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M+N Critics Poll 2012

You’ve had the chance to tell us your favourite local albums of the year in our seventh annual Readers Poll. Now, it’s our critics’ turn to weigh in. Below we count down the top 50 Australian records of 2012, which saw a bunch of debuts, some welcome comebacks and the emergence of several "supergroups".


50. Emma Russack

Sounds Of Our City
(Spunk Records)

Key notes: Self-produced debut album for the Melbourne-based, Narooma-born singer previously known as Lola Flash.

What we said: “For all its universal themes, the record still starts and ends with city life. It’s the most therapeutic of ellipses."



49. New War

New War
(Sensory Projects/Polyester Records)

Key notes: The debut album for Melbourne four-piece New War.

What we said: “Down to a note and down to a lyric, it feels as though anything other than what New War has delivered here was never an option.”



48. Galapagoose

Commitments
(Two Bright Lakes/Magical Properties)

Key notes: Melbourne bedroom producer Trent Gill's ambitious debut album.

What we said: Commitments doesn’t always come together, sure, but you get the feeling Gill doesn’t necessarily want it to."



47. Francolin

Won't Let You Down
(Independent)

Key notes: A warm and energetic debut album from this rising Melbourne band.

What we said: “The songs come back and grab you again after you’ve only heard them a couple of times. What more could anyone want from pop?"



46. No Zu

Life
(Sensory Projects)

Key notes: The debut album for art-rockers NO ZU is diverse and unique, much like the EP which preceded it.

What we said: “At first Life is all a bit too much – what I imagine a Victorian College of the Arts party turns into at 2 am – but on further listen the sound collages and carnival nature of the music is actually a lot of fun.”



45. Alpine

A is for Alpine
(Ivy League)

Key notes: Ethereal debut album from Melbourne six-piece Alpine, the follow-up to their Zurich EP.

What we said: “Alpine are that rarest of young local bands, where you can say with confidence they’re already the complete package. A is for Alpine should see them find a wide audience both here and internationally. It certainly deserves to."

More reading: Track By Track – A is for Alpine



44. POND

Beard, Wives, Denim
(Modular)

Key notes: The fourth album for psychedelic rockers POND, who share three members with Tame Impala.

What we said: Beard, Wives, Denim is decidedly a low-stakes, zero-stress sampler of styles and approaches. It may find much of its richness in music of the past, but it’s more rewarding to just take it all in than to play name-the-influence."



43. No Anchor

The Golden Bridge (Independent)

Key notes: The Golden Bridge is the fourth album for Brisbane “sludge-rock” trio, self-described as "the most No Anchor of all the No Anchor records".

More reading: [Track By Track – The Golden Bridge] (articles/4542061)



42. Infinite Void

Infinite Void
(Poison City)

Key notes: The self-titled debut for Melbourne punk band Infinite Void.

What we said: “Infinite Void pound out catchy and buzzy punk rock that traces its sound back to the Minneapolis of the mid-’80s and Olympia of the ’90s."



41. Ian Rilen & the Love Addicts

Family From Cuba
(Phantom)

Key notes: Posthumous release of the final album by famed Melbourne artist Ian Rilen, who died in 2006.

What we said: “Don’t bother looking for a greasier, more honest or better album this year. You won’t find it.”



40. Harry Howard and the NDE

Near Death Experience
(Spooky Records)

Key notes: Harry Howard releases his first album as the frontman of his own band, The Near Death Experience featuring Dave Graney, Clare Moore and partner Edwina Preston.

What we said: ["It is authoritative, stylistically coherent and fully formed; mature, yet youthfully exuberant; self-mocking, yet joyful in its playful levity. One couldn’t really ask for more.”] (/releases/2001005)



39. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

12-Bar Bruise
(Independent)

Key notes: King Gizzard's first full-length effort offers frantic rock‘n’roll, much like the EP that preceded it, Willoughby’s Beach.



38. Grand Prismatic

Birds and Beasts
(Birds Love Fighting)

Key notes: Recorded in the rural Victorian town of Rosewhite by the genre-shirking Melbourne four-piece.

What we said: “It’s not a record you’d call particularly focused, yet it’s all the more fascinating for it.”



37. The Spinning Rooms

The Spinning Rooms
(Independent)

Key notes: Self-titled debut by Melbourne four-piece The Spinning Rooms. A small-town-Australian horror story.

