Top Albums of 2012: 50-1
Here it is. I know you’ll hate it; I know you’ll disagree, but that’s not the point in making an arbitrary list. We here at ATH worked really hard to fit in the tastes of the four of us, and when we decided upon our Top 50, it really boied down to simple math. What albums did we love when they came out? Do we still enjoy spinning those records months later? If they’re in the Top 50, then the asnwer is probably yes. I mean, our Top 2 records came out in January, and still play a vital part in my weekly listening. There’s no disclaimer here. We are who we are, we like what we like, and we hope that’s okay with you. If not, drop us a line and let us know where we went wrong.
50 – Tanlines – Mixed Emotions
49 – Crystal Castles – III
48 – Field Music – Plumb
42 – Still Flyin – On a Bedroom Wall
34 – DIIV – Oshin
31 – Exlovers – Moth
30 – Nude Beach – II
24 – Eternal Summers – Correct Behavior
22 – Chromatics – Kill For Love
20 – Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
So there it is. Why are you hating on us already? Here’s a few thoughts on why Killing Time made #1. First, I wake up in the morning and it pumps me up; I can sing along in the shower, fueled by the guitars. Second, I can hit the gym and get pumped up without listening to dub step; it’s great to run to. Third, it’s perfect to blast while driving down the highway with the wind in your hair. Fourth, it reminds me of being a kid; there’s no frills, just punk rock filled with bits of modern indie rock. Finally, it’s a solid record from start to finish; I still jam to it more than twice a week, and I still love it. It’s hard to find another record on this list that fits into every aspect of my life, thus making it the best listen I’ve had all year. Oh, and it’s one of the few records I gave 5 stars to in our short five year span as a site. Cheers.