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(Pitchfork)   The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2017 - that is if you consider Fleet Foxes rock   ( pitchfork.com) divider line
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2017-12-30 05:24:00 PM  
Contrast and compare to 1967.
 
2017-12-30 05:43:28 PM  
Why bother?  Rock is dead.  Has been for decades.

20 best Polka Bands everybody!

/No1Curr
 
2017-12-30 06:23:08 PM  
"The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2017"
Totally irrelevant that it encourages mockery.
 
2017-12-30 06:46:53 PM  
I've heard of a whole four of those bands.

/lawn, etc
 
2017-12-30 06:55:57 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: I've heard of a whole four of those bands.

/lawn, etc


I've heard of even fewer than that, and that's even considering that one of the few I've heard of is the Afghan Whigs, a band that I honestly was unaware had released any music at all in the 21st Century.
 
2017-12-30 07:17:37 PM  
I didn't know there was rock anymore. Ok.
 
2017-12-30 07:23:01 PM  

Cyberluddite: NeedlesslyCanadian: I've heard of a whole four of those bands.

/lawn, etc

I've heard of even fewer than that, and that's even considering that one of the few I've heard of is the Afghan Whigs, a band that I honestly was unaware had released any music at all in the 21st Century.


Was gonna say it was nice to see Whigs and Slowdive on there. Old school. For a certain value of "old".
 
2017-12-30 07:54:48 PM  
Ha. Remember when you lot mocked "the olds" when you were teens, and grooving on all the new bands that rocked, made a difference, changed things?

You're even worse than those "olds" now.

Take a chance on some of these.

Remember when you did that of your own accord?

Remember ... anything?
 
2017-12-30 08:57:02 PM  

festus: Ha. Remember when you lot mocked "the olds" when you were teens, and grooving on all the new bands that rocked, made a difference, changed things?

You're even worse than those "olds" now.

Take a chance on some of these.

Remember when you did that of your own accord?

Remember ... anything?


Keep farking that chicken.

Kendrick, Migos, HOVA, Run the Jewels - hip hop - made phenomenal albums this year.  Rock?  Not so much.  Pitchfork front-runs a lot of trends while at the same time carrying a torch for albums almost no one is listening to now nor ever will (for example, they've retconned the fact that they named The Soft Bulletin the second best album of the 1990's - a solid choice - only to demote it to third and apparently purge their original choice for #1 from the list completely).

Rock is dead.  It's been dead for decades.  Almost no one is listening to Ooz and almost no one gives a shiat and almost no one will even remember it existed except for when someone samples one of the tracks in a decade only the listener won't know what the sample is from.
 
2017-12-30 09:14:00 PM  

Byno: Rock is dead.  It's been dead for decades.


True, Appetite for Destruction was released in 1987.
 
2017-12-30 09:38:27 PM  
Scott H. Biram 'TrainWrecker' (Official Music Video)
Youtube 8iN3pai9zYM


Fark your pussy list.
 
2017-12-30 10:37:01 PM  
King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard should be #1 on that list imo, released 3 great albums and 2 shiatty ones
 
2017-12-30 10:45:42 PM  
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The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions (Official Audio)
Youtube hXwGX5Es9vM


My pick
 
2017-12-30 10:46:21 PM  
Pitchfork wouldn't know what rock is if they got hit in the head with a meteorite. It's a guide for boring, educated midwestern kids whose favorite hobby is being condescending.
 
2017-12-30 10:48:56 PM  
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2017-12-30 10:50:31 PM  

Mugato: Byno: Rock is dead.  It's been dead for decades.

True, Appetite for Destruction was released in 1987.


They still play Welcome to the Jungle at football games.
 
2017-12-30 10:58:24 PM  

whereisian: [img.fark.net image 400x400][View Full Size image _x_]
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hXwGX5Es​9vM]

My pick


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2017-12-30 11:03:04 PM  
Using the power of modern technology that is this giant supercomputer that sits next to my nuts at any given moment, I checked out a few of these bands, and some aren't bad. I picked up a couple songs off the new Big Thief album.

