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Favourite Albums of 2012


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I know its only the start of December but plenty of end of year album lists are starting to appear on the Interweb.

 

Got plenty for the list but here are my favourite 10 albums released this year (in no particular order).

 

What about everyone else? :banana: :banana2: :penis:

 

1 - Alt-J / An Awesome Wave

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2 - The Gaslight Anthem / Handwritten

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3 - John Talabot / Fin

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4 - The Shins / Port of Morrow

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5 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

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6 - Bo Ninjen  / Line the Wall

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7 - Dr John / Locked Down

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8 - Dog is Dead / All Our Favourite Stories

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9 - Japandroids / Celebration Rock

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10 - Tame Impala / Lonerism

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Nothing comes even close to Generation Freakshow by Feeder for me. Listened to it solidly all year since release in April. It's possibly their best album and such a shame they seem to be completely written off these days. Underrated band, fantastic album.

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Do people still consume their music by the album?

 

I'm just listening to "new to me" rather than brand new stuff these days.

aye, heard an eric matthews track for the first time earlier this year, "thats excellent, what new music is this ?".............. fanfare from 1995  :blush:
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I don't think that 5 year span of when they released utter dross helped.

 

Except they didn't release a 5 year span of dross though.

 

Since 'Echo Park' where they became popular ('Buck Rogers', 'Seven Days in the Sun'), they released 'Comfort in Sound' which went Platinum, and rightfully so as it's a brilliant album, and followed up with 'Pushing the Senses', which is what pretty much killed them off. It still sold alright but it was a very bland album overall despite having some decent tracks on it. I also think they put the wrong tracks on the album as there are some very good b-sides from then such as 'Shatter', 'Bruised' and 'Victoria'.

 

Every album they have released since then has been class. 'Silent Cry' was the follow up to 'Pushing The Senses' and was much better, but their sales declined. Since then they have released 2 albums ('Renegades' and 'Generation Freakshow') which are 2 of the best albums they've released, and if any new band had their names on the cover they would have been massive.

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I don't think that 5 year span of when they released utter dross helped.

 

Except they didn't release a 5 year span of dross though.

 

Since 'Echo Park' where they became popular ('Buck Rogers', 'Seven Days in the Sun'), they released 'Comfort in Sound' which went Platinum, and rightfully so as it's a brilliant album, and followed up with 'Pushing the Senses', which is what pretty much killed them off. It still sold alright but it was a very bland album overall despite having some decent tracks on it. I also think they put the wrong tracks on the album as there are some very good b-sides from then such as 'Shatter', 'Bruised' and 'Victoria'.

 

Every album they have released since then has been class. 'Silent Cry' was the follow up to 'Pushing The Senses' and was much better, but their sales declined. Since then they have released 2 albums ('Renegades' and 'Generation Freakshow') which are 2 of the best albums they've released, and if any new band had their names on the cover they would have been massive.

 

Opinions and all that. Personally didn't like all the slow depressing stuff they released, which while I understand why they may have done it, I found boring.

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Hot Chip - In Our Heads

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Tom McRae - From The Lowlands (Alphabets of Hurricanes Part 2)

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San Cisco (self-titled)

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After these I'm struggling tbh. Agree with what GM was saying, I'll hear summat I think is 'new' and it turns out it's a few years old at least.

 

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Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Shrines - Purity Ring

Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! - Godspeed You

Life is Good - Nas

Reign of Terror - Sleigh Bells

R.A.P Music - Killer Mike

Visions - Grimes

Neck of the Woods - Silversun Pickups

EP's 1988-1991 - My Bloody Valentine (not strictly an album, but, fuck it)

 

Favourite is definitely Shrines by Purity Ring. Followed by Killer Mike's and Grimes'.

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Nothing comes even close to Generation Freakshow by Feeder for me. Listened to it solidly all year since release in April. It's possibly their best album and such a shame they seem to be completely written off these days. Underrated band, fantastic album.

Either that, or Offspring Days go By.

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Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (that was this year wasn't it?)

 

I think 4 of the reissues were this year and the original and a couple of the reissues were last year.

 

Ridiculous, having a debut album rereleased so many times. Must hamper creativity, I reckon.

 

Also I think Jake Bugg's classic rock-and-roll sounding voice would suit being singer of a band rather than solo artist. Sure he gets more publicity this way, but it also feels like he's trying to be something he isn't a little. (i.e. Bob Dylan)

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Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (that was this year wasn't it?)

 

I think 4 of the reissues were this year and the original and a couple of the reissues were last year.

 

Ridiculous, having a debut album rereleased so many times. Must hamper creativity, I reckon.

 

 

I got the debut when that came out (if that was this year which I think it was) and I got the Paradise Edition when that came out the other week. There hasn't been more has there? :lol: I blame Lady Gaga for starting this shit with The Fame and the Fame Monster.

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Only two albums I know I've listened to this year (as albums out in 2012). Agree with what GM is saying, I've listened to tons of new tracks out in 2012 and so on, but I don't really listen "by the album" anymore unless there's a special artist that interests me.

 

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I don't think that 5 year span of when they released utter dross helped.

 

Except they didn't release a 5 year span of dross though.

 

Since 'Echo Park' where they became popular ('Buck Rogers', 'Seven Days in the Sun'), they released 'Comfort in Sound' which went Platinum, and rightfully so as it's a brilliant album, and followed up with 'Pushing the Senses', which is what pretty much killed them off. It still sold alright but it was a very bland album overall despite having some decent tracks on it. I also think they put the wrong tracks on the album as there are some very good b-sides from then such as 'Shatter', 'Bruised' and 'Victoria'.

 

Every album they have released since then has been class. 'Silent Cry' was the follow up to 'Pushing The Senses' and was much better, but their sales declined. Since then they have released 2 albums ('Renegades' and 'Generation Freakshow') which are 2 of the best albums they've released, and if any new band had their names on the cover they would have been massive.

 

Opinions and all that. Personally didn't like all the slow depressing stuff they released, which while I understand why they may have done it, I found boring.

 

That's fair enough, and I think they contributed to their own downfall with their choice of tracks to use as singles as well, like Tumble and Fall, such a nothing song. If that's all people are hearing and not their other album tracks then the band aren't doing themselves justice. They do have depressing songs, as well as upbeat songs, but no other band seems to be able to spark my emotions like they do.

 

I'm sure you're not really interested, but these are a couple of upbeat tracks from their latest couple of albums:

 

Feeder - City In A Rut [studio Version]

 

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Not in any particular order, heard loads more - but I've taken most to these:

 

- Kanye West/GOOD Music - Cruel Summer

- The Weeknd - Trilogy

- The Shins - Port of Morrow

- Kendrick Lamar - good kid, MAAD city

- Of Monsters & Men - My Head is an Animal

 

Still trying to get more listens of Paul Banks new album before I've decided if I like or love it.

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