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PMM Names Top 5 Alt Rock Records Of 2012

PMM-December 28th 2012
Here they are folks. My Top 5 Releases of 2012. I’ve included links to other critic reviews and big hitter reviews. Be mindful that these are my specific keepers and they don’t represent my fellow PMMer’s (Alan, Kait and Fritz) opinions.
1) Dr. John – Locked Down – with the help of Dan Auerbach Dr. John releases his grooviest record in years. 

Dr. John

2) Jack White – Blunderbuss – A heart-wrenching rocker. Jack delivers on all fronts.

blunderbuss

3) Frank Ocean – Channel Orange– Outside the box neo-psychedelic soul with street cred. If this is hip-hop then Frank Ocean has changed the channel.

channel-orange

4) Divine Fits – A Thing Called the Divine Fits – This record is killer…..42 and 1/2 minutes of such topics as “the death of true love, hitchhiking, cocoa butter, emotional distance, what happens when the curtain drops, and Minneapolis, MN”. Fronted by Spoon’s Britt Daniels.

a-thing-called-the-divine-fits

http://vimeo.com/47464480

5) Deep Sea Diver – History Speaks– read our full review here: http://pittsburghmusicmagazine.com/2012/09/02/deep-sea-diver-finds-the-pearl-with-history-speaks/

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Honorable Mentions:

Bob Dylan – Tempest

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

Gary Clark Jr. – Blak & Blu

Tame Impala – Lonerism

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

Grizzly Bear – Shields

Bill Fay – Life Is People

The Lumineers – The Lumineers

The Shins – Port of Morrow

Dr. Dog – Be The Void

 

PMM- Editor/Photographer – Rob Eldridge

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