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[Future Faves?] Anticipated 2012 Album Releases

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm | 6 Comments

It’s a bit behind schedule, but here’s my annual list of recorded releases I’m most looking forward to this year. A handful of 2012 Tuesdays have already passed, but the lag time allowed me to sneak in a bunch of just-announced full-lengths. I’ve included those that have already hit shelves (or servers), along with some rumored speculation and a couple of wishful thoughts to wrap it up. If something’s not here, it’s either due to apathy, ignorance, or forgetfulness. Your mission? Fill in the gaps. What’d I miss? What do I need to hear? What do you really hope shows up this year? Leave a comment here or on Facebook, gimme some info, lemme know.

Click the label names for more info, or to buy/pre-order. Boston-area releases are noted with a couple asterisks. I may keep this post updated as more albums get announced, at least until late summer when I’ll run a whole new list for autumn…

My most anticipated 2012 album releases…

So far this year…

Out today …

Next week…



Later in 2012…

Completed, or in the works, but no dates announced yet…

No word, but here’s hoping…


6 Responses to “[Future Faves?] Anticipated 2012 Album Releases”

  1. Earthdog70
    February 21st, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    New Del Fuegos EP and new Retisonic record both this week!

  2. Await Rescue
    February 22nd, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    I have been needing a list like this! Thank you very much.

    I cannot wait for the new James Iha record, and I actually got to see Jonathan Segel play with Camper Van Beethoven when they “opened” for Cracker (they basically share all the same band members and sound pretty similiar) at the Middle East Downstairs in January. Great show.

    I agree with the list, but you missed the new Cloud Nothings record “Attack On Memory” that was released in January. It is a tasty Rock album that gives me hope for the genre. Every track has a different flavor, but they are all delectable slabs of Rock. Plus it doesn’t hurt that it was produced by Steve Albini.

    Check it out if you haven’t already and let me know what you think.

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Brad
    February 22nd, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Thanks for the Cloud Nothings reminder – loved what I’ve heard so far and totally spaced adding it. I’ll take care of that right now…

  4. Await Rescue
    February 23rd, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    Awesome! No worries on missing it. This list is incredible and you definitely put the work in!

    I have been listening to Attack On Memory on repeat now since it has come out. We need more good Rock bands!

    Any suggestions? What Rock bands do I need to hear?

  5. Await Rescue
    February 26th, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    No worries! This list is great and has provided me with a ton of new bands to check out.

    What is the best Rock album you have heard in the past few years? I am constantly searching for good new Rock bands, but they are hard to find!

    I also hope The Joy Formidable can put out a new record this year.

  6. Anonymous
    February 27th, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    kingsley flood EP is great stuff!!

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