|2012. Oh, And 2012.|
Favouritest 2012ian albums (and like, 3 eepees)
Attack on Memory
|28||Old Man Gloom|
|27||The Magnetic Fields|
Love at the Bottom of the Sea
It's Enslaved. They're still blending prog with black metal elements and still losing
my interest at times throughout the album. It's probably the production, it has no
balls. Surely gets a trophy for fucking stupid album title.
Saved by El-P's beats!! And I will admit, Killer Mike's flow compliments it VERY well.
Until the Quiet Comes
Never liked Flying Lotus much before, but this made me a fan of sorts. Cool.
Koi No Yokan
I never liked Deftones much. The alt-rock vocal melodies and chug-chugs turned me
away countless times. This time, those elements are still there...but for some reason,
I can...enjoy this more?
This isn't a perfect record by any means, but what matters to me most is that it
really strikes an emotional chord with me. I FELT the music (and of course, the
lyrics) all throughout the album and that is what allows the album to excel. Sure,
there will be covers that might just surpass the originals on a technical level, but
will they still convey the same emotion that Leonard does here? Old Ideas is a nice
little album full of beautiful, heart-wrenching sounds that really invoke those buried
and secret emotions. If that doesn't happen to you or even fails to interest you,
Mr. Cohen isn't for you.
Weakness for Interpol + adoration for Paul Banks' voice = I like this album.
NO LOVE DEEP WEB
Yeh, there's a dick. Yeh, there's deep meaning for that dick, according to the
owner of the dick, Zach Hill. But let's forget about that dick for a second...this is
some quite abrasive, minimalistic, stompin', hodown inducing music. I would party to
it, and so would everyone else who lost their shit at their show a month or so back.
Not near as solid as The Money Store, but still FUN.
All We Love We Leave Behind
I never liked Converse shoes.
|17||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
GY!BE doing what they do best! Now with half of the damn thing being filler hence
its lower position.
WIXIW (pronounced "wee-ck-shuh-eew") is a good album.
good kid, m.A.A.d city
More good hip hap album from this year. I'm not all on the hip happity king Kendrick
Lamar 2012 train as y'all but it's a solid listen. It's stereotypical stuff, but the best
stereotypical stuff in a long while.
Cancer 4 Cure
The best hip hap album of this year, mainly because El-P's beats are the only
beats that matter.
|13||The Mountain Goats|
More Darnielle goodness.
|12||My Dying Bride|
A Map of All Our Failures
I have a history with this band and this album re-affirms that my history is still
something to be proud of. It's slow-burning but very emotionally moving once you find
yourself invested. Good work, bros and one gal.
Perfect music for swaying (RE: the whole crowd during their show). It's all beautiful,
soft, gentle, inoffensive, and all that other gay non-m/ shit but I love it because fuck
m/ and Vicki's voice is sensually appeasing.
Hey guys, I thought this was really good! I know, fucking heresy amirite? The mess,
the convolution...it all creates a fan and colourful experience. With more and more
listens, further details began revealing themselves. Not a deep record, but FUN.
Dar De Duh
Less metal elements (yay) creating the best black metal albums of the year. Doesn't
make much sense but it's groovy.
Truant / Rough Sleeper
Combine this with Kindred and you have the best electronic album of the year...and
maybe of the last few years.
Deathspell Omega never disappoint and some of their catchiest tunes (Sand) reside
here. A satisfying epilogue to a great trilogy, albeit a tad too short.
Honor Found in Decay
Okay, I wanted this to be as monumental as the new Swans, and it never reached
such heights...but it's still Neurosis, and it still brings a lot of sweet Neurosity to the
table. This time, with a brighter sound.
Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada need to stop this guy from getting too good.
The Money Store
It's consistently enjoyable and FUN stuff. I don't look deep into their shit...I break
shit to their stomp.
Well knit songs played with clear emotion that makes what could have been a dull
experience into a surprisingly elevated and affirming ride.
A typical venture into Scott Walker's world. It's bizarre, nightmarish, free-forming,
and eerily packed with elements that create an uneasy contrast (humour).
This was what I expected plus more. When initial (high, mind you) expectations are
both met and surpassed, and the album STILL retains its power since its release, you
know you have something golden in your possession. Twisted, joyous, ecstatic,
cathartic, monumental, etc, etc, etc....just listen to the god damn thing.