Sunday, February 24, 2013

BEST ALBUMS OF 2012

The only rule is we cannot include albums or releases that have a direct connection to T.Scene or else people will think we're sucking our dicks, even though they all should be in the Top 10 anyway so fuck you. (If anyone who writes for this website is currently playing in a band with anyone, their album is disqualified. So these all didn't make the cut but probably would have been included:

http://www.hiddentempletapes.com/







60. My Dick My Dick's Double Full-Length Release

"All these n**** mad, all these ho's mois', 'bout ta get my dick sucked in my Rolls Royce" - Juicy J



59. Fang Island Major

"I sentence you to a lifetime of horror on Monster Island. Don't worry, it's just a name." "What he meant is that Monster Island is actually a peninsula."



58. The Purpletraitor I’m Gonna Fuckin’ Kill You

"I'm gonna dip my weiner in a cereal bowl before you can see me. Oh no, your Oreo-O's are on my weiner now."
http://elliotimes.blogspot.com/2012/02/purpletraitor.html

http://www.mediafire.com/?5ysy7p2ph8ppl5t

57. Ryan Power I Don’t Want To Die

https://soundcloud.com/nnatapes/



56. Noah Sterba and the Cocktails Chooglin' with the Cocktails

This band possibly has 16 members. (No stream available but cassette can be found here http://www.unread-records.com/new/cassettes2.html)


55. Lee Ranaldo Between The Times



54. Slices Still Cruisin’

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruising_(film)




53. Pinback Information Retrieved

Underrated twitter: https://twitter.com/rob5d4


52. The Evens The Odds

"Hi, I'm Ian." - Ian MacKaye
Listen to the whole damn thing here: http://www.dischord.com/release/180/odds


This reminds us about the 7-inch from Soccer Team.

It's technically not an EP or LP (and also it's technically late-2011) but it should be mentioned here anyway. http://www.dischord.com/release/lov070/3-songs-5

51. Sebadoh Secret

"Hi, I'm Jesus." - Jesus of Nazareth



50 FNU Ronnies Saddle Up

Load Records


49 Taylor Swift Red

More info:
http://www.jakegyllenhaal.com/
http://bigbigbusiness.com/
IMDB: Big Business (1988)


48 Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos Icon Give Thank

http://igetrvng.com/


47 Thurston Moore & John Moloney Caught On Tape

Sup.



46 Clinic Free Reign

This band never gets sick.
Surgical masks



45 Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Jazz Mind




44 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill

Sup Neil.


43 Moon Duo Circles




42 Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox




41 Batcave Batcave EP

We just found out Anyone But The Cops also broke up within the past few weeks. Let's post their shit as well cos we're mad bummed.




40 Sneeze I’m Going To Kill Myself




39 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Mature Themes


we couldn't find mature themes but this is the ariel pink r stevie moore ku klux glam split collab whatever we drank beer


38 Deftones Koi No Yokan

https://soundcloud.com/deftones_official


37 Ringo Deathstarr Mauve




36 Rangda Formerly Extinct

http://www.dragcity.com/products/formerly-extinct


35 Two Inch Astronaut Red Pancake and the Dark Energy




34 Now Now Threads

http://nownowband.com/


33 Kitty Pryde The Lizzy McGuire Experience




32 Red Dwarf Tell Your Parents You Want Ballz This Christmas




31 Mac DeMarco Rock and Roll Night Club




30 Daphni Jiaolong

http://www.mergerecords.com/store/store_detail.php?catalog_id=890


29 Donnie and Joe Emerson Dreamin’ Wild

http://lightintheattic.net/releases/705-dreamin-wild


28 Todd Terje It’s the Arps

https://soundcloud.com/toddterje/sets/its-the-arps-ep


27 Can Lost Tapes Box Set

http://mute.com/mute/the-lost-tapes-out-18-june-2012


26 Animal Collective Centipede Hz

http://radio.myanimalhome.net/


25 Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory

the whole damn thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsSQ1sxi_I4


24 Carter Tutti Void Transverse

http://mute.com/artists/carter-tutti-void


23 Grass Is Green Ronson

screeeeeeeeam



22 And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead Lost Songs

free pussy riot http://www.spin.com/articles/stream-and-you-will-know-us-by-the-trail-of-deads-lost-songs


21 Frank Ocean channel ORANGE

frank got lost


http://www.myspace.com/frankoceanmusic/music/albums/channel-orange-explicit-18633557

20 Liars WIXIW

http://mute.com/artists/liars


19 Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city

lots of blogs embedded an album stream from grooveshark. heres one of them: http://lozzamusic.com/2012/kendrick-lamar-good-kid-m-a-a-d-city-album-stream


18 Free Lunch window/mirror

there's no such thing as free lunch



17 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday ... Roman Reloaded

Listen before you buy: http://www.listenbeforeyoubuy.net/listen/reviewlisten-nicki-minaj-pink-friday-roman-reloaded/
Sorry to do this but the album is too long and includes too many shitty/annoying/boring songs to not encourage fantasy tracklistings that end up eliminating about half of the album... The Re-Up has 31 songs. Suddenly Lil B's 34-song mixtapes don't seem so absurd. This tracklisting would have ensured a top 10 albums placement...
1. "Roman Holiday"
2. "Come On A Cone"
3. "I Am Your Leader"
4. "Beez In The Trap"
5. "HOV Lane"
6. "Roman Reloaded"
7. "Stupid Hoe"
8. "I'm Legit"
9. "Gun Shot"
10. "I Endorse These Strippers"
11. "Starships"
12. "The Boys"
Whoa, how about that... a normal-length album with no duds, made up entirely from one-release worth of music. The other 19 songs could have been on some separate bullshit CD that no one cares about. The imaginary 12-song track-list posted here is the reason why this ended up in our top 20.


16 Guided By Voices Class Clown Spots a UFO

We could just as easily do the same thing with GBV as we did with Nicki Minaj, although Guided is a different case since it's actually enjoyable to journey through their 2012 reunion material (somewhere between 60 and 70 songs deep) to locate our favorites. In the middle Class Clown, there's a stretch of about 8 songs straight that feels like a straight-up revelation, where we initially thought this might be as good as Alien Lanes.


15 Various Artists Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984

excerpts from the album on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/various-personal-space


14 Pile Dripping




13 Tame Impala Lonerism

psychedelic trippy balls



12 Japandroids Celebration Rock

yell like hell to the heavens



11 Action Bronson & Party Supplies Blue Chips



10 King Tuff King Tuff

http://www.subpop.com/artists/king_tuff


09 Goat World Music

oh goat: http://goatsweden.blogspot.com/


08 Lil B God’s Father

Basedworld: http://www.basedworld.com/


07 Broken Water Tempest

honorable mention: their trippy other 2012 LP Seaside & Sedmikrasky has been posted here as well...
http://www.subpop.com/releases/broken_water/full_lengths/tempest



06 Farrah Abraham My Teenage Dream Ended

After getting posted alongside her autobiography in August, this album remains shrouded in complete mystery. Farrah has not responded to any requests to answer questions about the process of recording this album. Regardless, it's one of the most fascinating things we've heard all year.

Many videos and tracks available for stream: Youtube

05 Fat History Month Bad History Demos




04 Joey Bada$$ 1999




03 Mac Demarco 2




02 Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream


also special honorable mention for Miguel's 3-part Art Dealer Chic series. the first of these has also been posted below.



01 Beak> >>

yes that's really what the album is called

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