Monday, January 30, 2017

[Q]: Top 50 Albums of 2016


Q Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2016

01. David Bowie – Blackstar
02. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
03. PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
04. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
05. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
06. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
07. Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
08. Angel Olsen – My Woman
09. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
10. Christine and the Queens – Chaleur Humaine


11. Skepta – Konnichiwa
12. Goat – Requiem
13. Beyoncé – Lemonade
14. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
15. Dexys – Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul
16. Cate Le Bon – Crab Day
17. Frank Ocean – Blonde
18. The Avalanches – Wildflower
19. Parquet Courts – Human Performance
20. Anohni – Hopelessness

21. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
22. Steve Mason – Meet the Humans
23. Pet Shop Boys – Super
24. Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let the Kids Win
25. Wild Beasts – Boy King
26. The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood
27. Underworld – Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
28. Anna Meredith – Varmints
29. Let’s Eat Grandma – I, Gemini
30. Jamie T – Trick

31. Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
32. Bat for Lashes – The Bride
33. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
34. Lady Gaga – Joanne
35. Savages – Adore Life
36. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
37. Brian Eno – The Ship
38. The Fat White Family – Songs for Our Mothers
39. Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
40. Bastille – Wild World

41. Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
42. Solange – A Seat at the Table
43. The Coral – Distance Inbetween
44. The Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come To Expect
45. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
46. Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations
47. Blossoms – Blossoms
48. Drake – Views
49. Richard Ashcroft – These People
50. Primal Scream – Chaosmosis


The 1975 "UGH!"

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[Mojo]: 50 Best Albums of 2016


[Mojo]: 50 Best Albums of 2016

01. David Bowie – Blackstar
02. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
03. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
04. Lambchop – FLOTUS
05. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
06. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
07. Frank Ocean – Blonde
08. Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger
09. PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
10. Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion


11. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
12. Beyonce – Lemonade
13. Teenage Fanclub – Here
14. Charles Bradley – Changes
15. The Cult – Hidden City
16. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
17. Dinosaur Jr – Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
18. Syd Arthur – Apricity
19. Modern Studies – Swell To Great
20. Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels

21. Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
22. Solange – A Seat At The Table
23. Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
24. Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
25. Skepta – Konnichiwa
26. Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
27. Case/Lang/Veirs – Case/Lang/Veirs
28. Angel Olsen – My Woman
29. Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
30. The Monkees – Good Times!

31. Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
32. The Still – The Still
33. Suede – Night Thoughts
34. David Crosby – Lighthouse
35. Field Music – Commontime
36. Wilco – Schmilco
37. James Blake – The Colour In Anything
38. William Bell – This Is Where I Live
39. White Denim – Stiff
40. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

41. Steve Gunn – Eyes On The Lines
42. Anohni – Hopelessness
43. Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties
44. Meilyr Jones – 2013
45. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
46. Christine & The Queens – Chaleur Humaine
47. Van Morrison – Keep Me Swinging
48. The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits
49. Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are
50. The Divine Comedy – Foreverland


Michael Kiwanuka "Love & Hate"

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[Spin]:The 50 Best Albums of 2016


[Spin]:The 50 Best Albums of 2016

01. Solange – A Seat at the Table
02. Frank Ocean – Blonde
03. David Bowie – Blackstar
04. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
05. The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
06. Beyoncé – Lemonade
07. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
08. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
09. Angel Olsen – My Woman
10. Bon Iver – 22, A Million


11. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
12. Rihanna – ANTI
13. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
14. Mitski – Puberty 2
15. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
16. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
17. Young Thug – JEFFERY
18. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution
19. ANOHNI – Hopelessness
20. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.

21. KING – We Are KING
22. Kevin Gates – Islah
23. Joyce Manor – Cody
24. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
25. Nicolas Jaar – Sirens
26. ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
27. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
28. Kaytranada – 99.9%
29. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years
30. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch

31. The Hotelier – Goodness
32. Parquet Courts – Human Performance
33. Kamaiyah – A Good Night in the Ghetto
34. dvsn – Sept. 5th
35. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
36. The Avalanches – Wildflower – 35. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
37. White Lung – Paradise
38. Maxwell – black SUMMERS’ night
39. YG – Still Brazy
40. Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings

41. Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
42. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
43. Marissa Nadler – Strangers
44. Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith – A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
45. Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä
46. Bat for Lashes – The Bride
47. Maren Morris – Hero
48. Pinegrove – Cardinal
49. Moodymann – DJ-Kicks
50. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth


Solange "DON'T TOUCH MY HAIR"

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[Rolling Stone]: Top 50 Albums of 2016


