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My 2012 EOTY Lists
12/08/12 at 05:54 PM by aradiantsunrise
Top 100 Albums of 2012:
1. Now, Now - Threads
2. Stepdad - Wildlife Pop
3. Loma Prieta - I.V.
4. Metric - Synthetica
5. Passion Pit - Gossamer
6. Purity Ring - Shrines
7. Stars - The North
8. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
9. River City Extension - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger
10. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
11. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
12. A Fine Frenzy - Pines
13. The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
14. Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend
15. Suis La Lune - Riala
16. Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
17. Grizzly Bear - Shields
18. Angus Stone - Broken Brights
19. Freelance Whales - Diluvia
20. fun. Some Nights
21. Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
22. Kishi Bashi - 151a
23. Julia Stone - By the Horns
24. The xx - Coexist
25. Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
26. Matt & Kim - Lightning
27. Lucy Rose - Like I Used To
28. We Were Skeletons - Blame & Aging
29. Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love
30. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
31. The Shins - Port of Morrow
32. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
33. Minus the Bear - Infinity Overhead
34. Chromatics - Kill for Love
35. Code Orange Kids - Love is Love // Return to Dust
36. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
37. P.O.S - We Don't Even Live Here
38. Dads - American Radass (this is important)
39. Taylor Swift - Red
40. Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
41. Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
42. The Wilderness of Manitoba - Island of Echoes
43. Lovedrug - Wild Blood
44. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
45. Sucré - A Minor Bird
46. Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Rot Gut, Domestic
47. Sarah Jaffe - The Body Wins
48. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
49. Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere
50. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
51. Torche - Harmonicraft
52. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
53. Cat Power - Sun
54. Deer Leap - Here. Home.
55. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
56. The Chariot - One Wing
57. Dinosaur Feathers - Whistle Tips
58. Beau Navire - Lumens
59. Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering
60. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story
61. Crystal Castles - (III)
62. Ceremony - Zoo
63. Joey Bada$$ - 1999
64. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
65. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
66. Right Away, Great Captain! - The Church of the Good Thief
67. Wild Nothing - Nocturne
68. Gifts from Enola - A Healthy Fear
69. Strand of Oaks - Dark Shores
70. Sirs - Sirs
71. Birds In Row - You, Me, & The Violence
72. The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
73. The Rocketboys - Build Anyway
74. Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who?
75. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
76. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
77. Circa Survive - Violent Waves
78. Anberlin - Vital
79. Bloc Party - Four
80. Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
81. Yeasayer - Fragrant World
82. M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
83. Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
84. Jessie Ware - Devotion
85. Sea Wolf - Old World Romance
86. ScHoolBoy Q - Habits & Contradictions
87. Teen - In Limbo
88. Savoir Adore - Our Nature
89. Theophilus London - Rose Island Vol. 1
90. Make Do and Mend - Everything You Ever Loved
91. Caspian - Waking Season
92. Barcelona - Not Quite Yours
93. Geographer - Myth
94. G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer
95. Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
96. Trash Talk - 119
97. mewithoutYou - Ten Stories
98. Jenny Owen Youngs - An Unwavering Band of Light
99. Glocca Morra - Just Married
100. Duck, Little Brother, Duck! - Don't Take Our Filth Away


Honorable Mentions:
Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte
The Vaccines - The Vaccines Come of Age
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
2:54 - 2:54
Yuna - Yuna
Maps & Atlases - Beware and Be Grateful
Memoryhouse - The Slideshow Effect
Beach House - Bloom
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Tame Impala - Lonerism


Top 10 EPs:
1. Shad - Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness
2. Azure Ray - As Above So Below
3. S. Carey - Hoyas
4. Prawn - Ships
5. Jowls - Cursed
6. Solange - True
7. Julia Stone - Let's Forget All the Things That We Say
8. Caravels / Gifts from Enola - Well Worn
9. The Antlers - Undersea
10. Ben Howard - The Burgh Island EP

Top 30 Songs of 2012:
1. Stepdad - Pick & Choose
2. Now, Now - School Friends
3. Shad - Out Here (Cannonball)
4. Passion Pit - Cry Like a Ghost
5. Stepdad - Show Me Your Blood
6. Frank Ocean - Thinkin' Bout You
7. Hot Chip - Motion Sickness
8. Loma Prieta - Trilogy 6: Forgetting
9. Bat for Lashes - Rest Your Head
10. River City Extension - The Fall and the Need to Be Free
11. Kanye West - White Dress
12. Purity Ring - Grandloves
13. The xx - Angels
14. Azure Ray - Red Balloon
15. We Were Skeletons - Appear, Disappear
16. Julia Stone - The Shit That They're Feeding You
17. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
18. Deftones - Gauze
19. Freelance Whales - Follow Through
20. Passion Pit - It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy
21. Metric - Breathing Underwater
22. Perfume Genius - Normal Song
23. A Fine Frenzy - Sadseasong
24. Regina Spektor - How?
25. P.O.S - All of It
26. Taylor Swift - Starlight
27. Santigold - God from the Machine
28. Lucy Rose - Lines
29. Sucre - Chemical Reaction
30. Angus Stone - Wooden Chair



Movies:
1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Frankenweenie
3. Celeste and Jesse Forever
4. Wreck-It Ralph
5. 21 Jump Street


Only counting the ones I saw in theaters, which were like 15 or so. It would probably look a lot different had I seen more.


