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    Default Best Albums of 2012

    So whats everybodys list?? Leave some links if you could in case anybody wants to check your stuff out..

    In Order..

    1) Beach House - Bloom : After a 2010 album that was very good, but a little overly praised to my standard, the duo returned with my favorite album of this year. It seems theyve hit a perfect stride with their pacing, while never abandoning their hypnotic dream pop roots. An absolute knockout..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHjxwHwSRN4

    2) Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal : Icelandic version of Arcade Fire, their debut album hits a divine note on almost every song. Its an endearing collection of songs that embrace a cold, winter-esque vibe and leaves you feeling moved after hearing their stories within the songs..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky4Bd7Lktqg

    3) Grizzly Bear - Shields : Ive loved everything these guys have put out, and this years release is no exception. Its a more muscular version of the band with this one, with the lead singer yelping louder than ever, and it all works.. Almost perfectly..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bteY_fs3Y18

    4) Mumford and Sons - Babel : Great return for these guys that hit it big with their paced folk, laced with slight bluegrass roots. Not alot has changed from the debut, but why should it, when it is this good??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLGMyo8wfPc

    5) Passion Pit - Gossamer : One of indie pop's finest here return with a solid offering with even more color and depth to their music than the debut in 2009. More emotion is found within, along with heavier core beats. The result is satisfying, and still leaves optimism that they could just keep getting better..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wMhhq7zwPc

    6) Animal Collective - Centipede Hz : Since coming out of the confusing/howling first couple albums, these guys have gravitated more and more toward a more conventional, listener friendly sound with each album since 2005. They return in 2012 with this album that really challenges you again. Not all that appealing initially, i like it more everytime i listen to it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47xbkT3calM

    7) Dave Matthews Band - Away From the World : Another band here that i thought was overly praised for their last release, refuse to ever garner my greatest doubt. They return to a more familiar sound which gave them such acclaim in the '90s.. Great/Diverse album..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT_d2yjkUaY

    8) The Killers - Battle Born : A very familiar version of 2008's Day & Age with even more disco bliss was enough to keep me interested/satisfied after a 4 year hiatus. Nothing extraordinary here, but definitely a solid offering..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GvtvQ807uk

    9) Hot Chip - In Our Heads : Alexis Taylor's voice carries this album through a mixture of their 2006 & 2008 releases into a more dance heavy offering than 2010's One Life Stand.. It reminds me of a hectic night of partying. Starts out with thunderous pacing/beats and winds down into an intimate conclusion that worked pretty well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f_olfZTbMo

    10) First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar : Two Swedish sisters that offer a twangy version of bleak folk round out my list here with an album that just captured me right from the beginning of the year. Released on my birthday, these gals defeat a handful of other bands that i love that i was certain wouldve made my top 10 this year. The emotion within is what made this one so special..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1DBszT2ZqI

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    1- 10. The Sword- Apocryphon



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    1.Mixtapes-Even in the Worst Nights
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKOOfbK4azU
    2.Bob Mould-Silver Age
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MdhsCeasBQ
    3.The Jealous Sound-A gentle reminder
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1PSN_mxWSc
    4.Hot Water Music-Exister
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRF6UOm19sc
    5.The Menzingers-On the Impossible Past
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntY0Qf1j3FY
    6.Yellowcard-Southern Air
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUF62BC5AFU
    7.Propaghandi-Failed States
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bEK0s69pcM
    8.Matt Skiba and the sekrets-Babylon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3sRkPs7eXE
    9.Forgetters-Forgetters
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vppTXb_uSYM
    10. Nada Surf-The Stars are indifferent to astronomy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=honovfwgL9s

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    Hey Atroms, hasn't whatever bet you lost forcing you to display that nasty fu<kin' sig expired yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEREWOLF View Post
    Hey Atroms, hasn't whatever bet you lost forcing you to display that nasty fu<kin' sig expired yet?
    January 10th my man..

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    Hmmm most of what I bought was old stuff and was dissapointed by much of the new stuff I did buy. Some I did like.

    Led Zeppelin Celebration Day cd/dvd. Jeez I wish they woul make a money grab and do a world tour because they still are great.

    ZZ Top La Futura. Better than it had any right to be.

