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(Pop Matters)   Because 50 isn't enough and 100 is too much, here are the 75 best albums of 2012. They got #1 right   (popmatters.com) divider line 179
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2012-12-10 11:49:38 PM  
Hunh. Clockwork Angels actually made the list. Surprises me, pleasantly.
 
2012-12-10 11:49:50 PM  
That's.... um.... quite a list, there subby. It reads like the hipster encyclopedia of music.

/Taylor Swift? Really?
 
2012-12-10 11:50:35 PM  
They got #167 right

Not the best spot, but at least it's there. Too bad it needed an extra 25 spots to even appear.
 
2012-12-10 11:52:25 PM  

SilentStrider: Hunh. Clockwork Angels actually made the list. Surprises me, pleasantly.


When you get 75 slots for 2012 albums, it damn well better be there, even if it's on the low end according to the "experts"
 
2012-12-10 11:54:46 PM  

DanZero: SilentStrider: Hunh. Clockwork Angels actually made the list. Surprises me, pleasantly.

When you get 75 slots for 2012 albums, it damn well better be there, even if it's on the low end according to the "experts"


That, Tempest, and Elysium were three must-haves for me this year.
 
2012-12-11 12:01:39 AM  
Fiona Apple and Jack White were the only two names I had ever heard of before in the top 15.

SilentStrider: Hunh. Clockwork Angels actually made the list. Surprises me, pleasantly.


Yeah, really snuck in as the 67th best album.
 
2012-12-11 12:02:26 AM  

DanZero: They got #167 right

Not the best spot, but at least it's there. Too bad it needed an extra 25 spots to even appear.


It should be top ten, it is Rush at their best, but we have to be hipster.
 
2012-12-11 12:04:53 AM  

Azlefty: DanZero: They got #167 right

Not the best spot, but at least it's there. Too bad it needed an extra 25 spots to even appear.

It should be top ten, it is Rush at their best, but we have to be hipster.


No argument here. One of their best, a 2112 for the 21st century.
 
2012-12-11 12:06:21 AM  

DanZero: Azlefty: DanZero: They got #167 right

Not the best spot, but at least it's there. Too bad it needed an extra 25 spots to even appear.

It should be top ten, it is Rush at their best, but we have to be hipster.

No argument here. One of their best, a 2112 for the 21st century.


Literally. It's a steampunk reboot of 2112.
 
2012-12-11 12:14:19 AM  
I like that they included Gossamer, but the best album I heard all year was Body Faucet by Reptar.
 
2012-12-11 12:16:54 AM  
Record reviews are the farking worst:

The songs of Preachers sound to bubble up as a miasma from a swamp. Southern Gothic to a T, with all the pathos, depravity, dread and redemption that implies, the record is a dispatch from the squalor of emotional wreckage. Holding court in this landscape is the id of singer Jeff Klein, howling of being, but an animal in a well on the title track...

What a pretentious load of pseudo-artsy-quasi-intellectual bullshiat. Makes me want to NOT even bother to listen to the music.
 
2012-12-11 12:17:03 AM  
channel orange is an ok album and everything, but i can't help but feel like this is one of those instances where the critics are fawning over the album's backstory more than the actual music.
 
2012-12-11 12:40:08 AM  
I refuse to believe that the Mountain Goats have released anything decent since Tallahassee.

Also, i don't even know what the fark people listen to anymore.
 
2012-12-11 12:54:13 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Record reviews are the farking worst:

The songs of Preachers sound to bubble up as a miasma from a swamp. Southern Gothic to a T, with all the pathos, depravity, dread and redemption that implies, the record is a dispatch from the squalor of emotional wreckage. Holding court in this landscape is the id of singer Jeff Klein, howling of being, but an animal in a well on the title track...

What a pretentious load of pseudo-artsy-quasi-intellectual bullshiat. Makes me want to NOT even bother to listen to the music.


Reading that, I don't even know if there are HUMANS in the band. Is it even a BAND?
 
2012-12-11 01:17:06 AM  
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Really? No Joe? There's some great tunes on it.
 
2012-12-11 01:26:43 AM  

Kenny B: [i1230.photobucket.com image 500x500]

Really? No Joe? There's some great tunes on it.


Is he Bill Maher's long lost twin brother?

i.lv3.hbo.com
 
2012-12-11 01:27:12 AM  
PopMatters

No it doesn't
 
2012-12-11 01:28:32 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-11 01:31:36 AM  
Ty Segall is too damn low. I don't even listen to half of these artists on a regular basis anyway to make a good list but Segall should have been higher- and he made 2 other albums this year too (Slaughterhouse and Hair)
/Yes I'm bias
 
2012-12-11 01:32:11 AM  
I call BS. The best albums of the year were from bands you've never heard of.
 
2012-12-11 01:32:18 AM  
I've heard of only 5 artists/bands in this entire list. Either I'm out of touch with modern music, or this list is full of hipster crap
 
2012-12-11 01:34:53 AM  
Both The Wallflowers and Ben Folds had new albums this year and neither were recognized when both albums were fairly good.

Instead we get... whatever music is on this list.
 
2012-12-11 01:37:13 AM  
Thanks for that, three dog.
 
2012-12-11 01:39:26 AM  
List fails without PSY in the top 5.
 
2012-12-11 01:40:50 AM  
I can't believe Boys & Girls by Alabama Shakes was left off that list.
 
2012-12-11 01:45:16 AM  
static.nme.com

Hey, it got listed! Sweet.
 
2012-12-11 01:51:18 AM  
59. Redd Kross: Researching the Blues

I was surprised (and happy) to see that on there
 
2012-12-11 01:53:26 AM  
I have Passion Pit's and Of Monsters and Men's album (both are great!).
 
2012-12-11 01:53:48 AM  

Nunpoo: I can't believe Boys & Girls by Alabama Shakes was left off that list.


This x 1,000.
 
2012-12-11 01:54:20 AM  
static.nme.com

Best Album I heard Last year....

www.wbru.com

Distant Second
 
2012-12-11 01:58:32 AM  
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 2012 Album of the Year.

www.thestranger.com

Un-f*cking-believable.

Clicky pop for Torche awesomeness

/happy to see Baroness on that list
 
2012-12-11 02:07:12 AM  
Here in Canada, every single record reviewer is trying to convince us all that Grimes is so clever, creative and wonderful.

This is some of the most boring music ever.
 
2012-12-11 02:08:52 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org


Whar DSO?
 
