Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Oh Christ

Lots of bad things happened in 2016. But you don't need this blog to tell you that, you probably already know it. So let's skip to all the good things that happened this year, namely all the absolutely fantastic music that came this year, brought to you by some of Nashville's finest artists. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Chris Click- Greywoods
In no order
Iggy Pop- Post Pop Depression
Inter Arma- Paradise Gallows
John Carpenter- Lost Themes II
Helms Alee- Stillicide
Trap Them- Crown Feral
True Widow- AVVOLGERE
A Tribe Called Quest- We Got it From Here
White Lung- Paradise
Throane-Derrière-nous, la lumiere
Descendents- Hypercaffium Spazzinate
Metz- Eraser EP
Psalm Zero- Stranger to Violence
Ultha- Pain Cleanses Every Doubt

Derek Martin - Greywoods
Autolux - PUSSY'S DEAD
B Boys - No Worry No Mind
Blood Incantation - Starspawn
Bolzer - Hero
Dead Congregation - Sombre Doom EP
Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones
Gatecreeper - Sonoran Deprevation
GOST - Non Paradisi
Helms Alee - Stillicide
Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
Holy Sons - In The Garden
Jim James - Eternally Even
Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered
King Dude - Sex
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
Legowelt - Laundromat Of Your Mind
The Lion's Daughter - Existence Is Horror
Perturbator - The Uncanny Valley
Porches - Pool
Trap Them - Crown Feral
True Widow - AVVOLGERE
Wormrot – Voices 
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression

OVERLOOKED Local Bands that killed it last year:
Watcher
Forest of Tygers
Sheep Shifter
Holy Mountaintop Removers
Seawitch
Rifft
Black Tar Prophet
Act of Impalement
Cannomen
Ascent of Everest
Commoner
Battlepath
The Jag
Thetan
Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

Greg Swinehart – Black Tar Prophet
Dark Funeral-where shadows forever reign
Archgoat-the apocalyptic triumphator
Cult of Luna with Julie Christmas-Mariner
Asphalt Graves-The New Primitive
Destroyer 666-Wildfire
I think Archgoat was 2015. Can't remember 
Top local release Holy Mountaintop removers

Michael Mikey Owin - Ascent of Everest, Lawndry, Boo Dudes, Aborticide
Best albums: Batushka, Goat, Bowie.
Best in show: Mikey

John Judkins -The Protomen, Seafood Hotline, Laser Flames, Rwake
Spirit Adrift - Chained to Oblivion
Kvelertak - Nattesferd
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop - Love Letter For Fire
Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
Opeth - Sorceress
Holy Mountain Top Removers - The Ones     Disappearing You
Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
Virus - Memento Collider
40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Netherlands - Audubon
Family - Future History
Danimal Cannon - Lunaria
Sumac - What One Becomes
Metallica - Hardwired...
William Tyler - Modern Country
Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math
Deftones - Gore
Charles Bradley – Changes

Stan Richardson II - Skoolgirl
Omni - "Deluxe"
Butthole - "Butthole"
https://buttholeband.bandcamp.com/album/butthole
Free Pizza - "Berlin, DE"
People Zoo - "People Zoo"

Spencer Moore - Phobos, Chasm of Teeth, Animality
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
Sumac - What One Becomes
Ulcerate - Shrines of Paralysis
Obscura - Akroasis
Car Bomb - Meta
Aborted - Retrogore
Zhrine - Unortheta
Khemmis - Hunted
Fallujah - Dreamless
Revocation - Great Is Our Sin
Barishi - Blood From the Lion's Mouth
Wayfarer - Old Souls
Virvum - Illuminance
Vermin Womb - Decline
Mithras - On Strange Loops

Mikey Allred – Holy Mountaintop Removers, head honcho at Dark Art Audio
Let’s just go with “Bowie tho”

Jim and Rachel Valosik – Forest of Tygers
Top 5 records:
Ustalost - Spoor of Vipers
Anicon - Exegeses
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
Pyrolatrous - EP
Top 5 Nashville Live Performances:
Die Choking
Pyrrhon
Meshuggah
Shellac
Hivelords
Top 5 2016 Movies:
Southbound
Baskin
The Witch
Train to Busan
Neon Demon

