Phone test & music in 2013 so far also 2012
It's Feb 7 and I think 4 great albums have already come out this year:
A$AP Rocky's Long Live A$AP
Nosaj Thing's Home
My Bloody Valentine's m b v
Four Tet's Four Tet - 0181
Special runner up to Burial's Truant/Rough Sleeper thing that came out in the middle of December that I didn't know existed until January.
My 2012 listening was highlighted by..,
Alcest, Angel Haze, Azealia Banks, Baroness, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Big Boi, Bobby Womack(!), Burial, Cloud Nothings, Dan Deacon, Daniel Rossen, DIIV, Exitmusic, Family Band, Fiona Apple, Four Tet, Grizzly Bear, John Talabot, Julia Holter, Kendrick Lamar, Killer Mike, Krallice, The Man with the Iron Fists, Marissa Nadler, Matthew Dear, Mi Ami, Miguel, Mohn, Moonface, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Nas(!), Neurosis, Nicki Minaj, Nicolas Jaar, Pallbearer, Passion Pit, Pinkish Black, Prince Rama, Regina Spektor, ROSENKOPF, Sharon van Etten, Simian Mobile Disco, Torche, Twin Shadow, Whirr, Witch Mountain, and Worm Ouroboros
...in that order, although that Killer Mike has me by the gonads right now. Earlier in 2012, I would've said that about Cloud Nothings.