2012-12-11 02:11:12 AM  
Awwww, popmatters.com - their reviews are so cuuuuute! So full of angst and trying to say something
 
2012-12-11 02:20:34 AM  
seaandbescene.com
 
2012-12-11 02:26:52 AM  
What's an album?
 
2012-12-11 02:27:51 AM  
What's an album?
 
2012-12-11 02:32:15 AM  
List fails without Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
 
2012-12-11 02:42:29 AM  

Kimothy: That's.... um.... quite a list, there subby. It reads like the hipster encyclopedia of music.

/Taylor Swift? Really?


Yes, really. At some point you just have to bow to the sheer legions no matter how hipster you are. Not only did Taylor wipe the floor with everyone save a months--worth-of-head-start-on-sales Adele, she did it leading with a song that has an ear-splitting screech only hipsters can hear.

Taylor literally sat down and went, 'My ex likes hipster music. He did this thing where he stopped liking bands as soon as they got popular, which I think is an insane way to enjoy music. So I am going make a song that will drive my ex, and all other hipsters, crazy with anguish. I am going to make a song that is played incessantly on the radio so that hipsters will not be able to stop hearing it and it gets stuck in their heads and they're driven nuts trying to get it out. Then I'm going to make a music video that sets out to make fun of how nonsensical hipster music videos are. And why am I going to do this to my ex? Because it's fun."

And then she had the song written in a half hour. On a whim. Because that is what she does.
 
2012-12-11 02:42:45 AM  

gingerjet: What's an album?


www.pleated-jeans.com
 
2012-12-11 02:51:05 AM  

Mr. Underhills Lunch Bill: [static.nme.com image 368x368]

Best Album I heard Last year....

[www.wbru.com image 385x387]

Distant Second


I can listen to Sovereign Light Cafe 4 or 5 times in a row. Brilliant song.
 
2012-12-11 02:56:14 AM  
Not a fan of Soundgarden but I am surprised that King Animal didn't make the list.
 
2012-12-11 02:57:06 AM  
Bleh pop.

Never heard of most of them. Most of them I stopped on I have no interest in hearing of them again.

The Gaslight Anthem are decent same with Of Monsters and Men.
 
2012-12-11 02:58:00 AM  
Tame Impala in the top 10? I'll give this list a meh +1.

(caveat, I like Tame Impala)
 
2012-12-11 03:07:58 AM  

Fallout Boy: Not a fan of Soundgarden but I am surprised that King Animal didn't make the list.


I'm a fan, and while it's not as awesome as some of their older stuff, it's super-good and a hell of an album. Also missing from the list, Valtari, by Sigur Ros; and and Ufabulum, by Squarepusher.
 
2012-12-11 03:12:15 AM  
This isn't on the list? Seriously?
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-12-11 03:16:31 AM  
mancunion.com
www.benfolds.com

My two must-haves this year. Disappointed that neither made the list.

TFA did mention Of Monsters and Men though, which is actually pretty decent.
 
2012-12-11 03:17:02 AM  
I think Taylor Swift was just put in there as a part of a "Ha, bet you $5 nobody reads this far down the list to notice this" wager.
 
2012-12-11 03:19:56 AM  

Snapper Carr: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x300]


Whar DSO?


this. Should be #1.
 
2012-12-11 03:46:22 AM  
www.primitivereaction.com
 
2012-12-11 03:47:07 AM  
I have listened to that Frank Ocean album three times and I am having a hard time understanding how this album is on every best album of 2012 list.
 
2012-12-11 03:50:54 AM  
Not only is Swans The Seer a great record, but watching it performed live was one of my top concert experiences for the year. Hard to believe Gira still had something this brilliant up his sleeve.
 
2012-12-11 03:54:06 AM  
They spelled Slash wrong.
 
2012-12-11 04:14:37 AM  
cdn.antiquiet.com

Between the Buried and Me Parallax II. Best album of the year.

?Also enjoyed I am Abomination - Let the Future Tell the Truth, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo - Tree of Tongues, Coheed and Cambria - Afterman, and Kaki King - Glow.
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///Link goes to source, opens in new window
 
2012-12-11 04:18:30 AM  
The best album of the year was Apocryphon by The Sword.
 
2012-12-11 04:24:53 AM  

kingflower: I have listened to that Frank Ocean album three times and I am having a hard time understanding how this album is on every best album of 2012 list.


I listened to him for the first time this week, and I'm still cleaning all the blood off the walls that shot out of my ears.
 
2012-12-11 04:39:20 AM  
I think we've had "this" thread before already this year, but my personal tops of 2012 (annotated for subsequent releases since the last "best of 2012" thread):

Meshuggah - Koloss
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Cannibal Corpse - Torture
Testament - Black Roots of Earth
Lamb of God - Resolution
Dethklok - Dethalbum III

*Honorable mention to Stephen Lynch - Lion (I love this man so goddamn much)

That's pretty much all I've bought this year, really. The majority of the bands I listen to released stuff last year, so it'll probably be another year or so before they drop anything. 2011/12 were pretty good years for metal.
 
2012-12-11 04:45:12 AM  

sonnyboy11: Not only is Swans The Seer a great record, but watching it performed live was one of my top concert experiences for the year. Hard to believe Gira still had something this brilliant up his sleeve.


Really? REALLY? I keep reading about how great this album is. It sounds like a bunch of high school kids got together for a mediocre jam session. All the other stuff has hipster appeal at some point, but Seer is barely music, it just a bunch of disjointed sounds made with instruments.
 
2012-12-11 04:58:07 AM  
hipsters gonna hip
 
2012-12-11 05:20:22 AM  
"Frank ocean" sure is a funny way of spelling Dethklok

/shiat will melt your face off
 
2012-12-11 05:22:12 AM  
List is long, and individual reviews are pretty much unreadable.

(checks my library) Looks like I bought just 3 albums this year that came out in 2012.
Dark Adrenaline - Lacuna Coil
Requiem for the Indifferent - Epica
Silverthorn - Kamelot

Silverthorn is the best of those three, and is a really remarkable album, considering they had to replace their lead singer, and the new guy absolutely nails it.
 
2012-12-11 05:25:21 AM  
If you have an older computer, I would suggest not viewing the whole list as one page.
 
2012-12-11 06:18:10 AM  

TheLurkerBelow: [mancunion.com image 485x480]
[www.benfolds.com image 470x470]

My two must-haves this year. Disappointed that neither made the list.

TFA did mention Of Monsters and Men though, which is actually pretty decent.


I generally like The Killers, but I did not like that album. Maybe it's a grower.
 
