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|Top 12 Albums Of '12 So Far|
Some kid called me a hipster because I like Swans and Modest Mouse. Also
these are the best releases this year so far. Discuss.
Leithauser gives my favorite vocal performance on an album this year, and the
arrangements are big and happy while still being grounded. Their best work since
Bows + Arrows.
Creative, atmospheric, varied, and complex, this might just be their best yet.
Right off the triumph of Long Live, The Chariot continue to push the boundaries of
More emotional than Queen Ansleis, an eclectic gem of an album with fantastic
What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
No, it isn't her best, simply because it isn't as memorable as Soviet Kitsch, but it's
easily a close second-endlessly catchy and captivating.
I've had this for about a month and I'm still digesting it. While I can't settle on a
rating, there is no denying this is absolutely monstrous, and nothing else like it so
far this year.
The best album of its kind since MBDTF, and I believe it will enjoy the same classic
treatment. Personal, fun, all around stunning hip-hop/funk/singer-songwriter album.
A beguiling surprise, emotionally revealing as always, and featuring my favorite song
of the year so far, the Iggy Pop featuring Nothin' But Time.
Circa Survive go epic, with an album that musically finally matches Anthony Green's
A band I was always determined to hate, Sowing finally convinced me to properly
listen to them, and man am I glad-wistful fun to just jam to.
Yes, there are some real clunkers (looking at you, One Foot), but the two title
tracks, All Alright, Carry On, Stars, Out On The Town-all are reminders of fun.'s
specialty, marrying intimacy with huge, rousing arrangements.
|12||The Gaslight Anthem|
Perhaps my favorite album of the year lyrically, Brian Fallon truly holds nothing
back, and Gaslight expand on a more bluesy sound.
|Other favorites: Passion Pit-Gossamer; The Antlers-Undersea; Dirty Projectors-Swing Lo Magellan; Fiona Apple-Really long fucking album title; Mount Eerie-Clear Moon; Oh No-Ohnomite; Racing Heart-To Walk Beside That Ghost.|
|Try The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth, just leaked recently and wowzah|
|nice objectivity score|
|I didn't know The Mountain Goats leaked, one of my favorite bands! Aw Pentagon you must have a pretty fulfilling life to take the time and make a pointless elitist comment.|
|Awesome list, Heaven is my album of the year so far too.|
|Also if you haven't already give Tramp by Sharon Van Etten a try. It might take three or four listens but onc eit hits it's glorious.|
|Yeah I remember I listened to it once and nothing really stuck, I'll give it a couple more listens.|
|listen to Alt-J - An Awesome Wave. I think you might like it|
|Love 2,3,6 I would have some burning love on here or ETID |
|props for number 1. album is top 5 of the year(so far) |
|needs EAPZ |
|List is pretty cool, though 13 is extremely boring. |