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    Bleep.com's The Best of 2012

    1. Legowelt - The Paranormal Soul
    2. Robert Hood - Motor: Nighttime World 3
    3. Grizzly Bear - Shields
    4. Daphni - JIAOLONG
    5. Nathan Fake - Steam Days
    6. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
    7. Lukid - Lonely at the Top
    8. Actress - R.I.P
    9. Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist
    10. Tame Impala - Lonerism

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    hahaha, Rolling Stone has Green Day in their top 10. Beautiful.
    yeah, and they picked the wrong one too.
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    There are thousands of albums that came out this year. Green Day's three albums of mostly miss self-indulgent crap belongs nowhere near a top 10. You want punk rebellion, go to Metz or Titus Andronicus and listen to good music. I listened to Uno and Dos and was so fucking underwhelmed, even with lessened expectations.
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    hahaha, Rolling Stone has Green Day in their top 10. Beautiful.
    Is it 1978? Bruce Springsteen #1, Bob Dylan #4, Neil Young #10, Jimmy Cliff #12, Leonard Cohen #13, Dr John #15, Bonnie Raitt #22.

    I may be the biggest Springsteen fan on this board and I wouldn't put that album anywhere near my top 10. I don't listen to it.
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    Fuck Bonnie Raitt. what a load of crap.
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    FACT's Top 50 Albums of 2012

    50. Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun
    49. Helm - Impossible Symmetry
    48. Haleek Maul - Oxyconteen
    47. The xx - Coexist
    46. Purity Ring - Shrines
    45. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - Timon Irnok Manta
    44. Triad God - NXB
    43. Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
    42. Schoolboy Q - Habits and Contradictions
    41. Cocaine 80s - Express OG EP
    40. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
    39. Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
    38. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
    37. Le1f - Dark York
    36. Gunplay - Bogota Rich: The Prequel
    35. Young Smoke - Space Zone
    34. Lorenzo Senni - Quantum Jelly
    33. Altered Natives - Tenement Yard Vol.3
    32. d'Eon - Music for Keyboards Vol. 1
    31. Nas - Life is Good
    30. Supreme Cuts - Whispers in the Dark
    29. Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy
    28. Ariel Pink & R. Stevie Moore - Ku Klux Glam
    27. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
    26. Grimes - Visions
    25. Main Attrakionz - Bossalinis & Fooliyones
    24. The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies
    23. Heroin In Tahiti - Death Surf
    22. Future - Pluto
    21. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland - Black is Beautiful
    20. Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
    19. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
    18. Wiley - Step Freestyles
    17. I:Cube - "M" Megamix
    16. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    15. Sand Circles - Motor City
    14. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
    13. Madteo - Noi No
    12. Jeremih - Late Nights with Jeremih
    11. Actress - R.I.P.
    10. Wolfgang Voigt - Rückverzauberung 6
    9. Swans - The Seer
    8. Terrence Dixon - From the Far Future Pt. 2
    7. Jam City - Classical Curves
    6. How to Dress Well - Total Loss
    5. Spaceghostpurrp - God of Black
    4. Horrid Red - Celestial Joy
    3. Cooly G - Playin Me
    2. Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-1996 / Dutch Tvashar Plumes
    1. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. City

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    Is it 1978? Bruce Springsteen #1, Bob Dylan #4, Neil Young #10, Jimmy Cliff #12, Leonard Cohen #13, Dr John #15, Bonnie Raitt #22.

