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(31) Days of Good: 12.26.12

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Philly hip hop duo Chiddy Bang released their debut LP this year (Breakfast) and with it continue to produce some of the most fun and original hip hop out there.

♩Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners (feat. Icona Pop) [from Breakfast]

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Collaborations with the likes of RZA, Danny Brown, Ab-Soul, Beck, and even Tina Fey, have made Childish Gambino’s (aka Donald Glover) latest mixtape yet another favorite of mine.  Download the entire mixtape for free here.  And see him live if you get the chance, one of my favorite shows of 2012.

♩Childish Gambino – R.I.P. (feat. Bun B) [from ROYALTY]

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Jaime Meline, aka El-P, released his fourth studio album this year and continues to push the envelope of hip hop.

♩El-P – The Full Retard [from Cancer4Cure]

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Hoodie Allen is one of hip hop’s rising stars.  He works’s super hard and deserves a proper listen, especially if you’re a fan of “alt-hip hop”.

♩Hoodie Allen – No Interruption [from All American]

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Sore Losers’ “Letter to My Competition” reminds me of good 90s hip hop (the album cover definitely fits the description).

♩Sore Losers – Letter to My Competition [from We Are Sore Losers]

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Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part 1

I hadn’t really thought this post would have multiple parts, but it seems my intentions became much more ambitious as I sat down to finally write this.  In my defense, 2012 has been another fantastic year of music.  We’ve had new releases from the likes of Sigur Rós, Beach House, Air, and Sleigh Bells, as well as some really exciting debuts, including those from Alabama Shakes, Porcelain Raft, Clock Opera, and Kishi Bashi.  On top of all that, we still have new stuff from The xx, Passion Pit, Yeasayer, and Animal Collective on the horizon.  Needless to say, I’m in love with a lot of music right now and it’s gonna be super hard for me to narrow down my favorites come December.

So as we wait for the “best of” season, I’m gonna showcase my 40 favorite albums of the year so far.  To make things a bit easier on my end, they’ll be in alphabetical order.  Like I said earlier, narrowing this list down and picking favorites among favorites will be no easy task and I only want to do it once this year.  So without further ado, I present my Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part I.  Enjoy.

 

Air//Le voyage dans la lune

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Alabama Shakes//Boys & Girls

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Beach House//Bloom

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Bright Moments//Natives

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Chiddy Bang//Breakfast

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Clock Opera//Ways To Forget

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Cloud Nothings//Attack On Memory

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Craft Spells//Gallery

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros//Here

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Exitmusic//Passage

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Part 2 coming soon.  Stay tuned.

[new music roundup] 2/28/12

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Fanfarlo, the Kid Cudi and Dot da Genius side-project/experiment WZRD, and The Cranberries’ first studio album in 10 (long) years .  As always, you’ll definitely want to check out the much more comprehensive list of this week’s releases over at Largehearted Boy.  Enjoy.

 

Chiddy Bang//Breakfast
♩ Handclaps & Guitars
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The Cranberries//Roses
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Erin Passmore//Downtown EP
♩ Downtown
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Fanfarlo//Rooms Filled With Light
♩ Replicate
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Memoryhouse//The Slideshow Effect
Walk With Me
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Plants and Animals//The End of That
Lightshow
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School of Seven Bells//GHOSTORY
The Night
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WZRD//WZRD
♩ Teleport 2 Me, Jamie (feat. Desire)
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