I have been sitting on ranking these albums for quite some time and now it’s a year late! Oh well. It’s not like the music of 2012 just disappears and is forgotten. So these are my top albums of [last] year that still remain relevant a day into 2013. Happy New Year!
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 Manson – Born 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 Corpse – Torture: 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.
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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