More reading: Track By Track – The Spinning Rooms



36. Pony Face

Hypnotised
(Independent)

Key notes: The independent debut release of Melbourne three-piece Pony Face takes inspiration from Ennio Morricone, Rowland S Howard, Deadwood and “disco cops”.

More reading: Track By Track – Hypnotised



35. Fabulous Diamonds

Commercial Music
(Chapter Music)

*Key notes:*Recorded at Melbourne’s John Curtin Hotel, Commercial Music is the third album for the duo Nisa Venerosa and Jarrod Zlatic. It follows 2010’s II.

What we said: "You can file Commercial Music under whichever age demographic you please, but Fabulous Diamonds still sound like no one else, which is definitely a feat for any kind of “contemporary” music."

More reading: Interview – Fabulous Diamonds



34. Catcall

The Warmest Place
(Ivy League)

Key notes: Long-awaited debut album from Sydney's Catherine Kelleher. Featuring ‘The World Is Ours’ which came in at #13 in our Tracks of the Year and ‘Swimming Pool’, our song of the year for 2010.

What we said: "This is heart-on-sleeve, ears-in-adolescence pop, where every tired pop trope has been fished from the dustbin and carefully reconstructed to remind you why you liked it so much when you were less cynical."

More reading: Track By Track – The Warmest Place



33. Something for Kate

Leave Your Soul to Science
(EMI)

Key notes: Leave Your Soul to Science is the sixth album for the Melbourne trio led by Paul Dempsey.



32. Hermitude

HyperParadise
(Elefant Traks)

Key notes: Fourth album by Blue Mountains hip-hop group Hermitude, featuring the triple j-endorsed singles ‘Get In My Life’ and ‘Speak Of The Devil’.



31. Bored Nothing

Bored Nothing
(Spunk Records)

Key notes: The debut album of Melbourne DIY musician Fergus Miller, his first true release after a series of homemade tapes.

More reading: Track By Track – Bored Nothing



30. Collarbones

Die Young
(Two Bright Lakes)

Key notes: Sydney/Adelaide duo make R&B-inflected follow-up to 2011’s Iconography. Featuring ‘Missing’ and ‘Hypothermia’, which tied for #10 in our Tracks of the Year.

What we said: “Collarbones seem like a genuine attempt to recreate the dramatics of pop music, as if the weirdness sneaking in through their choice of sounds and subjects is almost accidental…And we’re left holding this broken thing that sounds diffuse and eerie but has a poignant charm.”

More reading: Track by Track – Die Young



29. Bushwalking

First Time
(Army of Bad Luck)

Key notes: First album for Melbourne/Sydney conglomerate, comprising members of Fabulous Diamonds, Songs and KES Band.

What we said: “It’s meditative in a way that’s sometimes lovely and sometimes vaguely disturbing. “We’re in our own world,” sings Stiles on the closing ‘Warmth’, summing up band and album both.”

More reading: Interview – Bushwalking



28. UV Race

Racism
(Aarght!)

Key notes: Warragul-via-Melbourne punks UV Race release their third album, following 2011’s Homo. They continue to outlay fables and life lessons without defaulting on their core promises by dropping the dick jokes or toning down the gnarling asides.



27. Toot Toot Toots

Outlaws
(Spooky/MGM)

Key notes: First full-length effort from Melbourne “spaghetti western rock opera” (their words) merchants.

More reading: Behind the Scenes – ‘Fool’s Gold’



26. Ocean Party

Social Clubs
(Sound of Melbourne/Birds Love Fighting)

Key notes: Second of two 2012 efforts from low-key Melbourne quintet. Follows The Sun Rolled Off The Hills.

What we said: “These guys mingle happiness and sadness in a way that should appeal to any Beach Boys or Kinks fan, while at the same time proving as tuned into common Australian life as Dick Diver or Lower Plenty.”



25. Dirty Three

Toward The Low Sun
(Anchor & Hope/Remote Control)

Key notes: Drought-breaking eighth album for revered trio. Recorded by Casey Rice.

What we said: Toward The Low Sun is a work that successfully melds the strongest elements of their past with persuasive experimentation that's done with subtlety, economy and reach. It contains some of the noisiest, most insistent music the Dirty Three have yet created, however it also takes time to unfold and reveal itself.”