2012-12-11 06:23:31 AM  

SPna15: [www.primitivereaction.com image 500x500]


It might be helpful if you at least name the artist. I have no idea what that is.
 
2012-12-11 06:25:30 AM  
No love for Muse's "The 2nd Law"? Boo I say!
 
2012-12-11 06:56:43 AM  

Alphax: List is long, and individual reviews are pretty much unreadable.

(checks my library) Looks like I bought just 3 albums this year that came out in 2012.
Dark Adrenaline - Lacuna Coil
Requiem for the Indifferent - Epica
Silverthorn - Kamelot

Silverthorn is the best of those three, and is a really remarkable album, considering they had to replace their lead singer, and the new guy absolutely nails it.


There's a new NEW guy in Kamelot, not the same one who sang on that record. He nails it too--we saw Kamelot open for Nightwish in New York in September and this guy was friggin' phenomenal.

As for records, the only one I bought was Nightwish's "Imaginaerum," which, I hate to say, was thoroughly meh. A couple of good songs, way too much Tuomas Holopainen wanking. And now the big question is if Floor Jansen is going to stay with the band or just be a bridge until another singer's found. Floor's amazing and she has to know she's going to make money if she's in Nightwish.
 
2012-12-11 07:01:06 AM  
I thought they didn't make albums anymore.
 
2012-12-11 07:05:54 AM  
What are albums?
 
2012-12-11 07:06:11 AM  
haha coldplay didn't make it


/so cold so cold
 
2012-12-11 07:07:27 AM  
even though I like the album, I'm still surprised at how much love Swans' The Seer is getting. I wouldn't expect a very long (11 tracks, 2 hours) and noisey album to regularly get Top 10 status on these lists.
 
2012-12-11 07:07:34 AM  

Marisyana: Alphax: List is long, and individual reviews are pretty much unreadable.

(checks my library) Looks like I bought just 3 albums this year that came out in 2012.
Dark Adrenaline - Lacuna Coil
Requiem for the Indifferent - Epica
Silverthorn - Kamelot

Silverthorn is the best of those three, and is a really remarkable album, considering they had to replace their lead singer, and the new guy absolutely nails it.

There's a new NEW guy in Kamelot, not the same one who sang on that record. He nails it too--we saw Kamelot open for Nightwish in New York in September and this guy was friggin' phenomenal.

As for records, the only one I bought was Nightwish's "Imaginaerum," which, I hate to say, was thoroughly meh. A couple of good songs, way too much Tuomas Holopainen wanking. And now the big question is if Floor Jansen is going to stay with the band or just be a bridge until another singer's found. Floor's amazing and she has to know she's going to make money if she's in Nightwish.


I like "Imaginaerum", but it was released in 2011 in Europe, I think. Good album, but I'm ready for another one.
 
2012-12-11 07:14:00 AM  
I'm a pretty decent Rush-head and Clockwork Angels just did squat for me. Even Snakes and Arrows was slightly more entertaining that CA was.

/Hell, just play all of Permanent Waves and I'm a happy camper
//Now get off my lawn....
 
2012-12-11 07:33:01 AM  
www.heavyblogisheavy.com
 
2012-12-11 07:34:11 AM  
What, no Deftones?
 
2012-12-11 07:34:13 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Record reviews are the farking worst:

The songs of Preachers sound to bubble up as a miasma from a swamp. Southern Gothic to a T, with all the pathos, depravity, dread and redemption that implies, the record is a dispatch from the squalor of emotional wreckage. Holding court in this landscape is the id of singer Jeff Klein, howling of being, but an animal in a well on the title track...

What a pretentious load of pseudo-artsy-quasi-intellectual bullshiat. Makes me want to NOT even bother to listen to the music.


Yeah, music writers are among the most useless people in the world. Very few of them are able to write without sounding like colossal douchezillas.
 
2012-12-11 07:46:38 AM  

bwohlgemuth: I'm a pretty decent Rush-head and Clockwork Angels just did squat for me. Even Snakes and Arrows was slightly more entertaining that CA was.

/Hell, just play all of Permanent Waves and I'm a happy camper
//Now get off my lawn....


they need to bring back the SYNTHESIZER
 
2012-12-11 07:59:03 AM  
I think the beach house album was the only one I got this year

/bored with music lately
 
2012-12-11 08:02:49 AM  
because you care about my opinion:

Top Albums:

goat - world music Probably my surprise of the year. Swedes play an Africanised psychedelic version of Can meets Black Sabbath. Sounds like a mess on paper, but it works so well!

godspeed you black emperor! - allelujah! Don't Bend ! Ascend! Another surprise since it was released with almost no announcements. Doesn't quite work as a coherent whole, but each individual track is brilliant.

moon duo - circles Doesn't differ too much from previous albums, but has better production and songwriting. If its formulaic, it's a winning formula.

alcest - les voyages de L'Ame Even closer to Shoegaze than previous, but also the most consistent album so far.

tame impala - lonerism Maybe it was because I thought Innerspeaker was over-rated, but the quality of the album really surprised me. Where Innerspeaker relied a bit too much on phaser effects in place of songwriting, Lonerism now excels in that area. The use of keyboards also adds more depth to the music as well.

melody's echo chamber Lonerism's sister album (it was produced by Tame Impala's Kevin parker) is a bit more of a poppy take on Lonerism's psychedelia and every bits Lonerism's equal.

regular john - strange flowers Sounds like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club making a very overtly stoner-rock or psychedelic album.

mothlite - dark age A daker take on Colour of Spring-era Talk Talk. Some lamented the shift from the previous album's darker take on late-era Talk Talk, but I think this is a better overall album.

swans - the seer I wasn't quite taken to this as immediately as some were because I think the tracklist is a jumbled mess that doesn't really make sense on a track-to-track basis (Though I do think the vinyl track sequencing does make a bit more sense, barring the longer tracks being split across multiple sides). That said, I do think it is a very good album on an individual track basis and never gets boring despite its extreme length.


Runner-Ups:

six organs of admittance - ascent pretty much a Comets on Fire reunion but with Ben Chasny as the leader.
death grips - money store/no love deep web Very interesting noisey Hip Hop, but you're probably better off combining the best tracks off of both into one great album.
flying lotus - until the quiet comes Seems like a lot of people were underwhelmed by this, but I thought it was much more focused than Cosmogramma
maserati - VII Not too different from their previous album's post-rock-by-way-of-Tangerine Dream, but still enjoyable.
hidden orchestra - archipelago
school of seven bells - ghostory
Starts off great, but the rest of the album isn't quite as good as the first 2 tracks. "Lafaye" sounds like music specifically written for a car commercial and/or end credits of an MTV reality show.
land - night within An interesting, very bassy take on Darkjazz. if there was a bit more of it, it would probably rank higher.
maribel - reveries A line-up change apparently mvoed the band from being a Serena-maneesh/Medicine clone to a Mazzy Star clone. Enjoyable, but not quite as interesting as their last album.
beach house - bloom Not too different from teen dream, but features better songwriting.


