Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bernstein’s Mass in 2012

In 2011, last.fm stats showed that the things I listened to most were the newly released albums I’d enjoyed most. This year it hasn’t been quite like that – the release that racked up most listens was the original 1971 recording of … Continue reading

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Top albums of 2012: 3

Overview | Part 1 | Part 2 | Mentions | Longlist | Spotify link Grizzly Bear – Shields 2009 was a watershed year for a whole group of Brooklyn bands, but it’s the four members of Grizzly Bear who seem to have grown most as a collective since … Continue reading

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Top albums of 2012: These ones are pretty good too

Overview | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Longlist Albums, albums, albums. Not a vintage year, but I liked these ones almost as much as the main 12. Daniel Rossen’s EP was a great prequel to the full Grizzly Bear album, while Aimee Mann produced her best … Continue reading

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