Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 68

Thread: Best (or new) albums of 2021 - so far....

  1. #1
    That's Mr. to you, Sir!! Trane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    in a cosmic jazzy-groove around Brussels
    Posts
    4,662

    Best (or new) albums of 2021 - so far....

    First 2021-released album worthy of notice (pour moi, of course)

    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

  2. #2
    The very best music coming out this year will decidedly be in established genres and by artists with whom I'm already safely acquainted.

    New names and genres only serve to stir up and challenge things in my head, and I'm way passed that necessity and possibility now. I'm getting old and in need of comfort.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

  3. #3
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    7,154
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    998
    That Thollot album was my first purchase of the year, too. Liking it. Checking out the Brisbaye now.

    Edit: Brisbaye doesn't seem very comfortable so far. Uh oh!

    neil

  5. #5
    Member Steve F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Fluffy Cloud
    Posts
    3,972
    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Brisbaye doesn't seem very comfortable so far. Uh oh!
    [don't tell Spunky Scissors]
    Steve F.

    www.waysidemusic.com
    www.cuneiformrecords.com

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Any time any one speaks to me about any musical project, the one absolute given is "it will not make big money". [tip of the hat to HK]

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

  6. #6
    Member thedunno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    1,450
    That Brisbaye goes on the shopping list for next bc friday.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    [don't tell Spunky Scissors]
    You misunderstood me, Steve. The important thing is that something somehow -reminds- me of something that I know from past experience. Thereby I can only speculate in how the given artist secretly and/or unconsciously has heard and/or can relate to that very same reference and thus in a certain sense communicates with me through confirmative channels of cosmic explanation and so in turn helps me to see and/or find meaning in existence.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

  8. #8
    Member Steve F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Fluffy Cloud
    Posts
    3,972
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    You misunderstood me, Steve.
    You forgot to say 'again' !!
    Steve F.

    www.waysidemusic.com
    www.cuneiformrecords.com

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Any time any one speaks to me about any musical project, the one absolute given is "it will not make big money". [tip of the hat to HK]

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

  9. #9
    Member moecurlythanu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    The Planet Lovetron
    Posts
    8,564
    ^ I can dig, man. You need touchstones to help keep you grounded, or else you'll float off into the ether.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

  10. #10
    ^^ Everybody always misunderstands me "again", like.

    Best upcoming? Does this perhaps equal 'most anticipated'? I suspect the whole thing depends on to which extent the pandemic withers and something remotely resembling cultural life actually gets to revitalize here in the West.

    Until recently we had a thriving live scene and a seriously creative musical body here in Norway, not only in the capital but all over. And now there's limbo totale. The prognosis is a basic "reopening" of major rooms and theatres of artistic expression by the time of summer at the earliest. And while I'm sure there'll be interesting issues and stuff before that (Trond G. is releasing his third Suburban Savages album, Demagogue Days on Apollon Records on the third of March, for instance), things won't truly come back to life until there's a possibility to perform music for an audience here.

    Also, Genesis and Yes are apparently reforming this year.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,652
    The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings

    The new LP from The Besnard Lakes is a winner. If Brian Wilson had joined Pink Floyd instead of DG.
    Prog's Not Dead

  12. #12
    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    3,290
    Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong. You´re Dead. (LP/CD) 3/19/21 date. Will get this.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
    -- Aristotle
    Nostalgia, you know, ain't what it used to be. Furthermore, they tells me, it never was.
    “A Man Who Does Not Read Has No Appreciable Advantage Over the Man Who Cannot Read” - Unknown

  13. #13
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    7,154
    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong. You´re Dead. (LP/CD) 3/19/21 date. Will get this.
    So will I
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  14. #14
    Subterranean Tapir Hobo Chang Ba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Frownland
    Posts
    1,371
    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong. You´re Dead. (LP/CD) 3/19/21 date. Will get this.
    I hope this is more generally available then HM's previous album.

    But yes...I'm interested as well!
    No humor please, we're skittish.

