EPIC YUNOREVIEW OF SADNESS!

This is the longest YUNOREVIEW I’ve ever done. Not sure I’ll ever wanna do something like this again, ha! Well, anyway, if a particular artist who released an album, EP, or mixtape earlier this year somehow did not make this list, then you might as well give up hope. I can’t review everything–even if the new Taylor Swift album ain’t bad. I’ll leave it to you to form your own opinions on any releases I have missed.

Speaking of opinions, I wouldn’t take mine in this video all that seriously. I’m pretty indifferent toward most of the albums on this list. Some are very good, and I regret missing them, but others just needed to be avoided to maintain a “normal” mental state. However, I’m not implying that music reviewing is driving me to the brink! I assure you I had very little sanity to begin with.

Thank you for watching! I love you! I wish you the best. I hope your holidays are great, too. Here are the artists that get mentioned in this video:

Royal Headache
Nathan Fake
Riff Raff
Spector
Two Door Cinema Club
DMX
Bob Mould
Nile
Ash Borer
Yeasayer
Meek Mill
Machine Gun Kelly
Lightning Bolt
Periphery
Birds In Row
XV
Patti Smith
The Walkmen
Cat Power
Menomena
Kreayshawn
Big Sean
Evitan
Thee Oh Sees
Kishi Bashi
Ulver
The Chariot
Ufomammut
Blut Aus Nord
Katatonia
Ben Folds Five
Breakbot
The Fresh & Onlys
The Music Tapes
Teengirl Fantasy
Isahn
John Cale
Meridian Brothers
Neneh Cherry & The Thing
Ceremony
Freddie Gibbs
Traxman
Anaal Nathrakh
Dysrhythmia
Behold The Arctopus
Roc Marciano
Minus The Bear
Two Fingers
Circa Survive
Father John Misty
Slightly Stoopid
Mono
Brother Ali
A Place To Bury Strangers
The Babies
Coheed and Cambria
The Killers
Vinnie Paz
Amenra
Ty Segall
Trash Talk
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Bob Dylan
Gary Clark Jr.
WHY?
The Souljazz Orchestra
Flume
The UV Race
Larry Lovestein & The Velvet Revival
The Darkness
Diamond Rings
Susanne Sundfor
Sean Price
Barker & Baumecker
Flatbush Zombies
Guided By Voices
The Man With The Iron Fists OST
Soundgarden
Propagandhi
Carter Tutti Void
Raime
Shackleton

I actually meant to get Bigg Jus and Giles Corey on this list as well. Such is life!

WATCH THE SADNESS

Top-15 EPs of 2012

Here is a YouTube playlist where you can hear music from all of these EPs.

Favorite Albums of 2011

1. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
2. Death Grips- Exmilitary
3. Battles- Gloss Drop
4. Shabazz Palaces- Black Up
5. PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
6. Big K.R.I.T.- Returnof4eva
7. La Dispute- Wildlife
8. Liturgy- Aesthethica
9. Nicolas Jaar- Space Is Only Noise
10. Kendrick Lamar- Section.80
11. Africa Hitech- 93 Million Miles
12. Danny Brown- XXX
13. James Blake- James Blake
14. St. Vincent- Strange Mercy
15. Disma- Towards the Megalith
16. Iceage- New Brigade
17. Tim Hecker- Ravedeath, 1972
18. Colin Stetson- New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
19. Cormorant- Dwellings
20. Destroyer- Kaputt
21. Chelsea Wolfe- Ἀποκάλυψις
22. Crystal Stilts- In Love With Oblivion
23. BADBADNOTGOOD- BBNG
24. Oneohtrix Point Never- Replica
25. SBTRKT- SBTRKT
26. Giles Corey- Giles Corey
27. Matana Roberts- Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres
28. Andrew Jackson Jihad- Knife Man
29. Timber Timbre- Creep On Creepin’ On
30. The Log.Os- λόγος
31. Vektor- Outer Isolation
32. Thundercat- The Golden Age of Apocalypse
33. The Roots- Undun
34. Veronica Falls- Veronica Falls
35. Shlohmo- Bad Vibes
36. ASAP Rocky- LiveLoveA$AP
37. Havok- Time Is Up
38. Holy Ghost!- Holy Ghost!
39. Toxic Holocaust- Conjure and Command
40. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Belong
41. Wormrot- Dirge
42. Rustie- Glass Swords
43. Dumbo Gets Mad- Elephants at the Door
44. Milo- I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here
45. Reks- R.E.K.S.
46. The Beastie Boys- The Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
47. Mogwai- Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will
48. Cunninlynguists- Oneirology
49. Craft Spells- Idle Labor
50. Little Dragon- Ritual Union