Disappointments:

Spiritualized: Sweet Heart, Sweet Light Not bad, but predictable. You knew what this album sounded like before even listening.

Bear in Heaven: I Love You, It's Cool Where their last album was very eclectic, this one is extremely samey and with only 1 or 2 stand-out tracks.
 
2012-12-11 08:02:54 AM  

lacydog: No love for Muse's "The 2nd Law"? Boo I say!


Boo is what I said after I listened to that album.
 
2012-12-11 08:03:11 AM  
I'm so hip that I haven't heard any of those. I just listen to indie college alternative rockabilly blues.
 
2012-12-11 08:06:30 AM  
List needs Assemblage 23 - Bruise
 
2012-12-11 08:10:37 AM  
The Melvins had a few good albums this year.
 
2012-12-11 08:18:28 AM  

MagSeven: SPna15: [www.primitivereaction.com image 500x500]

It might be helpful if you at least name the artist. I have no idea what that is.


If false don't entry.
 
2012-12-11 08:20:33 AM  
Looks and sees Kendrick Lamar is on the list.
The list is bonofide.

/hoping good kid, m.A.A.d city swings the pendulum back from "shiatty" for hip-hop.
 
2012-12-11 08:22:32 AM  

Marisyana: As for records, the only one I bought was Nightwish's "Imaginaerum," which, I hate to say, was thoroughly meh


Silvercast did Nightwish's thing better this year than Nightwish. Or Seven Kingdoms for a less symphonic bent.
 
2012-12-11 08:24:00 AM  
Hmmm top five albums that came out this year for me is (in no real order)

Meshuggah - Koloss
Dethklok - Deathalbum III
3 Inches of Blood - Long Live Heavy Metal
Baroness - Yellow and Green
Testament - Dark Roots of Earth
 
2012-12-11 08:24:31 AM  
i've heard of 5 bands in that list (springsteen, swift, rush, nas, and baroness). i don't know why i even bother to read "best albums of the year" lists anymore. it seems like they do their best to come up with the most obscure bands they can find.

i listen to heavy metal, and i don't expect my own personal tastes to be those of the majority of people. and although i certainly don't think that just because a band is popular it also means they are good, it doesn't mean they are bad either. popular bands are sometimes very good. so i also refuse to believe that a list of the 75 "best" albums released this year only includes one pop singer (swift), one well-known rapper (nas), one metal band (baroness), and two old school rockers (rush and springsteen). i'm convinced the writer tossed a few "known" acts into his list to be ironic or something, or to fend off criticism. "i'm not a hipster, look, i put taylor swift and bruce springsteen on my list!"

this year was actually pretty weak. lamb of god, epica, meshuggah, gojira, cradle of filth, god forbid, and lacuna coil all put out decent albums, but nothing revolutionary or amazing. i don't think i can even think what my favorite album of the year is, since nothing really jumped out at me. i did discover a few new great bands, like eths, corelia, eluveitie, and the agonist, so it wasn't a total loss.
 
2012-12-11 08:29:32 AM  

mr.doctor: Baroness - Yellow and Green


Solid album. Love those guys.
 
2012-12-11 08:30:19 AM  

enderthexenocide: this year was actually pretty weak.


My list of 72 great metal albums from 2012 disagrees with you.
 
2012-12-11 08:36:53 AM  
I got Yellow Green by Baroness. I think it was pretty good.

/Also picked up the new Torche and Sword. The former I've barely listened to, and should give another whirl. The latter is okay.
 
2012-12-11 08:39:19 AM  

verbaltoxin: I got Yellow Green by Baroness. I think it was pretty good.

/Also picked up the new Torche and Sword. The former I've barely listened to, and should give another whirl. The latter is okay.


Damn totally forgot about The Sword - Apocryphon. I would also have to put that as one of my favorite albums that have come out this year.
 
2012-12-11 08:39:59 AM  
Todd Snider YAY!
Carolina Chocolate Drops YAY
Great to see Iris Dement back
Ryan Bingham is awesome
I like that one song from David Byrne and St. Vincent

The rest is a nice combination of SFW, meh and who?

Criminal that The Mavericks are not on the list. Welcome back Raul
Link
 
2012-12-11 08:46:02 AM  

mr.doctor: verbaltoxin: I got Yellow Green by Baroness. I think it was pretty good.

/Also picked up the new Torche and Sword. The former I've barely listened to, and should give another whirl. The latter is okay.

Damn totally forgot about The Sword - Apocryphon. I would also have to put that as one of my favorite albums that have come out this year.


For me, Apocryphon isn't much of a progression from Warp Riders. That's why I've had trouble getting into it. Additionally I think their vocalist is incredibly limited and a strong voice would help break up their endless riffing a bit, and give the songs some dynamics.

/Forgot to mention I also picked up Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart this year; I'm not usually a fan of singer-songwriter stuff but his record is pretty good.
 
2012-12-11 08:48:34 AM  
People are overlooking that Dr. John is on this list. So that's one more token old guy.

The article officially lost me here:

"If there are any lingering doubts as to whether Grizzly Bear is the greatest American band currently recording...."

OH F*CK YOU.
 
2012-12-11 08:48:47 AM  
I listen to a decent amount of Indie music, and I've only heard of maybe, maybe 10 of those bands.

And for as indie as this list is....I'm shocked Mumford and Sons wasn't on there. 
 
2012-12-11 08:49:48 AM  
static.nme.com
 
2012-12-11 08:52:16 AM  
What about Storm Corrosion from Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt? Or Marillion - Sounds that Can't be Made? I know, I know there's no love for Prog on Fark or anywhere else... It's sad really...
 
2012-12-11 08:58:11 AM  
Grizzly Bear's actually pretty good, but between Ed Droste biatching about not getting a Grammy nomination and this, I have no desire to listen to them again. You guys aren't that great...
 
2012-12-11 09:03:56 AM  

Creoena: I've heard of only 5 artists/bands in this entire list. Either I'm out of touch with modern music, or this list is full of hipster crap


Over-sampled, over-layered until humans sound like machines, hipster crap.
 
