Best Albums of 2012

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  1. Blake

    Blake Leave a Trace LPA Super Member

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    Great list! and I'm also looking foward to all them, September/October has a lot of good music coming out and the second half of the year

    EDIT (not related but don't want to double post): Just listened to the El-P album, I was just blown away. Best album of the year so far easily beating out Life is Good by Nas. Such a great album, one of the best albums I've heard in the past couple years. Amazing! If your a rap fan and haven't heard it, check it out now! Even if your not a big rap fan you should give it a shot as well ;)
     
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  2. Jeff

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    1. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
    2. Aesop Rock - Skelethon
    3. Linkin Park - LIVING THINGS
    4. Hilltop Hoods - Drinking From The Sun
    5. Imagine Dragons - Continued Silence EP
    6. ††† - EP ††
    7. Metric - Synthetica
    8. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
    9. Watsky - Nothing Like The First Time
    10. Watsky & Mody - Watsky & Mody EP

    ANTICIPATING:
    P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
    Macklemore - The Heist LP
    Styles Of Beyond - Reseda Beach
    Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor: The Great American Rap Album Part 1
    Coheed & Cambria - The Afterman: Ascension
    Stone Sour - The House Of Gold And Bones Part 1
    Green Day - iUno! & iDos!
     
  3. Agent

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    Best albums of 2012:

    The Shins - Port of Morrow
    El-P - Cancer For Cure
    Aesop Rock - Skelethon
    Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
    Chino XL - RICANstruction: The Black Rosary

    Best EPs of 2012:

    Peter Anthony Red - The Projectionist EP
    Illogic & Blockhead - Preparing for Capture
    Soul Khan - Wellstone EP
    Soul Khan - Psalm EP
    Brother Ali - The Bite Marked Heart EP

    Undecided:

    Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
    Copywrite - God Save the King
    Tenacious D - Rise of the Fenix
    Kristoff Krane - Fanfaronade
    Steven Wilson & Mikael Åkerfeldt - Storm Corrosion
    Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2

    Anticipating for 2012:

    Apathy - It's The Bootleg Motherfucker, Vol. 3: Fire Walk With Me [Sept]
    Megahertz - Megacy [Oct]

    Tonedeff - Chico And The Man
    Skylar Grey - Invinsible*
    Kenna - Songs for Flight
    Asher Roth - Is This Too Orange?*
    Get Busy Committee - Opening Ceremony
    Brown Bag All Star - Brown Bag Season Vol. 1
    Diabolic - Fightin' Words
    Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid in a Mad City
    Immortal Technique - The Middle Passage
    Demigodz - KILLmatic
    Imogen Heap - Heapsongs
    Peter Anthony Red - Hyperrealism
    Illogic - Prepare for Capture II
    Illogic - Capture the Sun
    Sadistik - Flowers for My Father
     
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  4. Blake

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    1. Imagine Dragons- Night Visions
    2. Taylor Swift- Red
    3. Mumford and Sons- Babel
    4. El-P- Cancer 4 Cure
    5. Nas- Life is Good
    6. Linkin Park- Living Things
    7. Killer Mike- R.A.P. Music
    8. Lupe Fiasco- Food and Liquor 2
    9. Of Monsters and Men- My Head is an Animal
    10. Carly Rae Jepsen- Kiss
    11. Passion Pit- Gossamer


    this is a rough list
     
  5. jedibeaner

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    pretty excited about taylor swifts new album red.
     
  6. Minus

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    || TOP 10 CANDIDATES
    Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
    Air - Le voyage dans la lune
    Grimes - Visions
    Jason Mraz - Love is a Four Letter Word
    John Mayer - Born and Raised
    Graffiti6 - Colours
    Linkin Park - LIVING THINGS
    Metric - Synthetica
    Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
    Electric Guest - Mondo
    The xx - Coexist
    Clara C - Esc
    Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
    Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
    Muse - The 2nd Law
    Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
    Beach House - Bloom
    Nas - Life is Good


    || GREAT BUT NOT THE TOP
    Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
    ††† - EP ††
    Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss
    Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
    Dumbfoundead - Take the Stares


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  7. Jeff

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    Honorable Mentions:
    Jim Guthrie - Indie Game: The Movie OST
    Soundgarden - King Animal
    Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
    Dumbfoundead - Take The Stares
    Paper Route - The Peace Of Wild Things
    Hoodie Allen - All American EP
    Kids These Days - Traphouse Rock
    Stone Sour - House Of Gold and Bones Part 1
    Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman: Ascension
    WHY? - Mumps, Etc.
    ††† - EP ††
    Watsky & Mody - S/T EP
    Watsky - Nothing Like The First Time
    Deadmau5 - >album title goes here<
    Kristoff Krane - Fanfaronade
    Styles Of Beyond - Reseda Beach
    Busdriver - Arguments With Dreams
     
  8. Mark_LP

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    living things and 'Yashin: We Created a Monster'
     
  9. Delicious Dave

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    Living Things and The 2nd Law
     
  10. TheZlajaZlo

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    IMO every artist that I like made their weakest (or just "meh") album this year:
    Muse
    Ellie Goulding
    Keane
    The Offspring
    The Xx
    Flyleaf
    Stone Sour
    Papa Roach

    *LP is the exception. Living Things was pretty good.

    There were some good songs, but not albums full of killer tracks that blew my mind.
    Hopefully the next year will be better.
     
