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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 11:56:21 AM PST
@mr.critic: "Tame Impala "Lonerism" is an instant top 100 of all time after you forget the Lennon-isms."

Hey, I like the Lennon-isms. So many people try for that, and very very few can pull it off well!

"I'm also slowly warming up to Bat For Lashes "The Haunted Man" after you forget the Kate Bush, Siouxsie Sioux, and Bjork-isms."

A cross between Bush, Sioux and Bjork sounds intriguing to me--I'll have to check it out.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 12:09:26 PM PST
MyRidesHere says:
Try out the new Godspeed You Black Emperor/ Allelujah! Don't bend ascend.This is one of a kind dynamically orchestrated and very eclectic music from this band from Montreal.If you like different give this a listen!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 12:59:01 PM PST
You kill me, Elvis! This is your funniest post ever!!!

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 2:54:39 PM PST
Fischman says:
Rush--Clockwork Angels
Flying Colors--Flying Colors
Ian Anderson--Thick as a Brick 2
Spectrum Road--Spectrum Road
Asia--XXX

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 3:41:49 PM PST
Good calls on the dB's and the recent Parker & the Rumour releases.
Both are as good as albums they put out in their primes-

Real good CD's from Killing Joke, Therapy? Redd Kross, Bob Mould,
and OFF! so far this year.
New Supersuckers possible. Asked Daly at their show last nite and
all I got was "soon".

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 4:18:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 26, 2012 4:20:00 PM PST
S. Rice says:
Good call on Wild Nothing - Nocturne

Waves on Canvas - Into The Northsea is my favorite of the year but I also liked

Hammock - Departure Songs
Balmorhea - Stranger
Lights Out Asia - Hy-Brasil
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Copenhagen Dreams - Music from the film
Landing - Landing

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 5:19:41 PM PST
Good list, I have really enjoyed Flying Colors. My favorite prog album for this year. Thick As A Brick 2 is very good as well...

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 8:27:42 PM PST
the outlaws- its about pride
soundgarden-king animal
black country communion-afterglow

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 1:54:57 AM PST
R. McPhee says:
Bonnie Raitt-Slipstream.
Colin Blunstone-On The Air Tonight.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 5:57:16 AM PST
Working Man says:
Clockwork Angels - Rush

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 5:59:50 AM PST
Working Man says:
Others worth consideration:

Driving Towards the Daylight - Joe Bonamassa
Afteglow - Black Country Commuion
Thick as a Brick 2 - Ian Anderson
Last of a Dying Breed - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 6:11:08 AM PST
CD Lover says:
My Head Is An Animal - Of Monsters and Men

It's the most consistent album I've heard this year. I like every song on it from start to finish.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 6:11:21 AM PST
Fischman says:
I gotta' check out that Outlaws disc.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 7:25:14 AM PST
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zlh67 says:
For me, it's Boys & Girls by Alabama Shakes, and the only other release even close is Jack White's Blunderbuss

I like every cut on the Alabama Shakes cd and I don't even remember the last time I could say that about a cd, even about releases from many of my established favorites. Most (but not quite all) of "Blunderbuss" are keeper tracks too, and that could be an "Album of the Year" for me if it weren't for the Shakes.

Apart from those, I've liked:

Rush - Clockwork Angels (not sure this deserves all they hype it's been getting, but it is one of their better releases of the last couple of decades)
Van Halen - Different Kind of Truth (far from a classic, but it's got some solid tracks)
Bob Dylan - Tempest: this is not a "year's best" album imo; not as good as "Love and Theft" or "Modern Times", but better than "Together Through Life", so worth picking up. Good, but not great.

Still need to get:
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 11:33:31 AM PST
gusula says:
I'll add my thumbs up for Springsteen, Jack White and Spectrum Road, and add Bloc Party's Four and Swan's The Seer to the mix.

Not to hijack the post, but what about the opposite: the year's most disappointing release?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:48:19 AM PST
Please don't go there.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:50:30 AM PST
Fischman says:
Ever since some great rock bands decided to go mushy radio-friendly in the '80s, I refuse to have expectations--hence I never find any release to be disappointing.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 12:03:38 PM PST
Randy says:
The Avett Brothers: The Carpenter

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 12:04:20 PM PST
vivazappa says:
I'll go there...
Most disappointing:
Squackett (Squire and Hackett)-did nothing for me.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 12:07:21 PM PST
@vivazappa: "Squackett (Squire and Hackett)-did nothing for me."

I agree completely; also, Neil Young's "Psychedelic Pill" and most of "Thick As A Brick 2" were disappointments. I was expecting more from all of these.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 12:15:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 12:18:23 PM PST
vivazappa says:
I dig Psychedelic Pill but then I like looooooonnnnnnggggg tunes.
I can see where it's not everyones cup of tea...NEIL is live Friday for me...lots of new songs too.

Brick 2 was decent but in no way compares to Brick 1...I did see the show and Brick 2 faired better than I thought it would.
Brick 1 was AWESOME!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 12:18:54 PM PST
MyRidesHere says:
It's the one that never came out.I was expecting something new from the The Rolling Stones given it being the 50th anniversary.But instead they put out another greatest hits package with a couple supposedly new songs that sound to me like lackluster old rehashed bits that they scrapped off the floor.Wouldn't it be nice if they left us with another masterpiece.Maybe they can't rise to the occasion anymore.I might be asking for too much.At least I can still listen to albums of their former greatness...when they was "BADDASS"

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 12:18:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 12:19:34 PM PST
@vivazappa: the reason I disliked PP did not have to do with the length of the tunes; it had to do with the lack of inspiration in either the songwriting or the jamming as compared to Young's classic lengthy jams like "Cowgirl", "Cortez", "Hurricane", etc.

"Brick 1" is a masterpiece. "Brick 2" had a couple of decent tracks.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 12:47:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 12:49:09 PM PST
vivazappa says:
I really like Walk Like a Giant and Born in Ontario.
The jams are good ones especially Giant.
Driftin Back gets old but those other two are monsters in my book.

On Brick 2 the guitar playing surprised me.
The talking bummed me.
Brick 1 is #3 on my all time favorites list!

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 3:11:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 3:13:29 PM PST
In August Neil played: Born in Ontario - Psychedelic Pill - Ramada Inn (it's on I-5 near the Grapevine!) - Twisted Road & Walk Like a Giant (many of the old folks were booing after that one) all from the (then) unreleased album PP. The only Americana song performed was 'Jesus' Chariot and that one and F***in' Up stole the show for me as Neil was full of surprises that night and it was a wonderful concert from the ol' loner from La Honda.
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