    John Hiatt Mystic Pinball. The grizzled old songwriter is consistantly great and never loses a step. His voice is the very definition of whiskey soaked and warm.

    tom Russell Mesabi. Probably my fav of the year. If Bob Dylan were in El Paso and his blood ran with tequila and communion wine, he would be Tom Russell. Killer album by a true master singer songwriter.

    Joe Walsh Analog Man. Joe still has something to say and still one of the tastiest guitarists of the rock era.

    Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth. Like zz top its better than I expected it to be.

    ACDC live at river plate cd of last years dvd. These guys never lose a step. They can be 90 years old and awesome.

    Rolling Stones Some Girls reissue with cd bonus cuts. A couple of really great unreleased songs. Worth getting.

    Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street reissue with unreleased songs. Greatness from the Stones.


    Alot of what I buy is regional and smaller artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATroms View Post
    So whats everybodys list?? Leave some links if you could in case anybody wants to check your stuff out..

    In Order..

    1) Beach House - Bloom : After a 2010 album that was very good, but a little overly praised to my standard, the duo returned with my favorite album of this year. It seems theyve hit a perfect stride with their pacing, while never abandoning their hypnotic dream pop roots. An absolute knockout..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHjxwHwSRN4

    2) Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal : Icelandic version of Arcade Fire, their debut album hits a divine note on almost every song. Its an endearing collection of songs that embrace a cold, winter-esque vibe and leaves you feeling moved after hearing their stories within the songs..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky4Bd7Lktqg

    3) Grizzly Bear - Shields : Ive loved everything these guys have put out, and this years release is no exception. Its a more muscular version of the band with this one, with the lead singer yelping louder than ever, and it all works.. Almost perfectly..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bteY_fs3Y18

    4) Mumford and Sons - Babel : Great return for these guys that hit it big with their paced folk, laced with slight bluegrass roots. Not alot has changed from the debut, but why should it, when it is this good??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLGMyo8wfPc

    5) Passion Pit - Gossamer : One of indie pop's finest here return with a solid offering with even more color and depth to their music than the debut in 2009. More emotion is found within, along with heavier core beats. The result is satisfying, and still leaves optimism that they could just keep getting better..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wMhhq7zwPc

    6) Animal Collective - Centipede Hz : Since coming out of the confusing/howling first couple albums, these guys have gravitated more and more toward a more conventional, listener friendly sound with each album since 2005. They return in 2012 with this album that really challenges you again. Not all that appealing initially, i like it more everytime i listen to it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47xbkT3calM

    7) Dave Matthews Band - Away From the World : Another band here that i thought was overly praised for their last release, refuse to ever garner my greatest doubt. They return to a more familiar sound which gave them such acclaim in the '90s.. Great/Diverse album..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT_d2yjkUaY

    8) The Killers - Battle Born : A very familiar version of 2008's Day & Age with even more disco bliss was enough to keep me interested/satisfied after a 4 year hiatus. Nothing extraordinary here, but definitely a solid offering..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GvtvQ807uk

    9) Hot Chip - In Our Heads : Alexis Taylor's voice carries this album through a mixture of their 2006 & 2008 releases into a more dance heavy offering than 2010's One Life Stand.. It reminds me of a hectic night of partying. Starts out with thunderous pacing/beats and winds down into an intimate conclusion that worked pretty well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f_olfZTbMo

    10) First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar : Two Swedish sisters that offer a twangy version of bleak folk round out my list here with an album that just captured me right from the beginning of the year. Released on my birthday, these gals defeat a handful of other bands that i love that i was certain wouldve made my top 10 this year. The emotion within is what made this one so special..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1DBszT2ZqI
    I'm amazed that I actually own five of the albums on your list. I wouldn't put any of them in my top 10, but I'm amazed nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATroms View Post
    January 10th my man..
    I think we're all counting the days. The douchbag who gave you that sig should be banned from the forum, or at least from placing sig bets.

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    Back to the thread topic. 2012 has been a terrible year for new releases. Apart from The Sword's new one, I can't think of another 2012 album worthy of mention. I think that's a first for me.

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    My memory of 2012 is coming back slowly...

    2. The Devil's Blood- The Thousandfold Epicenter

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