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2013 End of the Year List

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What a great year!! There was a lot of stuff I barely got around to listening to (like every year) but these are my top ten:

  1. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
  2. Mansions - Doom Loop
  3. Paramore - Paramore
  4. The Dangerous Summer - Golden Record
  5. Balance and Composure - The Things We Think We’re Missing
  6. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
  7. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  8. Phoenix - Bankrupt!
  9. Jimmy Eat World - Damage
  10. Into It. Over It. - Intersections

Honorable Mentions:

  • The Swellers - The Light Under Closed Doors
  • Hellogoodbye - Everything Is Debatable

EP’s:

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  1. Diamond Youth - Orange
  2. Young Statues - Age Isn’t Ours

Are there any albums you think I should have had on my list?

Let me know! I’ll check them out.


Mid-Year Favorites

I could probably choose 10 albums for this but that would probably end up being all that I listened to and there were a few I didn’t particularly enjoy very much (ahem, Transit, Fall Out Boy, etc.) so here’s my top 5!

Albums:

  1. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
  2. Paramore - Paramore
  3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  4. K Sera - Collisions & Near Misses
  5. Jimmy Eat World - Damage

EP’s:

I just want to include these because they are both great!

  1. Diamond Youth - Orange
  2. Young Statues - Age Isn’t Ours

Top Ten: On Repeat

Hello boys and girls, this has been sitting in my drafts for weeks. I’d like to think my tumblr has some kind of purpose. I created it for sharing music but with more followers (especially people I know personally), I get more self-conscious. Whatever.

I like talking about music. I also like making lists. Thus, I’ve made a list of songs I’ve listened to on repeat and why. It’s a bit sentimental so read on if you’d like. I even included Youtube links to each song. I actually never use Youtube for music, but maybe you do? Check it out.

By the way, I wrote “top ten” but there is 11. Get over it.

Any song(s) you’ve had on repeat recently?

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Top Ten: Updated Most Anticipated of 2013

When I made my end of the year list for 2012, I did not even realize all the good stuff potentially being released this year. OK, so here’s an updated list. 2013 is going to be a great year for music.

  • The Dangerous Summer
    I don’t think it’s possible that I won’t love their new album.
  • Eisley
    Shoot. I never even got The Valley but I probably will eventually. Regardless, I’m hoping for something good.
  • Hellogoodbye
    Would It Kill You? was such a leap forward for this band. I don’t think anyone saw that coming. I’m expecting good things.
  • Jimmy Eat World
    With 7 albums already under their belt, and most of them being awesome, there’s really no doubt this will be another solid release.
  • Mansions
    I’m excited to see where this band will go after Dig Up the Dead; I really loved that album.
  • The National
    First time I listened to this band I hated them then they eventually grew on me and I listened to High Violet on repeat for a while. I can now say I’m a fan and I’m looking forward to some new stuff.
  • Paramore
    The way I’ve seen it, this band has gotten better with each album so hopefully their new one will continue that streak.
  • Relient K
    This band has a knack for good, catchy pop-rock songs. I’m sure this will be some more of that.
  • Saves the Day
    I think this is another band with a solid discography but you either like them or you don’t. I like them.
  • Transit
    Possibly my favorite pop-punk band right now. Listen & Forgive took me a while to get into but once I did, I was hooked. Can’t imagine the new album not being great.

Honorable mentions: Balance & Composure, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Devine, Moving Mountains

There’s also some stuff I’m not even sure is going to be released this year but I’m hoping:

  • Arcade Fire
  • Brand New (always hoping)
  • Into It. Over It.
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Seahaven
  • Tigers Jaw

CD’s I got from my trip to Amoeba yesterday with some friends.
Braid - Frame & Canvas
Built to Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future
Moneen - The World I Want to Leave Behind
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - Pablo Honey
Jimmy Eat World - Stay On My Side Tonight
good news is now I only need Radiohead’s King of Limbs, til I have all their full-lengths! View Larger

CD’s I got from my trip to Amoeba yesterday with some friends.

  • Braid - Frame & Canvas
  • Built to Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future
  • Moneen - The World I Want to Leave Behind
  • Radiohead - The Bends
  • Radiohead - Pablo Honey
  • Jimmy Eat World - Stay On My Side Tonight

good news is now I only need Radiohead’s King of Limbs, til I have all their full-lengths!


2012 End Of The Year Lists

This list was really difficult to put together this year. I literally did some math to figure out what order to put them in. Anyways, I’m still pretty terrible at keeping up with new music, so don’t remind me of all the stuff I missed this year. I’m sure I’ll get around to ‘em eventually.

Favorite Albums:

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  1. Vacationer - Gone
  2. The Early November - In Currents
  3. Anberlin - Vital
  4. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
  5. The American Scene - Safe For Now
  6. Sucre - A Minor Bird
  7. Good Old War - Come Back As Rain
  8. John Mayer - Born & Raised
  9. No Doubt - Push & Shove
  10. Now, Now - Threads

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Random Start: Diamond - Sunburn

I am seriously obsessed with this band’s music lately. I had never heard of them before but had seen a lot of people (from the internet) talking about their new EP, Don’t Lose Your Cool. Downloading it was one of the best choices I ever made! (download it yourself, it’s free!) Every time I listen to it, I want to listen to it again. It’s extremely catchy but in the best way. Vocals are amazing. Um, I’ve seen it compared to Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American and Weezer's Blue Album. To me, it sounds a little more like a catchier Hey Mercedes. Either way, you should definitely download this!


New CDs…

I’m sick of posting pictures of my new CDs so I’m just going to give you a list to catch up. And then I’ll stop buying so many and then be able to post them when I actually buy them. So, if you’re curious about what I’ve found since my last post, take a look.

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NEW CDS:
Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails [1996]
The Get Up Kids - Four Minute Mile [1997]
Elliot Smith - Elliot Smith [1995]
Radiohead - Amnesiac [2001]
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief [2003]
Radiohead - Kid A [2000]
These are all CDs I found at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. My little buddy Aleah found the Jimmy Eat World CD but I snatched it from her because I needed it! I found the Get Up Kids album in the $1 section and all the others were $2 or $3 (can’t remember). Apparently we were in there for so long and my mom was tired of waiting so I didn’t get to finish looking through all that I wanted to and I grabbed those three Radiohead CDs at the last second. I always wanted more of their albums and well, there they were. View Larger

NEW CDS:

  • Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails [1996]
  • The Get Up Kids - Four Minute Mile [1997]
  • Elliot Smith - Elliot Smith [1995]
  • Radiohead - Amnesiac [2001]
  • Radiohead - Hail To The Thief [2003]
  • Radiohead - Kid A [2000]

These are all CDs I found at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. My little buddy Aleah found the Jimmy Eat World CD but I snatched it from her because I needed it! I found the Get Up Kids album in the $1 section and all the others were $2 or $3 (can’t remember). Apparently we were in there for so long and my mom was tired of waiting so I didn’t get to finish looking through all that I wanted to and I grabbed those three Radiohead CDs at the last second. I always wanted more of their albums and well, there they were.