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What's your favourite album of 2012 so far?

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Eoin Koenig, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. AboutAGirl

    AboutAGirl oh, be nice

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    Easily "Americana" -- Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

    Probably a shoe in for album of the year. But Neil has another album coming out supposedly, and Taylor Swift's new record could provide some competition as well.
     
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  3. Soot and Stars

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    Cosmic, those were great and I'm actually looking forward to those same new releases! I also loved the releases by The Used, Sigur Ros, The All-American Rejects, Shinedown, etc. and new bands like Dry The River, Hilary Hahn & Hauschka, Fun., Heavy Blanket, etc. as well! :grinthumb
     
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    I know all about what you've been listening to this year by following your Best of 2012 playlist on Spotify. ;)
     
  5. Taboo

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    Oh yeah and this:

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    Rush's Clockwork Angels for me. I do like the new Van Halen record too. It makes me cringe though when I hear Roth butchering their songs live.
     
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    I honestly can't say which album is my favourite so far this year, but these are some of the ones I have been impressed with so far....


    Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
    Jack White - Blunderbuss
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Americana
    John Mayer - Born and Raised
    Rush - Clockwork Angels
     
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    Have to say that's one of the tastiest album covers I've seen, good enough to make me listen :grinthumb

    My favourite album so far is Life Within A Day by Squackett:

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    Probably Clockwork Angels by Rush, despite everything I've said. 20/20 by Saga, Joe Walsh's Analog Man and Neil Young's Americana are pretty good. Some of my favorites this year have been the Thin Lizzy reissues - do they count?

    There have been some disappointments for me:

    Weapon of Choice by The Cult - rank with Rush for frustration factor
    Bring Heavy Rock to the Land by Jorn lande - a big let down, following a consistent run of solo albums
    Brilliant by Ultravox - nothing to match Sleepwalk
    Shape Shifter by Santana - good guitar as always, but something missing
    Squackett - should've been great, but isn't
    Thick as a Brick 2 by Ian Anderson - sequels have to be outstanding in order to avoid negative comparison
    Tits 'n' Ass by Golden Earring - another big let down, through lack of instrumentation
     
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    You won't regret checking it out :D
     

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