Also, it hurts my soul that the Grimes album is getting jocked so hard. That album is aggressively mediocre.
Also also: Mac DeMarco is genuinely terrible.
Yeah, that Pallbearer album is great. I need to go revisit it, it's been a few months.
But surely several will play the festival next year!
Yeah. But then all the bands I'm loving in 2013 that are releasing new, forward-thinking music will not be on the lineup and they will be playing fests like FYF, Fun Fun Fun, ATP, Hopscotch and all the other great regional things that have increasingly sprung up.
Edit: Another nice discovery - Of my top 5, the only act I was familiar with prior to 2012 was Killer Mike, and that was only because he was on that Outkast song back in 2000.
The AV Club:
1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
2. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
3. Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
4. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
5. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel . . .
6. Jack White - Blunderbuss
7. Swans - The Seer
8. Bob Mould - Silver Age
8. Titus Andronicus - Local Business
10. P.O.S. - We Don’t Even Live Here
11. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
12. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
13. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
14. Grizzly Bear - Shields
15. Rush - Clockwork Angels
16. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
17. The Men - Open Your Heart
18. Field Music - Plumb
18. Future of the Left - The Plot Against Common Sense
20. The Walkmen - Heaven
21. Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
22. Cat Power - Sun
23. Bob Dylan - Tempest
24. Dion - Tank Full Of Blues
24. Pilot to Gunner - Guilty, Guilty
I mean, just the likelihood of Nick Cave playing Coachella next year is enough to get me really excited!
Swans and Scott Walker take the top two spots over at The Quietus.
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Presidents of the United States of America 5/25, Tame Impala 5/29, The xx 5/30, EF 6/15, Belle & Sebastian 7/17, The Postal Service 7/26, Jay Z & Justin Timberlake 7/28, Fun. + Tegan & Sara 9/8, GY!BE 9/9&10
Bonnaroo 6/13-16, FYF Fest 8/24-25, Holy Ship!!! 1/9-13
some lists with good music on them: http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/
Matador staff lists plus members of Fucked Up, Esben and the Witch, Ceremony, Yo La Tengo, Pavement and etc contribute...
I am in a position similar to Bryan's in that of my tentative top 20 only one played Coachella in 2012. [It is two if you count St Vincent without David Byrne but I don't.] But all this really notes is that 2012 was a remarkably shitty year line-up for Coachella (per my tastes) even with some top tier names like Pulp and Jeff Mangum.
But there may be more to it as from my 2011 top 20 there were 5 bands that played Coachella in 2011 and another 4 that would play Coachella in 2012.
But this is all off-topic.
Now we're getting somewhere.
RA's Top 10 Compilatons
10. The Burrell Brothers - The Nu Groove Years 1988-1992
9. Various Artists - Only 4 U: The Sound of Cajmere & Cajual
8. Various Artists - Shangaan Shake
7. Various Artists - Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2
6. Various Artists - A Compilation
5. Various Artists - American Noise
4. Various Artists - Minutes In Ice
3. Drexciya - Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller Vol. I - III
2. Various Artists - New Jack Techno
1. Various Artists - Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance
RA's Top Online Mixes
10. Smallpeople - Little White Earbuds Talking Shopcast 14
9. Beneath - FACT Mix 328
8. Daphni - Live from the Bussey Building October 5 2012
7. Akkord - Electronic Explorations Mix 183
6. Morphosis - mnml ssgs mx fnl
5. Bok Bok - NSMIX001
4. Nicolas Jaar - Essential Mix
3. Rrose - E.P.153 (Electronique.it)
2. Dixon & Ame - Boiler Room x Innervisions DJ Set at ADE 2012
1. Rustie - Essential Mix
RA's Top DJ Mixes
10. DJ Deep - Kern Vol. 1
9. Maya Jane Coles - DJ-Kicks
8. Zip - Fabric 67
7. Norman Nodge - Berghain 06
6. Slow to Speak - Classic House Grooves: Dope Jams New York City
5. Tiga - Tiga Non Stop
4. Nick Hoppner - Panorama Bar 04
3. Andrew Weatherall - Masterpiece
2. Ben Klock - Fabric 66
1. Levon Vincent - Fabric 63
Consequence of Sound:
1. Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
2. Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel
3. Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
4. Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
5. Swans The Seer
6. Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
7. Beach House Bloom
8. Japandroids Celebration Rock
9. Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
10. Action Bronson Blue Chips
11. Lambchop Mr. M
12. Sharon Van Etten Tramp
13. Angel Haze Reservation EP
14. John Talabot in
15. Matthew E. White Big Inner
16. Death Grips The Money Store
17. Grimes Visions
18. Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream
19. Bat for Lashes The Haunted Man
20. Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
21. Chromatics Kill for Love
22. Spiritualized Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
23. Ty Segall Slaughterhouse
24. Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Dont Bend! Ascend!
25. El-P Cancer For Cure
26. Liars WIXIW
27. METZ METZ
28. Purity Ring Shrines
29. How to Dress Well Total Loss
30. Scott Walker Bish Bosch
31. TNGHT TNGHT EP
32. Cat Power Sun
33. Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
34. Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
35. Tig Notaro Live!
36. Future Pluto
37. The Henry Clay People Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives
38. Beak >>
39. Crystal Castles (III)
40. Grizzly Bear Shields
41. Tame Impala Lonerism
42. The Men Open Your Heart
43. The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
44. Joey Bada$$ 1999
45. Allo Darlin Europe
46. Code Orange Kids Love Is Love // Return to Dust
47. Bob Mould Silver Age
48. Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
49. Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes
50. Nas Life Is Good