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Vooligan's 2012

So it's super late. Whatever. 2012 was a pretty awesome year, I saw some rbands i'd never rthought i'd get to see live (Refused, Radiohead, System of ra Down) and saw a bunch of other rincredible bands play (Sigur Ros, Dredg, rFair To Midland, Meshuggah, Karnivool, Matt Corby). rThere were also some rpretty sweet albums released, which are listed below.
1The Siren Tower
A History of Houses


I don't think i've ever connected with an album to such a high degree as I have with this one. It's so uniquely Australian both in terms of musicality and it's story telling. Tracks like King River and The Last Apple In The Big Man's Orchard are now some of my favourite songs of all time. Grant McCulloch, the vocalist and main songwriter for the band has this uncanny ability to tell storys in such a vivid way that you feel you are living each lyric he sings. Without a doubt the best album of 2012 for me.
2Deftones
Koi No Yokan


I'm a massive Deftones fan, so it's no surprise that Koi No Yokan is up this high. Every single album Deftones just nail exactly what is required of them, staying true to their sound while still managing to make it sound different from all the rest. Koi No Yokan is no different, Chino's voice has never sounded so good and with tracks like Rosemary and Poltergeist on here, it was impossible not to have this as number 2.
3Monuments
Gnosis


I came across this band a long time ago, back when they had two vocalists and the whole rapid fire vocals thing going on. I really wasn't a fan back then, but then they got Matt Rose on vocals and everything got 1000 times better. I know there's a bunch of people that hate is vocals, but I think they're the reason the record's so good, despite how raw they are. Blue Sky Thinking and Denial are brilliant.
4Circa Survive
Violent Waves


Circa Survive returned to their best with Violent Waves, the album is brilliant. Sharp Practice is a killer song
5Twelve Foot Ninja
Silent Machine


Those that know me on here will have certainly heard me go on about this band quite a lot. In terms of all the Australian alt rock bands that are around, these guys along with Karnivool are the ones that truly have the potential to break out and be a success overseas. I don't know of any other band that combines heavy music with so many different genres such as reggae and dub so seamlessly, but these guys tend to nail it every single time. They're starting to get quite a following internationally now, so it's been awesome to see them grow over the past 5 or so years. Oh, and watch their music videos.
6 Skyharbor
Blinding White Noise: Illusion and Chaos
7Of Monsters and Men
My Head is an Animal
8 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
9The Smith Street Band
Sunshine and Technology
10 Gojira
L'Enfant Sauvage
11Breaking Orbit
The Time Traveller
12Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind
13Jack White
Blunderbuss
14Absent Hearts
August Earth
15Redcoats
Redcoats
16Anathema
Weather Systems
17Silversun Pickups
Neck of the Woods
18The Gaslight Anthem
Handwritten
19Neurosis
Honor Found In Decay
20 Periphery
Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
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