Albums and New Music of 2017


#21

Downloaded about 8 new albums there, will give my impressions during the week. @carryharry ChocolateMice


#22

I listened to the new XX album while out on my morning run. It seems fairly shite on first listen. No progression from the last album. A lot of samey songs blending into each other.

cc @Phil_Leotardo


#23

It got an awful hammering in the Sunday Times last week pal, not that I’d use that as a barometer for anything cultural.

They’re well overrated IMHO. Their first album was ok but everything’s a bit samey with them.


#24

I got Migration by Bonobo there this morning. Very nice album.


#25

I hadn’t seen any reviews of it - I saw a social media post from the band announcing the new album yesterday so listened via spotify without knowing anything about it. Pretty uninspiring alright though I thought the debut album was very good.


#26

Nice that the critics agreed with you all the same.


#27

I’m only aware of a negative Sunday Times review which has no impact on me.


#28

Have you listened to Jamie XX’s last solo album “In Colour”? It’s excellent.

I have not had a chance to listen to the new XX album yet. I did hear that it’s quite samey alright


#29

Listening to this now. Nice tunes


#30

Looking forward to giving that a listen, have tickets to see them in vicar st too.


#31

I haven’t but I’ll give it a go.


#32

It’s an album that seriously grows on you after a number of listens. Heavily influenced by some old school garage and house anthems.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have pal.
I’ll eagerly await your verdict after a few jogs.


#33

Not strictly an album of 2017, mainly because it is an album of 2016, but I would highly recommend Planxty Between the Jigs and the Reels, a Retrospective. I only got it yesterday so I hwavent watched the DVD yet but the CD is super.


#34

Have deleted all non-2017 albums off my iPod. The new Bonobo is stunning.


#35

I like it a lot.


#36

New Ed Sheeran song bodes well for his new album. An artist maturing and progressing.


#37

@Fagan_ODowd, interview with Eno in Guardian online.


#38

@Bandage thoughts on “In Colour” ?


#39

You can see him in the 3Arena in April.


#40

Bonobo still the album of the year so far.

New Elbow and Ty Segall sound promising, also like the new Wiley (grime) and Migos (Hip-Hop).

The XX album has like 4 really good songs but the rest is entirely forgettable.