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MonsterCat -> Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 12:42:55 AM)

Since 2012 has ground to a halt in terms of new album releases, I'm thinking it will be a bit of a jolly wheeze to submit lists of our favourite albums of the last twelve months. That goes for stand-up comedy albums too. And yes, Gimli, that also means soundtrack albums.

You can either post your list here in the thread or PM it to me. I'm thinking January 31st as a deadline for list submissions. I'm also thinking that reissues should be exempt, unless anyone has any strong feelings about this?




MonsterCat -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 1:00:36 AM)

Just spotted a thread similar to this further down the forum.

Never mind. : (




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 2:55:09 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

Just spotted a thread similar to this further down the forum.

Never mind. : (


Do you mean Larry's or Axl's because I don't think they're poll threads.

Anyway regardless of anything here's my current Top 10 (I still have a fair amount of stuff to listen to first though)

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
good kid M.A.A.D city - Kendrick Lamar
The Idler Wheel.. - Fiona Apple
Visions - Grimes
Shrines- Purity Ring
The Money Store - Death Grips
Habits and Contridictions - Schoolboy Q
Reign Of Terror - Sleigh Bells
R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 7:23:41 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

And yes, Gimli, that also means soundtrack albums.




Good news, as I won't be listing anything but soundtracks [:D]




MonsterCat -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 3:05:41 PM)

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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Do you mean Larry's or Axl's because I don't think they're poll threads.



Mods, is it OK to keep the thread running?

Would anyone like to see the deadline pushed back a little bit more to allow time for re-listens? This is essentially the first poll I''m running, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.




AxlReznor -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 4:36:26 PM)

It's true. Mine isn't a poll thread, so this one should be okay to exist. [:)]

Is there a limit to how many that can be listed? 10? 20?




MonsterCat -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 4:54:17 PM)

List as many as you can think of.




AxlReznor -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 5:03:17 PM)

Cool... in that case:

30) Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral
29) The Cult - Choice Of Weapon
28) Soul Asylum - Delayed Reaction
27) Crosses - EP2
26) Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Apocalyptic Love
25) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last Of A Dying Breed
24) Dave Stewart - The Ringmaster General
23) Rodrigo y Gabriela - Area 52
22) Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods
21) Skunk Anansie - Black Traffic

Plus the ones that I listed in my own thread:
20) Tenacious D - Rize Of The Fenix
19) Metallica - Beyond Magnetic
18) Green Day - !Tre!
17) Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
16) Deftones - Koi No Yokan
15) Walking Papers - Walking Papers
14) Halestorm - The Strange Case Of...
13) Green Day - !Uno!
12) Yes Sir Boss - Desperation State
11) Brad - United We Stand
10) The Jane Austen Argument - Somewhere Under The Rainbow
9) Tremonti - All I Was
8) Marilyn Manson - Born Villain
7) Aerosmith - Music From Another Dimension!
6) Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil
5) Serj Tankian - Harakiri
4) Soundgarden - King Animal
3) Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline
2) Stone Sour - House Of Gold And Bones Part 1
1) Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania




MonsterCat -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (17/12/2012 5:21:59 PM)


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

16) Deftones - Koi No Yokan



Tooooooo low! [:D]




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (18/12/2012 1:53:29 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

List as many as you can think of.


I could expand my list to about 20 then. Are mixtapes included as well?




Olaf -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (18/12/2012 7:10:19 PM)

altered and expanded from the other thread, based on a couple of relistens in the meantime:

01 Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
02 Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
03 Japandroids - Celebration Rock
04 Julia Holter - Ekstasis
05 Actress - R.I.P.
06 Swans - The Seer
07 Liars - WIXIW
08 Grimes - Visions
09 Tindersticks - The Something Rain
10 Burial - Kindred
11 Death Grips - The Money Store
12 Graham Coxon - A+E
13 Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
14 Daphni - Jiaolong
15 Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
16 Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE
17 Beach House - Bloom
18 Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
19 Pelt - Effigy
20 Spiritualized - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
21 Dirty Three - Toward The Low Sun
22 Captain Murphy - Duality
23 El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
24 Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist
25 Shed - The Killer
26 Moritz von Oswald Trio - Fetch
27 Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
28 The xx - Coexist
29 Lone - Galaxy Garden
30 Death Grips - No Love Deep Web




FritzlFan -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (18/12/2012 10:58:39 PM)

1. Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE
2. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
3. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Live From Alabama
4. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
5. Matthew Ryan - In the Dusk of Everything
6. Jack White - Blunderbuss
7. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
8. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
9. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
10. M. Ward - From a Wasteland Companion
11. Cat Power - Sun
12. Paul Buchanan - Mid-Air
13. Bob Dylan - Tempest
14. Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
15. The xx - Co-exist
16. Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
17. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter

Will add later like




tommyjarvis -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 12:38:58 AM)

I don't think I've listened to any this year apart from the new ones by Offspring (surprisingly good), The Darkness (decent enough), Green Day (mediocre) and The Killers (pretty poor).

