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    2012 has already been a damn good year for new records, I must say. A lot of great stuff has been released just within the first five months, and I think it's time for one of these threads where we talk about what we've listened to.

    So far this year, I've heard the following new albums:

    Santigold - Master of my Make Believe
    Fun. - Some Nights
    Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
    Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
    Eve 6 - Speak in Code
    The Used - Vulnerable
    Tennis - Young and Old

    And a few I've downloaded but haven't really given a chance to yet:
    Kimbra - Vows
    Yann Tiersen - Skyline

    The best I've listened to so far, though, is Regina Spektor's. Holy shit. Not only is it her best work to date, but it's one of the best albums I've ever heard. I downloaded it three days ago and I already know all the songs and most of the lyrics. I can't stop listening to it. She re-discovered the balance between quirky and gorgeous, and it's perfect here. The dark songs are simply incredible, and the quirky songs aren't TOO quirky but just the right amount of fun (the last album was way too silly, she seemed to have lost the balance and just went overboard).

    Otherwise, Santigold's album is pretty killer, and I dig Garbage's and The Used's and Tennis's outings. Eve 6's album is pretty god-awful. Very disappointing.
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    so far new albums i heard this year are

    Eve 6 - Speak in Code
    Anti-Flag - The General Strike
    Pennywise - All or Nothing
    Matt Skiba And The Sekrets - Babylon
    theHELL EP

    if i had to pick a favorite it would probably be pennywise

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool 2 hate 681 View Post
    Matt Skiba And The Sekrets - Babylon
    Ooh, what, what, what is this?? What is Matt up to? Any good?
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    Ooh, what, what, what is this?? What is Matt up to? Any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    Ooh, what, what, what is this?? What is Matt up to? Any good?
    it's a project with hunter burgan from afi on bass and the new drummer for my chemical romance it's ok but i think his project with atom willard is better

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHurwF3hd_A

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool 2 hate 681 View Post
    it's a project with hunter burgan from afi on bass and the new drummer for my chemical romance it's ok but i think his project with atom willard is better

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHurwF3hd_A
    Which band is the link? What are the names of each band?
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    My clear front runner for album of the year (so far):
    -The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past

    Stuff that has a good chance of making it into my yearly top 10:

    Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds - I'd Rather Die than Live Forever
    Cheap Girls - Giant Orange
    John K Sampson - Provincial
    The Real Mckenzies - WestWinds
    Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
    The Sidekicks - Awkward Breeds
    Hot Water Music - Exister

    Honorable mentions:

    Anti-Flag - The General Strike
    Matt Skiba And The Sekrets - Babylon
    theHELL -- Self Titled EP
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    Which band is the link? What are the names of each band?
    the one in the link is the project with atom willard it's called the hell

    his other project is called matt skiba and the sekrets that's the one with hunter from afi and the drummer from my chemical romance

    so far the hell only have 1 ep but are working on a full album

    and matt skiba and the sekrets put out a album and matt said there would be a second one in the future

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    Last Dinosaurs - In A Million Years

    I only checked this band out because two of the members used to go to my school, and one of my friends who graduated a couple of years ago used to hang out with one of them. But I've gotta say, they're pretty good.
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    The only 2012-album I have heard till now is "Garbage-Not your kind of people" and is very good. I have spent my time listening to older albums (Cure,Ramones,Doors,Offspring etc) since January but I think it's time to start looking for new ones. I am taking a look at your lists and reviews right now
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