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My Favorite Albums of 2012

  1. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
  2. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
  3. SLEIGH BELLS - REIGN OF TERROR
  4. Purity Ring - Shrines
  5. Swearin’ - Swearin’
  6. Future - Pluto
  7. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
  8. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
  9. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
  10. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
  11. Ke$ha - Warrior
  12. Ab-Soul - Control System
  13. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
  14. The Men - Open Your Heart
  15. Death Grips - The Money Store
  16. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
  17. Heems - Wild Water Kingdom
  18. Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast
  19. Gunplay - Bogota Rich: The Prequel
  20. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
  21. El-P - Cancer For Cure
  22. Action Bronson/Party Supplies - Blue Chips
  23. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
  24. Ty Segall Band/Ty Segall - Slaughterhouse/Twins
  25. Angel Haze - Reservation
  26. white lung - sorry
  27. Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss
  28. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
  29. Le1f - Dark York
  30. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
  31. TNGHT - TNGHT
  32. Chromatics - Kill For Love
  33. DJ Rashad - Teklife. 1 - Welcome To The CHI
  34. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
  35. NICKI MINAJ - PINK FRIDAY
  36. Crystal Castles - (III)
  37. Jessie Ware - Devotion
  38. Ka - Grief Pedigree
  39. Cülo - My Life Sucks and I Could Care Less
  40. Aesop Rock - Skelethon
  41. E-40 - The Block Brochure Volumes 1,2,3
  42. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
  43. Goat - World Music
  44. Mala in Cuba - Mala in Cuba
  45. Sean Price - Mic Tyson
  46. Major League - S/t
  47. Shady Blaze The Grind, Hustle, and Talent
  48. The Forgetters - s/t
  49. Wiccans - field 2
  50. Propagandhi- Failed States

Honourable mentions: Joyce Manor, Mike Will Made It, Clams Casino, Captain Murphy, Casket lottery, No Trigger, Pentimento, JEFF the Brotherhood, Royal Headache, Azealia Banks, Katie Got Bandz, I Call Fives, bat for lashes, Waka, Chinx drugs, Main Attractionz, Gucci Mane

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rawkblog:

Does it make me a bad person that I love about a third of this list?

Of course it doesn’t. At least a third of the list is terrific. Can we please stop talking about music in terms of how it negatively affects our self-worth or self-image? Everybody?

I’m not going to ask again.

Haha, fair enough. I wasn’t serious about thinking less of myself. (It was kind of a weak attempt at an emo joke). I am finally getting over the idea of guilty pleasures and the like, and am trying to rid that attitude among my friends. It was more a way of expressing the sense of nostalgia that list gave me for music I no longer really listen to much, and I think gets a little flack critically.

I do wish we had spotify in canada so I could give the list a spin.

(via rawkblog-deactivated20131111)

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Favorite Songs Of 2011

My favorite bunch of songs of the year:

(there are probably a lot of songs missing. I have a hard time remembering all the songs I like, but this is a pretty good list, I think. It is unordered, and I tried to keep from listing multiple tracks by the same artist, though some exceptions apply.

  • A$AP Rocky - Purple Swag
  • Action Bronson - Barry Horowitz
  • Andy Stott - Dark Details
  • Azealia Banks ft. Lazy Jay - 212
  • Beyonce - Countdown
  • Big Baby Ghandi - Other Jacket
  • Bon Iver - Calgary
  • Britney Spears - How I Roll
  • Burial - Street Halo
  • Charli XCX - Stay Away
  • Das Racist - Michael Jackson
  • Death Grips - Guillotine
  • DJ Quik - Killer Dope
  • EMA - California
  • EMA - The Grey Ship
  • Fat Trel - Respect the Tech
  • Fucked Up - Queen Of Hearts
  • Grimes - Vanessa
  • Gunplay - Rollin
  • Hail Mary Mallon - Grubsteak
  • Ill Blu - Meltdown
  • James Blake - Wilhelm’s Scream
  • Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci
  • Little Dragon - Ritual Union
  • Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross - Ima Boss
  • Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire - Huzzah (Remix)
  • Nicki Minaj - Girls Fall Like Dominoes
  • Reema Major - I’m The One
  • Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend
  • Destroyer - Chinatown
  • Shabazz Palaces - swerve…
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
  • Trouble - Bussin’
  • Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
  • Yelawolf ft. Trae tha Truth - Shit I Seen
  • The Weeknd - Wicked Games
  • Frank ocean - we all try
  • Kendrick Lamar - A.D.H.D
  • Killer Mike - Ready, Set, Go remix ft. TI and Big Boi
  • Danny Brown - Detroit 187 ft Chip$
  • The Mountain Goats - Damn These Vampires
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West - Gotta Have It
  • liturgy - High Gold
  • John Maus - Copkiller
  • Immortal Technique - Civil War ft Chuck D, Killer Mike, and Brother Ali
  • French Montana - choppa choppa down
  • Charles Bradley - The World (is Going Up In Flames)
  • LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
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A Rough Plan of My Best of 2011 Album List

Subject to change as I am still catching up on some albums,

  1. xxx - danny brown
  2. No Time for Dreaming - Charles Bradley
  3. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming - M83
  4. Aesthethica - Liturgy
  5. Return of 4Eva - Big K.R.I.T.
  6. Past Life Martyred Saints EMA
  7. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia/ultra
  8. Revenue Retrieving Overtime/Graveyard Shift - E-40
  9. Black Up - Shabazz Palaces
  10. All eternals on decl - The Mountain Goats
  11. Belong - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  12. My <3 - Chrome Sparks
  13. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
  14. Pl3dge - Killer Mike
  15. Dr Lector - Action Bronson
  16. Colour Trip - Ringo Deathstar
  17. Electronic Dream - Araabmusik
  18. 936 - Peaking Lights
  19. Ex Military - Death Grips
  20. 808s & Dark Grapes II - Main Attractionz
  21. Hello Cruel World - Sole and the Skyrider Band
  22. Celestial Lineage - Wolves in the Throne Room
  23. alabama shakes EP - alabama shakes
  24. s/t - James Blake

This doesn’t seem to mirror how much rap I listened to this year, and I think I may adjust a few things to reflect that.