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Old 12-05-12, 11:31 PM
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

1. Metallica: Beyond Magnetic
2. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, Maad City
3. Stone Sour: House Of Gold & Bones part 1
4. Lamb Of God: Resolution
5. Alanis Morissette: Havoc And Bright Lights
6. Slaughter House: Welcome To Our House
7. Lacuna Coil: Dark Adrenaline
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Old 12-06-12, 09:24 AM
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Esham - Venus Flytrap
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
Nas - Life Is Good
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
Slaughterhouse - Welcome To Our House
MHz - Legacy
Sean Price - Mic Tyson
E 40 and Too Short - History: Mob Music
E 40 and Too Short - History: Function Music
MGK - Lace Up
Vinnie Paz - God Of The Serengeti
Twiztid - Abominationz
Mellowhype - Numbers
Chino Xl - Ricanstruction
DJ Paul - Person of Interest

I know there's more but I can't remember what right now....

My personal favorite album this year, yes I am biased.... lol

http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-detail.php?id=378005
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Old 12-06-12, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
this is on my X-mas list, and I do like the 'Americana' album too.
Lot's and lot's of spaced out Jamming. The first song is like 24 minutes long. But somehow it doesn't feel dragged out and boring.
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Old 12-06-12, 11:35 AM
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You know who hates that Live To Die album? Andrew Bynum. I heard that the last time he heard it, he was so distracted, he slipped on the bowling lane and blew out his other knee.

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Old 12-07-12, 09:02 AM
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Not a great year for me...

1. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Here



2. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter

And in no particular order...

The Lumineers
The Shins - Port of Morrow
Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Delta Spirit
Ben Folds Five - The Sound of Life...
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Old 12-07-12, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by cungar View Post
...Bob Mould - Silver Age...
This is also a great album...I would add to my big list
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Old 12-07-12, 12:33 PM
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Top 5, no order:

Ulver - Childhood's End
Deftones - Koi No Yokan
High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay

Honorable mentions:

Baroness - Yellow & Green
Testament - Dark Roots of the Earth
Enslaved - Riitiir
Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 1
Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage
Dethklok - Dethalbum III
Lamb of God - Resolution
Rush - Clockwork Angels

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Old 12-08-12, 05:29 PM
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So, that Divine Fits single? I've heard it so many times I could've sworn I had it on my iPod. I did not. Strange.

As per usual, there's always a ton of albums that I'll see on people's lists which were unknown to me (especially Black Radio). Some posters mention that this wasn't a good year and their list is stuff I agree wasn't good which leads me to believe that they didn't listen to enough stuff.
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Old 12-09-12, 01:21 AM
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My favorite albums of the year (so far) are:
Reign of Terror by Sleigh Bells
I Like to Keep Myself In Pain by Kelly Hogan
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Old 12-09-12, 03:49 AM
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It's actually tough for me to pick my favorite albums of the year because I really enjoyed a lot of what came out this year. I'm sure it helps that there were a lot of solid albums released by some of my favorite artists and groups. There were also some great sophomore releases and a few really impressive new or relatively new acts that broke through this year.

If I had to narrow it down to my top albums for 2012, I think it would end up looking something like this...

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here
Elizaveta - Beatrix Runs
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Ingrid Michaelson - Human Again
Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
Glen Hansard - Rhythm And Repose
Benjamin Gibbard - Former Lives


That's only eight, so I still have two spots left for an actual top ten list. But I'm not ready to pick the final two just yet, so I'll give an honorable mention to...

Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
Aimee Mann - Charmer
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts
Taylor Swift - Red
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Keane - Strangeland
fun. - Some Nights
Calvin Harris - 18 Months
Eric Prydz - Pryda
Ke$ha - Warrior
Metric - Synthetica


Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal and Kimbra - Vows were both excellent international debuts in 2011 that were released in the United States in 2012. I think they deserve special, but separate, mention since they fall into a grey area as far as release date is concerned.

My favorite compilation was definitely The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond. Lots of great music on that one from a good variety of artists.

I really enjoyed Bob Dylan - Tempest and The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth when I listened to them, but I just wasn't able to listen to them as critically as I'd have liked.

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Elizaveta - Beatrix Runs
It's great to see I'm not the only one who enjoyed her album so much. I randomly stumbled upon her when I was browsing Amazon for some new releases one night and I'm really glad I did. One of her earlier EPs, Breakfast With Chopin, has been re-released and is available for sale on her website in case you were interested.
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Old 12-09-12, 10:55 AM
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

In not quiet specific order, yet, but I suppose close enough with a little juggling. These are the albums I enjoyed listening to the most. I'm sure there's an album or two I might be forgetting, and there's still some new releases on the horizon, but this should about cover it.

