Best Albums Released This Year
1.) Passion Pit - Gossamer
2.) Japandroids - Celebration Rock
3.) Misser - Every Day I Tell Myself I'm Going To Be A Better Person
4.) Dads - American Radass (this is important)
5.) Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
6.) alt-j - An Awesome Wave
7.) You Blew It! - Grow Up, Dude
8.) Summer Heart - About A Feeling
9.) Caspian - Waking Season
10.) fun - Some Nights
11.) Strange Vacation - Chasm
12.) Major League - Hard Feelings
13.) Geographer - Myth
14.) Title Fight - Floral Green
15.) Dikembe - Broad Shoulders
16.) The Shins - Port of Morrow
17.) Spook Houses - Trying
18.) Dr. Dog - Be The Void
19.) Further Seems Forever - Penny Black
20.) King Tuff - King Tuff
21.) Pity Sex - Dark World
22.) Such Gold - Misadventures
23.) The Jealous Sound - A Gentle Reminder
24.) Basement - colourmeinkindness
25.) Departures - Teenage Haze
26.) Titus Andronicus - Local Business
27.) Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting
28.) River City Extension - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger
29.) Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
30.) The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past
Prawn - Ships
Arrange - Five Years With The Sun
Old Gray - Everything I Let Go & The Things I Refuse To
Coasta - Coasta
You, Me, And Everyone We Know - A Great Big Hole
Brighter Arrows - Division and What It Is To Abide
Foxing - Old Songs
Songs of My Year
All Get Out - "My Friends"
All Get Out - "Me and My Lovers"
Strange Vacation - "Lonely"
Misser - "Stay Asleep"
Summer Heart - "I Wanna Go"
Japandroids - "The Nights of Wine and Roses"
Japandroids - "Continuous Thunder"
fun. - "Some Nights"
Arrange - "Streams / At Night"
Young Statues - "Spacism"
alt-j - "Breezeblocks"
Spook Houses - "Try Pt 1 / Try Pt 2"
You Blew It! - "The One With Marc"
Passion Pit - "Cry Like A Ghost"
Passion Pit - Constant Conversations"
Dads - "Shit Twins"
Dana Buoy - "Call To Be"
Into It. Over It. - "Midnight: Carroll Street"
Joyce Manor - "See How Tame I Can Be"
Balance And Composure - "Patience"
Harrison Hudson - "Bookstore Girl"
Prawn - "Spring River"
Major League - "Arrows Crossed"
Movies (I saw a lot by myself this year!)
4.) Wreck-It Ralph
5.) The Avengers
6.) Moonrise Kingdom
7.) The Sessions
8.) Safety Not Guaranteed
9.) The Dark Knight Rises
10.) 21 Jump Street
12.) The Hunger Games
13.) The Amazing Spiderman
15.) The Campaign
Worst Movie of the Year (Usually don't hate in these things, but can't help it)
1.) Taken 2
TV Shows I Watched Obsessively This Year
1.) Parks and Recreation
2.) Happy Endings
3.) Breaking Bad
5.) Raising Hope
for those looking for a bunch of weird stupid stuff added on to the end, sorry. i didn't feel like doing it this year. seemed forced. while i do think a bunch of this stuff is silly and dumb, it is something i still obsess over, so it felt kind of weird making such fun of it. hope you all have a great 2013.
Love a lot of things on that list. A few things since I've been off posting on AP for a long time:
- The Season is amazing. One other record that comes to mind for me is Mansions' Dig Up the Dead.
- Feel the same way about Passion Pit. I never heard of the band until Gossamer. I was swept off my feet on first listen. I knew nothing about this man but immediately his lyrics resonated. Reading about the Pitchfork article made me love the album even more (I think it was posted on the Gossamer thread). For some reason Angelakos reminds me of the quirkiness of The Matches and the catchy tunes of The Format.
-Breezeblocks for coolest music video of the year