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04.09.13 Guitar And Amp Geeks01.02.13 2012 In Albums
12.30.12 2012 In Shows12.13.12 It's Never Cold Enough
10.07.12 Free Download: Emo Split08.12.12 Guitar People
04.25.12 Funk As Puck04.12.12 Vinyl
02.17.12 50 States, 50 Bands01.20.12 This Is Why Anti-piracy Laws Are Stupid
01.01.12 In Before 2012 Sucks12.05.11 Get Sludged
10.27.11 Halloween Soundtrack09.16.11 Life Needs More Blastbeats
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2012 In Albums

My best albums of 2012.
1Loma Prieta
I.V.


screamo/hardcore - It came out early in the year and no album was able to top it.
2Irreversible
Ashes


post-metal/sludge - It may be considered an EP but it's thirty-five minutes long, longer than many LPs.
3Mount Eerie
Clear Moon


indie/folk - Phil Elverum
4Swans
The Seer


post-punk - Michael Gira's best since Soundtracks for the Blind.
5Mirrorring
Foreign Body


ambient/folk - Liz Harris (Grouper) with Jesy Fortino (Tiny Vipers).
6Proud Father
Hearu Shi no Proud Father


ambient/noise/drone - Dark and versatile. http://proudfather1.bandcamp.com/album/hearu-shi-no-proud-father
7Saaad
Confluences


ambient/drone/field recordings - Water sounds and beautiful ambient. http://saaad.bandcamp.com/album/confluences
8Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind


metalcore - Riffs and riffs.
9Vampillia and Nadja
The Primitive World


drone/doom - Aidan Baker's best work in awhile helped greatly by Vampillia's touches.
10The Blue Letter
Love Is Not Control


screamo/post-metal - Everyone who knows this band loves them.
11Neurosis
Honor Found in Decay


post-metal/sludge - Neurosis
12Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music


hip-hop - Angry yet smooth Atlanta rap.
13Anoice
The Black Rain


post-rock/classical - The Japanese make some of the best music.
14Beau Navire
Lumens


screamo - Best band at mixing pretty cleans with chaotic screamo since Funeral Diner.
15The Mountain Goats
Transcendental Youth


indie/folk - John Darnielle
16Mount Eerie
Ocean Roar


folk/black metal - Phil Elverum
17Windy and Carl
We Will Always Be


drone/ambient - Pretty.
18You Blew It!
Grow Up, Dude


emo - Part of what you could call a recent wave of American Football influenced emo but excellent quality.
19witxes
Sorcery/Geography


dark ambient - name your price http://witxes.bandcamp.com/album/sorcery-geography
20Lil Ugly Mane
Mista Thug Isolation


hip-hop/drugs - Memphis meets Texas, born in Richmond.
21Amenra
Mass V


post-metal/sludge - Not as good as Mass IIII but still awesome.
22Old Man Gloom
NO


sludge/ambient - OMG's best since Seminar III: Zozobra.
23Death Grips
The Money Store


experimental hip-hop - You either get what they are trying to do or you hate it.
24Dweller on the Threshold
Dweller on the Threshold


folk/ambient - Dark and unpredictable.
25Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier
An Age of Wonder


ambient/drone - Beautiful second track.
26 honorable
mentions
27 Eight
Nayt Kauas


screamo/post-metal - name your price http://eightband.bandcamp.com/album/n-yt-kauas
28We Were Skeletons
Blame and Aging


screamo - My favorite album of theirs.
29Vales
Clarity


screamo - Second best EP.
30 Nadja
Dagdr?m


drone/doom - Their first album in a couple of years but not as good as the collaboration with Vampillia obviously.
31Capacities
The Unexamined Life


screamo - I think this is considered an album but it's only 13 minutes long.
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