Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo

Music of 2012


  • Please log in to reply
975 replies to this topic

#901 Hume

Hume

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 668 posts
  • Joined: 26-January 11

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

that pitchfork list-making thing was funny. not sure what was harder; top 5 songs or top 5 albums. both were nearly impossible though. i know it's crazy, but my favourite song of the year might be Born to Die.
  • 0
i've no idea what i am talking about! you'll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thiiiiiiiiiiiiiinkin'.
(i'm trapped in this body and can't get out.) how come i end up where i started?.
REASONABLE AND SENSIBLE.

#902 Humble Rodent

Humble Rodent

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,792 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 06

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

haha i had totally forgotten lana del ray was this year
  • 0

Posted Image


#903 D-Money

D-Money

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,994 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

I haven't found the whole Frightened Rabbit EP, but I got two of the songs - State Hospital, and Boxing Night. The latter is decent, but overall, nothing too impressive. And I'm a pretty big fan of theirs...

Finally gave Divine Fits a couple listens...ah, what the heck, I'll make a review...
  • 0
Posted Image

#904 D-Money

D-Money

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,994 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits

Posted Image


As a big fan of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, and Spoon as I am, I was almost guaranteed to like this. And I do. In fact, the first 2/3 of the album is outstanding.

As Glassjaw mentioned, it sounds like you would expect. My Love Is Real is the lead-off track, and it would fit like a glove on Handsome Furs' Face Patrol album (which is a good thing). Then Flaggin a Ride is totally a Spoon song - but a better song than anything off of their last album. Then there is a Wolf Parade song, another Spoon song, and so on.

The album peaks on For Your Heart, a dance-rock jam which is immediately one of my favourite songs of the year. Unfortunately, the next song, Shivers is immediately one of my least favourite. It would have been cliched back in the 90's. The last two songs are kind of weak as well.

Still, the first eight tracks are good enough to approve.

7.5/10
  • 0
Posted Image

#905 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

i thought MY top song list would be weird

but lana del rey???
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#906 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

so where's this goddamn My Bloody Valentine album? Shields only has a couple weeks left to hold up his side of the deal
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#907 Humble Rodent

Humble Rodent

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,792 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 06

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

i can never remember my actual favourite songs of the year so i just pick my favourite songs off my favourite albums and order them from there
  • 0

Posted Image


#908 D-Money

D-Money

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,994 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

that pitchfork list-making thing was funny. not sure what was harder; top 5 songs or top 5 albums. both were nearly impossible though. i know it's crazy, but my favourite song of the year might be Born to Die.


Really? Absolute favourite song of the year?

I didn't get ANY of the hype over her, that song, or Video Games.
  • 0
Posted Image

#909 D-Money

D-Money

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,994 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

That new album from The Evens is great. Maybe not "top 10" good, but pretty close.

Ultraista is...well...intersting. I enjoyed a few songs on the first listen, but nothing really stood out.

Any fans of Elbow out there? They have a new B-side collection out, called Dead In The Boot. Only scanned through it, so can't say how good it is. Seems pretty laid back, and ballad-heavy. But their releases are consistently good.

Haven't been able to listen to Tempest all the way through yet. Dylan has never sounded older.
  • 0
Posted Image

#910 D-Money

D-Money

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,994 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

Well...I've gone through all the albums I wanted to hear. Should I go first?

D-Money's Best of 2012

Top 10 Albums:

1. Lonerism - Tame Impala
2. Shields - Grizzly Bear
3. The Haunted Man - Bat For Lashes
4a. End Of Daze (EP) - Dum Dum Girls
4b. Undersea (EP) - The Antlers
5. Coexist - The xx
6. Break It Yourself - Andrew Bird
7. Animal Joy - Shearwater
8. Confessions - Twin Shadow
9. A Thing Called Divine Fits - Divine Fits
10. Mr. M - Lambchop

Honorable Mentions: Kill For Love, Django Django, Blues Funeral, Bloom, My Heart Is an Animal


Top 20 Songs:

