as brilliant as Butterfly Effect but definitely good enough to make me want to listen to the album before voting.

I really don't know much about them, I remember Gorecki from a while back but not much else.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 9 December 2011 17:37 (nine years ago) link

Their self-titled debut and Fear of Fours are definitely required listening. I also love the new one and what I remember of What Sound was really good. Between Darkness and Wonder has a few moments but is mostly forgettable.

OH NOES, Friday, 9 December 2011 17:39 (nine years ago) link

What Sound is my favorite.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 9 December 2011 17:42 (nine years ago) link

Lamb is one of my favorite groups from my post-college days so I was super super stoked to see them reform and release another album and even more stoked that it was fucking excellent.

OH NOES, Friday, 9 December 2011 17:44 (nine years ago) link

I first heard Lamb on my honeymoon in Portugal; as a result, I have extra love for Fear Of Fours and can't evaluate it with any impartiality.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 9 December 2011 17:51 (nine years ago) link

Brous - Streamers: sort of bossa-nova influenced pop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlAsAWgZ_Tw

boxedjoy, Friday, 9 December 2011 18:19 (nine years ago) link

Thanks, really like the Brous. Will have to pay more attention to Australia/New Zealand next year, I think.

Occidental Rudipherous, Friday, 9 December 2011 18:32 (nine years ago) link

Kemper Norton - Libraries Act EP available for free download here.

Illia Rump (emil.y), Friday, 9 December 2011 19:00 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, Kimbra is from down there right? xp

Johnny Fever, Friday, 9 December 2011 19:00 (nine years ago) link

http://youtu.be/lEKKHX6ZbJY

MikeBee, Friday, 9 December 2011 19:57 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEKKHX6ZbJY

MikeBee, Friday, 9 December 2011 19:57 (nine years ago) link

<3 that Zun Zun Egui song.

Matt DC, Saturday, 10 December 2011 00:17 (nine years ago) link

zombi, 'time of troubles' from the escape velocity lp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZCMNrvYdog

son, Saturday, 10 December 2011 01:39 (nine years ago) link

repping for this album and track fwiw

son, Saturday, 10 December 2011 01:40 (nine years ago) link

good on you son

thread of missing brony (sean doily), Saturday, 10 December 2011 01:46 (nine years ago) link

cookies - 'hypnotize'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC4TsOeGTig

son, Saturday, 10 December 2011 01:58 (nine years ago) link

deptford goth - 'real love fantasy'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze0KJDQh9uk

son, Saturday, 10 December 2011 02:03 (nine years ago) link

That Nyan Cat thing just made me ridiculously deliriously happy.

Matt DC, Saturday, 10 December 2011 11:42 (nine years ago) link

think I'm gonna try my best and advertise some of my noms here:

Pase Rock - Nights (Shazam Remix)

Another great remix from Shazam (check his remix of Munk's "Down in LA", too). Digi-funk, synth-r'n'b, something along those lines. Basically something a Lex or Tim F would like (I think). Sounds wonderfully melancholic, like a walk through the city center after the rain. Synths go in and go out, letting gusts of fresh air into the mix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptPBccFY9mI

Class Actress - Keep You

I always kinda wanted that The Knife's "Heartbeat" would have a bit better bass in the beginning (which always sounds BIGGER in my head than it really is) and this song kinda caters for my dreams. A really solid electro-pop single with a powerful chorus. Doesn't reach nowhere near the emotional intensity of aforementioned classic, but still makes an entertaining listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSOWYyy693k

V79, Thursday, 15 December 2011 00:46 (nine years ago) link

My favourite folk rock of the year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di-9hFuoGfc

sean doily, Thursday, 15 December 2011 00:59 (nine years ago) link

I don't know how much play this is getting outside of Latin music contexts, but I hope people will check this out if they haven't heard it. Not a great song but the first large-scale mainstream manifestation I know of for tribal guarachero:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ53Ho7cExE

I admit it looks more like an ad, which it sort of is for this particular style. I could live with this sound getting a lot more popular.

Occidental Rudipherous, Friday, 16 December 2011 19:22 (nine years ago) link

Intentalo might be in my top five singles of the year.

ShariVari, Friday, 16 December 2011 19:29 (nine years ago) link

A lot of these nominations sound like they could have fit into a radio set I would have been listening to in the 80s, and it kind of bugs me, mostly because I heard more than enough (characteristically) 80s music for one lifetime in the 80s.

Occidental Rudipherous, Saturday, 17 December 2011 02:55 (nine years ago) link

Given some of my recent personal favorites, it's obviously not as though I have a principled need for the least retro sounding music. There's plenty of not very retro material I don't like.

Occidental Rudipherous, Saturday, 17 December 2011 02:57 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqr5hjfNmeQ

lebateauivre, Saturday, 17 December 2011 12:08 (nine years ago) link

ayo silvana, thanks for bringing up that prommer and barck record. not only is it completely solid but all of the remixes i've heard from it on spotify completely rule.

Brad Nelson, Sunday, 18 December 2011 19:04 (nine years ago) link

I'm liking the Fatima Al Qadiri EP, but wishing she would do something with khaleeji rhythms. (So far I haven't heard anything along those lines from her.) Sorry to be predictable.

Occidental Rudipherous, Sunday, 18 December 2011 22:48 (nine years ago) link

Here's one I nominated that isn't on the spotify playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhVdmrPv9Sc

The Artist Formerly Known As Teh HoBB, Monday, 19 December 2011 08:14 (nine years ago) link

sad that "snapped" doesn't seem to be the most popular jhene aiko track, i think it's stunning, like "marvin's room" from a slightly more mature perspective??? someone who is just as wounded but is much better at hiding it? (that's not supposed to be a knock on jojo's, which is my favorite track of the year)

sonically v close to "skydiver" (cc #cassiefanclub):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STIxztIo3KU

VHS duct, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 05:24 (nine years ago) link

White dopes on punk, part 83:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qW_yh9PPDw

clemenza, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:50 (nine years ago) link

At Devil Dirt from Chile!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dmlegMC_UU&feature=youtu.be

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:19 (nine years ago) link

Ufesas from Uruguay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbtYcXkWWbA&feature=youtu.be

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:22 (nine years ago) link

This song is probably better one to start with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFFe54FfFkA&feature=youtu.be

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:24 (nine years ago) link

Yall can sing along with this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7kcAaAu4jU

I was captive on a slave boat rowing through the swamp
they threw me off into the lake of alligators
eyes were glowing in the dark, and fear was in the air
as the beasts were closing in, panic struck my mind
swimming through the mud, yes I was swimming through the mud
and a thousand flamingos led my way,
riding to the feast for I was gonna meet my doom

Tonight a demon came into my head and tried to choke me in my sleep
Tonight a demon came into my head and tried to choke me in my sleep

There's more lyrics, but get real, you can't sing like Joakim Nilsson!!

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:32 (nine years ago) link

Elder - Dead Roots Stirring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCjd4HNCSBA&feature=youtu.be

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:37 (nine years ago) link

TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light

I feel that the album wouldn't be so (relatively) underappreciated if more people heard in in the context of the movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B5GP0AiQMc

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:39 (nine years ago) link


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