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Paddy
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 1:04 pm

DeathoftheCool wrote:
markbarlow wrote:
sandyangryjohnnyormary? wrote:
markbarlow wrote:
I agree entirely about Babel - and I like it. They didn't break any ground which I think holds it back from greatness.

I think the same about Handwritten and Wrecking Ball to be honest.

In Bruce's defense, I don't know what ground he's left unbroken at this point.
Oh you're right - and its still a very, very good album.

DeathoftheCool wrote:
wrecking ball was kinda groundbreaking

In what way did it break ground? I think the better songs on the album sound a lot like his Seeger Sessions stuff, or were songs he'd already released (Land of Hope and Dreams, Wrecking Ball, American Land). Not that there's anything wrong with that - I love it! I just don't think its as good as some of his fans have said it is.

Either way, album of the year can't go to one which contains the lyric: "you put on your coat, I'll put on my hat, you put out the dog, I'll put out the cat"!!!

i think it's groundbreaking in the sense that it mixes folk type music with some electronic drum loops and sampling, that's way different for springsteen at least, and i'm not sure of anyone else doing a combo of instrumentation like that

New for Springsteen, yes, but neofolk has been doing that since the 80's. I love the man but I don't see Springsteen doing any groundbreaking genre-blending in the rest of his career.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 1:57 pm

Handwritten was my #2.

Mean Jeans was my #1. You can still stream it on Punknews. Pop-punk similar to teenage bottlerocket, the ramones, etc.

http://www.punknews.org/bands/meanjeans
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Dec 14, 2012 5:58 pm

top album for me is easily the menzingers "on the impossible past." the jimmy cliff album is a runner up. best album you haven't heard of is the boardroom heroes record "another year." check those guys out!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 19, 2012 11:21 am

mine's probably Gossamer by Passion Pit. Released on the same day as Handwritten so that's probably why I didn't get Handwritten right away.

After that, albums by The Menzingers, We Are Augustines, Sharks, Springsteen, Howler, Gaslight, One Direction and a couple other follow.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 19, 2012 11:46 am

bringiton wrote:
mine's probably Gossamer by Passion Pit. Released on the same day as Handwritten so that's probably why I didn't get Handwritten right away.

After that, albums by The Menzingers, We Are Augustines, Sharks, Springsteen, Howler, Gaslight, One Direction and a couple other follow.

Never thought I'd read that on DSS...
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 19, 2012 12:08 pm

JackStreetcar wrote:
bringiton wrote:
mine's probably Gossamer by Passion Pit. Released on the same day as Handwritten so that's probably why I didn't get Handwritten right away.

After that, albums by The Menzingers, We Are Augustines, Sharks, Springsteen, Howler, Gaslight, One Direction and a couple other follow.

Never thought I'd read that on DSS...

He shouldn't be allowed on DSS any more.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 19, 2012 12:59 pm

Camus wrote:
JackStreetcar wrote:
bringiton wrote:
mine's probably Gossamer by Passion Pit. Released on the same day as Handwritten so that's probably why I didn't get Handwritten right away.

After that, albums by The Menzingers, We Are Augustines, Sharks, Springsteen, Howler, Gaslight, One Direction and a couple other follow.

Never thought I'd read that on DSS...

He shouldn't be allowed on DSS any more.

what's the problem????
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 19, 2012 1:48 pm

bringiton wrote:
Camus wrote:
JackStreetcar wrote:
bringiton wrote:
mine's probably Gossamer by Passion Pit. Released on the same day as Handwritten so that's probably why I didn't get Handwritten right away.

After that, albums by The Menzingers, We Are Augustines, Sharks, Springsteen, Howler, Gaslight, One Direction and a couple other follow.

Never thought I'd read that on DSS...

He shouldn't be allowed on DSS any more.

what's the problem????

I'm questioning your sanity if you enjoy One Direction. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 19, 2012 1:50 pm

Camus wrote:
bringiton wrote:
Camus wrote:
JackStreetcar wrote:
bringiton wrote:
mine's probably Gossamer by Passion Pit. Released on the same day as Handwritten so that's probably why I didn't get Handwritten right away.

After that, albums by The Menzingers, We Are Augustines, Sharks, Springsteen, Howler, Gaslight, One Direction and a couple other follow.

Never thought I'd read that on DSS...

He shouldn't be allowed on DSS any more.

what's the problem????

I'm questioning your sanity if you enjoy One Direction. Razz

Haha. Imagine you'd never heard of them before, put that album and tell me it's not a good time.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Dec 19, 2012 1:53 pm

bringiton wrote:
Camus wrote:
bringiton wrote:
Camus wrote:
JackStreetcar wrote:
bringiton wrote:
mine's probably Gossamer by Passion Pit. Released on the same day as Handwritten so that's probably why I didn't get Handwritten right away.

After that, albums by The Menzingers, We Are Augustines, Sharks, Springsteen, Howler, Gaslight, One Direction and a couple other follow.

Never thought I'd read that on DSS...

He shouldn't be allowed on DSS any more.

what's the problem????

I'm questioning your sanity if you enjoy One Direction. Razz

Haha. Imagine you'd never heard of them before, put that album and tell me it's not a good time.

I'm not sure I want to put myself through that, hahaha. I'm sure Ilaria would agree with you though.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 20, 2012 12:43 pm

I'm not even saying it's a bad thing. I'm just shocked that I read that on here. It was just quite surprising.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Dec 20, 2012 10:45 pm

I think for me it is Handwritten for sure. On The Impossible Past would probably be third for me. There are just a couple songs on that album that bore me. Exister would come in second place.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Dec 21, 2012 12:56 pm

The Bloom and The Blight by Two Gallants
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Dec 22, 2012 3:28 pm

A_Regular wrote:
The Bloom and The Blight by Two Gallants

I love you

and nice signature btw!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Dec 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Halcyon wrote:
A_Regular wrote:
The Bloom and The Blight by Two Gallants

I love you

and nice signature btw!

Nice name ;0
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PostSubject: Re: Best Album of 2012   Best Album of 2012 - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Dec 23, 2012 8:35 pm

End of Daze EP by Dum Dum Girls is pretty good.

and I second two gallants.
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