What's been the Best cd / album you have discovered this year 2016?

I think possibly top of the list  for me would be a Swedish group called Airbag,  which I only discovered at the 2016 Bristol Show at the Naim demo room.

The album played was  called ' ldentity ' released in 2009 and the track was called 'safe like you' a truly superb track and equally good album.

Would be interested to hear about music discoveries other forum members have had during the year?

 

 

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Adam Zielinski posted:

Manu Katche 'Neighborhood' - I think it was recorded in 2007 but I only discovered in this year.

Simply superb. Good for showing off what NAIM can do too

 

 

Just been on Google and YouTube to find out more, as Im not on tidal ect ...next stop Amazon... 

Bit early for best of list for me. Mind you Xmas decorations in the shops....

probably Nick Cave 'Skeleton Tree' so far for but actually been a great year for new music. The new Leonard Cohen, Wilco, an excellent Mary Chaplin Carpenter, The Amazing, Heron Oblivion, Tinersticks. A new Lambchop in a week with teaser tracks sounding very different. I will get them sorted by year end.

bruce

wenger2015 posted:
Adam Zielinski posted:

Manu Katche 'Neighborhood' - I think it was recorded in 2007 but I only discovered in this year.

Simply superb. Good for showing off what NAIM can do too

 

 

Just been on Google and YouTube to find out more, as Im not on tidal ect ...next stop Amazon... 

Available on HD Tracks in high-res too. 

@wenger2015 I really like Airbag too. Got a few of their albums now and that one track 'safe like you' will always bring back memories of the Bristol show Naim demo. 

At the same demo I discovered Angus and Julia Stone. Great brother and sister duo from Oz. Have since collected their back catalogue over the passed few months. Great music to chill out to, but equally great turned up loud! 

Aside from new releases this year, my favourite new discovery based on number of plays is probably;

John Mellencamp - plain spoken (2014).  Full of great songs, heartfelt playing and nice stripped down production.

Many thanks to Joerand for pointing it out earlier in the year.

Borders Nick posted:

Aside from new releases this year, my favourite new discovery based on number of plays is probably;

John Mellencamp - plain spoken (2014).  Full of great songs, heartfelt playing and nice stripped down production.

Many thanks to Joerand for pointing it out earlier in the year.

In fact I'm giving it a run now - one of the many things I really like is the drumming which is very powerful and varied and really thunders in a controlled way from the speakers 

Adam Zielinski posted:

Manu Katche 'Neighborhood' - I think it was recorded in 2007 but I only discovered in this year.

Simply superb. Good for showing off what NAIM can do too

 

 

Just had a listen on YouTube , I really like it....i think I'm going to be extending my Xmas list to self 

Borders Nick posted:
Borders Nick posted:

Aside from new releases this year, my favourite new discovery based on number of plays is probably;

John Mellencamp - plain spoken (2014).  Full of great songs, heartfelt playing and nice stripped down production.

Many thanks to Joerand for pointing it out earlier in the year.

In fact I'm giving it a run now - one of the many things I really like is the drumming which is very powerful and varied and really thunders in a controlled way from the speakers 

Going to have to add to Xmas list to self...

The album "Multi-Love" by "Unknown Mortal Orchestra" - I saw them on TV live at Glastonbury and for some reason, they grabbed my attention.
I'd never heard of them before but love the album!

"The Bomb Shelter Sessions" by "Vintage Trouble" is another which has really grabbed me.

Early Portishead?  Right, off to check out the Bree Tranter album (almost) immediately.

Only fair to pause to mention a couple of new-to-me in 2016 things first, though.

First, a chap I heard about entirely by accident, John Grant.  Of what I've heard, I slightly prefer his previous album, Pale Green Ghosts, but his new one Grey Tickles, Black Pressure also has some great tracks.  I played the night before him in Tokyo a few weeks ago, and then I think the night after him somewhere in Europe just after that, but haven't managed to catch him live despite the near misses.  Maybe one day.  A sarcastic, funny, sensitive chap who's quite aware that he's a bit obsessed with talking about himself, but manages to make that funny in a self deprecating way.

The other one is Daughter.  I think of them as Florence & The Machine at 4am.  They played here in Birmingham earlier in the year, but I was away and missed them.  Still need to check out their new release.

Dave***t posted:

Early Portishead?  Right, off to check out the Bree Tranter album (almost) immediately.

Only fair to pause to mention a couple of new-to-me in 2016 things first, though.

First, a chap I heard about entirely by accident, John Grant.  Of what I've heard, I slightly prefer his previous album, Pale Green Ghosts, but his new one Grey Tickles, Black Pressure also has some great tracks.  I played the night before him in Tokyo a few weeks ago, and then I think the night after him somewhere in Europe just after that, but haven't managed to catch him live despite the near misses.  Maybe one day.  A sarcastic, funny, sensitive chap who's quite aware that he's a bit obsessed with talking about himself, but manages to make that funny in a self deprecating way.

The other one is Daughter.  I think of them as Florence & The Machine at 4am.  They played here in Birmingham earlier in the year, but I was away and missed them.  Still need to check out their new release.

Not come across any of these, curious to find out more....

wenger2015 posted:
thebigfredc posted:

A bit of one. I find the names of Scandinavian bands terrible such as Airbag and First Aid Kit for example so I was just having some fun with the preposterousness of it all.

I must agree some of the names are abit left field 

No Wenger, Leftfield were British! 

Pcd posted:
Dave, since I bought a NDX last year and upgraded my system earlier this
year I have bought more CDs and listened to and enjoying a greater variety
of music than ever.

It's still hard to imagine that you were not already familiar with it, though. Perhaps you're young.....

Pcd posted:
Dave, since I bought a NDX last year and upgraded my system earlier this
year I have bought more CDs and listened to and enjoying a greater variety
of music than ever.

With an NDX, why buy a Graceland CD,   why not the 25th anniversary remaster download???  

In my opinion a big YES.   The sound is so much better & has more detail, is more natural sounding & easier to pick out the individual musicians & voices.     I have to own up to being a brit who is more ex-pat South African & much of the album brings back the feeling of my time there pre & post apartheid,  maybe a bit of protea tinted glass's   

Dave***t posted:

Mike, did you think the 25th remastering effort was a good one? I had a look online for opinions and reactions seemed mixed.

I thought the remaster OK, not blown me away but definitely recommend 'Rythm of The Saints' remaster. The extra tracks are really worthwhile I thought.

Bruce

Bruce Woodhouse posted:

I thought the remaster OK, not blown me away but definitely recommend 'Rythm of The Saints' remaster. The extra tracks are really worthwhile I thought.

Not disagreeing Bruce, maybe its my affinity with SA that makes Graceland better for me,  but that said for me all Paul Simon material is good.   What Graceland remaster do you have,  mine is 24-bit 17 tracks & 1:08 hrs,   the CD version is 14 tracks.  OK the extra 3 tracks are unreleased versions of other tracks & the last track is 9 minutes "The Story of Graceland as told by Paul Simon" is not exactly music.     

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