What's This Called? - Top 13 Releases for 2012
Author: Ricardo Wang
Perhaps the world really is going to end in 2012, because only the Mayans could have prophesied that there would actually be enough damn fine recorded releases to come out this year that I am actually doing an "end of year" list. I think the last one I bothered to do was sometime around 2005? I dont deliberately avoid new releases, but they have been avoiding me in recent years, but this year is different! (Although my top pick was still recorded in 1985, so maybe not that much has changed).

Sooo...

Artist - Album - Recording Label

1. Sonic Youth - Smart Bar . 1985 - Sonicyouth.com
2. Ahleuchatistas - Heads Full of Poison - Cuneiform
3. Swans - The Seer- Young God
4. Anna Homler & Sylvia Hallet - The Many Moods of Bread and Shed - PID
5. Various Artists - Ladyz in Noyz 3 - Corpus Callosum Distro
6. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes - Warp
7. Living By Lanterns - New Myth/Old Science - Cuneiform
8. Hammock - Departure Songs - Hammock Music
9. Steve Moore - Light Echoes - Cuneiform
10. Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores - Sister Death - Cuneiform
11. Various Artists - Tandaan - Nillacat
12. Sexbots - Love Hotel - self released
13. Four Dimensional Nightmare - Icicles - self released



(edited to Top 13 by popular demand!)