Best Albums of (75% of) 2012 (So Far)

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Top 10

fun., Some Nights
Porcelain Raft, Strange Weekend
Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan
Beach House, Bloom
Metric, Synthetica
The Walkmen, Heaven
Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
Matthew Dear, Beams
Sharon Van Etten, Tramp
Father John Misty, Fear Fun
Escort, Escort

The Rest (Bottom 10)

Grizzly Bear, Shields
Strand of Oaks, Dark Shores
Metric, Synthetica
Daughn Gibson, All Hell
White Rabbits, Milk Famous
Silversun Pickups, Neck of the Woods
of Montreal, Paralytic Stalks
Japandroids, Celebration Rock
Craig Finn, Clear Heart Full Eyes
Heartless Bastards, Arrow
Bear in Heaven, I Love You, It’s Cool
Escort, Escort
Sharon Van Etten, Tramp
Beach House, Bloom

Listen To This: “Neck of the Woods” – Silversun Pickups


Update: Read More at Rolling Stone

I saw Silversun Pickups at the All Points West Festival in 2009. They were awesome. Since then, I have pretty much forgotten about them. Since I have worn out most of the new records I have discovered this year, I decided to pop over to the eMusic homepage and see what was new and exciting. Downloaded Neck of the Woods for fun. It is really really good. I love the electronic drums and the insanely persistent motion the create. Here are some of my favorite tunes from the record:

“Make Believe”

“Busy Bees”

“Here We Are (Chancer)”