Official 2012 General Forum End of Year Lists Thread
It's that time of year friends. This is the official thread for you to post your best of lists - music, movies, books, whatever - so start putting together what you loved (or hated) about 2012 in this thread!
I'll probably have mine done by the weekend. Interested to see everyone elses though.
Still dont even know what my AOTY is going to be, nothing was better than my 2011 AOTY this year, I'm stuck in 2011 guys.
my list is saved to my other computer which i wont have access to until this weekend, but i have all of the "albums i'll be revisiting throughout 2013" fleshed out. just time to rank them.
all i know for sure is that forever came calling put out the best pop punk album of the year
but i didn't feel there was any great pop punk release of the year.
not expecting my list to change too much, I'll have one here soon.
On the Impossible Past single handedly ruled my 2012
Will start working on my list now, a lot of my best albums were released earlier this year so I need to go back and relisten i.e. Enter Shikari, Sharks, No Trigger.
Top 5 albums - Basement - Colourmeinkindness, Brutality Will Prevail - Scatter the Ashes, John Mayer - Born and Raised, Major League - Hard Feelings, Expire - Pendulum Swings.
Top 5 films - TDKR, Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Prometheus and an open spot for the Hobbit (Hopefully lives up to expectations).
Copied and pasted from the MO thread, but with youtube links added in case anybody fancies checking out a song.
1. The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know
RIYL: Dark, Industrial, shoegaze, post-punk
2 Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird
RIYL: Folk with a huge world/aboriginal influence
3. Errors - Have Some Faith In Magic
RIYL: Electonic-y post rock. Mogwai
4. Sigur Ros - Valtari
RIYL: Sigur Ros' more ambient side
5. Mickey Factz - Mickey MauSe
RIYL: A concept mixtape with Deadmau5 beats
6. Meursault - Something for the Weakened
RIYL: Really dark Scottish indie-folk
7. Capsule - Stereo Worxxx
RIYL: Energetic and dancey electronica
8. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
RIYL: The Boss after a night drinking Guinness
9. Desolate - Celestial Light Beings
RIYL: Minimal ambient, Burial-esque dubstep
10. Passion Pit - Gossamer
11. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
RIYL: A Beautifully old-school sounding soul album
12. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
RIYL: Fun rock n roll about enjoying life.
13. Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts In Snow
RIYL: Scottish indie-folk that's considerably lighter than Meursault
14. Nas - Life Is Good
RIYL: Probably the best thing Nas has done since Illmatic.
15. The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past
RIYL: The meeting point between pop-punk and orgcore
16. Jenny Owen Youngs - An Unwavering Band of light
RIYL: A great female singer-songwriter doing pop-rock well.
17. Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
RIYL: An expansive and rich sounding baroque pop album
18. Esperenza Spalding - Radio Music Society
RIYL: Jazz-y but very soulful and poppy singer.
19. Olafur Arnalds - Another Happy Day
RIYL: Beautiful classical music, strings and piano.
20. Sucioperro - Fused
RIYL: Aggressive post-grunge-y sort of stuff. Biffy Clyro
1: The Menzingers
2: Hostage Calm
4: Such Gold
7: Title Fight
8: The Gaslight Anthem
11: You Blew It!
12: With The Punches
13: Forever Came Calling
14: Pulled Apart By Horses
15: Enter Shikari
16: The Sidekicks
17: Hot Water Music
18: Make And Do Mend
20: Motion City Soundtrack
Honourable Mentions: The Holy Mess, The Tower And The Fool, Mixtapes
10.Sleeping With Sirens - If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack EP
9.Yellowcard - Southern Air
8.Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
7.I The Mighty - Karma Never Sleeps EP
6.All Time Low - Don't Panic
5.Set It Off - Cinematics
4,Hit The Lights - Invicta
3.Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky
2.The Rocket Summer - Life Will Write The Words
1.Go Radio - Close The Distance