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AKnownHardman
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#1
December is still coming, but I feel it is time. It is time for the 2012 Album of the year thread to arrive.

It has been a phantasmagorical (f*uck you, im using that word) year for music, and there are many a albums I have thoroughly enjoyed this year. Alas, you must only decide one.

For me personally, my favourite album has been Beach House-Bloom. Dream pop perfection.

Honourable mentions to Good Kid Maad City, Lonerism, The Seer and Django Django.


Your turn Pit.
blitzbeast
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#3
For me, Alcest's album that dropped in early January is still the best album of the year. That said, I haven't listened to Deftones latest yet, which i'm hoping will edge it out

Anathema is a good pick too
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#4
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Ahteh
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#5

(Crystal Castles III)



One of those, maybe.

EDIT: Oh, and +1 to Bloom.
Last edited by Ahteh at Nov 20, 2012,
mulefish
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#6
I like coheed's new album. Best of the year? Maybe not - but it's still good. I like Anathema too
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#10
Laurel Halo - Quarantine


Love love love everything this album makes me feel.
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#15
Jack White - Blunderbuss

OR

Dinosaur Jr. - I bet on sky
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#17
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#18
id like to say soundgarden - king animal but its prob way to new. might not age well
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why is that person smiling while disemboweling themselves?
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#20
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why is that person smiling while disemboweling themselves?
idk I'm not chinese.
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#21
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idk I'm not chinese.

RIP Gooze

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#24
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why is that person smiling while disemboweling themselves?

Don't you see? It's an accentuation of the widespread pressure on Asians to conform to society! They're forced to put on a happy face and gut themselves because that is what SOCIETY AND OTHER ASSHOLES LIKE YOU THINK THEY SHOULD DO! FUCK YOUR STEREOTYPES!

Grow up, you piece of shit.


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Don't you see? It's an accentuation of the widespread pressure on Asians to conform to society! They're forced to put on a happy face and gut themselves because that is what SOCIETY AND OTHER ASSHOLES LIKE YOU THINK THEY SHOULD DO! FUCK YOUR STEREOTYPES!

Grow up, you piece of shit.


*walks out in tears*


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#31
I agree with Beach House - Bloom, fantastic album.
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#32
Jack White - Blunderbuss

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Newton Faulkner - Write It On Your Skin
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#33


Honourable mentions to Neurosis, Godspeed, Flying Lotus, Earth, Burial, Four Tet, and British Theatre
Last edited by BenRaah at Nov 20, 2012,
travislausch
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#34
Arjen Lucassen - Lost In The New Real
The Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud
Periphery - II: This Time It's Personal
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Storm Corrosion - s/t

And that's about it.
I can't help wondering things like "What's Bob Dylan doing now? Is he at home, eating a big bowl of corn flakes just like I will, later on when I return back home?"
Butt Rayge
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#35
Rarely have I seen more wrong contained in a single thread.


The exception might be the guy who mentioned Devin, Arjen and Rush, but I haven't heard any of those albums to confirm it, and he also mentioned Periphaggotry.
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#37
Quote by flame843
Death Grips - The Money Store or Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage imo

holy fvck I love you
like so much seriously
I met Death Grips last year and missed out on seeing them this year a few weeks ago so I could see Gojira playing the day after,


this album though, ah man

Last edited by KiLLSWiTCH-KnoT at Nov 20, 2012,
Ometh
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#38
^ I haven't listened to it yet. Is it really that good?

Also lol at lamb of prison buttrape and pheriphag
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#39
Quote by Butt Rayge
and he also mentioned Periphaggotry.

Believe me, I was pretty skeptical too. I didn't care for their first album that much and I quite dislike this whole "Djent" scene, but their second album isn't bad at all.

But to be honest, I find there just weren't that many great albums released this year. Lots of well-known decent mainstream rock bands coming out with new shit (Muse, Deftones, Soundgarden), but nothing from any of my favourite artists. And as much as I like those bands, I just can't stomach adding them to any list of top albums. Maybe next year, I'll have something to write home about. There's supposed to be a new Ayreon album next year, and I also hear Pain Of Salvation is doing another acoustic album.
I can't help wondering things like "What's Bob Dylan doing now? Is he at home, eating a big bowl of corn flakes just like I will, later on when I return back home?"