Posts tagged with ‘2012’

FUN. … Some Nights … 2012

I have a love/hate relationship with this band; Nate Reuss’ lyrics have always been thoroughly self-indulgent, the music behind him has always been glam/punk frustration, the combination is often infuriating. But it’s always so fucking well done, all energy and doubt and pure humanity. Even though they sold out for top 40 stardom this time and autotuned Nate’s voice it’s still worth a listen. Just wait til after dark cuz all the best songs have a few choice words.

Lambchop … Mr. M … 2012

Lambchop is dad rock at its finest. It’s SO mellow, in the best possible way. This dude just consistently makes good easy listening dad rock. Recommended!

Damien Jurado … Maraqopa … 2012

This album sounds like a less ancient Neil Young. Lots of focus on guitars, mostly strummed rhythms but with the occasional psychedelic solo freak out.

First Aid Kit … The Lion’s Roar … 2012

With Bright Eye’s musicians at the helm, First Aid Kit’s second album is more produced and contained but doesn’t sacrifice their lush, youthful harmonies, more civilian and less folky, they seem to have embraced indie stardom. Or maybe they’re just older.

Cloud Nothings … Attack on Memory … 2012

This. Is. So. Good. I really liked Cloud Nothing’s previous work, but here they sound like they’ve grown into their sound. No longer glittery buzzing indie, now they’re getting grungier, dirtier, while remaining moody. Yeah. Think The Vines mixed with Nirvana and a dash of early Weezer. I would have been obsessed with this in middle school and I still love it!