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2012 Album Guide

on January 11, 2012, 1:50am
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When you compile a list like this, you start to tremble at how much you’re really going to absorb in the ensuing months. This doesn’t even cover the misses and surprises. If you’re a casual listener, you might get through an album a day. Okay, maybe two. If you’re a fanatic, you’re spinning discographies left and right. Still, after 365 days, either person is buzzing. One’s just a little louder with the phonetics.

As I wrote back in December, in a year, you’ll have your next roundup of favorite albums. You’ll have a new favorite song. You might even have a new band you’re obsessed with. It’s far too early to tell anything right now, but I’m willing to bet at least two or three of the records on this list will make up everyone else’s come December. At the very least, they’ll get people talking.

Hold me to it, if you want.

-Michael Roffman

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Mr Bob1234567890
January 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

ummmm muse?

January 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

You forgot: Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania

January 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

Is there a Besnard Lakes disc due this year?

January 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Avett Bros.

January 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Killers…….finally! How you can miss that!

January 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

U2 produced by Danger Mouse, Jack White III solo record and Jerry Cantrell has confirmed new Alice in Chains in the works.

Alex Young
January 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

They most certainly are. Unfortunately, we couldn’t squeeze every album into this feature.

Alex Young
January 12, 2012 at 11:01 am

It was reported earlier this week that the album was finished, but Sub Pop says that’s not true. We should be seeing it sometime soon though.

January 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Don’t forget Modest Mouse!

January 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

The Wrens

January 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm

There is A LOT to be excited about this year.  But you guys forgot about the Avett Brothers spring  album.  Second time with Rick Rubin and they apparently have a plethora of new material to choose from.

January 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

i can’t deal with another year of no new joanna newsom. :(


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