Nicole’s 10 Albums You Missed Out On This Year

Since I’ve already posted my ‘Best Albums of 2012′ list on my own website, here’s something different; a list of albums from my ‘best of 2012′ list that no one else has played on WCDB (albums that one or two other people have played are denoted with a *). These are albums I thought were really great, but never saw any airplay at WCDB because we never got the physical CDs into the station. Maybe some of these albums you haven’t yet heard either? Listen below..
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Metal Tony: My top two of 2012

Many, MANY albums were released this year, but very few have crossed my ears. Such albums that I’ve been dying to hear are Deftone’s Koi no Yokan, and Wintersun’s long awaited Time I, but I’ll settle for what I got: Marilyn Manson’s Born Villain and Cannibal Corpse’s Torture.

 
Marilyn MansonBorn Villain: As a relatively new Manson fan, all I had to listen to were their older works, so the release of this album was exactly what I needed. Any fans of the band’s other works would love Born Villain, and many may even consider it to be one of his best.

Cannibal CorpseTorture: Many of my friends ask me why I even bother listening to CC, and all I have to say is “Alex Webster.”  He is a kick ass bassist that needs no introduction. Some of his best riffs can be found on Torture, especially on “Strangulation Chair,” in which he delivers his best bass solo since Hammer Smashed Face. As generic as many of these tracks may sound, Alex Webster’s bass work makes this album worth the money spent.

Kyle’s Favorite 25 Albums of 2012

Hey there everyone, my name’s Kyle and I’m the Alternative Rock director over here at WCDB Albany. I’d like to preface this list by saying that I’m by no means a qualified music critic, I’m solely a college kid who loves music and has a lot of access to it. This being said I’ve been looking forward to making this list forever because comparing albums to each other is an amazingly fun process for me. Hope you enjoy, and feel free to high five me or question if I have ears in the comments below!
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WCDB’s Top 35 albums of 2012

WCDB is coming up on it’s 35th Anniversary (which we’ll be celebrating on March 1st at Valentines!).  So it only feels fitting to name our top 35 albums of 2012! This list was compiled from reverse scoring lists from 28 of our DJs and a total of 168 different albums received points. Thanks a ton for listening to WCDB in 2012 and we look forward to playing you more great alternative music in 2013!  Click the jump to find out what albums made the cut!
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Sufjan Stevens says it’s time for Christmas

Sufjan Stevens has just released the second Christmas EP box set of his career, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10. Stevens started his career as a pretty straight forward indie folk artist but his sound has progressed to include electronic aspects to the point where his latest album can hardly be defined as folk at all. This collection consists of covers of classic christmas tunes that Stevens works with to make them sound like Age of Adz outtakes mixed with some original music, and it serves as a tremendous way to get into the holiday spirit. To hear all the songs I was once in love with because of the associations they carried be torn apart and rebuilt into electronic pop is wonderful, and it leads to a product that makes the transition to the holiday season more welcome than ever.

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