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Drew Beringer 07/02/12 02:05 PM

AP.net Feature: Staff Mid-2012 Top 10 Lists
 
Whew, time flies when you're listening to great music. At least it does for us, as the staff at AbsolutePunk can barely believe we're already in July. And just like last year, we have had a ton of great music released to us during the first six months of 2012. So naturally we shifted through our lists to individually select our top 10 records midway through 2012. You can check out all the lists here and make sure you leave a comment (or ten).

JamieTheSonger 07/02/12 02:44 PM

How the fuck is it July

delvec19 07/02/12 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by JamieTheSonger (Post 110158432)
How the fuck is it July

Seriously. Can't believe half the year is over already. Felt like it was just NYE!

sargentlgfuad 07/02/12 03:37 PM

here's a link to my list!

here's a shortened version:
10. Every Time I Die - Ex-Lives
9. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
8. Now, Now - Threads
7. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
6. Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
5. Perfume Genius - Put Ur Back N 2 It
4. Anais Mitchell - Young Man in America
3. Marina & The Diamonds - Electra Heart
2. Trust - TRST
1. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Thomas Nassiff 07/02/12 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sargentlgfuad (Post 110161232)
here's a link to my list!

here's a shortened version:
10. Every Time I Die - Ex-Lives
9. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
8. Now, Now - Threads
7. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
6. Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
5. Perfume Genius - Put Ur Back N 2 It
4. Anais Mitchell - Young Man in America
3. Marina & The Diamonds - Electra Heart
2. Trust - TRST
1. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

what is cloud nothings like?

Nathan Lint 07/02/12 03:58 PM

My top 15 is something like this. Added links to songs for listening pleasure.

1. River City Extension - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger
8 piece folk group with cello and trumpet played on Gaslights old label, XOXO.
2. Mystery Jets - Radlands
British indie pop band moves to Austin, TX to write a record. This is what is created.
3. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
British blues/folk singer with an incredible voice. FFO: Otis Redding
4. Dry The River - Shallow Bed
For fans of: Mumford And Sons and Fleet Foxes
5. The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
Swedish folk singer who plays Appalachian folk. It's beautiful.
6. Vacationer - Gone
FFO: Old pop punk bands singer, now writing music on drugs.
7. Alex Winston - King Con
Trained opera singer makes a pop record.
8. Bowerbirds - The Clearing
Just a beautiful folk record.
9. Jack White - Blunderbuss
Basically a new slow and moody White Stripes record with better drumming.
10. Hop Along - Get Disowned
For fans of: Lemuria and Laura Stevenson And the Cans
11. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
12. Fun. - Some Nights
13. Dr. Dog - Be The Void
Americana rock band who is at times a throwback to many 70's acts.
14. Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs
Members of Deer Tick and Dead Confederate make a dirty rock record.
15. Clock Opera - Ways To Forget
For fans of: Two Door Cinema Club, Villagers, Muse

Cloud Nothings would probably be next.

KidASquared 07/02/12 04:54 PM

no particular order:
The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past
mewithoutYou - Ten Stories
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

I feel everything else this year has either come short or hasn't fully grown on me yet / I haven't given it enough legitimate listens

irthesteve 07/02/12 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Thomas Nassiff (Post 110161662)
what is cloud nothings like?

better version of the strokes, but still kinda mehhhh

InfiniteArms 07/02/12 05:09 PM

10. Empires - Garage Hymns
9. Motion City Soundtrack - Go
8. Broadway - Gentlemen's Brawl
7. Icarus The Owl - Love Always, Leviathan
6. The Tower And The Fool - How Long
5. Organ Thieves - Somewhere Between Free Men & Slaves
4. Sharks - No Gods
3. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
2. The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past
1. Make Do and Mend - Everything You Ever Loved

irthesteve 07/02/12 05:09 PM

Good Old War
fun.
Sara Watkins
Jason Mraz
Anthony Green
The Early November
Metric

guitarguy211 07/02/12 05:11 PM

A link to my list: http://wp.me/p2wegb-3y

The basic version is:
1) Tonight Alive
2) The Rocket Summer
3) The Forecast
4) Rocky Loves Emily
5) Daytrader
6) Children 18:3
7) Neon Trees
8) Motion City Soundtrack
9) MxPx
10) You Me At Six

sargentlgfuad 07/02/12 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thomas Nassiff (Post 110161662)
what is cloud nothings like?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H68CWlE9K40
really fuckin' great. a more pop-rocky version of Titus Andronicus and a more grungy version of Surfer Blood.

sargentlgfuad 07/02/12 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by irthesteve (Post 110166242)
better version of the strokes, but still kinda mehhhh

you just called The Strokes meh. So, MEH to you!

Modern Leper 07/02/12 05:28 PM

Here's mine, in order, 1-10 (not 10-1).

Hop Along - Get Disowned
The Sidekicks - Awkward Breeds
Like Pioneers - Oh, Magic
Cursive - I Am Gemini
mewithoutYou - Ten Stories
Hot Water Music - Exister
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Make do and Mend - Everything You Ever Loved
TS and the Past Haunts - Gone and Goner
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - Rot Gut, Domestic

irthesteve 07/02/12 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by sargentlgfuad (Post 110167062)
you just called The Strokes meh. So, MEH to you!

mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhh

shitty live band too