Sunday, February 24, 2013

Albums: Honorable Mentions of 2012

Honorable Mention
I can only fit 10 albums in my top 10, but that doesn't mean those were the only good jams to come out this year. Here is a short and sweet rundown of some other mentionables for 2012.

Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
Soulful blues rock with a smoky female vocalist. I can't wait to see what AS does in the future.

Chris Bernstorf - Move
A friend of a friend, Bernstorf channels the passionate yells of a metal band into his spoken word poetry. Download FREE HERE.

Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Quirky Russian singer-songwriter does it again. Her piano work and unique vocal styles really shine here.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
File:Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!.jpg The kings of instrumental experimental ambient post-rock drop an album without warning, and everyone goes crazy. Luckily, it is a pretty epic release.

Right Away, Great Captain - The Church of the Good Thief
The Church Of The Good Thief cover art
Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra) releases the final installment in the trilogy of a 17th century sailor out for revenge for a his wife's betrayal. LISTEN HERE.

The Welcome Wagon - Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices
Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices cover artA goofy album title yields some remarkably fun gospel indie rock. "When there's rice and beans but you've got no beans..." Listen HERE.

Alright, so now, all that's left is to write about is the actual TOP TEN of 2012! Coming right up!

In the meantime, HERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ONE SONG from each of the top EPs and Honorable Mentions of 2012.

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