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01:59 PM on 11/26/12 
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I'll probably have mine done by the weekend. Interested to see everyone elses though.
02:08 PM on 11/26/12 
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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.
I'd take my 2011 AOTY over anything from this year but I still have a clear AOTY for 2012 and think it was probably a better year overall.
04:42 PM on 11/26/12 
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Today I started going back through 2012 releases, should have a list by the end of the year. Spoiler alert, fun.
yep.
03:42 AM on 11/27/12 
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what was your AOTY for 2011? mine was Separation from Balance & Composure, and honestly nothing this year even came close to that release for me... I thought 2011 was overall a lot better, i still enjoyed a ton of releases from 2012 though. for me, i think 2011 was musically one of my favorite years.
Charlie Simpson's Young Pilgrim but that was by far my favourite from last year, I think there was only around 10 albums I really loved last year, it was kind of a weak year for me.
06:48 AM on 11/27/12 
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1. John Mayer - Born And Raised
2. fun. - Some Nights
Same top two, different order.
10:59 AM on 12/02/12 
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Top 45 Albums of 2012

45. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
44. House of Heroes - Cold Hard Want
43. Keane - Strangeland
42. Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud
41. Anathema - Weather Systems
40. The Classic Crime - Phoenix
39. Ben Gibbard - Former Lives
38. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
37. The Used - Vulnerable
36. Neon Trees - Picture Show
35. Chairlift - Something
34. All Time Low - Don't Panic
33. Maroon 5 - Overexposed
32. Anchor and Braille - The Quiet Life
31. Metric - Synthetica
30. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
29. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
28. Usher - Looking 4 Myself
27. Stars - The North
26. Lucy Rose - Like I Used To
25. The Birthday Massacre - Hide and Seek
24. The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past
23. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
22. Foxy Shazam - The Church of Rock and Roll
21. Silverstein - Short Songs
20. Crystal Castles - (III)
19. Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix
18. Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
17. Taylor Swift - Red
16. Carly Rae Jepson - Kiss
15. Kamelot - Silverthorn
14. Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
13. Haley Reinhart - Listen Up!
12. Glocca Morra - Just Married
11. Joshua Radin - Underwater

10. Ellie Goulding - Halcyon

9. Anberlin - Vital

8. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

7. The All-American Rejects - Kids in the Street

6. Motion City Soundtrack - Go

5. mewithoutYou - Ten Stories

4. The Early November - In Currents

3. Jenny Owen Youngs - An Unwavering Band of Light

2. John Mayer - Born and Raised

1. fun. - Some Nights

Albums I enjoyed but left out because I haven't given them enough listens to properly rank them:

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
The Chariot - One Wing
The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
Katatonia - Dead End Kings
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Top 10 Songs of 2012

10. The Menzingers - Mexican Guitars
9. John Mayer - A Face to Call Home
8. Ellie Goulding - Hanging On
7. Anchor and Braille - Before I Start Dreaming
6. Usher - Climax
5. mewithoutYou - Fox's Dream of the Log Flume
4. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
3. My Chemical Romance - Boy Division
2. fun. - Some Nights
1. The Early November - Call Off the Bells

Others (rough order):
Chairlift - I Belong in Your Arms
Taylor Swift - Red
Carly Rae Jepson - Tonight I'm Getting Over You
Motion City Soundtrack - Everyone Will Die
Frank Ocean - Thinkin' Bout You
Haley Reinhart - Undone
Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats
Lucy Rose - Don't You Worry
Crystal Castles - Child I Will Hurt You
Deftones - Entombed
Devin Townsend Project - Kingdom
Jenny Owen Youngs - Pirates
Foxy Shazam - I Like It
Stars - Walls
Anberlin - God, Drugs & Sex
Maroon 5 - Beautiful Goodbye
Glocca Morra - Irrevocable, Motherfucker
Joshua Radin - Tommorrow is Gonna Be Better
Metric - Breathing Underwater
Say Anything - Nights Song

Top Lyrics of 2012

5. Tyson Ritter
4. Jenny Owen Youngs
3. Aaron Weiss (mewithoutYou)
2. Nate Ruess (fun.)
1. Justin Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack)

Top Vocals of 2012

5. Usher
4. Stephen Christian (Anberlin/Anchor & Braille)
3. Ace Enders (The Early November)
2. Nate Ruess (fun.)
1. Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)

Biggest "omgI'vemissedyourvoicesomuchplease makemoremusic" Moments of 2012

2. Jason Vena in All Time Low's "Outlines"
1. This video:


Biggest Disappointments of 2012

1. Epica - Requiem for the Innocent
2. Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
3. The Used - Vulnerable
4. The Birthday Massacre - Hide and Seek
5. House of Heroes - Cold Hard Want
6. Keane - Strangeland
7. Circa Survive - Violent Waves

Not necessarily horrible but I expected much better.