1. Simple Song - The Shins
2. Orpheo Looks Back - Andrew Bird
3. Why Won't They Talk To Me? - Tame Impala
4. Yet Again - Grizzly Bear
5. For Your Heart - Divine Fits
6. Animal Life - Shearwater
7. Run My Heart - Twin Shadow
8. Try - The xx
9. All Your Gold - Bat For Lashes
10. Undertow - Ane Brun
11. Be Above It - Tame Impala
12. I Had It Coming - White Rabbits
13. Longevity - Yeasayer
14. Mine Tonight - Dum Dum Girls
15. A Wall - Bat For Lashes
16. The Riot's Gone - Santigold
17. Harbourview Hospital - Mark Lanegan Band
18. Zelda - Antlers
19. Elephant - Tame Impala
20. Gun-Shy - Grizzly Bear

Honorable Mentions:
Look At Where We Are - Hot Chip
Feels Like I Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
Every Single Night - Fiona Apple
Slow And Steady - Of Monsters And Men
The Gravedigger's Song - Mark Lanegan Band
Song For Leigh - The Walkmen
Too Late - Spiritualized
Lady - Chromatics
I Got Nothing - Dum Dum Girls



Biggest Surprise:
An pretty underwhelming year of music gets completely redeemed in the last quarter by Tame Impala's masterpiece.

Biggest Disappointment:
Loved Sleigh Bells' debut, but outside of a couple songs, their new album was crap.

Edited by D-Money, 04 December 2012 - 02:50 PM.

  • 0
Posted Image

#911 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

Great choices, and your top 3 is pretty much my top 3.

No Marilyn for top 20 tracks though? :\
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#912 D-Money

D-Money

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,994 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06

Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

Great choices, and your top 3 is pretty much my top 3.

No Marilyn for top 20 tracks though? :\


Considered it, almost made the honorable mentions...but if I had 1 more, it would basically be a top 30!

It's my 3rd favourite song on an outstanding album, but still like All Your Gold and A Wall the most.

Edited by D-Money, 04 December 2012 - 04:52 PM.

  • 0
Posted Image

#913 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

Glass jaw's best of 2012:

TEN ALBUMS:

1. Tame Impala - Lonerism
2. Grizzly Bear - Shields
3. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
4. Bob Dylan - Tempest
5. Ty Segall - Slaughterhouse
6. The Shins - Port of Morrow
7. The Antlers - Undersea (EP)
8. Philip Glass - RE:WORK
9. The Walkmen - Heaven
10. Dinosaur Jr - I Bet on Sky


Honourable mentions: Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas, Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory, Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance, Four Tet - Pink, Blondes - Blondes

SONGS:
1. The Shins - Simple Song
2. Bat for Lashes - Marilyn
3. Tame Impala - why won't they talk to me?
4. Hot Chip - Flutes
5. Grizzly Bear - Yet Again
6. Philip Glass - NYC: 73-78 (Beck remix)
7. Blondes - Lover
8. Ty Segall - Oh Mary
9. Tame Impala - Feels like we only go backwards
10. Bob Dylan - Duquesne Whistle
11. Ty Segall - You're The Doctor
12. Lotus Plaza - Monoliths
13. The Antlers - Drift Drive
14. Cloud Nothings - Wasted Days
15. Grimes - Genesis
16. The Shins - Port of Morrow
17. Dinosaur Jr - Don't Pretend you didn't know
18. Dinosaur Jr - Rode
19. Animal Collective - Wide Eyed
20. The xx - Try

Lots of great songs this year. That track list, minus the top 10, is just a mess. Depends on mood, obviously. But "Simple Song," to me, is just about as perfect as any straight forward pop song can get. I hated that Shins album at the start, and still STRONGLY dislike 2 or 3 songs, but many others have grown on me significantly.

Weak year, but a few total gems out there, and some (i.e. Heaven) are still growing on me more and more with each listen.
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#914 D-Money

D-Money

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,994 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

^^^
Agreed.

Not as many front-to-back-awesome albums this year. But a lot of bands released decent-to-good albums with at least 2/3 great songs on them.

It's funny, outside of my top 3, I don't think any 2012 album would have made my top 10 in any other year.

Edited by D-Money, 05 December 2012 - 09:19 AM.