    I may be the biggest Springsteen fan on this board and I wouldn't put that album anywhere near my top 10. I don't listen to it.
    The Neil Young album is the only one I'd consider putting in my top 20. Dr. John's album is cool and Leonard Cohen's is really good, but neither were even slightly unexpected moves. Neil's never put out an album that so fully expressed the Crazy Horse ethos before (even though the title track in its original mix is a complete throwaway.)
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    Rough Trade Shops Albums of the Year

    Grimes Visions
    John Talabot Fin
    Toy Toy
    Allo Darlin Europe
    Goat World Music
    Damien Jurado Maraqopa
    Alt J An Awesome Wave
    Django Django Django Django
    Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
    Frank Ocean Channel Orange
    chilly gonzales solo piano 2
    adrian younge presents venice dawn something about april
    kindness world you need a change of mind
    sharon van etten tramp
    stealing sheep into the diamond sun
    satellites 1
    keaton henson dear…
    tame impala lonerism
    smoke fairies blood speaks
    stubborn heart stubborn heart
    first aid kit the lion's roar
    electric guest mondo
    chromatics kill for love
    opossum electric hawaiii
    polica give you the ghost
    cat power sun
    scott walker bish bosch
    portico quartet portico quartet
    daphni jiaolong
    field music plumb
    jesse ware devotion
    jack white blunderbuss
    godspeed you! black emperor alelujah! Don't bend! Ascend!
    quakers quakers
    actress r.I.p.
    emeralds just to feel anything
    crybaby crybaby
    sinkane mars
    michael mayer mantasy
    xx coexist
    lianne la havas is your love big enough
    richard hawley standing at the sky's edge
    beach house bloom
    saint etienne words and music by saint etienne
    friends manifest!
    leonard cohen old ideas
    crocodiles endless flowers
    bobby womack the bravest man in the universe
    michael kiwanuka home again
    dirty projectors swing to magellan
    the tallest man on earth there's no leaving now
    race horses furniture
    liars wixiw
    trailer trash tracys ester
    lindstrom smalhans
    dan deacon america
    julia holter ekstasis
    metz metz
    liminanas crystal anis
    beth jeans houghton yours truly, cellophane rose
    of monsters and men my head is an animal
    woods bend beyond
    melody's echo chamber melody's echo chamber
    mala mala in cuba
    the soft pack strapped
    lucy rose like I used to
    dark dark dark who needs who
    yeasayer fragrant world
    cody chesnutt landing on a hundred
    cold specks I predict a graceful expulsion
    the lost brothers so long john fante
    moritz von oswald trio fetch
    om advaitic songs
    group rhoda out of time out of touch
    halls ark
    dr john locked down
    patti smith banga
    the cornshed sisters tell tales
    lazarus and the plane crash horseplay
    dexys one day I'm going to soar
    the men open your heart
    mumford and sons babel
    the maccabees given to the wild
    band of horses mirage rock
    thee oh sees putrifiers 2
    grizzly bear shields
    swans the seer
    hot chip in our heads
    peggy sue peggy sue plays the songs of scorpio rising
    spiritualized sweet heart sweet light
    allah la's allah la's
    tindersticks the something rain
    zombie zombie rituels d'un nouveau monde
    lana del rey born to die
    two wounded birds two wounded birds
    tender trap ten songs about girls
    flying lotus until the quiet comes
    mark lanegan blues funeral
    beak> >>
    david byrne and st vincent love this giant

    8/19 Run the Jewels @ Sir Stage 37
    8/21 The Clean @ Rough Trade
    8/21 J Rocc/GE-OLOGY @ Panther Room
    8/23 Bad Brains/Trash Talk @ Afropunk
    8/23 Kevin Saunderson @ TBA
    8/24 D'Angelo @ Afropunk


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    And Fact's top 40 reissues.

