Originally Posted by Miles
I have pretty much neglected new music for the first time in a while this year. Enjoying the latest Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear and Chromatics albums.
Bought The Money Store this weekend after reading this thread and not sure that to think of it yet. Listened a few times and a few tracks are starting to somewhat click (Hacker).
Was this a shitty year for alt/indie music? Most of the end of the year lists I have read make it seem like a strong year for hip hop. Not really a genera I usually like but seems like I might need to check out a few albums.
It wasn't a shitty year, it's just that the alt/indie crowd has embraced hip hop now, so it's permeating those lists (Pitchfork/Stereogum) as well as the more traditional fare that that crowd embraces.
Some more bands/artists who released "Indie" albums that I really liked this year:
Father John Misty