Albums of the year

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Well, my favourite ones… in no particular order

  1. North Atlantic Oscillation, Fog Electric
  2. Anathema, Weather Systems
  3. Steven Wilson, Get All You Deserve (live)
  4. Scott Walker, Bish Bosch
  5. Somnarium, Voices in the Dust
  6. Flying Colors, Flying Colors
  7. Storm Corrosion, Storm Corrosion
  8. Neal Morse, Momentum
  9. Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Allelujah! Don’t Bend, Ascend!
  10. Sigur Rós, Valtari 
  11. Black Country Communion, Afterglow
  12. Muse, The Second Law
  13. O.S.I., Fire Make Thunder
  14. Adrian Benavides, Same Time Next Life
  15. Lo-fi Resistance, Chalk Lines
  16. It Bites, Map of the Past
  17. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack
  18. Crippled Black Phoenix, (Mankind) The Crafty Ape
  19. King Crimson, Lark’s Tongues in Aspic (40th Anniversary reissue)
  20. The Pineapple Thief, All the Wars

Honorable mentions to The Dear Hunter, The Colour Spectrum (Complete Collection); Tom Waits, Bad as Me and Bass Communion, Cenotaph which all came out in 2011 but I got in 2012. Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68 box set was another purchase this year, plus the magisterial Bitches Brew Complete Sessions. And I did get the new albums by The Mars Volta, Rush, Marillion, Peter Hammill and some other old favourites, but they didn’t really work for me as much as the ones above, or their own past glories.

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11 Responses to Albums of the year

  1. ryan burns says:

    Pleasantly surprised to see Godspeed, Sigur Ros, and the new Scott Walker on your list! I’d recommend checking out Orcas’s self-titled, Laura Halo – “Quarantine”, Tiny Leaves – “What We Dream of…”, and Actress – “RIP”. They’re all from this year. Great to hear we share similar taste in music!

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