    40. THE DURUTTI COLUMN - SHORT STORIES FOR PAULINE
    39. PHILIPPE D’ARAM - FASCINATION
    38. UNSPECIFIED ENEMIES - ‘MULTI ORDINAL TRACKING UNIT’
    37. JOHN CARPENTER & ALAN HOWARTH - ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK / PRINCE OF DARKNESS / HALLOWEEN II / HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
    36. IKE YARD - IKE YARD
    35. DAVID KILGOUR - HERE COME THE CARS
    34. VARIOUS ARTISTS - 122 BPM: THE BIRTH OF HOUSE MUSIC
    33. WOO - IT’S COSY INSIDE
    32. VARIOUS ARTISTS / SLOW TO SPEAK - CLASSIC HOUSE GROOVES: DOPE JAMS NEW YORK CITY
    31. R. STEVIE MOORE - LO FI HI FIVES… A KIND OF BEST OF
    30. VARIOUS ARTISTS - PERSONAL SPACE: ELECTRONIC SOUL 1974-1984
    29. SENSATIONS’ FIX - MUSIC IS PAINTING IN THE AIR
    28. LOOTPACK - SOUNDPIECES: DA ANTIDOTE!
    27. Zs - SCORE: THE COMPLETE SEXTET WORKS 2002-2007
    26. PLUG - BACK ON TIME
    25. PORTER RICKS - BIOKINETICS
    24. PETER ZUMMO - ZUMMO WITH AN X
    23. MY BLOODY VALENTINE - LOVELESS / ISN’T ANYTHING / EPS 1988-1991
    22. BRUCE LANGHORNE - THE HIRED HAND
    21. DREAM 2 SCIENCE - DREAM 2 SCIENCE
    20. LAURIE SPIEGEL - THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE
    19. PYROLATOR - AUSLAND
    18. PARRIS MITCHELL - ‘ALL NIGHT LONG’
    17. DAVID LYNCH & ALAN R. SPLET - ERASERHEAD
    16. DREXCIYA - JOURNEY OF THE DEEP SEA DWELLER II / JOURNEY OF THE DEEP SEA DWELLER III
    15. VARIOUS ARTISTS - STRANGE PASSION: EXPLORATIONS IN IRISH POST-PUNK DIY AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1980-1983
    14. STERAC - SECRET LIFE OF MACHINES: REMASTERED AND REMIXED
    13. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER - RIFTS
    12. THE BURRELL BROTHERS - THE NU GROOVE YEARS: 1988-1992
    11. CODEINE - WHEN I SEE THE SUN
    10. RAEKWON - ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN LINX: THE PURPLE TAPE
    9. BOB CHANCE - IT’S BROKEN
    8. KW GRIFF FEAT. PORKCHOP - ‘BRING IN THE KATZ’
    7. PAPERCLIP PEOPLE / PSYCHE/BFC - THE SECRET TAPES OF DR EICH / ELEMENTS
    6. CLEANERS FROM VENUS - BOX SET VOL. 1
    5. LEGO FEET - LEGO FEET
    4. SLEEP - DOPESMOKER
    3. RUFF SQWAD - WHITE LABEL CLASSICS
    2. FRANCIS BEBEY - AFRICAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1975-1982
    1. MONOTON - MONOTONPRODUKT07
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    I'm curious as to what criteria someone would use to rank reissues - quality of the remastering/repressing? Packaging? Serious question btw.
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    Probably that, cultural importance of the music, how rare it was before it was reissued, etc.
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    BRAIDS - Best of 2012
    Agor - EP
    Born Gold - Little Sleepwalker
    Burial - Kindred EP
    Chris Reimer - The Chad Tape
    Jessie Ware - Devotion
    Mac Demarco - 2
    Majical Cloudz - Turns Turns Turns
    Purity Ring - Shrines
    Squarepusher - Ufabulum
    Tame Impala - Lonerism

    Blue Hawaii - Top 10 LPs of 2012
    1. Fin -- John Talabot
    2. Kindred EP --Burial
    3. Visions -- Grimes
    4. Turns Turns Turns EP -- Majical Cloudz
    5. Luxury Problems -- Andy Stott
    6. 2 - Mac de Marco
    7. Little Sleepwalker - Born Gold
    8. Pink -- Four Tet
    9. RGP EP -- Nic Sarno
    10. Optic - Clouds