[Rolling Stone]: Top 50 Albums of 2016

01. Beyonce – Lemonade
02. David Bowie – Blackstar
03. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
04. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
05. Frank Ocean – Blonde
06. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
07. Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
08. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
09. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
10. Young Thug – Jeffery


11. Solange – A Seat at the Table
12. Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger
13. Maren Morris – Hero
14. Green Day – Revolution Radio
15. Lvl Up – Return to Love
16. Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings
17. Parquet Courts – Human Performance
18. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It
19. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
20. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

21. Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
22. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
23. Mitski – Puberty 2
24. Drive-By Truckers – American Band
25. Rihanna – Anti
26. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
27. Brandy Clark – Big Day in a Small Town
28. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
29. Mudcrutch – Mudcrutch 2
30. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

31. White Lung – Paradise
32. Alicia Keys – Here
33. Sting – 57th & 9th
34. Angel Olsen – My Woman
35. Anohni – Hopelessness
36. Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct
37. Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep
38. Tove Lo – Lady Wood
39. Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night
40. Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night

41. Wilco – Schmilco
42. Drake – Views
43. Future – Evol
44. The Monkees – Good Times!
45. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
46. Norah Jones – Day Breaks
47. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things, Volume One and Two
48. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution
49. Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die
50. Death Grips – Bottomless Pit


Beyoncé "All Night"

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[UNCUT]: Top 75 Albums of 2016


UNCUT's Top 75 Albums of 2016

01 David Bowie – Blackstar
02 Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
03 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
04 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
05 Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
06 PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
07 Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
08 Anohni – Hopelessness
09 Teenage Fanclub – Here
10 Beyonce – Lemonade


11 Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
12 Brian Eno – The Ship
13 Drive-By Truckers – American Band
14 Bon Iver – 22, A Million
15 Wilco – Schmilco
16 Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee
17 Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Void Beats/Invocation Trex
18 Solange – A Seat At The Table
19 Lambchop – Flotus
20 Angel Olsen – My Woman

21 William Tyler – Modern Country
22 The Avalanches – Wildflower
23 Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
24 Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger
25 Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
26 Cate Le Bon – Crab Day
27 Shirley Collins – Lodestar
28 Case/Lang/Veirs – Case/Lang/Veirs
29 Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
30 Frank Ocean – Blonde

31 Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
32 75 Dollar Bill – Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock
33 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
34 Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts Of Highway 20
35 Eleanor Friedberger – New View
36 Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
37 Tim Hecker – Love Streams
38 Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – The Rarity Of Experience
39 Shovels & Rope – Little Seeds
40 Lets Eat Grandma – I, Gemini

41 Anna Meredith – Varmints
42 Brigid Mae Power – Brigid Mae Power
43 Roisin Murphy – Take Her Up To Monto
44 Okkervil River – Away
45 King – We Are King
46 Swans – The Glowing Man
47 Handsome Family – Unseen
48 Skepta – Konnichiwa
49 Christine & The Queens – Chaleur Humaine
50 Kevin Morby – Singing Saw

51 Underworld – Barbara Barbara We Face An Uncertain Future
52 Various Artists – Day Of The Dead
53 Hinds – Leave Me Alone
54 Robbie Fulks – Upland
55 Soundwalk Collective W/Jessi Paris Smith & Patti Smith – Killer Road
56 Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
57 Maxwell – Blacksummers’ Day
58 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Ears
59 Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Shine A Light
60 Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger

61 John Cale – MFans
62 Ian William Craig – Centres
63 Richmond Fontaine – You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To
64 Gruff Rhys – Set Fire To The Stars
65 Emma Pollock – In Search Of Dangerfield
66 Charles Bradley – Changes
67 Steve Gunn – Eyes On The Lines
68 The Coral – Distance Inbetween
69 Allen Toussaint – American Tunes
70 Kiran Leonard – Grapefruit

71 The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits
72 Oren Ambarchi – Hubris
73 Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion
74 Melt Yourself Down – Last Evenings On Earth
75 Psychic Temple – III

Radiohead "Burn The Witch"

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[NME]:TOP 50 Albums Of 2016

[NME]:TOP 50 Albums Of 2016

01. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So
02. Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
03. Christine And The Queens – Chaleur Humaine
04. Skepta – Konnichiwa
05. Kaytranada – 99.9%
06. David Bowie – Blackstar
07. Diiv – Is The Is Are
08. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
09. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
10. Frank Ocean – Blond


11. Beyonce – Lemonade
12. Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony
13. Angel Olsen – My Woman
14. Jamie T – Trick
15. Kano – Made In The Manor
16. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
17. Drake – Views
18. Tegan And Sara – Love You To Death
19. White – Lung Paradise
20. Lady Gaga – Joanne

