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Ryan Jarman of The Cribs gives us his Top 10 Tracks of 2012 (stream them)

The Cribs @ MHOW, April 2012 (more by Guy Eppel)

After a stint with legendary guitar-slinger Johnny Marr joining the group, The Cribs slimmed back to their all-Jarman power trio line-up for this year's In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, their best album in a while which made Best of 2012 lists from NME and The Fly...

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30 of Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2012

Today Pitchfork posted the first half (well, first 30 albums) of their Top 50 Albums of 2012 list. There are some surprises on it, like Peaking Lights and Sharon Van Etten, who seemed more likely to end up on their Honorable Mentions list due to their relatively lower scores and the fact that most of the albums on this list were awarded Best New Music throughout the y...

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Obits working on LP #3, list their “Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off” ++ other news

Like we've done with a lot of bands this year, we asked Brooklyn's Obits for a list of their favorite albums of 2012. Guitarist Sohrab Habibion wrote back saying, "It usually takes some time to figure out if a record is really going to stick with me, so even though I liked what I heard from Beak, Disappears, Oneida, Pontiak, Royal Baths and Zomes, I'll submit my best of 2012 in a few years," and instead said, "since Obits is working on a new record, here are the Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off...

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A Few Albums That Definitely Didn’t Make Pitchfork’s Top 50 of 2012

Pitchfork just posted their Honorable Mention Albums of 2012, which they consider "20 records didn't make Top 50 but they're not necessarily just Nos...

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Brian of Night Birds recalls favorite shows & releases of 2012; their NYC show at Warsaw w/ Fucked Up is this week

Night Birds at House of Vans, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Night Birds join Lemuria & Parquet Courts in supporting Fucked Up at Warsaw on Friday (12/21, tickets), and as such we cornered Brian Gorsegner to ask about his 2012. Th...

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Jenks Miller (Mount Moriah / Horseback) looks back on 2012

Jenks Miller with Horseback, March 2011 (more by Markus Shaffer)

Mount Moriah / Horseback mastermind Jenks Miller stopped in BV's virtual HQ to offer his thoughts on 2012, dropping off a thoughtful piece on Scott Walker, Swans, Bobby Womack, metal and a few stops in between...

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Doldrums released ‘Egypt’ EP and readies debut LP (streams), lists his Top 10 records of 2012

Doldrums @ MHOW, September 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Airick Woodhead has come a long in the last 12 months with Doldrums, having started as a one-man elecronics project and quickly expanding it into an actual band that gained more form as the months went on...

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Free Energy releasing ‘Love Sign’, touring, told us their ‘Top 10 LPs of 2012′

Free Energy @ BOMB Fest (more by Eric Townsend)

Previously on DFA Records, Free Energy's new album Love Sign will be out Jan. 15 via their own imprint, Free Energy Records...

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Prince Rama lists their Top 10 Top 10 Lists of 2012, playing end-of-the-world party in NYC (win tix!)

Prince Rama @ Cake Shop, CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As you may be aware, Friday is December 21 aka 12/21/12, aka the day that the world is supposed to end according to the Mayan calendar...

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Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2012 (Grimes’ “Oblivion” is #1)

Pitchfork just posted their much anticipated list of the top 100 tracks of 2012. The #1 slot went to... Grimes! Whether you thought the whole of her album Visions was good or not, it was hard to deny the charms of "Oblivion...

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