    Art Brut's Eddie Argos
    1. No Love Lost by The Nightingales.
    Although I've said no paticular order if pushed I would say this is my favourite album of the year. I love all their albums but this is definitely their best. I've spent everyday since it was released listening to it at least once. It depresses me how few people know about this band. Robert Llyod needs to be recognised as one Britain's greatest ever poets and the band celebrated the world over.I wont be satisified till The Nightingales get invited to play the Rock and Roll hall of fame and storm it in a big drunken dangerous spectacular mess or fall on their faces in the attempt.
    2. Wildlife by The Lovely Eggs.
    Helen Love (who had she found the time to release an album this year would definitely be in my top ten list) described The Lovely Eggs as 'fearless genius the best band in the world right now' can#t get higher praise than that. Go and buy their album (and some Helen Love while you are at it)
    3. The Plot Against Common Sense by Future Of The Left.
    Righteous anger deliverd with razor sharp wit and it rocks the fuck out.Perfect.
    4. Tempest by Bob Dylan.
    Bob Dylan is one of those artists who just keeps getting better. Each album better than the last. This is his 35th Studio album.He is at his peak. Hooray.
    5. On The Hot Dog Streets by Go Kart Mozart.
    I love everything that Lawrence from Felt/Denim/Go Kart Mozart has ever done. Perhpas a bit too much as I already owned most of this as the unreleased Denim album 'Denim Take Over'. which I bought from ebay for a lot of money. Still thats my fault really and bitterness aside this is a great album.
    6. Celebration Rock by Japandroids
    7.Hypnotic Nights by Jeff The Brotherhood.
    I am aware that a few of my choices are a little esoteric.However Im totally amazed that these albums aren't in all the other end of year lists. They are fucking brilliant. Ive been rocking out and getting drunk to them all year.
    8. Average Kinda Savage by Thee Orphans
    Hand on heart I think this is one of the best fucking Glam records ever made. A bit odd that it came out in 2012 and not the early seventies but still all the better for it.
    9. and 10.
    Im cheating a bit now to fill up the quota but a band called The North Sea Scrolls comprised of Luke Haines formerly of The Auters and Cathal Coughlan from Fatima Masions have just released a double concept album that details an alterante occult version of the history of the British Isles which I haven't heard yet but Im dairly sure Im going to love and also the band The Indelicates have started releasing their new album ' Diseases Of England' in three parts and I loved the first part. So know I at least like one third of the album.

    Moby's Top 10 Albums of 2012
    Cold Specks - I Predict a Graceful Expulsion
    iamamiwhoami - kin
    Grimes - Visions
    Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
    Liars - WIXIW
    Gonzalez - Solo Piano II
    Burial - Kindred EP
    Metric - Synthetica
    Yeasayer - Fragrant World
    Laurel Halo - Quarantine

    Freelance Whales - Top 10 LPs of 2012
    Django Django - S/T
    Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
    Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
    Bear in Heaven - I Love You, It's Cool
    Hundred Waters - S/T
    Tame Impala - Lonerism
    Father John Misty - Fear Fun
    Purity Ring - Shrines
    TNGHT - S/T EP
    Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

    8/19 Run the Jewels @ Sir Stage 37
    8/21 The Clean @ Rough Trade
    8/21 J Rocc/GE-OLOGY @ Panther Room
    8/23 Bad Brains/Trash Talk @ Afropunk
    8/23 Kevin Saunderson @ TBA
    8/24 D'Angelo @ Afropunk


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    8/19 Run the Jewels @ Sir Stage 37
    8/21 The Clean @ Rough Trade
    8/21 J Rocc/GE-OLOGY @ Panther Room
    8/23 Bad Brains/Trash Talk @ Afropunk
    8/23 Kevin Saunderson @ TBA
    8/24 D'Angelo @ Afropunk


