Music 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to music last year, going to an average of one show a week (though weighted heavily towards the first half of the year) and listening to a lot of great bands. I bought a Friends of the Bottle pass at the Empty Bottle, which made it super convenient for me to just pop in to see who was playing when I had a free night.

However, for some reason, I’m just not excited about creating a year-end best-of list. Instead, here is a list of every record I actually bought this year. A while ago I decided that I’m only going to buy music on vinyl, so this heavy stack is sitting next to me right now; I still love having a physical music collection.

Bloodiest – Descent
Dan Deacon – America
Deafheaven – Roads to Judah
Disappears – Pre Language
Future Islands – In the Fall
Godspeed You Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Joan of Arc – Pinecone
Joan of Arc – Presents Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc – s/t
Liturgy/Oval – Split LP
Locrian – The Clearing
Lower Dens – Twin Hand Movement
Minutes – s/t
Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die
Mountains – Choral
Nice Nice – Chrome
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
Parliament – Motor Booty Affair
Personal Space – Electronic Soul 1974-1984
Radar Eyes – s/t
Ravi Shankar: Live at the Monterey Interaction Pop Festival
Soundtrack – Paris Texas
Sunn O))) – 00 Void
Superchunk – No Pocky for Kitty
Superchunk – Here’s Where The Strings Come In
Talking Heads – This Must Be the Place (LP single)
The Spinanes – All Sold Out 7″