The #1 pick, though, yeesh. There's a little emperor has no clothes going on there.
 
2017-12-30 11:20:29 PM  
List useless without Moby
 
2017-12-30 11:27:57 PM  
Moby & The Void Pacific Choir - In This Cold Place (Official Video)
Youtube vmi-MtP969M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiET​E​8Jzfg
 
2017-12-30 11:50:31 PM  

LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg


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2017-12-30 11:58:30 PM  
 
2017-12-31 12:01:02 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg

[img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_]


he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough
 
2017-12-31 12:08:14 AM  

LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough


Bad Religion - 21st Century Digital Boy (Official Video)
Youtube ZN6kCgMUjFw
 
2017-12-31 12:26:16 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZN6kCgMU​jFw]


Sellouts, saw that video on MTV

Messiah 21st Century Jesus (US)
Youtube TOEf63-nn-Y
 
2017-12-31 12:32:48 AM  

LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZN6kCgMU​jFw] Sellouts, saw that video on MTV [Youtube TOEf63-nn-Y image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TOEf63-​n​n-Y]


Bad Religion- American Jesus
Youtube 12kcpP-8jfM
 
2017-12-31 12:38:28 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZN6kCgMU​jFw] Sellouts, saw that video on MTV [Youtube TOEf63-nn-Y image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TOEf63-n​n-Y]

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/12kcpP-8​jfM]


Orphx - Pox Americana
Youtube qBBSvyohdeY
 
2017-12-31 12:40:18 AM  
Rock isn't dead, it's just not the go-to music to put in commercials and movies any more. From that list:

I really liked King Gizzard's 4 albums this year, they released the fifth one today. Auto-go if they tour around here (Los Angeles). Love The National, another typically good album from them. Couldn't believe Slowdive returned. Got in to them after they had broken up, loved the album, saw them live twice = two incredible shows.

Other good ROCK shows I went to this year: Mastodon, Black Angels, Ween at a festival in Long Beach, Mogwai (incredible), Gary Numan rushing through Cars just so fans would shut up, he played mostly his last two albums which are very dark and industrial. Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Midnight Oil (so glad they're touring again) etc.

/Rock is dead they say
//Long live rock
 
2017-12-31 12:56:25 AM  

LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZN6kCgMU​jFw] Sellouts, saw that video on MTV [Youtube TOEf63-nn-Y image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TOEf63-n​n-Y] [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/12kcpP-8​jfM] [Youtube qBBSvyohdeY image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/qBBSvyo​h​deY]


George Michael - Careless Whisper (from 'Deadpool')
Youtube tMG2GFxVocI
 
2017-12-31 01:01:47 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZN6kCgMU​jFw] Sellouts, saw that video on MTV [Youtube TOEf63-nn-Y image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TOEf63-n​n-Y] [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/12kcpP-8​jfM] [Youtube qBBSvyohdeY image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/qBBSvyoh​deY]

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/tMG2GFxV​ocI]


http://www.deezer.com/fr/track/727512​4​9
 
2017-12-31 01:18:33 AM  

LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZN6kCgMU​jFw] Sellouts, saw that video on MTV [Youtube TOEf63-nn-Y image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TOEf63-n​n-Y] [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/12kcpP-8​jfM] [Youtube qBBSvyohdeY image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/qBBSvyoh​deY] [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/tMG2GFxV​ocI] http://www.deezer.com/fr/track/7275124​9


Starship - We Built This City
Youtube K1b8AhIsSYQ


This song is more 'rock' than most of that list.
 
2017-12-31 01:24:00 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZN6kCgMU​jFw] Sellouts, saw that video on MTV [Youtube TOEf63-nn-Y image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TOEf63-n​n-Y] [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/12kcpP-8​jfM] [Youtube qBBSvyohdeY image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/qBBSvyoh​deY] [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/tMG2GFxV​ocI] http://www.deezer.com/fr/track/7275124​9

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/K1b8AhIs​SYQ]

This song is more 'rock' than most of that list.


