Top 10 Albums of 2012 Anything

Top 10 Albums of 2012

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You can check out all of the albums listed here at the playlist I created: http://open.spotify.com/user/jon.satterley/playlist/6WYTyuaTImqZ6jNdl37xRE

For quite a few years I have banged out a top 10 list around Xmas of my biggest albums over the past 12 months. I usually look first to Last.FM, where all of my music is scrobbled, to see, objectively, what it is that I have actually listened to (minus the Taio Cruz, Michael jackson etc that my kids have also scrobbled ha ha).

Not many surprises in this year's list: most of my favourite bands reappeared with their latest offerings, showing that masters of the craft usually continue to deliver better, and harder, than newbies. I also had a really fun year with music, listening to more stuff than in the past, and really enjoying the discovery process.

As per usual, metal not only dominates this list...but conquers. As I keep saying to friends: my tastes are pretty narrow, but very, very deep.
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    new! Grand Magus - The Hunt

    A monstrous record showing Grand Magus's songwriting skills and knack for gigantic ...
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    The Sword - Apocryphon

    Colossal riff*ge and back to the tried and true format we love from this band. Gone are ... more
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    Witchcraft - Legend

    So, so good. With a few more months to dig this record, probably would have ended up as my #1. more
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    Graveyard - Lights Out

    Just like Witchcraft, these guys are masters of the seventies hard rock/metal reclamation ... more
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    Candlemass - Psalms For The Dead

    My kids now sing along to "The Sound Of Dying Demons", probably my song of the year. more
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    High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

    Not as amazing as Snakes For The Divine, but still a crunching sludgefest worthy of 2012's top ... more
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    Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol

    All metal fans want Paradise Lost to win, and we all crave another Draconian Times. This ... more
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    Enslaved - RIITIIR

    The majesty, power, fear inducing, razor sharp immensity of this band. The album is a ...
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    My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures

    My favourite doom band came back with another 1000 lb misery fest. Just like Witchcraft's ... more
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    Eluveitie - Helvetios

    Love this band, but they have had a few stumbles with recent records. Helvetios was a massive ... more

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