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Music 2H2012

Looking back on my 1H2012 review, I see that I was excited for a lot of big albums from the likes of MGMT, QOTSA, Ratatat, The Strokes and Wolfmother that never materialized. Instead, I have listened to a great many new artists and found some great stuff. Meanwhile, the few I was looking forward to that did manage to ship, also managed to disappointment.

##Studs



##Check ‘ems - ####DIIV - Oshin - ####Exitmusic - Passage - ####Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - ####Grizzly Bear - Shields - ####Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - ####Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - The Heist - ####Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill - ####Passion Pit - Gossamer



##Duds - ####Baroness - Yellow and Green Red Album and Blue Album were both incredible and while this double feature has its moments, for the most part it is just too soft, meandering and mediocre.

Looking forward to everyone else’s year end lists to pick up on anything I may have missed.