Oh, and Alt-J's, but it was so atrocious I only got about four songs through it.




MonsterCat -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 1:13:41 AM)

In no particular order...

1. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
2. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
3. Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
4. Cat Power - Sun
5. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
6. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
7. Beach House - Bloom
8. Mogwai - A Wretched Virile Lore
9. Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
10. The Shins - Port of Morrow
11. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
12. Oddisee - People Hear What They See
13. Eric Harvey - Lake Disappointment
14. Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix
15. Ceremony - Zoo
16. Soundgarden - King Animal




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 1:23:06 AM)

My Top 20 (subject to change)

1.Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
2.good kid M.A.A.D city - Kendrick Lamar
3.The Idler Wheel.. - Fiona Apple
4.Visions - Grimes
5.Shrines- Purity Ring
6.The Money Store - Death Grips
7,Habits and Contradictions - Schoolboy Q
8.Reign Of Terror - Sleigh Bells
9.R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
10.The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit
11.Co-Exist - The xx
12. Life Is Good - Nas
13.Blunderbuss- Jack White
14.Cruel Summer - G.O.O.D. Music
15.The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
16. Control System - Ab-Soul
17.Royalty - Childish Gambino
18.Something - Chairlift
19.What We Saw from the Cheap Seats -Regina Spektor
20.Oceania - Smashing Pumpkins -




jiraffejustin -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 1:26:56 AM)

1. Cancer 4 Cure - El-P
2. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
3. R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
4. Rize of the Fenix - Tenacious D
5. good kid m.A.A.d. City - Kendrick Lamar




Qwerty Norris -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 2:42:34 AM)

Still got a lot to catch up from 2012, so for the mean time, I'll go with a top 5....

1. Grimes - Visions
2. Django Django - Django Django
3. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
4. Crystal Castles - (iii)
5. Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns




MonsterCat -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 12:38:54 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Are mixtapes included as well?



Probably not as they usually contain music from other years, no?

I should also clarify that soundtracks should contain only original compositions by composers like John Williams and what-not.





scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 12:49:35 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat


quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Are mixtapes included as well?



Probably not as they usually contain music from other years, no?



I kind of meant mixtapes like non-official albums that rappers release etc. They're usually for free and contain new material (eg. Royalty by Childish Gambino which features in my top 20.




MonsterCat -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 12:50:43 PM)

Ah, I see now.

Yeah, that's cool.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (19/12/2012 12:52:30 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

Ah, I see now.

Yeah, that's cool.


Awesome, cheers MC. I only have one mixtape on my list as is but I thought I'd check anyway.




horribleives -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (20/12/2012 1:04:07 PM)

1. Koi No Yokan - Deftones
2. Bloom - Beach House
3. I Love You, It's Cool - Bear In Heaven
4. Don't Be A Stranger - Mark Eitzel
5. Banks - Paul Banks
6. Ghostory - School Of Seven Bells
7. Blues Funeral - Mark Lanegan
8. Sun - Cat Power
9. Love This Giant - St Vincent and David Byrne
10. Lost Songs - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
11. Sweet Heart Sweet Light - Spiritualised
12. Mr M - Lambchop
13. Lonerism - Tame Impala
14. Centipede HZ - Animal Collective
15. Port Of Morrow - The Shins
16. (III) - Crystal Castles
17. Beware And Be Grateful - Maps And Atlases
18. Deer Creek Canyon - Sera Cahoone
19. Who Needs Who - Dark Dark Dark
20. Shields - Grizzly Bear




SadFace -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (22/12/2012 11:17:13 AM)

Are EPs allowed MC?