More reading: Interview – Warren Ellis



24. The Presets

Pacifica
(Modular/Universal)

Key notes: Third album for Sydney electronic duo, following on from 2008’s all-conquering Apocalypso. Features ‘Ghosts’, which came in at #15 in our Tracks of the Year

What we said: “It’s an intuitive grasp of the genres they’re working with that allows The Presets to so thrillingly distort them or take them to such extremes that they become something else, something transcendent.”

More reading: Interview – Kim Moyes



23. Nikko

Gold & Red
(Tenzenmen)

Key notes: Second album for Brisbane band after 2010’s The Warm Side.

What we said: “Most of this album is an examination into dead relationships, and strangely for a songwriter, Potter is rarely the one being let down. Instead, a hidden violence hides behind his voice as he breaks the hearts of others.”

More reading: Track by Track – Gold & Red



22. Woollen Kits

Woollen Kits
(R.I.P. Society/Fuse)

Key notes: Long-awaited debut from Melbourne lo-fi trio. Second release of the year in addition to Four Girls.

What we said: “Despite guitarist Thomas Hardisty’s Calvin Johnson-esque baritone, that comparison doesn’t hold as much water. Woollen Kits come into their own here, spinning craggy, jangle-prone melodies into a glowing example of underground pop that’s decidedly unpolished but not quite falling apart either.”



21. Taco Leg

Taco Leg
(Fan Death)

Key notes: Perth lo-fi aficionados discuss crap architecture and Shallow Hal on their debut full-length.



20. Liars

WIXIW
(Mute)

Key notes: Sixth album for New-York based outfit fronted by Melbourne-born Angus Andrew. Follow-up to 2010’s Sisterworld.

What we said: “Where others play fancy dress; Liars shapeshift. And, while their landscapes aren’t of this world, their aesthetic is. “Life is sad,” said Rowland S Howard. Yes, it is. It’s also terrifying, murderous and beautiful. All at once.”

More reading: Interview – Angus Andrew



19. Joe McKee

Burning Boy
(Dot Dash/Remote Control)

Key notes: Debut solo album from former Snowman singer. Features ‘Lunar Sea’, which came in at #7 in our Tracks of the Year.

What we said: “It's a record about powerlessness, a particularly resonant theme in 2012. It's about being too far away or too ineffectual to influence, but maybe against the odds someone will hear you.”

More reading: Track by Track – Burning Boy



18. Graveyard Train

Hollow
(Spooky)

Key notes: The ball-and-chain wielding six-piece’s third album following 2010’s The Drink The Devil and The Dance.

More reading: Interview – Nick Finch



17. Blank Realm

Go Easy
(Bedroom Suck/Siltbreeze)

Key notes: Experimental Brisbane band’s third album, a co-release between Bedroom Suck and iconic Philadelphia label Siltbreeze. Follows 2010’s Deja What?.

What we said: [“Their third album … sees them moving ever further away from their chaotic, noisy, performance-based beginnings into a band that have reined in the sound without losing any of the



16. Rat Columns

Sceptre Hole
(Smartguy)

Key notes: San Francisco-based musician (and sometime Total Control member) David West’s first album under the Rat Columns moniker.

What we said: “This is a great record that showcases West’s ideas and talent – talent that enables him to deftly meld the experimental with his ability to write a compelling pop song.”



15. Paul Kelly

Spring and Fall
(Universal)

Key notes: The long-awaited return from one of Australia’s most revered songwriters. A low-key concept album about the blooming and withering of a relationship.

What we said: “Over 12 concise tracks, Kelly sings about fresh infatuation, deepening summer love, projected infidelity and the long painful break-ups that come when such connections are ground under the heel of time and disillusionment.”



14. Urthboy

Smokey’s Haunt
(Elephant Traks)

Key notes: Fourth solo album from Blue Mountains rapper, label head and member of The Herd.



13. DZ Deathrays

Bloodstreams
(I Oh You/Illusive)

Key notes: Debut album for Brisbane two-piece, produced by PVT’s Richard Pyke.

What we said: “The danger, of course, is that when you clean up the sonic mess, people pay a lot more attention to the songwriting. In that sense, DZ have – for the most part – lifted their game substantially, and there’s a clutch of delirious belters that stand up to repeated listens.”



12. Spencer P Jones & The Nothing Butts

Spencer P Jones & The Nothing Butts (Shock)

Key notes: The Aus rock “supergroup” that just had to happen: former Beasts of Bourbon bandmates Spencer P Jones and James Baker team up with The Drones’ Fiona Kitschin and Gareth Liddiard.