Best Older Albums I Got Into in 2012

1. Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
2. Frank Turner - Love, Ire & Song
3. Chad Perrone - Wake
4. mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister
5. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
6. mewithoutYou - Catch for Us the Foxes
7. Frank Turner - Sleep is for the Week
8. Radiohead - In Rainbows
9. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
10. Nightmare of You - Nightmare of You
11. Averi - Drawn to Revolving Doors
12. Radiohead - Amnesiac
13. Radiohead - OK Computer
14. Radiohead - The Bends
15. Chad Perrone - Used to Dream
16. Damien Rice - 9
17. Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed
18. Paramore - All We Know is Falling
19. Jenny Owen Youngs - Transmitter Failure
20. Cursive - The Ugly Organ

Favourite Music Video of 2012



Best Live Performance of 2012

5. The All-American Rejects
4. McFly
3. Motion City Soundtrack
2. Frank Turner
1. fun.

Top Games of 2012

3. Mass Effect 3
2. Halo 4
1. The Walking Dead

Top Films of 2012

5. Cabin in the Woods
4. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. Looper
2. The Dark Knight Rises
1. The Avengers

Top Tv Shows of 2012

10. Raising Hope
9. Happy Endings
8. Dexter
7. American Horror Story
6. New Girl
5. Homeland
4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
3. The Walking Dead
2. Spartacus: Vengeance
1. Breaking Bad

Most Anticipated for 2013

10. McFly
9. Panic! at the Disco
8. Kanye West
7. Relient K
6. Chad Perrone
5. The Reign of Kindo
4. Frank Turner
3. Hellogoodbye
2. Charlie Simpson
1. My Chemical Romance
06:21 PM on 12/06/12 
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My movie list is like my game list, pretty invalid since I usually catch up on most things the year after.
07:43 AM on 12/11/12 
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Wish I liked Channel Orange as much as most people seem to or at least as much as I like some of the songs on it.
11:13 AM on 12/11/12 
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Same. It's still making my list, but it's a lot further back than it is for most people.
likewise, I think it's somewhere in the late 20's for me. I do really fucking love "Thinking Bout You" and "Bad Religion" though. If the whole album was that good I'd see where everyone was coming from.
11:17 AM on 12/11/12 
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There's a lot a love about it. Those two songs, "Pyramids," "Sweet Life," "Lost," especially. But there are a few tracks in the mid-section that lose me, and most of the interludes add nothing (imo).
"Pyramids" and "Lost" round out my top 4. I really like "Fertilizer" as an interlude..
11:22 AM on 12/11/12 
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"Lost" is probably second only to "Bad Religion" for me. "Fertilizer" is the exception interlude for me: love the Stevie Wonder feel of it. "White" is okay, but superfluous, and I've just unchecked "Start," "End," and "Not Just Money" in iTunes.
Forgot about "White", I actually really like that one too and I've got a thing for "Start" just because I love that playstation start up sound.
03:54 AM on 12/12/12 
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It's not bad but I put it on and think "wow, this is just a worse version of Post Nothing, let me go listen to that instead".
It's the opposite for me when I try and check out Post Nothing.
03:04 PM on 12/12/12 
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I feel like calling Some Nights the worst album of the year is serious hyperbole. Neil Young and Crazy Horse put out Americana this year. Best Coast pretty much fell flat on their face. Madonna put out what most people seem to agree is a total dud. Hell, Blood on the Dance Floor released a record.
Yeah, its pretty dumb. Even if you don't like it, its far from the worst album of the year.
03:11 PM on 12/12/12 
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I just never see the point in making a "worst" list anyway. I would wager that whatever the worst album is that any of us has heard, there are a dozen worse out there that we haven't.
Yeah, there's so much bad out there.
03:27 PM on 12/12/12 
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What's the point of making a best of list? There could be dozens of albums you haven't heard that you like better.
Thinking about that depresses me.



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