Portland's Top Five Records of 2012

Another Year, Another Avalanche of Lists

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1.) Bob Dylan, 'Tempest'
2.) Fiona Apple, 'The Idler Wheel...'
3.) Brian Jonestown Massacre, 'Aufheben'
4.) The Walkmen, 'Heaven' (despite the horrible track, 'Heartbreaker')
5.) Cat Power, 'Sun'
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For the El-P Record it's "Cancer 4 Cure" not "Cure for Cancer"
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Fixed.
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Matt (Doug Fir)
1. Prince Rama - 'Top Ten Hits of the End of the World'
2. Indian Jewelry - 'Peel It'
3. Black Dice - 'Mr. Impossible'
4. Loscil - 'Sketches From New Brighton'
5. White Lung - 'Sorry'
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Cloud Nothings
Menomena
Diiv
Twin Shadow
The Walkmen
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You asked 20 people, and only 1 of them was a female? C'Mon Mercury, you're better than this.
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Oh wait, my mistake, there's a couple, still...
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Hi DSM, sounds like you figured it out, but to answer your original question: No.

I asked more than 20 people, and more than 1 of them was a female.
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1) Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
2) Twin Shadow - Confess
3) Jessie Ware - Devotion
4) Gaytheist - Stealth Beats
5) Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
10
1. Mynabirds - Generals
2. JD McPherson - Signs and Signifiers
3. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat and Bone
4. Summer Girlfriends - Shockwaves
5. Tame Impala - Lonerism

As for Alt-J... I can't get over the fact that the dude's voice sounds like Adam Sandler doing his "annoying Adam Sandler" voice.
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1) Here- Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's
2- Lonerism- Tame Impala
3) Grizzly Bear- Shields
4) Deerhoof- Breakup Song
5) Cat Power- Sun
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Only one vote for the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis album? C'mon hipsters!
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Keith (New Hampshire)
1) Baby Island - Baby Island
2) Baby Island - Baby Island
3) Baby Island - Baby Island
4) Baby Island - Baby Island
5) Delicate Steve - Positive Force
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I didn't care for nearly everything that came out this year, and it's really frustrating. I made a pretty full effort to explore all of these year-end lists and all the reviews as things came out during the year, too.

2012:

1. Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man
2. Ty Segall - Twins
3. La Sera - Sees the Light (first 6 songs)

THAT'S FUCKING IT. I spent most of 2012 listening to Lee Fields, Menahan Street Band, Charles Bradley, and some of the good stuff from 2011 (e.g. Surfer Blood, Smith Westerns, Real Estate). I probably listened to a couple Sharon van Etten tracks more than anything else, but I haven't liked her full album samples enough to actually purchase all of anything.
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Rock Bergeron (KBOO volunteer/former commercial New England radio jock)
1. Django Django-Django Django
2.The Ting-Tings-Songs From Nowheresville
3.Best Coast-The Only Place
4.The Darcys-Aja
5.Dr. John-Locked Down
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Jason Oppat (Old Town Music lackey / Water Tower)

1. Helio Sequence - Negotiations
2. J.D. McPherson - Signs & Signifiers
3. Beach House - Bloom
4. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
5. Japandroids - Celebration Rock