Scott Creney

Scott Creney’s Favorite Albums of 2012

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Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

In an election year, nothing felt as pure in its anger and truth-telling as ‘Reagan’. This album bled catharsis out of every groove.

Deerhoof – Breakup Song

I’ve never been a big Deerhoof fan, but something about album 12 connected with me in a way the others didn’t. The previous ones just made my brain hurt–too complicated like calculus homework–and I always felt it was some sort of internal deficiency keeping us apart. Did Deerhoof change or did I? Now is someone could just explain to me why the album title is singular but there’s a song called ‘Breakup SONGS’ on there.

Swans – The Seer

Ultimately this was just too big, too all-encompassing for me to wrap up in a review. I felt I couldn’t do justice to it. Three months later I still can’t do justice to it. But then silence can be its own form of tribute.

Laurel Halo – Quarantine

I spent the summer listening to this album everyday. Here in the south, with its humidity, its crickets, its unbreakable heat, it made a perfect soundtrack. If you stay up all night and listen to it with the sunrise you will experience a visionless bliss.

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6 Responses to Scott Creney’s Favorite Albums of 2012

  1. Erika Elizabeth December 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I think that Coasting record technically came out in 2011, or else that shit would have been high on my list. Glad you stuck those Oh-OK & Cleaners With Venus reissues on here too, because those were on my list before I got too much of a headache to even tackle reissues.

  2. UnContainuhDrivuh December 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    captured tracks could unearth an unreleased pixies, smiths, and a box set of fall songs and still not make up for the crap it has released in such a short period of time. at the rate they release records it’s basically just lots of filler with only the smallest of hidden gems to be found.

  3. Scott December 12, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Erika is correct. Coasting was officially released end of November 2011. Some website streamed it in early 2012 as a new release and I was fooled. This is why nobody releases records after Thanksgiving btw.

  4. Wally December 12, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I guess I’m stuck in the past but The Cleaners From Venus and The Lines reissues were among my favourites. I have not picked up the Go-Betweens yet but I’m sure that would have made it to.

  5. Jed December 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Coasting record def came out in 2011

  6. Jed December 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    oops I was beaten to it

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