On December 17th, Pierce Codina – drummer for Tin Tin Can (full disclosure: I play bass and sing in the same band) – posted this statement on Facebook:
Hey every music blog and website out there: Please stop dividing your top 1 million albums of the year but 10 album increments and posting them every day for two months until the new year. Quite frankly, all your website’s top albums are every other music website’s top albums and no one is holding their breath for your big “best album of 2012” announcement, we know, it’s probably Frank Ocean.Sincerely,- Pierce Ebenezer Scrooge
To appease/annoy him, I have compiled a list of the 10 Best Albums of 2012, and every day for the next ten days I’ll be counting down to the best record of the year.
This ain’t no magazoin.
Sigur Ros – Valtari
By Sigur Ros standards, Valtari is a slight record, lighter fare. But repeated listens are rewarding and the record’s “lightness” is blinding – as if sunlight were shining from every window in the room.