My Year-End Lists Of 2012

Posted on December 29, 2012 |

2012 left me a bit blah.

I’ll always find at least 5 great albums in any year that trips me out and will
be listened to for years to come.

The top 10 i’ve listed here to me I feel they’ve hit it right out of the park.

You may have noticed that i haven’t blogged much about new music in the
last 6 months. I think this was the year where I hit a wall and nothing
really spoke to me has much as year’s past. I mostly dug back into my
and listened to podcasts.

Don’t know if it’s old age finally kicking in and feeling blasé about it
all or the music scene right now hasn’t inspired me to perk up my ears
but I’m really hoping 2013 can reel me back in.

Top 20 Albums Of 2012

01. Ringo Deathstarr Mauve
02. The Megaphonic Thrift The Megaphonic Thrift
03. Bob Mould Silver Age
04. Metz Metz
05. Niki And The Dove Instinct

06. Daniel Rossen Silent Hour-Golden Mile [EP]
07. We Are Serenades Criminal Heaven
08. JJ Doom Key To The Kuffs
09. Patrick Watson Adventures In Your Own Backyard
10. Rachel Zeffira The Deserters

11. Grizzly Bear Shields
12. Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes
13. Terry Malts Killing Time
14. Marie-Pierre Arthur Aux Alentours
15. Soundgarden King Animal

16. Big Wreck Albatross
17. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Trouble
18. Jeff The Brotherhood Hypnotic Nights
19. Nas Life Is Good
20. Nick Waterhouse Time’s All Gone

Honorable Mention:

Bad Books II
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
Beach House Bloom
Blood Red Shoes In Time To Voices
Caspian Waking Season
Louis-Jean Cormier Le Treizième Étage
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Django Django Django Django
Foe Bad Dream Hotline
Freelance Whales Diluvia
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Ombre Believe You Me
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It
Sigur Rós Valtari
The Cribs In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
The Helio Sequence Negotiations
Ty Segall Twins / Hair / Slaughterhouse
Wax Tailor Dusty Rainbow From The Dark

Shoegaze /Dream Pop:

Kestrels A Ghost History
Porcelain Raft Strange Weekend
School Of Seven Bells Ghostory
The Life And Times No One Loves You Like I Do
Young Prisms In Between
Whirr Pipe Dreams

Hip Hop:

Big Boi Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors
DJ Format Statement Of Intent
Evitan Speed Of Life
Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Masta Ace & MF Doom MA Doom: Son Of Yvonne
Shad Melancholy And The Infinite Shadness [EP]
Torae For The Record

EPs And Singles:

Danny Brown Grown Up [Single]
Doldrums Egypt [EP]
Epic Ditch 36-Hour [EP]
Icona Pop Iconic [EP]

Disappointments / Pure Suckage:

Band Of Horses Mirage Rock
Silversun Pickups Neck Of The Woods
The Vaccines Come Of Age

2011 Releases Discovered This Year And Enjoyed:

I Break Horses Hearts
Warm Ghost Narrows

Top 3 Shows Of 2012:

For the first time in 15 years, I saw less than 10 live shows in a
calendar year.

It was 8 times that number 10 years ago.

Alot of money was saved by staying home but to be honest, I’ve seen
so many live shows
in my day that burning out on the majesty that is
rock n’ roll in cramped venues was inevitable.

Of those shows I saw, Shabazz Palaces @ Il Motore back in April and
in a Brooklyn park last July were the best times I’ve had.

Seeing Radiohead @ Bell Centre back in June was a close second.

My Fav Films Of 2012:

God Bless America
The Dark Knight Rises
Celeste And Jesse Forever
Dredd 3D
Django Unchained

Nothing wowed me this year, The Dark Knight Rises was a bit of a
disappointment but still made my list.

As a Grindhouse movie lover, Django Unchained tickled me just right
and was the funnest time I’ve had at the movies in 2012.

Looper and Dredd 3D were pretty dope too.

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