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Oddly enough, we're already approaching a third of the year. In eight more months, it will be the end as we know it. Yes, the year will end. What did you think I meant?

Since we're a third of the way through, that should mean a substantial amount of good material should have met your ears, no?

Your favorites so far: List them.


in no order

Meshuggah-Koloss (Took me a while to get into this, but it's really good. I still think Meshuggah's had better, but this album could be the metal release of the year.)
Grimes-Visions (spooky, chilled electronic bloops and bleeps. So catchy)
Frankie Rose-Interstellar (a dream pop voice but a grande vision on this release. Very cool)
Chromatics-Kill for Love (80's synth and cheese, 60's writing mentality, modern technical approach. Really mesmerizing album)
Burial-Kindred (Such a powerful electronic release. All that has to be said)
#5
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Buckethead - Electric Sea

They're the only 2012 albums so far that have really stuck with me.
New Tallest Man on Earth comes out in June, so that'll probably be added to my list too.

Edit: Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory was pretty decent also, but it didn't stay with me for long.
Last edited by institutions at Apr 3, 2012,
#6
koloss, meipher, stranded in 16, in sync and fruitless in seattle.
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#7
Loma Prieta - I.V.

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Last edited by blake1221 at Apr 3, 2012,
#8
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Rot Gut, Domestic

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#9
Lamb of God's Resolution is good. Better than Wrath in my opinion.

Alter Bridge - Live at Wembley, while it's not new material, is bitchin'.

I don't yet own Koloss, but the stuff that I've heard is good.
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#10
I didn't really like Koloss, I much prefer obZen. I would say And So It Came To Pass by Dyscarnate, and probably Hour Of Penance's Sedition.
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I still am not sure how I feel about this album. It has mind blowing moments, but I just feel that it drags on. I need to have a few more proper listens and see if it still feels that way. Otherwise, yeah, it's really good. Just feels overlong.
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I didn't really like Koloss, I much prefer obZen.



Have to agree there. I liked obzen a lot more than this one, even though it's still pretty decent. Seemed similar to Nothing.
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#14
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball.

Stunning CD. Love the production and folk influences, and there are some amazing songs. Death To My Hometown, Jack Of All Trades, Land Of Hope And Dreams, Shackled And Drawn... Love it!
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#16
I See Stars - [Digital_Renegade]

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Loma Prieta - I.V.

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas


I cannot stop listening to Attack on Memory and is definitely my favorite album of the year. I also think its better than there earlier stuff.
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MDNA, no homo.
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#21
I second Grimes- Visions

Plus the record from the Men

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attack on memory again

The rocket juice and the moon album with flea and Damon Albarn seems pretty cool too, haven't given it a proper listen yet though
#23
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Frankie Rose-Interstellar (a dream pop voice but a grande vision on this release. Very cool)




Frankie Rose - Interstellar
La Sera - Sees the Light
Meshuggah - Koloss
Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
#26
Nothing too good has even came out yet, although there are a couple albums that I still need to check out so I dunno. Sleigh Bells album was p disappointing, don't see why everyone likes the Cloud Nothings album either, Memoryhouse was kind of interesting but got boring real fast, same with Boy Friend.
Few bands that I like that have released an album but I haven't listened to yet so maybe I'll enjoy the year better once I do that.
#28
..And Justice For All by Metallica. i think they've really exceeded themselves on this one, i wonder where they'll go next
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#29
I don't think I have heard any albums from this year
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#30
Van Halen's new album "A Different Kind of Truth" is an album I'd definitely recommend. I honestly didn't think that they'd be able to crank it up as they used to, but their album turned out to be surprisingly pretty awesome!
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#34
pretty sure the new of montreal album is the only 2012 album ive listened to so far.

im still fully appreciating 2011, i tend to be a year or two behind usually
#35
Resolution is the best so far, but it will all change when Be'lakor release their new album...
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#37
Blunderbluss.

Not released yet?

Doesn't matter.
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#38
Tigercats' Isle of Dogs is worth a listen. But I don't keep up with any new music.
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#39
Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Âme
Dodecahedron - Dodecahedron
Vaura - Selenelion
Последние Каникулы - Ромашка

Field Music - Plumb
Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend
Moss of Aura - Wading
The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet (Still iffy about this one)

And I haven't listened to Koloss yet.
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