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Albums of 2012
I’m no self professed music aficionado, but this year produced a slew of pop/dance albums that I loved, from up and coming artists who each saw a bit (or a lot) of recognition this year. So, in actuality, this list doesn’t really encompass the music of 2012, but rather is merely an incredibly biased and single genred compilation of the few albums I put on repeat these past twelve months. :)
Azealia Banks / 1991 EP
Key Tracks: All four tracks. Sharp, fast lyrics with slick style and edge. Oh and not to mention her fresh, sexy, and fun fashion sense and collaboration with Alexander Wang. Damn is appropriate to describe Banks, born in 1991.
Ellie Goulding / Halcyon
Key Tracks: My Blood, Anything Could Happen. There’s a pensive sadness in her lyrics that is met by upbeat happiness in the production. Met halfway it makes for pop music that’s a surprising delight.
Grimes / Visions
Key Tracks: Genesis, Oblivion, Be a Body. What more else can I say than that she’s a young Canadian carving the path for experimental electronica. Her fairylike trance is the newest sound I’ve heard in a long time.
Lana Del Rey / Born To Die: The Paradise Edition
Key Tracks: Dark Paradise, Summertime Sadness, Gods and Monsters, Bel Air. Seductive and provocative lyrics, with the aesthetic and videos to match, she’s undeniably a more sensual side to pop music.
Marina and the Diamonds / Electra Heart
Key Tracks: Primadonna, Power & Control, Sex, Yeah, Lonely Hearts Club. Scratch that, every track. Pure genius lyricist. The end.
Sky Ferreira / Ghost EP
Key Tracks: Sad Dream, Lost in my Bedroom. Sky Ferreira has been doing EPs for a number of years now and Ghost is a slower sound compared to As If!, but equally as head bob-able, if not in a different way.
Zedd / Clarity
Key Tracks: Lost at Sea, Clarity, Stache. While he’s prominently known for producing hard hitting dance beats, it’s his self written lyrics that surprisingly stand out on this album. I can hardly anticipate his collaboration with Gaga on Artpop. If Stache is any dirty indication, Gaga and Zedd have got some fun shit up their sleeves for us.