  • 0
Posted Image

#915 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

NME's top 10:

1. Tame Impala - Lonerism
2. Grimes - Visions
3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
4. Crystal Castles - III
5. Alt J - An Awesome Wave
6. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
7. Pond - Beard Wives Denim
8. The Cribs - In the belly of the brazen bull
9. Jake Buzz - Jake Buzz
10. Django Django - Django Django

Edited by GLASSJAW, 05 December 2012 - 12:52 PM.

  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#916 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

The Guardian is doing their top 10 now, a new one each day. Each entry has its own write up. A worthwhile read if you're interested. Currently on #8 (The xx)
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#917 Humble Rodent

Humble Rodent

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,792 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 06

Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

Australia is close enough to England so I guess its allowed to top the NME list.
  • 0

Posted Image


#918 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

You know who's really good that I finally got into this year? Bill Callahan. Before his super dry, monotone voice drove me crazy, but I finally get it.

"I wish I were an eagle" is amazing
"apocalypse" is very solid too

His music sounds like a Cormac McCarthy novel.



Plus his album artwork is generally awesome.
Posted Image
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#919 Humble Rodent

Humble Rodent

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,792 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 06

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR


1. Grizzly Bear - Shields
2. Burial - Kindred EP
3. Telstar Drugs - Telstar Drugs
4. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
5. Beach House - Bloom
6. Trailer Trash Tracys - Ester
7. Ultraista - Ultraista
8. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
9. Tame Impala - Lonerism
10. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

Honorable mentions: Animal Collective - Centipede Hz, THEESatisfaction, Peaking Lights - Lucifer

SONGS OF THE YEAR

1. Grizzly Bear - Yet Again
2. Cloud Nothings - Wasted Days
3. Ultraista - Small Talk
4. Sunless '97 - Azul
5. Trailer Trash Tracys - Candy Girl
6. Animal Collective - Today's Supernatural
7. Ariel Pink - Kinski Assassin
8. Grizzly Bear - Sun in Your Eyes
9. Tame Impala - Elephant
10. Trailer Trash Tracys - You Wish You Were Red
11. Converge - Sadness Comes Home
12. Burial - Loner
13. Grizzly Bear - Gun Shy
14. Beach House Lazuli
15. Telstar Drugs - Young Jane Fonda
16. The xx - Swept Away
17. Death Grips - Hacker
18. Grimes - Oblivion
19. Burial - Ashtray Wasp
20. Telstar Drugs - Te Quiero Corazon

A lot of bands released albums I was really excited for but I thought really missed the mark, Animal Collective being the big one. Peaking Lights and The xx also had really promising debuts but neither of their albums did anything for me this year.

Overall I thought it was a pretty good year, Shields might be my favourite album released this decade so far, a true classic. Even though Kindred was technically and EP its basically long enough to be an album, and I really love the direction he's going in. I wasn't into a lot of the other big indie releases really other than that, but there was a lot of new bands I got into that did a lot of interesting things. Overall it was a pretty good year, probably my favourite year since 2009, but that'll always have a special place in my heart.
  • 0

Posted Image


#920 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

great BBC documentary about the most tragically under appreciated band in history, The Fall

mark e smith makes english punk musicians look like p.ussy cats. dude is vicious. can't even understand half the things he says through that thick accent, but you get the idea.


Edited by GLASSJAW, 07 December 2012 - 01:00 PM.

  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#921 That Person

That Person

    Comets Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 289 posts
  • Joined: 16-August 09

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Really? Absolute favourite song of the year?

I didn't get ANY of the hype over her, that song, or Video Games.


I liked, "Born to Die," however, I found her stronger songs were the non-singles. Loved "Carmen," "Diet Mountain Dew," "Off to the Races," "Without You," (the live version!!). Although a single I did love by her was, "Blue Jeans," even though it was kind of a silly song. I thought her album was solid too, but not the album of the year for sure. Her re-release of the album with 8 new songs was a bit unnecessary though (although I loved her cover of, "Blue Velvet," and her song, "Bel Air").

Edited by That Person, 07 December 2012 - 02:28 PM.

  • 0

#922 ashbury

ashbury

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 417 posts
  • Joined: 05-September 11

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Man I don't get why so many people thought Centipede Hz was such a big disappointment. I really like that album, it's probably in my top 5 of the year. I know it's a different direction but did you really expect Animal Collective to stick to their guns?


couldn't find the studio version but I think this song is brilliant

Edited by ashbury, 08 December 2012 - 12:00 PM.