21. Anderson. Paak – Malibu
22. Radiohead – A Moon-shaped-pool
23. Michael Kiwanuka – Love And Hate
24. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
25. Blossoms – Blossoms
26. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
27. Giggs – Landlord
28. Goat – Requiem
29. Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
30. Nao – For All We Know

31. Bastille – Wild World
32. Kings Of Leon – Walls
33. Margo Price – Midwest Farmers Daughter
34. Let’s Eat Grandma – I, Gemini
35. Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being
36. Swet Shop Boys – Cashmere
37. Soft Hair – Soft Hair
38. Slaves – Take Control
39. Green Day – Revolution Radio
40. Rihanna – Anti

41. Solange – A Seat At The Table
42. Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
43. Anohni – Hopelessness
44. The Lemon Twigs – Do Hollywood
45. Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
46. Savages- Adore Life
47. Wild Beasts – Boy King
48. Show Me The Body – Body War
49. Public Access TV – Never Enough
50. Bon Iver – 22 A Million


David Bowie "Blackstar"

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輕輕地 柔柔走 Softly



言えなかったこと。言いたいこと。
Softly
Label: Universal Music
2016.09
★★★★★★★★☆☆


來自北海道苫小牧市的二人 MUTSUK (主音) 和 HARUKA (結他) 女子樂隊 Softly,沿於高中時 MUTSUKI 在 Twitter 上說:"我想組樂隊";於是兩人經朋友介紹下一拍即合,2013 組成。2015年頭才小試牛刀,推出 "Maybe〜どうでもいいの〜" 單曲,之後就好像一般 indie band 那樣,街頭演唱,發售500円「Maybe~どうでもいいの~/グラウンド」2曲 CD 獲得好評。

出道時間很短,作為地區性樂隊,知名度相對地不足,但其實經已默默地作推廣,上年算是有個好開始,拍廣告唱廣告歌,也為『女くどき飯 Season2』唱片尾曲,16 年也推出了第三張 mini album《言えなかったこと。言いたいこと。》

初聽 Softly 時還以為 Yui 重出江湖,原來只是 MUTSUK 聲線相似,而樂風是簡單的輕鬆小品,正如組合的名稱一樣,輕輕的舒服 (我想說自從 Yui 退隱,日樂壇都出現很多酷似她的女聲,不是歌聲近似,就是一人一結他,我稱為 "後 Yui 現象")。

新專輯起首是廣告曲 "恋心よあたしにきっと幸あれ" 和『女くどき飯 Season2』片尾單曲 "キミがいい" 都是爽快的結他節奏,擁有跳脫節奏的輕快之歌。之後的 "あなたのことを想って指先でなぞる文字は" 是為慢版的抒情小品;"花言葉" 的聲底錄音是自己喜歡的,有些回聲有些粗糙,繼續以輕快腳步前進。

"up to you" 和 "CRUSH" 都是我喜歡的曲子,前者輕鬆小品,後者起首有點 reggae 節奏,繼後變奏急進過後又回歸平和。

"海の声" 是上年其中一首被洗版的歌,不知道日本人是否對這曲有甚麼情意結,反正我聽過 N 次,有點嫌棄;而 Softly 版本都是簡單的結他勾弦,純賣聲線。最後一曲 "会えない日々が私を強くする" 以慢版 ballad 加上弦樂點綴作結束。

聽 Softly 的歌就是那麼純粹,一支木結他加一把聲,幾個簡單 chords, 舒服輕柔。兩個妹子不時玩視像直播和街頭演唱與樂迷互動 (其實現在很多初道或想出道的樂手都透過直播湊人氣),所以去北海道旅行時不妨留意一下街頭演唱,可能會遇見她們呢,這可算是初出道的福利。

初回限定盤收錄 2016 年 4 月在札幌舉行的小型演唱會 Live 「Softlyワンマンライブ キミがいい ~Hello my friend~」。


Softly 《言えなかったこと。言いたいこと。》(初回限定盤CD+DVD)

CD
1.恋心よあたしにきっと幸あれ ★
2.キミがいい ★
3.あなたのことを想って指先でなぞる文字は ★
4.花言葉 ★
5.up to you ★
6.海の声(カバー)
7.CRUSH ★
8.会えない日々が私を強くする ★

DVD
2016.4.23「Softlyワンマンライブ キミがいい ~Hello my friend~」
「Maybe~どうでもいいの~」
「あなたの隣で」
「Fly」
「ふたり」
「キミがいい」
「その笑顔を見ていたくて」

Softly "恋心よあたしにきっと幸あれ"

Softly Sapporo Neutral 地下路上音楽祭

Softly Official Website