2012-12-11 09:05:48 AM  

stoli n coke: I call BS. The best albums of the year were from bands you've never heard of.


then the list would still work. there are all of 7 people/bands on there that i HAVE heard of.

yeah yeah, i know, i live in a cave and listen to crap apparently.
 
2012-12-11 09:13:42 AM  

Turbo Cojones: Creoena: I've heard of only 5 artists/bands in this entire list. Either I'm out of touch with modern music, or this list is full of hipster crap

Over-sampled, over-layered until humans sound like machines, hipster crap.


What have you been listening to?
 
2012-12-11 09:14:14 AM  
Nice to see Bob Mould on the list. Amazing album.
 
2012-12-11 09:29:41 AM  

Fallout Boy: Not a fan of Soundgarden but I am surprised that King Animal didn't make the list.


I'm surprised it's not on there either.
 
2012-12-11 09:30:07 AM  

verbaltoxin: mr.doctor: verbaltoxin: I got Yellow Green by Baroness. I think it was pretty good.

/Also picked up the new Torche and Sword. The former I've barely listened to, and should give another whirl. The latter is okay.

Damn totally forgot about The Sword - Apocryphon. I would also have to put that as one of my favorite albums that have come out this year.

For me, Apocryphon isn't much of a progression from Warp Riders. That's why I've had trouble getting into it. Additionally I think their vocalist is incredibly limited and a strong voice would help break up their endless riffing a bit, and give the songs some dynamics.

/Forgot to mention I also picked up Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart this year; I'm not usually a fan of singer-songwriter stuff but his record is pretty good.


While Warp Riders is their best album in my opinion. I think Apocryphon did a good job of refining or extending their style which they have mastered in Warp Riders. Also I will also note 2012 for me has been a bit of downturn from mainstream metal compared to 2011. I have had more enojoyment finding older albums from the last couple of years and a lot of the local indie stuff where I am from. Also I kinda enjoy the endless rifting they do, really gets a good trip going. It also helped make my joke when Warp Riders came out "There has been a definitive lack in guitar rifts all year, since The Sword stole all of them for themselves."
 
2012-12-11 09:30:46 AM  
seriously, alabama shakes and soundgarden are NOT on this list?

this list, like many other "best of" lists, is officially meaningless!

a.s. is one of the best new bands in the last 5 years, and sg's new album, while it's no "ultramega ok" or "badmotorfinger", it's every bit as good as a cross between "bmf" and "superunknown" might be. even when not at their peak, soundgarden is a great band!

i did see jack white and the avett brothers in 2 of the higher spots, so that's good.

/did NOT bother with the entire list...6 of the top ten i'd never heard of...and frank ocean is good for neo-soul, but that's really not saying much
 
2012-12-11 09:31:18 AM  

mjones73: Fallout Boy: Not a fan of Soundgarden but I am surprised that King Animal didn't make the list.

I'm surprised it's not on there either.


I haven't heard it, but it seems like the only people really excited for it are people whose music taste never left the 90s. Not that I dislike Soundgarden at all, but the whole reunion struck me more as a way of Chris Cornell saying "sorry I farked up" for his last album than a genuine reunion.
 
2012-12-11 09:33:36 AM  
In before the people who haven't heard of anyth-

oh, too late


Well, in before the heavy metal hipste-

oops, too late there as well
 
2012-12-11 09:42:49 AM  

TheLopper: kingflower: I have listened to that Frank Ocean album three times and I am having a hard time understanding how this album is on every best album of 2012 list.

I listened to him for the first time this week, and I'm still cleaning all the blood off the walls that shot out of my ears.


so, you liked it?
 
2012-12-11 09:54:01 AM  
Still can't get into that Fiona Apple album. I keep seeing people claim it's brilliant and one of the year's best, but I couldn't even make it through the first track. She sounds like she's drunk and crying.

I'm still going through a bunch of metal albums so I don't quite have an album of the year yet on that side of things, but non-metal would go like this:

Night Flight Orchestra - Internal Affairs
The Soft Moon - Zeros
Dinosaur JR - I Bet on Sky
Soundgarden - King Animal
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Marillion - Sounds That Can't Be Made
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II
Melvins - Freak Puke
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
 
2012-12-11 09:59:05 AM  

Rev.K: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 2012 Album of the Year.

[www.thestranger.com image 349x349]

Un-f*cking-believable.

Clicky pop for Torche awesomeness

/happy to see Baroness on that list


Holy crap! LOVE THIS!
 
2012-12-11 09:59:19 AM  
joe walsh - analog man should be on that list
 
2012-12-11 10:11:09 AM  
Second installment of my songs from 2012:

Hacienda - Savage
Temper Trap - Trembling Hands
A Silent Film - Harbour Lights
Temper Trap - Need Your Love
Soundgarden - Halfway There
Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless
Japandroids - The House that Heaven Built
Joseph Arthur - Gypsey Faded
Dinosaur Jr - Watch the Corners
Pinback - Proceed to Memory
Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
White Arrows - Get Gone
Major Lazer (w/ Amber of the Dirty Projectors) - Get Free
Churchill - Change
Wild Nothing - Nowhere
Matt & Kim - Let's Go
Tribes - Sappho
Tanlines - All of Me
Smoke & Jackal (Jared Followill of Kings of Leon) - No Tell
Morning Parade - Headlights
Atlas Genius - Trojans
Citizens! - True Romance
Green Day - Kill the DJ
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Dawes - If I Wanted Someone

first installment
 
2012-12-11 10:11:41 AM  
shiat, I've got to get with the times. Pandora never plays me anything newer than 2007.
 
2012-12-11 10:19:02 AM  

Savage Bacon: Holy crap! LOVE THIS!


This thread has now been worth it.
 
2012-12-11 10:25:47 AM  
Just Jack- Rough Ready
Scroobius Pip- Distraction Pieces
Black Moth Super Rainbow- Cobra Juicy
Regina Spektor- What I saw From the Cheap Seats
Grimes- Oblivion
Die Anwoord- Ten$ion

Go on and hate.
 
2012-12-11 10:35:10 AM  

SPna15: enderthexenocide: this year was actually pretty weak.

My list of 72 great metal albums from 2012 disagrees with you.


Raise your standards.
 
2012-12-11 10:35:50 AM  

browntimmy: SPna15: enderthexenocide: this year was actually pretty weak.

My list of 72 great metal albums from 2012 disagrees with you.

Raise your standards.


What have you been listening to this year?
 