What we said: “It may look and sound a bit rough and ready initially but, like all Jones’ work, over time and repeated listens it will gain a rich veneer and you will be very glad to own it. Just don’t take it for granted.”



11. Mental Powers

Pro Bono
(Badminton Bandit)

Key notes: First proper studio effort from Perth tinker-pop four-piece.

What we said: “While Mental Powers’ embrace of the synthesizer for this release could be interpreted as a band hopping on a global trend, knowing their penchant for evolving in tandem with each other and their instruments, it’s probably more likely the result of access and availability to said hardware.”


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10. Ned Collette + Wirewalker

2
(Dot Dash/Inertia)

Key notes: Ned Collette’s fourth album (and his second credited to Wirewalker). Recorded in Berlin with drummer/producer Joe Talia.

What we said: “You don’t have to behold the mock European suaveness of the film clip for ‘Long You Lie’ to recognise the single’s saucy funk licks and blurred synth tones as having one foot on the dance floor. It’s got a sense of humour, as proven by those would-be ominous backing intonations, and there’s a silly sweetness to the whole thing that can make one coast over the fraught visions of Collette’s lyrics.”

More reading: “Storytellers – Ned Collette”



9. Boomgates

Double Natural
(Bedroom Suck)

Key notes: Debut album from Melbourne garage-rock “supergroup”, a five-piece featuring members of Dick Diver, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Teen Archer and Twerps.

What we said: “Boomgates may be a band in their own right, but they are a band that comes with a prologue, eliciting more the rush of déjà vu than the mundanity of repetition, even when the songs are concerned with the latter.”



8. Bamboos

Medicine Man
(Inertia)

Key notes: Fifth album for the Melbourne soul/funk collective. Featuring collaborations with Aloe Blacc, Megan Washington and Tim Rogers (the latter, ‘I Got Burned’, came in at #5 in our Tracks of the Year).

What we said: “This is a record of songs, rather than jams, with clear, dominant hooks and unhurried progressions…It’s lean, uncomplicated stuff, making Medicine Man a much nimbler and more accessible Bamboos record.”



7. Sophie Hutchings

Night Sky
(Preservation)

Key notes: The second album for Sydney pianist Hutchings, following 2010’s Becalmed. Produced by Tim Whitten.

What we said: “This isn’t music to whack on while you clean the house or drive to the shops: this demands attention and rewards it handsomely. Night Sky is the soundtrack to a film too heartbreakingly beautiful to exist.”



6. Pop Singles

All Gone
(Vacant Valley)

Key notes: First album for the Melbourne dreamy guitar-pop three-piece. Follows a self-titled debut EP (2009).

What we said: “This is an album for fans of The Chills, The Smiths and The Go-Betweens, fans who sigh on listening and wish they were born 20 years earlier. Or, just as likely, sigh and wish they were 20 years younger.”



5. Bitch Prefect

Big Time
(Bedroom Suck)

Key notes: Debut album for Melbourne “chillmate” trio. Features ‘Bad Decisions’ which came in at #14 in our Tracks of the Year.

What we said: “Bitch Prefect romanticise failure, tap into the freedom of limited options and smile through all the complaints.”



4. Oh Mercy

Deep Heat
(Capitol/EMI)

Key notes: Third album for Alexander Gow’s Melbourne-based band following last year’s Great Barrier Grief. Recorded in Portland, Oregon, with Burke Reid, featuring Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin on sax and flute.

What we said: “The reason Oh Mercy get away with this sort of unpredictability without it coming across as pretentiousness or simply inconsistency is the fact that, whether autobiographical in theme or not, Gow’s performances hit an emotional core nobody else in pop is getting near.”

More reading: In the studio with Oh Mercy



3. Grand Salvo

Slay Me In My Sleep
(Preservation/Inertia)

Key notes: Paddy Mann’s sixth album as Grand Salvo, following 2009’s Soil Creatures. A surreal song cycle, based around the love between an old woman and a young boy.

What we said: “In a world that insists on pace, Mann pauses to hold the small, quiet things to the light and spin them around, clarity and colour angling from their depth like opals.”



2. Tame Impala

Lonerism
(Modular)

Key notes: Second album for the recording project of Perth’s Kevin Parker following 2009’s Innerspeaker. Written, recorded and produced by Parker and mixed by Dave Fridmann.