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    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    I'm curious as to what criteria someone would use to rank reissues - quality of the remastering/repressing? Packaging? Serious question btw.
    i really enjoy making reissue lists... i think a lot of factors go into it. some reissues are just plain necessary because they are crucial and impossible to find. then there is also contextual considerations... does reissuing the album at this point in time serve some purpose beyond simply making the music available? does it illuminate work being down now? of course quality of reissue matters, but there is so much incredible old music out there that in many ways it becomes more about the choice of picking that one album over the countless others you could choose from. i think this is especially compelling in the experimental realm because there are so many brilliant and bizarre albums that fell to the wayside that make so much more sense now that its easier for people more attuned to this kind of music to get a hold of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    Probably that, cultural importance of the music, how rare it was before it was reissued, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    i really enjoy making reissue lists... i think a lot of factors go into it. some reissues are just plain necessary because they are crucial and impossible to find. then there is also contextual considerations... does reissuing the album at this point in time serve some purpose beyond simply making the music available? does it illuminate work being down now? of course quality of reissue matters, but there is so much incredible old music out there that in many ways it becomes more about the choice of picking that one album over the countless others you could choose from. i think this is especially compelling in the experimental realm because there are so many brilliant and bizarre albums that fell to the wayside that make so much more sense now that its easier for people more attuned to this kind of music to get a hold of it.
    Thanks guys; I knew there had to be more to it than just aesthetic features.
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    I guess we'll find out tomorrow!

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    Rock legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones return to the Ed Sullivan Theater stage when they present the “Top Ten List” on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, Dec. 11 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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    8/19 Run the Jewels @ Sir Stage 37
    8/21 The Clean @ Rough Trade
    8/21 J Rocc/GE-OLOGY @ Panther Room
    8/23 Bad Brains/Trash Talk @ Afropunk
    8/23 Kevin Saunderson @ TBA
    8/24 D'Angelo @ Afropunk


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    Rough Trade Shops Albums of the Year

    lianne la havas is your love big enough
    So this is great. Acoustic neo-soul with some experimental elements thrown in for good measure.

    I just discovered this because two remixes of her songs topped xlr8r's top downloaded tracks of 2012.

    Think Shara Worden meets Janelle Monae.
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    white power?!

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    GvB's top 100 songs:

    100 BENZEL x JESSIE WARE – If You Love Me
    99 MUSEUM OF BELLAS ARTES – Bear Cubs
    98 JHENÉ AIKO – Mirrors
    97 FORT ROMEAU – Say Something
    96 PURO INSTINCT – Dream Lover
    95 SAND CIRCLES – White Sand
    94 THE WALKMEN – The House You Made
    93 HARRY FRAUD – Bird on a Wire (instrumental)
    92 DESIRE – Tears From Heaven
    91 FLYING LOTUS – Getting There (feat. Niki Randa)

    90 LACE CURTAINS – Cute Little Black Cloud
    89 CAPTAIN MURPHY – Between Friends (feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
    88 MOLLY NILSSON – I Hope You Die
    87 ANGEL OLSEN – Free
    86 SCHOOLBOY Q – There He Go
    85 ZEBRA KATZ – Ima Read (feat. Njena Reddd Foxxx)
    84 SHLOHMO – wen uuu
    83 KATY B + JESSIE WARE – Aaliyah
    82 RYAN HEMSWORTH – Colour & Movement
    81 ETERNAL SUMMERS – Millions

    80 MAGIC TOUCH + SAPPHIRE SLOWS – When I See You
    79 BETA FRONTIERS – Hondo
    78 SZA – Country
    77 FLUME – Insane
    76 PEAKING LIGHTS – Dreambeat
    75 JESSICA PRATT – Night Faces
    74 MAJICAL CLOUDZ – Turns Turns Turns
    73 MERCHANDISE – Time
    72 SAM FLAX – Fire Doesn’t Burn Itself
    71 JULIA HOLTER – Moni Mon Amie

    70 MOONS – Bloody Mouth (Watchtower version)
    69 OCTO OCTA – Deep Hurt
    68 STILL CORNERS – Fireflies
    67 FRANKIE ROSE – Know Me
    66 KORALLREVEN – Sa Sa Samoa (Elite Gymnastics remix)
    65 SoKo – First Love Never Die
    64 HAERTS – Wings
    63 PRINZHORN DANCE SCHOOL – I Want You
    62 DEEP TIME – Clouds
    61 DISCLOSURE – Latch (feat. Sam Smith)