**Fixed for proper order, and with a couple of albums I initially forgot to list...

1. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
2. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
3. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
4. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
5. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
6. Metric - Synthetica
7. Delta Spirit - Delta Spirt
8. Muse - The 2nd Law
9. Rick Springfield - Songs For The End of The World (Yes, really. If you haven't heard it, then shut up.)
10. Bloc Party - Four
11. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
12. Gary Clark Jr. - Blak and Blu
13. KISS - Monster
14. Our Lady Peace - Curve
15. JD McPherson - Signs & Signifiers
16. Jack White - Blundrebuss
17. The Shins - Port Of Morrow
18. Silversun Pickups - Neck Of Woods
19. Redd Kross - Researching The Blues
20. The Cult - Chiice Of Weapon
21. John Mayer - Born And Raised
22. Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania


Honorable Mention - Only because it was internationally released last year, but didn't hit the States until this...
Gotye - Making Mirrors

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Old 12-09-12, 12:56 PM
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Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
Lee Ranaldo - Between Tims And Tides
Melvins - Freak Puke
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
Jack White - Blunderbuss
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Old 12-09-12, 01:03 PM
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

I'm completely out of touch with current music. Here's what I see in this thread so far:

7 for Jack White - Blunderbuss
5 for Metric - Synthetica
4 for Deftones - Koi no Yokan
4 for Rush - Clockwork Angels
3 for Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
3 for Elizaveta - Beatrix Runs
3 for Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
3 for El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

I haven't even heard of most of these bands. I got some homework to do . . .
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Old 12-09-12, 01:24 PM
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I really wanted Metric's Synthetica to be in my top picks, since Fantasies is one of my favorite albums ever, but I just couldn't get into it.

But kstublen pointed out that Some Nights by fun. was released in 2012... for some reason I was convinced that came out in 2011! So I would definitely add that one to my list.
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Old 12-09-12, 05:27 PM
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Favorite LPs of 2012
1. Superbus: Sunset
2. Neurosis: Honor Found In Decay
3. Witch Mountain: Cauldron Of The Wild
4. Xibalba: Hasta La Muerte
5. Civil War Rust: The Fun & The Lonely
6. Worm Ouroboros: Come The Thaw
7. Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch: The Mystery of Heaven
8. Converge: All We Love We Leave Behind
9. Aldebaran: Embracing The Lightless Depths
10. Samothrace: Reverence To Stone
11. Mutilation Rites: Empyrean
12. Castle: Blacklands
13. Dordeduh: Dar De Duh
14. Meshuggah: Koloss
15. Ash Borer: Cold of Ages
16. Evoken: Atra Mors
17. Amenra: Mass V
18. Acephalix: Deathless Master
19. Creatures: Vesuvius
20. Weapon: Embers and Revelations
21. Witchcraft: Legend
22. Love Sex Machine: Love Sex Machine
23. Pallbearer: Sorrow and Extinction
24. Christian Mistress: Possession
25. Graveyard: Lights Out

Honorable Mentions (LP)
Scott Kelly and The Road Home: The Forgiven Ghost In Me
Desecravity: Implicit Obedience
Taylor Swift: Red
Reivers: Sympathetic Shock
Mixtapes: Even On The Worst Nights
Eagle Twin: The Feather Tipped The Serpent's Scale
Sharks: No Gods

Favorite EPs of 2012
1. Hang The Bastard: Hang The Bastard
2. Trebuchet: Trebuchet
3. Eli "Paperboy" Reed Meets The Pepper Pots: Time & Place
4. Hell: III
5. Lawless: Nite of the Wolf
6. Seven Sisters of Sleep: Seven Sisters of Sleep
7. Wolvserpent: Perigaea
8. Haarp: Husks
9. Skinfather: Atheos
10. Light Years: Just Between Us

Honorable Mention (EP)
Orchid: Heretic
Demon Lung: Pareidolia
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My Top 3 are:


Julien-K "We're Here With You"

Lit "The View From The Bottom"

Kiss "Monster"
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I just heard this album called "Life is People" by Bill Fay and it is hands down one of the best albums of the year.
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The first one I can think of that blew me away was Chris Flaherty Big Band's 'Turning Point' album.
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I just heard this album called "Life is People" by Bill Fay and it is hands down one of the best albums of the year.
It's like Bob Dylan, but with a much better sounding singing voice. What a find this is!! Thanks
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Old 12-10-12, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
I'm completely out of touch with current music. Here's what I see in this thread so far:

7 for Jack White - Blunderbuss
5 for Metric - Synthetica
4 for Deftones - Koi no Yokan
4 for Rush - Clockwork Angels
3 for Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
3 for Elizaveta - Beatrix Runs
3 for Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
3 for El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

I haven't even heard of most of these bands. I got some homework to do . . .
You haven't heard of Jack White, Rush, and Dinosaur Jr?
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Old 12-10-12, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I just heard this album called "Life is People" by Bill Fay and it is hands down one of the best albums of the year.
Has a Wilco cover on it. I'll check it out.
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Old 12-10-12, 11:43 AM
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Add Van Halen to my list...(I will update my first post with my 2 additions)
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Old 12-10-12, 01:00 PM
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You haven't heard of Jack White, Rush, and Dinosaur Jr?
Perhaps he has heard of the one that put out an album called I Bet On Sky, but not the other one, further down the list, that, interestingly enough, also put out an album called I Bet On Sky.
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Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
Perhaps he has heard of the one that put out an album called I Bet On Sky, but not the other one, further down the list, that, interestingly enough, also put out an album called I Bet On Sky.
Both those albums are awesome.
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Totally forgot about Japandroids - Celebration Rock.
Awesome album.
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