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Old 08-05-2013, 21:25
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There seems to have been a few threads lately saying how bad modern music is. However, I think there have been some cracking albums released this year if you look outside the charts, including

Tape Deck Heart - Frank Turner
Wonderful, Glorious - Eels
We Met At See - Pigeon Detectives
Birthmarks - Born Ruffians
Strange Pleasures - Still Corners

Plus, new albums on the way by Vampire Weekend and Sam Duckworth/Get Cape, Get Cape, Fly

So altogether, a promising year so far!
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:29
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On the chart front the Top 20 hasn't been in better shape for dance/club & uptempo music for years.About time too!
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:38
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Oops, forgot

Our Beloved Bubble - Pete Roe
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Old 08-05-2013, 22:50
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It hasn't been too bad actually. As for albums, I've been enjoying Little Boots' and Charli XCX's and I'll be downloading Caro Emerald's soon. None of those acts are really mainstream.
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Old 08-05-2013, 23:08
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This year so far in terms of western music I've only liked Hurts' album, better things should be coming out later in the year though I hope.
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Old 08-05-2013, 23:33
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Well, Editors are releasing their fourth album in July and I like their first single. Things could be looking up.
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Old 09-05-2013, 00:25
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There seems to have been a few threads lately saying how bad modern music is. However, I think there have been some cracking albums released this year if you look outside the charts, including

Tape Deck Heart - Frank Turner
Wonderful, Glorious - Eels
We Met At See - Pigeon Detectives
Birthmarks - Born Ruffians
Strange Pleasures - Still Corners

Plus, new albums on the way by Vampire Weekend and Sam Duckworth/Get Cape, Get Cape, Fly

So altogether, a promising year so far!
It's going to take more than an album by the Pigeon Detectives and a few others to convince me this is a "great year for music".

1966 meanwhile WAS a great year for music:
Revolver, Pet Sounds, Aftermath, Face To Face.... along with many more.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:38
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Not really been much that's got me excited so far - good comeback by Bowie being the highlight. However 3 of my favourite acts will be releasing new album in 2013 (Pearl Jam, Mew and The National) so hopefully that'll inprove things.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:44
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pigeon detectives? really?!
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Old 09-05-2013, 15:04
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I think 2013 has been good so far, even in the mainstream. Generic dance-pop isn't dominating so much anymore, we're getting more proper dance music back in the mainstream more and other genres have a chance now too.
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Old 09-05-2013, 15:32
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I think 2013 has been good so far, even in the mainstream. Generic dance-pop isn't dominating so much anymore, we're getting more proper dance music back in the mainstream more and other genres have a chance now too.

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I disagree its the complete opposite if you ask me.

2013 is an all time low for Dance music IMO , the underground scene will and always be the proper stuff , Mainstream Dance hasn't been good for 6/7 years now.

Generic Dance-pop is dominating the charts more than ever before look at Armin van Buuren makes cheesy pop now rather than decent dance hits like he used in the early to mid 2000s.
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Old 09-05-2013, 16:38
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I think it's been an absolutely fantastic year so far, personally.

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bowie, Vampire Weekend, Frank Turner, Little Boots, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Atoms for Peace, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Hurts, Joy Formidable, Tegan & Sara.

And brilliant debuts like Bastille, Charli XCX, MS MR, Laura Mvula, Bleached, Palma Violets

With Haim, Laura Marling, Beyonce, Gaga, Sam Smith, The National, Kodaline, Arcade Fire and more coming this year.

Very happy and very broke.
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Old 09-05-2013, 18:18
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New albums from Charli XCX, Bring Me The Horizon, Marnie Stern, Rokia Traore, Grouper, Wolf Eyes, James Blake, Savages, My Bloody Valentine, A$AP Rocky, Little Boots, Laura Mvula, The Knife, Justin Timberlake, She & Him, The Great Gatsby OST, Fall Out Boy, David Bowie, Paramore and Tegan & Sara.

New albums from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Gabrielle Aplin, MS MR, Pharmakon, Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, Kylesa, Laura Marling, Mount Kimbie, Ciara, Disclosure, Sleeping with Sirens, Boards of Canada and Sigur Ros, in the next month.
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Old 09-05-2013, 18:23
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pigeon detectives? really?!
It surprised me aswell but their.new album is really good (if a little short)
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Old 09-05-2013, 18:34
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As a 40 something I'd say it is easily the best start to a music year this decade by some distance.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:35
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I know people bang on about the state of music today, no artist is as talented as the Beatles were and all of this, but there's been a lot out there I've enjoyed.

Amazing debuts from Peace, Palma Violets and The History of Apple Pie.

Some of the strongest albums of their careers from Foals, James Blake, Everything Everything, The Strokes, Born Ruffians, She & Him and Noah and the Whale.

And some pretty decent, if flawed, work from Kate Nash, Darwin Deez, Little Boots, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Charli XCX.

And there's so much more to come, too - pretty wired for new albums from Amelia Lily, Miles Kane, The Horrors, Vampire Weekend, Agnetha Faltskog, Diana Vickers and Sigur Ros.

Overall I'm pretty happy with how 2013 is shaping up.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:44
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Just heard of a new band called Keep KAM. Here is a tiny clip which I like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iibRdRD6Yi8 What do you think?
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Old 07-06-2013, 13:58
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The overall #1s have been the best they have been in quite a few years. Also, with Rudimental, Daft Punk, Disclosure, Armin Van Buuren, it seems that the 1990s are returning. There's lots of funky, summery songs to listen to this year.

Disclosure reminds me of the Artful Dodger/Craig David UK electro garage days.
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