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Favorite Films of '12
01/17/13 at 04:57 PM by Dr. Acula
Favorite films of 2012.


16. Dredd (Written by Alex Garland. Directed by Pete Travis.)




15. Chronicle (Written by Max Landis. Directed by Josh Trank.)




14. Prometheus (Written by David Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. Directed by Ridley Scott.)





13. The Dark Knight Rises
(Written by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan.)




12. Argo
(Written by Chris Terrio. Directed by Ben Affleck.)




11. Skyfall (Written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Barbara Broccoli. Directed by Sam Mendes.)




10. The Cabin in the Woods (Written by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon. Directed by Drew Goddard.)




9. The Sessions
(Written and Directed by Ben Lewin.)




8. Moonrise Kingdom
(Written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. Directed by Wes Anderson.)




7. Seven Psychopaths
(Written and Directed by Martin McDonagh.)




6. Django Unchained (Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino.)




5. Life of Pi (Written by David Magee. Directed by Ang Lee.)





4. Looper (Written and Directed by Rian Johnson.)




3.
The Master (Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.)





2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
(Written and Directed by Stephen Chbosky.)




1. Silver Linings Playbook (Written and Directed by David O. Russell.)
Tags: Dark Knight, Skyfall, movies, Django Unchained, Looper, The Master
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Best of '12
01/03/13 at 11:33 AM by Dr. Acula
My favorite records of 2012:

1. Japandroids - "Celebration Rock"


2. Frank Ocean - "Channel Orange"



3. Deftones - "Koi No Yokan"




4. Kendrick Lamar - "good kid, m.A.A.d City"




5. Converge - "All We Love We Leave Behind"




6. Cloud Nothings - "Attack on Memory"



7. The Menzingers - "On The Impossible Past"




8. Baroness -" Yellow & Green"



9. Grizzly Bear - "Shields"




10. Fiona Apple - "The Idler Wheel..."



11. Metric - "Synthetica"
12. Every Time I Die - "Ex Lives"
13. P.O.S - "We Don't Even Live Here"
14. Motion City Soundtrack - "Go"
Tags: Frank Ocean, Japandroids, Motion City Soundtrack, Metric, Baroness
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Best of '10.
12/16/10 at 09:18 AM by Dr. Acula
A pretty great year for music overall. Hate ranking music but tried just for the fun of it. Still need to catch up on a lot of releases but here goes.

25. Minus The Bear - "Omni"

24. Far - "At Night We Live"

23. Cee-Lo Green - "The Lady Killer"

22. Circa Survive - "Blue Sky Noise"

21. Dessa - "A Badly Broken Code"

20. Deerhunter - "Halcyon Digest"

19. Tallest Man on Earth - "The Wild Hunt"

18. Spoon - "Transference"

17. Motion City Soundtrack - "My Dinosaur Life"

16. Joe Pug - "Messenger"

15. Murder By Death - "Good Morning, Magpie"

14. Big Boi - "Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son of Chico Dusty"

13. Caribou - "Swim"

12. The Roots - "How I Got Over"

11. Deftones - "Diamond Eyes"

10. Titus Andronicus - "The Monitor"

9. Arcade Fire - "The Suburbs"

8. Fake Problems - "Real Ghosts Caught on Tape"

7. LCD Soundsystem - "This Is Happening"

6. The Black Keys - "Brothers"

5. Sufjan Stevens - "The Age of Adz"

4. The Gaslight Anthem - "American Slang"

3. The National - "High Violet"

2. Kanye West - "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

1. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "The Brutalist Bricks"
Tags: Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Gaslight Anthem, The Roots
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Best of 09.
07/30/09 at 07:04 PM by Dr. Acula
My favorite records of the year. I thought I would try and make a top 10 for a change but also include some other records I loved. As always, feel free to throw me any reccs!


1. The Builders and The Butchers "Salvation is a Deep Dark Well"

2. Fake Problems "It's Great To Be Alive"

3. Silversun Pickups "Swoon"

4. Tegan and Sara "Sainthood"

5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs "It's Blitz!"

6. Mos Def "The Ecstatic"

7. Phoenix "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix"

8. Thrice "Beggars"

9. Japandroids "Post-Nothing"

10. Manchester Orchestra "Mean Everything To Nothing"


Some other records I enjoyed.


Andrew Bird "Noble Beast"

Dinosaur Jr. "Farm"

Brand New "Daisy"

The Decemberists "The Hazards of Love"

Regina Spektor "Far"

P.O.S. "Never Better"

Morrissey "Years of Refusal"

Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest"

Thursday "Common Existence"

Lucero "1372 Overton Park"

Wilco "Wilco (the album)"

Dead Man's Bones "Dead Man's Bones"

AFI "Crash Love"

Every Time I Die "New Junk Aesthetic"

Florence + The Machine "Lungs"

Frank Turner "Poetry Of The Deed"

Jay-Z "The Blueprint 3"

Cursive "Mama, I'm Swollen"
Tags: Wilco, Brand New, Thrice, Silversun Pickups, Cursive, P.O.S.
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Best of 08.
01/04/09 at 04:16 PM by Dr. Acula
While one of the worst years for music in recent memory (personally), there were a few records I enjoyed. Check them out if you have time and feel free to throw me some recs.

In no specific order:

Santogold "Self Titled"

Portugal. The Man "Censored Colors"

Bon Iver "For Emma, Forever Ago"

Okkervil River "The Stand Ins"

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals "Cardinology"

Sigur Ros "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust"

Kanye West "808s and Heartbreak"

The Hold Steady "Stay Positive"

Thrice "The Alchemy Index: Vol 3-4"

Death Cab For Cutie "Narrow Stairs"

Coldplay "Viva La Vida"

Conor Oberst "Self Titled"

Thursday/Envy "Split"
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Best of 07.
01/10/08 at 05:43 PM by Dr. Acula
Some of the best records of 07. If you havent already, check them out.

In no specific order:

M.I.A. "Kala"

Bruce Springsteen "Magic"

Radiohead "In Rainbows"

Kanye West "Graduation"

Against Me! "New Wave"

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists "Living with the Living"

Lupe Fiasco "The Cool"

Tegan and Sara "The Con"

Minus The Bear "Planet of Ice"

Straylight Run "The Needles, The Space"

Xavier Rudd "White Moth"

Iron and Wine "The Shepherds Dog"

Thrice "The Alchemy Index. Vol 1-2"

Josh Ritter "The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter"

The Honorary Title "Scream and Light Up The Sky"

Bright Eyes "Cassadaga"

Crime in Stereo "is Dead"

Portugal. The Man "Church Mouth"

Chuck Ragan "Feast or Famine"

Stars "In Our Bedroom After the War"

The Shins "Wincing the Night Away"
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