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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 17
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2012-12-11 01:32:18 AM
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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 01:27:12 AM
2 votes:
PopMatters

No it doesn't
2012-12-11 12:16:54 AM
2 votes:
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 12:06:21 AM
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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 03:57:05 PM
1 votes:
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 02:13:58 PM
1 votes:
My absolute favorite from this year: Menomena - Moms

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2012-12-11 09:03:56 AM
1 votes:

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 04:45:12 AM
1 votes:

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 02:42:29 AM
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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 02:08:52 AM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org


Whar DSO?
2012-12-11 02:07:12 AM
1 votes:
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 01:53:48 AM
1 votes:

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


This x 1,000.
2012-12-11 01:40:50 AM
1 votes:
I can't believe Boys & Girls by Alabama Shakes was left off that list.
2012-12-11 01:39:26 AM
1 votes:
List fails without PSY in the top 5.
2012-12-11 01:32:11 AM
1 votes:
I call BS. The best albums of the year were from bands you've never heard of.
2012-12-11 12:04:53 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-10 11:49:50 PM
1 votes:
That's.... um.... quite a list, there subby. It reads like the hipster encyclopedia of music.

/Taylor Swift? Really?
 
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