  11. Erica

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    Aeon- Aeon's Black
    High on Fire- De Vermis Mysrtiis
    Lamb of God- Resolution
    Lp- living things
    Kreator- Phantom Antichrist
    Muse- The 2nd law
    Trent Reznor- girl with the dragon tattoo soundtrack (that was this year right? :lol:)

    That's all I really payed attention too this year. There were others I meant to check out but didn't get to it.
     
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    1. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
    2. United States of Being by PUJOL
    3. Duality by Captain Murphy
    4. Mysterious Phonk by SpaceGhostPurrp
    5. The Odd Future Tape, Vol. 2 by Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
    6. R.A.P. Music by Killer Mike
    7. Devotion by Jessie Ware
    8. Centipede Hz by Animal Collective
    9. Blunderbuss by Jack White
    10. Kiss by Carly Rae Jepsen

    OTHER:
    Cruel Summer by G.O.O.D. Music
    Reign of Terror by Sleigh Bells
    Noctourniquet by The Mars Volta
    Valtari by Sigur Rós
    Slaughterhouse by The Ty Segall Band
    Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! by godspeed you! black emperor
    OFF! by OFF!
    Habits & Contradictions by Schoolboy Q
    Shrines by Purity Ring
    No Idols by Domo Genesis
    Numbers by MellowHype
    A Wasteland Companion by M. Ward
    Gossamer by Passion Pit
    Until the Quiet Comes by Flying Lotus
    Heady Fwends by The Flaming Lips
    NO LOVE DEEP WEB by Death Grips
    Our Love Is Hurting Us by oOoOO
     
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    Added a few more honorable mentions in there.
     
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    Tremonti - All I Was
    Three Days Grace - Transit of Venus
    Stone Sour - House of Gold and Bones
    Otherwise - True Love Never Dies
    Julien K - We're Here With You
    Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour
    Linkin Park - Living Things
    10 Years - Minus the Machine
    Memphis May Fire - Challenger
    As I Lay Dying - Awakened
    Periphery - This Time its Personal
    Machine Gun Kelly - Lace Up

    No particular order.
     
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    Illogic - Capture the Sun
    Otherwise - True Love Never Dies
    Jessie Ware - Devotion
    John Mayer - Born and Raised
    Graffiti6 - Colours
    Linkin Park - Living Things
    Kenna - Songs for Flight
    Muse - The 2nd Law
    The xx - Coexist
    Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
     
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    Albums:

    Green Day - Trilogy: Uno, Dos, Tre.
    The xx - Coexist.
    Muse - The 2nd Law.
    Imagine Dragons - Night Visions.
    deadmau5 - >album title goes here<
    Example - The Evolution Of Man.

    EP's:

    Blink-182 - Dogs Eating Dogs.
    Dillon Francis - Something, Something, Awesome.
    Monsta - Monsta EP.
    Foreign Beggars - Uprising.
    Kill The Noise - Black Magic.

    Anticipated Albums Of 2013:

    Hollywood Undead - Notes From The Underground.
    Depeche Mode - TBD.
    Arcade Fire - TBD.

    and of course:

    The Prodigy - How To Steal A Jetfighter.


    All of these are in my opinion, and these are all I can think of at this moment.
     
  17. Suffered

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    Muse - The 2nd Law
    Linkin Park - Living Things
    Green Day - Trilogy
    Taproot - The Episodes
    Papa Roach - The Connection
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan

    Anticipated Albums Of 2013:
    EarlyRise - TBD.
    Skylar Grey - Invisible
     
  18. minuteforce

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    A quick list of my favourites from 2012:

    • Big Boi: "Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumours"
    • Deadmau5: "Album Title Goes Here"
    • Deftones: "Koi No Yokan"
    • Ellie Goulding: "Halcyon"
    • Linkin Park: "Living Things"
    • Twin Shadow: "Confess"
    • Various Artists: "The Man With The Iron Fists" (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    An honourable mention goes to GOOD Music's "Cruel Summer"; although I still enjoy the album immensely, I'm of the opinion that it fell way short of its potential.

    The only 2013 album I'm anticipating at the moment is A$AP Rocky's "LongLiveA$AP"
     
  19. Tim

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    1. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

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    2. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

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    3. Grimes - Visions

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    4. Swans - The Seer

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    5. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

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    6. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

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    7. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

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    8. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

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    9. Torche - Harmonicraft

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    10. The Men - Open Your Heart



    Honorable Mentions:

    Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (III)
    Chromatics - Kill for Love
    Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
    Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
    Gallows - Gallows
    Holy Other - Held
    Nas - Life is Good
    Narrows - Painted
    Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
    Various Artists - Hotline Miami Soundtrack


    As always, there were a lot of albums I either never got a chance to listen to at all or didn't get to listen to enough. High on Fire, Big Boi, Pig Destroyer, Killer Mike, Metz, Flying Lotus, Jessie Ware -- plenty of potentially great albums I'll probably be kicking myself for not digging into earlier.
     
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  20. Qwerty19

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    Making a top 5, since most of the records I've listened to in 2012 were made before 2012 :) I could have made a top 10, but some records wouldn't have deserved a place in there, so yep...

    1. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    2. Linkin Park - Living Things
    3. High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
    4. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles III
    5. Crypts -Crypts​

    If I had discovered the record Red Night by The Hundred In The Hands earlier, it would more than probably be in the list. It's so freaking good!
     

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