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Old 12-10-12, 10:42 PM
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Originally Posted by Supermallet
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.
Yeah I just became aware of this album too. Fantastic stuff. I've been listening to that and Emitt Rhodes for the first time.




There's still great music I haven't heard before.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Halestorm: The Strange Case Of
Shinedown: Amaryllis
Stone Sour: House Of Gold And Bones Part One
The 69 Eyes: X
In This Moment: Blood
Hinder: Welcome To The Freakshow

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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Originally Posted by SomethingMore
Totally forgot about Japandroids - Celebration Rock.
Awesome album.
Yep, me, too.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Originally Posted by SomethingMore
Totally forgot about Japandroids - Celebration Rock.
Awesome album.
I didn't. I bought it and promptly forgot its boring, derivative sound.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Really? I loved that Japandroids album.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Originally Posted by CRM114
I didn't. I bought it and promptly forgot its boring, derivative sound.
You, sir, are wrong! Excuse me while I go on a tirade about it.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

The Rolling Stone top 50 is in the latest issue.

They have my #1 (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) at #7.

Of course, they have Bruce Springsteen as #1.

And they inexplicably have the Avett Brothers 30 spots below Mumford and Sons (yawn, they are a boring one-trick English version of the Avetts), and BEHIND Taylor Swift.
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I wouldn't mind being behind Taylor Swift.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Originally Posted by CRM114
The Rolling Stone top 50 is in the latest issue.

They have my #1 (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) at #7.

Of course, they have Bruce Springsteen as #1.

And they inexplicably have the Avett Brothers 30 spots below Mumford and Sons (yawn, they are a boring one-trick English version of the Avetts), and BEHIND Taylor Swift.
Have to agree with you about Mumford and Sons. We have dozens of bands in the US that do watered down Americana/bluegrass better. Their parlor trick seems to be that they're English.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

My three favorites this year

Alt-J "An Awesome Wave"
Gossip "A Joyful Noise"
Fiona Apple "Idler Wheel"
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Propagandhi - Failed States
Such Gold - Misadventures
Hot Water Music - Exister
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Lana Del Ray "Born to Die" album is probably my favorite of the year. Runner up: The Lumineers
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Originally Posted by CRM114
You haven't heard of Jack White, Rush, and Dinosaur Jr?
Of that list, I've heard of Jack White, Rush, and Deftones.

Like I said, I'm out of touch.
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Jack White, Rush, and Dinosaur Jr were half the list. And they are all pretty old.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012


1.The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter | 2.Aesop Rock - Skelethon | 3.Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose | 4.El-P - Cancer 4 Cure | 5.The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

6.The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now | 7.Metric - Synthetica | 8.Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes | 9.Sigur Rós - Valtari | 10.Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour

11.Memphis May Fire - Challenger | 12.Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music | 13.Islands - A Sleep & a Forgetting | 14.The Walkmen - Heaven | 15.P.O.S - We Don't Even Live Here

16.Deftones - Koi No Yokan
17.Bob Dylan - Tempest
18.First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
19.Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
20.The Weeknd - Trilogy

21.Lit - The View From the Bottom
22.Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
23.The Offspring - Days Go By
24.Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix
25.Neon Trees - Picture Show

26.Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
27.Now, Now - Threads
28.Minus the Bear - Infinity Overhead
29.Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
30.Dark Time Sunshine - ANX

31.Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire
32.9th Wonder & Murs - The Final Adventure
33.Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
34.Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes
35.Daughn Gibson - All Hell

36.Jack White - Blunderbuss
37.Tame Impala - Lonerism
38.The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
39.The Shins - Port of Morrow
40.Rick Springfield - Songs for the End of the World

41.Japandroids - Celebration Rock
42.Grizzly Bear - Shields
43.Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
44.Bloc Party - Four
45.Deerhoof - Breakup Song

46.Chairlift - Something
47.Passion Pit - Gossamer
48.Attack Attack! - This Means War
49.Hot Chip - In Our Heads
50.Beach House - Bloom

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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Originally Posted by CRM114
Jack White, Rush, and Dinosaur Jr were half the list. And they are all pretty old.
That's only because I accidentally listed Dinosaur Jr twice.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Originally Posted by Quake1028

1.The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter | 2.Aesop Rock - Skelethon | 3.Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose | 4.El-P - Cancer 4 Cure | 5.The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

6.The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now | 7.Metric - Synthetica | 8.Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes | 9.Sigur Rós - Valtari | 10.Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour

11.Memphis May Fire - Challenger | 12.Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music | 13.Islands - A Sleep & a Forgetting | 14.The Walkmen - Heaven | 15.P.O.S - We Don't Even Live Here
Haven't heard Enter Shikari, Memphis May Fire or the latest Islands, but the rest, except the Metric album, will be in my top 20 this year. Great year for indie/underground/non-mainstream rap, including Busdriver, Oddisee, and Cadence Weapon's releases.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

I saw Enter Shikari with Falling in Reverse (took my daughter) ... I thought they were pretty good.

Best album of the year for me is Van Halen. Just an awesome record.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

These were a few of my favorites. I still have quite a good number to listen to still though so this could change.

Metric - Synthetica
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
Keane - Strangeland
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

EASILY these two:



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The more I listen to Springsteen's Wrecking Ball, the more it grows on me.
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No love for Ab-Soul's "Book of Soul"? If you liked Kendrick Lamar's, check this one out. Also, Big Boi's new one is growing on me.

Some of my favorite tracks from this year...

Big Boi - She Hates Me feat. Kid CuDi
Wiz Khalifa - Paperbond
Wiz Khalifa - Medicated
Ab-Soul - Illuminate feat. Kendrick Lamar
Ne-Yo - Let's Go feat. Calvin Harris
The Wanted - Glad You Came
Imagine Dragons - Tiptoe
Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools
Taylor Swift - The Moment I Knew
Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
Calvin Harris - We'll Be Coming Back feat. Example
Xzibit - Stand Tall feat. Slim The Mobster
Macklemore - Ten Thousand Hours
Macklemore - Thrift Shop
Ellie Goulding - Figure 8
Ellie Goulding - My Blood
Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way
The Killers - Flesh and Bone
The Presets - Fall
The Script - No Words
The Script - Good Ol' Days
Slaughterhouse - My Life feat. Cee-Lo Green
Yellowcard - Here I Am Alive
Rick Ross - Diced Pineapples feat. Wale & Drake
Rick Ross - 3 Kings feat. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z
Frank Ocean - Lost
Chester French - Drop
Childish Gambino - Wonderful feat. Josh Osho
Usher - Numb
Maroon 5 - Payphone feat. Wiz Khalifa

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Re: Best Albums of 2012

Anyone else think that "Channel Orange" is massively overrated?
There are definitely a few standout tracks but TONS of filler.

I enjoyed his "Nostalgia, Ultra" mixtape a lot more, honestly.
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Re: Best Albums of 2012

The correct answer is Redd Kross: "Researching The Blues" with Bob Mould "Silver Age" as a close second.

Those are also my favorite albums of the year.
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Originally Posted by Randy Miller III
Anyone else think that "Channel Orange" is massively overrated?
There are definitely a few standout tracks but TONS of filler.

I enjoyed his "Nostalgia, Ultra" mixtape a lot more, honestly.
I do think it's overrated, but I still liked it more than his mixtape. I listen to about three or four songs off of Channel Orange, with Lost being my favorite.

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