21 Comments (since 1 Dec 2012)
Loved this album more than their 1st
@dutchzaphod couldn't agree more! Tbf 2 nme ive listened 2 more than 40 of albums thats in their top 50 n its so hard 2 pick a fav this year! Best year for music for at least 3 yrs!
They missed many albums from the list! Like brendan benson, friends, citizen n bloc party 2 name a few
A very good year indeed. As to my favourite, it doesn't happen very often, but I'm with NME. I've been saying for a long time that Tame Impala would probably be my favourite and I think I've more or less convinced myself now. But, again, this year we're spoiled for choice!
@dutchzaphod nme always av a decent top 10 but not necessarily in the best order! 2 hard 2 decide a fav album of the year still! Exiting year for music from the start!
Other contenders for me were The Maccabees, Django Django, Linkin Park, Metric, Moke, Serj Tankian, Muse, Mumford and Sons, and, just in the nick of time, Soundgarden. And I still think I'm missing some to make up a short list!
Still need 2 listen 2 new soundgarden! Always loved metric, linkin park is hit n miss for me!
@dutchzaphod maccabees n django django r big favs of mine! Muse seem back on form after a horrible last album n i loved muse b4 last album!
@dutchzaphod mumfords also let me down! My friends love their new album bt nowhere near as good as debut for me! However nme underrate their album
To each his own and all that. It would be a very dull world if we all had the same taste. As to Muse, I love their previous album to bits! But I also love the new album, although some songs need more time for me to really appreciate them... I agree that Mumford and Sons didn't surpass their debut album, but it's still a good one and way better than other album mentioned in NME's top 50. I am biased though. Ever since I saw them at Pukkelpop (Belgium) in 2010 they can't set a foot wrong with me.
@dutchzaphod muse was 1 of my fav bands til their last album! Just like the killers they let me down!
The Killers' last album wasn't exactly spectacular, but it's not bad either. And they've got a lot of credit with me. I saw them live, for the first time, in August (FM4 Frequency Festival, Austria) and it was a marvellous experience. Okay, they put up a Vegas style show, but boy do they rock. Bands that can pull it off on stage will always get more credit points with me! :)
At that festival, just before The Killers actually, I saw The Black Keys. Wow. Their album came out just too late for the 2011 lists to make a real impact and too early for the 2012 to be eligible. But I'll say this. Over the past two years they win, hands down!
@dutchzaphod black keys r amazing n should soundtrack everything cool! Also me n my friends love 1st 2 killers album n hope they can find that greatness
Here's a fun idea for the upcominging hols. It took all of my freetime in October but I finally got round to summarizing 50 years worth of listening to music. This 2012 edition leaves much to be desired for but it should give you an insight into my musical preferences. Even I myself am looking forward to the 2013 edition. Already I have some 300 songs waiting in the "waiting room". :)
Going to put a controversial opinion out there: I don't particularly like the new Two Door Cinema Club album much but I can't quite put my finger on why. Admittedly, I haven't really listened to it much since I got it, but considering that when I picked up Tourist History (after watching their 2011 Reading set on the TV) I had it on constant loop for three months after, I consider that something a bit bad. (1/3)
However, I have to finalise my "31 Best Tracks Of 2012" list soon, and I liked hearing this song, so I'll definitely head back and give it another shot but, for now, not much of a fan. Sorry. :(
Also, I think that this has been a fantastic year for tracks but a rather sub-par year for albums. At least for me, anyway. Nothing's really stuck out "album-wise" as fantastic all of the way through. The closest that I've found are The xx and Beach House. Tame Impala keeps up a great mood (2/3)
but not every song constantly hits me, Muse drops off in the second half somewhat, Bloc Party has a couple of middling tracks... Mind, there's a lot of gaps in my album library this year (inexplicably, I still haven't heard Jack White, Jake Bugg, Friends and El-P's full albums) but I think that it's interesting all of the same.
Sorry to be Debbie Downer, @Oldy86 and @dutchzaphod! Just thought I'd throw in my thoughts! And yes, that new Mumford & Sons album is really not great at all. (3/3)
@CallumPetch Nothing to be sorry for, you're entitled to your own (wrong) opinion haha :) No seriously, TDCC isn't top10 with me for 2012, but not to be included in the top 50, that's a bit steep. For my top 10, leaving Tame Impala aside for a moment because they went off the chart anyway, I still stand by the bands I mentioned earlier on this page. Albums by Maccabees, Django Django, Moke (you should listen to the continent once and a while), Soundgarden and Serge Tankian are still top10.