It’s December and therefore here comes the Fuzzbook Top 25 Releases of 2012. Whether it is an album, an EP or a single it doesn’t matter, if it is good enough it’s here. So if you like your music fuzzy and your album of the year lists with difficult to read banners, this is the one for you.
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No. 5 comes from Sheffield’s favourite surf-poppers Best Friends. It’s not no.1 in this list but it would definitely be no.1 in catchiest EP’s of the year, every song is guaranteed whistler. ‘Throwing Up’ was a true soundtrack to the summer of 2012.
South Carolina’s Elvis Depressedly makes it to no.4 with DIY full length ‘Mickey’s Dead’. This is an album that is filled with amazing and slightly twisted lyrics crafted in to beautiful laidback tracks prefect for rainy days, long bus rides or long bus rides in the rain.
Possibly the coolest band in the world right now, Allah Las, hit no.3. The self-titled debut from these throwback westcoasters was probably the most anticipated album of the year here at Fuzzbook after hearing ‘Catamaran’ and ‘Tell Me What’s On Your Mind’ early in the year, it was just a shame there was a wait till the Winter to get it because it would have made great summer car/beach/boat/bike music.
Long live DIY. The no.2 spot goes to the South-west’s (now Manchester’s) Gorgeous Bully. ‘The Young Obese’ is a perfect example of the type of great fuzz that is being made is garages and bedrooms across the UK these days. It’s oozing with attitude, spunk, pizazz and other words to that affect. Gorgeous Bully must have an eye or 2 kept on them 2013. This was the EP that put Art is Hard on our map, and we haven’t looked back since.
Fuzzbook’s no.1 release of 2012 goes to the debut self-titled pop masterclass from California’s Summer Twins. As you can tell from the top 25, Fuzzbook <3’s the Californian sound and few can do it quite like Summer Twins. When this album was released in January, I wrote that I hoped it’s appeal lasted till the summer, well it’s now December and it’s still a staple in the player and will be for a while.