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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2011, 08:40:04 PM »
Still fixing the kinks on my albums of the year list, but here's my undeniable single of the year.

This is a close runner-up.
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2012, 12:28:35 PM »
Silversun Pickups did it. After some much-deserved success following two great albums and a classic EP, they could have easily fucked up their new album by going formulaic or adding in too weird of an influence into their sound. But their new album is just fucking incredible, and my early runner for album of the year.

Some serious electronic influence added into their shoegaze and hard rock-oriented sound was a step in the necessary direction, and they don't lose a bit of their anger in Swoon. It's everything I could've asked for, and more. :swoon:
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2012, 03:16:32 PM »
Silversun Pickups did it. After some much-deserved success following two great albums and a classic EP, they could have easily fucked up their new album by going formulaic or adding in too weird of an influence into their sound. But their new album is just fucking incredible, and my early runner for album of the year.

Some serious electronic influence added into their shoegaze and hard rock-oriented sound was a step in the necessary direction, and they don't lose a bit of their anger in Swoon. It's everything I could've asked for, and more. :swoon:

I actually just bought it today. Very curious to hear it, as a bunch of my friends said it was awful. But I tend to like a lot of things they hate.

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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2012, 03:28:29 PM »
Do they like their previous stuff?
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2012, 03:40:44 PM »
"It's not like Swoon." was pretty much the main reason. Personally I don't care if a band changes its sound as long as the songs are still good, so if anything they piqued my interest.

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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2012, 05:49:54 PM »
I still like their debut the best.
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2012, 06:32:45 PM »
Having finally heard all of it, I'd say while I don't like it quite as much as Swoon, I still think it's a rather good record. The chorus in Bloody Mary is frickin' awesome and has been stuck in my head for days now.

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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2012, 06:53:43 PM »
Truth be told, Pikul is still my favorite, but I  really like all their stuff.
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2012, 06:18:59 PM »
So I just heard "Somebody I Used to Know" for the first time. I don't hate it. I actually kind of like it. But it just feels a lot like Peter Gabriel leftovers. In every regard. His voice. The music. The artsy video. Even some of the lyrics would fit in with his work.

I was thinking of making the song a last-minute addition to my list, but it hits too close to Gabriel's home for me. It really isn't that bad, though.
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2012, 02:52:43 PM »
The video's up!

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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2013, 12:23:31 AM »
Figured I should bump this. What were your favorites from last year?

This gets my vote for best song, no question.
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2013, 12:29:36 AM »
I was mostly catching up on things I missed this year. I don't think I got any new albums.  :sweat:
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2013, 12:33:49 AM »
I found my top 12 albums of 2012. I'll c/p it.

12)Deftones - Koi No Yokan
11)The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
10)Tetrafusion - Horizons EP
9)Foreign Fields - Anywhere But Where I Am
8)The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
7)Rush - Clockwork Angels
6)Serj Tankian - Harakiri
5)Muse - The 2nd Law
4)Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods
3)Coheed And Cambria - The Afterman: Ascension
2)Yeasayer - Fragrant World
1)Gazpacho - March Of Ghosts

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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2013, 12:41:17 AM »
1- Torche- Harmonicraft
2- Silversun Pickups- Neck of the Woods
3- Pallbearer- Sorrow and Extinction
4- High on Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis
5- Alcest- Les Voyages de l'Ame

Did not listen to much this year. :sweat:
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Re: Album Of The Year
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2013, 01:42:53 AM »
Pretty sure the only new albums I picked up last year were:

Galactic - Carnivale Electricos
Vividblaze - Mirai Music
Alaskan Fishermen - Alaskan Fishermen
Max Anarchy (Anarchy Reigns) Original Soundtrack
That Handsome Devil - The Jungle Book
Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
Evil Cowards - Moving Through Security
Huey and the New Yorkers - Say It To My Face

All of which were excellent, btw.
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