2012-12-11 10:39:41 AM  

robsul82: [static.nme.com image 368x368]

Hey, it got listed! Sweet.


Just saw them at Terminal 5. Awesome.
 
2012-12-11 10:40:49 AM  
Saying "I've never heard of any of these bands" repeatedly in these threads is more of a reflection of you than these year-end lists. If only there were some tool for discovering new music to enjoy...
 
2012-12-11 10:41:06 AM  

Rev.K: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 2012 Album of the Year.

[www.thestranger.com image 349x349]

Un-f*cking-believable.

Clicky pop for Torche awesomeness

/happy to see Baroness on that list


Amen to the Torche love. Great sludgy pop-rock.

I'd also include:

Deftones - Koi No Yokan
Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes
O'Brother - Garden Window
ASIWYFA - Gangs


A really nice year for post-rock/instrumental rock as well. Caspian, Russian Circles, Syberia, Toundra, Maserati all put out great albums.
 
2012-12-11 10:50:33 AM  
Top 5 for me this year:

1. Panopticon - Kentucky
2. Woods of Ypres - Grey Skies and Electric Lights
3. Wintersun - Time
4. Rush - Clockwork Angels
5. Appalachian Winter - Ghosts of the Mountains

/honorable mention is anything I've released
 
2012-12-11 10:53:01 AM  
As I have posted a few times...Buckethead has been my favorite this year. 6 albums. Here's one:

march of the slunks


/Om
 
2012-12-11 11:11:16 AM  

lacydog: No love for Muse's "The 2nd Law"? Boo I say!


I don't think they should give love to a band that's becoming a glorified 80s tribute band.

/Muse fan
//but HATE "The 2nd Law"
 
2012-12-11 11:31:55 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: 3. Wintersun - Time


Jari's Magical Computer Orchestra the album.
 
2012-12-11 11:43:05 AM  

Asa Phelps: I refuse to believe that the Mountain Goats have released anything decent since Tallahassee.

Also, i don't even know what the fark people listen to anymore.


What? Everything except for Heretic Pride is just stellar. The Sunset Tree is one of the best albums ever made.

/I'm not that fond of most of the stuff pre The Coroners Gambit
//Different strokes for different folks
 
2012-12-11 11:50:09 AM  
Fark music hipsters complaining about PopMatters music hipsters...nice.
 
2012-12-11 11:51:28 AM  
Oh a music thread!

"Rushrushrushrushrushrushrush"

Fark being Fark.
 
2012-12-11 11:52:32 AM  

jaybeezey: Fark music hipsters complaining about PopMatters music hipsters...nice.


It is the anti-hipster hipster that you need to watch out for.
 
2012-12-11 11:54:07 AM  
www.wbru.com

My favorite album of 2012.

/fave tracks: Inkless, The Chimera, Glissandra, and The Celestials
//thanks Mr. Corgan
 
kab
2012-12-11 11:57:33 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: alcest - les voyages de L'Ame


Stopped by hoping someone would mention this one, leaving happy.

If your best of 2012 list excludes this, you have no business writing lists to begin with.
 
2012-12-11 12:01:24 PM  
I was going to complain that there was absolutely no electronic music in this list, and then I realized they had a separate electronic music list of 10 albums. However, I didn't agree with many of their choices, and I certainly don't think "Luxury Problems" is album of the year.

So here's my list again from the last thread.

Alex Under "La Maquina De Bolas"
Amon Tobin "Amon Tobin"
As If "At Night"
Blockhead "Interludes After Midnight"
Bvdub "All Is Forgiven," "Serenity," "Don't Say You Know," "The First Day"
Chymera "Death By Misadventure"
Clubroot "Clubroot (III - MMXII)"
Coppice Halifax & Submersion "Dilate/Erode"
Cristian Vogel "The Inertials"
Darling Farah "Body"
Deadbeat "Eight"
Decoside "Reload"
Echospace "Silent World"
Delano Smith "An Odyssey"
Delta Funktion "Traces"
Desolate "Celestial Light Beings"
DFRNT "Fading"
D'Marc Cantu "A New World"
Dub Taylor "Transition State"
Dynamic "Modal Lounge"
Edanticonf "Forest Echo"
Fluxion "Traces"
Four Tet "Pink"
G.R.I.T. "As I Look To The Sky From The Surface Of The Water"
G.R.I.T. "Expanse (Remixes)"
Ghosting Season "The Very Last Of The Saints"
Grad_U "Surface Variations"
Hirotaka Miyamoto "Circles"
Iori "Nexus"
Ishq "Deep Space Objects"
John Tejada "The Predicting Machine"
JS "JSCD-01"
Kid606 "Lost In The Game"
Kris Menace "Electric Horizon"
Lone "Galaxy Garden"
Loscil "Sketches From New Brighton"
Luke Hess "Keep On"
Makam "Dreams Of Tomorrow"
Mathias Grassow "Alchemystery"
Mike Dehnert "Fachwerk 25"
Mon0 "Monolog"
Monolake "Ghosts"
Moritz von Oswald Trio "Fetch"
Nocow "Gather Strength," "Ruins Tape"
Petar Dundov "Ideas From The Pond"
Pete Namlook "Namlook XXVII - Music For Urban Meditation IV" (who died in November and will be sorely missed.)
Redshape "Square"
S.P.Y. "What The Future Holds"
s_w_z_k "s_w_z_k"
Scuba "Personality"
Shed "The Killer"
Shifted "Crossed Paths"
Silent Harbour "Silent Harbour"
Silent Servant "Negative Fascination"
Sistema "Possible Sounds Of Mobius"
Solar Fields "Random Friday"
Steve Roach "Back To Life"
Submersion "Finality"
Subwave "Subwave"
Terrence Dixon "From The Far Future Pt. 2"
Ukkonen "The Isolated Rhythms Of..."
Various Artists "Altering Illusions"
Vince Watson "Every Soul Needs A Guide"
Voices From The Lake "Voices From The Lake"
Xoki & Hieronymus "Technicolor"
 
2012-12-11 12:01:52 PM  

Gunny Highway: jaybeezey: Fark music hipsters complaining about PopMatters music hipsters...nice.

It is the anti-hipster hipster that you need to watch out for.


b-b-b-but I hate music and don't listen to anything newer than 2001 and I have to let people know.
 
2012-12-11 12:17:47 PM  
No love for Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit?
Link
 
2012-12-11 12:21:51 PM  

kab: FeedTheCollapse: alcest - les voyages de L'Ame

Stopped by hoping someone would mention this one, leaving happy.