Favorite Singles of 2011

1. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
2. Death Grips- Takyon (Death Yon)
3. James Blake- The Wilhelm Scream
4. PJ Harvey- The Words that Maketh Murder
5. Shabazz Palaces- Swerve… the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)
6. Holy Ghost!- Do It Again
7. Bon Iver- Holocene
8. Battles- Ice Cream
9. Liturgy- Returner
10. Africa Hitech- Out In the Streets
11. Kendrick Lamar- HiiiPower
12. Active Child- Playing House ft. How to Dress Well
13. Timber Timbre- Black Water
14. The Roots- Make My
15. La Dispute- King Park
16. John Maus- Believer
17. Macklemore x Ryan Lewis- Wings
18. Reks- 25th Hour
19. Big K.R.I.T.- Dreamin’
20. Cunninlynguists- Hard As They Come ft. Freddie Gibbs
21. Crystal Stilts- Shake the Shackles
22. Foo Fighters- Walk
23. Smith Westerns- Weekend
24. Theophilus London- Flying Overseas
25. SBTRKT- Wildfire
26. St. Vincent- Surgeon
27. Rustie- Ultra Thizz
28. TV On the Radio- Will Do
29. Radiohead- The Daily Mail
30. Metronomy- The Look
31. Rival Sons- Pressure and Time
32. Kate Bush- Wildman
33. Wild Flag- Future Crimes
34. Das Racist- Michael Jackson
35. Veronica Falls- Bad Feeling
36. The Horrors- Still Life
37. Craft Spells- After the Moment
38. Nas- Nasty
39. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Belong
40. Fucked Up- Queen of Hearts
41. Little Dragon- Nightlight
42. Colin Stetson- The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man
43. Gotye- Somebody That I Used To Know
44. Beastie Boys- Make Some Noise
45. M83- Midnight City
46. Tyler, The Creator- Yonkers
47. Purity Ring- Belispeak
48. Wild Beasts- Reach A Bit Further
49. Balkans- Edita V
50. The Drums- Money

Favorite EPs of 2011

1. Nicolas Jaar- Don’t Break My Love
2. Clams Casino- Rainforest
3. Valentin Stip- Anytime Will Do
4. Theophilus London- Lover’s Holiday
5. Oblivionized- Abhorrent Evolution
6. Hudson Mohawke- Satin Panthers
7. Cynic- Carbon-Based Anatomy
8. BADBADNOTGOOD- EP
9. Robin Pecknold- Three Songs
10. King Krule- King Krule

Favorite Music Videos of 2011

1. Macklemore x Ryan Lewis- Wings
2. St. Vincent- Cruel
3. Is Tropical- The Greeks
4. Battles- My Machines
5. Coma Cinema- Blue Suicide
6. James Blake- The Wilhelm Scream
7. Mastodon- Deathbound
8. Tyler, The Creator- Yonkers
9. M83- Midnight City
10. tUnE-yArDs- Bizness
11. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire- The Last Huzzah! (feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P)
12. Times New Viking- No Room To Live
13. Radiohead- Lotus Flower
14. Maps & Atlases- Israeli Caves
15. Holy Ghost!- Wait and See
16. The Rural Alberta Advantage- Stamp
17. SBTRKT- Wildfire
18. Craft Spells- Your Tomb
19. Foo Fighters- White Limo
20. Liturgy- Returner

15 Bands I Must See @ SXSW


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10 Love Songs We Love

1. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings- Make It Good to Me
2. Dengue Fever- Tiger Phone Card
3. The Magnetic Fields- You and Me and the Moon
4. Blonde Redhead- For the Damaged
5. Jennifer Gentle- Take My Hand
6. Loudon Wainwright III- New Paint
7. LL Cool J- I Need Love
8. Herman Dune- An Afternoon Dance Party
9. The Undertones- Teenage Kicks
10. The Mountain Goats- Going to Georgia

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10 White Stripes Songs I Love


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blogTV Playlist: 12-20-10

I had a great time at the blogTV this past Monday, y’all. You keep making it fun for me to do this stuff, seriously. Thanks for picking up the TPOBPAH 7”s, too. They’re in the mail. HEY! HEY! HEY! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

1. Rocketship- Hey, Hey Girl
2. Motorhead- Whorehouse Blues
3. PVT- Crimson Swan
4. Juan Luis Guerra- La Bilirrubina
5. Aphex Twin- Xtal
6. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- The One
7. The Decemberists- The Mariner’s Revenge Song
8. Mooncake- Zaris
9. Fiction- Big Things
10. Braids- Lemonade
11. 80kidz- Miss Mars
12. Roisin Murphy- Night of the Dancing Flame
13. Ween- It’s Gonna Be a Long night
14. Catch 22- Sick and Sad
15. The Thermals- Back to Gray
16. We Are Losers- The Narcissist
17. Dry the River- Shaker Hymns
18. Swan Lake- All Fires
19. Small Town Crooks- Montego
20. Gossip Culture- Horses Run Wild

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