With Friends Like These -or- Our Favorite Albums of 2012 [Exclusive]

We all know what time is.  The year ended, and another started anew.  Now is the time in which we all sit around the theoretical camp fire and discuss what we listened to in 2012.  Artists scour the interwebs to find what lists they made, listeners learn what they missed out on or feel satisfied knowing that they listen to the same music as somebody they admire.  It is also a blogger’s feast to feed the minions!  This is our time to shine!

So with that in mind, I thought I would reach out to a few members of the Trainwreck’d family, and to some new members as well, to see what they were listening to this year.  The results are varied, just like the folks we cover here.  We have musicians, rappers, actors, construction workers, an extremely sexy housewife with a very familiar last name, and more!  And looking at many of the results, I feel safe in saying that this could be a great preview to our Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2012.  So, enjoy!

 

Brandon Armstrong (producer/DJ, Gasoline Monk)

Brandon Armstrong

 

 

 

 

1. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes

2.  Shatter Hands – Land Fly

3. Nas – Life Is Good

4. Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio

5. Karriem Riggins – Alone Together

Matt Beat (musician, Electric Needle Room)

Matt Beat

 

 

 

 

1. Passion Pit – Gossamer

2. Jessie Ware – Devotion

3. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

4. The Shins – Port of Morrow

5. Tanlines- Mixed Emotions

Jared Brannan (musician)

Jared Brannan

 

 

 

 

 

1. Shearwater – Animal Joy

2. P.O.S. – We Don’t Even Live Here

3. Why? – Mumps etc.

4. Forgetters – S/T

5. TW Walsh – Songs of Pain and Leisure

Joseba Britt (musician)

Joseba Brit

 

 

 

 

 

1. Sigor Ros – Valtai

2. Toe – The Future Is Now

3. Mono – For My Parents

4. The Samuel Jackson Five – The Samuel Jackson Five

5. Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled With Light

Alan Cohen (musician, The Alan Cohen Experience)

Alan Cohen

 

 

 

 

 

1. Grizzy Bear – Shields

2. Tame Impala – Lonerism

3. The Shins – Port of Morrow

4. Can – The Lost Tapes

5. The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio

Jared Cortese (musician, The Jesus Rehab)

Jared Cortese

 

 

 

 

1. The Glass Notes – As The Building Crumbles

2. The Hoot Hoots – Feel The Cosmos

3. Roaming Herds of Buffalo – Roaming Herds of Buffalo

4. The Great Um – What The People Want

5. Campfire OK – When You Have Arrived

Zach Cregger (actor, Guys With Kids, Whites Kids U Know)

Zach Cregger

 

 

 

 

1. Matthew Dear – Beams

2. Tame Impala – Lonerism

3. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

4. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magelian

5. Eraas – Eraas

Tiffany Daniels (editor/founder, Drunken Werewolf Magazine)

Tiffany Daniels

 

 

 

 

 

1. Hysterical Injury – Dead Wolf Situation

2. Jesca Hoop – The House That Jack Built

3. Me and My Drummer – The Hawks the Beak the Prey

4. Mary Epworth – Dream Life

5. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

Lucien Eisenach (actor, Tormet, Sinister)

Lucien Eisenach

 

 

 

 

 

1. Diamond Rings – Free Dimensional

2. The Cruxshadows – As the Dark Against My Halo

3. Grimes – Visions

4. Blaqk Audio – Bright Black Heaven

5. Grendel – Timewave Zero

Cody Foster (hip hop artist, Sadistik)

Cody Foster

 

 

 

 

 

1. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

2. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure

3. The Weekend – Trilogy

4. Dark Time Sunshine – ANX

5. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

 

Robin Grey (musician)

Robin Grey

 

 

 

 

 

1. Sam Lee – Ground Of Its Own


2. The Moulettes – The Bear’s Revenge

3. Brooke Sharkey – One Dress

4. The Staves – Dead, Born and Grown

5. Meursault – Something For The Weakened

Alexander Hallett (hip hop artist, Bodi)

Alexander Hallet

 

 

 

 

 

1. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid in a M.A.A.D City

2. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

3. Trespassers William – Cast

4. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The Heist

5. Sigur Ros – Valtari

Jon Hardy (musician, The Pristines)

Jon Hardy

 

 

 

 

1. Gallon Drunk “The Road Gets Darker From Here

2. Crystal Castles – III

3. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti – Mature Themes

4. Tindersticks – “The Something Rain

5. Metric – Synthetica

Andre Leo (musician, The Very Wicked)

Andre Leo

 

 

 

 

 

1. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Aufheben

2. Christian Bland & The Revelators – Pig Boat Blues

3. The Future Primitives – This Here’s The Future Primitives

4. The UFO Club – The UFO Club

5. Wild Easter Arches – Mountain

Adam Mattson (heavy metal expert, TWS contributor)

Adam Mattson

 

 

 

1. Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay

2. Swallow the Sun – Emerald Forest and the Blackbird

3. Woods Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

4. Nachtmystiym – Silencing Machine

5. Kralic – Years Past Matter

Anja McCloskey (musician)

Anja McCloskey

 

 

 

 

1. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

2. Yann Tiersen – Skyline

3. Ottersgear – The Quest For Rest

4. Rufus Wainwright – Out of the Game

5. Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself.

David Minne (musician, TWS Contributor)

David Minne

 

 

 

 

 

1. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Megellan

2. AC Newman – Shut Down The Streets

3. Beach House – Bloom

4. Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams

5. Bahamas – Barchords

Rob Nova (hip hop artist)

Rob Nova

 

 

 

 

1. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

2. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes

3. The Weekend – Trilogy

4. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

5. JJ Doom – Key To The Kuffs

Nate Prudhon (DJ, KEXP in Seattle, Wa)

Nate Prudon

 

 

 

 

 

1. Bear In Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool

2. Lozen – Para Vida

3. High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis

4. Wax Tailor – Dusty Rainbow From the Dark

5. Rush – Clockwork Angels

Jon Ragel (musician, Boy Eats Drum Machine)

Jon Ragel

 

 

 

 

 

1. Kid Koala – 12 Bit Blues

2. Dark Time Sunshine – ANX

3. Mpala Guroo – Ou Du Monde

4. Trust – TRST

5. Xiu Xiu – Always

 Ira Rat (musician, Workerbee Records)

Ira Rat

 

 

 

 

 

1. Die Antwoord – Ten$ion

2. Hollow Press – Between Us

3. Eraserhead Soundtrack (Sacred Bones Re-Issue)

4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

5. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

 

Corbett Redford (musician, Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children Macnuggits)

Corbett Redford

 

 

 

 

 

1. The Coup – Sorry To Bother You

2.) Bryan McPherson – American Boy / American Girl

3.) The Neptune Power Federation – Mano A Satano

4.) Thin Lizzy – S/T Reissue on Light In The Attic Records

5.) Mumford & Sons – Babel

 

David Redmalm (musician)

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1. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

2. Happy Jawbone Family Band – The Silk Pistol

3. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

4. Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing

5. Skeletons – The Bus

Bob Rice (DJ, KYRS Thin Air Community Radio in Spokane, Wa)

Bob Rice

 

 

 

 

 

1.  The True Spokes – The True Spokes

2. Terry Radigan – The Break Down of A Break Up

3. Eric Taylor – Live From The Red Shack

4. Michael McDermott – Hit Me Back

5. Craig Elkins – I Love You

Anthony Smith (musician) 

Anthony Smith

 

 

 

 

1. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

2. Hurrican Horses – Reflections

3. Alessandro Brustenghi – Voice From Assisi

4. Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio

5. Madness – Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da

Curtis Sutton (blogger, music aficionado)

Curtis Sutton

 

 

 

 

1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock

2. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

4. Passion Pit – Gossamer

5. Purity Ring – Shrines

Danny Tamberelli (musician/actor, The Adventures of Pete & Pete)

Danny Tamberelli

 

 

 

 

 

1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock

2. Deftones – Koi No Yokan

3. Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams

4. Nas – Life Is Good

5. Spiritualized – Sweet Home, Sweet Light

Melissa Trembath (TWS Contributor, Smoking Hot Wife)

Melissa Trembath

 

 

 

 

 

1. Of Monsters & Men – My Head Is An Animal

2. Mumford & Sons – Babel

3. Good Old War – Come Back As Rain

4. Fun. – Some Nights

5. The Lumineers

Phil The Tremolo King (musician/artist)

Phil The Tremolo King

 

 

 

 

 

1. Jim O and the Swanky Psychos- Jim O and the Swanky Psychos

2. Stealing sheep -Into the Diamond Sun

3. Crash and the Coots -Jon Coles EP

4. The June Brides -Between the Moon and the Clouds

5. The Finest Hour -These Are The Good Old Days

Anna Lynne Williams (musician, Lotte Kestner)

Anna Lynne Williams

 

 

 

 

 

1. Beach House – Bloom

2. Damien Jurado – Maraqopa

3. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

4. Mike Dumovich – Acres

5. Robert Gomez – Severance Songs

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