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|Top 5 Albums Of 2012|
2012 was the year I began to really pay attention to music and keep up with new releases. Here rrare my favorite 5 albums from this past year.
When I first found Ungirthed and Belispeak floating around the blogosphere, I was floored at the precision of the sound
this duo was cultivating, and I couldn't wait for the full length debut. Shrines did not disappoint, expanding on that sound just
enough to create some truly excellent and unique bass-heavy pop. I had the fortune of seeing them live this year as well, and
they put on an absolutely amazing performance.
On his first full length, Holy Other melds aspects of witch house and future garage
into something sleek and utterly sensual that makes good on all the promise
showcased in last year's With U EP. Captivating, haunting and beautiful all the way
through, this album was one of my biggest addictions this year.
Between the danceable Street Halo and the sparse Truant/Rough Sleeper, Kindred
showcases Burial's sound at its most focused. The three songs here are fully
realized, long-form future garage epics that, for me, are on par with his classic
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Dweller on the Threshold
In a droning, lo-fi mix of alt-country and post-rock with the spirit of post-hardcore
(probably due to the inclusion of ex-members of bands like Daniel Striped Tiger and Death to
Tyrants), Dweller on the Threshold has created an
expansive and hard-hitting album that could only have come through Enemies List.
This is one of the few records from this year that I just had to have on vinyl, made even
more enticing because of the gorgeous cover art which captures the vastness of
this album's sound.
Attack on Memory
Achieving a sweet spot between Sunny Day Real Estate and Nirvana with a pinch of
modern indie pop sensibility, Cloud Nothings' full band debut harkens back to the
best of 90s grunge and emo. Masterfully produced by Steve Albini, this album was
exactly the kick in the balls that indie rock needed this year, and was my most played