Blake Dellinger - Flummox
The Claypool/Lennon Delirium - Monolith of Phobos
Opeth - Sorceress
Beardfish - 4626 Comfortzone
Howling Giant - Black Hole Space Wizard
Black Sabbath - The End

Elias MacDonald - Ex-Altar of Complaints, Chasm of Teeth, Phobos, Cull
Car Bomb - Meta
Meshuggah - Violent Sleep of Reason
Dysrhytmia - The Veil of Control
Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
Jace of Two-9 - Jace tape
Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World
Lil Uzi Vert/Gucci Mane - 1017 vs. The World
TTNG - Disappointment Island
Plebeian Grandstand - False Highs, True Lows
Guerrilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer
Full of Hell/The Body - One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
Tigran Hamasyan and other dudes - Atmosphères
Piss Vortex - Future Cancer
Knife Hits - Eris
Watcher - به پایان رسید
Palm - Audiotree live session
Yautja - Audiotree live session
Scotty Rockwell - Viva La Rockwell
Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones
Ulcerate - Shrines of Paralysis

Blake Edward Conley- lucy stoner, the minor second, droneroom
no order coz music is not a competition (though clipping, tacocat, and blonde redhead were the two albums i listened to the most, so do with that what you will)

tacocat- lost time
mount moriah- how to dance
autolux- pussy's dead
matmos- ultimate care II
horseback- dead ringers
licht-akiyama trios- tomorrow outside tomorrow
jim o'rourke/fennesz- it's hard for me to say i'm sorry
william tyler- modern country
jenks miller and rose cross NC- blues from WHAT
heron oblivion- s/t
the gotobeds- blood//sugar//secs/traffic
clipping- splendor and misery
true widow- avvolgere
the body- no one deserves happiness
papa m- highway songs
white lung- paradise
savak- best of luck in future endeavors
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honourable mention
steve gunn- eyes on the line
tribe called quest- we got it from here...thank you 4 your service
blood orange- freetown sound
minor victories- s/t
body/head- no waves
angel olsen- my woman
reissues-
tad- god's balls/salt lick/8-way santa
blonde redhead- masculin feminin
mike watt- ring spiel '95
personal bias favs-
ladyshark- monsters
cøurtney- when this flesh is not enough
new cowboy builders- pentre alexandra deaths head orpheans
coordinated suicides- false pleasure

Josh Cochran – Billy Castro
My Top 5 Albums of 2016
1. Ustalost - The Spoor of Vipers
2. Cough - Still They Pray
3. Deftones - Gore
4. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
5. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness

Other Releases I Enjoyed (In No Particular Order)
Krallice - Hyperion
Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us
Day Wave - Headcase/Hard To Read
Anicon - Exegeses
Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
Pallbearer - Fear and Fury
Ghost - Popestar
Khemmis - Hunted
Conan - Revengeance

Elias MacDonald - Ex-Altar of Complaints, Chasm of Teeth, Phobos, Cull
Car Bomb - Meta
Meshuggah - Violent Sleep of Reason
Dysrhytmia - The Veil of Control
Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
Jace of Two-9 - Jace tape
Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World
Lil Uzi Vert/Gucci Mane - 1017 vs. The World
TTNG - Disappointment Island
Plebeian Grandstand - False Highs, True Lows
Guerrilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer
Full of Hell/The Body - One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
Tigran Hamasyan and other dudes - Atmosphères
Piss Vortex - Future Cancer
Knife Hits - Eris
Watcher - به پایان رسید
Palm - Audiotree live session
Yautja - Audiotree live session
Scotty Rockwell - Viva La Rockwell
Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones
Ulcerate - Shrines of Paralysis
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ME: #3
This record just did everything right for me. Black metal, doom, bits of drone, perfect. It came out in March and I think I've nearly worn the record out already. Side A ends in a locked groove of a drone so perfect it took me 5 minutes the first time I listened to realized it was at the end. #2
I fell in love with this Finnish psychedelic black metal band since I heard their first record. This is one of the few albums that I wish I could have wiped from my memory so I could hear it for the first time again. Odd, strange, hypnotic, with what one would traditionally consider to be black metal only showing up to highlight the most intense moments, but the overall effect is like no other albums from this or any other year.  #1

By adding dance-y beats and emphasized the female vocals/choir on some the tracks, The Body have made the most intense, oppressive pop music ever to be released. The Body are doing heavy music unlike anyone else, which has earned them my top spot this year.

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