    Never let good music get in the way of making a profit.

  15. #15
    Member Kcrimso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Espoo, Finland
    Posts
    1,332
    New Needlepoint album Walking Up That Valley is the best 2021 album I have so far heard. Not a masterpiece but very pleasant retro/canterbury. And probably the best Needlepoint album.
    "A waste of talent and electricity." John Peel on ELP

  16. #16
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    11,239
    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    New Needlepoint album Walking Up That Valley is the best 2021 album I have so far heard. Not a masterpiece but very pleasant retro/canterbury. And probably the best Needlepoint album.
    Oh, this sounds pretty good (listening on Bandcamp). Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Now that's a name I used to see a lot, but don't think I've seen in a while. But probably he's kept busy. is he a pretty old guy now?

  17. #17
    That's Mr. to you, Sir!! Trane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    in a cosmic jazzy-groove around Brussels
    Posts
    4,662
    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    New Needlepoint album Walking Up That Valley is the best 2021 album I have so far heard. Not a masterpiece but very pleasant retro/canterbury. And probably the best Needlepoint album.
    Not far from thinking the same

    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

  18. #18
    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    3,290
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    I hope this is more generally available then HM's previous album.

    But yes...I'm interested as well!
    Her/Their albums were available on Bandcamp earlier, but now no. I ordered direct from Rune. Pretty quick and easy. Shipping was not too bad. Will do again.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
    -- Aristotle
    Nostalgia, you know, ain't what it used to be. Furthermore, they tells me, it never was.
    “A Man Who Does Not Read Has No Appreciable Advantage Over the Man Who Cannot Read” - Unknown

  19. #19
    Subterranean Tapir Hobo Chang Ba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Frownland
    Posts
    1,371
    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Her/Their albums were available on Bandcamp earlier, but now no. I ordered direct from Rune. Pretty quick and easy. Shipping was not too bad. Will do again.
    I do perfer to order from america, just to keep shipping to a point where I'm not essentially buying another album just to pay for shipping. I've never tried to order directly from Rune, so maybe I'll go through the motions to see what shipping will cost.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

    Never let good music get in the way of making a profit.

  20. #20
    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    3,290
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    I do perfer to order from america, just to keep shipping to a point where I'm not essentially buying another album just to pay for shipping. I've never tried to order directly from Rune, so maybe I'll go through the motions to see what shipping will cost.
    The last time I ordered a Rune disk from 'America' ( Amazon.com ), it shipped from the Netherlands. Free shipping, though. Pretty quick, after the shipping notification.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
    -- Aristotle
    Nostalgia, you know, ain't what it used to be. Furthermore, they tells me, it never was.
    “A Man Who Does Not Read Has No Appreciable Advantage Over the Man Who Cannot Read” - Unknown

  21. #21

    my two picks (so far)

    Greetings,

    My picks (so far):

    Lyle Workman - Uncommon Measures: https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html
    Daniel Weiss - DIVE: https://danielweiss.bandcamp.com/album/dive-3

    Cheers,


    Alan

  22. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,652
    Loving the new ones from Soen and Transatlantic. I really need to check out the new Needlepoint then, eh?
    Prog's Not Dead

  23. #23
    Subterranean Tapir Hobo Chang Ba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Frownland
    Posts
    1,371
    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    The last time I ordered a Rune disk from 'America' ( Amazon.com ), it shipped from the Netherlands. Free shipping, though. Pretty quick, after the shipping notification.
    I've also ordered RG discs from wayside before. I guess I really don't care where they actually ship from (they are all coming over from Europe one way or another), I just don't want to pay as assload for shipping. Maybe I've just been ordering too much from bandcamp/discogs of late.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

    Never let good music get in the way of making a profit.

  24. #24
    Member dt2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    mentone ca
    Posts
    138
    Haven't heard much yet, but so far the standout is this:


  25. #25
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    11,239
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    I hope this is more generally available then HM's previous album.

    But yes...I'm interested as well!
    They have a couple of singles from it on Spotify.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •