Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Sam Rashid3
Sam’s Top 5 Albums of 2012
It’s been quite a year for music in 2012. If we don’t make it through the year because of the Mayan dooms day lurking in the shadows of every step taken, that would be almost all right for me because the music has been actually pretty decent. But I also wouldn’t mind sticking around long enough to see these acts perform in the new year. Here are my top five albums of 2012.
1) Japandroids – Celebration Rock
This Canadian guitar and drum duo almost didn’t continue with their music career after a dim period in their touring. Thankfully, the Vancouver kids stuck things out and wrote the best album of the year. Fists will pump and things will get bloody and wet in their mosh pits – you’ve been warned.
Best Song on the Album: The House That Heaven Built
2) Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
Ty Segall might just be the man of the year in the music world. This San Fran fuzz rocker put out THREE albums this year, and they were all fantastic and grunged out beyond belief. This one takes the cake though – nothing like three chord rock, simple melodies and guitar solos.
Best Song on the Album: Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart
3) Tame Impala – Lonerism
John Lennon lives on with these Aussie psychedelic guys. Their second album is an instant favourite with trippy guitar work and swirly synth. Be sure to check them out with the best head phones you have to do their music any justice.
Best Song on the Album: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
4) Ty Segall – Twins
Ty’s second appearance on this list is not a mistake, this album is also an amazing musical addition to 2012. The fast paced fuzz is still present, but there are more drawn out and trace tunes. Overall, it flows well and helps with head banging.
Best Song on the Album: Thank God For Sinners
5) Jack White – Blunderbuss
Jack White simply gets weirder and, well, more weird. But with great weirdness comes great music. His first solo album was a mixture of stripped down acoustics, hard core distortion and some assemblance of folk. It’s all Jack White and it’s a great spin.
Best Song on the Album: Sixteen Saltines