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01:19 PM on 07/02/12
SSLYBY
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Moar Mickey Factz.
01:19 PM on 07/02/12
Dustin Harkins
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Ab-Soul - Control System
Xiu Xiu - Always
The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
Schoolboy Q - Habits And Contradictions
Clams Casino - Instrumental Mixtape 2
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Joey Bada$$ - 1999
Every Time I Die - Ex-Lives
El-P - Cancer For Cure

In no order and subject to change.
01:19 PM on 07/02/12
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1. John Mayer - Born & Raised
2. The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past
3. Nada Surf - The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy
4. The Rocketboys - Build Anyway
5. River City Extension - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger
6. Motion City Soundtrack - Go
7. Regina Spektor - What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
8. fun. - Some Nights
9. Keane - Strangeland
10. The All-American Rejects - Kids in the Street
01:22 PM on 07/02/12
Drew Beringer
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0 rap albums damn

Japandroids
The Sidekicks
The Menzingers
Joey Bada$$
Lil B
Capital Steez
Perfume Genius
Spaceghostpurrp
Fun
Justin Bieber
Miguel
El-P is in my top 15
01:23 PM on 07/02/12
MJSchmidt
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Surprised to see a little love for Strange Vacation. Chasm was an awesome record.
01:24 PM on 07/02/12
trojanick
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My thoughts too.

Expected to see Metric's Synthetica on a lot more of these lists.

This. I get that people have only had three weeks with it, but I at least expected it from Lueda!

Lots of love for Menzingers and Japandroids across the board. Need to check out this Sharon Van Etten it seems.
01:26 PM on 07/02/12
Alex DiVincenzo
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I would have The Forecast Everybody Left near the top of my list.
That just missed my list. Excellent album.
01:28 PM on 07/02/12
trojanick
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Also, what does Now, Now have to do to get a little love?! No mentions (!!!)
01:31 PM on 07/02/12
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Gotta love all the Menzingers love =) Needs more Hot Water Music though... Exister is every bit as good as on the impossible past.

Did no one pick Brendan Kelly's album because they didn't really like or it because no one listened to it? Has such a great Skeezy-old-guy-sitting-in-the-corner-of-a-strip-club Tom Waits/Greg Duli style vibe to it.

@Jason I assume the only reason Handwritten isn't on your list is that you only included releases from the first half of the year?

Quick hashed out list:

1a) Hot Water Music -- Exister
1b) The Menzingers -- On the Impossible Past
3) Neon Trees -- Picture Show
4) Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds -- I'd Rather Die than Live Forever
5) The Bouncing Souls -- Comet
6) No Trigger -- Tycoon
7) Craig Finn -- Clear Heart Full Eyes
8) Ludcero -- Women & Work
9) Springsteen -- Wrecking Ball
10) Eve 6 -- Speak in Code

Most anticipated from rest of year:
1) Gaslight Anthem -- Handwritten
2) House of Heroes -- Cold Hard Want
3) The Vaccines -- The Vaccines Come of Age
4) Two Door Cinema Club -- Beacon
5) Green Day -- Uno! and Dos!
01:31 PM on 07/02/12
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I have a ton more albums that were pretty decent this year, but these are the ones that got the most plays so far.

AOTY

1. The Shins - Port Of Morrow
2. Dry The River - Shallow Beds
3. Kishi Bashi - 151a
4. fun. - Some Nights
5. Said The Whale - Little Mountains
6. Jack White - Blunderbuss
7. Vacationer - Gone
8. Fiona Apple - The Idler...
9. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
10. Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

EPOTY

1. TALLHART - Bloodlines
2. Communists Daughter - Lions & Lambs
3. Imagine Dragons - Continued Silence
4. Sam Means - NONA
5. Coasta - Coasta

HM: MeWithoutYou, Norah Jones, Good Old War, Anthony Green, Margot, & Jukebox The Ghost, Alabama Shakes.

Favorite Rap Album - El-P - Cancer For Cure

Favorite Unsigned Album - Shy Technology - Getting Rich, Staying Poor
RIYL: Weatherbox, The Front Bottoms, Interpol, Indie-Rock

Best Comeback Album - The Early November - In Currents

Biggest Disappointments: Mostly bands I use to love, Say Anything, The Offspring, & Chiddy Bang.
01:33 PM on 07/02/12
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I will include RIYL and youtube links.

1. Errors - Have Some Faith In Magic
RIYL: Dancey, instrumental post rock

2. The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know
RIYL: Dark, industrial Scottish music. Killer basslines

3. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
RIYL: The Boss after a night drinking Guinness

4. Desolate - Celestial Light Beings
RIYL: Ambient, minimal dubstep

5. Esperenza Spalding - Radio Music Society
RIYL: Modern jazz with a dash of r'n'b and pop thrown in

6. Mickey Factz - Mickey MauSe
RIYL: Concept mixtape about living in the 80s, Deadmau5e and Danger Mouse beats

7. Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird
RIYL: Folky singer-songwriter music with a heavy world and tribal influence.

8. Olafur Arnalds - Another Happy Day
RIYL: Beautiful modern classical. Violins and pianos

9. Rufus Wainwright - Out of The Game
RIYL: Theatrical and expansive pop music

10. Sigur Ros - Valtari
RIYL: Sigur Ros' more ambient side. ( ) instead of their poppier stuff.
01:33 PM on 07/02/12
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Haha, I love that for the most part, The Menzingers is either at the very top of a list, or not on it at all. For what it's worth, it is unquestionably my favorite of the year so far.
01:33 PM on 07/02/12
musicenthusiast
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ex-lives has dominated my listening time. it is a beast.
01:35 PM on 07/02/12
GamEin
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And the Sharks album needs more love.
01:35 PM on 07/02/12
BornUnderPunches
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No Metric Eda wtf?
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