Thursday, January 3, 2013
My Favorite Albums & Songs of 2012!
I listen to less new music than ever, but I still managed to put together a list of my favorite 100 songs and 25 albums from the previous year. I'm far less adventurous than I ever was, and I also love pop music more than I ever have, so that greatly influences my decisions. Top 40 is the indie rock. Or not. Who knows? All I know is that I love Flo Rida/Taylor Swift/Nikki Minaj than any weird underground jazz fusion band than I've ever heard. If that makes me a bad person, than I've made me peace with it! I didn't put too much time into this, so sorry for any spelling errors.
Anyways, if you're looking for some new tunes to enjoy while working out/dancing/doing 'it'/being alive, than take a gander at the lists below and try out some new stuff. Or don't and go listen to "Human Clay" by Creed. It's your choice people!
Top 25 Albums of 2012:
1.Passion Pit - Gossamer - An amazing album full of pop songs sounding like they're made of helium and joy, yet once you actually listen to the songs, you realize the sinister core underneath the happy pop sheen. Brilliance!
2.Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball - It's 2013 and The Boss is still making better music than most of today's acts. Bands need to get it together and just be better if Bruce is still this great.
3.Muse - The 2nd Law - More of what Muse rules at - ridiculous yet huge rock anthems about aliens and anal probes!
4.Big Wreck - Albatross - Brilliant reunion album, on par with their previous classics. We are a better world to have Big Wreck back in it.
5.Japandroids - Celebration Rock - 8 songs of pure and explosive joy. Just shut up and jump along to it.
6.Metric - Synthetica - Electronic pop-rock driven by the force of a million synthesizers, yet superbly sinister at times.
7.Cursive - I Am Gemini - Another gem of a rock album that's smarter than 99.9% of music. Cursive will never be huge, but they will always be awesome.
8.Lana Del Ray - Born to Die - Ignore the hype/backlash, this album is gorgeous pop music.
9.Paper Route - The Peace of the Wild Things - Smart, out of nowhere, pop songs that cling to you.
10.Teenage Bottlerocket - Freak Out! - Every song sounds similar, but for good reason - just awesome.
11.The Early November - In Currents - Another great reunion album - quiet/loud done to catchy goodness.
12.Bloc Party - Four - Weirdly dark and loud, yet another great album from my favorite band.
13.Eve 6 - Speak in Code - I dont care if it's not 2001, I love GREAT pop-punk songs.
14.Matt & Kim - Lightning - Another album full of pure fun - always a treat from a consistently awesome band.
15.Abandoned Pools - Sublime Currency - Weird/moody/dark pop rock from the dudes that wrote such classics as the "Clone High Theme Song".
16.The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten - Still up in Bruce Springsteen's nuts, but still really good.
17.Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror - Angry dance pop rock music that makes your head dance/bleed.
18.Santigold - Master of My Make Believe - Eclectic pop that didn't get nearly the respect it deserved this year.
19.Deftones - Koi No Yokan - Angry sex anthems for 2012! Deftones are stupidly consistent in making great albums.
20.The Killers - Battle Born - Over the top huge rock songs that have always made me happy, and likely always will.
21.The Lumineers - The Lumineers - The bluegrass thing won't go away, but when it sounds this good, I'm fine with it.
22.Mumford and Sons - Babel - See above, just not quite as good.
23.BOB - Strange Clouds - Pure bubblegum pop rap with little substance, but it works for me!
24.The Hives - Lex Hives - Hives = always great. Put on a white and black suit and just deal with it.
25.GOOD MUSIC - Cruel Summer - I'd rather have another solo Kanye album, but still some great tracks.