Metal Urbain - Panik - French Punk 1977
Youtube 42I68mb4BMA

.
 
2017-12-31 01:32:38 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg [img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_] he was playing punk before you asked your mom to buy Hangin' Tough

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZN6kCgMU​jFw]

Thomas Vacchino 3 years ago

Wow! These kids remind me of Vintage BAD BRAINS...Love it!
Radkey - Out Here In My Head - Later... with Jools Holland - BBC Two HD
Youtube svy-0phlnBk
 
2017-12-31 01:33:27 AM  
That list was full of boring music. Only a couple of those bands actually rock, the others are boring. If you're going that route Pitchfork, at least include The New Year's latest album. It's the best boring album of the year.

JD McPherson released a rockin' album. Listen to that instead.
JD McPherson - 'LUCKY PENNY' [Official Video]
Youtube Hj5ZzXfTlpM
 
2017-12-31 01:38:43 AM  
List is useless.

/ considering the source, I'm assuming it's ten watered-down Ed Sheeran clones
// if that's even possible
 
2017-12-31 01:39:20 AM  
For the first time ever, my favorite album of the year was a non-rock album: Jake Xerxes Fussell's What In The Natural World.

Jake Xerxes Fussell - 'Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?' (Official Audio)
Youtube 8Iu82r0GGvE
 
2017-12-31 02:28:19 AM  
Atomic biatchwax vaporizes this list like a naked space woman shooting lasers from her hand.

The Atomic Bitchwax - Force Field - 05 - Crazy
Youtube yrnqkiWfk2A
 
2017-12-31 02:37:13 AM  
/luckily for me BB and BR sound the same
 
2017-12-31 02:38:07 AM  
My hope is that Greta Van Fleet can save rock cause its all we really got.
 
kab
2017-12-31 02:54:48 AM  
Bent Knee - Land Animal
Alluvial - The Deep Longing for Annhilation
Mastadon - Emperor of Sand

Not much else really impressed me this year.

/yes I know, not really 'rock'
 
2017-12-31 04:53:11 AM  

festus: Ha. Remember when you lot mocked "the olds" when you were teens, and grooving on all the new bands that rocked, made a difference, changed things?

You're even worse than those "olds" now.

Take a chance on some of these.

Remember when you did that of your own accord?

Remember ... anything?


I remember... the Alamo
 
2017-12-31 06:08:41 AM  
Anyone saying that rock is dead or that there's no good music anymore is an old fart who hasn't attempted to find anything new and enjoyable.  There is more awesome music being made than I can keep up with.
 
2017-12-31 06:10:31 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg

[img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_]


Absolutely normal response after listening to a Lewdux link imho
 
2017-12-31 06:28:38 AM  
BAND-MAID / Don't you tell ME
Youtube tGXzhxXVimY
 
2017-12-31 06:47:39 AM  

kmfjd: Ow! That was my feelings!: LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vmi-MtP9​69M]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpiETE​8Jzfg

[img.fark.net image 635x354][View Full Size image _x_]

Absolutely normal response after listening to a Lewdux link imho


I do hope my links will diminish number or boomers until 2020 elections
 
2017-12-31 06:53:20 AM  
I would have gone with No Joy and Meatwave.
 
2017-12-31 07:13:00 AM  
Back In The Room
Youtube bw1jexJr-Rs


/Off the album "Guillotine".
 
2017-12-31 07:37:22 AM  
I don't know much about any modern music as I'm not a 15 year old girl or in the case if country music, a Trumptard.
 
2017-12-31 07:55:57 AM  

Byno: most no one is listening to Ooz and almost no one gives a shiat and almost no one will even remember it existed except for when someone samples one of the tracks in a decade only the listener won't know what the sample is from.


Where did Rock hurt you?
 
2017-12-31 08:00:04 AM  
I am occasionally forced to watch that singing show on NBC (the voice?); 80% of the songs are garbage coontry music. If you're going with that genre, have the stones to cover LA County by Lyle Lovett.
 
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