Skip to comments.50 Best Albums Of 2012
Posted on 11/29/2012 1:04:44 PM PST by GSWarrior
Yowzers, it's been a good year for music. Music so good it made us want to lick the packaging it came in. Music so bad we had a bonfire piled high with it. Music so weird it made us question whether it was even music. After countless hours of in-office arguing, we've boiled the lot of it down to the 50 choicest cuts of 2012
(Excerpt) Read more at nme.com ...
There are 35 artists on this list I have never heard of.
Like everything else in Obamaland: over hyped, over expensive, low grade and ultimately disappointing....
It would be 50 for me!
I bought a George Strait CD this year. That’s it.
I’ve got #1 on the list by Tame Impala. Highly recommended.
So you have listened to all 50?
I’ll have to ask my kids.
My favorite album of the year is “Clockwork Angels” by RUSH. One of my kids’ favorites too.
All I recognized were Bobby Womack, Kanye West (’cause he’s such an obnoxious bigmouth) and David Byrne.
Graham Coxon, Spiritualized. Right up my alley. Thanks for posting.
I used to buy two or three albums a week back in the 70’s, but this..? I only recognize two of the names on this list...Bobby Womack (although I wouldn’t buy his albums) and David Byrne (who I did buy as a member of the Talking Heads.)
Thanks for the tip.
I must be way older than I thought, I have a very very different definition of what MUSIC is. Rap crap and discordant noises are not MUSIC.
As I read this I am sitting in my office with Bachman Turner Overdrive “Let It Ride” cranked up. Most of the music today is whale poop!
They should roll this list back forty years...Top 50 of 1972 would be loaded with great MUSIC.
You have that right! Let’s bring back Frank’s ‘The Capitol Years’ work.
I hear Ya!
I don’t have too.
Sandra Fluke has been nominated for Time’s person of the year.
It’s not about talent or how hard you work - it’s about who you know.
That’s why all music sounds alike.
All movies play the same.
All TV looks the same.
All books read the same way.
All news stories have the same take.
I think I’ll take a break in honor of this thread and crank up my amp, pull out my E355 and jam some “Slow Ride” by Foghat!
Here is their list for 1975
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live
Little Feat - The Last Record Album
Nils Lofgren - Nils Lofgren
Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes
David Bowie - Young Americans
Emmylou Harris - Pieces Of The Sky
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
The Who - By Numbers
Neil Young - Tonight’s The Night
Elvis Presley - The Sun Collection
Patti Smith - Horses
John Fogerty - John Fogerty
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Little Beaver - Party Down
John Lennon - Rock ‘n’ Roll
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
Curtis Mayfield - Theres No Place Like America Today
That list is a joke, right?
I dropped out of the “popular music scene” about 45 years ago.
Don’t get my music from [broadcast] radio, nor from television (watch next-to-no tv at all).
I found where the music is “true to my outlook” — acoustic, bluegrass, some classical, even folk (if you can get past the leftist tilt).
No more pop for me.
It’s as alien to my sensibilities as is Obama.
I bought a half-dozen CDs this year. All of them are more than a decade old.
For me, new music stopped the day DLR left Van Halen.
Not everything new is garbage.
I bought one rock CD :
Donald Fagen’s “Sunken Condos”... it’s good, not great, but good.
I did purchase at least 50 vinyl records, all classical, from local used record stores in and around Los Angeles, this last year. I find that to be interesting and beautiful music, at bargain prices of usually $1.99 per LP, most are in mint condition.
I am fairly unimpressed with most pop and rock music these days. It sounds canned and vapid, and does not contain any honest human emotions.
I miss the days of Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, CSN&Y , Elton, Steely Dan, etc..
True. There is probably a lot of good stuff. It's my loss, but I just don't listen to any station that would play the music on this list.
This is a British list, so many of the performers are people who wouldn’t be known in the U.S. The interesting thing is some of the people on the list are performers from the U.S., who are known not here.
Ditto. I can't remember the last time I bought a "new" artist. With XM radio, I can listen to the old stuff I like.
I only recognize one name--Kanye "Sugar Cane" West--but only because he's said some dumb things that have made the news. Roll the list back to 1932 and I'd probably know every artist and every tune.
I doubt there is a radio station that plays the music on this list, but if there is, it’s in England.
That one sucks, as well; but at least I can say I am familiar with those artists...
Last time I bought an album was in 1975, which reminds me, I need to get a new needle.
The music died after the 1970s.
I’ve only heard of 2 of the artists, and none of the music. Oh well.
I saw Purity Ring in concert a few months ago. It was unlike anything I had ever seen or heard. Although I generally avoid electronic music, they were quite good....from Canada I believe.
Really? Who cares!
Agreed. I have my Sirius/XM preset to 50's, 60's, 70's, Classic Rewind, and Deep Tracks. I don't like too much on the 70's station (not really into disco) but they play an occasional song I like.
What can I say, I'm an old Rock-n-Roll Dinosaur.
So far there are 38 posters who care.
I recognize the name Jack White but have never heard anything by him (or the White Stripes"). I have heard some stuff by Bobby Womack and David Byrne but nothing in this century (or even 15 years before that).
Was Adele’s 21 released this year? Good album.
21 was released Jan. 19, 2011.
I’m surprised they could list 50. I haven’t bought a CD or “album” in years. Most all is crap.
I download 95 percent of the music I purchase these days.
I have enjoyed listening to Bob Dylan’s “Tempest”...that was released a month or two ago, IIRC.
One of the most disappointing and dumb posts I’ve seen on FR.
I have mine preset on "fifties on five," but it seems as though more than half of what they play is from the sixties.
It’s just frivolous fun.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.