It’s really hard to narrow down a list of Top Albums of 2012, especially when you have four contributors with different opinions. We gave the reins to Nathan.Lankford and Nicole Baumann on this one, since they write the majority of the album reviews, but we all have a little representation within this. Now, we do realize that our site has specialized tastes, so please realize that these are our OPINIONS. You’re welcome to disagree, and, in fact, we encourage that process. Also, we’re doing a Top 100 because so many records came out this year, it wouldn’t be fair to narrow it down. Not to mention it might lead you to discover some hits you hadn’t heard about yet. Oh, and we don’t really like Frank Ocean or hip-hop…just a personal choice…here’s the first segment.
In what has already been a great year for Dirtnap Records, they continue with the latest release from Legendary Wings. The group has a little bit less power-pop then recent releases from the likes of White Wires or Mean Jeans, but what it lacks in the pop vein is made up with a sincere rock n’ roll enthusiasm that’s bound to be the soundtrack to my Friday. There’s an obvious spirit to the band, and it shines through in the tune we’ve got below. If you dig it as much as I do, pick up their album, Making Paper Roses, which comes out on October 9th. Nooge.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/PaperRoses.mp3]
Download:Legendary Wings -Paper Roses [MP3]