2012 Top 10 List

Julianne (New Afternoon Show)
  1. King Dude - "Burning Daylight" (Dais)
  2. Merchandise - "Children of Desire" (Katorga Works)
  3. Cloud Nothings - "Attack on Memory" (Carpark)
  4. Waxahatchee - "American Weekend" (Don Giovanni)
  5. Broken Water - "Tempest" (Hardly Art)
  6. Swans - "The Seer" (Young God)
  7. Cult of Youth - "Love Will Prevail" (Sacred Bones)
  8. Zyanose - "Isolation" (NoseNoise)
  9. The Dictaphone - "Let's Not" (Cocktail Pueblo)
  10. Laurel Halo - "Quarantine" (Hyperdub)
Compiling a list of 10 is a ghastly task and thus here are more things that I liked too much to omit. Concision isn't a thing, ya'll.

~ Top 3 Honorable Mentions (Full Lengths) ~
Black Pus - "Pus Mortem" (Self-Released)
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads - "Go Home" (Toxic State)
Mirrorring - "Foreign Body" (Kranky)

~ Best EPs & Demo Tapes ~
Potty Mouth -"Sun Damage" 12" (Puzzle Pieces/Ride The Snake/Feeble Minds)
S.H.I.T. - Demo Cassette (Self-released)
Iron Youth - Demo Cassette (Self-released)
Confines - "Some Sick Joke" 7" (Side Two, Labor of Love)
Shoxx - Demo Cassette (C6)
Whirr - "Distressor" 7" (Graveface)
Lower - "Walk on Heads" 7" (Escho / Blind Prophet)

~ Best Reissues/Comps ~
Black Tamborine - "Black Tambourine Cassette" (Self-released)
Lives of Angels - "Elevators to Eden" (Dark Entries)
Cleaners from Venus - "Blow Away Your Troubles"/"On Any Given Monday"/"Midnight Cleaners" (Captured Tracks)
The Clean - "Odditties" (540 Records)
John Maus - "Previously Unreleased Material & Rarities" (Ribbon Music)
feedtime - "The Aberrant Years" (Sub Pop)
Karen Dalton - "1966" (Delmore Recording Society)
Moss Icon - "Complete Discography" (Temporary Residence Ltd.)

One word to describe 2012: warm

A prediction for next year: milk

 
 
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