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Ashley’s Top Albums of 2012: 20-11

23 Dec

We’ve arrived at the big time, the top 20!

These are some of the best albums I’ve heard all year, obviously, but there’s also sometime special about albums 17-11.  I really badly wanted them all to be in the top ten.

A bottleneck like that is an amazing thing.

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40-31

30-21

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Top 5 New Artists of 2012

16 Dec

For a while, I thought this year was a little devoid of new music.  New artists.  The hip new cats on the scene.  The movers and shakers, the trend-setters, the fresh sounds, the modern beat, the….oh you get the idea.

Fact is, it really wasn’t until the last few weeks/month that I began to find these bands and I’m glad I did.  These five bands all had debut albums this year that will be appearing in my top 50 albums list.

That, for the record, is my rule for this list: You must have had a debut album out in 2012.  So even a band that may have had a previous EP out is still eligible for the list.  On the flip side, an EP is not enough to get you on this list.  More on that later.  Continue reading