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Old 09-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Thumbs up THE VERY VERY BEST OF 2012, and the worst (any genre)

I know we have some of threads like this in the sub-forums, but I wanted one that combined all the the good albums, and what to avoid this year of any genre. I'm looking for some NEW music that ya'll will vouch for, and I will consider listening to anything.

So post some musica, and let's get started. I figure we each name our five favorite albums of the year. The worst isn't so much the worst, more like what you were super pumped for, and then super disappointed.


My Top five picks (no particular order):


Field Report - Field Report
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
Lumineers - The Lumineers
Two Gallants - The Bloom and the Blight




The not so much:


Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland
Lucero - Women & Work
Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna' Change the Way You Feel About Me


Bring it On
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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My biggest regret this year was actually buying the new Minus the Bear album. ugh.

My favorite of the year is still Screaming Females though. I like all of these:

• Allo Darlin’ – Europe
• Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
• Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
• The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
• David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
• Death Grips – The Money Store
• Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky
• Grizzly Bear – Shields
• Hop Along – Get Disowned
• Japandroids – Celebration Rock
• King Tuff – King Tuff
• Lambchop – Mr. M
• Lee Renaldo – Between the Times and the Tides
• The Memories – The Memories
• Mewithoutyou – Ten Stories
• Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar
• The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
• Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts
• Ondatropica - Ondatropica
• Regina Spektor – What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
• Screaming Females - Ugly
• Sigur Ros - Valtari
• Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
• Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
• Toy - Toy
• Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
• White Fang – High Expectations
• Woods – Bend Beyond
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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^^ Holy hellfire, did you actually buy all those albums? Apparently I'm a major f*ckin' slacker on the music right now, I must be getting old.

I'm gonna' go through those slowly. And folks please feel free to post some links, as I'm gonna' post one right meow. Ughhhh, how about some Two Gallants.








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edit: I was trying to post a link I don't know why it embedded like that. Is that allowed?
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:07 AM   #4
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^^ Holy hellfire, did you actually buy all those albums? Apparently I'm a major f*ckin' slacker on the music right now, I must be getting old.


Nah haha I own maybe a handful of them though. I just utilize Spotify, I think they have all of those albums on there.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
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1. Muse- The 2nd Law
2. Everything else.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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Got to say I picked up Mumford and Sons - Babel, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit as I am this beautiful cover of Springsteen's Atlantic City which was released today by daytrotter, and recorded only a few miles from me.







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Old 10-02-2012, 12:33 AM   #7
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My biggest regret this year was actually buying the new Minus the Bear album. ugh.

My favorite of the year is still Screaming Females though. I like all of these:

• Allo Darlin’ – Europe
• Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
• Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
• The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
• David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
• Death Grips – The Money Store
• Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky
• Grizzly Bear – Shields
• Hop Along – Get Disowned
• Japandroids – Celebration Rock
• King Tuff – King Tuff
• Lambchop – Mr. M
• Lee Renaldo – Between the Times and the Tides
• The Memories – The Memories
• Mewithoutyou – Ten Stories
• Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar
• The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
• Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts
• Ondatropica - Ondatropica
• Regina Spektor – What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
• Screaming Females - Ugly
• Sigur Ros - Valtari
• Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
• Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
• Toy - Toy
• Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
• White Fang – High Expectations
• Woods – Bend Beyond


best list. still have to check out some of these.

also ghost mice and dirty projectors albums are definitely in my top albums from this year. and new godspeed obviously aoty.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:52 AM   #8
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1. Why? - Mumps, Etc.
2. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
3. Lil B - God's Father
4. Crywank - Narcissist on the Verge of a Mental Breakdown
5. White Lung - Sorry [+ it's super cool album art is my avatar xD]
6. Delay - Rushing Ceremony
7. Kitty Pryde - haha i'm sorry
8. Death Grips - The Money Store x NO LOVE DEEP WEB
9. Swearin' - Swearin'
10. Roar - I'm Not Here to Make Friends
11. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
12. Absolutist - Ave
13. Birth of Flower - Diety
14. Snakes - Please Just Kill Me Now
15. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
16. Heems - Nehru Jackets
17. Kreayshawn - Somethin' Bout Kreay
18. Grimes - Visions
19. Necklacing - I
20. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #9
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I do like the Mumfords new album more than the other one and I find it enjoyable to listen to.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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I do like the Mumfords new album.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #11
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:31 AM   #12
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No one mentioned Leonard Cohen. Your lists are all garbage because of it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:40 AM   #13
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While it's commendable Cohen's still releasing material, Old Ideas was a pile of meh
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:49 AM   #14
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Well, you're allowed to be wrong, I suppose.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #15
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Well so far I would have to say it's:

1. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theater Is Evil
2. Bad Books - Bad Books II
3. fun. - Some Nights (YOU'RE OPINIONS, I DON'T CARE ABOUT THEM)
4. The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past
5. Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
6. Sundials - When I Couldn't Breathe
7. Swearin' - s/t
8. House Of Heroes - Cold Hard Want
9. Right Away, Great Captain! - Church Of The Good Thief
10. Title Fight - Floral Green

But I'm sure Relient K are going to wipe the floor with all of them when they release their album.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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Okay, I've gotten through a few of these, and what I like best so far is the Andrew Bird album. Just incredibly solid interesting stuff there, so thanks for that.

Though Screaming Females started out, and furthermore really should have been something I could really, really sink my teeth into, I found that the longer I listened the more annoying the vocalist got. Personally I like rough non perfect singers, but she felt like she was just really trying to be obnoxious. I'll let it simmer for a month, and come back to it.

I've been really mean to get to that new Amanda Palmer album, since I loved the last one, but in the meantime, I'll leave you with this diddy, which I feel, at least musically, has a strong Gaslight Anthem resemblance, though the vocals are total Cash. I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned The Gaslight Anthem. And where are the metal fans? Hardcore? Country? ah well enjoy!

It's a hard world. . .





and I saw this gentlemen earlier this year with Chuck Ragan, and Tom Gabel, best show I've seen this year.

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #17
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My tastes appear to be more metal than everyone else's but I'm gonna throw a couple out there:

Best release so far is BTBAM's Future Sequence. I know this album isnt for sale yet but I'm buying it as soon as it is. It's absolutely legendary!

Other Notable Releases:
Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I (AMAZING Prog album)
Tremonti - All I Was
Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Lamb of God - Resolution
Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage
Anathema - Weather Systems (definitely most "beautiful" album on my list)
Tenacious D??? Rize of the Fenix, anybody??? lol. Hilarious album

Other Less Notable Releases:
Muse - The 2nd Law. Thought the album just sounded weak. No energy of any kind. very disappointing
Ministry - Relapse
...most other things
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3. fun. - Some Nights (YOU'RE OPINIONS, I DON'T CARE ABOUT THEM)

But I'm sure Relient K are going to wipe the floor with all of them when they release their album.

What about my opinions on your grammar?

Also, I wasn't aware Relient K was still a band. Crazy.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:19 AM   #19
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What's weird is that there's still three months of potential new releases. My best of list is a list of things that haven't been released yet
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What about my opinions on your grammar?

Also, I wasn't aware Relient K was still a band. Crazy.


I was trying to say that you are an opinion, clearly or maybe I was a lil' sleepy

And yeah they are, they're just terrible at communicating that. They disappear between tours. Just realized they aren't planning on releasing it until next year though so never mind I was hopeful since it's been done since June.
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