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (22/12/2012 2:11:25 PM)

Pretty sure no-one else will have a sing[e soundtrack in their list, let alone nothing but [:D]


1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Hourney - Howard Shore
2. Avengers - Alan Silvesti
3. Snow White and The Huntsman - James Newton Howard
4. Dark Shadows - Danny Elfman
5. Brave - Patrick Doyle
6. John Carter - Michael Giacchino
7. Frankenweenie - Danny Elfman
8. The Dark Knight Rises - Hans Zimmer
9. Prometheus - Marc Streitenfeld
10. Skyfall - Thoman Newman

11. Hatfields and McCoys - John Debney & Tony Morales
12. The Muppets - Various
13. War Horse - John Williams
14. The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists - Theodore Shapiro
15. The Amazing Spiderman - James Horner




Pigeon Army -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (23/12/2012 12:55:48 PM)

What's the verdict on editing? Free reign to change until January 31st? Quoting or just editing the one post? Here's my list for now, even so.

1) channel ORANGE - Frank Ocean
2) The Bravest Man in the Universe - Bobby Womack
3) Nostalgia, Zebra - Tommy Ill
4) Shields - Grizzly Bear
5) Celebration Rock - Japandroids
6) Sun - Cat Power
7) Love This Giant - St Vincent and David Byrne
8) Cancer 4 Cure - El-P
9) A Thing Called Divine Fits - Divine Fits
10) Black Radio - The Robert Glasper Experiment
11) RAP Music - Killer Mike
12) Iron Gosling - Tommy Ill
13) Transcendental Youth - Mountain Goats
14) Nehru Jackets - Himanshu
15) Summer Feeling - The Eversons
16) Fragrant World - Yeasayer
17) good kid, mAAd city - Kendrick Lamar
18) Reign of Terror - Sleigh Bells
19) 1991 EP - Azealia Banks
20) Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours - Big Boi

Lots more hip-hop and R&B than I expected.




MonsterCat -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (25/12/2012 1:55:47 PM)

Feel free to chop and change your lists up until 31st January. Please keep your lists to one post. That way makes it easier for me when comes to tallying up the votes.

quote:

ORIGINAL: SadFace

Are EPs allowed MC?


Sure.




vad3r -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (26/12/2012 12:13:41 AM)

1. Bloom - Beach House
2. Visions - Grimes

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Jackie Boy -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (27/12/2012 3:23:31 PM)

Blunderbus - Jack White
Boys & Girls - Alabama Shakes
Wrecking Ball - Springsteen
Blues Funeral - Mark Lanegan
Valtari - Sigur Ros
Handwritten - The Gaslight Anthem
Lumineers - Lumineers
Bright Lights - Gary Clark Jr
The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit
King Animal - Soundgarden





people are leaving -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (28/12/2012 3:42:59 PM)

01 John Murry | The Graceless Age
02 The District Attorneys | Slowburner
03 Father John Misty | Fear Fun
04 Sun Kil Moon | Among The Leaves
05 Woods | Bend Beyond
06 Divine Fits | A Thing Called Divine Fits
07 Grant-Lee Phillips | Walking in The Green Corn
08 Calexico | Algiers
09 Peter Bruntnell | Ringo Woz Ere
10 Guided by Voices | Let's Go Spot A Bear For Lunch (3)
11 Jay Gonzalez | Mess of Happiness
12 Shoes | Ignition
13 Jim Noir | The Jimmy Show
14 Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Jim James/Anders Parker | New Multitudes
15 Rufus Wainwright | Out of The Game
16 I Was A King | You Love It Here
17 Chris Staples | American Soft
18 Justin Townes Earle | Nothing's Going To Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
19 Bill Fay | Life is People
20 Chuck Prophet | Temple Beautiful
21 Nada Surf | The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
22 Beachwood Sparks | Tarnished Gold
23 Smash Palace | Do It Again
24 The Explorers Club | Grand Hotel
25 Andy Partridge/Mike Keneally | Wing Beat Fantastic
26 Ty Segall & White Fence | Hair
27 Damien Jurado | Maraqopa
28 Advance Base | A Shut-in's Prayer
29 Sitcom Neighbor | Charm
30 White Fence | Family Perfume 1-2
31 David Myhr | Soundshine
32 Lana Del Rey | Born To Die





ElephantBoy -> RE: Empire Forum's best albums of 2012 (1/1/2013 2:10:46 AM)

A top eight right now but will try and complete the ten before Jan 31

1. Chromatics - Kill For Love
2. M. Ward - Wastland Companion
3. Grimes - Visions
4. Cat Power - Sun
5. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
6. Toy - Toy
7. Sebastian Teller - My God is Blue
8. Dirty Three - Toward the Sun




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