    60 MAC DEMARCO – My Kind of Woman
    59 PHÉDRE – In Decay
    58 ANTWON – Living Every Dream
    57 EMPRESS OF – Don’t Tell Me / Colorminutes
    56 TAMARYN – I’m Gone
    55 ODD FUTURE – Oldie
    54 JOHN MAUS – Bennington
    53 JOHN TALABOT – Mai Mes
    52 LOL BOYS – Changes
    51 JESSIE WARE – Wildest Moments

    50 TAME IMPALA – Apocalypse Dreams
    49 TOPS – Diamond Look
    48 ELITE GYMNASTICS – H e r e , i n H e a v e n 4 & 5 (CFCF remix)
    47 KILLER MIKE – Willie Burke Sherwood
    46 CHROMATICS – Cherry
    45 CHAIRLIFT – I Belong in Your Arms
    44 HOLY OTHER – Inpouring
    43 NITE JEWEL – One Second of Love
    42 PUSHA, KANYE + GHOSTFACE – New God Flow
    41 LOWER DENS – Brains

    40 PURE BATHING CULTURE – Ivory Coast
    39 CHRISTOPHER OWENS – Here We Go
    38 NICOLAS JAAR + SCOUT LARUE – With Just One Glance (And I Say)
    37 ANDY STOTT – Numb
    36 PURITY RING – Fineshrine
    35 AB SOUL – Terrorist Threats (feat. Danny Brown + Jhené Aiko)
    34 DAWN RICHARD – Call To Hearts
    33 JUST FRIENDS – Avalanche
    32 FEAR OF MEN – Green Sea
    31 CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share

    30 BEACH HOUSE – Wild
    29 DANNY BROWN – Grown Up
    28 WHITE DENIM – Darlene
    27 FIRST AID KIT – Emmylou
    26 KENDRICK LAMAR – Money Trees
    25 DEATH GRIPS – Hacker
    24 TAME IMPALA – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
    23 MYSTIKAL – Hit Me
    22 BURIAL – Ashtray Wasp
    21 SCHOOLBOY Q – Hands on the Wheel

    20 ALUNAGEORGE – Your Drums, Your Love
    19 JESSIE WARE – 110%
    18 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – I Only Have Eyes For You
    17 BLOOD DIAMONDS x GRIMES – Phone Sex
    16 TOMAS BARFOD – November Skies (feat. Nina Kinert) + Jerome LOL remix
    15 LANA DEL REY – Ride
    14 ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI – Baby (Donnie & Joe Emerson cover)
    13 LAUREL HALO – Thaw
    12 MIGUEL – Adorn
    11 FRANK OCEAN – Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth bootleg)

    10 GRIZZLY BEAR – Yet Again
    09 CHROMATICS – Back From the Grave
    08 KENDRICK LAMAR – Swimming Pools (Drank)
    07 EARL SWEATSHIRT – Chum
    06 T.I. – Sorry (feat. Andre 3000)
    05 MAJOR LAZER – Get Free
    04 DEAN BLUNT & INGA COPELAND – The Narcissist
    03 FRANK OCEAN – Pyramids
    02 GRIMES – Oblivion
    01 USHER – Climax

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    Well she seems to have given you something to talk about.
    10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
    4/10/15 - 4/12/15 - Coachella

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    I have consciously avoided the Kendrick Lamar album for a while now but with the reviews it's getting by boardees I whose opinions I trust as well as the media outlets, I think I need to open up and give it a chance.
    10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
    4/10/15 - 4/12/15 - Coachella

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    Is anyone familiar enough with current metal releases to tell me what off of Decibel's list and Stereogum's Metal list is worthwhile?
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    A Place to Bury Strangers' 10 Best Records of 2012:

    Metz - Metz
    Oneida - A List Of The Burning Mountains
    Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
    White Fence - Family Perfume
    Baroness - Yellow and Green
    Bleeding Rainbow - Yeah Right
    Clinic - Free Reign
    My Education - A Drink For All My Friends
    Dan Deacon - America

