Sometimes I think I should just move on over to Melbourne; I’m somehow entranced with the music coming out of the Australian city. The latest band to rise out of the ranks is NUN, which came to my attention via their association to Woollen Kits. This is one of the two tracks they’ve released in association of their self-titled LP, and this one’s a bit more subdued, taking on a slower pace than the other track. While this one evokes more of a dark pop note, they have a few other tunes that seem like the female-fronted Australian version of Liars; it’s pretty rad, if I do say so myself. Their album is available now from Aarght Records.
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.