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Albums of the Year - 2012


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Top 10 in no particular order:

Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun

Swans - The Seer

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots a UFO

Woods - Bend Beyond

Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky

Deerhoof - Breakup Song

Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth

Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times and the Tides

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Ok, here are mine. And in no particular order either:

1. Koï - Maelstöm

2. Crozet - We'll Be Gone By Then

3. Let Em Riot - SlashWave

4. Efterklang - Piramida

5. Panama - It's Not Over

6. Princeton - Remembrance of Things to Come

7. Kindness - World, You Need A Change Of mind

8. Blackbird Blackbird - Boracay Planet

9. Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

10. Poliça - Give You The Ghost

These albums rocked my year..

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Here we go - in no particular order!

1. Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit

2. Patrick Watson - Adventures In Your Own Backyard

3. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

4. Baroness - Yellow & Green

5. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

6. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II

7. Public Service Broadcasting - The War Room EP

8. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa

9. Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour/Golden Mile

10. Grizzly Bear - Shields

11. Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral

12. Francois & The Atlas Mountains - E Volo Love

13. Yeti Lane - The Echo Show

14. Dr John - Locked Down

15. The Men - Open Your Heart

16. Sharon Von Etten - Tramp

17. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

18. Django Django - Django Django

19. Tame Impala - Lonerism

20. Cody Chesnutt - Landing On A Hundred

21. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychadelic Pill

22. The Deftones - Ko Noi Yakan

23. The Sea & Cake - The Runner

24. Bill Fay - Life Is People

25. Jim Jones Revue - The Savage Heart

Personally I think it's been a pretty great year for music!

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The only albums i've got this year, and i felt a lot of album have been hit and miss this year, but 1-6 on the list i will definitely still be listening to in a few years time.

1. Linkin Park - Living Things

2. Billy Talent - Dead Silence

3. Young Guns - Bones

4. We Are The Ocean - Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow

5. Knife Party - Centipede EP

6. Deaf Havana - Fools and Worthless Liars (Deluxe Edition)

7. Labrinth - Electronic Earth

8. All Time Low - Don't Panic!

9. Ed Sheeran & Yelawolf - The Slumdon Bridge EP

10. LostProphets - Weapons

11. Two Door Cinema Club - Beacons

12. Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour

13. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

14. Mike Shinoda - The Raid Redemption Soundtrack

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Love this.

Real and amazing instruments - historic, electronic, architectural and even geological.

Top notch players and singers.

It's been made the hard way - they lugged an analogue reel to reel around the globe, rather than simply dipping into sample banks.

Can't fault it: conception,songwriting, instrumentation, vox, arrangements and production - A***

Serious Hi Fi that It doesn't take itself seriously.

Youtube doesn't do the production justice - It's SWEET.

OK Xann. I've just ordered this on the strength of your recommendation, and after having read a review of if. Seems right up my street. A bit leftfield (not the band) and a bit 'Husky rescue'-ish? Knowing your musical preferences on here, I feel safe that this will be a worthy purchase.

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That Om record kicked ass. I'll have to look over what I've listened to this year, and come up with a list. Mostly I've been listening to 90s emo/art rock/hardcore ala Tintoretto, Shroomunion, Patterns Make Sunrise, et al so the stuff I've listened to this year is a bit hazy...apart from the new Kylie Minoise full length. I remember that one real good.

Om's album is awesome as per usual. Love that band. And Kylie Minoise? That's such a great name :lol:.

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If anyone has listened to the Dark Horses LP, let me know what it's like. Having co-production from Pablo Clements from UNKLE and Richard Fearless from Death in Vegas looks like the making of a MEGA album...

Black Music LP? It's on Spotify. Didn't know Richard Fearless was involved, i'll give it a whirl.

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A bit leftfield (not the band) and a bit 'Husky rescue'-ish? Knowing your musical preferences on here, I feel safe that this will be a worthy purchase.

Enjoy! It's fine on cans, but It really rewards being listened to on speakers with proper separation.

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There are quite a few albums which I have liked but need to give a few extra listens to before declaring them as my 'favourites' of the year as that seems a little silly after just one or two listens so this list will be added to by the likes of Frank Ocean, Plan B, Jessie Ware, Mellowhype, Nas, Emili Sandi but at the moment:

Maximo Park - The National Health

Jack White - Blunderbuss

Mystery Jets - Radlands

The Maccabees - Given To The Wild

Reverend and the Makers - @Reverend_Makers

Odd Future - OF Tape Vol.2

Spent much of this year listening to older stuff.

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I was trying to avoid doing this, but it's no good. I'm revising the list. I blame a combination of capriciousness and my laziness in getting around to listen to Tall Ships.

1. Gallops - Yours Sincerely, Dr. Hardcore ***NEW ENTRY***

2. Stalking Horse - Specters

3. Future Of The Left - The Plot Against Common Sense

4. Mutiny On The Bounty - Trials

5. The Samuel Jackson Five - The Samuel Jackson Five

6. DIIV - Oshin ***NEW ENTRY***

7. Hawk Eyes - Ideas

8. You Slut! - Medium Bastard

9. Sleep Party People - We Were Drifting On A Sad Song

10. Tall Ships - Everything Touching ***NEW ENTRY***

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