My List


Hi! I’m Brian Block, Pop Rock Nation’s lead album reviewer. Because I strongly prefer to write about music I like instead of music I don’t, and also because people like lists, I shall be posting brief reviews of my 50 Favorite Albums of 2012. Each mini-review will be accompanied by a relevant YouTube link.

I will do the list in countdown form. Meanwhile, here is the alphabetical list of the albums I intend to cover. It will be updated with links to the mini-reviews as I write and post them. (After-the-fact note: not so mini in most cases. I kind of gave up on that notion.)

Aesop Rock, Skelethon
Agony Family, Earth!
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, Theatre is Evil
Animal Collective, Centipede Hz
Bastards of Fate, Who’s a Fuzzy Buddy?
BBU, bell hooks
Beth Jeans Houghton, Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose
BidiniBand, In the Rock Hall
Birdeatsbaby, Feast of Hammers
Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears, Daffy’s Elixir
Carina Round, Tigermending
Debo Band, S/T
Decomposure, Eating Chicken
Delta Spirit, S/T
dEUS, Keep You Close
Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan
District 97, Trouble with Machines
Extra Life, Dream Seeds
Fiona Apple, the Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw
Holobody, Riverhood
Jesca Hoop, the House That Jack Built
Jon Lindsay, Summer Wilderness Program
Jonny Polonsky, Intergalactic Messenger of Divine Light
Jukebox the Ghost, Safe Travels
Justinus Primitive, Children of the Law of One
Kate Miller-Heidke, Nightflight
Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music
Lost Lander, DRRT
Mars Volta, Noctourniquet
Mawwal, High Hills in the Creaving Road
Mike Keneally (with Andy Partridge), Wing Beat Fantastic
Mountain Goats, Transcendental Youth
Of Montreal, Paralytic Stalks
Passion Pit, Gossamer
Paul Weller, Sonik Kicks
Pepe Deluxe, Queen of the Wave
Profusion, Rewotower
Propagandhi, Failed States
Regina Spektor, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Rudi Zygadlo, Tragicomedies
Rush, Clockwork Angels
Serj Tankian, Harakiri
Sigh, In Somniphobia
Squonk Opera, Go!
Surplus 1980, Relapse in Response
Thinking Plague, Decline and Fall
Verlaines, Untimely Meditations
Very Best, MTMTMK
Winter Sounds, Runner
Yakuza, Beyul

50 Mini-Reviews

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