|Some Favorite Moments/songs Of 2012|
This year marks the first year where I think the amount of music I listened to went down from the year before. Maybe it's because I'm a bit busier, but my love for music has absolutely not declined and 2012 had some of the best music of the past few years, mopping the floor with 2011. I hate ranking albums because rankings are dynamic and constantly change, but I can list some of my favorite highlights of the year and speak to some of the specific moments that I'll remember for years to come. Comment with yours.
|30||The Mars Volta|
THE MALKIN JEWEL: Lot of fans hated this song. I'm however not considered a true "fan" and liked this just fine.
|29||The Safety Fire|
Grind the Ocean
|27||Thousand Foot Krutch|
The End Is Where We Begin
WAR OF CHANGE
THE BEGINNING AND THE END: I found this album a bit too samezee, but this one did stick out as different from the rest.
Port of Morrow
THE RIFLE'S SPIRAL
SUITCASE: Average band...average album...great single!
Yellow and Green
TAKE MY BONES AWAY: Even if this was a huge departure from their sludgier roots, I could care less.
|21|| ||Crystal Castles|
CASTLE OF GLASS: Music video was just shitty obvious video game advertisement, song is good though.
The OF Tape Vol. 2
RELLA: Funniest fucking music video I've seen in ages. If you haven't seen it yet, fix that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN-xq7t6pKw
|17||Lana Del Rey|
RIDE: Much better than her debut album.
TRIP THE DARKNESS: So funny to watch how annoyed users on this site would get back when Sputnik had this music video as a pop-up for a good week.
I AM COLLOSSUS
|13||High on Fire|
De Vermis Mysteriis
SPIRITUAL RITES: This song makes my loins oscillate.
BABYLON THE MURDERER
STAINS: Pretty amazing album/song from a band that really does nothing unique or special. Just goes to show you don't need to be fancy and complicated to write stellar music.
Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos
|8||Twelve Foot Ninja|
MOTHER SKY: Catchiest chorus ever.
Koi No Yokan
Neck of the Woods
good kid, m.A.A.d city
SING ABOUT ME/DYING OF THIRST: I'm in no way a fan of rap/hip-hop, and when I see a song is going to go over the 10 minute mark I get super pessimistic. How wrong I was, this is one of the best rap songs of the last decade, a true masterpiece.
All We Love We Leave Behind
TRESPASSES: I said I wouldn't rank albums, but I'm fairly certain this was album of the year for me. The continuous adrenaline rush of this album is astounding for a band that's been around a while and is kicked off by this very song.
|3||Birds of Tokyo|
BOY: This was my favorite EP released this year and a very positive sign that their upcoming LP could be their best yet. This song in particular is powerful and is maybe Ian Kenny's best vocal performance to date.
TYPE THREE: This albums wins the title of "Most Nostalgic Album of the Year", even if it wasn't my absolute top spot. This song (particularly the lead-in to the second verse) was a touching moment I didn't anticipate and some of the most gut-wrenching lyrics they've ever written.
Stray Arrows - A Collection of Favorites
FIZGIG: My favorite band continues to surprise me. Obviously I wouldn't pick a favorites album as my album of the year. But this little bonus track they just barely snuck into 2012 was exactly what I needed. It's catchy, crunchy, and proves the band still has it even after 13 years.