  • 0

#923 Humble Rodent

Humble Rodent

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,792 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 06

Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

great BBC documentary about the most tragically under appreciated band in history, The Fall

mark e smith makes english punk musicians look like p.ussy cats. dude is vicious. can't even understand half the things he says through that thick accent, but you get the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4cm-99lVW4

i would also assume mark e. smith is piss drunk pretty much all the time.
  • 0

Posted Image


#924 Humble Rodent

Humble Rodent

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,792 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 06

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Man I don't guy why so many people thought Centipede Hz was such a big disappointment. I really like that album, it's probably in my top 5 of the year. I know it's a different direction but did you really expect Animal Collective to stick to their guns?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaR7gSYSHpg
couldn't find the studio version but I think this song is brilliant

honestly, i just didn't think the songs were as good as their earlier albums. i still liked the album, i had it ranked 11 on my list. but in comparison to stuff like strawberry jam and feels, its nowhere close. amanita is good though, one of my favourites off the album.
  • 0

Posted Image


#925 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

i just don't like how avey-focused it is. it's just got his aggression in it, if that makes any sense?

i dunno, i prefer AC's softer stuff, i think
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#926 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

that said, i havent listneed to it for a long time. should give it another shot. that and bloom, which i only listened to twice, i think
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#927 Butcher

Butcher

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 838 posts
  • Joined: 10-April 04

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

been listening to the new Crystal Castles - its a major disappointment. Its missing everything that made them good - the edgy vocals, the arcade noises, catchy melodies.

New Tragically Hip is good. Not as good as their last couple World Container and We are the Same - both great and unfairly underrated. But the new one is still good, a little more off the cuff, but fun. I dont think any Hip fan will be disappointed.

New Neil Young is awesome! Best Neil Young album since 2005's Prairie Wind. Crazy Horse just brings out the best in him. I was initially worried about how long some of the songs were, but it turns out that the long players are my favorites on the album. Saw him live in vancouver last month and he killed.

New Hot Chip is better than their last one. Good effort.
  • 0

#928 Raoul Duke

Raoul Duke

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,109 posts
  • Joined: 11-April 04

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

I like making lists!!!!

TOP 10 Albums of 2012
1. Howler - America Give Up
2. The Milk - Tales From the Thames Delta
3. Grizzly Bear - Shields
4. Django Django - Django Django
5. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
6. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
7. Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
8. Eugene McGuinness - Invitation to the Voyage
9. Beach House - Bloom
10. Summer Camp - Always


TOP 20 tunes of 2012
1. Tanlines - Brothers
2. The Milk - Broke Up the Family
3. The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather
4. Grizzly Bear - Gun-Shy
5. Divine Fits - Baby Gets Worse
6. Django Django - Storm
7. Cosmo Jarvis - Love This
8. Beach House - Myth
9. Hooray For Earth - True Loves
10. The Big Pink - Hit the Ground (Superman)
11. Fiction - Careful
12. Family of the Year - St. Croix
13. Yung Life - Breaker
14. Ponderosa - Navajo
15. Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound
16. Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah - Maniac
17. Choir of Young Believers - Patricia's Thirst
18. Hot Chip - Motion Sickness
19. Mazes - Peace Can Do No Wrong
20. Luls - Swing Low

Lots of really unheard tunes on here I'm sure. Definitely check some of these out, some of these tunes I think you guys would really dig. Especially Tanlines and The Milk (if you haven't heard em yet).

Edited by Raoul Duke, 08 December 2012 - 11:01 AM.

  • 0

Kershaw_zps0cb5a848.jpg


#929 GLASSJAW

GLASSJAW

    LEGENDARY POSER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,760 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 04

Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

totally forgot about Tanlines."all of me" has an amazing chorus, super catchy stuff
  • 0
Posted Image

 
i'm not alone; i'll never be
 

#930 nux4lyfe

nux4lyfe

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,981 posts
  • Joined: 07-May 03

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

Opinions on The Game's 'Jesus Piece'?...surprisingly not a bad album, expected much worse, Kendrick Lamar takes the title for rap album of the year.
  • 0

13zpnd4.jpg

Thank You Twilight Sparkle for the dope sig!





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.