If your best of 2012 list excludes this, you have no business writing lists to begin with.


interesting...it rings a bell...but not sure. I am listening to it now.

so far so good....
 
2012-12-11 12:22:59 PM  
I didn't hear anything released in 2012 that was better than the White Rabbits' "Milk Famous" album. But I appear to be the only person in the world with that opinion, so go figure.
 
2012-12-11 12:39:48 PM  

dickfreckle: AdolfOliverPanties: Record reviews are the farking worst:

The songs of Preachers sound to bubble up as a miasma from a swamp. Southern Gothic to a T, with all the pathos, depravity, dread and redemption that implies, the record is a dispatch from the squalor of emotional wreckage. Holding court in this landscape is the id of singer Jeff Klein, howling of being, but an animal in a well on the title track...

What a pretentious load of pseudo-artsy-quasi-intellectual bullshiat. Makes me want to NOT even bother to listen to the music.

Yeah, music writers are among the most useless people in the world. Very few of them are able to write without sounding like colossal douchezillas.


My hobby is trying to figure out what an album sounds like based on the PopMatters review. Very challenging, especially for artists you aren't familiar with.

"What does it sound like?"

"It's an emotional rollercoaster, displaying the philosophical maturity of the artist in a sophisticated but accessible showcase-"

"Yeah, so, what does it sound like?"


And, since everybody seems to be doing it, here are a few of my faves:

cps-static.rovicorp.com

cps-static.rovicorp.com

www.ninebullets.net
 
2012-12-11 12:42:00 PM  

kab: FeedTheCollapse: alcest - les voyages de L'Ame

Stopped by hoping someone would mention this one, leaving happy.

If your best of 2012 list excludes this, you have no business writing lists to begin with.


But what if I have the superior Les Discrets album instead?
 
kab
2012-12-11 12:48:34 PM  

SPna15: But what if I have the superior Les Discrets album instead?


You can look at the cd case and see that it was released in '09?

:)
 
kab
2012-12-11 12:50:06 PM  

kab: SPna15: But what if I have the superior Les Discrets album instead?

You can look at the cd case and see that it was released in '09?

:)


eh. scratch that, I mis-read your post.
 
2012-12-11 12:50:50 PM  
How the hell is Purity Ring's album only 71??? It should be top ten easy.

Santigold should be higher too.

Sleigh Bells should not be here, their second album sucked.

Springsteen should be higher too...it is excellent.
 
2012-12-11 01:01:40 PM  

kab: FeedTheCollapse: alcest - les voyages de L'Ame

Stopped by hoping someone would mention this one, leaving happy.

If your best of 2012 list excludes this, you have no business writing lists to begin with.


39 minutes in...this sh*t kicks ass.

/you care ; )
 
2012-12-11 01:22:53 PM  

Snapper Carr: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x300]


Whar DSO?


Ooh yeah. Love me some DSO.

I think that and Clockwork Angels and Noctourniquet were the only 2012 releases I bought.
 
2012-12-11 01:30:41 PM  
Well, time to keep spamming this album on these threads:

i182.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-11 01:30:52 PM  
i1247.photobucket.com


Game....Set....Match.....
 
2012-12-11 01:44:06 PM  
www.brooklynvegan.com
 
2012-12-11 01:58:31 PM  
OK, I just read the review of the Swans' album.

"The album's lengthy emotional trawls through darkness and luminescence were undeniably forward-thinking, gracefully arranged, and aggressively delivered, with Gira and co constructing edifices of vibrancy, sound and color-their foundations set deep in fertile, doom-laden soil. The Seer pummeled, stroked and nurtured, dripping with ecstatic catharsis like no other album from 2012, its thick hallucinogenic and physical tension released in palpable purgative doses throughout the album's two-hour journey."

The fark you say.

What does it farking sound like, mutherfarker?
 
2012-12-11 02:06:21 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com


rustnbones.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-11 02:13:58 PM  
My absolute favorite from this year: Menomena - Moms

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-11 02:26:50 PM  
#8 - Jessie Ware - Devotion

Might be my favorite. If you're alone in a room with some person you're crushing on, with this on the stereo, and you don't start making out...then you're one socially awkward penguin.
 
2012-12-11 02:28:47 PM  

Cagey B: Well, time to keep spamming this album on these threads:

[i182.photobucket.com image 225x225]


Keep meaning to check this out. I love None Shall Pass.
 
2012-12-11 02:58:00 PM  
Definately my favorite if I base it off of repeated listens:

dev.thewildhoneypie.com
 
2012-12-11 03:09:33 PM  
Didn't see the whole list. Did Helplessness Blues make it anywhere?
 
2012-12-11 03:14:36 PM  
This is why I hate low profile critics...from the "Swans" album review (#5):

The album's lengthy emotional trawls through darkness and luminescence were undeniably forward-thinking, gracefully arranged, and aggressively delivered, with Gira and co constructing edifices of vibrancy, sound and color-their foundations set deep in fertile, doom-laden soil. The Seer pummeled, stroked and nurtured, dripping with ecstatic catharsis like no other album from 2012, its thick hallucinogenic and physical tension released in palpable purgative doses throughout the album's two-hour journey. Reveling in trepidatious rapture, The Seer celebrated life, death, chaos and fear as potently as in the Swans' very best work. Through it all, the "lunacy, lunacy, lunacy..." was overwhelming resonant. - Craig Hayes

...what a ridiculous asshole.
 
2012-12-11 03:25:05 PM  

SilentStrider: Hunh. Clockwork Angels actually made the list. Surprises me, pleasantly.


I have seen the 50 best albums lists from Pitchfork, Paste, Rolling Stone, NPR, American Singers and Songwriters, and now PopMatters. Rush isn't in the top 50 in any of those lists. People still aren't getting it.

That album just isn't very good.
 
2012-12-11 03:30:47 PM  
Where do you people hear this music?
 
2012-12-11 03:35:12 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Where do you people hear this music?



There's this thing called the internet. You can, if you're so inclined, use it to seek out music other forms of creative expression that you may not otherwise be familiar with. Some of those things you will not like, some of them you will.


/I'd highly recommend it.
 
2012-12-11 03:52:38 PM  
Rush to the Rock and Roll HOF. I, for one, welcome the end of the whining.
 