What we said: “Taken in context with everything else Parker and company are involved in, Lonerism is fascinating. On its own, though, it seems less like an exciting new direction than an admittedly charming creative cul-de-sac”

More reading: Interview – Kevin Parker



1. Lower Plenty

Hard Rubbish
(Special Award)

Key notes: Second album for Melbourne-based band, comprising members of Total Control, The UV Race and Deaf Wish.

What we said: “Lower Plenty’s Hard Rubbish is an incredible assembly of some extraordinarily normal characters. There are no pointed fingers or worldly issues addressed, just insular observations of personality flaws, lost relationships and confused emotions. It makes for a very human record that, as a result, becomes achingly familiar.”

More reading: Interview – Lower Plenty


Compiled from the votes of Amy Middleton, Max Easton, David Nichols, Lawson Fletcher, Patrick Emery, Steph Kretowicz, Edward Sharp-Paul, Aaron Curran, Caitlin Welsh, Shaun Prescott, Tim Scott, A.H Cayley, Jody MacGregor, Doug Wallen, Darren Levin, Kate Hennessy, Matt Shea.

  -   Published on Tuesday, December 18 2012 by Darren Levin.
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Your Comments

blake3030  said about 2 years ago:

Agree with top 3, but in opposite order.

Good list.


mrmagoo  said about 2 years ago:

can't get into Lower Plenty

Boomgates shouldve been number 1


electricsound  said about 2 years ago:

ctrl+f laurels

phrase not found

what the heck


tugboat  said about 2 years ago:

tl;dr


illywhacker  said about 2 years ago:

Did Henry Wagons miss out because his was a mini-album?


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Did Henry Wagons miss out because his was a mini-album?

Probably cos he could never be Tom Petty


JunkiePhil  said about 2 years ago:

Yeah, what the fuck....where is The Laurels!?
Only album I got all year.


aloha  said about 2 years ago:

liars?

are you being serious


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

Yeah, what the fuck....where is The Laurels!? Only album I got all year.

Geez, how would you fit in your Top 50!!!??


mrmagoo  said about 2 years ago:

JunkiePhil said 3 minutes ago:
Yeah, what the fuck....where is The Laurels!?

agreed

also thought Mark of Cain would get a spot


thedropkick  said about 2 years ago:

Both Woollen Kits albums should be top 10


steveholt  said about 2 years ago:

Surprised to see Something For Kate get in, even though I'm a fan boy. Few good songs but all in all didn't do much for me.

And The Presets higher than Dirty 3?......... give me strength!


ChrisBrimstone  said about 2 years ago:

No Smith Street Band, no point to the list


checkers  said about 2 years ago:

Pop Singles above Boomgates wow!

Good writeup. Another year, another end-of-year reminder how much local music I miss, even when trying to keep up.


tugboat  said about 2 years ago:

Delete this website


seahunt  said about 2 years ago:

Yeah, what the fuck....where is The Laurels!?

The Laurels album had about 2 good songs, but overall pretty rubbish I thought.

Some controversial ones in there for me. Didn't think the DZ Deathrays record was half as good as many it precedes but ce la vie.


Velodrone  said about 2 years ago:

Mere Women > everything on there.


gabbo  said about 2 years ago:

who are the critics?

there are some shit choices in there, and the order looks a lot fucked, but hey, dancing about architecture and all that rubbish.


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

Compiled from the votes of Amy Middleton, Max Easton, David Nichols, Lawson Fletcher, Patrick Emery, Steph Kretowicz, Edward Sharp-Paul, Aaron Curran, Caitlin Welsh, Shaun Prescott, Tim Scott, A.H Cayley, Jody MacGregor, Doug Wallen, Darren Levin, Kate Hennessy, Matt Shea.


ghoti-max  said about 2 years ago:

who are the critics?

''Compiled from the votes of Amy Middleton, Max Easton, David Nichols, Lawson Fletcher, Patrick Emery, Steph Kretowicz, Edward Sharp-Paul, Aaron Curran, Caitlin Welsh, Shaun Prescott, Tim Scott, A.H Cayley, Jody MacGregor, Doug Wallen, Darren Levin, Kate Hennessy, Matt Shea.''

there are some shit choices in there, and the order looks a lot fucked,

''Compiled from the votes of...


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highreflections  said about 2 years ago:

No Holy Balm?!!!!! Collarbones and Cat Call at + 30? Very Melbourne centric, you guys are whack.