    SAM VELDE - BEST ALBUMS OF 2012
    Flats- Better Living (One Little Indian)
    Merchandise- Children Of Desire (Kortorga Works)
    Black Breath- Sentenced To Life (Southern Lord)
    High On Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis (eONe)
    Hoax- 2nd EP (Youth Attack)
    The Men- Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
    Tame Impala- Lonerism (Modular)
    Chelsea Wolfe- Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs (Sargent House)
    Father John Misty- Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
    Salvation- House Of The Beating Hell (Youth Attack)

    SAM VELDE - BEST LIVE SHOWS OF 2012
    Trash Talk- Anywhere.
    Hoax- The Power Of The Riff -West/East.
    Double Negative- BIP LA, CA.
    Russian Circles- El Rey Theatre LA, CA.
    SunnO)))- Fort 8 Antwerp, Belgium.
    DNF- Echoplex, LA, CA.

    GREG ANDERSON - BEST ALBUMS OF 2012
    Black Breath-Sentenced To Life
    Tragedy-Darker Days Ahead
    High on Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis
    OFF!-S/T
    Xibalba-Hasta La Muerte
    Wolfbrigade-Damned
    Double Negative-Whatever they released in 2012!
    Loincloth-Iron Balls of Steel
    D-Clone-Creation and Destroy

    GREG ANDERSON - BEST LIVE SHOWS OF 2012
    Repulsion @ Power of the Riff
    Tragedy//Los Angeles
    Saint Vitus// anywhere
    Negative Approach //Power of the Riff East

    Jeff Apruzzese's (Passion Pit) Top 10 Albums of 2012

    The 2 Bears - Be Strong
    Tame Impala - Lonerism
    Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
    Todd Terje - It's the Arps
    Disclosure - Faces EP
    TNGHT - TNGHT
    Scuba - Personality
    The Lumineers - The Lumineers
    Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
    Daphni - Jiaolong

    Corin of Purity Ring's Top 10 tracks of 2012
    Future- Turn On The Lights
    French Montana feat. Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne- Pop That
    Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Pools
    Angel Haze- Werkin Girls
    G.O.O.D. Music- Mercy
    Carly Rae Jepsen- Call Me Maybe
    Usher- Climax
    Jesse Ware- Running (Disclosure Remix)
    Baauer- Harlem Shake
    Lil Durk feat. King Louie- I Get Paid

    8/19 Run the Jewels @ Sir Stage 37
    8/21 The Clean @ Rough Trade
    8/21 J Rocc/GE-OLOGY @ Panther Room
    8/23 Bad Brains/Trash Talk @ Afropunk
    8/23 Kevin Saunderson @ TBA
    8/24 D'Angelo @ Afropunk


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    Is anyone familiar enough with current metal releases to tell me what off of Decibel's list and Stereogum's Metal list is worthwhile?
    From the Decibel list I really liked:

    Mutilation Rites – Devoid
    Grave – Endless Procession of Souls
    Gaza – No Absolutes in Human Suffering
    A Life Once Lost – Ecstatic Trance

    Full disclosure: I almost immediately dismiss most metal albums with 'low-growl' (I don't know how else to describe this) vocals. And I think I remember you talking about Pig Destroyer at one point, but if not, get on that. That seriously might be my favorite album of the year.
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    Best one yet for Metal...

    AllMusic's Favorite Metal Albums of 2012

    With the Mayan calendar portending the end of civilization on December 22, one would assume that that world’s metal elite would supply the ensuing end times with an appropriately apocalyptic soundtrack. Thankfully, bands both seasoned (Converge, Neurosis, Overkill) and freshly baked (Mares of Thrace, Horseback, Burning Love) rose to the occasion, offering up a veritable Last Supper of carnage/Yule Log of eternal suffering that catered to the genre’s myriad styles, while maintaining its subversive essence. Besides, nothing says Christmas quite like cueing up Goatwhore’s “Death to the Architects of Heaven” or Eagle Twin’s “Snake Hymn” at your company holiday party. They may not end up saving the world, but rest assured, these 20 standout acts will make damn sure you drink your Ovaltine while awaiting its annihilation.
    Alcest – Voyages de l’Âme
    Baroness – Yellow & Green
    Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence
    Blut Aus Nord – 777: Cosmosophy
    Burning Love – Rotten Thing to Say
    Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
    Deftones – Koi No Yokan
    Eagle Twin – The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale
    Goatwhore – Blood for the Master
    Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
    High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis
    Horseback – Half Blood
    Katatonia – Dead End Kings
    Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage
    Meshuggah – Koloss
    Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay
    Overkill – The Electric Age
    Pig Destroyer – Book Burner
    3 Inches of Blood – Long Live Heavy Metal
    Torche – Harmonicraft

