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(31) Days of Good: 12.7.12

Yesterday’s good highlighted some of the year’s best debuts, which makes today the perfect opportunity to highlight tracks from some of 2012’s most impressive sophomore efforts.  I can only imagine how difficult it is to follow up a debut album, especially when the sophomore release is in high demand.  The bands below most definitely avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump”, none better so than The xx.  Coexist was my most anticipated release of the year and it exceeding all of expectations.  Easily my favorite album of the year.  And like yesterday’s good, the tracks below are a very small representation of the year’s best follow ups.  Enjoy.

 

Best Coast – How They Want Me To Be [from The Only Place]
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Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms [from Something]
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Fanfarlo – Tightrope [from Rooms Filled With Light]
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First Aid Kit – Emmylou [from The Lion’s Roar]
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Freelance Whales – Locked Out [from Diluvia]
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Sleigh Bells – Crush [from Reign of Terror]
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Tennis – My Better Self [from Young & Old]
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Twin Shadow – Five Seconds [from Confess]
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The xx – Try [from Coexist]
The xx – Try [Abisko remix] [bonus]
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Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part 2

My favorite albums of 2012 (so far) continue today with some really exciting releases, including the solo debut from the one and only Jack White, the exciting debut from Kishi Bashi, and the beautiful new release from Lost in the TreesA Church That Fits Our Need.  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 and stay tuned for parts 3 and 4 later this week.

 

Fanfarlo//Rooms Filled With Light

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First Aid Kit//The Lion’s Roar

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Frankie Rose//Interstellar

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Geographer//Myth

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Grimes//Visions

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Islands//A Sleep & A Forgetting

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Jack White//Blunderbuss

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Japandroids//Celebration Rock

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Kishi Bashi//151a

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Lost In The Trees//A Church That Fits Our Needs

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Part 3 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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