ok. So these are the albums that nearly made my top 10 albums of 2012. As I’ve spoken about on the facebook page, I’ve decided to make the top 10 just Australian albums. The past year has seen a big shift for maamf, with the focus now purely on local stuff (hint hint to those annoying emails I get in the middle of the night talking about the latest rad band from Brooklyn or somethin).
The one thing that hasn’t changed however is the kind of stuff I post. It is all over the shop, which genuinely is a reflection of my listening habits. Because it is so broad though, it means that I haven’t been able to listen to every single release. There are albums that are topping other people’s lists, and I’m sure they’re great, but there’s just not enough time in the day to actually give everything a listen.
So, of course, this is subjective – it’s my favourite of 2012.
The 10 albums listed below started off in my shortlist of 20, but, for me, were tipped at the post by the other ten. The more favourite 10 will be revealed in the next few days, and in order too. There’s no order at all to the one’s below.
Click on the album title for a full stream on spotify too!
Something new this year has also been the mixtapes. I’ve done a mix with a track from each of the albums which you can download below too.
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THE TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2012 – THE REST
Boogie 5 took place on Bruzzy’s Farm in Tallarook on the weekend and what a fun time it was! It was yours truly’s first time and I loved every minute.
There were lots of random happenings which made a sort of “create-your-own-festival” vibe. From dancing up a storm in the cabin at the top of hill, to Money for Rope playing a secret gig behind the dam, to the madness of the Shed, there were all sorts of fun things to be found.
Musical highlights for me were The Felice Brothers who were absolutely phenomenal and Graveyard Train who got the whole crowd going and brought the house down when they came on to do ‘Bit by a Dog’ as an encore. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from Barbarian, mostly because they were absolutely terrifying, or as one friend described it “they raped my mind and ejaculated into every story I’ve told.”
It was a beautifully run festival with lots of kids activities too which made for a fun atmosphere. Boxwars especially got much more entertaining when the kids took over and started smashing the crap out of each other! The food was delicious, drinks not too expensive and it was amazing to have a nice warm building to retreat to when it all just got too cold at night.
Looking forward to Boogie 6!
The Felice Brothers – Frankies Gun!