Slick Dave  said about 2 years ago:

Surely Lower Plenty must be bemused by this.....I mean, it's a good album, I like it. But it sounds like it took them about two days to record. Maybe less.
Ironic that Lower Plenty scores ahead of Tame Impala's second album, which took Kevin about a year of production and got mixed by Dave Friedmann.

This is crazy! How long and how much money is put into an album is completely redundant. Are you one of these famous trolls i have been hearing about on the TV?


carwashhair  said about 2 years ago:

Are you one of these famous trolls i have been hearing about on the TV?

Nah, that's just Blacklight. Is a bit special, and good value for light entertainment round here.


TimChuma  said about 2 years ago:

Finally some cross-over from what I actually listen to. I still see more music live than I listen to.


bigdaddykane  said about 2 years ago:

I look forward to Jose putting all of these on a USB stick for me.


illywhacker  said about 2 years ago:

Please, no more terrible lo-fi bands masking their lack of vocal talent with a feigned nonchalance.


No_Anchor  said about 2 years ago:

no Ian Rogers votes?

I didn't vote because I forgot. Also, I've spent half the year living in a foreign country (Germany which is even more foreign to M&N than Brisbane) so no biggie. If I have anything to add it would be: Blacklevel Embassy's 'New Veteran' is really great and you should listen to it. IKR


whale  said about 2 years ago:

oh yeah Holy Balm's album is amazing, probably my local #1


whale  said about 2 years ago:

i figure that mess+noise has more of a rock n roll and Melbourne vibe (or it's that this current kind of jangle pop/garage vibe is more prevalent in Melbourne). I have to say, according to this top 20, sydney is all about introspective, intricately arranged folk and Urthboy.


electricsound  said about 2 years ago:

looking at what's due in the new year i suspect sydney might clean up next year


seahunt  said about 1 year ago:

Out of interest were re-releases and compilations excluded? I'm thinking Go Betweens and The Victims stuff that came out in 2012.


josejones  said about 1 year ago:

I don't really care myself, but there will be many that would, and when an artform is judged/graded in this way, you should at least be able to justify the decision-making process.

is there a magazine in the world that does this?

i'm really bemused by all this scrutiny. the list is compiled from the personal top 10s of the 17 critics that chose to participate (more were asked). it's been this way for seven years, and has worked pretty fucking well in my opinion.

i'm proud of this list, and I'm proud of our writers' selections.

this isn't the AMP. there isn't $20,000 at stake. there's no reward other than validation and bragging rights. it's a poll of writers. no more no less.

Out of interest were re-releases and compilations excluded? I'm thinking Go Betweens and The Victims stuff that came out in 2012.

yep.


RoastOxCrisps  said about 1 year ago:

Rabble.


gabbo  said about 1 year ago:

jose - you are right, and i don't expect more, i would just like to see what each writer thought. the interaction between (most of ) the writers and the readers is what makes this site more interesting than many others, and i would have thought that this relationship could be consolidated by revealing each writer's top ten albums individually.


redeyerobbie  said about 1 year ago:

Awesome that spooky records has three in.


dzerzhanzhinskii  said about 1 year ago:

Unfortunately Roskopp's long awaited full length came out this week and is the best australian album of the last 10 years, let alone this one..

along similar lines (ie. outside of endorsed / sanctioned indie rock / pop boundaries and the vicinity), my hands down choice for best aussie album of the year goes to vomitor's the escalation. more than an inspired, but filthy as all hell, ''deconstruction'' of NWOBHM and early german thrash (sodom, kreator, destruction) acclivities mired impiously in a murky confluence of black and death metal crossovers. it sits inventively somewhere between early GISM, sarcofago, and sadistik exekution. could appeal as well to the discerning avant rock / metal / punk type far and wide and everywhere, i'd believe.


lekkas  said about 1 year ago:

awwww, where's Dappled Cities, really liked their album from this year..


illywhacker  said about 1 year ago:

Agreed lekkas, one of my favourites.


lekkas  said about 1 year ago:

not from melbourne, not ''jangly'' enough, i guess...


gwynthesizer  said about 1 year ago:

I guess it's too late to throw this into the mix? It just vaulted to the top of my personal ''best of'' for this year:

http://500dollarlimit.bandcamp.com/album/roominations-12-lp

A good year for Lehmann B Smith!


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