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.
Woods – Bend Beyond
Like all Woods records, Bend Beyond is another collection of tight pop songs; unlike most Woods records, Bend Beyond is short on the loose jams, which works to their advantage here. The production, which is a littler shinier, a little higher-fied, also gives the listener a new angle on a band that consistently makes solid records.