Top 100 Songs of 2012:
1. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built (4:50)
2. Capital Cities - Safe and Sound (3:13)
3. Sleigh Bells - Comeback Kid (3:00)
4. Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle (3:55)
5. Passion Pit - Take a Walk (4:24)
6. Bloc Party - Kettling (3:41)
7. Santigold - Disparate Youth (4:44)
8. The Lumineers - Ho Hey (2:43)
9. A Silent Film - Danny, Dakota and The Wishing Well (4:45)
10. Flo Rida - Good Feeling (4:07)
11. The Big Pink - Hit The Ground (Superman) (4:56)
12. Abandoned Pools - Hype Is The Enemy (3:41)
13. Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version] (5:13)
14. Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait (4:36)
15. The Killers - Runaways (4:05)
16. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (3:01)
17. The Rolling Stones - Doom And Gloom (3:58)
18. Big Wreck - Albatross (4:14)
19. EVE 6 - Curtain (4:03)
20. Matt & Kim - Let's Go (3:30)
21. Linkin Park - Burn It Down (3:51)
22. Muse - Survival (4:17)
23. Nicki Minaj - Starships (3:30)
24. Cursive - Eulogy for No Name (4:12)
25. The Walkmen - Heartbreaker (3:16)
26. Kid Cudi - Just What I Am (feat. King Chip) (3:48)
27. WZRD - Teleport 2 Me, Jamie (Feat. Desire) (3:58)
28. Ke$ha - Die Young (3:33)
29. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (4:04)
30. Calvin Harris - Feel So Close (3:28)
31. Deftones - Entombed (4:59)
32. Bruce Springsteen - Death To My Hometown (3:28)
33. Lana Del Rey - Radio (3:34)
34. Young Empires - White Doves (3:49)
35. Kid Cudi - Creepers (3:14)
36. Motion City Soundtrack - Timelines (4:05)
37. The Tragically Hip - We Want to Be It (3:28)
38. Big Wreck - All Is Fair (5:08)
39. Metric - Breathing Underwater (3:56)
40. Kanye West/Big Sean/Jay-Z - Clique (4:53)
41. Muse - Madness (4:39)
42. Dragonette - Let it Go (3:32)
43. Bloc Party - Day Four (4:11)
44. The Royal Concept - In The End (5:30)
45. Cursive - This House Alive (4:12)
46. Metric - Youth Without Youth (4:17)
47. Deadmau5 - The Veldt [8 Minute Edit] (8:25)
48. Gotye - Eyes Wide Open (3:11)
49. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (5:49)
50. Flo Rida - Wild Ones (feat. Sia) (3:54)
51. Billy Talent - Viking Death March (4:03)
52. Gallows - Mondo Chaos (2:37)
53. The Hives - 1000 Answers (2:07)
54. Garbage - Blood For Poppies (3:38)
55. Hot Chip - Night And Day (4:30)
56. Lostprophets - A Little Reminder That I'll Never Forget (4:18)
57. The Early November - A Stain On The Carpet (3:32)
58. Paper Route - Love Letters (3:40)
59. The Gaslight Anthem - "45" (3:24)
60. Every Time I Die - Indian Giver (4:10)
61. Matt & Kim - It's Alright (3:23)
62. Crystal Castles - Plague (4:55)
63. Mumford & Sons - Holland Road (4:13)
64. Fun. - We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monae) (4:09)
65. Deftones - Poltergeist (3:31)
66. Matt Mays - Indio (4:17)
67. Bloc Party - Octopus (3:05)
68. Muse - Save Me (5:08)
69. Lana Del Rey - Video Games (4:41)
70. B.o.B - Out Of My Mind (3:43)
71. Civil Twilight - Fire Escape (3:40)
72. Paper Route - Sugar (4:18)
73. NOFX - Cell Out (2:02)
74. Passion Pit - Carried Away (3:41)
75. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Heart Attack (3:51)
76. Owl City - Good Time (3:22)
77. Teenage Bottlerocket - Headbanger (1:59)
78. B.o.B - So Good (3:34)
79. Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone (3:56)
80. Santigold - The Keepers (3:34)
81. Teenage Bottlerocket - Punk House of Horror (1:35)
82. The Royal Concept - Gimme Twice (3:26)
83. Abandoned Pools - Sublime Currency (3:55)
84. The Early November - Tell Me Why (3:46)
85. Enter Shikari - Constellations (5:01)
86. Matt Skiba And The Sekrets - Voices (3:25)
87. Bad Veins - Don't Run (3:46)
88. Japandroids - Fire's Highway (4:44)
89. The Killers - Flesh and Bone (3:58)
90. The Gaslight Anthem - Here Comes My Man (3:35)
91. Mewithoutyou - Cardiff Giant (3:43)
92. The Lumineers - Classy Girls (2:45)
93. The Shins - Simple Song (4:14)
94. Cancer Bats - Road Sick (2:51)
95. Wintersleep - In Came the Flood (3:33)
96. Foxy Shazam - (It's) Too Late Baby (4:01)
97. Walk The Moon - Anna Sun (5:21)
98. Two Door Cinema Club - Sun (3:07)
99. Benjamin Gibbard - Dream Song (3:33)
100. Yellowcard - Telescope (3:52)
Posted by Jesse