Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Story So Far... Mid Year Report

Jan to Jun 2012

How time seems to fly.  While the first half of the year (musically) doesn't seem too fruitful and offerings haven't exactly been earth-shattering; there is, thank heavens, music worth celebrating.

Doesn't seem all that long ago either, that I have made some RSD (Record Store Day April 21, 2012) purchases and have since been hatching two as yet unpublished posts - Reviews of The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends and Jack White's Blunderbuss...

And here we are, mid point already!

Drum roll please, my 25 favourite albums thus far -

1.  Father John Misty - Fear Fun
2.  The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
3.  Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
4.  The Walkmen - Heaven
5.  Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
6.  Beach House - Bloom
7.  Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
8. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
9. Jack White - Blunderbuss
10. Chromatics - Kill for Love
11.  Caetano Veloso and David Byrne - Live at Carnegie Hall
12.  Jay Farrar, Yim Yames, Will Johnson and Anders Parker - New Multitudes
13.  Django Django - Django Django
14.  John Talabot - ƒIN
15.  Dr. John - Locked Down
16.  Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
17.  Lambchop - Mr. M
18.  Giant Giant Sand - Tuscon
19.  Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
20.  M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
21.  Brendan Benson - What Kind of World
22.  The 2 Bears - Be Strong
23.  Trembling Bells & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Marble Downs
24.  fun. - Some Nights
25.  Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

There you have it.

There's still a few which have yet to take root:  Fiona Apple's The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, Fanfarlo's Rooms Filled with Light, The Tallest Man On Earth's There's No Leaving Now, Liars' WIXIW.

The second half of the year shall see new releases by Animal Collective, The Antlers, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Bat for Lashes, Beak>,Bloc Party, Calexico, Matthew Dear, Dirty Projectors, Foals, Grizzly Bear, Mission of Burma, The Raveonettes, St. Vincent and David Byrne, Swans, The xx, Yeasayer







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