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12.24.12 2012. Oh, And 2012.08.10.12 The Summer Sucks...
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2012. Oh, And 2012.

Favouritest 2012ian albums (and like, 3 eepees)
29Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory


Albini.
28Old Man Gloom
No


Heavy...and FUN.
27The Magnetic Fields
Love at the Bottom of the Sea


FUN.
26Passion Pit
Gossamer


FUN.
25Enslaved
RIITIIR


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.
24Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music


Saved by El-P's beats!! And I will admit, Killer Mike's flow compliments it VERY well.
23Flying Lotus
Until the Quiet Comes


Never liked Flying Lotus much before, but this made me a fan of sorts. Cool.
22Deftones
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?
21Leonard Cohen
Old Ideas


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.
20Paul Banks
Banks


Weakness for Interpol + adoration for Paul Banks' voice = I like this album.
19Death Grips
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.
18Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind


I never liked Converse shoes.
17Godspeed 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.
16Liars
WIXIW


WIXIW (pronounced "wee-ck-shuh-eew") is a good album.
15Kendrick Lamar
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.
14El-P
Cancer 4 Cure


The best hip hap album of this year, mainly because El-P's beats are the only beats that matter.
13The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth


More Darnielle goodness.
12My 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.
11Beach House
Bloom


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.
10Animal Collective
Centipede Hz


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.
9Dordeduh
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.
8 Burial
Truant / Rough Sleeper


Combine this with Kindred and you have the best electronic album of the year...and maybe of the last few years.
7Deathspell Omega
Drought


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.
6Neurosis
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.
5Burial
Kindred


Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada need to stop this guy from getting too good.
4Death Grips
The Money Store


It's consistently enjoyable and FUN stuff. I don't look deep into their shit...I break shit to their stomp.
3Grizzly Bear
Shields


Well knit songs played with clear emotion that makes what could have been a dull experience into a surprisingly elevated and affirming ride.
2Scott Walker
Bish Bosch


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).
1Swans
The Seer


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.
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