2012-12-11 03:54:26 PM  

Krowdaddy Chixdiggit: [i1247.photobucket.com image 500x500]


Game....Set....Match.....


i685.photobucket.com

You might like this as much or more (Putrevore - Macabre Kingdom)
 
2012-12-11 03:57:05 PM  
this is neat. Metacritic has the top ten albums from 43 different best albums lists, and then ranks albums by the most appearances in those lists and whether they were ranked first, second or third.
 
2012-12-11 04:11:47 PM  

Snapper Carr: Ecobuckeye: Where do you people hear this music?


There's this thing called the internet. You can, if you're so inclined, use it to seek out music other forms of creative expression that you may not otherwise be familiar with. Some of those things you will not like, some of them you will.


/I'd highly recommend it.


Bummer. I was hoping you all had found a hipster wacky morning zoo and I really, really wanted to listen to that.
 
2012-12-11 04:44:26 PM  
Gaslight Anthem
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Japandroids
Amanda Palmer

Those were the only few I noticed that I thought were good. The list obviously overlooked a ton of genres and other work that was done in 2012, but this was obvioulsy targetting a demographic that would know more than a handful of these albums. I knew more than a handful, I just didn't like them. And, how does Taylor Swift fit on this list?
 
2012-12-11 05:12:04 PM  

isamudyson: This isn't on the list? Seriously?
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I echo this man's outrage.
 
2012-12-11 05:32:05 PM  
list is fail with out

Ariel Pink
 
2012-12-11 05:59:55 PM  

HighZoolander: Krowdaddy Chixdiggit: [i1247.photobucket.com image 500x500]


Game....Set....Match.....

[i685.photobucket.com image 400x400]

You might like this as much or more (Putrevore - Macabre Kingdom)


Wow....nice find! Thanks man....Bringing the DOOM!
 
2012-12-11 06:44:51 PM  
What crap. Only 1 album on there worth mentioning.

...and where the hell was

upload.wikimedia.org

on that list??
 
2012-12-11 08:21:29 PM  
Begin list:

VAN HALEN

End list.
 
2012-12-11 08:34:38 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Snapper Carr: Ecobuckeye: Where do you people hear this music?


There's this thing called the internet. You can, if you're so inclined, use it to seek out music other forms of creative expression that you may not otherwise be familiar with. Some of those things you will not like, some of them you will.


/I'd highly recommend it.

Bummer. I was hoping you all had found a hipster wacky morning zoo and I really, really wanted to listen to that.


Have you tried Morning Becomes Eclectic?

I am notorious among my friends for having no musical knowledge, but my buys this year include Avett Brothers, Eric Hutchinson, Muse, Scissor Sisters, the new Green Day albums, Gary Clark, and thanks to these threads I'm getting into Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

I loved the Scissor Sisters and Eric Hutchinson. Haters gonna hate; meanwhile I have new 'in the kitchen' albums. I enjoyed the Muse quite a bit, but if the whole album was nothing but Panic Station I'd still be happy with my purchase. (Of course, I only paid $2.99 for it, but still...)

/I wonder if Muse released an instrumental album would some hipsters think it was GY!BE.
 
2012-12-11 08:37:27 PM  
That time of year again. Came for the hipster-bashing, left with some albums I either didn't hear about or forgot to pick up yet...
List wasn't that bad but like anything on Popmatters, horribly pretentious. Fair bit of overlap with The Guardian's list, which is a much better read.

Dutch Pilsner: Tame Impala in the top 10? I'll give this list a meh +1.

Your comment is wrong and you are wrong. Lonerism should be on everyone's Top 10.

A note to hipster-bashers:

chztotsandgiggles.files.wordpress.com

Physician, heal thyself. If anyone is being an elitist, it's you.
Other people may like music you've never heard of before. There is quite a lot of music out there, you know. They're not doing it to annoy you. They're not trying to be elitist. Not everyone enjoys the same genres of music that you do. It's OK.
 
2012-12-11 09:35:13 PM  
I was going to say "red barked tree by Wire" and then i realized that was 2011.
 
2012-12-11 09:51:11 PM  

SPna15: kab: FeedTheCollapse: alcest - les voyages de L'Ame

Stopped by hoping someone would mention this one, leaving happy.

If your best of 2012 list excludes this, you have no business writing lists to begin with.

But what if I have the superior Les Discrets album instead?


Les Discrets newest album was one of my biggest disappointments. Not bad, but it peters out quickly after a great opening.
 
2012-12-11 10:19:17 PM  
I would have put these 3 in:

2.bp.blogspot.com

rcrdlbl.com

cdn.stereogum.com
 
2012-12-12 12:02:04 AM  

Cletus from Canuckistan: That time of year again. Came for the hipster-bashing, left with some albums I either didn't hear about or forgot to pick up yet...
List wasn't that bad but like anything on Popmatters, horribly pretentious. Fair bit of overlap with The Guardian's list, which is a much better read.

Dutch Pilsner: Tame Impala in the top 10? I'll give this list a meh +1.
Your comment is wrong and you are wrong. Lonerism should be on everyone's Top 10.

A note to hipster-bashers:

[chztotsandgiggles.files.wordpress.com image 387x417]

Physician, heal thyself. If anyone is being an elitist, it's you.
Other people may like music you've never heard of before. There is quite a lot of music out there, you know. They're not doing it to annoy you. They're not trying to be elitist. Not everyone enjoys the same genres of music that you do. It's OK.


The +1 was because Tame Impala was in the top 10. Phrased my comment way inappropriately. Would like to see more Cat Power and Flying Lotus love though...
 
2012-12-12 12:42:45 AM  

drunkness_monster00: [www.brooklynvegan.com image 451x451]


THANK YOU
 
2012-12-12 01:32:37 AM  
I guess I'm officially old now since I don't know who the hell any of those bands are.

/goes to feed the pigeons
 
2012-12-12 10:08:06 AM  

STRYPERSWINE: Begin list:

VAN HALEN

End list.


funny. i thought their new album was one of the worst of the year. to each his own, i guess.
 
2012-12-12 01:12:14 PM  
The Menzingers - "On The Impossible Past" was probably my favorite of the year. I have no idea who 90% of those bands are
 
2012-12-12 03:47:27 PM  
I'm probably gonna get a Fark smackdown for this but one of my favs this year is Hot Cakes by The Darkness. Not as good as their 1st and certainly much better than their 2nd, but it's pretty good.
 
2012-12-12 09:27:08 PM  

Hand Banana: I guess I'm officially old now since I don't know who the hell any of those bands are.

/goes to feed the pigeons


You're only old if think you're old music has nothing to do with it
 
2012-12-12 09:40:28 PM  
And of course you could Google them if you really cared
 
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