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 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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Band: Tame Impala
Label: Modular Recordings
The Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala is back with their second album, two years after their previous release of Innerspeaker. Their unique sound of psych guitar riffs and echoing vocals brings a style of old school meets new. A modern album that would appeal to fans of the Pink Floyd and late 60’s early 70’s rock era, but with a fresh dreamy take. Singer and songwriter, Kevin Parker, brings a haunting voice similar to John Lennon–and when I say similar I mean a straight reincarnation. Tracks such as “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” and “Be Above It” give off Beatles inspired vibes, while “Elephant” and “Mind Mischief” delivers a heavier “stoner rock” feel. The 57 second track “She Just Won’t Believe Me” even reminds me of a lighter version to Ozzy Osbournes’s intro in “Mr. Crowley.”
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