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  1.  (10940.1)
    Stay a while, and tell Whitechapel a few of your favorite things.

    10 Favorite New Things Released/Started This Year:
    Please Remain Calm-Hostage Calm
    Classics Of Love-Classics Of Love
    Sorry-White Lung
    On The Impossible Past-The Menzingers
    So, You Are A Magician?-Blacklisted
    Strength Vs. Will-Save Ends
    Hawkeye-Matt Fraction/David Aja
    Dial H-China Mieville/Mateus Santoluoco
    Alif The Unseen-G. Willow Wilson
    Alpha-Greg Rucka
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2012 edited
    (copy-pasta from my tumblr / super edited for super lack of iframes:)

    2012 albums of the year, here we go:

    Luke Abbott - Modern Driveway EP

    Walsh - Back 2 The High Life

    Cankun - Isalo Waterfall

    Grass Widow - Internal Logic

    Poolside - Pacific Standard Time

    Monster Rally + Rumtum - Coasting EP

    420 Defenders - Ribbon Williams

    Sunken Foal - Friday Syndrome Vol. 1

    And that's it. That's all I listened to from this year. (I'll probably do a proper best-of-2012 in three months or so. As per usual.)
  2.  (10940.3)
    Most of the things I loved from this year are not from this year.
    Here's a very subjective list of my experiences:

    The Glass Bead Game - Herman Hesse
    Pentangle - Sweet Child
    Parade's End - BBC TV
    The Hive - Charles Burns
    Travelling People - B S Johnson
    Wizzywig - Ed Piskor (?)
    Batwoman - JH Williams III
    Sun - Cat Power
    Once upon a time in anatolia
    Night & Day - Virginia Woolf
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2012
    Casanova tb volume 3
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2012
    The Master and Django Unchained don't open here until early 2013, and I've yet to read Saga and Casanova Volume 3 (plus a bunch of other promising stuff). Having said that, these are some of the things I've enjoyed these past 12 months.

    Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
    Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth
    The xx - Coexist
    SpaceGhostPurrp - Mysterious Phonk

    Solange - Losing You
    Bat for Lashes - Laura

    Moving Pictures:
    Sherlock, season 2
    Moonrise Kingdom

    Daredevil (Mark Waid)
    Sweet Tooth (Jeff Lemire)
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2012 edited
    Punk Rock Jesus

    Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    Officers - On the Twelve Thrones
    Dead Sara - Self Titled
    Soundgarden - King Animal
    Baroness - Yellow & Green

    The Raid

    Gun Machine - Warren Ellis ( i read it in 2012 so it counts )
    The Graphic Canon Vol. 1 & 2 ( loved both of these, illustrated by a host of artists a visual delight )

    Most of my reading has been research or older novels.
  3.  (10940.7)
    Despite being increasingly beyond their target demographic I remain a loyal Triple J listener, and thus vote in their Hottest 100 music poll every year. As such I already have an unordered list of my top ten songs of the year that I can cut and paste here without any thought whatsoever. Rejoice in my awful taste!

    Icona Pop - I love it
    Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Same Love
    Santigold – The Keepers
    360 – Run Alone
    The Rubens – My Gun
    Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
    Lisa Mitchell – Spiritus
    Skrillex – Bangarang
    Loreen – Euphoria

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