Just about every forum I've ever visited has a music thread somewhere in the off-topic section, so I figured I'd start one here. What have you been listening to recently? What are you excited for? Did the most recent _____ album live up to your expectations? Why does my favorite band suck? Which genre are you looking for new music in? Etc. As far as 2017 is concerned, there are two albums that I've been very impressed with. The first of which is "Forever" by Code Orange, which is one of the most visceral albums I've heard since Nails released "You Will Never Be One of Us" last year. They really explored with texture on this album, opting for clean vocals on 2 songs, and implementing some industrial mechanics as well. The second album was released for streaming on Christmas, but wasn't 'officially' released until January, and that's "Run the Jewels 3" by Run the Jewels. It's another really solid effort by them, and took a little longer to grow on me than RTJ2. The political songs fall a little flat to me compared to the booming sound they are so capable of, but Killer Mike and El-P are still a fantastic duo, and remain one of my favorite current rap acts. There isn't too much I'm really looking forward to right now. I'm hoping Counterparts gives us a new record this year, following their trend of releasing one every other year, but there hasn't been an official announcement. Also hoping we get something new from Kendrick Lamar, but with the way pop music and rap have been going, I'm guessing it'll just drop without warning if/when it does, and it may be another year out anyways. Other than that, I'm looking to explore the genre of 8-bit a little bit. Any recommendations of instrumental 8-bit artists are welcome, as well as games with good soundtracks that are accessible (preferably through Spotify). I'm also always looking for dark/creepy sounding electronic music in the instrumental variety. Anything hardcore punk/metal or rap will usually get a listen from me, too!