Bill Fay- Life is People
Just heard, and it definitely makes my top 5. This guy is 69 years old and hasn't released and album since 1971. It's singer-songwriter type music, but extremely well-produced and he's obviously well versed on today's studio conventions. None of it sounds dated whatsoever. Reminds me of Jeff Buckley at times. Great record.
I didn't see anything about Koi No Yokan. No love for the new Deftones CD? I thought it was fantastic!
My Top 15 Album 0f 2012:
01- The Offspring - Days Go By
02- Blink 182 - Dogs Eating Dogs (EP)
03- Die Toten Hosen - Ballast Der Republik
04- Shinedown - Amaryllis
05- The Rasmus - The Rasmus
06- Ania Wyszkoni - Zycie Jest W Porzadku
07- Pennywise - All Or Nothing
08- Blaqk Audio - Bright Black Haven
09- Wilki - Swiatlo i Mrok
10- Green Day - Uno!
11- The Killers - Battle Born
12- Dead Sara - Dead Sara
13- Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
14- Green Day - Tre!
15- NOFX - Self Titled
So the year came and went. Some great things this year, but a lot of disappointments.
Albums I liked:
Classics of Love - S/T
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
Matt and Kim - Lightning
Death Grips - The Money Store
Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
Mischief Brew - Rhapsody For Knives EP
NOFX - Self Entitled
Kishi Bashi - 151a
The Offspring - Days Go By.
Green Day - Uno
Green Day - Dos
Green Day - Tre
Other albums I've listened to and I didn't care for:
The Adicts - All the Young Droogs
Pennywise - All or Nothing.
Linkin Park -Living Things.
Prawn - Ships EP.
Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten.
Cancer Bats - Dead Set on Living.
Binary Heart - At Your Lowest.
John Cale - Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
The Killers - Battle Born
forgetters – S/T
Some of my favorites from this year: Tenacious D, Muse, Teenage Bottlerocket, Neon Trees, Jack White, Garbage
I should check out that new Cancer Bats record.
I've never really given those dudes as hot yet.
Days Go By is still my favorite, but the new NOFX album is pretty rad too.
North by MATCHBOX 20 has got a couple of half decent songs
NO DOUBT has one or one and a half good songs in there.
SOUNDGARDEN is solid kickass rock
DAYS GO BY is solid and I'm not being biased. BUt I can listen to the whole thing from start to end
LINKIN PARK has a couple of good songs too
Sell out artists who I will not ever buy any of their shit ever again, is Maroon 5 and probably TRAIN too. (Matchbox 20 getting real close to that section too)
In alphabetical because I can't make decisions:
Arms Of Ra - Unnamed (sick french post-hardcore/black metal)
Caspian - Waking Season (instrumental, great stuff)
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind (heavy as fuck punk)
DEATH GRIPS - The Money Store (punk as fuck rap music, holy shit this album)
Dodecahedron - Dodecahedron (pure evil)
Glocca Morra - Just Married (tons of fun! this is a great record)
Hop Along - Get Disowned (this is probably the sleeper hit you guys need to hear this record)
John K Samson - Provincial (obviously, a wonderful songwriter)
Vijay Ayer Trio - Ascension (great jazz record, tons of replay value, great trio)
So many albums I wanted to listen to but didn't get a chance to. Oh well. Music is awesome this year.
Yea I can't decide the certain numbers this time either.
Other than number 1 being "Interstellar" by Frankie Rose
the rest in no particular order:
good kid, m.A.A.d. city by Kendrick Lamar
Comet by The Bouncing Souls
119 by Trash Talk
Zoo by Ceremony
Stoned Immaculate by Curren$y
Rebirth by Jimmy Cliff
Self-Entitled by NOFX
Failed States by Propagandhi
Forgetters LP by Forgetters
Masked Intruder by Masked Intruder
Freak Out! by Teenage Bottlerocket