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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.


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

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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New Vinyl:

  • The Dangerous Summer - Reach For The Sun
  • Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In The Cloud

Sometimes I complain that people don’t post enough “original” content on tumblr and then I end up just reblogging a bunch of stuff myself. I tried to keep up with sharing my ever-growing music collection, but it’s too difficult with all the CDs I find. However, I’ve decided to stick with just my record collection because it’s smaller.

These two records were a belated graduation gift from my friend Brooke that she gave me a few months ago. She didn’t have to but she also got me a rad Thrice t-shirt. These are the first white vinyl I have in my collection now too. Vinyl is cool. I’m planning on driving up to Amoeba in Hollywood on Saturday for Record Store Day too… I need more!


End Of The Year Lists

Hi, everyone! Here is my feeble attempt at making lists for my favorite music-things in 2011. This is only my second year doing this so it’s still not going to be that cool. I’m still going through this phase where I want to buy all my music on CD or vinyl, and since I have no real source of income right now, it’s difficult to keep up with all the new music. I’m sad to admit that this list would probably look different had I been able to get all the music I wanted. SO, now that I’ve got that out way!… check it out:

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NEW CDS:
The Dangerous Summer - War Paint [2011]
Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In The Cloud [2011]
Since my local Best Buy had neither of these albums in stock I ordered them online so that I could still use my gift card. A week later and I finally had them! Great story, right?!
Well, War Paint has successfully fulfilled my expectations and I might go as far to say that I like it more than Reach For The Sun… but only time will tell. As for In The Mountain In The Cloud, I haven’t listened to it as much. I like it but compared to their older material, I don’t like it as much. Altogether, I’d say I’m pretty satisfied. View Larger

NEW CDS:

  • The Dangerous Summer - War Paint [2011]
  • Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In The Cloud [2011]

Since my local Best Buy had neither of these albums in stock I ordered them online so that I could still use my gift card. A week later and I finally had them! Great story, right?!

Well, War Paint has successfully fulfilled my expectations and I might go as far to say that I like it more than Reach For The Sun… but only time will tell. As for In The Mountain In The Cloud, I haven’t listened to it as much. I like it but compared to their older material, I don’t like it as much. Altogether, I’d say I’m pretty satisfied.