Television:
1. Happy Endings
2. Parks and Recreation
3. Suburgatory
4. Regular Show
5. Community
6. Mad Men
7. Adventure Time
8. Ben and Kate
9. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
10. New Girl
11. Childrens' Hospital
12. Modern Family
13. Girls
14. The Vampire Diaries
15. Workaholics


Video Games:
1. WWE 13
2. Halo 4
3. Resident Evil 6


Haven't bought as many games as I've wanted to this year, or else this list would be longer/ look different.


Most Anticipated Music of 2013:
Tegan and Sara
Local Natives
Pianos Become the Teeth
Yuck
Kanye West
The National
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Faint
letlive.
Native
This Town Needs Guns
Polyenso
Caravels
A Great Big Pile of Leaves
Kate Nash
Sara Bareilles
Paramore
Eisley
Jimmy Eat World
Starfucker
The Joy Formidable
Phoenix
Arcade Fire

Most Anticipated Television of 2013:
Arrested Development: S4
Community: S4
Mad Men: S6
Girls: S2


Most Anticipated Video Games of 2013:
The Last of Us
DmC: Devil May Cry
Tomb Raider
Beyond: Two Souls
Watch Dogs
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Aliens: Colonial Marines
South Park: The Stick of Truth


Most Anticipated Movies of 2013:
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Frozen
The To-Do List
Iron Man 3
Despicable Me 2
Monsters University
This Is the End
The Evil Dead
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Kick-Ass 2
Spring Breakers
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2011 EOTY Lists
12/22/11 at 05:05 PM by aradiantsunrise
My Top 50 Albums of 2011
1. Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long After
2. All Get Out - The Season
3. Other Lives - Tamer Animals
4. Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In The Cloud
5. Yuck - Yuck
6. Augustana - Augustana
7. Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness
8. Thursday - No Devolucion
9. Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix
10. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
11. Saves The Day - Daybreak
12. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
13. Meg & Dia - Cocoon
14. Mansions - Dig Up The Dead
15. Childish Gambino - Camp
16. Destry - Waiting On An Island
17. Pygmy Lush - Old Friends
18. Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground - Introducing Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
19. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
20. Beau Navire - Hours
21. The Dear Hunter - The Color Spectrum
22. Young Statues - Young Statues
23. Those Dancing Days - Daydreams & Nightmares
24. Prawn - You Can Just Leave It All
25. Eisley - The Valley
26. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
27. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
28. The Story So Far - Under Soil and Dirt
29. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
30. Neon Indian - Era Extrana
31. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
32. Former Thieves - The Language That We Speak
33. This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket
34. The Strokes - Angles
35. Drake - Take Care
36. Radical Face - The Family Tree: The Roots
37. The Front Bottoms - The Front Bottoms
38. Trap Them - Darker Handcraft
39. Lights - Siberia
40. Thrice - Major/Minor
41. Evaline - Woven Material
42. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra
43. The Roots - Undun
44. Lydia - Paint It Golden
45. Joyce Manor - Joyce Manor
46. And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs
47. I Am The Avalanche - Avalanche United
48. O'Brother - Garden Window
49. New Found Glory - Radiosurgery
50. Theophilus London - Timez Are Weird These Days

My Top 20 EPs of 2011
1.Hawkboy - King Folly/Hawkboy
2.Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - On Time Spent Waiting, or Placing the Weight of the World on the Shoulders of Those You Love the Most/Home After Three Months Away
3.Sleeping at Last - Yearbook EPs(January-September)
4.Childish Gambino - EP
5.Jowls - Cunt Punch
6.Caravels - EP
7.Brighten - I'll Always Be Around
8.Glassjaw - Coloring Book/Our Color Green
9. The Saddest Landscape/We Were Skeletons - Split EP
10.Look Mexico - Real Americans Spear It
11.Sirs/Run, WALK! - Split EP
12.Phantogram - Nightlife
13.The Body Rampant - Transient Years
14.Jarrod Gorbel - Brusies for Your Bad Dreams
15.Weatherbox - Follow the Rattle of the Afghan Guitar
16.Circle Takes the Square - Decompositions - Vol I. Chapter 1. Rites of Initiation
17.The Felix Culpa - Bury the Axe
18.Dads - Brush Your Teeth, Again ;)
19.Trophy Scars - Never Born, Never Dead
20.Gates - The Sun Will Rise and Lead Me Home
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