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#1 Lain

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Rather than do some Album of the Year thread, and have everyone post and vote and stuff, I decided to just make a suggestion thread where people can post what albums they think people should listen to. Just make sure they're 2012 releases though mmkay? So to provide an idea of what I expect, I'll start by example:

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I made a thread about this album some time ago, so you can search it up if you want to read my initial response to the album. This is a solid R&B release, and is nice to listen on trips in the car or if you want to just chill out. My fave track is the one highlighted in the playlist


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If you've never listened to Passion Pit, this can work as a great start I think. They're an electric pop group of sorts, and you've probably heard a song or two from them on television without noticing. I know Taco Bell used "Take a Walk" in their Dorritos Locos Tacos commercial. Anyway, I digress. This is a pretty happy-sounding kinda album but don't let the tone fool you - Some songs are a bit sad. Mirrored Sea was my favorite track, but there are plenty of other great tracks


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This'll be difficult for me to describe by sound for me. If you've ever listened to Regina Spektor, this is a lot like that. Essentially we've got female vocals to some jazz and blues music. "Every Single Night" is a great introduction, but I personally love "Left Alone" the most.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

Dog Is Dead's "All Our Favourite Stories" album for all you indie-pop fans out there.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

Lecrae's album "Gravity". It's good Rap/Hip Hop without trashy lyrics.

Trip Lee's "The Good Life" is also very good.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen. Always one of my favorite artists, especially since he has a song about this area.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

As I Lay Dying - Awakened.

Something new for the band, but as awesome as ever!
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

Well Nickelback didnt release an album this year so there isnt really anything worth listening too for 2012

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Oh, this one just came out this past week, but it's still worth a listen/buy.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

My top three recomendations of this year:

1. Papa Roach - The Connection

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2. Three Days Grace - Transit Of Venus

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Daughtry - Break The Spell

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My most anticipated of next year has gotta be Sick Puppies - Under The Black Sky, around February-ish. Or Creed's new album around Winter 2013.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:25 PM

The Maccabees- Given to the Wild
Graham Coxon- A+E
The Hives- Lex Hives
Metric- Synthetica
Bloc Party- Four
The Vaccines- Come of Age
Of Monsters and Men- My Head is an Animal

#12 Lain

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:27 AM

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Bloom was just wonderful, and is perfect for listening during the summer. The first three tracks are great, but the rest are pretty special too.


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The first two tracks are my favorite. Compared to their debut album, this is a great improvement I think


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I'm seconding this album. Made a thread 'bout it too some time back. "Day Four" is my personal favorite, but V.A.L.I.S is a great intro I think. This album, for those who have listened to previous Bloc Party albums is pretty unique to thre previous, but can be thought of as a "mash-up" of the previous albums.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

The newest John Mayer Album, Born and Raised I thought was really good.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:28 AM

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#15 Lain

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:52 AM

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This is the first time I've listened to these guys and I think they're awesome at first listen. Kill for Love is my favorite track, but the others are great too. Personally, I'd take this as my album of the year. Chromatics is a synthpop band.


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I think this album is a grower. Give it a few listens though 'cause I think its worth it. Grizzly Bear is a folk band of sorts if you're unfamiliar.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

If your into rap. Definitely check out Machine Gun Kelly-Lace Up.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

The Maccabees- Given to the Wild
Graham Coxon- A+E
The Hives- Lex Hives
Metric- Synthetica
Bloc Party- Four
The Vaccines- Come of Age
Of Monsters and Men- My Head is an Animal


Metric is awesome!!!!! Check out Stars if you like them.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:20 AM

Metric is awesome!!!!! Check out Stars if you like them.


Yeah ive listened to some of their stuff that Metric's lead singer was involved with

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:41 AM

Yeah ive listened to some of their stuff that Metric's lead singer was involved with


Those Canadian indie bands all seem to get along so well :)
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

Well, the one album I really enjoyed from 2012 is Onward, by Hawkwind. They are a space rock band that mainly specialize in space rock and psychedelic rock, but they also play regular rock, metal, and a variation of all sorts. Another thing they are notable for is always being different from what's popular, but not in a hipster sense.
Their new album was a good collection of both spacey stuff and a variation of other things.
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Seasons is one of my favorite tracks of the album. It's a generally good track that has the space rock influence, with some regular rock and heavy rock thrown in.

The Hills have Ears is a great space rock track that reminds me of their fantasy songs.

Mind Cut is a nice track that is just pleasant to listen to and isn't too spacey or that heavy.

Southern Cross is a nice spacey track.

Death Trap is a great fun track, that is both spacey and punk rock. Of course it goes in hand with System Check (a sort of intro/transition track).

The Prophecy is another favorite of mine.

Other memorable tracks include The Drive By, Right to Decide, Flowering of the Rose, Computer Cowards, Green Finned Demon, and Trans Air Trucking.




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