    8/19 Run the Jewels @ Sir Stage 37
    8/21 The Clean @ Rough Trade
    8/21 J Rocc/GE-OLOGY @ Panther Room
    8/23 Bad Brains/Trash Talk @ Afropunk
    8/23 Kevin Saunderson @ TBA
    8/24 D'Angelo @ Afropunk


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    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    From the Decibel list I really liked:

    Mutilation Rites – Devoid
    Grave – Endless Procession of Souls
    Gaza – No Absolutes in Human Suffering
    A Life Once Lost – Ecstatic Trance

    Full disclosure: I almost immediately dismiss most metal albums with 'low-growl' (I don't know how else to describe this) vocals. And I think I remember you talking about Pig Destroyer at one point, but if not, get on that. That seriously might be my favorite album of the year.
    Thanks dude. The Pig Destroyer is definitely top 10 for me (at least right now...) If you like that one, you should check out Liberteer's album, Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees. The other great Grindcore album from this year.

    Today I listened to the new ones from Pallbearer, The Atlas Moth and Dawnbringer. All three are really fantastic metal albums. Dawnbringer in particular is kind of astounding. They sound like a more chugging and low-end heavy Iron Maiden. Kind of reminded me of The Sword, but I enjoyed it more.
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    Best one yet for Metal...
    After today, instantly DQed for no Dawnbringer. I don't think I'll take any metal list without that album seriously. They should really all have The Atlas Moth as well, but I think those guys are even more under the radar (Stereogum likely included them because of the Brandon Stosuy connection, which is where I initially heard about them.)
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    Wow, there is so much on those lists that i haven't heard, and pretty much none of the metal records i did love are on them. Though the Allmusic list Spooks mentioned has a lot of good stuff.

    Some of my personal metal-related favorites of the year, sub-genres all over the place (that haven't been mentioned yet, though that Alcest album is still one of my favorites of any album this year):
    Arctic Sleep - Arbors
    Old Man Gloom - No
    Wreck and Reference - No Youth
    KEN Mode - Venerable
    If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest
    te' - Therefore, The Illusion Of Density Breach, The Tottering World Forget Tomorrow
    Anhedonist - Netharwards
    Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The Damned
    Vilipend - Inamorata
    No Joy - Negaverse EP
    Cloudkicker - Fade
    Pg. Lost - Key
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    They should really all have The Atlas Moth as well, but I think those guys are even more under the radar (Stereogum likely included them because of the Brandon Stosuy connection, which is where I initially heard about them.)
    According to ? that Atlas Moth album is from 2011.
    8/23-24 - FYF Fest - Exposition Park
    8/28 - Ty Segall - Echo
    8/31 - Sleep - Troubadour (?)
    9/05 - The Rentals - Fonda (?)
    9/10 - Swans - Roxy (?)


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    Well that explains a lot. It came out September of 2011. Still one of the best albums of 2012, but if I had heard it back then it may very well have topped my 2011 list, as last year was mostly boring.
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    I've been trying to get you people to listen to Pallbearer and Dawnbringer all year. That Pallbearer album fucking kills me. And any album about trying to kill the sun is worth time in my book.

    The Mutilation Rites and Krallice albums are also well worth listening to.

    I bought the new Blut Aus Nord but haven't had time to listen yet. I want to give it the time I feel it will deserve.

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