Cipieron
User

News Articles 2
Band Edits + Tags 24
Album Edits 30

Album Ratings 513
Objectivity 63%

Last Active 11-15-11 12:09 pm
Joined 08-28-11

Forum Posts 0
Review Comments 3,508

 Lists
12.13.13 Soundgarden Ranked12.05.13 2013 Disappointments
11.17.13 Seattle Four Ranked11.01.13 Cipieron's Top 25 Favorite Singers
10.30.13 Bands Completely Ruined By Their Singer10.18.13 Protest The Hero Ranked
08.27.13 Cip's 2013 Fantasy Football Team08.15.13 Team Fortress 2 Classes Ranked
08.13.13 Cipieron's Favorite Australian Bands08.12.13 Marvel's Phase One Ranked
08.11.13 Cipieron's Top 10 Of 200708.09.13 Cipieron's Top 10 Of 2011
08.08.13 First Album You Ever Bought/owned07.13.13 Dio Ranked
06.30.13 World War Z Is Terrible06.29.13 Alice In Chains Ranked
06.28.13 The Mars Volta Ranked06.25.13 Cipieron's Top 15 Of 2012
More »

Cipieron's Top 15 Of 2012

Revised my old '12 end of the year list. Wanted to slim it down and add in some albums I didn't discover till recently.
15Big Wreck
Albatross


This album's release reminded me a lot of Soundgarden's return. Both came out 10+ years after the band's last album. Both singers had gone off and done a solo thing for several albums. And both singers either sound like, or actually are, Chris Cornell. This album is wonderful.
14Art By Numbers
Reticence: The Musical


There are some days I still don't know what I think of this band, but I still find myself coming back to this album. It's chaotic with hints of baroque influences. Very interested to see what they do with Reticence II.
13Eye Empire
Impact


I was sad when Submersed, one of my favorite bands from back in the day, broke up after only their second album. When I heard Donald Carpenter would be fronting a new band, I was beyond ecstatic. Eye Empire is like Submersed's hard rocking older brother.
12The Darkness
Hot Cakes


I originally didn't have this on my last '12 list, but fuck this album is just fun. Fuck the haters. I love this band. They're cheesy and they know it. I saw them live in Milwaukee and holy shit it was one of the best shows I've ever been to.
11The Siren Tower
A History of Houses


The third Aussie band on this list. I'm not huge into alt/indie rock, but this completely blew my mind.
10Regina Spektor
What We Saw From the Cheap Seats


I didn't dig the direction she was going with Far, so this album really brought me back to Team Spektor. This is her second best album right after Soviet Kitsch
9Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension


A much improved record over the mediocre YotBR. Not as good as Descension imo, but an amazing near-return to form for one of my favorite bands ever.
8Children of Nova
Impossible Landscape


Sad that these guys broke up after this, but what an amazing album to go out on. They really filled my fix for bands like Closure in Moscow and Dead Letter Circus.
7Katatonia
Dead End Kings


This album is doomy and gloomy and beautiful and mesmerizing. My first venture into this band, now to look backwards into their catalog.
6Soundgarden
King Animal


While I absolutely love DotU, the second half of that album really drops the ball. This is wildly more consistant and a welcome return from this musical giant.
5Novallo
Novallo
4Showbaby
Hightail Cocktail


Unknown on Sputnik, but this is actually my 2nd favorite band after Fair to Midland. Their mix of rock, pop, and soul is so delicious.. it's sad their original drummer just left, but their new singles sound very promising. Check this band out guys. http://www.showbabymusic.com/
3Periphery
Periphery II: This Time It's Personal


Sput haters be damned. I love Spencer's voice and he (and the rest of the band) have greatly improved since their first album.
2Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine


Australia takes the first two spots for the year. I've never heard a band blend so many different genres into one sound that actually works.
1Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller


This album came out of nowhere for me and leveled me. One of the best debut albums from an Aussie band with tons of potential.
Show/Add Comments (9)

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy