Album(s) of the Year: 2012

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  1. bhakan

    bhakan SS.org Regular

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    In no particular order:

    Between The Buried and Me- Parallax 2- The Future Sequence
    Periphery- Periphery II (This Time It's Personal)
    The Faceless- Autotheism
    The HAARP Machine- Disclosure
    The Contortionist- Intrinsic
    Coheed & Cambria- The Afterman: Ascension

    And there are probably more. I feel like this was a great year for music.
     
  2. wankerness

    wankerness SS.org Regular

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    Albums I really gave serious attention to that I loved:

    The Gathering - Disclosure
    Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    School of Seven Bells - Ghostory
    Anathema - Weather Systems
    Meshuggah - Koloss
    Enslaved - Riitiir

    If I had to make it 10 I'd probably add these:

    Crystal Castles III
    Donny Mccaslin - Casting for Gravity
    Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

    I've been meaning to listen to Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel and figure if I ever do it might be one of my favorites.

    The new Smashing Pumpkins album (Oceana) was surprisingly listenable, especially compared to Zeitgeist. I didn't love it but I liked several tracks on it. WARNING: I really like Machina and think Adore is their best album.
     
  3. DarkWolfXV

    DarkWolfXV Excised n anatomised

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    Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
    Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
     
  4. xfilth

    xfilth Phrygianist

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    #1: Special Providence - Soul Alert
    Runners up: Katatonia, Anathema, Storm Corrosion, The Faceless, Gojira, Ihsahn, Periphery, Devin
     
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    fps Kit

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    Baroness. By miles for me. Of the others being mentioned, I found Deftones' album particularly disappointing, it sounds like they didn't spend enough time on it to me.
     
  6. ROAR

    ROAR oaf tobar

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    most of shit you guys said,
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    Coheed's Afterman
    Jack White's Blunderbuss
    LoG's Resolution
    Mars Volta Noctouer;alkshg
    John Mayer's Born and Raised was quite nice
    Odd Future Vol 2, goofy but fun
    but what most grabbed me was:

    How to Destroy Angels- An Omen EP
     
  7. Tommy

    Tommy Terribly Unlucky

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    Definitely BTBAM: Parallax II.
    Baroness Yellow & Green was really good too.
     
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    shadowlife Contributor

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    Lol, i'm in a similar situation- the only thing from this year that i bought is the new Dokken album "Broken Bones".
    Jon Levin is an extremely underrated guitarist.
     
  9. pattonfreak1

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    Dethklok-Dethalbum III
    Monuments-Gnosis
    HAARP-Husks
    Jobforacowboy-demonocracy
    Tomahawk-Oddfellows
    And
    Van Halen-A Different Kind of Truth (yeah... I said it)
     
  10. Underworld

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    Only 4 albums really got me this year :

    Katatonia - Dead End Kings
    Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
    The Faceless - Autotheisme
    Alcest - Les Voyages de l'Âme

    **I have not listen to Devin's Epicloud yet due to my inhability to download it properly.
     
  11. GenghisCoyne

    GenghisCoyne im here to party

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    job for a cowboy- demonocracy
    or
    danza 4
     
  12. BIG ND SWEATY

    BIG ND SWEATY Edgy

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    the acacia strain- death is the only mortal
    TTDTE- danza 4
    jfac- demonocracy
    cannibal corpse- torture
    this year was kinda disappointing for me :/
     
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    These are somewhat in order...

    Enslaved - RIITIIR
    Aborted - Global Flatline
    Ihsahn - Eremita
    Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
    Spawn of Possession - Incurso
    Aeon - Aeons Black
    Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
    Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
    Shining - Redefining Darkness
    Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression
    Hour of Penance - Sedition
     
  14. nostealbucket

    nostealbucket aint no gahdam woman

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    << seriously humbled. Thank you!

    My "best" list?
    Skyharbor "Blinding White Noise" (personal disc of the year.. it's been a long time since I've worn anything out like this)
    Steven Wilson "Get All You Deserve" (absolutely brilliant live band interpretation of some kinda boring studio discs. LOVE Guthrie joining this band!)
    Norah Jones "Little Broken Hearts" (Eat it. She's badass as badass can be)
    Monuments "Gnosis" (really starting to grow on me this past month)
    Circus Maximus "Nine" (a bit DT-ish obviously, but I've really found myself enjoying it)
    Periphery II.. "This Time it's Personal" (additional mention for best album title)

    I'd love to add Koloss, but the truth is that it just didn't get near as many plays as Obzen or Catch33.

    Most disappointing release by far: Mars Volta "Noctourniquet". Hate the production and overcompression, especially on the drums, and few if any of Cedric's vocal melodies stuck with me at all.
     
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    Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
    Pat Metheny - Unity Band
    John McLaughlin - Now Here This
    Marco Sfogli - reMarcoble
    Chimp Spanner - All Roads Lead Here
    BTBAM - Parallax II
    Zelliack - Noir Tone
    Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
    John Mayer - Born and Raised
    Veil of Maya - Eclipse
    Guthrie Govan - Late Night Sessions 2 (not an album but still amazing lol)
     
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    Swans - The Seer
    Baroness - Yellow & Green
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend
    Anathema - Weather Systems
    How to Dress Well - Total Loss
     
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    One album has really stuck out with me this year:

    Local H - Hallelujah! I'm a bum
     
  19. Vostre Roy

    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    No particular order

    Tenacious D - The Rize of the Phoenix
    Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage
    Baroness - Yellow and Green

    Edit:

    Can't believe I forgot this one:

    Dethklok - Dethalbum III
     
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    Coheed- The Afterman
    Down- The Purple Ep
    Skyharbor- Blinding White Noise
    sleepmakeswaves- the U.S. Ep
    NOFX- self titled
     

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